Tuesday, 5 May 2015

10 Great Songs That Tell You Off

Yeah I know it's Cinco De Mayo, but this is the kind of mood i'm in. This is the kind of day it's been. Here are 10 songs that tell you off!!

1. "Shut Up" - The Watchmen

Winnipeg's The Watchmen had some modest success in their native Canada. Their albums In The Trees (1994) and Silent Radar (1998) are their two biggest and most popular. Brand New Day was released in 1996 and featured a few good tracks, but didn't get the attention of the other two. "Shut Up" is one of those songs.

2. "My Own Summer (Shove It)" - Deftones

Hailing from Sacramento, California are the Deftones who were one of the biggest heavy bands to come out of the 90's. Although it's easy to label the Deftones as heavy metal, their sound has evolved over the years and has incorporated elements from other genres such as alt-rock, rap, proggesive music and punk. "My Own Summer (Shove It)" comes off their remarkable 1997 album Around The Fur.

3. "Get Off (You Can Eat A Dick)" - Kittie

Kittie's first album Spit released in 2000 got the worldwide attention and finally let the rest of us in on a secret that London, Ontario was keeping hidden for so long. Kittie is 4 girls who can rock and kick ass! They also got a bit of a potty mouth on them as evidenced by "Get Off (You Can Eat A Dick) the 9th song on their debut.

4. "Fuck You" - CeeLo Green

Back in 2010 CeeLo Green released a fun, quiry and vulgar song named "Fuck You". It was clear to see what this song was going to be about and I appreciated the song's frankness, yet apparent vulnerability. I thought it was cool that an established artist would release a song title "Fuck You" despite the consequences. Then I saw the video, and the lyrics and title was changed to "Forget You". If there is a song that you are afraid that your audience is going to be offended by don't play the goddamn song, instead of insisting the artist make a watered down, neutered version that completely strips the song of it's bravado. And to CeeLo if you are inspired to write a song that lashes such venom at another person and some radio station, or tv station wants you to clean up the song so they can play it and sell more ad space without offended their weak-kneed sponsors, well I think you already know the 2 words you need to tell them. Unless money is really that much more important to you. UGH.

5. "Fuck You" - Lily Allen

A year earlier than CeeLo on her album It's Not Me, It's You, Lily Allen did it better anyway. While there do exist some "clean" versions of her song "Fuck You", for the most part, the song has been kept intact as it should have been. Thank you very much.

6. "Shut Your Mouth" - Pain

PAIN are a Swedish music project that fuses heavy metal and electronic music to get their clean, unique sound. People often say that the brains of the operation Peter Tagtgren resembles Christopher Walken. Take a look at his video for "Shut Your Mouth" released in 2001 and decide for yourself.

7. "F.O.D" - Green Day

Fuck off and die. It stands for fuck off and die.

8. "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon

This one is definitely a more civilized and elegant way to tell someone off. It might not get as big a reaction at the time, but calling someone vain should cut them deeper to the core in the long run. Simon has always been tight-lipped as to who the subject of this song is. Some speculate it's about Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson and Cat Stevens. I'm sure at different times each of those men have proven Carly's song 100% accurate.

9. "Fuck You Bitch" - DMX

This one is probably the most NSFW song on this list lyric-wise. I mean DMX is an intimidating dude to begin with, his raw voice and in your face rapping style. If he calls me a bitch and then says "fuck you" i'd be all like, "alright good sir, I am a bitch and yes thank you for telling me to fuck myself! Have a marvelous day!" Smooth jam at times though

10. "Fuck You" - Headstones

Noticing a theme here? Seriously, sometimes people really need to get their inner emotions out. Writing a "Fuck You" song is much more appropriate, positive and all around cooler than going nuts and punching something or someone. Let your negative energy out in creative, clever methods. Listening to songs like this can help! I fuckin' swear!

Thanks for reading!

Now frig off


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