The Wee Writing Lassie’s Top Ten Evil Songs

Come on we’ve all heard one some time in our lives – they’re the kind of song that gets stuck in your head. The kind of song that repeats over and over  no matter how much we beg them to stop. The kind of song that can burst out of your mouth at the most unfortunate of times.

These are evil songs, and now because I care about your well-being so much my wee readers – and certainly not because I just wanted to write another blog post and thought this would be funny – I shall now list the top ten worst of these terrible afflictions on the human psyche. 

10. Chim Chim Cher-ee

Taking the lowest spot on our list we have this haunting little ditty from the 1960s adaption of Mary Poppins . It’s been placed at this position because despite its tendency to repeat on a loop inside my skull, and its almost impossible to spell title – I find it mostly unoffensive, at least compared to some of the other songs on this list. Unless you count Dick Van Dike’s cockney accent as offensive, of course.

9. Gilmore Girls theme song

The first of the TV theme songs to grace this terrible, awful list – the memorable theme of the popular tv-show about a mother and daughter with a peculiarly close relationship, hyped folks up for the fast talking dialog and easy-going feeling that made the show so enjoyable. Originally written as a full length song by Carole King, this Theme song will continue to play on within you no matter how long you run from it.

8.Wake me Up Before you go go

Written by George Michel and recorded in 1984 by the band Wham! This song will follow you to the day you die – but there are worse fates. This is certainly one of my favorite songs on this terrible, awful, no-good list.

7. All about that Bass

Written by Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish and released on June 30th, 2014 – this song clearly intends to promote positive body image. Which is great message, but I would be able to appreciate much more if didn’t keep bursting out of my mouth at the most inconvenient times…All about that base, ’bout that base…Ahhh!

6. Happy

Written, Produced and performed by singer Pharrel Williams – this is a very well named song. Just listening to it makes you feel all happy inside, thus it is the only song on this list that I whole halfheartedly recommend getting stuck in your head.

5. Crazy Frog – Axel F

Well…I suppose we can make a song out of anything these days. I would be surprised if you hadn’t heard of The Crazy Frog – a Swedish CGI character created by actor and playwright Erik Wernquist in 2003. And I would be even more surprised if you had never once contemplated smothering that blue frog in a fit of rage fulled insanity.

4.Narwhals, Narwhals, swimming in the ocean

Is it just me or are these songs getting…weirder as we go along? Performed by Jonti Picking and released in 2009 ‘The Narwhal Song’ is by far and a way the most random of the songs on this list. I mean what do the lyrics even mean? Why are the Narwhals causing a commotion?!

3.Shake it off

Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback and released in 2014 as the lead single of the album 1989; this bouncy song may not be one of Taylor Swift’s better compositions, but it’s certainly one of the most memorable. Seriously, you’ll be humming this tune till your very last breath.

2. Duck Tales theme song

Yes, well we’ve all been expecting this one…it is the Grandfather of all the evil, stick-in-your-head-right-up-to-your-death-songs to ever grace this earth. Composed by Mark Mueller and performed by Jeff Pescetto for the 1987 series, and by Felicia Barton for the 2017 revival – I chose to put the original up above simply because it was the one that started it all, though both versions are equally catchy. Truly, there should be no song that could top it on a list such as this, so then…why isn’t it at the top?

1. Zip-a-dee-do-dah

You’ll notice that, unlike the others on this list, I haven’t placed a video here for you to easily watch this particular stick-in-your-head song. And the reason why is simple – I don’t want you to, I wouldn’t want anyone to get this song stuck in their head as thoroughly as it has mine.

And the sad thing is, I didn’t even listen to the song and it still got caught in my head.

Back when I was a child, my school had this recital, a contest if you will – the idea was that all of us kids who played recorder (which was everyone, since it was mandatory ) would play a tune, and whoever played it the best would get to move on to violin. Which looking back now makes no sense, since if I’m not mistaken I don’t think those two instruments are related. You’ve probably already guessed the song we were made to learn…that’s right Zip-a-dee-do-dah. From then on that parasite took up residence in my head and has never once loosened its grip, no matter how many of the other songs on this list I hum to try and drown it out. Chim Chim Che-ree has come the closest, but each time I think Zip-a-dee-do-dah has been defeated, it’s always just retreated. Yet, this is not why I’ve given this awful catchy song the top spot.

Truth be told, when I say the other songs on this list are evil I don’t really mean it – I mean they’re catchy, and sometimes very annoying. But the songs aren’t really evil in the true sense of the word; however I don’t think I can say the same for Zip-a-dee-do-dah. For you see the song originated in the Disney film Song of the South, one of the most racist films the company has ever made, which given their back catalog is actually saying quite a bit. So racist in fact that the company has desperately tried to distance themselves from the film, even denying a blue-ray release to it, yet like an unwelcome guest at a party Zip-a-dee-do-dah refuses to simply leave.

Thus ends this terrible, no-good list – if you’ve enjoyed discovering or re-discovering these brain-burrowers check me out on twitter, or Instagram; or follow the wee blog if you haven’t already. If you agree with my list, or think I’ve left one out comment down bellow.

Until we meet again my wee readers, have a bonny day.



55 thoughts on “The Wee Writing Lassie’s Top Ten Evil Songs

  1. The “evil” song that gets stuck in my head whenever my husband whistles it’s the theme song to Buckaroo Bonzai. Can’t stand it.
    But, there is a cure.
    Try humming the Simpsons theme song. Crazy, but true.

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  2. Now what about that other Mary Poppins song? You know the one I mean … it starts off like this … deep breath now … ‘Supercalifragilisticexpalidocious …’ 😀 I bet you can see the syncopated deep knee bends now can’t you? 😀

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  3. My song is the one that comes into my head and stays there for a while – all day and every day – like now that I have thought of it. Probably before you were born – The St. Trinians Song: “Maidens of St. Trinians, gird your Armour on” that and “The Sun has got his hat on”

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  4. So true! So many of these get stuck in the brain and then just…never leave. 😀

    Thanks so much for following The Write Edge Bookshelf! I hope you find the reviews there interesting and informative. All the best to you on your writing journey!

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  5. Hi there, it is lovely to meet you! A song that stuck in my head was ‘A Million Dreams’ – its a bit of a feeble offering because I actually didn’t mind it and I don’t think its evil!
    However, I once went away to a camp with a load of kids where they were taught a very evil song which was sung at EVERY opportunity during the trip, even 4am… we were camping…!!! It took serious therapy to remove its melody.

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  6. Ha ha ha! That’s a great list … though, might I recommend The Lemonade Song?

    Thanks for checking out my blog and for the follow! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend ahead!

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  7. Your missed two.
    In a Goddadavita Baby… It is more annoying than Chimchimchereee.

    It’s A Small World After All. And now I curse you for that one, because when I read the first sentence I thought of it.

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  8. Thank you for saving us from such evil. I began to play the narwhal song and had to quickly stop as it drove my dogs into an appropriate barking frenzy. I had never really heard the lyrics to “It’s all about the Bass” until seeing the video. The tune is a bit of an earworm. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a pop maven, so my first introduction to the song was a cartoon about a woman at Thanksgiving humming “I’m all about the baste” as she basted her turkey. So when I heard the song, my mind kept slipping in “baste” regardless of how much I knew it was “bass.” Still, I had not heard the remaining lyrics clearly. I don’t think it’s near as evil as “Wake me Up Before You Go-Go” or the Narwhal song, so you had that ranked appropriately. Thanks for the earworm for the rest of the day!

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