Yesterday was the official “One Hit Wonder” day. There are days to commemorate nearly everything. National Potato Day, Stamp Collectors Day–you name it, there’s a day for it.
Since I go back a bit further than most folks, here’s my offering. Little Willie, by the Sweet. From the “bubblegum era” this had to be one of the most irritating songs ever made. “Little Willie” refused to be pushed around. “Little Willie” wouldn’t go home.
That was the entire “Little Willie” story in a nutshell. Like a slap to the face with an octopus–just like the guy alleged to have been slapped by a seal, in a recent news story. Wonder what the guy did to provoke the seal?
A recent click-bait headline, “15 Songs That Brought People Out of Comas.”
Some of these I recognized. The remaining ones wouldn’t do anything, if I were to be in an unconscious state.
Which led to the bigger issue–there were songs that could possibly induce a comatose state of mind. I’m at least a generation removed from current pop music. There have to be 15 current examples.
Toxic waste of the pop music world? Pop music jive turkeys? “Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen, immediately came to mind.
Getting back on topic–songs from the sixties, seventies, and earlier, guaranteed to not bring me out of a coma. Not because these weren’t good or popular songs, but rather, because they weren’t upbeat.
Alone Again Naturally
One Is the Loneliest Number
In My Room
That’s Life, by Frank Sinatra–because of the lyrics, “…I’m going to crawl in a big hole and die–My My.”
Is That All There Is?
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Ten was enough to make a point. If these were the best they could do–I’d just as soon remain comatose–thank you. Songs with barely intelligible lyrics, due to the likelihood the bands were in a semi-comatose state, were not included.