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Really Shitty Songs that you Love

I'll start--Freeway of Love.

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by Anonymousreply 8506/09/2020

Hey Mickey! I know it's so lame, but I was a little kid in the 80s and loved that song. Now when I hear it, it's a little upper to my day.

by Anonymousreply 105/24/2020

Not to mention what a horrible dykey hair style Aretha is sporting in that video.

by Anonymousreply 205/24/2020

R1, I almost forgot about that one. Toni will always have my respect for choreographing Once in A Lifetime.

R2, right? But she looks far better here than she did anytime after the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 305/24/2020

This song by The Real McCoy. I think this whole album was actually supposed to have alien themes or something?! Strange.

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by Anonymousreply 405/24/2020

I used to like "Freeway of Love" until someone told me that the pink Cadillac Aretha was singing about was code for her vagina.

The really shitty song that I like listening to is "Down Under" by "Men At Work".

by Anonymousreply 505/24/2020

This. I often call a coworker who thinks this song is the nuts at odd hours and, using my best robot voice, say nothing but "I Am Your Automatic Lover" and hang up the phone.

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by Anonymousreply 605/24/2020

[quote] I used to like "Freeway of Love" until someone told me that the pink Cadillac Aretha was singing about was code for her vagina.

That's one long freeway then.

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2020

So catchy

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by Anonymousreply 805/24/2020

This Numa Numa jam by Ozone.

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by Anonymousreply 905/24/2020

[quote]I used to like "Freeway of Love" until someone told me that the pink Cadillac Aretha was singing about was code for her vagina.

So roomy.

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2020

Freeway of Love is a great song with a super sax bit from Clarence Clemons. Aretha used to love when DJs made comments about her boobs, i.e. look at those headlights, or nice hubcaps Aretha or honk, honk.

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2020

Walking on Sunshine.

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by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2020

Remember this song? I hated it but the rest of the nation loved it. It was played on the radio for YEARS and dominated the mid 90s. I can't imagine any song from today being as ubiquitous.

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by Anonymousreply 1305/24/2020

R12 MOTHER OF GOD - I ABSOLUTELY HATE THAT FUCKING SONG!

by Anonymousreply 1405/24/2020

I loved Freeway of Love and that whole album.

Aretha had been lost and off the charts for years and that brought her back - and did so GLORIOUSLY.

by Anonymousreply 1505/24/2020

Freeway of Love, Another Night, Who's Zooming Who, Sisters are doing it for themselves. It was Aretha's top selling album ever. Commercial? Hell, yeah and we loved it.

by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2020

Terry Jacks, “Seasons in the Sun”

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by Anonymousreply 1705/24/2020

Freaks Come out at Night. I'm a sucker for anything with robot voice and laser "pyew pyew" sounds.

Honorable mention to Klymaxx's Meeting in the Ladies Room.

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by Anonymousreply 1805/24/2020

Shame Shame Shame

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by Anonymousreply 1905/24/2020

I can’t believe I’m admitting this...Party in the USA.

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by Anonymousreply 2005/24/2020

Jesus it would take too long to list them all. I’ll just add this: I unironically love Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega

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by Anonymousreply 2105/24/2020

OP, Freeway of Love is a great song! Martha Wash and Sylvester are singing backup and Clarence Clemons came off tour with Bruce Springsteen to play sax on the recording. This song is the reason 100 pink Cadillacs were in Aretha's funeral procession.

by Anonymousreply 2205/24/2020

MMMBop

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by Anonymousreply 2305/24/2020

Back during my cocktail waitressing days there was a middle aged gal in tight spandex pants and high heels who would come in during happy hour several days a week and request Caribbean Queen and she would shimmy and boogie all around the buffet tables ala Patsy Stone - her head thrown back with her face in the light and suggestively running her hands up and down her thighs - meanwhile customers would avoid her as they were piling their plates with pasta salad and mini quiches avoiding making contact with her- it was awful, mezmorizing, funny and fabulous - to this day the first few notes of that song make me think of this lady.... My guilty pleasure crummy song was Billy Ocean's other song - "Get outta my dreams, Get into my car!" - I don't know how to link it - just thinking about those songs makes me feel 2 0 years young and 10 pounds thinner!

by Anonymousreply 2405/24/2020

Freeway of Love and Freaks Come Out at Night are great songs. WTF? Freeway of Love is one of Aretha's best '80s songs and Freaks Come Out at Night by Whodini is a hip hop classic.

