What are some of the worst songs in the history of music?
I'll cite two from the 1990s:
What are some of the worst songs in the history of music?
I'll cite two from the 1990s:
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/28/2013|
Was Bob in the receptive role?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/23/2013|
Or was Bob performing?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/23/2013|
Sorry, R2, I meant that Hansen song. That was "Bop."
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/23/2013|
Sometimes When We Touch.
Walking in Memphis.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/23/2013|
Fireworks - Katy Perry
We Built this City on Rock N Roll - Jefferson Starship
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/23/2013|
You're the voice by John Farnham This Kiss by Faith Hill I don't want to miss a thing by Aerosmith Livin' on a prayer by Bon Jovi
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/23/2013|
"which way you going Billy"?
I have no idea who sang this piece of ...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/23/2013|
"I've Never Been to Me", thread closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/23/2013|
what r9 said.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/23/2013|
Who Let The Dogs Out? Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/23/2013|
Baby, Hit Me One More Time
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/23/2013|
Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men
Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
Happy Endings - The Beach Boys & Little Richard
Little Richard is wretched.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/23/2013|
Having my Baby
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/23/2013|
I don't think "Mmm Bob" was as bad as "Who Let the Dons Out?" or "I've Never Been to Bea."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/23/2013|
Here Comes The Hotstepper rules, actually. Love that jam.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/23/2013|
The 1990s was a golden era for novelty songs!
I'm Too Sexy
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/23/2013|
[quote] "which way you going Billy"? I have no idea who sang this piece of .
That was The Poppy Family (w/ Terry Jscks). I LOVE that song, because, well....listen to the lyrics ( except the last line about "I'll stay your wife")
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/23/2013|
I meant Terry JACKS. Terry Jscks does a good cover version of " Mmm Bob "
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/23/2013|
OMG, R14 wins this, "Muskrat Love" with those chipmunk cooing sounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/23/2013|
We Built This City
Party All The Time- Eddie Murphy
Achy Breaky Heart
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/23/2013|
Run, Joey, Run.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/23/2013|
I dare you to beat this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/23/2013|
4 Non Blondes - What's Up, or as it's known - what's going on.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/23/2013|
Electric Avenue makes me want to kill people.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/23/2013|
Donna Lewis - "I Hate You Always Forever"
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/23/2013|
Damn! R26 sets the bar pretty high. Or would that be low?
That song is fucking awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/23/2013|
Fox, "S-S-S-Single Bed"
Dumb song, but the voice is just the worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/23/2013|
I just wanna purge when I hear 'Milkshake' by Kelis.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/23/2013|
I'm coming for you, R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/23/2013|
That song from Mame... Open a nude widow. What was Jerry Herman thinking ?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/24/2013|
That dumb Shakira song. Yes, THAT one!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/24/2013|
Come Inside My Sugar Walls - Sheena Eastman
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/24/2013|
Oh mickey Ghostbusters Say you Say Me
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/24/2013|
I was gonna go with "I Want to Know What Love Is" until R24 reminded me of that spasm inducing ditty "Party All The Time"...the horror..!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/24/2013|
Who could forget "Windy," the Association?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/24/2013|
"Like a Virgin"
"Believe" (the "song" that made autotune ok - you will never be forgiven)
anything with that goat Barbara bleating
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/24/2013|
Most celebrity Xmas songs. Gooey, cynical kee-rap
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/24/2013|
Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus".
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/24/2013|
You Make My Love Come Down....All The Way....Down
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/24/2013|
I think "Mmm Bop" is a great song
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/24/2013|
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves--Cher Behind Closed Doors--Charlie Rich We Live in a Two-Story House--Loretta Lynn Don't Knock the "Twist" --Chubby Checker
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/24/2013|
The answer is now, and for all time shall be "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime" by Sir Paul McCartney.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/24/2013|
"You Light Up My Life" has blighted life ever since it was released.
"Afternoon Delight" is less than delightful, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/24/2013|
Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Timberlake, 50 Cent, Lil' Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kayne West, Flo Rida, Black Eye Peas, LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Eminem, Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, N'SYNC, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunne, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Cheryl Cole, Chris Brown, Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Scorpions, Kid Rock, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Peter Cetera, Kenny G., ...
