Kiss My Bottom: Paul McCartney and Other Awful Album Titles
Last night's Grammy Awards was a mixed bag, but it was hard not to well up a bit hearing Paul McCartney sing "Golden Slumbers." It wasn't his first performance of the night -- he started off with a performance of "My Valentine," from his strangely titled new record, Kisses on the Bottom.
It hasn't even been a week since its release, but the record is already being hailed as owning one of the worst titles ever. Even Fox News thinks so. (Whoa!)
Country crooner Brad Paisley took to Twitter saying: "It's only February, but Sir Paul is an absolute lock for worst album title of the year. Actually, maybe all time."
Apparently Sir Paul isn't telling all those Rolling Stones fans they can just kiss his British ass; he's actually referring to the XOXOXO's that accompany the bottom of a love letter. We can blame Fats Waller for writing this line back in 1935: "I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and make believe it came from you; I'm gonna write words oh so sweet. They're gonna knock me off of my feet. A lot of kisses on the bottom, I'll be glad I got 'em."
Here's a look back at a couple of other album atrocities.
Limp Bizkit -- Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Some things just make you ask yourself, "why?" Maybe that's what they were going for all along.
Peaches -- I Feel Cream
Subtlety exists to keep us all from being squeamish.
REO Speedwagon -- You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish
That's just plain dumb, man.
The only question now is: How long will it take for Kisses on the Bottom to show up on our weekly installment of What's Selling? Will it be next week when we check out Tempe's Hoodlums' list?
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