Songs That Didn't Age Well -

Guardian G.I.

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Nah, this song was when the last life went out of what used to be Jefferson Airplane and it became a sad parody of itself.
These people used to be Jefferson Airplane? Whoa, I seriously didn't know that. What happened between this and the 1960s?
 

AnOminous

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These people used to be Jefferson Airplane? Whoa, I seriously didn't know that. What happened between this and the 1960s?
Jefferson Airplane --> Jefferson Starship --> Starship. By Starship they'd lost every original member of Jefferson Airplane, and Paul Kantner, the last original member, sued over the Jefferson Starship name being used by what was left.
 

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Savage Garden, "To the Moon and Back."

Welcome to the Land of Teenage Pseudo-Goth Moaning. Population: You.


Cliff Richard, "Power to All Our Friends."

Without looking at the title bar, can you guess when this was released?

 

Picklepower

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Was there a trend at this time, of pop punk bands covering 80's songs? because I also remember Bowling for soup did a cover of I ran by flock of seagulls. I'm not necessarily saying the cover itself is terrible, but that the video is VERY early 2000's pop punk video.


I find what age the worst for me though are songs with alot of then current pop culture references, you see this with rap songs alot. I'm not saying a dated song can never be good, I'm just saying pop culture references of the moment, almost never hold up.
 
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AnOminous

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Was there a trend at this time, of pop punk bands covering 80's songs? because I also remember Bowling for soup did a cover of I ran by flock of seagulls. I'm not necessarily saying the cover itself is terrible, but that the video is VERY early 2000's pop punk video.

This is a perfect example of not aging well. The original is great, I loved the cover when it came out. But it just doesn't sound good now.
 

SaltAndGoldMine

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I like Cake, and I like this song, but both the song and the music video haven't aged well.



I think I can safely say that most 80s songs are outdated and haven't aged particularly well.

 

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There was a time everything this schmuck shat out would get played over and over on every white teenager's party.
I knew the actual Adagio for Strings was a song, but I had no idea that the shit prior to it and after it was a song, or even part of it.

Oh, I see. You want to play dirty?




Pop-country music is cringe central
Every time I go out with my classmates in natural resources on field trips, they put this shit on the radio. I either bring my iPod and be antisocial, or I slowly go insane and pretend that I'm enjoying my time with them.

Speaking of overplayed music, I'd prefer a little less "Buddy Hollie" from Wheezer and would rather some less-chosen hits from their greater albums. Helps even the flow of their popular hits.
Are you referring to Say It Ain't So, because that's my favorite of theirs. I think it has aged well.
 

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I love hair metal, Look at this Hair. Fun fact, the singer in the video is lip synching to the actual singer, because the real singer didn't look Hair enough.
 

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As someone who doesn't really participate in Pop Music, it's difficult for me to judge a lot of this shit- I didn't like Timberlake at the time, musically. I still don't, but he hasn't really offended me either, musically-speaking.

But I will gleefully "like" anything/anyone that throws shade at that prissy little bitch. I'm still pissed at him, for leaving Janet Jackson high and dry after the Superbowl wardrobe malfunction. It's not like I'm a Janet fan, either. I just think he's a fucking bitch, for pushing all the blame onto her. That's like, a fireman leaving another fireman in a burning building, or an athlete throwing a teammate under the bus, after a tough loss.

Fuck Justin Timberlake. He's a cowardly little shit.
I didn't know there was anyone outside of Feminist-Frequency followers who were dumb enough not to immediately figure out the whole thing was an obvious publicity stunt on the part of Janet herself.

Like, nigga, look at the piercing she was wearing. Pointy, chafing, and gigantic: Why would anyone wear that thing while engaging in aerobics unless it was something they wanted to show everyone during the course of said activity? Piercings are removable. All she had to do was put one in that wasn't the size of a pint-coaster and she'd be in immesurably greater comfort for the show.

Speaking of "hasn't aged well," 80s synthesizers and production in general are tacky-sounding. Even more so than most auto-tune. It just makes the producers sound too cheap to spend money on decent instruments and session players.
 

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Sisqó, "the Thong Song."


This sort of thing was cool for all of about five minutes in the spring of 2000.
My brother loved this when we were children. I am more just in awe of it. I know there's a million just like it, but it just jars me every time I remember it.

In any case, behold:

 
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On the topic of 9/11 cash-in country songs...

Charlie Daniels
This ain't no Rag it's a Flag
This ain't no rag, it's a flag
And we don't wear it on our heads
It's a symbol of the land where the good guys live
Are you listening to what I said
You're a coward and a fool
And you broke all of the rules
And you wounded our American pride
And now we're coming with a gun
And we know you're gonna run
But you can't find no place to hide
We're gonna hunt you down like a mad dog hound
Make you pay for the lives you stole
We're all through talking and a messing around
And now it's time to rock and roll

These colors don't run and we're speaking as one
When we say united we stand
When you mess with one, you mess with us all
Every boy, girl, woman and man
You've been acting mighty rash
And talking that trash
Let me give you some advice
You can crawl back in your hole
Like a dirty little mole
But now it's time to pay the price
You might of shot us in the back
Now you have to face the fact
That the big boys' in the game
And the thunder's been crashing
And the lightning's been flashing
And now it's getting ready to rain

