We Built This City

Discussion in 'Music' started by newo, May 27, 2004.

  1. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    VH1 just ran something like the 50 most annoying songs, and this song by Starship came in first! Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of this song, and it sounds like a sell-out by Grace Slick, but worse than Achy-Breaky Heart (#2) and Everybody Wang-Chung Tonight (#3)?
     
  2. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    I've heard a lot about how horrible it is, but I've never actually heard it. Can it really be that bad, though? What about everything by Madonna? And Blinded by the LIght, or whatever. And that Mellencamp song.. "Red on the Scarecrow, blood on the plow?" I don't know if that's how it goes.... but it makes me throw up.
     
  3. aeshna5

    aeshna5 Member

    I don't find it annoying at all + think it's a good commercial radio record. There are millions of worse songs, how about Barbie Girl by Aqua for starters.
     
  4. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    If a bonafide commercial band had done this song exactly the same it wouldn't catch so much flak. Again I say it's a Grace Slick sellout, but did everyone expect her to remain an anti-establishment hippie forever?
     
  5. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    That song is pretty sticky, it's mid-eighties lameness stays with you. Especially since it mentions "building this city on rock and roll," and its not even a rock and roll song!

    All songs mentioned so far deserve it, especially Wang Chung.
     
  6. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    Strikes me that Grace 'sold out' much earlier - ever hear 'Dreams' or even 'Dragonfly'?
     
  7. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    okay, first of all, youd have a better opinion if you actually remember when that song released and how annoying it was at the time. The song was constantly played on the radio.... the whole song was cheesy as hell. Id agree that it is the worst song ever. Sara was another Starship song that was pretty lame. I agreed with most of the songs on the list, Phil Collins Sussidio, Barbie Girl by Aqua, Dancin on the Ceilin by Lionel Ritchie........ among others. But the one which I thought should have been higher on the list was Toby Keith's Red White and Blue.
     
  8. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    If you want to get technical you could say they sold out in the beginning as Jefferson Airplane with some of those sticky-sweet ballads sung by Marty Balin.

    When We Built This City comes on the radio I want to change the channel, but there are plenty of other songs which make me want to throw the radio out the window!
     
  9. Becknudefck

    Becknudefck Senior Member

    yea. that vanilla ice song was soo much worse. he is now on my hit list
     
  10. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    well I live in england where jefferson only ever had two hits - 'white rabbit' and 'we built this city'. Quite a journey there - imagine if you'd only ever heard the singles!


    Shit! I forgot, and even worse, 'nothings going to stop us now'. Which is pure shite.
     
  11. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    thats why my computers are my radios, ive nearly aquired every song ive ever liked and when i click on winamp and set it on random...brings tear to me eye;)
     
  12. thisismike

    thisismike Overlooked/Uninvited

    How a band can go from Surrealistic Pillow to We built this city, confounds me
     
  13. butterfly

    butterfly Member

    Have you people heard of "the cheeky girls"?
     
  14. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    First, it's not the same band, in fact I believe Grace Slick was the only member of Airplane on this song. Second, it's like asking how can a country go from the radical 60s to the materialistic 80s. Times change and so do the styles.
     
  15. ohhh man, Vanilla Ice kicks so much ass! His song 'Ice Ice Baby' is a classic. It's one of those few songs tht EVERYONE knows at least SOME of the words to!
     
  16. But dude, jefferson starship is terrible. It's a DISGRACE. I completely agree with them putting on as the 1st.
     
  17. aeshna5

    aeshna5 Member

    White Rabbit wasn't a hit in UK (check Guiness hit singles). We built this city was 1st of 3 hits culminating in ultra-commercial no.1 Nothings gonna stop us now; which no doubt those who disliked 1st hit will be even more contemptuous of! Shame Miracles wasn't hit here as it was in US; a great mood song.
     
  18. Zeppelingirl

    Zeppelingirl Member

    'We built this city' was like my favorite song when I was like 5~haha

    You have to remember-- it was not Jefferson Airplane man, it was friggin Starship. There's a big difference between the Airplane and Starship.
     

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