I don't even know where to begin in describing the sheer awfulness of that, although I will say that the phrase "faith of the heart" may be the most clueless use of four otherwise straightforwardly understandable words in the history of
I should also add that Diane Warren is the most successful songwriter of all time who's never written a song of any value other than to her bank balance, with a string of hit songs several pages long -- and each and every one of them is a) skull-crushingly annoying and b) totally lacking in any quality that makes them otherwise stick in your memory.
Seriously, read this list of her songs here and tell me you recall any of them enough to hum them.
UPDATE: I just discovered that Simon Pegg -- who plays Mr. Scott in the new J.J. Abrams flicks -- totally agrees with me on this.
"I think that the theme music to Enterprise was probably the most hideous Star Trek moment in history. I couldn’t believe that they had this great idea of sort of pre-Kirk/Spock Star Trek, and they gave it a dreadful soft-rock music start. It just seemed so ill-advised. I mention Admiral Archer [in 2009’s Star Trek]—it isn’t struck off because of the terrible music. Scotty actually mentions him. But [the theme music] is terrible. I’ve never seen Enterprise, because I couldn’t get past that music. It would still be ringing in my ears when the show starts.
You're right, I can't remember more than one or two of those songs.
The song's a perfect match for the horrible video.
Jeez. Diane Warren's song titles alone are cringemaking. "Activate Your Love?" Isn't that from "Ishtar?"
Hah! I watched a few episodes of that show, and I always kept it on mute until the credits were over. Was it written specifically for the show? I suppose I might figure that out by listening to it, but I'm not going to do that.
'you make me rock hard when you tell me where it hurts' by kiss the real milli vanilli is a big favorite of mine.
A truly awful theme for a truly awful show. What's the problem?
Well, actually, I like the show. And I think that opening montage is great, visually.
But that song...
That is the ugliest bullshit I've ever heard.
The song she co-wrote for Roy Orbison's "Mystery Girl" album isn't COMPLETELY wretched:
Agree for the most part but always dug this song which doesn't seem to be on the list of her songs you posted.
Apparently, the original version of this soulless dross was recorded by one Roderick Stewart. No big surprise there...
Another reason to hate your TV: http://www.avclub.com/articles/smash-producers-creating-another-musical-series-ab,86287/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=feeds&utm_source=imdb
Yeah, I always kind of liked the montage. But why they didn't use an orchestral score like every other ST series is beyond me.
Myself, I find the theme song enough to explain why the series never went beyond the fourth season.
I must confess that against my better judgement I am ordinately fond of the song she contributed to Dion's Dave Edmunds-produced YO FRANKIE album.
But I suspect that's because the performance is so good it elevates the song...
Glad to hear that the Budweiser "Real American Heroes" singer has found work.
For Aerosmith's turgid "I Don't Wanna Lose a Thing" alone, she deserves to be shipped to a tiny island off the Antarctic coast.
Agree about the horrendous opening track. It's exactly as bad as Tina Turner's stuff in Mad Max 3.
ST:E was a great show, killed before its time.
Although the "terrorist" storyline arc was not great, some individual episodes are as good as anything in the entire series.
In particular, "In a Mirror, Darkly" is just flat-out excellent.
Forgot to mention - after the shocking opening of "Mirror", there is an alternate, "classical" score in the opening credits - which is far, far superior.
Haik -- that whole arc was the high point of the series, I think. Although the stuff with Brent Spiner was pretty cool.
And the episode where T'Pol invents velcro. :-)
She did co-write Too Much Passion, which got the Smithereens in the Top 40.
She wrote "Some Hearts," which was covered by Marshall Crenshaw. OK song, pretty good hook.
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