No one ever said summer music had to be fun.
No one ever said summer music had to be fun. Ryan Lane/iStockPhoto.com
Mishel, "It's Raining Men"
Dr. Clarke, "So Many Tissues"
American Standard Company, "My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place"
Piranha Man From Pakistan, "Cat's in the Cradle"
NPR Music has already put together a list of 50 of our favorite songs to help you celebrate the summer. On it, you'll find cheery synth-pop singles, smooth R&B ballads, thumping club bangers and fist-pumping rock anthems.
Missing, however, are those "deep cuts" that lend themselves to a detached, ironic, slightly campy appreciation — the songs that are so bad they're good.
Jim Nayder, purveyor of all things tasteless and host of Chicago Public Radio's The Annoying Music Show!, joins Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon to fill in any gaps we may have (purposely) left in our list. Artists represented include a cruise-ship singer who refuses to pluralize, a rapper whose summer "issues" have him using "so many tissues" and more.