The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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:

Side A:
  1. Debby Boone, "You Light Up My Life"
  2. Michael Jackson, "She’s Out of My Life"
  3. Dan Hill, "Sometimes When We Touch"
  4. James Blunt, "You’re Beautiful"
  5. Bread, "If"
  6. Chicago, "You’re the Inspiration"
  7. Dan Fogelberg, "Longer"
  8. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Our House"

Side B:

  1. Lionel Richie, "Hello"
  2. Loggins & Messina, "Danny’s Song"
  3. ’N SYNC, "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
  4. Captain & Tennille, "Muskrat Love"
  5. Stevie Wonder, "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
  6. Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"
  7. Air Supply, "All Out of Love"
  8. 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!

Posted by: Chase at 10:02 AM on 25 July 2006

Certainly "The Dangling Conversation" is far wussier than "Scarborough Fair."

Posted by: CGHill at 11:36 AM on 25 July 2006

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.

Posted by: LilRed at 1:28 PM on 25 July 2006

Our lives are bordered with superficial songs.

Posted by: Jay at 1:37 PM on 25 July 2006

Doesn't that just Frost you?

Posted by: CGHill at 1:42 PM on 25 July 2006