Oct. 14 2014 05:59 PM

We ask musicians what tunes they never want to hear again

Lou Reed and Metallica

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

    Erik Canzona, The Heavy Guilt: "Stolen Dance" by Milky Chance. "It has that shitty reggae bounce to it that people call 'SoCal,' and that gives the rest of Southern California a bad rap. I know I'm going to hear it again. It's probably playing on more than one of our stations right now."

    Ben Johnson, The Long and Short of It: "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band. "As long as I live, I hope to never hear 'Afternoon Delight.' It's [composed] of too many different parts that are all intensely displeasurable to my ears."

    Richard Hunt-Rivera, Island Boy: "La Macarena" by Los del Río. "This track was a major hit in Puerto Rico partly because then-Governor Pedro Rosselló used it as his official campaign song during a reelection bid. Rosselló was a corrupt fucker, and his policies helped run the island's economy into the ground. The track and accompanying choreography also plagued every awkward middle-school dance I can remember attending. So, bad associations all around."

    Ben Marotta, Eukaryst: "The View" by Lou Reed and Metallica. "That Lou Reed and Metallica thing—it's terrible! Apparently James Hetfield is the table. That's his lyric—'I am the table! I am the clock!' It's so bad." 

    Rob Bondurant, Bondurant: "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. "It's not that it is a bad song. But I've spent enough time playing in bars that the sheer thought of it reminds me of a nauseating hangover, beer-stained clothes and a deafening ringing to my eardrums from wasted patrons screaming at the top of their lungs in a reckless idiotic manner."

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