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Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: MacGuffin on April 21, 2004, 10:58:37 AM
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).
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: 82 on April 21, 2004, 11:13:47 AM
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
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: pete on April 21, 2004, 11:18:21 AM
there's no room "afternoon delight" by starland vocal band?
what about john mayer and jack johnson?
I actually liked we built this city.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 21, 2004, 11:20:45 AM
26. The End ... The Doors ... 1967

Are they serious???
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Redlum on April 21, 2004, 11:28:58 AM
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.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Rudie Obias on April 21, 2004, 11:30:02 AM
any song you like.....
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: SoNowThen on April 21, 2004, 11:30:27 AM
42. The Sounds of Silence ... Simon & Garfunkel ... 1965

wtf???!


someone deserves to die
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: godardian on April 21, 2004, 11:36:48 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
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.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on April 21, 2004, 11:39:02 AM
Quote from: godardian
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!!

(http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/MiscImg/hustle.gif)
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: cine on April 21, 2004, 11:56:49 AM
Quote from: 82

12. Kokomo ... The Beach Boys

But I like this song...  :oops:

Quote from: 82
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.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Raikus on April 21, 2004, 12:12:22 PM
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.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 21, 2004, 12:13:01 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: 82

12. Kokomo ... The Beach Boys

But I like this song...  :oops:


No shame in that. It's a great song  :oops:
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 21, 2004, 01:24:16 PM
Instead of calling this a "worst" list, they should have called it something like "annoying" or "unexpectedly inadequate."
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: NEON MERCURY on April 21, 2004, 01:31:15 PM
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
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: pete on April 21, 2004, 01:33:12 PM
I just heard Jason Mraz for the second time--that guy can suck my mrazberry.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: El Duderino on April 21, 2004, 01:40:41 PM
She Bangs-Will Hung
She Bangs- Ricky Martin
anything clay aiken...that voice :evil:
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Just Withnail on April 21, 2004, 03:15:10 PM
But...but...half of those songs are great! Especially We Built this City!
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: cron on April 21, 2004, 03:19:02 PM
On a similar subject , the Guardian wrote:


The 10 novelty songs

Silly? Childish? Irritating? Well, yes... but who's to say that there isn't excellence in every field?


1 Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It? (2000)

It's no exaggeration to say that much of Bob The Builder's success as a programme was down to a cracking theme tune. The ready-made fanbase meant that 'Can We Fix It?' was bound to be a hit, but it boasted production values that no children's TV theme had known since the heady days of The Wombles. Much of its appeal was down to Neil Morrissey having a thoroughly decent singing voice. Indeed, heard away from the telly, on a child-appeasing car compilation, his oddly soulful depictions of camaraderie in the workplace were rather moving - at least if you allowed yourself to forget that he was singing about his friendship with some slightly camp road maintenance vehicles.

2 Paul Mccartney And The Frog Chorus: We All Stand Together (1984)

'Play the game/Fight the fight/But what's the point on a beautiful night?' Three heartfelt minutes in an otherwise sloppy decade for Macca. Clearly those old Rupert annuals meant a lot to him - although recent interviews in which he admitted he was taught to kill toads when a cadet suggest this may have acted as a kind of belated apology.

3 Splodgenessabounds: Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please (1980)


It's a mantra we have all forlornly repeated as last orders approach and the bar staff appear not to even register your existence. Note how the will to live gradually drains away from Max Splodge's voice as the song nears its conclusion. Lest we forget, the B-side to this was called 'Michael Booth's Talking Bum'.

4 Bobby Mcferrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988)


A perfect example of how a song can be stupid and profound at the same time. McFerrin lists a number of unfortunate predicaments but offers no word of advice on how to solve them. Instead, he just commands you to accept the present in order to deal with the future - while at the same time making funny noises with his diaphragm.

5 No Way Sis: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (1997)


Given that Oasis always had an ersatz air, there's little to distinguish the crunchy guitars on this sole release by these Scots chancers from the real thing - especially as this is the riff which the Gallaghers were sued for using on 'Shakermaker'. Bizarre postscript: regular work in Saudi Arabia has made millionaires of them.

6 Falco: Rock Me Amadeus (1986)


Two years after Milos Forman's Amadeus, Falco brought his genius to bear on the life of Mozart. That he managed to compress into four breathtakingly over-the-top minutes what Forman took three hours to achieve is not to be sniffed at. Following up such arrant pop absurdity proved difficult, although his duet with Brigitte Nielsen, 'Body Next To Body', was a creditable attempt.

