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Worst/most obnoxious “woah oh” or “na na” on California

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Even the people that like the album can surely agree that there is at least a few times on the record where a song would have been better without a certain “woah oh” or “na na”. So which one is it for you?

My vote goes to the bridge on the song ‘California’. It would’ve been far, far better to instead write very easy guitar part that did the same thing the “nananananna woah oh” does. 

If you’re going to just say “all of them” just for the lolz you’re a cunt.

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Well the only songs I really enjoy in the Skiba era are Cynical and TOTTM 
and both of the mini-'wo oh' parts in those songs, while brief, are silly and unnecessary

She's Out of Her Mind probably has the most obnoxious ones to me - live especially 

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I've put a lot of thought in this:

1. Hey, I'm Sorry: This one's the worst because it was actually a good song.  They have absolutely no place in it, what is going on in that intro?? 

2. She's Out Of Her..OMFG,  this song makes blink sound like little preteen girls, especially the whoas.  Shut up Mark.

3. No Future:  Gang Nanas!  With a tired sounding Mark lol.  this song makes me want to drag my face through glass

4. Teenage Satelites:  Really?  A strung out "Whooaaa" end chorus?

5. Los Angeles:  It sounds like Mark is having a seizure. 

6. Rabbit Hole:  This whoa-tactular outro sounds like a completely different band. A Feldy moment indeed.

7. San Diego:  Shut up Matt. Seriously.  Ruining yet again a potentially good song for no reason.

8. Cynical:  These aren't as jarring but come on, pointlessly popping up in a good song..

9. Left Alone:  Just because this songs overrated and they have whoas going for an entire 1:03 of the song.

10. California:  I actually don't hate this one because it sounds like the songs a troll, but WOW is that a whoa.

 

California sounds better than NINE on revisit, mainly due to it still having resemblance of instruments, but glad they dialed back on these.

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28 minutes ago, Matt Skiba Fan 666 said:

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Cringing for you. Terrible fucking thread too. Log off you cunt

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All right guys have your little tea party somewhere else please ^


It does beg the question why past instances of their 'na na's' work so well e.g. Party Song, Online Songs, All the Small Things, Story of a Lonely Guy
Is it because the above mentioned songs 'na nas' are given their own individual interesting melody whereas most of the na nas on California copy the chorus melody most of the time (No Future, California) or their just dull melodies (Parking Lot).
Am I reading too much into this?
Yes.

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3 minutes ago, yodda said:

All right guys have your little tea party somewhere else please ^


It does beg the question why past instances of their 'na na's' work so well e.g. Party Song, Online Songs, All the Small Things, Story of a Lonely Guy
Is it because the above mentioned songs 'na nas' are given their own individual interesting melody whereas most of the na nas on California copy the chorus melody most of the time (No Future, California) or their just dull melodies (Parking Lot).
Am I reading too much into this?
Yes.

I think it’s just that they were so few and far between before. Having them on pretty much every song on California is where the issue comes from.

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Outside of just saying all of them, the one that bugs me the most are the ones on No Future. I actually don't mind No Future as a song, I actually genuinely like the stupid chorus but they pad the song out with the gang na na na's freakin' twice. and it's unnecessary, and annoying, and I'm almost shocked they didn't release it as a proper single because that's the only logical reason I can think of to pointlessly do that. Those na na nas are why I don't listen to the song. 

There's loads of California ones where I just *cant* because of the annoying repetitions but No Future is the one where it bugs me because if those weren't there I'd probably have the song on a playlist or something. 

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I don't know about the "worst" one, but Parking Lot literally made me laugh out loud the first time I heard it. We had just spent a year complaining about whoa oh's and na na's, and then Parking Lot came out and hit us with more whoa oh's and na na's. I cracked up on that first listen.

I actually kinda like the song, but I thought that was so funny.

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The one on Sober is pretty annoying, but it's not that noticeable. Most of the annoying ones are on deluxe. 

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2 hours ago, Nasa said:

The one in the bridge to the title track.

That one is the most obvious "We uh, we had no idea what to do here" one for me haha

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Just now, Kay said:

That one is the most obvious "We uh, we had no idea what to do here" one for me haha

Kay the album has leaked 
It's worse than California and no one hears it! Helllpppp!!

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The only California song in which the "na na nas" work and sound natural is "Sober". They actually help the song build up, explode...

As for the worst, it's a tie between "No Future" and "Parking Lot". Both plain ridiculous...

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