Originally Posted by RichRed
Of course it's a personal thing, and there's plenty of Genesis that I like and plenty that I don't like, but something about the sound of that "I Can't Dance" song always makes me want to crawl out of my skin. It's like nails on a chalkboard.
And at the risk of seeming stuck in the past, I also nominate the entire "Top Gun" soundtrack as supremely worthy of cringe.
For more recent stuff, anything by Three Doors Down, and while I realize it's low-hanging fruit, Nickelback. Also, someone mentioned Train earlier. That song "Hey Soul Sister" - bleccchhhh.
Maybe this says something about my age, or just my taste, but I still listen to the Top Gun Soundtrack. Not all of it, but most of it.
I don't get the whole "I hate Nickelback" thing. Sure, Chad isn't an artist: not pretending to be. He is a rock star. Big songs, big ballads, big shows and big money. Are any of their songs great, maybe I Wanna Be a Rockstar...the irony. I love that song. But otherwise, they are above average pop tunes. Other than Rockstar, Nickelback has written three songs: 1, Uptempo sex song...AC/DC made a career on this song. 2, Midtempo introspective song...bleh. 3, Ballad...chicks dig ballads so Nickelback sings ballads. Last year I saw Nickelback live, they put on one helluva rock show. Big lights, bigger speakers, even bigger pyrotechnics with an even bigger stage (not to mention a second stage that lifted 30 feet in the air and rotated). Are they Hendrix or Zeppelin? Obviously not. But they are everything AC/DC and Van Halen were, only to a new audience.