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Title: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Master_Edward on January 17, 2010, 04:12:46 PM
I thought this would be fun.

This discussion is all about what songs you really hate and/or can't stand. That you think could possibly be the worst song ever. Now I enjoy lots of styles of music (except for opera, heavy metal, rap, and hard rock.), but there's at least a few from every style that I absolutely hate. So the song(s) can be from any style of music, or from any time period, it doesn't matter. It might do us all some good to get our feelings about these songs off our chests, LOL.

So I'll start. I heard a song this morning I hadn't heard in a long time, and if I never hear it again it'll be just fine. It's one from the 80s. Word Up by Cameo, a funk/rock group and incidentally it was their only "hit" song. The music is horrible, the words are stupid and the "singer" can't even sing! He's just awful. I'd rather listen to the sound of a jackhammer all day long LOL.

So that gets us started, but I've got a lot more. So do tell what are the songs that make your ears bleed? 8)

Ed.
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Post by: Solanna Dryden on January 17, 2010, 04:14:52 PM
Showtunes. D:
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 17, 2010, 04:21:26 PM
Any song specifically?

Ed.
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Post by: Amanita on January 17, 2010, 04:23:22 PM
"I will take care of you" by Amy Skye, and "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlysle. If I ever get married, anyone who tries to play that schlock will get my ceremonial dagger flung at them!
After being subjected to that sort of glurge, I need an hour's worth of Eminem or the like to de-glurgefy myself.

Oh yeah, and "Loving you" by Minnie Riperton. That song should be used to torture Al Quida prisoners!
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Post by: bekkhild on January 17, 2010, 04:31:13 PM
"Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlysle. If I ever get married, anyone who tries to play that schlock will get my ceremonial dagger flung at them!
After being subjected to that sort of glurge, I need an hour's worth of Eminem or the like to de-glurgefy myself.



POD to this! My brother and SIl played this at their wedding , during which her parents gave her away. It would have been bearable except that the song was some special 15 minute remix of it and the church was boiling hot (broken a/c in 90yo church in Oklahoma in June).
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Post by: jpcher on January 17, 2010, 04:35:00 PM
Roxanne by the Police.

And pretty much anything Steely Dan. Don't know why that group bugs me so much, but I absolutely have to turn them off whenever they're played on the radio.

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Post by: Paper Roses on January 17, 2010, 04:39:52 PM
"The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. 

That "Christmas Shoes" one - makes me want to give myself an insulin shot, and I'm not diabetic.

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Post by: Pinky830 on January 17, 2010, 04:42:59 PM
"The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. 



Pod...to me the worst thing isn't that it's so saccharine, it's Whitney's phrasing. She keeps taking a sudden breath in the middle of a sentence and the effect is awful.
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Post by: Kimblee on January 17, 2010, 04:50:24 PM


That "Christmas Shoes" one - makes me want to give myself an insulin shot, and I'm not diabetic.



Oh gawd. And the movies/story too!

That song makes me think "Why are you giving them extra money for the shoes? Their MOM is DYING! She doesn't need shoes more than her kids need food does she?"

And yes, this was before and after my own mom died. i could understand the kids POV, but not why any adult would let them spend their much needed money on something that was so unnecisary. Just tell the little tykes that God will give their Mommy some shoes.  ::)

For worst songs, any song that is unnecisarrily sappy and depressing. Either of those are fine in moderation alone, but never together.

Also, any song with a hastily added on war or patriotic refrence tacked on so it'll sell more. I support our troops, but am saddened when someone tried to make a buck off tragedy or someone else's hard work. To me this comes down to "All hat, No cowboy" (Although oddly, Toby Keith songs don't bug me, and I love the song "riding with private malone" No clue why those two don't bother me.)
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Post by: kareng57 on January 17, 2010, 04:53:19 PM
The Pina Colada song.

I always thought the lyrics sounded like they were written by an 8 year old.  Well, maybe a pretty worldly 8 year old, but still.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on January 17, 2010, 04:55:14 PM
The Pina Colada song.

I always thought the lyrics sounded like they were written by an 8 year old.  Well, maybe a pretty worldly 8 year old, but still.

you mean "if you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain" one?

Its definatly odd.
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Post by: AprilRenee on January 17, 2010, 05:03:44 PM
Milkshake. It kills me (the "My Milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" song
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Post by: Miss Misery on January 17, 2010, 05:09:12 PM
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. The most syrupy song ever recorded. Features such scorching lyrics as "Would you tremble if I touched your lips?" Bllleecchhhh! Be sure to catch the video which has Enrique slobbering all over Jennifer Love Hewitt and being beaten to death by Mickey Rourke. And no, I'm not joking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJQ4D8OA51Y&feature=fvw).
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Post by: jaxsue on January 17, 2010, 05:25:41 PM
The Pina Colada song.

I always thought the lyrics sounded like they were written by an 8 year old.  Well, maybe a pretty worldly 8 year old, but still.

you mean "if you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain" one?

Its definatly odd.

Child of the 70s here, and I admit that song is a guilty pleasure.  ;D

A couple of the worst songs ever: "Seasons in the Sun" by Terri Jacks and "Billy, Don't be a Hero."  And for the 80s, anything by Milli Vanilli.
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Post by: Venus193 on January 17, 2010, 05:38:16 PM
"The Birthday Song."  No doubt in my mind.  If I never hear it again I will be happy.

I'll agree with some of the other posts here (Steely Dan, because I can't stand their voices), "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias.

"My Heart Will Go On", by Celine Dion and "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton are my other additions.
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Post by: Emmy on January 17, 2010, 05:50:26 PM
"Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden.  It is syrupy sweet song that I would have never liked, but when I was going through an awful breakup that song was on the radio all the time.

"Ghetto Superstar" or any other gangsta rap without a good beat.  It just makes no sense to me and if it doesn't have a good beat, it is very hard to dance to.  For example, most of the stuff that Eminem does except "Slim Shady" and a few others.

I like most of the songs others have mentioned, although I do have to agree that Christmas Shoes and Hero are nauseating sticky sweet songs that make my stomach turn.
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Post by: whiterose on January 17, 2010, 06:03:34 PM
Guilt trip songs they sing in houses of worship- especially during certain parts of the year.
It is NOT the fault of anyone alive right now what happened centuries ago.

Songs that bash the USA- more guilt trips.

Any and every guilt trip song. Period.
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Post by: clairesmom77 on January 17, 2010, 06:04:38 PM
Hero and My Heart Will Go On are both awful, but they've already been mentioned.  
My contribution:
Walking in Memphis and anything by Wayne Newton.
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Post by: xena2560 on January 17, 2010, 06:24:53 PM
"Tik Tok"  Why brush your teeth with a bottle of whiskey?

POD to "My Heart Will Go On", "Truly, Madly, Deeply" and "Christmas Shoes"
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Post by: Bijou on January 17, 2010, 06:36:42 PM
Cat's in the Cradle...drives me nuts at karaoke...it's so long!
Same with Turn, Turn, Turn
When I was a kid we had only one radio station and it must have had only one record, The Tennessee Waltz.  Even though I was just a little kid, I remember gritting my teeth because they played it over and over and over.  To this day I can't stand it.
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Post by: Bijou on January 17, 2010, 06:42:50 PM
Rhapsody in Blue!  Anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber!
Just kidding....I love Rhapsody in Blue and I love anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber. 
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Post by: Ceallach on January 17, 2010, 06:44:28 PM
I actually love the OTT syrupy-sweet love songs!  They amuse me.    :)

But I agree with Butterfly Kisses, that song is just weird!  And Roxanne. ick.   And I can't stand that song by the Black Eyed Peas, the Hump one.... it makes me want to rip my own ears off.  


I'm sure somebody will mention "I've never been to me" by Charlene, but I love that song.  I heard it was once voted the most "pointless song of all time" though.

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Post by: Bijou on January 17, 2010, 06:45:17 PM
I don't think I've liked the "music of today" for a couple of decades.  It just sounds like noise to me.  I like some classical, some I cannot tolerate.  
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Post by: Syfygeek on January 17, 2010, 07:16:58 PM
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. The most syrupy song ever recorded. Features such scorching lyrics as "Would you tremble if I touched your lips?" Bllleecchhhh! Be sure to catch the video which has Enrique slobbering all over Jennifer Love Hewitt and being beaten to death by Mickey Rourke. And no, I'm not joking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJQ4D8OA51Y&feature=fvw).

I always want to add lyrics to Hero- would you yell for help if I slapped you? would you celebrate if fell off a cliff?...
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Post by: Dazi on January 17, 2010, 07:44:24 PM
Every Breath You Take- Police...

And I will never understand why people insist on using a song about a flipping stalker as a wedding song.

edited because you is not using  ;D
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Post by: NsWife on January 17, 2010, 08:01:00 PM
Songs that I hate include:  "Sometimes when we touch" Dan Hill, B52s "Love Shack" and "Honesty" Billy Joel (and I adore Billy Joel & the B52s)
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Post by: marksgirl on January 17, 2010, 08:47:29 PM
POD the Christmas Shoes I hate that song. I also hate this song by I think Dan Foglerburg they always play around Christmas about a guy who mets his old gf in a grocery store and they drink beer in a parking lot and the snow turns to rain. That just screams Merry Christmas!  ::)
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Post by: Cyradis on January 17, 2010, 08:54:15 PM
Ice, Ice, Baby - Vanilla Ice. My friends all adored it when it came out but it left me  ???

Mmm Bopp - Hansen. It wasn't safe to turn on the radio the year it was released.

I'm sure somebody will mention "I've never been to me" by Charlene, but I love that song.  I heard it was once voted the most "pointless song of all time" though.


The line about seeing things "that a woman ain't s'pose to see" has intrigued me for decades.  :D
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Post by: Akarui Kibuno on January 17, 2010, 08:59:49 PM
One I hate is "Mr Lonely" or whathaveyou. Can't remember who sings it.

The guy just says "Lonely, I'm mr lonely, I have nobody to call my own" .

Duuuuude.

1) You don't OWN a girl and
2) From what I remember of the song, you reap what you saw, or bed made lie, or whatever phrase applies. Just because you say you're sorry doesn't mean you can be forgiven or your actions forgotten!

^^;;
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Post by: rosiecat on January 17, 2010, 09:11:45 PM
Rhapsody in Blue!  Anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber!
Just kidding....I love Rhapsody in Blue and I love anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber. 


I just went va-klempt.  Rhapsody in Blue??? Oh... good, you were joking...

ALW... well....  I don't like alot of his stuff....One or two I like.

American Pie.  If I never hear that song again I will die a happy woman.

Margaritaville.

Some of the songs mentioned, I actually like (not telling which ones).

I have a new apprecation of 80s songs since playing Rock Band.
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Post by: Black Delphinium on January 17, 2010, 09:16:30 PM
"My Heart Will Go On", by Celine Dion and "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton are my other additions.

I have a great live recording of "My Heart Will Go On"...by one of my favorite goth bands- Bella Morte.  >:D >:D >:D The lead singer starts the song off by saying "this is a song none of you should know, but all of you do..."

I love that man. ;D
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Post by: MsCopper on January 17, 2010, 09:19:45 PM
Macarena.
Who let the dogs out. who? Who? Who? Who? Who? Arrrgh!
Love Shack.
Anything by Michael Bolton.

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Post by: kansha on January 17, 2010, 09:21:39 PM
'you're having my baby' by paul anka *gags*
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Post by: Maggie on January 17, 2010, 09:32:39 PM
I can't believe nobody mentioned "And Honey I miss you".  I hate that song!
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Post by: randomtangent on January 17, 2010, 09:48:49 PM
oooo...oooo...i wanna play!  i haven't posted in a while, but i saw this thread and i couldn't help myself.
POD a million times over on the Dan Folgerburg 'met my lover in the grocery store' "Christmas" song.  HATE IT!  scream ad turn the readio every time it's on.
Anything by the Spice Girls.  my sister had the movie and played it non-stop.  it mysteriously disappeared and i have repressed where i put it so it might never make a reappearance. 
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Post by: rosiecat on January 17, 2010, 09:50:44 PM
Maggie - please don't torture us with the lyrics.  My ears!!! My ears!!!!

The song is just called "Honey".  And I totally, 100% agree with you!!!
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Post by: extranormal on January 17, 2010, 10:18:08 PM
I'm voting for Your Body is a Wonderland (John Mayer).

And I'll have to agree with the Village Voice that the remake of Big Yellow Taxi was an abomination.

I'll throw some love to Steely Dan and Bobby Vinton though.  :)
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 17, 2010, 10:35:23 PM
Hmmm, some good choices. Like Rosiecat said some of the songs mentioned I actually like but I won't get into an argument over it. I'm actually not familiar with the song The Christmas Shoes though.

OK another one or two from me. Back in the 80s (another one hit wonder) there was this song What I Am from this band Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians, I thought it was like nails on a chalkboard. I still don't understand why people liked it, Edie Brickell went on to marry Paul Simon though. And I have to agree I think My Heart Will Go On is perfectly dreadful.

Ed.
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Post by: penguinpants on January 17, 2010, 10:43:54 PM
Nobody mentioned "Puberty Love"???
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 17, 2010, 10:48:56 PM
I absolutely hate Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You, she took a beautiful song and totally ruined it. I also hate anything, and I do mean anything by Duran Duran, total garbage.

Ed.
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Post by: AmethystAnne on January 17, 2010, 10:52:12 PM
Some of those sappy early 60's songs, "The Leader of the pack" "The Leader of the Laundramat"  "Tell laura, I love her"
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Post by: TylerBelle on January 17, 2010, 11:09:15 PM
When Doves Cry - Prince.

I do enjoy most of his music, but this song, just no. And as I've seen mentioned with other folks' choices, this is one my friends loved with it came out and so it was played over and over and over again, which just added to my disdain of it.
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Post by: Paper Roses on January 18, 2010, 12:54:49 AM
Anything by John Mayer.  I don't know why; he just irritates me.

POD to "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.  Or should I say, "IIIIIIIIIIiyeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiyeeeeeeeiiiiiii will always love yoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuu."

MacArthur Park.  I've said it before and I'll say it again - What exactly is so unique about this cake?  And if it is, in fact, so special and wonderful, why, for the love of all that is holy, did its creator allow "someone" to leave it out in the rain?  And once they did, why didn't they oh, I don't know, go out and get it, rather than stand in the window watching it disintegrate and having a nervous breakdown, all the while writing a song about it????????? 

And who names their cakes?  And if they do, why "MacArthur Park?"  Why not just Bob, or Jim, or Annie, or Jake?  Jake the Cake makes more sense than MacArthur Park. 

And if the recipe is so unbelievably awesome, why not copy it?  And also, if it's so wonderful, why didn't anyone bring it in out of the rain?  And why was there even any left?  It couldn't have been that great if no one ate it now, could it? 
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Post by: MaggieB on January 18, 2010, 01:17:49 AM
"Tik Tok"  Why brush your teeth with a bottle of whiskey?

'Cause when she leaves for the night she ain't coming back? 

(Just kidding, I'm pretty indifferent to that sing, but that line makes no sense to me either. ;) )

As much as I hate to contribute to any country music bashing, I have to say that Kenny Rogers had some doozies.  Coward of the County and Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town are so horrible I can't help but laugh...and then I feel bad.
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Post by: Dazi on January 18, 2010, 03:48:48 AM
Feliz Navidad...During the Christmas Season, it is hard to stifle the urge to gouge my eardrums with an icepick (kidding, well sort of  ;))
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Post by: Corvid on January 18, 2010, 05:01:10 AM
I'm pretty sure Run Joey Run by David Geddes is a strong contender for the title.

The part where she takes the bullet her dad meant for her boyfriend and dies to the heavenly chorus is, admittedly, hilarious.
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Post by: whiterose on January 18, 2010, 06:53:09 AM
The Chicken Dance.

Not only do I hate that song per se.

But it does NOT belong at a wedding.

When my brother went to a wedding for the first time (as an invited guest), he told me that the Chicken Dance they played was more suited for a kindergarten's class end of year party than for the union of two adults in holy matrimony.
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Post by: Perfect Circle on January 18, 2010, 07:03:21 AM
James Blunt makes me want to scream. Especially 'You're beautiful.'

Coldplay makes me homicidal. Too many songs to list, but really dislike them.

And I hate REM's Shiny Happy People. And I love REM, I do.
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Post by: Stoneway on January 18, 2010, 07:35:40 AM
Another vote for "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden - just yucky!

Also anything by Simply Red - not quite sure why, but that group just bug me sooo much!

And Crazy Frog - aarrghhh!!!
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Post by: magdalena on January 18, 2010, 07:38:16 AM
susku, I agree completely. James Blunt makes me want to stick a fork in ear.
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Post by: Cyradis on January 18, 2010, 07:50:23 AM
I absolutely hate Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You, she took a beautiful song and totally ruined it. I also hate anything, and I do mean anything by Duran Duran, total garbage.

Ed.

I'll never understand why Whitney insisted on yelling and gasping her way through that song. Dolly Parton sang it so simply and honestly.
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Post by: MamaToreen on January 18, 2010, 08:56:43 AM
The Chicken Dance.

Not only do I hate that song per se.

But it does NOT belong at a wedding.

When my brother went to a wedding for the first time (as an invited guest), he told me that the Chicken Dance they played was more suited for a kindergarten's class end of year party than for the union of two adults in holy matrimony.

That one was forbidden at my wedding... As in I told the DJ if he played it he wouldn't get paid by order of the PsychoBride (Me!)
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Post by: sbtier on January 18, 2010, 09:14:53 AM
Someone's knocking on the door
Someone's ringing the bell
Someone's knocking on the door
Someone's ringing the bell
Do me a favor, open the door and let 'em in
.....

 ::)
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Post by: Venus193 on January 18, 2010, 09:19:50 AM
All the songs I've ever heard that have my real-world first name (and I am not revealing it).
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Post by: nolechica on January 18, 2010, 09:31:48 AM
Drops of Jupiter by Train
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Post by: Wavicle on January 18, 2010, 09:47:51 AM
I can't believe I forgot "You're Beautiful"! I don't like the song itself and the thought of being obsessed about a girl you saw in passing seems weird and creepy to me.
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Post by: pinkunicorn on January 18, 2010, 09:48:19 AM
Another vote for "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt--that song is just creepy!!

Anything by Gwen Stefani. And Black Eyed Peas. They're catchy for like, two seconds, then they get really old really fast.

I'm also not a big fan of Carrie Underwood. That "Cowboy Casanova" song is like a cheese grater on my eardrums!

However..."Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden was the "First Dance" song for hubby & my wedding! And we're having major issues right now and about ready to file divorce. Hmmmmm.... LOL :)
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Post by: Corbin on January 18, 2010, 09:55:30 AM
The Chicken Dance.

Not only do I hate that song per se.

But it does NOT belong at a wedding.

When my brother went to a wedding for the first time (as an invited guest), he told me that the Chicken Dance they played was more suited for a kindergarten's class end of year party than for the union of two adults in holy matrimony.

That one was forbidden at my wedding... As in I told the DJ if he played it he wouldn't get paid by order of the PsychoBride (Me!)

When FH and I are asked "Awww, why aren't you having a dance at your reception" we tell them that we got in huge fight over the Chicken Dance. He tells them it's my favorite, I tell them it's his. So far we get this look a lot  ???.
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Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 18, 2010, 09:56:16 AM
All the songs I've ever heard that have my real-world first name (and I am not revealing it).

Me, too!  (I doubt we have the same first name, though.)

Whenever my namesake song was played on the radio first thing in the morning, I was greeted with the chorus as I got on the school bus.

If I ever get married, the DJ's not getting paid if he plays that song or any of the others with similar sounding names.  Or the Chicken Dance...
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Post by: Giggity on January 18, 2010, 10:01:26 AM
Milkshake. It kills me (the "My Milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" song

You're just jealous 'cause my results chart better than yours.  ;D

(http://www.lolrap.com/images/lolrap/image065.jpg)
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 18, 2010, 10:02:33 AM
As much as I hate to contribute to any country music bashing, I have to say that Kenny Rogers had some doozies.  Coward of the County and Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town are so horrible I can't help but laugh...and then I feel bad.

My dad used to play a lot of Kenny Rogers during my formative years. I LOVE those songs!  ;D

I can't really think of any mainstream, middle-of-the-road songs that I think are really bad. I detest any song in which people swear or shout over the music, things like that. Rap and all that kind - it all sounds like noise to me.

And I can't even bring myself to dislike "MacArthur Park" - not when Weird Al did such a GREAT parody of it:
"Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark
All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone shut the fence off in the rain
I admit it's kinda eerie
But this proves my chaos theory
And I don't think I'll be coming back again
On no..."   >:D
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Post by: magdalena on January 18, 2010, 10:05:27 AM
Hey you guys not liking songs with your name - at least you HAVE a dong with your name in there. I thought there was one with my middle name, cause that's the way by big brother would sing it for me, but, nope, it's not that after all.

...my DH works hard to come up with songs with my name as I feel slighted. I'd love to have a really cheesy or terribly song that featured my name, but I'm out of luck.
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Post by: TychaBrahe on January 18, 2010, 10:05:56 AM
Modern music is why I spend so much time listening to talk radio.
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Post by: Giggity on January 18, 2010, 10:07:57 AM
The Chicken Dance.

Not only do I hate that song per se.

But it does NOT belong at a wedding.

When my brother went to a wedding for the first time (as an invited guest), he told me that the Chicken Dance they played was more suited for a kindergarten's class end of year party than for the union of two adults in holy matrimony.

I hate that song with the white-hot hate I usually reserve for Celine Dion. I find it grossly inappropriate for weddings.

I had to ban it from my wedding - and I married a Texan of Czech extraction, so you can bet ours was the only non-Chicken Dance wedding his family ever saw.
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Post by: purplemuse on January 18, 2010, 10:25:00 AM
There are a lot of songs I hate.  But if I had to name one, it would be "Roses" by Outkast.

I was a counselor at a camp one year, and the kids liked that song so much they played it over and over and over and over and over etc. again.  The CD player broke in the middle of the song once, and the other counselors thought I must have broken it with the power of my mind.
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Post by: jaxsue on January 18, 2010, 10:28:42 AM
James Blunt makes me want to scream. Especially 'You're beautiful.'


I like the Weird Al version, "You're Pitiful."  :)
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Post by: magdalena on January 18, 2010, 10:35:53 AM
James Blunt makes me want to scream. Especially 'You're beautiful.'


I like the Weird Al version, "You're Pitiful."  :)

Me too!
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Post by: Virg on January 18, 2010, 10:43:20 AM
I tend to dislike any song that's got repetitive, insipid music or lyrics.  "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega is a good example.  So is "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls".  And sbtier, I'll join you with "Let 'Em In" from Sir Paul, and I'll raise you "Silly Love Songs".

marksgirl wrote:

"I also hate this song by I think Dan Foglerburg they always play around Christmas about a guy who mets his old gf in a grocery store and they drink beer in a parking lot and the snow turns to rain. That just screams Merry Christmas!"

It's called "Another Auld Lang Syne", and it's not supposed to be a happy song (or a Christmas song, for that matter).  It's a song about (essentially) a missed opportunity, a big "what if?" that just isn't going to be.  It gets played around the holidays because it mentions that it happens on Christmas Eve, but I always just saw that as coincidence.

Virg
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Post by: Melxb on January 18, 2010, 10:51:58 AM
The one song that absolutely grates on my nerves is "Rock Lobster" by B52s.  I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why that song is liked by so many people.  It makes no sense and I cannot stand the beat.

Throw in "Love Shack" also by the B52s and I'm just done.  :-\
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Post by: magdalena on January 18, 2010, 10:53:14 AM
I hardly ever disagree with Virg, but Mambo No 5 is just too good for dancing... I cannot dislike it now - although I hated it when it was a big hit (back when I was a cleaning lady in a hotel... 1999?)
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Post by: Coralreef on January 18, 2010, 11:36:09 AM
James Blunt is on my "not a hit" list. Also any song that is whinny.  Feels like nails on chalkboard. 

Songs with only one lyric, over and over and over...   ???

Most, if not all rap songs.  Anything that is screeched instead of sung.  High volume of decibels =/= clarity. 

I do like Weird Al with his parodies.  That man is hilarious.  I like some of Celine Dion's songs, but then I listen to them in French.  She screams way, way less in them. 

I think some of the dislike comes for overexposure.  At least it happens to me.

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Post by: Verloona Ti on January 18, 2010, 11:38:19 AM
Jesse, by Carly Simon. Even more offensive than I've Never Been to Me, by Charlene. Plus I hate Simon's voice.

Anything by Melanie. My older sister used to play her albums. :-( Worst one : Steppin', which may be marginally worse than Brand New Key.

All I wanna Do, by Sheryl Crow.

Agree on Same Old Lang Syne, by Dan Fogelbert (aka his "Christmas Song"). UGH.
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Post by: Paper Roses on January 18, 2010, 11:41:59 AM
Hey you guys not liking songs with your name - at least you HAVE a dong with your name in there.

Right.  And a dong is way better than some dumb old song any day.
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Post by: Ondine on January 18, 2010, 11:42:45 AM
"Mambo Number 5" by Lou Bega
"Christmas Don't Be Late," by the Chipmunks. It was played over and over where I work.
"Blue" by Eiffel 65
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Post by: Giggity on January 18, 2010, 11:43:31 AM
Anything by Melanie. My older sister used to play her albums. :-( Worst one : Steppin', which may be marginally worse than Brand New Key.

FWIW, the Dollyrots' version of "Brand New Key" is ROCKIN. And the singer is darling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbQ43sFDQTM
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Post by: sbtier on January 18, 2010, 11:46:19 AM
And sbtier, I'll join you with "Let 'Em In" from Sir Paul, and I'll raise you "Silly Love Songs".
I think you win that round!
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Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 18, 2010, 11:52:17 AM
Here’s my list:

Kokomo – Beach Boys
More Than Words – Extreme
Come on Eileen – Dexies Midnight Runners
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - by Wham!
Sussudio ~~ Phil Collins

I can’t believe no one’s mentioned this one yet – You Light Up My Life  - Debbie Boone

And while I know this song is terrible, it makes me laugh – I think mainly because I read a description of it, and it clearly stated “Drugs were obviously involved” – Boris the Spider, by The Who.  No one in their right mind could have written or sung this song as it exists today.

