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Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:19 PM

Worst song by a major artist

I'll start- Island Girl by Elton John

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Mendocino Oct 2015 OP
spooky3 Oct 2015 #1
Mendocino Oct 2015 #2
ProfessorGAC Oct 2015 #5
OriginalGeek Oct 2015 #12
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #54
hifiguy Oct 2015 #42
Art_from_Ark Oct 2015 #3
pink-o Oct 2015 #8
Archae Oct 2015 #4
ProfessorGAC Oct 2015 #6
pink-o Oct 2015 #7
Mendocino Oct 2015 #9
ProfessorGAC Oct 2015 #17
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2015 #18
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #25
spooky3 Oct 2015 #48
hifiguy Oct 2015 #43
Mendocino Oct 2015 #52
hifiguy Oct 2015 #53
Mendocino Oct 2015 #73
Enthusiast Oct 2015 #72
catbyte Oct 2015 #10
BlueJazz Oct 2015 #14
catbyte Oct 2015 #19
sarge43 Oct 2015 #21
Paper Roses Oct 2015 #23
we can do it Oct 2015 #24
hifiguy Oct 2015 #44
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #55
bigwillq Oct 2015 #11
Mendocino Oct 2015 #13
Xyzse Oct 2015 #15
hifiguy Oct 2015 #46
malthaussen Oct 2015 #93
jmowreader Oct 2015 #67
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2015 #108
Mendocino Oct 2015 #16
Lizzie Poppet Oct 2015 #20
Aristus Oct 2015 #22
trof Oct 2015 #26
KamaAina Oct 2015 #27
spooky3 Oct 2015 #49
Yavin4 Oct 2015 #28
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #29
Mendocino Oct 2015 #30
NightWatcher Oct 2015 #31
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #32
Capt.Rocky300 Oct 2015 #58
Mendocino Oct 2015 #33
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #34
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2015 #80
fishwax Oct 2015 #87
LeftOfSelf-Centered Oct 2015 #35
Mendocino Oct 2015 #36
LeftOfSelf-Centered Oct 2015 #37
callous taoboy Oct 2015 #57
hifiguy Oct 2015 #47
Demoiselle Oct 2015 #45
Mendocino Oct 2015 #50
LeftOfSelf-Centered Oct 2015 #68
PassingFair Oct 2015 #38
Mendocino Oct 2015 #40
Mendocino Oct 2015 #39
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2015 #107
mainstreetonce Oct 2015 #41
Skittles Oct 2015 #51
OhioChick Oct 2015 #63
Skittles Oct 2015 #64
OhioChick Oct 2015 #65
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2015 #76
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #56
Capt.Rocky300 Oct 2015 #59
Jade Fox Oct 2015 #75
kwassa Oct 2015 #60
kwassa Oct 2015 #61
Mendocino Oct 2015 #62
hifiguy Oct 2015 #95
Wolf Frankula Oct 2015 #66
IDemo Oct 2015 #69
Mendocino Oct 2015 #70
IDemo Oct 2015 #71
Mendocino Oct 2015 #78
Throd Oct 2015 #74
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #85
Throd Oct 2015 #86
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #89
LynneSin Oct 2015 #99
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #103
LynneSin Oct 2015 #105
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2015 #109
underpants Oct 2015 #77
restorefreedom Oct 2015 #88
hifiguy Oct 2015 #96
restorefreedom Oct 2015 #98
malthaussen Oct 2015 #92
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2015 #79
Mendocino Oct 2015 #81
LynneSin Oct 2015 #100
Mendocino Oct 2015 #104
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2015 #82
hifiguy Oct 2015 #97
mcar Oct 2015 #83
ghostsinthemachine Oct 2015 #90
mcar Oct 2015 #91
Initech Oct 2015 #84
malthaussen Oct 2015 #94
rockfordfile Oct 2015 #101
Mendocino Oct 2015 #102
Skittles Oct 2015 #106

Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:30 PM

1. We built this city - Jefferson Starship

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:38 PM

2. A Twofer

Freeze Frame and Centerfold by The J. Geils Band.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:55 AM

5. Had Me. Lost Me

Centerfold is ok. Freeze Frame, i agree with you on.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:50 AM

12. One of the first records I ever bought

I had the 45 with Centerfold on side 1 and FF on 2. Sneaked it in the house and could only listen when parents were at work because rock music was the devil. I also had the Marcells Blue Moon.


