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What is the worst song of all time?

For me it's Bette Midler singing Wind Beneath My Wings.

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by Anonymousreply 41219 hours ago

I cannot agree with you more, OP.

I fucking hate that song with a passion.

by Anonymousreply 104/06/2021

Jefferson Starship, We Built this City

by Anonymousreply 204/06/2021

American Pie or Last Kiss as performed by Pearl Jam

by Anonymousreply 304/06/2021

YOU'RE HAVIYNG MY BABY by Paul Anka. Horrible, offensive song!

by Anonymousreply 404/06/2021

If I Ever Lose my Faith in You by Sting. Or maybe his This Cowboy Song.

by Anonymousreply 504/06/2021

It is a tie between Macarena Dance Song and Lou Bega's - Mambo No. 5.

by Anonymousreply 604/06/2021

R3 Last Kiss was written by Wayne Cochran, the "white knight of soul". HE was AWESOME!

by Anonymousreply 704/06/2021


Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 804/06/2021

Don’t Speak by No Doubt. It makes nauseous.

by Anonymousreply 904/06/2021

You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone. You simply could not get away from it in 1977.

by Anonymousreply 1004/06/2021

OMG—yes, Wing Beneath My Wing, particular the soppy, quivering, verging on the off tune way Midlers sings it

by Anonymousreply 1104/06/2021

Hm R9 may have won the thread.

by Anonymousreply 1204/06/2021

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

by Anonymousreply 1304/06/2021

Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks

by Anonymousreply 1404/06/2021

Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye

by Anonymousreply 1504/06/2021

'Those Were The Days' by Mary Hopkins is one of the most nauseating things I've ever in my life. Makes me violently angry!

R3, I completely agree with you about 'American Pie', another abomination that's a close second on my shit list.

Surprisingly, I don't mind 'We Built This City' and 'You're Having My Baby'. 'We Built This City' reminds me of my carefree childhood in the 80s. And to my ears, 'You're Having My Baby' simply sounds like well-constructed, soulful 70s Pop. Admittedly, I wasn't around in the 70s to have it forced down my throat, so I can see how one can have a different perspective on it.

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by Anonymousreply 1604/06/2021

"Papa Can You See Me"

Owns this thread

by Anonymousreply 1704/06/2021

Feelings- Morris Albert

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by Anonymousreply 1804/06/2021
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by Anonymousreply 1904/06/2021

The Lady in Red by... can’t remember his name.

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by Anonymousreply 2204/06/2021

Sometimes it's not song that's nauseating but the arrangement/production/overwrought singer that makes it unbearable. Case in point is Bette Midler's horrible rendition of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. The song's a saccharine piece of shit in any form but it was somewhat tolerable in it's original run (6 or 7 years prior to Midler's recording), when people like Sheena Easton, Lou Rawls, Roger Whittaker, Gladys Knight & The Pips, etc were all recording it.

Listen for yourself.

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by Anonymousreply 2304/06/2021

R18, that was another one that was impossible to get away from in the 70s. I'd also nominate Kung Fu fighting, just for the dumbness.

by Anonymousreply 2404/06/2021

R18, see R23. Morris Albert's 'Feelings' is another song I thought I hated. Then I started hearing what all the R&B artists of that time (Bettye LaVette, Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick & Hodges James & Smith, etc) did with it. I discovered that's it's actually quite a nice song with a beautiful melody & cord changes. It just needed a little Soul to put it over.

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by Anonymousreply 2504/06/2021

You Light Up My Life is about the treacliest thing imaginable. You need insulin after listening to it.

by Anonymousreply 2604/06/2021

Any rendition or version of Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye.

When fucking GM incorporates it into tv commercials aired many times during a single broadcast it’s downright maddening!

by Anonymousreply 2704/06/2021

[quote]The Lady in Red by... can’t remember his name.

Chris de Burgh

by Anonymousreply 2804/06/2021

Old Town Road. Why did that even need to exist?

by Anonymousreply 2904/06/2021

Stand Back by Stevie Nicks

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by Anonymousreply 3004/06/2021

[quote] Old Town Road. Why did that even need to exist? [quote]

R29, while we're at it, why does a Lil Nas X even need to exist?

by Anonymousreply 3104/06/2021

Goodbye English Rose...Elton John's hashup for Diana's funeral. Embarrassing and awful.

by Anonymousreply 3204/06/2021

R32 the dance remix of that being played in clubs at the time was 100% CRINGE 😬

by Anonymousreply 3304/06/2021

Dl posters' theme song.

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by Anonymousreply 3404/06/2021

whenever I hear “Lady in Red,” I want to scream

by Anonymousreply 3504/06/2021

Styx - Mr. Roboto - the hit song that ruined their career and justly so.

by Anonymousreply 3604/06/2021

A N Y T H I N G by Sugar Ray.

by Anonymousreply 3704/06/2021

R33, just the thought of a "Dance Remix" of that horrible song made me chuckle. I had to look it up and WOW! They'll add a disco beat to anything. LOL. I can't believe it actually got play in clubs!

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by Anonymousreply 3804/06/2021

Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

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by Anonymousreply 3904/06/2021

"Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer

by Anonymousreply 4004/06/2021

I'm getting such a chuckle out of the hate for "Lady in Red." I hate it, too, always have, EXCEPT for one night, one of the very rare occasions when I got high (weed). The song was on a tape or CD someone had, and I remember being moved by it and saying it was so beautiful, and then I put it on repeat. I will LOL forever at the memory.

by Anonymousreply 4104/06/2021

🤮 so cringe

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by Anonymousreply 4204/06/2021

It's "Papa Can You Hear Me", R17. I can see how some would hate it, but I like that one.

I don't know that it's the worst, but I SPECIFICALLY CANNOT FUCKING STAND "Only Girl In The World" by that cunt Rihanna.

And it's cheesy as hell, R20 & R28, but I love "Lady In Red".

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by Anonymousreply 4304/06/2021

LOL. Well damn it, I kinda like 'Lady In Red' and 'Sugar Shack'. You can't convince me that those songs are as horrid as something like 'Seasons In The Sun', 'American Pie', 'Those Were The Days', etc.

by Anonymousreply 4404/06/2021

"In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins -- Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord, the fucking song uses like the same not very melodious line over and over again. It's about the time I mostly (mostly) tuned out popular music on the radio in 80s.

by Anonymousreply 4504/06/2021

Am I nothing to you?

by Anonymousreply 4604/06/2021

You can throw that 'Hotel California' piece of shit in the flames while we're at it! Fuck You, Henley & Frey!

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by Anonymousreply 4704/06/2021

You could not go an hour without hearing "Sugar Shack" the last three months of 1963, r44. I detested, hated, loathed, and abhored it. I changed from WABC to shitty-sounding WMCA every time it came on. If for no other reason, I'm grateful to the Beatles for having pushed "Sugar Shack" into obscurity.

I love "American Pie," as well as the French version of "Seasons in the Sun." I wasn't listening to popular radio when "The Lady in Red" was playing.

by Anonymousreply 4804/06/2021

All I Want to do is Make Love to You by Heart

To Sir with Love is in the running.

by Anonymousreply 4904/06/2021

No it’s not the end of the world !!!

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by Anonymousreply 5004/06/2021


Something we can all agree on, that Top 40 ode to cannibalism long before Hannibal Lecter.

