What in your opinion is the worst song ever written?

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  1. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Newbie

    Nov 21, 2019
    “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blonds. Everything about it makes my skin crawl.
  2. slaminsam

    slaminsam Electromatic

    Apr 11, 2021
    Having my Baby by Paul Anka.
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  3. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Guys, you killed him :D
  4. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    This is the absolute worst song ever written!

    I feel Love by Donna Summers.

  5. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    All Death Metal music a clear number 1
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  6. Marko60

    Marko60 Gretschie

    Mar 26, 2021
    Yorkshire, England
    Young hearts run free by Candy Statton. I could give you a fair few more suggestons.
  7. guitarmike

    guitarmike Gretschie

    Oct 13, 2015
    Shattered ( rolling stones )
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  9. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    The Who's "Athena" must have been written under the influence of something more psychotropic than coke. Great song if you don't try to suss out the words.
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  10. Johne1

    Johne1 Electromatic

    Feb 4, 2019
    For years, MacArthur Park was ranked as the worst song ever.

    What was Jimmy Webb thinking?
    “I left the cake out in the rain...”.

    Musta been a brain freeze. ;)
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  11. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    Oct 5, 2020
    Oh noooooooo, The Trashmen, "Surfin' Bird" (1963)...Say it ain't so!
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  12. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    Oct 5, 2020
    That's right up there on my list! In fact, it's on my bootleg "Love To Hate" CD that I gifted my ex-college roommates and dared them to listen to the disc in its entirety, without stoppage or fast-forwarding...I doubt that none of them made it through!
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  13. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    Oct 5, 2020
    Another one of my "Can't stand ya" (<- Mr. Heyman quote, Seinfeld) songs.
  14. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    Oct 5, 2020
    Here's my vote... "Midnight At The Oasis" - Maria Muldaur (1973)
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  15. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    It does not belong to the list of worst songs :). Especially the original makes me smile every time and that's all that counts for me. It's like Monty Python, silliness can be art form :).

  16. slickfaster

    slickfaster Country Gent

    Dec 29, 2009
    technically or loathing
    My Sharona
    Wish I wrote it.... can’t listen to it ever again..
    It’s a Niagara Falls moment....
  17. rockinstephen

    rockinstephen Electromatic

    Foreigner was one of those bands that had some really good songs ( Star Rider & Juke Box Hero) But I must agree that songs like Hot Blooded and Dirty White Boy really trashed their image...
  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Anything by Leslie Gore or Bobby Vinton. Cry me a river...
    OK, Vinton had the one Polish love song.
    Tommy James came up with some horrid tunes as well. "Crystal Blue Persuasion"? Really?
    There are some country tunes with lyrics so bad that they're funny----
    "Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through The Goal Posts of Life"
    "I've GOT Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Back Crying Over You".
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2021
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  19. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    Peppermint twist, I don't like that song!
  20. Mr Twangy

    Mr Twangy Electromatic

    Dec 27, 2020
    Chesterville ON Canada
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