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/24/2013|
Don't Worry Be Happy
Walkin on Sunshine
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/24/2013|
"Windy" is a great song.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/24/2013|
That tell me what you want what you really really want song by The Spice Girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/24/2013|
"I'll Be Missing You" - Diddy feat. Faith Evans
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/24/2013|
That song with Mick Jagger, Will I Am and JLo is a recent top contender. No wonder Keith Richards hates him
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/24/2013|
Speaking of Jagger, his 1980s solo single "Let's Work" was dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/24/2013|
Yes, R56. That killed him off Mick for me. Such a Thatcherite rich snot theme song handed down to the lazy masses.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/24/2013|
[quote]Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus"
I like that song, especially the 5-minute German version. There are some really bad ones listed here, but a few are just quirky, odd, or out of the ordinary. That's not the same as "worst." It's good to have something different now and then, not just the same old thing all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/24/2013|
Feelings - an absolute shocker until you hear Nina Simone's interpretation.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/24/2013|
This tuneless maudlin excrement was Number 1 for four weeks in the U.S. in 1990.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/24/2013|
R61's (wretched) link reminded me of Michael Bolton. How about "I Said I Loved You...But I Lied"
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/24/2013|
The Stevie B song at r61 reminded me of that era of whiny groany songs without a melody that began about 1990. For several years we were inundated with slow, draggy songs with vocals where every other word was tinged with groaning/squealing sounds of physical pain. Boyz II Men was the worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/24/2013|
'Don't Cry out Loud' (I've never heard more stupid lyrics)
'Sing (sing a song)' (if Karen weren't already dead, I'd come after her bony ass for this piece of shit)
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/24/2013|
r65, you are truly an idiot if you think those are "worst."
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/24/2013|
I thought this record was terrible with some of the laziest lyrics ever and no real chorus.
Rico Suave - Gerardo
"My only addiction had to do with the female species. I eat 'em raw like sushi."
"I'm used to good ol' fashioned homestyle Spanish cooking. If I tried that, I'd be puking."
I think the biggest reason the song did well was because of the attention from his shirtless video. So I attached a version that doesn't include that cheesy clip to judge the song on its own merits.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/24/2013|
[quote]"You Light Up My Life" has blighted life ever since it was released.
It arguable deserves a save since it was the original closing number of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'. 'Midnight Radio' was hastily written when the music rights for 'light up' were revoked (I can't imagine why............).
There has to be a bootleg version out there somewhere...............
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/24/2013|
Here's one for you R67:
"We gonna meet your parents/ They gonna like my appearance"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/24/2013|
The '90s had some of the most horrific earworms ever produced. Higher by Creed, The Thong Song, Mmm mmm mmm mmm...
worst of all - Summer Girls by LFO
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/24/2013|
My Girl Bill
Torn Between 2 Lovers
Muskrat Love In fact, anything by the Captain & Tennille
Sugar Sugar by the Archies
The theme song to 3's Company
Anything sung by the Bradys. They put out an album or 2.
Anything by Jimmy and Christie McNichol
That song by David Soul, Don't Give Up On Us Baby. I want to vomit just thinking about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/24/2013|
And how could I have forgotten:
Anything by Tony Orlando and Dawn, but esp. Knock 3 Times and Tie a Yellow Ribbon.
Nick Guilder's Hot Child in The City
Jane Child's song, whatever it was called, something about love being like a knife.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/24/2013|
WTF is "worst" about any of those songs (except maybe Disco Duck) r73? If you think those are especially bad, you must not have listened to much music. Like someone said earlier, it seems like some of you are picking songs that are just odd/out of the ordinary. I'll take an odd/crazy song over something boring/bland any day.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/24/2013|
The Captain and Tennille get a pass because they produced THE Trifecta of gay anal sex:
I Never Wanted To Touch A Man (The Way I Want To Touch You)
You Never Done It Like That
Do That To Me One More Time
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/24/2013|
Hot Child In The City is a sleazy treat, R73. Nick was an trailblazing trans presence (or so it seemed from his vocals)
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/24/2013|
No, R74, those Tony Orlando songs [italic]were[/italic] that "worst."