Feast your ears on: Timothy

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by Anonymousreply 5104/06/2021

That Robin Thicke song where there's some repeated high note or falsetto by sampling (or some singer) every 5 seconds or so in the background, is so disturbing I have to turn the radio when it comes on.

by Anonymousreply 5204/06/2021

It’s not particularly terrible but For some reason I have always haaaaaated Caribbean Queen.

by Anonymousreply 5304/06/2021

R30, not today, Satan!

by Anonymousreply 5404/06/2021

Captain & Tennille's 1976 hit, "Muskrat Love" has got to be a contender for worst song of all time. "Afternoon Delight" (also 1976) by the Starland Vocal Band is a close runner up.

Thankfully, 1976 gave us debut albums by Blondie and the Ramones, so it wasn't the worst year in music history.

by Anonymousreply 5504/06/2021

I’m Not Lisa followed by She’s Having My Baby

by Anonymousreply 5604/06/2021

The first ones that popped into my head were "Liquid Dreams" by O-Town and "Queen of My Heart" by Westlife

by Anonymousreply 5704/06/2021

I'm gonna sit 'God Bless The U.S.A. (Proud To Be An American)' right here. Do with it what you will....

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by Anonymousreply 5904/06/2021

I used to hate this ALW song

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by Anonymousreply 6004/06/2021

Afternoon Delight....what an annoying, piece of shit song.

by Anonymousreply 6104/06/2021

R49 I rather like that cheesy Heart song.

by Anonymousreply 6204/06/2021

🎶Gimme your heart, make it real, ORELSEFORGETABOUTIT!

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by Anonymousreply 6304/06/2021

Can I touch you...there?

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by Anonymousreply 6404/06/2021

The second half is excruciating

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by Anonymousreply 6504/06/2021

r63 = theme from the weekend John-John died.

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R60, I didn't want to go there but half of Miss Streisand's catalog should be on this "Worst Of All Time" List. IMO, she was tolerable on uptempo/midtempo numbers when you put a heavy rhythm behind her ('Guilty', 'Enough Is Enough', 'The Main Event', etc) but to my ears those Pop ballads are UNBEARABLE! Something about that "singer", combined with the way she handles slow ballads ('Evergreen', 'The Way We Were', etc) makes me violently nauseous. I've never fully understand her appeal.

by Anonymousreply 6804/06/2021

I like - love? - Madonna (back then) yet from the first time I heard Like A Prayer it was pure hate. Sophomoric & bombastic! It was unavoidable.

by Anonymousreply 6904/06/2021

[I'LL] never fully understand Miss Streisand's appeal!

by Anonymousreply 7004/06/2021

R69, I felt the same way about 'Cherish'. Bland,soulless, milquetoast garbage. Completely out of place on an album in which she was attempting to be edgy.

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by Anonymousreply 7104/06/2021

You forgot this gem.

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by Anonymousreply 7204/06/2021

Disco Duck by Rick Dees; the shittiest song to ever reached the number one position on the Billboard charts.

by Anonymousreply 7304/06/2021

Fell in Love with an Alien by The Kelly Family. They were mostly popular in Germany where they love this kind of crap

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by Anonymousreply 7404/06/2021

You forgot this gem.

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by Anonymousreply 7504/06/2021

Annie Lennox's 'Love Song for a Vampire'.

Jesus H Fucking Christ, it's bad.

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by Anonymousreply 7704/06/2021

Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

by Anonymousreply 7804/06/2021

Gangnam Style

by Anonymousreply 7904/06/2021

The Ketchup Song. That song is like water torture if played repeatedly!

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by Anonymousreply 8004/06/2021

Whitney Houston was truly a great vocal talent. Because of that, I was willing to overlook a lot of her odd song choices during the first phase of her career. But the self-indulgent, overblown abomination that is 'I Will Always Love You' is unforgivable. And the fact that it became her signature hit is beyond me! Horrible!

SIDENOTE: This song was a saccharine piece of shit when Dolly Parton recorded it as well. But the only time I've ever found it even remotely listenable is during some of Miss Parton's live 1970s performances, because her band was able to add some nice rhythmic touches (heavy drumming, funky bass fills, etc) to it.

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by Anonymousreply 8104/06/2021

R47, don't you dare forget 'Desperado'!

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by Anonymousreply 8204/06/2021

R68 , yes to all of your comments, and especially “Evergreen” which has the stupidest first line, “Love, soft an as easy chair” — written by Paul Williams I believe, and oversung by Barbra.

Another one I hate because it’s so treacly is “Cherish” by the Association. Actually I hated all of their songs. It was a great time for R&B, Motown, rock, folk, pop and even country existing happily on the same radio station, and then an Association song would come on and kill the mood.

by Anonymousreply 8304/06/2021

One of those middle-aged-parents-at-the-holiday-resort-disco-and-it’s-the-early-90s songs. ‘Agadoo’, ‘Macarena’, etc.

by Anonymousreply 8404/06/2021

R78, I have to say I like that one, if only because deplorables think it's a Good Ol' Boy Southern Anthem, and it's exactly the opposite.

by Anonymousreply 8504/06/2021

R83, you made me chuckle because my late mother HATED 'Cherish' and 'Windy by The Association.

by Anonymousreply 8604/06/2021

This fucking thing. I loved the original but this remake and remix just kills me.

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by Anonymousreply 8704/06/2021

Puttin' on the Ritz by TACO

One Night in Bangkok Murray Head

by Anonymousreply 8804/06/2021

Am I the only one that cannot stand Bruno Mar’s voice ?

by Anonymousreply 8904/06/2021

I’m sorry if it was listed already, but I didn’t see that fucking stupid song, Muskrat Love? That’s a turd in the punch bowl.

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by Anonymousreply 9004/06/2021

Call Me Maybe

by Anonymousreply 9104/06/2021

The Climb

by Anonymousreply 9204/06/2021

R18 There was one especially horrendous episode of "The Gong Show" where ever contestant came out and sang "Feelings". Jaye P. Morgan and Rip Taylor were probably the judges and every one was sick of the damn song like after the 2nd time, let alone a whole episode. I forgot if they even picked a winner.

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Wait! The coffee shop song! The whiny guy who sings about finding love in the coffee shop! That song is frau panty wetness in aural form!

by Anonymousreply 9504/06/2021

Justin Bieber - Baby, makes my ears hurt.

by Anonymousreply 9604/06/2021

My Achy Breaky Heart

by Anonymousreply 9704/06/2021

Piano Man is the winner. AWFUL.

by Anonymousreply 9804/06/2021

My name is Michael

I've got a nickel

Shiny and new....

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by Anonymousreply 9904/06/2021

That one where Steve Tyler screams at the end.

