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The Worst Songs

What are some of the worst songs in the history of music?

I'll cite two from the 1990s:


"Mmm Bob"

by Anonymousreply 13106/28/2013

Was Bob in the receptive role?

by Anonymousreply 106/23/2013

Or was Bob performing?

by Anonymousreply 206/23/2013

Sorry, R2, I meant that Hansen song. That was "Bop."

by Anonymousreply 306/23/2013

Sometimes When We Touch.

Walking in Memphis.

by Anonymousreply 406/23/2013


Bobby Goldsboro

by Anonymousreply 506/23/2013

Fireworks - Katy Perry

We Built this City on Rock N Roll - Jefferson Starship

by Anonymousreply 606/23/2013

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 Anonymousreply 706/23/2013

"which way you going Billy"?

I have no idea who sang this piece of ...

by Anonymousreply 806/23/2013

"I've Never Been to Me", thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 906/23/2013

what r9 said.

by Anonymousreply 1006/23/2013

Who Let The Dogs Out? Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

by Anonymousreply 1106/23/2013

Baby, Hit Me One More Time

by Anonymousreply 1206/23/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1306/23/2013

Having my Baby

Muskrat Love

by Anonymousreply 1406/23/2013

I don't think "Mmm Bob" was as bad as "Who Let the Dons Out?" or "I've Never Been to Bea."

by Anonymousreply 1506/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 1606/23/2013

Here Comes The Hotstepper rules, actually. Love that jam.

by Anonymousreply 1706/23/2013

The 1990s was a golden era for novelty songs!

I'm Too Sexy

Barbie Girl

Achey-Brakey Heart


by Anonymousreply 1806/23/2013

Butterfly Kisses

by Anonymousreply 1906/23/2013

One Week

by Anonymousreply 2006/23/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2106/23/2013

I meant Terry JACKS. Terry Jscks does a good cover version of " Mmm Bob "

by Anonymousreply 2206/23/2013

OMG, R14 wins this, "Muskrat Love" with those chipmunk cooing sounds.

by Anonymousreply 2306/23/2013

We Built This City

Afternoon Delight

My Humps

Party All The Time- Eddie Murphy


Barbie Girl

Achy Breaky Heart

by Anonymousreply 2406/23/2013

Run, Joey, Run.

by Anonymousreply 2506/23/2013

I dare you to beat this one.

by Anonymousreply 2606/23/2013

4 Non Blondes - What's Up, or as it's known - what's going on.

by Anonymousreply 2706/23/2013

Disco Duck

Telephone Man

by Anonymousreply 2806/23/2013

Electric Avenue makes me want to kill people.

by Anonymousreply 2906/23/2013

Donna Lewis - "I Hate You Always Forever"

by Anonymousreply 3006/23/2013

Damn! R26 sets the bar pretty high. Or would that be low?

That song is fucking awful.

by Anonymousreply 3106/23/2013

Fox, "S-S-S-Single Bed"

Dumb song, but the voice is just the worst.

by Anonymousreply 3206/23/2013

I just wanna purge when I hear 'Milkshake' by Kelis.

by Anonymousreply 3306/24/2013

I'm coming for you, R26.

by Anonymousreply 3406/24/2013

That song from Mame... Open a nude widow. What was Jerry Herman thinking ?

by Anonymousreply 3506/24/2013

That dumb Shakira song. Yes, THAT one!

by Anonymousreply 3606/24/2013

Come Inside My Sugar Walls - Sheena Eastman

by Anonymousreply 3706/24/2013

Oh mickey Ghostbusters Say you Say Me

by Anonymousreply 3806/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3906/24/2013

Who could forget "Windy," the Association?

by Anonymousreply 4006/24/2013

"Like a Virgin"

"Believe" (the "song" that made autotune ok - you will never be forgiven)

anything with that goat Barbara bleating

by Anonymousreply 4106/24/2013

Most celebrity Xmas songs. Gooey, cynical kee-rap

by Anonymousreply 4206/24/2013

Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus".

by Anonymousreply 4306/24/2013

You Make My Love Come Down....All The Way....Down

by Anonymousreply 4406/24/2013

I think "Mmm Bop" is a great song

by Anonymousreply 4506/24/2013

"Ballerina Girl"

Lionel Richie

by Anonymousreply 4606/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4706/24/2013

The answer is now, and for all time shall be "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime" by Sir Paul McCartney.

by Anonymousreply 4806/24/2013

"You Light Up My Life" has blighted life ever since it was released.

