Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Regarding Sheryl Crow's song "I Wanna Soak up the Sun"

When I first heard this song, I thought it was a spoof. It could be the worst song ever but "We Built this City on Rock and Roll" gives Crow's tune a real run for it's money.

You should never ever mention sun protection in your song (see lyrics below.) It just sucks the rock and roll right out of the it.

Ironically, lyrics that use the phrase "rock and roll" are not very rock and roll either.

Sheryl breaks both rules with the lyrics:

"I'm gonna soak up the sun
Got my 45 on
So I can rock on."

Hmmm...rhyming "on" with "on" is a little simple-minded as well.


Laura and Lori emailed me, wondering whether "45" might be referencing vinyl records. I did some research. It looks like Ms. Crow is referring to sunblock but either way, the song remains annoying.


Selector Science said...

this blog is getting less and less boring.

Momish said...

The rhyming of "on" with "on" bugs the shit out of me too. But, I must confess that I took the part "got my 45 on" to mean she put the record on. Remember 45's on the turn tables?

That's how fucking old I am. I thought it was quaint.