That one where Paul McCartney screams at the end.

by Anonymousreply 10004/06/2021

R93 that was a skit of Mama’s Family on the Carol Burnett show where Eunice appeared on The Gong Show. You are a total idiot.

by Anonymousreply 10104/06/2021

There are too many awful songs to proclaim just one "the worst of all time." But here are some I consider some of the worst. And they were mostly huge hits!:

:"Jack and Diane" - John Cougar Mellencamp

"Afternoon Delight"- Starland Vocal Band

"We Built This City" - Starship

"We Didn't Start The FIre:, "Movin' Out" - Billy Joel

"Wind Beneath My Wings", "From A Distance" - Bette Midler

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin

"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys

"My Ding-a-Ling" - Chuck Berry

"You're Havin' My Baby" - Paul Anka

"Seasons In The Sun" - Terry Jacks

"I'll Be There For You" - The Rembrandts

"I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" - Meatloaf

"My Heart Will Go On", "It's All Coming Back To Me" - Celine Dion

"The Greatest Love Of All", "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston

"What's Going On" - Four Non Blondes

"Give Me One Reason" - Tracy Chapman

"Magic Man" - Heart

'Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro

"Convoy" - C W McCall

"Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

'Ebony and Ivory" - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

"Endless Love" - Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross

"The Girl Is Mine" - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

"Muskrat Love", "Do That To Me One More Time", Captain and Tennille

"You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone

"Papa Don't Preach" - Madonna

"MacArthur Park" - Richard Harris

by Anonymousreply 10204/06/2021

Why, because hearing "Feelings" over and over again was fun? What's idiotic about that, moron?

by Anonymousreply 10304/06/2021

I forgot how I hate gimme one reason by Tracy Chapman. Thanks, asshole!

by Anonymousreply 10404/06/2021

Up Up & Away, My Beautiful Balloon

by Anonymousreply 10504/06/2021

Lady Bump

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by Anonymousreply 10604/06/2021

"In the Year 2525"

Sweet Suffering Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 10704/06/2021

My Humps

by Anonymousreply 10804/06/2021

R98 re. Billy Joel being insufferable, years ago I read this fantastic article (can’t find it rn) that broke down all of his hit lyrics to prove he’s a self-righteous poseur. The mai problem with his songs is that he is ironically self-deprecating, and there is no more annoying human trait than that.

by Anonymousreply 10904/06/2021

ANNIE - The sun comes out TOMORROW

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I Hate Myself for Loving You


by Anonymousreply 11104/06/2021

R108 you beat me by 3 mins, that song is awful!

by Anonymousreply 11204/06/2021

Billy Joel - My Life

by Anonymousreply 11304/06/2021

You bitches are slipping.

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by Anonymousreply 11404/06/2021

r40, hey, you forgot us!

by Anonymousreply 11504/06/2021

We Are The World

by Anonymousreply 11604/06/2021

"I Love You Just The Way You Are"; he could have just written "I Love You Stupid As You Are", same meaning based on the rest of his song.

by Anonymousreply 11704/06/2021

Billy Joel Still a woman to me

Lynda Carter I’m still a woman to me

by Anonymousreply 11804/06/2021

Sweet caroline by neil diamond. HATE it!!!

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This is worse

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R117 LOVE Just the way you are, didn’t it win the Grammys ?

by Anonymousreply 12104/06/2021

Rhinestone Cowboy

by Anonymousreply 12204/06/2021

Strangers in the night/My way, dunno which is worse?

by Anonymousreply 12304/06/2021

This horrible piece of crap by Sting, Rob Stewart and Bryan Adams.

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Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston

I believe the children are our future....BLECH!!!!

by Anonymousreply 12504/06/2021

R102 has compiled a pretty credible list but a lot of these hardly qualify as worst songs of all time. Many listed are just songs that have been over played or were unjustifiably popular.

by Anonymousreply 12604/06/2021

Elvira- Oak Ridge Boys. Do not open the link if you are on a mobile device, as there is a good chance you will destroy it in order to stop the song

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by Anonymousreply 12704/06/2021

That Mariah Christmas song. At least it’s once a year.

by Anonymousreply 12804/06/2021

Kenny Rogers - Lady

by Anonymousreply 12904/06/2021

Love the beeping sound effects

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by Anonymousreply 13004/06/2021

I hate Bette and that song, but if you think that is the worst song of ALL time, you're just seeking attention or bored and couldn't come up with a good example for your thread.

It's Evergreen by that cunt Streisand and that vile midget lol

by Anonymousreply 13104/06/2021

Say whaaat???

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Yeah, that Titanic song by celine dion is just awful

by Anonymousreply 13304/06/2021

Party All The Time. Eddie Murphy

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I’ve Been to Paradise, but I’ve Never Been to Me

by Anonymousreply 13504/06/2021

R124 I remember working at a bookstore about 10 years ago and they played that song ALL. THE. TIME. during the Christmas season. Needless to say, I didn't make it after the Christmas season.

by Anonymousreply 13604/06/2021

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

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Thats a thread closer!!!

by Anonymousreply 13804/06/2021

Hated this

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Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang

WTF! 371 million views on YouTube

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by Anonymousreply 14004/06/2021

R8 Shut your mouth! I have CW McCall's The Real McCall and I'm not ashamed to say it. Wolf Creek Pass is a delightful ditty, I tell ya!

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Tardy to the Party

by Anonymousreply 14304/06/2021

Cringe earworm, awful video

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"Ebony and Ivory" because of its provenance.

by Anonymousreply 14504/06/2021

Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato I actually have to get away from it.

by Anonymousreply 14604/06/2021

Tarzan Boy. Baltimora.

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R119 backyard garbage wrestler Jon Moxley’s drunken tweaking karaoke-serenade of ‘Sweet Caroline’ sung to a bewildered frightened crowd made me a reluctant fan. It’s grimy trashy insanity that is somehow sweet and silly at the same time.

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by Anonymousreply 14904/06/2021

"Happy To Be Stuck With You"--Huey Lewis and the News....Don't even me started on that one.

"The Long Run" by the Eagles--Perhaps the most boring sentiment ever to be expressed in song.

by Anonymousreply 15004/06/2021

It’s My Life. Dr. Alban. The only song to go from tampon ad to club hit to charted single

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by Anonymousreply 15104/06/2021

R140 ‘The Ballad Of Chasey Lain’ is amazing, though.

‘Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss’ is also kind of fire. Beneath the toilet humor and vulgarity, they actually did have something to say about the hypocrisy of pop music & culture at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 15204/06/2021

R136 what lmao? It’s not even a Christmas song, and I don’t think the movie it was attached to was a winter holiday release either (it was that Brat Pack version of the ‘Three Musketeers’, with Kiefer).

As a closeted fan of Bryan Adams and The Police/Stewart Copeland, I am so ashamed of that song’s existence. I pretend I don’t know who’s singing it if it comes on the radio or tannoy.

by Anonymousreply 15304/06/2021

I forgot about Neil Diamond! Lots of bad ones for him...



Cracklin’ Rosie

by Anonymousreply 15404/06/2021

Ok, I simp for Blur and I think 90% of everything they ever put out was misunderstood genius, but the lads ought to have been viciously slapped for ‘Boys & Girls’. Those grunting retarded Neanderthals off of Oasis were actually right for once in their damning criticism of it.

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by Anonymousreply 15504/06/2021

These two. Oy.

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by Anonymousreply 15604/06/2021

No Corey Feldman yet?

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by Anonymousreply 15704/06/2021

R119 = Yankee fan

by Anonymousreply 15804/06/2021

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. A piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 15904/06/2021

R157 he’s the BEST what do you MEAN. So much entertainment bang for buck. ‘Something in Your Eyes’ is a strong song, too...

And how can I forget “AsCENshun! MilLENiUM!”

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by Anonymousreply 16004/06/2021

What does the fox say?

by Anonymousreply 16104/06/2021

Cut my life into pieces, this is my last resort.

