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Posted on: March 29, 2009 4:30 am
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Worst Song Ever - Round of 32 - Regional Quarters

So last Sunday night, I stayed up late and counted the votes, and then wrote out the results. Took me around 2 hours total. Then, the unthinkable happened. I made a typo, then hit backspace. The next thing I know, every word I had typed was highlighted and then, poof... it was all gone. My brilliant analysis of the first round, gone in less than a second. I'm almost tempted to just put out the brackets and forget about trying to do it over, but then I just can't. Then I got sick. Still feeling lousy. But I promised it wouldn't take forever. So, here we go again.

Round 1 results
In the Milli Vanilli Regional Achy Breaky Heart and Heartbeat prove they were the top 2 seeds for a reason easily knocking off Run Joey Run and She Blinded me With Science respectively. Torn Between Two Lovers knocks off what Blender magazine named as the worst song ever, We Built This City. There, it was number one on the dogpile, while here, it is not even in the worst 32. Go figure. Ice Ice Baby is moving forward after taking out the Spice Girls smarmy pop hit Wannabe, a song that barely made it into the field of 64. Smarmy pop... is that a genre? She Bangs doubled up over the frighteningly repetitive Mickey, a song that makes me throw up a little every time I hear it. In a mild upset, one of Britney's two entries into the competition is gone as Oh Baby Baby falls to the catastrophe that is Michael Bolton's How Am I Supposed to Live Without You , the song with the longest name in the competition and the longest whine in musical history. As it goes in the NCAA's, so it goes here. A 12 beat a 5 when I'm Too Sexy stole the thunder from The Bay City Rollers Saturday Night.

In the New Kids Regional, the seedings proved nearly perfect as the only upset was Eddie Murphy, a number 11 seed which probably should've ranked higher... or lower if you prefer... how about suckier? Does that make more sense? Anyway... Party All the Time has defeated a song that I felt had fearful four aspirations in The Macarena. Don't hang your head Los Del Rio... You still suck really bad. Other highlights included a near shutout. Barry Manilow's Mandy only got one vote while facing Everybody (Backstreet's Back) One down, one to go Barry. Other stompings were You Light up my Life and She's Like the Wind dominating over the Retched My Humps and the not nearly as bad Rhinestone Cowboy respectively. Loving you beat You're Beautiful... From a Distance over Don't Cry Out Loud... Having My Baby over Tragedy.... And finally My Heart Will Go On advanced over The Beat Goes on.

Village People Region... Once again the question was posed Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? Once again the answer was Hell yes we do! Rock me Amadeus easily avoids the humiliation of "beating" this POS and goes home. Oops I did it Again advances over Brand New Key. Sorry Britney. You don't get out of this thing that easily. Bye Bye Bye shows that people who are into this site aren't really into boy bands as NSynch trounced the disco era's Boogie Oogie Oogie. # 12 seed Yummy Yummy Yummy scores an upset over #5 I wanna sex you up and proves that repeating the same word three times in your title may seem clever at the time, but it's really not. The Girl is Mine moves forward with our first shutout in any round. It's unanimous, The Pina Colada song is not that bad. Really? Okay. Milkshake falls to slight underdog... very slight I am Woman... Muskrat Love moves forward with a slim defeat of Wonderful Christmastime, taking Sir Paul's solo stuff out of the competition. Now if we could just be sure he never does another duet with a guy. And finally, in overtime, Say , by John Mayer takes out The Cha-Cha Slide, leaving the incredibly talented? Mr. C. thankful that he didn't call it the Cha-Cha-Cha slide.

