In a recent interview, James Blunt admitted that “You’re Beautiful” is annoying. We’re not sure we agree, but more than that, we can think of sappy songs that suck much worse than “You’re Beautiful.”
“You’re Beautiful” James Blunt
In an interview with Hello, Blunt said, “There was one song that was force-fed down people’s throats — “You’re Beautiful” — and it became annoying. And then people start to associate the artist with the same word. I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives commercials and you lose 50 percent of the population in doing so.”
Maybe you have to have ovaries to think this song isn’t thoroughly irritating. It may not be what you want to hear while you’re suffering through a horrific breakup, but other than that it’s not too bad. The songs following this one are way worse.
“Your Body Is a Wonderland” John Mayer
We may have let John Mayer get away with “candy lips” and “bubblegum tongue” if he hadn’t turned out to be such a real-life douche when it comes to women. Now when we hear this song, we roll our eyes and try desperately not to think about all the women who have swam in his “deep sea of blankets.” Bleck.
“Banana Pancakes” Jack Johnson
Remember when Jack Johnson was a breath of fresh air and we couldn’t get enough of his folksy lovey-dovey lyrics? Well, we’re over it now. Whenever “Banana Pancakes” creeps into our ears, our toes curl in irritation. “Pretend like it’s the weekend”? Dude, we have to get to work. And who eats banana pancakes. Yuck. Take my ass to IHOP already.
“Love Shack” B-52’s
This song isn’t sappy, but it pegs out the annoying meter, so it can go away permanent-like. Lyrics like, “Love shack, that’s where it’s at” and “Bang, bang, bang on the door, baby,” made us want to light the love shack on fire and burn it to the ground.
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” Aerosmith
There’s devotion expressed through lyrics and then there are just annoying grasps at expressing devotion through lyrics — meaning no man would ever say this stuff to us, EV-er. “I could stay awake, just to hear you breathing”? No guy is ever going to say that to a chick, and if he did, she’d probably get creeped out. At the end of the day, we just weren’t buying it.
“You’re the Inspiration” Chicago
Speaking of songs you only hear at junior high dances, cue just about everything ever written by Chicago. This band was the sappiest of all sap-fests, but “You’re the Inspiration” is especially annoying. Quit laughing, “Glory of Love” — you’re right behind this barf-tastic melody.
“Making Love Out of Nothing at All” Air Supply
“I know just how to whisper, and I know just how to cry.” Eesh. Who ever fell for this stuff? Yeah, the backup singing is pretty killer, and this song has a few classic “wait for it” moments, but that doesn’t save it from being wickedly annoying. In fact, we’ll just toss practically every Air Supply song into the “far worse than ‘You’re Beautiful'” pile.