Worst song on KROQ's 25 Most Requested Songs of All-Time (2006)

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KROQ's 500 Most Requested Songs Of All-Time (Memorial Day 2006)
http://www.radiohitlist.com/KROQ/KROQ-Top-500-All-Time-2006.htm

Poll Results

OptionVotes
1. Sublime - Date Rape 37
25. Papa Roach - Last Resort 9
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge 8
14. Beastie Boys - Girls 3
8. No Doubt - Just a Girl 3
7. The Offspring - Self-Esteem 2
4. Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right to Party 2
18. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? 2
16. Sublime - What I Got 2
24. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party 1
21. The Offspring - Bad Habit 1
20. Violent Femmes - Add It Up 1
17. Linkin Park - In the End 1
3. Nine Inch Nails - Closer 1
2. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 1
6. Dramarama - Anything, Anything 1
11. Radiohead - Creep 1
9. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun 1
15. Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized 0
23. Blink-182 - Dammit 0
22. Beck - Loser 0
10. Green Day - Brain Stew 0
19. Green Day - Basket Case 0
12. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name 0
13. Weezer - Buddy Holly 0


skip, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:28 (five years ago) link

1. Sublime - Date Rape

well this is the easiest poll ever

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:29 (five years ago) link

*reads rest of list* nope, still easiest poll ever

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:29 (five years ago) link

There is definitely a clear favorite...

skip, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:30 (five years ago) link

well, that didn't take long to decide.

xpost!

guwop (crüt), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:30 (five years ago) link

Don't ignore #25!

skip, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:31 (five years ago) link

I mean, "Last Resort" is bad, but it's not "Date Rape" bad.

monster_xero, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:31 (five years ago) link

The moment that I realise that no matter how bad anything might be, RHCP are still worse.

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:33 (five years ago) link

WTF is "Date Rape" and how is it the most requested song in KROQ history? That reeks of "Stairway to Heaven gets played on the radio more than any other song" bullshit.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:34 (five years ago) link

1. Sublime - Date Rape
14. Beastie Boys - Girls
25. Papa Roach - Last Resort

probably in about that order. that b-boys song is probably the worst thing they ever did.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:35 (five years ago) link

I feel like I can't vote for Date Rape since I'm not at all familiar with it, even though it is undoubtedly horrible. Going with Self-Esteem instead.

and yes, there was a time when Stairway to Heaven got played on the radio an awful lot, but that hasn't been the case since the late 80s.

odd proggy geezer (Moodles), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:39 (five years ago) link

I am pretty sure between the ages of 5 and 12 I heard "Stairway to Heaven" on the radio 4 times a day

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:40 (five years ago) link

WTF is "Date Rape" and how is it the most requested song in KROQ history?

They must have had a big LA fanbase. The whole list has a noticeable Californian skew.

jmm, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:41 (five years ago) link

Always weird to me to find out "Date Rape" is actually popular in parts of the country, or liked by anybody at all. Really didn't hear it all that much then or now. It's fucking awful. Once at karaoke I was having some good eye-contact with this girl, she seemed cool, we were digging each other's dancing - - - and then she lost her shit for her friend doing "Date Rape" and it was all over.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:43 (five years ago) link

ftr anyone unfamiliar with the oh-so-charming "Date Rape" can listen to it here:

http://youtu.be/CeMeDihwyrg

obv I'm not embedding that shit

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:45 (five years ago) link

Once at karaoke I was having some good eye-contact with this girl, she seemed cool, we were digging each other's dancing - - - and then she lost her shit for her friend doing "Date Rape" and it was all over.

this itself sounds like a Sublime (and sublime) song scenario tbh

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:45 (five years ago) link

the late Brad Nowell explained:

I've never raped anyone at least as far as I can remember. We were at a party a long time ago and we were all talking about how much date rape sucked. This guy was like, "Date rape isn't so bad; if it wasn't for date rape I'd never get laid." Everyone at the party was bummed out about it, but I was cracking up and I wrote a funny song about it.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:46 (five years ago) link

Although there are some real turds here, Radiohead is far and way the worst turd.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:47 (five years ago) link

I mean I honestly can't fathom anyone halfway familiar with "Date Rape" the song who sees it on this list and goes "eh, there's worse here"

NO THERE ISN'T

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:48 (five years ago) link

imagine a Radiohead cover of "Date Rape," with a heavily processed/vocodered Thom Yorke repeating the title.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:49 (five years ago) link

Wow wtf @ that quote

guwop (crüt), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:51 (five years ago) link

I am not familiar with the song. But still, knowing how I feel about these issues, and having read the descriptions on this thread, I can say that it is entirely in keeping with the depths of my loathing for RHCP that I still find them worse.