In the Air Supply region True struggled but came out ahead over Greatest Love of All.  Your Body is a Wonderland outlasted Good Ol' Rocky Top proving that I'm not the only person who hates John Mayer.  Never Gonna Give You Up Rickrolls into the next round defeating the avian lover Nellie Furtado's I'm Like a Bird.  In a slight upset Rod Stewart takes down In The 2525 with Do Ya Think I'm Sexy .   Michael Jackson showed the world that even the most disgustingly sappy, self-centered piece of trash, so-called song - I've Never Been to Me -  with the worst Talk-us Interuptus or whatever the hell that thing you call she does in the middle is can be taken down if your song is just plain Bad.   Feelings gets the gong and moves forward easily defeating the lyrically inane Who Let the Dogs Out.  Last Christmas, which also happens to be the last Christmas song on our list fell in overtime on a late buzzer beater to Rico Suave .   And the biggest shocker of the history of this tournament, a number one seed has fallen in the first round to the winner of the play-in game.  Barbie Girl will NOT be in our final four as predicted beaten in a close match by The Thong Song.

Round of 32

                                                                                           Milli Vanilli Regional

1. Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus                              vs               9. Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

4. Torn Between Two Lovers, Mary McGregor                     vs              12. I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred

3. Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice                                            vs               11. How Am I Supposed to Live w/out You, Michael Bolton

7. She Bangs, Ricky Martin                                             vs               2. Heartbeat, Don Johnson

 

                                                                                              New Kids Regional 

1. You Light Up My Life, Debbie Boone                             vs                8.  My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion

4. Having My Baby, Paul Anka                                         vs                5. Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys

3. From a Distance, Bette Midler                                      vs               11. Party All the Time, Eddie Murphy

7. Lovin' You, Minnie Riperton                                         vs                2. She's Like The Wind, Patrick Swayze

 

                                                                                           Village People Region

1. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Culture Club                vs.                8. Oops I Dit It Again, Britney Spears

4. Bye Bye Bye, NSynch                                                  vs.               12. Yummy Yummy Yummy, The Ohio Express

3. The Girl is Mine, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson     vs.               11. I Am Woman, Helen Reddy

7. Say, John Mayer                                                         vs.               2. Muskrat Love, Captain and Tenille

 

                                                                       Air Supply Region

16. Thong Song, Cisqo                                                    vs.                8. Bad, Michael Jackson

4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley                            vs.                5. Your Body is a Wonderland, John Mayer

3. Feelings, Albert Morris                                                  vs.                11. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Rod Stewart

7. Rico Suave, Gerardo                                                     vs.                 2. True, Spandau Ballet                             

 

As always vote for the WORST song of the two.  Please vote for each match-up even if you can't decide which horror is the worst.  Flip a coin.  Thanks everyone for voting and we will see you in a couple of weeks!!                       

 

 

Posted on: March 9, 2009 11:52 pm
 

Round of 65 pt 2 of 2 Worst Song Ever

 

Sorry this is so long overdue. Things have been a little crazy in my world. Anyway, for those still interested, here is part two of the first tourney round.

In our play in game, Believe by Cher lost in a squeaker to Thong Song, by Cisqo and is sent home. Cisqo moves on to face #1 overall seed, Barbie Girl. Here are the matchups.

 

                                                                           Village People Region

1. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Culture Club                       vs.                  16. Rock me Amadeus, Falco

8. Oops I Dit It Again, Britney Spears                                      vs.                  9. Brand New Key, Melanie

4. Bye Bye Bye, NSynch                                                         vs.                  13. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste of Honey

5. I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Bad                                     vs.                 12. Yummy Yummy Yummy, The Ohio Express

3. The Girl is Mine, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson             vs.                 14. Escape (the Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes

6. Milkshake, Kellis                                                                vs.                 11. I Am Woman, Helen Reddy

7. Say, John Mayer                                                                 vs.                 10. Cha Cha Slide, Mr. C.

2. Muskrat Love, Captain and Tenille                                        vs.                 15. Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney

 

                                                                               Air Supply Region

1. Barbie Girl, Aqua                                                                 vs.                16. Thong Song, Cisqo

8. Bad, Michael Jackson                                                           vs.                9. I've Never Been to Me, Charlene

4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley                                    vs.                13. I'm Like a Bird, Nellie Furtado

5. Your Body is a Wonderland, John Mayer                                 vs.                12. Rocky Top, Osbourne Brothers

3. Feelings, Albert Morris                                                          vs.                14. Who Let the Dogs Out, Baha Men

6. In the Year 2525, Zager and Evans                                        vs.                11. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Rod Stewart

7. Rico Suave, Gerardo                                                             vs.                10. Last Christmas, Wham

2. True, Spandau Ballet                                                            vs.                15. Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston

Last time there was some trouble in the voting. It appears that the strikethrough didn't work. I would recommend pasting all the entries into your comment field and then cutting out the song you are not voting for. As always, be sure to vote for the worst song of the two. Thanks for voting, and I promise it won't be a month before the next round.

