Welcome back to Mix Tape Monday, the blog series that doesn’t care that no one owns a boombox anymore. Last week, while setting my radio alarm, I heard Billy Joel’s “Only The Good Die Young.” And it suddenly occurred to me EXACTLY how much of a dick Billy Joel was being to this girl. Virginia has clearly said no to the sex, (which, given that it’s Billy Joel, is probably a good plan) and instead of being like “well, okay, I respect your decision to do what you feel is right with your body,” he proceeds to insult her by shaming her faith. “Don’t let me wait/you Catholic girls start much too late/sooner or later it comes down to fate/I might as well be the one.”
Translation: Your needs and values are meaningless because I want sex, and eventually you’re going to give it up to someone, so you might as well fuck me. There’s no mention of love, or even that they’re dating. He wants to bone her, she said no, and he’s negging on her. This is not a romantic song, and Billy Joel has once again shown that he is a horndog douche.
I tweeted this, and my friend Emily replied that a boy had actually put this on a mix for her, despite her not even being Catholic. He used a mix tape for evil! That’s just wrong.
So I ask…what was the worst song anyone has ever put on a mix for you? Bad in sound or intention or both?