Music is an excellent way to relax and let you hair down a little. There are all types of music to ease your troubles when you are down or accentuate the happiness that you are feeling when you are up. There are few songs out there, among the millions, that you could truly say deserve the spot of “Worst Songs”. In order to be listed as one of the worst songs it has to meet certain criteria.
After carefully considering what it takes to make the list of worst songs, I have come up with the following entries. These songs should be torpedoed into oblivion so that future generations don’t look back on these sounds and wonder what we were thinking.
1. Barbie Girl by Aqua- This is one of the most annoying songs ever made. She’s a Barbie girl in a Barbie world? What exactly were these people thinking to have sung such a ridiculous song. First of all the voice of the singer is whiny and annoying. From lyrics to the artists themselves, this is the number one pick for worst songs ever made. The only saving grace about this song is the beat which could be used in a disco somewhere. What a disgrace these lyrics are to the women out there that work hard and are making it on their own. Shame on Aqua for making fun of women this way!
2. The Thong Song by Sisqo- This song just doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s just a bunch of words put in there to make it rhyme. “She had dumps like a truck, truck.” This song is all about how a guy likes thongs. My question would be, why did you have to torture the rest of the world to let us know that? Couldn’t you have just said it in an interview or something? This is just another annoying song which was made to get under the skin of those that want to hear good lyrics along with a good tune.
3. Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell- “Like a Rhinestone Cowboy, ridin’ out on a horse in a star spangled rodeo”. Need I say more? This isn’t quite as annoying as the songs that are listed above. However, it still isn’t a good song. I think to make a truly excellent song it should have a good beat and great lyrics. This song has neither of those attributes. This song is about a guy trying to make it big and the struggles that he has to go through to get there. The problem is, nobody really cares. This song is about as sappy and uninteresting as it gets. Although it isn’t my least favorite, it’s right up there with songs I don’t really care to listen to today.
4. Dancing on the Ceiling by Lionel Ritchie- Another annoying song that seems to have come in as an afterthought. Lionel Ritchie is a great artist and he is loved around the world. He missed it with this eighties wanna be song. The lyrics are not only silly, they make you roll your eyes up into your head at how ridiculous they sound coming out of Lionel’s mouth. This song is about as disappointing as it gets from lyrics to beat. Lionel Ritchie must have fallen off the ceiling when he was dancing up there. After all, only an artist that had hit his head would sing this song and think it was a good thing to do.
5. Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men- Now we are talking annoying. This song played and played over the air waves and at dances around the country after its release. I wonder only one thing. Why? This song has no depth what so ever. The lyrics, if you can call them that, are based around one question. “Who let the dogs out, woof, woof?” The only saving grace in this song is that drunk people think it’s good.
6. Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung- “Everybody have fun tonight, everybody Wang Chung tonight.” These are the ever brilliant lyrics belted out by Wang Chung back in the eighties. It makes the mind wonder what drugs some of the eighties bands were on when deciding what was good and bad music. This song lacks any saving graces at all.
7. Peaches by The Presidents of the United States- If you have not heard this song and want to know why it is on my list, go to youtube.com and type it in. “I’m moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches.” This group must have been really bored and talentless the day they sang this song. What exactly were they trying to prove with this song? That you could make a song as bad as possible and still get a number one hit?
8. Lady in Red by Chris DeBurgh- This song is meant as a love song but the beat and the sound of the artists voice make it sound depressing and sad. As Chris DeBurgh attempts to sing this song he quickly run through lyrics that are too long for the beat of the music. This makes him have to rush through those lyrics as though he were trying to speed through a yellow light before it turns green. My suggestion would have been to speed up the music or cut down the lines in the lyrics. I would also suggest having someone sing it that doesn’t sound like he’s about to break down and cry because he’s so depressed.
9. Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart- The beat to this song are the things that spy movies are made of. The lyrics leave something to be desired. The desired part would be that they make sense and this song doesn’t. It’s not so much of an annoying song as it is just a bad song in general. You can’t really dance to this song. It just doesn’t have a good dance beat. It does have one saving grace and that is that Corey Hart is one hot looking man. Sorry Corey, but this song is definitely one of the worst song ever written or recorded.
10. Whip It by Devo- “Whip it, whip it good.” What? This song lacks any substantial lyrics what so ever. This song would be good for the ride at the carnival The Whip. Wait a minute, is that why the song was written? This is a poor example of music all the way around. If you are going to take the time to write and record a song, please at least have good lyrics to go along with it.
These are my top ten picks of the worst songs ever recorded. You may or may not agree with me, but one thing is for sure, these are bad songs. When you hear a song, it should make you feel some emotion. Whether the emotion is sad, happy or angry, you should feel something. The above songs only make me feel one thing. That would be to turn it off immediately. Few songs grate on my nerves as the above songs do. Songs need some substance to reach the long haul. These songs do not have substance and most of them don’t really have anything that saves it. When these songs begin to strain through your car stereo, call the disc jockey and tell them they need to dump it!