Worst of 2012: Songs …. [FaN Boos]
Ernessa says: Well, I’m not sure how this happened, but Fun., a group that received lots of love on our Best of list, is my pick for Worst song of the year. At first I only didn’t particularly like WE ARE YOUNG, but then I started loathing it, with its 20s hipster sensibility and its always being played on the radio. Go away, Fun., just go away!
In other news, not one, but two of our bloggers chose “Gangnam Style” as both their best and worst song of the year. And the younger ladies didn’t fare so well. Demi Lovato got a pass, but Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira and especially Taylor Swift collected some Worst of glares.
LET’S JETTISON CARLY RAE JEPSEN
The myriad CALL ME MAYBE parodies. I understand it’s a catchy tune, and Carly Rae Jepsen is adorable (especially in the Jimmy Fallon version) but for the LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE…STOP with the parodies, memes, tributes. You are killing it for me.
Amy Robinson, Blogumnist Editor and writer of Tall Drink of Nerd
CALL ME MAYBE by Carly Rae Jepsen
Charles L.Cron from Thought Chuck
MY FEELINGS ABOUT GANGAM STYLE ARE COMPLICATED
I’m also choosing GANGAM STYLE by Psy as my worst song of the year. If you think this song is hard to understand in Korean- try reading the lyrics in English:
A girl who is warm and humanle during the day
A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist
I’m a guy
A guy who is as warm as you during the day
A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down
Does anybody know what he’s talking about? Seriously, what the fuck’s a “humanle”? I wish he still was anti-American, cause then he might make some goddamn sense. This is almost as bad as his last song “NOTICE! Thank you for noticing this new notice. Your noticing it has been noted and will be reported to the authorities” I mean, sure I get it, coffee is exciting, I like coffee as much as the next humanle- hell, we just got a K-Cup machine at work and I can’t stop singing about it (singing the blues because those pods cost a fortune. Seriously, how much fucking coffee can these people drink? This is non-profit theatre, people. You’re killing me!)
But the fact that you’re man enough to burn the roof of your mouth and she knows how to enjoy a free latte is not the foundation of a long lasting relationship. I mean, did you even try eHarmony? It does mean, though, that you can do the horsey dance together! Oppan Gangnam Style! In case, you’re wondering- BTW- “Oppan Gangam Style” translates in English to “Wuppa Gangnam Style.” I never knew that “Oppan” was Korean for “Wuppa” – thanks, Psy! Worst song of the year.
Eric Sims from California Seething
GANGAM STYLE is also my least favorite song of the year. It’s a forward-thinking distaste in that I know it’s destined to be remembered as the Macarena of the 2010s or maybe the Numa Numa of the 2000s or some horrifying combination of both.Doing the galloping cowboy style dance that accompanies it will be cool for precisely another week and a half; Mark my words.
Joshua Irish from Game On
HISS! TAYLOR SWIFT!
I haven’t actually listened to this song, but I just KNOW that it’s my least favorite: WE ARE NEVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER by Taylor Swift.
Jennifer May Nickel from Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fingertips
WE ARE NEVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER. How could you not love (I mean hate) this song? There’s a talking part, there’s all sort of weird girl power, sort of. I can’t get it out of my head and the worst part is that most of the time I don’t want to. It’s EXHAUSTING! And there’s musical instrument playing stuffed animals in the video! I don’t know how to feel about that! But it seems to warrant a lot of exclamation points.
Madam HR from HorroR Stories
WE ARE NEVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER. This is not so good to me.
Missy Kulik from Dork Lifestyle
ANYTHING TAYLOR SWIFT. *gag Can we be done with her yet? Please… Hey Taylor, if you have run through that many guys and are still blaming them for everything I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that you are perhaps the problem. Of course you’re never ever ever getting back together, they’d rather eat glass.
Zack Bunker from A Tall Glass of Shame and The Runway Rundown
AND THREE MORE
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW by Gotye. This song has been severely overplayed to the point that it’s became painful and the video kind of freaks me out. Plus, a friend blitzed in an NYC bar kept playing this over and over on his iPhone one night and that officially sent this song over the edge for me!
Jersey Joe from Kicking Back with Jersey Joe
OBSESSION by Sky Ferreira. This video plays on a loop at my gym, and every time it comes on, it makes me wish I was duct taped to a chair with Mr. Blonde about to go to town on my ears with a razor. Quentin? Yeah, it’s time for an intervention. Fill a suitcase full of cocaine and meet me at Michael’s house, he’s out of control.
Joshua Mauldin from FIERCE ANTICIPATION
That shrill Chris Brown mess. “Don’t wake me uppppppppp!” Please wake me the f up from this nightmare.
Matt Udvari from Gamer by Design