I will also chime in with my hatred of Steely Dan; and like someone else pointed out, I don’t know WHY, but their music makes my ears hurt, and my skin crawl.  John Mayer is another one, I KNOW he’s supposed to be talented, but I cannot stand his voice.  It sounds screechy to me

Not a fan of Celine Dion, but My Heart Will Go On can send me screaming out of a room in nothing flat.  While I love The Police, Every Breath You Take – BLECH!  Ditto for James Blunt, You’re Beautiful….WHAT was he thinking?????   
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Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 18, 2010, 11:54:14 AM
500 Miles - The Proclaimers (I think).

Not sure why but it just irritates me no end.
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Post by: whiterose on January 18, 2010, 11:58:36 AM
I once met somebody who loved the song KoKoMo. While she was not a fan of the Beach Boys per se, she liked the song because John Stamos played the drums in the video and she had a crush on him/Uncle Jesse.
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Post by: rose red on January 18, 2010, 12:09:07 PM
I can’t believe no one’s mentioned this one yet – You Light Up My Life  - Debbie Boone

Off topic but I love this song  ;D!

On topic: I can't stand Cindy Lauper's She-Bop
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Post by: Venus193 on January 18, 2010, 12:42:06 PM
I'll ditto the nomination for Melanie, especially "Brand New Key".  That made my ears bleed when it was new.

My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.
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Post by: magdalena on January 18, 2010, 12:42:13 PM
Hey you guys not liking songs with your name - at least you HAVE a dong with your name in there.

Right.  And a dong is way better than some dumb old song any day.

...and that's what I get trusting spell check :P

Not going to fix the original though, it's quite funny...
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Post by: Emmy on January 18, 2010, 12:50:42 PM
I have to agree on "Christmas Please Don't be Late" or any other songs sung by the Chipmunks or anybody else with a high squeaky voice.  That includes "Mmm Bop" By Hanson.  Another obnoxious holiday song is "Dominic the Donkey" because of the repetitive lyrics and especially the donkey noises.  To round out my holiday least favorites is the song that consists entirely of dogs barking "Jingle Bells".

I also dislike the squeaky and squealy voices that many of the songs in the 50's/60's era had.  Some examples would include "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Sherry Baby".
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Post by: Kimblee on January 18, 2010, 01:03:32 PM
POD the Christmas Shoes I hate that song. I also hate this song by I think Dan Foglerburg they always play around Christmas about a guy who mets his old gf in a grocery store and they drink beer in a parking lot and the snow turns to rain. That just screams Merry Christmas!  ::)

LOL

Same Old Lang Syne.

And its a New Years song.

Cheerful rite?
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Post by: Scuba_Dog on January 18, 2010, 01:06:17 PM


Agree on Same Old Lang Syne, by Dan Fogelbert (aka his "Christmas Song"). UGH.

See Virg's post above, it's not a Christmas song.   ;)  Or a New Year's song, that's just when the event takes place.

(I do agree that it's played to much at Christmas time, but I love that song.  Well, anything by Dan Folgelberg actually.  It still makes me sad to think he's gone.)
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Post by: Kimblee on January 18, 2010, 01:10:28 PM
James Blunt makes me want to scream. Especially 'You're beautiful.'

Coldplay makes me homicidal. Too many songs to list, but really dislike them.

And I hate REM's Shiny Happy People. And I love REM, I do.

No love for Shiny Happy People?

Admittedly its very diffrent for REM... but I guess I love it because it was my mom and stepdad's wedding song.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 18, 2010, 01:16:27 PM
I'll ditto the nomination for Melanie, especially "Brand New Key".  That made my ears bleed when it was new.

That song was big when I was about five. I love it.  :D

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My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.

How is it used? A lot of people completely misunderstand that song, which is about drug addiction. No, I'm not making it up - she says so on the liner notes of one of her CDs.

Do we have a thread about best songs ever? Because thinking of bad songs is making me do the opposite and think of songs I really like.
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Post by: nolechica on January 18, 2010, 01:20:28 PM
I'll ditto the nomination for Melanie, especially "Brand New Key".  That made my ears bleed when it was new.

That song was big when I was about five. I love it.  :D

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My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.

How is it used? A lot of people completely misunderstand that song, which is about drug addiction. No, I'm not making it up - she says so on the liner notes of one of her CDs.

Do we have a thread about best songs ever? Because thinking of bad songs is making me do the opposite and think of songs I really like.

I think the Sarah McLachlan song song's being used by the ASPCA.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 18, 2010, 01:23:41 PM
I think the Sarah McLachlan's song's being used by the ASPCA.

Well, that'll kill it. I think it's a great song - even though the lyrics "In the arms of the angel/fly away from here/from this dark, cold hotel room/and the endlessness that you fear" made me think of another Angel... the vampire. (Who worked and lived in a hotel for three seasons.)
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Post by: Shoo on January 18, 2010, 01:28:40 PM
Anything sung by Mariah Carey.
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Post by: Perfect Circle on January 18, 2010, 01:39:38 PM

No love for Shiny Happy People?

Admittedly its very diffrent for REM... but I guess I love it because it was my mom and stepdad's wedding song.

Sorry, no. For some reason it makes me want to remove my ears permanently. And I am their biggest fan. NOT in a creepy way though  ;)
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Post by: Miss March on January 18, 2010, 01:48:10 PM
Gwen Stefani had this song called "Sweet Escape" where in the background some male singer (a-kon?) was singing two high pitched sounds-- "woo hoo.....wee hoo.....woo hoo....wee hoo"

If I hear that, I have those awful noises in my head for the rest of the day!
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Post by: L.A. Lady on January 18, 2010, 01:54:26 PM
Anything sung by Mariah Carey.

True story: Mariah Carey once set of my automatic garage door. I was listening to her Daydreamer cd when I was about 10 or something and the high pitch of her voice set off the garage door! ;D


Most show tunes send me into a blinding rage. Anything from South Pacific or The King and I makes me go numb.
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Post by: TylerBelle on January 18, 2010, 02:03:55 PM
I can’t believe no one’s mentioned this one yet – You Light Up My Life  - Debbie Boone

Off topic but I love this song  ;D!

On topic: I can't stand Cindy Lauper's She-Bop

At one time I liked Lauper's She-Bop, I got the album and used to dance around to the song in my younger years. That was until I learned what the song meant, then my enjoyment was pretty much soured and so don't care for it really anymore.

I also too like the Debby Boone song mentioned.


Anything sung by Mariah Carey.

True story: Mariah Carey once set of my automatic garage door. I was listening to her Daydreamer cd when I was about 10 or something and the high pitch of her voice set off the garage door! ;D


Most show tunes send me into a blinding rage. Anything from South Pacific or The King and I makes me go numb.

Hehehehe!!! That's really funny and I think the best use of her voice.
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Post by: Punky B. on January 18, 2010, 02:46:25 PM
When Doves Cry - Prince.

I do enjoy most of his music, but this song, just no. And as I've seen mentioned with other folks' choices, this is one my friends loved with it came out and so it was played over and over and over again, which just added to my disdain of it.

One of mine is Diamonds and Pearls by Prince- it makes my brain die.  D to the I to the A to the M....
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Post by: Snowy Owl on January 18, 2010, 02:59:12 PM
Definitely anything by James Blunt or Jamie Cullum as I really can't stand their voices.   

The only song I really can't stand is a dreadful Burt Bacharach song called "Wives and Lovers" about the importance of getting dressed up for your husband coming home.  There's just something about it that makes me feel like throwing the CD through the window.  I hate the lyrics and I hate the message it's conveying. 
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Post by: mechtilde on January 18, 2010, 03:12:14 PM
That ghastly song about "I wanna have your babies, Comin' up like daisies"

Ack. Although It would be easier if they actually did and women didn't have to do that whole inconvenient pregnancy and birth thing.

Mistletoe and Wine by Cliff Richards. Syrupy, glurgy saccharine. But not as annoying as the one mentioned above.

The Frog Chorus by Paul McCartney.

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Post by: TychaBrahe on January 18, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
Anything by Melanie.

Aw, come on and sing along with me.

"I was just thinking 'bout the way it's suppose to be.
I'll eat the plants and the fruit from the trees.
And I'll live on vegetables, and I'll grow on seeds,
But I don't eat animals and they don't eat me."
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Post by: Kimblee on January 18, 2010, 04:10:29 PM
That ghastly song about "I wanna have your babies, Comin' up like daisies"

Ack. Although It would be easier if they actually did and women didn't have to do that whole inconvenient pregnancy and birth thing.

Mistletoe and Wine by Cliff Richards. Syrupy, glurgy saccharine. But not as annoying as the one mentioned above.

The Frog Chorus by Paul McCartney.



Aww. No love for "I wanna have your babies"?

lol

It is a strange song, but I think its kinda catchy, and I like the message, which is that she's rapidly falling in love, and dealing with all the giddyness and concern that falling in love brings up.

It bridges that gap between "We are SOOO in love and we're MADE for each other" and "Oh he don't love me but I'm gonna pine for him until he does, because I have no life" (No judgements on anyone who feels either of those ways, but there are a LOT of songs that are one extreme or the other.)

(Also, you (general you) can love/hate any song you want, I just am a bit of an arguement driven person, so I stick up for songs that I like. lol)
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Post by: beingkj on January 18, 2010, 04:44:22 PM
Hey you guys not liking songs with your name - at least you HAVE a dong with your name in there.

Right.  And a dong is way better than some dumb old song any day.

...and that's what I get trusting spell check :P

Not going to fix the original though, it's quite funny...

Much funnier if you're Australian  >:D
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Post by: Sirius on January 18, 2010, 05:22:34 PM
Anything sung by Mariah Carey.

True story: Mariah Carey once set of my automatic garage door. I was listening to her Daydreamer cd when I was about 10 or something and the high pitch of her voice set off the garage door! ;D


Most show tunes send me into a blinding rage. Anything from South Pacific or The King and I makes me go numb.

I read a story about something similar happening to Ella Fitzgerald.  She was singing with her band in her home recording studio, and she hit a note that triggered the fire alarm.
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Post by: Pinky830 on January 18, 2010, 07:18:44 PM
My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.

Venus, I hate that song too! There were actually a bunch of super-emotive "chick songs" popular within that same year or two, and I hated all of them.
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Post by: Firecat on January 18, 2010, 07:27:58 PM
I actually like "Truly, Madly, Deeply" and "Kokomo."  ;D

But I HATE the song "Last Kiss" (originally recorded in the 50s or 60s and then covered by Pearl Jam). I make my DH change stations on the radio when it comes on.

Also loathe "Groove is in the Heart" by a one-hit wonder called (I think) Deelite or something like that. And "The Christmas Shoes" makes me want to throw things - starting with the radio.
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Post by: Bijou on January 18, 2010, 08:12:19 PM
I can't believe nobody mentioned "And Honey I miss you".  I hate that song!
Bobby Goldsboro.  I'm with you. 
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Post by: Bijou on January 18, 2010, 08:14:26 PM
I don't like Neil Diamond's music except for September Morn, which is beautiful.
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Post by: rosiecat on January 18, 2010, 08:16:43 PM
All the songs I've ever heard that have my real-world first name (and I am not revealing it).



I know your real-world first name.  I can only think of three songs.  One - that horrible one from the 60s, one, I think from the 80s, awful song, and another by Frank Sinatra that isn't half bad.

Your name is my name.  Do we have more than three????
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Post by: Ceallach on January 18, 2010, 08:28:53 PM
I actually like "Truly, Madly, Deeply" and "Kokomo."  ;D

I like "Truly, Madly, Deeply" also.     

Doesn't bother me if other people don't like it, because everybody has their preferences, but I wish people wouldn't describe it as "yuk" or question how anybody could ever like it... I mean, clearly some of us do!   And there's nothing wrong with that.    :)

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Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 18, 2010, 08:50:15 PM
One I hate is "Mr Lonely" or whathaveyou. Can't remember who sings it.

The guy just says "Lonely, I'm mr lonely, I have nobody to call my own" .

Duuuuude.

1) You don't OWN a girl and
2) From what I remember of the song, you reap what you saw, or bed made lie, or whatever phrase applies. Just because you say you're sorry doesn't mean you can be forgiven or your actions forgotten!

^^;;

Actually, that song is about a drafted soldier out in the trenches, and he doesn't ever get a single letter from anyone. Not even his parents or siblings, let alone a girlfriend. He even laments that he's been completely forgotten by everyone he knew, and wonders why he's such a horrible person that no one contacts him when he didn't want to go to war in the first place. It's a freaking depressing song, which is why I don't like it much.

Actually, all those super-depressing songs bother me. I also hate Linkin Park's 'Crawling', because it makes my teeth ache.
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Post by: Akarui Kibuno on January 18, 2010, 08:56:57 PM
One I hate is "Mr Lonely" or whathaveyou. Can't remember who sings it.

The guy just says "Lonely, I'm mr lonely, I have nobody to call my own" .

Duuuuude.

1) You don't OWN a girl and
2) From what I remember of the song, you reap what you saw, or bed made lie, or whatever phrase applies. Just because you say you're sorry doesn't mean you can be forgiven or your actions forgotten!

^^;;

Actually, that song is about a drafted soldier out in the trenches, and he doesn't ever get a single letter from anyone. Not even his parents or siblings, let alone a girlfriend. He even laments that he's been completely forgotten by everyone he knew, and wonders why he's such a horrible person that no one contacts him when he didn't want to go to war in the first place. It's a freaking depressing song, which is why I don't like it much.

Actually, all those super-depressing songs bother me. I also hate Linkin Park's 'Crawling', because it makes my teeth ache.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/akon/lonely.html

I had to google it and I meant this song. Are we talking about the same one ^^;; ?
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Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 18, 2010, 09:02:54 PM
^ Apparently not. I was talking about the Bobby Vinton one from the 1950's.

http://www.lyrics007.com/Vinton%20Bobby%20Lyrics/Mr%20Lonely%20Lyrics.html
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Post by: Venus193 on January 18, 2010, 09:07:40 PM
All the songs I've ever heard that have my real-world first name (and I am not revealing it).



I know your real-world first name.  I can only think of three songs.  One - that horrible one from the 60s, one, I think from the 80s, awful song, and another by Frank Sinatra that isn't half bad.

Your name is my name.  Do we have more than three????

Not that I'm aware of.
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Post by: Shea on January 18, 2010, 09:21:31 PM
Big Green Tractor, which was playing on EVERY country music station every 5 minutes for MONTHS last year. I was about ready to punch out my eardrums. Something about that song drove me nuts.
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Post by: Night_owl on January 18, 2010, 09:49:14 PM
Thanks for a fantastic evening!  I read the thread AND listened to the bad songs at the same time.  My kids wanted to know why I was laughing so hard.  My 5 year old voted "last kiss" as the worst, while Older Son definitely thought Paul Anka song about "Having my bbaby" was the worst.  Sadly, Daughter liked all the songs and wanted to know why I was laughing at the "pretty" songs. 

"Truly, Madly, Deeply" was my wedding song because we couldn't think of a song and we let our nine year old flower girl pick the song........

The worst song ever "Rocky" by Austin Roberts about a girl who afraid to fall in love, have baby, and then dies.  Horrible, schmaltzy, depressing and annoying.  Other songs, "Family Man" by Hall and Oates, "Hot child in the city" and "Fancy" by Reba Mcentyre.
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Post by: Reika on January 18, 2010, 09:55:39 PM
I know I'm a little late for the game, but there's one that's always made my skin crawl, and I can't forget it.

Heart's "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You."

Basically about a woman having a one night stand to get preggers because her significant other couldn't. The first time I heard that song (which was in my mid-teens), "Hasn't she heard of getting sperm from an actual donor?"

My friends all thought I was horribly unromantic.
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 18, 2010, 10:11:51 PM
Shea: Oh yes, Big Green Tractor, not so great. But I don't think Jason Aldean can sing anyway. He's way too nasally and I just hate the sound of his voice. I also hate the similarly themed She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy by Kenny Chesney. Songs like that give country music a bad name. It's awful and sounds too much like pop music anyway.

Ed.
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Post by: Bellantara on January 18, 2010, 10:15:26 PM
Big Green Tractor, which was playing on EVERY country music station every 5 minutes for MONTHS last year. I was about ready to punch out my eardrums. Something about that song drove me nuts.

Me too.  I mean, come on, Jason Aldean, your girlfriend comes to see you, all dressed up and everything, and your idea of a good time is to take her riding on the tractor?

Even my idiot redneck cousins can do better than that.  ::)
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Post by: Moogle on January 19, 2010, 12:37:34 AM

No love for Shiny Happy People?

Admittedly its very diffrent for REM... but I guess I love it because it was my mom and stepdad's wedding song.

Sorry, no. For some reason it makes me want to remove my ears permanently. And I am their biggest fan. NOT in a creepy way though  ;)

I read somewhere that Michael Stipe isn't too fond of Shiny Happy People either.  :)
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Post by: mechtilde on January 19, 2010, 02:16:50 AM
Big Green Tractor, which was playing on EVERY country music station every 5 minutes for MONTHS last year. I was about ready to punch out my eardrums. Something about that song drove me nuts.

Me too.  I mean, come on, Jason Aldean, your girlfriend comes to see you, all dressed up and everything, and your idea of a good time is to take her riding on the tractor?

Even my idiot redneck cousins can do better than that.  ::)

Not romantic enough? Try "I've got a brand new combine harvester (and I'll give you the key)" by the Worzels then! (I love that song- how can you not fall for a man singing "'Cause I've got twenty acres, And you've got forty three..."
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Post by: JonGirl on January 19, 2010, 03:33:42 AM



I wouldn't call it a real song but has anybody heard 'Revolution 9' by The Beatles?
The first time my dh played that for me I ran screaming from the room with threats to kill  :D. It was baaaaad  :o

And anything by The Who.    Who are you who who who who  ::)
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Post by: nolechica on January 19, 2010, 04:15:13 AM
I like The Who, but not enough for me to want them as the halftime show for the Superbowl. :-\
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Post by: happygrrl on January 19, 2010, 04:32:10 AM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

For the love of anything, can someone explain to me why this is considered a Christmas song? (It's played ad nausum during December here.)

It seems to be a (ahem) 'better' version of "Lets Get Drunk and Scr3w".
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Post by: MaggieB on January 19, 2010, 04:35:52 AM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

For the love of anything, can someone explain to me why this is considered a Christmas song? (It's played ad nausum during December here.)

It seems to be a (ahem) 'better' version of "Lets Get Drunk and Scr3w".

Ha ha ha!  At least Jimmy Buffet could call a spade a spade.
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Post by: MissRose on January 19, 2010, 04:40:49 AM
*Any song done by John Mayer ... he grates my nerves, and I got to change the station when he's on the radio.

*Most rap and hip hop - cant stand that most of the songs emphasize either sex or violence, and the music videos do the same thing in that genre.

*James blunt's "Your Beautiful"

*Most everything of Cher's... my mother loves her music, I can't really stand her voice.

*Songs done by current "Disney kids/teens/young adults" like the High School Musical ones, Miley, Selena Gomez, etc... This kids CAN'T sing a note to save their hide. Give me Christina Aguilera or Justin Timberlake any day - they can give lessons on singing & performance to the current Disney performers IMO.

*Insatiable by Darren Hayes... I will NOT listen to it as it reminds me of an unrequited romance as the guy I was trying to pursue a few years dedicated it to a girl I can't stand at all, and she was bragging about it on a forum & her social networking site pages. 

*Any songs by people like Paris Hilton, Lindsay, Hilary Duff, etc.  Sorry girls, you can't sing, you can't act.  They need to get a real life and some of you need to stop being so trashy.

*Angel - Sarah Mclachlan, sick of hearing it on some animal rights commercial don't recall its name.  Some people need to listen to the lyrics first!

There are others I'm sure, I just got to think of them!!


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Post by: mechtilde on January 19, 2010, 04:58:02 AM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

For the love of anything, can someone explain to me why this is considered a Christmas song? (It's played ad nausum during December here.)

It seems to be a (ahem) 'better' version of "Lets Get Drunk and Scr3w".

If you ever get the chance, watch the version by Miss Piggy and Rudolph Nureyev from the Muppet Show.

Best. Version. Ever.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: JonGirl on January 19, 2010, 05:26:28 AM



Someone mentioned Macarthur Park before. Yeah bad song but The Four Tops did a pretty good version.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Gyburc on January 19, 2010, 06:17:35 AM
There is a deeply cheesy song by a metal band (whose name I forget) called 'Fly like an Angel'.

The chorus goes:

'So now you're gonna flyyyyyyy,
Fly like an angeeeeeeel
Heaven awaits your call
And flowers bloom in your name.'

It is possible to write and perform a really moving heavy metal song ('Nothing Else Matters', for instance). This one, however, just does not work.

And at Christmas, MIL bought DH's brother the CD of Bob Dylan's Christmas music. BIL insisted on playing it at least three times through. I am not a Bob Dylan fan, but he did OK on 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'. 'Adeste Fideles', however, had me fleeing the room.

(Out of interest, is there anyone else here who thinks that Dylan must have been high on drink, drugs, something before making this album??!)

 :)

Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MsCopper on January 19, 2010, 06:22:23 AM
There is a deeply cheesy song by a metal band (whose name I forget) called 'Fly like an Angel'.

The chorus goes:

'So now you're gonna flyyyyyyy,
Fly like an angeeeeeeel
Heaven awaits your call
And flowers bloom in your name.'

It is possible to write and perform a really moving heavy metal song ('Nothing Else Matters', for instance). This one, however, just does not work.

And at Christmas, MIL bought DH's brother the CD of Bob Dylan's Christmas music. BIL insisted on playing it at least three times through. I am not a Bob Dylan fan, but he did OK on 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'. 'Adeste Fideles', however, had me fleeing the room.

(Out of interest, is there anyone else here who thinks that Dylan must have been high on drink, drugs, something before making this album??!)

 :)



The name of the band is: Slaughter. And I agree..
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Verloona Ti on January 19, 2010, 06:39:34 AM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

For the love of anything, can someone explain to me why this is considered a Christmas song? (It's played ad nausum during December here.)

It seems to be a (ahem) 'better' version of "Lets Get Drunk and Scr3w".

So, so fully agree! I loathe that song-even more than the egregious Santa Baby.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Venus193 on January 19, 2010, 07:05:33 AM
In the Christmas mode, I'll add "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."  Sorry; I don't think these are "cute."

Ditto on "Honey".  Hated that back in the day and it sounds even worse now.

More up to date, I also vote for "Asereje" by Las Ketchup.  I hate nonsense words with the intensity of a laser beam.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: AprilRenee on January 19, 2010, 07:34:30 AM
oh that new song...10,000 fireflies or something like that. It grates on my ears.

And the Mariah Carey one, the new one. Can't remember the name but it's got the line "Lying that you're sexin' me" in it. UGH
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 19, 2010, 07:47:12 AM
I know I'm a little late for the game, but there's one that's always made my skin crawl, and I can't forget it.
Heart's "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You."
Basically about a woman having a one night stand to get preggers because her significant other couldn't. The first time I heard that song (which was in my mid-teens), "Hasn't she heard of getting sperm from an actual donor?"
My friends all thought I was horribly unromantic.

While I really like the song, I kind of agree. But the feminist in me goes, "Hah! This time it was the guy who got scr3wed over, nyah nyah!" I don't think the song is romantic at all.

But I think the video of it is lovely.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: ginlyn32 on January 19, 2010, 08:03:10 AM
Most of the songs played on the Country Music station.

I like a couple of songs/artists...but it seems like the stations around here have about 20 songs they play. I know because my DH listens to country music and it just grates on my every nerve after about an hour. Who said country music wasn't emo? I just want to yell "STOP WHINING!!"

Take a Look at my Girlfriend by Supertramp. UGH!!! this has to be the most annoying, grating song EVER! And the radio stations play it all. the. time.

Bob Dylan. Anything by Bob Dylan. Who said that guy could sing? I cannot understand a word that man is saying!

Sorry to all the Boomers who love him!

ginlyn
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Corbin on January 19, 2010, 08:12:36 AM
oh that new song...10,000 fireflies or something like that. It grates on my ears.

And the Mariah Carey one, the new one. Can't remember the name but it's got the line "Lying that you're sexin' me" in it. UGH

The fireflies one, how did that ever get on the radio?!?! Oh my goodness, it's so insipid! Can't there be a happy medium? We get drugs, sex and violence or overly sweet, chirpy carp like that!!

Oh, and my local radio station must be watching this thread because I swear they are playing every.blessed.song on this list!!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: purplemuse on January 19, 2010, 08:50:52 AM
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My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.

How is it used? A lot of people completely misunderstand that song, which is about drug addiction. No, I'm not making it up - she says so on the liner notes of one of her CDs.

Wow... based on the chorus, I thought it was about someone committing suicide after living a difficult life.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MamaToreen on January 19, 2010, 09:28:36 AM
The Pina Colada song.

I always thought the lyrics sounded like they were written by an 8 year old.  Well, maybe a pretty worldly 8 year old, but still.

I always hated it because, let's face it, they both wanted out of the relationship but never talked, and they think it will work now?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MamaToreen on January 19, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
I absolutely hate Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You, she took a beautiful song and totally ruined it. I also hate anything, and I do mean anything by Duran Duran, total garbage.

Ed.

I'll never understand why Whitney insisted on yelling and gasping her way through that song. Dolly Parton sang it so simply and honestly.

Dolly knew what it meant. After all, she wrote it. (Yes, I know the history of the song.)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: happygrrl on January 19, 2010, 09:39:46 AM
OK, in retrospect, I now offer Byan Adam's "“(I Wanna Be) Your Underwear".

 ;D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MamaToreen on January 19, 2010, 09:47:30 AM
OK, in retrospect, I now offer Byan Adam's "“(I Wanna Be) Your Underwear".

 ;D

Wait, what? That's REAL?!? I thought my friend made up that title as a joke!!!!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Virg on January 19, 2010, 09:52:07 AM
ginlyn32 wrote:

"Bob Dylan. Anything by Bob Dylan. Who said that guy could sing? I cannot understand a word that man is saying!"

It's okay, Bob Dylan never thought Bob Dylan could sing either.  In fact, he said more than once that he hated having to sing on stage.

happygrrl wrote:

"OK, in retrospect, I now offer Byan Adam's "“(I Wanna Be) Your Underwear"."

That song has a great groove!  I agree that it's skeevy but very funny.

MamaToreen wrote:

"I always hated it because, let's face it, they both wanted out of the rel@tionship but never talked, and they think it will work now?"

