Worst (Popular) Song in Rock & Roll
Old 11th May 2006
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Worst (Popular) Song in Rock & Roll

So I'm next door at the studio today, and there it is. The worst song EVER in rock history, on VH1.

Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight".

I hate it, I can't believe anyone ever liked it. It is the cheesiest song of all time and it makes me want to kill.

What song just makes you wonder why in the hell anybody liked it? It comes on the radio and you're ready to jump out a window...while a ton of people seem to love it?

War
Old 11th May 2006
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Its a tie:


Quiet Riots-"Cum Feel the Noize"

and

anything by Poison.
Old 11th May 2006
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I'll call dibs on Men Without Hats, Safety Dance.
God have mercy.

And what was with the video with the midget in medieval clothing?
Old 11th May 2006
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I'll call dibs on Men Without Hats, Safety Dance.
God have mercy.

And what was with the video with the midget in medieval clothing?

Safety Dance is not rock bro.


Its dance-pop.
Old 11th May 2006
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Eh what the hell, pop is fine. Radio pop / rock stuff is what I meant...as long as it's not obscure stuff.

I just thought of another: "Losing my Religion" by REM. Yuck, whiny crap to my ears.

War
Old 11th May 2006
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Meatloaf - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
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Well Thrill took my Poison vote ('Every Rose has its Thorn' to be more specific for me)

Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi

Sister Christian - Knight Ranger

much of that hair based 80's metal was pretty bad

Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins
Old 11th May 2006
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Originally Posted by warhead
Eh what the hell, pop is fine. Radio pop / rock stuff is what I meant...as long as it's not obscure stuff.

I just thought of another: "Losing my Religion" by REM. Yuck, whiny crap to my ears.

War

If you are expanding it to pop we could be here forever.


Bobby Mcferrin-"Don't Worry be happy"


Gerardo-"Rico Suave"


Bayside Boys- "La Macarena"


Anything by Debbie Gibson.


and the one all time cheese classic..."You light up my life" by Debbie Boone(I threw up every time i heard this song in the 70's).dfegad
Old 11th May 2006
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Meatloaf - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
Anything writen by Jim Steinman...

"Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
"Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
"Holding Out For A Hero"
"I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"
"Making Love Out of Nothing at All"

It's a shit parade.
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Safety Dance is not rock bro.

Its dance-pop.
Ahh, didn't catch the "rock" requirement.

That's easy then, you don't even have to go that far back. "I believe in a thing called love", the darkness.
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I just thought of another: "Losing my Religion" by REM. Yuck, whiny crap to my ears.

War
Oh oh, that's where things get subjective War
Old 11th May 2006
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Hands down...

"I Wanna Know What Love Is"-Foreigner

I can tolerate everything else mentioned thus far.
Old 11th May 2006
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None of the above out-shit this song:

"We Built This City" -- Jefferson Starship

Absolute crap from beginning to end.

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Anything by Creed.
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Anything by Creed.
Amen. Add the dreaded Nickleback, Default, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman to the universal "Anything by" list.
Old 11th May 2006
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"Take my breath away" with Berlin.
Old 11th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by idylldon
None of the above out-shit this song:

"We Built This City" -- Jefferson Starship

Absolute crap from beginning to end.

Cheers,
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Don

Pretty hard to outdo this - it's definitely top 10 material, or errrr, bottom 10 - you know what I mean!!
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Turn Up the Suck

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Quote:
Originally Posted by idylldon
None of the above out-shit this song:

"We Built This City" -- Jefferson Starship

Absolute crap from beginning to end.

Cheers,
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Don
Damn, you trumped me here!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thethrillfactor
Its a tie:


Quiet Riots-"Cum Feel the Noize"

and

anything by Poison.
'Cum on Feel the Noize' makes me wanna do a shot of Jack and make out with a fat chick in tiger-striped spandex...isn't that what all great rocks supposed to do?!
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Originally Posted by idylldon
None of the above out-shit this song:

"We Built This City" -- Jefferson Starship

Absolute crap from beginning to end.

Cheers,
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Don
I'll second that.
Old 11th May 2006
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How much time do you all have? As someone who writes and records stuff everyday and gets paid for it, I cannot believe how little imagination there is out there at times. Let's start with;
Starship-Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now.
Early 80's band who's name escapes me- I'll Stop The World And Melt With You.

I could go on for hours. I know, these are not recent examples. There's as much bad out there now as there ever was, but ya' know, every now & then there's something really good on the radio. But who put Timmy T on the radio in the 90's?

Mark Miller
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thethrillfactor
Its a tie:


Quiet Riots-"Cum Feel the Noize"

and

anything by Poison.

Hey Thrill,

when I was in 7th grade up in Alaska this kid in my third period metalshop class bought a cassette of "Metal Health" for $100.00 off this other kid.

Music was scarce up there I guess.
oh and it was "Cum ON Feel the Noize"
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Actually, the original question was about "rock & roll". I consider rock and pop to be different from the earlier rock & roll. Maybe i'm wrong ...

It's hard trying to identify the worst song - there's just so much garbage out there.

I think Pop is responsible for the worst abominations - there's no accounting for the bad taste of the general public.

Generally, anything that i consider true "rock & roll" is fairly immune from being the worst song in history, because rock & roll is a parody of itself and didn't really take itself seriously in the first place.

Rock and Pop are far more pretentious, and more deserving of the worst award.
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EVERYTHING by Def Leppard after the drummer lost his arm.
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Hey Thrill,

when I was in 7th grade up in Alaska this kid in my third period metalshop class bought a cassette of "Metal Health" for $100.00 off this other kid.

Music was scarce up there I guess.
oh and it was "Cum ON Feel the Noize"
Correct on the title.


To me the song and video epitomized everything i hated about "Big Hair and Spandex" rock of the 80's.
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Since we've extended this into pop, I'm gonna have to say:

"Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill.

This has GOT to be the most horrible, treacly, gawdawful pos ever recorded -- AND I actually went out for a while with a girl who GAVE ME A COPY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.

The pain -- though decades old -- is still as raw as this morning's razor burn.

Sometimes when we touch
the honesty's too much...


It gives me icy shudders just thinking about it.


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Man, I was going to go with Thin Lizzie's "The Boys are Back in Town" but there have been at least a half dozen songs posted already that are even more horrible (with "Sister Christian" and "We Built This City" perhaps topping the list. I might also add "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Poison (which might well be the best song in their catalog.

The other funny thing is how many songs I like, or even think are great (the Jim Stieinem stuff for example) that are showing up in this thread. Hey, that's what makes horseracing!

Probably the biggest head-scratcher for me is anything by Guns and Roses. I just never got what people saw in that band's squeaky vocals, pedantic songs and anyband USA chops. So I guess you could add "Sweet Child o' Mine" to the list.
Old 11th May 2006
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Oh oh, that's where things get subjective War
Are you kidding, subject away! Half of the songs mentioned by others here I actually like! It's that feeling YOU get personally when that special song just, I dunno, makes you throw up in your mouth a little bit.

Or realize the singer's a pretentious shit, or the drummer lost his arm...or...

War
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Probably the biggest head-scratcher for me is anything by Guns and Roses. I just never got what people saw in that band's squeaky vocals, pedantic songs and anyband USA chops. So I guess you could add "Sweet Child o' Mine" to the list.
Good for you, I was wasn't in the mood for defending my choice but since you opened up the proverbial Pandora's Box - Axl's voice is the most irritating pile of crap to ever grace a rock song since....since....since ever!!! I can't think of a more irritating singer and Sweet Child was the one that launched them so I agree.

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