Worst Songs of All Time

Let the misery begin!

Author's pledge: I promise that one day I'll get around to writing hilarious little blurbs about all the anguish these songs have caused the American people and me in particular as a DJ. I am choosing for now to focus on more positive subjects.

Leave your hilarious blurbs below.

1. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry If you are a white person and you enjoy 'dancing and singing and moving to the groovin' , then you are actively participating in your own degradation. Period. If this was a black group singing about a funky white boy they know, fine. These guys are white and lame but trying to sing about their own funkiness and that is a new definition of pathetic. When black people see whites dancing to this song in public, they must be laughing their asses off inside. This song, if anything, promotes the stereotype that white people can't be funky. I am white and I am funky and I am offended. When some guest at a wedding asks me to play it, they don't have any idea that they are asking me to sell my soul for a three minute dance. There's a reason why most groups are one-hit wonders. They suck. I wouldn't even categorize this as a funk record.

2. Old Time Rock-n-Roll - Bob Seger So music that isn't like yours 'ain't got the same soul Bob? This song is actually the exact opposite of "It's Still Rock-n-Roll To Me" by Billy Joel. How much soul do you feel watching Tom Cruise dance around in his underwear? Answer me that Bob. While his song "Shakedown" from '87 is much worse, it doesn't carry the awful stigma that this one does.

3. Believe ~~ Cher ****** (Paraphrasing)

  • "Do you believe this songs on again?

  • I feel something inside me saying,

  • 'I think they've played this long enough no?"

4. Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin ********** Now as a kid, I didn't know who Aretha was but I hated this song. Now many lifetimes later...I freakin love Aretha and still hate it.

5. Easy Lover ~~ Philip Bailey & Phil Collins********DON'T TRY TO THINK OF HOW THIS SONG GOES! Whatever you do, you can't shake the melody of this pathetic pairup. Was Phil Collins trying to gain cred by pairing up with the lead singer of Earth, Wind and Fire? or Was Philip Bailey desperate for a hit so he found the nearest pop music writer? Either way, don't think about it.

6. Kokomo ~~ The Beach Boys********Emotional scars........PURE HATE!!!! It makes me wanna grab a baby boomer with a lame-ass Jimmy Buffett shirt by the back of the neck and stick him face first in the sand. Then he would know the bad taste in the rest of our mouths. I'm actually gagging thinking about it.

7. The Sign ~~ Ace of Base********True story here: I was waiting tables at Jekyll & Hyde in NYC and I waited on a lot of celebrities there. One day this woman and this guy are speaking in another weird language and ignoring me as I approach to take their order. I stand and wait maybe 10 seconds. Then the first words I can make out are ACE OF BASE so i interrupt them and say, "Look you can ignore me if you want but not over Ace of Base cause They Suck!"; Then the man in perfect English replied to his date, "He does not like your songs, Jenny". I turned white.......and replied "I'll be right back with your real waiter in just a sec, okay?" and ran for dear life.

8. All By Myself - Eric Carmen / Celine Dion*********Truth to be told, someone had to tell me that Dion covered this song. I only know the original and all I can tell you is......if you have ever seen the movie TO DIE FOR with Nicole Kidman & Matt Dillon them you don't hate the song quite as much as before. Director Gus Van Sant had Kidman place a boombox on her husband's casket at his funeraland stand there with reporters everywhere and I LAUGH MY ASS OFF EVERY TIME! But it's still a self-absorbed pity party that only someone like Celine would want to resurrect.

9. 1-2-3 ~~ Gloria Estefan******Songs like this just make me wanna smack the shit of somebody! The reason: because they know it's a bunch of evil crap that'll stick in your mind but they use it every year to guilt you into spending more than you should. HUH? That's right. Studies are done all the time on the effects of certain songs on consumers. I've never seen this list but I know this.....THIS SONG WILL BE PLAYING IN EVERY MALL every holiday season for the rest of our lives. Especially Valentine's Day. The lyrical proof: "1-2-3-4 come on baby say you love me 5-6-7 times, 8-9-10-11 I'm just gonna keep on counting until you are mine." Two other songs that are used in this method that I have personally noticed are played with frequency in stores are kind of obvious considering the titles are... "Handle With Care" by The Traveling Wilburys AND "Wrap It Up" by The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

10. We Built This City ~~ Starship********This one is like shooting fish in a barrel. Grace Slick....what the hell were you thinking? The radio DJ bridge part is where I start to cry....or would if I ever hear it again.

11. Wild Wild West ~~ The Escape Club ***makes you puke.

12. Uptown Girl ~~ Billy Joel ****** Now this song is awful but let's face it, it's only this high because of that disgusting video he did with then wife 'Christie Lee'. Dude, they call you Piano Man for a reason. Save your doo-wop Charlie shit for home movies, please.

13. Mickey ~~ Toni Basil ****** I don't see how anyone could need an explanation for this choice. You already have the melody on your head and resent me for bringing it up and that should be proof enough.

14. Bad Day ~~ Daniel Powter ***** This song sucks big-time and is probably only this high on the list because of American Idol who exascerbated it's suckiness to a whole new level.

15. Ghostbusters ~~ Ray Parker Jr. ***** Reasons escape me at this moment. (Seeks self-medicating devices)

16. Gloria ~~ Laura Branigan ***** The synthesizer from hell.

17. The Heat Is On ~~ Glenn Frey *****

Evidence in lyrical form:

  • The heat is on, on the street
  • Inside your head, on every beat
  • And the beat's so loud, deep inside
  • The pressure's high, just to stay alive
  • Cause the heat is on (cue the most annoying horns ever)

18. I Wanna Dance With Somebody ~~ Whitney Houston

19. Mambo #5 ~~ Lou Bega

20. I Swear ~~ All-4-One

21. Fly Away ~~ Lenny Kravitz

22. Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue ~~ Toby Keith

23. We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off ~~ Jermaine Stewart

24. More Than Words ~~ Extreme

25. All Star ~~ Smash Mouth

26. Barbie Girl ~~ Aqua

27. Cotton Eye Joe ~~ Rednex

28. Cherry Pie ~~ Warrant

29. Babe ~~ Styx

30. A Little Respect ~~ Erasure

31. Roam ~~ The B-52's

32. Out of Touch ~~ Hall & Oates

33. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

34. 867-5309 / Jenny ~~ Tommy Tutone

35. Hit Me With Your Best Shot ~~ Pat Benatar

36. Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry

37. Honestly - Stryper

38. Fresh ~~ Kool & The Gang

39. Macarena ~~ Los Del Rio

40. All Summer Long ~~ Kid Rock

41. Shiny Happy People ~~ R.E.M.

42. (I Just) Died In Your Arms ~~ Cutting Crew

43. She Bop ~~ Cyndi Lauper

44. Material Girl ~~ Madonna

45. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) ~~ Aerosmith

46. Glory of Love ~~ Peter Cetera

47. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind

48. Fins ~~ Jimmy Buffett

49. Lightning Crashes ~~ Live

50. On My Own ~~ Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald

51. All For You ~~ Sister Hazel

52. I Believe I Can Fly ~~ R.Kelly

53. Nasty ~~ Janet Jackson

54. Jenny From The Block ~~ J-Lo

55. Something About You ~~ Level 42

56. Open Arms ~~ Journey

57. Mesmerize ~~ Ja Rule / Ashanti

58. Follow Me ~~ Uncle Kracker

59. The Final Countdown ~~ Europe

60. If It Makes You Happy ~~ Sheryl Crow

61. Invisible Touch ~~ Genesis

62. Stuck With You ~~ Huey Lewis & The News

63. Get Busy ~~ Sean Paul

64. Conga ~~ Miami Sound Machine

65. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now ~~ Starship

66. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? ~~ Bryan Adams

67. Wannabe ~~ The Spice Girls

68. Family Man ~~ Hall & Oates

69. River of Dreams ~~ Billy Joel

70. Glory Days ~~ Bruce Springsteen

71. Billy, Don't Be a Hero ~~ Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods

72. Little Willy ~~ Sweet

73. Like a Rock ~~ Bob Seger

74. Don't Lose My Number ~~ Phil Collins

75. Satellite ~~ Dave Matthews Band

76. Don't Give Up On Us Baby ~~David Soul

77. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? ~~ Culture Club

78. Is There Something I Should Know? ~~ Duran Duran

79. Friday ~~ Rebecca Black

80. Every Morning ~~ Sugar Ray

81. Machinehead - Bush

82. Gettin Jiggy Wit It ~~ Will Smith

83. My Sacrifice - Creed

84. Heaven is a Place on Earth ~~ Belinda Carlisle

85. Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

86. Closing Time ~~ Semisonic

87. Breakfast at Tiffany's ~~ Deep Blue Something

88. I'm Not a Girl ~~ Britney Spears

89. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani

90. Your Body Is a Wonderland ~~ John Mayer

The Last 10 Songs on this list represent mediocre-to-bad songs that have been overplayed to the point of becoming nauseating. They are listed in order from regular worst to very very worst-bad yuuuucccchhk! I hate each one of them uniquely and correctly.

91. Centerfold ~~ J. Geils Band

92. Bennie & The Jets ~~ Elton John

93. Cat Scratch Fever ~~ Ted Nugent

94. Love Shack ~~ The B-52's

95. Rock & Roll All Nite ~~ Kiss

96. Sussudio ~~ Phil Collins

97. One Headlight ~~ The Wallflowers

98. Dream On ~~ Aerosmith

99. Sweet Home Alabama ~~ Lynyrd Skynyrd

100. Paradise By The Dashboard Light ~~ Meatloaf

For The Record: I love MmmBOP by Hanson and so do you now that they stopped playing it every day. U Can't hate.

Also >> Picking on Rico Suave & Ice Ice Baby is just too easy.

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rockinjoe 9 years ago from Standing right behind you!

I was laughing as I was reading your list wondering what your reasoning was for some of them. I spent the entire 90's as a sidekick on a very popular morning show and a few on your list made me cringe. I'm sure as a DJ, you must be scarred for life.

Aerosmith? Dream On? If you had slow danced to that with Vicki Zompa in 8th grade, you'd change your mind about that one:)

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DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Vicki Zompa, please. Everybody dances with her.

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PCaholicDotCom 9 years ago from USA

LOL What a list! OMG I can't believe these songs... Although I like Skynyrd I have to agree with Sweet Home Alabama... just from being overplayed so much.

My top 5 listed in order with my thinking, "If I heard these on the radio, how quickly would I change the channel?" Note: Your ranking in '()':

#1: Barbie Girl ~~ Aqua (56)

#2: 1-2-3 ~~ Gloria Estefan (9)

#3: Cotton Eye Joe ~~ Rednex (27)

#4: I Wanna Dance With Somebody ~~ Whitney Houston (18)

#5: Gettin Jiggy Wit It ~~ Will Smith (82)

And I have to add my #1 worst and overplayed song left off from your list..

#1: You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

Although if you're talking music videos, I would make it one of my fav videos.. featured Chevy Chase and was quite humerous.

Awesome man! Love these list type hubs :-)

~ Peter :-)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Not to mention that Skynyrd attacks Neil Young in the song. Hmmm. Neil Young or Lynyrd Skynyrd. One for breaking barriors and one for breaking windows.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Paul Simon is a genius sir.  But agree that it's not one of his best.  It wouldn't even make my Top 20 Simon & / or Garfunkel songs.

 RE: your list Barbie Girl is REALLY REALLY AWFUL.  The more I think about it, it should be higher but I just never ever played it at gigs and didn't hear it that much overall.  If I had, I would be Top Ten material.

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rockinjoe 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

DJ Funktual says: "Vicki Zompa, please. Everybody dances with her."

Yeah, that's right. I had forgotten she had moved to Florida.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

My wife has just given her 2 cents and she wants to know HOW I could possibly have forgotten "I'm Not a Girl" by Britney Spears, "Hey Baby" by No Doubt & "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Staefani

She was a fan of No Doubt's from the CBGB days and her heart is still healing from the Sell-Out, MTV fame-whore that Gwen has become.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

dude. you missed "Billy, don't be a Hero"(have to look that one up), "Muskrat Love" (captain and tenillie?) and ahem... "Loving you" (ripperton).

if you haven't heard these songs, you have no idea what you haven't been missing. :p

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Actually lounn "Billy" is right there at no. 71.

Loving You is pretty bad but I think it's about having a child like Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Winder.

Muskrat is awful but I never ever hear it and this is really about songs you can't get away from. Otherwise I just would have listed every song by Limp Bizkit :P

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Iðunn 8 years ago


give me time. I'm older and I can access all kind of sorry ass 70s rock.

And no, loving you is not about childbirth like "having my baby" which I think also missed your list. it's a sincere if bizarre love song and I've always pictured Minnie Ripperton as that albino guitarist girl under the tree in "she's all that.". :D

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Iðunn 8 years ago

also of note. I might have "muskrat love" downloaded on limewire. :p I use it to torture people who come over. :)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

What is roflmao? sounds like a star wars name.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

I'm afraid that acronym is top secret and can only be defined for the winner of the Hottest Male Hubber contest for this month who is sadly not going to be you. :(

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Iðunn 8 years ago

just noticed "cat's in the cradle" isn't there either, and frankly I think the macarena deserves two actual spots as it's doubly annoying than almost anything else I can think of. :D

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rockinjoe 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

Iðunn even attacks you in your own hubs! I love this woman!

A few songs that should be on the list:

Undercover Angel-Alan O' Day?

Seasons in the Sun= Terry Jacks

Don't Give Up On Us Baby-David Soul

Oh and roflmao is french for "you lost the contest"

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Iðunn 8 years ago

bravo, I hadn't thought of "seasons" yet! nice addition. :D joe, you The Man.

*kowtowz to the male hottest hubber of the month future winner*

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Iðunn 8 years ago

Tom T Hall.  "I love..."  god, I can't remember the list and I think I'm glad.  one of the things he loved was little baby ducks I believe. 

"music when it's good... and wood". some such rot like that.



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rogue nestling 8 years ago

You forgot 'Little Pink Houses' by John Mellencamp, and 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion.

Kudos on putting Old Time Rock n Roll at #2. I've literally covered my ears at times to avoid hearing it. Good list.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

I like little pink houses. that does NOT make the list :mad: he can keep the Dion though. hehehe

with you, rogueling, on Old Time Rock n Roll, which I hated from the first time I ever heard it.

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rogue nestling 8 years ago

I didn't mind Pink Houses until years of bombardment. ANY Celine song would make the list in my opinion, although some may take offense to that.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

I was like that about "Free Bird". I suspect I could have tolerated hearing it one billion times every year if it weren't simultaneously 13 minutes long.

I'd put "Free Bird" on MY list. :p

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rogue nestling 8 years ago

Bah! Now you've reminded me how dreadfully overplayed and thusly annoying 'Stairway to Heaven' is! :(

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Iðunn 8 years ago

I almost could go in with you on that one, but since I've eluded it for the last 10 years or so, I think it's lost some of it's annoyance factor (for me).

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

First of all, Pink Houses is a great cynical song about America. Celine is Definitely an oversight on my part.

And I'm would have had FREEBIRD at the bottom 10 except that Rob Zombie redeemed that song forever with his use of it at the closing gunfire of THE DEVIL'S REJECTS! I never really got that song til I saw it.

Kudos to rockinjoe once again as a lot of his choices are oversights.

MY NEW QUESTION IS which songs are you curious about why I chose them? Which ones do you actually like that are up there. I admitted my guilty pleasure in MMmBop. What is your secret Barry Manilow jam?

Mine is "Ready to Take a Chance Again" which is the opening theme to the CLASSIC movie with Goldie & Chevy called FOUL PLAY!

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Iðunn 8 years ago

actually it's a pretty effective list but I admit to a fondness for the entire soundtrack of Footloose, including Footloose itself, up to and including the movie which I watch any time I can catch it, consistently commenting about how totally gay it is and reminiscing about "West Side Story" throughout - yet never skipping on either.

does this help? :D

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Iðunn 8 years ago

And btw, Devil's Rejects freaking rocked. Excellent film. Zombie did a wonderful job directing. :)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

yes thank you lounn!!!!

now I can reveal to you that I secretly love the song I'm Free (Heaven helps The Man) by Kenny Loggins from the Footloose soundtrack!

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Iðunn 8 years ago

:D :D some thingz are simply beyond taste... we don't want people that have good taste, we want people that taste good. :o

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Got a good Footloose story for you as well.

I saw it opening saturday afternoon and Footloose was already a big hit. I was 15 & I called popular NY radio station Z100s morning zoo and bet them live on the air that if they played track 2 on the soundtrack that it would be a smash and they should give a Z-shirt which I really wanted at the time.

They mocked me and hung up and a month later that song I suggested called "Let's Hear it for the Boy" started heavy rotation on Z100. They spent a morning trying to reach me via the air but I was at school. I bunch of people told me about the next day/that night! I was setting playlists and 12th grade level I guess. Never got back in touch and never got a Z-Shirt.

I'm okay. I'll be okay. :0)

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Iðunn 8 years ago

prove you're an american - sue them for the shirt.  :D 

good story!  I love anecdotes.  :)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LOL! Thanks lounn. Question for you. How do I make the symbol for your name properly? Or is this priveledged info as well ;)

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Iðunn 8 years ago

cut and paste. :p

I can't make it either. Drax gave me the name. :p

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

OK This Hub is addicting... I have a new one...

From the "Grease" soundtrack...

