It’s happened to us all before and it’s bound to happen again and again and again. We’ve all been at that point where we’ve been madly in love with a song, only to snap to our senses and say to ourselves, “What the heck was I thinking?”
And yet it’s okay that we’ve all liked something that can only be defined as nonsense as some point in our lives. Most of my general interests at any given point in time can be defined as nonsense. Much can be said about music.
It is many different things, after all. Music is an artform, music is a window to the soul music is entertainment and music itself is subjective. Shame on anyone who wants to put you down for your musical tastes. Everybody enjoys some song at some point in their life that they will later have to look back on and be embarrassed about the fact that they genuinely enjoyed it.
That said, let’s take a look at 8 songs that somehow captured out hearts by making absolutely no sense…
8. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Let’s face it: whether you like it or not, “Ice Ice Baby” is a cult classic. Once a song that was viewed by the general public as “Awesome,” it continues to breathe new life generation after generation now due to its legendary status as “Awesomely Bad.”
I have no shame in admitting that I can at any given time recite most of this song acapella. Everybody knows this song. Most newborn children come out of the womb reciting this song. If you think only the general public can be to blame for the popularity of this song you are dead wrong. This song was praised by critics for “helping diversify hip hop by introducing it to a mainstream audience”. You think that’s bad? This song holds the legendary status of being the first hip hop single to ever top the billboard charts.
The basis of the song itself is a white guy who’s real name is “Robert Van Winkle” convincing you he’s “gangsta”. For a short period of time Vanilla Ice seemed to have had several people convinced until he was outed as a total fraud. It’s okay, though, because he later went on to bring “Ice Ice Baby” to a whole new generation by convincing people he was totally “Metal.”
This article was first posted on May 14, 2013