‘I Want Candy’
This 1965 tune by The Strangeloves is festive, upbeat, and snappy with loads of island beats. It is a great song for a party, but it is very repetitive.
As it goes with most it songs, it starts to get into every bit of culture. From movies to TV shows, supermarkets, and any random event that you can think of.
‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’
Jitterbug. George Michael would take off to the stars with a solo career, but first, he hit it big with Wham! Roundly parodied for his over-the-top joyous, playful pop style, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” epitomized the band. It was released in 1984.
For an 80s song, it tried to echo the Beach Boys' type of style a little too much, only with over-stylized puffy hair and lip gloss. One gets over the song about halfway through.
“Blurred Lines” (2013) is not on this list for no reason. It has some horrible innuendos that should not be in the public music sphere.
This one-hit-wonder was clouded with additional controversy when a judge ruled that the song ripped off Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." How did they turn such a classic into such an annoying song?
This song is nonsensical and silly. Because, of course, it is. It’s the Muppets. There is not a single word in any language. It is vocalized by puppets who sing, “Mahna Mahna” and “Doo doo doo doo doo,” in a battle of the chorus; it's meant to be meaningless.
When it comes to melodies made for kids, folks tend to keep it simple, and simple can sometimes mean repetitive, and that almost always means annoying.
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.