You're not the only one.  The first time I heard "Escape" and actually listened to the words, I found myself confused.  They were both so incompatible that they cheated on each other, only to find each that the other was both untrustworthy and bad at communication.  How exactly was this supposed to result in true love?

Virg
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 19, 2010, 09:52:56 AM
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My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.

How is it used? A lot of people completely misunderstand that song, which is about drug addiction. No, I'm not making it up - she says so on the liner notes of one of her CDs.

Wow... based on the chorus, I thought it was about someone committing suicide after living a difficult life.
She's a huge animal activist and uses the song for those sad-eyed animal commercials that the SPCA uses to wring the tears from your eyes and the cash from your pockets.((let me say, I am not anti-SPCA, or anything, I just hate that kind of blatant manipulation))
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Petticoats on January 19, 2010, 10:18:49 AM
Wow, is this bringing up some songs that I was very happy to have forgotten. Now I'm eight (?) years old again, in my modern dance class, with "Somebody's knocking at the door, somebody's ringing the bell" playing over and over and over and... <gags>

Although I do have a soft spot for "Shiny Happy People"--or, as I called it once in a tongue-tied moment, "Heinie Slappy People."



 
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Winterlight on January 19, 2010, 11:06:32 AM
George Michael's "Father Figure." It's a recognized kink, yes, but let's not romanticize it, people.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: gorplady on January 19, 2010, 11:14:56 AM
And pretty much anything Steely Dan. Don't know why that group bugs me so much, but I absolutely have to turn them off whenever they're played on the radio.

POD to the Steely Dan. My partner loves them though. I was at an antique store one day and someone was selling the entire collection. On vinyl. So I bought it for him, but with a caveat: none of the records can be played while I'm in the house.  ;D He says it was worth it.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Paper Roses on January 19, 2010, 11:27:44 AM
I can't believe nobody mentioned "And Honey I miss you".  I hate that song!
Bobby Goldsboro.  I'm with you. 

I'm still, 40+ years later, wondering how Honey died. 
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lexophile on January 19, 2010, 11:31:57 AM
What about that "I've been to paradise" song by Charlene?

Every time I hear that song I picture some woman singing bad karaoke who has had too much to drink and thinks she's all that. And she's not.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 19, 2010, 11:47:17 AM
What about that "I've been to paradise" song by Charlene?
Every time I hear that song I picture some woman singing bad karaoke who has had too much to drink and thinks she's all that. And she's not.

Hee hee. Have you seen the video of it? Talk about bad dubbing!! Yikes.

Although I do like the song. I played it when I was very young and was singing it one day, and my mother stopped me and said, "WHAT?" I asked what freaked her out and she was like, "WHAT did you just sing?" ... Yeah. I'd been singing the part that goes, "I spent my life exploring the subtle wh*ring that costs too much to be free". Oops. To be fair, I was only 12 at the time and didn't know what "wh*ring" was.  :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: drebay on January 19, 2010, 11:50:20 AM
The Chicken Dance.

Not only do I hate that song per se.

But it does NOT belong at a wedding.

When my brother went to a wedding for the first time (as an invited guest), he told me that the Chicken Dance they played was more suited for a kindergarten's class end of year party than for the union of two adults in holy matrimony.

That one was forbidden at my wedding... As in I told the DJ if he played it he wouldn't get paid by order of the PsychoBride (Me!)

I told my DJ the same thing about "Achy Breaky Heart" Cannot stand that song!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: drebay on January 19, 2010, 12:02:43 PM



I wouldn't call it a real song but has anybody heard 'Revolution 9' by The Beatles?
The first time my dh played that for me I ran screaming from the room with threats to kill  :D. It was baaaaad  :o


None of the other Beatles plus George Martin wanted that song on the album.  John (and Yoko) won.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Bibliophile on January 19, 2010, 12:07:13 PM
What about that "I've been to paradise" song by Charlene?
Every time I hear that song I picture some woman singing bad karaoke who has had too much to drink and thinks she's all that. And she's not.

Hee hee. Have you seen the video of it? Talk about bad dubbing!! Yikes.

Although I do like the song. I played it when I was very young and was singing it one day, and my mother stopped me and said, "WHAT?" I asked what freaked her out and she was like, "WHAT did you just sing?" ... Yeah. I'd been singing the part that goes, "I spent my life exploring the subtle wh*ring that costs too much to be free". Oops. To be fair, I was only 12 at the time and didn't know what "wh*ring" was.  :P

Hey!  That's my favorite song on the The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert soundtrack!!!  There was a time when you couldn't pass me on the highway without seeing me belting it out at the top of my lungs cuz you know I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got  ;D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 19, 2010, 12:21:32 PM
Hey!  That's my favorite song on the The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert soundtrack!!!  There was a time when you couldn't pass me on the highway without seeing me belting it out at the top of my lungs cuz you know I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got  ;D

Have you also been undressed by kings and seen some things that a woman ain't s'posed to see?
 >:D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Bibliophile on January 19, 2010, 12:28:00 PM
Hey!  That's my favorite song on the The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert soundtrack!!!  There was a time when you couldn't pass me on the highway without seeing me belting it out at the top of my lungs cuz you know I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got  ;D

Have you also been undressed by kings and seen some things that a woman ain't s'posed to see?
 >:D

Yes, but when I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet   ;D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 19, 2010, 12:33:01 PM
Yes, but when I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet   ;D

... So what you're saying is, you've been to paradise but you've never been to you?
 ;D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Cupcake Fiend on January 19, 2010, 12:33:36 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: HelenB on January 19, 2010, 12:40:31 PM
What about that "I've been to paradise" song by Charlene?

That's one I could never stand -- as a young girl it just made me feel icky.

Then again, I also don't like "{female dog}"  -- not not just because my friends would insist on screaming out the chorus while driving around  (You know, "I'm a femaledog, I'm a something, I'm a something, I'm something else.... they couldn't remember the correct lyrics either..)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Bibliophile on January 19, 2010, 12:45:55 PM
Yes, but when I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet   ;D

... So what you're saying is, you've been to paradise but you've never been to you?
 ;D


Well, you know what paradise is...  It's a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be. 

But you know what truth is?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: extranormal on January 19, 2010, 01:49:39 PM
Yes, but when I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet   ;D

... So what you're saying is, you've been to paradise but you've never been to you?
 ;D


Eh, I've been to me. Paradise is better.  :)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lisbeth on January 19, 2010, 02:04:44 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!

I guess I have bad taste in music too.   :'(  But I have a hard time discussing this kind of thing because even though I know that nobody has to share tastes with me, it's still painful to know that something I love is something someone else hates.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on January 19, 2010, 02:12:03 PM
George Michael's "Father Figure." It's a recognized kink, yes, but let's not romanticize it, people.

And all it takes is one anime marathon (FMA) while listening to the radio to make two teenage girls start laughing until one pukes.

(It was an epic moment. But the song is creepyness.)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on January 19, 2010, 02:14:46 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!

I guess I have bad taste in music too.   :'(  But I have a hard time discussing this kind of thing because even though I know that nobody has to share tastes with me, it's still painful to know that something I love is something someone else hates.

Aww.

Its okay. I've seen several songs that I love mentioned too.

*hug*
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 19, 2010, 02:16:29 PM
I can't believe nobody mentioned "And Honey I miss you".  I hate that song!
Bobby Goldsboro.  I'm with you. 

I'm still, 40+ years later, wondering how Honey died. 

My guess, diabetic shock.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Venus193 on January 19, 2010, 02:49:11 PM
They didn't tell us:

http://artists.letssingit.com/bobby-goldsboro-lyrics-honey-pl9f57k
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: purplemuse on January 19, 2010, 02:49:42 PM
George Michael's "Father Figure." It's a recognized kink, yes, but let's not romanticize it, people.

I hate that song as well... well, with the original lyrics...

But I like to sing:

"I will be your bottom feeder/ Put your tiny hand in mine.
 I will be your creature feature..."
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pandora on January 19, 2010, 02:53:53 PM
I'm pretty sure Run Joey Run by David Geddes is a strong contender for the title.

The part where she takes the bullet her dad meant for her boyfriend and dies to the heavenly chorus is, admittedly, hilarious.

 Rocky might be a match.

 "Rocky, I've never had to die befooore, don't know if I can do it ....."   :'(
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Post by: Scuba_Dog on January 19, 2010, 03:04:26 PM
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My next one is Sarah MacLaughlin's "In the Arms of an Angel."  Maybe it's how it's been used recently but I can't listen to it.

How is it used? A lot of people completely misunderstand that song, which is about drug addiction. No, I'm not making it up - she says so on the liner notes of one of her CDs.

Wow... based on the chorus, I thought it was about someone committing suicide after living a difficult life.

It's actually about Smashing Pumpkins keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.   Also apparently, about the hardships of being a musician on the road.

(I can't watch that commercial anyway, with or without music.)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: drebay on January 19, 2010, 03:04:58 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!

I guess I have bad taste in music too.   :'(  But I have a hard time discussing this kind of thing because even though I know that nobody has to share tastes with me, it's still painful to know that something I love is something someone else hates.

Aww.

Its okay. I've seen several songs that I love mentioned too.

*hug*

Me too, but I am not telling which ones  :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pandora on January 19, 2010, 03:07:06 PM
Don't you want me, baby ..... : :o   Control issues, much?
   
   
You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you
I picked you out, I shook you up, and turned you around
Turned you into someone new
Now five years later on you've got the world at your feet
Success has been so easy for you
But don't forget it's me who put you where you are now
And I can put you back down too

(Chorus:)
Don't, don't you want me?
You know I can't believe it when I hear that you won't see me
Don't, don't you want me?
You know I don't believe you when you say that you don't need me
It's much too late to find
You think you've changed your mind
You'd better change it back or we will both be sorry

Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh
Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh

I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
That much is true
But even then I knew I'd find a much better place
Either with or without you
The five years we have had have been such good times
I still love you
But now I think it's time I lived my life on my own
I guess it's just what I must do

(Chorus)

Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh
Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh





Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pandora on January 19, 2010, 03:16:07 PM
 One of DH's all-time worst ..... :D

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99olOhPpwxg
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pandora on January 19, 2010, 03:30:54 PM
 This is suitable for use against Al-Quada ...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlG19En0PS8&feature=related
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: CeeBee on January 19, 2010, 05:06:12 PM
There is a Ja Rule song that is absolutely horrific, has a line in it about "keeping you drugged up on ecstasy/pulling on your pigtails while f****** you all the while."
And yes, I do know what my m******f****** name, is thanks.  ::)

And pretty much anything by Nickelback. And Celine Dion. And most of Mariah. And definitely James Blunt. Though I watched him interviewed on Top Gear once and wanted to hate him like the smarmy git I thought he was but I couldn't. Just don't like his music.
And Coldplay. Not even ONE good song? Really?! You're Yellow and you like Clocks, OK enough for me.


On the other hand, I will freely admit to singing along to Kenny Rodgers, Kokomo by the Beach Boys, George Michael in general, The Thong Song, Keep on Movin' by Five and a whole raft of other embarrassing stuff.


And I'm still giggling over the Slappy Heine People spoonerism....
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MsCopper on January 19, 2010, 05:07:25 PM
This one gets my vote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io
 :o
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Post by: Lynnv on January 19, 2010, 05:13:27 PM
I will admit that I don't like Celine Dion at the best of times.  And then she did this to a perfectly acceptable song.  Horrible.  Just horrible.  And I don't think I have heard of the other singer-Anastacia.   I am not inclined to try to hear anything else from her after this mess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULmC8JTTVy0

:-X

I don't think I can even talk about either of the Boones (Debbie's Light Up My Life is one that I can't stand, and Pat...especially his faux-metal album) without my blood-sugar levels going off the charts. 
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Post by: kareng57 on January 19, 2010, 05:25:02 PM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

For the love of anything, can someone explain to me why this is considered a Christmas song? (It's played ad nausum during December here.)

It seems to be a (ahem) 'better' version of "Lets Get Drunk and Scr3w".


True, but a lot of "winter" songs wind up being considered Christmas songs.  Other examples are Let It Snow!Let It Snow!/Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride.  Christmas isn't once mentioned in the lyrics of any of these, either.

But one that really baffles me is "My Favourite Things" from The Sound Of Music.  I can't figure out how it started being slated as a Christmas song at all.
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Post by: drebay on January 19, 2010, 05:58:29 PM


True, but a lot of "winter" songs wind up being considered Christmas songs.  Other examples are Let It Snow!Let It Snow!/Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride.  Christmas isn't once mentioned in the lyrics of any of these, either.

But one that really baffles me is "My Favourite Things" from The Sound Of Music.  I can't figure out how it started being slated as a Christmas song at all.

I always wondered why we never hear Winter Wonderland actually during winter. (well, it does crossover for a whole four days)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Paper Roses on January 19, 2010, 06:02:44 PM
"Turn On Your Heart Light" by Neil Diamond, if only for the line ". . . and home's the most excellent place . . ."  come on Neil, you can do better than that.  

Although, this is the man who sings about the fact that "even the chair" didn't care when he said "I am."  So maybe not.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Layla Miller on January 19, 2010, 07:36:58 PM
Has anyone else ever read Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs?  This thread reminds me of that book.  Not only does it cover just about every song mentioned here, but it's hilarious. 

Example: "'Honey,' a song so cloying and saccharine and smarmy that it makes 'It's a Small World' sound like heavy metal...is bearable if you assume that it's the Hell's Angels that took her away."
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Master_Edward on January 19, 2010, 07:45:09 PM
For the record I like Honey. Another couple songs I hate. What's Up by 4 Non-Blondes. Seriously, that's the name of the group. Stupid song and who in the world ever told that woman she could sing? Awful. Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega. It's a totally pointless song, just a description of what she sees other people doing while eating at a diner. Boring.

Ed.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Firecat on January 19, 2010, 07:48:41 PM
Don't you want me, baby ..... : :o   Control issues, much?
   
   
You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you
I picked you out, I shook you up, and turned you around
Turned you into someone new
Now five years later on you've got the world at your feet
Success has been so easy for you
But don't forget it's me who put you where you are now
And I can put you back down too

(Chorus:)
Don't, don't you want me?
You know I can't believe it when I hear that you won't see me
Don't, don't you want me?
You know I don't believe you when you say that you don't need me
It's much too late to find
You think you've changed your mind
You'd better change it back or we will both be sorry

Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh
Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh

I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
That much is true
But even then I knew I'd find a much better place
Either with or without you
The five years we have had have been such good times
I still love you
But now I think it's time I lived my life on my own
I guess it's just what I must do

(Chorus)

Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh
Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh







POD. I loathe this song. Also can't stand "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MaggieB on January 19, 2010, 08:08:31 PM
Has anyone else ever read Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs?  This thread reminds me of that book.  Not only does it cover just about every song mentioned here, but it's hilarious. 

Example: "'Honey,' a song so cloying and saccharine and smarmy that it makes 'It's a Small World' sound like heavy metal...is bearable if you assume that it's the Hell's Angels that took her away."

Yes!  I remember he came down pretty hard on Islands in the Stream, which I love.  I know I made fun of Kenny Rogers earlier in this thread, but I love me some Dolly Parton.  (And Kenny Rogers...I just think the melodrama in some of his songs makes them unintentionally hilarious.) 

Dave Barry is a riot, though.  He can make fun of songs I love anytime.   ;)

POD. I loathe this song. Also can't stand "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.

This!  That song is so creepy! 

"...My love for you is way outta line / Better run girl, you're much too young girl."

I don't know what he's planning, but I always wanna yell "Run, girl!  Run!"

Of course my contempt for this song does not extend to the Glee mash-up of this song with Don't Stand So Close to Me.  A Glee cast recording makes any song better!   ;)
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Post by: GoldenGemini on January 19, 2010, 09:45:08 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!

I guess I have bad taste in music too.   :'(  But I have a hard time discussing this kind of thing because even though I know that nobody has to share tastes with me, it's still painful to know that something I love is something someone else hates.

Aww.

Its okay. I've seen several songs that I love mentioned too.

*hug*

Me too, but I am not telling which ones  :P

I've actually not heard of a lot of these songs! But then, I don't listen to country, and quite a few songs mentioned are a little older than rage typically play.
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Post by: Bellantara on January 19, 2010, 10:07:38 PM
I was reminded of a couple at work today:

Hotel California by the Eagles and

pretty much anything Tracy Chapman moans sings.
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Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 19, 2010, 11:20:15 PM
After reading this whole thread, I've got 'Young Girl' by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap stuck in my head, interspersed with 'Honey' by Bobby Goldsboro. Maybe while Young Girl was running from Gary, she ran over Honey. I think I'm going to believe that.
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Post by: JonGirl on January 20, 2010, 02:32:15 AM



What about 'Girl you'll be a woman soon' by Neil Diamond?
Creepy.

And what about 'Living thing' by ELO. I don't know if its correct, but I heard that song is about abortions.  :-X

And I hate 'Living years' by Mike and the Machinics. What a depressing, whiney bunch of noise that is. And yes, I'm aware of what it's about.
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Post by: Miss Misery on January 20, 2010, 07:25:55 AM
Anyone else remember that godawful early 90s band Color Me Badd? Any of their songs ("I Wanna S*e*x You Up", "I Adore Mi Amour", "All For You") were enough to send me screaming into traffic.

I'm also throwing in:

"Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi. One word: Blech!
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N Roses. The cover version by Sheryl Crowe somehow manages to be even more hideous.
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears. Love their other songs, but this one makes my ears bleed.
Celine Dion's version of "I Drove All Night" aka "How To Slaughter A Great Song In One Easy Lesson--Just Let Celine Dion Sing It".
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Post by: snoopygirl on January 20, 2010, 07:40:51 AM
-I Touch Myself not sure who sings it but blah. I did like when Buffy mentioned it. She used to listen to it when she was in fifth grade. And Willow didn't know what it meant. When she finally realized what it meant and went oh I cracked up.
-I usually like Michael Jackson songs but I do not like his song In The Closet. The lyrics something about you baby makes me want to give it to you are kind of creepy.
-Send in the Clowns-I strongly dislike this song. I have never liked it. My dislike has increased ten fold by watching a pairs team ice skate to it in these horrible clown outfits. Just no.
-One of my least fave songs is one I have no idea who sings it. Or indeed most of the words. It just goes at the g@y bar over and over again. I only watched the video because I wondered why the heck all the guys in the video were wearing spandex bike shorts and were Abe Lincoln look Alikee's.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Sapphire23 on January 20, 2010, 08:16:04 AM
Not sure if its been mentioned yet but, Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men.  I'd rather have an icepick jamed in my ears than have to hear that song.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 20, 2010, 08:44:19 AM
-I Touch Myself not sure who sings it but blah. I did like when Buffy mentioned it. She used to listen to it when she was in fifth grade. And Willow didn't know what it meant. When she finally realized what it meant and went oh I cracked up.


That would be the Divinyls - and yes, I am QUITE embarassed that I know this.
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Post by: Petticoats on January 20, 2010, 08:48:04 AM
And I'm still giggling over the Slappy Heine People spoonerism....

<bows> Thank you, thank you! I does my best. :)

Since a PP mentioned Tears for Fears--a group that I adore--I have to nominate their single "The Way You Are" as a bad, bad, bad song. Just a bunch of jarring noise. It was included on a compilation album some years later, and their liner notes said something like, "It was at this point that we realized we needed to move in a different direction." Oh, definitely.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 20, 2010, 09:23:59 AM
And what about 'Living thing' by ELO. I don't know if its correct, but I heard that song is about abortions.  :-X

According to them, the 'Livin' Thing' is 'You and your sweet desire'.

Actually, thinking about it, every song by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is awful. He just wails on and on until I want to punch him right in the nose. And then he'd write another song 'Woooooomaaaaan-Giiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrlllllll. You PUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHEEEEEEDDDD ME IN THE NOOOOOOOOOOOSE!'
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Post by: happygrrl on January 20, 2010, 12:27:46 PM
Quote
I Touch Myself not sure who sings it but blah. I did like when Buffy mentioned it. She used to listen to it when she was in fifth grade. And Willow didn't know what it meant. When she finally realized what it meant and went oh I cracked up.

That would be the Divinyls - and yes, I am QUITE embarassed that I know this.

Well, I knew that, too, and am ashamed to admit that not only do I know that, but that I also know the lyrics, complete with all of the ooohhhss and aaaahhhhss.  :-X (Apparently, me, some tequilla, and a karoke machine got together in a bar one night, and had a one night stand.....)
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Post by: happygrrl on January 20, 2010, 12:41:05 PM
Anyone remember this one? (I don't know the actual name of the song or group-sorry!)

P A S S I O N
Got me in a jam again.
I can't lie,
And I can't win-
P A S S I O N

That was bad, but yet, I still remember it from the early '90s. Go figure!  ???

edited: b/c I can't spell
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Post by: Miss Misery on January 20, 2010, 02:50:02 PM
Anyone remember this one? (I don't know the actual name of the song or group-sorry!)

P A S S I O N
Got me in a jam again.
I can't lie,
And I can't win-
P A S S I O N

"P.A.S.S.I.O.N." by Rhythm Syndicate

...and I H.A.T.E. that song with a P.A.S.S.I.O.N.
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Post by: Morty'sCleaningLady on January 20, 2010, 03:39:02 PM
How did we skip Muskrat Love?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 20, 2010, 03:55:46 PM
I'm quoting a family member here concerning Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You":

It sounds like someone goosed her with an icicle!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Master_Edward on January 20, 2010, 04:19:51 PM
Yeah, I Touch Myself is a despicable song. Also Cyndi Lauper's SheBop. There shouldn't be any songs about that particular subject. It's just wrong.

Ed.
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Post by: Petticoats on January 20, 2010, 04:26:17 PM
Yeah, I Touch Myself is a despicable song. Also Cyndi Lauper's SheBop. There shouldn't be any songs about that particular subject. It's just wrong.

Ed.

I know I was a naive teen, because I totally didn't get the meaning of "She Bop." (I thought "bop" meant dancing. Srsly.) And it wasn't until years later, when I was watching a Pop-Up Video show on that, uh, theme, that my eyes were opened (and opened wide) to that interpretation of the Vapours' "Turning Japanese" and Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself," both of which are songs I liked a lot.

I still like them a lot. I just have to try to ignore the subtext.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: datcat on January 20, 2010, 05:10:45 PM
One of my least fave songs is one I have no idea who sings it. Or indeed most of the words. It just goes at the g@y bar over and over again. I only watched the video because I wondered why the heck all the guys in the video were wearing spandex bike shorts and were Abe Lincoln look Alikee's.

Twas  electric six and the song was called  gay bar.

I've got too admit there are not many songs that I really dislike, but I lothe this one with every fibre of my body...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h37KQu64RY4
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Shoo on January 20, 2010, 05:27:50 PM
They didn't tell us:

http://artists.letssingit.com/bobby-goldsboro-lyrics-honey-pl9f57k

No, but the lyrics give us a pretty good hint:

I came home unexpectedly,
And caught her cryin' needlessly, in the middle of the day...
And it was in the early spring, when flowers bloom, and robins sing,
She went away...


Seems she knew she was going to die, so it must have been something like cancer.
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Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 20, 2010, 05:41:54 PM
I've got too admit there are not many songs that I really dislike, but I lothe this one with every fibre of my body...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h37KQu64RY4

I'd never seen that before. I lasted about 45 seconds. I'm willing to go out and buy more fibres for my being so I can loathe it even more.
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Post by: hobish on January 20, 2010, 05:45:39 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!

I guess I have bad taste in music too.   :'(  But I have a hard time discussing this kind of thing because even though I know that nobody has to share tastes with me, it's still painful to know that something I love is something someone else hates.

Heh heh. If it makes you feel any better i bet you hate 98% of the music i love :)
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Post by: hobish on January 20, 2010, 05:56:08 PM

I really hate Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful To Me." The high pitched "...to me" at the end makes me want to do violence upon him. "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan aggravates me. Most Donovan is ok by me, but not that one. I'm sure i could go on for hours before whittling down to one truly most hated song.

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Post by: Venus193 on January 20, 2010, 06:28:08 PM
One of my worst is the Beatles' "Hey Jude."  I can't stand the refrain at the end.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: aiki on January 20, 2010, 06:55:23 PM
ginlyn32 wrote:

"Bob Dylan. Anything by Bob Dylan. Who said that guy could sing? I cannot understand a word that man is saying!"

It's okay, Bob Dylan never thought Bob Dylan could sing either.  In fact, he said more than once that he hated having to sing on stage.


Bob Dylan is perfectly welcome to sing Bob Dylan songs, but I would like him (and almost everbody else) to leave Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah the ****  alone please...
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Post by: goblue2539 on January 20, 2010, 07:07:34 PM

I really hate Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful To Me."

My husband thinks this song is hysterical.  He figures the subtext is that she wasn't beautiful to anyone else.  ;)  "You are so beautiful.....well, to me anyway."
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 20, 2010, 07:25:45 PM
ginlyn32 wrote:

"Bob Dylan. Anything by Bob Dylan. Who said that guy could sing? I cannot understand a word that man is saying!"

It's okay, Bob Dylan never thought Bob Dylan could sing either.  In fact, he said more than once that he hated having to sing on stage.


Bob Dylan is perfectly welcome to sing Bob Dylan songs, but I would like him (and almost everbody else) to leave Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah the ****  alone please...

But...but...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckbdLVX736U

I love his cover...
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Post by: Amalthea on January 20, 2010, 07:28:40 PM
I like a lot of the songs mentioned here.  :-\  Guess I have bad taste in music ;D  Doesn't bother me, though!

I guess I have bad taste in music too.   :'(  But I have a hard time discussing this kind of thing because even though I know that nobody has to share tastes with me, it's still painful to know that something I love is something someone else hates.

Aww.

Its okay. I've seen several songs that I love mentioned too.

*hug*

Me too, but I am not telling which ones  :P

I have bad taste in music too. :D  Some of it I won't admit to, but Fireflies is one of my favorite songs right now. ;D;;

Has anyone mentioned that Soulja Boy song?  That one drove me crazy.  Especially when I would hear it blaring out of someone's car in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on January 20, 2010, 07:32:20 PM
Okay-I have to mention it.  I can't believe noone else has brought this up.  But I can't keep it to myself any longer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04

It has a certain campiness to it...but not in a good way.

