Musical Poll: Lyrical Crimes

I'm killing time waiting for something I can't talk about yet, so here's a silly poll to pass the time, brought to you by a couple of songs served up on the radio this morning while I was running errands:

I thought about including "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight," but since it's a deliberate spoof, I don't think it should count.

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"Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain" has to be high on the list...

"Bobbie Sue took the money and run"

"You know he knows exactly what the facts is" has both of those beat.

By Eric Lund (not verified) on 06 Apr 2012 #permalink

The Scorpions:

"Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
in the wind of change..."

...always has me awestruck.
It's just everything: The deliverance,
the sheer schlock-factor - pure magic!

There was some crappy frat-rap song in the 90's - I can't believe I remember this - Summer Girls by LFO. "I like girls that wear abercrobie and fitch, i take her if i had one wish"

Not English, but by an English speaking band so I'm going to run with it: "uno, dos, tres, catorce!"

I agree with cisko -- a TRIPLE NEGATIVE is worthy of recognition. On the other hand, there are all the lyrics to "Dreams of an Everyday Housewife"...

Repetition/reënforcement of prepositions may be non-standard, but hardly a "crime against English grammar". They're perfectly grammatical - as is negative concord, cisko - they just happen to belong to a branch of English differing from your personal idiom.

Shorter me: don't be crackpot linguists.

"You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe"

Repeat ad nauseum

Also, never google "Nicki Minaj lyrics" and click any links without a popup blocker enabled. Oy.