What in your opinion is the worst song ever written?

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  1. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Newbie

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

    slaminsam Electromatic

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    Apr 11, 2021
    Texas
    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

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    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

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    All Death Metal music a clear number 1
     
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  6. Marko60

    Marko60 Gretschie

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    Young hearts run free by Candy Statton. I could give you a fair few more suggestons.
     
  7. guitarmike

    guitarmike Gretschie

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

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    :eek::eek::(
     
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  9. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

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    Jun 17, 2020
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    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

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    Feb 4, 2019
    Texas
    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

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

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    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

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

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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

    juks Synchromatic

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    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
    USA
    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

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    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".
     
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  19. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

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    Peppermint twist, I don't like that song!
     
  20. Mr Twangy

    Mr Twangy Electromatic

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    Dec 27, 2020
    Chesterville ON Canada
    +1
     
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