UFC and Super Bowl made me listen to two songs that I really hate

This past weekend was sports-packed. Last Saturday night it was MMA — UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit. Sunday (in the US) it was the Super Bowl — the most anticipated sports event. Little did I know during both events I would end up listening to two songs that I really hate.

First, UFC 143. Every fighter enters the cage to their song of choice, and it’s not always a rock or metal song. Guess which song ended up being used here?

Rodrigo

YAM Magazine contributor, has a B. Sc. degree in Science/Pharmacy and is a very lazy person.

9 Responses

  1. amy says:

    If I Catch You is a painful song, and even though the Portuguese version is… understandable if you speak Spanish, it’s easier to digest. Ah… the beauty of not understanding lyrics.

    I really don’t know if I would go to Madonna’s concert – depends a lot on the ticket prices for me. xD

    • Rodrigo says:

      @amy, Yeah, I can imagine Telo fans being disappointed with the English version since it makes people feel second-hand embarrasment for him.

      As for the beauty of not understanding lyrics, I can see how it works for some people. But at the same time, I feel like it’s a cheap thing to do.

      As for Madonna, prices would be way too high, as expected. Like somewhere between Elton and Paul for prices.

      • amy says:

        @Rodrigo, it’s not a cheap thing to do. It’s a natural thing to do, you’re in for the music, not what they are trying to say to you. ;)

        Once you take the time to listen to the song, you can dissect it and decide whether you like the lyrics or not. If you love the lyrics (which happens to me a lot in Chinese music), all the better.

        I think is really funny the general American public expect artists to write their own songs, so they look down a lot on the people who don’t. But then again, you also have to take into consideration the intricacies of language. Writing a song in English might be easier to do than writing one in Mandarin, even if you think you can speak Mandarin. Conversational Mandarin isn’t meant to be written for songs, and university-leveled Mandarin isn’t even meant to be written for songs. So why cheapen a perfectly good song even if you don’t understand the lyrics? xD

        Generally speaking, the only people that are writing good lyrics in English are country music lyricists and Adele. LOL

        Telo should be off the hook for that one… unless I find someone to tell me it’s the best song of the year because it’s so deep and meaningful. xD

        Having said all of these… I didn’t watch the superbowl. I’ve never done it and I probably never will. hahahaha.

        • Rodrigo says:

          @amy, I can see your point. But things get lost into translation and might not allow to get a full grasp on things. Telo’s song suffers from translation and the original is okay at best. Try and put an English version of 2NE1’s “I Am The Best” the way it stands lyrics-wise and that song would lose most of its impact (or at least a good part of it).

          Writing a song is possible as long as you’re fluent with a language. Mandarin would be complicated for the reasons you mention.

          “I didn’t watch the superbowl. I’ve never done it and I probably never will.”

          Yet you watched the halftime performance. Technically, it counts. Lol.

  2. Julyssa says:

    You need to let go of the hatred Rodrigo. It will give you liver cancer. Also, stop swearing so damn much.

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