 

Posted on: February 10, 2009 4:49 am
Edited on: February 10, 2009 4:56 am
 

Worst Song Ever, rd of 65 pt 1 of 2

Here's a quick thanks to all who voted in the prelims. I've really enjoyed it and I hope you have too. For anyone who is interested in reading the results from the final two prelims, you can find them in my previous blog entry. http://iamyo.blogs.cbssports.com/mc
c/blogs/entry/10646011/13500073

Here then, are the first two regionals and the play-in game. They have been seeded based on your votes from the prelims. The rules are simple. Please vote for what you feel are the worst songs in each matchup, including the play-in. If you just can't decide, and who could blame you on some of these, because quite frankly, these are some pretty bad songs, then flip a coin or something. Also, copying and pasting and either underlining your vote or crossing off the one you aren't voting for would probably make it easier for me to tally them up.

                                                                                                   Play-in Game

Believe, Cher                                                               vs                  Thong Song, Cisqo

 

                                                                                             Milli Vanilli Regional

1. Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus                              vs                  16. Run Joey Run, David Geddes

8. Mmm Bop, Hanson                                                   vs                   9. Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

4. Torn Between Two Lovers, Mary McGregor                     vs                  13. We Built This City, Starship

5. Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers                                  vs                  12. I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred

3. Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice                                             vs                  14. Wannabe, Spice Girls

6. Oh Baby Baby, Britney Spears                       vs              11. How Am I Supposed to Live w/out You, Michael Bolton

7. She Bangs, Ricky Martin                                             vs                  10. Mickey, Toni Basil

2. Heartbeat, Don Johnson                                             vs                  15. She Blinded Me With Science

 

                                                                                              New Kids Regional 

1. You Light Up My Life, Debbie Boone                             vs                   16. My Humps, Black-Eyed Peas

8. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion                                 vs                    9. The Beat Goes On, Sonny and Cher

4. Having My Baby, Paul Anka                                         vs                    13. Tragedy, The BeeGees

5. Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys             vs                    12. Mandy, Barry Manilow

3. From a Distance, Bette Midler                                      vs                    14. Don't Cry Out Loud, Melissa Manchester

6. The Macarena, Los Del Rio                                          vs                    11. Party All the Time, Eddie Murphy

7. Lovin' You, Minnie Riperton                                         vs                     10. You're Beautiful, James Blunt

2. She's Like The Wind, Patrick Swayze                            vs                     15. Rhinestone Cowboy

 

Well, that's it. Have at it. And remember, vote for the worst in each matchup. I will only vote in the event of a tie. The voting will be open on this until 2/20. Thanks in advance for voting.

YO

Posted on: February 10, 2009 3:46 am
 

Final 2 prelim results: Worst Song Ever

I just wanted to post results here for anyone who cares or who actually takes the time to read these things. Immediately after I finish this, I will go to work on posting the first Tournament brackets as I have finally finished the counting and seeding with thanks to my lovely wife JstDawnee for helping me a bit. It was a lot more work than I had planned on, but it is done.

Let's move right on to the results from Prelim rounds 7 and 8

Group Y: Hard to believe, but I only put 1 Village People song in this thing. Even harder to believe is that it is going home. YMCA is NOT, according to your votes, one of the worst 65 popular songs in history. It isn't ridiculous, stupid, horrid, inane, asinine, or even just plain lame. But that's just your opinion... and Shake Your Booty isn't all that bad either I guess. Worse in your book would be the poignant love song I Wanna Sex You Up by those bastions of pop culture, Color Me Badd, and  the amazing ballad immortalized by Eddie Murphy's Sexual Chocolate in Coming to America... it's Whitney Houston with The Greatest Love of All.