"You're The One That I Want"

I got chills, they're multiplyin', and I'm losin' control Cause the power you're supplyin', it's electrifyin' You better shape up, cause I need a man, and my heart is set on you You better shape up, you better understand,to my heart I must be true Nothing left, nothing left for me to do Chorus:You're the one that I want(you are the one I want), ooh ooh ooh, honey The one that I want (you are the one I want), ooh ooh ooh, honey The one that I want (you are the one I want), ooh ooh ooh, honey The one I need (the one I need), oh yes indeed (yes indeed) If you're filled with affection,You're too shy to convey Meditate my direction, feel your way I better shape up, cause you need a man I need a man, Who can keep me satisfied I better shape up, if I'm gonna proveYou better prove, that my fate is justified Are you sure?Yes I'm sure down deep inside[chorus repeats out]

The background singing after "you are the one that I want!" does not sound like (you're the one that I want)

That's why this song is annoying to me... sounds like.. "dom... da dom dee dom"



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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

That's great. I know the words believe me, I'm a DJ.

I actually played Kenickie in Grease in 1990 at a Dinner Theater in Farmingdale, Long Island. And Kenickie sings "GREASED LIGHTNING "in the play. It was like all of us singing to that in our rooms, and then doing it in public was surreal.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

haha, I loved that movie too. :D too funny, would love to have seen you perform.

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rockinjoe 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

DJ Kenickie! I heard Rizzo puts out!

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Iðunn 8 years ago

lol, yes. I loved her solo song. love rizzo with me, friend. oh wait. you already did O.O

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

DJ Says: "That's great. I know the words believe me, I'm a DJ."

LOL So does my entry make the list?

Peter :-)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I planned to blow this off until morning but I will be reworking it some later tonight. The worst song from Grease is "Hopelessly Devoted to You"

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

I'm surprised you didn't pick any one from Sha Na Na  LOL

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Iðunn 8 years ago

it's hard to pick a "worst one" from Grease. :hmm:

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I have made a few tweaks on our list based on your feedback. Details are at the bottom of the HUB. I really want a new and current annoying song but can't think of one.

I also HATE HATE HATE that spanish song "I NEED TO KNOW" where he goes, 'tell me baby girl cause I need to know" RRRRGGGGGHH

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Iðunn 8 years ago

the billy ray cyrus was a great substitutski.  OMG, that should be #1 on the list because not only is it annoying in and of itself, it started out the line-dancing craze too. 

you lose me on new music.  I'm part of the moldyoldie crew on bad songz, yo :(

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Iðunn 8 years ago

speaking of spanish guyz, is that rico suave guy on there? I didn't notice him and surely that's an oversight on your part, if he's not.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Yeah. Rico Suave by Gerardo is so bad I didn't even include it!

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Iðunn 8 years ago

lol, that's seriously low. I remember some SNL or MadTV skit on him, the one with the two Brooklyn girlz. hahaha, I always think of him that way now. :)

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C.M. Vanderlinden 8 years ago from Metro Detroit

What was that one song....the whole "I'm too sexy for my shirt....." I was in seventh grade when that song came out, and it scarred me for life.

Totally with your wife on Gwen Stefani. "HollabackGirl" was a terrible song and a totally obnoxious video.

LOL Rico Suave deserves the #1 spot....

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Okay that does it! Rico & Gwen are on their way! But who will be left off?

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Iðunn 8 years ago

C.M. is dead on with the "too sexy for" thing. :doh: I hadn't thought of that. *slapz head*

Also, in passing, think of the late night infomercial possibilities of such a CD.

"Billy Mays Presents: The Top 100 Worst Songs Ever! Annoy your friends, torture your enemies, get revenge on your unfair boss! Just in time for Christmas, order this amazing set of the worst of the worst and not only that you will receive..."

We NEED the Billy Mayz persona in here. I'm not funny enough to do this one. :(

But I could see it coming "pre-gift wrapped" for a small extra fee. :D

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Iðunn 8 years ago

I admit to liking "Barbie Girl" and "lady in red". maybe you could replace those two. :p just a thought~

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Wow, great minds like alike.  Lady in Red has been rescued for 'this beauty by my side' which is a great line.

We could also probably find a few candidates her > https://spinditty.com/genres/The-100-Greatest-Hair...

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Darrell Glenn 8 years ago from California

Anything from Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, 50-cent, and puff daddy, witney "the rock"  Houston, debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block, Markie Mark, Limp Bizzkit, Vanilla Ice,Britney,K FED,Kid Rock, J-LO, Emenem,Nelly, and other sorry ass bubble gum groups and the record companies that represent them are guilty for infiltrating the airwaves, television and worst of all my ears with noise, decibel, and mind pollution LMAO!!

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author


I agree with everyone on your list. eminem was great but that was a long long time ago.

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Roderic Aldrich 8 years ago from Northern Vermont

For the love of God what is going on here.....I cannot believe what I am reading....while I agree with 97% of your list, and have a few adds of my own like "I dazzled her with science" and "The Electric Slide", I must stand in defense of Skynyrd. Pete, you lying turd, we play "sweet home" every time we jam, and you blast 20 minute solo's. If your gonna black flag a Skynyrd song, try freebird, thanks to Guitar Hero. As far as disrespecting Neil, if you research it, They all LOVED Neil young, and that line was soaked in symbolism. Poor Ronnie must be rolling over in his grave. Oh yeah...."Steal My Sunshine" needs to be abolished also. Nice hub though!

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

LOL LOL Rod Rod Rod... you'll notice I just mentioned it was "overplayed"... Yes we do Jam that a lot, hence my point.... I DO NOT agree it's 1 of 100 worst songs, but agree it's played all the time... I understand you feeling freebird should be above sweet home, but I actually like freebird better.. I feel it has better solos and it changes up a bit toward the end making it feel less repititious.

For the record... I love Skynyrd... I love all their songs... I feel Sweet Home is over played...

I have to go now and grab a tylenol


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Roderic Aldrich 8 years ago from Northern Vermont

Was "Vanilla Ice" real, or was that a bad dream, because I don't see it here anywhere.....lol!

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Okay it has come up a few times so let me just clear this up. 

As a Hip-Hop DJ, we don't even talk about crap like that Rico Suave as a bad song because it's never gonna get played by any DJ anywhere anyway.  It is almost better to act like in never happened.   

In fact, if you wanna check out http://hubpages.com/hub/The-ABCs-of-Old-School-Hip... you'll see that some people just remain nameless.

Plus, If I wanted to include every obvious one like that, then I would just look at VH-1 of somewhere else.

I wanted to pick some I hate by Big Artists.

Abominations who never get called out, if you will.

p.s. SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE is a silly song, but not necessarily bad. It's quite original as pop songs go.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

You know what I mean?  If I pick on NSYNC, New Kids, Debbie Gibson, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. 

That's why I always had a problem with the fact Eminem would pick fights with people so much smaller than him.  Safe.

If Hip-Hop is not your thing and you still feel like laughing check out http://hubpages.com/entertainment/100-Funniest-Peo...

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LOL!!!!!!!!! Thank You Billy, I feel like I have really arrived now.

You Rule.

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quotations 8 years ago from Canada

I want my own "The Mighty Horrible Song Maker". If I order in the next 2 minutes can I get 2 for the price of one?

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rb101182 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I was just about to write "If you had Sweet Home Alabama on here, you'd be my hero", but then I just saw it, #99!! YES!!! You are offically my hero.

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Roderic Aldrich 8 years ago from Northern Vermont

Though I haven't been well received, I would like to add that "Nights in white satin" by the Moody Blues belongs in elevators only, not on the radio.....

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

A-GREED! If that. I sounds like someone being tortured!

I annoint you with the Top suggestion so far.

Now You must decide who you wanna save up there besides Skynyrd which cannot come down b/c I am rb101182's hero now.

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Roderic Aldrich 8 years ago from Northern Vermont

Ok, I can see where being her hero for a few might be beneficial....so let's say FootLoose is a pretty good throw-back that draws out a few good 80's chops on the dance floor....fair enough?

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author


Kenny Loggins has been given a reprieve for now. God help you though if I hear hear "Danger Zone" at the drug store.

I wanna hear from some pissed off people who love some of these bands! A hardcore Bruce or Phil Collins fan.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

go Billy Mays! have to say it would be an improvement over seeing real and aging usedtobes humiliating themselves on national tv at night. Billy Mays has class and style and nothing he can say can humiliate him any further as he has already peaked for that particular quality.

We :heart: Billy Mays!

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Sasha88 8 years ago

What an awesome compilation of songs. Brought back some not so great memories of corny songs, but reading over your list made me laugh =) Let's see what about that song "who let the dogs out" and "whoomp there it is" those have to be two of the worst songs ever!

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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

Well, not pissed off, but I have to admit I like quite a few of these songs. Please don't stone me. I guess I have bad taste. While I admit that they wouldn't win any awards, they are just fun. I'm not a music snob. I like cheesey, sappy songs sometimes. I'll take anything that makes me laugh or smile.

BUT I do hate a lot of these, too. The Sign, Barbie Girl, The Heat Is On, We Built This City- give me a razor so I can slit my wrists already. And Hollaback Girl, what the **** was that?

You forgot Meatloaf's I'll Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That). What? What? What won't you do, man? Did you know that this POS song is over 10 minutes long?

And that 80s song I Wear My Sunglasses at Night- another amazingly stupid song. Also anything by Ricky Martin.

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Iðunn 8 years ago

angela, great rant! :D

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

I vote for Sunglasses At Night which reminded me of that song.. "My Future's So Bright.. I gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3

OH... and

Phil Collins - Don't lose my number


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I'll be back & we will adress these vital issues.

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

Wow did I kill this hub? LOL


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Iðunn 8 years ago

I like sunglasses and future.  they do NOT go on the list.  I'll cede the riki don't lose my number though. :p

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Not at all Peter, I usually don't get any hits before 3pm anyway.


Yeah I hate to admit but I have found a purpose for both of these songs buuuuut, "Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no" is the worst chorus ever.

But the strength of that song is the Intro - 1st Verse. and because it is has a digital beat I can mix it as a background noise behind anything. FYI!

Did anybody notice that last night on American Idol both ALL BY MYSELF and HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU were sung!

They had a whole decade to choose from!!!!

They mentioned that Celine Dion had done a cover which I did not know so that song is going up much higher than it's current #47! How the hell would I know what covers Celine is doing in Vegas these days?

Rikki don't lose is a good choice too...Let's see if it gets any more support!

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Iðunn 8 years ago

smoke on the water should go die in a sewer one day and that's even with being the only thing I can play bass guitar part too.

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Some of the songs on this list are good. I think we all just have different opinions.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author


"Some of the songs on this list are good. I think we all just have different opinions."

The First statement is completely false. (You just have bad taste in music)

The Second statement is so obvious I'm laughing. Sorry Sweetiepie!

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

That is your opinion and I do not care if you laugh at me. I still like Nights In White Satin, I always will :)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Does that preclude it from criticism?  It doesn't take away that droning OHHHHHH I LOOOO-OOOVe youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ahhhhhhhhhh!  It's awful.  It sounds bad to the ear.

Since you are a sweetiepie I'll put it to you sweetly instead.

The name the MOODY BLUES is a hint on what kind of music this is.  It is mood music and if you played it while a lead character in a movie jumped off a bridge it might even sound poignant but not on MY radio.

Q #2:  What does Nights in White Satin even mean?  

If you can answer these two questions smartly I will take it off the list!

I'm dying to put "We Don't Have to Take our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart up there anyways. 

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Of course I will answer smartly as I am an intelligent lady. Hayward wrote this song about the end of an old love and a beginning of a new one. He said most of the words only have a true meaning to him. If you want to keep it on your list that is fine, if you think I have bad taste in music I am not upset, I was just sharing my opinion.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Not at all Sweetie Pie and that's exactly what you are.

You shouldn't be upset anyway this is all in fun!

I'm only mad at the radio stations for overplaying these songs and not giving other artist a chance or playing a different song by the Moody Blues.

They are not a bad group at all. They are just in the genre I call sleepytown along with Alan Parsons Project, Chicago, Bruce Hornsby, etc.

Thanks so much for talking about it with me. Next time I hear it I'll listen more closely to the lyrics.

I like a more soulful mellow like Sade and Simply Red and Jack Johnson's old stuff. You should look into Jack Johnson.

He has the #1 album in the country last two weeks.

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Thanks for the info about Jack Johnson and I will check out his music. Hope you have a good day.

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Amery 8 years ago

You hit the nail on the head with this list and the additions are just great. I may have missed it, but you forgot "Fly Like An Eagle".by the Steve Miller Band. What a simpering, insipid song. I am ashamed to say that my high school class changed the class song from "Dust in the Wind" to "Fly Like An Eagle" at the 20 year reunion. Talk about wusses.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Amery that is hilarious! From "All we are is dust in wind" to "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future"


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Amery 8 years ago

Isn't it, though? The worst of it is that I am positive that the irony of it all escaped them. ;) But, at least it affords us some amusement, yes? ;)

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billyblogthornton 8 years ago from Boston

mmmbop, la vida loca and tubthumping round out the list of 103.

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billyblogthornton 8 years ago from Boston

sweet home alabama is just so over-played everywhere. it's the average joe's chance to be a hick w/out sleeping w/ a family member.

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

LOL @ billy

I think we should take "KISS - Rock-n-Roll All Night" off the list and replace it with Ricky Martin Livin' la Vita Loca:

"she make you take your clothes off and go dancin' in the rain,she'll make you live her crazy life or she'll take away your pain, like a bullet through your brain."

Dance nude in the rain? What ta heck is that lyric all about?

~ Peter :-)

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Ahem, Peter,  uhh yeah uh the thing uh


I am gonna havta put you on lyrics-free basis from now on?

Kiss is there for the reason it says.  It's great juvenile music but come on.

The pimples are gone and so is my LOVE GUN album.

Like I said earlier, VH1 has a list like this one but it's full of obvious choices that we don't WANT to remember.  Like LLV Loca.  This is to expose crap for what it is.  You're actually lucky it's not much much higher up there.  Family Guy saved it.

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PCaholicDotCom 8 years ago from USA

"The pimples are gone and so is my LOVE GUN album."

LOL !!!!

Alright u win... hard to make a comeback to that..

~ Peter :-)

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Cybermouse 8 years ago from Bentonville, AR

One song I can't stand is Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar." That song makes me want to shove my face through knives like in saw 4. GGGRRAARRR!! If he loves that bar so much he should stay there so we don't have to listen to any more of his songs. I'm curious what you think of Toby Keith, DJ. My dad calls him a "musical gorilla" and I'm leaning towards something similar. I don't think I've heard a single song of his that made me think "oh yeah, this kinda sounds good."

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Cybermouse 8 years ago from Bentonville, AR

Whoops the comment got posted twice for some reason, so I'm editing the copy so you don't have to read it twice.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I can't really comment on COUNTRY MUSIC at all.

I'm a funk junkie from New York and we don't do country.

Except the original hank williams and of course Johnny Cash. We respect Willie Nelson & Dolly but it's all down hill after that.

Toby Keith's song that i chose here is so repulsive and opprtunistic and it sounds terrible too. He made an appearance on The colbert report and had no idea he was being mocked. It was HILARIOUS!

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Cybermouse 8 years ago from Bentonville, AR

LOL. No Garth Brooks either, I'm guessing. Well, I can understand the whole no-country thing; I myself didn't think I liked country at all except for what my parents listened to until I heard Carrie Underwood. She's just about the only country singer I actually enjoy hearing.

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bluebird 8 years ago


What is wrong with Laura Branigan's "Gloria"??? I love that song. Her song called "Self Control is very good too. Tell me please why you consider it one of the worst. Please!!!

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Why does Gloria by Laura Branigan suck?  Let me count the ways...

No I'm kidding.  The second the song starts blaring those annoying synthesizers I go reaching for the Remote/Dial.   The melody isn't bad but the person singing has like zero cool factor.  Maybe a cover without the synths could save the song but that melody is as catchy and terrible as Mickey by Toni Basil.

I know my Laura Branigan, too.  The Lucky One and How Am I Supposed to Live Without You were okay pop songs but nothing special.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS BLUEBIRD......IT'S THAT HEAVY BELTING SINGING  it is so......lame.  Think about the people who belt everything.  The douchebag from Creed, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Ethel Merman.   They know they are talented but don't know how to harness it into something creatively stimulating they just sing the notes because they know they can.

Think about it.  When Whitney Houston was on top of her game did she belt it all out or did it just ooze out of beautifully.  Listen to how relaxed her voice is early in her career and then listen to how she's deperately screaming towards the end as she became an irrelevant crackhead.

Look at Christina Aguilera.  When she started everyone knew she could sing but they also new that after the Disney gig she turned into a bit of a whore for a little while a la Britney.  But then she got older and wiser and now she is freaking awesome.  Arguably the best pop singer on the planet.

The lyrics to Gloria are weak too.  It's a woman hating on another woman. 

NOT TO MENTION THAT "GLORIA" a/k/a G L O R I A   BY THEM AND SUNG BY Van Morrison HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.  Pick a different name. that one's taken.

p.s. I will agree that Self Control is a pretty cool song though. 

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Bluebird where have you flown off to?

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Maylinda Arons 8 years ago from India

I love how you tore the first lot to pieces. That was fun stuff.

tyrtyrtyry 8 years ago

Play That Funky Music is an AMAZING song!! What's wrong with you?

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02SmithA 8 years ago from Ohio

Nice list DJ. I think Mambo #5 and Barbie Girl should be in the top 10, but it looks good.

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blufia118 8 years ago

No, I think soulja boy songs need to be the king on this list. that kid songs suck, I wonder who ever took the opportunity and gave him a deal

johnmayer 8 years ago

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR WTF DUDE JOHN MAYER IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Ha! Perhaps, but that song is still nauseating.

no name  8 years ago

these are the best songs ever

Bon 8 years ago

First off gotta say no way to Sweet Home. There are way too many really terrible songs to put a song down for being overplayed. Sweet Home is a work of art. If the case were for being overplayed...(plus highly annoying anyway) any Zepplin song will do. They are the most overplayed EVER!

