Monday, May 21, 2007

The Mind Wobbles

So I saw the new Shrek flick the other day, and I liked it a lot (the pussycat steals it of course). One of the neater things about it is that the pre-existing pop songs on the soundtrack are much better integrated into the action than in the other two movies; I don't want to give away a major plot point, but there's a chorus of frogs lip-synching to McCartney's "Live and Let Die" that will make you expel soda through your nose.

I bring this up, however, because there's also a brief snippet of what is beginning to be widely conceded as the worst song in the history of worst songs.

Here's a vintage video of both the offending ditty and its reprehensible auteurette:

Ladies and germs, give it up for Charlene singing "I've Never Been to Me".

Ah, the 70s. As Paul Westerberg famously said, when dogshit really was dogshit.

1 comment:

drunkenorangetree said...

That is truly one god-awful song!
"Thar she blows," so to speak. But, as Theodore Sturgeon once said, ninety percent of everything is crap!

There was a lot of great music from the seventies, from Santana to the Talking Heads, to cite a couple obvious examples. Let's think of the glass as half full rather than half empty.