Group Z: This one surprised me. Silly me, I thought people actually liked John Mayer. But you proved to me that you do have some musical taste after voting Say through to the next round. I don't know if he actually wrote this (I guess I will look it up later) but the lyrics to this song are amazing. Say what you need to say, say what you need to say. Say what you need to say, say what you need to say ay ay ay ay. Wow. That's fantastic. Leaving us from this group are the bubblegum classic, 123 Red Light, and a song that makes me throw up a little every time I hear it called No One, by Alicia Keys. Besides the lyrical genius of Mr. Mayer (or his songwriter), moving forward to the round of 65, which should surprise uhh.. no one... is Rico Suave . Uhh Yeah. Good song. Blecch.

Group A2: At times, when I was making out these lists and then watching the voting stay tight for all 4 songs, I would wonder if they were all bad songs, or maybe I just hadn't dug deep enough, and they were just so-so (wow, that's just a horrible sentence. Where's my editor when I need her? Oh, that's right, I don't have one). Anyway, if you understood what I meant there (and even if you didn't), this group showed me that I had found some truly horrible songs. The proof is in the pudding, whatever the hell that means. No, for me, the proof was in the fact that She-Bop by Cyndi Lauper only received 1 vote. ONE. That's it. For I bop, she bop a they bop. Seriously??? I think it is the only song throughout the entire tourney that only got 1. Weird. Anyway, the other three were seperated by only 1 vote. The one that squeaked its way out was She Thinks my Tractor's Sexy, probably because there's a little humor value in the title. Moving forward is Bad by Jack-o and the equally bad Mmm-Bop by Hanson.

Group B2: Eliminated from this group are Rollin' by Limp Bizkit (I always found that to be one of the dumbest band names EVER) and Gloria, by Laura Brannigan, a song that has made me cringe for over 20 years. There were no surprises in this grouping however as Minnie Riperton's Lovin' You , a song I've thought of as a contender for the finals moves forward... and Don Johnson's Heartbeat , proving once and for all that ACTORS SHOULD NOT TRY TO SING!

Group C2: In my opinion, the final 4 groups had only 2 surprise tournament qualifiers. One of them, Ebony and Ivory , while truly boring and sappy, not to mention a waste of two talented performers' time, didn't really strike me as a "Worst Song Ever" candidate. You disagreed. Hollaback Girl, which was not the song I expected to beat it, didn't. At Seventeen, which WAS the song I expected to move forward, is sadly removed from the competition. The other tournament entry, which should surprise nary a soul, including the members of Los Del Rio, is The Macarena.

Group D2: No real surprises here, although I thought 99 Red Balloons would get a little more hate, but it had the lowest total of this group, even behind Don't Worry, Be Happy, a song that I will admit to finding mildly amusing at one point in my life. Moving on will be Sonny and Cher's The Beat Goes On , ladi dadi dee, ladi dadi dah... and Brand New Key , by Melanie. Ahh, simpler times, when lyrical sexual innuendos were as far as they would go instead of lyrics like "I wanna lick lick lick you from your head to your toes, and I wanna !@#$ !@#$ ~!@# you right there on the flo," or whatever the heck they said there. Well, it may have been simpler, but the songs were just as $#!++^

Group E2: Okay, I never expected this song to move forward. In fact I had no idea if it would even get many votes at all. It wasn't close to advancing, but enough of you hate this song to justify it being in for me. Five for Fighting's Superman is one of my least favorite songs ever. What a pile of crap. If I never hear that one again, it'll be too soon. Anyway, it's out. Barry Manilow escapes the humiliation of having 2 entries by narrowly escaping the tourney with Copacabana. This is my second surprise for this round. Instead, moving forward will be Boogie Oogie Oogie , by Peaches and Herb, and Milkshake , by Kellis. I'm not quite sure which one of those I expected to be out, but all Barry has to worry about is Mandy now. I'm sure he's freaking out.

