Did anyone else see poor Dick Clark? He looks horrible. It's pretty sad too because he was the epitome of cool for so long. My nephew and stepdaughter both sort of laughed at him when he came on and asked "Who is that guy?" I explained a little bit, but then had to change the channel because I really couldn't handle them laughing at him. Then, on Carson Daly's New Year, Katy Perry performed "I Kissed a Girl." I don't mind the song all that much, but maybe I'm getting old because it bugged me to see our 6 year old almost-daughter (mixed up weird family dynamic that I won't go into here) knowing the words and singing along. Welcome to life, version 2.009. Girls singing about kissing girls and Dick Clark hardly able to talk. I guess I am getting old.
Alright, enough of that. On to the results.
Group Q: The Night Chicago Died, the one hit of the one-hit-wonder that was known as Paper Lace, was by far the lowest vote getter for the week. As I am originally from the Chicago area, I never really forgave this song for its opening lyric, "On the East side of Chicago." If anyone ever tells you they are from the East side of Chicago, they are either lying, or they are a fish. Technically, the East side would be the downtown area, but no one ever says that. The true East side of Chicago is Lake Michigan. If anyone cares. And even if you don't. Also in this group, in what might be the biggest upset to date, MacArthur Park, BuccinGator's nomination, and a song that I expected to go a long way in this thing, is eliminated. Sorry Buc. Rest in peace Richard Harris. The "winners" here were The Girl is Mine by Sir Paul and Mike and Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer.
Group R: A 3 way tie for worst here with No Tell Lover escaping the competition fairly easily. This is a hard one for me since I truly do not like any of these three songs in the slightest. I will choose to eliminate Dan Hill's torturous Sometimes When We Touch. So Dan, you can just hold her till you die. Please never sing that song again or we'll all break down and cry. You are outta here. Moving forward will be Party All the Time by the once brilliant but now brilliantly awful Eddie Murphy and I Am Woman hear me snore, by Helen Reddy.
Group S: Another 3 way tie for worst. Feliz Navidad escapes this round, but not the competition because I accidentally placed it in the next prelim round as well. It's probably because I had heard it 62 times in the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas and it was just stuck in my head. t's quite easy for me to pick one of the three to advance in this round so I'll do that first. Don't Cry Out Loud, by Melissa Manchester is easily the worst of the three possibles here as far as I'm concerned. The other 2, Escape and Afternoon Delight, were both popular when I was a kid and I kind of liked both of them at the time. I now realize that I was just a stupid kid and those songs sucked, but hey, what can I say. I was ten or so. So, by virtue of the amazing performance of the song in Anchorman, Afternoon Delight gets a repreive and Escape (the Pina Colada Song), by Rupert Holmes will move ahead.
Group T: This group had a tie as well. The one song you eliminated was (sorry Dawnee, you can't vote for it 23 times) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The song that you voted in is Rod Stewart's Do Ya' Think I'm Sexy. Obviously not Rod. Sorry. Do ya think I'm sucky would have been a better question to ask. Now I know I ask you to make tough choices every week, but this one is just too much for me. I have my reasons for hating both The Thong Song and Believe, so I'll do what the NCAA does in basketball. This one will be the play-in game with the winner going on to take on North Carolina or Duke. Whoever moves on will likely be 1 and done, but hey, someone has to be the Morehead State in this tourney, right?
On to the Voting. And I promise, Feliz Navidad will not appear this week. Thanks for catching that No_Name.
- YMCA, The Village People
- Shake Your Booty, KC and the Sunshine Band
- I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Badd
- Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston
- Rico Suave, Gerardo
- 123 Red Light, 1910 Fruitgum Company
- Say, John Mayer
- No One, Alicia Keys
- She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy, Kenny Chesney
- Bad, Michael Jackson
- She Bop, Cyndi Lauper
- MmmBop, Hanson
- Lovin' You, Minnie Riperton
- Rollin', Limp Bizkit
- Heartbeat, Don Johnson
- Gloria, Laura Branigan
Goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow.