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Subject: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 01:44 PM

This is part 2. The other one's just too long now.

How about that old blues song...I'M A MAN! M-A-N! MAN!!!!

How about that other piece of &^!!%$&$..."I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help that I love you!" (that's the chorus). These guys in a rock band next door to me once rehearsed it for 5 or 6 hours and nearly drove me mad. Who did that one, anyway? I know it used to be on the radio a lot.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 01:59 PM

Well, let's get this off on the right foot....That's the one that stomps down and smashes the livin' crap out of the "Space Oddity/Major Tom,Psychotic Astronaut" thingy and then dances lightly over to smash "Honey" that Bobby Goldsboro masterpieceofcrap.

Have a nice day Hawk.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: hesperis
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 02:17 PM

LOL, Spaw!

"I wish they all could be california girls..." - Beach Boys.
That song's rather close to being misleading advertising, dontcha think?

LH - I'm running out of songs to hate...
I'm going to have to listen to the radio to get more o'these!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 02:27 PM

"I'm a Man" was done by The Spencer Davis Group, with 15-year-old Steve Winwood on vocals. Love that song!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: RWilhelm
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 07:22 PM

Mbo, a song we both like! (I hate the Chicago version though.)


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 07:33 PM

Finally, a breakthrough!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: alison
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 07:41 PM

'save your love my darling, save your love' by Rene and Renata....

and although I love both songs dearly I have to nominate...

'Play that funky music (white boy)' by Wild Cherry, and ' that's the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I like it,' by K.C. and the sunshine band.....

is there a place in this discussion for 'Remember you're a womble'???

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 08:41 AM

And was it the Turtles or someone else who should have been hung for "Elenor, gee I think you're swell, and you're realy looking well. Your my pride and joy etcetera...". If the chorus is bad try the lines "I realy think you're groovy, lets go out to a movie" or "Your lips intoxicate me, even though your folks hate me" Arrgghh. Enough, before I am sick in a bucket....


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 09:00 AM

I think she was Major Tom's girlfriend that precipitated his psychotic episode.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 09:18 AM

Such a wide category, So little time! Where do I start? Shake Your Groove Thing- Alicia Bridges. Brand new Key- Melanie. Living La Vida Loco- Ricky Martin. I could go on but I haven't had my first cup of coffee yet and I don't want to lose it when I do. Kindst reguards, Neil


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 09:20 AM

Little Hawk, I hope you don't mean the Muddy Waters classic "Mannish Boy"

I liked both the Spencer Davis and Chicago versions of I'm a Man, but of course I didn't have to endure a garage band rehearsing it near me.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 09:31 AM

Oh, Spaw, you are so, so cruel! I just tried to commit seppuku with my rubber ninja knife and failed utterly. I am SO crushed. There's no honorable way to go these days, I'm afraid, so I will just have to hang around. Actually, I think it's very funny how you brought the Major Tom thing straight into this new thread. Bravo!

"I'm A Man" - Okay, guys, you've got me puzzled on this one. I don't know if it's the Chicago or the Spencer Davis version that I hate. Ah...what the heck, I would probably hate both of them.

Nice to see a couple of real stinkers show up that weren't on the previous thread...way to go, Alison!

Can anyone think of any more Olivia Newton-Joke songs that REALLY BITE THE BIG ONE???


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 10:16 AM

Don't you DARE insult the song "Xanadu"! Yeah, the movie stank like a landfill, but that song was written and performed by my beloved ELO, ONJ just sang lead. I wish Jeff would have sung lead on it. His voice would have sounded so much better, and people would remember it as an ELO tune, not as "something Olivian Newton-John sang".


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 10:21 AM

Another I have just thought of - Anyone ever heard Amazing Grace by Aretha Franklin? I like the tune and have a lot of r-e-s-p-e-c-t (get it?) for Aretha but I think it is the worst interpretation of any popular tune I have ever heard! (Waiting for the flames from the soul fans.....;)

Incidentaly, I have just realised that if you take the tcp out of respect you are left with rese - what's that all about then???