Group F2: The final group went exactly as I expected. Two of the songs that I can admit to having enjoyed more than a little in their day are out. Those would be Whip it and Black Betty. I rocked out to both of them as a teenager. I have no use for them anymore, but they were okay and maybe didn't belong in this thing. They were nominated by someone a few months ago when I started this  (yes it has taken forever, but it will move toward the end fairly quickly now) and so I put them in. Moving forward are the much deserving Mickey , by Toni Basil (I stand corrected) and In the Year 2525 , by Zager and Evans. Funny, but in Lazer's blog-off of the best rock songs, Z and E moved into the 2nd round with this song. I actually thought I liked this song once, but then heard it again after going years without hearing it. I have to say, it belongs here.

So that's it. If you gotten this far, thanks for reading. If you haven't read this far, well then I guess I have nothing to say to you. Be sure to check the blog every 10 days or so to vote for "The Worst Song Ever!!!"

YO

Posted on: January 13, 2009 3:47 am
 

Final Prelim rd "Worst Song Ever + results pt. 6

Well folks, it's time to fill in the final 8 slots for the tourney. For all of you who have been here throughout, I thank you for your intestinal fortitude and willingness to subject yourselves to the horror of having Paul Anka songs running through your head. To those of you who recently hooked up with this blog-off, welcome. More horrors await. At first glance, it seems to me that this group of 16 songs could be the worst yet. Hard to believe, but it's pretty ugly as far as I'm concerned. We'll get to that in a moment.

But first (which is usually how I work my way to the aisle in an airplane) it's time for the results from prelim #6. These songs had the lowest number of responses of any of the rounds, but I'm pretty sure it is because it was posted during Christmas week. There were a couple of songs that really didn't belong and that may have been a factor as well. But no matter. As I said, I'm sure you will find the upcoming batch to be fairly disgusting. As Ryan Seacrest would say, America, here are your results.

Group U: This group contained one of my favorite songs of all time. Your votes proved it didn't belong in the competition, but it was nominated way back when and I've gotten some grief from friends over liking this song. Thank you all, with just 2 exceptions, for not voting for With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker. I can understand those of you who voted for it not liking it because in truth, he's not a great singer, but I feel vindicated. Also going home from group U is a true nightmare of a song... Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Todd Leopold, a writer for cnn.com, ranked this as his worst song ever, but here, it is not even in the worst 64. It was beaten out by Ice Ice Baby, and Everybody (Backstreet's Back). I'm not really surprised. Thankfully, even though it was a number 1 song in the late 60's, Honey is not that well known anymore. Praise the Lord.

Group V: Another song that several people felt didn't belong was Brick House. I pretty much hate that song, but it escapes easily. Also leaving us tonight, but not by much, is Whoomp There it is. Pretty clever lyrics there Tag Team. But, you probably made more money from that stupid song than a lot of folks will make in their entire lives. Real Men of Genius.... Mr. Really Crappy Pop Song Singers OH YEAH! Moving forward is another boy band, N'Synch with Bye Bye Bye and Rick Astley's stunning ballad Never Gonna Give you Up. You've all been RickRoll'd.

Group W: Feliz Navidad. Feliz Navidad. Feliz Navidad, prospero ano y felicidad. I wanna wish you a merry Christmas. I wanna wish you a merry Christmas. I wanna wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart. That's it. No other lyrics. How much did Jose make off of that? Scary. But, once again, not going forward in the competition, easily escaping for the 2nd straight time due to blogger error. Physical, by Olivia Newton-John has also escaped the competition by a mere 2 votes. Moving on will be Oops I Did it Again and I've Never Been to Me.

Group X: No contest for My Sharona, a song that I liked and pretty much regret having put into the competition. On my nomination post, several people expressed their dislike for this song so I put it in. It's easily 1 and done. Also out, but barely, is Christina Aguilera's lone entry, Beautiful. No matter what they say, this song pretty much ruins my day whenever it comes on at work. But it is out, losing to the likes of Rhinestone Cowboy and the overall worst song of this round by virtue of your votes, You Light up my Life.