Anyway...love the list...just remove Sweet Home. Got one for it...Hey There Delilah-Plain White T's..My God...someone kick this kid in the nuts for this song!!!!!

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

hahas That IS an unusually annoyin song that my wife and I listened to once in the car and she went to turn it off and I said, "wait this is a really popular song right now" - a minute later we were perplexed as to it's appeal and I am happy to say I haven't heard it since. If it gets on my nerves, I'll add it.

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quotations 8 years ago from Canada

I think Kokomo is definitely the worst song ever. You have more tolerance for it than me since I see you only ranked it #6. I change stations the second it comes on. Completely wretched.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I have to agree!  They ones above it are inferior in their annoyingness compared to KOKOMO...

An abomination.   LESSON:  Stay retired and don't tarnish the image.

Old Guys > REUNION TOUR = Good

Old Guys > NEW SONGS = Bad

Bon 8 years ago

Speaking of Sweet Home. There is definitely a new song that already need to move to this list. Kid Rock has taken Warren Zevon's Warewolves of London, and Sweet Home Alabama...combined them, and.........................................(sorry for the gap there. Just thinking about it made me vomit just a little in my mouth) and gone on to stink up the radio waves with his song All Summer Long. I believe that's the name of it.

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Cybermouse 8 years ago from Bentonville, AR

DJ, I'm curious what you think of my favorite bands. I'm not sure how popular they are in NY but most of them are foreign bands whose music has recently become popular in the U.S. In no particular order, my favorite bands are: Within Temptation, Melee, The Strokes, Nightwish, and Evanescence.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Kid Rock's song is so so so so bad and awful.  Telling people to sing the song EVEN MORE???? .........(Puke)..........What a tool. 


I love The Strokes

Evanescence is lame.

The others I don't know.

Bon 8 years ago

Ok...so I really feel I NEED to go in defense of uncle Ted. Cat Scratch Fever is still...to this day, making kids pick up the guitar for the first time, and doing something with their lives...other that wearing out their thumbs playing some video game.

I have substitutes--Wonderful Tonight--Eric Capton (Way overplayed...plus very bad!!)

Red Hot Chili Peppers--Any song really, but that Dani California?? Why are people buying this stuff????

3 Doors down--Again...anything they do. Really to easy here, but that Kryptonite really make me want to hurt them!!! Bad!!!

Any Led Zeppelin song under the sun!!!

I can bring more if needed.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I agree about Krytonite but the others don't bother me. Although I do agree that WHEN the Chili Peppers did fall off, it was like nobody noticed it. i heard that double album and wanterd so badly to like just one song from it. Never happened.

The fact that you would defend Ted Nugent but dis Led Zeppelin makes me a little worried however.

Bon 8 years ago

I'm a vocalist....Robert Plants voice...even in his prime sounded like someone was killing a cat. He has/had great range, and ok vocal control...but his tone really is terrible. And being that I'm so into vocals...yeah...hate that band more than I can even say.

Besides....radio station far over play Zep compared to uncle Ted. Huge disparity there.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Yeah, well Rock-n-Roll is a rebel's game and "Uncle Ted" is a conservative republican gun nut.

Led Zeppelin have some vocally irritating songs but they were at least complex and artistic which is how I prefer things.

AND...if you were a DJ you wouldn't hate that Clapton song so much. I watch the people looking into each other's eyes at gigs to it all the time and I think it is a great gift to the world. It's so EVERYMAN.

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Cybermouse 8 years ago from Bentonville, AR

Oh yes, I forgot to mention Collective Soul earlier. If you like them, you'd like Melee as well because they have a similar sound and style to their music. Also you said Evanescence was lame, so you probably wouldn't care for Within Temptation or Nightwish because they are in the same genre, but I'd encourage you to search www.imeem.com for some of their music anyway because they are both about twenty times better than Evanescence. It's like the same genre but a better band playing. I know what you mean about Evanescence being lame b/c sometimes I get bored easily listening to them. The singer tries too hard, I think. If she kind of rounded her voice a bit more and added some depth to it, she might sound less like a dying cow moaning. LOL.

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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

G'day. I'm showing my age, but man you want bad, try These Boots were Made for Walking, Nancy Sinatra. Actually anything by Nancy Sinatra.

MakeYourself85 8 years ago

Where's "You're Beautiful" from James Blunt? I wanted to shoot myself every time I heard that awful song.

Other criminal songs would be "Shut Up" from Black Eyed Peas, "Who Let The Dogs Out" from Baha Men, "Laffy Taffy" from D4L, among others...

ac/dc 8 years ago

aerosmith? c'mon. you could at least have put one of there ''not so good songs'' on the list instead of dude looks like a lady. thats a good song! and WHY arent there any led zeppelin songs on this list? most of them are awful.

the worst music moment of all time was when celine dion performed you shook me all night long. i cryed when i watched that. she could have killed the song. but offcourse she didn't because it's one of the best songs in history

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LOL. Dude Looks Like a Lady IS THEIR HORRIBLE SONG!!!

jay 8 years ago

some of the songs that I think should be on the list

"Honey", "Afternoon Delight", "Dead Skunk in the middle of the road", "Jingle Bells" by those flippin barking mutts, anything from Michael Bolton, and I am sure that I could come up with a lot more, but after working all day, I better not work my brain anymore that I have to.

Justme629 8 years ago

You guys are all idiots. I really don't care what your opinion of music is. There are only a couple of songs on your list that are actually bad songs. How can you put Bob Segar down. One thing I noticed, you didn't put any of those rap songs down. They are the ones that really sucked. I mean any one can talk, and I don't consider them music. Just a loud bass and alot of talking about a bunch of crap. That was the music style that has been a waste on society. Billy Ray Cyrus, he started a dance craze, which is great. You probably just can't do it, that is why you are so down on Billy Ray. He worked hard to get where he is and you guys suck. I would like to know what radio stations you DJ for, because I wantto make sure that I tell everyone to not listen to you. You guys need to be fired from your jobs. Why don't you get jobs you are more suited to. Because you suck as DJ's.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LAUGH OUT LOUD! What a clueless little dickhead you must be!

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Len Cannon 8 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

This is a great list, I'm impressed with the effort you put into it. My five year old self would like to have some words with you about Ghostbusters, though.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

haha thanks Len!

Leobrie 8 years ago

Have to add to this list

Mr. Roboto by Styx!!!!!

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Yeah, that was one for the ages.

DJ Iron Mike 8 years ago

As Far as tracks go that I like on this list... look NO FURTHER than #5... Easy Lover!!! Yeah, it's cheesy. But think about the time period. Besides MJ there was barely any R&B on the pop charts. Collins reached out to Bailey to make this power R&B 80's jam. I do get embarrased when I watch the video though. Phil comes out rockin' gear reminincent of EWF attire in the 70's.

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Krista164 8 years ago

I love the list, it's great, but some of those songs really don't suck that bad. Follow me by Uncle Kracker is an awesome song and so is Bad Day.

c4p 8 years ago

this list just made my day. i work at home depot and they play the same playlist shuffled every fucking day. at least 6 or 7 songs they play are on this list. i feel like im crazy because im the only one who's ever complained about it. i agree with suvivordean, tear drops on my guitar is one of the worst songs ive ever heard, and should be added to the list, as well as all the rest of phil collins so called songs.

jffrsn... 8 years ago

dude omg. some of those songs should not be on that list. bad day? or hollaback girl. the lyrics suck but its still a GREAT beat : )

A.S.S. 8 years ago

Exactly the same stuff I would have said! I remember the pain of having to listen to these shitty tunes......thanks for pointing out the obvious.

anonymous 8 years ago

dude...epic phail...

Ellbell 8 years ago

wow there are only like ten of those songs athat belong on the worst song list.......one headlight? iris? closing time? those are great songs and river of dreams by billy joel are you serious?

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

What can i say ellbell? You like bland commercial pop songs.

If you'd like I can name 50 songs by Billy that are better than that piece of shit. I do believe my credentials are solid on this...here's the link.


Closing Time is not only a whiny bitch of a song BUT, when you write a song with the intention of being the last song they play in the bar, you lose all credibility. That is why they are a one-hit wonder, because serious music fans see right through that crap.

As for Goo Goo Dolls... http://hubpages.com/hub/Which-Artist-Deserves-the-...

Elbell 8 years ago

well.. atleast you have shes's got a way as one of his best..i can see closing time being considered whiney i guess its just from my time era...but river of dreams is still one bilyl joels good songs...the only two horrible songs i think eh has are big shot and we didn't start the fire..i just think there are def worse songs than river of dreams and half of your list.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Fair enough Ellbell, thanks for stopping by.

stevo27 8 years ago

OK, decent list, but you forgot:

Havin' My Baby - Paul Anka

Karma Chamelion - Culture Club

The Girl is Mine - Mike Jackson & Paul McCartney

Mornin' Train - Sheena Easton

Don't get me started on the Britney Spears, Christina Aguilara, Jessica Simpson and the rest of their ilk. Vomit. Just let me know when they're naked in a magazine, then I'm interested.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Great choices. Hilarious commentary.

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stanleyreese 8 years ago from Alabama

Terribly troubling that Bob Seger appears on your list more than once and "Let her in" by John Travolta isn't even on the list. Dude. Travolta. Singing? Flying a jet maybe, but singing?

How about Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight"? (Skyrockets in the flight, afternoon delight). I became a DJ because of that song. It was my purpose in life to make sure that song was never, ever played again.

funky_junky 8 years ago

Anything by Paul McCartney and Wings should be high on the list ... in particular, "Hands Across the Water," "Jet" and "Silly Love Songs." Listening to these songs in a row makes waterboarding seem like a spa treatment.

Also, with the exception of "Gloria," I notice a distinct lack of Disco crap; most notably:

"Love to Love You Baby," by Donna Summer

"Dancing Queen," by ABBA

"That's the Way (I Like It)," KC & The Sunshine Band

"The Hustle," Van McCoy

"More Than A Woman," Bee Gees

"Copacabana," Barry Manilow

"Disco Duck," Rick Dees

"Macho Man," The Village People

and the ever wonderful,

"Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)."

God, I miss those hits.

funky_junky 8 years ago

When it comes to exceptional, profound lyrics, I dare anyone to come up with ones that beat Chic's "Dance, Dance, Dance":

Dance Dance, dance, danceKeep on dancingDance Dance, dance, danceJust dancing' to the beat Feel the heatI'm movin' my feetHeaded towards the floor Gonna get downA-get down some moreRumba and TangoLatin Hustle tooYowsah, Yowsah, YowsahI wanna boogie wit'chooBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowOh, what a treat, feels so sweet(Ah) That body heatWhen I'm dancin' with my baby drives me crazyMakes me hazyRumba and TangoLatin Hustle tooYowsah, Yowsah, YowsahI wanna boogie wit'chooBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowDance Dance, dance DanceDance dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance DanceKeep on, keep onDance Dance, dance DanceKeep on dancingDanceDance, dance danceKeep on, keep onDance Dance, danceDanceDance Dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance, danceKeep on dancingDance Dance, dance, danceJust dancing' to the beat Feel the heatI'm movin' my feetHeaded towards the floor Gonna get downA-get down some moreRumba and TangoLatin Hustle tooYowsah, Yowsah, YowsahI wanna boogie wit'chooBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowOh, what a treat, feels so sweet(Ah) That body heatWhen I'm dancin' with my baby drives me crazyMakes me hazyRumba and TangoLatin Hustle tooYowsah, Yowsah, YowsahI wanna boogie wit'chooBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowBop-bop-bowDance Dance, dance DanceDance dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance DanceDance Dance, dance DanceKeep on, keep onDance Dance, dance DanceKeep on dancingDanceDance, dance danceKeep on, keep onDance Dance, danceDanceDance Dance, dance Dance

Kind of makes you want to, what? Oh yeah, Dance.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Glad you guys had fun with the list. Still prefer Starland Vocal Band over Bob Seger though....ha

MMM 8 years ago

horrible list.you should probably stop insulting other peoples music seeing as you probably cant make any yourself.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Nice assumption dickweed! You don't know me and know even less about music.

funky_junky 8 years ago


If listeners do not set any standards for what kind of music (in the broadest spectrum), then they will be subjected to whatever crap the music industry decides to market. Blues, for example, has been flying under the industry radar for decades, with some of the finest examples of American music being produced and copied by others all over the world.

Conversely, disco and most recently hip-hop are examples of "music" being pushed onto an ignorant and/or non-discriminating audience. Even a lot of the lamer songs listed above are at least an attempt by the artist to express somethiing, albeit often off target. Disco, on the other hand, expressed nothing more than a pulsating beat to dance to, which, as my example above illustrates, when you take away the background noise, you are left with a meaningless pile of inane drivvel, the likes of which barely rise to the intellectual level of a 5 year old.

Hip hop is more insidious in that it glorifies misagenytic behavior and unrestrained hedonism, and appeals to basest elements of one's character; i.e. murder, drug abuse, and failure as things to be proud of. A blend of almost oppressive rhythm and superficial, oftern indecypherable def poetry as the lyrics, most of what is produced is emminently forgetable, so it is hard to even create a list of most of the crud coming out under this category.

But as you say, it isn't right to necessarily insult other people's music; however, I think people have a right to comment on anything that is being sold to the public as entertainment ... if the artists who create it can't take criticism, then they shouldn't get into the business in the first place.

Besides, don't feel too bad for some of the folks listed ... everyone bombs now and then, and overall, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews, Pat Benatar, Aretha Franklin, Glenn Frey, Aerosmith, Journey, and the Beach Boys have done very well, in most people's estimations.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Great point at the end, funky junky. Does he really think I'm disrespecting the greatest singer who ever lived (Aretha) ? I'm insulting a dumb 80s single that she herslf prob'ly wouldn't listen to.

Chaka Khan has stated publicly that she hates her version of I Feel For You. Is she disrespecting Prince (writer) Grandmaster Melle Mel (rapper who performed the Chaka-Chaka-Khan part she hates) or Stevie Wonder who did the harmonica so in it? They all prob'ly hate it. People make mistakes.

My name doesn't matter 8 years ago

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Nik Kershaw's 'the riddle.' Not that anyone remembers the eighties. God is this song annoying, go find the original music video.

The best part: the song was written in twenty minutes, and millions of people actually throught it carried a meaning. Enough to hold a contest. They guy ended up with thousands of letters of people's interpretations of the meaning...some the size of novels!

Jess RN 8 years ago

"Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye may have very well contributed to fear of intercourse throughout high school. (I didn't EVER want to have sex, if needing it made people sound like that!)

As this is the season, "Christmas Shoes" by NewSong causes me to pray that the little girl is run over by a bus on her way home from the freaking store.

Heaven help me if I ever attend a wedding in which the bride and her father dance to Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses." Y'all will read about me in the newspapers.

Thank you so much for including "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." I once spent the entire duration of that horrid tune attempting to jump out of the window in the backseat my dad's pickup at 60 MPH. My parents NEVER agree on music, yet they love this particular number.

As for "Kokomo," I have vomit-inducing spells when I even THINK of that train wreck. I used to be a figure skater, and another girl at the rink had a program set to that song. One summer, I heard it again and again and again for hours at a time.

I don't have words for Cutting Crew. They should have left all of their lyrics on the cutting room floor...eeek.

I'm going to admit to y'all that I do enjoy "More Than Words." Everyone's entitled to a few freebies, right?

funky_junky 8 years ago

Oh Wow! I must have experienced a bad acid flashback! I just remembered what is probably the absolute WORST remake of all time -- "American Pie" as done by Madonna in 2000. I never particularly liked Don McLean's song all that much in the first place, but what Madonna did to it was certainly a crime worthy of punishment of, say, drawn and quartered?

The Material Girl common sense to pull the plug on this one is beyond comprehension. But then again, Madonna herself continues to be beyond comprehension to most intelligent human beings anyway.

e by crudely combining elements of disco and hip-hop. The result is an abomination that I would challenge anyone to listen to from start to finish. Scratching one's fingernails on a blackboard or listening to a dentist's drill for an hour is a much more satisfying and relaxing way to spend one's leisurely moments than having to endure even 10 seconds of Madonna's tripe.

Why no one in the recording booth did not have the decency and common sense to pull the plug on this one is beyond comprehension. But then again, Madonna herself continues to be beyond comprehension to most intelligent human beings anyway.

funky_junky 8 years ago

I don't know what happened to my above comment, but I certainly need to make a few corrections:

Paragraph 2:

The Material Girl butchered "American Pie" by crudely combining elements of disco and hip-hop. The result is an abomination that I would challenge anyone to listen to from start to finish. Scratching one's fingernails on a blackboard or listening to a dentist's drill for an hour is a much more satisfying and relaxing way to spend one's leisurely moments than having to endure even 10 seconds of Madonna's tripe.

Very weird ...

funky_junky 8 years ago

Here's a group that seems to fly under everyone's radar, but if you really want to be annoyed, try listening to "I'm Your Captain" and "Closer to Home" by Grand Funk Railroad while you're stuck in traffic for about an hour. If you happen to have a gun in your car, you'll be liable to:

1. Roll down your windows and go completely postal about 10 minutes into the chorus "... I'm getting closer to my home ..."

2. Use said gun to blow your brains out

3. Come to your senses and simply shoot your car radio.

Brettski511 8 years ago


I'm all for trashing bad songs but I like half the songs here. Point in case, "Play That Funky Music" Am I wrong, or is this this clown criticising the song for it's lyrics. Get real!!! Guess what, most classic songs are crap if you listen to the lyrics. Have you read the lyrics to "Brown Sugar"? They're so racist you have to think that the only reason the Stones never got into serious trouble over it is because you can't understand them. If you don't believe me, Google the lyrics and find out for yourself.

