Tag:Worst Song Ever
Posted on: March 29, 2009 4:30 am

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: 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: 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!!!"


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 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

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.

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