7 Joe Dolce: Shaddap You Face (1981)


Now resident in Australia, the Ohio-born Dolce was inspired to write this by childhood memories of his Italian mother. Two years later, Dolce returned with the slightly less inclusive 'You Toucha My Car, Breaka You Face'. Strangely, it didn't do as well.


8 Right Said Fred: I'm Too Sexy (1991)


Why do focus groups suck? Because no focus group in the world could ever tell you that a gay skinhead and his brother could reach Number One in the UK and US by listing a load of things for which they're 'too sexy'. Alas, they weren't too sexy for Bryan Adams, who kept them off the top spot for six weeks with his crap Robin Hood song.

9 Doop: Doop (1994)


Isolates the exact thing about big band music that makes it menacing, in the process creating a whole new strain of lysergic terror with it. On 1993's 'Didgeridoo', The Aphex Twin managed to achieve a similar effect with aboriginal pipes - to considerably great critical acclaim. But then he wasn't Dutch.

10 Jilted John: Jilted John (1978)


In which the future John Shuttleworth articulated a truth that most teenagers have to square up to at some point. Good-looking girls don't care how clever you are if you've got a face like a car crash. Such was the popularity of Jilted John's refrain, 'Gordon is a moron', that it prompted (the unrelated) Julie and Gordon to release flop riposte 'Gordon's Not A Moron'.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Fernando on April 21, 2004, 03:55:19 PM
61. sigur ros - Vidrar vel til loftarasa

62. the beatles - sexy sadie

63. mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong

64. U2 - the fly

65. London Suede - Beautiful Ones

66. bjork - hidden place

67. pink floyd - echoes

68. radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place

69. aimee mann - save me

70. air - Femme d'Argent
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Mesh on April 21, 2004, 04:04:11 PM
Quote from: Fernando
61. sigur ros - Vidrar vel til loftarasa

62. the beatles - sexy sadie

63. mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong

64. U2 - the fly

65. London Suede - Beautiful Ones

66. bjork - hidden place

67. pink floyd - echoes

68. radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place

69. aimee mann - save me

70. air - Femme d'Argent


If you were saying all those are bad, you're 10 for 10.......at being wrong!

 :lol:
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: RegularKarate on April 21, 2004, 05:09:38 PM
Maybe "Worse" means "Good" wherever Fernando comes from.

and once again Neon Mercury has issues with his tastes in some things.

I'd like to mention:

-"Shoop"
-"mmmm Bop" by Hansen
-any song by Creed
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 21, 2004, 05:24:13 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
-any song by Creed

Which reminds me: Nickelback.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: cron on April 21, 2004, 05:25:59 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: RegularKarate
-any song by Creed

Which reminds me: Nickelback.



oh, those superhero movies are infested with Nickelbacks and Limp Bizkits
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Rudie Obias on April 21, 2004, 09:32:42 PM
Quote from: 82
50 Worst Songs Ever:


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



my girlfriend wants to slice your balls off uma-style....
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: El Duderino on April 21, 2004, 09:58:53 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: RegularKarate
-any song by Creed

Which reminds me: Nickelback.


yes! the lead singer really looks like Jesus too! also anything by Puddle Of Mudd
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: pete on April 21, 2004, 10:53:30 PM
then we need staind and linkin park.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: El Duderino on April 21, 2004, 10:54:27 PM
on a side note: the screamer from linkin park went to my high school.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Raikus on April 21, 2004, 11:21:29 PM
Speaking of Nickelback, there was a link about two months ago that had "Someday" play out of the left speaker and "This is How You Remind Me" out of the right.

The sounds synched up exactly. Even the pitches, rises and drum crescendos were the same. Talk about your cookie cutter music.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on April 24, 2004, 02:46:13 AM
Quote from: Raikus
Speaking of Nickelback, there was a link about two months ago that had "Someday" play out of the left speaker and "This is How You Remind Me" out of the right.

The sounds synched up exactly. Even the pitches, rises and drum crescendos were the same. Talk about your cookie cutter music.

here's that link (http://www.nintendorks.com/brandon/archives/000475.php) you couldn't provide us with.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Bethie on April 24, 2004, 03:06:47 AM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: Raikus
Speaking of Nickelback, there was a link about two months ago that had "Someday" play out of the left speaker and "This is How You Remind Me" out of the right.

