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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 10:18:52 PM »

Georgia Satellites "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" (1986)
Anything they did was just bad.  And I mean bad as in "terrible," not "cool."  I don't know how they got a record deal. 

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2011, 01:49:00 PM »
Madonna "Ray Of Light", though the boring "Justify My Love" isn't too far off...

Though I like several of her hits, she's a tad overrated since the media tend to look at her as a great artist despite that there's many that are far more talented...

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2011, 10:03:30 AM »
Recently heard Sade "Smooth Operator", which is pretty much boring.


Honestly as a kid, I thought it was from Culture Club.  :-[


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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2011, 01:03:39 PM »
Escape Club "Wild Wild West"

Creepy video to match too with the floating arms!


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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2011, 08:47:54 AM »
The 80's on 8 XM channel will rank the worst songs of the decade on November.

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Big 40 "Turkeys" of the Decade
To celebrate the great American holiday of Thanksgiving, '80s on 8 is serving up the Big 40 “Turkeys” of the Decade! And you decide what songs we play: Which hits of the decade qualify as “turkeys?”  You know, the ones you hate to admit you love, but still can't believe were ever hits; the novelty songs you still sing out loud when alone. Cast your vote by emailing 80son8. Then listen in as the original MTV VJs count them down Thanksgiving weekend.

No poll and based on email votes?


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ones you hate to admit you love

Guilty pleasures? Don't really have any musical guilty pleasures since my taste is very much open. Technically "guilty pleasures" would depend on the person since it's all subjective.

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 04:30:38 AM »
Worst songs of the 80's according to the readers (or snobby hipsters that praise Radiohead) of Rolling Stone magazine

Disagree on "The Safety Dance", "Mickey" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".

From the Rolling Stone article, appears that the writers just rag  more on the music video for some of the songs.

If so, would that make "Thriller" (Michael Jackson) or "Sledgehammer" (Peter Gabriel) the greatest songs of the particular artist?


While Rick Astley was the subject of an internet meme or "Rick Roll", I'm very much indifferent towards "Never Gonna Give You Up".

What, No Air Supply or Milli Vanilli?



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“We Built This City” Named “Worst Song of the 1980s”

 
Let’s face it — the 1980s gave us a lot of bad, cheesy and embarrassing music.   But is the worst song the decade of Rubik’s cubes and leg warmers produced really the #1 hit “We Built This City” by Starship?  It is, according to the readers of Rolling Stone.

The magazine asked its readers to vote in an online poll for the most horrifyingly bad songs of the ’80s, and Starship came out on top — by a huge margin.  According to the magazine, it was “what could be the biggest blow-out victory in the history of the Rolling Stone Readers Poll.”  Apparently, fans who loved edgy rockers The Jefferson Airplane back in the sixties didn’t appreciate the fact that the band had seemingly morphed into a slick, soulless pop act called Starship.

Coming in at #2 in the poll was Europe‘s awesomely lousy song “The Final Countdown,” and #3 was Chris de Burgh‘s ballad “The Lady in Red.”  The rest of the top 10 were as follows:

4. Wham! — “Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)”
5. Men Without Hats — “The Safety Dance”
6. Falco — “Rock Me Amadeus”
7. Bobby McFerrin — “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
8. Toni Basil — “Mickey”
9. Taco — “Puttin’ On the Ritz”
10. Rick Astley — “Never Gonna Give You Up”

It’s worth noting, however, that back in the ’80s, people loved these songs.  They all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, with many reaching

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2011, 11:03:42 PM »
What's ironic about those worsts lists is that each one of those songs were big.  That wasn't the best song I've ever heard but it was far from the worst too.

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2011, 09:55:24 AM »
Honestly couldn't think of a list of the worst from the last decade since there's so many options for #1 and would be endless.

Songs I actually liked as a teen, but not as much anymore:


Bowling For Soup "1985"
The Darkness "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" (though always thought the singer sounded horrible)
Jimmy Eat World "The Middle"



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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2011, 10:47:27 PM »
"Jeremy's Spoken" was a song that I just cringed whenever I heard it. 

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011, 08:10:55 AM »
"Blowing Kisses in the Wind" is probably my least favorite Paula Abdul song.

Honestly, prefer her uptempo pop songs better. Same for Madonna.

