Thursday, May 12, 2005

Worst songs ever

We were having a discussion in the newsroom about our LEAST favorite songs ever:

Here is my preliminary list:

"Take these broken Wings" by ????
"Against the Wind" by Bob Seger
"Don't you forget about me" by Tears for Fears
"I want to know what Love is" by Foreigner

Care to add to the list?

13 comments:

NYC pal said...

Broken Wings? Worst song?!?! You must be insane.

The Mr. Mister classic is the epitome of an 80s one-hit wonder. Catch is, they had a second, not-so-big hit, too. "Kyrie Elais-a-somthing."

Putting anything by Tears for Fears is hypocrisy.

Bad songs? How about:

I'm Too Sexy" -- Right Said Fred
Anything by Green Day
Anything by Ace of Base or the Spice Girls
99 Luft Ballons -- Nina
The Titanic theme -- Celine Dion
Anything by Celine Dion
...
and many others I can't think of at the moment, but would certainly include several Aerosmith entries.

lydiecita said...

- Achy Braky Heart (spelling is off, I know)
- my most recent unfavorite is by that girly boy, name unknown, Justin Timberlake maybe, who sings about wanting to be a fly on the wall. Creepy and gross and stalkerish.
There's my two cents, or songs...

Bryan Hanks said...

I'm with NYC Pal..."Broken Wings" was AWESOME.

And Tears for Fears is one of the all-time great groups...

Anything the Rolling Stones did after 1980 is terrible. The Carpenters were awful; I'd rather be punched in the head than listen to anything by them.

Randy Capps said...

I'm not much of a Bette Midler fan, so that rules out everything from the movie "Beaches."

Also, Celine Dion is truly hard on my ears. It's amazing. She's sold millions of CDs, but no one will admit to owning one...

Allison Flynn said...

We failed to mention "Thong Song" by Sisqo when we had this discussion in the newsroom. I hate and despise that song.

taco said...

I'm with Skip, "Broken Wings" and "I Want to Know What Love Is?" are 2 of the absolutely worst songs. Another horrible one is "The Warrior" from ?Scandal?

Alan J. said...

Any list that doesn't include "Disco Duck" is woefully inadequate. Let us not forget "Rico Suave." How can you knock Ace of Base, nyc pal? And putting Aerosmith on that list is fightin' words. And why did everybody like the Macerena?

Chad Thomas said...

Please don't leave out any song ever sung by Ricky Martin, Eagle Eye Cherry, or Enrique Iglesias.

Mark said...

"Lay Lady Lay"

(shudder)

taco said...

Today I thought of another one. And this has got to be the absolute song of all time

"We Built this City on Rock and Roll" by Jefferson Starship

Anonymous said...

Which "Broken Wings" are you talking about? Bryan Ferry's? Chris de Burgh's? There are more. But, no, you're talking about the Lennon-McCartney (REMEMBER THEM?!) song:
"Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly ..."

You need to talk to the brighter people in the newsroom. They are there, but they're getting their work done.

Anonymous said...

"Broken Wings" is by a group called "Mr. Mr."

"Don't you forget about me." is a famous song by Simple Minds that was used as a title track for the movie The Breakfast Club.

Simple Minds and Tears for Fears completely rock and have quite a bit of musical integrity.

I've never heard anyone in my life openly criticize either group.

Tears for Fears were best known for their songs "Everybody wants to trule the world." & "Shout"

Putting those two groups on your bad songs list is a display of very poor musical taste.

W

Anonymous said...

Two words ladies and gentlemen:
RICO SUAVE