It’s Time We Stop Playing “Ho Hey”

I always think it’s a little depressing when a band hits that one-hit-wonder territory. Remember Carly Rae Jepsen? Will we ever hear from that Canadian lass again? Probably not. And as overplayed as "Call Me Maybe" was, it is such a great song, one that somehow transcended annoyance and was an all-around great summer jam. Meanwhile, The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” has turned into the most rage-inducing one-hit-wonder of 2013. People, we have got to stop playing this song.

As of this writing, I have heard “Ho Hey” three times today. Generally, I hear it on the office speakers about five or six times. Then there’s the chance that I’m in a cab and I hear it on the radio. Or at a fast-food restaurant at lunch. (Yeah, I could be eating healthier. Orrrrr they could just stop playing “Ho Hey” on the radio.) And then there are the Silver Lining Playbook TV spots. I think it’s safe to say that if I hear “Ho Hey” one more time today, I will probably attempt to assassinate the entire Silver Linings Playbook cast with banjo strings. Sorry, Chris Tucker. Blame The Lumineers. 

Join me in my "Ho Hey" rage, won’t you?

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Morning Links: Snooki Might Actually Be Pregnant, Ryan Murphy’s Mega-Musical

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● Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed their third, little boy bundle of joy, into the world. [Us]

● Meryl Street donated a generous $10,000 to a school in Viola Davis hometown in Rhode Island, perhaps as a ‘Thank you’ or even an "I’m sorry" for taking that best actress Oscar. [Reuters]

● Elizabeth Olsen has been offered the female lead in Spike Lee’s Oldjoy remake. [SlashFilm]

● This sounds too good to be true, but: Glee‘s Ryan Murphy is said to be planning a mega-musical comedy called One Hit Wonders that will star Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé and Andy Samberg. [Deadline]

● Whitney Houston’s death has been ruled an accident, and "not a result of deliberate action taken by Houston—or anyone else." [E!]

● Young Jeezy hung out with Betty White back stage at Conan, and there are pictures to prove it. Oh, the places you’ll go. [Rap-Up]