The sounds synched up exactly. Even the pitches, rises and drum crescendos were the same. Talk about your cookie cutter music.

here's that link (http://www.nintendorks.com/brandon/archives/000475.php) you couldn't provide us with.


Wow, that 'song' is just sad.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Raikus on April 24, 2004, 09:13:24 AM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: Raikus
Speaking of Nickelback, there was a link about two months ago that had "Someday" play out of the left speaker and "This is How You Remind Me" out of the right.

The sounds synched up exactly. Even the pitches, rises and drum crescendos were the same. Talk about your cookie cutter music.

here's that link (http://www.nintendorks.com/brandon/archives/000475.php) you couldn't provide us with.

I tried, but the link I originally listened to was down. Thanks for finding it.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 24, 2004, 10:51:44 AM
That is amazing.

 :!:
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Thrindle on April 24, 2004, 11:43:14 AM
Reason #689 as to why I don't like Nickelback...

What ever happened to talented singing and songwriting?  Not just commercial music, but artistic music?!?!
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: modage on April 24, 2004, 11:43:50 AM
wow, they are cheesy as fuck.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Thrindle on April 24, 2004, 11:47:35 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
"The Sounds of Silence" (No. 42).


This is not true.  Sounds of Silence is a great song.  Especially when you're in the midst of depression and trying to write your memoirs.   :twisted:
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Find Your Magali on April 24, 2004, 03:16:07 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Instead of calling this a "worst" list, they should have called it something like "annoying" or "unexpectedly inadequate."


"Unexpectedly inadequate" ... that describes me to a tee...

But it's also a great description of this list. ...
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: cron on April 24, 2004, 03:22:26 PM
Quote from: Find Your Magali
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Instead of calling this a "worst" list, they should have called it something like "annoying" or "unexpectedly inadequate."


"Unexpectedly inadequate" ... that describes me to a tee...

But it's also a great description of this list. ...


Hey Magali, how's "The Unexpectedly Inadequates" for a band name ???  :wink:
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Find Your Magali on April 24, 2004, 03:36:25 PM
Quote from: cronopio l'inrockuptible
Hey Magali, how's "The Unexpectedly Inadequates" for a band name ???  :wink:


Hmmm, not bad at all.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 24, 2004, 03:47:22 PM
Everything from the dance genre makes me throw up!
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Ravi on April 24, 2004, 05:02:16 PM
Quote from: rocky dennis
Quote from: Raikus
Speaking of Nickelback, there was a link about two months ago that had "Someday" play out of the left speaker and "This is How You Remind Me" out of the right.

The sounds synched up exactly. Even the pitches, rises and drum crescendos were the same. Talk about your cookie cutter music.

here's that link (http://www.nintendorks.com/brandon/archives/000475.php) you couldn't provide us with.


That is hilarious and yet so very sad.  Try switching the balance from left to right with the beat.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: NEON MERCURY on April 24, 2004, 07:52:55 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
on a side note: the screamer from linkin park went to my high school.



... :roll: linkin park suck majpor asssssssssssssssssssssssssss
.........i think musically they are alright...but the rapper in the group is on par w./ vanilla ice......its suck so pucking much..and its cheesy as hell when the screamer finishes his lines then the rapper starts spewing cheesy, moronic pseudo-pop-punk-teen-angst lyrics...like this "my life sucks and i feel at lost with the world around me.... etc. etc. etc. "..such garbage..if someone owns one of their cds.   would you kindly let us know why you like it>>?
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: El Duderino on April 24, 2004, 07:54:42 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
Quote from: El Duderino
on a side note: the screamer from linkin park went to my high school.



... :roll: linkin park suck majpor asssssssssssssssssssssssssss
.........i think musically they are alright...but the rapper in the group is on par w./ vanilla ice......its suck so pucking much..and its cheesy as hell when the screamer finishes his lines then the rapper starts spewing cheesy, moronic pseudo-pop-punk-teen-angst lyrics...like this "my life sucks and i feel at lost with the world around me.... etc. etc. etc. "..such garbage..if someone owns one of their cds.   would you kindly let us know why you like it>>?


