April 26, 2006
— Ace Seasons in the Sun ranks at number five, though. Which is about right.
What about Signs?
The songs on the list are too easy. No one really likes Muskrat Love. And it can't be played that much, I don't think.
A better list would consist of songs that actually still get airplay, and yet are unspeakably awful.
You wouldn't believe how many times I got laid because of that song.
Posted by: Muskrat Sam at April 26, 2006 06:59 AM (KeOQp)
And anything by Yes gets played too goddamned much.
Posted by: Mark V. at April 26, 2006 07:02 AM (2ipxY)
Also, while Honey is the worst song ever, Under My Thumb gets my vote for vilest pop song ever recorded.
Posted by: Brown Line at April 26, 2006 07:04 AM (VrNoa)
Posted by: wiserbud at April 26, 2006 07:05 AM (AQGeh)
Posted by: jwookie at April 26, 2006 07:07 AM (x0sPW)
Posted by: Kiefer at April 26, 2006 07:14 AM (m2CN7)
Brandy, You're a Fine Girl by Looking Glass. Song makes me want to gag.
Unfortunately, though, according to this site, it was the number one song on my birthday.
It's like living under a curse.
Posted by: Slublog at April 26, 2006 07:24 AM (R8+nJ)
My favorite line from the book, from a respondent to the original Bad Song Survey: "Whenever the song 'Running Bear' comes on my car radio, I just stick my head out the window and hope a semi gets it--just like my mother always said."
Posted by: JPS at April 26, 2006 07:27 AM (Je6ic)
Posted by: Tony Orlando at April 26, 2006 07:28 AM (a6Ffc)
Hey! You're dead!!
I heard you died at the crack of dawn.
Posted by: RLS at April 26, 2006 07:31 AM (Lh7Vt)
Posted by: David Vance at April 26, 2006 07:37 AM (Lj06h)
Posted by: Mark V. at April 26, 2006 07:37 AM (2ipxY)
Posted by: Windycity at April 26, 2006 07:39 AM (phwde)
Thank goodness that the Five Man Electrical Band didn't have any more hits. They might have had to die.
Posted by: Steve L. at April 26, 2006 07:39 AM (YIFeG)
Posted by: Shawn, but not lowercased shawn at April 26, 2006 07:48 AM (wZLWV)
Yes, yes. I agree. However, when I hear When Doves Cry, it makes me want to slit Price's throat. Sorry, "WDC" lovers, but hat song SUCKS -SS.
Posted by: at April 26, 2006 07:51 AM (Mg597)
Man. I'm glad I could get that off my chest after all these years. Layla SUCKS!
Posted by: pisotolero at April 26, 2006 07:56 AM (yGhBp)
Posted by: Chad at April 26, 2006 07:57 AM (FuQ36)
Posted by: matt at April 26, 2006 08:08 AM (pmrGO)
Posted by: dulce at April 26, 2006 08:11 AM (NZzik)
Posted by: See-Dubya at April 26, 2006 08:15 AM (yhNln)
And where the hell was Wildfire?
Posted by: Matt at April 26, 2006 08:18 AM (YHNR5)
The song was originally co-written by Clapton & drummer Jim Gordon. Clapton wrote the lyrics & the first part, while Gordon wrote the piano part. That's probably why it seems like "two separate songs".
Interesting fact: back in high school I read an article in Rolling Stone about Gordon. He developed schizophrenia (no doubt hurried along by all the drugs) and wound up killing his mother with a hammer.
Posted by: Russ from Winterset at April 26, 2006 08:21 AM (Ffvoi)
I did not know that and it definitely explains the big disconnect. Yeah, the newer acoustical version I actually kind of like.
But if I'd known that Jim Gordon and had a hammer myself, I could have saved his mother years before that incident.
Oh, and don't even start with the 'if I had a hammer' digs. It really makes sense here and I won't hear any nonsense about it.
Posted by: pistolero at April 26, 2006 08:25 AM (yGhBp)
Posted by: sandy burger at April 26, 2006 08:29 AM (Uuy++)
"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... into the future..."
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 26, 2006 08:29 AM (gWvet)
You're having my baby, you little midget fart.
Posted by: Michael Ansana at April 26, 2006 08:31 AM (/tNwF)
Billy mack is a detective down in texas
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
He ain’t gonna let those two escape justice
He makes his livin’ off of the people’s taxes
Makes me ill just thinking about it.
Posted by: Slublog at April 26, 2006 08:32 AM (R8+nJ)
Ick. I'd rather have my balls pounded flat with a croquet mallet than listen to that abomination.
Posted by: zetetic at April 26, 2006 08:39 AM (s4Eoy)
Posted by: JannyMae at April 26, 2006 08:42 AM (LfIsL)
Posted by: 3rd_Bird at April 26, 2006 08:44 AM (FuYoJ)
Posted by: UGAdawg at April 26, 2006 08:48 AM (9DumO)
Posted by: spurwing plover at April 26, 2006 09:05 AM (K3hNB)
"My Humps", while a late entry, is undoubtedly in the top 5.
Wanna know how much I hate it? I hate it so much that, when it comes on the radio, I'm shocked at my own anger. Then, I think "I'll give it another chance. It can't be as bad as I think it is".
But it is. It always is.
It's got all the hard work of the Nelson Riddle "Batman" theme of the 60's, without the catchy beat.
