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50 "worst" songs ever

A song meme, of sorts.

Post this list of Blender's 50 Worst Songs of All Time in your journal and bold the songs that you actually like:

1. We Built This City ... Starship (Nope, I definitely hate this one. With passion.)
2. Achy Breaky Heart ... Billy Ray Cyrus
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight ... Wang Chung (It's not bad, but I wouldn't say I liked it...)
4. Rollin' ... Limp Bizkit
5. Ice Ice Baby ... Vanilla Ice
6. The Heart of Rock & Roll ... Huey Lewis and the News
7. Don't Worry, Be Happy ... Bobby McFerrin
8. Party All the Time ... Eddie Murphy
9. American Life ... Madonna
10. Ebony and Ivory ... Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
11. Invisible ... Clay Aiken
12. Kokomo ... The Beach Boys (Cheesy, I know.)
13. Illegal Alien ... Genesis
14. From a Distance ... Bette Midler
15. I'll Be There for You ... The Rembrandts (Death. To. This. Song.)
16. What's Up? ... 4 Non Blondes
17. Pumps and a Bump ... Hammer
18. You're the Inspiration ... Chicago (Well, it amuses me; does that count?)
19. Broken Wings ... Mr. Mister (See above.)
20. Dancing on the Ceiling ... Lionel Richie
21. Two Princes ... Spin Doctors (Aww, come on, that was a fun song!)
22. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) ... Toby Keith
23. Sunglasses at Night ... Corey Hart (If I'm feeling forgiving, I won't change the radio station if this is playing.)
24. Superman ... Five for Fighting
25. I'll Be Missing You ... Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
26. The End ... The Doors
27. The Final Countdown ... Europe
28. Your Body Is a Wonderland ... John Mayer
29. Breakfast at Tiffany's ... Deep Blue Something (Rather catchy, I thought...)
30. Greatest Love of All ... Whitney Houston
31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm ... Crash Test Dummies
32. Will 2K ... Will Smith
33. Barbie Girl ... Aqua (It was funny, but only in a scary way.)
34. Longer ... Dan Fogelberg
35. Shiny Happy People ... R.E.M.
36. Make Em Say Uhh! ... Master P featuring Silkk, Fiend, Mia-X and Mystikal
37. Rico Suave ... Gerardo
38. Cotton Eyed Joe ... Rednex
39. She Bangs ... Ricky Martin
40. I Wanna Sex You Up ... Color Me Badd
41. We Didn't Start the Fire ... Billy Joel (I didn't learn all those lyrics in high school for nothing.)
42. The Sounds of Silence ... Simon & Garfunkel (Um, isn't this generally regarded as a really good song?)
43. Follow Me ... Uncle Kracker
44. I'll Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) ... Meat Loaf (I've always wondered what the one thing he won't do is.)
45. Mesmerize ... Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
46. Hangin' Tough ... New Kids on the Block
47. The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You ... Bryan Adams
48. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ... The Beatles (Hey, now! This is one of the only cool songs with my name in it out there!)
49. I'm Too Sexy ... Right Said Fred (It's given me some laughs, but "like" would be too strong a word.)
50. My Heart Will Go On ... Celine Dion

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two_12
May. 2nd, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, one of the radio stations around here was discussing this list. I've decided the real travesty of the list isn't what's on it, but what's not on it. You mean to tell me there are no Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Paula Abdul, or Yoko Ono songs on there, but they managed to find room for the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel!!!!!
mollyringle
May. 2nd, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Indeed! This is clearly someone's personal pet peeve list. I'd be putting that "Tell me what you want.." Spice Girls song *way* up high on mine.
wandererrob
May. 2nd, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
ha ha ha, this is great. I've got to do one. :)
bluesound
May. 2nd, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
13. Illegal Alien ... Genesis
hmm... isn't this by Thing String... and does it not have a different title...

I still own only one of those song... and it's #49... oh 1991 has a lot to answer for.
mollyringle
May. 2nd, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
Heh, yes, 1991 does have a lot to answer for. The hair...the trousers...the shredded clothing in general...well, let's just stop there.

Sting's was "An Englishman in New York," so I have to assume there really is a Genesis song called "Illegal Alien." I just don't happen to know it.
elycia
May. 3rd, 2004 12:44 am (UTC)
The Genesis song features repeated refrains of, "It's no fun being an illegal alien," with "alien" being pronounced to rhyme with "fun." Dunno that I'd put *anything* by Genesis in my 50 worst, but the song *can* be annoying.

And why do you detest the Rembrants song?
mollyringle
May. 6th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
And why do you detest the Rembrants song?

Oh...something about it being played 8 million times in my hearing. And 'Friends' degenerating to the mediocre show that it now is, to the point where I don't even care that the final episode is on right now. :)
rachel2205
May. 3rd, 2004 05:24 am (UTC)
Two Princes is an amazing song!
xenedra
May. 3rd, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
18. You're the Inspiration ... Chicago

I have to admit, anything by Chicago is a favorite by mine. this could be because their songs make me think of Junior high and Karate Kid movies...

Should I have admitted that?
shmuel
May. 7th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
44. I'll Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) ... Meat Loaf (I've always wondered what the one thing he won't do is.)

It's buried at the end of the song, long past the point where most people have changed stations or fallen asleep, but if you get that far, all is explained: He won't screw around.

(And, yes, how dumb is that?)
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