Yes, a few songs are kind of embarrassing, hence the reason we forgot.
Much like anything else, music comes and goes, and much like anything else, it’s forgotten after a while as only the most popular songs manage to get remembered. Some of those songs are kept around because they can be played over and over without getting old, while some are great for holidays, parties, dance clubs, and other situations that warrant remembering them. Some are songs that were great when we were younger or were just amusing for a moment or two. But despite how popular they might have been, they weren’t memorable enough to keep around for a lengthy period. Then again, some are great enough to bring up every so often to get the enjoyment that we remembered from years ago.
It sounds kind of silly to some people, to get sentimental about a song, but when we hear a song that was playing during an emotional moment, or during an odd or important time in our lives, it’s bound to happen that we’ll respond in an emotional manner, be it good, bad, or otherwise.
10. Three Little Pigs-Green Jelly
Okay, this video was damned silly, but it was still one of those that managed to hang around since while Green Jelly didn’t go on to do that much, don’t kid yourself, it didn’t, they did come up with a song that is capable of being remembered because it’s so insane. There have been a few takes on the Three Little Pigs tale, in fact, they’ve been seen as a part of Shrek, and that was funny as hell. But in this claymation attempt, it looked pretty rough, but it was fun all the same since it took the Three Pigs in a slightly different direction that was meant to help the band appear as though they knew what they were doing. I’ll admit it, the Rambo angle was pretty cool, especially since it used the drums in a fun way.
9. Dream-Forest for the Trees
This is one of the many songs that a lot of people might think makes no sense, but between the imagery and the strange sounds and feelings it creates in people, it’s something that is just barely remembered at times. A lot of people might listen to this and say that it doesn’t make sense, that it’s a song that’s best left forgotten. But the fact is that one has to remember that a lot of us have songs like this that we enjoyed in our past and that meant something to us for one reason or another. Something about the serenity of this song made it stand out and touch a lot of people in a very unique way. Plus, there’s a hot chick banging a tambourine on her head at the end, that’s kind of funny.
If you had no idea that Skillet was Christian rock then you might be convinced that they’re another metal band that loves to bring up deep subjects about being fake and being yourself. But the song is fairly straightforward since it doesn’t go down any other roads that one has to think too deeply about. Monster is essentially the type of song that tells of how people try to be something else and end up becoming the fake that they’ve made themselves out to be. Plus, it’s also about the dichotomy of humanity that many struggle against daily.
7. Daughtry-It’s Not Over
When you really think about it this song is more like a country tune since it has to do with someone wanting another chance at love. One can’t help but feel that this individual has a better chance of simply moving on and finding someone else rather than trying to be with someone that might not want them. There are so many love songs out there across so many genres that one can easily imagine that music and love are intertwined in ways that can’t always be seen but are almost always present. It’s not just country singers that manage to sing about heartache and emotional pain.
6. Alanis Morissette-Uninvited
If you’ve ever doubted that Alanis Morissette was a strong woman then you should probably listen to her album Jagged Little Pill, where you can find this song, among others. Back in the 90s, she was one of the strongest but also the strangest women on the music scene given that some of her songs felt like a punch in the mouth and others felt like a friendly wave. But this one, in particular, was about a woman who was fascinated by a man but had no intention of letting him into her life. It sounds like the story one might tell of a woman that likes to tease and enjoy the game she plays with others, but in a way, it sounds more like someone interested in finding out about a person before they commit to anything.
5. The Verve Pipe-The Freshman
There’s a lot of meaning to this song and no matter how it gets explained, some of it comes off sounding rather douchey since the idea of getting a young woman to have an abortion to avoid a wedding is beyond negative. Some would likely sympathize with the guy in this instance, at least in part, but given that it’s a story about abortion and the guilt that comes with convincing a woman to kill her unborn child it’s the kind of song that some folks might want to forget.
4. Counting Crows-A Long December
The Counting Crows have this tendency to sound melancholy even with songs like Mr. Jones, but Adam Duritz apparently just likes that tone of voice, or so it would seem. But A Long December came to be after one of his friends was involved in a car accident and was badly hurt. It’s fair to say that his emotions were running wild at this time and that what came out of him was something that might have otherwise been…well, it might have been the same kind of stuff that this band is known for.
3. Fastball-The Way
The odd thing about this song is that it was based on the true story of an elderly couple that went missing. One of them had Alzheimer’s and the other was recovering from brain surgery, which made for a less than ideal situation since one can imagine that it would have been an extremely disorienting trip. This song was actually one of the more likable ones back in its day, but it’s fair to think that a lot of people had no idea what it was about. A quick Google search would be enough to tell people a little about this story.
2. Eve 6-Inside Out
This song actually has a few meanings according to who’s listening and what they feel the narrator of the song is going through. It could be a toxic kind of attraction that a lot of people understand, or about mental illness. Then again, it could be about the difficulties of being a songwriter/performer. The point is that it’s just vague enough that it could be about a lot of things, which might have been the goal.
1. White Town-Your Woman
There’s not much guesswork with this song since it’s about a woman breaking up with a man and making a point to be as nasty as possible about it. Songs like this are about as common as love songs since like it or not, they’re popular given that people go through this stuff and need to hear about it, for some reason.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Let’s be honest, back in the day when these songs came out, we loved them, at least a little bit. For one reason or another they were left behind for a while, and then forgotten. But thanks to the internet it’s easy to pull them up again.