Step Away from the Glockenspiel, Gay Guy

Hey GG,

I know our tastes don't always overlap, but here is research we can both agree on.

After an exhaustive survey of people's least favorite sounds, researchers commissioned a composition of most unwanted music. Here are some details from Wired's Listening Post blog...
undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children's chorus, Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more.


Download MP3: Komar & Melamid and David Soldier - "The Most Unwanted Music"

I may be a glutton for punishment, but there are parts of this 20-minute monstrosity that I actually like. Check out the cowboy lyrics sung by an opera diva over a rap beat at about 10:15 in...

If they had just asked me, I could have pointed them to Newsong's "The Christmas Shoes," which based on its annoyance factor, must contain multiple elements from the list above. Mix it with that "Pina Colada in the Rain" song and my ears may start to bleed.

What's your worst ever, GG?

--Straight Guy


Straight Guy,

You've been threatening me with that Christmas Shoes song for more than a year now.....

It's not a gay song, but here's what came to mind when I read your post about worst song. Years ago, a coworker told me that she was hot for this guy, but she had a nagging fear that he was gay. She asked him about it point blank; his response was to sing Sometimes When We Touch to her.

I love that story.

--Gay Guy

Join the discussion to let us know your least favorite sounds or songs.


Straight Shooter said...

I agree with SG. That was soooo bad, it was almost good in a weird, demented way...except for the WallMart kids.

Ahhh, "The Christmas Shoes". Nothing makes me reach for remote faster...except maybe Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA"...and "Christmas in Washington". My ears are bleeding just thinking about it.

Long Live Renaldo Lapuz!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So GG,

Did his singing Sometimes When We Touch enlighten her to his gayness or straightness?

Just wondering.....

Gay Guy said...

That's the mystery. She never got the full story. But, I think we know.

On the advice of her friends, she stubbed him out like a cigarette.

Straight Guy said...

Straight Shooter finally revealed for the American Idol fanatic that he is! Renaldo Lapuz ("I am your brother, your best friend forever!") extends his 15 minutes of fame on GG/SG, though he defies those easy labels.

straight in upstate said...

I've been ambivalent about country music - yes to most anything written before 1970, mostly no after that - but truly learned to fear "Christmas in Dixie" after moving north with my NC-raised wife. (Who sings it - Alabama? One of those country-hair & beard bands) Our first Christmas up north and 600 miles from her family, she would bawl every time that song came on. Every year after that I'd get a knot in my stomach around Thanksgiving, awaiting its reappearance. the good news is that its powers over her eventually wore off....but I still don't like it.

Gay Guy said...

It is interesting how much of the music on my Ipod sorts as "country." Oh, that sassy Shania. Nancy Griffith and a her torch song, "Once in a Blue Moon," is to blame."

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