I enjoyed the 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever. Funny stuff. Snark is in these days, and good for you. But the snark is much funnier when it’s true. In picking Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” you repeatedly tore the song down for never explaining what “that” was. If any of the idiots on your show had listened to the song or actually ::gasp:: read the lyrics, you’d see it clear as day. Meat Loaf went so far as to explain it in his STORYTELLERS special on your network, so I’ll repeat some of that here. Take a lyric:
But I’ll never forget the way you feel right now, oh no, no way And I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that, I won’t do that
The “that” refers to the previous line. He’d do anything for love, but he won’t never forget the way she feels right now.
One more example:
But I’ll never forgive myself if we don’t go all the way tonight And I would do anything for love, oh I would do anything for love
So he’d do anything for love, but never forgive himself if he didn’t go all the way that one night.
Besides, if you want to blame it on the writer, then go to Jim Steinman, since he wrote the song.
As for Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” it’s a chronological history of events that happened during the Cold War. So it’s not necessarily that the Cola Wars sent him over the edge as — ah, screw it. It’s a List Song. Deal with it.
And is that really what Rick Astley looks like? Oh, my. I never realized that scrawny English boy was him. He was the original Clay Aiken, wasn’t he?