AGREED
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on May 08, 2004, 11:42:12 AM
wanna hear something really awful?

click on this link (http://www.cdfuturity.com/music.php) and click on the song "firestarter" (the prodigy) covered by gene simmons of kiss.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Just Withnail on May 08, 2004, 09:18:21 PM
Quote from: Thrindle
Quote from: MacGuffin
"The Sounds of Silence" (No. 42).


This is not true.  Sounds of Silence is a great song.  Especially when you're in the midst of depression and trying to write your memoirs.   :twisted:


This may be the truest thing ive ever read on the board...
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: grand theft sparrow on May 09, 2004, 08:58:00 AM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: Raikus
Speaking of Nickelback, there was a link about two months ago that had "Someday" play out of the left speaker and "This is How You Remind Me" out of the right.

The sounds synched up exactly. Even the pitches, rises and drum crescendos were the same. Talk about your cookie cutter music.

here's that link (http://www.nintendorks.com/brandon/archives/000475.php) you couldn't provide us with.


My eyes are tearing from this, I'm laughing so hard.  But it's disappointing, because the person who put this together has finally found a legitimate entertaining use for Nickelback.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: jonas on May 21, 2004, 02:38:52 PM
Any song from Don Henly's solo career.

Any song by Kenny Loggins.

Take These Broken Wings (Mr. Mister, I believe).
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on May 31, 2004, 03:07:31 PM
there's no end for nickelback. they're writing songs for other bands too.

there's this song by default (really...) called "deny", i even have a video linked to prove it. just check the lead singer when he badly lip synchs and the maniac drummer whose last name is probably bonzo.

"deny" (http://www.tvtrecords.com/video/2310/v2310_1_02_300.mov)
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: pete on May 31, 2004, 03:17:22 PM
I just read the list again, and realized that it's impossible for the worst songs of all time to be all in english, and 90% of them coming out between 1992-2002.  That's just too good to be true.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on June 03, 2004, 01:11:27 PM
Quote from: mogwai
wanna hear something really awful?

click on this link (http://www.cdfuturity.com/music.php) and click on the song "firestarter" (the prodigy) covered by gene simmons of kiss.

wanna see something really awful?

gene simmons "firestarter", the video (http://play.rbn.com/?url=realguide/music/s/video/genesimmons_thefirestarter_sanctuary_rv10hi.rm&proto=rtsp) (real player only)
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pedro on June 03, 2004, 08:25:36 PM
that is one of the worst things i have ever seen.

awesome.

10000 post in this forum
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Just Withnail on June 04, 2004, 06:24:17 AM
You owe me three and a half minutes mogwai.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on June 04, 2004, 08:12:56 AM
Quote from: Withnail
You owe me three and a half minutes mogwai.

gene simmons does, not me. don't go blame the lads in the prodigy for writing the original song.
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 04, 2004, 08:38:00 AM
Fuck you mogwai! You shouldn't post shit like that. Now you've ruined my day!
Title: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: grand theft sparrow on June 04, 2004, 12:53:55 PM
Quote from: mogwai
there's no end for nickelback.


There is hope though...

Creed Calls It Quits
Edited By Barry A. Jeckell. June 04, 2004, 9:25 AM ET

The members of Creed have confirmed that they will split after almost a decade together. The announcement comes three months after Creed songwriter/singer Scott Stapp told Billboard that his bandmates would take a break.

In a statement issued today (June 4) and posted on the band's official Web site, Stapp says, "Creed was one of the most amazing journeys through music and friendship I am blessed to say I was a part of."

Creed's last studio album, "Weathered," debuted in December 2001 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has more than 6.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A spokesperson for the Wind-up Records act says the band's three albums have accrued worldwide sales to date in excess of 30 million units.

Going forward, Creed songwriter/guitarist Mark Tremonti will collaborate with the band's drummer Scott Phillips, original Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy on a new project called Alter Bridge. The band's debut album will be released Aug. 10 through Wind-Up.

"It's kind of sad to end a chapter of your life, but it's also exciting to be starting a new one," Tremonti says in the statement. "We'll always be proud of the music we made with Creed, but Alter Bridge gives me the opportunity to start over with a different perspective and a more evolved direction. This band begins and ends with the love of the music."

An Alter Bridge promotional acoustic tour of radio stations is planned for the summer. A worldwide tour will begin in late August or early September. The band has already established a Web presence at alterbridge.com.

As previously reported, Stapp will contribute material to a compilation of compositions inspired by the film "The Passion of the Christ." The set is due Aug. 31 via Wind-Up.