I still think that Celine doing "You Shook Me All Night Long" is worse.  But this is close.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 20, 2010, 07:35:55 PM
May I add "Do the Ricky Bobby" and "Halle Berry"?

Why are these even songs?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Amalthea on January 20, 2010, 07:37:53 PM
Okay-I have to mention it.  I can't believe noone else has brought this up.  But I can't keep it to myself any longer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04

It has a certain campiness to it...but not in a good way.

I still think that Celine doing "You Shook Me All Night Long" is worse.  But this is close.

Oh goodness.  I'm actually crying from laughter.  There are no words for that.
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Post by: Paper Roses on January 20, 2010, 08:43:18 PM
One of my worst is the Beatles' "Hey Jude."  I can't stand the refrain at the end.

Well, it wouldn't be all that bad if they cut about 4 hours off of it.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Reika on January 20, 2010, 09:01:34 PM
I don't remember anyone else, but the song "Hit Me Baby (one more time)" just really torques me off. Some of Spears' other songs don't bother me (I find them a trifle irritating), but that one can get me seeing red.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: GoldenGemini on January 20, 2010, 09:48:02 PM

I really hate Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful To Me."

My husband thinks this song is hysterical.  He figures the subtext is that she wasn't beautiful to anyone else.  ;)  "You are so beautiful.....well, to me anyway."

I know this song! I always said the same thing about it, but no-one agrees with me - they all think it's sweet and romantic.  "You ain't beautiful to anyone else, babe, so you're stuck with me no matter what!" 
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 20, 2010, 09:50:04 PM
There was this horrible one-hit wonder song from the 80s, Let's Go All The Way by a group called Sly Fox. I never understood most of what the guy was singing and the music is like nails on a chalkboard.

Ed. Yeah, my 900th post!
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Post by: snoopygirl on January 21, 2010, 05:07:24 AM
I found this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0GAjK64VZg&feature=related
To be fair the orginal by Sinatra is lovely but this cover I have no words. Although I cracked up. I think even Shatner is having trouble keeping a straight face during this and he is the one doing it.
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Post by: purplemuse on January 21, 2010, 06:08:31 AM
I have bad taste in music too. :D  Some of it I won't admit to, but Fireflies is one of my favorite songs right now. ;D;;


I really like that song too :)
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Post by: JonGirl on January 21, 2010, 06:16:41 AM
-I Touch Myself not sure who sings it but blah. I did like when Buffy mentioned it. She used to listen to it when she was in fifth grade. And Willow didn't know what it meant. When she finally realized what it meant and went oh I cracked up.


That would be the Divinyls - and yes, I am QUITE embarassed that I know this.


Why be embarrassed?. Everybody knows The Divinyls, they were good in their time but not so much now. Imagine Chrissy Amphlett doing that song these days.
Scuse me while I puke.  >:D :-X


Ever been to a Daryl Braithwaite concert? If I hear people requesting 'Horses' one more time, I'm going to yell.
I love Daryl and all but he had lots of better songs than that.   HOWZAT!  ;D
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Post by: Cupcake Fiend on January 21, 2010, 08:21:47 AM
I have bad taste in music too. :D  Some of it I won't admit to, but Fireflies is one of my favorite songs right now. ;D;;


I really like that song too :)

Me, too.  If I ever get a computer with a working CD player, it's going on the next mix CD I make for the kids.

Two songs I always turn off when they come on: You shook me all night long and Oh What a Night. 
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Post by: Black Delphinium on January 21, 2010, 09:33:18 AM
"Hey Soul Sister"...it's 2010 people, and as much as I like Mr Mister, there is no good reason to be mentioning them in your song.
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Post by: Shoo on January 21, 2010, 09:34:43 AM
Everybody knows The Divinyls

Not everybody.  I've never heard of them.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Petticoats on January 21, 2010, 10:05:22 AM

I really hate Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful To Me." The high pitched "...to me" at the end makes me want to do violence upon him. "


Yes! Parking a big piano-sized pod right here.

That vocal performance, and pretty much anything of Michael Bolton's, makes me think that the singer is in his final death throes, but they are being dragged out interminably, like someone in a Shakespearean tragedy. I just want to put him out of his misery (and mine).
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Post by: rhirhi on January 21, 2010, 10:22:10 AM
One of my worst is the Beatles' "Hey Jude."  I can't stand the refrain at the end.

Well, it wouldn't be all that bad if they cut about 4 hours off of it.

We had to play this one year in grade school traveling band. The leader would mix up how many times we had to play the end...anywhere from 2times to 10....11....12...I forget how many. Torture
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Post by: Venus193 on January 21, 2010, 11:00:02 AM
I think it's 17x on the recording.
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Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on January 21, 2010, 11:04:57 AM
I can't believe I just found this thread.

I don't remember anyone else, but the song "Hit Me Baby (one more time)" just really torques me off. Some of Spears' other songs don't bother me (I find them a trifle irritating), but that one can get me seeing red.

Almost anything Britney tourques me off. SHE CAN'T SING! Why why why why does she have a singing career?!

I also feel that Micheal Bolton should be put out of my misery.

That song Tic Toc.- I just don't get it.

Anything Miley Cryus makes me convulse, but especially that new one Party in the USA. Again, why why why does this girl have a singing career? I remember her live performance at one of the country awards shows last year where she tried to do ( I think) a Steve Nicks cover or something. I swear Martina
McBride, Reba McIntire, and Carrie Underwood had to be backstage shaking thier heads in disbelief... Like THIS is our competition. NO CONTEST!... It was THAT bad. I don't think I have ever heard so many key changes and flat notes in one song. The problem was, the Miley was the only one changing keys.  ::)

I also have a very strong hatred for anything by The Who. I especially hate Tommy. Which my husband finds odd since I am a musical theatre geek. I am not going to be watching the halftime show.
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Post by: Virg on January 21, 2010, 12:12:07 PM
One of my worst is the Beatles' "Hey Jude."  I can't stand the refrain at the end.

Well, it wouldn't be all that bad if they cut about 4 hours off of it.

This what me and my friends call a "concert song".  It's interminably long to listen to a recording of it, but it's the kind of song that works great played live, because the band can riff on it or get the crowd going or whatever.  Just recently, Paul McCartney played Fenway Park in Boston, and he did a rendition of this song.  There are YouTube videos of it, and you can see that it worked for him because he really got the crowd into it.  Steppenwolf had the same thing going in "Magic Carpet Ride", where the solo on the record went on about three minutes too long, but they'd bang around with it on stage and the crowd loved it.

This all reminds me of a joke about the Grateful Dead.  A guy is telling his friends, "I went to see the Dead and the concert lasted for five hours!  The best part is that I knew both songs!"

Virg
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Post by: kingsrings on January 21, 2010, 01:33:01 PM
‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’. Stupid, schmaltzy, annoying, ugh. If anyone ever sang this to me, I would distance myself from them immediately.

‘Butterfly Kisses’. Same as above. And really, is that the only father-daughter dance song around?? Get original!

Anything by Gloria Estefan. Her voice is like being tortured.

Another vote for ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’.

‘When I See You Smile’ by some band I can’t remember the name of. Someone once sang it on American Idol, and it doomed them, bad choice.

That Carrie Underwood song about her trashing her ex’s stuff. They’re just trying to make her look like some total cool, bad bacon-fed knave, and it’s just unintentionally funny instead.

‘What’s Goin’ On?’, originally by Marvin Gaye and now done by any pretentious celebrity or political movement to further their cause.


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Post by: Hushabye on January 21, 2010, 03:07:38 PM
I finally found one that irrititates the living heck out of me every time I hear it: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"  I know that it was made to drive charity donations, but it's so patronizing, asinine and inaccurate that it drives me up the wall.

"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" -- I'm fairly certain that that depends on where you are.  A hefty portion of the continent is desert, so no duh on the no snow thing.  But there are mountains that certainly get snow.  Plus, in the southern half of the continent, it's summer time in December.  I'd be more worried if there WERE snow.

"Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears" -- And one of the longest rivers in the world, if not the longest (depending on who's measuring and when).  But I digress.

"Where nothing ever grows / No rain nor rivers flows" -- Please see above two points; lots of things grow in the desert and, wonder of wonders, there's more to Africa than desert!  

"Let them know it's Christmas time again" -- What about the millions of people living in Africa who aren't Christian?  I'm pretty sure they don't give a rat's behind if it's Christmas or not.  Plus, last time I checked, people living in Africa aren't stupid; they're just as capable of telling time and reading a calendar as the next person.

I just want to throw things every time I hear it.
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Post by: GeauxTigers on January 21, 2010, 03:37:45 PM
"I Think I Love You" - Partridge Family
"Half-Breed" - Cher
"Playground In My Mind" - I don't know who sang this, and I really don't want to.
"Billy, Don't Be A Hero" - ditto
"Cherokee Nation" - ditto

POD to the collective JoeyHoneyRocky death songs - isn't there also one called "Shannon" about (I think) a dead dog? ("Shannon is gone/I heard she's drifting out to sea..." ) Awful.

William Shatner's um...version....of "Rocket Man", however, takes the Worst.Song.Ever. prize....

until you hear Leonard Nimoy sing "Proud Mary".


Edited because Mr. Spock was not portrayed by Leonard NimAy.
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Post by: happygrrl on January 21, 2010, 03:40:00 PM
Southern Sugar, FWIT, I think I love you!  ;D

Seriously, I think that song is in my top 5 all-time hated songs. I especially hate Bono singing "Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you"

I rant everytime I hear it-

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Post by: extranormal on January 21, 2010, 03:48:58 PM
Quote
POD to the collective JoeyHoneyRocky death songs - isn't there also one called "Shannon" about (I think) a dead dog? ("Shannon is gone/I heard she's drifting out to sea..." ) Awful.

Can I add Wildfire? It's about a dead pony, so it fits the motif.
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Post by: Hushabye on January 21, 2010, 03:49:40 PM
Southern Sugar, FWIT, I think I love you!  ;D

Seriously, I think that song is in my top 5 all-time hated songs. I especially hate Bono singing "Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you"

I rant everytime I hear it-



Why thank you!  ;D

When he gets to that part, I'm like, "But why?  I'd *love* to be chillin in Morocco drinking some mint tea and eating some tagine or be in Tunisia checking out the village that George Lucas named Tatooine after!" (Not to ignore the rest of Africa, but those are two places I'd give about anything to visit.)
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Post by: hobish on January 21, 2010, 03:55:34 PM

I really hate Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful To Me."

My husband thinks this song is hysterical.  He figures the subtext is that she wasn't beautiful to anyone else.  ;)  "You are so beautiful.....well, to me anyway."

Ha!  ;D I never thought of it that way. That is really funny. I don't think i will ever listen to that the same way again.
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Post by: kingsrings on January 21, 2010, 05:20:00 PM
Speaking of Sonny & Cher, I can't stand that song, 'I Got You Babe'. A karaoke favorite, it seems.
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 21, 2010, 08:54:41 PM
And then there's the song by Yes, Owner Of A Lonely Heart. stupid, nonsensical, weird and I don't know but I think it's kind of creepy too. It's even got a creepy music video.

Ed.
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Post by: artk2002 on January 21, 2010, 09:52:21 PM
Bob Dylan. Anything by Bob Dylan. Who said that guy could sing? I cannot understand a word that man is saying!

The Scottish/Australian folksinger Eric Bogle would agree with you.  He wrote a song, called "Do you know any Dylan?" about trying to break into folksinging and being constantly asked to sing stuff by Bob Dylan.  The chorus is:

No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my life-blood spillin'
I'll sing anything
Even God Save The King
But I won't sing any Bob Dylan
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 21, 2010, 10:49:19 PM
"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" -- I'm fairly certain that that depends on where you are. .. Plus, in the southern half of the continent, it's summer time in December.  I'd be more worried if there WERE snow.
... Plus, last time I checked, people living in Africa aren't stupid; they're just as capable of telling time and reading a calendar as the next person.
I just want to throw things every time I hear it.

On behalf of the people down south, thank you.  :D  Our idea of Christmas is to have a big lunch and lie around the pool. If it snowed I would be extremely unhappy.
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Post by: Solanna Dryden on January 21, 2010, 10:52:54 PM
"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" -- I'm fairly certain that that depends on where you are. .. Plus, in the southern half of the continent, it's summer time in December.  I'd be more worried if there WERE snow.
... Plus, last time I checked, people living in Africa aren't stupid; they're just as capable of telling time and reading a calendar as the next person.
I just want to throw things every time I hear it.

On behalf of the people down south, thank you.  :D  Our idea of Christmas is to have a big lunch and lie around the pool. If it snowed I would be extremely unhappy.

 :o
Now I really, REALLY want to go to South Africa!

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Post by: JonGirl on January 21, 2010, 10:55:51 PM
Everybody knows The Divinyls

Not everybody.  I've never heard of them.


Oh. Australian band, been around a very long time.  :)
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Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 21, 2010, 11:21:49 PM
Thought of another - 'Don't Bring Me Down'.


My sister and I were driving when this song came on and had the following exchange after I violently stabbed the change station button.

Me: I hate that song! And who in Ehell is Bruce?
Sis: A major buzzkill, apparently.
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Post by: Hushabye on January 22, 2010, 08:58:08 AM
"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" -- I'm fairly certain that that depends on where you are. .. Plus, in the southern half of the continent, it's summer time in December.  I'd be more worried if there WERE snow.
... Plus, last time I checked, people living in Africa aren't stupid; they're just as capable of telling time and reading a calendar as the next person.
I just want to throw things every time I hear it.

On behalf of the people down south, thank you.  :D  Our idea of Christmas is to have a big lunch and lie around the pool. If it snowed I would be extremely unhappy.

I was actually thinking of you when I wrote that part of the post... EHell has consumed my soul!

And your idea of Christmas?  Sounds *awesome*!
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Post by: the Wyffe on January 22, 2010, 09:23:11 AM
Anything - anything at all - by Mariah Carey.  She makes me want to throw myself screaming out of a window with her hideous dying dolphin warbling shrieks.

That B*tch song by Meredith whoever, and the 'Not going to write you a love song' - discordant and just horrible
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Post by: Syfygeek on January 22, 2010, 09:59:44 AM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

For the love of anything, can someone explain to me why this is considered a Christmas song? (It's played ad nausum during December here.)

It seems to be a (ahem) 'better' version of "Lets Get Drunk and Scr3w".


True, but a lot of "winter" songs wind up being considered Christmas songs.  Other examples are Let It Snow!Let It Snow!/Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride.  Christmas isn't once mentioned in the lyrics of any of these, either.

But one that really baffles me is "My Favourite Things" from The Sound Of Music.  I can't figure out how it started being slated as a Christmas song at all.

The song Baby It's Cold outside was used in the movie "Neptune's Daughter"- Ricardo Montalban was singing it to Esther Willams to get her to stay inside with him- there were in Florida, so it was tongue in cheek. In the same scene, Betty Garrett is singing it to Red Skelton to get him to stay with her, also in Florida.

More trivia- the man who wrote it also wrote "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" and sang it with his wife, but sold it to MGM in 1948- In 1949- it was on the Billboard Best Sellers 4 times, by 4 different couples.
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Post by: LadyClaire on January 22, 2010, 10:19:39 AM
Anything - anything at all - by Mariah Carey.  She makes me want to throw myself screaming out of a window with her hideous dying dolphin warbling shrieks.

Her later songs are especially horrid. "Honey" *shudder* and anything from around the time that she did "Glitter" *shudders again*
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 22, 2010, 01:00:07 PM
I was actually thinking of you when I wrote that part of the post... EHell has consumed my soul!
And your idea of Christmas?  Sounds *awesome*!

 :-*
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Post by: baglady on January 22, 2010, 01:46:47 PM
[quote"Turn On Your Heart Light" by Neil Diamond, if only for the line ". . . and home's the most excellent place . . ."  come on Neil, you can do better than that.  [/quote]

To be fair to Neil, that song is from the POV of Elliot from "E.T.," who did say "most excellent" at least a couple of times in the movie. The one I remember is him asking his brother (sister?) to "swear on the most excellent promise you know how to make" -- or something like that.

Quote
I came home unexpectedly,
And caught her cryin' needlessly, in the middle of the day...
And it was in the early spring, when flowers bloom, and robins sing,
She went away...


Seems she knew she was going to die, so it must have been something like cancer.

If she just found out she's terminally ill, I wouldn't call her reaction "crying needlessly," Mr. Honey.

Then this, from the same song:

One day while i was not at home,
While she was there, and all alone,
The angels came...

So not only does he think she's overreacting to her *terminal illness,* he didn't even stay by her side at the end? Too bad Honey didn't live long enough to dump his inconsiderate bottom.

Quote
Me: I hate that song! And who in Ehell is Bruce?
Sis: A major buzzkill, apparently.

Bruce? I thought they were singing to Chris.

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Post by: Hillia on January 22, 2010, 01:58:03 PM

Quote
I came home unexpectedly,
And caught her cryin' needlessly, in the middle of the day...
And it was in the early spring, when flowers bloom, and robins sing,
She went away...


Seems she knew she was going to die, so it must have been something like cancer.

If she just found out she's terminally ill, I wouldn't call her reaction "crying needlessly," Mr. Honey.

Then this, from the same song:

One day while i was not at home,
While she was there, and all alone,
The angels came...

So not only does he think she's overreacting to her *terminal illness,* he didn't even stay by her side at the end? Too bad Honey didn't live long enough to dump his inconsiderate bottom.

Quote
Me: I hate that song! And who in Ehell is Bruce?
Sis: A major buzzkill, apparently.

Bruce? I thought they were singing to Chris.



I think the point of Honey is that she didn't tell her husband what was going on, so instead of the spacey ditz he's painting her as, she kept the news of her impending death to herself so he wouldn't be 'bothered'.

When my mom was in her first trimester with me, she was exposed to German measles.  She didn't tell anyone except her doctor; went through 6 months of pregnancy not knowing if I would be born blind, deaf, brain damaged...because she didn't want to 'bother' my dad.  Common idea in the 60's.
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Post by: kingsrings on January 22, 2010, 02:09:25 PM
I just looked up the lyrics to ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down". According to them, it's not 'Bruce', nor 'Chris'.
It's, "Don't bring me down, grrooosss". Seriously.
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Post by: LadyClaire on January 22, 2010, 02:20:45 PM
I just looked up the lyrics to ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down". According to them, it's not 'Bruce', nor 'Chris'.
It's, "Don't bring me down, grrooosss". Seriously.

grrooossss? what the heck is a grrooosss?
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Post by: Kimblee on January 22, 2010, 02:45:43 PM
I just looked up the lyrics to ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down". According to them, it's not 'Bruce', nor 'Chris'.
It's, "Don't bring me down, grrooosss". Seriously.

grrooossss? what the heck is a grrooosss?

The common exclamation when one steps into a fresh pile of puppy sludge first thing in the morning.

Why someone wrote a song about stepping in puppy poo, beats me!
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Post by: kingsrings on January 22, 2010, 02:46:00 PM
I was trying to figure out how that fit into the song, but gave up....

Another candidate: "You Light Up My Life". I don't know what's worse - the song, or Debby Boone's voice singing it.
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 22, 2010, 02:46:10 PM
Another one from me. I hate hate hate Take On Me by a-ha. I absolutely loathe and despise it. Blech.

Ed.
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Post by: Lisbeth on January 22, 2010, 02:55:00 PM
I was trying to figure out how that fit into the song, but gave up....

Another candidate: "You Light Up My Life". I don't know what's worse - the song, or Debby Boone's voice singing it.

Pod.  Hearing this song makes my stomach turn over.
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Post by: Miss Misery on January 22, 2010, 07:12:40 PM
Two very recent candidates:

"Tik Tok"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_m3v3nKf4A) by Ke$ha--atrocious song by a gal who looks like Taylor Swift's trashy sister. I listened to some of Ke$ha's other songs and they all feature the same shallow and juvenile 'party til you puke' lyrics. Makes me want to run screaming for the nearest Britney Spears album. Of course, "Tik Tok" is one of those songs that you instantly hate but if you happen to hear it, it will be stuck in your head for days and days.

"Superficial" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bvn8fTsYzI) by Heidi Montag--over the past few weeks Heidi has been bragging about her new album, about how she spent 2 million dollars of her own money on it and how it was as good as Michael Jackson's Thriller(!) (Do you hear that noise? That's Michael Jackson doing backflips in his grave) Well, the album was released last week and sold a grand total of...........658 copies. That is what we call a "flop", boys and girls. Heidi said she expected to make her 2 million back the first week. 658 times the album's selling price of $9.99 equals $6573.42. I'd feel sorry for her but she's such a deluded, self-absorbed twit that I can't bring myself to.

Anyway, "Superficial" is all about how we're all so jealous of Heidi Montag because she's so sexy and rich and such a trendsetter. Stop laughing!!!
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Post by: Camarynne on January 22, 2010, 07:45:01 PM
Christmas Shoes...my whole family LOVES that song and movie and I can't stand to even hear it.

"Man on Your Mind"...was it Little River Band? I always pictured someone walking around with a guy on her head.

"Barbie Girl"...does anyone like that song? Lol...it just irritates me.
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 22, 2010, 08:03:29 PM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.
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Post by: miss_ann_thrope on January 22, 2010, 08:24:44 PM

"Barbie Girl"...does anyone like that song? Lol...it just irritates me.


I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation...



My friends and I danced to that song during our elementary school talent show ;D and we were awesome! ;D
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Post by: Kimblee on January 22, 2010, 09:51:48 PM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

I like that song... lol
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Post by: Paper Roses on January 22, 2010, 10:06:32 PM
[quote"Turn On Your Heart Light" by Neil Diamond, if only for the line ". . . and home's the most excellent place . . ."  come on Neil, you can do better than that.  

To be fair to Neil, that song is from the POV of Elliot from "E.T.," who did say "most excellent" at least a couple of times in the movie. The one I remember is him asking his brother (sister?) to "swear on the most excellent promise you know how to make" -- or something like that.

[[/quote]

I know that - I just think Neil sounds kind of dumb singing it.
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Post by: Hushabye on January 22, 2010, 10:14:00 PM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

I like that song... lol

So does DH.  Don't feel bad!  ;D
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Post by: LifeOnPluto on January 22, 2010, 11:17:09 PM
This is very un-Australian of me, but I can't stand "You're The Voice" by John Farnham. They trot it out virtually every Australia Day. The lyrics are sappy, and the chorus "Waaaaoooohhhh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh", irritates the heck out of me.
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Post by: Firecat on January 22, 2010, 11:47:44 PM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

I like that song... lol

So does DH.  Don't feel bad!  ;D

Me too  ;D
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Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 23, 2010, 09:07:46 AM

"Superficial" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bvn8fTsYzI) by Heidi Montag--over the past few weeks Heidi has been bragging about her new album, about how she spent 2 million dollars of her own money on it and how it was as good as Michael Jackson's Thriller(!) (Do you hear that noise? That's Michael Jackson doing backflips in his grave) Well, the album was released last week and sold a grand total of...........658 copies. That is what we call a "flop", boys and girls. Heidi said she expected to make her 2 million back the first week. 658 times the album's selling price of $9.99 equals $6573.42. I'd feel sorry for her but she's such a deluded, self-absorbed twit that I can't bring myself to.

Anyway, "Superficial" is all about how we're all so jealous of Heidi Montag because she's so sexy and rich and such a trendsetter. Stop laughing!!!

I read thsi too, and she was interviewed on Nightline last night, about the 10 plastic surgery procedures she had recently in ONE day.  She saw absolutely nothing wrong with that, but honestly, while I don't care for her at all, sh4e was so much more attractive before the surgery!!!  And when asked about her new album, she commented that it was so good, etc and will sell a lot, ala Michael Jackson.  The interviewer than asked if she was as talented as MJ, and she said ,well, I have ALL the same producers, and the music is the same quality.  Um Heidi, that wasn't the question. 
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Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 23, 2010, 09:09:52 AM

"Barbie Girl"...does anyone like that song? Lol...it just irritates me.


I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation...



My friends and I danced to that song during our elementary school talent show ;D and we were awesome! ;D


I have to add that one of the local NYC radio stations did a parody of this song, entitled "I'm a Jersey girl" and it was truly hilarious.  While I certainly don't encourage stereotypes, if you've ever seen "Jersey Shore" that is what it parodied. 
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Post by: HotMango on January 23, 2010, 01:29:06 PM
While grocery shopping today, I was reminded of possibly the worst song ever as Hall & Oats' "Did It in a Minute" came over the speaker. I was seriously considering abandoning my buggy half filled with food and fleeing the store to the relative safety of the parking lot. "You did it....you did it....you did it.....in a minnnnate!" ad nauseum.

I could stomach a lot during the 80s. Heck, I even enjoyed most of the songs. Just not that one. Plus Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go". And also Phil Collins' "Sussudio." Shudder!
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Post by: Solanna Dryden on January 23, 2010, 02:13:27 PM

I could stomach a lot during the 80s. Heck, I even enjoyed most of the songs. Just not that one. Plus Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go". And also Phil Collins' "Sussudio." Shudder!

Okay, what is Sussudio actually about? I've never been able to figure it out, and to me it just looks like he's trying to say "Studio." But I don't think that's right ;)
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 23, 2010, 02:32:15 PM
HotMango: I love everything Hall and Oates ever did. Well almost. I feel the same way about Method Of Modern Love that you do about Did It In A Minute. I just don't get why it's so great, but oh well.

Ed.
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Post by: MsCopper on January 23, 2010, 02:56:44 PM

I could stomach a lot during the 80s. Heck, I even enjoyed most of the songs. Just not that one. Plus Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go". And also Phil Collins' "Sussudio." Shudder!

Okay, what is Sussudio actually about? I've never been able to figure it out, and to me it just looks like he's trying to say "Studio." But I don't think that's right ;)

 I could never figure it out either. Found this. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1908 
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Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on January 23, 2010, 04:14:34 PM
Okay, I'll offer myself up  :P  I like the following "bad songs" (in order of how I wrote them down after seeing them on here):
-Barbie Girl by Aqua
-Last Kiss by Wednesday (Pearl Jam version is okay, too)
-500 Miles by the Pretenders
-Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks
-MMMBop by Hanson (who I still love ;D )
-Leader of the Pack by the Shangri La's

But, to be fair, all of these songs remind me of something or other that was good, so who knows how I feel about them independantly? LOL

Ones I can't stand:
-Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
-Fancy
-Anything by Brad Paisley.  Seriously, every time I hear something on the country station that I hate and is sung by a man, it's Brad Paisley.  Unless it's Billy Ray Cyrus, lol.
-The one that goes something like "You make me go uuuuhhhh...that loving sound."  I LOATHE that song.  It's been waking me up every morning lately and drives me up the walls.
-Margaritaville & White Wedding.  *Shudders*  I think I need to stay out of karaoke bars...
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Post by: KCee on January 23, 2010, 05:22:36 PM
The song on the radio that I am currently hating is "According to You" by Orianthe.  I guess a lot of people love it because its getting so much play but I can't stand it.  The lyrics sound like an unoriginal diary entry to me and I don't get the appeal.  

