Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nickelback at their Finest...?

You had to know this post was coming. Just when you think that Nickelback couldn't sink any lower in their songwriting and other abilities, they put out a song that takes them to a new depth. Take a look and see for yourself:

Now, if you know me well you know that I pay most attention to the musical qualities of a song such as the melody, rhythmic subtleties and the like. I must state that this song has absolutely no outstanding musical qualities. It's incredibly simple and formulaic, not unlike most of their other songs.

The lyrics to this song are also disastrous. I usually don't even pay all that much attention to a song's lyrics but this song just screams ridiculous and has some of the most awful lines I've ever heard. If you don't believe me, just listen to the video at 1:48 and you'll see what I mean. "I'll have the quesadilla..." I don't even know what to say about this. It's that bad.

The video is also full of a bunch of "celebrities" lip syncing the song. It's apparent that no one in the prime of their career was willing to support this song and video, further proving my point here. You've got Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, Wayne Gretzky, and Gene Simmons. It is basically an episode of The Surreal Life made into a musical.

Among all this negativity, I can say one good thing about this song and video. Chad Kroeger only appears for about a second at the very end of the video saving us from further pain.


DMAK said...

I like elitest!!

creasy bear said...

worst music video ever? or worst ever video put to music?