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MASTAS Episode 8: Jewel-erdome! "You Were Meant For Me" vs. "Hands"

Submitted by on April 29, 2016 – 7:09 AM4 Comments
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Welcome to Jewel-erdome, where two wretched Jewel songs enter and only one leaves.

As we decide which single commits the greater crime, we discover Mark's rage for terrible lyrics, Sarah's dark past with a cappella groups, and yet another way that Dawson's Creek is relevant. Tweet us at talksongs to tell us who dies in YOUR Jewel-erdome! (Note: It's acceptable to say that your hopes are what die in Jewel-erdome.)



Learn more about David Gregory Byrne, who wrote this week's new wave theme song

If you wanna get mad, go get the legal download of "You Were Meant for Me" and "Hands."

Or if you want to show your proper respect (unlike Jewel), go download "Closer to Fine."

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  • Judy says:

    Okay, so, I totally don't disagree with the outcome of Jewel-erdome, but I feel like the "You Were Meant for Me" clip you used for the show is the CD version, and the youtube clip is the radio edit (which, don't even get me started on the fucking radio edit thing that made the CD version of Foolish Games is unlistenable and you couldn't buy the radio edit for ages) and the CD version is so much more egregiously terrible.

    Also, I think the band name needs to be Episcopal Vibrato, and the album needs to be titled "Fist Wrapped in Peasant Blouse".

  • Judy says:

    Second album, "Word Garbage Salad Noun String"

  • Josh says:

    I will say Jewel's duet with her mom on "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer" is pretty adorable. These songs? basically stink.

  • Bullpenny says:

    There is a "Christmas" version of "Hands". It's identical to the original, but it has church bells added to the chorus. It is not an improvement.

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