Without actually telling me you’re a Boomer:
I would like to add a song to Randy L’s list that should be banned from being played in public. The Backstreet Boys “I want it that way” should be on it. There are a few boy band songs that are probably worse but I’ll admit this one is personal for me.
The New York Mets used to play Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” in the middle of the 8th inning at every home game which is a great choice because it’s a classic and Billy Joel is from Long Island. This year they allow the fans to choose from three different songs, Piano Man and I Want It That Way are two of the choices.
I have been to three home games and the Backstreet Boys have won every time, all by very narrow margins which makes me think the voting is rigged because there is no way this should happen in New York. To add insult to injury, the scoreboard then finds every millennial and gen z guy who is lip-singing and posing as if they are making a boy band video.
The whole thing is nauseating to me but I am hoping that one day reason will prevail and Piano Man will be returned to the 8th inning where it belongs.
Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” was released in 1973. So, it wasn’t enough for the Boomers to force their music on Generation X. Now they’re actually offended that their music is finally being replaced by the generations that came after the one that came after them. Because how can their music be the best there ever was if people who were born 40 years after it was released aren’t as captivated by it as they were?
So obnoxious. The Day of the Pillow can’t come soon enough.