Show Me Your 'Worst' Lists
It’s hard to offend people when you tell them what you like, but try telling them what you dislike and see how quick they are to respond.
When I walk in the morning, I usually play SongPop on my iPhone. Someone sent me a playlist recently called “Worst '80s Songs.” Worst is a matter of taste, of course, but somebody behind the scenes at SongPop came up with a list and I was stunned to see that “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor was on it.
How is that even possible?
“Eye of the Tiger” is one of the most motivating songs of all time.
AskMen.com took a poll of its readers and the song was voted the best workout song, ever. Muscle & Fitness readers also named it the number one workout song, ever. The Telegraph named it the third best workout song, saying it is a “power-chord behemoth – probably the finest rock pep talk ever committed to tape.”
How can a person not like “Eye of the Tiger”? Come on!
See how passionate I get when someone refers to something I love as one of the worst?
At the risk of having you throw vegetables thrown at me – by the way, I recently heard about a Russian composer named Igor Stavinsky who caused a riot at a ballet in 1913, apparently because his music was dissonant and jarring and contained no melody, which led to patrons throwing vegetables at the musicians onstage, and that made me wonder whether people really brought vegetables to the theater a hundred years ago just in case the performance was offensive, but that’s a rabbit trail – here are some items on my worst lists:
Also, summer is the worst season – by far. The heat and bugs are just too much. Give me a 48-degree fall day and I’m a happy man.
If you brought vegetables to my website just in case I ticked you off, go ahead and start hurling them now. Once you are done, read the next paragraph.
You can learn a lot about a person by listening to what he or she deems to be the worst. A story lurks behind every worst, if you’ll take the time to ask – and as a person lets his or her guard down to explain, you might just grow closer, even if you disagree.
So what are your worsts? And what is the story behind one of them?
I remember in the '80's husband drove all over Eugene looking for Rocky 3 (I think that's it.) He wanted to use "The Eye of the Tiger" in his sermon. We did find the movie, he watched it several times before Sunday. Well, we watched all the Rocky movies several times.
6/2/2014 04:36:31 am
Great memory. "Eye of the Tiger" is from Rocky III. And your hubby wasn't the only pastor who used Rocky, or that song, in a sermon. As they used to say, it'll preach.
6/2/2014 04:27:07 am
And my worst: I agree with Dumb and Dumber. Husband, his brother Rex and our grandkids watched that stupid show so many times. I had to leave the house--too far gone for me.
6/2/2014 04:39:27 am
I couldn't even make it through Dumb and Dumber. Turned it off ten minutes into the movie. Just too ... well, dumb.
6/2/2014 11:59:03 am
Boy! This would take forever to really answer this question fully. But I will give you a few dislikes.
6/2/2014 12:06:51 pm
Have any stories to tell about why any of these groups or programs made your worst list?
6/2/2014 01:41:13 pm
Not really stories. More of a conflict with the way one lead singer (nickelback) comes across. And the fact the songs all sound the same and the content and attitude really annoys me besides the fact the music stinks, I just think Alannis sounds like a sick animal moaning like she needs to be put out her misery. Nails on the chalk board annoying voice,
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