First, the list. SOMEONE made up a list of what they considered the "Fifty Worst Songs Ever." Personally, I think some are included that don't need to be, and there are a lot of exemptions, i.e., everything Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and any boy band have ever performed. What you do is underline the ones you actually like....
1. We Built This City ... Starship
After you're all done completely making fun of me, here's the "Ultimate Music Survey":
A song whose lyrics you thought you knew in the past, but about which you later learned you were incorrect.
Every single song Elton John has ever sung. All of them. Most memorably, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me." What's funny is I liked it more before I understood the lyrics.
Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums of all time.
I would have to say "Everybody Hurts" on REM's Automatic for the People album. The album is brilliant...except for that whiny, overplayed, complete slice-of-goat-ass song.
A song you like by someone you find physically unattractive or otherwise repellent.
Hmm...would have to say "Head Like A Hole" from Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor is creepy.
Your favorite song with the name of a city in the title or text.
Okay, I'm going to be a dork here. But it's NOT MY FAULT. My parents listened to this stuff when I was young and impressionable, and now I can't help but like it...George Strait, "Amarillo by Morning".
Amarillo by morning
A song you've listened to repeatedly when you were depressed at some point in your life.
Well, seeing as how I was depressed for a very large chunk of my life, I'm going to do a top ten:
(1) Tori Amos - "Tear in Your Hand"
Caught a ride with the moon
(2) The Beatles - "Blackbird"
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
(3) Tracy Chapman - "At this Point in My Life"
I'm climbing stairs
(4) Luna - "Moon Palace"
Seventeen dreams for you
(5) REM - "Find the River"
Where people drown and people serve
(6) Indigo Girls - "Love's Recovery"
During the time of which I speak
(7) Theme from "Somewhere in Time" (this would be an instrumental)
(8) Tracy Bonham - "Mother Mother"
When you sent me off to see the world
(9) Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn"
I don't care
(10) Counting Crows - "Round Here"
Ever buy an entire album just for one song and wind up disliking everything but that song? Gimme that song.
Your favorite song that has expletives in it that's not by Liz Phair.
Really, I hate these surveys. It's all about "just pick one." I am not capable of that, for real. So here are a few.
Nine Inch Nails - "The Only Time"
Lay my hands on heaven and the sun and the moon and the stars
Offspring - "Bad Habit"
Sometimes I feel like I'm God
Ben Folds Five - "Army"
Well I thought about the army
A song that sounds as if it's by someone British but isn't.
A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to finally locate a copy of.
Patti Austin - "The Girl Who Used to Be Me". I heard this on the Oscars one year (it was in the movie Shirley Valentine) and loved it, and it took me five or six more years to find it. Then, my computer got a virus and died, and I lost it. And I haven't been able to find it again.
A song that reminds you of spring but doesn't mention spring at all.
Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
A song that sounds to you like being happy feels.
Roger Miller - "King of the Road"
Your favorite song from a non-soundtrack compilation album.
Sheryl Crow's cover of "D'yer Maker" on the Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin album.
A song from your past that would be considered politically incorrect now (and possibly was then).
I'm going to have to go with "Baby Got Back" also on this one.
A song sung by an overweight person.
Kate Smith - "I'll Be Seeing You." This is an old one. Also, I gotta give some props here to Queen Latifah's Rendition of "When You're Good to Mama" from the Chicago soundtrack.
A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise hate.
BFRB's probably gonna kill me for this, but "Grey Street" by Dave Matthews. It's not really him, it's someone in his band that annoys the crap out of me. I'm trying to like it, really I am, because we're going to see him at the Roo, and BFRB isn't going to shut up about it until then...or afterward.....hehehe. But it has the most awesome lyrics...
She feels like kicking out the windows
A song by a band (whose members actually play instruments) that features three or more female members.
Lush - "Lovelife"...but only because there are only TWO members of the Indigo Girls.
One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
I have very clear memories of listening to BJ Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" as a very small child. In fact, I listened to it so much, I broke the tape. And then I cried a lot. The other one I remember is "The Battle of New Orleans", but I have no idea who the actual artist is...I just remember my dad singing it OVER and OVER. Like, I think I still know most of the words...
In 1814 we took a little trip
A song you've been mocked by friends for liking.
My friends all mock my taste in music regularly. I am immune.
A really good cover version you think no one else has heard.
The Butchies' cover of that 80's song "Your Love"...
Josie's on a vacation far away
A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a breakup or otherwise difficult situation.
Madonna - "Human Nature"
Did I say something wrong?
What was the last song you downloaded?
Kelly Clarkson - "Since You've Been Gone"
An album you love that is flawless from start to finish (in other words no song skipping necessary)?
Indigo Girls - their debut album.
The song that made you get the album in that first place?
"History of Us", I guess.
Give me the song title which you think best describes who you actually are. Explain.
Hmmm. How about "The Girl With the Weight of the World in Her Hands" (Indigo Girls)...because I always feel like everything is so monumental.
Now give me the song title which you think best describes your personality. Explain.
Probably the song "You Can Always Count on Me" from the musical City of Angels. And the lyrics fit too....
If you need a gal to go without sal'ry and work too hard
Quick – your favorite clever song lyric!
From The Bloodhound Gang - "The Roof is on Fire"
I'm not black like Barry White is
A romantic song that is NOT cheesy & your favorite lyric from that song.
Romantic songs are, by definition, cheesy. However, I'll have to go with Tracy Chapman - "The Promise."