And MMMBop is a fantastic pop song.

Some of these choices are bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 2505/24/2020

R24, let's hear it for the father of hypnosis: Dr. Franz Mezmor!

by Anonymousreply 2605/24/2020

All songs by Poison.

by Anonymousreply 2705/24/2020

Darude -Sandstorm

by Anonymousreply 2805/24/2020

r25 Indeed, Aretha's "Tunnel of Love" is a great song, and Who's Zoomin' Who? is my favorite of her albums. But MMMBop sucked CHHHchunks.

by Anonymousreply 2905/24/2020

This one

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by Anonymousreply 3005/24/2020

Freeway of Love is a masterpiece you heathens

by Anonymousreply 3105/24/2020

Also, this one. Actually, I don’t think this is a bad song but I know a lot of people hate it

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by Anonymousreply 3205/24/2020

[quote]Dr. Franz Mezmor!

That's Mesmer, Lieber Dummkopf. Franz Anton Mesmer.

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by Anonymousreply 3305/24/2020

Cher: Half Breed

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by Anonymousreply 3405/24/2020

This song is cheesy but I love it!

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by Anonymousreply 3505/24/2020

I agree MMMBop is a great pop song R25 but I only mentioned it because it wasn't a song you admitted you liked if you were over 15.

by Anonymousreply 3605/24/2020

Honey, by Bobby Goldsboro

. . .

Came runnin in, All excited, Slipped and almost hurt herself

And I laughed til I cried

She was always young at heart, Kinda dumb and kinda smart

One day while I was not at home, While she was there and all alone

The angels came

Now all I have is memories of Honey, and I wake up nights and call her name

Now my life's an empty stage, Where Honey lived and Honey played and love grew up

And a small cloud passes overhead and cries down on the flower bed

That Honey loved

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by Anonymousreply 3705/24/2020

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

by Anonymousreply 3805/24/2020

Surely the song that sums up 2020 to date? x

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by Anonymousreply 3905/24/2020

Freeway of Love isn't even that bad. Not that its that great either, but hardly "really shitty."

by Anonymousreply 4005/24/2020

r33 Try reading R24 more closely before you comment on R26.

by Anonymousreply 4105/24/2020

The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace.

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by Anonymousreply 4205/24/2020

[quote]This song is the reason 100 pink Cadillacs were in Aretha's funeral procession.

And here I though it was a bunch of Mary Kay ladies who got lost on the way to their convention.

by Anonymousreply 4305/24/2020

R41 Obviously, you are correct, but someone needs to tell r24 about paragraphs.

by Anonymousreply 4405/24/2020

Even the Nights are Better by Air Supply.

by Anonymousreply 4505/24/2020

The thrill remains several decades later

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by Anonymousreply 4605/24/2020

Paula Cole was fucking terrible. In the late 90s, there were so many bad Lilith fair-type burnouts. She was probably the worst of them. And this is her worst song.

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by Anonymousreply 4705/24/2020

r47 Still would much rather listen to that than anything by Fiona Apple, who is fucking unlistenable in the most boring, tedious way.

by Anonymousreply 4805/24/2020

Thank you [R6]! I didn't know that song existed! Rarely do you find song that is so thoroughly terrible in every possible way. Absolutely hilarious. I had to Google it to make sure it wasn't a comedy bit

by Anonymousreply 4905/24/2020

I love the Monster Mash. Even when it's not Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 5005/24/2020

Three come to mind:

1)" Troglodyte" by the Jimmy Castor Bunch. Words can't even describe this song.