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MacArther Park

Complete nonsense.

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by Anonymousreply 16304/06/2021

R163 MacArthur Park is the musical equivalent of a Ross Hunter Universal International melodrama film. Overwrought, but perfect when I want high melodrama.

by Anonymousreply 16404/06/2021

Mississippi Squirrel Revival.

I think we're done here.

by Anonymousreply 16504/06/2021

A different Bette Midler song — From A Distance. The words are ironic, about how God (if you believe in that claptrap) is just a passive observer as people struggle, but she sings it in the most treacly, overwrought way possible instead of with the disdain such a scam calls for.

by Anonymousreply 16604/06/2021

Waylon Jennings’ version of MacArthur Park is surreal

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by Anonymousreply 16704/06/2021

Whoa R166! You just hit me with a brick of unexpected nostalgia. I forgot that song existed, and now I remember we were forced to sing it in choir at school.

by Anonymousreply 16804/06/2021

Another school choir fave.

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by Anonymousreply 16904/06/2021

99 Luftballons

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by Anonymousreply 17004/06/2021

Who let the dogs out

by Anonymousreply 17104/06/2021

Single Ladies

by Anonymousreply 17204/06/2021

I win.

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by Anonymousreply 17304/06/2021

"We Are The World." An absolute piece of shit. So is "Do They Know It's Christmas?" And "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. All those songs are supposed to have some great "meaning" to them but they're all pure garbage.

by Anonymousreply 17404/06/2021

Scoopity Poop

by Anonymousreply 17504/06/2021

I CAN'T STAND the song Neil Diamond sings the contains the lyrics - LOVE ON THE ROCKS - ewww.

by Anonymousreply 17604/06/2021

Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles.

by Anonymousreply 17704/06/2021

Note to self: Never let DL see my playlist.

by Anonymousreply 17804/06/2021

Poopy-di scoop





Whoopity-scoop, whoop-poop

Poop-diddy, whoop-scoop

Poop, poop



Whoop-diddy-scoop, poop

by Anonymousreply 17904/06/2021

"If the Russians Love Their Children, Too," by Sting.

by Anonymousreply 18004/06/2021

Madonna, Music. God, that song was terrible. Not as horrible as Cher's Believe but definitely up there. And I'm a Madonna fan! It was arguably her worst single until Bitch, I'm Madonna was released.

by Anonymousreply 18104/06/2021

Pop That Coochie

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"SoouuuuuuEEEEE are never ever EVER getting back together...' Instant migraine. I have to leave a store if it Is playing. That braying!

by Anonymousreply 18304/06/2021

I live in the hinterlands and one year "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" played constantly in stores and pickup trucks racing to and fro and made me homicidal.

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" makes me *suicidal*. Hideous song.

by Anonymousreply 18404/06/2021

John Cougar's "Jack and Diane" is the all-time worst, but runners-up include Eddie Kendricks "Keep On Truckin'" and Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" neither of which are even actual songs. And let's not forget the dynamic duo of treacly, repetitive saccharine...Climax "Precious and Few" and Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful".

by Anonymousreply 18504/06/2021

Sugar Ray's "Every Morning there's a Halo ..." Ugh! If Kato Kaelin had had a music career ...

by Anonymousreply 18604/06/2021

'Lady' by Kenny Rogers. Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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'You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore' gave us all the vomit-inducing shenanigans of Streisand's most saccharine ballads COMBINED WITH the sappy cheesiness of Neil Diamond!

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'I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me' by Expose - LOL. I have no idea why this piece of shit started running through my head a week ago, 28 years after the fact? (PTSD maybe?) Maybe not a worst of all time, but definitely one of several low points in early 90s Top 40.

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by Anonymousreply 18904/06/2021

Hootie and the blowfish, such a BORING band! Only wanna be with you is their hit. Terrible song!

by Anonymousreply 19004/06/2021

R185, no self-respecting Gay would ever diss Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover'. She's recorded her share of bad material but 'Love Hangover' isn't in that category. That groove is LEGENDARY! I think you need to have an appreciation of R&B, Funk & Disco Music to fully get it.

Admittedly I say this as someone too young to catch it during it original run on the charts/Top 40 Radio. So I wasn't hit in the head with it 24/7 for several months straight.

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Cheesy af

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"You're In Love" by Wilson Phillips.

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Surely there's a place for the fake hippie, tree-hugging travesty that is 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing' in here.

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by Anonymousreply 19504/06/2021

Some of those songs posted above, like "Convoy" and "Kung Fu Fighting" had some character. I wouldn't call them the worst songs. But this is a subjective situation.

by Anonymousreply 19604/06/2021

Baby Im-a Want You (Bread)

by Anonymousreply 19704/06/2021

195 replies and NO ONE has said "Come on Eileen?!!!" That is one of the worst songs ever. I know all our Brits are going to disagree, but i really was confused why that song was played so much during its popularity.

by Anonymousreply 19804/06/2021

This piece of shit:

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Muskrat Love. I mean, there's some weird songs, and I get it, I don't actually mind it. Some weird silly 60s and 70s nonsense. But somehow this one, WTF? Why? Why do you exist Muskrat Love? What terrible moment brought you into life?

by Anonymousreply 20004/06/2021

Agree r196. I don't want to admit it, but I like quite a few of the songs mentioned. I am not a tasteful friend, I guess, at least for music.

by Anonymousreply 20104/06/2021

The Captain & Tennille sang "Muskrat Love" at the White House for the visiting royals. Charles liked it. The Queen thought it was inappropriate.

by Anonymousreply 20204/06/2021

Where's your mama gone? Far, far away

by Anonymousreply 20304/06/2021

Charles liked it. This makes me fear for the monarchy more than a thousand Markles. This is terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 20404/06/2021

R185, now if you want to discuss Miss Ross at her worst, we should be discussing 'Endless Love'. Unlistenable! And again, that damn Lionel Ritchie (Sappy Ballad King of The Late 70s/Early 80s) was involved.

And I'll be damned if that fucking Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross didn't drag us through the mud all over again 10 years later with this piece of shit!

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My Humps

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Watch out, A-Rabs! Toby Keith's gonna put a boot up yer ass!

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by Anonymousreply 20704/06/2021

Oh! I really like Wind Beneath My Wings.

Obviously it's schmaltzy slop designed to sell the movie but I guess I'm in the minority.

by Anonymousreply 20804/06/2021

but not alone r208

by Anonymousreply 20904/06/2021

No. The worst Diana Ross was "Working Overtime". Diana doing New Jack Swing is like Lawrence Welk doing ska.

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I don't think you Americans had to suffer this one.

It broke all records and became the best selling (UK) single of all time.

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I'll just leave this here

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by Anonymousreply 21204/06/2021

What If God Was One of Us by Joan Osborne.

by Anonymousreply 21304/06/2021

This is pretty atrocious.

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by Anonymousreply 21404/06/2021

Lots of good choices here but the winner by light miles is Tomorrow which was already mentioned. I saw Annie in previews at the Alvin so it was the first time I heard the score and that song made me hate the entire show, The sad thing is I like a lot of Adams and Strauss. So why did they go and write the most diabolically evil song of all time?

by Anonymousreply 21504/06/2021

& this you WILL know...because USA radio played it back to'd hear it everywhere, droning in the background

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Everything I do I do it for you......

by Anonymousreply 21704/06/2021

The worst Madonna song:

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I like "On My Own," Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald.

by Anonymousreply 21904/06/2021

R108 & R206 , I remember the first time I heard 'My Humps', my jaw actually dropped. I couldn't believe how idiotic & pedestrian it was. One of the reasons I started turning away from Top 40 and embracing my love of 60s / 70s "Oldies" & Jazz Standards.

by Anonymousreply 22004/06/2021

R205, hard to believe that song spent NINE WEEKS at number one on the Billboard charts.

