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Songs you like by bands you don't.
« on: November 17, 2011, 08:48:06 AM »
Maybe this falls under the category of "Guilty Pleasure Music" but there are have been a few bands out there which I either loathe or otherwise am not a fan of, but which have some songs here or there that I actually dig.  Godsmack's a good example of this; I really find all their music repetative and hard to listen to, but there is at least one regular album song I like a lot and a few acoutic versions of their songs I really like too:

Godsmack - Serenity


Godsmack-Spiral (Acoustic)


So what are some songs you like by bands you don't?

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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 09:37:45 AM »
I heartily dislike Alabama and all their cheese 'n' corn, but dang derned if "Old Flame" isn't just a really good country song.  Also "Cheap Seats."
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 12:00:44 PM »
I heartily dislike Alabama and all their cheese 'n' corn, but dang derned if "Old Flame" isn't just a really good country song.  Also "Cheap Seats."

It's even more fun when it's a song from an entire genre you don't like!  Not a country fan myself, but there've been some songs here and there I don't mind too much.  The only other whole genre I tend to write off it Gospel.  The hypocrisy inherent in those groups is mind-boggling *cough* Kirk Franklin *cough*.

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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 12:24:02 PM »
To differentiate this list from guilty pleasure songs, I am only going to name songs from bands that were not one hit wonders and who I actually tried to get into at some point. 

"A Day in the Life", The Beatles.
"The Glass Prison", Dream Theater
"Joe's Garage", Frank Zappa
"Minor Swing" Mattias IA Eklundh 

All very talented artists, but their music does not click with me.
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 03:37:40 PM »
Devil Went Down to Georgia: CHarlies Daniels
Hotel California: Eagles.
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 07:56:21 PM »
do you want it to be 'bands you dislike' or just bands you 'don't like'?

e.g., I like "You Spin Me Right Round" by Dead or Alive -- but I've never heard a second song by them, so I wouldn't say I dislike them. on the other hand, I dislike most of Marc Almond's music, a few songs are ok, and I dig "Gone But Not Forgotten" and his cover "So Long the Path"
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 08:06:01 PM »
Godsmack-Spiral (Acoustic)


see if you like this.
(only song by this band I've listened to more than a couple times, which makes it on-topic)
Spectral - The Sound Of A 1000 Swords
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 08:23:24 PM »
It's ok.  Not really my style though. 

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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 10:08:41 AM »
I can't stand wimpy-ass faux-country band Rascal Flatts (or their unbearably stupid name), but in the car this past week, I heard again their first single, a promise left unfulfilled.  "Prayin' for Daylight" is not bad.
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012, 10:26:53 AM »
Not typically a fan, but damn, this cover blows the original away:

Sara Lov - My Body is a Cage (Arcade Fire Cover)
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 01:39:55 PM »
Lovely song. I've tried numerous time to get the rest of this bands songs. Can't. Just can't.

Kansas - Dust In the Wind
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 08:39:22 PM »
There are a few recent pop songs I like. They're all kind of embarrassing:
Rihanna - We Found Love
(great music video too)
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi

The most embarrassing I'm putting in a spoiler tag, though.
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God what a terrible excuse for a musical duo, but what a catchy freaking song.
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 12:28:39 AM »
Pretty much anything by Prince.

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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 05:20:43 AM »
Pretty much anything by Prince.

Did you forget sarcasm tags?

You like pretty much anything by the guy, but you hate most of his music?

Or are you saying you hate the guy but like his music?
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Re: Songs you like by bands you don't.
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 06:06:22 AM »
Devil Went Down to Georgia: Charlie Daniels

Totally dig that song by Charlie Daniels.  Heard other stuff of his, and I could care less.....

I really dislike Dave Matthews, but my wife has a live album of him and Tim Reynolds, "Live At Luther College", that's actually a really good album.   Weird, because I don't like any of his studio records, and his other live stuff does nothing for me.  Something about that record.....it's sorta like how I don't really care for Bob Seger's studio albums at all, but "Live Bullet" is one of my favorite live records...a musician and band hitting on all cylinders....
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Well.  There it is.

 

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