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Sure to cause controversy... the worst songs ever!

Posted on 2007.07.09 at 15:25
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Violent Femmes - Prove My Love
I am proud that none of the songs on this list of the 50 worst songs ever made it on to my wedding playlist, which of course contained only the finest of musics. But is this truly an accurate list? What songs are missing from it? I think that that new Avril Lavigne horror might qualify, as well as almost anything by the Black-Eyed Peas, but especially that sonic leprosy ‘my humps.’ I think that some of the Phil Collins oeuvre might be in there as well. What do you think?


just laur
echafaud at 2007-07-09 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
the cold genius
angevin2 at 2007-07-09 21:53 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm, there are only two songs I actually like on there ("Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" and "The Sound of Silence"), which is nice, although the number one choice was my favorite song when I was, like, six. I have since grown out of this. Also, it is now stuck in my head. Dammit.

Someone in the sidebar remarks that Heart's "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" belongs on there, and yea, verily that person is right. Because OMG THE PAAAAAAAAAAAAIN.
theservant at 2007-07-09 22:10 (UTC) (Link)
I also thought that to put anything by the beatles anywhere near there was Wrong, but I have to admit that I thought that their criticism of Simon & whatsisface was pretty close to the mark. I also guess that they can only have one McCartney duet, but if they had two, the one he did with Michael Jackson, 'Say Say Say' would have to be among the worst things ever unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
lilchiva at 2007-07-09 23:52 (UTC) (Link)

Who knew...

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da was ska?
metalclarinet at 2007-07-10 02:04 (UTC) (Link)
I only looked at the first page. i didn't recognize a lot of his list -- although likely I would if I heard them. The ones I did recognize, however, were written by someone who didn't know the context of the song's popularity. Basically, those are the sorts of self congratulatory nasty reviews that tell you about the shallow intellect of the writer and nothing about the music.

Imagine writing a 50 worst stories of all time list and including Genesis at 37 because it "doesn't hang together."

Can I assume that jerk missed "Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy" which makes just about every reputable bottom list.
theservant at 2007-07-10 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
The Ohio Express!
Love is such a sweet thing, good enough to eat thing!
I can think of LOTS worse songs than that. For instance, the entire '80s genre of the "metal ballad."
sputnik5 at 2007-07-10 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
The people who compiled this list are boring old farts. 'I'm too sexy' is an effing anthem, 'The Sound of Silence' is a true classic (and there are worse S&G songs out there if they were really desperate), 'She bangs' is awesomely jumpy and upbeat, and 'Barbie Girl,' well, I guess it either speaks to you or it doesn't, but still...
Where is 'I will always love you?' (or whatever it's called) !!! It seems they just assembled all the songs that were played on the radio a bit too much (or enough to annoy) and called then 'bad.' And yes, the entirety of Phil Collins should be there, the entirety of post-Police Sting and of post-Beatles Paul McCartney.
theservant at 2007-07-10 15:51 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I have ta disagree with you on she bangs; I'm too sexy is sort of a parody, and also can land you in the so-bad-it's-good category, along with 'Rock Me Amadeus.' I think that there are some gems in post-beatles mccartney, but they are relatively few and far between.
Misty D. Hudson
mistytsim at 2007-07-11 02:26 (UTC) (Link)
Just about any song from Tina Turner post 1979 needs to be on that list. Especially Private Dancer. It gives me want to go deaf.

I am glad the Rednex song was on there. It was the first song which came to mind when I saw the link.

However, My Humps was best done by Alanis Morrisette, or however you spell her name.
suzermagoozer at 2007-07-11 06:15 (UTC) (Link)
clearly, the worst song ever is "MacArthur Park"

and, yeah, "my humps" is pretty fucked up.
theservant at 2007-07-11 06:17 (UTC) (Link)
yeah! what kind of a dumbass leaves a cake out in the rain?
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