OK. I contemplated my music-related X topic for a while. I thought about profiling Australian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and all around cool Aussie dude Xavier Rudd. He’s certainly X-worthy, with those blue eyes and that big, long didgeridoo! Love Xavier.
But I got to thinking about my E is for earworm post. It’s bad enough when a song you mildly enjoy gets stuck in your head, ad nauseum. But when it’s a horribly cheesy, offensive to your ear wax and brain, I-can’t-believe-someone-wrote-this/recorded-this/sold-this SONG?
Yep. My X is… “Let’s Put the X in Sex” by KISS. I never enlisted in the KISS army as a youngster, not my cup of tea. I admire their marketing tactics (makeup, no makeup, makeup again). I can tolerate a “I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night” every now and again. But the song in question. Please. Allow me to present to you a lyrical sample:
“Baby, let’s put the X in sex
Love’s like a muscle and you make me wanna flex”
Bands. We love ’em. All their songs? Eh. Sometimes they miss the mark.
Do you have a horrible song lyric you’d like to share? Or how about a funny, misheard song lyric? When my brother and I were kids, we thought AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap” was “Dirty Jeans in the Washing Machine”. I love a good misheard song lyric; so much so, I wish I wrote this book: ‘Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy: And Other Misheard Lyrics.
So…any songs you’d like to put a big X in as your own personal worst song lyric ever?