Tuesday, 13 January 2015

LIST #7. Misogyny.

Considering what it has all come to, I should probably preface this by saying that women are great and women are brilliant and where would we all be without women. And now that we’ve done the gentlemanly thing, here’s a list of five greatest misogynistic songs of all time. I wouldn’t advise to play these to a girl.

…At least I was decent enough not to include Frank Zappa. That took guts.

#5. The Decemberists – “We Both Go Down Together”

If you don’t pay attention, you might think this is a lovely dramatic tale about two lovers committing suicide. Oh no. Cruel Victorian rape.

#4. Ween – “Baby Bitch”

You’re beautiful, I guess.

Is there anything more cruel you could say to a girl?..

#3. Bauhaus – “Crowds”

What a song. The only reason this is not #1 is because it might really be about crowds and fans and that sort of thing. However, if this is indeed about a girl… Christ.

#2. The Rolling Stones – “Under My Thumb”

They had loads of those, of course, but nothing can beat this Aftermath classic. The lyrics are typical Jagger fare.              


#1. The Soft Boys – “Empty Girl”

You look divine, but honey please don’t speak.

Sickeningly delicious from Hitchcock. 


  1. I'm a girl and I like all five songs. Should I be worried?

    1. I'd say it is slightly alarming. Please watch out for yourself.

    2. I will. Thank you!

  2. Indeed, the Bauhaus one is about crowds. I distinctly remember reading some very boring discussion about this song on some Bauhaus related message board.