Stupid branding in songs

@mode09 (158)
United States
January 7, 2008 7:59pm CST
There are some things in music that just drive me crazy. One thing is stating the date in a song. For example Ruben Studdard had some song where he said it is "2004". - What the hell? Nobody in there right mind would play that song in 2005..6..7..8..etc. Why did he limit his song's life? That was just plain stupid. Also when Nelly and Diddy did "Shake Ya Tailfeather". Some village idiot stated "Bad Boys II - The Soundtrack" in the middle of the song. Wow, you just lost face on that one. Bad Boys II was not even a good movie!! Heck you might as well do that to every song from a movie. I am waiting to hear a remix of Celine Dion doing the Heart will go on song with someone staing in the middle.."Titanic - The Original Soundtrack!!"
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@emarie (5455)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Well, lets see. Anyone remember Prince's (or the artist formerly known as) song 1999?? That thing was released well before that time, it became popular again in 1999 and is probably known as a classic. As for the Bab Boys 2 one. Well, duh....when songs are made for soundtracks of course they'll mention the movie. And wha..you never heard the My Heart Will Go On remix with sound bytes from the movie?? Anyway, those songs are promotional songs. There are quite a bit of songs with movie references. Dated songs are not that bad since not much people have a problem with it. Consider yourself special...
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I've got to disagree with you on this one. Back in the good old days when music was made by musicians & musicians had talent, the music often reflected when it was created. Real music isn't like a gallon of milk, it shouldn't go "bad" in a week. If something sounds good to your ear today, it should sound just as good in a year, a decade or a century.
@emarie (5455)
• United States
8 Jan 08
gotta agree. a lot of timeless classics are pretty much dated.
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