In any case, posting by moi will likely be sporadic for a few days.
But in the meantime, here's a fun project to tide us all over:
THE ACTUALLY GOOD POP/ROCK SONG THAT THANKS TO RELENTLESS OVEREXPOSURE YOU NOW TOTALLY DON'T CARE IF YOU NEVER HEAR AGAIN!!!!!
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Seven:
7. Smashing Pumpkins -- Disarm
I actually still like this song, which has always struck me as a kind of White Album outtake for our time. However, since I needed yet another Smashing Pumpkins song for the purposes of getting them into every Listomania from now until the end of time, I have decided I never want to hear it again. So much for my street cred...
6. Smash Mouth -- All Star
How many movies has this been in? Shrek 1, 2 and 3? Schindler's List? Brokeback Mountain? Titanic? The Sorrow and the Pity? In the Realm of the Senses? I've lost count....
5. The Who -- Won't Get Fooled Again
I'm sorry, I love the fricking Who, I love this song, and I love the album it's from. I even loved hearing Pete and Roger do it at the recent VH-1 Honors concert. Nonetheless, after hearing it every week for the last 80 years on whatever CSI franchise it's on, I'm officially done with it. Sorry.
(Honorable mention: "Who Are You" and "Baba O'Reilly")
4. Bonnie Raitt -- I Can't Make You Love Me
A beautiful record, full of longing and regret, and gorgeously warbled by Bonnie. Nonetheless, for several years it was impossible to sit at a bar without this coming on the jukebox and hearing either a waitress or a tipsy woman by the peanut bowl singing along. As a result, if I ever hear it again I will definitely take a hostage.
(honorable mention: "Let's Give Them Something to Talk About")
3. Marvin Gaye -- Let's Get It On
Another great song, but at this point it's replaced a packet of condoms and a scratchy Barry White album as the cheesy sexual encounter signifier of all time. Seriously -- once Jack Black has covered it, it's over.
2. Led Zeppelin -- Stairway to Heaven
Overfamiliar? Hell, I'm at the point now where even the parodies drive me crazy. (This one is still pretty funny, however.)
And the numero uno actually good song that you've heard so many fricking times that you just want to kill yourself at the thought of hearing it again, it's not even close so don't bug me already, is obviously --
1. The Beatles -- Hello Goodbye
Again, I happen to love this song -- which I understand is not a lot of people's favorite McCartney/Beatles effort -- but after the six or seven lame covers of it that have been featured, endlessly, in Best Buy ads in the last year or two, I'd rather have my eyes gouged out with a burnt stick than listen to it again.
Awright then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you leave a comment over there, an angel gets its wings.]