What is your definition of a cheesy track

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by veloso2, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I've read many times on this forum, that some songs are cheesy. is it always negative or are there some way of making a good cheesy song???
  2. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    If I can pretty much guess how a song is going to be played before I hear it, it's cheesy.
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  3. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Now don't get me wrong, because I actually enjoy cheesy tunes, but here is a good example:

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  4. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
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  5. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    I loved him on Starsky & Hutch, though.

  6. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

    Bronx, NY, USA
    It's a track that triggers this kind of reaction.

  7. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Cheesy is relative, I suppose. But I define it as a song that's written "down" to the audience, where lyrics are so cliche you can telegraph them from the git-go. Easy choices, such as rhyming "changin'" with "re-arrangin'". Where the artist is clearly doing the song to be liked, as opposed to expressing his own unique imagination or talent, or trying to stretch his own boundaries as a writer and performer.

    You see this a lot with country songs, where the point-of-view is a sly "Yeh, you know what I'm talkin' about...", and the deep twang with a lotta "ya'al"'s comes out of the mouth of some poser who hasn't been a good ol' boy since he took his merchandising company public.

    Perry Como.
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  8. Bananas&blow

    Bananas&blow Forum Resident

    Enter Sandman
  9. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    When Muskrat Love is enjoyed unironically. If you enjoy it ironically, you're good to go.
  10. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Songs about Cheeseburgers.^^
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    Yobbles Forum Resident

  12. AidanB

    AidanB Forum Resident

    Indiana, USA

    I get it's supposed to be sad but I always find myself laughing during it.
  13. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Forum Resident

    I'm guessing you're not a Kacey fan, I'd say it's done from a love, a knowing smile and cheesy as hell.
  14. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Mr. Moonlight
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  15. Sometimes cheese is bad. Sometimes it's good. And occasionally it's G-R-E-A-T!!!

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  16. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Top 5 Reviewer

    British Columbia
    Any Doors track with organ.
  17. impalaboy

    impalaboy Forum Resident

    Boise, Idaho
    Mmmmmmmm. Cheesy Meat Loaf...
  18. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic

    Goofy and ridiculous if it's good cheese.
    Tacky and cringeworthy if it's bad cheese.
  19. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    Anything by the likes of Journey, Asia, Survivor, Europe, etc.
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  20. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
    Here ya go. It may be cheese, but I love it!

  21. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Years ago, my ex hated the organ.....so I was out of luck with Doors/Purple. It wasn't because she thought it was cheesy, but it reminded her of the hellish days in church.

    Don't forget Tommy.....extra cheese.
  22. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Cheesy is context-dependent. You'd do better to as an individual who calls a particular track "cheesy" why he does so rather than trying to ask people to create a one size fits all example.
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  23. sirwallacerock

    sirwallacerock The Gun Went Off In My Hand, Officer

    salem, or
  24. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Is this some kind of pun? :laugh:
    If your ex hated the organ, I can see why she's your ex. Nudge nudge wink wink say no more.

    Yes, I'm 12. Sometimes. :laugh:
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