In line with end of the year/decade lists, I would argue that Owl City has created the worst song inspired by Seattle in the 21st century, "Hello Seattle." That opening high-pitched fizz, clunky references to our environment, and his grossly overprocessed vocals make me want to die. More fundamentally, Owl City bites Ben Gibbard's style so hard, contorting Gibbard's earnest lightness into insubstantial saccharine bullshit. While this fangirl's video dedicated to the song is very sweet, it's as uninformed as the musical inspiration is pathetic. Check out the "manta ray" at around :40.