Remember those cheese-bomb songs that played during the chase scenes on Scooby-Doo?
...um, they're really, REALLY fuckin' good bubblegum pop....
I fucking LOVE Magnet. "Space Lord" got ridiculously overplayed, but it still holds up.
Bottom line here is I will fist-fight anyone who says Monster Magnet is bad.
I know, I know.
Its a bit different when someone truly owns the title of this thread aint it. No loveable cheese or ironic enjoyment here I'm afraid.
I'm just a bad person basically.
Well, the first step is realizing you have a problem.
Okay, the caveats abound with this one:
- I just heard this for the first time last week
- I can certainly UNDERSTAND where it would lose its appeal after being played 500 times
- I know that the artist rubs many people the wrong way
- I hold no illusion that this is anything more than a novelty song.
All that said, having heard this once, and thinking Toby Keith probably is an OK guy on a personal level, he should just never speak in public, I thought this tune was a good fun:
Love this one, too. Killer bass work.
These days, I'm pretty much only interested in either what Patton Oswalt calls "blasty-ass, gut-bucket rock n' roll" or 80's New Wave. Even the revival stuff like M83 or Chromatics.
I think these are legitimately great songs! Its not a guilty pleasure to like Cinderella. They rock!
My problem is that generally if I like a song that I know I shouldn't like I actively avoid learning about it. No song titles, no artist names... nothing. The song will appear on the radio and I'll say "Oh, I like that song." and then I forget it ever happened. I like one of those songs by a guy that isn't Jason Mraz, but I always think it is. Oddly, then Jason Mraz sings a song that always seems like it's going to turn in to the song I like but never does and I don't like that song.
If Jason Mraz's last name was Peterson, no one would care who he was.
I swear I almost added "Unless you guys think they're actually good." to my post. But I was sure nobody actually thought that.
C'mon. Cinderella is fucking awful. Tom Keifer's voice is like stepping on a wet cat.
edit- And by the way, I like that song. But at least I feel guilty about it!
First off I like Kiefer's voice. He sounds like Janis Joplin singing hard rock. He can also play lead and rhythm guitar, piano and saxophone. I'll be seeing them June 23rd and I can't wait!
While I like the Scorpions a lot, I can't stand Winds of Change.
I think you're missing the point of a "power ballad" - "Separate Ways" isn't very ballady, "More Than Words Can Say" doesn't have much power.
IMO a power ballad is best explained by saying you'd feel like an idiot trying to headbang during the verse, but feel like an idiot for NOT headbanging during the chorus.
So if, say, Heart's "Alone" ISN'T the best one out there, it's a fine exemplar (I guess I'd probably nominate "Fly to the Angels" or "Never Let You Go" as most exemplary power ballads).
I am assuming Cheap Trick is posted here just to illustrate your "best power ballad ever" point, because you had best not be insinuating they are bad (other than that "Don't Be Cruel" cover), otherwise it's gonna get ugly.
Only knowing the context and the English bits, I can guarantee this is a bad song, because they are singing about Intel processors ("my deep love core.")
And yet? Still find it catchy. Pretty girls singing and dancing to a song about microprocessors? It's like a clip from my 14-year-old subconscious.
Earlier in this thread the soundtrack for Flash Gordon came up. I feel no shame in admitting I love that CD and the movie as well!
I do have one problem with the soundtrack. The change the line Flash Gordon you've saved your Earth. Have a nice day to Hail Flash Gordon. Savior of the universe.
I don't think it's bad - the movie is at least partly "intentional cheese" and the soundtrack perfectly fits that.
Queen is capable of better music than this, but something a bit less subtle and overblown would have not fit with the movie in any way.
Girls' Generation, Regis Philbin, David Letterman and Bill Murray together. I don't know why the world didn't end.