THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER… #7

Gangnam_Style_Official_CoverFor those just tuning in, every Monday till I’m done, I’m posting my top 10 list of THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t get me wrong, some of these are songs I adore. They’re just either about strange things people don’t usually sing about, or they just don’t make any sense.

The list so far…

#10 was Elton John’s Madman Across the Water, because it makes no sense.
#9 George Harrison’s, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, because it’s about housework.
#8, today’s Strangest song is… Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher. Yes, let’s all sell our women-folk into prostitution.

Here’s one from this millennium. The awesome dance tune, proving ultimately parody-able, PSY’s Gangnam Style.

This one’s in Korean, so it’s possible the lyrics do make sense, just not to me. You can find something claiming to be an English translation here, but they make no more sense than the first three songs on my top 10 Strange Songs list.

I did google it when I first heard it and apparently it’s already a parody, poking gentle fun at the Gangnam neighbourhood’s hipsters.

From Wikipedia: According to The Guardian, PSY has waived his copyright to the music video. Although this has not been officially confirmed… The Guardian reported it was likely that PSY had simply refrained from taking legal action against parodies of his video. “Gangnam Style” is therefore a video that is “born to spawn.”

Watch on YouTube

Next up… #7.

What are YOUR strangest songs?

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About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

Posted on January 7, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I, too, am puzzled by this song. I’m assuming it’s because I haven’t a clue what the cultural references are that are being parodied. It is, however, very dance-able.

  2. I think it’s nifty that he is working on MC Hammer on his next project. Or was it LL Cool J? I forget. ;-D

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