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

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 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 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: 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.

Posted on: November 14, 2008 4:20 am
Edited on: November 30, 2008 3:04 am

"Worst Song Ever" Tourney, Rd 1 - AFC East

    A few weeks ago, I asked you, "What's the worst song ever?" and I got some great responses. I have compiled a list of 164 of the worst from your nominations and with some help from Bricktop's blog entry "Jukebox from Hell" and a couple of other sources on the web. I tried to keep it fair... a few of my favorite songs are included in the list, and I don't think any band or artist is on it for more than 3 songs. You will probably disagree with some of the songs included, and I'm sure there are some omissions as well, but hey, who's perfect? I have split them into 8 divisions (named after NFL divisions) of 16 songs each. This will take a fairly long time to determine a "winner", but I'm sure it will be worth it.

For round 1, there will be four songs in each group. Please choose up to two songs from each group. Hopefully, there will be enough voting that we can get through each region in a week or so. I will not be voting unless there is a tie. Your vote won't count if you choose more than 2 songs from a group, so please don't do it. If you have a strong stomach and don't know all the songs on the list, I'm sure you could find most of them on youtube, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Without further ado, let the Tourney begin!

          Group A

  • Photograph, Nickelback
  • Run Joey, Run, David Geddes
  • She’s Like the Wind, Patrick Swayze
  • Candyman, Sammy Davis Jr.

          Group B

  • Sundown,  Gordon Lightfoot
  • Cha-Cha Slide, Mr. C.
  • True, Spandau Ballet
  • Candle in the Wind, Elton John

         Group C

  • Cars, Gary Numan
  • Who Let the Dogs Out,  Baha Men
  • Hanging Tough, New Kids on the Block
  • My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion

          Group D

  • Wannabe, Spice Girls
  • Invisible,  Clay Aiken
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,  Wham
  • How am I Supposed to Live Without You, Michael Bolton

Remember, you are voting for the worst 2 songs from group A, then the worst 2 from group B, etc. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.


This round is now over. Round 1 part 2 will be open until around 12/7/08. Thanks.

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