Worst-lyricists ever?

Posted October 18th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 6 Comments

Blender’s lists always need to be taken with an extra grain of salt, but this one  sort of semi-accurately collects a handful of the some of the worst offenders. The order just seems a bit jumbled. I mean Sting certainly has over-stepped the bounds of pretentiousness on more than one occasion (name-dropping Nabokov was bad enough, but mispronouncing it was unforgivable), but worst lyricist of all time?  No way.  Number-one-with-a-bullet for me would have to be Alanis Morissette for her egregious misappropriation of the word ironic. The fact that the song of the same name actually became a hit speaks to levels of illiteracy in our country I’m just not willing to face. She almost made up for with her turn as a brow-beating lesbian on Nip/Tuck last season, though. Also, Anothony Keidis should be number two. 

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pam // Oct 18, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    “She almost made up for with her turn”
    uh oh uh oh uh oh uh oh!!
    you had me until this
    good god
    teeheeloveya

  • 2 Logan Young // Oct 19, 2007 at 2:49 am

    anthony, scating don’t count as lyrics…ever!

  • 3 patrick // Oct 20, 2007 at 11:32 am

    what about her appearance as the lord our god in dogma, greenie?

  • 4 megan // Feb 15, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    if this is bout alanis’ song i ronic … i personally LOVE it. She is one of the besy most talented artists of all time. My english teacher and I actually had an argument about te song. my friends and i find that it is totally ironic… and its her song… why the hell do we care???
    Alanis is great and i ronic is a great song !

  • 5 Anonymous // Apr 12, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Alanis is a great lyricist. Listen to her second album, 1998… every song is thematic and represents an idea.

  • 6 Si // Jul 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Ironic was shite but everything else on JLP was pretty much perfect. Where did she go after that tough?!?

    As for worst lyricists, I think Eminem/Jay Z/Fred Durst/Justin Timberlake are fighting it out for the #1 spot lol they are dreadful