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To be irritated by these girly, weak, breathy voiced singers lately?

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somethingsnotrighthere Mon 11-Nov-13 18:45:38

It seems to be on adverts, the bloody Lidl one is the worst, it ends with a really weak "All these little thiiiings" and it drives me crackers!

Some singers are like this too, Ellie Goulding for example.

Can anyone else identify with my irritation with this?

Or worsen my irritation with suggestions of equally whiney-voiced singers you have heard? grin

angelsgo Mon 11-Nov-13 19:30:58

Just put the mute button on the TV when the ads come on and ask people not to buy their CDs for you at christmas!

Coupon Mon 11-Nov-13 19:33:06


BerstieSpotts Mon 11-Nov-13 19:33:15

YANBU to be annoyed but YABU to use "girly" as an insult grin

However the mock-baby-voice is the WORST. The one last year who covered "Wherever you will go" but pronounced it "Whewevew you wiw go" AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!

LetZygonsbeZygons Mon 11-Nov-13 19:33:47

LOL I was thinking exactly same thing today after hearing the lidl ad. its awful.

seriously thought it was a 5 year old child 'singing'.

and thanx mariah cary, poster upthread exactly right you torture every note, and thanx so much for murderin 'against all odds' and 'without you'.


peachypips Mon 11-Nov-13 19:34:30

Arghhh! I thought it was just me! They all seem to be copying each other. Seems to be a way for people that can't sing to manage to get a record deal. Can't imagine they are very good live.

Boys doing fake cockney accents in songs drives me bonkers too. Why are you all speaking so weirdly? You don't talk like that so why sing like that fakey faker!

WhereIsMyHat Mon 11-Nov-13 19:34:52

It pisses me right off. Dolores O'Riordan had it right, all the rip offs, however, don't.

maryannmarie Mon 11-Nov-13 19:36:12

YAsooooooooooNBU. That breathiness gives me the rage.

Allegrogirl Mon 11-Nov-13 19:38:22

YADNBU. That pathetic, weedy version of The Power of Love for example is shite. And yet loads of please love the JL ads and get all weepy over them. Don't get it.

I like Eliie Goulding though.

Allegrogirl Mon 11-Nov-13 19:39:14

Loads of please?? People I meant.

vladthedisorganised Mon 11-Nov-13 19:39:14

Oh God no. I am hoping this genre doesn't get its prissy mitts on Rage Against the Machine..

SpottyDottie Mon 11-Nov-13 19:40:06

Diana Vickers is bloody awful!

Tuhlulah Mon 11-Nov-13 19:40:33

UANBU. All this bloody warbling, bloody Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston (I will always love youhooohahah). Then to hear it replicated on the XFactor (only seen about 3 episodes, that was enough -girls warbling, boys warbling). When did warbling equate to singing? Like water gurgling out of a drain pipe.

Warbling is one of my pet hates.

And who the fuck has just ruined a very nice Bob Dylan song from Time Out of Mind? Heard it in a lift the other day. (Even George Michael ruined a Bonnie Raitt song.)

And the ignorance, thinking covers are originals, like mistaking NIne Inch Nails' original for the rather wonderful Johnny Cash cover.

Oh. I must go now, the nurse is calling...

stardusty5 Mon 11-Nov-13 19:40:35

YANBU. Some of them pronounce their vowels in infuriating ways.
Diana Vickers used to make me turn the TV off. Could never understand why she was singing in a voice that one might use when reading a story to a small child. Haaa lourve yahououw (warble breathe)

volestair Mon 11-Nov-13 19:40:44

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CalamityKate Mon 11-Nov-13 19:41:23

Oh I've been RAGING about that "Where-wevver you will go" song since it came out!
It's not like she can't sound her Rs - she manages it at the beginning.
By the end, she's mangling it so much she ends up singing "rare-wevver".
It's like she's pissed - "Tree and sand and stone" turns into "jee an zand an zone"

I loathe it. Why do they do it?? Why?? I genuinely want to know.
Any singers out there? Why deliberately mispronounce words?

Raddy Mon 11-Nov-13 19:41:47

Lily Allen's mockney singing on the JL advert really grates.

You went to bloody Bedales woman, not a comp in Chigwell.

Mylovelyboy Mon 11-Nov-13 19:42:09

Does anyone know the advert advertising hotel breaks. The womans voice is in constant 'whisper mode'. Cant remember the name of the hotel breaks in question. Makes my fillings rattle angry

I heard a breathy version of Blue Monday recently. It made me sadangry

Mylovelyboy Mon 11-Nov-13 19:43:19

Its Diana Vickers 'hand' I despise more than her silly voice

WhereIsMyHat Mon 11-Nov-13 19:45:29

Blue Monday!!! No, they ought to wash their mouths out with soap.

Tuhlulah Mon 11-Nov-13 19:46:21

Yet, breathy but wonderful -Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby.

Marilyn Monroe's Happy Birthday (Mr President).

Maybe above were original whereas others are copy-cat shite.

ouryve Mon 11-Nov-13 19:47:34

Less irritating than poor fake American "diva" voices like Adele. I have to turn the radio off when I hear them because they sound so forced.

IamInvisible Mon 11-Nov-13 19:53:42

I really like that version of "Little Things" on the Lidl ad. It's a band called The Majority Says who have covered it.

I like Ellie Goulding too, tbh. There are enough women singers who belt out ballads, it's nice to have a change.

TSSDNCOP Mon 11-Nov-13 19:57:07

When the sky fawls-ah, we will stumbawl-ah

I'm enjoying Adele's mat leave, shame Lily felt she had to rush back.

somethingsnotrighthere Mon 11-Nov-13 20:00:58

There was a woman who sang with Beautiful South years ago, Briana Corrigan I think, she was all high pitched and kooky. Hated her. grin

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