An online poll conducted in the ’90s set Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier on a quest to create the most annoying song ever. After gathering data about people’s least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners.
Amazingly, this “most unwanted music” contains little dissonance — that would have been too easy. For the most part, they seem to have tried to assemble these elements in a listenable way.
Komar & Melamid and David Soldier’s list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more. It’s actually a fascinating listen, worthwhile for the opera rapping alone.
I want to make a challenge out of this. Anyone who listens the whole way without stopping… wait, I have nothing to give…. YOU WIN AT LIFE. THERE. Oh, AND KURUK WILL WRITE NICE THINGS ABOUT YOU IN YOUR ASK BOX. Or Doc.
Warning though, it’s VERY long. I don’t even know how long, because I didn’t want to time it but it’s long and seems like it repeats itself.
I got half way through the song. result:
i don’t think it’s that bad.
at least that was for the first 30 seconds… but there is worse music. absolutely.