My previous examples of bad music were mostly things I have a soft spot for. It is very difficult to find examples of really bad music. Here is an exception: Daddy Yankee- La Gasolina. I really hate this. I hate it beyond hate itself. The female members of my family insist on playing it in the car. I tell them it is forbidden and that the patriarch should have authority in the family, but they do not listen. They do not understand how very awful it is.
The words are bad - the whole song appears to be the words 'I love petrol' uttered in Spanish, first by a guy, and then by the chicks in the backing band. But the words are immaterial: the whole point of this series was to find music that is without any possibility of salvation. Imagine this music without the words, as it would be if there existed a Karaoke backing version (hopefully not). Exactly. It is unembarrassed by any modulation, any harmonic shift, any progression to different tonal environment. It is simply horrible beyond words.
The badness of this is fundamentally similar to the badness of 'modern jazz', about which I have been meaning to talk for a while. Perhaps more next week.
Have a good weekend, everyone.