Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I won, I won!

Ok, so last week the guys at Chris’ work started what I have dubbed The Great iPod Challenge. Rules are simple. Create a playlist of 10 songs that are really crappy/bad. Whoever comes up with the best (Is it really the best if the songs suck?) list is dubbed the winner for the week. When Chris first learned of this contest he thought over his music and didn’t think he had anything appropriate, but commented to the others that I did. And then that evening he told me about the contest and his comments. I got very excited starting to think about what I could include on a playlist. He thought I would be upset that he called my music crap, but little did he know!

When I was in college, Darlene and I used to send each other various mix tapes. We even came up with a production label- FuT Productions. (FuT standing for Nucking Fut.) The mixes certainly were a mix. Some of the songs that we included had significance to us and our friendship, some were ones we thought the other would like, some were songs we liked, and others were there just to piss the other one off or were just so bad. We got really good at picking out crappy songs! There are probably about a dozen or so of these mix tapes.

So yes, I became very good at creating crappy mixes. When I learned of this contest I even wrote to Darlene for suggestions. She gave me some good ones, but unfortunately I don’t have many of her choices and not so sure I want to get a CD of songs sung by professional wrestlers.

Anyway, here was my first mix.
1. I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey
2. Leavin on a Jet Plane/ Country Road by Judy Collins
3. Step by Step by NKOTB
4. I've Got a Thoery/Bunnies/If We're Together from Buffy Soundtrack
5. Bear Necessities- a capella version of the Disney Classic
6. I'm Ugly and I don't Know Why by Butt Trumpet
7. Who Loves Ya Baby? by Debbie Gibson
8. Somewhere That's Green by Mandy Patinkin
9. Hi At Hotel by Lost and Found
10. Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus (We broke down and bought it since I knew it would be perfect.)

So Chris calls me this morning. By a toss of the CD (how does that work if you have more than 2 people competing) he was chosen to go first. Apparently I set the bar a little too high with my crappalicious selections. One of his co-workers declared that for next week he’ll need to put a bit more thought into it. And now I’m wondering if I will be able to continue this level of badness every week. So if you have some really bad music that you think would be appropriate, please feel free to send it my way for inclusion in future contests.


~Mel said...

Sorry, I cannot help you simply out of principle. Did you really have to list #3 on there?? It's not THAT bad... they have songs that are worse.

And how did I know, once I read the first paragraph, that NKOTB would make it onto your list!?

Chris said...

I think my choice of New Kids song was somewhat irrelevant. I think that anything by them would have met the criteria of the people participating. As much as I still have an appreciation for them, I knew they wouldn't. I like a number of songs on the mix. I just knew that many others would find them to be not so good.

~Mel said...

I know, but you know me - I have to defend my boys!

Vanessa B. said...

Mandy Patankin - or however the hell you spell it?? Classic. Your bar is very high. I'm going to be thinking long and hard about this. I have to tell you that I didn't even know anyone else knew "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!" We had an album with that song on it when I was a kid. Loved it! Yet, still a good choice!

Vanessa B. said...

Correction - The song I'm thinking of is I want an Elephant for Christmas. It was on this wacky album and I've never heard it since.

Chris said...

When I was in high school I purchased "Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Holiday Novelty CD of all Time" or some such name like that. Hippopotomus was on that.

Christine R said...

I love number 2! Leaving on a jet plane...I like to sing that at the top of my lungs-devastated. Let's see a bad son-The first time ever I saw your dad used to sing that one but he changed the words. There's another one but I can't remember all of it but here goes a couple of lines:
There's a skeeter on my peter, whack it off
There's a skeeter on my peter,
whack it off
There's a skeeter on my peter, and...

That's all I can remember but I imagine that would fall into the bad category. I will ask husband when he calls again-he knows it by heart this year!

Chris said...

Normally Leaving on a Jet Plane is a good song. Not this one. It's morphed together with Country Road and it's just really really bad. Trust me.