Is "Play That Funky Music" a classic? No but it totally works. And that's all you ever expect from song.

And I am a white boy who listens to real funk like George Clinton, Sly, James Brown and many others.

funky_junky 8 years ago

You know, Brettski does have a point. The lyrics of a lot of so-called classics are pretty lame. But conversely, there are some songs with decent enough lyrics that are crap due to stuff like delivery, score, etc. My guess is that the line got drawn between what was considered commercial and what was considered art. I mean, some opera diva could sing "I've got to go to the can" in Italian for five straight minutes and receive accolades from the New Yorker as the greatest impressario of all time!

Bottom line, Brettski, keep listening to whatever YOU like and to hell with all of us musical snobs who think we know better than everyone else. There is something out there for everyone, only I think your list of artists you like should also include Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and Muddy Waters; if you get my drift ...

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kentwood18403 8 years ago

"Crank Dat" Soulja Boy!!! ABSOLUTLY HORRID song I hate it so much!!!!! And this is coming from a 16 yr-old kid

dano 8 years ago

"Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youth. An insufferable and awful song.

Ben 8 years ago

I disagree with a lot of your choices. Many of these are actually really good songs, especially those by Aerosmith.

Wander 8 years ago

Good. I will make a 50 worst songs of all time soon, and send it to you. My no.1 will be 'Big big world' by Emilia. Did you ever hear that? Find it on youtube...

Also high will be lots op uber-ballads. Hero by Mariah Carey, Everything I do by Bryan Adams, My heart will go on and I will always love you.

And dont forget Nickelback, the stupidest neanderthal band ever, and Zamfir, the pan flute god...

J.J. 8 years ago

What's wrong with "Dream On" by Aerosmith?

dont worry about it 8 years ago

there are much worse songs then the ones listed above, which are actually not that bad compared to some. i think you should have taken more time to review this list.

DJTch7 8 years ago

This is the worst song ever recorded- INTENTIONALLY!


It's based on a poll regarding which musical styles people genuinely hate the most. I nearly died laughing the first time I heard this.

DJTch7 8 years ago

...and now I get to apologize for double-posting. D'OH!

djTrust 8 years ago

How can put you put Kool in the Gang on this list?? Ok Fresh was not there best song but damn, show a little respect.

I nominate Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi. Joni Mitchell sounds 10x more thug in the original than the Crows easy listening cover version.

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bgamall 8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Heat is on is a great song. Beverly Hills Cop, which was the movie that highlighted this song was one of the best comedies of all time. Worst critic of all time? Well, maybe you aren't. SF was not built by music. However, SF attitude politically was perhaps built by music.

Also Babe was a great song. You have a lot of other great hubs, so I joined your fan club.

Vox 8 years ago

Time for an add and to hand props to another poster.

How can ANYONE still think Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" misses this list? Overplayed...of course? Meaningful.... except for the oh-so-subtle girl on girl refernces? Not a blip on the radar. When I hear (or gawd forbid, get asked to PLAY) this, Daffy Duck comes to mind, "SHOOT ME NOW!"

Big ups to Kentwood for reminding me how insipid Soulja Boy was.

Please excuse me while I jam knitting needles into my ear canal.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

First of all this list was made a long time b4 Katy Parry and Soulja Boy which is horrendous and belongs on this list, EXECPT that I state in the beginning that I am not choosing any songs from Country or Hip-Hop b/c it is like shooting fish in a barrel. Almoat every hip-hop song since 2002 has been awful with a few exceptions per year, and modern country music is pathetic.

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bgamall 8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I highlighted you in my music hubpages hub. But I really also like Kokomo. I admit that I am not a fan of Old Time Rock and Roll, but Bob Seger's work is just awesome with the other songs. I can put up with one not so great song, because he is almost a musical hero to me.

Steve Perry is my age and grew up about 40 miles away from my home town of Coalinga, in Lemoore Ca. He has some great songs. I wouldn't hold Sherry against him because it isn't that bad.

Finally, Smells Like Teen Spirit is a very annoying song. Yes it was a mega hit but it is grunge, and it was like giving the finger to music. It was annoying and obnoxious. I would rather listen to the classic rock section of Guns and Roses any day. I also find the undercurrent of heavy base of Metallica and the noise and din of modern day Rock to be likewise annoying.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I actually read this week that Bob and the band HATE THAT SONG!   They have vowed multiple times never to play it again.  Good move.  They better never play SHAKEDOWN either.  LOL

You missed the point about Smells Like Teen Spirit but Kurt hated that song so maybe I'm wrong.  If it was a FU to anything it was the stagnant state of MTV-Hair Band poseur music. GNR's debut was great but that's it. They fizzled out right after.  Modern rock is disgusting, with you there. They are either whiny bitches who want to be The Cure or Nu-Rock jerkoffs who are trying to re-create the amazing sound of Rage Against The Machine and failing badly.

Lex 8 years ago

I agree with some of your choices but I think you left out one song that really deserves a special place in music hell. Wham - Last christmas. Last couple of years I stopped listening to radio in december just because of this totally overplayed song.

me 8 years ago

although i disagree with some of the choices on your list such as dream on and (yes i'll admit it) i do like the final countdown) it doesn't really bother me that they are there. what does bother me tho is how many people commenting said that every led zeppelin song should be on this list. they are one of my favorite bands, and even if they are not your type of music, you still have to respect them as one of the great rock bands.

and also dj funktual you have some pretty cool vids dude. i like classic rock reggae and old school hip hop and ive just been getting into funk and jazz and stuff and your sample videos have been really interesting and helpful. keep going dude id watch if you got a tv show

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kat420 8 years ago

Back in high school, the guy I was dating loved "chevy van" & "sky high". Both equally 'tarded songs of the 70's.

DJTch7 7 years ago

I have no idea why I JUST NOW thought of this one:

Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton. I don't understand how this song could have made the charts! Les Fleur was SO much better and Jurassic 5 thought so too; they sampled it! It's like comparing [i]Cats[/i] to cats being strangled in E minor.

DJTch7 7 years ago

I also forgot to mention how much I like the stuff she did with Rotary Connection. It makes Lovin' You even worse by comparison!

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ilike2also 7 years ago

ok 1st off i am a huge (i mean huge) berlin fan love terri nunn and thought when they disbanded the original line up that is was all over but im diggin on the new line up and the sound they are making

with that said we need to destroy all known copies of take my breath away

please can we start a campain to accomplish this feat

thank you

steve 7 years ago

that was horrible

Dr. Bill 7 years ago

Did we forget "Don't worry be happy" by Bobby McFerrin? Also, I think "That's what friends are for" (Warwick et al.) deserves a special place because it won a grammy

Tom 7 years ago

I agree with the person who mentioned Butterly Kisses. I can't stand that song because it has been played at so many weddings....

The radio station I listen to plays a really diverse selection of music and rarely plays the same song more than once a week unless it is requested (and I don't listen during their request hour). I can honestly say most of these songs have never even been on the radio while I was listening :/ Which is why I can still love Centerfold and Semi-Charmed Life.

THe Truth Bringer 7 years ago

You hae absolutely no idea what you are talking about first of all several of these songs are considered the greatest songs of all time. Second of all Achy Breaky Heart is the worst song ever made written or sung end of descusion...

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Oh yeah...like what? The Greatest of all-time?

Which ones and who says they are great?

roxyeno1000@yahoo.com 7 years ago

i believe EASY LOVER was done by Phil Collins and one of the Isley Bros.

and DONT PAY THE FERRYMAN was done by Chris Rea

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

wrong and wrong!

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

#91, #93 and #95 I still enjoy those silly songs but the lyrics I have to admit are somewhat silly. They do bring back some memories. :):);

Alex Baker 7 years ago

How can you have Bush on this list. One of the betterbands of the 90's

Bronte 7 years ago

A lot of this list is wrong. i stopped reading halfway through because som are good songs.. whatever.

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kpfingaz 7 years ago from ~~~

The Titanic song by Celine Dion....everytime I hear it, I go into a depression. Most. Annoying. Song. Ever!

N/A 7 years ago

I am a 15 year old who read this article and my mother says "you are a soul less spineless dark little creature who lives in the damp dark ass crack's of maximum security prisoners sucking on their hemi's and you wouldn't know what music was if it slapped you in your cyclopse eye!" Thank you from the family that listen to every genre of music through and through.

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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt

you're one pissed off fellow :D....in fact i love this song Mambo #5 ~~ Lou Bega ...lo0ol and I agree with most of it

bob 7 years ago

You are totally gay for thinking that Hanson was good.

Arabic music 7 years ago

I think kokomo is the worst song ever

adrian 7 years ago

Why on earth is there no hannah fucking montana on this list? or jo bros?

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MyTwistedSister 7 years ago

I never realized I had such horrible taste in music, more than a few of my favorites are listed here. I can think of a whole lot of music selections that suck BIG TIME as opposed to your selections here. Too many for me to name, Glory Days, the Phil Collins selections, Gloria, are just a few of my favorites. I respectfully submit you don't know jack. (lol) Also, I agree with BGAMall, We Built this City is a fine piece of work. Now something like MUSKRAT LOVE, that needs to be on here.

Steven Tyler 7 years ago

Anyone who puts "Dream On" on this list must have a few loose screws.

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Adam B 7 years ago

Ok...DJ Funktual, first lemme say that I feel for you with these ignorant fucks who leave comments on your hub like "fuck this list" did.  I have a few hubs that people just want to spew hate and talk shit...it pisses me off and I want to smash them with every fiber in my being...but I have to just pretend it didn't happen.

That being said, I like 90% of your list. One thing I wanted to say is that Escape Club song sounds like a rip off of Evis Costello's Pump it Up and then U2 just released a songs called "Get Your Boots On" which is a rip off of both of them.

You have to admitt, just like you did with MmmmBop that you used to love More than Words...stop lying.  Cherry Pie is in my professional opinion, the greast hair metal song of all time.  It sums up what that genre / era was all about...rocking riffs, sexual inuendos and and over the top video with a smokin hot chick.

As for the over played songs go...you said they were mediocre to bad.  Dude...I have to agree with the gentleman above me that Dream on is Masterpiece; best Aerosmith song ever!  I am not a Ted Nuget fan but I like Cat Scratch, I can see how it is overplayed along with Rock n Roll all Night, but they still rock.  Check out Pantera's version of Cat Scratch Fever...you will be a fan again.

See ya on the flip flop.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Thanks for opinions Adam. Don't worry about the hate spewers. They are just upset to find out they don't know jack. People have a very hard time with being told they have bad taste. They usually retort that there is no such thing as GOOD taste, because everyone's entitled to an opinion..blah blah!

renzo 7 years ago

i completely disagree with this.,...especially on genesis with invisible touch.....its a great great song.....also creed with my sacrifice....the final countdown...all of these are great songs

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LOL renzo. Sorry to wake you up, but no, no no no idea.

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hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY


Great List. Some of these songs are not that horrible, but it's your list so I won't critique. I do have several songs to add though

You Light Up my Life - Debby Boone

Paid Paradise to put up a parking lot - (many lame artists)

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet

American Pie - Don MacLean (The next time I hear this song I will destroy the radio)

Pina Colada - Rupert Holmes

I do give you kudos for actually being able to come up with this type of list without losing your mind.




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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author


thanks for writing, all your suggestions are very well deserved except for one.  You say, "Paid Paradise to put up a parking lot - (many lame artists)" Let me just clarify a few things for you on this track.  

This song was written and recorded by the great JONI MITCHELL.  Now, if you don't think JONI is great, that just means you haven't listened to her yet which appears to be the case.  It was covered by Counting Crows (who are indeed lame) and was sampled by Janet Jackson.  The song however is only lame to you because you haven't taken the time to listen to it and understand what it is saying to you. You have the words confused here. chek it out...  

The song, which is titled BIG YELLOW TAXI is about how beautiful our country is naturally and how we are losing that beauty for consumerism.  Destroying parks and woods to build a wal-Mart for example.  In her words, "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got til it's gone.  We PAVED paradise and put up a parking lot."  and yet if you listen to her version til the end you can her the playful way she sings it, even giggling on the track.  no one likes to be preached to so she just keeps it light and breezy.  Adam Duritz/Counting Crows' cover is all whiny which is why he was the worst person for the job, singing THIS song.

Hope you enjoyed this lil' info.


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hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY

Sorry DJ,

I stand corrected. I do remember that the song is "Big Yellow Taxi"

and I do know Joni Mitchell, and she was definitely a great artist. It was just that song done by many others recently that drives me crazy. 

Also, sorry for screwing up the words "Paved" with "Paid". I never really

"Paid" much attention to this tune (LOL)

Sorry to say this, but it's not the words to the song that bother me, it's just the tune, rhythm and beat and I guess it brings back some bad memories, working in a supermarket. Words to a song, for me anyway, need to be supported by something more.

Anyway, DJ, thanks for this very entertaining Hub.

PS - What the Hell were the Beachboys thinking with "Kokomo"????!!!!

That tune definitely sucks. I think it might have been recorded after Brian Wilson's 5000th day of solitary in his room.

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hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY


Also, per Joni Mitchell and her tune "Big Yellow Taxi"

Many great artists have come out with puky "songs" or should I say "tracks".

for example:

The Beatles- "Revolution #9" , "Yellow Submarine" and several others

The Doors - "Horse Latitudes"

The Beachboys - "Kokomo"

The Rolling Stones - "Parachute Woman"

etc. etc etc etc.

Finally DJ - I mentioned that not all of the tunes you list are that horrible. However I will not go as far as saying any of them are "great" as some people posted. I will say that I like "Out of Touch" by Hall and Oates only because I'm close friends with several Hall and Oates junkies who have gotten me tickets to several of their concerts in the front row. They do "Out of Touch" much better live.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Yeah, I like to mess with Hall & Oates but they wrote good songs.

Out of Touch is just so korny and if yu are going to write a song called "Out of Touch", you really should have some kind of pulse on Cool first. LOL

Thanks again for your comments.

Jon 7 years ago


Half the songs on this list are good...I got to like #45 and got done saying FAIL everytime I saw the next song. YOU FAIL!

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hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY

OOH Yeah DJ - I forgot to mention one other song that I need to defend because it is on my Top 100 list

Your #16 is my #16  - Gloria by Laura Branigan


This is a high energy powerhouse song by a pretty darn good female rock artist, the late Laura Branigan. For me lyrics to a classic rock song is not the most important factor in the rating process, otherwise I would have thrown out at least 20 hits from my top 100. Once again, I know this is your opinion only, but I felt that I needed to defend a song I included in my Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list

DJ, I would also like to defend you against some of the naysayers here. Your list is definitely mostly right on the nose when it comes to bad music. They may not be the worst 100 on some people's lists, but most of them are not on my IPOD (LOL)

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Thanks Jon, you're an idiot.


First of all, I pay you respect. I did not look at your list yet but I will mos def check it out. Secondly, regarding Laura Branigan, I must tell you that she sings one of my favorite songs of the 80's but it is not "Gloria". It is the incredible "Self Control" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IyAGpooGko

Re: Gloria

First of all, and I can't stress this enough. IT IS NOT A CLASSIC ROCK SONG. There is nothing rockin' about it. It is however a catchy POP SONG. There's a big difference. Gloria is not sang poorly at all. She kills it. The problem is the synthesizers. It is incruciating for me to listen to. I've seen many a lady, shake it this song on the dancefloor. I been a dj since that song was out. The other thing that bothers me about "Gloria" is that THAT NAME WAS ALREADY TAKEN!!! Van Morrison sang "Gloria" under the band name THEM and it is truly a classic rock masterpiece. Why do we 2 Glorias?

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RockN'Metal668 7 years ago from Youngstown, Ohio

dude. WTF?! why is "open arms", "Cat Scratch Fever", and "dude looks like a lady" on this list. they are awesome songs u have no freakin idea what ur talking about. these were top 20 hits. some of the songs like "Wake me up be fore you go-go", "Believe", "Mickey" and "Ghostbusters" deserve to be on this list. I mean come on they suck balls.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

If you think "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" is a good song, I can't waste my breath on you. Aerosmith has so many great songs like Last Child, Same Old Song, Sweet Emotion, etc. You're telling me you can't tell the difference between good old rockin' Aerosmith and the cheezy sober MTV Aerosmith? How sad.

Do you still listen to Stryper & Extreme too? LOL

hi 7 years ago

i think your right bout all of them except mambo #5. i love that song!!!! haha

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Haha! That's perfectly adorable of you!!

I like a lot of dumb songs too, believe me.

Scott 7 years ago

I'm sorry but this list is missing a couple horrible songs. Rehab by Any Whinehouse and Call me when your sober by Evanescence have to be on there. Also missing are Nickelback's Photogragh and Hinder's Lips of an Angel for being way over played.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

The only song you mentioned that I know is Rehab which is a modern classic. No matter how much they play it, it's still good. The other's you mentioned fall under "Nobody Cares".

TS 7 years ago

There is one glaring omission from this list. I scanned the list for it in vain. How could you miss the abomination that is Ebony and Ivory, by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder?

TS 7 years ago

Oh, and also "Hero" by Enrique Yglesias. If I'm shopping somewhere and it comes on in the store I have to stop shopping and leave. Makes me physically ill.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LOL TS, you are funny. Ebony & Ivory is bad but it don't bother me cuz nobody plays it anymore.

TAR 7 years ago

I love the awful music. XD Ridiculously stupid things make me smile.... I agree with you about "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and with the person who mentioned "I'm Too Sexy"... But that doesn't stop me from laughing every time I hear them.

