Friday Happy Hour–Good Songs Bad Jukebox Selections

Posted: January 6, 2012 in Bad song duels, FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR

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There you are at the bar soaking up the end of the work week vibe. Everything is about release and getting away from the man and kicking back.

Springsteen’s Thunder Road beckons everyone to “Pull outta here to win!” Johnny Paycheck is telling his boss to “Take this job and shove it!” or the  Weather Girls are letting us know that the forecast is calling for a heavy percepitation of men.

You may like or hate these selections but they jazz everyone up.

What about about good songs that kill a party atom0sphere–is that possible?

You bet.

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Hey, country rock has its place but how about a little “Gimme Three Steps” or “Tush” or something. FB goes on forever at a mind numbing pace and it encourages drunk tuneless people to sing along. Jut bad.

God Only Knows by the Beach Boys

Sweet beautiful harmony is not what we need. “Little Deuce Coupe” “Good Vibrations” or “California Girls” maybe but “God Only” knows is just way too mellow.

When Dove’s Cry by Prince

No, not now. “Little Red Corvette” or “1999” but no to doves.

Sorry Neil, you're done.

I’m On Fire by Bruce Springsteen

This is a fine song if you’re deperate and having to take long lonely walks in the rain. It sucks to drink to.

It Was A Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra

It’s been a long time since the chairman was 17. Let’s keep with “The Summer Wind,” “My Way” or “New York New York”

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

I used to love this song. Now it’s been co-opted by Red Sox Nation. Those assholes can ruin anything.

Alright–that’s what I got. What would you add?

Check out other Friday Happy Hour posts and Bad Song Duels for more of my idiotic opinions.

  1. Nat says:

    Love this, making me laugh early in the morning. Can we add Cracklin Rosie to the list, not sure if the title is correct but when I worked at Ralph’s a busboy would play this every stinking shift I worked. Hated it! And please no Wind Beneath my Wings either. Come on people!

  2. Angelo says:

    So good. So good. So good. Go Sox!

  3. xavier cugat says:

    xavier cugat…

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