Moving on to this week's cesspool, here are the final entries

Group C2

  • Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani
  • At Seventeen, Janis Ian
  • Macarena, Los Del Rio
  • Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

Group D2

  • The Beat Goes On, Sonny and Cher
  • Brand New Key, Melanie
  • 99 Red Balloons, Nena
  • Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin

Group E2

  • Milkshake, Kellis
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie, Peaches and Herb
  • Copacabana, Barry Manilow
  • Superman, Five For Fighting

Group F2

  • Mickey, Toni Basile
  • Black Betty, Ram Jam
  • Whip It, Devo
  • In the Year 2525, Zager and Evans

Okay, so maybe it isn't the worst of the worst, but there are some stinkers in there for sure. As always, vote for the two worst songs from each group. If you can admit that you only hate 1 in a group, then you don't have to pick 2. Thanks in advance for your votes.

YO, Out.

Posted on: January 1, 2009 11:17 pm
 

"Worst Song Ever" prelim rd 7 voting and results.

Happy New Year! Sorry it took so long to post this new round but I have been sick the last few days. Also, I was waiting for some more votes for the previous round since the number of comments are way down from other rounds. I'm not sure if it's because of the holidays or if the list just isn't as bad as the others. No matter. We shall march onward in our quest with or without them. If you are reading this and haven't voted in rd 6 yet, please do. The round will be open for around a week.

Did anyone else see poor Dick Clark? He looks horrible. It's pretty sad too because he was the epitome of cool for so long. My nephew and stepdaughter both sort of laughed at him when he came on and asked "Who is that guy?" I explained a little bit, but then had to change the channel because I really couldn't handle them laughing at him. Then, on Carson Daly's New Year, Katy Perry performed "I Kissed a Girl." I don't mind the song all that much, but maybe I'm getting old because it bugged me to see our 6 year old almost-daughter (mixed up weird family dynamic that I won't go into here) knowing the words and singing along. Welcome to life, version 2.009. Girls singing about kissing girls and Dick Clark hardly able to talk. I guess I am getting old.

Alright, enough of that. On to the results.

Group Q: The Night Chicago Died, the one hit of the one-hit-wonder that was known as Paper Lace, was by far the lowest vote getter for the week. As I am originally from the Chicago area, I never really forgave this song for its opening lyric, "On the East side of Chicago." If anyone ever tells you they are from the East side of Chicago, they are either lying, or they are a fish. Technically, the East side would be the downtown area, but no one ever says that. The true East side of Chicago is Lake Michigan. If anyone cares. And even if you don't. Also in this group, in what might be the biggest upset to date, MacArthur Park, BuccinGator's nomination, and a song that I expected to go a long way in this thing, is eliminated. Sorry Buc. Rest in peace Richard Harris. The "winners" here were The Girl is Mine by Sir Paul and Mike and Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer.

Group R: A 3 way tie for worst here with No Tell Lover escaping the competition fairly easily. This is a hard one for me since I truly do not like any of these three songs in the slightest. I will choose to eliminate Dan Hill's torturous Sometimes When We Touch. So Dan, you can just hold her till you die. Please never sing that song again or we'll all break down and cry. You are outta here. Moving forward will be Party All the Time by the once brilliant but now brilliantly awful Eddie Murphy and I Am Woman hear me snore, by Helen Reddy.

Group S: Another 3 way tie for worst. Feliz Navidad escapes this round, but not the competition because I accidentally placed it in the next prelim round as well. It's probably because I had heard it 62 times in the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas and it was just stuck in my head. t's quite easy for me to pick one of the three to advance in this round so I'll do that first. Don't Cry Out Loud, by Melissa Manchester is easily the worst of the three possibles here as far as I'm concerned. The other 2, Escape and Afternoon Delight, were both popular when I was a kid and I kind of liked both of them at the time. I now realize that I was just a stupid kid and those songs sucked, but hey, what can I say. I was ten or so. So, by virtue of the amazing performance of the song in Anchorman, Afternoon Delight gets a repreive and Escape (the Pina Colada Song), by Rupert Holmes will move ahead.