Have you heard the song "Bleeding Love?" I liked that song the first time I heard it and the second... But not the hundredth time that month.

And "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" wins as a title that turns people away without even listening to the song. Or maybe that was just me. I've never heard it before because of that title. XD

moi 7 years ago

How about Candy Shop by 50 Cent....now that is bad!

moi again 7 years ago

And how can anyone omit LFO "Summer Girls"? Pure musical torture...Billy Shakespear wrote a whole lot of sonnets....ouch!

alex 7 years ago

old time rock n roll is a brilliant song

replace it with soulja boy - crank that, please?

Vctoria Raine 7 years ago

How about anything in the main-stream rap category? e.g. soulja boy, 50 cent, that dude with the gay ass line sunglassesi think it was kanye west??

cheese 7 years ago

hahahahahahahahahahahahah, so funny. Just the type that thinks that some songs about love and such is for sissies. Just funny...some songs, yeah agreeable. Tell me what u like huh and i promise its the most ridicoulus songs ever..

Rog 7 years ago

Assuming we're not including rap...

The Kiss by The Cure is a trillion times worse than any song on this list. I LOVE The Cure, but that song is repulsive. Think I'm joking? Listen to it. It has a four minute intro, then he starts screaming words that sound like the soundtrack to some sleazy B-moive horror flick.


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roddma 7 years ago

You forgot Slim Shady eminem Sweet home alabama ( southerners are not all hicks that sleep with family)was a rebllion against Southern man by Neil Young. Loved the Conga. Most of the songs here are by talented musicians unlike some of the junk music today. Why is creed on the list they are excellent

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

If you really think CREED are excellent then you should probably refrain from commenting on music articles in the future.

quacker 7 years ago

r u kidding me i love some of these songs

crystal 7 years ago

You're a DJ and you play dance music, music that people would want to dance to on the dance floor. Um, you're not credible for such a list because DJs play dance music, and not all music are meant to be dance to therefore your opinion is off balance.

Julie 7 years ago

I second Victoria, "How about anything in the main-stream rap category? e.g. soulja boy, 50 cent, that dude with the gay ass line sunglassesi think it was kanye west??" They have "popular music" too.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

First of all, Crystal. You don't know me. I do not just play dance music. In fact I play very little dance music at all. Does this make me a bad DJ? Not if I work at a ROCK radio station.

Julie, my list (as it says at the top) does not include COUNTRY or RAP music. Why? Because picking a bad country song or rap song (like Soulja Boy) is just too easy. The term 'shooting fish in a barrel' comes to mind.

Chasm 7 years ago

Can this really be considered complete or definitive with no mention of the immortal Bobby Goldsboro or the 1910 Fruitgum Company? I know I am somewhat dating myself, but few of these songs can hold a candle to the rank pop of my youth.

Exhibit A: "Watching Scotty Grow." Need I say more?

WeeBairn 7 years ago

They still play Beth by Kiss from time to time, which qualifies it for this list as far as I'm concerned. Yes, I'm a girl and, as such, I'm supposed to love that song, but I never did and just got more annoyed with each airing....

CarlK 7 years ago

I can't believe that nobody has mentioned

Chick-A-Boom (Daddy Dewrop)

Cherokee People (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

weebairn 7 years ago

Another one that's still played and I'm supposed to like and I change the channel - Picture by Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I could not agree more weebairn.

Taxslave 7 years ago

I don't know if you get much call for it on the right coast but, Monie Monie, has a very high cringe factor for me. Cheesy, overplayed, pop!

sheshepops 7 years ago

That's one dirty toiletbowl! That said, one or two are guilty pleasures.....I am not ashamed lol. Cher should definitely be at the top though. I actually have to leave places if I hear it....the vocals make me convulse with disgust. People say my music taste is weird (it really isn't). Something an old work friend said still makes me laugh.........."what the f**k is this you are listening to - The Cosby Show?"


......imagine working in a bar having to listen to karaoke versions of 'paradise by the dashboard light' sung in the key of drunk Scottish people.....you Dj's still think you have it bad?!! :P ha ha

Anyways, for me the epitome of this turdfest has to be .....Dexy's Midnight Runner's - Come on Eileen........... you have GOT to agree!

You can also put anything by 'The Killers' on their too.........good lord...... even their name is tragic!

this sux 7 years ago

drem on???!! dude looks like a lady?!?!?!?!?! wow, just wow

Charli is hot 7 years ago

heeheehee i like this list, good for annoying my brother ;)

Darindawg 7 years ago

Many of the songs on your list were huge, number ONE hits for these artists. I'm sure they will be concerned about your opinion of their songs all the way to the bank.

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

LOL, DJ Funktual. This is a GREAT list. It's so obvious you are coming from a place of oversaturation. Too many weddings and Strong Island bar mitzvahs would make me hate some of these, too. I must confess I have a soft spot for "What I Like About You." Probably the associated memories of head banging in the early '80s....

Surprised (unless I missed it) you didn't include "Rock Lobster." Good Gawd. Do people get down on the dance floor with that one? I adore the B-52s but not their uber pop songs.

Great list. Keep it going! MM

zach 7 years ago

No Jack Johnson, really?

wynterr 7 years ago

i was waiting for you to say michael jackson. boy- you lucky. but you got the hits in there, or you on e? nasty by janet... psshhhrb poshh thats the stuff and barbie girl. you crazy

ruda 7 years ago

Look up the lyrics to the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane" and tell me that isn't one of the worst songs ever.

And anything by Boston could be added as well.

lilly 7 years ago

have you listend to the new Shakira song? It should make it at least to the top 10....

jason 7 years ago

what's wrong with final countdown?

Bob 7 years ago

I disagree with at least half the songs on your list (at a guess, I'd say you put more weight on the lyrics than I do, since a lot of the ones I like that are on your list do have abysmally stupid lyrics), but de gustibus non disputandum, as they say.

And on the subject of bad lyrics, how about "How to Save a Life?" If you can't think of better rhymes for "talk" and "right" than, well, "talk" and "right" again, then maybe you shouldn't be writing songs. And those both happen in the same verse. And it's the first verse of the song. I honestly don't know what the lyrics to the rest of the song are like, since my brain protectively shuts down its language processing center at that point.

However, there's one omission that absolutely must be corrected: A couple of people have commented on this one already, but it really is the worst song of all time: "Lovin' You" by Minnie Ripperton. It's at least a kiloHung worse than any song on the list. The sappy, half-drugged sound of most of the song is bad enough, but that off-key SCREECH she does in an apparent (and quite successful) attempt to sound like the Vienna Boys' Choir being castrated takes it over the top.

ChubbyBalls! 7 years ago

there were some songs that really sucked and made no sense haha like britney spears im not a girl. and Dude looks like a lady by aerosmith. It makes no sense haha

Rammie 7 years ago

dj funktual do you like any songs at all coz by the looks of it you dont like any all you do is sit and bitch calling peoples taste in songs some of the songs you have mentioned are great songs and people like and all you are doing is putting people down when it comes to there taste people have different tastes in music my husband has a collection of all kinds of music on his lp's and cd's and tapes hes still collecting now its because he dj's like i said people have different tastes so you shouldn't put them down about what they like everyone is allowed to express what they like and what they don't i've read nearly all your comments and they are nearly all either calling people or calling songs or calling there taste and they have there own opinion so you could be a bit nicer instead of getting into a slagging match its perthetic grow up thats what the post your comment is here for and me and my husband like all kinds of old songs by differnet people for example kenny rodgers the gambler and van morrison brown eyed girl and centerfold they are all great songs and we don't care what anyone thinks its what we like anyway like i said what are you into coz all ive read is what you hate

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Trying to read your message which was completely devoid of punctuation is a waste of time, just like you.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

hehehe, yes, I'M the loser sir. You clearly are the Faggot in Charge here.

YouFail333 7 years ago

You're and idiot if you think "Satellite" and "Bennie and the Jets" are bad songs. Lets see a list of the shit you actually DO like cause I'm sure that's the one that should be titled top 100 worst songs of all time. You're a fucking tool. I'm not usually so aggressive, but really go fuck yourself.

YouFail333 7 years ago

And P.s. The Moody Blues fucking rock. I'm going to see them in concert soon. Let's see you write some songs that become famous eh? Put up or shut up. You've got no right to criticize when you probably couldn't write anything half as good

will 7 years ago

some of those should not be on the wrost 100 song

rboc 7 years ago

I hate "When a man loves a woman", original and cover by Bolton

Eric 7 years ago

Just to name a few off the top of my head:

Octopus's Garden and Yellow Submarine by the Beatles (Ringo's fault).

Iron Man by Black Sabbath. I just think the melody gets annoying.

Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz.

The Reason by Hoobastank.

She Hates Me by Puddle of Mud.

Photograph by Nickelback.

Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam (would be a great song if the words weren't mumbled).

Viva la Vida by Coldplay.

Paralyzer by Finger Eleven.

Addicted by Saving Abel.

Hate my Life by Theory of a Deadman.

The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band.

Vertigo by U2.

Hate Me by Blue October.

I could come up with a ton of rap/hip-hop songs but I won't even get into that, because it'd take way too long.

FrenchDude 7 years ago

Man, don't tell me Fresh is 38. I mean, you can't put a K&G title in a "Worst Song" TOP#100. It's like putting Barry White in the middle of a Love Songs #100.

The same goes for R.Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly". I know that this song doesn't reach If I Could Turn Back... but this song is a great association of Kells great voice and great choir in the last part.

I agree about Powter big shit though.

Leo Sayer 7 years ago

Eagles. Hotel California. Awful. And Blinded By The Light, all versions. Just like American Pie. What were they smoking in the 70s to think this streamofconsciousness beer label poetry was any good? Now, Nights in White Satin, the Moody Blues were smoking something GOOD then. That song has to come off the list.

John 7 years ago

I agreed with about 1/3 of your list. Had no strong feeling about 1/3 and felt you were way off on 1/3. LOL

But how the hell did you leave these nuggets off this list

You’re Having My Baby.....Paul Anka

Afternoon Delight.......Starland Vocal Band

The Morning after......Maureen McGovern

Midnight at the Oasis....Maria Muldaur

Feelings.....Morris Albert

YMCA....The Village People

Do Ya think I”m Sexy.....Rod Stewart

You Light up my Life.....Debbie Boone

To All the Girls I’ve Loved.....Julio Iglesias

Don’t Worry .Be Happy.... Bobby McFerrin

curtdawg 7 years ago

u guys suck alot of this music rocks

wtf 7 years ago

YOU GUYS R IDIOTIC AS HELL! 99% of these songs are amazing. You obviously don't know music. I mean seriously, Journey? They are like one of the best efing bands ever!

MusicMan2013 7 years ago

Fuck this list. I mean god damn. songs on this list that deserve 2 be in the TOP 100 are : Open Arms- Journey, 8675309/Jenny- Tommy Tutone, Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benetar, We've built this city - Starship, The Finaly Countdown- Europe, Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Ghostbusters- Ray Parker Jr. You are one fucked up individual, you need to seek mental help. If you truly think that these songs are the worst, then should never listen to music again, for you obviously have NO taste. You probly like some retarded reggae shit or something. People like you don't deserve to even listen to the wonders of music. Everyone deserves an opinion, but yours is like trying to say that murder is ok. Its just simply wrong, and you are a very fucked up person. May god have mercy on your pathetic soul.

wow! 7 years ago

hey guess what you need to do DJ Funktual? You need to actually learn about music. Most of these are great songs. Seriously, just go fuck yourself. I doubt your mom can even love you if you don't like this music. You are a dick. And whatever you say to me, won't matter because I know I'm right and your just a confused little douche that has a 2 inch penis. If I could afford to move, I would move to Strong Island just so I could make your life hell every day. I hate you that much.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

how does he know about my penis? lol.

Guy who knows more than you 7 years ago

Dude i think you seriously confused overplayed and bad. Dream On is a good song and i hate aerosmith. One Headlight is really good, Centerfold by the J. Geils Band isn't a real thinker but a good tune. Also who takes shots a Jimmy Buffet and the coral reefer band. And Semi-Charmed Life is a staple of a good 90s mix tape.

angelo viterale 7 years ago

this list is very messed up not all of it just some of it,but one thing i know is that who ever made this list does not know the first thing about good music

smammer 7 years ago

cannot believe half of these songs made this list. you all have terrible taste in music if you think these are the worst songs made.

fatkid 7 years ago

i am only 20 so a lot of these songs i really like and don't really find annoying. also i never listen to the radio so i don't really know what is or isn't overplayed. however i do know that at work they play this damn satellite radio thing that just plays the same songs over and over again. due to this i have found many songs that just absolutely suck.

1: lemonade by cloud 9

by far the most annoying song ever written

2: yellow by coldplay

the song makes no sense whatsoever and very annoying WTF is YELLOW???

3: anything by the dave matthews band

they suck ass.

4: photograph by nickelback

the song is horrible and chad kroeger is an awful singer

there are many more that i can't think of right now bc it is 1 a.m. but this is a start.

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8high 7 years ago

if there was a list of the top 100 most dumbfuck lists of all time this would surely be #1. How in the fuck do you include songs that were not only like top 10 hits at the time , but are still played today (classics).. try again R-tard this is the hugest pile of fail shit i have ever seen on the internet and that is really saying something. You put BOB SEGER OLD TIME ROCK N ROLL AS NUMBER 2 LOLOLOL what in the fuck ???? are you 16 years old??? that shit is STILL played on the radio TODAY.. god damn this list is so , so awful

Dig Sandy 7 years ago

Why no hip-hop and rap crap? Oh, I know--the list would go on to the six figures. Anything rap makes these songs look like symphonies. Speaking of actual melodic music, which these songs at least have, I love lots on your list. But I do hate most of them. Lots of acutal songs (with a melody vs. rap) missing, too. How about "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel, "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gildre, and "Kiss You All Over" by Exile? Atrocious!

Yup. 7 years ago

What about the WORST, WORST WORST by Steve Miller band (I think) Abracadabra. Good grief.

Mate 7 years ago

This list is an insult to music.

If you were as serious about music as you claim champ, you would be focusing on musical integrity rather than random crap.

Although in hindsight, a lot of that crap was fairly bad.

So in this sense, if this list is meant as a joke (which I fervently hope for your sake that it is) I think it's a resounding success.

Just sayin 7 years ago

this list is shit.

you put old time rock and roll at number two.

you fucking idiot.

Furthermore, 7 years ago

Anyone who thinks this list is good is obviously a clown with no musical appreciation.

I mean...

This is ridiculous. I mean... Seriously.

Go to hell.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I love how upset the "little brains" get when they are told they have no taste. These songs are all awful crap. Anyone who thinks otherwise has clearly made no progress since childhood in terms of their musical palette.

Pjc 7 years ago

It doesn't take a person who knows about music to compile a list of the worst songs of all time, or whatever, as some of these songsd speak for themselves. Shitty chart music, written to make money, should always top this list, but as for the rest of it, I cant stand people tellin me that certain songs are shit, as based on there own opinion, as its exactly that, your opinion. Music is an opinion, end.

kateri 7 years ago

aerosmith is a great band, and to have them on this list is completely fucked upp

Off My Lawn 7 years ago

So cute when 18 year olds compile these lists. Try listening to more music before determining what are the worst songs of all time. Your mom's CD collection doesn't count as everything. By the way, your mom wanted seafood last night so I gave her crabs.

Kate. 7 years ago

Haha... Is it shameful that I have like.. all these songs on my ipod?? Hahaha.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Not at all Kate. Too each his/her own. I'm just so relieved not to get hate-mail from you. As you can see by the comments above you, some people get very upset when they find out they have bad taste.

PJ (unsigned) 7 years ago

Suggested bad songs (in my own opinion based on current radio play in Australia) which I believe may become annoying over time to some (you decide):

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz [2008] (may appeal to teenage girls and their first boyfriend but not to a wider scale of fans - he's too sappy and the music is repetitive with no real sense of purpose or meaning - overplayed on radio here - undecided category)

I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred [1991](camp pop appeals to the gay/lesbian community but sadly does not appeal to a wider audience - no vocal talent/no real melody/rhythm is non-existent - and repetitive)

I Remember You - Skid Row [1990] (the only problem I have with this song is the vocal style - it's so bad it makes you wonder what drugs the lead singer was on when he did this. perhaps he hadn't finished puberty at the time hence why he sounds almost female in this song)

Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder [1978] (the reason I suggest this song is because he sounds female in this - very bad vocal style - it has always been my belief that in music circles an artist should be genuine in their vocal/melody range - i.e. they should sing naturally - Nick does not do this with this song, sadly. falsetto is OK in pop songs such as those on Idol, but unacceptable here - sorry Nick you lose points for trying to be a woman when you aren't in a song - too fake)

Baby It's You - Promises [1978] (virtually no real rhythm - the song seems to go nowhere the vocals are dreadful and the chorus is bad - so bad even dogs howl when they hear the female vocal)

I've Never Been to Me - Charlene [1976/1982/1994] (Music guru Ian 'Molly' Meldrum has slammed this song as the worst re-release ever not to mention the fact it's been released more than once - no one in Australia likes this song at all)

Honey - Moby (obvious reason - repetitious music no lyrics just gibberish - the song goes nowhere - it can't be considered a real song even - it's crap)

7 Things - Miley Cyrus [2008] (no need to tell you why - listen to this song and the reason is clear - she cannot sing - once the song is played over 50 times, it gets annoying and the music is all over the place - amateur production made on the cheap no doubt)

What's Up - 4 Non Blondes [1993] (undecided category)

Informer - Snow [1993] (horrid song with dreadful lyrics - almost impossible to understand without a translator. what the hell is a licky boom boom? this song should never have been recorded - it's rubbish)

There are tons of others - you be the judge as to whether they qualify here or not. Sharing my view based on local Australian FM radio and TV media. :D

Great list, by the way.

tiffybpwns 7 years ago

ha. i think its funny how much 80s and 90s ended up on here. i HATE 90s with a passion. although i like the aerosmith songs on here. but then again, i like alot more music than most ppls.

and i also think do you really want to hurt me sould be way higher up on the list.

thank you adam sandler for making fun of it in the wedding singer HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

musicologist 7 years ago

WHAT? a majority of the songs in that list are GREAT and many more of them are merely OK, but bad? no way! your list should be titled "the 100 songs i hate the most"! the only song i actually agree about is "barbie girl" which sounds like it was written by a complete moron

i can name a few songs that aren't objectively bad that i absolutely despise too,

morning train (9 to 5) - sheena easton

mickey - toni basil

welcome to the jungle - guns 'n roses

but you haven't a clue what a TRULY bad song is until you've heard the likes of THESE

-my pal foot foot - the shaggs (ANYTHING by them really)

-the balad of bilbo baggins - leonard nimoy

-jimmy carter says yes - gene marshall

-elektronik-supersonik - zlad!

