The 10 Worst Songs to Come on the Radio While Riding an Uber
We’ve all climbed into Ubers, Lyfts, cabs, and their competitor’s cars in all sorts of states. Sober, drunk, just broken up with and carrying too many quarts of Ben & Jerry’s. Because it’s raining, it’s snowing, the Q train isn’t running. Because you’re honestly just too lazy to walk it. Because you took too long getting ready and now you’re running late.
Luckily, a sort of cone of silence exists between driver and rider. Whatever is said or done (within reason. If you yak all over their car then you deserve that one star rating…) in-between pickup and drop-off is between the two of you. Whether you’re hastily putting on your make-up, asking if you “look ok,” or simply exchanging social niceties. You can have a frank conversation about the state of New York roads or a communal cry about the Cubs. In return, you might receive sage life advice or a simple “girl, he sounds like the worst. Either way, it all stays within the confines of the car. No one has to know you went on a ten minute rant about HTGAWM.
Unless one of these songs comes on. Then you absolutely have to tell your friends:
1. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
Really any Top 10 Taylor Swift song is the worst song to come on in an Uber. You’re going to get super into it and is that really what you need before arriving at dinner with your parents?
2. “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
“Wagon Wheel” is really only appropriate when you’re closing the bar beneath the Mason Dixon.
3. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
The question is will knowing every word, but not being able to hit every note get you a perfect rating or not? Cause that fifth star is what life’s about.
4.”Ride of the Valkyries” by Richard Wagner
What. What? Where are we? In Apocalypse Now?
5. “Under Pressure” by Queen feat. David Bowie
Similar to “Bohemian Rhapsody” you have to sing along. Problem is if you’re riding with someone or better yet Uber Pool-ing it, you’ll have to fight for Mercury’s part and who wants to get blood on the seats?
6. “The Final Countdown” by Europe
You’re going to have to tell your driver to lap the block a couple times just to get through the intro.
7. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley
Are you being rickrolled or is the universe just cruel?
8. “Hold On” by Good Charlotte
You don’t care if you’ve reach your destination or if you’re driver is telling you to get out regardless, you’re not leaving until you’ve relieved the 8th grade.
9. “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan
No one wants to cry in an Uber.
10. “Thong Song” by Sisqo
If by chance you’re into any of these jams, get the Trebel app where you can download these songs for free to your iPhone or Android.