Friday, July 22, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 02: Your Least Favorite Song

There are so many popular songs out there that I have had the misfortune of being forced to listen to over the years that truly deserve spite.  Deep Blue Something's "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is right at the top of my list.  I didn't care for the song when it first a hit in the mid-90s and I can't stand it now. Why would I hate such a sweet little song with a catchy guitar riff?  Because there is nothing there.  All this song is the damn stupid chorus repeated over and over and over and over and over.  Let's look at the structure for a moment.  A verse, followed by the chorus, followed by a verse, followed by the chorus, followed be the first verse repeated, followed by the chorus, followed by the chorus before ending in the chorus.
The song has two verses, repeats the chorus five times and then gives the chorus an instrumental reprise. 
Given this is a breakup song where "our" guy expresses just how sad he is there is a huge problem that he has no convincing argument for them as a couple.  She is the only one who knew him yet they have nothing in common except a film she thinks she remembers.  She might not even remember the film.  She might be thinking about something else entirely.  If you, dear reader, ever find yourself in a situation like this you should be filled with joy to be free of a relationship that never stood a chance of lasting. It is never, ever appropriate to write a sad repetitive song about the experience.


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