I always disliked "Bubbly" by Colbie Calliet, as well.  

Incidentally, I LOVE Tik-Tok by Kesha.  That is a fun song.  ;D

eta: I do think she ought to brush her teeth with Crest and use a swish of Listerine, though, if she's not planning on coming back.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 23, 2010, 11:11:32 PM
Ones I can't stand:
-Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
-Fancy

I must say I love "Fancy". I have a Stargate SG-1 music video about Daniel set to it. You wouldn't think it would work, but it really does.

I think Weird Al's "Achy Breaky Song" says what most of us feel about our list of terrible songs. Just an excerpt:
You can torture me with Donny & Marie
You can play some Barry Manilow
Or you can play some schlock
Like New Kids On The Block
Or any Village People song you know
Or play Vanilla Ice
Hey, you could play him twice
And you can play the Bee Gees any day
But Mister DJ, please, I'm beggin' on my knees
I just can't take no more of Billy Ray

Don't play that song
That "Achy Breaky" song
The most annoying song I know
And if you play that song
That "Achy Breaky" song
I might blow up my radio, ooo...


Heheh. The next verse starts with, "You can clear the room by playing Debbie Boone..." HECK YEAH. Weird Al rules.
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Post by: mechtilde on January 24, 2010, 11:05:52 AM
I looove the Bobbie Gentry version of Fancy- but have yet to find another good version.

Another hate- Roisin Dubh by the Dubliners- seriously- who thought that playing that on several mandolines was a good idea?
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Post by: jaxsue on January 24, 2010, 11:37:46 AM
Someone mentioned Butterfly Kisses. ITA. Actually, I'm so sick and tired of the weepy father/daughter ballads. Enough already!!

As a mother of 2 boys, I have to wonder why the F/D relationship is so hyped? What about those of us with sons? Are parents of boys bereft of emotions when it comes to them growing up?

Maudlin songs...blech!  :-X
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 24, 2010, 12:51:20 PM
I looove the Bobbie Gentry version of Fancy- but have yet to find another good version.

I've only ever heard the Reba McEntire version. Time to search of youTube...
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Post by: kingsrings on January 24, 2010, 05:55:10 PM
"I Just Called to say I Love You" or whatever the title is, by Stevie Wonder. It was such a popular song, and was played torturously sooo much. And I believe it won an Oscar, too. Pukey, stupid, annoying song. Sorry Stevie.
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 24, 2010, 06:11:58 PM
I'd have to nominate anything and everything by Madonna. I really can't stand her.

Ed.
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Post by: Hawkwatcher on January 25, 2010, 03:27:42 AM
"Hey Soul Sister"...it's 2010 people, and as much as I like Mr Mister, there is no good reason to be mentioning them in your song.

It seems like every show I watch plays parts of this song.  It distracts from my enjoyment of those shows.
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Post by: JonGirl on January 25, 2010, 04:26:00 AM
I'd have to nominate anything and everything by Madonna. I really can't stand her.

Ed.


Yes, I've got the same attitute to ABBA. I'd rather eat dirt then listen to them.
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Post by: JonGirl on January 25, 2010, 04:47:52 AM
Another one from me. I hate hate hate Take On Me by a-ha. I absolutely loathe and despise it. Blech.

Ed.


Did you like the video that went along with it.  Brilliant.
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Post by: Twik on January 25, 2010, 06:30:53 AM
I'd have to nominate anything and everything by Madonna. I really can't stand her.

Ed.


Yes, I've got the same attitute to ABBA. I'd rather eat dirt then listen to them.

I love both of you.
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Post by: LadyClaire on January 25, 2010, 07:48:40 AM
"Hey Soul Sister"...it's 2010 people, and as much as I like Mr Mister, there is no good reason to be mentioning them in your song.

It seems like every show I watch plays parts of this song.  It distracts from my enjoyment of those shows.

My mother is a huge Train fan. She named one of her cats Soul Sister.

Which is funny, because Soul Sister is, as it turned out, a rather badly behaved cat. It's common to hear my mother yell "Hey! Soul Sister!" when the cat is on the counter/chewing yarn, breaking into the trash.
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Post by: LadyClaire on January 25, 2010, 07:49:45 AM
Another one from me. I hate hate hate Take On Me by a-ha. I absolutely loathe and despise it. Blech.

Ed.


Did you like the video that went along with it.  Brilliant.

The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 25, 2010, 10:03:11 AM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.
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Post by: Paper Roses on January 25, 2010, 11:44:52 AM
"I Just Called to say I Love You" or whatever the title is, by Stevie Wonder. It was such a popular song, and was played torturously sooo much. And I believe it won an Oscar, too. Pukey, stupid, annoying song. Sorry Stevie.

Oh, can we please, please, PLEEEEEEAAAAASE put "Isn't She Lovely" in there too?  I absolutely cannot stand that song.
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Post by: Lynnv on January 25, 2010, 11:45:35 AM
"I Just Called to say I Love You" or whatever the title is, by Stevie Wonder. It was such a popular song, and was played torturously sooo much. And I believe it won an Oscar, too. Pukey, stupid, annoying song. Sorry Stevie.

Oh, can we please, please, PLEEEEEEAAAAASE put "Isn't She Lovely" in there too?  I absolutely cannot stand that song.

Oh yes, we sure can!
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Post by: Giggity on January 25, 2010, 11:55:13 AM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

So, so fully agree! I loathe that song-even more than the egregious Santa Baby.

Celine Dion singing "Santa Baby" is my personal vision of hell.
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Post by: Giggity on January 25, 2010, 12:00:59 PM
pretty much anything Tracy Chapman moans sings.

It took my friends a LONG time to convince me that Tracy Chapman is not, in fact, a dude.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on January 25, 2010, 12:03:12 PM
pretty much anything Tracy Chapman moans sings.

It took my friends a LONG time to convince me that Tracy Chapman is not, in fact, a dude.

He isn't?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Hillia on January 25, 2010, 12:21:58 PM
The one song that makes me want to get a large stick and beat the radio with it is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

So, so fully agree! I loathe that song-even more than the egregious Santa Baby.

Celine Dion singing "Santa Baby" is my personal vision of hell.

Oh my.  I didn't know she'd ever attempted it.  I personally kinda like Santa Baby when done properly - as a very broad, sex-kitteny parody.  Kelly Pickler does a pretty good version, Taylor Swift's is awful.  I'm imagining Celine wailing away at it and my head hurts already.  Ugh.
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Post by: Giggity on January 25, 2010, 12:33:12 PM
I loathe Carol Channing - I find her astoundingly affected and annoying - and "Santa Baby" is the perfect example of why she should never, ever be allowed to make any noise in public.

As far as I know, Celine Dion has never covered "Santa Baby."

But I bet now she does, just to IRRITATE THE HECK OUT OF ME because that's how she rolls.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on January 25, 2010, 12:35:19 PM
As far as I know, Celine Dion has never covered "Santa Baby."

But I bet now she does, just to IRRITATE THE HECK OUT OF ME because that's how she rolls.

I have not heard such a thing either, but I wouldn't put it past her.  Ick.
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Post by: kingsrings on January 25, 2010, 12:44:36 PM
I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t think that Carol Channing is the greatest performer in the world. Yes, her performance track record is extremely admirable. However, that lisping, grating, speaking/singing voice of hers is cringe-worthy, and the quality of her singing is only passable. And she’s so odd-looking too with those eyes.
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Post by: StaciNadia on January 25, 2010, 01:52:39 PM
I like a lot of the songs listed here...   :-[  Especially William Shatner's Rocket Man, LOL, seriously.  Red and I quote it every so often.  "I'm a rocket...,  man..."   ;D  Can't even listen to Elton John's version without thinking of it.

Anyways, the songs I can't stand...
-"All I Want to Do" (is have some fun)
-"Something to Talk About"
-"Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart.  I love you, man, but singing about seducing a v*rgin?
-Many of the various remakes of 80s songs lately.  The 80s versions were WAY better.

I can't think of any more.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on January 25, 2010, 03:21:23 PM
I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t think that Carol Channing is the greatest performer in the world. Yes, her performance track record is extremely admirable. However, that lisping, grating, speaking/singing voice of hers is cringe-worthy, and the quality of her singing is only passable. And she’s so odd-looking too with those eyes.

Me too. I realize that all my musical theatre friends will shun me for this but I don't care. She stinks!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: 2littlemonkeys on January 25, 2010, 04:36:58 PM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.

I love those.  TEotH is my favorite too.

As for songs, I think my picks have pretty much been covered.  I'm also not a fan of Celine Dion or Madonna. 

Is it really mean of me to be ROTFL that Heidi M's album crashed and burned?  Not that I like to see people fail but they are So! Full! of! Themselves! 
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Post by: Giggity on January 25, 2010, 05:17:19 PM
No, 2lm, it's not mean at all. It merely demonstrates your good grasp of philosophy and geometry.

Heidi Montag is one of those demons Bill Hicks warned us about - set loose on this earth by Satan to lower our standards.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: nicetooths on January 25, 2010, 11:29:09 PM
pretty much anything Tracy Chapman moans sings.

It took my friends a LONG time to convince me that Tracy Chapman is not, in fact, a dude.

He isn't?

Haha! I remember spending some time in the music store looking at the album cover with my friends trying to figure out if Tracy was a man or a woman. The picture didn't give anything away.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on January 26, 2010, 07:58:44 AM
pretty much anything Tracy Chapman moans sings.

It took my friends a LONG time to convince me that Tracy Chapman is not, in fact, a dude.

He isn't?

Haha! I remember spending some time in the music store looking at the album cover with my friends trying to figure out if Tracy was a man or a woman. The picture didn't give anything away.

Maybe that was part of her marketing gimmick? Like, she wanted it to be a mystery? Or she just wanted her talent to speak for itself without gender being a factor...  ???  If that makes any sense... ???
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Giggity on January 26, 2010, 08:04:42 AM
Aaaah, assuming a fact not in evidence ... that Tracy Chapman actually has talent.  :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Winterlight on January 26, 2010, 10:01:57 AM
Is it really mean of me to be ROTFL that Heidi M's album crashed and burned?  Not that I like to see people fail but they are So! Full! of! Themselves! 


I just went and heard the first single. All things considered, she has a great career ahead of her.

Promoting earplugs.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lexophile on January 26, 2010, 10:43:49 AM
[quote"Turn On Your Heart Light" by Neil Diamond, if only for the line ". . . and home's the most excellent place . . ."  come on Neil, you can do better than that.  

To be fair to Neil, that song is from the POV of Elliot from "E.T.," who did say "most excellent" at least a couple of times in the movie. The one I remember is him asking his brother (sister?) to "swear on the most excellent promise you know how to make" -- or something like that.

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I know that - I just think Neil sounds kind of dumb singing it.
[/quote]

Neil also sang "I Dreamed A Dream" from the Les Mis soundtrack. Talk about creepy.
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Post by: Lexophile on January 26, 2010, 10:47:50 AM
I have to agree on "Christmas Please Don't be Late" or any other songs sung by the Chipmunks or anybody else with a high squeaky voice.  That includes "Mmm Bop" By Hanson.  Another obnoxious holiday song is "Dominic the Donkey" because of the repetitive lyrics and especially the donkey noises.  To round out my holiday least favorites is the song that consists entirely of dogs barking "Jingle Bells".

I also dislike the squeaky and squealy voices that many of the songs in the 50's/60's era had.  Some examples would include "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Sherry Baby".

There's a group called the Jersey Babys (sic) that put out an album of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' music in all instrumentals and arranged as lullubies and music for toddlers. The only vocals on the album are background riffs. I don't know why, but every time I listen to that album it makes me very, very happy! The music is lighthearted and uplifting and just catchy.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: purplemuse on January 26, 2010, 12:23:30 PM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.

I just checked some of these out today-- loved "Total Eclipse of the Heart."  Especially the ninjas.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Giggity on January 26, 2010, 12:37:03 PM
When it got to "mullets with headlights," I gave up trying not to cry from laughing so hard.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: LadyClaire on January 26, 2010, 08:42:00 PM
When it got to "mullets with headlights," I gave up trying not to cry from laughing so hard.

That was my favorite part.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: LadyClaire on January 26, 2010, 09:04:09 PM
Just for the haters of "Hero"...the literal music video version! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjW3BhHpwog
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: happygrrl on January 27, 2010, 09:12:06 AM
ZOMG! I've never heard of 'literal videos' until this thread, but TEotH has got to one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (I do like the real song, though)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: LadyClaire on January 27, 2010, 09:17:13 AM
ZOMG! I've never heard of 'literal videos' until this thread, but TEotH has got to one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (I do like the real song, though)

There's one of Meatloaf's "I would do anything for love" that is also hilarious.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on January 27, 2010, 10:41:51 AM
Aaaah, assuming a fact not in evidence ... that Tracy Chapman actually has talent.  :P

Touche...

Is it really mean of me to be ROTFL that Heidi M's album crashed and burned?  Not that I like to see people fail but they are So! Full! of! Themselves! 


I just went and heard the first single. All things considered, she has a great career ahead of her.

Promoting earplugs.

You actually got through the whole song? That in and of itself earns you a cookie.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Giggity on January 27, 2010, 12:17:52 PM
ZOMG! I've never heard of 'literal videos' until this thread, but TEotH has got to one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (I do like the real song, though)

There's one of Meatloaf's "I would do anything for love" that is also hilarious.

Ooooh oooh, and "Love Is a Battlefield"! That was one of my favorite videos back in the day ... the pimps-versus-hoes dance-off!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: LadyClaire on January 27, 2010, 12:46:54 PM
ZOMG! I've never heard of 'literal videos' until this thread, but TEotH has got to one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (I do like the real song, though)

There's one of Meatloaf's "I would do anything for love" that is also hilarious.

Ooooh oooh, and "Love Is a Battlefield"! That was one of my favorite videos back in the day ... the pimps-versus-hoes dance-off!

I was always very confused why they'd shake their chests at him to scare him off. Like "Oh god, they're shaking their cleavage at me! RUN AWAY!!"
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Giggity on January 27, 2010, 01:05:58 PM
Maybe the pimp is of a persuasion that ph3@rs the hoots!
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Post by: happygrrl on January 27, 2010, 03:35:18 PM
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RUN AWAY!!"

Ok, now I'm thinking of Monty Python...  ;D
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Post by: 2littlemonkeys on January 27, 2010, 04:30:05 PM
ZOMG! I've never heard of 'literal videos' until this thread, but TEotH has got to one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (I do like the real song, though)

There's one of Meatloaf's "I would do anything for love" that is also hilarious.

Ooooh oooh, and "Love Is a Battlefield"! That was one of my favorite videos back in the day ... the pimps-versus-hoes dance-off!


I was always very confused why they'd shake their chests at him to scare him off. Like "Oh god, they're shaking their cleavage at me! RUN AWAY!!"

I laughed until I cried over the choreographer directions!  "Knee kick! Knee kick...One...two...three...And b00by shake...b00by shake...b00by shake...b00by shake...tae bo...tae bo...tae bo...tae bo..."  "Stick em up! Play the air guitar...Stick 'em up! Play the air guitar...When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way! (a bunch more direction)...Jazz hands, Jazz hands, Jazz hands"
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Master_Edward on January 27, 2010, 05:50:34 PM
Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It is another one I hate. Other people think she can sing. I'm not one of them.

Ed.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Shoo on January 27, 2010, 07:09:25 PM
Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It is another one I hate. Other people think she can sing. I'm not one of them.

Ed.

Me either.  Grates on my nerves.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Alex the Seal on January 27, 2010, 07:33:21 PM
Gwen Stefani had this song called "Sweet Escape" where in the background some male singer (a-kon?) was singing two high pitched sounds-- "woo hoo.....wee hoo.....woo hoo....wee hoo"

If I hear that, I have those awful noises in my head for the rest of the day!

Ugh, that has to be my #1 worst song. For the lyrics, and those noises.

I also have to second 'Seasons in the Sun', and add 'Stuck in the Middle with You' by Stealers' Wheel (I think?).


But... I love Sir Paul and especially Silly Love Songs! What's wrong with that?   :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on January 27, 2010, 11:55:37 PM
I'm surprised that in 22 pages of this thread, the worst hasn't been mentioned yet.... Father and Son by Cat Stevens. My mum and I refer to that song as "The Song That Shall Not Be Named."
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Perfect Circle on January 28, 2010, 02:03:21 AM
I forgot to say that I have a severe reaction to music by the Queen, but particularly loathe songs like 'Radio Ga Ga', 'We are the champions' and 'Bicycle'.

And Bryan Adams's Everything I do...  Makes me want to throw things. And I'm the least aggressive person in the world.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: JonGirl on January 28, 2010, 03:24:10 AM
I'm surprised that in 22 pages of this thread, the worst hasn't been mentioned yet.... Father and Son by Cat Stevens. My mum and I refer to that song as "The Song That Shall Not Be Named."


You hate Cat Stevens?!


 :o :o :o :(       We love the Cat.
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Post by: JonGirl on January 28, 2010, 03:26:00 AM
I forgot to say that I have a severe reaction to music by the Queen, but particularly loathe songs like 'Radio Ga Ga', 'We are the champions' and 'Bicycle'.

And Bryan Adams's Everything I do...  Makes me want to throw things. And I'm the least aggressive person in the world.


Yeah, my dad likes Queen but they annoy me. But I'm still convinced they wrote "Fat Bottomed Girls" just for me though!!  >:D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on January 28, 2010, 08:00:38 AM
I forgot to say that I have a severe reaction to music by the Queen, but particularly loathe songs like 'Radio Ga Ga', 'We are the champions' and 'Bicycle'.

I, generally, like Queen.  But 'Bicycle' was the first song of theirs I heard (that I knew was theirs-I am generally terrible with matching performer to song).  It turned me off of Queen for quite a long time!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on January 28, 2010, 08:03:27 AM
I'm surprised that in 22 pages of this thread, the worst hasn't been mentioned yet.... Father and Son by Cat Stevens. My mum and I refer to that song as "The Song That Shall Not Be Named."


You hate Cat Stevens?!


 :o :o :o :(       We love the Cat.

My mum and I hate that it's been SO overplayed on the radio stations down here in Canberra that all mentions of the song are instant triggers to getting it stuck in our heads. That's the main reason I really dislike it. If they didn't play it so freakin' often, I might actually really like it again.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: kingsrings on January 28, 2010, 10:17:29 AM
Now I have that ‘Bicycle’ song (which I love, by the way, cute song) going through my head, thanks guys.

Another song to add to the list: ‘At Last’ by Etta James. I’m reminded of it every time I watch ‘American Idol’ audition rounds, as way too many contestants seem to think it’s the perfect song to audition with. I don’t care if it’s considered a classic, I can’t stand it. Annoying, drippy, and wayyy overdone, not just with ‘AI’, but it seems to be played as the couple’s song at EVERY wedding. Get original and pick something else!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Waltraud on January 28, 2010, 11:10:50 AM
I'm surprised that in 22 pages of this thread, the worst hasn't been mentioned yet.... Father and Son by Cat Stevens. My mum and I refer to that song as "The Song That Shall Not Be Named."

ITA! It's SO whiny and stereotypical, esp. the "Find a girl *pause*, settle down..." part. You can almost hear the old geezer wheezing.  ;) And Son is also not ecxatly slamming the door, eager to get out and live a life full of adventure  ::) instead of whimpering about his bad childhood.

Waltraud
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Post by: HermioneGranger on January 28, 2010, 11:59:39 AM
I can't believe nobody mentioned "And Honey I miss you".  I hate that song!

Dang it!  You took mine!  Alright, has anyone mentioned "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace yet?   ;D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: kingsrings on January 28, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
Is that the long, slow, boring song??
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Morty'sCleaningLady on January 28, 2010, 01:10:04 PM
I'm surprised that in 22 pages of this thread, the worst hasn't been mentioned yet.... Father and Son by Cat Stevens. My mum and I refer to that song as "The Song That Shall Not Be Named."


You hate Cat Stevens?!


 :o :o :o :(       We love the Cat.

My mum and I hate that it's been SO overplayed on the radio stations down here in Canberra that all mentions of the song are instant triggers to getting it stuck in our heads. That's the main reason I really dislike it. If they didn't play it so freakin' often, I might actually really like it again.

And I thought I had mentally blocked this song!  It's horrible.  Hamlet for the win, IMHO.
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Post by: Petticoats on January 28, 2010, 03:17:56 PM
Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It is another one I hate. Other people think she can sing. I'm not one of them.

Ed.

Me either.  Grates on my nerves.

Thank you! I thought I was the only one...

By the way, regarding a later poster, "Hamlet: The Original Emo" is the coolest name ev-ar. :)
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Post by: MamaToreen on January 28, 2010, 04:20:33 PM
Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It is another one I hate. Other people think she can sing. I'm not one of them.

Ed.

Me either.  Grates on my nerves.

Thank you! I thought I was the only one...

By the way, regarding a later poster, "Hamlet: The Original Emo" is the coolest name ev-ar. :)

So Hamlet's Children would be a good name for an Emo Band?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: kingsrings on January 28, 2010, 04:33:12 PM
Some time ago, ‘We Built This City’ by Jefferson Starship was voted as the worst-ever song by a bunch of music magazines or critics or something. I agree it’s pretty horrible. However, I always have to tune in when it’s played for nostalgia reasons. It reminds me of my youth…
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Post by: extranormal on January 28, 2010, 05:03:39 PM
Some time ago, ‘We Built This City’ by Jefferson Starship was voted as the worst-ever song by a bunch of music magazines or critics or something. I agree it’s pretty horrible. However, I always have to tune in when it’s played for nostalgia reasons. It reminds me of my youth…

Same here. Nothing else evokes my first year of college so effectively.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 29, 2010, 11:40:45 AM
Some time ago, ‘We Built This City’ by Jefferson Starship was voted as the worst-ever song by a bunch of music magazines or critics or something. I agree it’s pretty horrible. However, I always have to tune in when it’s played for nostalgia reasons. It reminds me of my youth…

Same here. Nothing else evokes my first year of college so effectively.

Heh - me too, although it was my SECOND year of college!
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Post by: happygrrl on January 29, 2010, 12:01:17 PM
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Some time ago, ‘We Built This City’ by Jefferson Starship was voted as the worst-ever song by a bunch of music magazines or critics or something. I agree it’s pretty horrible. However, I always have to tune in when it’s played for nostalgia reasons. It reminds me of my youth…

This. A lot of the songs that have been mentioned are truly bad, but they remind me of my younger days, and that alone will make me listen, if only to be 17 again for a second.
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Post by: Master_Edward on January 29, 2010, 03:27:03 PM
I think a couple people mentioned they liked Paul McCartney's Silly Love Songs. Call me goofy, but I do too! Fun song.
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Post by: Elfmama on July 23, 2010, 07:20:40 PM
"Take This Job and Shove It".  I was not fond of it to begin with, and then the Air Force sent DH to Italy.  The local station of the Armed Forces Radio Network had a request day for some fundraiser or other, and they played that damned song one hundred and sixty-seven times.  In a row.  It was our only English-language source for news, so that was what was on. (http://www3.telus.net/smile/images/smiley_troll.gif)
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Post by: Eisa on July 23, 2010, 07:34:38 PM
Anything by The Black-Eyed Peas makes me cringe.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Ferrets on July 23, 2010, 08:21:54 PM
I'm surprised that in 22 pages of this thread, the worst hasn't been mentioned yet.... Father and Son by Cat Stevens. My mum and I refer to that song as "The Song That Shall Not Be Named."

Father and Son is by Cat Stevens?

Oh, goodness, now I'm embarrassed. I always thought the Boyzone version was the original. :-[

I forgot to say that I have a severe reaction to music by the Queen, but particularly loathe songs like 'Radio Ga Ga', 'We are the champions' and 'Bicycle'.

The Queen? ;) Now I'm imagining Liz II belting out Fat Bottomed Girls. ;D

Though Rory Bremner (British impressionist) did once do a rather brilliant routine of Queen Elizabeth II singing Bohemian Rhapsody with satirical lyrics...
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Master_Edward on July 23, 2010, 09:40:36 PM
I don't know if it's been mentioned but I really hate You're So Vain by Carly Simon. People talk about it being one of the greatest songs ever. I just don't get it. And it probably doesn't help that I don't like Carly Simon's voice either.

Ed.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Synergy on July 23, 2010, 10:56:42 PM
Two nominations:

"I Honestly Love You" - Olivia Newton John.  What, is she trying to convince him?  Hard to believe that this feather pillow of a song actually beat out "Jazzman" by Carole King for a Grammy.   A travesty of justice..."I honestly love you" repeated incessantly vs. "He can fill a room with sadness as he fills his horn with tears."   

"You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker.   Someone get this man a lozenge.  And a voice coach to help him with the falsetto. 

If either of those songs come on the radio, it's a race between changing the station and driving into a bridge abutment to end the suffering.
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Post by: fey01 on July 24, 2010, 12:01:33 AM
I love this duo.

http://www.garfunkelandoates.com/music/clips/5/worst-song-medley/
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Post by: Ondine on July 24, 2010, 12:10:16 AM
"It's Only Hurts When I'm Breathing." - Shania Twain - sounds like she's singing about an asthma attack. Maybe it's cause I have a tube in my throat that I'm so cynical. :)

99 Times - Kate Voegel - I love this song, but if the guy has lied to you 99 times, why are you waiting until 100?
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Post by: M-theory on July 24, 2010, 12:21:44 AM
"It's Only Hurts When I'm Breathing." - Shania Twain - sounds like she's singing about an asthma attack. Maybe it's cause I have a tube in my throat that I'm so cynical. :)

That reminds me of something - you occasionally hear the phrase "it only hurts when I laugh" (such as in Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California). I figured out where that came from this past weekend when I was getting a tattoo, my companion made me laugh, and I was compelled to stop laughing right away. :P
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Post by: dawnfire on July 24, 2010, 12:47:08 AM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.

