Sick Day Diversions. (Or: The Top Three “Sore Throat Songs” of All Time)

Sick DayToday, I’m stuck at home with a sick kid. For the last eight years my wife was a stay at home mom. Was.  She started a new job last week (Ca-Ching$$$) and can’t take time off yet, so the barf cleanup duties fell on my shoulders. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I’m happy to share the load while my wife gets adjusted to the new working sitch (Ca-Ching$$$). It’s actually nice to use a sick day and not be the one projectile vomiting. Although, I am crossing all my fingers and toes that I  don’t catch whatever swine flu my daughter has right now.

So far the gig has been fairly easy. At first, I just put on a few movies for her watch, mopped up a puke or two, and generally just sat around waiting. Once it appeared she was feeling better, I dusted the house. Then, I did some laundry. Next, I caught up on a couple episodes of Sons of Anarchy. I’m only on season one so NO SPOILERS. (I sure hope they kill that Opie guy though. I know, I know. He’s not the rat and didn’t actually turn on the MC, but I find him annoying) Then, I played FIFA 13 for a bit. There were many exciting and well played matches. After I’m done with this post, I will be taking Stoke City to the Champions Cup Finals. Let’s Go Potters!!!

Anyways, in my boredom today I was inspired by my daughter’s scratchy throat. I started thinking about songs that sound as though the singer either has a sore throat or will after he’s through singing. So, in honor of my first daddy-daughter sick day, I’ve made a list of the those songs. (A silly exercise for certain, but I really am bored.)

#1Axl Gun n Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle”

Axl Rose may be the most famous of the “Sore Throat Singers.” As a younger man he pulled of the high pitched singing with little effort. As an older man he struggles a lot. Check out this video I found. It flips back and forth between young and old Axl. Very eye-opening.

#2 Eric Cartman, “Come Sail Away”Cartman

This is still funny as hell but I can’t help but think that Trey Parker’s vocal cords had to be fried after singing it.

And the #1  “Sore Throat Song” is…

#1 Cinderella, “Don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone)”Sucrets

That power ballad needs a lozenge. While doing some research on Cinderella lead singer Tom Keifer, I found out that he blew out his vocal cords shortly after their 3rd record. Not very shocking. Also not shocking, that fact that he blew his vocal chords out again in 2008 during a reunion tour. What I do find shocking is that Cinderella was actually touring in 2008.

So there you have it. The Top Three “Sore Throat Songs” of all time. I hope that reading this post has helped relieve your boredom as much as writing it did for me. I also hope you were at least slightly entertained. But mostly, I hope that the next time my daughter vomits, most of it makes it into the toilet and not onto the floor.

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