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:51 (five years ago) link

I've never raped anyone at least as far as I can remember.
I've never raped anyone at least as far as I can remember.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:55 (five years ago) link

You're gonna make me stop reading the thread; you're not gonna make me stop hating RHCP more.

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:56 (five years ago) link

"date rape" is obviously the worst but i'm throwing a perverse lol vote to "how soon is now?"

mattresslessness, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:56 (five years ago) link

Feels like it'd be more in keeping with this poll if it had been t.A.T.u.'s cover

noir-ish need apply (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:02 (five years ago) link

... waht

oh you mean "How Soon Is Now?" lolololol

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:03 (five years ago) link

2. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
3. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
4. Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right to Party
8. No Doubt - Just a Girl
11. Radiohead - Creep
13. Weezer - Buddy Holly
15. Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
18. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
19. Green Day - Basket Case
22. Beck - Loser

this is a solid bunch of good tunes, i still remember what a great one-hit wonder band radiohead was w/'creep'

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:08 (five years ago) link

This list made me oddly homesick for southern California.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:13 (five years ago) link

have never heard 'date rape' and don't really want to. that quote is one of the most wtf things i've read in a while.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:30 (five years ago) link

ENJOY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeMeDihwyrg

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:32 (five years ago) link

Oh I missed DJP's non-embed post.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:33 (five years ago) link

I mean, I hate to be the one who stands up for Sublime here because it's gotten me nowhere in the past, but the song is like, definitively anti-rape.

how's life, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:39 (five years ago) link

So is "Sex Type Thing"

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:40 (five years ago) link

lol, I haven't even thought about Sex Type Thing in about 20 years. I've got to go check that out.

how's life, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:41 (five years ago) link

I mean, I hate to be the one who stands up for Sublime here because it's gotten me nowhere in the past, but the song is like, definitively anti-rape.

It's also definitively terrible.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:43 (five years ago) link

I admit it's pretty bad but c'mon, Radiohead.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:44 (five years ago) link

That is like saying "I admit that stomping on the skulls of live kittens is a bad thing but at least it's not strolling through an empty park."

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:45 (five years ago) link

Once at karaoke I was having some good eye-contact with this girl, she seemed cool, we were digging each other's dancing - - - and then she lost her shit for her friend doing "Date Rape" and it was all over.

so many of these are karaoke staples ime

dude (Lamp), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:47 (five years ago) link

creep is so solid

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:49 (five years ago) link

solid like a bowel-movement.

how's life, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 18:59 (five years ago) link

the song is like, definitively anti-rape.

maybe the lyrics, but the tone of the song is pretty fucking unserious.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:02 (five years ago) link

I mean, it's serious for ska-punk. Dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun, DUN. You can tell they mean business right there.

how's life, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:04 (five years ago) link

who doesn't a good gay panic punchline

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:08 (five years ago) link

doesn't +enjoy, that is

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:08 (five years ago) link

Let me tell you about a girl I know,
had a drink about a hour ago.
Sitting in a corner by herself, in a bar in downtown Hell.

She heard a noise and she looked through the door.
And saw a man she'd never seen before.
Light skin, light blue eyes, a double-chin and a plastic smile.
Well, her heart raced as he walked in the door
And took an empty seat next to her at the bar.
"My brand new car is parked right outside. How'd ya like to go for a ride?"
And she said."Wait a minute I have to think."
He said, "That's fine. May I please buy you a drink"
One drink turned into 3 or 4 and they left and got into his car
and they drove away someplace real far.

Now babe the time has come.
How'd ya like to have a little fun?
And she said."If we could only please be on our way, I will not run."

That's when things got out of control.
She didn't want to, he had his way.
She said, "Let's Go"
He said, "No Way!"
Come on babe it's your lucky day.
Shut your mouth, were gonna do it my way.
Come on baby don't be afraid,
if it wasn't for date rape I'd never get laid.

He finished up and he started the car
He turned around and drove back to the bar.
He said."Now baby don't be sad, in my opinion you weren't half-bad."
She picked up a rock.,threw it at the car, hit him in the head, now he's got a big scar.
Come on party people won't you listen to me.
Date Rape Story.

The next day she went to her drawer, look up her local attorney at law,
went to the phone and filed the police report and then she took the guy's ass to court.
Well, the day he stood in front of the judge he screamed, "She lies that little slut!"
The judge knew that he was full of shit and he gave him 25 years
And now his heart is filled with tears.

One night in jail it was getting late.
He was butt-raped by a large inmate, and he screamed.
But the guards paid no attention to his cries.

That's when things got out of control.
The moral of the date rape story, it does not pay to be drunk and horny.
But that's the way it had to be.
They locked him up and threw away the key.
Well, I can't take pity on men of his kind,
even though he now takes it in the behind.

But that's the way it had to be.
They locked him up and threw away the key.
Well, I can't take pity on men of his kind,
even though he now takes it in the behind.
DATE RAPE!