My musical taste got a little better but back then I didn't have a whole lotta exposure to good music. OR any music. Except church music. And not the good church music. just the crap my step-father played badly on the piano we had.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:25 PM

54. Oh they are both ear-splittingly bad!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:49 PM

42. Thread winner.

 

Perfectly ghastly.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 02:48 AM

3. Run For Your Life, by the Beatles

The tune is catchy, but the lyrics leave a little to be desired.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:03 AM

8. John rued those lyrics practically the moment Rubber Soul was released.

I read his apologies in more than one article!

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 06:22 AM

4. Eric Clapton, "I'm So Glad"

Or "Revolution #9" by John Lennon.

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:56 AM

6. Wasn't I'm So Glad A Skip James Tune?

I thought that Clapton did that as a tribute. Also, wasn't that Cream, not just Clapton?

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:02 AM

7. I was going to say "Don't Go Breaking my Heart" by Elton John, but Island Girl is right up there!

Called the Schlocky Seventies for a reason!

But PS: Every time I wrote Elton off, he'd surprise me with something amazing. I was totally over him, then I heard "Sacrifice" which is one of my favorite songs ever. Nothing will ever match the songs from Tumbleweed Connection, though.

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Response to pink-o (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:43 AM

9. Another from EJ

Philadelphia Freedom, ugh.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 03:43 PM

17. I'm With Ya, There!

IIRC, that was 1976 and he was cashing in on the whole bicentennial thing.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 03:50 PM

18. Wasn't that the one he did as a favor to Billy Jean King?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 07:13 PM

25. Yes - it was the theme song for her tennis team.

Team tennis was a thing in the mid 70s (e.g. the time of the bicentennial), and her team was the Philadelphia Freedom.

BTW, I saw Elton 3 weeks ago, and he did that song, and it was awesome!

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:21 PM

48. It's still a "thing"! Go Kastles!

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Response to pink-o (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:51 PM

43. I have long had a theory about Elton John and Rod Stewart.

 

The originals were kidnapped by space aliens after "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' and "Smiler" respectively and replaced with decidedly defective clones. They looked the same and sounded the same but were missing most of the talent.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #43)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:13 PM

52. Rod

Case in point:"Do You Think I'm Sexy"???? How could the same artist who did gems like Mandolin Wind or Every Picture Tells A Story put out pap like that? I remember a quote about Rod (paraphrasing here) "the goal of fame isn't to be a great artist, but to make a lot of money and screw movie stars. If it was necessary to be a great artist first in order to get the money and the stars, he was willing".

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #52)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:20 PM

53. Ton o' truth in that.

 

The albums he made in England with his football/drinking/Faces buddies were classics every one that still sound fresh and wonderful today.

Hasn't done one thing worth wasting thirty seconds on since he moved to Hollywood.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #53)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 12:14 PM

73. Maybe the late great

Ronnie Lane had a good early influence on him. Ronnie was a rock and roll gypsy, a true eccentric who after leaving the Faces toured England in an old bus, camping out and putting on shows in little towns and farms. I figure Woody was too wasted to care one way or another about what Rod wanted to do, left soon after to join the Stones.

Ever heard the Ronnie Lane/Pete Towshend collaboration album "Rough Mix"? The Lane material: April Fool and Annie is the best on it.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #52)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:34 AM

72. +1 a whole bunch!

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:43 AM

10. "Having My Baby" Paul Anka

Worst.Song.EVER.


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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:59 AM

14. Boy, we are truly on the same wave-length.

 

"The need inside you
I see it showin'
Whoa, the seed inside ya, baby, do you feel it growin'?"

It's like some sick nasty ass disease that somehow got turned into audio waves.

AGGGHH!


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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 03:51 PM

19. It's truly heinous on every level. I actually get pissed off every time I hear it lol.

So that means it's been pissing me off for the last 4 decades or so.

Oh, and let's not forget to guilt trip the floozies who choose to terminate their pregnancies:

"Didn't have to keep it
Wouldn't put you through it
You could have swept it from your life
But you wouldn't do it, no, you wouldn't do it"



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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 04:22 PM

21. If I had any talent

I'd love to write "Your baby, Dipstick? Seriously?"

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:09 PM

23. agree. n/t

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 06:50 PM

24. Yes.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:54 PM

44. More emetic than ipecac.

 

Sorry for the poor video quality, but it's appropriate

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:27 PM

55. Ugh - that song just makes me cringe!

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:49 AM

11. The Taylor Swift Collection

 



She is awful.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:57 AM

13. My Ding-A-Ling

Chuck Berry, how could you?

