What Are The WORST Songs Of All Time?

by Joe Stewart 46 replies
We had the sad song thread, so why not go with the ugliest, worstest (is that a word?), nails scratching chalkboard tunes?

There are a few that I can't stand, but here are two that stand out BIG off the top of my head.

1. Muskrat Love - America, Captain & Tenille (projectile barf!)

2. Lovin' You - Minnie Ripperton (when she hits that high note my blood pressure hits new highs)


Everyone share your list of worst songs. Note: I'm mostly focusing on rock, pop, Christian, alternative and country as I don't really listen to anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Joe, there have been a lot of songs over the years that I didn't care for. Worst? That's kind of hard to say. It's all a matter of taste. One man's "worst" is another man's "I can listen to that all day."

    But here's a short list of my personal "worst" though this is by no means all inclusive or indicative of these actually being the songs I dislike the most. They're just the ones of many that I can think of right now.

    Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
    Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
    Sweet And Innocent - Donny Osmond
    I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
    Trogladyte - Jimmy Castor Bunch

    I'll stop there because this subject just isn't worth anymore of my time than I've already given it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Joe, there have been a lot of songs over the years that I didn't care for. Worst? That's kind of hard to say. It's all a matter of taste. One man's "worst" is another man's "I can listen to that all day."

      But here's a short list of my personal "worst" though this is by no means all inclusive or indicative of these actually being the songs I dislike the most. They're just the ones of many that I can think of right now.

      Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
      Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
      Sweet And Innocent - Donny Osmond
      I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
      Trogladyte - Jimmy Castor Bunch

      I'll stop there because this subject just isn't worth anymore of my time than I've already given it.
      That's the truth Steve. I can't listen to Carly Simon or James Taylor without my skin crawling. So my list would include anything by those two.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Joe, there have been a lot of songs over the years that I didn't care for. Worst? That's kind of hard to say. It's all a matter of taste. One man's "worst" is another man's "I can listen to that all day."

      But here's a short list of my personal "worst" though this is by no means all inclusive or indicative of these actually being the songs I dislike the most. They're just the ones of many that I can think of right now.

      Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
      Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
      Sweet And Innocent - Donny Osmond
      I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
      Trogladyte - Jimmy Castor Bunch

      I'll stop there because this subject just isn't worth anymore of my time than I've already given it.
      Yes, please don't waste anymore of your time. I'll agree with "I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred".
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    There have been a lot of bad songs - too many to pick a "worst" one. On my list though, would be:

    - Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
    - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meatloaf
    - Tiptoe through the Tulips - Tiny Tim
    - Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
    - Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

    Those are the first ones that came to mind. There are undoubtedly many others I wouldn't mind if I never heard them again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      There have been a lot of bad songs - too many to pick a "worst" one. On my list though, would be:

      - Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
      - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meatloaf
      - Tiptoe through the Tulips - Tiny Tim
      - Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
      - Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

      Those are the first ones that came to mind. There are undoubtedly many others I wouldn't mind if I never heard them again.
      That's a great list, especially "Tiptoe through the Tulips - Tiny Tim".
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      There have been a lot of bad songs - too many to pick a "worst" one. On my list though, would be:

      - Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
      - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meatloaf
      - Tiptoe through the Tulips - Tiny Tim
      - Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
      - Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

      Those are the first ones that came to mind. There are undoubtedly many others I wouldn't mind if I never heard them again.

      Holy smokes, never in a million years would I believe a human being would actually think 'Sympathy for the Devil' was one of the worst songs ever written and performed.

      Wow. Unreal

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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        This is a no-brainer. Without a doubt, "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Reptilian repulsive.

        Cheers. - Frank
        Yep, when l hear her sing, "The Greatest Love of All" at the shopping centre, l cringe!

        I think well if you do love yourself that much, then why did you become a crack head and drown in your own bathtub?

        They need to remove and bury that song, it is just hollow lyrics!




        Originally Posted by Greg71 View Post

        Stairway To Heaven by Rolf Harris. You'll be reaching for the nearest cyanide capsule, just to make it stop.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NMzuQFHJVU
        Yep, they did Hi way to Heaven, countless times, on the Micheal Denton show, some were funny, and hmmm.

        At least there were no children around for this one!

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    Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

    We had the sad song thread, so why not go with the ugliest, worstest (is that a word?), nails scratching chalkboard tunes?

    There are a few that I can't stand, but here are two that stand out BIG off the top of my head.

    1. Muskrat Love - America, Captain & Tenille (projectile barf!)

    2. Lovin' You - Minnie Ripperton (when she hits that high note my blood pressure hits new highs)


    Everyone share your list of worst songs. Note: I'm mostly focusing on rock, pop, Christian, alternative and country as I don't really listen to anything else.
    Speaking as a Muskrat, I don't support this inter-specis stuff either.

    Ok here's mine. Just the one.

    "Where are you all coming from, up your butt where we belong"

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    Achy Breaky 2 - Buck 22 ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by creiben31 View Post

      Achy Breaky 2 - Buck 22 ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
      He made a part 2? Say it ain't so!

