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Darius Rucker

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The Resume

    (May 13, 1966- )
    Lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish
    Hootie released the albums 'Cracked Rear View,' 'Fairweather Johnson,' 'Musical Chairs,' and 'Hootie and the Blowfish'
    Songs with Hootie and the Blowfish include 'Hold My Hand,' 'Let Her Cry,' 'Only Wanna Be With You,' 'Time,' 'Old Man and Me' and 'Only Lonely'
    Songs as a solo artist include 'This Is My World,' 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It,' 'Alright,' 'History In The Making,' 'Where Were You' and 'Come Back Song'
    Appeared in 'Shallow Hal'

Why he might be annoying:

    Contrary to popular belief, his nickname is NOT Hootie (Hootie was the nickname of a college buddy).
    He has a loud, husky voice that makes him sound like a black Eddie Vedder.
    His singing voice is almost as indecipherable as Vedder's too.
    His website bio is primarily a promotion for his solo debut.
    Although one of the most heard voices on radio in the mid-1990's, he quickly lost popularity.
    He has a Miami Dolphins logo tattooed on his chest.
    He fathered a daughter out of wedlock with the woman who was the subject of 'Let Her Cry.'
    Many country music fans were unaware of the fact he was the frontman for Hootie and the Blowfish upon releasing his debut single 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    'Cracked Rear View' was among the best-selling albums of the mid-1990's.
    He is unpretentious.
    He said, 'What matters to us is making the best music we can. How we get there isn't that important.'
    He worked to get the Confederate battle flag taken off the South Carolina State House.
    He is an African-American singer with a white backup band from a Southern state (talk about racial harmony)!
    He disliked being called 'Hootie,' but doesn't mind now because if people stopped calling him anything, that would mean he sucks.
    He succesfully made the transition from rock to country music.

Credit: Hoxy

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 67 Votes: 49.25% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 24 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 53 Votes: 45.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 47 Votes: 55.32% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 104 Votes: 48.08% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 153 Votes: 50.98% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 228 Votes: 52.19% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 161 Votes: 54.66% Annoying