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:00 AM

15. That was real?

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:54 PM

46. Not only real, it was Chuck's ONLY #1 song.

 

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #46)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:15 PM

93. But most of his #1 songs were on the R&B charts

I think that's more a marketing/categorizing issue than anything.

-- Mal

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 03:35 AM

67. It was the same practical joke as "Pictures of Lily" by The Who

"Ten bucks says we can get a song about masturbation on the radio."

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:43 AM

108. Awful awful

 

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:12 AM

16. The Who

Just Another Tricky Day

I heard this spoofed at a comedy club as a Thanksgiving song; "Just Another Turkey Day".

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 04:19 PM

20. "It's Still Rock & Roll To Me" - Billy Joel

 

Weird Al hit the nail on the head in his parody version:

"Hand clap, finger snap,
Even if it's mindless pap,
It's still Billy Joel to me."

Every time I hear that song, I ask myself, "how can the guy who made 'Piano Man' and 'Captain Jack' (etc...) have farted out that crap?"

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 04:44 PM

22. Going obscure here: "More Than This" by Chris De Burgh.

The guy who wrote "The Lady In Red", which people seem to either love or hate. I've been a fan of his for about thirty years, and he has some great stuff. (Not TLIR, which I think is only so-so).

"More Than This" seems to be an endorsement of adultery. Not so shocking, since this is popular music we're talking about here. But from the nice, unthreatening, sweater-wearing pop troubadour Chris De Burgh, it's a little off-putting.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 07:44 PM

26. Lee Marvin: "Wanderin' Star"


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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 07:46 PM

27. "Let The Eagle Soar" by John Ashcroft.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:23 PM

49. Hahahaha!

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:06 PM

28. Living in America by James Brown

Embarrassingly bad.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:11 PM

29. The Doggone Girl is Mine…Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:16 PM

30. Speaking of Paul

Silly Love Songs

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:29 PM

31. Still speaking of Paul

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:37 PM

32. Holiday songs by major artists could be its own thread

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:57 PM

58. Gave a Neil Diamond Christmas CD to my wife......

who is a huge fan. We didn't make it all the way through a single song before clicking "NEXT" the first time we listened to it. Come to think of it, that was also the last time we listened to it. It was gawd awful.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:38 PM

33. More Paul

My Love

WHOA WO..WHOA.. whoa. WHOAWO..WHOA whoa my love does it good

This song makes me want to ram an ice pick in my ears

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #33)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 09:20 PM

34. Red Rose Speedway is easily Wings worst album

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:19 PM

80. Oh yes. Earworm and a half. nt

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:32 PM

87. what's wrong with that?

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:14 AM

35. "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" by the Beatles

Love the Beatles, but always hated that song.
Completely pointless. Annoyingly repetitive and with a whopping two lines of lyrics.
Even "Revolution #9" (same album, already mentioned in this thread) is more interesting...

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 12:43 PM

36. The White Album

is uneven. Some great work, some astonishingly bad. You can sense the creeping breakup. At least George was finally given a real chance to shine.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 01:52 PM

37. They worked solo a lot on it.

Each one was doing his own thing by then. But it's got some of my favourite Beatles songs on it, and I really like most of the others as well. The only songs I usually skip are the one mentioned above, "Julia" and "Revolution 9" (I can just imagine Lennon thinking "The conspiracy nuts will go crazy over this" as he was compiling it! )

I even love the goofy songs (Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Bungalow Bill, Rocky Raccoon, Honey Pie) probably because I came to this album when I was a kid...

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:44 PM

57. re: your White Album comment-

"I even love the goofy songs (Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Bungalow Bill, Rocky Raccoon, Honey Pie) probably because I came to this album when I was a kid..."

You took the words out of my mouth. I was in kindergarten / first grade when my older brothers turned me on to the Beatles, and I became absolutely absorbed by Sgt. Peppers and the White Album, so I love both in their entirety.

BTW- I got to attend a lecture in Abbey Road studio 2 in 2013 on my 48th birthday. I managed to finagle my way into playing the final chord of "A Day in the Life" on the Mrs. Mills piano which was used extensively on Peppers and the White Album and was one of the pianos used for the final chord, as two other guys played the other two pianos used on that chord. It was like sheer magic for me to be able to do that.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:56 PM

47. In any other band in the history of the world

 

George would have been the focal point and superstar.

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 07:54 PM

45. I've always thought they were being intentionally stupid with that one…(nt)

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #45)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:33 PM

50. I find it uneven.

Should have stopped after one disc. My personal favorite is Revolver.

