Thursday, February 21, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1988, here's Tuvan throat singer Panglossian putz Bobby McFerrin and his reprehensible ode to the joys of homelessness "Don't Worry Be Happy."

God, I hate this song.



As always, though, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Songs you detested that climbed to the top of the charts! Upon hearing were sure to ruin your day.

Return of the Plumber

steve simels said...

That would be the world's longest list, I'm afraid.

So no.
:-)

emma said...

Songs so bad they're not even fit for Muzak? Ah, I really have no clue.... but your Thurs. hint/Friday query has become a weekly event at our house, ie., "Honey, what's The Simels Question today?"

steve simels said...

Too bad for Muzak is a good guess, but alas no.

However, I am deeply flattered to have become a weekly event chez Emma.

TMink said...

Worst hits of the 80s?

Trey

TMink said...

Panglossian is a wonderful word by the way! It sent me to the dictionary and I came back determined to use it myself.

Trey

steve simels said...

Indeed, one of the worst hits of the 80s, but no, not the theme.

I thought Panglossian putz was pretty good myself, BTW....

Brooklyn Girl said...

Not even gonna watch this sucker ...

Inane songs?

steve simels said...

Since the list is going up in half an hour, I'll give you the obvious hint --

It's about the style of music.

PhilDutra said...

A-Cappella hits or songs with lots of vocals?....I got nothin'

steve simels said...

Dude --

You nailed it.

Your coveted No-Prize is winging its way to you as we speak.

Good job, my friend!!!!!

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