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Old 02-15-2013, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down The spin doctors theory

(i wonder how many of you will get the spin doctors reference)

idk if this happens to you but i find that some songs with a really catchy hook are really great at first but get old really fast..

im 29 to give you a timeframe ppl born in the 80's should know this song which is the perfect example for my theory



that stupid "Go ahead now" is the hook right?
at first it's great.. it's too good, too catchy..

but after hearing 7 times you're like.. *Silence*
That silence is you blowing your brains out btw, a more up to date example would be that "oppa gamman" guy..

i liked him on day 1, by day 2 i was like "WTF why is this video everywhere!?" By day 3 i was over him.

do you guys think there's any credibility to my theory?
it's sorta like an "Easy come, easy go" kinda thing
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I still like that song after all these years.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know, I really liked that song when I was a kid, and it never annoyed me. Gangnam Style too is pretty neat, haha.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was born in 1996, so that song had long been released by the time I was around, but I still hear it quite a lot. I do like it, though.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think that songs as this will live forever...
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm 29, too. And I think the opposite... I think it's one of those songs that will always be catchy, & kind of quintessential for that time period. I think that's why they'll never get past that song, & why they can't have a legitimate career. For years people would call them a one hit wonder, & I was always confused about why no one remembered Little Miss Can't Be Wrong (which I think was the first single off that record, but I may be wrong) or Jimmy Olsen's Blues, but I think people, after a certain amount of time, those songs are kind of gobbled up by Three Princes because it's so catchy & they think that's the only Spin Doctors song they've ever heard.

There's an episode of the Sarah Silverman Program where Steve is under the impression that Brian is always listening to death metal, & then he snoops through Brian's iPod & the only song on there is Three Princes. And there's this great shot of him scrolling down this playlist that's just Three Princes over & over & over again & he's screaming "Nooooo!" Classic. And then there's this montage of Brian skipping down the street, waving at children at a park, dancing on a park bench, etc, & Three Princes is playing in the background. And I think that's kind of sums it up... it's one of those songs that you can listen to over & over & it's so well produced, & so unoffensive that it's almost the perfect background loop.

The problem is when you try to dissect it as a song, or analyze. You've gotta just let it be.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I guess it's all down to if you like the band (or genre) or not. In the case of Spin Doctors, I'm seriously no fan of their music. I would also like to throw in "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" in there as well. 90's Mediocrity defined.

With that out of my way, there a lot of songs with repeated riffs that I love, but once again I like Flipper ("Sex Bomb"), "Louie Louie" (Especially performed by The Sonics), The Trashmen ("Surfin' Bird"), and The Velvet Underground ("Sister Ray").

Getting back to musical pet peeves, "Gangnam Style" was very annoying on first listen, no matter what it was about. For me, it's all down to actually being a listener to the style of music or the artist.

Trivia note: I think I remember some toothpaste commercial using music in the style of the "Two Princes" hook back when the song was kind of relevant to it's time.
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