Blender Magazine: Top 50 Worst Songs of All Time

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  1. codell

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    1. We Built This City, Starship, 1985

    2. Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus, 1992

    3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung, 1986

    4. Rollin', Limpbizkit, 2000

    5. Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice, 1990

    6. The Heart Of Rock & Roll, Huey Lewis and The News, 1984

    7. Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin, 1988

    8. Party All The Time, Eddie Murphy, 1985

    9. American Life, Madonna, 2003

    10. Ebony And Ivory, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, 1982

    11. Invisible, Clay Aiken, 2003

    12. Kokomo, The Beach Boys, 1988

    13. Illegal Alien, Genesis, 1983

    14. From A Distance, Bette Midler, 1990

    15. I'll Be There For You, The Rembrandts, 1995

    16. What's Up?, 4 Non Blondes, 1993

    17. Pumps And A Bump, Hammer, 1994

    18. You're The Inspiration, Chicago, 1984

    19. Broken Wings, Mr. Mister, 1985

    20. Dancing On The Ceiling, Lionel Richie, 1986

    21. Two Princes, Spin Doctors, 1992

    22. Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American), Toby Keith, 2002

    23. Sunglasses At Night, Corey Hart, 1984

    24. Five For Fighting , Superman, 2000

    25. I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112, 1997

    26. The End, The Doors, 1967

    27. The Final Countdown, Europe, 1987

    28. Your Body Is A Wonderland, John Mayer, 2001

    29. Breakfast At Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something, 1995

    30. Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston, 1986

    31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Crash Test Dummies, 1994

    32. Will 2K, Will Smith, 1999

    33. Barbie Girl, Aqua, 1997

    34. Longer, Dan Fogelberg, 1979

    35. Shiny Happy People, R.E.M., 1991

    36. Make Em Say Uhh!, Master P featuring Silkk, Fiend, Mia-X and Mystikal, 1998

    37. Rico Suave, Gerardo, 1991

    38. Cotton Eye Joe, Rednex, 1995

    39. She Bangs, Ricky Martin, 2000

    40. I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Badd, 1991

    41. We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy Joel, 1989

    42. The Sounds Of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel, 1965

    43. Follow Me, Uncle Kracker, 2000

    44. I'll Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf, 1993

    45. Mesmerize, Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, 2002

    46. Hangin' Tough, New Kids On The Block, 1989

    47. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You, Bryan Adams, 1996

    48. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, The Beatles, 1968

    49. I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred, 1992

    50. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion, 1998
     
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    Ok, I feel dumb. Out of all those songs, I actually liked the following:

    1. We Built This City, Starship, 1985

    3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung, 1986

    5. Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice, 1990

    6. The Heart Of Rock & Roll, Huey Lewis and The News, 1984

    10. Ebony And Ivory, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, 1982

    12. Kokomo, The Beach Boys, 1988

    14. From A Distance, Bette Midler, 1990

    18. You're The Inspiration, Chicago, 1984

    20. Dancing On The Ceiling, Lionel Richie, 1986

    23. Sunglasses At Night, Corey Hart, 1984

    25. I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112, 1997

    26. The End, The Doors, 1967

    27. The Final Countdown, Europe, 1987

    31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Crash Test Dummies, 1994

    35. Shiny Happy People, R.E.M., 1991

    40. I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Badd, 1991

    41. We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy Joel, 1989

    44. I'll Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf, 1993
     
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    Wow. I actually cannot stand all 50 of those songs. Brilliant!
     
  5. Jeff

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    Don't feel dumb. I liked these:

    9. American Life, Madonna, 2003
    35. Shiny Happy People, R.E.M., 1991
    41. We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy Joel, 1989
    42. The Sounds Of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel, 1965
    48. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, The Beatles, 1968
     
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    The End is one of my favorite songs, but I can see how many people might not like it.

    But to put The Sounds of Silence on this list just seems to make the whole list a sham to me.
     
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    I like these songs, they each capture a moment in time for me

    any list that doesn't include Kenny G, CREED or Backstreet Boys on a worst list is worthless
     
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    Where is "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson?

    "Uptown Girl" is worse than "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel. I hate every Billy Joel song ever though. i wish someone would light him on fire.
     
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    I think this list says more about the people who compiled it than it does about the songs themselves.
     
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    51. Stairway to Heaven

    52. Carry on my wayward son

    53. I see all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied I'm on my way. ( I don t know the name of this song but its terrible, I think it is by Yes)
     
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    A list like this is doomed from the start.

    I like these songs:

    21. Two Princes, Spin Doctors, 1992

    29. Breakfast At Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something, 1995

    31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Crash Test Dummies, 1994

    43. Follow Me, Uncle Kracker, 2000
     
  12. sonique15

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    i think some of those songs are classics.......yah...ok...that might be stretchin it......
     
  13. Hippieloser

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    I assume Starship took number one as much by virtue of having never should have existed as a band as much as the song's incredible corporate suckiness.

    I would REALLY have liked to have seen "Bodies" by Drowning Pool on this list. "Let the bodies hit the floor?" how 'bout not.
     
  14. Manny Ramirez

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    I like all of these songs. How in the world does Starship, an actual decent band have the world's worst song whereas "artists" like Creed, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Jessica Simpson etc do not even have one single f*cking entry on the list??!!

    I call BS on this.

    Oh and any list that would have Simon and Garfunkel over the damn Macarena is a freaking joke! Also, glad to see that the Spice Girls made the list.:rolleyes: ;)

    I will agree on numbers 2,5,7,13,15,16,31,36,and 39 as craptastic.
     
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    There are no songs by Britney Spears on the list.

    There are no songs by Creed on the list.

    There is one Limp Bizkit song.

    No songs by Kid Rock.

    Don Johnson? Not on the list.

    I know that song is on there to prove the people who made the list actually know music existed before Nirvana - but still . . .
     
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    Er, correction - most overplayed song but not one of the worst. Oh, I forgot, you are one of those people that think Zeppelin sucks. I think I have met 2 other people like you in the whole world that feels that way.:p
     
  17. Jeff

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    Bingo.
     
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    Top ten worst magazines of All Time


    1. Blender

    2. .........


    What in the Hell is Blender Magazine?

    Is that Mmm, mmm, mmm song the song from the Hummer commercial?
     
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    3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung, 1986
    12. Kokomo, The Beach Boys, 1988
    24. Five For Fighting , Superman, 2000
    28. Your Body Is A Wonderland, John Mayer, 2001
    29. Breakfast At Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something, 1995

    I liked these, especially Superman. This is kind of a meh list.
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

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    This quote will forevermore be posted in every single music thread you start.

    Other than Ob-la-di, those songs are all pretty crappy.

    Thanks for reminding me of the comedy-of-assclownishness that was Color Me Badd.

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