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« on: April 21, 2004, 10:58:37 AM »
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What's the worst song of all time?
For Blender, it's 'We Built This City'
 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starship may have built this city on rock and roll, but Blender magazine is tearing it down, naming the band's "We Built This City" as the worst song ever.

Some tunes on the "50 Worst Songs Ever!" list were selected for their melodies, others "are wretchedly performed" and "quite a few don't make sense whatsoever," the magazine said.

The list, which appears in the May issue, includes songs by New Kids on the Block, Meat Loaf, The Doors, Lionel Richie, Hammer and The Beach Boys, among others.

Blender describes 1985's "We Built This City" as "the truly horrible sound of a band taking the corporate dollar while sneering at those who take the corporate dollar."

Starship lead singer Grace Slick says, "This is not me," when the magazine reminds her of the tune. "Now you're an actor. It's the same as Meryl Streep playing Joan of Arc."

Rounding out the top 10: "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung; "Rollin'," Limp Bizkit; "Ice Ice Baby," Vanilla Ice; "The Heart of Rock & Roll," Huey Lewis and the News; "Don't Worry Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin; "Party All the Time," Eddie Murphy; "American Life," Madonna; and "Ebony and Ivory," Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

Other songs on the list: Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" (No. 22); Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" (No. 30); Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" (No. 39); Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" (No. 41); Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence" (No. 42); The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (No. 48 ); and Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (No. 50).
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2004, 11:13:47 AM »
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50 Worst Songs Ever:

1. We Built This City ... Starship ... 1985

2. Achy Breaky Heart ... Billy Ray Cyrus ... 1992

3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight ... Wang Chung ... 1986

4. Rollin' ... Limp Bizkit ... 2000

5. Ice Ice Baby ... Vanilla Ice ... 1990

6. The Heart of Rock & Roll ... Huey Lewis and the News ... 1984

7. Don't Worry, Be Happy ... Bobby McFerrin ... 1988

8. Party All the Time ... Eddie Murphy ... 1985

9. American Life ... Madonna ... 2003

10. Ebony and Ivory ... Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder ... 1982

11. Invisible ... Clay Aiken ... 2003

12. Kokomo ... The Beach Boys ... 1988

13. Illegal Alien ... Genesis ... 1983

14. From a Distance ... Bette Midler ... 1990

15. I'll Be There for You ... The Rembrandts ... 1995

16. What's Up? ... 4 Non Blondes ... 1993

17. Pumps and a Bump ... Hammer ... 1994

18. You're the Inspiration ... Chicago ... 1984

19. Broken Wings ... Mr. Mister ... 1985

20. Dancing on the Ceiling ... Lionel Richie ... 1986

21. Two Princes ... Spin Doctors ... 1992

22. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) ... Toby Keith ... 2002

23. Sunglasses at Night ... Corey Hart ... 1984

24. Superman ... Five for Fighting ... 2000

25. I'll Be Missing You ... Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 ... 1997

26. The End ... The Doors ... 1967

27. The Final Countdown ... Europe ... 1987

28. Your Body Is a Wonderland ... John Mayer ... 2001

29. Breakfast at Tiffany's ... Deep Blue Something ... 1995

30. Greatest Love of All ... Whitney Houston ... 1986

31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm ... Crash Test Dummies ... 1994

32. Will 2K ... Will Smith ... 1999

33. Barbie Girl ... Aqua ... 1997

34. Longer ... Dan Fogelberg ... 1979

35. Shiny Happy People ... R.E.M. ... 1991

36. Make Em Say Uhh! ... Master P featuring Silkk, Fiend, Mia-X and Mystikal ... 1998

37. Rico Suave ... Gerardo ... 1991

38. Cotton Eyed Joe ... Rednex ... 1995

39. She Bangs ... Ricky Martin ... 2000

40. I Wanna Sex You Up ... Color Me Badd ... 1991

41. We Didn't Start the Fire ... Billy Joel ... 1989

42. The Sounds of Silence ... Simon & Garfunkel ... 1965

43. Follow Me ... Uncle Kracker ... 2000

44. I'll Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) ... Meat Loaf ... 1993

45. Mesmerize ... Ja Rule featuring Ashanti ... 2002

46. Hangin' Tough ... New Kids on the Block ... 1989

47. The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You ... Bryan Adams ... 1996

48. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ... The Beatles ... 1968

49. I'm Too Sexy ... Right Said Fred ... 1992

50. My Heart Will Go On ... Celine Dion ... 1998
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004, 11:18:21 AM »
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there's no room "afternoon delight" by starland vocal band?
what about john mayer and jack johnson?
I actually liked we built this city.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004, 11:20:45 AM »
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26. The End ... The Doors ... 1967

Are they serious???

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004, 11:28:58 AM »
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Vanilla - No way, No Way
Has to be heard to be believed.
http://www.creen.demon.co.uk/vanilla.html

Only in the UK pop charts. A kick in the face for britpop from a steel-tipped work boot.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2004, 11:30:02 AM »
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any song you like.....
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2004, 11:30:27 AM »
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42. The Sounds of Silence ... Simon & Garfunkel ... 1965

wtf???!


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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2004, 11:36:48 AM »
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42. The Sounds of Silence ... Simon & Garfunkel ... 1965

wtf???!


someone deserves to die


Yeah, to have that but not "The Hustle" is ludicrous. That goddamned "The Hustle"... once you get that infernal, cheap and horrible little melody in your head, it'll never leave.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2004, 11:39:02 AM »
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That goddamned "The Hustle"... once you get that infernal, cheap and horrible little melody in your head, it'll never leave.

haha... do the hustle!!


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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2004, 11:56:49 AM »
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12. Kokomo ... The Beach Boys

But I like this song...  :oops:

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2. Achy Breaky Heart ... Billy Ray Cyrus

I met him before when he was on tour. He was at a restaurant in my city late at night. It was a surreal experience.

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2004, 12:12:22 PM »
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I agree that whomever placed "Sound of Silence" on there should be killed, or, at the very least, have their ears sliced off.

Where's some of the horendous music like "In the Zone" by Britney Spear and that horrible song by N.E.R.D.? Plus this list need much more Celine Dion.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2004, 12:13:01 PM »
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12. Kokomo ... The Beach Boys

But I like this song...  :oops:


No shame in that. It's a great song  :oops:

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2004, 01:24:16 PM »
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Instead of calling this a "worst" list, they should have called it something like "annoying" or "unexpectedly inadequate."
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2004, 01:31:15 PM »
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51.  marilyn manson-sweet dreams

52.  tubthumping-chumbawumba

53.  smells like teen spirit-nirvana

54.  faith-limp bizcut

55.  damn yankees-high enough

56.  nothing compares two you-sinead o conner

57.  ironic-alanis morrisette

58.  it must have been love-roxette

59.  poison-bel biv devoe

60.  jenny from the block-j 2 da LO

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2004, 01:33:12 PM »
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I just heard Jason Mraz for the second time--that guy can suck my mrazberry.
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