Posted by: Zorachus at April 26, 2006 09:08 AM (RWQpm)
Lester Bangs did a great demolition of James Taylor in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.
Posted by: Pepys at April 26, 2006 09:50 AM (E5tuw)
Ok, 'like it' might have been a bit too generous on the acoustical Layla response. Let's say it doesn't confuse me like the original one did.
Posted by: pistolero at April 26, 2006 09:51 AM (yGhBp)
The ring of fire.
Posted by: Johnny Cash for Preparation H at April 26, 2006 10:04 AM (pzen5)
"she ran calling: Wildfire!" on the radio a few million times in the 70's.
Horrible. Absolutely vomit inducingly horrible.
Posted by: Log Cabin at April 26, 2006 10:07 AM (Sc02F)
Posted by: dilbeck at April 26, 2006 10:07 AM (IdO5D)
Posted by: Dave S at April 26, 2006 10:16 AM (xAKxG)
Posted by: JackStraw at April 26, 2006 10:29 AM (J8+2b)
Posted by: steve_in_hb at April 26, 2006 10:30 AM (PIs8p)
other than that, all the hard and metal rock can be scrapped off the face of the earth, and our dear planet will be a much better place...
Posted by: alessandra at April 26, 2006 11:13 AM (n/PLG)
Posted by: alessandra at April 26, 2006 11:15 AM (n/PLG)
kind of like "Michele" - some of those Beatle songs were really sappy...
Posted by: alessandra at April 26, 2006 11:17 AM (n/PLG)
Others include Spandau Ballet's "True," Elton John's "Island Girl," the Bee Gees, "Jive Talkin'," and any song recorded by a female whose career was over by her 25th birthday. And yes, that includes Madonna.
Posted by: bbeck at April 26, 2006 11:20 AM (qF8q3)
Posted by: steve_in_hb at April 26, 2006 11:22 AM (PIs8p)
And let's not get started on the suckfest known as Bob Dylan's work.
Posted by: bbeck at April 26, 2006 11:22 AM (qF8q3)
Posted by: sandy burger at April 26, 2006 11:23 AM (FmfCF)
Posted by: Dale at April 26, 2006 11:27 AM (VE3QR)
"Paul, I thought I told you, I'm a lover, not a fighter."
Posted by: sandy burger at April 26, 2006 11:27 AM (FmfCF)
which rhymes with "Mandy" by Manilow, which I really like
Posted by: alessandra at April 26, 2006 11:28 AM (n/PLG)
Put me some f*n knowledge here.
And get rid of that Blue Light.
Posted by: Retired Geezer at April 26, 2006 12:17 PM (axBqL)
Posted by: Dave (in NYC) at April 26, 2006 12:30 PM (1ILk2)
Posted by: spurwing plover at April 26, 2006 05:26 PM (uPdgJ)
The song, by Stephen Sondheim, is just fine...in the context of the musical that it was in. The effort by Judy Collins though, was not that great. Not the worst song in the world though.
That honour, I believe goes to "MacArthur Park", followed by "Yummy Yummy Yummy (I got love in my tummy)"...which is probably why some women don't like to swallow.
"MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again"
Posted by: cheshirecat at April 26, 2006 08:19 PM (ft3Dz)
...which goes to show there is such a thing as being too self-knowing in a song.
Posted by: cheshirecat at April 26, 2006 08:21 PM (ft3Dz)
By the way, I think that "Yummy Yummy Yummy (I got love in my tummy)" song is called "Yummy Girl".
Posted by: sandy burger at April 26, 2006 09:00 PM (FmfCF)
Posted by: cheshirecat at April 26, 2006 09:06 PM (ft3Dz)
As for Beatles stuff, ANYTHING by Paul McCartney sucks, especially 'Her Majesty's a Pretty Nice Girl'. What a little suck up.
How about 'Popcorn' by 'Hot Butter'?
Blondie 'Rapture' actually starts out OK, until it gets the the rapping part, then it sucks big rubber donkey dicks.
'A Fifth of Beethoven', the disco version of, well, Beethoven's Fifth. Pretty freakin' clever there.
'Do you really want to hurt me?' What, was Boy George egging us on? I mean, this guy has done more to promote gay hate crime than anybody on earth.
'Wild Thing' by the Troggs. What were they pounding on, wet cardboard boxes? They sure weren't drums. Pure junk.
Crap. I could do this all day long. Better knock it off and get back to work.
Posted by: pistolero at April 27, 2006 03:07 AM (yGhBp)
Posted by: Kerry at April 27, 2006 05:07 AM (a/VXa)
'Love Me Do' is the one and only Beatles song that sucks. Good call on that one.
Are there any good Springsteen songs besides 'Candy's Room'? I don't think so.
Posted by: Mark at April 27, 2006 06:29 AM (+45yf)
Wow, did this thread ever turn over some rocks...
so, I have to assume you all love Afternoon Delight?
Posted by: rhodeymark at April 27, 2006 06:46 AM (elhVA)
Posted by: The Real Steve at April 27, 2006 07:12 AM (n0lBX)
Color My World by Chicago.
Flat... draggy... out of tune.
What more can I say?
Worst. Song. Ever.
Posted by: Retired Geezer at April 27, 2006 08:33 PM (axBqL)
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