The singer will also continue to work with producer 7 Aurelius, best known for his work with such hip-hop heavyweights as Nelly and Ja Rule, on his solo debut. Canadian rock act the Tea Party has been tapped to work on the set. Stapp has also claimed his own Web space at scottstapp.com, which promises a full site is coming soon.

Finally, Wind-Up will release a Creed greatest hits compilation later this year.

-- Lars Brandle, London


from billboard.com
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 20, 2011, 04:02:53 PM
My nomination:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/51203/
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: mogwai on February 21, 2011, 12:26:02 AM
Fergie "Big girls don't cry". No youtube link, nothing. Zip!

Reading my old post in this thread concering Nickelback I actually liked their recent album "Dark Horse". :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on March 21, 2011, 10:35:07 PM
I think this is it:

Rebecca Black "Friday"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0)

God, don't listen if you love your ears. It's like "The Room" of songs.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Stefen on March 22, 2011, 02:14:07 AM
lol. I kind of like the song. I heard it last week after the hoopla broke and it stuck in my head. I then came home and watched the video a billion times. I had to come home to watch it because I didn't want to watch it at work and have it on my history making me look like a pervert. I'm really not.

The best part is when Ray Lewis starts rapping.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 22, 2011, 03:29:23 AM
I just clicked it to see what you two were talking about, not knowing anything about the artist or song.  I kid you not, as I watched it, the Dislikes counted up below the video.  It went up by about 400 or so by the end of the song.

The best part is that in the description of the video is a link to her twitter, titled "Rebeccafanclub."

So, is this a joke?
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: polkablues on March 22, 2011, 03:40:17 AM
Not a joke, just a sad state of affairs.

http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181 (http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Stefen on March 22, 2011, 03:51:45 AM
Not a joke, just a sad state of affairs.

http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181 (http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181)


LOL.

This has been happening for the last 50 years. It's just that with the internet, it's sped up to take place over the course of a weekend instead of years.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on March 22, 2011, 07:23:15 AM
It got stuck in my head too with how awful it sounds, that's why I gave you fair warning. The chorus is so bad it's good, the rest of the song doesn't rhyme at all but I might have to learn it anyway. AGGGGGHHH! What am I saying?!?
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 22, 2011, 07:56:04 AM
Five beloved pop songs with lyrics more derivative than "Friday" (http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2011/03/21/songs_worse_friday_rebecca_black_lady_gaga_ke_ha)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pubrick on March 22, 2011, 10:47:22 AM
Jeez xixax is really behind the times these days.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: RegularKarate on March 22, 2011, 11:56:11 AM
Jeez xixax is really behind the times these days.

I've noticed that lately, but that might be partly because I pay too much attention to dumb shit like this and not enough to real stuff like the News.  What's this about Libya?
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 23, 2011, 04:52:15 PM
Five beloved pop songs with lyrics more derivative than "Friday" (http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2011/03/21/songs_worse_friday_rebecca_black_lady_gaga_ke_ha)

They forgot Train.

Any Train song, really.

Repetition and simplicity can be effective... It's mostly meaningless and cliche crap that bothers me. (Again, see: Train.)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 23, 2011, 09:35:06 PM
Not a joke, just a sad state of affairs.

http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181 (http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181)


Catching up on this thread...

I watched all of those videos. Obviously "Friday" stands out. So yeah, I'm not sure if I have a soul left. I was completely prepared to enjoy them, and if not enjoy them maybe be amused, but instead I find myself depressed... and it takes a lot to make me depressed.

Remember when people were shooting down Avril Lavigne's debut album? Holy crap, that is a masterpiece compared to this. At least Avril was sincere, and honestly I feel much better now about genuinely liking some of her songs. In the same way that Michael Pollan talks about "edible food-like substances," we need to call this a music-like substance. What disturbs me most is the soullessness of it. Not the soullessness in Rebecca Black's face, necessarily, or even the soullessness of the whole arrangement—it's the soullessness of the song/video itself. The whole vacuous fun/party theme has ruled pop music for at least several years now. I thought Lady Gaga and Kesha were the logical extremes of that... but no, it's this. When her ultra-nasal voice sings "fun fun fun fun" through that forced-at-gunpoint smile, I honestly want to start crying. The most fascinating part is that they seemed intent on culturally transplanting her into some sort of synthetic pseudo-ghetto, wherein 13 year old rich white girls say "my friend is by my right, eyyy" and "we so excited, we so excited, we gonna have a ball today." Also see: Kesha. (Seriously though, was cultural appropriation ever so blatant? And why is no one talking about this?)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pubrick on March 23, 2011, 10:02:19 PM
No one is talking about it because its last weeks news. are you under the impression that this is popular music? Its just some rich girl who got to pretend to be a pop singer for one day in one video and the only reason it got huge last week was because it SUCKED.