This is the United States of America
The land of the brave and the free
We believe in God and we believe in justice
We believe in liberty
You've been pulling our chain
We should've done something 'bout you a long time ago
But now the flag's flying high and the fur's gonna fly
And soon the whole world's gonna know

This ain't no rag, it's a flag
Old Glory red, white and blue
The stars and the stripes when it comes to a fight
We can do what we have to do
Our people stand proud
The American crowd is faithful, and loyal and tough
We're good as the best and better than the rest
And you're gonna find out soon enough
When you look up in the sky
And you see the eagle fly
You better know he's a heading your way
'Cause this ain't no rag it's a flag
And it stands for the USA
USA
USA
USA
USA

[Instrumental]

When you look up in the sky
And you see the eagle fly
You better know he's a heading your way
'Cause this ain't no rag it's a flag
And it stands for the USA
(child recites, while band chants USA, USA)
I pledge allegiance, to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic, for which it stands
One Nation, under God, indivisible
With liberty and justice for all)...

And:
Clint Black
I raq and Roll
(Seems to have been completely nuked from youtube and the internet. Damn.)
You can wave your signs in protest against America takin' stands.
The stands America's takin' are the reason that you can.
If everyone would go for peace, there'd be no need for war,
But we can't ignore the devil; he'll keep comin' back for more.

Some see this in black and white; others only grey.
We're not beggin' for a fight, no matter what they say.
We have a resolution that should put 'em all to shame.
It's a...a different kind of deadline when I'm called in the game.

I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll.
I'm back, an' I'm a high-tech GI Joe.
I pray for peace, prepare for war,
And I never will forgive.
There's no price too high for freedom,
So be careful where you tread.

Now this terror isn't man to man; they can be no more than cowards.
They won't show us their weapons: we might have to show them ours.
Now it might be a smart-bomb; they find stupid people too.
If you stand with the likes of Saddam, one just might find you.

I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll.
I'm back, an' I'm a high-tech GI Joe.
I got infra-red, I got GPS,
I got that good old-fashioned lead.
There's no price too high for freedom,
So be careful where you tread.

Now, you can come along, or you can stay behind,
An' you can get out of the way.
But our troops take out the garbage,
For the good ol' U.S.A.

I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (In the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (Talkin' 'bout the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (In the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (Talkin' 'bout the U.S.A.)
I rock, I rack 'em up an' I roll. (In the U.S.A.)

Not sure if it still exists, but my local rock station would play a version of Metallica's "Don't Tread on Me" with parts of Bush's Iraq invasion speech spliced in. They played it a lot, and it was cringy as hell even then.
 

Tehshigelisok

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I remember the Charlie Daniels song, but I had never heard that Clint Black one. And from those hideous lyrics, I don't think I want to. It was a promotional single never put on an album, so I can understand why it's so hard to find.

Granted, the Gulf War gave us some pretty cringeworthy country songs too, like Eddie Rabbitt's "American Boy"...


...or especially Hank Williams, Jr.'s "Don't Give Us a Reason".

 
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Can't forget Hank Jr's "comeback song" of 2011 either
I heard that on the radio at work and couldn't believe they'd play such garbage. It's basically him chimping the fuck out over Obama, ESPN, and Fox News, and it's all kinds of delusional, and just really lazy. And it doesn't age well because there's nothing timeless at all about it. Also he apparently stole it from his daughter and just changed the words. Speaking of the words:
I'll keep my freedom
I'll keep my guns
Try to keep my money
And my religion too

Try to keep on workin'
Try to keep on smilin'
I will keep my Christian name
And y'all can keep the change

I'll keep my heroes
Pictures on the wall
I'll keep my family safe
You bluff when I call
I'm gonna keep my big V8
Keep my friends the same
Keep the government outta my business
And y'all can keep the change

This country's sure as hell been goin' down the drain
We know what we need
We know who to blame
United Socialist States of America
How do you like that name?
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change

So FOX and friends
Wanna put me down
Ask for my opinion
Then twist it all around
Supposed to be talkin' about my father's new CD
Well two can play that "Gotcha Game" just wait and see
Don't tread on me

This country's sure as hell been goin' down the drain
We know what we need
We know who to blame
United Socialist States of America
Don't ya just love that name?
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change

I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change

Yeah, you can keep FOX and friends and ESPN outta your homes too
'Cause Bocephus and all his rowdy friends and his song is outta there!

Yessir!
Wow
 

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Green Day has my vote. But honestly, I can't really say if that's because the band genuinely doesn't fit anymore of if my personal embarrassment over being such a goddamn fan girl around age 12. Seriously, even the songs I objectively still like I can't listen to.

That Smile dk song Butterfly is popular in cheap Chinese toys. You know those plastic toy cell phones and ipods they sell in dollar stores. The sound chip 99.5% of the time is the same one with 3 different voices: a dog barking, a woman asking 'May I help you?' and a fast clip of Butterfly, usually horribly distorted.
 

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I think I can safely say that most 80s songs are outdated and haven't aged particularly well.
I actually kind of like the first, gets kind of haunting near the end. But I'd be willing to argue almost everything Chicago's ever done hasn't aged well. Even when they didn't suck.

I never exactly liked the instrumentation on this one, especially towards the end where it just feels so off key it hurts. And the older it gets, the more grating it sounds.
 
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