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 03:41 PM

Yeah, Mbo - I thought Xanadu was actually a pretty darn good song. I'm with ya there...it would have been better with Jeff doing the vocal, like you say, but still good.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: RWilhelm
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 06:31 PM

I love Aretha Franklin but she never should have recorded "Elinor Rigby." And Wilson Picket never should have recorded "Hey Jude." For that matter Michael Bolton should never have recorded "Dock of the Bay" or anything else.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: gillymor
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:20 PM

Well said Earl, 3 bullseyes. Did someone mention If You're Going to San Francisco on the first thread? Probably one of the first attempts of the industry to cash in on the summer of love thing. Makes me cringe.

F


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: RWilhelm
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:23 PM

From that same category, how 'bout "Insense and Peppermints"?


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: guinnesschik
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:29 PM

More "Honey"-like dreck: "Little Green Apples." Where's MY bucket?

Himself hums "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" when he's mad at me, 'cause the tune lodges in my brain for days. Needless to say.....


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 08:32 PM

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon" is one of the ultimate stinkers of all time for sheer annoying persistence neath the fevered brow. You've gotta find an effective way of retaliating against Himself when he does this. I suggest playing "Sometimes When We Touch" over and over again.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Elise
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 02:43 AM

I have to nominate any cover Elton John ever did. His Lucy and the Sky with Diamonds makes me turn off the radio every time. Even worse is his Pinball Wizard. Leave well enough alone, Elton!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 08:56 AM

More from your favorite 19th century musical psychotic; most heavy metal, Hip-hop and now to specifics. Seasons in the Sun-Terry Jacks. People- Barbara Streisand. The new rap version of Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown (What the hell kind of drugs was Gordo on when he let them do that?!) Feelings. (You know that all time touchy-feely song that always gets dragged out at weddings.) Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray Cyrus. I've got a Nickle- One of those cutsie songs popular in the 1970's. Hunk a hunk a Burning Love- Elvis (Should have stayed away from those deep fried penut butter sandwiches, Bubba.) Loving You- Minnie Ripperton (Voice like fingernails on a slate black board.) I'm sure as this thread progresses I'll think of more. Have a great day all, Kindest reguards, Neil


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: guinnesschik
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 09:03 AM

Maybe we could do a progressive song cycle. "Sometimes When We Touch," "Havin' My Baby," "Watching Scotty Grow"... Ad nauseum.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: LR Mole
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 10:04 AM

I understand the adolescent susceptability to drama and tragedy, blah, blah, and far be it from me to deny anyone a bit of cheap sentiment. But if I never hear "Free Bird" again, that will be just fine.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 12:13 PM

Oooh I love Burnin' Love by Elvis! One of my favorite songs by The King! And what can I say about Free Bird? First it breaks your heart, then it rocks your world! Yes!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:45 PM

Mbo,

Is there a song you don't love?


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:51 PM

Not really, no.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 04:40 PM

Mbo - you must be a very loving guy. I think the world needs more Mbo's, but perhaps a few less of the songs he likes. On the other hand, this thread wouldn't be near as much fun without those tunes, would it?


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 04:42 PM

I take my music any way I can get it!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 04:43 PM

Jeez, I hit the "submit" button too soon!

How about "New York, New York" ?

IF I CAN SCREW...UP...THERE...I'LL SCREW...UP...A-A-A-NYWHERE...IT'S UP TO YOU, NEW YORK! NEW YORK!

DUMP-DUMP-DA-DA-DA-DA...DUMP-DUMP-DA-DA-DA-DA...

Bleeeauuuughhh!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 05:00 PM

'Ere, wot about

"Wooly Bully"

by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs?

or the equally irritating

"Ferry 'Cross the Mersey"

by Gerry and the Pacemakers

who was also responsible for

"You'll Never Walk Again" (oooops! Alone!)


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 05:04 PM

Oooh but I love everything Gerry & The Pacemakers have done! I'm telling you now, I'm telling you right away, don't know Ger & The Boys!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 05:07 PM

Gee....They should have done a cover of "Space Oddity." How sad. ELO should have taken it out for some debauchery too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: GUEST,alanabit
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 05:19 PM

We are never really going to get this thread finished unless we find a stinker so bad that it makes Mbo want to kick his cat, are we?


