Friday, July 10, 2009

Most Unwanted Song

Surprisingly, the worst song ever isn't "My Heart Will Go On" or everything by Meatloaf. According to Wired.com,
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.
Bagpipes, rapping opera, and a children's chorus ("Hey everybody, it's Labor Day!!") make this piece just amazingly special. According to the composers, fewer than 200 people in the world will like the song.

Listen here.

1 comment:

dana said...

I made it through the whole thing with only one comment from a co-worker: "Oh, you like opera?"