The 50 Worst Songs Of All Time

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    So vile it must be watched repeatedly to be believed. [​IMG]

    "˜The Peacemaker' was on last night and there is a scene when they ask the German in charge of transportation for this dummy Russian mafia front corporation what his password was it he said "Hasselhoff", which once again proves Norm MacDonald's theory: Germans love David Hasselhoff.

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    6. Deep Blue Something, "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

    I really don't see how this fits, but I acknowkledge my bias towards it. Most of those other songs are on my big list of 'if the band plays this at my wedding, they will die' list.

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    It's funny, because I always thought "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was a mediocre song (not one of the world's worst). However, I thought the DBS album was actually pretty solid. Of course, as far as I know, they were never heard from again.
     


  3. Margaret

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    50. Corey Hart - I Wear My Sunglasses at Night
    32. Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
    28. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
    24. Phil Collins, "Sussudio"
    10. Huey Lewis & the News - Heart of Rock-n-Roll
    1. Starship, "We Built This City"


    These are not even among the 50 worst songs of their respective release years. Hell, they're not masterpieces, but if any of them came on the radio, I'd sing along.
     


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    Ditto, but I'm an 80s dork. I think I have 50% of the songs on that list.
     


  5. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    I think age has a lot to do with it -- there's the nostalgia effect that colors your appreciation of a pop song. I'm sure my parents have the same affection for the inane "Itsy-Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" that I do for "Afternoon Delight".
     


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    I think age has a lot to do with it -- there's the nostalgia effect that colors your appreciation of a pop song. I'm sure my parents have the same affection for the inane "Itsy-Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" that I do for "Afternoon Delight".
    i like afternoon delight only because of that scene in arrested development where michael sings a duet with his niece.
     


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    Ditto, but I'm an 80s dork. I think I have 50% of the songs on that list.

    I feel so extraordinary
    Something's got a hold on me
    I get this feeling I'm in motion
    A sudden sense of liberty
    I don't care 'cause I'm not there
    And I don't care if I'm here tomorrow
    Again and again I've taken too much
    Of the things that cost you too much
    I used to think that the day would never come
    I'd see delight in the shade of the morning sun
    My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
    To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear
    I used to think that the day would never come
    That my life would depend on the morning sun...

    Jon.
     


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    true faith by new order is one of my favorite songs so nostalgic......
     


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    true faith by new order is one of my favorite songs so nostalgic......
    as opposed to, say, Nat King Cole or Perry Como?
     


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    as opposed to, say, Nat King Cole or Perry Como?

    Yeah, today's crap can't hold a candle to "Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" or "Hot Diggity, Dog Diggity". [​IMG]
     


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    YUP New Order is my nostalgia it feels god to be young.
     


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    Tiga and Zyntherius's remix of Hart's "Sunglasses" wasn't too bad.
     


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    I think it might be more accurate to call it the 50 Most Overplayed Songs of All Time because a lot of why people hate these songs is because they were just played and played and played...

    That's still no excuse for omitting the execrable Mambo Nr. 5, or that fucking titanic song sung by that evil horse-faced Canuck.

    Also, I really wonder about "Breakfast at Tiffany's" being so high. I don't love the song but it wouldn't occur to me that it should fit on a list of the worst any number of songs, either. I can think of other songs from the same season of the same year that are worse. The Verve Pipe's "Freshmen" for instance.

    Besides, couldn't they at least have done something ironic, like tweaking Sasha Frere-Jones by putting Britney Spears' "Toxic" in there? (Even though he's right; it's a great song.)
     


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