I Got the Music in Me

First of all, Hulk went to visit Faithful Reader Joann last night.

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How do you think that went?

Also, somehow last night on Facebook, where I spend entirely too much time even when I HAVE 900 PAGES LEFT to proofread, I got on the topic of my least-favorite song. And really, when I say I got on the topic, I did. I was kind of chatting with my own self. On Facebook. Who is the patheticest person alive? I mean, other than drunk Hulk up there.

For me it's I Got the Music in Me. I wish I could express to you how much I abhor that song. It makes me angry, that song. Because it is so terrible. Remember when Julie on —

Oh, crap. WHAT WAS THAT SHOW? With Valerie Bertinelli when she was cute. And annoying Bonnie Franklin being all pert. Oh for the love of all that is holy. WHAT IS IT CALLED?

ONE DAY AT A TIME! Oh, thank God. I was all, I know it's a stupid slogan. A Stitch in Time? The Facts of Life? Don't Breathe Under Water? Thank heavens and St. Joseph and all the children's aspirin I thought of it.

Of course I could've just Googled it.

Anyway. At one point Julie, aka Mackenzie Phillips, joined a band and sang I Got the Music in Me. I think I was about 10 and I was all, I want to slap myself with a concrete block. Please stop singing that song.

What about you? What song do you hate the most and why? Marvin was sure to stampede to the radio dial, because apparently I was married to him in 1971 with my radio dial, whenever Hotel California came on. Now when it comes on I listen to the whole thing even though I don't really like that song so much.

Mature.

Okay, so tell me yours. And tell me why you hate it. I may have asked y'all this before but people come and go so quickly here. I hope the person who wrote I Got the Music in Me hasn't arrived.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

250 thoughts on “I Got the Music in Me”

  1. Fay (don't get me STARTED on the intentional weird spellings. Only Prince should do that, because he is funky.) says:

    Oh, are we talking about bad grammar in songs now? “Homeward Bound,” by Simon and Garfunkel, whom I love. But “I wish I WAS, homeward bound” drives me insane. I have been known to sing WERE at the top of my lungs.
    Also Shania Twain’s “From This Moment,” because not only is it the least feminist song on the planet next to anything by Gloria Estefan, she also BREATHES in the middle of a WORD. While singing. A song. That is just wrong!

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  2. Fay (don't get me STARTED on the intentional weird spellings. Only Prince should do that, because he is funky.) says:

    Oh, are we talking about bad grammar in songs now? “Homeward Bound,” by Simon and Garfunkel, whom I love. But “I wish I WAS, homeward bound” drives me insane. I have been known to sing WERE at the top of my lungs.
    Also Shania Twain’s “From This Moment,” because not only is it the least feminist song on the planet next to anything by Gloria Estefan, she also BREATHES in the middle of a WORD. While singing. A song. That is just wrong!

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  3. Fay (don't get me STARTED on the intentional weird spellings. Only Prince should do that, because he is funky.) says:

    Oh, are we talking about bad grammar in songs now? “Homeward Bound,” by Simon and Garfunkel, whom I love. But “I wish I WAS, homeward bound” drives me insane. I have been known to sing WERE at the top of my lungs.
    Also Shania Twain’s “From This Moment,” because not only is it the least feminist song on the planet next to anything by Gloria Estefan, she also BREATHES in the middle of a WORD. While singing. A song. That is just wrong!

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  4. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought it is I was (singular) or they were (plural).

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  5. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought it is I was (singular) or they were (plural).

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  6. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought it is I was (singular) or they were (plural).

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  7. Fay (if I AM wrong I'll be so relieved! I just learned somewhere it should be "were." Subjunctive something something?) says:

    Dude I could totally be wrong, it’s just a thing I learned once. I bet June will know. 🙂

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  8. Fay (if I AM wrong I'll be so relieved! I just learned somewhere it should be "were." Subjunctive something something?) says:

    Dude I could totally be wrong, it’s just a thing I learned once. I bet June will know. 🙂

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  9. Fay (if I AM wrong I'll be so relieved! I just learned somewhere it should be "were." Subjunctive something something?) says:

    Dude I could totally be wrong, it’s just a thing I learned once. I bet June will know. 🙂

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  10. OK, late to the party as usual, and read all 5 billion comments, and let me say that this song thing is a hot button issue! Some of you may want to consider some counseling or anger management classes, the hatred for some of these songs is so strong! That being said, I agree with most of your choices. There is one band that if any of their songs come on the radio I yell lalalala so I don’t have to hear one awful note, and that band is Boston. Sorry, I just hate them. More Than a Feeling, my ass.

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  11. Fay, I’ll wait with bated breath for June’s deadline so she can answer this pressing question.

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  12. Fay, I’ll wait with bated breath for June’s deadline so she can answer this pressing question.

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  13. Fay, I’ll wait with bated breath for June’s deadline so she can answer this pressing question.

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  14. Right, Sadie? It’s not like she has a ton of work to do or — oh, wait. Carp!

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  15. That stupid song about the two would-be adulterers. The Pina Colada Song. It makes me think of tacky rattan furniture, porn ‘staches, and Larry from Three’s Company.

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  16. Tacky rattan furniture and the Pina Colada song…oh so true.
    If the …friend Bobby Sherman comment wasn’t from D of C, curious as to who was the author. Hmmmmm.

