Top 5 songs about BEING a jerk
Nov 6, 2008 at 7:58 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22

jonathanjong

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I imagine this'll be kind of hard, but GO!

NB: This prolly doesn't need saying, but the "top 5" thing is for kinda for decorative purposes only. My salute to John Cusack, kind of thing.
 
Nov 6, 2008 at 11:25 PM Post #5 of 22

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Why did you emphasize "being" instead of "jerk"?
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 12:04 AM Post #6 of 22

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Originally Posted by xnothingpoetic /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Why did you emphasize "being" instead of "jerk"?


Most songs are probably about someone else being a jerk...

Beatles-Getting Better
John Lennon-Jealous Guy

There's more, I just can't think of them right now..
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 12:13 AM Post #7 of 22

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Mr. Bad Example - Warren Zevon
Creeps Like Me - Lyle Lovett
My Career As A Homewrecker - Jonathan Richman
Tired Of Walking - James McMurtry
Let Me Go - Rolling Stones
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 12:57 AM Post #8 of 22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Duggeh /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Where's your helpful starting contribution?


No helpful contribution, sadly. Kept hearing songs about other people being jerks, so I was wondering if there were songs about themselves being jerks.

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Why did you emphasize "being" instead of "jerk"?


Yeap, because there are lots of songs about other people being jerks, but I couldn't think of any about being jerks.
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 6:04 PM Post #10 of 22

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This is bugging me - I can't remember the artist or the song title, but it came out in the mid-90s, it was on a film soundtrack, and the chorus went something like:

"F__k off! Who d'you think you are? Get out of my f__king flat!
What you mean, you want to read the meter? Don't talk to me like that!"

It's probably the best jerk song I've ever heard. Can anyone help me with the artist and title?
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 8:22 PM Post #11 of 22

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This is indeed quite difficult, but I'll give it a try.

Creep - Radiohead (dubious whether this counts)

Kiss me I'm ****faced - Dropkick Murphys

It's too hard. I can't think of any more.
 
Nov 10, 2008 at 4:04 AM Post #15 of 22

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After the obvious Radiohead - 'Creep', my next thoughts went back to Punk...


Anti-Nowhere League - 'So What?' came to mind first, but actually ANY of their songs would qualify - IIRC

Dead Kennedy - 'To Drunk to *****' comes to mind as well.



For something a little more subtle, and recent, how about:

Belle and Sebastian - 'Step Into My Office, Baby'
 

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