Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama Bin Laden: The Ten Worst Songs He Inspired

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Osama Bin Laden is dead, and suddenly countless well meaning, appallingly jingoistic songs made in the wake of 9/11 have taken on a whole new context. We'd call it vindication except we actually listened to this stuff for over an hour, and... let's just say the straight-faced coverage feels way, way better. The ten worst songs inspired by Osama Bin Laden:

10. "Let's Roll" by DC Talk Make sure you get to the 4:30 mark for the least soulful gospel breakdown in history (with rap/screaming!) Also: "Now's the time/The time is now." Nice.

9. "Raise Up (USA Flag Remix)" by Petey Pablo Nothing like a lazy remix to capitalize on the wrecked emotions of millions of people

8. "Fuck You, Osama Bin Laden" The question is: What, exactly, are the "yeah yeahs"? We're going to say, judging by the singer's tone, that it's a friendly sort of thing.

7. "Welcome To Hell" by Trace Adkins Just so everyone's clear: In this song, Trace Adkins is singing as Satan.

6. "Hey Mr. Taliban" Oh, Internet: Just when we didn't need a remix of a novelty song to make it vaguely topical and not especially funny, you were there to give us exactly that.

5. "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)" by Toby Keith Mostly what we learn here is that Toby Keith is excellent at showing up at military functions.

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