‘My Heart Will Go On’
Celine Dion is one of the greatest solo artists in the world. Still, there must be at least one song by any major act that grates on our nerves. “My Heart Will Go On” is the one.
It was ubiquitous in 1997 as the theme song of “Titanic.” Way more overplayed than most songs. Kate Winslet, one of the stars in Titanic, has claimed that she feels like throwing up when she hears the song now. We hear you!
To fully appreciate how annoying this song is, you would’ve had to have lived in 1983 when it played ceaselessly. “Karma, Karma, Karma Karma, Karma, Karma chameleon,” over and over and over.
What does it even mean? It’s like relentless nonsense. We wish we could say that Boy George moved on to better things, but we don't want to lie.
Unapologetically crass. When asked about what inspires such a song, Sisqo told The Ringer in 2021, “To be completely honest, I was young.” The song came out in 2000. It is a song about a scanty garment.
He went on to say, “but the fact of the matter is if you know you’re into somebody and they put that thong on and they spent the time to look good in it, it could still get anything you want from anybody.”
‘Ice Ice Baby’
Wow. This 1989 song was huge. No one even knew or cared that the bumping bass riff was a blatant rip-off of “Under Pressure” by David Bowie and Queen.
Freddie Mercury would have laughed of he were alive; he would have thought it was his! In the end, “Ice Ice Baby” brought new ears to Queen and annoyed a lot of people.
The Four Seasons
Typical of 60s music, “Sherry” harks back to a special place in American culture, an era alien to the 2020s. An unimaginable place in time where frisky innuendos were forbidden and banned.
Though the bigger problem with this 60s ditty is the shrill high pitches that may cause irreversible cochlear damage.