Take This Test: Liking Any of These Songs Could Prove You’re an Asshole

The first week of January is a good time to assess your goals, dreams and overall state of mind. I’m here to help.

Tom found this 11-month old post on Mandatory.com entitled “If You Like Any of These Songs, You Are a Total Asshole.” If you’re trying hard to begin 2015 with an all-hands-on-deck detox, you might want to purge yourself of the following songs.

  • “Hotel California” – The Eagles
  • “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
  • “Hold On We’re Going Home” – Drake
  • “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
  • “We Didn’t Start the Fire” – Billy Joel
  • “Hotel Room Service” – Pitbull
  • “Two Princes” – Spin Doctors
  • “Red Red Wine” – UB40
  • “Boom Boom Pow” – Black Eyed Peas
  • “We Are Young” – .fun
  • “Seven Nation Army” – White Stripes
  • Any song by Jimmy Buffet


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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