-merry go round - wild man fisher

-rock n roll mcdonalds - wesley willis (ANYTHING by him)

-someone took the yellow from my egg - legendary stardust cowboy

-the picard song - dark materia

-tiptoe through the tulips - tiny tim

-true love will find you in the end - daniel johnston

-walk on the moon - lucia pamela group

-she bangs - william hung

-yesterday - wing

-rocketman - william shatner

-katamari on the rocks - dokaka

-blue suede shoes - Eilert Pilarm

-Biassy - Florence Foster Jenkins

-Salut, Demeure Chaste et Pure - Thomas C Burns & Jenny Williams


-Lift Every Voice And Sing - shooby taylor (ANYTHING by him)

THAT'S TRUE bad music.

PJ (unsigned) 7 years ago

Ha! I have to agree with Minnie Ripperton - Lovin' You - another gay 70's song with an awful vocal 'screech'.

Melanie - Brand New Key - she sings off-key in it and it sounds bad.

Sure, this could be a list of "the 100 songs I hate the most/most overplayed garbage today" - and most already mentioned would be on it.

Anything by Eminem is crap in my own opinion, but up to you to decide if he is or not.

Here are some suggested songs I personally dislike:

Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams (1996)

Mickey - Toni Basil (1982)

One of Us - Joan Osborne (1996)

Ooh Aah ... Just a Little Bit - Gina G (1997) (and its remixes/re-releases)

Tubthumping - Chumbawumba (1997)

Cry - The Mavis's (1998)

Anything by the Backstreet Boys would make it to my dislike list or this one - I HATE those poofters (no wonder Weird Al Yankovic did a paroday of 'I Want it That Way' calling it 'Which Backstreet Boy is Gay')

The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup (any language version) (2002) - it's ridiculous gibberish nonsense written by a kid.

Anything by Bay City Rollers is crap too (Give a Little Love/Bye Bye Baby etc.)

Hard Luck Woman - Kiss (vocals not by Paul Stanley or Ace Frehley so it doesn't sound like Kiss) (1976)

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton (1976) or Kym Mazelle (1996) - both versions SUCK!

The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue (1988) - bubble gum pop mainly aimed at little girls.

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n Roses (1987) or Sheryl Crow's version - awful vocals - makes me turn the radio off whenever it comes on.

I Want Candy - Aaron Carter (1998) - proof positive little pre-pubescent boys shouldn't sing songs that are meant for teenage girls/grownups to sing.

I Wanna Be a Cowboy - Boys Don't Cry (1986) - the most overplayed 80s song on Australian radio even today.

Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox (1986) - again, the most overplayed song, and clear evidence she should have stuck to her page 3 pinup career. I would be embarrassed to even have a copy of this album (same title as song) in my library or as MP3.

Another awful song from the 70s - Ce Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand - dreadful - and the French is grammatically incorrect!

Lady Marmalade - La Belle (also incorrect French) (1975)

Also from the 70s - Just One More Night - Yellow Dog (1978) - so bad I change the track.

Hot Love - T.Rex (1971) - the reason I suggest this is because for almost 3 minutes after they run out of lyrics it's just constant ' na na na na ... ' etc. repetitious. Edit that part down and you have a 2½ minute song.

*Extra Suggestion*

Spaceman - Babylon Zoo

Breathe - The Prodigy (1996)

Lucky Number - Lene Lovich (1979)

These are my suggestions. There are millions of crapola songs and artists that clearly lack the vocal talent, not to mention unflattering music videos to go with these terrible songs. :)

King ov Death 7 years ago

I think My Sacrifice and Rock and Roll All Nite shouldn't be on the list.

You missed "Chacarron Macarron" by El Chombo. That is downright unlistenable.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I never even heard of that last one.

Are you arguing for Creed? Yikes!

riley 7 years ago

lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! songs. I can do better than that

DarthMiniMall 7 years ago

What about muskrat love and if you think i'm sexy!!!

sdfghj 7 years ago

how about every bollywood songs made after the year 2004.. no, make that 2001

larnie 7 years ago

Actually...I liked ALL of these songs!!

AnotherDJ 7 years ago

So, I think the name of this list is misleading. When I see a list called "100 Worst Songs of All-Time", I expect to see some real stinkers, and not just stuff that is bad because it got overplayed, and it annoyed a lot of people.

I have no opinion on your actual "list", because it is "your" list. But come on how can a 100 worst songs of all time not include shit like anything off of the "Star Wars Christmas Album" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSWCQ7ALEms or songs you would have heard on Dr. Demento in 1975 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Eh_J_WcgY

I would suggest renaming your list to reflect its focus on more well known music.

Oh and Gloria (an Self Control) are both covers. Laura Brannigan did not write either of those songs. Gloria was a 70's Disco song my a male Italian singer named "Umberto Tozzi" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzDLHcY9nW4 And "Self Control" was by the Italian New Wave singer "Raf" (whose version i much prefer for its stripped down/minimal arrangement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18-VNpTgANA .

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I may not agrre with you, but this is the best comment I have ever received. That RAF version sick! Never would have known. Thanks for your efforts.

AnotherDJ 7 years ago

Thanks, yeah man... some Italo-Disco was pretty damn amazing imho. It is beyond cheesy, but man those Europeans know how to lay down a catchy melody and infectious rhythm.

If you'd like to hear a mix I did that I think represents the best of the genre (at least of the songs I've heard), I posted it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=035675b4453cb5d...

Some of my choices are there simply because they are just really bizarre songs (yet really catchy), but most of the tracks I chose I have spun at gigs.

Oh and even though I didn't include it in that mix, I also really have to recommend "I'm Still Searching" a B-Side from Visage. One of the sickest post-punk/new wave songs ever recorded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1tDTr3m1Yk

Brandon Devers 7 years ago

Great list, even though I like some of the songs listed. I thought I'd add "Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams. My ninth-grade algebra teacher tortured me by playing it over and over again.

greg 7 years ago

Where is "Timothy" the top 40 song about cannibalism?

Darin 7 years ago

Appreciate your work on this list!!! I disagree, though, that just because a song gets played a lot makes it bad... A lot of these songs are good songs, just over-played. There are truly, truly awful songs that you skipped entirely... All Summer Long by Kid Rock -- sounds like "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Werewolves of London" played at the same time. Makes me physically ill. And since we're Seger-ing..... how about "Night Moves"??? Jesus. And the worst of all time... "Blinded by the Light"????? They play CHOPSTICKS in the middle of that song for crying out loud. Confession -- I have a not-so-secret loathing for Bruce Springsteen (Sorry -- can't sing, write, or play his instrument... why is he famous again???) and recently found out he actually WROTE that song.... So I was able to finally combine my loathing.

Richard 7 years ago

The Starland Vocal Band, "Afternoon Delight" is clearly and by far the worst song ever written, sung and played on the radio. Next would be "Billy don't be a hero." Obviously, the person that made this list did not live through the painful 70's music; otherwise, over half the songs on this list would have come from the 70's. It was truly an embarrassing time in the history of music.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Billy Don't Be a Hero is truly awful. Afternoon Delight is Christian Southern erotica, lol. Good calls Richard! Born in '71

swifthater 7 years ago

taylor swift I mean for christ sake, she is awful

Anonymous 7 years ago

''this list is more about songs you can't get away from''

Really? I only know 33 songs on the list.

Ethan Harrell 7 years ago

Taylor Swift should have surgery to make her voice step up to horrible.

Ethan Harrell 7 years ago

Michael Jackson=Best Singer and dancer.

truthbtold 7 years ago

EVERY time I hear "Halo" by Beyonce, or "Russian Roulette" by Rihanna my ears start to bleed. Plodding, monotonous,over-produced ... God Awful.

And "LOL Smiley Face" by Trey Songz is just about the dumbest song ever written.

avi 7 years ago

BTW, If anyone's wondering, I know Play That Funky Music, Kokomo, We Built This City, Uptown Girl, Mickey*, Bad Day*, GhostBuster*, Mambo #5, Barbie Girl, Cotton Eyed Joe, Cherry Pie, Iris, Macarena, Shiny Happy People*, Semi-Charmed Life*, I Believe I Can Fly, Jenny From The Block*, Open Arms*, Mesmerize, The Final Countdown, Conga*, Wannabe, River Of Dreams, Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It*, My Sacrifice, Heven Is A Place On Earth, Achy Breaky Heart, Hollaback Girl*, Your Body Is A Wonderland, Centerfold*, Bennie And The Jets, Love Shack, Dream On* and Sweet Home Alabama.

*=Hey I like that song.

Sanura1333 7 years ago

No More 'I Love You's

This song beats all of the above, especially if you watch the video. In fact, I highly recommend it. It has to be on YouTube.

mapledoor 7 years ago

It's a great list. A lot of those songs are absolutely horrid, however, there were several of them that I really like. Also, some of them were included in Rolling Stone's 500 best songs of all time.

jeff2684 7 years ago

whomever made this can goto hell....alot of these songs are great

Jim O'Sullivan 6 years ago

How could you pick just one Pat Benatar song? They are all equally awful, bacause they are all parts of the same song. You know, the song about the heartbreaker who has her out there on the battlefield of love, hitting her with his best shot with his flamethrower. And after all that, he throws a cold shoulder. OY! Find a nice nerdy guy and settle down, I used to say. Which is, I guess, what she did.

BTW, I disagree about "What I Like About You" and "867-5309," which, at least, didn't pretend to be anything but catchy tunes with dopey lyrics. All of the others are indeed piss bad.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Thanks Jim, great comment.

DJ Schwann 6 years ago

Songs that I don't think belong:

Bennie and the Jets - Elton John, Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz, Get Busy - Sean Paul, Dream On - Aerosmith, What I Like About You - Romantics, Jenny - Tommy Tutone

I hate Lil Wayne, put some of him on here.

Also, to add a couple more recent ones:

The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name, Owl City - Fire Flies,some Black Eyed Peas and Fergie belong here.

Great list though Funk, I always follow you on YouTube. I'm shnmchl61 on there.


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BobGeorge 6 years ago

I know you're writing for Americans but you must have heard of "Come on Eileen" by the Dexys Midnight Runners - that song, for me, would top the list.

Surely you need to revise it there's loads of drivel that is worse than that which you've listed.

But good effort for the list.

Big Stupid 6 years ago

Great list, thanks- what a public service! But I have to say I was surprised that "I've Never Been to Me" got a pass!

judster 6 years ago

um....where is was(not was) walk the dinosaur. the absolute most terrible song ever

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Good point judster!

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Ann Smith 6 years ago from Southeastern U.S.

How could you leave off "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette?

Come on, with such philosophical lyrics as the following, it makes me want to pull out my hair!


It's like rain on your wedding day

It's a free ride when you've already paid

It's the good advice that you just didn't take

Who would've thought... it figures

Bman 6 years ago

Cool story bro!

Jim 6 years ago

How about

Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme

(when you get caught between the moon and New York City)


Ryan 6 years ago

You put so many songs on there that are great... Kokomo... More Than Words... What is wrong with you?

Chris 6 years ago

Where is the "Mighty Quinn" on these lists?

Please excuse me for mentioning this if it has been repressed into your deep unconsious memory, but we really must mention (stop reading here if at all possible): "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill (I warned you). It was one of the whiney genre of songs in the 80s. What were some others? Dan Fogleberg comes to mind. And that "into the night, I'll show you a love, like you've never seen, ever seen, before" song.

Let me lob out a softball and see who can hit this out of the ballpark: name the worst song by Winger.

I haven't seen much ABBA here. Fernando?

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Worst song by Winger is a trick question...they all suck.

julzmate 6 years ago


no bagging John Mayerrr!


kimbo 6 years ago

I can't believe Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton hasn't been on any list I seen yet! Most irritating song in 1975 in my book!

kimbo 6 years ago

Oh, I forgot one; Brand New Key by Melanie Safka-1971

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DrFunk72 6 years ago from Florida

Hey DJ...interesting list. While I have my own opinion on the songs you list (and they go both ways), I applaud you for building it. As I see from the comments, putting your opinion out there like that only invites people unwilling to consider that there are differing opinions among us.

I am not about to throw stones. See, I am a 1970s music fan and that decade was filled with some music that is...well, it's polarizing. Not only that, but I write a weekly blog reviewing songs from the decade:


One thing I've tried hard not to do is give value judgments on the songs even though sometimes it has to be said. For every amazing song like "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, there are several mediocre tunes. However, the blog has led me to discover some great stuff I'd missed because I didn't listen closely (for example..."Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart, with its instrumental breaks and metaphorical lyrics). Then there are the songs I really can't stand, like Bloodrock's "D.O.A." or Bobbi Martin's "For the Love of Him" or Mary MacGregor's "Torn Between Two Lovers."

I've also realized that my own personal tastes have changed as I've grown older. Stuff that once spoke to me seems juvenile. Other songs that I once didn't like are among my favorites because I've gained some additional perspective (example: "Night Moves" by Bob Seger).

However, one thing I'll say...I really didn't care for "Old Time Rock and Roll" once I associated the song with Tom Cruise in his underwear rocking the air guitar. I still haven't gotten past that.

6 years ago

Serena RydeRS Little Bit Of Red. That is the worst, nagging repetiotive song. Sounds like a drunkin trailer chick trying to sing or something

6 years ago

RRepublic Tigers, TheFeelin' the Future/ sounds dumb and repeats forever too

6 years ago

all songs by Celine Dion especially that crapy one wih Meatloaf, the list goes on and on...............

zen dave 6 years ago

wildfire "and the pony she named wildfire BUSTED DOWN HIS STALL!!"

aND EVERYBODY CALLED HIM the coward of the county.

There ain't no good guy, there ain't no bad guy, there's only you and me and we just disagree. eww eww ewwwww. Oho Oho yeah.

so much bad for one head to hold.

nigger 6 years ago

I clicked on this page expecting to see some really shitty songs. I saw Dream On by Aerosmith. This list just lost all credibility. Go hang yourself.

Bill 6 years ago

This list is bullshit. Quit fucking your uncle and get a job.

lala 6 years ago

What about Tatu, "Not Gonna Get Us"? That shiz should be in the top 10.

idls 6 years ago

sweet home alabma is a tune!

Chainsaw 6 years ago

"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" used to be on my list, but splicing a bit of AK-47 fire in at the end fixed it right up.

I bet there's a few of these songs that could be repaired...

whodoyouthinkyouare 6 years ago

You're a fucktard. What do you do all day, sit around on your computer and conjure up a shitty list of songs that aren't shitty? Dream on, Old Time Rock 'n' Roll, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I don't wanna Miss a Thing, among many others on this list are very good songs, musically and lyrically.

Oh, and as an aside, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun made it onto the list because it's "a little kid song"? What the fuck, it's one of the most iconic songs of the 80's, if not of all time because of its impact on female empowerment. But I'm assuming you're a man who will roll his eyes at that...

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Girls Just Want to Fun = female empowerment? LOL! Guess you know nothing of Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman, you know, good artists. And you think I'm a fucktard! Ha!

Le Knightmare 6 years ago

Some of these I agree with, some I feel are just songs that you personally dislike and that's fine but there is NO WAY they should be on a top 100 worst songs of all-time list.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Yeah, that's about right. :)

Jon 6 years ago

move billy ray cyrus up a few places eh,

*tucks a 5 into your pocket*

if you ever want a laugh listen to the bill hicks set he did on billy i don't think i could have said it better myself

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WeakvsFire 6 years ago

Ok so am I to understand this list is based on songs that you hated in part because they were so overplayed...or perhaps they're still overplayed where you are located. I had to laugh because while skimming down the list I thought well if this is about bad overplayed songs during their time what about Mmmmbop only to find you like the song now, but I don't, yuck. I gotta agree on the Ace of Base I saw the sign though.

As for most of the list, I can't say I get. I like a good bit of the songs you listed. Again it seems this list is based off of songs you got sick of due to hearing them so often which I think could happen with even some of the best of songs. In any case if this really was a matter of songs that were just awful period I'm not sure why there isn't anything like Rico Suave or Party All the Time up there....not to mention those songs that were so awful radio didn't want much to do with them.

watch movies 6 years ago

this is a great list. thank you very much

Bob 6 years ago

"I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene is THE WORST top 10 hit of all time. Period.

hatebadtunes 6 years ago

Little Bit Of Red by Serena Ryder. I have this song. It's way over played and sounds so bad. The singer is supposidly Canadian but sounds more like some lowlife drunk redneck trah nagging at her boyfriend or something in the song. I

Joey 6 years ago

You missed one of the worst covers of one of the worst songs Witch Doctor, by the Cartoons.