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #45)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:57 AM

68. Probably.

Supposedly Paul came up with the idea in India when he saw a couple of monkeys copulating on the road and wondered why people were too "civilized" to do it.

I guess I was too young to pick up on the silliness and my distaste for the song stayed with me...

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:44 PM

38. "Heartlight"



I don't like Neil Diamond to begin with, but THIS...

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 05:31 PM

40. His worst

The Coming to America song ranks up there too.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 05:28 PM

39. ZZ Top

Too many to list, but the worst is likely "Velcro Fly". Where they in misogyny contest with Nugent ?

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #39)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:28 AM

107. I like early ZZ more than later

I'm not crazy about the synthesizers they added in the 80's. That's when Velcro Fly came out. Not their best work.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 05:42 PM

41. Jesus Take The Wheel

Carrie Underwood

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:45 PM

51. not that I was ever a fan of hers

but IT'S MY LIFE by the whining Gwen Stefani was HIDEOUS

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Response to Skittles (Reply #51)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 12:16 AM

63. Her whiny voice gets on my last nerve

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #63)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 12:23 AM

64. oh yeah

I loved the Talk Talk version of that song and when I heard her sing it, OMG, like fingernails on a blackboard

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Response to Skittles (Reply #64)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 12:35 AM

65. Here's another that drives me crazy

Ugh.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #63)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 02:54 PM

76. Same here.

The whole "fake pout" thing of hers, coupled with her "I'm a Japanese white girl" act, is so annoying. Her voice reminds me of the Bernadette Peters character in The Jerk, except un-ironic.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:39 PM

56. I have a few:

"Hey Baby, I'm the Telephone Man" - Meri Wilson
"Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band (has this been mentioned?)
"I've never been to me" - Charlene
"MacArthur Park" - Donna Summer
"Muskrat Love" - Captain and Tenille
"Pfft you were gone" - Buck Owens and the Buckaroos

There are tons more, but those are all I can think of off the top of my head. Interestingly enough, when you google the worst songs of all times, none of these come up. It's almost like they were so bad they were too under the radar to even be in the running.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #56)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:01 PM

59. MacArthur Park by anybody.

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #59)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 01:05 PM

75. Worst song the otherwise talented Jimmy Webh.....

every wrote.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:03 PM

60. "Touch Me" The Doors

Now, I'm gonna love you
Till the heavens stop the rain
I'm gonna love you
Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:07 PM

61. " I Just Called to Say I Love You" Stevie Wonder

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:36 PM

62. Lay Down Sally

A low point Eric Clapton has never recovered from.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #62)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:32 PM

95. He should have kept snorting heroin.

 

Nothing he's done on his own since kicking the junk has been worth diddly-squat.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 02:35 AM

66. Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye

It's sounds like a bad book by a quack doctor.

Wolf

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 09:33 AM

69. "Space Cowboy" - Steve Miller

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Response to IDemo (Reply #69)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:33 AM

70. Abdacadabra

Stevey could have a whole sub thread here.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #70)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:44 AM

71. Jungle Love

Pretty goofy stuff, most of it. I spoke to him on the phone about 20 years ago when I was working in telephone repair, and he did seem like a genuinely nice guy.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #71)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:10 PM

78. Plagiarist

Steve steals songs then recycles them ever so slightly.

Rock n' Me Baby-Free "Alright Now"

The Stake-Joe Walsh "Rocky Mountain Way"

Jet Airliner-Robert Johnson/Cream "Crossroads" (RJ wrote it, Cream refined it but never tried claimed it as their own)


We called his Book of Dreams album The Book of Imitations.





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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 12:40 PM

74. D'yer Maker by Led Zeppelin

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Response to Throd (Reply #74)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:29 PM

85. No -- Zep did worse songs than that

I'm a huge Zep fan, and I'm here to tell you I can name worse songs.

Some will tell you that All of My Love, which was a huge pop hit, is their worst song, and I suspect you'd have an ally in Jimmie Page if that is you opinion.

Carouselambra is a bizarre, lengthy, tune that is kind of disco, kind of techno, and not good.

The untitled album is mostly great songs (Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, Rock N Roll), but there is a song called Four Sticks that is essentially filler.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #85)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:33 PM

86. I'll take Four Sticks over Stairway every time.

When the Levee Breaks is the best song on that record.

