I like three of the songs on that list… including, incredibly, the Mariah Carey one. It’s literally the only song of hers I like, because it reminds me of a 60’s girl group tune. This does not include the one with Bieber. (I also like Sleigh Ride and Do They Know It’s Christmas.)
I gave a pass to ones I hate because they’re overplayed and not because they’re terribly bad songs… which is why I didn’t vote for the Lennon.
I voted for the Spike Jones one. Really awful.
Dishonorable mention to Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, which has the distinction of being both bad and overplayed.
I voted for the Mariah Carey one for a personal reason. When the song came out, I was working at a video arcade and we had a tape loop that played on overhead TVs that would last a month. Unfortunately that tape was 1 hour long. And even if I didn’t watch it, which I usually didn’t, I had to hear it. In December, one of the things on the tape loop was the video for All I Want For Christmas Is You.
I had to listen to that song once an hour for what I just calculated was a total of 6 2/3 days. And I didn’t really like it to begin with.
I understand your point, but that used to mean “how strong is this drink?”
It helps to hear the lyrics in the context of the 1940s, which a lot of people today are unable or unwilling to do.
It’s only in people’s more twisted minds today that it means that it’s drugged.
That’s the one I voted for - “Wonderful Christmastime”. Vacuous and terrible.
Paul wrote some excellent songs, but if you want to see a takedown of Paul at his most empty-headed, there’s a scene in the Rutles movie where the Paul-type character in the Rutles (played by Eric Idle) is composing a song at the piano, with Bianca Jagger as his wife. It’s a great scene.
Yeah, that’s part of it. Also just the message in general that if your partner’s uncomfortable with something you should just keep wearing on them until they give in.
I think the first time I heard this song was on The Muppet Show, where Miss Piggy is singing it to Rudolph Nureyev. So I guess the message there was that if an “ugly” woman hits on a handsome man, he’ll understandably do anything to get away. [sigh] Getting old and cynical about life ruins everything.
Baby It’s Cold Outside isn’t really a Christmas song anyway. It’s just that every song about snow, cold, etc. gets shanghaied as a holiday song. That, Winter Wonderland, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, O Tannenbaum…