Posted on February 15, 2013
We love playing your requests at Howl, everything from Billy Joel to Justin Bieber to Flo Rida and ZZ Top- you say it, we play it. However, there are song requests that hit the pianos that make our entertainers cringe, whether the songs are long, depressing or outright annoying; we want to party and these just don’t hit the mark
5. Du Hast- Rammstein
The lyrics are “You, you hate, you hate me,” and it’s in German. Call it the anti-Gangnam Style.
4. In-A-Gadda-Davida- Iron Butterfly
It’s 17 minutes and two seconds long, and has a ten minute drum solo in the middle of it. The Simpsons spoofed this acid rock “classic” years ago as it should have been spoofed. We can’t even think of any fun drinking games to play during the marathon.
3. I Don’t Want to Wait- Paula Cole
Oh yeah, it’s the theme song to Dawson’s Creek…128 opening credits later, most people filed this song in the back of their heads hoping it wouldn’t come back. You’re welcome, just think happy thoughts of James Van Der Beek before Varsity Blues and Katie Holmes pre-Tom Cruise.
2. Surfin Bird- The Trashmen
This one is bound to lodge itself into your brain and not escape for days, weeks or months. Playing the original doesn’t do it enough justice, but Family Guy dedicated an entire episode to the song.
1. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald- Gordon Lightfoot
It’s long, it’s depressing, it’s about the sinking of a freighter in Lake Superior. The sun never shines in this one, and it ends like the movie Titanic. If you need a good nautical song to go with your boat drinks, pick some Jimmy Buffett, or “I’m on a Boat,” leave this one out at sea.