By Dave Barry
Whilst funnyman Dave Barry requested readers approximately their least favourite tunes, he notion he used to be penning simply one other installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. however the witty author used to be flabbergasted via the reaction whilst over 10,000 readers voted. "I have by no means written a column that received an even bigger reaction than the only saying the undesirable music Survey," Barry wrote.Based at the result of the survey, Dave Barry's e-book of undesirable Songs is a compilation of a few of the worst songs ever written. Dave Barry lovers will delight in his quirky take. song buffs, too will have fun with this funny walk during the world's worst lyrics. the single factor fallacious with this booklet is that readers will locate themselves not able to forestall mentally making a song the best hits of Gary Puckett.
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Signs,” by Five Man Electrical Band—I think this song will forever hold the record for self-righteous hippie smugness, if only for these lyrics:If God was here, He’d tell you to your face Man, you’re some kind of sinner! “I Love You Period,” by Dan Baird—This song features the lyrics:I love you period. Do you love me question mark? Please please exclamation point I want to hold you in parentheses. These lyrics prompted Jeannine M. San Giovanni to write: “This song makes me sick to my colon. ” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” by Gordon Lightfoot—Talk about your party tunes!
These were good summers for me—I was in high school and had never heard of gum disease—and Beach Boys car songs got played on the radio all the time, and I have loved them uncritically ever since. To this day, when I’m alone in my car, if the radio plays “Shut Down,” a song about two guys drag racing—one driving a Corvette Stingray and the other driving a Dodge with a 413 engine3—I’ll crank the volume all the way up and sing along: Pedal’s to the floor, hear his dual quads drink And now the 413’s lead is startin’ to shrink On a technical level, I have no idea what the Beach Boys mean by the term dual quads.
Another song unpopular with women is “Little Green Apples,” in which O. C. ” BONUS POINTS: “Little Green Apples” was also recorded by—I am not making this up—Gary Puckett. Then there’s the 1969 R. B. Greaves hit “Take a Letter, Maria,” the song sung by a boss to his secretary. This song prompted Denise Bernd to write: “As if she isn’t busy enough, he wants to dictate a letter to his wife that he’s leaving her. The guy makes my skin crawl. I’d love to hear Maria’s response. ” BONUS POINTS: “Take a Letter, Maria” was also recorded by—I am still not making this up—Gary Puckett.
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