Richie was the black Barry Manilow of the 70s/80s. All of those ballads sounded the same ...Still, Truly, Three Times A Lady, etc.

by Anonymousreply 22104/06/2021

R218, you fucking called that right! LMAO!

by Anonymousreply 22204/06/2021

This musical abortion:

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R214, I liked the groove & campy gayness of 'Work That Body'. LOL, It's not to be taken seriously. It probably was something fun for the Aerobics / Discorobics (it really was a thing) crowd of the day.

by Anonymousreply 22404/06/2021

I joined with R219 in overriding "On My Own." That's a very good song, especially when compared to, say. . .THIS:

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I hate Dancing Queen

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somehow I knew we would get to blasphemy r226

by Anonymousreply 22704/06/2021

[quote] My Humps

I hate the song too, but have a new found respect for it ever since Utica turned it into a Halloween song!!

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Some of these are repeats, but dammit if they don't deserve it!

Glory Days- Bruce Springsteen (Fifteen minutes of "Well alright!")

Kokomo- Beach Boys

Don't Worry, Be Happy- Bobby McFerrin

(Those last two make me want to rip out the speakers.)

We Didn't Start the Fire- Billy Joel (If this song drives me to commit murder will I be convicted?)

Love Shack- B-52's (Jesus! My senior year of high school, this fucking thing was everywhere! Still is!)

Anything and everything ever recorded by Rod Stewart or Hootie & the Blowfish!

by Anonymousreply 22904/06/2021

This one

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All the other pretenders can go home:

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Sheryl Crowe's "I Wanna Soak Up the Sun." Really bland, shitty song.

by Anonymousreply 23204/06/2021

That awful song "It's ironic"

by Anonymousreply 23304/06/2021

The worst Christmas song:

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R232, isn't everything Miss Crow ever recorded "bland & shitty"?

by Anonymousreply 23504/06/2021

Hotel California. I hate this song so much.

by Anonymousreply 23604/06/2021

Not while that fucking Paul McCartney shit still survives, r234.

by Anonymousreply 23704/06/2021

I had forgotten how bad McCartney's solo career was until tis thread

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I prefer We built this city to Nothing’s gonna stop us now

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by Anonymousreply 23904/06/2021

R234, believe it or not this was a big hit one Christmas. It's much worse.

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Whitney Houston's cover of "I will always love you", mainly because of the deafeningly loud and endless replay. I still enjoy the Dolly Parton version.

by Anonymousreply 24104/06/2021

OP it's in the top ten with this.

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R234 This post is taking me down the most traumatic memory lane.

by Anonymousreply 24304/06/2021

Betty Davis Eyes and Total Eclipse of the Heart deserve mentions here. Come at me bro about those two.

by Anonymousreply 24404/06/2021

This, but fortunately few have heard it.

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Thread is now ready to close and be hermetically sealed.

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by Anonymousreply 24604/06/2021

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ But not until you hear Melanie revive her 1972 disaster 48 years later on New Year’s Eve, 2020. I guess anything to pay the bills. Sad.

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How bout this gem?

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by Anonymousreply 24804/06/2021

Thank to all who contributed above so far. I agree many of the songs listed are horrendous, but there are lots there that I actually love. I just created a little “DL despised” playlist to get me through my “workfrom home” day.

Obviously, Barbra, Bette, Whitney and Neil Diamond feature heavily!

by Anonymousreply 24904/06/2021

“Both Sides Now,” Joni Mitchell. Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 25004/06/2021

Summertime, by Nocera. The Accent is so thick, I thought it was a parody or novelty song.

by Anonymousreply 25104/06/2021

I've always hated this song. Alanis, Paula Cole, Meredith Brooks, Liz Phair Sarah McLachlan. All shit.

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R249 Same. Imagine my surprise when I go to add abhorrence #112 to my Spotify playlist only to find it was already in there.

by Anonymousreply 25304/06/2021

Anything by The Carpenters..

No idea why the DL elder gays swoon over that shit. In the same wretched category as The Captain and Tenille.

by Anonymousreply 25404/06/2021

Dire straits Walk of life. That Titanic song. My heart will go onnnnnnnnnñn and oñnnnñnnnnnnnnn and fucking oñnnnnnnnnnnnn

by Anonymousreply 25504/06/2021

R84 you have to be British, right?

by Anonymousreply 25604/06/2021

With the exception of “Cool” everything from Gwen Stefani’s solo catalogue

by Anonymousreply 25704/06/2021

The '70s music thread reminded me of how much I hated "I'm Not Talking about Moving In" by England Dan and John Ford Coley.

by Anonymousreply 25804/07/2021

Cheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do". I fucking hate this goddamn song! It makes me want to fly into a rage.

by Anonymousreply 25904/07/2021

R211 Holy Shit, I was scrolling through thinking "I'm gonna post that goddamned bagpipe Paul McCartney monstrosity" and you beat me to it.

I'm an American, but my father was transferred to work in Stockton-on-Tees, we lived in Hartburn Village in the late seventies, and THAT MOTHERFUCKER was played incessantly. I couldn't believe it - it made my ears bleed.

I also remember a commercial jingle/song for some beef broth oxo cubes thingy that went to #1!

Did that actually happen British friends? Or am I just hallucinating?

by Anonymousreply 26004/07/2021

^ and while my family lived in U.K. we laughed ourselves silly when this came on Top of the Pops

the way they say BOOOOOGIE and there somewhat indecipherable accents made us giggle

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R256 for my sins, I am, yes. Did you Yanks never get ‘Agadoo’, then?

I’ll add football (well, soccer to you) World Cup songs. Almost all are universally horrid, but I’m nationalistically obligated to know them and be able to sing them on cue.

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R198 ‘Come On Eileen’ is a classic traditional reel, and something of a pub song. It’s easy to sing, memorable, raunchy, and has a raucous-peasant feel to it.

It’s also defiantly youthful, and has a touch of meta about it (it’s a song, that references taking cues from a song playing on the radio).

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In your heeeeaaad. Zombie, zombie.

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It's close to the best song; just stop it.

by Anonymousreply 26604/07/2021

Dl never gets good work and outstanding Leistungen, tiring.

by Anonymousreply 26704/07/2021

Paul McCartney's "Coming Up." Sounds like it's sung by HAMSTERS. Unbearable.

by Anonymousreply 26804/07/2021

R65 Hey Jude is Heaven, probably my favorite song of all time.

Many of these I hadn’t ever heard and can’t believe are real!

by Anonymousreply 26904/07/2021

American Pie.

Can't STAND that thing.

by Anonymousreply 27004/07/2021

Wet Ass Pussy

by Anonymousreply 27104/07/2021

OP, I'm with you on this. My 8th grade class (Catholic school) had to sing this as part of our graduation ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 27204/07/2021

Can’t stand Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen ( or indeed very much by Queen at all).

by Anonymousreply 27304/07/2021

Islands in the Stream is like nails on a blackboard. I don’t get why it was such a big hit.

