Can a song still be great if its focal point is quite shit?
Yes it can!
I was thinking the other day I would really like Radio Gaga if it didn’t have that horrible chanting bit in the chorus
I’d never clocked that this chorus is terrible, but it really is
had an album on just a few days ago where I was thinking that every verse was better than every chorus
will have to try to remember what it was
‘great’ song is pushing it because it’s not very good overall but always thought the chorus to this was an absolute stinker
Not listened to that song in an age. Holds up. Thank you
Might be one for the controversial opinions thread but think the chorus really let’s this down. Verses are great
Can’t agree with this, the chorus is a lot of fun
I mean… it’s great there apart from Mike Love, innit
pulls on bear-wrestling suit
99% of songs by The Police.
Great song might be pushing it, but the leap from intriguing intro, compelling first verse, to WTF IS THIS is an all timer.
The Beatles have a few songs where the chorus is basically just one note sung very loudly, sometimes it works but it’s a bit half-arsed. this is the first one I could think of:
This could join Archangel by Burial in a thread of nice hooks that massively outstay their welcome