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4 Nov 2005

Random Musical Notes.

Written by sally @ 8:16 am — Section: sally

I was reading in the new Smithsonian (I love that magazine!) that 35 years ago, Simon and Garfunkel and the Carpenters swept the Grammys. Now I know why I have that empty feeling: I was born too late.

In other news, I was driving home the other night listening to some truly wretched songs, like Rick Astley’s never-gonna-give-never-gonna-give-give-you-up and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” which I have determined is up there in the top 5 worst songs ever. (Number 1: “Ghostbusters.”) First of all, the music sounds exactly like it came from the Grease 2 soundtrack, namely the bowling alley song, “Score Tonight.” (Note: I have the Grease 2 soundtrack on vinyl and cd, so I should know. My record used to skip during the part where Johnny Nogorelli — Adrian Zmed! — slides down the bowling lane and screams aaaaaaaaaaah ah ah ah! and my friend Christi Edwards and I used to prank call people and let Johnny go aaaaaaaaaaaaah ah ah ah! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ah ah ah! over and over. Good times.)

Secondly, the lyrics of “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” are crap. The song’s synopsis can be summed up thusly: You are such a slut! That’s hot! Wanna screw? And the line about the lipstick case makes me tear my hair out, because of course women don’t wear belts to cut notches in. Of course Pat Benetar must use her lipstick case — she’s a girl! — to indicate the number of sexual conquests she’s had. Unless the line is meant to be ironic and/or faux patronizing, in which case it is kind of okay.

The end.

3 Responses to “Random Musical Notes.”

  1. Frenchie said:

    Hit me with your best shot — okay, not her best work. But Heartbreaker kicks ass.

  2. gorjus said:

    But not as much as “Shadows in the Night,” which is THEE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME.

    Sally, I heard a Carpenters song on the radio yesterday and thought of you. Briefly, as I quickly changed it.

  3. Lonster said:

    I’m probably the only person who gets goosebumps from listening to the Carpenters…..and Slayer both.