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Response to Throd (Reply #86)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:53 PM

89. I'd say it's the 4th best song on that record.

Stairway

Black Dog

Misty Mountain Hop

When the Levee Breaks

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #85)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:41 PM

99. Stairway to Heaven sucks big time. Overplayed for a mediocre song

Even Robert Plant, who wrote the damn song, can't stand it.

Also please do no make me listen to 'No Quarter'. Droning, annoying crap song i cannot stand. And oh, I'm a huge Zeppelin fan!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #99)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:15 PM

103. Alec Guinness is my favorite actor

..but just because he hates Star Wars doesn't mean I agree that he's right. That's pretty much how I feel about Plant's comments about Stairway. It may not be his favorite or yours. I love the song and I know I'm not alone in thinking it is one of their best works.

No Quarter is not among my favorites. It's not Carouselambra, but it does drone on...and on.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #103)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:44 PM

105. I don't think Stairway sucks because of what Plant thinks

I think it was just overplayed tripe of a bad song with cheesy lyrics and worshipped by too many people who have no clue the better music that LZ has done. Sure it has an awesome guitar solo, which is the reason why Page loves the song. But I don't think it's anything stellar in the way of Jimmy Page great guitar solos. He's done way better on songs that don't get half the AirPlay because everyone age 40+ still remembers that great 'Stairway to Heaven' prom they had in high school.

People love then song the same reason they feel they can't trust Clinton - because if you hear the same crap enough times it starts to stick to you. (Oh and I have no issues with Hillary Clinton, I just see through the bullshit).

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #105)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 01:20 AM

109. Oddly enough, I started a thread about hearing the same crap enough times

The thread is:

The artist/song you once loved that you are sick to death of hearing now.

..and I get that the song was overplayed -- especially in the 90s. Honestly, I don't hear it that often now. In this part of the world, I mostly hear Kashmir (which I'll never say sucks, but I am sick of hearing on the radio) and Black Dog.

So what it comes down to is you hate the song and I love it...of course, you like ELO -- a band that I'd rank musically right alongside Barry Manilow.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:42 PM

77. Any artist "Dancing in the Streets" or "Beast of Burden"

I hate those songs and I am a Stones fan.

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Response to underpants (Reply #77)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:26 AM

88. jagger/bowie d.i.t.s

ewwww

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #88)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:34 PM

96. That is SO bad

 

I am at a loss to describe how embarrassing it is to them both. I thought at least Bowie had better taste than that.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #96)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:01 PM

98. yeah, after seeing jagger

parade around stage in a spandex onesie, that was it for me

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Response to underpants (Reply #77)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:10 PM

92. For a second, I wondered what you had against Martha and the Vandellas...

... but that song is "Dancing in the Street."

-- Mal

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:14 PM

79. REO Speedwagon, Take it on the Run (i.e. "Heard it from a Friend")

Just awful.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:21 PM

81. Telephone Line ELO

Was this a Bee Gees reject?

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #81)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:49 PM

100. OMG I have to smite thee!!!




I love that song but then again I love anything done by Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #100)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:23 PM

104. ELO

I really like Fire on High, even though I'm not a fan of much prog. (But I love Yes and King Crimson and most classical) so go figure. Strange Magic and I Can't Get It out My Head I appreciate. After that they just got too "pop" for me. I love his (Lynnes) work with the Wilburys, but who doesn't, except those without a soul.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:29 PM

82. Jump, by Van Halen. Synth rock hell.



Immediately disqualifies any talk of Van Halen being one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. (Not that I personally think that they were--I think they were okay, not great--but they might otherwise merit at least a discussion if not for the travesty known as "Jump". )

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #82)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:35 PM

97. Nope. It's redeemed in part by that great

 

major/minor chord shift at the beginning of the chorus.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:44 PM

83. Born in the USA

Springsteen

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Response to mcar (Reply #83)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:04 PM

90. Oh c'mon....

"Hungry Heart" is the worst Springsteen song IMO...... BIUSA doesn't even come close, in fact I love that song. The lyrics are very hard hitting.....

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #90)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:09 PM

91. OK I'll give you Hungry Heart

I adore Springsteen. It's those two songs I really really don't like.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:51 PM

84. Pick just about any song by Toby Keith.

And don't get me started on how much I hate "Red Solo Cup" either.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 06:22 PM

94. "Ruby Red Dress," Helen Reddy

Depending, of course, on your definition of "major artist."

-- Mal

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:57 PM

101. any song by lynyrd skynyrd

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #101)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 11:05 PM

102. I like "Tuesdays Gone"

the rest, Meh.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #102)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:21 AM

106. what about "Simple Man"

I like that one

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