I guess he just flipped me the bird.  side splitting
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: dawnfire on July 24, 2010, 12:53:59 AM
anything by casey chambers, that fake american accent (yes she has admitted to using it) just grates on me.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: dawnfire on July 24, 2010, 01:03:19 AM
anything by casey chambers, that fake american accent (yes she has admitted to using it) just grates on me.

Have you heard her version of True Colours? It's...there are really just no words to describe it. I can only last through one chorus before I have to stop listening.

that one particularly and the captain
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Post by: Eisa on July 24, 2010, 04:10:21 AM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.

I guess he just flipped me the bird.  side splitting

The literal version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is hilarious. :D I will never understand that music video as originally intended.

"Double doors open/Why aren't I reacting in this shot?/Ringo Starr, lined eyes/Guess I should be acting, but I'm not..." :P

Also, the literal version of "Hooked on a Feeling" is pretty funny, too.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: zyrs on July 24, 2010, 04:58:25 AM
These would be my votes for worst song of all time:

"Pillow Talk" by Sylvia
"Wildfire" by Michael Martin Murphey
"Patches" by Clarence Carter
"You're having my baby" by Paul Anka

"There's got to be a morning after" by Maureen McGovern  Poseidon Adventure
"we may never love like this again"   "                "            Towering Inferno

"Horse with no name" by America




Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Little Jo on July 24, 2010, 05:54:56 AM
Dustin's Irlandes Deux point you can find it on you tube it was Ireland's entry into the Eurovision a few years ago may we be forgiven!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on July 24, 2010, 11:05:16 AM
"It's Only Hurts When I'm Breathing." - Shania Twain - sounds like she's singing about an asthma attack. Maybe it's cause I have a tube in my throat that I'm so cynical. :)

99 Times - Kate Voegel - I love this song, but if the guy has lied to you 99 times, why are you waiting until 100?

Nope, I'm just a run of the mill ashmatic and I loathe that song... its stupid.
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Post by: drebay on July 24, 2010, 12:00:29 PM
Gwen Stefani had this song called "Sweet Escape" where in the background some male singer (a-kon?) was singing two high pitched sounds-- "woo hoo.....wee hoo.....woo hoo....wee hoo"

If I hear that, I have those awful noises in my head for the rest of the day!

Ugh, that has to be my #1 worst song. For the lyrics, and those noises.

I also have to second 'Seasons in the Sun', and add 'Stuck in the Middle with You' by Stealers' Wheel (I think?).


But... I love Sir Paul and especially Silly Love Songs! What's wrong with that?   :P

I'd like to know..... ;) :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: jaxsue on July 24, 2010, 01:44:59 PM
It's a long thread...did anyone mention "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks.
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Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 24, 2010, 02:04:20 PM
It's a long thread...did anyone mention "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks.

Multiple times ;) and I still can't figure out why! :p I like that one!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: cicero on July 24, 2010, 02:04:40 PM
did anyone mention "someone left my cake out in the rain"? that always struck me as just.plain.dumb. i remember thinking "it's a cake! a stupid cake! get over it! get another cake!"

Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: bookworm317 on July 24, 2010, 02:13:08 PM
I HATE(with the burning passion of a bajillion white hot suns) Butterfly Kisses.

"Why?," you ask.

Because not every girl has a father that cares about her.
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 24, 2010, 02:17:51 PM
POD to "Christmas Shoes" and "Butterfly Kisses".   :P

I don't know if this is the name of the song, but the "Say what you need to say" song.  Really, John Mayer?  That's all you could come up with for a chorus was to repeat the same 6 words over and over?   Anytime we hear it, DH and I say "Say what you need to say already!" and turn the channel.    

I liked the movie Karate Kid but they lost points when they played that song in the movie.  

I really haven't liked many of the songs that have come out in the last 10 years, with a few exceptions.  I was so glad when DH stopped listening to the modern mix radio stations and went for the "classic rock" stations.   Oy, never thought I'd be one of those adults who gripes about modern music and prefers the tunes of their youth.  :)  Though technically the music I really love is before my time, with the exception of the 80's :)  

I HATE(with the burning passion of a bajillion white hot suns) Butterfly Kisses.

"Why?," you ask.

Because not every girl has a father that cares about her.

*hugs*   I hated that song too, because my father and I could just tolerate each other in the best of times.   
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pinky830 on July 24, 2010, 03:32:24 PM
Gwen Stefani had this song called "Sweet Escape" where in the background some male singer (a-kon?) was singing two high pitched sounds-- "woo hoo.....wee hoo.....woo hoo....wee hoo"

If I hear that, I have those awful noises in my head for the rest of the day!

I have to change the station the instant that song comes on because I hate that part so much. And it's too bad, because the rest of the song is pretty good.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: guihong on July 24, 2010, 03:40:47 PM
did anyone mention "someone left my cake out in the rain"? that always struck me as just.plain.dumb. i remember thinking "it's a cake! a stupid cake! get over it! get another cake!"



That's MacArthur Park, covered by multiple people and just as hideous every time around.

(I have to confess that threads like this are tricky, in that my 'hideous" will turn out to be someone else's "favorite song ever"  :-[.  I happen to love that "Seasons In The Sun" song for some reason.)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Amava on July 24, 2010, 03:41:57 PM
did anyone mention "someone left my cake out in the rain"? that always struck me as just.plain.dumb. i remember thinking "it's a cake! a stupid cake! get over it! get another cake!"



Maybe that cake needed an umbrella - ella - ella ... - there you go, another candidate.  :P
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Post by: Cyradis on July 24, 2010, 03:47:49 PM
It's a long thread...did anyone mention "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks.

Multiple times ;) and I still can't figure out why! :p I like that one!

I rather like it myself but that might be the effect of having heard it a lot. Down here it wasn't unheard of for high school kids writing public exams to change the lyrics and sing it at their leaving assemblies. I think my class did. "Joy...fun...seasons in the sun" work well for a Caribbean childhood and it's infinitely better than "Dust in the Wind."
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Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 24, 2010, 03:53:11 PM
It's a long thread...did anyone mention "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks.

Multiple times ;) and I still can't figure out why! :p I like that one!

I rather like it myself but that might be the effect of having heard it a lot. Down here it wasn't unheard of for high school kids writing public exams to change the lyrics and sing it at their leaving assemblies. I think my class did. "Joy...fun...seasons in the sun" work well for a Caribbean childhood and it's infinitely better than "Dust in the Wind."

My brother and I used to sing it in the car (with my mom's tape of it) when we were kids, so it has good memories for me :)

The one I can't stand goes "My name is Michael/I've got a nickel/All shiney and new/I'm gonna buy me some candy/That's what I'm gonna do."  I can STILL hear that song in my head.  I don't remember the title or artist, though.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Everlee on July 24, 2010, 04:01:03 PM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.

I guess he just flipped me the bird.  side splitting

The literal version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is hilarious. :D I will never understand that music video as originally intended.

"Double doors open/Why aren't I reacting in this shot?/Ringo Starr, lined eyes/Guess I should be acting, but I'm not..." :P

Also, the literal version of "Hooked on a Feeling" is pretty funny, too.

Oh man, the first time I saw this I honestly hurt my stomach from laughing so much.  I still crack up every time I think of the blind choir boys.  I had to put it on my ipod so that I could watch it whenever I wanted.  I have only laughed that hard one other time that I can think of.

"Metaphor?"
"What the effing crap?"
"Over-surprised guy!"

Thanks guys, now I have to go watch it and scare my kids with my laughter!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pinky830 on July 24, 2010, 04:15:01 PM
It's a long thread...did anyone mention "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks.

Multiple times ;) and I still can't figure out why! :p I like that one!

I rather like it myself but that might be the effect of having heard it a lot. Down here it wasn't unheard of for high school kids writing public exams to change the lyrics and sing it at their leaving assemblies. I think my class did. "Joy...fun...seasons in the sun" work well for a Caribbean childhood and it's infinitely better than "Dust in the Wind."

My brother and I used to sing it in the car (with my mom's tape of it) when we were kids, so it has good memories for me :)


Me too, because of only one memory. My best friend from middle school went to a different high school from me, and especially in late high school, we grew apart a bit. I was really sad about it. But one day we happened to be in the car together when that song came on, and my friend suddenly said, "Hey, listen! It's our song! It's kind of like you and me...we've always had so much fun together." I know that doesn't sound like much, but my friend was not a very effusive or demostrative person, and that was one of the rare times she verbalized how much I meant to her.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: BarensMom on July 24, 2010, 06:30:40 PM
Just in case no one mentioned it earlier, my candidate is "Muskrat Love."  Every stinking time I heard it, I cringed and tried to escape the agony.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 24, 2010, 06:33:18 PM
The literal version of the video on Youtube is hilarious. Someone went along and re-did the song based on the video..so the video is playing, and someone is singing things like "pipe..wrench..fight...maaaagic doooooor...."

I think the best Literal Video version is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I actually like the song a lot, but the video makes no sense. So it's really funny. "And they shouldn't fence at night/or they're gonna hurt the gymnasts/why do they play football inside?" Hilarious.

I guess he just flipped me the bird.  side splitting

The literal version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is hilarious. :D I will never understand that music video as originally intended.

"Double doors open/Why aren't I reacting in this shot?/Ringo Starr, lined eyes/Guess I should be acting, but I'm not..." :P

Also, the literal version of "Hooked on a Feeling" is pretty funny, too.

Oh man, the first time I saw this I honestly hurt my stomach from laughing so much.  I still crack up every time I think of the blind choir boys.  I had to put it on my ipod so that I could watch it whenever I wanted.  I have only laughed that hard one other time that I can think of.

"Metaphor?"
"What the effing crap?"
"Over-surprised guy!"

Thanks guys, now I have to go watch it and scare my kids with my laughter!

I like the literal version better than the real one!   Now I can't listen to the real words without substituting the ones from the literal version.  "Arthur Fonzerelli's got an army of clones!  They do the Macarena but I'm still not impressed!  They beg for me to dance with them but not in this dress!"

"It started out as Hogwarts now it's Lord of the Flies! (I hated that book!)"
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 24, 2010, 06:35:08 PM

The one I can't stand goes "My name is Michael/I've got a nickel/All shiney and new/I'm gonna buy me some candy/That's what I'm gonna do."  I can STILL hear that song in my head.  I don't remember the title or artist, though.

Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 24, 2010, 06:36:55 PM

The one I can't stand goes "My name is Michael/I've got a nickel/All shiney and new/I'm gonna buy me some candy/That's what I'm gonna do."  I can STILL hear that song in my head.  I don't remember the title or artist, though.

Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes.

RIGHT!!! Ugh.  Can't take that one lol.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 24, 2010, 06:44:58 PM

The one I can't stand goes "My name is Michael/I've got a nickel/All shiney and new/I'm gonna buy me some candy/That's what I'm gonna do."  I can STILL hear that song in my head.  I don't remember the title or artist, though.

Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes.

RIGHT!!! Ugh.  Can't take that one lol.

I've hated that song for 35 years or so, so I understand.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Ondine on July 24, 2010, 06:47:42 PM
'Don'tcha" by the Pussycat Dolls. I always thought the lyrics shoulda gone "Cause I'm a tramp whose gonna sleep with your boyfriend."
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: ydpubs on July 24, 2010, 07:02:56 PM
Some time ago, ‘We Built This City’ by Jefferson Starship was voted as the worst-ever song by a bunch of music magazines or critics or something. I agree it’s pretty horrible. However, I always have to tune in when it’s played for nostalgia reasons. It reminds me of my youth…

LOL, I just came across this thread and I am surprized this song showed up 22 pages in to this thread. DH and I usually refer to it as "This song's real sh***y." I loved Jefferson Airplane and early Starship so it's tough to hear this song. ACk

Also not a fan of what I call Stu-stu-stupido by Phil Collins. LOL

That Whitney Houston song: I Will Always Love You tends to make me want to claw my face off.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 24, 2010, 07:04:33 PM
I am old and my memory falters, so if I said this somewhere before in this thread, I apologize.

"What I Am" by Edie Brickell. Though I despise plenty of songs, none makes me quite as stabby as that one does.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: furrcats on July 24, 2010, 07:12:04 PM
I hate we are the world.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Ms_Cellany on July 24, 2010, 07:13:53 PM
"I Will Always Love You," as sung by Whitney Houston. My dad said that her high note sounds as if she's been goosed by an icicle.

The Dolly Parton version, no prob.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: M-theory on July 24, 2010, 07:33:46 PM
"Feliz Navidad." There is no comparison. I sometimes stay home in October-December specifically to avoid having to hear it.

Anything by Celine Dion. Sorry, Canada - I love you enough to permanently brand myself with your national symbol, but not enough to tolerate Celine Dion. "It's All Coming Back to Me" or whatever is the worst.

"Lovefool" by the Cardigans. I "hate" this one because it's not only insipid, but insidious - I've had it stuck in my head for the better part of 14 years and tend to catch myself singing it unthinkingly.

There are plenty of other songs that are superficial, insipid, pointless, badly written etc., but all that's subjective - this is my top 3.

Oh, and that "Turn Out the Lights" song or whatever. Nelly Furtado, I think? I remember when it came out and was being played everywhere 500 times a day. Try living across the street from a mall and doing your grocery shopping in the attached Walmart - you may learn to hate top 10 pretty quick.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: guihong on July 24, 2010, 08:41:22 PM
"Torn Between Two Lovers", by I don't know- makes me want to scream "I hope both guys dump you and make the choice easy!"

"Candle In The Wind" by Elton John-not a bad song, but he recycled it a bit for Princess Diana.  He couldn't even write her an original song ;).

"She-Wolf" by Shakira-do you have any idea how many times the average pre-teen girl can listen to that song??  :P

"The Night Chicago Died"

"Billy, Don't Be a Hero"

"Muskrat Love", either by Captain and Tennile or America

It goes, "C'mon Baby, Finish What You Started", but I don't know the real title.  Blah.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: siamesecat2965 on July 24, 2010, 08:52:51 PM
 
It goes, "C'mon Baby, Finish What You Started", but I don't know the real title.  Blah.


Finish what Ya started by Van Halen.  I hate it too.  and while were on that group Jump by Van Halen.  UGH.  hate than one as well.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: jaxsue on July 24, 2010, 09:14:43 PM
I hate we are the world.

I hate it, too. Blech
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Post by: Musicwoman on July 24, 2010, 09:23:42 PM
Australian hip hop is in a league of its own.  I don't like American hip hop either, but you have not heard ludicrous until you've heard hip hop with Australian accents. 

A radio station recently had an Australian hip hop marathon - they were on the third song before I realised they were not satirising the genre, they were serious!  Very sad.
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 24, 2010, 09:37:23 PM
"I Will Always Love You," as sung by Whitney Houston. My dad said that her high note sounds as if she's been goosed by an icicle.

The Dolly Parton version, no prob.

My bff told me her mom studied music in college, and because of this, she couldn't stand either Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston.   Anytime she heard them on the radio, she'd say, "Will you stop screeching up and down the scale and find the damned note already!"

Ever since she told me that, anytime I hear "I will always love you" or Mariah Carey's "Hero", I think of what friend's mom used to say.
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Post by: Master_Edward on July 24, 2010, 10:18:47 PM
Guihong, Torn Between Two Lovers was by Mary McGregor, a one hit wonder. I wonder whatever happened to her, I didn't think she had a good voice anyway.

Let me add I'm Not Lisa by Jessie Colter, widow of country great Waylon Jennings. Stupid stupid song, and she's also another one who I think doesn't have a particularly good voice.

Ed.
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Post by: Micah on July 24, 2010, 11:01:00 PM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

Have you heard Rammstein's version? Absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: M-theory on July 24, 2010, 11:10:49 PM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

Have you heard Rammstein's version? Absolutely hilarious.

It's commonly believed to be Rammstein, but it isn't - some weird Dutch people.

Their cover of "Das Modell," on the other hand...
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Post by: Venus193 on July 25, 2010, 06:24:49 AM
Australian hip hop is in a league of its own.  I don't like American hip hop either, but you have not heard ludicrous until you've heard hip hop with Australian accents. 

A radio station recently had an Australian hip hop marathon - they were on the third song before I realised they were not satirising the genre, they were serious!  Very sad.

Every heard Italian rap?  Truly cringeworthy.  I don't know who the "artist" was or the song title but it was used over the end credits of a Sopranos episode.

On a related note, there was an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that failed despite the good prices, nice interior decoration, and delicious food.  One of the reasons must have been the music:  Techno and other post-modern versions of the Italian-American "Mob Hits" of the 50s and 60s.  Frank Sinatra must have cursed them from the beyond.  :-\
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Post by: Micah on July 25, 2010, 07:04:44 AM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

Have you heard Rammstein's version? Absolutely hilarious.

It's commonly believed to be Rammstein, but it isn't - some weird Dutch people.

Really? Heh, you learn something new every day. I thought it was Rammstein because it was on a disc of their songs a friend gave us.
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Post by: M-theory on July 25, 2010, 07:14:08 AM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

Have you heard Rammstein's version? Absolutely hilarious.

It's commonly believed to be Rammstein, but it isn't - some weird Dutch people.

Really? Heh, you learn something new every day. I thought it was Rammstein because it was on a disc of their songs a friend gave us.

An official one or a burned one? Because there's always room for me to be wrong - it's just that it sounds nothing like Till Lindemann (to me) and the Googling says it's not.
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Post by: Amava on July 25, 2010, 07:24:06 AM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

Have you heard Rammstein's version? Absolutely hilarious.

It's commonly believed to be Rammstein, but it isn't - some weird Dutch people.

Really? Heh, you learn something new every day. I thought it was Rammstein because it was on a disc of their songs a friend gave us.

An official one or a burned one? Because there's always room for me to be wrong - it's just that it sounds nothing like Till Lindemann (to me) and the Googling says it's not.

---> Native speaker of Dutch hopping in

If this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G0AYuKRouE is what you mean, yes, that is absolutely sung in Dutch and not German (the lyrics that are written on the video is German translation but they're singing in Dutch), it's not Rammstein, it's indeed a Dutch dude.

And erm, let me just say that, if that was in English, I would probably not post the link to it here on E-hell.  :o ROFL
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Post by: cicero on July 25, 2010, 07:28:50 AM
did anyone mention "someone left my cake out in the rain"? that always struck me as just.plain.dumb. i remember thinking "it's a cake! a stupid cake! get over it! get another cake!"



That's MacArthur Park, covered by multiple people and just as hideous every time around.

(I have to confess that threads like this are tricky, in that my 'hideous" will turn out to be someone else's "favorite song ever"  :-[.  I happen to love that "Seasons In The Sun" song for some reason.)
true. and yet, these threads (worst book/movie/song/etc) are fun!
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Post by: Micah on July 25, 2010, 07:38:49 AM
Barbie Girl that's good choice for a bad song, LOL.

Ed.

Have you heard Rammstein's version? Absolutely hilarious.

It's commonly believed to be Rammstein, but it isn't - some weird Dutch people.

Really? Heh, you learn something new every day. I thought it was Rammstein because it was on a disc of their songs a friend gave us.

An official one or a burned one? Because there's always room for me to be wrong - it's just that it sounds nothing like Till Lindemann (to me) and the Googling says it's not.

---> Native speaker of Dutch hopping in

If this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G0AYuKRouE is what you mean, yes, that is absolutely sung in Dutch and not German (the lyrics that are written on the video is German translation but they're singing in Dutch), it's not Rammstein, it's indeed a Dutch dude.

And erm, let me just say that, if that was in English, I would probably not post the link to it here on E-hell.  :o ROFL

No it was a burned disc. That link is to the song I'm thinking of. As I said, you learn something every day. Still think it sounds hilarious.  ;D The fact that the words are apparently NSFW makes it funnier.
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Post by: Amava on July 25, 2010, 07:54:09 AM
Hehe Micah, Dutch contemporary comedians are seldom suitable for work. ;)
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Post by: Micah on July 25, 2010, 09:03:53 AM
Also, "Where the Wild Roses Grow." This is an Australian song, originally by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds I think. It's creepy, ick and violent. It's sung in two parts one male, one female. Her part shows how young and innocent she is, singing about her first love. His is a description of seducing her, luring her to a river bank where the wild roses go and killing her because she's too beautiful to live. It's an awful song.
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Post by: Shoo on July 25, 2010, 11:03:51 AM
I hate we are the world.

Which version?

I like the original and hate the re-make.  Some songs should be left alone.
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Post by: crankycat on July 25, 2010, 12:45:06 PM
I hate we are the world.

This is the song we use to close all of our karaoke parties.  Everyone still left when we close the party (usually at 2 am) must sing along. One of my friends used the video feature on his camera to tape it at the end of this year's Halloween party, which he then posted on Facebook.  It was so bad, and yet so funny, I had tears in my eyes watching it.
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Post by: HermioneGranger on July 25, 2010, 02:27:45 PM
Also, "Where the Wild Roses Grow." This is an Australian song, originally by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds I think. It's creepy, ick and violent. It's sung in two parts one male, one female. Her part shows how young and innocent she is, singing about her first love. His is a description of seducing her, luring her to a river bank where the wild roses go and killing her because she's too beautiful to live. It's an awful song.

I love that song.  The female vocals are Kylie Minogue. 
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Post by: kittyhugger35 on July 25, 2010, 02:36:31 PM
Anything with Justin Bieber. I've heard him live on TV and I swear he is tone deaf!
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Post by: happygrrl on July 25, 2010, 03:45:59 PM
OK, I have a new one.

You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift. Everytime I have the misfortune to hear her screeching, I have the urge to claw my ears off. I've also heard "15", and I just.don't.get.it. She sounds like my four cats are fighting with a weasel. 

Me--ee--ee. Gad.  ::)
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Post by: Scritzy on July 25, 2010, 03:57:07 PM
Wow, how'd I miss this thread? Having spent three years working in radio, there are plenty for me, but here are a few.

"Elusive Butterfly" (I can't remember who did it). Don't be concerned, it will not harm you, it's only me pursuing something I'm not sure of ... Ick.

"Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro. Sappiest song EVER.

Anything by John Gary, but especially "My Kind of Girl." Chauvanism on a platter. ("Wives and Lovers" by Jack Jones is equally dire.)

"The Last Farewell" by Roger Whittaker.

"Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton. Shatter the windows. Gad.

"Heartlight" by Neil Diamond. I was once a major ND fan, but that song ruined him for me. After that I didn't like anything he did until "Pretty Amazing Grace."

"Do They Know it's Christmas" and "We are the World." No, please.

"The Teddy Bear Song." Another artist mercifully forgotten. I wish I was a teddy bear, not livin' or lovin' or goin' nowhere ...

"Wings of a Dove" by Ferlin Huskey. *cringe*

"Wolverton Mountain." (Another forgotten artist.) My cousins used to bray it from my grandmother's porch, and I do mean bray. Her tender lips are sweeter than hown-eeeeee! And Wolverton Mountain protects her there ...

"One Tin Soldier" and "Things Get a Little Easier (Once You Understand)", classic "Seventies Generation-Gap" songs.

"Billy, Don't be a Hero." Two different groups did the song, but the reason I hate it is because the 14-year-old who lived behind me took up the drums, and "Billy" was his practice song. His parents didn't want him playing the drums in the house, so they fixed up a little shed for him (that was right against our back fence) and wired speakers to it. It was summer, my windows stayed open (we didn't have A/C), and I heard that song so much I thought I'd go out of my mind.

I'm sure there are more ...

Edited to correct syntax.
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Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 25, 2010, 04:13:49 PM
Christmas in the Northwest!! How could I forget that one!? Makes me want to stab my eardrums
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Post by: nolechica on July 25, 2010, 04:19:47 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.
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Post by: Kaora on July 25, 2010, 04:23:09 PM
ANYTHING by Tenacious D.  I had an ex-friend who would play their songs over and over and while I could stand it at first... blech.  By extension, hate the game Brutal Legend cuz of same friend
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: BarensMom on July 25, 2010, 04:42:22 PM
Afternoon Delight & Muskrat Love just makes me cringe in sheer terror of having to listen to the entire song.  I will literally leave any place if either one is played.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pinky830 on July 25, 2010, 07:13:50 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.

I'm not fond of it either, but I've been at a couple of blue-collar type gatherings on the Fourth, and the sight of several dozen rednecks listening raptly to it is, in its own way, quite stirring.  :)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 25, 2010, 07:22:27 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.

I learned to hate that song...I mean really HATE that song...when I worked in country radio. The first irritant was that no one who called in to request it ever got the title right, and more than half didn't know who sang it. The second irritant was that it got requested dozens of times a day. Every day. For several years. Often by the same people over and over and over and over. I declined to play it every single day (I had an all-request show for a portion of my time slot every afternoon), but I had to play it more often than I would have liked.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scuba_Dog on July 25, 2010, 08:09:05 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.

I'm not fond of it either, but I've been at a couple of blue-collar type gatherings on the Fourth, and the sight of several dozen rednecks listening raptly to it is, in its own way, quite stirring.  :)

Are you being serious?  I'll guess by the smiley and tone I take from your post, that you're not.  

In that case, you seem to be mocking, which is pretty rude.  

You don't have to like a song but let's be careful not to turn this thread into one that mocks those who might.  

Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 25, 2010, 08:16:09 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.

I'm not fond of it either, but I've been at a couple of blue-collar type gatherings on the Fourth, and the sight of several dozen rednecks listening raptly to it is, in its own way, quite stirring.  :)

Are you being serious?  I'll guess by the smiley and tone I take from your post, that you're not.  

In that case, you seem to be mocking, which is pretty rude.  

You don't have to like a song but let's be careful not to turn this thread into one that mocks those who might.  



I think the smiley just meant that she's...smiling. I know Pinky. She's not making fun of people.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scuba_Dog on July 25, 2010, 08:31:03 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.

I'm not fond of it either, but I've been at a couple of blue-collar type gatherings on the Fourth, and the sight of several dozen rednecks listening raptly to it is, in its own way, quite stirring.  :)

Are you being serious?  I'll guess by the smiley and tone I take from your post, that you're not.  

In that case, you seem to be mocking, which is pretty rude.  

You don't have to like a song but let's be careful not to turn this thread into one that mocks those who might.  



I think the smiley just meant that she's...smiling. I know Pinky. She's not making fun of people.

I didn't take it that way at all.  