Group T: This group had a tie as well. The one song you eliminated was (sorry Dawnee, you can't vote for it 23 times) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The song that you voted in is Rod Stewart's Do Ya' Think I'm Sexy. Obviously not Rod. Sorry. Do ya think I'm sucky would have been a better question to ask. Now I know I ask you to make tough choices every week, but this one is just too much for me. I have my reasons for hating both The Thong Song and Believe, so I'll do what the NCAA does in basketball. This one will be the play-in game with the winner going on to take on North Carolina or Duke. Whoever moves on will likely be 1 and done, but hey, someone has to be the Morehead State in this tourney, right?

On to the Voting. And I promise, Feliz Navidad will not appear this week. Thanks for catching that No_Name.
 
Group Y:
  • YMCA, The Village People
  • Shake Your Booty, KC and the Sunshine Band
  • I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Badd
  • Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston
Group Z:
  • Rico Suave, Gerardo
  • 123 Red Light, 1910 Fruitgum Company
  • Say, John Mayer
  • No One, Alicia Keys
Group A2:
  • She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy, Kenny Chesney
  • Bad, Michael Jackson
  • She Bop, Cyndi Lauper
  • MmmBop, Hanson
Group B2:
  • Lovin' You, Minnie Riperton
  • Rollin', Limp Bizkit
  • Heartbeat, Don Johnson
  • Gloria, Laura Branigan
As always, please pick the 2 worst songs from each group. If you don't have 2 you hate, you can abstain. Also, once again, I'd like to remind those who haven't voted in rd 6 to vote there. Thanks in advance for your votes.
Goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow.
YO
Posted on: December 21, 2008 5:29 am
 

Even Newer Worst Song Ever Rd 1 Pt 6 + results #4

Another week has gone by and it's time once again to find out who's been naughty and who's been... well, lets face it, most of these songs belong on the naughty list anyway.

Group M: In the least shocking development of the tourney so far, Start Me Up by the Stones is out with only 3 votes. You were right Section, it just didn't belong. I think the person who nominated it was just sick of it. You do hear it at almost every sporting event if the home team falls behind. In a bit of a surprise, Air Supply squeaks out of this group for Lost in Love, beaten out by the advancing I'm too Sexy, by Right Said Fred and the always wonderful Paul Anka with Having My Baby. Putting that song against Start Me Up was almost like putting the Steelers up against my High School's football team who wins 1 game in a bad year, 2 in a good one.

Group N: Three of these songs were neck and neck while one, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, cruised to the next round, having the 2nd highest number of votes of all 16 songs in this division. Hammer's U Can't Touch This escapes along with Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung. Barely advancing was Rock Me Amadeus, by Falco, another Weird Al parody song. Poor Boy George... We really DO want to hurt you.

Group O: The surprise here was that Our Lips Are Sealed, by the GoGos got even less votes than the Stones, and currently holds the record for the least votes in a round with 2. I didn't think it would advance, but I expected a little more hate than this. If not for a last second vote by my sister in law, it would've only had 1 vote. Part of the reason was that the leader this week, and almost certainly a #1 seed, was in it's group. Barbie Girl, by Aqua, was named on all but 3 or 4 ballots. I will admit to actually buying the CD for my daughters. What a mistake that was. The other song advancing is Last Christmas, by Wham, which just beat out Sweet's Little Willie. Little Willie Willie just went home.

Group P: This goup was about the same as group N. Three close and 1 runaway winner. Neil Young and his golden pipes are gone and Southern Man escapes. We don't need him around anyhow. The Archies are also gone with Sugar Sugar. I try not to say too much about the songs here that might influence voters, but when I was a kid, I loved the song Mandy, by Barry Manilow. When I got older and realized it wasn't cool for a guy to like that kind of stuff, I did what any normal teenager would do. I made fun of it and acted like I'd always hated Barry. Anyway, it barely made it to the next round. The last song moving on is She Bangs, by Ricky Martin. What a shock.