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Only Elder gays will remember Walter Brennan warbling about his pal (bedroom toy?) Old Rivers.

by Anonymousreply 27504/07/2021

[quote]Only eldergays' grandparents will remember Walter Brennan warbling about his pal (bedroom toy?) Old Rivers.


by Anonymousreply 27604/07/2021

For me it’s a tie between, “Horse with no Name” by America or “I’ve Never Been to Me” by Charlene.

Although, “Wildfire” by Michael Martin Murphy is vomit inducing.

by Anonymousreply 27704/07/2021

R269 But did they run out of words towards the end ?

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[quote] With the exception of “Cool” everything from Gwen Stefani’s solo catalogue

That’s my least favorite song of hers / No Doubt’s. The song verges into cringe territory. The lyrics, quality of her voice, ugh.

by Anonymousreply 27904/07/2021

Plus "Love Hangover" has the "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" pedigree. But I agree on godawful "Endless Love" from the endless movie "Endless Love", as Bette said, aka "Tuneless Love". Just puke.

by Anonymousreply 28004/07/2021

Hmmm...I thought I was the only gay man in creation who doesn't like "Love Hangover." It's by no means my "worst song of all time," but my eyes would roll back in my head every time it came up on the Ninth Circle jukebox.

by Anonymousreply 28104/07/2021

"I Wish I Was In Dixie's Land"

by Anonymousreply 28204/07/2021

Stars are blind by Nazi Paris Hilton

by Anonymousreply 28304/07/2021

Hoo hah

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Soccer Practice by Gay Pimp

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285 responses and no-one mention The Super Bowl Shuffle?

by Anonymousreply 28604/07/2021

Chow mmmmmein

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R263, I’m Australian and sadly we did get Push Pineapple Grind Coffee on AM radio rotation for years.

I am so pleased England didn’t make the finals with that insane “It’s coming home” hype. Anything to wipe the smirk of David Baddiel’s face.

The best World Cup song was Nessus Dorma by the Three Tenors though credit due, Ricky Martin did knock it out of the park with The Cup Of Life.

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*Nessun “Oh, dear!” Dorma

by Anonymousreply 28904/07/2021

I agree with pretty much everything on this thread, except I like Cracklin' Rosie because the lyrics are messed the hell up, and I also like Susudio, even though it's just a downmarket Abacab.

In penance, an offering: "Easy Lover" by two Phils, one of whom should have known better.

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This Stevie Nicks corker about Chimpanzees

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The worst song of all time is any song that was really popular that I didn't like.

by Anonymousreply 29204/07/2021

A few years ago I read an article in ROLLING STONE magazine and a similar one in some other magazine in which the authors attempted to identify identify the most disliked pop songs of all time. WE BUILT THIS CITY was # 1 on one list and # 3 on the other. Evidently the song went through multiple rewrites and lyricists and arrangements, including Bernie Taupin. Ultimately, I think, Grace Slick said she just wanted to have a number 1 single and make lots of money from it regardless of whether it was good music. A few of the players and lyricists have since distanced themselves from the single. (I guess Marconi really does play the mamba).

I think WE BUILT THIS CITY is a bad song, but for me the worst song of all time is COME ON EILEEN by Dexy's Midnight Runners. "Toora Loora Toora Loora Lye! Are hearts in mono our mothers cried sang along who'd blame them we are far too young and clever"

I hear it at least once a week, either at supermarkets or the gym or in elevators. I've never understood why it was / remains so popular. It's mostly indecipherable and that awful video with the overalls. And the few lyrics in English make no sense,

by Anonymousreply 29304/07/2021

A lot of these crap songs bring back fond memories of my teenage years before I became a jaded cunt.

by Anonymousreply 29404/07/2021

Hot Problems

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Two creepy songs.

"In the Summertime (when the weather is hot)." Mungo Jerry.

"Brandy, You're a Fine Girl." Looking Glass.

by Anonymousreply 29604/07/2021

Not the worst song ever but I have a seething, irrational hatred for "Our House."

by Anonymousreply 29704/07/2021

"Two creepy songs."

Why is "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" a "creepy song? Because the guys in it says "what a good wife you would be?" That's just drunken sailors talking. I think "Brandy" is one of the greatest pop hits of all time

by Anonymousreply 29804/07/2021

I hated that awful Sheryl Crow song "All I Wanna Do." God, it must have been played a million times? And it sucked! By the way, she took credit for writing it but she didn't. What a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 29904/07/2021

Hey, Jude.

by Anonymousreply 30004/07/2021

[quote] Why is "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" a "creepy song? Because the guys in it says "what a good wife you would be?" That's just drunken sailors talking. I think "Brandy" is one of the greatest pop hits of all time

IMO, it's mostly the lyrics being cheesy. "My life, my lover, my lady ... is the sea." We all have different tastes. I can see why ppl do like the song. Just having some fun here, I hope.

by Anonymousreply 30104/07/2021

I like when they talk about his “raging glory”

by Anonymousreply 30204/07/2021

Sympathy For the Devil is hell!

by Anonymousreply 30304/07/2021

This piece of shit is the schlockiest "song" ever created...

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R304, good one!

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Muskrat Love.

Covered by America and most famously by The Captain and Tenille.

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"At This Moment" by Billy Vera and the Beaters. It was a ghastly song but it became a huge hit due to being featured on "Family Ties." It was the "love theme" of Alex and Ellen. I guess some idiots thought it was romantic. But it always made me want to puke.

by Anonymousreply 30704/07/2021

You're the Inspiration

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This bitch could out-whore, Charlene!

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Wow what a turd of a song

by Anonymousreply 31104/07/2021

R303 the Guns N’Roses version of ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ is a guilty pleasure, if only because it plays out Tammy speeding away with a dying Christian Slater in the final scene of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.

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"I like when they talk about his “raging glory.”

Actually it's the OCEAN'S "raging glory": "Brandy used to watch his eyes when he told his sailor stories; she could feel the ocean fall and rise; she saw its raging glory."

by Anonymousreply 31304/07/2021

Oh I thought the lyric was “his” raging glory lol

by Anonymousreply 31404/07/2021

That Allstar song...hey now your an all star...puke..

by Anonymousreply 31504/07/2021

ONJ and a Beach Boy

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Pet shit boys - let’s make lots of money. It’s used in that stupid assed All State insurance commercial to the point where I curse my TV every time it comes on.

by Anonymousreply 31704/07/2021

I don't think Brandy is great, but it's not the worst.

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If not [italic]the[/italic] worst song of all time, r318, "Brandy" is certainly in the top 10.

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Can novelty songs ever be the worst songs?

by Anonymousreply 32104/07/2021

I love Brandy. We should have a thread of songs that made this list but that you love. I'll also include American Pie. Loved it as a boy and still love it today a million years later. How can you not love Karen Carpenter singing Ticket to Ride?

by Anonymousreply 32204/07/2021

[quote]How can you not love Karen Carpenter singing Ticket to Ride?

All you have to do is listen.

by Anonymousreply 32304/07/2021

R277 is correct!

In case the tykes here need a purge. "Wildfire" is quite reliable for that.

Be near the loo.

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I own this this thread!

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"If not the worst song of all time, [R318], "Brandy" is certainly in the top 10."

