Most Boring Song Ever Recorded

Eugene, Oregon
March 18, 2023 3:33pm CST
Johnny Mercer wrote a lot of great lyrics for a lot of great songs such as "Moon River," "Baby, It's Cold Outside, "Fools Rush In," and many others. Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, so many big stars sang his music. But there's this one on an old Sinatra album I own that I remember only because it's so bad. "Drinking Again," is the name of it and if you never hear it, good for you. The character in the song is some sad sack who lost his love and can't stay out of those smoky old bars, "having a few and wishing that you were here." When I hear those soggy old lyrics, I know why she left. If you can't wait to hear it, it's recorded by several other singers too. The link I was going to add does not work.
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@RasmaSandra (75004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Mar 23
I have never heard of this song but will take a look on YouTube, Just curious I suppose it is only logical that even greats like Sinatra can have some bad songs.
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@TheHorse (209135)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Mar 23
It would be ironic if I, a song snob, liked it. But I have not listened yet.
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Mar 23
It's just a too sentimental song about lost love. Nice melody.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
@TheHorse It has a good melody, but Mercer must have been depressed when he wrote it.
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@florelway (23162)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Mar 23
I agree with you. I just listened to the song through the link provided by Ocean Tiara below and it's really boring. I love Sinatra Songs like strangers in the night but Drinking again just don't appeal to me.
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@TheHorse (209135)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Mar 23
Sinatra recorded some great stuff. A lot of his body of work is jazz classics, I think.
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@TheHorse (209135)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Mar 23
@JamesHxstatic I have not listened. I have to eat dinner and digest first.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
@TheHorse Oh yes, he did some great stuff. Maybe they were trying to fill an album.
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@popciclecold (36121)
• United States
18 Mar 23
I listened it was awful.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
@TheHorse Those things are dangerous!
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@velvet53 (22527)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Mar 23
I have never heard of that song and from what you say I don't want to hear it.
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@RebeccasFarm (87108)
• United States
18 Mar 23
I listened I also would have left
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@TheHorse (209135)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Mar 23
More boring than "Seasons in the Sun" and "Black Dog"?
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@TheHorse (209135)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Mar 23
@JamesHxstatic I like to use its (Black Dog's) lyrics with a straight face to illustrate good and bad lyrics abut making love with a woman. Sorry if I sent you these lyrics before. Her body is as as liquid and as perfect as a wave as tender and as vicious as a bird that I once saved --Jesse Winchester (Dangerous Fun) Hey mama like the way you move gonna make you sweat gonna make you groove -- Led Zeppelin (Black Dog)
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
@TheHorse No, I have never seen those before and I can't thank you enough for exposing them to me..
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Mar 23
I recall Seasons (unfortunately), but Black Dog passed me by, thankfully.
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@popciclecold (36121)
• United States
18 Mar 23
Must be pretty b pitiful.
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@Jenaisle (14079)
• Philippines
19 Mar 23
I like Moon River but never heard of Drinking Again. My Way is one of my favorite Sinatra songs too. I will try to research later and see if I find it boring as well.
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@LadyDuck (463023)
• Switzerland
19 Mar 23
I am going to find it on YouTube and post the link here for those who would like to listen. Really boring song.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
Thanks @LadyDuck!
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Mar 23
I'll probably give it a miss. At this stage in my life, I may not have the time to waste to listen to really boring songs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Mar 23
I don't know why it even came to mind. I have not heard it in years.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Mar 23
I don’t know If I’ve heard the song.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
You didn't miss anything at all.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 23
@RubyHawk I still listen to a lot of music, but mostly I listen to NPR programs mornings and early evenings.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Mar 23
@JamesHxstatic I used to listen to music more than I do now.
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19 Mar 23
I don't know all of the songs that you mention above, it's my bad
@Abbluada (22)
20 Mar 23
Different people, different taste in music
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Mar 23
Right, all we've got are our opinions.