Weekly Poll #138
For those that didn't know, "I'd Do Anything," "You Don't Mean Anything" and "The Worst Day Ever" were not just random songs made up for Scooby; they were were the first three tracks off of Simple Plan's first album, (please excuse the horribly cringey album title they chose) No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls. "I'd Do Anything" was the second single off of the album, and it was charting on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was used as a chase song in "It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine." The song was certified gold in the US, and it ultimately peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on pop radio. It was the only chase song to date that was currently charting when the episode aired, and had just been released as a single less than a month before the episode came out. I find it interesting that WB was guest stars and chase songs as a form of album promotion back then. Lindsay Pagano also revealed in the fun fact she wrote for the blog that her inclusion in the episode was part of a marketing strategy, since WB was trying to promote her debut album.
(As a side note, I hadn't ever heard "The Worst Day Ever" in full before making this poll, but I thought it was really good!)
*to be read in Snagglepuss voice* Heavens to mergatroid! It looks like "What a Night for a Knight" wins this poll, with a whopping 29 votes! "Fright House of a Lighthouse" wasn't far behind in second place with 21 votes. "Nowhere to Hyde" comes in last with 20 votes, but lost by a close margin. It lost by one vote, even! That about does it for last week's results. Exit, stage left! *insert cartoonish running sound effects here*
7/17/2022 10:31:47 am
I like all the songs but I place my vote for WNSD theme song. That was so good.
7/17/2022 10:39:09 am
I loved it too! They did an amazing job!
7/17/2022 10:40:22 am
As I said, the popular comment choice NEVER wins lol
7/17/2022 12:45:59 pm
“Sassy Fred” haha.
7/17/2022 03:44:18 pm
We have a few bands that overlap there haha. I would say some of my Mount Rushmore of bands are My Chemical Romance (who are my very favorite), Fleetwood Mac, Green Day, and The Beatles as a clear cut top 4
7/17/2022 03:45:24 pm
OH and Queen should get a mention on that list in the second paragraph as well
7/17/2022 06:49:27 pm
The Beatles are amazing! I like a few songs from MCR as well, especially "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "Teenagers." Fall Out Boy, Queen, Coldplay and Weezer have got some great music. Yeah, Avril has some stuff that can be a bit cringey. I enjoy "Girlfriend" personally; I'd say "Goddess" falls more into the cringeworthy territory for me (particularly the lyric "He thinks I'm sexy in my pajamas, the more I am a hot mess the more he goes bananas" lol, which I guess is cute but it's also a bit cringey). I never really got into "I'm with You" personally, but "My Happy Ending" is a classic. I really like her latest album, 'Love Sux' as well.
7/17/2022 08:58:27 pm
My country taste actually falls more into a traditional type of country. While I’ll say that pop country does have some quality (Kacey Musgraves does stand out), I usually stick with stuff like Johnny Cash or even some modern country that goes in a bit more of a traditional and heavier in route. There’s this new song called Something in the Orange that is popular right now that is a great example
7/17/2022 09:51:45 pm
Interesting, I definitely enjoy some of the older country stuff to an extent like Johnny Cash and Jerry Reed, although I would say pop-country is what I tend to most gravitate towards if I'm going to enjoy a country song.
7/17/2022 10:33:34 pm
Oh yeah I forgot to mention, but yeah, Welcome to the Black Parade is my all time favorite song. I’d highly recommend that entire album if you haven’t heard it yet as that is my all time favorite album LOL
7/18/2022 09:01:56 am
I haven't heard the entire album yet, so I'll definitely have to check it out!
7/18/2022 03:45:38 pm
@Wildwind, you oughta be ashamed of yourself!
7/18/2022 10:02:17 pm
Haha I figured that out when I made the comment, I was thrown off by the "As I said, the popular comment choice NEVER wins" comment because I misremembered that Becker was the one who had said that last week haha.
7/18/2022 11:13:56 am
I wouldn't say never, cuz we've got this poll right here which ain't getting any winner but the theme song lol.
7/18/2022 08:01:40 am
Most of the music I like is from the 60s to the 80s.
7/18/2022 09:05:01 am
Tears for Fears are great! I particularly love "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." I haven't ever heard Larry Marks's other music and wasn't aware he made music outside of the Scooby theme song. I'll have to check it out!
7/18/2022 10:12:47 am
Theme song will walk this, if it doesn't well, I'll be amazed.
7/18/2022 10:30:08 am
I agree with you, but it will be interesting to see if "the most popular option in the comments never wins" trend continues and something else wins haha.
7/18/2022 11:12:37 am
This will be a case where the comments are actually right about the winner though. Quite obvious what Scooby-Doo fans will pick between a Scooby-Doo theme song and some other not-Scooby-Doo songs.
7/18/2022 11:14:59 am
Songs in the poll*
7/18/2022 01:06:09 pm
I agree it will definitely win, although without ruining anything both "I'd Do Anything" and "You Don't Mean Anything" have more than 5 votes currently. "The Worst Day Ever" on the other hand, if you'll excuse the pun, is having the worst day ever with 0 votes lol.
7/18/2022 01:42:50 pm
They deserve those votes for sure.
7/18/2022 02:08:23 pm
Glad to hear you share my affinity for terrible puns lol.
7/18/2022 03:43:04 pm
@Wildwind it looks like it is spending more than an hour snoozing. I don’t think it’s gonna make it
7/18/2022 05:06:51 pm
The trend's in a coma this week, it'll wake up very soon though lmao
7/18/2022 10:02:39 pm
7/20/2022 03:52:37 am
It's weird how "I'd Do Anything" and "You Don't Mean Anything" are polar opposites. It reminds of Harem Scarem with songs like "With a Little Love," which combine both elements. They're singing about something bad but in a good way.
7/20/2022 12:39:40 pm
I was thinking about that too when I posted the poll haha.
7/23/2022 09:45:28 am
Simple Plan and The Invisible Madman:
7/23/2022 10:38:48 am
I agree this felt a little bit like a New Scooby-Doo Movies episode, although it still retained that updated WNSD atmosphere/field. I agree Simple Plan were amazing guest stars, and the Invisible Madman was an incredible villain. The twist at the end that it was everybody the gang had met was really surprising. Yeah, I enjoyed seeing Gibby again too haha.
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