You're crazy. I can't remember seeing "Brandy" on ANY "worst songs' list. You just don't know a great pop song when you hear it.

by Anonymousreply 32604/07/2021

Butterfly Kisses, saccharine super Christian song. My oral hygienist scolded my mother for not liking it when it came on when she was cleaning her teeth. I guess she & my dentist were fundie Xtians.

by Anonymousreply 32704/07/2021

Many people assume the vocalist of Brandy is black and are surprised to find out he is white.

by Anonymousreply 32804/07/2021

The Shaun Cassidy version of Da Doo Ron Ron

Anything by the Osmonds

by Anonymousreply 32904/07/2021

Not in OUR hands you don't, Yoko.

by Anonymousreply 33004/07/2021

Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney

by Anonymousreply 33104/07/2021

R329 = Helen Keller. This performance its PACKED with charm.

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Well to this day I had no idea Brandy was sung by a white man.

by Anonymousreply 33304/07/2021

Barbie Girl by some horrible electronic group in the 90's.

And no, I don't really care what their name was.

Pure shit.

by Anonymousreply 33404/07/2021

Can't believe nobody has mentioned Muskrat Love by the Captain and Tennille.

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Any song boy galling circa 1977 understands the charm of Shaun Cassidy. I didn't learn I was gay from him but he certainly confirmed it. Still does.

by Anonymousreply 33604/07/2021

Again, i knew someone would chime in that "Come on Eileen" was some great song that people would sing along with especially at pubs. I still hate it.

And someone else after me confirmed it and also voted it the worst song too.

by Anonymousreply 33704/07/2021

Today, I'll vote for Faith Hill's "This Kiss." This damn song was playing at the grocery store yesterday and I still can't get it out of my head.

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Speaking of shitty teen idols

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Might have been better if he changed the lyrics to Let HIM in

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by Anonymousreply 34004/07/2021

R335 meet R55, R90, R102, R200 & R306

by Anonymousreply 34104/07/2021

Seriously, r339 - NO idea why this guy was considered a teen idol/heartthrob. Along with Shaun Cassidy.

by Anonymousreply 34204/07/2021

Dashboard Light.

by Anonymousreply 34304/07/2021

R339, 'When I Think Of You' is fairly decent, laid-back California Pop. You should have linked Mr. Garrett's biggest hit; the far more offensive 'I Was Made For Dancin'!

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That godawful Paul McCartney song "Wonderful Christmas Time."

by Anonymousreply 34504/07/2021

As was explained at R23, sometimes it's not the song, it's the arrangement that's bad. Case in point; I LOVE Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett's original version of 'Groupie (Superstar)'. They wrote and recorded it as a tough, Soul/Rock midtempo number. The immediate cover versions by Cher, Collen Hewitt, Rita Coolidge & others kept that same spirit and were enjoyable.

Then along came those fucking Carpenters who rearranged it "Streisand Style" and stripped the song of absolutely any Soul it once held. And unfortunately that's how it's been performed every since. SMH. The Queen of Schmaltzy R&B, Luther Vandross even had a hit remake of it in the 80s that was even sappier than Karen's!

They really fucked up what was originally a good tune!

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The Phil Collins version of You Can't Hurry Love. Awful and unnecessary. Yet somehow, this piece of shit song has something like 350 million streams on Spotify!

by Anonymousreply 34704/07/2021

R329 The Osmonds had great songs!!!

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He's a dancer.....but not much of a singer

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Didn't Leif talk about having been forced to sing live somewhere and being pissed and embarrassed because he couldn't sing a note at the time?

by Anonymousreply 35104/07/2021

Candy Man, the Sammy Davis one.

by Anonymousreply 35204/07/2021

I can’t stand LET IT GO

by Anonymousreply 35304/07/2021

yes, I hate that song from Frozen as well

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How dare you r355? Xtina has never been part of the worst of anything. Seriously.

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A little bit Alexis

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Christina Perri - A Thousand Years. My doctors office has had this on their playlist for the last 5 years. It drives me insane when I'm in the waiting room.

Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes. Similar situation, my grocery store has had this song on their playlist for several years as well. I fucking despise this song.

by Anonymousreply 35804/08/2021

Well that's the first time I heard something good about Henry Kissinger.

by Anonymousreply 35904/09/2021

How about this 80's doozie?

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R360, good choice

by Anonymousreply 36104/10/2021

Didn't Philip Michael Thomas also release a shitty single?

by Anonymousreply 36204/10/2021

In retrospect, "Party All the Time" (Eddie Murphy) was the best of the '80s celebrity offerings.

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by Anonymousreply 36304/10/2021

I love Eddie Murphy. What a cutie. Sexy ASS man.

by Anonymousreply 36404/10/2021

This song is like a hammer to the head.

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by Anonymousreply 36504/10/2021

R360 I’ve heard worse. It’s not bad for the time.

by Anonymousreply 36604/10/2021

Almost any song that has Sheryl Crow's name on it qualifies.

by Anonymousreply 36704/10/2021

f363 i call that song "Potty all The Time"

by Anonymousreply 36804/10/2021

My asshole belongs to daddy

by Anonymousreply 36904/10/2021

Don Johnson is nice to look at.

by Anonymousreply 37004/10/2021

He's got a purdy mouth R370. Who was he?

by Anonymousreply 37104/10/2021

Cher performing Superstar, it really is a totally different song than the Carpenters' version. It's more bluesy/horny than heartbreaking/sad.

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by Anonymousreply 37204/10/2021

R372, the Cher rendition of 'Superstar' that I referenced at R346 was recorded with the famous Muscle Shoals studio band and can be found on her 1969 "3614 Jackson Highway" LP. If I'm not mistaken, it may have also been a single. All pre-Karen Carpenter.

But yes, IMO La Cher captured the writers' original intention/mood better than KC did. It's about a tough/hardened groupie chick unexpectedly falling in love & actually believing what sounds like frivolous pillow talk.

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by Anonymousreply 37304/10/2021

Don't confuse the muddy waters with cher and the worst song of all time. Cher has sung a lot of shit. And many consider her to be a shitty singer. Cheap talent. Bad taste. But she's not the worst at anything.

by Anonymousreply 37404/10/2021

Ummmmm, R374.....we were actually giving Cher her props and saying how she had a better grasp on 'Superstar' than Karen Carpenter.

by Anonymousreply 37504/10/2021

Cher deserves no such props R375. So your point is what? Cher has no grasp on any song. She has a heavy vibrato and lidded eyes. She did have an emotion infused vocal timbre and style. Some mistake this for something deeper. Cher ain't deep. I doubt that she understood the words to most songs she sang. She was once incredible looking. Later she became a bit better singer. Now she is neither.

by Anonymousreply 37604/10/2021

R363 I loathe that song with ever fiber of my being.

by Anonymousreply 37704/10/2021

"Thanks For My Child" is one of the few songs that can bring me to tears.

Most overly sentimental slop like "Wind Beneath My Wings" does nothing for me emotionally. But certain songs bring out the corny cheeseball in me, and that's definitely one of them. Something about the purity of the sentiment and her voice.

by Anonymousreply 37804/10/2021

Every aspect of this song is horrific, yet it apparently was a huge #1 hit in England.

I struggle to comprehend how the country that gave the world some of the greatest music in modern times is the same country that went out and bought this in droves, unironically.

