This one is really sad. Paul McCartney. Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal recipient Paul McCartney. Sir Paul McCartney. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney! What was he thinking with this infectious tune? And not infectious in a good way as some songs are. Infectious like an infection. Like an oozing boil, festering in your ear canal kind of infectious.
It’s basically the same two notes over and over and over and over and over and over and over…you get it. You’ve heard it, unfortunately. This is the same person that wrote Hey Jude, Helter Skelter, and Let It Be? If this was someone’s first exposure to Sir Paul, they’d skip The Beatles, like they’d skip Nickleback after hearing Chad Kroeger. And that would be a tragedy. Skipping The Beatles, not Nickleback.
Besides the irritating, yet somehow unforgettable melody, there are the lyrics. Behold:
The choir of children sing their song
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding ooo
Ooo ooo toot toot toot toot toot toot
The word is out
About the town
To lift a glass
Ah don’t look down
So, two notes plus lazy, terrible lyrics equals radio Christmas airplay forever. Must be good to be a Beatle. If you don’t mind causing your former bandmates to roll over in their graves every yuletide.
In case you’ve forgotten how truly annoying this piece of garbage is, here you go: