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worst song ever II - STOP IT RIGHT NOW

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 22 May 2011, 20:21

A couple of years ago we had a poll followed by a series of match-ups, and collectively decided that the worst song ever was that 4 Non Blondes atrocity, 'What's Up?' - I think!

I'd like to try it again as it's good fun.

Here's what I propose: you nominate songs you really dislike HERE, on this thread. Try to put forward only songs you truly despise, just to make it easier. You could accompany the song with a youtube clip if it's not especially well known. And of course heartfelt rants are welcome.

In a couple of days I'll choose songs based on the number of times they're mentioned, or on the level of vitriol the nomination is accompanied by, and start a poll. The top 16 tracks from this poll will then go forward to a series of four four-song rounds and then one final round which will determine the WORST SONG EVER!


Some example nominations from the last go-round:

Skunk Anansie - Selling Jesus
Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Beautiful South - Song For Whoever
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Shania Twain -Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Starship - We Built This City
Foo Fighters - The Best Of Me
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Santana - Smooth
REM - Losing My Religion


Alright? Off you go!
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Polishgirl » 22 May 2011, 20:25

I like quite a few of those from the old list.... :oops:

Anyway, the 4 Non Blondes tripe has to be a goer, plus "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"...

What was that awful Gypsy Woman one back in the 90s by Crystal Waters? bad enough to induce vomiting.

Ebony & Ivory

Oasis - Lyla

Queen - Radio Gaga

That's all I can think of for now. And let's face it; if even I don't like them, then they MUST be shite....
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Loki » 22 May 2011, 20:42

I heard "Walk of Life" on the bathroom radio last nite, and realized it sounds just like some Springsteen tunes I despise. I'll have to research that since I'm not sure of titles. Is/was Knopfler the Springsteen of England?

I'll have to do some research since I'm not sure of titles.

Instead of a list, I'll submit as I think of them, starting with~

"Seasons in the Sun"
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Loki » 22 May 2011, 20:43

"Losing My Religion"
"Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Goat Boy » 22 May 2011, 20:45



Ringtone pop music.
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Postby Hugh » 22 May 2011, 20:47

Any Scouting for Girls song could win this. They are beyond shite.

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 22 May 2011, 20:56

Every time we do this I post the Charlene & Stevie wonder duo that actually is the worst song ever. But since we are clearly looking for the next worse, allow me to nominate "Panic" by the Smths and "Karn Evil #9, Third Impression"

All of those ore far worse than anything Mark Knopfler could manage.
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Polishgirl » 22 May 2011, 21:03

Obv Shiny Happy People.....an aberration of mammoth proportions.

Altho' I very much like the B52s, "Love Shack" is deeply irritating...but maybes I just heard it too often...
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Copehead » 22 May 2011, 21:04

No easy targets

Apart from the eventual winner

Knocking on Heaven's Door - Guns and Roses

Hey Jude
Michelle
Something
Yesterday
Beautiful Tonight
Meat is Murder

Everything the Cranberries ever did but let's say Zombies
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 22 May 2011, 21:08

Davey Avon FatBoy wrote:allow me to nominate "Panic" by the Smths


and allow me to completely disregard your suggestion on the assumption you are crackers

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Polishgirl » 22 May 2011, 21:13

I'm not sure my votes should be counted, as I have just found myself tapping my foot and singing along happily to the theme from "The Littlest Hobo" that they're using for the new Dulux adverts...

Sometimes I even embarrass myself... :oops:
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Postby Piggly Wiggly » 22 May 2011, 21:14

Davey Avon FatBoy wrote:worse than anything Mark Knopfler could manage.


I quite like this imaginary category.

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby PENK » 22 May 2011, 21:18

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvuL5jyCHOw[/youtube]

mmm, car advert rock
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Clippernolan » 22 May 2011, 21:25

polishgirl wrote:I'm not sure my votes should be counted, as I have just found myself tapping my foot and singing along happily to the theme from "The Littlest Hobo" that they're using for the new Dulux adverts...

Sometimes I even embarrass myself... :oops:


That tune chokes me up! :oops:
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 22 May 2011, 21:27

polishgirl wrote:"Love Shack" is deeply irritating...but maybes I just heard it too often...


Once is too often.

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby GoogaMooga » 22 May 2011, 21:31

Let's see if I can remember them:

WORST SONGS OF ALL TIME:

Rock me Amadeus - Falco
Cotton-Eye Joe - Rednex
Rasputin - Boney M
Final Countdown - Europe
Macarena - Los Del Rio
Shiny Happy People - REM
I Believe I can fly - R Kelly
If it Makes you Happy - Sheryl Crow
I Just Called to say I Love you - Stevie Wonder
Invisible Touch - Genesis

will ten do?
1966 and all that

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 22 May 2011, 21:32

Sir John Coan wrote:Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew


Outclasses the rest of your list, though!

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Goat Boy » 22 May 2011, 21:35

No Black Eyed Peas? For shame.
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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 22 May 2011, 21:37

Sir John Coan wrote:you nominate songs you really dislike HERE, on this thread

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Re: worst song ever II

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 22 May 2011, 21:39

GoogaMooga wrote:Rasputin - Boney M


GREAT song.

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Sir John Coan wrote:Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew


Outclasses the rest of your list, though!


There's something weirdly compelling about it. It's appalling but I can't hate it.