2) "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" by Bobby Sherman. Cheesy as hell, but I defy you not to sing along with it.

3) "Get Dancin'" by Disco-Tex and the Sex-o-lettes. THE gayest song ever recorded.

by Anonymousreply 5105/24/2020

The Year of the Cat

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by Anonymousreply 5205/24/2020

"I Love It" by Icona Pop

by Anonymousreply 5305/24/2020

“Pop Muzik” by M . I was shocked to learn it went to number one in the us in the fall of 1979.

by Anonymousreply 5405/24/2020

Adam Lambert's Whataya Want From Me

God help me

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by Anonymousreply 5505/24/2020

[quote] 2) "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" by Bobby Sherman. Cheesy as hell, but I defy you not to sing along with it.

And children I write you every day!

by Anonymousreply 5605/25/2020

R48, I disagree, I think Fiona actually knows what melodies and harmonies are. Unlike Paula.

by Anonymousreply 5705/25/2020

Love a bit of Phil. x

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by Anonymousreply 5805/25/2020

Buffalo Gals

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by Anonymousreply 5905/25/2020

Jesus, r59, give it a rest.

by Anonymousreply 6005/25/2020

r57 Her new stupid pots and pans, dog barking, piano album is fucking terrible.

by Anonymousreply 6105/25/2020

DON'T! EVEN!

by Anonymousreply 6205/25/2020

I can’t explain it, and my friends (rightfully) give me a hard time about it.

Also, it has to be the “country” version.

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by Anonymousreply 6305/25/2020

I turn this up real loud whenever I hear it and then feel really guilty about it afterwards

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by Anonymousreply 6405/25/2020

Katy Perry is disallowed in my ears EXCEPT for Dark Horse. There's something about this song when you have a crush.

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by Anonymousreply 6505/25/2020

^^Even the video is terrible. No shame.

by Anonymousreply 6605/25/2020

R65, my friend who hates Katy Perry loves Dark Horse too. It's her biggest song for a reason, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 6705/26/2020

Lovefool - The Cardigans.

I feel like a teenager again when this comes on the radio

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by Anonymousreply 6806/06/2020

Santa Maria!

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by Anonymousreply 6906/06/2020

Kokomo

Just couldn't stand it.

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by Anonymousreply 7006/07/2020

R70 God, I hated the song and the video. John Stamos at his stupidest.

That "Automatic Lover" song though--puts the shit in shitty.

by Anonymousreply 7106/07/2020

Love on the Rocks.

by Anonymousreply 7206/07/2020

I love "Surfin' Bird" deeply and unironically. It's barely even music.

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by Anonymousreply 7306/07/2020

Does Def Leppard's "Photograph" count as shitty? I love it either way.

I even love the tacky video.

by Anonymousreply 7406/07/2020

R73, I love the original AND the Ramones cover.

by Anonymousreply 7506/07/2020

I find this cheesy, but completely irresistible.

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by Anonymousreply 7606/07/2020

"I Eat Cannibal" will always be my fave.

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by Anonymousreply 7706/07/2020

Just give me Money!

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by Anonymousreply 7806/07/2020

DANCING ON A CEILING

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by Anonymousreply 7906/09/2020

^^^^OOOPS wrong link^^^^^

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by Anonymousreply 8006/09/2020

I intend to win this thread with “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone. I dunno, I think it’s pretty.

by Anonymousreply 8106/09/2020

No, no nu-uh.

by Anonymousreply 8206/09/2020

Please don't hate me, but this one always makes me burst out laughing.

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by Anonymousreply 8306/09/2020

The music is good but the lyrics are atrocious, just horrible.

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by Anonymousreply 8406/09/2020

[quote] The music is good but the lyrics are atrocious, just horrible.

LOL nice try. No, they are not. Like a Prayer is by no definition a shitty song.

by Anonymousreply 8506/09/2020
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