25 July 2006
Thanks for listening to WUSS-FM
Blender picks the 25 biggest wusses musical, that is and, well, it's hard to disagree, especially since a sidebar offers the Ultimate Wuss Mix Tape, which I reproduce here:
- Debby Boone, "You Light Up My Life"
- Michael Jackson, "She’s Out of My Life"
- Dan Hill, "Sometimes When We Touch"
- James Blunt, "You’re Beautiful"
- Bread, "If"
- Chicago, "You’re the Inspiration"
- Dan Fogelberg, "Longer"
- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Our House"
- Lionel Richie, "Hello"
- Loggins & Messina, "Danny’s Song"
- ’N SYNC, "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
- Captain & Tennille, "Muskrat Love"
- Stevie Wonder, "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
- Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"
- Air Supply, "All Out of Love"
- Simon & Garfunkel, "Scarborough Fair"
Disclosure: I own nine of the sixteen songs listed. And in fairness, Debby Boone once did a decent version of "Oh No Not My Baby," the old Maxine Brown soul hit; there's no indication that she actually understood the words or anything, but the end result was eminently listenable.
(Spotted at Lip Schtick.)
Posted at 9:50 AM to Tongue and Groove
Hey, Simon & Garfunkel and CSNY shouldn't be on that list. I call foul!
Certainly "The Dangling Conversation" is far wussier than "Scarborough Fair."
First, as always, thanks for the shout-out.
Second, I am proud to report that I only own one of the songs on the wuss mix tape - that would be "Hello" by my friend Lionel.
Our lives are bordered with superficial songs.
Doesn't that just Frost you?