Also a lame song is behind blue eyes, by the who. However, the Limp Bizkit cover makes a song I would list up in the 90's, all the way into the top 20 worst songs.

Tutti Frutti, covered by Pat Boone is pretty horrendous too.

Surprised you don't have any Led Zep or Nirvana. I would put smells like teen spirit up in the 60s, one of the most overrated songs of all time, along with stairway to heaven.

James 6 years ago

OK i agree wit every song on this list exept Aerosmith nd the Phil Collins songs all of thiers are magnificent .

gabo 6 years ago

man ur so ignorant, a lot of that songs are clasics and awesomes songs

qwertyuiop 6 years ago

i wonder what kind of music the stupid freak that made this list listens to? there are some great songs on here.

Gamefreak 6 years ago

Oh, this list is just an opinion. I really enjoy a number of songs on this list. :(

What a shame lol

AManWhoActuallyKnowsSomethingAboutMusic 6 years ago

When I see aerosmith,iris,semi charmed life and cherry pie on the list I stopped reading,absolutely awful list

Benny5789 6 years ago

so i know this original blog was from 2 years ago, but after being forced to watch the stupid show Glee, i did a search for worst songs ever, along with Beth by Kiss. wanted to see if it made any lists. anyway, Just a thought that pretty much any song on this lousy show should automatically make it to the worst song ever. especially since any song that i may have remotely liked is now unlistenable. damn that show, damn it to hell for ruining music forever. musicals are aweful, this show puts musicals in a whole new category of aweful.

L.Russel Brown 6 years ago

As a songwriter, I am highly insulted for not making the list of the worst songs of all time ''IN YOUR OPINION''. Considering the fact that songs like

Oh what a night December 63 which is part of the score of Jersey Boys, the highest grossing musical of all time made the list.

Irwin Levine my songwriting partner would turn over in his grave, by the fact that such a musical mavin like yourself would leave our songs

Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree and Knock three times off this exclusive list...In all honesty, do YOU not think that the people who listen request and purchase the music, should have any input as to what is

a good song and what is not.

The food does not taste any better to the chef that prepares it, than it does to those who eat it. As a songwriter with sales of over 250 million units in my forty year plus career have always looked to the public to tell me which of my songs was terrific and which of them was not.

Neither you nor I or Paul McCartney really knows what a great song is.

All any of us know, is what we personally like.

I truly hope you got a glimmer of what I have written here.

Sincerely yours

L.Russell Brown

Peeved McPeevy 6 years ago

are you on acid or something??? half of the songs you picked have no right being on here! honestly do you know anything!

dss 6 years ago

this list is bs. You are a dork.

iwokeuptoolate 6 years ago

this is a terrible list. some of these songs are bad, but no way in hell should Journey ever be on this list, dumbass.

WMSS 6 years ago

These songs only were made, released and became hits because women like them.

Nathannatedog 6 years ago

You need to add some more modern crap. Where's Lady Gaga? Rihanna? Mariah Carey? Kesha? Chris Brown? Where's songs like "Tik Tok," "You Are Not Alone," "Don't Cha," "Goodies," etc.? There's plenty of songs from this decade that are much worse than some of yours on this list. I personally don't have a problem with some of them ("More Than Words," "Invisible Touch," & "Dream on" are the most obvious ones, the rest I agree with).

CJ 6 years ago

I am ashamed that I have most of these songs on my ipod

hynmay 6 years ago

It seems to me that you just didn't like pop songs for the most part, right?

Cairo 6 years ago

The majority of songs on here (75%) are mediocre at best, though I think there are many that are far worse. However, going simply on the music itself, I simply cannot understand "Old Time Rock n' Roll," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Glory Days," "Centerfold," "Bennie & the Jets" (overplayed, yes, top 100 worst ever, no way), "Rock & Roll All Nite," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", and, most especially, "Dream On" and "Sweet Home Alabama."

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Mighty Biffer 6 years ago

If these are the 100 worst songs of all time I would hate to listen to any of the garbage that you would like. I made it through 20 and except for two they all were and are great songs. You are just a whinney little hatter of hose with more talent then you.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

So you like shitty music, no worries.

Another DJ 6 years ago

Completely agree with 99% of this. Sorry all you people who think any of this is good music; it is abhorrently bad.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

THANK YOU! Dude, I feel bad for telling them, cause they get so upset. They tell me I have some nerve to criticize this great stuff. It's....worrisome. It's almost as if you could play Phil Collins and Prince back to back and THEY would pick Phil. They have know idea what level of genius Prince is much less the ability to see Phil's flaws in his later work. If you can't see the quality difference between "Misunderstanding" or "That's All" vs. crap like "Invisible Touch" and "Two Hearts" well then you aren't worth my time frankly.

Cross 6 years ago

This is the idiotically composed list in the history of internet blogging.

If you really had to make it a hundred, you're better off using some obscure songs in an unknown native language (where there is on internet connectivity), so no one bothers.

Several songs listed here have more popularity, and are better, than this site.

Dont need to know 6 years ago

Wow, if you honestly think that these are the worst 100 songs ever then you be in the list for the 100 worst critics ever. i believe that's something you could put truth in.

steve 6 years ago

Wow you're an idiot...

randy 6 years ago

you obviously don't know s*it about music you little f*cker

Vandersputen  6 years ago

Kiss is the greatest band in the world how dare you name it as number 95 you ass

Dude 6 years ago

Len on Me in ANY version is the most ear wrenching and inane melody ever!!! Feel free to add anything by Bon Jovi and Los Lonely boys as well.

Lena 6 years ago

Nights in White Satin a lousy song??? Your kidding right??? You need therapy!

Mojo 6 years ago

Dude, you gotta remove KISS, REM and Goo Goos..

Do You Really Want To Hurt me should move up LOTS of spots (if not #1) - there is another Cultre Club song that sucked just as bad Karma Chameleon (#2 ?)i believe it is called..

Drew 6 years ago

How could you miss the eternally bad "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene? A song that counters the almost equally bad "I Am Woman", and you know it had to be written by a guy because no woman I could think of would write such abysmal crap. You wanna know what paradise is, anywhere that you don't have to hear this drippy sugary crap.

crome54 6 years ago

Murray Head "one night in bangkok"

Taylor 6 years ago

ok maybe like one or two i agree with..but most of these songs shouldn't be on here, i think, because they're really great songs. And they should be on the best songs of all time. This is a bad list..

Taylor 6 years ago

Dream on by aerosmith? iris by goo dolls? Those are really great songs.. and I don't understand why most of these are on here. And don't go saying I like shitty music. It's my opinion.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

"And don't go saying I like shitty music. It's my opinion."

You think that just because you have an opinion, that it somehow precludes it from judgment? As in "You can't say anything 'cause it's MY opinion and everyone is entitled to their opinion."

You know who told you that? Your well-meaning third grade teacher. That's who. Well that is rediculous logic. Are you entitled to your free opinion at work? Ever assess your boss to his face? No. Why? Because in certain circles your opinion doesn't matter.

Like here. Among people who know a MILLION TIMES more about music than you do. If you don't believe me, look me up on youtube. I teach people about music all over the world and you are a guy who got uppitty defending THE GOO GOO DOLLS. lmfao!! Even the name GOO GOO DOLLS should have given you at least a small clue, jeez.

You have made your statement now i'll make mine.

"You like shitty music."

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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Oh look...you have some stalkers :) Don't go too hard on them...they are probably still in high school, or at least I hope so from the level of discourse :)

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Ahh, they ain't stalking, just shocked into consciousness.

Taylor 6 years ago

Whatever you can think what you want..everyone has their opinions. Anyone can like what they want and people shouldn't judge them for it. I just don't think most of those songs should be on the list. It's an opinion. And I'm a 15 yr. old girl by the way:P Plus..I wasn't defending the goo goo dolls. I just think it's a very good song.. and I do know a lot about music thank you very much..

Taylor 6 years ago

But I can say that Barbie Girl, Macarena, and Material Girl should be on that list..those songs are really bad lol.

Jesse  6 years ago

Where The F*ck is Poker Face?!?!?!

dausb  6 years ago

I cannot believe that "KUNG FU FIGHTING" is not in the list!!!!!!!!!

Taylor 6 years ago

Party In the U.S.A by Miley Cyrus should be on here i think..its overrated and annoys the heck out of me:P

Robyn 6 years ago

What the hell?! I'll admit I don't know a few of these but the ones I do, I love them! Worst songs of all time? Take these out and throw in 90% of the songs since 2000, and the odd 90's song and your done!

Alyson 6 years ago

Man, this list is MESSED UP!

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Marrisa 6 years ago

this list is just how i would put it

Bob 6 years ago

Dude. Sweet home alabama? That's like hating chocolate.

Rock and roll all night? Thats like hating vanilla.

And Play that funky music? Like hating strawberry.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Maybe I am sick of the same three flavors over and over? Maybe too that why you have bad TASTE get it?

I love music 6 years ago

I'm curious to know what tunes made your top 100 songs of all time!

luke 6 years ago

How could satellite be on the list?

What kind of world do we live in?

Ken 6 years ago

stupid list.. but a good list for a "DJ"

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haileysmom_09 6 years ago

I would have to add "the last kiss". I don't know who sings the original, but pearl jam did a cover. I think this is probably one of the most annoying songs. I would also add "in the air tonight" by phil collins. No offense to anyone who might like it, I'm just not a fan.

Christy 6 years ago

I appreciate your list. I'm putting together a list of incredibly silly popular songs, not necessarily bad ones, but your list helps. I came up with this idea when I couldn't get "Credit Card Baby" by Wham! out of my head. Anyway, thanks for the list!

Christina 6 years ago

Dream On? Iris? what kind of shit have you been on?

Spectre 6 years ago

How about that crappy song from the Greatest American Hero? "Believe It Or Not (Im Walking on Air)

bigdcatdaddy 6 years ago

It's pretty safe to say, you have no musical bone in your body. And tone deaf, as well. Take it from a musician of all genres and a music major, as well. This is definitely not an accurate list.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

It's pretty safe to say you don't know who you are talking to. Take it from someone who knows ten times more about music than you do, if you think this list has good songs on it, you ain't much of a musician at all. As far as myself, well, I have over 10,000 people/subscribers who youtube just waiting for me to teach them their next lesson. Owned.

Kyle 6 years ago

Okay, some of these songs shouldn't be in the worst of all time list although most of them belong there

Reverend Flash 6 years ago

You didn't "own" anyone. This list is severely flawed as anything but a personal list of songs you happen to not like. First of all, this is far from an "all-time" list, unless you actually believe that the 100 worst songs in history have only been released in the past 40 years. Secondly, there are so many people who like these songs that a large number of the tracks are still played as staples of mainstream radio. A true list of the worst songs of all-time should not be so cluttered with merely overplayed mediocre contemporary pop hits whose worst offense is often the sporting of bad hair in the video. The list should have been jam-packed with songs that offer a really deep universal cringe appeal, or that were the debut hits for acts we would go on to truly despise, or whose lyrics were so politically incorrect that you'd have sworn Rush Limbaugh was the lyricist. I also notice that some musical styles are completely absent. That might lead one to believe that you are biased toward your favorite musical style and can't admit that 'your' music has ever been responsible for bad songs. Finally, your ranking system seems a little out-of-wack. We start out reading about 'Play That Funky Music' ranked as number one, which we would assume is the absolute worst (as the number one spot would normally be on any other 'worst of all-time' list). But then, down at the bottom, we're told that 91 to 100 represent "mediocre-to-bad songs that have been overplayed to the point of becoming nauseating" (is this a sub-category of some sort?). These are listed "in order from regular worst to very very worst", which seems to be putting the worst song of all-time at number 100 instead. So, overall, we're not clear on why no songs from the 60s and back, why so many well-loved songs, why only pop-rock songs (no metal, jazz, etc.), why so many horrible songs left off, and what order, if any, is this list.

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julesrules 6 years ago

So you have a flock of 10,000 sheep waiting for you to tell them what kind of music they should like. I'm so impressed. PT Barnum was right. There's a sucker born every minute.

Gemma 6 years ago

Someone from Long Island proclaiming to have taste... LOL.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

lmfao. http://www.youtube.com/funktuall

"This is who I am and you're nothing" -Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross)

Gemma 6 years ago

"As far as myself, well, I have over 10,000 people/subscribers who youtube just waiting for me to teach them their next lesson."

Umm... last time I checked 9,945 wasn't "over 10,000." Not that 10,000 is even an impressive mark in terms of Youtube. There's a black woman sitting on a toilet saying "Sittin' on a toilet" over and over that has more views than you so shut up and get the hell over yourself. Oh, and shave your chin pubes while you're at it.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

laughing even harder!!!! You made my day.

You gotta understand bro. All of this entire hub is tongue in cheek. You can't really believe all those quotes I wrote. This is the dumbest hub i ever made and the ONLY reason it still exists is because people love reading it, getting riled up and commenting and I get paid for all that!!! I have nothing at all against Bob Seger who I hideously suggest should have a Silver Bullet put in the back of his head. What kind of person says that? It's a all a friggin joke. I just wish i didn't have to spell that out for you idiots. Takes the fun right out of it.

This hub used to be an inside joke about songs we all hate. Now it is a bile-filled cesspool of anger and i could do without having my name attached to it but unfortunately I need the money.

In this case you came back and wrote on it again because I used the word OVER instead of ALMOST. Fact is, in a few days it will forever more be well over 10,000. Comparing my 10 minute long edu-tainment videos about an amazing culture like crate-digging and record stores to some toilet girl you seem to watch? LOL. Get a clue Gemma.

mark 6 years ago

ya probably dont have a love gun you wanna be loser

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

See what I mean. Mark is a dumbass KISS fan. Despite the fact that Gene Simmons is one of the most detestable people who ever lived. Kinda makes you sad for these people.

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Tom_Radford 6 years ago from London

most of these songs are indeed crap. Trouble is, they're catchy. How many hours of my life have been tainted by having these hook-heavy, lyrically impotent ditties spinning around my head?

brylee 6 years ago

why is the final countdown on there

and dude looks like a lady

and dream on

and rock n roll all night

and more than words

and my sacrifice

and machinehead

and ecspecially cherry pie

these are awesome songs

Kiley Keough 6 years ago

this list sucks and your an idiot. some of these songs are complete classics. you should probably find a new job.

tonytone 6 years ago

theres sum good songs there,and thats just your opinion.stop swearing so much and people mite take u serious as a DJ

Sean 6 years ago

Wow...Satellite? Really? You're kidding me. And Lightning Crashes? How did either of these songs make the list?

Zach Rastall 6 years ago

Worst. List. Ever.

jdowd 6 years ago

good list, but here are my quibbles:

number 43-45. She-bop isn't a bad tune and sneaking a masturbation song onto MTV was kind of cool. The lyrics and subject matter of "material girl" are despicable but i still can't rate it musically below "the final countdown" (btw - check out the lyrics to that song, most don't get past the intro but it does really get worse), and "dude looks like a lady" is perhaps one of the most lyrically stupid songs but... actually now that i think about it, as much as i like aerosmith, i really can't defend it.

"glory days" seems a bit out of place. i'm from jersey, where i believe it's a state crime to criticize a springsteen song, so i've never heard the rationale for hating this song - please explain.

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littlejohn1954 6 years ago

"Take the Money and Run." How can anybody rhyme "down in Texas" with "what the facts is"?

"Signs." "And the sign said 'long-haired freaky people need not apply." No it didn't. No sign ever said that. I'm an ex-hippy. We called OURSELVES freaky, nobody else called us that.

beverhousing@yahoo.com 6 years ago

what?no milli vanilli?and a for duran duran have you ever listened to there music?listen to there lyrics none of there songs mean anything,i think u make it mean what you think it means.the reflex "is an only child he's waiting in the park,the reflex is in charge of finding tresures in the dark"anyway i think thats just there style and thats coming from someone who loves,seen and met them.i think u two are high off ass fumes

Steve 6 years ago

I have to disagree with most of the choices, I mean who picked this list a 15 to 17 yo? Most of these songs are from the 70' to the 90's...LOL I did not see "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" on the list..LMAO!!!!

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DJ Jaime Rroxx 6 years ago

You're an Idiot. As a REAL DJ when most of these songs came out...We danced and had a blast, and the clubs where full. You are a no-talent hack at best. Go sit in the corner and listen to your Nirvana or some Rap crap! In the past we knew music!

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Your a real DJ huh? I just googled you and you don't even exist. I DARE YOU TO GOOGLE my name. Recognize.

Gregg 6 years ago

Was glad to see several songs that I loathe on your list: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" is made even more annoying by Whitney Houston's giggling at the end. Note: A local DJ made a parody called "I Wanna Smoke Some Crack." And anything Gloria Estefan touches is nauseating, but I think her wretched remake of "Turn the Beat Around" is just as bad as "Conga." But perhaps the worst of all schlock was'nt on your list: words cannot describe how awful "You Light My Life" is.

jim 6 years ago

awful list. Some of these songs will make my 100 best. with rap on the airwaves, none of these are in the top 100.

Ted 6 years ago

Funny as hell!!! You are such an idiot but this is good.

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HICK 6 years ago

While I agree with most of the list,I would have to add everything by Billy Joel,Bruce Springsteen and The Doors.

JeffDavis 6 years ago

"Dont Go Breaking My Heart" by Old Dirty Bastard & Macy Gray...this is BY FAR the worst song EVER. I would bet my left nut you cannot listen to the 1st half of it. If the CIA used it on terrorists, the CIA would be arrested.

