Speaking of smash hits, why? Why??? Why did everyone love this one??? Oh yeah, catchy. An astute reader once pointed out that I seem to HATE "catchy" songs, and that's not entirely off. But it's not entirely true, either. I mean, we all agree that this is the greatest song in the history of recorded music, and it's certainly "catchy" to me. So there! I struggle to specifically articulate where "catchy" leads to HATE for me, but it might be an overly repetitive beat, riff, or chorus. It might be an overly kind substitute for "gimmicky", with the proliferation of crappy songs that are designed to create an obnoxious, t-shirt ready catch phrase or an instantly played out white bread wedding dance craze. And almost always, "catchy" leads to the "Hey, you gotta hear this!" inescapability that is a surefire way to cannibalize any likability that may have been there initially.
There was none for this "catchy" little number. Not from the start. I can HATE this tune in one note. Put on your bumblebee suits and sting me with your criticism below. It's open.