I don't "know" Pinky, but that doesn't really make a difference to me, I think the post comes across as mocking and snide to those who may consider themselves a "Redneck" or "Blue-Collar."  It has a very "wink-wink" tone to it.

I'm about as far from Redneck and Blue-Collar as they come, so it's not a personal thing.  

It's something I see in these types of threads, which I usually enjoy until it moves down this path.

We go from posting our dislike of a song, movie, TV show, or commercial, to expressing our dislike of the singer, actor or those who like the particular movie, song, etc.  It's rude.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 25, 2010, 08:59:35 PM


We go from posting our dislike of a song, movie, TV show, or commercial, to expressing our dislike of the singer, actor or those who like the particular movie, song, etc.  It's rude.

It's not rude if that's not what she's doing. And she's not. The smile is just a smile. I think you should take her words at face value; she doesn't care for the song but finds others' admiration of it to be stirring.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Wordgeek on July 25, 2010, 09:03:29 PM
I think the post comes across as mocking and snide

And you seem to be the only one who does.  I draw your attention to the rule about not taking offense too easily.  

If you dislike this discussion, you are perfectly free not to read it.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: nolechica on July 25, 2010, 09:57:05 PM
Just one? First thing into my head? God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  I love patriotic music, but that's just not my thing.

I learned to hate that song...I mean really HATE that song...when I worked in country radio. The first irritant was that no one who called in to request it ever got the title right, and more than half didn't know who sang it. The second irritant was that it got requested dozens of times a day. Every day. For several years. Often by the same people over and over and over and over. I declined to play it every single day (I had an all-request show for a portion of my time slot every afternoon), but I had to play it more often than I would have liked.

I don't envy you that job...at all.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: drebay on July 26, 2010, 05:10:46 PM
I think the post comes across as mocking and snide

And you seem to be the only one who does.  I draw your attention to the rule about not taking offense too easily.  

If you dislike this discussion, you are perfectly free not to read it.

Thank you.  It was a smile.  It wasn't the winky smile, or the smile with the tongue hanging out.  It made her smile, so she added a smile.  That is how I took it.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scuba_Dog on July 26, 2010, 05:31:42 PM
I think the post comes across as mocking and snide

And you seem to be the only one who does.  I draw your attention to the rule about not taking offense too easily.  

If you dislike this discussion, you are perfectly free not to read it.

Thank you.  It was a smile.  It wasn't the winky smile, or the smile with the tongue hanging out.  It made her smile, so she added a smile.  That is how I took it.

And, that's fine for you to take it that way, I did not and I still don't.  

Pinky, perhaps you might weigh in?

You don't like the song, so when you were at the "Blue-Collar type" 4th of July gathering, and the "Rednecks" were all gathered around listening "raptly" to the song, in what way were you "stirred"?  

Was it moving for you, did you respect their love of a song that celebrated the United States?  Did it change your view of the song?  

Or, are you making fun of them, because it really comes across that way to me.  To me your post really skirts the line of a veiled insult.  

And, while I respect that others don't see the post the way I do, I'll ask you to show me the same respect by allowing me to express my concern over it and ask for clarification.  I'm not insulting Pinky, I'm asking her to clarify a post, people do that all of the time here.  





Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Clara Bow on July 26, 2010, 06:08:05 PM
"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. I despise that song.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on July 26, 2010, 06:39:16 PM
I think the post comes across as mocking and snide

And you seem to be the only one who does.  I draw your attention to the rule about not taking offense too easily.  

If you dislike this discussion, you are perfectly free not to read it.

Thank you.  It was a smile.  It wasn't the winky smile, or the smile with the tongue hanging out.  It made her smile, so she added a smile.  That is how I took it.

And, that's fine for you to take it that way, I did not and I still don't.  

Pinky, perhaps you might weigh in?

You don't like the song, so when you were at the "Blue-Collar type" 4th of July gathering, and the "Rednecks" were all gathered around listening "raptly" to the song, in what way were you "stirred"?  

Was it moving for you, did you respect their love of a song that celebrated the United States?  Did it change your view of the song?  

Or, are you making fun of them, because it really comes across that way to me.  To me your post really skirts the line of a veiled insult.  

And, while I respect that others don't see the post the way I do, I'll ask you to show me the same respect by allowing me to express my concern over it and ask for clarification.  I'm not insulting Pinky, I'm asking her to clarify a post, people do that all of the time here.  







Well, I can't speak for Pinky, and I won't.

But I will say that I REALLY don't liek the song, but everytime I hear it at our county 4th celebration, when our sherriff gets up on the platform to lead us in the pledge and thank the vets that came out for their service, around the time God Bless The USA starts I start tearing up, but I usually can quit.... unless I turn my head and see my "redneck" blue collar cattle rancher neighbor, who got his foot run over by a tractor and just muttered about going to the doctor crying. Then I start bawling like a baby.

Its an AMAZING feeling, and it makes me prouder than anything else to be an American, living in a community that may be way further from a mall than I might like, but is the most accepting wonderful place I know.

The song on the radio just sounds sappy and irritating, but standing there in the middle of the night bathed in firework light is something else entirely. (and speaking of being sappy, I think I'm the pot calling the kettle rght now.)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Pinky830 on July 26, 2010, 08:27:27 PM
Okay. Wow. I just saw this. Let me try and clarify.

I was not making fun of anyone. Truly, and if I inadvertently offended, I apologize.

That said, let my try to explain. The song in question is very popular in, well, blue-collar circles. I was being dead serious when I said that it was inspiring to see a large group of people who were really getting into this song on the Fourth. Perhaps "redneck" wasn't the best choice of words, but I do live in Georgia, and the word does get used a lot.

Kimblee said it somewhat better than I could have.

And thank you, Cathy.  :)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scuba_Dog on July 26, 2010, 08:30:19 PM
Okay. Wow. I just saw this. Let me try and clarify.

I was not making fun of anyone. Truly, and if I inadvertently offended, I apologize.

That said, let my try to explain. The song in question is very popular in, well, blue-collar circles. I was being dead serious when I said that it was inspiring to see a large group of people who were really getting into this song on the Fourth. Perhaps "redneck" wasn't the best choice of words, but I do live in Georgia, and the word does get used a lot.

Kimblee said it somewhat better than I could have.

And thank you, Cathy.  :)


Thank you for clarifying, Pinky, it makes a difference and I appreciate it.

Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: snoopygirl on July 27, 2010, 06:12:38 AM
I found another really bad song. I was watching music videos on a show with teen heartthrobs. They had this video from Joey Lawrence called 'Nothing My Love Can't Fix'. I forgot about that song. Now I know why. It was painfully bad yet I sat through the whole video. Now I have the song stuck in my head.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: JonGirl on July 27, 2010, 06:59:06 AM
It's a long thread...did anyone mention "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks.

Multiple times ;) and I still can't figure out why! :p I like that one!

I rather like it myself but that might be the effect of having heard it a lot. Down here it wasn't unheard of for high school kids writing public exams to change the lyrics and sing it at their leaving assemblies. I think my class did. "Joy...fun...seasons in the sun" work well for a Caribbean childhood and it's infinitely better than "Dust in the Wind."

My brother and I used to sing it in the car (with my mom's tape of it) when we were kids, so it has good memories for me :)


Me too, because of only one memory. My best friend from middle school went to a different high school from me, and especially in late high school, we grew apart a bit. I was really sad about it. But one day we happened to be in the car together when that song came on, and my friend suddenly said, "Hey, listen! It's our song! It's kind of like you and me...we've always had so much fun together." I know that doesn't sound like much, but my friend was not a very effusive or demostrative person, and that was one of the rare times she verbalized how much I meant to her.

Seasons in the sun was about a man (the singer) whose friend was about to die, from cancer I think.
It's not a happy, cheery song at all.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Carnation on July 27, 2010, 07:19:13 AM


I told my DJ the same thing about "Achy Breaky Heart" Cannot stand that song!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4M-4yDlvFo
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Carnation on July 27, 2010, 07:25:28 AM
What's that one that says "Don't let your praying knee get lazy"?  Good grief!

Little Willie (Go home already!)

I'll have to think of some more.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: MaggieB on July 27, 2010, 07:37:24 AM
"Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney and Wings makes my eye twitch.  I have to leave the store if it starts playing while I'm out Christmas shopping.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Black Delphinium on July 27, 2010, 08:50:49 AM
http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/dembones.html
Dem Bones...my main objection is that the first time I ever heard it, the last verse was different from the one published here. It was-
And of this tale there is an Omen
(Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again)
Never, never trust a Woman
(Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again)  :-X :-X :-X


And I heard this at Church Camp!  I'll admit, I was a sulky, angry little creature afterward, but I was very young and prickly then.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: crankycat on July 27, 2010, 09:03:45 AM
"Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney and Wings makes my eye twitch.  I have to leave the store if it starts playing while I'm out Christmas shopping.

Now there have been a lot of songs mentioned in this thread that I dislike.  But I loathe this song.  I spent way too many years working retail during the holidays.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 27, 2010, 09:07:37 AM
I couldn't imagine working retail during the holiday season, since it seems like they start playing Christmas music the day after Hallowe'en.   :P

Christmas music being played before the first Sunday in Advent (or US Thanksgiving if I lived in the States) makes me want to run screaming from the store.

For all of you who work retail and are subjected to this torture, you have my sympathy.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Carnation on July 27, 2010, 11:31:40 AM
Merry Christmas, Darling, by the Carpenters.  "Christmas-ing" is not a word and I'll take on anyone who says anything to the contrary. >:(
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: kingsrings on July 27, 2010, 11:39:37 AM
I must stop reading this thread....reading these annoying Christmas songs are making them start to go through my head....   :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Winterlight on July 27, 2010, 12:23:46 PM
I HATE(with the burning passion of a bajillion white hot suns) Butterfly Kisses.

"Why?," you ask.

Because not every girl has a father that cares about her.

Heck, I get along fine with mine, but this is treacly gluck and if I suggested playing it for him I think he'd drop over from sugar shock.

"Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney and Wings makes my eye twitch.  I have to leave the store if it starts playing while I'm out Christmas shopping.

So THAT'S who inflicted that horrible song on us. Curses!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 27, 2010, 12:27:12 PM
OT:  I saw the singer/songwriter of 'Butterfly Kisses' on Oprah once.  She asked if he'd written a song for his son.  He said no, but if he had, it'd be called, 'Get down off of that!'
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: drebay on July 27, 2010, 01:22:38 PM


I told my DJ the same thing about "Achy Breaky Heart" Cannot stand that song!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4M-4yDlvFo

I love it!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on July 27, 2010, 01:29:43 PM
I told my DJ the same thing about "Achy Breaky Heart" Cannot stand that song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4M-4yDlvFo
I love it!

Sometimes at school I play Weird Al's version instead of the original. Although the kids don't know all the bands and singers who are referenced, they do get that Al is making fun of the song and they quite enjoy it.

I also enjoy "You're Pitiful":
"My life is brilliant!... What, was I too early? I'm sorry, should I... you wanna start over?
Now? Now?
My life is brilliant/your life's a joke/
You're just pathetic/you're always broke/
Your home-made Star Trek uniform really ain't impressin' me/
You're suffering from delusions of adequacy
You're pitiful/You're pitiful/You're pitiful, it's true
Never had a date/that you couldn't inflate/
And smell repulsive too/what a bummer being you!"

So funny. And better than the original.  ;)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Ms_Cellany on July 27, 2010, 02:04:04 PM
I told my DJ the same thing about "Achy Breaky Heart" Cannot stand that song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4M-4yDlvFo
I love it!

Sometimes at school I play Weird Al's version instead of the original. Although the kids don't know all the bands and singers who are referenced, they do get that Al is making fun of the song and they quite enjoy it.

I also enjoy "You're Pitiful":
"My life is brilliant!... What, was I too early? I'm sorry, should I... you wanna start over?
Now? Now?
My life is brilliant/your life's a joke/
You're just pathetic/you're always broke/
Your home-made Star Trek uniform really ain't impressin' me/
You're suffering from delusions of adequacy
You're pitiful/You're pitiful/You're pitiful, it's true
Never had a date/that you couldn't inflate/
And smell repulsive too/what a bummer being you!"

So funny. And better than the original.  ;)


Weird Al's voice is better, too!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 27, 2010, 06:17:04 PM
Speaking of Christmas songs and retail:

I HATE, with a firey passion, Thriller and Monster Mash.  At least there's some variety at Christmas.  Halloween?  There's those two.  At least, that's what we had where I worked.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scritzy on July 27, 2010, 06:21:17 PM
Speaking of Christmas songs and retail:

I HATE, with a firey passion, Thriller and Monster Mash.  At least there's some variety at Christmas.  Halloween?  There's those two.  At least, that's what we had where I worked.

There used to be "Dinner with Drac," but nobody plays it any more.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 27, 2010, 06:22:04 PM
Speaking of Christmas songs and retail:

I HATE, with a firey passion, Thriller and Monster Mash.  At least there's some variety at Christmas.  Halloween?  There's those two.  At least, that's what we had where I worked.

There used to be "Dinner with Drac," but nobody plays it any more.

Many places play the Purple People Eater song too, but yeah, Halloween variety is pretty thin.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Venus193 on July 27, 2010, 07:01:05 PM
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_5?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=halloween+music&sprefix=hallo&ih=3_1_1_0_0_0_0_0_0_1.167_424&fsc=-1

Halloween Music Results
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: jaxsue on July 27, 2010, 07:33:52 PM
I don't think Billy, Don't be a Hero has come up. Truly a bad 70s song.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 27, 2010, 07:41:51 PM
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_5?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=halloween+music&sprefix=hallo&ih=3_1_1_0_0_0_0_0_0_1.167_424&fsc=-1

Halloween Music Results

Oh how I wish I'd had this site when I worked retail!  They literally played two songs the entire month of October.  We all used to joke that management was very lucky the pitchforks were made of plastic.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on July 27, 2010, 07:54:29 PM
Okay-after dinner last night, I must put another song into contention.

I don't know if it was I love the 80s night at the restaurant or what the deal was.  But they played Toni Basil's Mickey.  Aaaarg.  Insipid, inane and about as catchy as the common cold.  So you hear it and end up singing along EVEN THOUGH you hate it.  In that vein, I would like to add 867-5309. 

I would also like to add the entire montage of stalker songs that they played:

Every Breath You Take (the Police)
Private Eyes (Hall & Oats)
I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick)
Never Gonna Give You Up (someone I should know but can't remember right now)

I like the songs.  But playing them back to back just gave us a complete creepy stalker vibe. 
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: supernova on July 27, 2010, 07:57:41 PM
I promise I'll make it through the rest of the thread (just now saw it, only on page 5, how'd I miss it?) but...

"Lay Lady Lay."  Just from the sound of his voice, and the way he expresses himself, I'm not getting anywhere NEAR his big brass bed!   :P

Also, almost any rap song.  A contradiction in terms, that:  it's rapping not singing, and it has very little (original) music, so why call it a song?  ???

There are more, but... 
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Venus193 on July 27, 2010, 08:09:40 PM
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_5?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=halloween+music&sprefix=hallo&ih=3_1_1_0_0_0_0_0_0_1.167_424&fsc=-1

Halloween Music Results

Oh how I wish I'd had this site when I worked retail!  They literally played two songs the entire month of October.  We all used to joke that management was very lucky the pitchforks were made of plastic.

And you could have played this at the employee Christmas party:

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Crypt-Yourself-Little-Christmas/dp/B000002TUF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1280279275&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 27, 2010, 08:17:58 PM
Okay-after dinner last night, I must put another song into contention.

I don't know if it was I love the 80s night at the restaurant or what the deal was.  But they played Toni Basil's Mickey.  Aaaarg.  Insipid, inane and about as catchy as the common cold.  So you hear it and end up singing along EVEN THOUGH you hate it.  In that vein, I would like to add 867-5309. 

I would also like to add the entire montage of stalker songs that they played:

Every Breath You Take (the Police)
Private Eyes (Hall & Oats)
I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick)
Never Gonna Give You Up (someone I should know but can't remember right now)

I like the songs.  But playing them back to back just gave us a complete creepy stalker vibe. 

Never Gonna Give You Up is by Rick Astley. I wouldn't consider either that or I Want You To Want Me to be even remotely stalkerish.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scritzy on July 27, 2010, 09:24:02 PM
Rickrolling isn't stalking, but it's not fun. Especially when someone has it set up so no matter what you do, it keeps popping up in another window. Grr.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 27, 2010, 10:25:30 PM


I told my DJ the same thing about "Achy Breaky Heart" Cannot stand that song!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4M-4yDlvFo

I hate that song with the fire of a thousand suns!! (Billy Ray's, not Weird Al's!)  In middle school, when we had the dance unit in gym and learned to line dance, the teacher played that song.   Over, and over, and over everyday that we had gym.   I love to dance but I was so happy when we moved onto another unit!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Jules1980 on July 27, 2010, 10:29:01 PM
For those of you who hate Butterfly Kisses and that ilk, how do you feel about  "Cleaning this Gun" by Rodney Atkins.  I love it.  But I love it for what it is, a tongue in cheek song, just to make you laugh.  I never  placed any thoughts about the dad being inappropriately possessive of his daughter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjO9kX4npVY
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on July 27, 2010, 10:29:55 PM
Okay-after dinner last night, I must put another song into contention.

I don't know if it was I love the 80s night at the restaurant or what the deal was.  But they played Toni Basil's Mickey.  Aaaarg.  Insipid, inane and about as catchy as the common cold.  So you hear it and end up singing along EVEN THOUGH you hate it.  In that vein, I would like to add 867-5309. 

I would also like to add the entire montage of stalker songs that they played:

Every Breath You Take (the Police)
Private Eyes (Hall & Oats)
I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick)
Never Gonna Give You Up (someone I should know but can't remember right now)

I like the songs.  But playing them back to back just gave us a complete creepy stalker vibe. 

Never Gonna Give You Up is by Rick Astley. I wouldn't consider either that or I Want You To Want Me to be even remotely stalkerish.

I agree-at least until they are played back-to-back like that.  It wasn't any of the individual songs (each of which I like) that sent me there.  It was hearing them all played back to back.  :>  There are certainly individual songs out there that would have made the whole set even worse...
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Mel on July 27, 2010, 11:22:53 PM
I like most music, most genres (very few rap and metal though, and I love most classical.  I don't care for the new country) but these are songs I can't stand:

California Gurls - Katy Perry (Most of the tune is catchy, but the part where she wails "oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh oh" hits a raw nerve)
Umbrella - Rihanna (umberella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh-eh....argh!!)
I Will Always Love you - Whitney Houston (I love Dolly Parton singing it though...beautiful song, but Whitney butchered it)

Anything with excessive swearing
Anything by Nickelback (I used to like them but they were soooo overplayed)

Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Carnation on July 28, 2010, 07:23:07 AM
Watching You, by Rodney Atkins.   It's playing now and if I had a gun, I'd shoot the radio, Elvis style. :P
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: BarensMom on July 28, 2010, 07:38:08 AM
Office Depot totally destroyed any desire to hear "Taking Care of Business" for me.  There was a store in my area that would play it over and over and over and over.....  I think it's not there any more - gee, I wonder why?
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Valentines Mommy on July 28, 2010, 08:51:43 AM
Michael Buble makes my ears bleed
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Post by: Carnation on July 28, 2010, 09:25:54 AM
.

"Lay Lady Lay."  Just from the sound of his voice, and the way he expresses himself, I'm not getting anywhere NEAR his big brass bed!   :P


C'mon, he used to be hot!

http://globalrocklegends.blogspot.com/2008/12/bob-dylan.html

And He's Bob Dylan!

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Post by: Miss Misery on July 28, 2010, 12:13:34 PM
Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams gives us "Spectacular (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc030yp6-bg)", a touching tribute to binge drinking and date r@pe.

Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it?  :P
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Post by: bookworm317 on July 28, 2010, 12:39:40 PM
I just thought of another song I absolutely despise!

The Electric Slide. We ALWAYS had to do that stupid dance during PE class when it was rainy.

Now, it just makes me homicidal when I hear it.
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Post by: Kimblee on July 28, 2010, 02:08:47 PM
For those of you who hate Butterfly Kisses and that ilk, how do you feel about  "Cleaning this Gun" by Rodney Atkins.  I love it.  But I love it for what it is, a tongue in cheek song, just to make you laugh.  I never  placed any thoughts about the dad being inappropriately possessive of his daughter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjO9kX4npVY

Love it. My dad has it as his ring tone on my phone.
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Post by: Wittyone on July 28, 2010, 03:09:44 PM
I just heard one last night that I wish would be lost in the darkest recesses of the music vault.   

Tom's Diner   by Suzanne Vega.
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Post by: magicdomino on July 28, 2010, 03:43:17 PM
"Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink.  Abusive behavior isn't any more acceptable when the abuser is female.

"How did I become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
I've never been this nasty,
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise"

Like "Every Breath You Take", the song may not be meant to be a "feel-good" type of song.  That doesn't not mean I want to be creeped out several times a day.
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Post by: LeeLee88 on July 28, 2010, 04:54:29 PM
Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams gives us "Spectacular (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc030yp6-bg)", a touching tribute to binge drinking and date r@pe.

Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it?  :P

 :o  :o  :o Holy jeeeeezzzzz.... WOW.  I'll tell ya' what's not spectacular, everything about that whole thing!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on July 28, 2010, 06:33:36 PM
"Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink.  Abusive behavior isn't any more acceptable when the abuser is female.

"How did I become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
I've never been this nasty,
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise"

Like "Every Breath You Take", the song may not be meant to be a "feel-good" type of song.  That doesn't not mean I want to be creeped out several times a day.

I alwasy took the song to be from the point of veiw of a abusive girl who is trying to make it right and be a better person.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: HelenB on July 28, 2010, 08:16:15 PM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

*grumble, grumble, and them kids better stay outta my yard too**
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Post by: Scritzy on July 28, 2010, 09:20:53 PM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

*grumble, grumble, and them kids better stay outta my yard too**

When Kellie Pickler sang that song on American Idol some years ago, I screamed to Chip, "Doesn't she know what that song is about?? A mother [selling] out her daughter?!?!?"

Chip said Pickler probably didn't understand the lyrics.  ::)
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Post by: Carnation on July 28, 2010, 09:29:50 PM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

*grumble, grumble, and them kids better stay outta my yard too**

I didn't watch it, but I'll bet they had Martina McBride singing "Independence Day"  because that's what makes this country strong:  domestic abuse, arson and a murder suicide.
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Post by: Kimblee on July 28, 2010, 09:31:11 PM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

*grumble, grumble, and them kids better stay outta my yard too**

I didn't watch it, but I'll bet they had Martina McBride singing "Independence Day"  because that's what makes this country strong:  domestic abuse, arson and a murder suicide.

yup. brings a tear to yer eye.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on July 28, 2010, 11:48:25 PM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

I do like the song (I found a Stargate music video of it with scenes of Daniel Jackson - which you wouldn't think could work, but does) but honestly, let's play a song about a kid whose mother makes her become a h00ker. Honestly. Reba has so many great songs, why sing a) that one and b) a cover of a Bobbie Gentry song? Or at least show pictures of Daniel while singing it...  ;D
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Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 29, 2010, 09:51:57 AM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

I do like the song (I found a Stargate music video of it with scenes of Daniel Jackson - which you wouldn't think could work, but does) but honestly, let's play a song about a kid whose mother makes her become a h00ker. Honestly. Reba has so many great songs, why sing a) that one and b) a cover of a Bobbie Gentry song? Or at least show pictures of Daniel while singing it...  ;D

My mom likes Fancy, and she put it to me this way: While she would much rather I stick to another profession, she understands the sentiment of a parent wanting her child to grow up and be able to go off and do even better for herself.  She just figured Fancy went about it in the wrong way.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 29, 2010, 12:41:13 PM
I'd forgotten about this one. We were watching 'A Capitol Fourth' this 4th of July, and they had Reba McEntire on. And she sang "Fancy". Now, I don't like the song to start with, but I was ranting at the screen that it wasn't an appropriate song for the family audience they had at the concert. And then they showed that people were singing along, and singing to their kids (at least it seemed that way).  Does no one listen to the lyrics?!!!

I do like the song (I found a Stargate music video of it with scenes of Daniel Jackson - which you wouldn't think could work, but does) but honestly, let's play a song about a kid whose mother makes her become a h00ker. Honestly. Reba has so many great songs, why sing a) that one and b) a cover of a Bobbie Gentry song? Or at least show pictures of Daniel while singing it...  ;D

My mom likes Fancy, and she put it to me this way: While she would much rather I stick to another profession, she understands the sentiment of a parent wanting her child to grow up and be able to go off and do even better for herself.  She just figured Fancy went about it in the wrong way.

Fancy's mother was desperate.
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Post by: Punky B. on July 29, 2010, 01:32:34 PM
I just went and read Spectacular's lyrics-  :o :o :o

Really?  Really?  Gross.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Amava on July 29, 2010, 01:35:05 PM
I just went and read Spectacular's lyrics-  :o :o :o

Really?  Really?  Gross.

One would hope the song was meant as a joke, a parody... but probably not, hmm?
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Post by: Brentwood on July 29, 2010, 01:50:22 PM
I just went and read Spectacular's lyrics-  :o :o :o

Really?  Really?  Gross.

One would hope the song was meant as a joke, a parody... but probably not, hmm?

I just read the lyrics myself.

I'm not a fan of restrictive censoring of music for my kids. I would not, however, let them listen to THAT one.
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Post by: magicdomino on July 29, 2010, 01:58:39 PM
"Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink.  Abusive behavior isn't any more acceptable when the abuser is female.

"How did I become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
I've never been this nasty,
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise"

Like "Every Breath You Take", the song may not be meant to be a "feel-good" type of song.  That doesn't not mean I want to be creeped out several times a day.

I alwasy took the song to be from the point of veiw of a abusive girl who is trying to make it right and be a better person.

She never says that she is going to make a real effort to quit being abusive.  She doesn't hate him, she doesn't want to lose him, but she enjoys abusing him too much to quit.  He's her "favorite little punching bag." 
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Post by: Kimblee on July 29, 2010, 02:36:31 PM
"Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink.  Abusive behavior isn't any more acceptable when the abuser is female.

"How did I become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
I've never been this nasty,
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise"

Like "Every Breath You Take", the song may not be meant to be a "feel-good" type of song.  That doesn't not mean I want to be creeped out several times a day.

