Friday, October 16, 2009

OSF: You Hate the Song But Sing Along

This week's theme for Old School Friday is "Songs I Detest...But Know Every Word To!!!" My choice is "Careless Whisper" by George Michael. I know a lot of people went mad for this song, but for me it was only a few bars short of nails across a chalkboard.

I used to cringe whenever this song came on. The line "Guilty feet have got no rhythm" always bugged me. I felt the lyrics were forced, poorly crafted, but the song stayed on the radio when it was out in 1984, a huge hit that I found myself humming and later caught myself singing along. I spent time analyzing whether it was just a bad song or my quirkiness. Something between the words and music never set well with me. And I love sax music, so ... it's weird that I shivered while this song climbed the charts.

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le0pard13 said...

This is one of the most baffling songs in music history, IMO. I think you found yourself humming/singing along (me, too) because it was played almost continuously as it climbed the charts. We couldn't help it. And speaking about charts, take a gander at Wikipedia's page for this song. All those #1's, and even an #8 in U.S. Hot R&B/Hip Hop Song! I still to this day don't know what people were thinking with regard to this song. Thanks, Nordette [I think ;-)]

PPR_Scribe said...

LOL! It is almost as if the song is an SNL send-up or something. He is just so earnest singing those ridiculous lyrics.

Happy OSF and have a great weekend!

le0pard13 said...

Nordette, I hope you don't mind, but I bestowed a well deserved award upon you. My thanks for all that you do.