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

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.


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: December 6, 2008 11:49 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2008 1:32 am

"Worst Song Ever" More Results + Rd 1 pt 4 voting

I was just telling JstDawnee, my lovely wife for those of you who don't know her, that the very worst part about doing this blog is that when I'm counting the votes, these songs tend to go through my head. After I'm done, I have to play something that I like in order to get the damn things out of there. For round 1 part 2, the majority of the losers were very clear cut with 1 exception. Just as in part 1, there was one tie and a very difficult decision for me to make, one that at this moment, I'm not 100% sure which I'll pick, but we'll get to that in a few.

First, I want to do a little advertising once again for some of my favorite blogs. Be sure and check them out and add the authors to your favorites if you like their work. Last time I posted links in the body of my blog for LazerWright and Section_725 and they have since posted new material for you to vote on, so be sure to check them out and cast your ballots once again. This time I'm going with John_Lennon2's jokes blog. There are some great laughs in here. http://johnlennon2.blogs.sportsline
 I especially like his post for today. Also, The aforementioned JstDawnee has started a blog. It's the best of youtube. http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
 She's something of a youtube expert and will post new videos fairly often in the blog comments section just as Lennon posts new jokes every day or two. If you enjoy a good laugh, you should check out these blogs regularly, and also post your joke or video in a comment. 

Okay, enough of that. Let's get on with it.

Group E. Kung-Fu Fighting and All by Myself are gone, beaten somewhat soundly by Sir Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime and completely destroyed by what looks like a tournament "favorite", Billy Ray Cyrus' magical tune "Achy Breaky Heart. Billy was named on around 90% of your ballots. Billy, I just don't think you understand... your song sucks, and it sucks bad!

Group F. Styx is out. Thank you very much-o Mr. Roboto, but your services will no longer be required. Funkytown, a song that some here have said was a candidate for the finals just didn't make enough people want to vomit. Lipps Inc., with it's incredibly clever and punny  band name (NOT!), pulls a Keyser Soze and escapes right under our noses, while Yummy Yummy Yummy and Muskrat Love face humiliations galore and move on to the next round.

Group G. This was the most clear cut of any of the four. A vast majority of you agreed that Seasons in the Sun and Rock Lobster aren't really that bad. I'm with you, although I'm not a big fan of either one of them. Albert Morris got the gong with Feelings making Chuck Barris and Jamie Farr proud. I'm showing my age here, so if some of you younger voters aren't following me, ask someone over 40. The leader of this pack was done by a band I saw at Comiskey Park on my 13th birthday. I was actually there to see a ballgame, I swear. According to you voters, S A T U R D A Y Night, B L O W S and the amazing Bay City Rollers roll on.

Group H. Okay, I was pretty sure you guys wouldn't vote Dave Matthews forward, and you didn't. That was one of my nominations. I hate hate hate the song Satellite. But, this is a democracy, not a dictatorship and so Dave and his band are spared further degradation. 1 vote separated 1st from 3rd in this group. A song that I didn't think would advance ended up with the most votes. It makes me happy though as I can't stand this song after hearing it 40 million times at work in the last few years. To Mr. James Blunt, I say this: You are not Beautiful! You're moving to the next round. It's true. And finally, it's almost a coin flip for me. I'm like a Bird or Morning Train. Spare me the agony of having to listen to both of these piles of dog doodoo. Heads or tails? Ugh. I... I... I pick I'm Like a Bird. Damn that was tough.

Wow, I'm kind of wordy tonight. Sorry about that. Well, not really. I think I'll just shut up now and post the next 4 groups. Yeah, that's what I'll do. Shutting up now. Not talking. Not saying a word. Okay fine. Here you go.

Group M

  • Having my Baby, Paul Anka
  • Start Me Up, Rolling Stones
  • Lost in Love, Air Supply
  • I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred

Group N

  • Rock Me Amadeus, Falco
  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung
  • Do you Really Want to Hurt Me?, Culture Club
  • U Can't Touch This, Hammer

Group O

  • Last Christmas, Wham
  • Little Willy, Sweet
  • Our Lips Are Sealed, The Go-Gos
  • Barbie Girl, Aqua

Group P

  • She Bangs, Ricky Martin
  • Mandy, Barry Manilow
  • Southern Man, Neil Young
  • Sugar Sugar, The Archies

Before any Stones or Neil Young fans go off on me, I just have to say this... Neither of these songs were nominated by me, and I think it's more fun if we have a huge variety of bands in here. I could've put just about every air supply song ever made in the tourney and no one would complain. Also, I have tried to be very impartial in my selections and in not trying to sway the votes in any direction. But, looking at the Stones and Neil's competition, it shouldn't be too tough for them to escape. But don't let that sway you my wonderful voters. Just choose up to 2 songs from each group that you dislike more than the other songs in the group. If you haven't voted in the previous posting, it is still open. Thanks in advance for your votes. Till next time, YO


NOTE: This round is now closed. Thanks for voting.

Posted on: November 30, 2008 2:40 am
Edited on: December 12, 2008 3:13 am

"Worst song ever" rd 1 pt 3 + pt 1 results

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Mine was awesome, and I'm still out of town for a few more days. I'm kind of missing my bed and the woman who sleeps next to me there, since she didn't have the vacation time in order to come with me, but all in all it has been good. The results from part 1 are in. Here are your 1st 8 "winners".

