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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:17 PM
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Poll question: Best worst (or worst best) pop song
You know the ones: songs so awful they're almost good again. Over-produced, over-sung, or under-written, they're traffic accidents with guitar solos. My personal weakness is for the first two below; Alice and I sometimes claim that we're going to use "Don't Stop Believin'" in our wedding (assuming we ever have one).

For more on this theme, go here:
http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/WORST.html

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:23 PM
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1. Her name was LOLA
she was a showgirl
yellow feathers in her hair
and a dress cut down to there...

the sad thing is that I did not have to google those lyrics
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:58 PM
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14. sad? give credit to the former jingle writer
for that Hap Happy Place- MacDonalds's!!!
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 03:09 PM
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15. true
I think I've been too conditioned by my older brothers who used to tease me mercilessly for listening to him
:)
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 03:29 PM
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16. "I write the songs that make the whole world sing"
you have to admit, though syrupy and kind of shallow....he's pretty good at what he does, and it works.
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forgethell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:28 PM
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2. sukiyaki
and "the bird is the word". thank any gods there be that I have long forgotten the artists.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:33 PM
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3. I Love Daydream Believer
I happened upon Peter Tork and his current band ("Shoe Suede Blues") at a Greenbelt MD fair a year ago. He was pretty good. The crowd loved it, and "DB" took the cake.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:34 PM
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4. Probably 2 of the most hated songs by Professional Musicians:
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 02:36 PM by Radicalliberal
Louie, Louie
Wipe-Out

Any person learning to play an instrument could play these songs (and I use the term lightly)
on their 3rd day of instuction....and do them better then the originals!

And the "Bunny-Hop" rates a close third... :)
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:36 PM
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5. YES!!!
Seasons in the Sun. One weekend a radio station in my area played that damn song all day long!!!
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:45 PM
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8. I ought to take this and "Suddenly" by Billy Ocean and replace a couple
of the ones that don't have votes yet, but I'm not sure either strictly speaking qualify. (In other words, I'm not sure they aren't just bad-bad, especially "Seasons In The Sun," unless it's the delightfully whacked Too Much Joy version.)
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:51 PM
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11. It's one of those songs
that are sooo bad that you just have it in the back of your mind all day after hearing it!!
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:37 PM
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6. I never heard of those songs. My vote for the BEST of the worst is
Gloria. G - L - O - R - I - A. Gloria.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:42 PM
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7. Good gracious! Where have you been not to have heard these,
and can I move there?
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 09:39 PM
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21. I only listen to classical stations and CDs.
So, I never hear pop music.
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:49 PM
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9. If you like Pina Coladas,
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 02:49 PM by GumboYaYa
getting caught in the rain....

"Escape" has to be the worst of the worst or at least among them.
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iamalevi2 Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:50 PM
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10. Help me
There was a song in the 80's with the words, "Oh Ricki your so fine, you so fine you blow my mind". I hate it and couldn't get it out of my head for months. Thanks alot, it's back!
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:54 PM
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13. The only cure: Police On My Back by The Clash
It can save you from any bad song, I swear. If you don't know it, or the emergency backup (Train In Vain), um, I dunno, Ticket To Ride or Day Tripper might help.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 03:59 PM
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19. Written by Eddie Grant!
Of the "Electric Avenue" fame.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 03:51 PM
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18. Originally it was "Oh, Mickey, you're so fine..."
by Toni Basil, an ex-Las Vegas High cheerleader of no further consequence.

It was bad enough that Weird Al Yankovic (or a kindred spirit) felt compelled to do the "Ricky" version -- in the voices of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo!!
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iamalevi2 Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 04:00 PM
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20. Thanks
Now I have them both going on in my head!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 02:51 PM
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12. Alive by Edwin
What an insincere piece of shit that song is
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 03:42 PM
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17. Never Been to Me--Heard it differently after watching Priscilla, Queen of
the Desert.

Those of you who have seen the movie know what I mean!

It is by far the worst song ever written and the worst record ever recorded, BUT what they do to it in Priscilla somehow redeems it and makes it terrible good!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:29 PM
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22. Hey Lady! You Lady! Cursing At Your Life...
It's a draq queen standard now.

-- Allen
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:22 PM
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23. Baby One More Time
Not a Britney fan, but this is one of the most appealing pop songs, despite the dumb lyrics.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:23 PM
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24. Note that I chose this because..
Abba's songs are just plain genious!
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:28 PM
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25. Milli Vanilli
gone but not forgotten
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