March 25 2014 07:25 PM

We ask, "What song do you never want to hear again?"

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

A recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again

Daniel Cervantes, Mrs. Henry: "Good Riddance" by Green Day. "The soundtrack to every graduation, montage video and end-of-year moment from fifth grade on. [It] brings back memories of a gym full of adolescents screaming at photos of their friends from the overnighter. It's a very well-written song, though, and goes exactly where your ear wants it to. Ironically, it's incredibly predictable and super-gooey cheese, but that's probably why it was such a hit and long stay. Just like high school, though: Good riddance."

Jake Najor, Chess Wars / Styletones: "We Are Young" by fun. "I cringe every time I hear it. The lyrics are trite, and the production is way over the top for my taste."

Jason Cardenas, Transfer: "Around the World" by Red Hot Chili Peppers. "Well, there's bad songs... then there's the songs that you want to punch in the face. Seriously, there's nobody in the [band] that heard this song and thought it was a bad idea? A 5-year-old can write better lyrics. I can't describe the depth of my hatred for this song. If 'Around the World' took a human form and walked up to me in a bar, I would grab a pen and promptly stab it in the neck—not because I'm a violent person, but because it would be in the best interest of humanity."

Megan Liscomb, Soft Lions / Boy King: "Love Shack' by The B-52's. "'Love Shack' is that song that comes on at a wedding and your creepiest uncle gets really excited. Also, I hate the shrieking lady singers and the yelling dude singer: Two kinds of annoying vocal styles battling."

Mike Turi, Wild Wild Wets: "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay. "Growing up in New Jersey, it's a rite of passage to go down to the Jersey Shore for prom weekend. I guess it's also when 14-plus jerk adolescents try ecstasy for the first time, too—myself included. We all get hotel rooms, and it's just what one would think of: a complete shit show. (Disclaimer: I happen to love where I'm from and wouldn't ask for a greater upbringing, but the stereotypes are all true nonetheless.) So, as I [was] indulging in day-drinking shenanigans and other activities, I kept passing a room that, for 10 hours straight, had this terrible song on repeat with the same meathead dancing the entire time. To this day, it makes my spine ache just thinking about it. Nightmare!"

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