Music Suggestion

This is not your typical music suggestion thread. Rather, it is a request for a very specific type of song subject matter, genre-be-damned.

As some of y’all know, I was a retail manager for a year. Fun times, actually. The girls (I say girls because literally all but one of the other employees were female) loved me. Anyway, I garnered the nickname “Dirty D” while there. It was a… Loving nickname. It really was.

Anyway, when I left for law school, a few of the girls wanted me to put together a Dirty D CD. It was to be filled with, well, deviant songs. I happily obliged. However, I bookended the CD with two songs that weren’t deviant; rather, they were completely braggart. Like, an ego on steroids. Think Skankin Garbage, but full of himself.

Well, it was a hit. A few of them contacted me afterward to say how much they loved it. I decided then to make a sequel and surprise them the next time I was in Athens. Well, I did. I titled it “Dirty D 2: Electric Boogaloo.” There were more deviant songs, and once again, braggart songs bookended the deviant ones.

A sequel alone is no good, though. All good things come in threes, in trilogies. I will be in Athens again between March and May sometime. I wish to bring a third Dirty D (Dirty D 3D). Once again, it must be bookended with braggart songs. I have plenty of deviant ones to fill up the middle. Unfortunately, I cannot think of any braggart songs.

I call upon RPGC to help. For instance, Dirty D 2, had the songs “I’m the Bomb” and one SG suggested whose title we don’t know which had wonderful lyrics like “I look into the mirror and I know what true love is” and “Because I’m perfect. I know it’s true why I’m so wonderful. Why aren’t you?”

So go on RPGC. Give me braggart songs regardless of genre.

I’m not one for lyrics, so I don’t know much about self-inflatation songs, but I would recommend looking anything and everything up on “Soil and Pimp Sessions.” It’s a loud, fast, aggressive jazz combo that’s sure to make anyone feel like a champ.

It definitely has to be self-inflating lyrics. After all, its less about me pumping myself up and more just putting on the air of being a blowhard.

Allow me to suggest “Kings of Metal” by Manowar. I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but it is a self-proclamation declaring themselves the Kings of Metal. “Other bands play: Manowar kill.” It’s utterly ridiculous, and even if you don’t use it I suggest you listen to it. Not really braggart… But it’ll pump you up. Braggart.

Stephen Lynch - Bowling Song.
The altenate/real title is “Almighty Malachai, Professional Bowling God”, so yeah… It’s pretty self-inflating. :stuck_out_tongue:

“And as I roll the ball I cry:
‘Let me bowl and let me die!’
I’m almighty Malachai,
The bowling God.”

Seriously, you don’t get more blowhard that that. :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh, and so far I’ve heard two versions of it. One is from the album Superhero, the other I don’t know. The Superhero version is better, though, as it has a higher tempo.

Pretty much any Manowar song will do, really. Pantera’s I’ll Cast a Shadow, too. Highway Star’s lyrics are classic rock and roll blowhard, and the sound is even pretty arrogant.

<a href=“”>You’re the Best, by Joe Esposito.</a> It’s the song in Karate Kid while Daniel’s moving up in the tournament.

<a href=“”>Jealous Guy, by John Lennon.</a> Only John Lennon could manage to brag while saying, “I’m just a jealous guy.” Similarly, try his <a href=“”>Working Class Hero</a>. “If you want to be a hero, well, just follow me.” “You’re all fucking peasants as far as I can see.”

<a href=“”>I’m Free, by The Who.</a> Pete Townshend as Jesus Christ:

You’ve been told many times before
Messiahs pointed to the door
And no one had the guts to leave the temple.
I’m free-I’m free
And freedom tastes of reality
I’m free-I’m free
And I’m waiting for you to follow me.

I think those parts of Working Class Hero were meant ironically.

I’m not sure how the third line can be ironic, unless the first two are, because the third follows from the first two. I don’t see Lennon as being especially ironic at this point in his career. Acerbic, certainly. He was at his “emptying out emotional baggage,” sort of confessional stage.

If you want to be like the folks on the hill,
A working class hero is something to be.
If you want to be a hero well just follow me.
Maybe you interpret “folks on the hill” in a negative light, so you actually <i>shouldn’t</i> want to be a hero. Then the third line would be ironic. But every time “A working class hero is something to be” appears before this, the surrounding lyrics cast it in a positive light: as something noble, but also tormented. There’s some irony in saying it’s “something to be,” insofar as it involves suffering. But I don’t see any irony in the last line, “If you want to be a hero, well, just follow me.” Especially since Lennon spent the whole song before that commenting bitterly on the state of society, and seems to have adopted the air of someone who know what a “better route” would be.

How about Kilo Ali’s “Love in Your Mouth”?

anything by DJ Assault should do the trick

I’m questioning how a few of these songs can be seen as braggart. Like so braggart it’s just fucking absurd.

Hey now, my second song was solidly braggart

Oh, I wasn’t saying yours wasn’t. I’m shying against it right now just because I don’t like the sound. It was still braggart.

If we’re going absurd, I think a gentleman named Mickey Avalon might be able to help:

My Dick, in which he explains, among other things, that his penis has a mass greater than the earth.

Mr. Right, the most famous one of his.
I already showed you in and you liked it, it might already be on the list I don’t know. It was a while ago. But all of RPGC need to hear how e=mc^vagina.

I second everthing Mickey Avalon.

I think Kanye West is the most arrogant fuck in the music business.