She didn't want to [x4]
TAKE IT!

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:11 (five years ago) link

1. Sublime - Date Rape
well this is the easiest poll ever
― Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:29 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

thought this, exactly, as soon as i opened the thread

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:11 (five years ago) link

so many of these are karaoke staples ime

― dude (Lamp), Wednesday, July 2, 2014 2:47 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

agreed, and almost always it's people who are expecting to blow everybody away by choosing this SUPER ROCK song that they'd NEVER EXPECT! I'd be pretty down with "Dead Man's Party," how'd that sneak in here?

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:27 (five years ago) link

Even though the Sublime song sounds horrid, there's no way I'm going to miss an opportunity to vote for Under the Bridge, which may be my most hated song ever.

lauded at conferences of deluded psychopaths (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 19:31 (five years ago) link

Having no intention of ever hearing this "Date Rape" tune, I'm going with "Blister in the Sun." I really really really hate the Violent Femmes.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 20:20 (five years ago) link

"Ball and Chain" and the "Ring of Fire" cover are the only SD songs i've heard to my knowledge

guwop (crüt), Friday, 11 July 2014 19:34 (five years ago) link

sonically they're like a slower, dumber version of the Ramones with all the interesting stuff stripped out and replaced by the most conservative straight while male hagiography imaginable

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 19:37 (five years ago) link

IMAGINABLE

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 19:38 (five years ago) link

steady diet of social d songs on any rock-identifying radio station in vegas, so i've probably definitely heard the major singles off of each record innumerable times. brief moment in 2004 when "reach for the sky" got played every hour it seemed.

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 11 July 2014 19:39 (five years ago) link

relistening to "story of my life" right now and despite my own oversaturation it's pretty great idk

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 11 July 2014 19:39 (five years ago) link

the most conservative straight while male hagiography imaginable

i think you suffer from a failure of imagination

sarahell, Friday, 11 July 2014 19:52 (five years ago) link

someone recommend me a Social Distortion song that is less terrible than "Ball & Chain". tia

bernard snowy, Friday, 11 July 2014 19:59 (five years ago) link

You could try Cold Feelings.

how's life, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:02 (five years ago) link

Saw Social D at roskilde a few years back, at the second biggest stage. Such a weird booking, was ok, but nothing more, really. I did remember them doing some kind of cover, yeah, that was Ring of Fire.

Frederik B, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:07 (five years ago) link

just listened to "Cold Feelings", now playing "Story of My Life": okay, these are a little better... but still, it feels like some grungey extinct knuckle-dragging precursor to the melodic 90s pop-punk I actually enjoy, right down to the nasal singing. IDK, give me the Offspring any day of the week, Pretty Flyday excepted

bernard snowy, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:09 (five years ago) link

Yeah, don't worry about it unless you plan on rolling up a cigarette pack in your shirt sleeve any time soon.

how's life, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:11 (five years ago) link

don't get me wrong, I can see the appeal of simple punk-y songs with plainspoken/relateable lyrics; I think I was just born a few years too late to ever regard Social D as anything but pastiche (which I'm guessing was not the intention, & probably isn't how the fans on this thread view the band)

bernard snowy, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

What was the song that the kid in Veronica Mars plagiarized for his poetry assignment?

Oh, it was "When the Angels Sing".

EveningStar (Sund4r), Friday, 11 July 2014 20:23 (five years ago) link

I view Social D as pastiche, but I still like them, unlike some of their descendents like Offspring, etc.

sarahell, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:24 (five years ago) link

re: social d: why would they convert a pool hall to a 7-11, seems like an odd choice of location for 7-11 corp

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Friday, 11 July 2014 20:31 (five years ago) link

because it would presumably be quite large? Unless they knocked down the pool hall and built a smaller structure for the store and the rest was parking?

sarahell, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:39 (five years ago) link

i think 7-11s are a lot smaller than pool halls though and the dimensions are all off, most pool halls seem more narrow and deep and 7-11s are more square shaped. idk, seems like a lot of work.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Friday, 11 July 2014 20:47 (five years ago) link

yeah, exactly, the only thing i could think of is that the pool hall didn't have off street parking, and they just bulldozed the lot and then built the 7-11 from the ground up rather than using the existing pool hall building. Or maybe the pool hall did have a parking lot and it was one of those 7-11's that also has a gas station

sarahell, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:54 (five years ago) link

i think in that case the lyric might be 'the pool hall i loved as a kid/was bulldozed for a 7-11' instead of is NOW a 7-11, which suggests a gut rehab. though the former lyric is a bit clunky.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Friday, 11 July 2014 20:56 (five years ago) link

I think the lyric works fine in terms of how people speak about places and things. Presumably he had been gone for a while and didn't see the actual construction process.

sarahell, Friday, 11 July 2014 20:58 (five years ago) link

maybe the pool hall had been built in an old 7-11 to begin w/

balls, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:03 (five years ago) link

"I Was Wrong"...not a bad SD track, though well past their prime.