I alwasy took the song to be from the point of veiw of a abusive girl who is trying to make it right and be a better person.

She never says that she is going to make a real effort to quit being abusive.  She doesn't hate him, she doesn't want to lose him, but she enjoys abusing him too much to quit.  He's her "favorite little punching bag." 

Hmm... she does appologize. And that he's beautiful to her.

But you're right, she never says she's gonna change, other than the fact that she seems surprised by how nasty she's been.

You're probably right, but the song's always reminded me of a pair of friends I have, and they DID work it out and stop abusing each other.

She was the main abuser, she'd pick at him and hit him and push him until he lashed back out at her, and one time when he didn't and just took it, she called me in tears because "if he still loved me he'd fight back!"

She got pregnant, they both realized they didnt want a kid to grow uop thinking they were normal, and both are in couples therapy trying to fix things. Its weird because their relationship has always been really violent, and I don't know if its possible for them to completely stop. Him, maybe. He really doesn;t start things. She, I'm not so sure, she came from a really screwed up family. But so far so good... three years and he hasn't laid a hand on her, and she's only lashed out at him twice. (Once in public... He had to physically carry her out to the car because she was hysterical and trying to beat him in the face.)

Maybe its my own hopes that my friends will get their relationship on track that makes me want to believe that song is about a repentant person?
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Post by: nolechica on July 29, 2010, 04:38:00 PM
I just went and read Spectacular's lyrics-  :o :o :o

Really?  Really?  Gross.

One would hope the song was meant as a joke, a parody... but probably not, hmm?

I just read the lyrics myself.

I'm not a fan of restrictive censoring of music for my kids. I would not, however, let them listen to THAT one.

Probably not a parody, as parts of that are commonplace here.
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Post by: Kimblee on July 29, 2010, 06:30:01 PM
I just went and read Spectacular's lyrics-  :o :o :o

Really?  Really?  Gross.

One would hope the song was meant as a joke, a parody... but probably not, hmm?

I just read the lyrics myself.

I'm not a fan of restrictive censoring of music for my kids. I would not, however, let them listen to THAT one.

Probably not a parody, as parts of that are commonplace here.

that song is eww.
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Post by: supernova on July 29, 2010, 06:50:54 PM
Whew!  Finished the thread.  *pats self on back*

I agree with the nominations for all the death songs (Honey, et al.) but I'm surprised no one mentioned Last Kiss.  That was the one where they were out on a date in daddy's car, etc., etc.

Or the really revolting parody of this genre, I Want my Baby Back.   :-X

p.s.  Huge Steely Dan fan here.  No offense taken; they can be hard to appreciate.  ;)
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Post by: The Ricker on July 29, 2010, 09:10:14 PM
The original version of "Last Kiss" by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers is tolerable.  The Pearl Jam version, however, is horrid.
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Post by: Micah on July 29, 2010, 10:17:08 PM
The original version of "Last Kiss" by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers is tolerable.  The Pearl Jam version, however, is horrid.

I love Pearl Jam's "Last Kiss." It's my ringtone.

S'ok, I'm used to being in the minority.  :P
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Post by: GoldenGemini on July 30, 2010, 12:43:30 AM
"Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink.  Abusive behavior isn't any more acceptable when the abuser is female.

"How did I become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
I've never been this nasty,
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise"

Like "Every Breath You Take", the song may not be meant to be a "feel-good" type of song.  That doesn't not mean I want to be creeped out several times a day.

I alwasy took the song to be from the point of veiw of a abusive girl who is trying to make it right and be a better person.

She never says that she is going to make a real effort to quit being abusive.  She doesn't hate him, she doesn't want to lose him, but she enjoys abusing him too much to quit.  He's her "favorite little punching bag." 

We had an "Australian Idol" contestant sing that once, and it was so awkward when they were interacting with the audience, singing that line directly to them etc.  Oh, and it was a bloke singing.  Made it a very uncomfortable judging session.
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Post by: PaintingPastelPrincess on July 30, 2010, 07:14:39 PM
The original version of "Last Kiss" by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers is tolerable.  The Pearl Jam version, however, is horrid.

I love Pearl Jam's "Last Kiss." It's my ringtone.

S'ok, I'm used to being in the minority.  :P

I like it too.  I never heard the original, but I do like Pearl Jam's version a bit better than Wenzday's.  That one was okay too, though.
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Post by: catgal on July 31, 2010, 01:34:06 AM
Wohoo - made it to the end of this thread. 

This has brought back great memories of songs that I loved, and reminded me of some that I agree are truly hideous eg Canada, we all love you but please keep Celine to yourself.

I have spent time looking up the lyrics to some of the songs mentioned here that I had never heard before and woooow the lyrics to Spectacular - I have no words  :o

Contenders for "Songs that should never be player - ever"
"Hip, Shake, Jerk" The Quick
"Mellow Yellow" ?
"Come back Suzanne" Bill Wyman

I am coming to accept that I am becoming a grumpy old woman and who listens to the classic rock stations cos a lot of the new music has me shaking my head and muttering about "decent songs, proper singers, and better in my day".  Sigh
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Post by: zyrs on July 31, 2010, 05:13:04 AM
I always thought that "Seasons in the Sun" was being sung from the viewpoint of someone who was dying, either of some long illness or an accident or whatever.  It's why I always find it so depressing.
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Post by: Mopsy428 on July 31, 2010, 10:57:52 AM
Whew!  Finished the thread.  *pats self on back*

I agree with the nominations for all the death songs (Honey, et al.) but I'm surprised no one mentioned Last Kiss.  That was the one where they were out on a date in daddy's car, etc., etc.

Or the really revolting parody of this genre, I Want my Baby Back.   :-X

p.s.  Huge Steely Dan fan here.  No offense taken; they can be hard to appreciate.  ;)
Years ago, I heard on one of those top 40 radio shows that the original "Last Kiss" was based on the story of and dedicated to a 16 year old girl who died in a car accident while on a date.  :'( So sad....

"I Believe" by Blessid Union of Souls makes me want to wash my ears out with bleach. It's the one with "I believeeeeeeeeeeeeee" sung in this whiny, whiny tone.

I'm also with the person who said that Miley Cyrus is absolutely awful, but I think some of her songs would be halfway decent (like "The Climb") if they were sung by someone else.
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Post by: Wittyone on July 31, 2010, 11:35:42 AM
Whew!  Finished the thread.  *pats self on back*

I agree with the nominations for all the death songs (Honey, et al.) but I'm surprised no one mentioned Last Kiss.  That was the one where they were out on a date in daddy's car, etc., etc.

Or the really revolting parody of this genre, I Want my Baby Back.   :-X

p.s.  Huge Steely Dan fan here.  No offense taken; they can be hard to appreciate.  ;)
Years ago, I heard on one of those top 40 radio shows that the original "Last Kiss" was based on the story of and dedicated to a 16 year old girl who died in a car accident while on a date.  :'( So sad....

"I Believe" by Blessid Union of Souls makes me want to wash my ears out with bleach. It's the one with "I believeeeeeeeeeeeeee" sung in this whiny, whiny tone.

I'm also with the person who said that Miley Cyrus is absolutely awful, but I think some of her songs would be halfway decent (like "The Climb") if they were sung by someone else.

I love "I Believe."  But mostly that is because the music in it is lovely. 

Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Twik on July 31, 2010, 12:31:02 PM
Wohoo - made it to the end of this thread. 

This has brought back great memories of songs that I loved, and reminded me of some that I agree are truly hideous eg Canada, we all love you but please keep Celine to yourself.


Hey, we managed to persuade Vegas to take her, and we're not taking her back.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Brentwood on July 31, 2010, 06:20:20 PM
I always thought that "Seasons in the Sun" was being sung from the viewpoint of someone who was dying, either of some long illness or an accident or whatever.  It's why I always find it so depressing.

It is being sung from the perspective of a dying man.
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Post by: Scritzy on July 31, 2010, 09:38:12 PM
I always thought that "Seasons in the Sun" was being sung from the viewpoint of someone who was dying, either of some long illness or an accident or whatever.  It's why I always find it so depressing.

It is being sung from the perspective of a dying man.

One of my HS buddies changed the lyrics to, "We had joy, we had fun, we ate raisins in the sun ..." I liked his version better.
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Post by: Kendo_Bunny on July 31, 2010, 11:11:39 PM
For someone earlier, Donovan sang Mellow Yellow.

My current hate is Adam Lambert's 'What Do You Want From Me?'. It was okay the first 50 times I heard it, but now all I can think is 'I want you to shut your whining yap'. It doesn't help that the only radio station we get at work is the local mix station, and they usually play this song at least twice during my shift. I now leap for the radio to switch it off when that song comes on, and have started bringing in my own CDs.
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Post by: nolechica on August 01, 2010, 06:11:36 AM
For someone earlier, Donovan sang Mellow Yellow.

My current hate is Adam Lambert's 'What Do You Want From Me?'. It was okay the first 50 times I heard it, but now all I can think is 'I want you to shut your whining yap'. It doesn't help that the only radio station we get at work is the local mix station, and they usually play this song at least twice during my shift. I now leap for the radio to switch it off when that song comes on, and have started bringing in my own CDs.


You're still getting that?  The next single's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4AS8WaVTws) better.  ;D  Whataya Want From Me only works for me acoustically.
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Post by: chigger on August 01, 2010, 06:32:53 AM
OK, I have a new one.

You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift. Everytime I have the misfortune to hear her screeching, I have the urge to claw my ears off. I've also heard "15", and I just.don't.get.it. She sounds like my four cats are fighting with a weasel. 

Me--ee--ee. Gad.  ::)

This is the funniest thing I've heardin forever.  Spot on, too.
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Post by: lovestoread on August 01, 2010, 08:27:38 AM
Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams gives us "Spectacular (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc030yp6-bg)", a touching tribute to binge drinking and date r@pe.

Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it?  :P

I had no awareness of this song until now.  My flabber is ghasted, i'm genuinely shocked that a record company has put money into that!!!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Giggity on August 01, 2010, 09:01:53 AM
"Feliz Navidad." There is no comparison. I sometimes stay home in October-December specifically to avoid having to hear it.

That's the Spaniards' parade song for Celtic Christmas weekend. All of us except Philip sing the words ... Philip takes the melody that occurs between lines and butchers it. It's funnier than I'm making it sound.  ;D
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Post by: Amava on August 01, 2010, 09:03:59 AM
"Feliz Navidad." There is no comparison. I sometimes stay home in October-December specifically to avoid having to hear it.

That's the Spaniards' parade song for Celtic Christmas weekend. All of us except Philip sing the words ... Philip takes the melody that occurs between lines and butchers it. It's funnier than I'm making it sound.  ;D

I can imagine vividly!
I love that song, hehe.  ;D
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Post by: Scritzy on August 01, 2010, 07:25:17 PM
Cue my cats, singing:

Fleas Navidad!
Fleas Navidad!
Fleas Navidad,
I have them so I scratch a lot.
Ah-ha!

Sorry, couldn't resist.  ;D
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Amava on August 01, 2010, 07:26:47 PM
Cue my cats, singing:

Fleas Navidad!
Fleas Navidad!
Fleas Navidad,
I have them so I scratch a lot.
Ah-ha!

Sorry, couldn't resist.  ;D

Is the dog barking the in-between music?  ;D
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Post by: Clara Bow on August 02, 2010, 01:47:45 AM
Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams gives us "Spectacular (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc030yp6-bg)", a touching tribute to binge drinking and date r@pe.

Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it?  :P

I had no awareness of this song until now.  My flabber is ghasted, i'm genuinely shocked that a record company has put money into that!!!

It's not even a good song...I mean, I like some songs that have seriously questionable subject matter but this is just BAD.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Scritzy on August 02, 2010, 04:01:07 PM
Cue my cats, singing:

Fleas Navidad!
Fleas Navidad!
Fleas Navidad,
I have them so I scratch a lot.
Ah-ha!

Sorry, couldn't resist.  ;D

Is the dog barking the in-between music?  ;D

Freddie barks, and Tor strums the guitar. ;)
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Post by: FauxFoodist on August 05, 2010, 02:33:41 AM
Quote from: Ceallach
I'm sure somebody will mention "I've never been to me" by Charlene, but I love that song.  I heard it was once voted the most "pointless song of all time" though.

Slightly OT, but the first time I heard that song was that specific line sung to my father and me by Charlene herself (she was telling us about her one "hit" song, which we had never heard of, so she sang that part of it to us; I was in the middle of buying a Honda scooter from her).  And, yes, it is a truly horrible song.  The first time I heard the entire thing was when I went to see The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  I didn't realize it was THAT song until I saw the end credits.
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Post by: Ceallach on August 08, 2010, 06:46:00 AM
Quote from: Ceallach
I'm sure somebody will mention "I've never been to me" by Charlene, but I love that song.  I heard it was once voted the most "pointless song of all time" though.

Slightly OT, but the first time I heard that song was that specific line sung to my father and me by Charlene herself (she was telling us about her one "hit" song, which we had never heard of, so she sang that part of it to us; I was in the middle of buying a Honda scooter from her).  And, yes, it is a truly horrible song.  The first time I heard the entire thing was when I went to see The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  I didn't realize it was THAT song until I saw the end credits.

Ok... whaa?  The fact you bought a scooter off her is awesome.  What's the story there?   But yeah, it's a horrid song.  I love it.  It speaks to me. ;D

I have to admit I love most of the horrid songs mentioned in this thread though.   To the point that I'd NEVER heard of "Seasons in the Sun" prior to this but downloaded it because of this thread... listening to it now, and guess what? I love it. hehehe.  Ok, so it's a little repetitive and I can see getting sick of it, but it's sappy and sweet.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: FauxFoodist on August 10, 2010, 03:37:16 PM
Quote from: Ceallach
I'm sure somebody will mention "I've never been to me" by Charlene, but I love that song.  I heard it was once voted the most "pointless song of all time" though.

Slightly OT, but the first time I heard that song was that specific line sung to my father and me by Charlene herself (she was telling us about her one "hit" song, which we had never heard of, so she sang that part of it to us; I was in the middle of buying a Honda scooter from her).  And, yes, it is a truly horrible song.  The first time I heard the entire thing was when I went to see The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  I didn't realize it was THAT song until I saw the end credits.

Ok... whaa?  The fact you bought a scooter off her is awesome.  What's the story there?   But yeah, it's a horrid song.  I love it.  It speaks to me. ;D

I have to admit I love most of the horrid songs mentioned in this thread though.   To the point that I'd NEVER heard of "Seasons in the Sun" prior to this but downloaded it because of this thread... listening to it now, and guess what? I love it. hehehe.  Ok, so it's a little repetitive and I can see getting sick of it, but it's sappy and sweet.


First, I'll admit that I also love many of the songs that are mentioned in this thread.  Charlene's song is not one of them though.

Story -- not much to tell.  I used to live in LA and was shopping for a scooter one day.  I answered her ad in Cycle Trader; she was advertising a Honda Elite for $450-500.  Since I did not have a working vehicle (moped that was not working anymore), my father took me to her home in Palmdale to check out the scooter.  My father is quite a talkative person so he was asking her what she does for a living (to me, it appeared she was a SAHM).  She said she was a singer so he asked her if she recorded anything that we would know.  She then mentioned her song, which neither of us knew, so she then sang part of it (still didn't ring a bell).  So, didn't care for the song much (once I heard a full version), but I loved my scooter.  I went everywhere I could on it (not freeway-legal so I rode everywhere I could on the side streets).

OT -- speaking of meeting celebrities but when I got old enough to work, I discovered that, living in LA, you run into celebrities everywhere (also, it seems like every 3rd person is someone trying to break into the entertainment industry).  Of course, it might've been the fact that I worked at a drug store in an area of SFV where many celebrities live so we'd see them in the area (and in the store) fairly often.  It was pretty neat, at first, but then you get a little jaded (that the sighting isn't unexpected, but it was still a little bit interesting).  My favorite encounter was helping out a guy who I thought looked like someone famous, but I couldn't quite tell.  He kept smiling at me, probably because I had that look of trying to figure out if it were him or not.  After he left, my cosmetics manager came up to me and said, "Chuck Norris is a nice guy, huh?" to which I exclaimed, "I THOUGHT that was him!" (he owned a karate studio down the street).  The most amusing encounters were with those actors whose careers were either on a downslope or didn't do enough work for anyone to recognize them (other than me, the former TV fiend).  Those actors would do the baseball-cap-worn-low bit (it was just two actors, I believe; other celebrities, not just actors, didn't try disguising themselves).
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: kingsrings on August 10, 2010, 03:49:27 PM
"Don't Cry Out Loud" by Melissa Manchester. Now, I think it's a candidate, BUT I love this song anyway! Yet it's so incredibly melodramatic, corny, and bombastic.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on August 10, 2010, 10:04:21 PM
Okay-I have another addition.

Cat's in the Cradle.  I know the Cat Stevens version has been nominated.  But I would like to add the Ugly Kid Joe cover.  I will admit that I like the song despite the fact that it is incredibly sappy.  But with a metal beat it is just wrong on many, many levels. 
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: guihong on August 11, 2010, 12:04:53 AM
Okay-I have another addition.

Cat's in the Cradle.  I know the Cat Stevens version has been nominated.  But I would like to add the Ugly Kid Joe cover.  I will admit that I like the song despite the fact that it is incredibly sappy.  But with a metal beat it is just wrong on many, many levels. 

Actually, it was Harry Chapin doing the original but the rest of the post is a great big pod ;).

gui
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Clara Bow on August 11, 2010, 01:33:52 AM
"Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks. Divorce never occured to these people?

"Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette. Makes me want to go sock my husband in the guts for no reason. That fact that Tammy also sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" makes me giggle.

Regarding "Fancy": Story 1. A friend of mine and I were listening to a dedication hour show on the local country station. A girl called in and dedicated that song to her mother. There is a story there.

Story 2. When I was working in the pharmacy I looked down the aisle and there was a woman there with her daughter. The woman was visibly dirty, had on a rather unfortunate pair of short-shorts, a night shirt and no shoes. Her daughter (thirteenish) had on a nice dress that fit her well but was a bit too old for her. I looked at the pharmacist and said "Well here's ye one chance Faincy don't lemme down". He nearly ruptured something laughing.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Lynnv on August 11, 2010, 02:45:14 AM
Okay-I have another addition.

Cat's in the Cradle.  I know the Cat Stevens version has been nominated.  But I would like to add the Ugly Kid Joe cover.  I will admit that I like the song despite the fact that it is incredibly sappy.  But with a metal beat it is just wrong on many, many levels. 

Actually, it was Harry Chapin doing the original but the rest of the post is a great big pod ;).

gui

Oops and thanks.  I am usually not all that good about knowing who did what song...and this just proves it.  I went to a KISS concert when I was a kid.  A friend and her brother had tickets, but she wasn't allowed to go unless she found someone to go with her to keep her out of her brother's hair.  I spent the entire concert saying things like, "Oh-they did this one.  I really like this one."  And similar things.  :>
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: FauxFoodist on August 11, 2010, 03:10:24 AM
Oh, I thought of a candidate -- "Young Girl" sung by Gary Puckett.  I never thought about it until the night he and his latest back-up band (I think they were called the Gary Puckett Band) played in the local amphitheater of the city where he grew up.  I didn't know who he was but signed up to volunteer for the event since it got me in for free (and there were some opening acts I wanted to see).  I learned he sang THAT song and stopped to think of the lyrics, which kinda squicked me out (they still do).  I'd always been under the impression he was singing about some teenager (the line about how she needs to run home to her mama who's probably wondering where she is kinda did it).
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: JonGirl on August 11, 2010, 04:14:01 AM
Oh, I thought of a candidate -- "Young Girl" sung by Gary Puckett.  I never thought about it until the night he and his latest back-up band (I think they were called the Gary Puckett Band) played in the local amphitheater of the city where he grew up.  I didn't know who he was but signed up to volunteer for the event since it got me in for free (and there were some opening acts I wanted to see).  I learned he sang THAT song and stopped to think of the lyrics, which kinda squicked me out (they still do).  I'd always been under the impression he was singing about some teenager (the line about how she needs to run home to her mama who's probably wondering where she is kinda did it).

I think its Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.  :)
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Clara Bow on August 11, 2010, 04:28:31 AM
"Hot Child In The City"

*eyetwitch*

So you're going to save the poor underage girl from underage prostitution by...sleeping with her. Brilliant!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Venus193 on August 11, 2010, 06:00:10 AM
"Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks. Divorce never occured to these people?

"Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette. Makes me want to go sock my husband in the guts for no reason. That fact that Tammy also sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" makes me giggle.

I wish I could remember the name of the film, but there was an absurd comedy where the protagonist is running from the law because of mistaken identity.  He ends up in a country-western dive whose waitress wants to become the next Tammy Wynette.  At one point she sings a song that begins "Ah threw mah weddin' ring down the toilet 'cause that's where our love went."

I didn't hear the rest because I was laughing too hard.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Cupcake Fiend on August 11, 2010, 06:22:04 AM

Oops and thanks.  I am usually not all that good about knowing who did what song...and this just proves it.  I went to a KISS concert when I was a kid.  A friend and her brother had tickets, but she wasn't allowed to go unless she found someone to go with her to keep her out of her brother's hair.  I spent the entire concert saying things like, "Oh-they did this one.  I really like this one."  And similar things.  :>

The same thing happened to me a while ago.  A friend of mine called me and said she had been given tickets to a Bon Jovi concert that day and did I want to go with her?  Well, DUH!  Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls were opening for them.  I knew a couple of Sheryl Crow songs that I could take or leave, and I had heard of the Goo Goo Dolls but couldn't have named one of their songs.  When they came on it was song after song of "Oh, I know this one, this is a good song!"  It was a great concert, though I thought it was weird that Sheryl Crow sang just her half of "Picture" without the male parts.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Kimblee on August 11, 2010, 11:32:19 AM
"Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks. Divorce never occured to these people?

Apparently the woman alrerady tried that.

Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care


Some folks just need killin'
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: esteban on August 11, 2010, 12:12:28 PM
"Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks. Divorce never occured to these people?

Apparently the woman alrerady tried that.

Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care


Some folks just need killin'

The Me first and the Gimme Gimmes version of this is awesome.  Simply awesome.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: cattlekid on August 11, 2010, 01:44:45 PM
Sheryl Crow singing "Picture" by herself does seem kind of odd.  What was going on during the male half of the song?

When I saw Kid Rock headlining last summer, he sang "Picture" as a duet with one of his band members (I think it was the drummer, IIRC).  She kicked butt on all the songs she sang.

The same thing happened to me a while ago.  A friend of mine called me and said she had been given tickets to a Bon Jovi concert that day and did I want to go with her?  Well, DUH!  Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls were opening for them.  I knew a couple of Sheryl Crow songs that I could take or leave, and I had heard of the Goo Goo Dolls but couldn't have named one of their songs.  When they came on it was song after song of "Oh, I know this one, this is a good song!"  It was a great concert, though I thought it was weird that Sheryl Crow sang just her half of "Picture" without the male parts.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: kingsrings on August 11, 2010, 02:24:07 PM
I heard the version Kid Rock did with his drummer. Her voice and peformance were better than Sheryl Crow's...
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Cupcake Fiend on August 11, 2010, 02:26:34 PM
Sheryl Crow singing "Picture" by herself does seem kind of odd.  What was going on during the male half of the song?

When I saw Kid Rock headlining last summer, he sang "Picture" as a duet with one of his band members (I think it was the drummer, IIRC).  She kicked butt on all the songs she sang.

The same thing happened to me a while ago.  A friend of mine called me and said she had been given tickets to a Bon Jovi concert that day and did I want to go with her?  Well, DUH!  Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls were opening for them.  I knew a couple of Sheryl Crow songs that I could take or leave, and I had heard of the Goo Goo Dolls but couldn't have named one of their songs.  When they came on it was song after song of "Oh, I know this one, this is a good song!"  It was a great concert, though I thought it was weird that Sheryl Crow sang just her half of "Picture" without the male parts.

Nothing, she just sang her parts and that was it.  This was a while ago, I was pregnant with Thing 2 at the time so it was seven years ago...I can't remember if they played the music and she waited or if she just sang her parts without break.  Considering she was there with two other bands, I'm surprised she didn't get one of them to sit in on the song with her!
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: *inviteseller on November 10, 2013, 11:25:47 AM
I had to ressurect this thread to put in the Gawd awful What Does the Fox Say song.  It is everywhere and it gets stuck in my head and I want to stab myself in the ear with an ice pick1  Doesn't help my 7 yr old DD sings it all.the.time (along with anything One Direction..gahhh!)  And that stupid Robin Thicke song that everyone said is so great with the nekkid women video..it isn't even singing!  I can only make out a word or two from the garbling.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Thipu1 on November 10, 2013, 11:46:37 AM
My candidate is the Beatles'  'Mr. Moonlight'. 
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 10, 2013, 11:56:53 AM
I had to ressurect this thread to put in the Gawd awful What Does the Fox Say song.  It is everywhere and it gets stuck in my head and I want to stab myself in the ear with an ice pick1  Doesn't help my 7 yr old DD sings it all.the.time (along with anything One Direction..gahhh!)  And that stupid Robin Thicke song that everyone said is so great with the nekkid women video..it isn't even singing!  I can only make out a word or two from the garbling.

I've been hearing so much about the fox song and finally heard it last Saturday and I gotta say, I don't get the hype.
Title: Re: Candidates for worst song ever.
Post by: lilfox on November 10, 2013, 02:27:58 PM
I had to ressurect this thread to put in the Gawd awful What Does the Fox Say song.  It is everywhere and it gets stuck in my head and I want to stab myself in the ear with an ice pick1  Doesn't help my 7 yr old DD sings it all.the.time (along with anything One Direction..gahhh!)  And that stupid Robin Thicke song that everyone said is so great with the nekkid women video..it isn't even singing!  I can only make out a word or two from the garbling.

I've been hearing so much about the fox song and finally heard it last Saturday and I gotta say, I don't get the hype.

Three words: watch the video.  Not saying it will change any minds, since the song really is outright ridiculous, but there's something about the video that had several of us just rolling on the floor.  DD loves that song, but her taste in music is pretty unusual (at 4, whose isn't?).

There are a few songs currently getting airtime with completely vapid lyrics, but I switch off those stations so quick I can't even name them at the moment.  I find almost everything by Lady Gaga to be painful, but especially the "I live for the applause" one, whatever that's really called.