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 07:32 PM

Spaw, Gerry & Co. were long gone by the time Space Oddity was released. And ELO hadn't even been formed yet.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 07:39 PM

Good technical corrections there, Mbo!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 01:28 AM

I quit listening to radio some years ago, so my nominees are pretty old. How about "Pineapple Princess" by Annette Funicello and "Running Bear" by a male vocalist whose name I can't remember.

"Running Bear" and "The Gambler" could fight it out for the title of Pop Song Most Nearly Sung on One Note.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 02:35 AM

"Running Bear oo aah oo aah oo aah oo aah
Loved little White Dove oo aah oo aah..."

Come on,leeneia! Be leenient!That was my favorite song when I was eight."Now they'll always be together in that Happy Hunting Ground".Come on!This is great stuff! Any song with a guy going "oo aah" through the whole thing PLUS a screaming jazz saxophone on the chorus has plunged through the bottom of the "bad" category right into greatness! Ranks right in there with "Please Mister Custer...I don't wanna go".

How about "They're Coming to Take Me Away (Ha Ha)"? Or "Let it all Hang Out"...

"It's rainin' inside a big brown moon
How's that mess ya Baby up leg
Eatin' a reuben sandwich with sauer kraut
Sure ain't no doubt
Keep a open mind
Let it all hang out." Where the hell's Doctor Demento when we need him? Sometimes it's a real fine line between Art and Horseshit.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: sledge
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 06:04 AM

During my days, long ago when I dabbled with punk rock, a friend had a single by a band called "Wayne county and the electric chairs". The song was "baby if you don't want to F%*k me , baby F@#k off. A low point in taste for I am very very sorry and hardly ever mention. Did I say sorry.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: guinnesschik
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 09:09 AM

Lucille....Ha-ha! Now you'll be condemned to hear THAT in your head all day!

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille With four hungry children and a crop in the fields I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times This time your hurting won't heal You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille

Sounds like somebody could'a' used a little restraint. ;-)


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 09:42 AM

Hey yeah, Running Bear! My Dad has a tape of novelty songs from the 50's & 60's...he used to play it all they time when we were little (9 years old or so) because we loved it.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: LR Mole
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 12:59 PM

Wasn't "I'm Telling You Now" by Freddie and the Dreamers?And "Runnin'Bear" was Sonny James, I think. Fascinatin' stuff to a young New Englander as was "El Paso" by Marty Robbins ("one little kiss and Corrina [Corita? Purina?] good-bye. But THE oddest one of this genre was "Son Don't Go Near the Indians" (kick line: "... and,son, Novalee is your sister..." Talk about politically incorrect. Long way from Michael rowing boats, but, really, what did we know?


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 01:10 PM

Well yes it was! My British Invasion goofup!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: M.Ted
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 03:27 PM

Felina--It was "wicked Felina".


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 04:07 PM

Michael Row the Boat Ashore politically correct? you obviously haven't checked out the thread on women's rights and folk music. Sister was only allowed to help and didn't have a name.
"Running Bear" was banned on a few stations in NY along with "Teen Angel" because they were thought to promote teen suicide. fascinating how many of our parents promoted it as a children's song.

I still think "FFFEEEEELLLLIIINNGGSSSS" is the absolute worst song of all times.


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: GUEST,david
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 06:26 PM

"Knock Three Times on the Ceiling if you Love Me" must figure into this category but as Tony Orlando died tragically (I think) it is probably bad taste to mention the awful song he left behind. what a legacy!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 06:28 PM

Um, david, Tony Orlando is alive and well!


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 11:08 PM

Dammit, Mbo, let us live in our wonderful Tony Orlando-less fantasy world! ;)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 11:17 PM

Someone should tell Tony Orlando though......I don't think he knows.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: More Worst pop songs ever!
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 11:18 PM

Hey, maybe you didn't have friends and family in Saudi Arabia during the Operation Desert Shield/Storm, but we did, and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" meant a lot to us.


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