August 07, 2008

20 Worst Songs Ever?

Article this is from is from Spinner Magazine, and can be found HERE with descriptions of the songs. It's a pain to click through each one, so I've listed them below.

#20 'The Final Countdown'--Europe (1986)*
'What's Up'--4 Non Blondes (1993)**
'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It'--Will Smith (1998)*
'Achy Breaky Heart'--Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
'Thong Song'--Sisqo (2000)*
#15 'Hollaback Girl'--Gwen Stefani (2005)**
'Rico Suave'--Gerardo (1991)
'Convoy'--C.W. McCall (1975)
'With Arms Wide Open'--Creed (2000)
'Wannabe'--Spice Girls (1996)***
#10 'My Heart Will Go On'--Celine Dion (1997)*
'Macarena'--Los Del Rio (1995)***
'Ebony and Ivory'--Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (1982)*
'I'm Too Sexy'--Right Said Fred (1991)**
'I Am Woman'--Helen Reddy (1972)
#5 'U Can't Touch This'--MC Hammer (1990)*
#4 'Barbie Girl'--Aqua (1997)*
#3 'She Bangs'--Ricky Martin (2000)
#2 'Ice, Ice Baby'--Vanilla Ice (1990)*
#1 'Who Let the Dogs Out?'--Baha Men (2000)

Okay, I can agree with numbers 1 and 3, and would probably have put them as 1 and 2. But if you notice the asterisks above, here is the key:
One * means that I own it and have it on my iPod
Two ** means that I own it, have it on the iPod, and it's on multiple playlists so I hear it often
Three *** means that I do not own it, but would like to have it!

Doing a quick count that means that I own half (10) of the Top 20 WORST songs ever. Am I wrong to like these songs? Do you own/listen to/like some of these? Please tell me I'm not the only one!

3 comments:

  1. Ebony and Ivory? What hack wrote this list?! You are not alone... I'm surprised that wasn't on the list, geesh.

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  2. Ok, "What's Up" is one of the best songs EVAH, so obviously whoever wrote this is some saggy-pantsed kid who doesn't know what he's talking about. I also love "With Arms Wide Open." "I'm Too Sexy" was awesome, in its time.

    But yeah, the top five were pretty bad.

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  3. I don't know some of these, hate a couple, and love others.

    But, as you know, I don't really listen to the radio.

    Case in point. In college, I heard this great song, a really catchy tune. Stayed in my head all night, made me want to dance. I went out and bought the CD! (A big deal, since I own few CDs, but this was a single I bought cheap.)

    It was the Macarena. (wow did I feel stupid the next time I went to a party and realized that EVERYBODY knew the Macarena . . . and already hated it.)

    Still. Fun to dance to!

    Give your body pleasure, Macarena. 'Cause your body is made for giving pleasure, Macarena! Much better in Spanish.

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