      The worst thing he did was expose the world to his kid. Billy Ray has actually done a lot of good things for people in need. He seems like a really nice guy from what I've seen. On the other hand, I can't stand Miley or anything she does.
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        Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

        He made a part 2? Say it ain't so!

        The worst thing he did was expose the world to his kid. Billy Ray has actually done a lot of good things for people in need. He seems like a really nice guy from what I've seen. On the other hand, I can't stand Miley or anything she does.
        Unfortunately... he did. He even mentioned "The Wrecking Ball, Miley and Twerking" in this song.

        “Miley keeps twerkin', Daddy's song is workin', now Billy sing that crazy hook again. Wrecking Ball!"

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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    I hate Bound2 by Kanye West, it's just a cacophony of samples taken from established RnB songs. Then it becomes a hit, coz it's Kanye.I hate Kanye West and the music video of Bound2.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

      I hate Bound2 by Kanye West, it's just a cacophony of samples taken from established RnB songs. Then it becomes a hit, coz it's Kanye.I hate Kanye West and the music video of Bound2.
      I've never heard that one. It's probably for the best. :-)
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    Another one from Rebecca Black.

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    I won't be surprised if she'll release Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

      Okay. Now that I've heard it we can definitely add this to my list. Ugh.
      Yep, I'll add Rebecca Black to my list too. At first I thought it said Roberta Flack, and I thought, I don't remember her looking like that. lol, tired old eyes.

      And you can put Too Sexy down on my list too.
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    I am Woman - Helen Reddy
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I am Woman - Helen Reddy
      Haha! I'm with ya' there, although my Mom loved it. I guess it was liberating to her after her divorce from my Dad.
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    David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street
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      This is a no-brainer. Without a doubt, "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Reptilian repulsive.

      Cheers. - Frank
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        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        This is a no-brainer. Without a doubt, "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Reptilian repulsive.
        Reptiles don't deserve that comparison.
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          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Reptiles don't deserve that comparison.
          My deepest apologies to reptiles, everywhere.

          Cheers. - Frank
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    I think I may have a winner...

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    Herman's Hermits - "Henry The 8th"

    Make it stop!
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    "Who let the dogs out" - ???

    Worst song ever!

    Oh, and anything by Pearl Jam.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by ceenote100 View Post

      "Who let the dogs out" - ???

      Worst song ever!

      Oh, and anything by Pearl Jam.
      I agree with you about "Who let the dogs out", but I like a lot of PearlJam's music. I don't, however, like "Last Kiss", unlike some others here. I was living up there when the Seattle scene first broke and got to see a few bands, including Nirvana. I didn't see Pearljam until they came here, though.
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    Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

    We had the sad song thread, so why not go with the ugliest, worstest (is that a word?), nails scratching chalkboard tunes?

    There are a few that I can't stand, but here are two that stand out BIG off the top of my head.

    1. Muskrat Love - America, Captain & Tenille (projectile barf!)

    2. Lovin' You - Minnie Ripperton (when she hits that high note my blood pressure hits new highs)


    Everyone share your list of worst songs. Note: I'm mostly focusing on rock, pop, Christian, alternative and country as I don't really listen to anything else.

    Don't be so mean.

    In high school we had a talent show and a girl did Lovin' You and every time she hit that high note everyone fell out laughing.

    She won 1st prize.
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    How about Rapping Duke?


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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Just reading the titles of all these (mostly) really bad songs is enough to make my brain scream "Stop, stop it please!"

    So I'm going to listen and bail out before my head explodes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Pearl Jam rocks but that Rebecca Black song is terrible! I gotta say I liked Fly Robin Fly as a kid growing up and I don't mind Who Let the Dogs out or I'm Too Sexy either. I could name what I believe to be terrible country songs from here to tomorrow...nope, not a big fan of many country artists!

    Cheers

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    C'mon man! Not Billy Don't Be a Hero!
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      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      C'mon man! Not Billy Don't Be a Hero!
      Well, I enjoyed it as a kid (I was probably 9 or 10) but it got played and annoying after a while.
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        Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

        Well, I enjoyed it as a kid (I was probably 9 or 10) but it got played and annoying after a while.
        Yeah, that's about the same time I was listening too it, no doubt.
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    I really struggle with Frankie Valli singing "talk like a man" two octives higher than a castrated member of the Vienna Boys Choir after inhaling helium.

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      I would say that this one is the worst song, with the worst lyrics #selfie by the chainsmokers , I do not take responsibility if anyone goes on youtube and listens to it
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    Stairway To Heaven by Rolf Harris. You'll be reaching for the nearest cyanide capsule, just to make it stop.

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    Oh my god!!!!
    I didnt know, that someone can DESTROY totally i nice song like this!!!!
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    I would have to add Lady Gaga's song, "Alejandro" to the list, LOL. What was she thinking?
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