Miami's Ten Most Hated Songs of 2013
Photo by Laurie Charles
It was the first weekend of 2014. Dudes in handlebar mustaches and bushy beards and ladies in beanies, combat boots, and plaid skirts crowded the back patio of Gramps.
With a glass of Penicillin on one hand and a cigarette on the other, the (mainly) hipster crew in the Wynwood bar reminisced on all the twerking, sexist songs, and radio overkill of the last year. And if there is one thing everyone agreed on, it's that pop music is dead.
Here are Miami's ten most hated songs of 2013, according to the music junkies at Gramps. May 2014 bring better music to our ears.
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Lady Gaga featuring R Kelly "Do What U Want"
Peter and Grace were sitting out back on one of the benches.
"I don't listen to the radio much, but that Lada Gaga and R. Kelly one is supersexist," said Peter. "She did cool stuff before, but then released that shit."
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I. "Blurred Lines"
"'Blurred Lines' is another sexist one," added Grace. "I like everything about it. I think the back up and vocals are great, but the lyrics kill it."
Sure, the song might be about rape and all. But you gotta admit, it's pretty catchy.
Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"
"Anything by Miley Cyrus," blurted Nate Turner.
"When I see somebody perform just to get attention, and when it no longer becomes about the music in an industry that's supposed to be about art, I tend to stay away from that kind of music."
Well said, Nate.
Icona Pop "I Love It"
"You really put me on the spot with that one," said David as he took a sip of beer and pondered on his pick for the worse song of the year.
"Oh, I have one for you. That Icona Pop one, 'I Love It.' I just hate it!" he fessed. "The show Girls ruined it for me. It's so hipster!"
Alright, so the hit song may be have been released summer 2012, but its popularity carried on till 2013, so we'll let this one slide, David.
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell "Get Lucky"
"'Blurred Lines' for sure," said Charlotte Zoda. "But I'm so tired of hearing the Daft Punk "Get Lucky" one!"
Rihanna "Pour It Up"
"What else ... Everything Rihanna sings," laughed Zoda.
"It all sounds like she's whining! I mean I get it, she's beautiful and all, and doesn't give a fuck what people think, but she still sounds like she's whining."
Rihanna may be whiny, but she's still "got [her] money."
Britney Spears' "Work Bitch"
"I like Britney Spears, but 'Work Bitch' gets annoying," added Zoda, "but it kinda grew on me though."
Like her or not, if there is one biatch who know a thing or two about hard work, it's Brit.
Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball"
"'Wrecking Ball' has to be one of them," said Irwin Rockwell who was standing by the outside bar with his buds.
While "Wrecking Ball" is arguably one of Miley Cyrus' better songs, the music vid kills it for her. Guess Miami just loves to hate on Miley.
Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's "Sweet Nothing"
"'Sweet Nothing' by Calvin Harris is overplayed," Rockwell added.
Like Icona Pop's "I Love It," "Sweet Nothing" was released in 2012, but its popularity rose in 2013. And even though with love Florence and the Machine, we gotta admit, her collab with Calvin Harris was certainly overplayed last year.
"The Lorde song is pretty cool at first, but then you hear everyone singing it and it's very repetitive," Rockwell explained.
"It's just her singing the same hook and overplayed at this point."
That's mainstream radio 2013 for ya!
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