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/24/2013|
Then you're officially an idiot r77. Story songs with an ACTUAL MELODY are not in any way "worse" than the thousands of non-musical senseless lyrical meanderings that dominate most radio airplay.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/24/2013|
R50 has the correct answer
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/24/2013|
What kind of idiot thinks someone who doesn't like Tony Orlando doesn't any like songs with "ACTUAL MELODY"? The idiot at R78, that's who.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/24/2013|
Disco Duck isn't so horrible. Would I want to listen to it with any regularity? Hell no, but I never thought it was ever an execrable assault to the senses.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/24/2013|
I Just Called To Say I Love You.
Ebony & Ivory...especially lines like 'People are the same wherever you go' & 'There is good and bad in everyone'.
Mull Of Kintyre.
Papa Don't Preach.
All Night Long.
This Boy...The Beatles.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/24/2013|
I like The Beatles, but "Obla-dee Obla-dah Life Goes On" or whatever it's called, does deserve a mention
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/24/2013|
Even the "worst" of the Beatles is far superior to anything by Katy Perry or Rhianna.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/24/2013|
Windy IS a great song!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/24/2013|
Obla-dee Obla-dah is my favorite song of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/24/2013|
There is a special place for "Ebony and Ivory." Both artists are legends, yet they managed to create a piece of dreck that a third-grader would be embarrassed to thrust upon the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/24/2013|
I acknowledge that "Ebony And Ivory" is a bad song but I still enjoy hearing it now and then.
The really bad one is "The Girl Is Mine".
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/24/2013|
The Christmas Shoes - that song about the little boy who wants to buy his dying mother a new pair of shoes for her to wear when she meets Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/24/2013|
I hated 'Milkshake' by Kelis too. What a dumb song. And I was so clueless I thought it was literally about a milkshake. A friend of mine corrected me - "it's about a dude fucking her tits, dumbass!"
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/24/2013|
[quote]What kind of idiot thinks someone who doesn't like Tony Orlando .... bla bla bla
Do you have reading comprehension problems? This thread isn't about not "liking" an artist, it's about the "worst" songs. Do you even know what the word means? It means it has to surpass virtually everything in being terrible, rotten, horrible, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/24/2013|
"Girl Gone WIld" by Madonna. I heard it out somewhere recently, against all odds. It's so dead and mechanistic. It was dated upon release, with that title.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/24/2013|
Which "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" absolutely, positively, definitely does, idiot child at R92.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/24/2013|
R92, you must have singing comprehension problems. Tie a Yellow Ribbon is one of the worst songs ever recorded.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/24/2013|
[quote]The answer is now, and for all time shall be "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime" by Sir Paul McCartney.
VOTN, I will see your Sir Paul McCartney and raise you "The Christmas Shoes" by Newsong. Truly horrifying...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/24/2013|
Don't even try to argue with them r92. Singleminded loons like r77, r81, r73 & r95 see music as just an extension of their other ideological and personal resentments. They're incapable of listening to it with any objectivity. To them, anything that has an actual musical quality to it matched with lyrics they associate with something they resent, qualifies as "worst." Freaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/24/2013|
[quote]VOTN, I will see your Sir Paul McCartney and raise you "The Christmas Shoes" by Newsong. Truly horrifying...
I give that one a bye only because of Patton Oswalt's hilarious deconstruction of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/24/2013|
I hope I never have to spend any significant time in the presence of someone like r95.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/24/2013|
[quote]Tie a Yellow Ribbon is one of the worst songs ever recorded.
With multiple angry posts on the matter, you seem to have a thing about that song. So I challenge you to try explaining what's so terrible about it without wandering into the ideological or personal ad hominem territory that r97 mentioned. Go on, be specific.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/24/2013|
"Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime" should be classified under cruel and unusual punishment.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/24/2013|
Heart's "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You." Completely revolting premise made worse by the stupid lyrics (we walked in the garden/and planted a tree). Sadly, Ann Wilson sings the shit out of the song and turned it into a hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/24/2013|
Personally, I'm handing this one to r26. By a mile. By a million miles.
