10 Songs You Can't Even Listen to Anymore Thanks to Every Drunk Bro in a Bar Ever
There's a few truths when it comes to fraternity lifestyle on campuses around the country: fraternize with brothers in the form of drinking beer, watching Animal House and other buffoonery and also throwing parties for absolutely any occasion which elicits the former part of this list (drinking beer).
So, we asked the Dose content team to come up with the songs they feel have been ruined by frat guys at their nonstop parties. The conclusion: they like singing-along to classic rock songs. CHUG!
The ultimate anthem. The ultimate sing along. The ultimate "pick up your spirits and take on the world" (with your bros, of course) tune. Journey has a timeless classic in this song, but unfortunately the reason for its timelessness these days if frat guys feeling the need to play this when things start winding down a little at a drunken party (among the bros, and nobody else), and belt out on the chorus.
A song that represents psychedelic culture of the 60s. Free love. Being radical. Doing what the f*ck ever. Now, frat guys have turned this classic rock hit into a call for social! Wanna go on a magic carpet ride? Cool, first cling red solo cups with your bro and chug!
Nothing like blasting some heavy G N' R to prove you really like good rock n' rock, right bros?! Air guitar is not only happily accepted during the solo, it's right of passage into the halls of all sacred fraternity houses.
Hey, this song was in Animal House, right?! Yeah! Cool! That's what frat guys are living IRL (so they think). Playing this song over and over signifies not only their lack originality, but also an obsession with a culture they can't possibly live up, but also again the fact that frat guys will laugh at the same tired joke over and over.
When the piano kicks in, you can see a collective smile begin, and another call for social coming! Beer me, bro!
If there is one thing a good frat party needs it's this song, which is a mantra that's been going on since it came out, and presumably reached a heightened point after Wayne's World came out. Swaying in unison with arms wrapped around each other's shoulders during the slow building first 3 minutes. Then, blasting off into chugging beers and head banging. Party on, bros!
This song is reserved for when there are but a handful of dudes left awake, and for no real reason continue to drink heavily. Oh yes, put on Piano Man and let's sing that sh*t together, bros! It's a quintessential winding down point of the night and frat guys have beat that horse to death.
This late 70s rock hit has been turned into (yet another) excuse for frat guys to drink. Every time they say "Roxanne" you take a drink. Sounds dangerous to be honest: that's because it it. "Roxanne" is said 27 times in just over three minutes. That's way too many drinks to take in that amount of time. How about instead, just listening to the song?
Ah yeah, time to get things nice and sexy (read: creepy) up in here. Slowin' things down. Time to cozy up. Get real close to the girl from a sorority that was uttered upon a frat guy in an arranged marriage-style scenario for blind date formals and slow dance to this 70s pop classic. Ugh, why is this what the great Hall & Oates must know be know for, in frat houses that is.
Embracing one another once again, shoulder in hand, swaying and drunkenly belting out the chorus. How fun! Neat! Hasn't been done before, has it?! No.
The epitome of frat partying. The epitome of drinking a beer among other drunken beer drinkers. The epitome of yelling out the chorus. The epitome of yelling out words that don't exist in the song: "bah, bah bah" is not in the lyrics, that's the horns playing in the background that you can't hear because of all the yelling.
Good times really have never felt so good, Neil, but we're sorry this song had to be gobbled up by frat culture.