Group A: She's Like the Wind dominated this group and moves on easily while Candyman was barely eliminated by Run Joey Run. That would've been a big upset IMO since I expected Run Joey Run to walk away with this one. My guess is a lot of you don't know Run Joey all that well. Photograph escaped the competition without much trouble.

Group B: This one was very clear cut. Sundown and Candle in the Wind were clobbered by Cha-Cha Slide and True, with True leading the way. No surprises as far as I'm concerned. I didn't really want to include Sundown in the first place, but it is one of the wife's least favorite songs, and well, she's my wife.

Group C: No major surprises here either other than this... You guys really hate Celine Dion. My guess is that if there were a lot of ladies voting, My Heart Will Go On would have been eliminated, but instead, it was the leading vote-getter from this group. Joining Celine will be the Baja Men with Who Let the Dogs Out. Cars and Hanging Tough escape- Cars easily, and Hanging Tough by only 1 vote.

Goup D: Wake me up Before you Go-Go is out by a large margin. Quite a surprise for such a crappy song, but as many said, this may have been the worst group from part 1. How am I Supposed to Live Without You, by that ass-clown Michael Bolton is moving forward. We have our fist tie and my first voting opportunity in this group. Only 1 vote separated these two "jewels" from Bolton and first place, and it's a very tough decision for me. Clay Aiken's Invisible, or The Spice Girls with Wannabe. After much deliberation (I actually listened to both on youtube) I have chosen this because of the stellar lyric, repeated at least 3 or 4 times, of "I wanna really really really wanna zigazag ahh". Wannabe will go forward.

Time to vote for part 3

         Group I

  • Torn Between 2 Lovers, Mary MacGregor
  • Like a Virgin, Madonna
  • Rocky Top, The Osbourne Brothers
  • Smoothe Operator, Sade

        Group J

  • Oh Baby Baby, Brittney Spears
  • Karma Chameleon, Culture Club
  • She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby
  • Cherokee Nation, Paul Revere and the Raiders

         Group K

  • I Just Called to Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder
  • We Built This City, Starship
  • You Spin Me Round (like a record), Dead or Alive
  • Tragedy, The BeeGees

        Group L

  • Kokomo, The Beach Boys
  • Eye of the Tiger, Survivor
  • My Humps, Black-Eyed Peas
  • From a Distance, Bette Midler

As always, vote for up to 2 from each group, picking what you think are the worst of the 4 songs. Round 1 part 2 is still open and a lot of people who voted in part 1 have still not voted at this point. Also, be sure to check out the blogs by LazerWright, Section_725, and BuccinGator... and anyone else who votes regularly here (I see Lennon and RobToxin have blogs I need to check out as well). Feel free to post links to your blog or any other that you think might be of interest. Thanks in advance for voting. YO

Note, This round is now closed.

Posted on: November 18, 2008 5:10 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2008 11:54 pm

Rd.1 Pt.2 "Worst Song Ever Tourney" NFC East

Thanks to all for participating. It's pretty amazing to me how close groups A thru D are in the voting so far. There are only a couple of songs that are looking like absolute locks right now, but who knows if many more will cast their votes over the next week or so. The funny thing is, I've had a few comments about how the poster actually liked a couple of the songs on the list. Well, I like some of them too. Just not the same ones that they did. You can ignore the deal with the football divisions; I am just using that to help me keep track of where I am as far as vote counting and posting. After round 1 is complete, I'll reseed everyone based on the number of votes they got.

Also, if you like this blog, be sure to check out two of my favorites. Lazer Wright's "Vote for your favorite rock songs" competition http://lazerwright.blogs.sportsline
 and Section_725's "Best movie ever" competition http://section725.blogs.sportsline.
 . Both are worth your time and if they are anything like me, they get pretty happy when they see that more people have voted.

Post a response and you'll definitely get fived and faved by me, and I hope you will 5 the other posters.

Here we go. Round 1, Part  2. Groups E through H. Vote for up to 2 songs that you hate per group.

Group E

  • Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney
  • Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas
  • Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus
  • All By Myself, Eric Carmen

Group F                      

  • Funkytown, Lipps Inc.
  • Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, The Ohio Express
  • Mr. Roboto, Styx
  • Muskrat Love, Captain and Tenille

Group G

  • Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers
  • Feelings, Albert Morris
  • Seasons in the Sun, Terry Jacks
  • Rock Lobster, the B-52's

Group H

  • I'm Like a Bird, Nellie Furtado
  • You're Beautiful, James Blunt
  • Morning Train, Sheena Easton
  • Satellite, Dave Matthews Band

Since the station I usually have to listen to at work has already switched to Christmas music (just a little too early, don't you think?) I decided to throw in the 1st of  the 3 Christmas songs on the list. Apologies to Styx and Dave Matthews Band fans. They both put out some decent music... just not these 2 songs IMO. Guess we'll see what everyone else thinks. Again, you can vote for up to 2 songs you don't like in each group, but you don't have to if you just don't get sick thinking about 2 of the 4 songs from a group.

Thanks everyone, YO

This round is now over.

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