Friday, August 18, 2006

Friday Random Ten: Awesomely Bad Edition

As posted in comments at Feministe:

This Random Ten is composed solely of vh1’s awesomely bad songs (from here), numbered by their rankings, with commentary:

  • 39. Informer - Snow
    The moral of the story, based on what we deciphered on a long car trip: never bring your Atari to summer stock theater or Lou Diamond Phillips will slap you in the face and take all your Gak.

  • 29. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) - Meat Loaf
    What is ‘that’? We think it might be ‘lose weight’. I've seen Meatloaf skinny. It’s bad news.

  • 23. Thong Song - Sisqó
    I just like to say thong th-th-thong thong.

  • 20. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) - Toby Keith
    Why does he want to sodomize people with boots, anyway?

  • 19. You’re the Inspiration - Chicago
    You know your relationship’s in bad shape when ‘your song’ is Chicago’s “Hard For Me to Say I’m Sorry”. Which has very little to do with this song, but it’s a funny story.

  • 17. I’m Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
    I’m always in favor of absurd satire in song form.

  • 10. The Heart of Rock & Roll - Huey Lewis
    If Sir Mix-a-lot can have a traveling shoutout song, who’s to criticize the News?

  • 7. Party All the Time - Eddie Murphy
    For the love of god, Eddie, why?

  • 5. Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
    Because anything less than the best is a felony.

  • 3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
    I know what a Wang Chung is!

  • and bonus: 1. We Built This City - Starship. All humor aside, this is one of my favorite songs.

    and cat in shower pic:

    Friday, August 04, 2006

    Friday Random Ten: I don't recognize anyone else's music

    I wanted to play too, after seeing the Feministe and Pandagon kidz doing it.
    So, my horribly out-of-touch list:
    1. Reel Big Fish - Beer
    2. Reel Big Fish - Hungry Like the Wolf
    3. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
    4. Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
    5. Chemical Brothers - Rockefeller Skank
    6. The Who - Baba O'Riley
    7. The Venga Boys - Venga Bus (or whatever the hell it's called)
    8. SR-71 - Right Now
    9. Sir Mix-a-lot - Big Butts
    10. PDQ Bach - Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion (5 parts)

    and of course, as always, the bonus track is Scott Bakula's Man of La Mancha!

    and here is a cat pic.