Top 10 Most Ironic Things in Music History
The Top Ten
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And what's wrong with that?
Wow she is? That’s ironic and nice!
Bassist Geezer Butler:
"We basically needed a 3 minute filler for the album, and Tony (Iommi) came up with the riff. I quickly did the lyrics, and Ozzy was reading them as he was singing."
He added that music was written in 5 minutes, then he wrote the lyrics (it took some time, like 15-20 minutes), and then they recorded it. "It was all done in about two hours."
Drummer Bill Ward:
"We didn't have enough songs for the album, and Tony (Iommi) just played the guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty, twenty-five minutes from top to bottom."
One of the most ironic predictions ever.
The Fab Four VS "Four-piece groups with guitars, particularly, are finished".
If irony was illegal, someone would have been executed. Because, irony.
LOL, great addition, Gg2000. Thanks!
I'm not a rap fan by any means, but I thought this was too ironic not to mention. In "The Real Slim Shady", Eminem says, "You think I give a d*** about a Grammy? Half you critics can't stomach me, let alone stand me."
It won the 2001 Grammy for Best Solo Rap Performance.
A little pretentious perhaps calling someone that?
The guy who couldn't play guitar very well and just strummed along with the band
The song Double Vision was about John Davidson - a New York Rangers goalie, who got knocked out during the 1977 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"Fill my eyes with that double vision"
There's also a line from another hit song, Urgent: "Urgent, urgent, emergency. So urgent, emergency"
Anyone with a lick of sense would be afraid of it.
It's definitely the most popular Metallica song, people even play it at weddings.
Diamond-encrusted headphones? And why is that ironic?
He knew that fame was fleeting in the pop music world and considered himself lucky to make it for two years. Therefore, he assumed that the Rolling Stones would have at least another year before their fame came crashing down. Luckily for them, they made it through the year and then some- they've been together for 56 years (and counting! ).
I tried to add this once, but for some reason, it didn't go through.
While the Who were playing at Live Aid, the satellite broadcast was cut off during the middle of their set. Ironically, they were playing "My Generation", and the broadcast faded out while Roger Daltrey was singing "Why don't you all fade away"...
Keith Richards originally intended for the fuzzy guitar riff to be played by a horn section, so he and Mick Jagger wanted to re-record it. The other three Stones, engineer David Hassinger, and manager Andrew Loog Oldham disagreed, so the guitar version was released as a single. Of course, it went on to be their first smash record and the one they would be most associated with, and the guitar riff is one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in music history.
You would think that the Byrds were made up of rock musicians who decided to integrate folk into their style. But no. Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, and David Crosby were all solo folk musicians who had doubled as sidemen for other folk groups, Chris Hillman was in a bluegrass band called the Hillman, and Michael Clarke played congas around San Francisco and LA. Chris Hillman had never played bass before; rather, he was one of the premier mandolinists in the area. Furthermore, Michael Clarke had never even owned a drum kit before joining the Byrds! He was recruited mainly for his good looks (he looked a lot like Brian Jones from the Stones).
He died three years after Ready to Die.