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http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/326331/whats-the-worst-song-in-history/

Said he hated it.  I didn't think it was bad, nor an ancient one (someone's really dense that told him that).

But it makes me wonder: What's the worst song you've ever heard?

1, "Muskrat Love" by Captain and Tennille, hands down.

2, Billy, Don't Be a Hero ~~ Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods

3, 'Whoomp! (There It Is)' Tag Team

4, "Disco Duck" -- Rick Dees

5, "Afternoon Delight"...Starland Vocal Band.

Honorable mention: Most John Denver songs.

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We've done this before printdust and there are some pretty good picks on your list but the all-time worst song is...

The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace.

Followed by Copacabana and most of the rest of Barry Manilow's dreck (Hi IJAG  ;)).

And the best bad song ever recorded is Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass ... especially if you know the backstory of the band and the song.
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Afternoon Delight is one of those songs that's so bad, it's good. That goes for most of the songs recorded in the 1970s. I mean, that's the decade Kiss did disco, for Christ's sake.

"Do They Know It's Christmas" is pretty far from awful--the best of the end hunger songs, for sure. I like the understated nature of it, as opposed to everyone in "We Are The World" trying to outscream each other.
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I love Whoomp, There It Is, and not in some wannabe hipster way.

I can dig it.
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Afternoon Delight is one of those songs that's so bad, it's good. That goes for most of the songs recorded in the 1970s. I mean, that's the decade Kiss did disco, for Christ's sake.

"Do They Know It's Christmas" is pretty far from awful--the best of the end hunger songs, for sure. I like the understated nature of it, as opposed to everyone in "We Are The World" trying to outscream each other.

Yeah, it actually sounded like a cohesive song, and not a series of 15-second soundbites weaved ham-handedly through a chorus that makes the Sesame Street theme sound like Surfjan Stevens.

It's easy to bust on I Would Do Anything For Love, but if you want true Meat Loaf wretchedness, I submit Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37GrbCUvZEM
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Through the railways
But I never mind going
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Anything by these guys...



But Chop Suey is dreadful.
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Followed by Copacabana and most of the rest of Barry Manilow's dreck (Hi IJAG  ;)).

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Count me among those who loves "Do they know it's Christmas"

One of my favorites.
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Count me among those who loves "Do they know it's Christmas"

One of my favorites.

I have a hard time understanding how this song can be disliked.
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I nominate Puddle of Mudd's "She Hates Me" as the worst song ever.

What a steaming load of shit.

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Count me among those who loves "Do they know it's Christmas"

One of my favorites.

I have a hard time understanding how this song can be disliked.

Uh, because it's overwrought, self important preaching in the guise of a Christmas song?

I can understand hating the song, but Geldorf should be grateful at the royalty checks those two songs keep sending his way.

And NOTHING compares to "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris in the conversation for Worst. Song. Ever. Nothing.
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I nominate Puddle of Mudd's "She Hates Me" as the worst song ever.

What a steaming load of shit.

I always thought that song was pretty funny.
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Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time."

Instant station flipper for me.
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Count me among those who loves "Do they know it's Christmas"

One of my favorites.

I have a hard time understanding how this song can be disliked.

Uh, because it's overwrought, self important preaching in the guise of a Christmas song?

I can understand hating the song, but Geldorf should be grateful at the royalty checks those two songs keep sending his way.

And NOTHING compares to "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris in the conversation for Worst. Song. Ever. Nothing.

haters of 'do they know it's christmas' have no soul. whatsoever. BY FAR the best song of its genre, blowing 'we are the children' to smithereens.

all you haters bend over backwards to give curmudgens a bad name. it's among a scant handful of xmas songs i look forward to hearing repeatedly during the holiday season.

lord help the artists whose hearts are in the right place....

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The worst song ever is the fucking Pina Colada song.

And spnited, would be interested to hear the Looking Glass/Brandy backstory you mention.
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The worst song ever is the fucking Pina Colada song.


SCTV's Bill Needle goes off on "The Pina Colada Song":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXpSoAHGDh8
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I choose not to feel guilty that I like most of the 1970s songs mentioned on here. And Looking Glass, as was the case for a lot of late 60s-early 70s bands, did one song (Brandy) to create a hit, a song that sounded nothing like the rest of their stuff
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* "Don't Worry, Be Happy" -- Makes me want to kill somebody.
* "Everybody Dance Now" -- You can't come up with any more lyrics than that? Jesus.
* "Achy Breaky Heart"
Almost any country and western song, for that matter.
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You know, I don't have a problem with "Do They Know It's Christmas" or "We Are the World" as far as songs go.

What I do have a STINKING FUCKING PROBLEM WITH is rich assholes who donate their TIME to try to get us poor peons to BUY THEIR GODDAMNED FUCKING SHIT to so-call "support" some third-world country when ours has needy people, too.

All these fuckin' richbugs can get ass-raped by an anal-dwelling butt monkey for all I care. Give until it HURTS, motherfuckers!

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You need more references to the rear end in that post
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Don't Worry, be happy would be second on my list.

Liked the SCTV bit, Huggy. I seem to recall seeing that before.
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"Do They Know it's Christmas" and "Wonderful Christmas Time" make me want to throw up. Instant change for the radio station.

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"Wonderful Christmas Time" is easily the worst song McCartney's ever recorded, and among the worst Christmas songs ever.

Although the Chipmunks Christmas song comes close in the latter category.
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