‘Bread and Butter’
In 1964, “Bread and Butter” hit number two on the US charts. With the success, the band got to join the Rolling Stones on a world tour.
The monotonous and annoying song turned out to be a hit. They had two other hits, called “Everything’s Alright” & “Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms),” But soon after that, they fell into obscurity.
‘Honey, I’m Good’
This song leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Sugar-pop, sloppy topic. The singer, belting this 2014 song out with a peppy and fervent zeal, thinks that he has achieved some sort of moral high ground for not cheating on his wife or girlfriend.
Not just that, but he thinks he is God's gift to women. Instead, he is repulsive. With that in mind, this song is not an easy listen.
The song title alerts one immediately. And, yes, it is true, “Yakety Yak” is a truly irritating song. The rockabilly ditty about a kid not wanting to do household chores and his parent's warning “Don’t talk back” was a success.
The song became one hit in 1958 and became an indispensable song in the classic rock genre. Nevertheless, it's pretty much unlistenable these days.
How does one compose a super compelling song and then sabotage it with a single word? Is it a Jose Cuervo jingle? He could have chosen any word. It’s a mystery.
All we know is that the sax player who composed it used the refrain to cover up holes in the melody. Also, as a B-side released in 1958, the tequila aficionado saxophonist didn’t expect a hit.
Why is summer the repertory of inane songs? “Cheerleader” came out in the summer of 2012. The song by Jamaican musical artist Omi first caught on in Hawaii.
Its mix of trumpet, piano, and conga made it a major dance hit. It may be danceable, but it rubs serious music listeners the wrong way.