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Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« on: December 21, 2018, 01:19:06 pm »
Have we done this yet?  Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is on the radio at the moment and it's atrocious.  Bruce can't (or can't be arsed to) sing, which may suit some of his rougher numbers but certainly not a standard like this.  The production is a mess and it was a crap song to start with.

Special mention for the Ronan Keating cover of "Fairytale Of New York" which one Christmas compilation saw fit to include instead of the original.  I haven't made it my worst Christmas song simply because I've never listened to more than 10 seconds of it.  Apparently the infamous "faggot" line is changed to "you're cheap and you're haggard"  ::-)
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 05:56:28 pm »
Apparently the infamous "faggot" line is changed to "you're cheap and you're haggard"  ::-)
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 06:39:01 pm »
How do you rate the sausage roll song Rog. Is it worthy of your list? I haven't heard it yet.

"Worst result" for William Hill:
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1062472/Christmas-Number-One-2018-Ladbaby-Ava-Max-Ariana-Grande-Xmas-charts-no1-single-chart

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However, UK bookies William Hill have already accepted defeat and revealed the winner.

A press release statement from spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Bookmakers William Hill can report that the LadBaby Christmas Number One result was their worst result is almost a decade.

“LadBaby has produced an early Christmas present for a bucket load of our customers and the industry will be paying out a six figure sum today. The last time we got done as badly was Rage Against The Machine in 2009.”
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 09:07:07 pm »
They keep playing bits of this year's Xmo #1 on the telly.  "Godawful caterwauling" doesn't even come close.

To return to the original theme: anything and everything on His Bobness' "Christmas In The Heart".  Even his unintentionally comedic groaning of "Adeste Fideles" in the original lat. cannot save it.
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 10:11:16 pm »
I've heard most of the Sausage Roll song.  It's awful (face it, the original is actually used in an endurance-based drinking game), but Do They Know It's Christmas? is worse.
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 11:02:01 pm »
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Might do the George Micheal one tomorrow but suddenly rather than gradual

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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 11:28:54 pm »
Anything by John Rutter.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 11:47:08 am »
Anything by John Rutter.
I agree.  Atonal torture.
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 01:24:51 pm »
Oi! I've just had lunch. :sick:
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 01:31:26 pm »
Anything by John Rutter.
I agree.  Atonal torture.

Sorry, definitely not atonal - everything totally predictable and as if he was writing carols for Disney films.  Suspended chords to death!  In his twenties at Clare College, he was much more traditional. 

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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 10:31:21 am »
Sorry, definitely not atonal - everything totally predictable and as if he was writing carols for Disney films.  Suspended chords to death!  In his twenties at Clare College, he was much more traditional. 
That's an excellent description!

A couple of weeks ago I was in central Manchester listening to a Christmas concert performed by ChorusUK!, of which Jan's sister is a member. This guy is their musical director. He's a pretty good jazz pianist.

All the music in the concert was taken from films and the choir performed very well. I hated every minute of it.
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Re: Christmas turkeys (worst Christmas songs)
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 03:30:23 pm »
Anything by John Rutter.
I agree.  Atonal torture.

Sorry, definitely not atonal - everything totally predictable and as if he was writing carols for Disney films.  Suspended chords to death!  In his twenties at Clare College, he was much more traditional.

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