When it comes to music, dorky doesn’t even begin to describe it. From parodies of popular music, to cringe-worthy renditions of classic tunes, to full-on cheese fest, these tunes are somethin’ else entirely. If you’re looking for a way to make your ears re-calibrate, these are some of the most unlistenable performances of dorky music.

  1. “I Lost My Voice” by Margaritaville

Oh Margaritaville, why must you get us every time? This song features some of the most whiny and off-pitch singing you’ll ever hear, and the lyrics are unbearably cheesy. We give it an “F” for effort. 

  1. “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” by Woody the Woodpecker

Woody isn’t exactly known for his vocal talent, and this rendition of the classic folk song “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” truly demonstrates that. Listen closely and you’ll be treated to some of the most off-key “singing” you’ve ever heard.

  1. “The William Tell Overture” by the Chipmunks

If you listen to Alvin and his Chipmunk friend’s rendition of the classic “William Tell Overture” long enough, it’ll become etched into your memory forever. Even the original version seems tame compared to this one. You’ve been warned. 

  1. “Do-Re-Mi” by the Yodeling Pizza Boy

The Yodeling Pizza Boy transcended the normal levels of “dorky” with his attempts at yodeling. Nope, you won’t be finding any of his hit recordings on the radio! 

  1. “Chipmunk Christmas” by Bruce Springsteen

Leave it to Bruce Springsteen to make a classic holiday tune sound even dorkier. Okay, so it’s not really his fault, as the original Chipmunk Christmas was already pretty dorky. But the Boss’s rendition somehow still feels a little bit more out of touch with reality. 

Clearly, dorky music isn’t going away anytime soon. But hey, don’t feel bad if you can’t stand to listen

 Cringeworthy Concerts of the Dullest Tunes

If you’re ever lucky enough to attend a concert, you expect a night of high energy and exciting music. But unfortunately, sometimes you get a night of cringeworthy tunes and dull performances. Whether it’s an aging rock band trying to stay relevant, or an artist lacking the stage presence to win over their crowd, there are some concerts that just leave you feeling underwhelmed and disappointed. 

Take the legendary rock band AC/DC for example. After years of dominating the rock world, they performed a poorly received show on their 2014 ‘Rock or Bust’ tour. The performance featured a set list of dull, repetitive songs and a lack of energy from a band that had been known for putting on incredible shows. It was so lackluster that fans quickly took to Twitter to express their displeasure. 

Another much-maligned performance occurred when Justin Bieber undertook his 2016 ‘Purpose’ tour. After a string of lackluster performances, fans complained that the show was too formulaic and was missing that ‘wow factor’. Bieber even admitted that he was going through the motions, claiming he was “fed up” and “missing the spark on stage.” 

When  it comes to supporting a musician or band, it’s important to remember that even the best of them can have an off-night. But when their sets are lacking excitement, energy and that special something, more often than not, it’s because they’re stuck playing the most cringeworthy and dullest tunes. Make sure you research an artist before you buy those concert tickets – don’t end up at a show only to have to sit through a lackluster performance!

 Flop Concerts of the Most Uncool Tunes

It’s often said, “there’s no such thing as a bad song.” But that doesn’t mean some tunes don’t elicit much more enthusiasm than others when they’re performed on stage. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the flop concerts featuring the most uncool songs.

From mismatched genres to uninspiring lyrics, audiences have walked away disappointed from these shows. Let’s start with Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. It’s arguably one of the most popular songs of the 1980s. However, a 2017 show featuring an extended version drew long faces from the audience. Instead of the bright and bubbly vibe that characterized the original hit, concertgoers were subjected to a droning, uninteresting performance.

Then there was the infamous “Tainted Love” gig featuring Soft Cell. Guests expecting the high energy performance from their MTV days were served a sluggish and monotonous set instead. The crowd couldn’t resist the urge to boo the lead singer and walked away feeling short-changed from the performance.

Finally, there’s “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. While this hit single has been given a place of honor in music history, a 2017 set featured  a collaboration with singer and songwriter, Bob Dylan. His gruff folk sensibilities clashed starkly with the disco beat of the original tune, leaving fans feeling unimpressed with the performance.

When it comes to concerts, some tunes just don’t have the same effect live as they do on the radio. While seeing a classic hit may be exciting, the performance quality and adjustments that some musicians make can turn a nostalgic experience into an avalanche of boredom. These flop concerts remind us all to think twice before attending a show, no matter how classic the tune might be.