Which "Achy Breaky Song" artists do you like?

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Which "Achy Breaky Song" artists do you like?

Donny & Marie
2
3%
Barry Manilow
6
9%
New Kids on the Block
2
3%
Village People
6
9%
Vanilla Ice
1
1%
The Bee Gees
14
21%
Debbie Boone
1
1%
ABBA
12
18%
Slim Whitman
2
3%
Zamfir
1
1%
Yoko Ono
1
1%
Tiffany
3
4%
Billy Ray Cyrus
3
4%
None of the above
13
19%
 
Total votes: 67

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Which "Achy Breaky Song" artists do you like?

Post by anthontherun »

Check all that apply.

I've always felt that the Bee Gees were an odd inclusion. I think they were selected as a general representative for disco but songs like "Stayin' Alive" have always been pretty popular, and the disco years make up just a small percentage of their fantastic career. The ABBA reference makes more sense, because they (unfairly) remain a bit of a guilty pleasure punchline for a lot of people, but if I hear "Waterloo," I'm gonna crank it up and sing along. The rest of them? Yeah, we're in blow up my radio territory there.

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I pretty much agree with you - I love ABBA and the Bee Gees!

Granted, I do have a few other artists listed in the song on my iTunes, but those are either there indirectly by being associated with an Al parody (NKOTB, Billy Ray Cyrus), and/or are included by virtue of having one or more songs that could be considered a "classic" for the musical era in question (Barry Manilow, Village People, Vanilla Ice, Tiffany). The former group tends to be a more painful listen than the latter, in my experience - Al's parodies are so much better.

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Post by mellow weasel »

ABBA is the only one in the list that I know more than one song, so I must vote for them I guess. Although I might know some songs of other bands without knowing - e.g. I know "Stayin' alive", but if you have asked me who performed it before I read this topic, I wouldn't have known :S .

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Post by Genius in Maine »

The Village People and Barry Manilow are guilty pleasures of mine.

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NONE OF THE ABOVE should be an option.
There are a couple of good ABBA songs, but not really.
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"None of the above" option added. And I will fight to the death anyone who doesn't like "One of Us"!

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Actually, this guy seems pretty cool:


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None of the above for sure, though Zamfir almost won out based on that video Jon posted.

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Post by Teh Dingo »

None of the above, but I don't really have a problem with anyone here either.

But yes, I will unashamedly admit that I played out my copy of Vanilla Ice's "To the Extreme" back in the day. Word to your mothers. 8)
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I can proudly say that I own a Village People record. :peace:

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