26 November 2006

The most irritating rock song ever ...

I heard it on the radio yesterday, so I decided to blog this thought that I have had for a very long time. I think that the most irritating rock song ever is "Some Guys Have All the Luck" by Rod Stewart. Now I admit, there are worse songs, musically and even lyrically. But what makes this song so terribly irritating is the combination of lyrics and the realities of Rod Stewart's life. Wikipedia, has this to say about Rod's relationships:
Throughout his career Stewart has been known for his liaisons with attractive women (fathering seven children with five of them; the oldest being born in 1964 and his latest child being born in November 2005):

* Art student Susannah Boffey; one daughter Sarah Thubron (born 1964)
* Actress Britt Ekland [first woman pictured]
* First marriage, to Alana Hamilton (ex-wife of actor George Hamilton); one daughter Kimberly (born 1979) and one son Sean (born 1981) [Second woman pictured at right]
* Model Kelly Emberg; one daughter Ruby (born 1987)
* Second marriage, to model Rachel Hunter; one daughter Renee (born 1992) and one son Liam (born 1994). Rod was quoted as saying that he'd rather have his penis cut off than cheat on her. He was later sued for divorce. [Third woman on right]
* With his new fiancée, model Penny Lancaster, he had his seventh child, a boy, Alastair Wallace Stewart, on 27 November 2005. The couple plan to marry in 2006. [Fourth woman on right.]
Now I know, he did not write the song. (Robert Palmer did.) And I know it was released in 1984. But for a guy who has been married to some of the most beautiful women in the world, but cannot say faithful to them to sing that
Some guys have all the luck
Some guys have all the pain

Some guys get all the breaks
Some guys do nothing but complain
really irritates me.

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