30 Days of Songs: Day 2
day 02 – your least favorite song: The Hooters: And We Danced
There are so many reasons to dislike a song. It might be because you don’t like something about the sound. Most songs with auto-tune fall into this category for me. I just don’t like the sound of it most of the time. Also in this category: most teeny-bopper pop music and a lot (but not all) of Lady Gaga (although I just did spend a whopping 99 cents for her new album yesterday). There are some whose lyrics disturb me, although there aren’t too many, because I am often all but oblivious to lyrics. The ones I hate the most, though, are ones that remind me of parts of my life I am not anxious to relive. I often block those songs out of my memory completely, but sometimes they’ll sneak up on you when you’re standing in line at the pharmacy or picking out ice cream in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. And the song will come on and you will walk out with nothing but a pint of chocolate, all for yourself.
There is one song I can think of that gets at all these categories for me. I don’t like the sound. I don’t like the lyrics – not because they’re offensive (although I’m not wild about the name of the band), but because they are stupid. And it reminds me of someone I would just as soon not be reminded of. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Hooters’ “And We Danced.”
Ugh, even the title is stupid. Why start with “and?” Yes, they use some of the acoustic instruments I was waxing rapturous about in my last post, but they do not use them well. And any song that begins “She was a bebop baby on a hard day’s night” has lost me immediately. Note: I didn’t actually watch this video before posting it here. I don’t recommend it to you either. Although I do know plenty of people who actually like this song. I lived in Philadelphia, where the Hooters are from, in the late ’80s. Speaking ill of the Hooters was akin to blasphemy.
But really, this song is not deserving of hatred. It’s just a waste of my time and eardrums. That’s true of most of the songs I don’t like.
What about you?