Shakira.
Shakira.

The songs that drive us crazy

THE Village People were confident You Can’t Stop the Music, but sometimes we all wish this wasn’t the case.

A bad song is like a vengeful ghost and can attack at any time – in your car, your workplace or even in your own home.

Over-exposure, constant radio airplay, wacky lyrics or annoying musicians can all lead a song down the road to ruin, but the question is what truly turns a song from catchy to catastrophic?

According to Tweed professional singer and vocal coach Tiffany Rae musical preferences stem from family and upbringing.

“Music is a very personal thing and the music we like has a lot to do with the musical influences we were brought up with,” Ms Rae said.

“Over-exposure or repetition can also make a song become less popular. Personally I listen to a broad range of music, but I prefer songs with a high musical quality.

“It can also come down to the musician. Justin Bieber’s music is very popular right now because all the girls love him, but a lot of the boys don’t feel that way.”

Songs that continue to top the Australian worst songs list include Billy Ray Cyrus with Achy Breaky Heart, Strawberry Kisses by Nikki Webster, the Shakira tune Whenever, Wherever, Physical by Olivia Newton-John, Aqua’s Barbie Girl, Who Let the Dogs Out? by Baha Men and Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.

However, the enduring airplay of these tunes shows the Village People really knew what they were talking about ... you can’t stop the music.



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