20 Worst Songs of 2010

The snark in these reviews is nuclear!

From Smash Mouth, Train picked up an earworm that burrowed into society's asshole, laid 4.7 million iTunes eggs, and gave birth to a grey cloud of banality that covers the Earth. [...] (For those of you who arrived late, Smash Mouth was a band from the late '90s that was formed when a soul patch met cake frosting. Their wikki-wikki scratching and dorkpie hats did to music what blood-soaked clowns do to the dreams of sleeping children.)

I feel lucky to report that with the exception of the Salem track, I haven't heard any of these songs!

And I'm going to keep it that way.


8 Responses:

  1. Jim says:

    The only song I've heard on that list is the one from Godsmack. I guess that's a good thing, considering what I know of the performers on that list.

  2. Tape says:

    I may or may not have heard that Salem track (I've heard one song of theirs, and I don't care which one it was because it made me want to hear precisely zero others), and I may or may not have heard that Die Antwoord track (same situation).

    Neither of these happenings were intentional. Just like how if I ever hear any of the other songs on that list, it won't be intentional either.

  3. Pavel says:

    Hell, I'm so crotchety, I don't even recognize most of these bands.

    Although I did see Train live, at the Addison Oktoberfest. We had women with us. They insisted. At that point, I'd had probably something like half a dozen big beers - and it's amazing how shitty music will sober you right up.

  4. I encountered a few these songs the way I encounter most pop music these days, during the few seconds of digging for the remote to fast forward through the commercial that they appear in.

  5. LafinJack says:

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