seen & heard: gaga and elton at the grammys

One word: Wow!

Does that really count as a word? I don’t care. Wow. WOW.

…Wow.

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heard: songs of two oh oh nine

 

Here are some of my favourite tunes of 2009.

My Favourites are at the bottom of the list as i plan to eventually form it into some sort of “Top Whatever” list.

I decided to only choose one song from each band… stupid rule.

Let me know of any suggestions.

 

 

THE XX – Crystallised

MUSE – Undisclosed Desires

PETER BJORN & JOHN – Nothing To Worry About

YEASAYER – Ambling Alp

LA ROUX – Bulletproof

THE DECEMBERISTS – The Rake’s Song

MATT & KIM – Daylight

BEACH HOUSE – Norway

DIRTY PROJECTORS – Stillness Is The Move

BON IVER – Blood Bank

JAY-Z – Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)

LADY GAGA – Paparazzi

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Cousins

COMIC SANS – Severus

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – Little Bribes

BAT FOR LASHES – Sleep Alone

THE ANTLERS – Bear

THE DEAD WEATHER – Treat Me Like Your Mother

TEMPER TRAP – Sweet Disposition

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE – Cosmic Love

MUMFORD & SONS – Little Lion Man

FEVER RAY – When I Grow Up

BEN KWELLER – Gypsy Rose

PASSION PIT – Sleepyhead

PHOENIX – Lisztomania

C.O & THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND – Big Black Nothing

YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Little Shadow

MATISYAHU – We Will Walk

PATRICK WOLF – The Bachelor

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – My Girls

LISA MITCHELL –Valium

heard: top 6 songs i wish i never heard

 

Inspired by Channel V’s Top Ten Epic Fail Countdown.

(Note: I have taken all songs by Nickelback out of the running as i didn’t want this to be too predictable. They all sound the same anyway, so there would really be no point.)

6. Chris Cornell – Part of Me

What’s this i hear you say? Since when did Chris Cornell of Audioslave go solo? 

Well his solo career, and i use that term lightly, went from 1999 to 2000. Yes that’s right, a whole year. So you can kind of tell this song is going to be good *cough*. The song Part of Me is a tres horrible mix of RnB and absolute hideousness and the film clip makes him look like a spanish pedophile. Enough said.

Lyrics sample:

That bitch ain’t a part of me
No, that bitch ain’t a part of me
I said no, that bitch ain’t a part of me
No, that bitch ain’t a part of me etc. etc.

 

5. Marilyn Manson – Heart Shaped Glasses

Dear Mr. Manson.

I know having sex with a could-be minor (then-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood) whilst blood drips on to you from an unknown source on the ceiling may seem like a cool/hardcore style video which your fans love, but really, i mean.. really… 

Also, the threats you make in this song are totally lame… Who the fuck cares if you break my heart-shaped glasses? I’ll just go and buy a new pair from Cotton On for $12.95. What happened to the blood and gore you used to go with? You’ve gone soft Manson! Soft!

Regards, Kiki

Usually i enjoy what Marylin Manson has to offer, but this song is just annoying.

Lyrics sample:

Don’t break, don’t break my heart. And I won’t break your heart-shaped glasses.

 

 

4. Kid Courageous – Is She Really Going Out With Him?

 If you haven’t witnessed this song, don’t. Just don’t. Releasing a cover as a single is a bit much guys, but getting Bec Cartwright to ‘star’ in your film clip sporting really bad make-up took it a little too far. You crossed the line into the magical land of fail. But, to be fair, you were hovering dangerously close from the beginning.

Lyrics sample:

I put my hat on backwards, kid myself.
I look really cool!

 

 

3. Lee Harding – Wasabi

Or should i say.. WASAAABBBIIII!!!! Either way this song sounds like a cat being raped. I feel a little bad for adding a second Aussie to the list,  but this is just unforgivable. Lee started out on Australian Idol as a complete knob, and then progressed to a record deal where he was promoted to twat, and later, supreme douche bag. 

 The film clip features a creepy store mannequin and Mr Harding prancing around looking like his hair had an orgy with a bunch of Stabilo Boss highlighters. Another highlight (no pun intended) being the worlds worst attempt at stop motion ever. Ever!

Props to his song writing skills though, where he managed to rhyme. Wasabi.. Barbie… Tsunami.. Army.. Ferrari.. Armani… Paris..

Lyrics Sample: 

She’s organic, Vegan
Eats tofu, no bacon

 

 

2. Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out?

Oh. Dear. Lord. Shoot. Me. Now.

Lyrics sample:

Me and my white short shorts
And I can’t seek a lot, any canine will do
I’m figurin’ that’s why they call me faithful
‘Cause I’m the man of the land

 

 

1. Axel F – Crazy Frog

Q. What do you get when you mix an ugly frog with bad dental and visible penis with the worlds most annoying song?

A. Epic Fail.

In all seriousness, I can not comprehend how this song made it to the top of any charts, anywhere, ever. What the fuck is wrong with humanity?! It’s a fucking ringtone!! And how can one not be disturbed by prominent cartoon frog penis… really.

Lyrics sample:

Ring ding ding ding ding
A Ring Ding Ding Dingdemgdemg
A ring ding ding ding ding
a Bram ba am baba weeeeeee