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2011, 03:47:55 PM »
"Peek-a-Boo" from Siouxsie & The Banshees

For some reason, I find the song unintentionally hilarious  :D


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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2011, 10:53:27 PM »
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Big 40 "Turkeys" of the Decade
Thursday 11/24 9 am ET
We asked you to suggest your guilty pleasure songs from the ‘80s: the songs so bad, they’re rad! We’ve compiled the list and our VJ pilgrims Mark, Nina, Alan and Martha will serve them up throughout Thanksgiving weekend!... Rebroadcasts: Thur. 11/24 4pm ET, Fri. 11/25 6 am, 12 pm & 9pm ET, Sat. 11/26 11 am & 6pm ET, Sun. 11/27 12 am, 6 am , 8 pm ET & Mon. 11/28 3 am ET

Can't wait...

Obivious predictions:

hair bands
teen idols
actors that have sang
early '80's easy listening pop
one hit wonders
Milli Vanilli


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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2011, 04:09:10 AM »
80s XM Big 40 Turkeys


40. Total Coelo "I Eat Cannibals" (1982)
39. Skid Row "18 and Life" (1989)
38. Men Without Hats "Pop Goes The World" (1988)
37. Bob and Doug McKenzie with Geddy Lee "Take Off" (1982)
36. Starship "We Built This City" (1985)
35. A Flock of Seagulls "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982)
34. Bertie Higgins "Key Largo" (1982)
33. Paul Hardcastle "19" (1985)
32. Rebbie Jackson "Centipede" (1984)
31. The Vapors "Turning Japanese" (1980)
30. Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" (1988)
29. Air Supply "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" (1983)
28. Olivia Newton-John "Xanadu" (1980)
27. Frank Zappa featuring Moon Unit "Valley Girl" (1982)
26. Frankie Smith "Double Dutch Bus" (1981)
25. Diesal "Sausalito Summer Nights" (1981)
24. Eddie Murphy "Party All The Time" (1985)
23. Bangles "Walk Like An Egyptian" (1986)
22. Poison "Talk Dirty To Me" (1987)
21. Murray Head "One Night In Bangkok" (1985)
20. Oak Ridge Boys "Elvira" (1981)
19. Lindsay Buckingham "Holiday Road" (1983)
18. Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy" (1982)
17. Buckner and Garcia "Pac-Man Fever" (1982)
16. Oran 'Juice' Jones "The Rain" (1986)
15. Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (1988)
14. Toni Basil "Mickey" (1982)
13. Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be A Cowboy" (1986)
12. Charlene "I've Never Been to Me" (1982)
11. Ray Parker Jr. "Ghostbusters" (1984)
10. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton "Islands in the Stream" (1983)
9. Milli Vanilli "Blame It on the Rain" (1989)
8. Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew "Super Bowl Shuffle" (1986)
7. Europe "The Final Countdown" (1987)
6. Pseudo Echo "Funkytown" (1987)
5. Andy Taylor "Take It Easy" (1986)
4. Baltimora "Tarzan Boy" (1985)
3. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory" (1982)
2. Great White "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" (1989) 
1. Taco "Puttin' on the Ritz" (1982)


Many of the songs are really bad, though few I've never heard of (and best forgotten). Though there's several early '80's easy listening pop with few country. Ironically those aren't played reguarly on the station outside of the weekly flashback Big 40 countdowns.

Also appears to be mostly one hit wonders and atleast the list is low on the hair bands. Thankfully non from Debbie Gibson made the list.


Suprised to see Great White "One Bitten, Twice Shy" at #2 since it's far from being the worst, IMHO. Also happen to like several of the songs listed from "I Want Candy", "Mickey", "The Rain",  along with several that  I don't consider bad nor good and/or indifferent (ie "Walk Like An Egyptian", "I Ran", "18 and Life").


Lipps Inc. version of "Funkytown" should've been ranked instead of the cover from Pseudo Echo, which I prefer.

Despite that the song's been placed at #1 by Blender as the 50 worst songs ever and recently by Rolling Stone among it's 10 worst of the 1980's, Starship "We Built This City" is towards the bottom of the list. Personally, can't stand Starship nor it's earlier incarnations.

Agree on #1.

There's several glaring omissions..

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2011, 11:31:13 PM »
Some of those songs were really terrible but others weren't bad at all.

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Re: Worst songs of all time
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2011, 12:52:53 PM »
Lil' Wayne "Milli"

The song came out during the same time as "The Mighty B!", which featured a blonde Little Lulu clone  named Millie...  In which, I associate the song with the cartoon and a certain infamous pop duo known for their lip sync scandal.