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Thread #14130   Message #119515
Posted By: lamarca
30-Sep-99 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we had a fun thread called Folk Songs to Ditch that covered the ground for Folk Music pretty thoroughly.

Dave Barry has done the world a great service by publishing Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, an insightful examination of such timeless wonders like "You're Having My Baby", "In the Year 2525" and "MacArthur Park"(which, in 1995, readers of his column voted THE alltime worst song). I can still grimly remember being in our junior high "jazz" band as we attempted to play it; if I ever remotely fancied the song, that experience killed it...

Cara, for some reason "The Unicorn" has entered American consciousness as being an "Irish" song, probably because of The Irish Rovers recording, but it was yet another creation of the deliciously warped mind of the late, great, Shel Silverstein (or should I say Sheldon O'Silverstein?), who also gave us "A Boy Named Sue", "I Got Stoned and I Missed It", "Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball", etc.