LimbsKing, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:09 (five years ago) link

SD always seemed too cool for me, like I just wasn't greased up enough.. nonsmoker, no tats. Surprised at the mention of how "bad" the fans are, not only is that argument lame but every punkabilly SD fan I've meet has been very sweet and kind

brimstead, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:32 (five years ago) link

I just said the fans I was around at the time colored my impression of the music, just being honest there. I can happily discourse on why their music is shitty, full of clunky hamfisted sentiments, songs constructed out of mind-numbingly simple chunks of barre chords (but not quite mind-numbing ENOUGH if you know what I mean), the affected gritty whine of the vocals, the total lack of anything surprising or unusual.

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:41 (five years ago) link

their sound is like some horrible punk version of George Thorogood

fuckin Orange County blech

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:45 (five years ago) link

heh, yeah, i feel you in the sense that i never ever 'got' that style of music AT ALL except for maybe murder city devils

brimstead, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:55 (five years ago) link

is there an ejection button for this thread cos these SD posts are srsly hulking me out

Neanderthal, Friday, 11 July 2014 21:59 (five years ago) link

I guess I still have lingering good will towards Social Distawshun because of this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_State_of_Mind_(film)

(I do recognise that they ended up turning into something very different.)

Branwell with an N, Friday, 11 July 2014 22:01 (five years ago) link

there are a lot of ejection buttons for this thread. almost all of them will do the trick, really.

da croupier, Friday, 11 July 2014 22:02 (five years ago) link

Well I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Mike_Ness_RdelS_1.jpg

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 22:16 (five years ago) link

http://famousdude.com/images/mike-ness-02.jpg

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 22:16 (five years ago) link

Mike Ness would like to arch his eyebrow at you

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 July 2014 22:18 (five years ago) link

When I saw TSOL open for Flag I was all "damn Ron Emery looks like he should be in Social Distortion" then I looked it up later and I guess he was/is

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 July 2014 23:33 (five years ago) link

Shakes, I don't think anyone is arguing that Social D isn't corny, but they have some jams.

LA Prison Bound is a good album if you like the s/t, transitional album into that style

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 July 2014 23:35 (five years ago) link

cheating at solitaire is supposed to be pretty good, idk how much it departs from the SD template

brimstead, Friday, 11 July 2014 23:38 (five years ago) link

I worked on a movie crew with a guy - I think he was a grip - who had a misspelled Social Distortion tattoo (I think it was 'Social Disortion') and he was already probably the toughest and scariest looking guy I've ever seen in my life but the tattoo just made him extra badass. And he was really nice probably because he knew everyone knew he was a total badass.

Walter Galt, Saturday, 12 July 2014 09:14 (five years ago) link

i think 7-11s are a lot smaller than pool halls though and the dimensions are all off, most pool halls seem more narrow and deep and 7-11s are more square shaped. idk, seems like a lot of work.

in other news, the farms of ohio weren't literally replaced one-for-one with shopping malls, it's more that landscapes that used to be dominated by farms now contain shopping malls, as well as other car-oriented retail and standalone offices

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:52 (five years ago) link

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies

how's life, Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:57 (five years ago) link

Lol this 7-11 thing it's song lyrics weirdos

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 July 2014 13:37 (five years ago) link

I fell into a
Burning ring of fire
Then they called an ambulance
To take me to the emergency room
Because I had third degrees burns

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 July 2014 13:39 (five years ago) link

The thing is, at the point that they'd paved Paradise, it already WAS a parking lot, no further action required, except I guess to paint some lines.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 12 July 2014 14:08 (five years ago) link

unless she in fact meant "parking ramp" or "parkade"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 12 July 2014 14:09 (five years ago) link

in which case why would they need to pave it first, wouldn't they need to dig a foundation or something?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 12 July 2014 14:09 (five years ago) link

honestly the paving-&-putting-up-a-parking-lot thing has bothered me for YEARS

bernard snowy, Saturday, 12 July 2014 17:00 (five years ago) link

I feel like that song has been bait over the years for Xtian bands who want to cover or play secular music but can't find a song wholesome enough that it won't piss off their fanbase.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 12 July 2014 17:02 (five years ago) link

At a Hawaiian restaurant and Date Rape just came on lol.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 13 July 2014 03:20 (five years ago) link

Never get lei'd

Neanderthal, Sunday, 13 July 2014 04:03 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Interesting account of Bean’s final morning show: https://variety.com/2019/music/news/kevin-bean-poorman-kroq-1203397135/

quinn morgendorffer stan account (morrisp), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:17 (four days ago) link


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