HateSong: Ira Kaplan on why he hates the world’s most annoying jingle

In HateSong, we ask our favorite musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and so forth to expound on the one song they hate most in the world.

The hater: Part of the fun of being a Yo La Tengo fan is the group’s penchant for obscure cover songs, revealing a deep love for a wide variety of genres. YLT’s eight-night charity Hanukkah shows at the dearly departed Maxwell’s were a veritable live shuffle, running the gamut from Carole King and Al Johnson, to Neil Diamond and KISS. YLT’s new record, Stuff Like That There, is an unofficial sequel to 1990’s Fakebook, a collection of covers, covers of previous YLT songs, and new originals. With his encyclopedic musical knowledge and eclectic taste, it’s hard to imagine the famously unflappable Ira Kaplan truly despising anything. However, he proves no match for his pick, a Satan-spawned jingle from hell …

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