Annoying songs

Annoying songs I have had going around in my brain recently:

  • Roger Voudouris: Get used to it — he of the red pullover and hair blowing in the wind. Is there any more frightening sight?
  • Billy Joel: For the Longest Time — hangover from that night at the cinema when they were playing his greatest hits? Will this be circulating in my mind for the longest time?
  • Cold Chisel: My baby
  • Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane — possibly triggered by Marita’s imminent holiday to Europe, and casting me back to 20 years ago in Year 8 when a latter-day hippy with a guitar disguised as a teacher had us all in the classroom singing various aging easy-listening songs to badly mistyped lyrics: Oh babe I hate to do

Hmm. That’s all. For now.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “Annoying songs”

No Fair! I’ve been reading your diary, coz I like seeing what other people think. Anyhoo, I followed the Roger Voudouris link as I have no idea who he is and I’m blasted with music! Help! I’m at work and now everybody knows I’m not working :(

I take great delight in sharing the song in my head when somebody else mutters “I can’t get this stupid song out of my head!” I like to share the stupid songs in my head. If I happen to have no particular song in my head, then I just start humming the theme to Indiana Jones …
Give me a call should you ever need a new stupid song!

Oops. I didn’t know it had that. For future reference, turn off audio. In Internet Explorer, Tools / Options / Advanced / Multimedia / Play sounds in web pages.

Sounds in web pages are evil, IMHO…

I only know Roger Voudouris from The Late Show, I think it was Tommy G’s line “With his hauntingly non-prophetic lyrics, ‘Get used to it, ’cause I’ll be around'”

Maybe you had to be there.

A friend made me a cd called “Hits from Hell”, which introduced me to some fascinatingly bad music I had previously been unaware of. “You’re having my baby, what a wonderful way of showing how much you love me.”

Hey, don’t knock Roger.. he’s an under rated musical genius. Sadly I’m able to remember his Countdown appearance — that 70s disco hair blowing in the wind machine.

For a few days last month I kept singing “Silver Bells”, the Xmas carol. It was in the middle of July !

“I’ve Never Been To Me” came on the radio yesterday (my wife found an odd station) and she said “Hey, this sounds nice…” I told her it was the classic “ultra-girly crappy song” back in Australia, and she soon agreed :)

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