Blue J, on 27 June 2019 - 04:03 PM, said:
vaportrailer, on 27 June 2019 - 01:47 PM, said:
5 songs I never need to hear again:
"In the Year 2525" - Zager & Evans
"In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
"Wasn't That a Party" - The Rovers
"What If God Was One of Us?" - Joan Osborne
"MacArthur Park" - anyone
Hey, I like those first two, a lot.
Both of those bug me because of their musical laziness. Neither have a chorus or a bridge, just the same melody over and over and over again.
Zager and Evans try to disguise this by endlessly modulating. I think this song has more modulations than "Seasons in the Sun"!
Z&E thought so much of this melody they even gave it a subtitle: "Exordium & Terminus." Whoa! This song has more names than musical sections!
Mungo Jerry just stick with the melody throughout the song, and the instrumental break is a tack-piano playing the same goddamned thing!
And when the singer runs out of words, he brings out the "la-di-da-dees." Argh! Criminal!
But both songs were hits, so what the hell do I know?
Sorry if I curdled your musical milk.