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Songs that are ruined by annoying or stupid parts or solos

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Fredrik E. Nilsen, May 19, 2018.

  1. So, you're listening to a good song. Then suddenly, there's a part or solo or something that ruins it. You just can't stand it and have to turn it off. To me, "What's going on" is a good example. Everything is fine until Marvin Gaye starts with the "ai-ai-ai"-thing on the Amin part. It makes me want to throw my headset in the river.
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
  2. crlujan


    Jul 26, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    For me, it can be vocals in general. Some band is so grooving hard. “Oh, this song is bangin’!” Then, the singer comes in and I can’t skip fast enough. But, I’m a bigger fan of instrumental music in general. Give me Willie Mitchell or Booker T. & The MGs anyday.
  3. So many rap breaks on rock songs in the 90s! Yeesh.
    TH63, rd2rk, ONYX and 17 others like this.
  4. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    Jack relax.....
  5. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    Almost all parts when the singer sings in Styx...
  6. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017

    Sittin' on the dock of the bay,
    Throwin' my headphones away...
  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    The sign of the true master is knowing when to say “It’s finished.” and then stop. Just stop.
  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i'm with the OP's perspective that many tunes can nose dive at certain junctures (often a bridge, IME). "what's goin' on" is such a classic that i think i've just accepted it for what it is, but i take the point.
  9. Who knew that Lewis Carroll had good advice for modern music?

    Lewis Carroll — 'Begin at the beginning, the King said, very gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'
  10. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Long drum solos in the middle of what's otherwise an absolute banger. :dead:

  11. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    Drum solos period, period.
    Kijuer, Rattfink, retslock and 9 others like this.
  12. Pirate Captain

    Pirate Captain Elitist Jazz Snob ********

    Dec 22, 2016
    Upstate, NY USA
    PeterH, ICM, getbent and 14 others like this.
  13. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    Most Rush songs. I’m a fan until the singing begins. I also hate 80’s saxophone solos.
  14. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Something George Lucas never learned with Episodes IV, V and VI. He was always monkeying with them until the day he sold his company.
  15. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    You know how that guy in The Roots on Fallon's show starts with the "Hey!" and the "Huh!" and alla that? I hafta hit "mute". Phenomenal band, tho'.
    BigNotes likes this.
  16. JeezyMcNuggles


    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Audioslave. Tom kills the feel in quite a few of their songs with his "solos."
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Everything is good up til about 0:11

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  18. JeezyMcNuggles


    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Yeah dude, drum solos are for the end of the song. Then everybody finishes together, or does one last chorus run. That's about it. unless you opt to start off with a drum solo? That could work.
    Quantized Harmonic and HolmeBass like this.
  19. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    I think some producers have a mindset that every song needs a "bridge" !
    well, turns out not every song needs a bridge, and many songs have been ruined with bridges that sound forced, unnatural and labored.
  20. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I’ve been in three very good original projects over the past 30 years. My number one mantra (generally ignored)...EVERY SONG DOESN'T NEED A SOLO. Apologies for raising my voice, I feel strongly about this. As an aside, my current band is going through guitarist like Spinal Tap did drummers. That means 90+% of the material was written by the singer, keyboard and bass. Guess what? Less solos. /end rant
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