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Feb 03

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Top 50 Worst Songs of All Time meme (via tekaytalks
This is a list of the 50 Worst Songs of All Time, as put together by the hip magazine Blender. Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to bold the items that you actually like. This might be more embarrassing than you think. Remember, no one is reading this. Well, no one of importance…

Gina’s addition:  italicize the songs you *really* loathe… the ones that you would’ve come up with if you’d made the list.  The ones that are on albums you own. The ones with one star in your iTunes. (I’m not including Achy Breaky Heart, for instance, ’cause I don’t come anywhere near “new country” so my exposure is limited).  Heck, add a few of your own.  Why not?  ;-)

1. We Built This City – Starship
2. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
4. Rollin’ – Limp Bizkit
5. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice  (not on an album I own, but MAN I hate this song.  Such a complete tease, because I love “Under Pressure”) — edited to add… Under Pressure is Bowie and Queen, but Vanilla Ice *stole* the main “hook” and used it in Ice Ice Baby)
6. The Heart of Rock & Roll – Huey Lewis and the News
7. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin (just like Bobby McFerrin refuses to sing this song anymore, I refuse to listen to it
8. Party All the Time – Eddie Murphy
9. American Life – Madonna (I just went and bought the album on Friday, funny)
10. Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
11. Invisible – Clay Aiken
12. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
13. Illegal Alien – Genesis
14. From a Distance – Bette Midler
15. I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
16. What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
17. Pumps and a Bump – Hammer
18. You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
19. Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
20. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie
21. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
22. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) – Toby Keith
23. Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart
24. Superman – Five for Fighting
25. I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
26. The End – The Doors
27. The Final Countdown – Europe
28. Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer
29. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
30. Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
32. Will 2K – Will Smith
33. Barbie Girl – Aqua
34. Longer – Dan Fogelberg
35. Shiny Happy People – R.E.M. 
36. Make Em Say Uhh! – Master P featuring Silkk, Fiend, Mia-X and Mystikal
37. Rico Suave – Gerardo
38. Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex
39. She Bangs – Ricky Martin
40. I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd
41. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
42. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel — Okay, maybe a little sappy, but I love it anyway
43. Follow Me – Uncle Kracker
44. I’ll Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf
45. Mesmerize – Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
46. Hangin’ Tough – New Kids on the Block
47. The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You – Bryan Adams
48. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles — WTF?  Maybe they put that in to see if I was paying attention?
49. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
50. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
from Gina: 51.  Girl from Ipanema – by anyone at any time.  Ew.
from Gina: 52.  Sara – Jefferson Starship
from Gina: 53.  Candle in the Wind – Elton John (and the Princess Di one is even worse)

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2005/02/03/339/

5 comments

  1. lilbluebus

    I didn’t know Under Pressure was Vanilla Ice. I love that song too. There are only two that you didn’t mark that really stand out to me that I like: Two Princes and Your Body is a Wonderland. Two Princes came out when I was in middle school and I remember my friend putting it on a mix tape for me and I love John Mayer. Most everything else I pretty much agree with.

    1. gina

      Sorry — I was unclear…edited post. Under Pressure is Bowie and Queen. Ice Ice Baby is Vanilla Ice’s STOLEN thing. So sad.

  2. sarah_ovenall

    I’m with you on “I’m Too Sexy” and “Obla Di, Obla Da,” but I must disagree about “Girl from Ipanema.” I love that song! My favorite versions are by Sammy Davis and Pizzicato Five.

  3. jklgoduke

    Wow – I’ve finally figured out what kind of songs I like … songs everyone else hates! Actually, in a weird kinda way it makes sense. I don’t listen to the radio much, and so my main category for a song I like is really “a song I vaguely recognize” which corresponds to everyone else’s “a song I’ve heard played so many times that I’m totally sick of it.” But yeah, there are at least 15 on the list that I like. And only a couple that I don’t like. Achy Breaky Heart comes to mind.

  4. Anonymous

    more commentary on “We Built this City”

    I was at a party this weekend where someone planned to play that song (on vinyl, even). Augh! I left before it happened. (But not before rocking out to Rush — Moving Pictures!!!)

    Anyway — for some extended commentary on WBTC (some from people you may know!), check out:

    http://archerpelican.typepad.com/tap/2004/04/_todays_opinion.html

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