Most people put more premium to a song’s melody more than lyrics. Others feel that lyrics are as important as the song itself. Music purists would like to think that the melody is more important because a song can be played by instruments minus the words. Tell that to rap fans and hopeless romantics and you will get likely get a resounding rebuke. To them a song delivers a message, a story. To some people a song is both music and lyrics, synonymous to the body and soul that complete the existence of life.
Good lyrics enhances the song to the likes of poetry. But do we judge a song with the quality of its lyrics? Perhaps not. Yes, we censor and ban offensive and derogatory language but other than that, our criteria for a judging a song for say a Grammy nomination weighs heavily on the melody, the artistic and production qualities of the song.
Well, here’s the list of the 20 worst lyrics ever and I have no idea of the sampling size and the criteria of songs that were included in the sampling. But they are quite popular hit songs by popular artists that you and I may have heard many times. To illustrate a few :
No. 20 “If I was a sculptor But then again, no” Your Song by Elton John
No. 17 “There’s an insect in your ear. If you scratch it won’t disappear ” Staring at Sun by U2
No. 13 ” there were plants and birds and rocks and things” A Horse With No Name by America
No. 6 ” Your butt is mine ” Bad by Michael Jackson
No 4 ” Young black and famous with money hanging out the anus ” Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy and Mase
I’ll leave it up to you to check out the top 3 😆
Do you care about a song’s lyrics at all?
MY KIND OF DIVA
To me a diva isn’t someone who simply stomps and grinds and sings to the top of her powerful voice. I admire and respect Celine Dion and Whitney Houston’s impressive vocal range but plain power and pitch doesn’t cut the magic for me. Alright, Charice Pampengco is good, if not technically superior in the craft but there’s something in a style that is reminiscent of Houston’s that just won’t enthuse me to watch the entire 20 songs of her music DVD in one sitting, if she had one.
I prefer the milder, middle ranged voices of KD Lang, Carly Simon and even Alanis Morrisette which I find quite appealing. I find their voices soothing, classy, feminine and less juke-boxy. With juke-boxy I’m referring to the kind of music you’d be hearing from a beer garden near a cockfight stadium back in Pinas. I’m sure some of you will not necessarily agree with me 🙂
Here’s what I mean with Carly Simon singing in an open air concert and dressed so casually. The breeze flowing through her hair and the lively tempo of the song generates a vibe that speaks of passion, freedom and beauty that is simple yet elegant.
REACTION TO A COMMENT :
Here’s a transcript of my conversations from another blog.
The issue :
” Overheard from Catholic apologists: Reportedly, oral sex may be used to stimulate each other, but not to consummate sex.”
Dogmas are one thing and reality is another.
Do you honestly believe that a guy, ANY GUY for that matter who’s having oral sex with Jessica Alba would say… no no Jessica… not that..Father Damaso says I must procreate.. huhhh???
When the curtains fall and the lights go out my friend, remembering Father Damaso is like putting socks on a rooster 😯 I encourage these priests to have sex at least one time, with a woman – just one mortal sin (heck there is always confession 🙂 anyways) maybe, just maybe they will start making sense with their dogmas.
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