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Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs (Backlist eBook Program) [Kindle Edition]

Dave Barry
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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When funnyman Dave Barry asked readers about their least favorite tunes, he thought he was penning just another installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. But the witty writer was flabbergasted by the response when over 10,000 readers voted. "I have never written a column that got a bigger response than the one announcing the Bad Song Survey," Barry wrote.Based on the results of the survey, Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs is a compilation of some of the worst songs ever written. Dave Barry fans will relish his quirky take. Music buffs, too will appreciate this humorous stroll through the world's worst lyrics. The only thing wrong with this book is that readers will find themselves unable to stop mentally singing the greatest hits of Gary Puckett.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (6 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B8UK9QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #430,123 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dave Barry picks an easy target 21 Jan. 1998
By A Customer
To review a Dave Barry book, one really only needs two words: Dave Barry. Those two words should convey to Barry fans that they are in for more hilarity and deep philosophical insights (such as that The Captain & Tennille's "Do That To Me One More Time" sounds an awful lot like a putdown), while those who dislike Barry are free to remain strapped into their beds at the asylum. "Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs" is an extension of his Miami Herald syndicated newspaper column, and as such it's tried-and-true material. And how could it miss? With songs like "MacArthur Park" lamenting the fate of cakes left out in the rain, the target is an easy one. The most serious shortcoming of this book is that it is far too short and not likely to last more than an hour. But where else can one have this much fun in an hour without actually listening to the "Teen Angel" tale of the girl who jumped in front of a train for a ring?
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4.0 out of 5 stars A hilariously funny book 24 Jan. 1998
By A Customer
Dave Barry is one of the cleverest men alive. His ability to come up with these funny books is simply amazing. To completely appreciate this book, you should review some old songs from the 60's through the 80's. My personal favorite joke in the book was when he took the song "Timothy" and the song "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I got love in my Tummy" and made it "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I got Tim in my Tummy (if you know the lyrics to both songs, you would get the joke)". Or when he took the song "There Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got" and made it "There Ain't no Woman Like the One-eyed Gott." Well, I don't want to give the whole book away, but those are just a few of the jokes in the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars too tough of a subject 13 April 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
Who can turn what is essentially a topic for a humor essay of anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 words into a full-length book? No one. Not even Barry, who is hilarious. It's as good as a book about bad songs can be, but the subject itself simply doesn't allow it to be a great book. Barry should probably have kept this to an essay in one of his collections, but every author is allowed a couple of less than fantastic books. When he sticks to subjects like turning 40 or cyberspace or Guys, no one is funnier.
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Barry's observation about those old songs being intensely personal is correct. Even seeing the words (which somehow didn't sound so foolish when we sang them) make you remember where you were and what you were doing when they were popular! It's like riding shotgun in Dave's mother's Valiant on a warm summer night in the early sixties. True Boomers will roar out loud as they evoke the Pompatus of Love!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Side is killing me! 8 July 1998
By A Customer
When I tried to read this book while in bed, all I accomplished was keeping my husband awake and reading only a few pages. It took me forever (it seems) to read it because I had to stop and calm down my laughter before I could read another word! IT'S HILARIOUS! I especially loved Dave's comments about the legion of Neil Diamond fans who attacked him... GREAT STUFF! I hope he'll do another one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do not read this book while you are eating... 29 July 1997
By A Customer
...because you will choke on your food from laughing so hard! This is the most hilarious book I have read in ages. Dave takes us down memory lane and causes our brain to remember bad songs from our youth. Anyone who grew up in the 60s and 70s needs to read this. Just keep Kleenex at hand because you will laugh until you cry!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This ROCKS! (or sucks) 23 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Aargh! Take it away! It's eating into my very soul! The worst nightmares of the last thirty years of a misspent life have crawled back, slimed into my brain and are now haunting me. If ever a book should be burnt, Adolf, it's this one!
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