"Afternoon Delight" is less than delightful, too.

by Anonymousreply 4906/24/2013

Anything by

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 Anonymousreply 5006/24/2013

Don't Worry Be Happy

Walkin on Sunshine

by Anonymousreply 5106/24/2013

"Windy" is a great song.

by Anonymousreply 5206/24/2013

That tell me what you want what you really really want song by The Spice Girls.

by Anonymousreply 5306/24/2013

"I'll Be Missing You" - Diddy feat. Faith Evans

by Anonymousreply 5406/24/2013

That song with Mick Jagger, Will I Am and JLo is a recent top contender. No wonder Keith Richards hates him

by Anonymousreply 5506/24/2013

Speaking of Jagger, his 1980s solo single "Let's Work" was dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 5606/24/2013

Yes, R56. That killed him off Mick for me. Such a Thatcherite rich snot theme song handed down to the lazy masses.

by Anonymousreply 5706/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 5806/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5906/24/2013

Feelings - an absolute shocker until you hear Nina Simone's interpretation.

by Anonymousreply 6006/24/2013

This tuneless maudlin excrement was Number 1 for four weeks in the U.S. in 1990.

by Anonymousreply 6106/24/2013

R61's (wretched) link reminded me of Michael Bolton. How about "I Said I Loved You...But I Lied"

by Anonymousreply 6206/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6306/24/2013

Gangnam Style

by Anonymousreply 6406/24/2013

'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 Anonymousreply 6506/24/2013

r65, you are truly an idiot if you think those are "worst."

by Anonymousreply 6606/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6706/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6806/24/2013

Here's one for you R67:

"We gonna meet your parents/ They gonna like my appearance"



by Anonymousreply 6906/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7006/24/2013

Butterfly Kisses.

by Anonymousreply 7106/24/2013

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

Afternoon Delight

That song by David Soul, Don't Give Up On Us Baby. I want to vomit just thinking about it.

by Anonymousreply 7206/24/2013

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.

Disco Duck

by Anonymousreply 7306/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7406/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7506/24/2013

Hot Child In The City is a sleazy treat, R73. Nick was an trailblazing trans presence (or so it seemed from his vocals)

by Anonymousreply 7606/24/2013

No, R74, those Tony Orlando songs [italic]were[/italic] that "worst."

by Anonymousreply 7706/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7806/24/2013

R50 has the correct answer

by Anonymousreply 7906/24/2013

R61 wins.

by Anonymousreply 8006/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8106/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8206/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8306/24/2013

I like The Beatles, but "Obla-dee Obla-dah Life Goes On" or whatever it's called, does deserve a mention

by Anonymousreply 8406/24/2013

Even the "worst" of the Beatles is far superior to anything by Katy Perry or Rhianna.

by Anonymousreply 8506/24/2013

Windy IS a great song!

by Anonymousreply 8606/24/2013

Obla-dee Obla-dah is my favorite song of all time.

Poopie head!

by Anonymousreply 8706/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8806/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8906/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9006/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9106/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 9206/24/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 9306/24/2013

Which "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" absolutely, positively, definitely does, idiot child at R92.

by Anonymousreply 9406/24/2013

R92, you must have singing comprehension problems. Tie a Yellow Ribbon is one of the worst songs ever recorded.

by Anonymousreply 9506/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 9606/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9706/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 9806/24/2013

I hope I never have to spend any significant time in the presence of someone like r95.

by Anonymousreply 9906/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 10006/24/2013

"Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime" should be classified under cruel and unusual punishment.

by Anonymousreply 10106/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10206/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10306/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10406/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 10506/24/2013

OP, you really should try to read a book every now and then.

by Anonymousreply 10606/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 10706/25/2013

The Christmas Shoes song just makes me want to kill children.

by Anonymousreply 10806/25/2013


Morris Albert

by Anonymousreply 10906/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11006/25/2013

r110, his name is Paddy.

by Anonymousreply 11106/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11206/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11306/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 11406/26/2013

The Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job

by Anonymousreply 11506/26/2013

R111, I think it's Angelo, not Paddy.

by Anonymousreply 11606/27/2013

No, I think the "Ain't Gonna Pee Pee..." singer is Paddy.

by Anonymousreply 11706/28/2013

Jan Terri. This is what happens if you get pregnant at 17 and don't go to college.

by Anonymousreply 11806/28/2013

Jan Terri's performance on The Daily Show. She is a marvel of an artist.

by Anonymousreply 11906/28/2013

Five, four, three...ONE!

by Anonymousreply 12006/28/2013

One Sweet Day

by Anonymousreply 12106/28/2013

The pina colada song. Other songs on the album are even worse.

by Anonymousreply 12206/28/2013

R74 must be Tony himself, or maybe the 2 other singers.

What's wrong with those songs? Do YOU listen to music much?

by Anonymousreply 12306/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12406/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12506/28/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 12606/28/2013

r123, we see you couldn't answer the question either. Just projecting and insulting.

by Anonymousreply 12706/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 12806/28/2013

Pete Townshend was a big fan of Onyx back in the day,imagine that.

by Anonymousreply 12906/28/2013

How does the DSM describe r124's mental illness?

by Anonymousreply 13006/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 13106/28/2013
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