Inspired by a recent CNN.com article, we decided to conduct our own poll here at Hammock of the worst songs of all time.
Barbara M. had several nominations, and said, “The 70s was the decade of bad music. That’s why I listened only to jazz and fusion.” The songs that drove her away from the radio were:
“Afternoon Delight” by the Starland Vocal Band
“When Will I See You Again” by Three Degrees
“Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady” by the Commodores
“Copacabana” by Barry Manilow
“Baby I’m a Want You” by Bread
“Escape, the Pi紡 Colada Song” by Rupert Holmes
“Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” by Cher
“You’re Having My Baby” by Paul Anka
“Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” is certainly close to the worst in my memory.
I have a special thing for “The Tennessee Waltz.” I hear it played in all sorts of romantic settings, like a wedding reception recently, and it always puzzles meﾐﾐthat is a cheating song, people! Why play it when youﾕve just gotten married?
Rex had a tie:
“Feelings (Nothing more than feelings)” vs. “Achy-Breaky Heart.”
Barbara voted for my top pick, “Escape, the Pi紡 Colada Song.” The absolute worst song. Also, “We Built This City,” by Jefferson Starship. They had some ok songs, but this was the lowest point for them.
“Seasons in the Sun.”
“We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons
Out of time…”
What a stinky song.
I have several suggestions, including everything ever uttered by Britney Spears, and Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine.” Also, “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys, “Macarena” by Los del R弛 and “Come Dancing” by the Kinks (which Barbara M. and Bill have admitted they like).