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April 9, 2012

Top 10 Overrated Songs: #1. Imagine, by John Lennon.

It commits the worst musical sin: it is completely boring. But that’s not what makes this song so horrible.
For that, we have to examine the lyrics, which are not just ignorant, but Soviet-style ignorant. It’s a communist, atheist song, pure and simple. This could be the Barack Obama campaign song – but it would express too clearly what the redistributionist left wants for the world: no borders, no God, no meaning, no values, and no wealth. And it’s being penned and sung by one of the richest people on the planet. Despicable as art; despicable as politics. Imagine the world without it. Aren’t you smiling yet? --Top 10 Overrated Songs of All Time

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 9, 2012 3:28 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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OK. Shapiro has a point, but I think, using what appears to be his criteria, almost any pop or rock song -- outside of "Bohemian Rhapsody", maybe -- would be "overrated".

In Rock-n-roll, the unforgivable sin is taking yourself too seriously.

Posted by: mushroom at April 9, 2012 6:17 PM

It is a really pretty song, though. Stupid lyrics, but pretty melody.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 9, 2012 8:08 PM

This guy has obviously never heard "Woman is the Nigger of the World."

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at April 9, 2012 8:16 PM

'Does Your Chewing Gum Loose It's Flavor.'
should replace,'Stairway to Heaven.'

Posted by: Rocky at April 9, 2012 8:40 PM

I expect Vanerleun is right and "Imagine" was a stoners throwaway. Nonetheless, it is not witless at all if you care to read it as a statiric commentary. It is excellent.

Posted by: james wilson at April 9, 2012 9:41 PM

"Imagine" is the blind vision of the Greens/Socialists. Follow that word with 'If Only' and you have the recipe for believing, any mushwit statement.

Posted by: Peccable at April 10, 2012 3:07 AM

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