This week: more likes and dislikes. Tell us the name of the worst pop song of all time.
There have been a LOT of really bad pop songs. But many more good ones thankfully.
Songs sung by boy bands.
I can't pick just one. I can't stand rap music in general.
Anything by Neil Sedaka or Madonna . . . Sedaka cause he epitomizes the essence of silly, sentimental bubble gum music . . . and Madonna cause she's not a singer but a showgirl who's taken us for a ride.
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Having My Baby Sung by Paul Anka and Odia Coates. Ugh!
70s: "You Light Up My Life" (led to an increase in suicide attempts). 80s: "That's What Friends Are For" (gratuitous ego masturbation). 90s: "I Believe I Can Fly" (another stinker from the whiny nineties).
It's My Party by Leslie Gore - Hands down!
Because I am an (apparently) deranged lover of bagpipes, I can't settle on one, but my top choices are (i) that song with the chorus that begins "Yummy, yummy, yummy, I've got love in my tummy...", and (ii) any rap song. If society is getting increasingly coarse, violent, ugly and self-centered, rap is the perfect symbol and should be banned, or at least played exclusively on bagpipes. "Kites Are Fun" might be third on the list.
Seasons in the Sun, "American Pie," and the worst is "God is Watching You" by Bette Midler
Afternoon Delight Feelings You Light up My Life All Songs by Air Supply
ANY Connie Francis-performed song!
The worst pop song for me was "Feelings." If I ever hear that on the radio I become extemely nauseous and irritable.
Whitney Houston's "I'll Always Love You" is a truly dreadful exercising of Ms. Houston's lusty pipes--the apotheosis of the "Star Search" musical aesthetic and, for me, pure torture to have to listen to over the intercom in the Supermarket.
There are so many terrible songs. Anything by Vanilla Ice or Milli Vanilli would have to be in the running
Still Waiting For My Subscription Blues by Stereophile
I think I Love You I think this was a Partridge Family song.
Not sure whats its called (thank God), but it would have to be that one by Share that they played and played and played and play... on the radio non-stop. You know the one; makes you want to jump out of a moving car on the highway!!!
Anything by the Back Street Boys.
Close to you (and anything else ever done by the Carpenters.)
Let me count the ways... Please forgive me, as I am a youngen, but pretty much anything popular from my generation is horrible. But the all time loser has to be Aqua - Barbie Girl
Two songs that will have lunging for the on/off switch on my tuner are "American Pie" by Don McLean and "Hotel California" by the Eagles. I'd rather be surrounded by a pack of crazed bag-pipers than hear either of those two songs.
You Light Up My Life didn't start out too bad, but after the twenty billionth time I heard it on the radio I never wanted to hear it again. More than twenty years after its initial release, this song can still make me scream in agony whenever I'm forced to listen to it.
Crimson & Clover -- by a wide margin, over and over, and over and over.
Seasons in the Sun
Tony Orlando's Yellow Ribbon song
One More Night - Phil Collins, I Believe - Tears For Fears, Anything by Bruce Springsteen.
Saturday Night---Bay City Rollers