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5 Most Overrated Songs By Decade

Published August 6, 2014 by gossipzoo

Blink 182 All The Small Things

Throughout the years, I’ve often wondered what exactly makes a song a hit-and wondered even greater why certain songs are hits in the first place. I think I should qualify what I mean by “overrated.” None of the songs on this list are “bad” per se, but I felt they didn’t deserve the lavish praise heaped on them after their recording nor the endless plays on the radio.

In other words, there are plenty of worse songs out there, but none of them “earned” the success or were played to death like these five (in chronological order by decade):

Most Overrated Song Of The ’60s: “My Way” – Frank Sinatra

Right away, this selection is going to turn a lot of people off, simply because it’s so cherished, but that’s precisely my point. This song is not only a “classic,” it’s considered Sinatra’s defining standard, but have you ever sat down and really listened to it? The melody is slow, plodding, and predictable (it’s really just a long crescendo), and it was based on an even older French tune.

The lyrics aren’t very admirable either. Frank brags about how he did everything his way, and we should all learn to deal with that. Well, good for him. Being selfish and stubborn isn’t something to croon about. This Paul Anka-penned piece should have been one of Sinatra’s B-sides, not the one by which all his other hits are judged.

I’d rather hear “Come Fly Away” or “New York, New York” any day.

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New Besties?: Taylor Swift And Carly Simon Perform ‘You’re So Vain’

Published May 29, 2014 by gossipzoo

Taylor Swift and Carly Simon sing

Taylor Swift has made a new friend. And a very cool one at that.

The hot-pants lover, cat lady, and “22 performer took to the stage in Foxborough, Massachusetts for her RED tour on Saturday, but she wasn’t alone. Taylor had a very special surprise waiting in the wings: Legendary singer-songwriter Carly Simon.

“Before I bring out my special guest I have this question that I have always, always had,” she said to the crowd while introducing Simon. “I think a lot of you have probably had this question, too, and always wondered what the answer is: Who is the song ‘You’re So Vain’ by Carly Simon about?”

The duo went on to perform Carly’s famous breakup anthem, and they seemed to be enjoying their on-stage time together. At one point, the singers embraced and jumped up and down in unison like two longtime gal pals.

Taylor wore signature stripes, while Carly rocked a sequined skirt and a jaunty hat with a feather. Carly wins.

Tay is known for calling out her exes through song, and she expressed her admiration for the great Carly’s writing style in a sweet backstage interview with MTV. “That is the most direct way anyone has ever addressed a breakup,” she gushed about the tune. “It’s amazing.” Watch her and Carly discuss their duet, below.

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