Can somebody from the UK please explain what you were thinking?

The Cheeky Girls - "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)"

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by Anonymousreply 37904/10/2021

the hell?

by Anonymousreply 38004/11/2021

R379 Brits have a semi-ironic affinity for Eurotrash, an appreciation for raunch, and a love for camp. It was bound to happen.

by Anonymousreply 38104/11/2021

Let’s not forget too that The Cheeky Girls had a 2000s Christmas hit that is still played every December all these years later.

Tragically, they went into obscurity shortly after that single, and popped up in 2010 doing an awful amateur act on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT that was skewered by Cowell. It was a bit sad and pathetic to see them try to recapture a magic that had gone and snatch another fifteen minutes of fame, but the Girls took it well and didn’t seem to care.

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by Anonymousreply 38204/11/2021

We are reminded in a separate thread that "Oops!...I Did It Again" came into being 25 years ago today. It is steeped in all manner of worstness.

by Anonymousreply 38304/11/2021

“Everybody’s Talking” by Nilsson. Terrible song from a terrible movie,

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by Anonymousreply 38404/11/2021

Through the Eyes of Love, the "Love Theme" from Ice Castles

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by Anonymousreply 38504/12/2021

i'm flashbacking to the 80s - something i prefer not to do

that one that went "Take these broken wings..."

by Anonymousreply 38604/12/2021

R386 How weak! You suck!

by Anonymousreply 38704/12/2021

R386 oh, well, call me trash but I always quite liked ‘Broken Wings’. The keyboard motif that plays it out is haunting and quite disturbingly lovely...

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by Anonymousreply 38804/12/2021

[quote][R386] How weak! You suck!

Bizarre response I don't even know what you're talking about - but then i never went to school in The Valley.

by Anonymousreply 38904/12/2021

I honestly love you by Olivia Newton John. Puke

by Anonymousreply 39004/12/2021

[quote] Cher deserves no such props [R375]. So your point is what? Cher has no grasp on any song. She has a heavy vibrato and lidded eyes. She did have an emotion infused vocal timbre and style. Some mistake this for something deeper. Cher ain't deep. I doubt that she understood the words to most songs she sang. She was once incredible looking. Later she became a bit better singer. Now she is neither.

And that's your opinion, R376. I just so happen to see past the "lidded eyes", long tresses & Bob Mackie costumes to notice an occasionally effective Song Stylist who has performed several songs with deep conviction. Whether she was truly sincere or not, I don't know? But occasionally she's sounded like she was.

And I repeat, Cher indeed had a complete grasp on (writers) Bonnie Bramlett & Leon Russell's original intent for the song 'Superstar', a goofy, cock-drunk groupie who made the mistake of believing frivolous pillow talk. Cher got it!

by Anonymousreply 39104/12/2021

“Everybody’s Talking” by Nilsson. Terrible song from a terrible movie,"

"Midnight Cowboy" is a terrible movie? You're an idiot. And "Everybody's Talkin" is not a bad song at all, although I could have done without the "wahwahwahwahwah" part in it.

by Anonymousreply 39204/12/2021

This song by him is 10x worse

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by Anonymousreply 393Last Wednesday at 4:37 PM

Afternoon Delight. Fucking cornball song.

by Anonymousreply 394Last Wednesday at 5:09 PM

R393, Nilsson had the world by the balls in 1972. He had a huge hit (Without You) and followed it up with two of the strangest singles ever (Jump Into The Fire and Coconut). Almost like he wanted to sabotage his own career.

by Anonymousreply 395Last Wednesday at 5:21 PM

there's an anti Nilsson troll on DL - he was very much a presence in my life in the 70s - I don't like listening anymore - it might come back, I hope so.

There's a good documentary about him...see link

actually listening to this makes me think I can get into him again.

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by Anonymousreply 396Last Wednesday at 5:44 PM

Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start the Fire

by Anonymousreply 397Last Wednesday at 5:59 PM

Do They Know it’s Christmas Time at ALLLLLLLLL

by Anonymousreply 398Last Wednesday at 6:01 PM

So this is Christmas and what have you done....

war is over if you want it....

by Anonymousreply 399Last Wednesday at 6:25 PM

Harry Nilsson was John Lennon's drinking buddy during his "Lost Weekend" days. There's that famous photo of him with Lennon and May Pang; Nilsson is swilling down a "milkshake (a Brandy Alexander)" and looks three sheets to the wind, while Lennon is gripping Pang's neck and sucking her face. They were both such assholes. But there's a funny story of how when Nilsson met Yoko she was her usual grim faced self and he said to her "What do you want me to do Yoko, suck your cock?" That even got a little smile of stone faced Yoko.

Nilsson was quite a character. There's a documentary about him, "Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin" About Him?" It's supposed to be pretty good. Nilsson died of heart failure at the age of 52.

by Anonymousreply 400Last Wednesday at 6:26 PM

Nilsson got a lot of mileage out of a career of two hit records.

by Anonymousreply 401Last Wednesday at 6:41 PM

I don’t think anyone cares enough about him to be a troll. The documentary is interesting, though.

by Anonymousreply 402Last Wednesday at 6:44 PM

[quote]There's a documentary about him, "Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin" About Him?" It's supposed to be pretty good.

see R396

by Anonymousreply 403Last Wednesday at 6:58 PM

[quote]Nilsson got a lot of mileage out of a career of two hit records.

He produced a lot of good songs and albums - he wasn't just about hits. he was A LOT more than that.

by Anonymousreply 404Last Wednesday at 6:59 PM

He was a drunk - much of the documentary is about the 'hilarity" and destruction of that - WOW! Harry was a CRAAAZY! drunk bullshit.

Personally I find nothing more boring than "drunk" stories - the music side of the documentary is great though.

by Anonymousreply 405Last Wednesday at 7:04 PM

"Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie."

by Anonymousreply 406Last Wednesday at 7:35 PM

Virtually any song by Train makes me want to slit my wrists, but this one in particular—I would slaughter nuns if they stood between me and the button to turn it off. I fucking hate this song!

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by Anonymousreply 407Last Wednesday at 7:40 PM

I like a lot of Madonna's singles, but Like a Prayer is the most boring/overrated song ever.

by Anonymousreply 408Last Wednesday at 11:23 PM

R408 I always hated Prayer, the lyrics are so stupid, & I’m a huge Madonna fan. Today out of nowhere, i remembered the song Unskinny Bop by Poison (talk about bad lyrics)

by Anonymousreply 409Last Wednesday at 11:50 PM

anyone mention Zombie yet? by the cranberries. I heard it today and just fucking hate it!

by Anonymousreply 410Yesterday at 10:20 PM

Easy Lover is actually a banger. The song has great bones on it, and the two Phils harmonise as well as the BeeGees or the Beatles.

The synthy production and the Phil Collinsness is what makes people thinks it’s worse than it is. If it were sang by, say, Aretha and Annie Lennox, music critics would be over it like a rash.

by Anonymousreply 411a day ago

R411 yes, I’ll second that defence. ‘Easy Lover’ has a crunching guitar, thunderous drumline, fascinating alluring rhythm, and some superb melodic vocal work. The way the tempo slows, and then races, then slinks back again, without losing the groove....magic. It’s one of the most interesting radio-friendly pop-songs Collins ever worked on, and I say that as hipster scum who is a fan of early Genesis.

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