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  17. Fay and Sadie, it might be a day or two, or maybe never to get and answer to the question.
    By the way, Hulk has to be taller than 6’2″!

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  18. Jimmy Buffayyyyyyy……Let’s Get Drunk and Screw…….really ? You had to have a song and that’s the best you could come up with… the only way you will be with me if you are sh*tfaced? No, thanks….grates on my last nerve.

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  19. This is kind of tough to admit….but I hate Nicki Minaj and those little girls who rap her songs on Ellen.
    I feel better now that I’ve gotten that off my chest.

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  20. Very late to this party! I used to sing with a band and if I ever have to sing or hear “Love Lift Me Up Where We Belong” or “The Rose” again, I will poke my eardrums out.
    And….Bonnie Franklin, WORST actress ever! She needed to be slapped with someone’s liver, oh she bugs!

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  21. Well this hasn’t been an annoying way to start my day at all. I have many songs to loop through my head at work now.
    The only song that makes me actually feel like there’s a mini farmer raking at the inside of my skull is the YMCA. A combination of school discos and British weddings made me dislike it. The tipping point came when I went to Turkey and it was played for tourists every 3rd or 4th song and people screeeeeech along with it.
    Seriously. WHAT IS THE APPEAL?

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  22. Jimmy Buffet is kind of a lifestyle thing. More entertainer than artist.
    However, in a strange twist, I believe he wrote “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw” under the pseudonym Marvin Gardens. The circle is complete.

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  23. Yeah, its were. If you are talking about something you want to have happened but it has not, you say were. And whenever people throw in an explanation like subjunctive, I find myself more baffled than ever. I realize I have an English degree and over 15 years as a proofreader. Doesnt matter. Start saying, Object of the predicate and I drift off.

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  24. Would that June were here last night to answer this burning question. I did not sleep a wink. Wished I were smarter.

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  25. Morning margarita! My morning cocktail is a blend of Starbucks’ Pike Place Roast and their Morning Joe. Yum.

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  26. I’m late to the party too.
    Anyway, worst song ever is Heart’s “All I Wanna Do”. It’s enough to make me run screaming from the room. Or car. Hate. Hate. Hate.

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  27. I am a day late and a dollar,short, BUT, since I have now read the comments and every godawful song known to mankind is now going through my head, I have to add I hate that damn- I sailed away to China, in a little old boat to find ya, you said you had to get your laundry cleaned- song.

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  28. June, thank you for setting me straight on the was/were thing. Is this crazy little song from my childhood also wrong?
    I wish I was a apple hangin’ in a tree
    And everytime my sweetheart passed
    She’d take a bite off me

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  29. June, thank you for setting me straight on the was/were thing. Is this crazy little song from my childhood also wrong?
    I wish I was a apple hangin’ in a tree
    And everytime my sweetheart passed
    She’d take a bite off me

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  30. June, thank you for setting me straight on the was/were thing. Is this crazy little song from my childhood also wrong?
    I wish I was a apple hangin’ in a tree
    And everytime my sweetheart passed
    She’d take a bite off me

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  31. The Pina Colada Song! Oh, isn’t it hilarious how we were both trying to screw around and ended up meeting! How cute! yeccchhhhh. And anything by The Poppy Family and The Carpenters. I start to slide into a diabetic coma.

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  32. Late joining in, but happy to see no one has mentioned the song I hate more than anything: “Killing me softly.” Really? He’s killing me softly with his song??

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  33. D of C, my daughter dated a member of The Dead Kennedys for over a year. He was a very nice person. No drugs, kind, thoughtful, etc.

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  34. Lots of us are late. That’s okay, though, right?
    I hate, Hate, HATE the Big Black Horse and the Cherry Tree song. Oooh, oooh, oooh.
    Ugh, ugh, ugh.

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  35. Run Joey Run. I couldn’t believe they did it on Glee.


    I have a camp song I can’t stand as well. Kum Baya. It makes me want to pull my eardrums out with a fork.

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  36. Met Bobby Sherman in the 90’s, he was surprisingly handsome and super nice. Didja know he volunteers with local police depts in whatever community he is living in?

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  37. I’m completely late, but want to add my loathed songs to the list.
    Christmas: Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas. It’s about breaking up with her boyfriend, NOT about Christmas, yet the radio stations here play it every year because the word Christmas is in the title. Smart ones, they are.
    Faith Hill’s song Breathe. The line about I can feel you breathe, it’s washing over me… I know it’s supposed to be so sweet and romantical and all – but yuck.

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  38. Susanne in Georgia, whose husband sang that stupid song all seven times I was pregnant, just to get my goat. He got a lot more than that, let me tell you. says:

    Didn’t read the comments yet, so don’t know if anybody voted for mine. There are two that I absolutely hate: MacArthur Park (“Some one left my cake out in the rain…”) and One Less Bell to Answer. One less egg to fry. Gah!!
    Either they broke up with each other, or need to get together. I can’t figure out which.
    Oh, and also? Having My Baby. Blech.

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  39. “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith. I mean, seriously?! It sounds like he wrote it while he was drunk and sang it while he was drunk. And it makes no sense whatsoever!! That song. HATE!
    Also, not fond of “I Want to Check You For Ticks” by Brad Paisley. UGH! Really?! Brad put out some awesome tunes, but he lost me when he came up with that one. Check you for ticks. AS IF!! Because nothing spells love and romance like checking someone for ticks!!!!

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