â†µAre these the songs that China thinks Americans listen to? Is this how they perceive our hip discotheques? We kinda feel insulted, really. Or maybe they were attempting to cater to the German contingent’s famously bad musical taste. Either way, as Shoals put it to me last night, “It's like a strip club deejay with brain damage trying to deejay for a traffic accident.” â†µ
â†µTo demonstrate what we’re talking about, here are the five songs we overheard last night. Rock on, China: â†µ
â†µ“Whoomp! There is Is” -- Tag Team, 1993: â†µ
â†µ“La Bamba” – the Los Lobos version, 1987 â†µ
â†µ“Centerfold” – J. Geils Band, 1981 â†µ
â†µ“Zombie” – The Cranberries, 1994 â†µ
â†µ“Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr, 1984 â†µ
â†µUPDATE: Ty Keenan emails us with two other righteous tunes he overheard during Olympic competition that we must add to the list.
â†µ"Tubthumping" -- Chumbawamba, 1997: â†µ
â†µ"Don't Bring Me Down" -- Electric Light Orchestra, 1979: â†µ
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