Okay, that's not true. George Washington did not crap here. But Mick and Keith sure did.
My weekend listening marathon included a Rolling Stones bootleg with Keith Richards versions of songs from "Voodoo Lounge." This reminded me of how much I loathe "You Got Me Rockin'." This song epitomizes everything the post-Exile Stones haters complain about. (By the way, the topic of the Stones, whether they should hang it up and just how good or bad their post-"Exile" work really is, has been discussed on these pages more than anything else since Burning Wood began.)
Jagger's delivery of some of his worst lyrics is dreadful. It's more like Richard Belzer's impersonation of Jagger.
"Ah wuz a butcha..cuh-uh-up mee."
The stale "HEY HEY...YOU GOT ME ROCKIN'" refrain must have sounded like a good idea for about 12 seconds during rehearsals, with the Glimmer Twins attempting to create a stadium standard. Sadly, they were right. How this song ever became a hit and concert staple is beyond me. They even pulled it out during the "12-12-12" concert. 50 years worth of catalogue in a 10 minute slot and they choose this lame excuse for a song.
"You Got Me Rockin'" wouldn't have been considered good if Mick and Keith wrote it when they were 15. If they had played it for Brian Jones, he would cracked them over the head with his dulcimer.
Have I mentioned how much I abhor this song?
What one song by a favorite band or artist absolutely makes you ill?
It doesn't have to be "the worst song." I think "Sparks Will Fly," also from "Voodoo Lounge" is far worse than "You Got Me Rockin'." It just doesn't bother me as much.
The other one that came to mind was "The Money Shuffle" off of Richard Thompson's "Dream Attic." Certainly not anywhere near as ubiquitous as "You Got Me Rockin'," or as offensive. But RT's phrasing and melody on the chorus really makes me cringe.