That's all... its an internet meme. Like a million other memes that appear every week.. it's irrelevant now, it never meant anything, it was never taken seriously even as a pop song.

Gifs were made, we all had a good laugh.. that's all it is.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 23, 2011, 10:58:50 PM
I get that. And I get that people realize it's bad. The reason it's troublesome is that it wasn't created in a vacuum. The pure nakedness of what they're going for (Party/party/fun/fun/randomvacuousgarbage? Check. Suburban white girl pretending to be black? Check. You can go on...) is almost gut-wrenching. This may be an absurd version, but it's not all that different. If the lyrics were better written, if she could put on a better fake smile, if the cultural appropriation were slightly better camoflouged, it would fit in nicely with what is popular. The fact that young people (teenage girls in this case) have accepted (at least on some level) that this is approximately what a pop star is, that this is roughly what you go for, that these are the legitimate ingredients of popular music... that is what's depressing.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on March 23, 2011, 11:19:29 PM
FUN FUN FUN FUN, looking forward to the weekend. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 23, 2011, 11:58:31 PM
This is what I'm saying, in terms of comparison. (And it's especially stark when the "vocals" and lyrics are front and center.) Take early Avril Lavigne—some of her lyrics are (understandably) a little cliche-teen-angsty, but good God, at least she was trying to say something! Why aren't the kids into that anymore?

Furthermore, get off my lawn.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Stefen on March 24, 2011, 12:29:38 AM
Avril Lavigne better have 1% better music. She has songwriters, producers, vocal coaches, pro tools, etc. All this girl has is a 13th birthday, her dads credit card and a couple of perverts with final cut pro.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 24, 2011, 01:19:15 AM
Yeah, but even in the earliest live acoustic performances, Avril doesn't miss a note. And she did co-write her songs (probably the lyrics more than the music).

Skill is not the issue anyway, though. The point is that at least she was trying to express something that was somewhat human. And Avril was certainly not alone in that at the time. Feels like a different era.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Stefen on March 24, 2011, 02:02:30 AM
What are you, like her biggest fan?  :yabbse-tongue:
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pubrick on March 24, 2011, 03:14:09 AM
especially for you, JB:

Rebecca Black's "Friday" As Radical Text (http://www.theawl.com/2011/03/arms-so-freezy-rebecca-blacks-friday-as-radical-text)

read it, it's funny!
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pas on March 24, 2011, 07:03:45 AM
Haha great link!
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on March 24, 2011, 07:27:21 AM
OMG, lolzies! thanks P, I literally have been thinking about this song almost that much
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: diggler on March 24, 2011, 09:53:57 AM
nice James Spader in Crash reference. hilarious.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: polkablues on March 24, 2011, 10:20:02 AM
especially for you, JB:

Rebecca Black's "Friday" As Radical Text (http://www.theawl.com/2011/03/arms-so-freezy-rebecca-blacks-friday-as-radical-text)

read it, it's funny!

Relinked for the new page, coz it deserves it.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on March 24, 2011, 08:27:42 PM
its actually of a cover of that Dylan song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: polkablues on March 24, 2011, 10:11:01 PM
"Friday" as interpreted and re-sung by bad lip-readers. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GaKaGwch0U)  I know you don't think you want to see this, but you're mistaken.  You do very much want to see this.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: squints on March 24, 2011, 10:28:48 PM
"How am i gonna show that cowboy i'm alive?"
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pas on March 25, 2011, 06:02:01 AM
HAHA it's all too good! The Bob Dylan version oh man...
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: RegularKarate on March 25, 2011, 12:29:50 PM
its actually of a cover of that Dylan song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM)

If you ignore the desperation on the video description, this is pretty funny, but boy-oh-boy did he miss a perfect opportunity to have Allen Ginsburg do a guest poem in the middle.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: polkablues on March 25, 2011, 01:02:43 PM
Needs harmonica, too.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: squints on March 30, 2011, 02:02:42 PM
a challenger appears....

