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Monday, May 22, 2006

shittiest mixtape challenge

so, the lovely paige offered up this challenge a week or so ago, and i was intrigued. watching the video of aziz wandering around the city with his boombox blasting god-awful songs made me laugh, and i thought this could be a fun challenge! so many bad songs! how to pick just five?? then i forgot about it. but dear paige has reminded me, and i'm feeling inspired by xiobhan's submission, though a little intimidated by her forethought and criteria for her mix. dudes! i just figured i'd pick 5 shitty songs off the top of my head that make me cringe when i hear them! so that is what i will do. and, no, you will not get mp3s, because i still don't know how to link to them, and your efforts to instruct me will be a waste of time! but you won't need them. trust me, you will read the title of the song and you will instantly remember the melody and all the lyrics, though you'll desperately wish you couldn't. heh. so, without further ado, my shittiest mixtape:

  1. steve miller band - abracadabra
  2. shania twain - man! i feel like a woman!
  3. crash test dummies - mmmm mmmmm mmmm mmmmm
  4. USA for africa - we are the world
  5. starship (they had dropped the "jefferson" by then, right?) - we built this city

so there you have it! wanna play along? submit your list to paige's blog! there is a prize, though i'm not sure what it is. i'm hoping it's a roundtrip ticket to austin. heh.


Anonymous supa said...

OMG you trashed steve miller band AND jefferson starship in the same post. Please, just ... just don't say anything about Rush. My poor heart couldn't take it.

7:16 PM

Blogger debbie said...

hahaha, i've got nothing against steve miller band or jefferson starship, but you gotta admit those particulare songs SUCK. and, to be completely honest, lyrics are a huge factor in whether or not i think a song sucks, so even though VH1 classic has given me a new appreciation for rush (technically amazing, and they seem like such nice people!), it's best not to get me started on them....heh.

7:45 PM

Anonymous Xdm said...

I have to say, I drank away the better parts of my college days to Steve Miller and I still support this submission. That Shania Twain song makes me want to buy a truck, and drive straight into the Crash Test Dummies.

9:28 PM

Blogger mighty said...


Starship rocks!

How can you diss that?

I mean really, how can you deny this songs greatness???

We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll


Someone's always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll


It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, oh, [but] we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball in two watt guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cos we're [the ship of] fools
Looking for America, crawling through your schools

(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
Out on another gorgeous sunny Saturday, I've seen that [bumper-to-bumper]traffic)

Don't you remember (remember)

(Here's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps)

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll

chorus repeats 2x

(We built, we built this city) built this city (we built, we built this city)
(repeats out)

9:54 AM

Blogger mighty said...


I think I hate you now!!!

9:55 AM

Anonymous supa said...

OK, if I have to be completely honest they do suck. A little bit.


Y'know what else I've got in my head now? Springsteen. Yikes.

10:46 AM

Anonymous Xdm said...

I think I would rather read lengthy porn spam comments than the lyrics to that song.

11:16 AM

Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Starship, possibly the shittiest hit EVER.

4:02 PM

Blogger Chair said...

Here's the first shot of Theya in her 60 Bugs shirt!

I'll try to get a better one yet.


12:27 PM

Anonymous CroutonBoy said...

Ouch...I'm deeply saddened. I think Abracadabra was the first 45 I ever bought. But that Starship song is a colossus which strides over the world of shitty songs. Didn't they follow that up with a song for the Mannequin soundtrack?

12:33 PM

Blogger JerseyTjej said...

Gee, Debbie!
I'm making the rounds trying to see who's got the shittiest and I got to admit...Yours kinda suck, but not reeallly shitty enuff!

1:15 PM

Blogger debbie said...

to be perfectly honest, the lyrics get me in "abracadabra" more than the god-awful 80s production values. i quite like cheesiness. heh. but "black panties with and angel's face"?? i alternately guffaw and cringe when i hear those words. and, um, i have heard them in the past few month. heh.

6:32 AM


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