That is just... I'm speechless. It just represents a level of awful that I didn't know humanity was capable of.
Literally, you see that and you have to readjust your understanding of what it means to be human. It's disturbing to know that you belong to the same species as the people in that video. It is that bad.
It will be a few weeks before I can sit up in bed and get back on solid food, but I know I'm strong and I can recover from the experience of watching that video. It will just take some time, that's all.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/24/2013|
Absolutely, the worst song is "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains. There can be no debate. This is a purely objective assessment. Liking this song gets you CUT THE FUCK OFF! Dear God, I want to die just thinking about it and the tools who liked it.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/24/2013|
[quote]Completely revolting premise made worse by the stupid lyrics (we walked in the garden/and planted a tree).
Explain why the premise is "revolting" and why the quoted lyrics are "stupid."
I'm guessing you can't without namecalling, belittling and such.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/24/2013|
OP, you really should try to read a book every now and then.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/24/2013|
THIS GIIIRRL IS ON FIIIIRRRRE!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/25/2013|
The Christmas Shoes song just makes me want to kill children.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/25/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/25/2013|
I so very much hate the song at R26, but I can't stop watching it and wondering about it. I have so many questions about it that I know must go unanswered.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/25/2013|
r110, his name is Paddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/25/2013|
Then this is him a bit older, R111?
I just wonder what went into creating that song, how they decided on the dance moves, what the rehearsal was like, where it was performed, etc.
So very compelling in such a repulsive way.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/25/2013|
Worst song AND worst music video, EVER! Jan Terri's "Losing You".
Though, it is some sort of bizarre accomplishment that the weird Troll Doll looking woman singing sounds like an 8 year old boy!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||06/26/2013|
Wow, R113. That's a worthy contender.
Badly-written song with poor metering; off-key singing; unattractive stars, one with a frizzy perm, the other with a mullet; actors missing their cues (e.g., the chauffeur forgetting to open the car door); pointless video footage... what's not to love?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/26/2013|
The Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/26/2013|
R111, I think it's Angelo, not Paddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/27/2013|
No, I think the "Ain't Gonna Pee Pee..." singer is Paddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/27/2013|
Jan Terri. This is what happens if you get pregnant at 17 and don't go to college.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/27/2013|
Jan Terri's performance on The Daily Show. She is a marvel of an artist.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/27/2013|
Five, four, three...ONE!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/27/2013|
One Sweet Day
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/27/2013|
The pina colada song. Other songs on the album are even worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/28/2013|
R74 must be Tony himself, or maybe the 2 other singers.
What's wrong with those songs? Do YOU listen to music much?
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/28/2013|
Good Times by Chic is the symbolic cultural rejection of the Black"movement"in favor of the party materialistic lifestyle still prevalent today. "Lets put an end to this stress and srife,I want to live the sporting life"In other words,no more confronting white society,now we want what white society has and to hell with the Negroes at the bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||06/28/2013|
It's not as if "We Built This City" was my favorite song but I like it and I don't understand why it is so reviled. There are so many other songs that are so much worse, i.e. "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing."
|by Anonymous||reply 125||06/28/2013|
"The Pee Pee Song", in which the common childhood problem of bedwetting is celebrated by the raucous, flaxen haired baby-of-the-family Angelo.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||06/28/2013|
r123, we see you couldn't answer the question either. Just projecting and insulting.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||06/28/2013|
That song "Slam" from Onyx.
Not the worst record ever, but it amazed me that it was a big hit. The melody is nothing special, and the lyrics could have been scribbled by a second grader - especially the chorus.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||06/28/2013|
Pete Townshend was a big fan of Onyx back in the day,imagine that.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||06/28/2013|
How does the DSM describe r124's mental illness?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||06/28/2013|
R125 Think about it for a second. We built this city on rock and roll, yet it sounds nothing even remotely like a rock and roll song. Its lame, cheesy and just all around terrible. It has as much rock and roll as "You Light Up My Life."
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/28/2013|