Universally Loved?

RosaFloydGuyRosaFloydGuy Road Warrior
edited June 2012 in Less Rokk More Talk
I was riding in the car earlier today, and a Bruce Springsteen song came on the radio. I proceeded to think to myself, "Have I ever met anyone that didn't like Bruce Springsteen?" I was dumbfounded.

There are some things in pop culture that are universally loved. I can only think of a few, them being bands...
CCR
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Bruce S.

So, do you guys think there are some things out there that little to no people dislike?

Comments

  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited June 2012
  • edited June 2012
    I don't really care for Springsteen much either. The whole blue collar rock thing doesn't really do it for me.
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited June 2012
    Creedence Clearwater Revival is the big one. I'm not a huge fan myself but they're damn well-respected, even amongst non-fans.

    Others that come to mind:

    Talking Heads
    The Shawshank Redemption (again, not a huge fan myself, but this movie is #1 on the IMDB, as it's been since the website was created)
    Schindler's List
    Pizza and/or Italian food in general
    Puppies/Kittens
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    The X-Files (until the last few seasons, ahem)
    Twin Peaks
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    Yogurt Wi-

    nvm
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited June 2012
    If this were a universally panned thread, I'd mention myself.
  • RosaFloydGuyRosaFloydGuy Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    Runesmith;4776503 said:
    Creedence Clearwater Revival is the big one. I'm not a huge fan myself but they're damn well-respected, even amongst non-fans.

    Others that come to mind:

    Talking Heads
    The Shawshank Redemption (again, not a huge fan myself, but this movie is #1 on the IMDB, as it's been since the website was created)
    Schindler's List
    Pizza and/or Italian food in general
    Puppies/Kittens
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    The X-Files (until the last few seasons, ahem)
    Twin Peaks
    Pretty comprehensive. I think we forgot the Beatles somewhere though. However, I have met somebody who did not like them BUT respected them due to their effect on music as a whole.
  • edited June 2012
    I live in New Jersey. You get kicked out if you don't like Springsteen.
  • RosaFloydGuyRosaFloydGuy Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    I thought that applied to almost all of America.
  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited June 2012
    Runesmith;4776503 said:
    Talking Heads

    Boo-urns.
  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited June 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4776516 said:
    I live in New Jersey.

    Sorry to hear that.
  • edited June 2012
    SheSaidSheSaid;4776538 said:
    Sorry to hear that.
    It's not so bad. you get used to the smell.
  • bigmfbigmf Tiny Hulk Smash!
    edited June 2012
    Bruce Springsteen is more of an American thing, rather than universal.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited June 2012
    I was just going to pop in and say I'm no big fan of Bruce Springsteen, but it seems like I've already been accounted for.

    EDIT: And I wouldn't say CCR is anywhere near universally loved here. Out of the few people I know that know them, they all find them terrible. I don't hate them, I just moderately dislike them. Fortunate Son is decent (sounds a bit too much like The Beatles to me), and Up And Around The Bend is also decent, but the rest of the songs by them that I know I'm not anywhere near fond of.

    But out of bands that I despise the most, CCR doesn't even come near the top 20.
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited June 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4776712 said:
    I was just going to pop in and say I'm no big fan of Bruce Springsteen, but it seems like I've already been accounted for.

    EDIT: And I wouldn't say CCR is anywhere near universally loved here. Out of the few people I know that know them, they all find them terrible. I don't hate them, I just moderately dislike them. Fortunate Son is decent (sounds a bit too much like The Beatles to me), and Up And Around The Bend is also decent, but the rest of the songs by them that I know I'm not anywhere near fond of.

    But out of bands that I despise the most, CCR doesn't even come near the top 20.
    1. How is that a bad thing
    2.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited June 2012
    It's not a bad thing.
    I phrased it badly, sorry.
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited June 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4776722 said:
    It's not a bad thing.
    I phrased it badly, sorry.
    Still
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    I don't like CCR that much. I don't like the Beatles that much.


    Come at me bro.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited June 2012
    I remember when that picture was both funny and not overused.
    *sighs*

    Anyway, where I live if you know Pink Floyd you have to love them. Apparently I'm the only heathen who thinks they're overrated. But yeah, not counting me they're universally loved to those who have heard of them before (not that many, but still).
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    Oh yeah, I don't really like Floyd either.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited June 2012
    The E chord is universally loved and respected. Any band you like, I guarantee they have a song with an E chord.

    The A and G chords are pretty high up there too. C, maybe a little less universally loved, though still a big hit with the keyboard players. F and Bb, the popularity slips a little more.

    Now, is any song or band that uses these chords universally loved? Doubtful. Name any band and I guarantee you some self-professed music fan doesn't like them. Shoot, I don't like Nirvana, though I have warmed up a little more to them over the years.
  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited June 2012
    Since when do you have to dislike something to consider it overrated?
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited June 2012
    Its not that you guys dont like CCR or The Beatles its that you(Cipher) think Fortunate Son sounds like the beatles.

    And I also dont like Floyd.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited June 2012
    Runesmith;4776503 said:
    Others that come to mind:

    Talking Heads
    The Shawshank Redemption (again, not a huge fan myself, but this movie is #1 on the IMDB, as it's been since the website was created)
    Schindler's List
    Pizza and/or Italian food in general
    Puppies/Kittens
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    The X-Files (until the last few seasons, ahem)
    Twin Peaks

    Talking Heads are rather meh and also overrated in my opinion. I agree that pizza is universally loved
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited June 2012
    I don't agree with Pink Floyd being universally liked. I do love Pink Floyd, but I know a lot of people that have either only heard of them or think it's too boring.

    Of coarse, the latter mostly consists of teenagers at my high school, but they still have opinions. I just don't tend to agree with them, thus why I never get along with prep girls.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited June 2012
    darkwinterbeast8;4776776 said:
    I agree that pizza is universally loved

    nope, sorry to disappoint you
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited June 2012
    jibjqrkl;4776842 said:
    nope, sorry to disappoint you

    what?!
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited June 2012
    www1221;4776845 said:
    what?!

    don't like italian food.

    or asian food actually.
  • edited June 2012
    In China they just call Chinese food, food.
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited June 2012
    jibjqrkl;4776849 said:
    don't like italian food.

    or asian food actually.


    but its PIZZA!
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited June 2012
    I don't like most pasta, but I love pizza. Am I weird?
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