Here are the new songs. Vote for up to 2 from each group. Enjoy!

Group U

  • With a Little Help From My Friends, Joe Cocker
  • Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice
  • Honey, Bobby Goldsboro
  • Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys

Group V

  • Whoomp There It Is, Tag Team
  • Brick House, The Commodores
  • Bye Bye Bye, N'Synch
  • Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley

Group W

  • Oops I Did It Again, Britney Spears
  • Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano
  • I've Never Been To Me, Charlene
  • Physical, Olivia Newton-John

Group X

  • You Light Up My Life, Debbie Boone
  • Beautiful, Christina Aguilera
  • My Sharona, The Knack
  • Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell

Have at it. And Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it... Happy Chanukah or Kwanza or just Happy Holidays to any of those who don't . If anyone has any Holiday traditions that they want to talk about, please put it in your response. Here's mine. Every year, while we open our presents, we are also wadding the wrapping paper up. Then when we are done, the paper fight begins. It lasts about 5 to 10 minutes and is very fun. We used to drive my aunts crazy with that. I never understood why it bothered them. It wouldn't be Christmas without the paper fight.

To borrow from Dennis Miller, I am... outta here! YO

Posted on: December 12, 2008 2:37 am
Edited on: December 12, 2008 2:42 am
 

All New "Worst Song Ever" Rd 1 Pt 5 & Results pt3

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Well, you're past the point of no return. Bless you brave soul. Without you, I would probably be back to blogging the hapless Seahawks. The blog would read something like this... Man, the Seahawks really suck this year. Don't they? ... Very intriguing reading there isn't it? Anyway, back to the tourney. Part three of the preliminary round is now in the books. Let's get right to the results... after this message.

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Group I: Sade's Smooth Operator escapes fairly easily as does Madonna's only tourney entry Like a Virgin. Rocky Top, one of 3 songs in the tourney that I had never heard of before it began, advances along with a lovely ballad about a ho and her two studs called Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary McGregor. Now she's really feeling like a fool.

Group J: What a crappy bunch of songs here. For Karma Chameleon AND Cherokee Nation to lose in the 1st round... WOW, all I can say is WOW! Personally, if I'd had a vote, I think I would've voted for those two over the two that advanced, but if I'd wanted to know what MY worst song ever was, I'd have just asked myself. Since that is not the point, She Blinded me With Science and Oh Baby Baby are moving forward.

Group K: You spin me Round (like a record) is gone. The 3 others (We Built This City, I Just Called to Say I Love You, and Tragedy) are tied. Back to that in a moment.

Group L: Eye of the Tiger is out. From a Distance is not. Kokomo and My Humps are also in a dead heat. Easy one for me here. I like the Beach Boys but hate Kokomo. I don't like Fergie or the Peas and hate hate hate the advancing My Humps.

Back to group K... Not the easiest decision, but not too awful for me either. I've dissed on Stevie Wonder enough. He's blind for God's sake. Can't he at least have 1 lousy song? I'll advance We Built this City and Tragedy.

Whew. Okay, time for the new batch of disgustingness. No Emmitt, that's not really a word.

Group Q

  • The Night Chicago Died, Paper Lace
  • MacArthur Park, Richard Harris
  • Your Body is a Wonderland, John Mayer
  • The Girl is Mine, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

Group R

  • Party All the Time, Eddie Murphy
  • Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill'
  • I Am Woman, Helen Reddy
  • No Tell Lover, Chicago

Group S

  • Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano
  • Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band
  • Don't Cry Out Loud, Melissa Manchester
  • Escape (the Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes

Group T

  • Believe, Cher
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot
  • Thong Song, Sisqo
  • Do Ya' Think i'm Sexy, Rod Stewart

I was going to try to say something intelligent here, but I... well.. uhhh... Vote for Pedro! No no "Just Vote Baby!" Vote for the worst two in each group.

I used too much space in the blog to promote a lot of other blogs here like I usually do, so just post 'em in your comment if you want to. I sure don't mind. That's All Folks.... YO

 
 
 
 
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