Jenna Rose - "Jeans Like Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DwT_2QQU64 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DwT_2QQU64)

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/squints06/jeans.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: RegularKarate on March 30, 2011, 03:19:34 PM
That challenger appeared two week ago.
Friday is still better because of the list of when days come and in what order.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: squints on March 30, 2011, 03:56:03 PM
abc 123, rk wishes he had jeans like me
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: polkablues on March 30, 2011, 04:02:31 PM
I think he just jacked your swag.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 30, 2011, 07:57:44 PM
I couldn't get past about 0:50 on this one. Just not worth it.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Stefen on March 30, 2011, 08:34:59 PM
abc 123, rk wishes he had jeans like me

LOL.

But fer realz, us grown ass men need to leave these little girls alone. Just let them be! That awkward stage we all go through is usually confined to our parents VHS tapes, but YouTube has made it so everyone's awkward stage is always on display.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: squints on March 31, 2011, 03:56:16 AM
abc 123, rk wishes he had jeans like me

LOL.

But fer realz, us grown ass men need to leave these little girls alone. Just let them be! That awkward stage we all go through is usually confined to our parents VHS tapes, but YouTube has made it so everyone's awkward stage is always on display.


especially when your parents can afford to make you a pop star or at least a wanna be. What i like about rebecca black is that she doesn't REALLY seem to wanna be in the video but it seems like her parents made her. Jenna Rose seems like she demanded her parents front the $1,000,000 to make her a sensation and so i despise her dumbass and her weird mouth twitch.

its like when i was a kid and i demanded my dad build me a WWF wrestling ring in the back yard. He said no, and i'm a better person because of it.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: pete on March 31, 2011, 03:58:54 AM
shorter and sweeter, same idea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqhiRRJ1vOk
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on March 31, 2011, 09:29:03 AM
haha is Jason Mewes on drugs again?
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: RegularKarate on March 31, 2011, 01:21:23 PM
Crying for America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdirIfmcuRg)
Poor kid probably has no idea how much of an idiot his parents have forced him to look like.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2012, 10:58:58 AM
(http://www.eatliver.com/img/2012/8508.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Pubrick on March 02, 2012, 11:29:34 AM
1 - 5. There were more people buying CDs or paying for single Itunes tracks in the years 2000+ than there were hippies and teens buying records in the sixties or cassettes in the 80s and 90s. also elvis and Hendrix suck.

6 & 7. So what, they obviously had wider appeal.

8. marketing.

9. Who gives a fuck, they are all still millionaires. Except the dead ones.

10. Reggae SUCKS.

11. See 1 - 5.

12. No one actually cares.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2015, 12:02:12 PM
Sorry to report, I have a pretty solid nomination.

Fun test: If you can make it through the final stretch (from about 3:17) without killing yourself, you have a strong will to live.

Actually, the pretty girl licking her necklace is probably too much of a distraction (yes, that happens). It sort of mitigates the soul-destroying effect of hearing "way way way way too looong" whimper-croaked by Adam Duritz over and over again (which has an unexpected meta meaning). The best way to hear this is from the speakers in a home improvement store while you're trying to find something and have no power to turn it off.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARiiO_41Id8
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: polkablues on February 09, 2015, 02:53:21 PM
Bad song? Yes. Worst Counting Crows song? Probably (I haven't heard their last few albums). Worst song of all time? Not even in spitting distance of this:

(NSFW, unless your work is like, super chill)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRiI4C0EyW4

A song about sex by a bunch of dudes who probably think babies come out of a woman's butt, and that breasts feel like squeezing a bag of sand. You can contract HPV just from looking at these dudes. And the worst part, the very worst part of all, is that this piece of crap will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Reelist on February 09, 2015, 03:47:48 PM
...I can smell the Axe body spray through my speakers
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2015, 03:56:26 PM
"I can smell the V.D. in the club tonight."
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 04, 2017, 12:40:03 PM
I think I may have found the worst male vocalist:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPbJAv3J-dE
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Sleepless on May 04, 2017, 02:39:29 PM
Oh God make it stop. Hated it before he even opened his mouth and then it got even more awful. Terrible. Just terrible.
Title: Re: Worst Song Of All Time
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 04, 2017, 09:22:12 PM
Edited in the Youtube video. Comments were disabled on Youtube and on their main site. LOL.