30-Day Song Challenge, Day Two - Your Least Favorite Song
I guess by "least favorite song", Song Challenge means a song that I loathe, hate and detest with a fiery passion. A song that I would rather crawl across broken glass while being hosed down with sewage than ever hear again. A song that is so vile, nauseating, and insanely off-putting that I am personally offended by the thought that anyone else could dare to like it.
Well, folks, there is such a song for me. And you might guess that this song must be about killing animals or eating babies or burning down houses with people inside, but it's not. You might think that this song has a lot of screaming or growling instead of singing, which can be rather tiresome, but it doesn't. You might conclude, then, that this song is in a style of music that I find objectionable or that I do not care for. In fact, it isn't.
The song that I hate more than I've hated any other song in my life, is "Celebration", by Kool and the Gang.
Why, that's a cute song, you say. A happy song. A song that makes you sing and dance and smile. A party song! Oh, yes. It is. It's all that, except it doesn't work its happy magic on me. You see, at one point in my life, I found this song as inoffensive and catchy as everyone else on the planet apparently does, but that was before I worked in the Banquets department of the Marriott for eight years, during which time I heard the song at Christmas parties, anniversary parties, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, class reunions, family reunions, awards banquets and freaking SALES MEETINGS. I heard that song THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN THOUSAND TIMES.
I HATE that song. I want to kill Kool and the whole Gang. I want to kill their families and all their friends. I especially want to kill all the DJs who keep that friggin' song in their collections and PLAY IT without even being ASKED to. If there was one thing the CIA could home in on as the perfect, leave-no-scars-but-the-mental-ones torture to get hardened terrorists to scream out every secret plan they ever hatched and the contact information for every other terrorist they ever met, it would be the repeated, incessant playing of "Celebration", because I would rather be WATER-BOARDED than hear that freaking song again.
The crazy part is, I really like Kool and the Gang. They've had some great songs. But I still want to kick every one of them in the butt. Twice.
Once again the image "wizard" won't let me load a picture, so if you want to warn Kool and the Gang about the impending butt-kicking, go here to see them: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:K%26G.DSC_0110.5_19_12_(7235600092).jpg
For less controversy, click here to read about my favorite song! http://personapaper.com/article/24896-30-day-song-challenge-day-one---your-favorite-song
Image Credit » commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:K%26G.DSC_0110.5_19_12_(7235600092).jpg
maxeen wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:46 PM
I can match your feelings with "New York,New York" F.Sinatra---sorry 'bout that,Don't mean the place, but I think it is so cheesy.....a song..
Ellis wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:01 PM
After you with the water-board please....good choice...
nbaquero wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:20 PM
AliCanary I don't particularly hate any song to that level, but I dislike all those songs where the lyrics are just one line repeated 100 times....
The link to the pictures doesn't work because the site add a " http :// personapaper . com / article / " in front of the original link from Wikimedia commons. Alerting &eliticodex
nbaquero wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:55 PM
AliCanary you know you missed being the author of post 25,000th by a mere 6 minutes?1
GemOfAGirl wrote on February 24, 2015, 11:57 PM
"If there was one thing the CIA could home in on as the perfect, leave-no-scars-but-the-mental-ones torture to get hardened terrorists to scream out every secret plan they ever hatched and the contact information for every other terrorist they ever met, it would be the repeated, incessant playing of 'Celebration'."
LOL - And for years, I thought that it should be the "Pina Colada Song"!
Coffee wrote on February 25, 2015, 4:04 AM
Oh come on now, tell us what you really think about it!
CoralLevang wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:47 AM
Oh, my. I forgot about that one! *laughs* Having been a musician/singer in bands in the Navy and doing gigs with bands for weddings, etc., I might have been the one singing it in those banquet halls. *GAG* But I still think that my Day 2 beats yours out. LOL You'll have to watch the video.
AliCanary wrote on February 25, 2015, 12:43 PM
And who is the lucky poster?
nbaquero wrote on February 25, 2015, 12:45 PM
Ha Ha you are funny...you need to read my post
FourWalls wrote on February 25, 2015, 3:49 PM
Calm down, put on "Joanna" (the best Kool & the Gang song in my opinion), and just forget this song exists. And, whatever you do, watch any championship game of a sporting event with the mute button on, because inevitably they will play "Celebration" when the team celebrates their victory.
Feisty56 wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:44 PM
Okay...someone will have to work really, really hard to convince me they dislike any song more than you do that unmentionable title. I see you have quite a flair for avenging this troublesome song -- might you have some awesome drama/spy thrillers in you just waiting to be written?
allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:21 PM
You actually kept count of how many times you've listened to this song? LOL! I love the song and would pick listening to it over and over and over again rather than get water-boarded.
alexdg1 wrote on March 9, 2015, 1:22 PM
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that you definitely would not mind if every CD/vinyl/cassette/digital file of this song were to vanish from the Earth.
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 7:54 PM
I concur! I don't know why that song has had such staying power--it IS cheesy. He had much better songs. I guess it just got adopted as a theme, so...
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 7:56 PM
I suspect we aren't the only ones who would like to see the back of this song!
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:18 PM
Oh yes, that is very tiresome, too! Fortunately, it was just a matter of clearing my browser cache, and everything started working fine.
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:20 PM
Well, that's another good call, I must say. If one of the Song Challenge days was "the most insipid song" or "the most overrated song", that would be a strong contender!
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:21 PM
I probably could have exercised less restraint, but I didn't want to run screaming into the streets
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:24 PM
Oh, you perpetrator, you.
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:32 PM
I do like "Joanna"--and really, almost all their OTHER songs...1
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:35 PM
I do like the thriller genre--maybe I will have someone get tortured by listening to this awful, horrible, terribad song.
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 8:36 PM
Well, that might be an exaggeration...
AliCanary wrote on March 9, 2015, 9:07 PM
Got it in one, Sir!1
alexdg1 wrote on March 9, 2015, 9:20 PM
I'm not fond of this song, either. Don't hate it, mind you....but I would not mind if every trace of it vanished.