I'll put this song up against ANYONE'S for $1,000.00. Here it is...lemme know how right I am: youtube.com/watch?v=TEv65FaHG40

CarolynatNight 6 years ago

Wow - I will say this - many of the songs listed are just old and got way too much playing time in their day. But at least these WORST SONGS EVER--are better than some of the garbage that's out there RIGHT NOW. LOL.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Agreed Carolyn. Can't list today's music on here. The charts today are 99.7% filled with useless crap. The number of bad bands now = the number of good bands back then and vice versa. Air Supply may have sucked, but they weren't the rule, they were the exception.

RW 6 years ago

Most of this list is just average pop, what do you expect..? There's way worst stuff like "Shaddap you Face" by Joe Dolce. It would beat any of these songs.

ip 6 years ago

You forgot some of these songs that make me cringe with pain:

MacArthur Park (someone left the cake out in the rain...what the heck is this song even ABOUT?)

Copacabana - there. are. no. words.

Muskrat Love (I shudder to think about it)

Don't Worry, Be Happy (yeah, when the song is OVER!)

Have You Never Been Mellow

I've Never Been to Me


The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Ok, I can't even type anymore...I'm going now

Cristian 6 years ago

You all idiots. Taste is relative

ZZTopple 6 years ago

woah woah woah, what is Europe doing on there?

I love the way you pick the songs everybody knows the lyrics and the dances to.

besides, Lou Bega and Rednex? come on, you never been to a party when these songs are on, theyre a huger hit than a train.

megan 6 years ago

u hv a really bad taste in music like seriously

Kelly 6 years ago

u should put suger land on there her voce is soooo anoying!

garymac 6 years ago

how about love shack and whip it by devo ( 2 songs they play @ every lame wedding when Granny jumps about pretending shes a punk

M. 6 years ago

I'm divided about the list. Some songs absolutely don't belong, some do. Here's mine.

1. I Think We're Alone Now- Tiffany One of the worst remakes of a good song.

2. Abracadabra- Steve Miller Everytime the video came on, I'd grab the remote quick.

3. My Immortal- I'd like Evanescense's first album more if not for the emo lyrics about bleeding and suffering. This one takes the cake, as she's pining for a manic depressive man-baby.

4. I've Never Been to Me- Charlene I actually liked this back in the day, and it falls under the category of "What was I thinking?" This is truly bizarre. She tells her boring life story to a stranger on the street.

The funniest part is when she sings, "Please, Lady. Please don't walk away."

5. Who Let the Dogs Out?- Baha Men No wonder they never had another hit. They wore out their welcome with this one.

6. Rock Star by Nickleback- This band is an example of what's wrong with the music business today. Manipulative and derivative. I'd expect this type of song from a pre-teen. There's nothing lamer than a grown man singing about wanting to be a rock star.

7. Wang Chung- Wang Chung This song makes me want to slap someone.

8. Hey Baby- No Doubt Gwen at her whiniest and most irritating. Pretentious lyrics, like listening to a clock alarm that you can't turn off.

9. My Humps- Black Eyed Peas You would think this is a spoof of a really stupid song, but sadly it isn't.

10. Beverly Hills- Weezer This one made me so sad. They sold out. This is utter tripe. Why? See number 6.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Great choices M. You had me laughing. Too bad half the assholes who read this crap will be mad at you for it.

6 years ago

Thank you, DJ F. If I can handle the WTF sight of my favorite intellectual, Rivers Cuomo, at the Playboy Mansion rapping and looking like a cross between pre-transformationed Peter Parker and Anthony Perkins, I can handle anyone who is mad at me for my worst song choices.

Tay Zonday 6 years ago

No list of the best worst songs can possibly be complete without Chocolate Rain. I don't care what category the music is. If you say you're only counting commercially released music Chocolate Rain still has to be included. If you say you're only counting classical music played by hillbillies using ukuleles while wearing speedo's Chocolate Rain still counts. Chocolate Rain transcends all barriers in its delicious horribleness. The level of badness inherent in Chocolate Rain is so indescribable I can't describe it.

Ski 6 years ago

How in the world is there no" mmmm bop " or any spice girl song. God the 90's were a nightmare.

wtf 6 years ago

what the hell you've got some great songs on here, you don't know squat

Biscuituterus McGee 6 years ago

Show Me the Way by Peter Framptom, Fireflies by Owl City, anything by Justin Baby Baby Baby Oh, Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger, Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, and pretty much anything on FM "classic rock" stations. I got Sirium XM for a reason!

Nathan 6 years ago

This is the worst list ever. Good amount of these songs are quite fantastic

nonya business 6 years ago

i agree with about 85% of the list. some are still good to me though.

Lol 6 years ago

you obviously have no clue what your talking about, many of those songs are great

Plectronic 6 years ago

the night chicago died

weedyboy 6 years ago

most of the songs you list are bad but you sure have missed some a lot even worse every thing by air supply for should be on the list

Jajaja 6 years ago

Nice list. I can honestly say that i hate these songs. i feel sorry for anyone who likes them.

billy bob 6 years ago

WHY DO U HATE SWEET HOME ALABAMA! WHY NOT "baby" bu Justin beaver :) OH ya i dont live in bama but i like the song. everyone even liberals (me) like the song. but other than that, the list is great.

Billy BOB 6 years ago

sry bout that last comment. Sweet home alabama is a kick ass song, so in dream on BUT this list must have takin u a while. I would say though, my opinon the worst songs evar mostly came out of the 1980's and 2000's. the best came out of the 1960's and 1990's.

Billy Bob 6 years ago

WEll, when there is somethin strange.. and its in YOUR neighborhood, you CAN'T call.... Ghostbusters!!!!!

anti monte rock  6 years ago

this list is pretty much right

Adam 6 years ago

No Crocodile Rock ???

Kelsey 6 years ago

This is the worst list for "worst" songs that I have ever seen.

arnold 6 years ago

I'm sorry, but this is not a very good list, I frickin love so many of these songs

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kelley 6 years ago

"The Electric Slide" didn't make this list???

Someone111 6 years ago

Aerosmith??? Europe??? Is this a joke???

Smack 6 years ago

Uhm, I can agree with almost all of your selections, but seriously, to pick on Wild Cherry's "Play that Funkin' Music White Boy", nah dude. That's a good song. Also, had you put up some Katy Perry or Britney Spears, or worse Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert, then I would have had more props for your list. How about that Kanye West crap? Seriously. Also, don't even get me started on Reggaeton and Ranchera. That stuff is mostly pure crap. Yeah, I can think of worse music than having to listen to "Play that Funkin' Music White Boy".

bsibs25 6 years ago

you have a horrible taste in music if you dont like these songs you fascist pig

Bobbie Boogie 6 years ago

you're right about most of the songs you listed,they are total crap,except for these great songs,Iris - Goo Goo Dolls,Babe -Styx,Out of Touch - Hall & Oates,Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry,Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club,Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen,Is There Something I Should Know? - Duran Duran, She Bop -Cyndi Lauper, Material Girl - Madonna,Something About You - Level 42,Open Arms ~~ Journey,Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - Bryan Adams,Sussudio - Phil Collins,Dream On - Aerosmith,you obviously don't know anything about beautiful music,all these songs have beautiful melodies with excellent instrumentation,and if your head wasn't so far up your ass you'd know that,

FAILED 6 years ago

This is much shit, although they are overplayed songs that you may not like, it is many big songs here that are overplayed for a reason, to put it that way. You put More Than Words here, and Open Arms, both of them are sweet songs, although the text in More Than Words maybe not popular, i dont know really... Its good that we have some songs that are special and make the music world evolve.. but it may just be me..

peter lensvelt 6 years ago

Number 1 should be;

To all the girls I Loved before (Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias)

2. I Just called to say I love You (Stevie Wonder)

michellestefanie 6 years ago

I have a retardedly annoying 90s song ... stuck in my head... yet i cant remember how it goes. i remember the tune and the guys annoying voice, but not the words. from what i remember, the singer kinda looked like gilbert godfried... im pretty sure he was at least sort of asian... the song sounds like 'kiss' by prince... the i just want ur extra time and ur .... kiss... ugh' song lmao... and im KILLING MYSELF trying to remember how it goes. the guys dancing on a mirror in the music video. someone for the love of god plz help me out here

Billy BOb 6 years ago

alright, still good list BUT iris. constructive critism.

PS i hate shinney happy people

but i love shinny happy monsters.

Adel 6 years ago

i have to say that this list is so un accurate seriously invisible touch by genisis and warrant and whitney houston like cmon wtf

Joe 6 years ago

I don't agree with the list at all, but I believe I do understand his point. Sure, there are worse songs out there, and at one point most of these were probably good. However, when you hear the same song over and over and over(x1billion) then it's enough to make anyone hate the song. And when people capitalize on overplayed already songs, it makes it all worse.

Just think, a lot of people come on here to post a hate comment, and that's because despite some of these songs being at least 30 years old, EVERYONE knows them.

The difference between these songs and the crappy pop trends we have today is unlike the cult classic songs, the pop ones like miley cyrus and adam lambert will likely be completely forgotten in some 5-10 years in the future. The classics will not. There's my 2 cents

Elias 6 years ago

1. I Can't Dance

2. The only thing that looks good on me... is you!

3. No Rain

AliKaZam 6 years ago

@ DJ Fucktard. Even if I agreed with your list (some songs yes, some songs no), I just don't like your attitude towards people. Do you really think you are the best DJ out there? HA. Mediocre, not very well known hack at best. A whole 10,000 fans, huh? Jonathan Peters and others in the NYC club scene saw that many people or more in one weekend at the clubs. Perhaps you DJ for weddings and bar mitzvahs and that is why you are sick of these songs? Get a clue, pal.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Wow AliKaZam, I'm surprised you feel that way. Gay people rarely get so uppity. I'll be spinning at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan this month so come on down so i can laugh at you in person.

erosspider 6 years ago

what about eminem slim shady? that song sucks.

Johne 6 years ago

Gotta be honest I'd say i like a good amount of these songs, but you know what this is your list, your, and like everyone your entitled to it

Sodbuster 6 years ago

Is there a list of worst bad-songs lists? If so, this one would be at or near the top

the doctor 6 years ago

you have must have the worst tast of music

Lilly 6 years ago

You suck. You have a terrible taste for music. You are terrible. I believe you're just a spoiled boy who loves justin bieber.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

I'm a little concerned about the public in one aspect. Every time they get riled up about music, they start cursing and talking about Justin Bieber. Now I admit I am aware of his one 'baby baby oh' song and it is quite annoying but what makes them pick him out? Listen to rock radio lately? It sucks, full of whiners. AC/DC and metallica have been replaced by Linkin Puke. Listen to hip-hop radio? Thugs and sluts. That's about it. Listen to country radio? They have destroyed that genre completely. Johnny Cash would be offended. IT ALL SUCKS! EVERY GENRE! All this crappy music everywhere and yet they save their venom for some 13 yr old lesbian boy. Wtf, people? The Black Eyed Peas are doing halftime at the Super Bowl for chrissakes, now that is worth getting upset about!

Matt 6 years ago

What a hopelessly lost little turd you are.

Super T 6 years ago

Dj Fuckface you wouldn't know good music even if it hit you like a fukin bus. I'l give you Rock listen to Arctic Monkeys, The automatic, The Bravery, Dem crooked vulchers. You have a lot to learn

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

LOL, two more lost souls. I guess finding out you have no taste is actually a violent and upsetting realization. Here we have the humble guy who calls himself Super T, who likes the Arctic Monkeys (i like them too) yet he balls me out on a hub that makes fun Jefferson Starship and Cher. Does anyone see the correlation? He also apparently hasn't gotten past the profanity stage of adolescence. Very sad. Bring on the next clueless person.....and by the way, if any of you out there think I am just being mean to the clueless, I'm really not. I am however (much like a college professor) trying to provoke them into seeing things differently.

The reason why my youtube following is what it is, lies in the fact that I have passion for the music I love, be it Sly & the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Cymande, Dennis Coffey, Rufus Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Freda Payne, Parliament-Funkadelic, etc.

I don't spend ANY time on the negative. There's enough negativity in the world already. My show is all love and that is why I can count the most famous producers in hip-hop history as fans of my show. I am teaching the youth about how great hip-hop once was and how funk/jazz/reggae and rock helped to make it great.

In conclusion, if you are happy with the spoon-fed commercial music that these big soulless record companies give you, fine. Enjoy the Black Eyed Peas! But please (for your own sake) don't go apesh!t on a public blog about how much you love them. It just makes you look foolish.

Owain 6 years ago

I am astonished you have not included "I walk the line" by the vastly overrated Johnny Cash. Outrageous!

Julian 6 years ago

BrokeNCYDE's 'Freaxxx'is a terrible song. Combine it with the music video, and you have a pile of douchebaggery.

They call themselves 'crunk' but they're really just screamo mixed with the worst techno you can find. In the music video, not only do they look completely retarded, but you will never see bigger douchebags 'dancing' whilst screaming a terrible song.

jc1990 6 years ago

Not a single song by System of a Down, Linkin Park or Sublime is on this list? There must be a mistake...

... 6 years ago

there is only 10 songs on this list that really suck, like macerana or barbie girl, but songs that have a positive mark in history like the final countdown should not be on this list, the person who made this list has to be at least 20 to not know this the greatness of this music, and the reasons for most of them are awful, and play that funky music is not the number 1# worst song out there

5 years ago

100 worst songs of all time? I reckon you chose those songs for the sake of you being different and standing out and annoying people. Okay a few songs aren't very good, but many are popular well-liked songs.

idontknow 5 years ago

revelation 9 by the beatles is the worst song ever

Kool-E-O 5 years ago

I am in favor with this list, but what i dont get is why The Final Countdown is on this list, that was my favorite song of the 80's

dj 5 years ago

You don't know music!! at all.

Amanda 5 years ago

Oh well I love some of these songs. In fact, "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is one of my all time favourites, I put it on and just belt out the lyrics. But I just listen to whatever sounds good, I don't delve into whether it's soul-less marketed crap or whatever. And honestly I'd listen to any of the songs on this list 100 times before I'd subject myself to hearing K$sha or whatever other crap is playing on the radio right now.

Caitlin 5 years ago

You just hate all of these songs because they are "main stream" and you think that you are cooler for hating them.

Colin 5 years ago

You forgot Rebecca Black's Friday

reg 5 years ago

How the hell did Lightning Crashes get on this list? And All For You by Sister Hazel?




goodtasteinmusic 5 years ago

you must all be retarded. these songs are GOLD

SayWhat 5 years ago

No offence dude, but you have an extremely horrible taste of music, serously

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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

Ouch. Some of those songs listed I do like. Oh well.

lpeace63 5 years ago

Did anyone mention: I Love Rock'n Roll, put another dime in the jukebox baby...

Michael Tearson 5 years ago

remember one man's trash is another man's treasure. there's a reason these songs continue to get played: in focus group testing for whatever the applicable format is in they still test well. that's the only reason

Capitalz 5 years ago

Given that there are more people who hate this list, than people who actually like it, I think it's safe to say that you're taste doesn't represent the world. Good music is defined by those who listen to it, it's not something immovable like math or science, since music can't be 'graded' in the same way as most other things in life.

What I'm trying to say is, if more people think one song is better than another, then the song 'is' actually better. If more people think a song is worse, then it's worse. Simple as that. Who is anyone to say otherwise? You have your own opinions about which song is the best, and for you it undoubtedly is, but rather than assuming that you are some sort of professional music 'connoisseur', you can accept that no matter how many subscribers you have, you're no better at liking music than anyone else.

Same goes for all the people that say you have no taste.

But then, maybe you're just an amazing troll/ :P

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DJ Funktual 5 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

The thing to keep into account that the only people who comment are the people who get so worked up about it. Most people who read things on the internet don't comment. I do not claim to have superior taste but it should be relatively obvious that most of these songs are awful. The reason why people react so angrily is because this list defines their taste and they get offended. This list was made by myself and a friend while working in a restaurant a long time ago. We laughed as we brought up each one. It never occured to me years later that this list would belittle people. It provokes a response, let's just leave it at that.

Jim 5 years ago

Well this list was pretty much one of the worst lists ever made!

Radio made by God 5 years ago

Love the list, admit to liking a few of the songs, but understand where the list generated from. What I don't understand is why people get sooo upset. I like some shitty songs!! its ok people...pop music is shit, but catchy and fun and ok to laugh at or laugh at yourself for liking.

We don't have to take our clothes off, to have a good time...brilliant.

What also impressed me is how long this chat has been going. Lots of new songs to put on all sorts of lists. Thanks for the laugh Funktual!!

Baard 5 years ago

Woow, all this music of this list is my favourite:)

bad 5 years ago

Omg the worst list ever! a lot of these songs are great! you=bad music taste!

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greenbananas100 5 years ago

I loved all the comments, even the ones I didn't agree with, cos the passion was running high. Hilarious! I laughed until I cried. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This made my day! I definitely missed some of the most hideous songs of all time. :)

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greenbananas100 5 years ago

Donny Osmond, Puppy Love. Cher, Half Breed and Gypsy Tramps and Thieves. Debbie Gibson, Foolish Beat. Michael Jackson, Heal the World. I don't dislike MJ but when he sings the words 'There are people dying' he sounds like he's smiling; it just doesn't jibe with the lyrics. It always makes me laugh, and I know it isn't intended to be funny so...just thought I'd mention it. Plus the song is just way too schmaltzy for me. Cheers! ;)

Owain 5 years ago

Well I love your list. It gets everyone thinking and debating - and remembering songs good and bad. From a UK perspective there should be stuff here - Eurythmics, Aha, Human League.. but maybe one or two people are taking it a little bit too seriously?

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