FMD – Good songs you don’t like

The other day Jeff A mentioned that he didn’t see the big deal about Pancho and Lefty. In true Padre fashion, he admitted that it was a popular song, he just didn’t get it. Well Pancho and Lefty is a popular song. Considered Townes Van Zandt’s best song, covered numerous times. Even considered the 17th greatest western ong ever written by American Cowboy magazine. (True story). The song has earned its bona fides.

It got me thinking, are there popular, well regarded songs out there that you “should” like given your particular tastes but just don’t? I know someone who is a big Beatles fan, but can’t stand Hey Jude. How about you?

Also drop ‘em if you got ‘em.

9 thoughts on “FMD – Good songs you don’t like”

  1. I've mentioned before, but I just don't get Passenger. He's all over the college station here, but his voice just doesn't do it for me, and even though he's from England it sounds like English is his second language. Tracy Chapman on helium (although I really like Tracy Chapman).

  2. I just do not get Cage the Elephant. They're similar enough to lots of other stuff that I like, but for some reason they don't work for me. I always change the station.

  3. Off topic, I mentioned to the (college age) drummer at church on Sunday that I like mixed-meter music, and he said, "Oh, like Chon?" So now I have someone new to listen to for a while

  4. 1. Phoebe Bridgers “Whatever” Daytrotter Session
    2. Cheb I Sabbah “Alker Illa Doffor (Bassnectar Remix)” Underground Communication*
    3. Ane Brun “Headphone Silence” Spending Time with Morgan*
    4. Prince “Starfish and Coffee” Sign "☮" the Times
    5. Animal Collective “Winter Wonder Land” Strawberry Jam

    6. Sonic Youth “Kim Gordon And the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream”* Sonic Nurse
    7. Untold “Sing a Love Song” Black Light Spiral
    8. Public Enemy feat. Anthrax “Bring the Noize” Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black
    9. Robyn “Cry When You Get Older” Body Talk Pt. 1
    T. Fiona Apple “Please, Please, Please” Extraordinary Machine (Jon Brion Version)
    E. Gene Autry “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” The Western Collection

    2. Bassnectar album with two remixes of other artists on it.
    3. IIRC, "Morgan" is the name for her guitar.
    6. Originally titled “Mariah Carey And the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream”

  5. I just don't get George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today.". So many men say it's one of the biggest tearjerker country songs and it does nothing for me

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