Song: "If I Had $1000000"
Writers: Steven Page and Ed Robertson
Band: Barenaked Ladies
My Wife ruined this song for me. In fact, she ruined the whole band for me. I'd like to think that I'm not easily swayed in my opinions - my musical opinions especially - but sometimes it happens. Someone I respect says something negative about a band I like and suddenly I start to listen to them more critically.
Barenaked Ladies was no end of hip on the college scene in the early '90s and this song in particular was huge. But My Wife mentioned one day that she found the band annoying and it seemed only a matter of time before they began to annoy me, too. I soon realized that they're really just a cheap knock off of They Might Be Giants. She ruined Red Hot Chili Peppers for me, too.
I cannot claim to be completely innocent in such matters. I know, for instance, that my sister really liked Steely Dan until I mentioned that Donald Fagen's voice tends to grate on me. The funny part is that while her interest waned, my appreciation of the band has grown over the years.
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