Monday, March 21, 2011

Which One Sticks Worse?

It's time to vote.

Listen to each one of these songs and then let me know which one is the catchiest. And by "catchiest," I mean "the one that gets stuck in your head for the next few days."

The first one is an internet sensation, getting over 23 million hits in a little over a week. That's right, you know it, you have a love-hate relationship with it, it's so bad it's good, it's Friday, by Rebecca Black!

Chilling. For those of you who don't know the back story, this mind-numbing song and eye-gouging video were made by the Ark Music Factory. The Ark Music Factory is a company in California where parents can pay big bucks for the AMF to write an original song and create a music video for their child. This was the result. So, in short don't blame lil' Rebecca - it's not her fault.

Secondly, we have an interesting mix of fantasy and techno.  This one was originally shown to me by, alert reader, Mitch and it has a simple message to tell you: They're taking the hobbits to Isengard.

In case you missed it, they're taking the hobbits to Isengard. This clever song uses the Howard Shore score from Lord of the Rings and makes it sound like a dance club soccer album. And who knew that Will Turner had such a good sense of rhythm?

So now it is time to cast your vote. Which one of these is now stuck in your head, and will be until you listen to your scrubbing song? What's a scrubbing song, you ask? It's a song that will help clean any song out of your head without getting stuck itself. Something like "Now We Are Free" by Lisa Gerrard or "Car Wash" by Rose Royce.

I'm now going to listen to both of those songs on an endless loop for a few hours. Planning and writing this post almost destroyed my sanity.


Mike said...

I actually enjoyed the hobbits one. Friday gets stuck in your head and is much worse.

--jeff * said...

i think the hobbit song is goofy and kind of annoying. something i'd've thought was cool in high school, but not now.

as for the rebecca black song, we just discovered it for ourselves here in the viz lab and i actually love it for just what it is. it's not very good, but the simple cheese of it is actually very endearing to me. this girl wanted to record a pop song and went through the machine and did it. the song is totally innocent, just a jr. high girl and her friends in a video about having fun on friday (friedaey, friedaey, friedaey!) and i can't help but dance to it.

rebecca black, you're awesome. you keep being you.

Nathan said...

They're taking the hobbits to Isengard. Hands down.

Lobbie said...

They both frighten me a little. But I think ultimately Friday will stand the test of time.

Andrea said...

This is possibly the hardest question I've ever been asked. While I seriously love "Friday" and have been listening to it on repeat for the past two weeks, I have never heard the Isengard one, and now it's stuck in my head. Maybe that's because I listened to it last, or maybe it's because it's catchy and I love Legolas.