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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Who picks out these poll thingies?

VH1 conducted a poll about the most popular song lyrics in Britian. Pollsters had 100 choices to draw from, and they must have been odd snippets, because look at the top three:
1. One life, with each other, sisters, brothers ironically from the song One, by U2
So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die from How Soon is Now by the Smiths
3. I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now, entertain us from none other than Nirvana's hit Smells Like Teen Spirit
Am I the only one that thinks those lyrics are lame? Yeah, each song was good in its own way, and were popular. But are those wow lyrics, the ones you sing in the shower or belt away when you're alone in the car?

If it was a perfect world, and I was conducting the poll (and controlling the votes), here's what the top five would be =)
1. He used to say soul shine, Its better than sunshine, Its better than moonshine, Damn sure better than rain from Soulshine by Gov't Mule
2. Life is too short so love the one you got, Cause you might get run over or you might get shot from What I got by Sublime
3. She only drinks coffee at Midnight, when the moment is not right, her timing is quite-unusual you see her confidence is tragic, but her intuition magic from Meet Virginia by Train
4. Little bag of bones been out all night He needs some pettin' and lovin' on his head He needs some pettin' and lovin' on his rain-soaked hide from Kitty by the Presidents on the United States of America
5. I'm just a girl, living in captivity Your rule of thumb Makes me worry some I'm just a girl, what's my destiny? from Just a Girl by No Doubt
These are some of my favorite snippets, out of a bazillion, but just like a gift wrapped package looks unfinished without a bow, lyrics don't look right without the rest of the trappings. However, they're much more interesting than the VH1 results, in my overly biased opinion.


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