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Nickelback Voted No. 1 ‘Musical Turnoff’
Comcast.net ^ | Wed, 02 Nov 2011 | Jeff Royer

Posted on 11/02/2011 8:31:23 PM PDT by Minn

Good news, Coldplay fans: There is now apparently a demographic of people out there who have even less luck in the bedroom than you do.

That dubious honor goes to: fans of Nickelback!

According to music-based dating site Tastebuds.fm, Nickelback is the world’s No. 1 musical turnoff. The site, which connects potential partners based on musical taste, surveyed its users’ lists of deal-breakers, and nothing had folks running for the door faster than the mention of Nickelback. Apparently, listing the Canadian rockers as a favorite band on your dating profile is “how you remind” people that you have really terrible taste.

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Even if you don't actively dislike Nickleback, this is hard to argue with.
1 posted on 11/02/2011 8:31:26 PM PDT by Minn
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To: Minn

Big fan of Coldplay, Nickelback sux.


2 posted on 11/02/2011 8:33:13 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: Minn

Maybe there is hope for humanity after all.


3 posted on 11/02/2011 8:35:29 PM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: Minn

Wow, I’ll listen to nickleback any day over Coldplay.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 8:36:11 PM PDT by hope
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To: Minn

Nickleback does nothing for me, but come on, listening to them isn’t painful. I’d never seek them out, but if I hear them on the radio in some public place, I don’t wince. Seems that hating them has become a sort of hipster fashion statement or way of striking a pose.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 8:38:35 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Minn

It just can’t be true. Every awful FM station can’t be wrong.

Freegards


6 posted on 11/02/2011 8:39:52 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Minn
Wow, I'll listen to nickleback any day over Coldplay. Far Away
7 posted on 11/02/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT by hope
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To: Minn

I vote Sugar Ray and Journey...in that order.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 8:44:43 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: eater-of-toast

I think it’s perfectly reasonable to hate Nickelback for a number of good reasons. One of them is this song, with lyrics that sound like the writer took ‘Chicken soup for the soul’ or some other low brow positive affirmation book, cut out the most cliche lines, and then reassembled them in random order to make a song.

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day’s a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts ‘cause there’s no second try
So live like you’ll never live it twice
Don’t take the free ride in your own life

It continues like this for another few minutes, but I hope you see what I mean.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 8:50:10 PM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: Minn
The Current Touchstone for selection of potential partners

(Courtesy of the Shibumi Academy for Interpersonal Development)
10 posted on 11/02/2011 8:50:50 PM PDT by shibumi (Hey! No Problem!)
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To: Minn
You have been warned! Do not read further if you do not want
to traumatize the auditory part of your brain.

Yoko Ono.

I would rather listen to a circular saw cut sheet metal.

11 posted on 11/02/2011 8:53:42 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Minn

My deal breaker is Yoko Ono. Fortunately her fan base is small.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 8:55:03 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Minn

While they are vastly superior to Nickelback, I wouldn’t be surprised to find Rush on that list. OTOH, I didn’t start listening to Rush because I wanted to make it with the ladies.


13 posted on 11/02/2011 8:55:07 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: Minn

14 posted on 11/02/2011 8:56:36 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: B.Lyle

Those lyrics are crap, but I find it easy to tune out bad lyrics unless, say, the singer wails them in some awful saccharine way. Nickleback, however, has mediocre but bearable pop rhythms and vocal qualities—at least for me.


15 posted on 11/02/2011 9:01:28 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Minn
Good news, Coldplay fans: There is now apparently a demographic of people out there who have even less luck in the bedroom than you do

Both bands are a yawnfest.

16 posted on 11/02/2011 9:02:12 PM PDT by sauropod (William Kristol does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I give up, how do you get your nickel back? ;)


17 posted on 11/02/2011 9:03:34 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

BTW, thanks America for taking Celine Dion.


18 posted on 11/02/2011 9:15:34 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Minn

Dang. I’ve never even heard of them until this thread. Never used a dating service either—but at least I know what they are :)


19 posted on 11/02/2011 9:19:33 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Minn
Green Day is the most grating to me.
20 posted on 11/02/2011 9:26:50 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: Darren McCarty

I do like listening to Green Day also.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 9:28:56 PM PDT by hope
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

hahaha, now that there is funny!


22 posted on 11/02/2011 9:30:29 PM PDT by hope
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To: Hammerhead
Yep, Journey beats them all. Faithfully
23 posted on 11/02/2011 9:36:18 PM PDT by hope
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To: B.Lyle

To which I’d answer-

Take ya hand offa this glass. “Last Call”? My ass!


24 posted on 11/02/2011 9:36:34 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: B.Lyle
I don't think it's songs like that, but the ones that are completely degrading to women that cause the woman you're with to be less in the mood.

Look up the lyrics toSomething In Your Mouth. That could kill the moment.

25 posted on 11/02/2011 9:42:52 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: CrazyIvan
Yoko Ono.

I would rather listen to a circular saw cut sheet metal.

Could you tell the difference?

26 posted on 11/02/2011 9:53:21 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Minn
They have one song that I liked more or less. But that "Rock Star" song is quite simply awful. It is everything that is bad about modern rock - all bluster, no tune, and really bad lyrics.
27 posted on 11/02/2011 10:13:42 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: CrazyIvan

OMG Yoko Ono. Just damn! I’d rather have my nuts stapled to a fence than listen to that shrieking banshee.


28 posted on 11/02/2011 10:26:30 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: B.Lyle

29 posted on 11/02/2011 10:30:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Minn
Yeah but the Juggaloos are rolling in the pink, and by pink I mean butt-crack, and by butt-crack I mean an old tube-sock with David Hasselhoff in Joker makeup taped on the end…
30 posted on 11/02/2011 11:47:53 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (DC is like a car full of clowns off their meds.)
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