Tag:Worst Song
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.
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 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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