Friday, April 19, 2024

Weekend Listomania: Special "Who Could Have Predicted That a Porn Star Would Save Democracy?" Bad Girls Edition

Well, it's Friday, and you know what that means.

Yes, it's time to take a pre-Passover break from the unprecedented morality play taking place in a courtroom in New York City for the next several weeks. I mean, I don't know about you guys, but I'n old enough to remember when a President got impeached over a blowjob, so despite my Trumpian animus (I couldn't get on the current jury, alas) the entertainment value of this new Trial of the Century is wearing a little thin for me.

Although I'll concede that Stormy Daniels is more fetching (heh) than Monica Lewinsky.

Okay, but with that out of the way, it's on to business. To wit:

Best or worst post-Elvis song featuring a disagreeable, mean, disreputable, disloyal or frankly criminal woman (of overly easy virtue) -- fictional or real life -- in its title or lyrics!!!

No arbitrary rules, although if you nominate the Donna Summers' hit or that Taylor Swift thing I'm tossing them just because.

And my totally Top of My Head Top Seven is...

7. Respectable (The Rolling Stones)

"She's a rag trade girl, she's the queen of porn/She's the easiest lay on the White House lawn"

6. Centerfold (The J. Geils Band)

Your blood runs cold? Oh puhleeze guys -- are you boasting or complaining?

5. Maneater (Hall and Oates)

I dunno, I always thought the girl in this particular song was getting a bad rap.

4. Femme Fatale (The Velvet Underground + Nico)

Inspired by tragic Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick, who I would definitely liked to have met. If you know what I mean.

3. You Know I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse)

This one gets bonus points for honesty, obviously. Equally obviously, Amy could have had me if she'd played her cards right, nice Jewish girl that she was.

2. She's So Mean (Matchbox Twenty)

I'm, shall we say, not (er) remotely a fan of this band, so as far as I'm concerned they deserved the titular beyotch.

And the Numero Uno shady dame in the history of recorded music absolutely has to be...

1. Stormy (Classics IV)

C'mon -- if you don't know why, you really haven't been paying attention.

Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?

And have a great weekend, everybody!!!


John K said...

Evil Woman. ELO
Naggin' Woman. The Kinks
Bad Little Woman. The Shadows Of Knight
Sweet Bitch. The Shazam
You're Breakin' My Heart Harry Nilsson

steve simels said...

I must admit I'd forgotten the Nilsson.

Ruth said...

Sorry but Poison Ivy is too old, but ultimate mean girl song in my book

Gummo said...

Then there's the greatest, longest number one hit "youre a bitch and deserve every bad thing that happens to you" song of all time: Like a Rollng Stone.

Nuff said.

paulinca said...

Layla. Done.


mistah charley, sb, ma, phd, jsps said...

todd rundgren's "slut" has some classic lines

She's got saggy thighs and baggy eyes
But she loves me in a way I can still recognize

edward said...

John Cale: Dead or Alive
Bob Dylan: She's Your Lover Now (and, of course, Like a Rolling Stone)
Bob Dylan: Please Crawl Out Your Window (angry Bob is the best Bob, and there are just too many)
Elvis Costello: The Angel's Want to Wear My Red Shoes (and about 75% of his other songs).

pete said...

The Stones could fill the entire category by themselves. Stupid Girl. Miss Amanda Jones. She's So Cold. Ruby Tuesday.

Allan Rosenberg said...

Wicked Annabella - The Kinks

Captain Al

BG said...

Stones - Honky Tonk Women, Stray Cat Blues, Under My Thumb
Dion - Runaround Sue
Garbage - Stupid Girl
Elvis Costello- Alison

M_Sharp said...

"All Women Are Bad" - The Cramps
"I'm At Home Gettin' Hammered (While She's Out Gettin' Nailed)" - Jesse Dayton
"Doormat" - Ben Vaughn
"Everybody Knew" - Andre Williams

steve simels said...

Okay, I didn't know that Cramps song, but wow.

Allan Rosenberg said...

The Amy Winehouse video/song is really heavy, I'd never seen it before. Yikes!

Acid Queen - The Who

Captain Al

Anonymous said...

Elvis Costello - Miracle Man and So Like Candy

cthulhu said...

Chris Whitley - Poison Girl, Wild Pagan Love, I Forget You Everyday
Warren Zevon - Jeannie Needs a Shooter
Tonio K. - Go Away, H.A.T.R.E.D
Richard Thompson - Guns Are the Tongues, Backstreet Slide

getawaygoober said...

Allman Brothers - Angeline

I never seen a woman who could look so good,
And be so doggone mean.

Anonymous said...

Can't improve on y'alls song suggestions, but I want to put in a vote for Monica over Stormy.

M_Sharp said...

If the Cramps are wow, decipher the Andre Williams. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Polk Salad Annie by Tony Joe White. She made the alligators look tame and her mother was in jail. Nuff said....

Anonymous said...

chomp chomp!

Tinpot said...

kind of late to the party, but...
Randy Newman... A Wedding in Cherokee County'can not be left out. Too many great lines, so here's the full lyrics

Anonymous said...

Billy Joel - Cuts Like A Knife
Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

Anonymous said...

Anon - Polk Salad Annie - brilliant pick. Swamp Music ..