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What is the worst song by a well-respected musician or band?

  1. Oct 19, 2012 #1

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    Please link to execrable songs by musicians that should have known better. Some "songs" like "I'm so glad" by Cream appear to be album-fillers instead of serious music.

    Clapton has gold records on his wall, but this stinker causes me to change the channel or hit "next" on the CD player every time.

     
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  3. Oct 19, 2012 #2

    lisab

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    Not the worst, but bad: Last Kiss, Pearl Jam.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0B-hJ_gotc

     
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  4. Oct 19, 2012 #3

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    Yep! That's bad. It wasn't any good the first time out, when the cheerleaders used to sing it on bus trips.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2012 #4
    Anything on St. Anger by Metallica. Though I must admit, the songs sound marginally better live than they do on the album.
     
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  6. Oct 19, 2012 #5

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    REM's "Everybody Hurts" has no redeeming value no matter what anyone says.

    Michael Stipe channeling Art Garfunkel? What the heck for?

    I don't care what anyone says, I'M CORRECT!
     
  7. Oct 19, 2012 #6
    Wow. I always thought I was the only one who thought that 'Wonderful Tonight' was a truly dreadful song. Other songs that spring to mind as ones that were hugely popular but which I always loathed with a passion are 'Lady in Red' by Chris De Burgh and 'I Just Called to Say I Love You' by Stevie Wonder. I don't hate them because they are romantic songs, I hate them because they are chewing gum for the brain, utterly devoid of any quality that I can discern.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2012 #7

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    And then he slowed it down for his "unplugged" release; just what we needed, longer dreadfulness.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2012 #8

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  10. Oct 19, 2012 #9

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    Exactly what Heart did on their "Road Home" CD. Slow their songs down like Vanilla Fudge and drag them out forever. That CD was a waste of money and time.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2012 #10
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Hurts

    I love this song because it takes my mind back to slow dancing at parties in grade school and high school. Slow dances were a socially acceptable way to get a lot of body contact with girls, and often lead to making out. If it had only existed at the time, "Everybody Hurts" would have precipitated many makeout sessions for me. Maybe even more than "Something" by the Beatles.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2012 #11

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    While "Wonderful Tonight" is bad...truly bad...it's hard to come up with one worse than Styx's "Plexiglas Toilet".
     
  13. Oct 19, 2012 #12

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    Love it!

    Like it

    Love it, like it. But I like pretty much everything. :smile:

    Okay, the worst tune... hmmmm... anything from the 90s?
     
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    Chi Meson

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    Argh! Typical logic. I'm not listening! I'm not listening! nanananananannananananana......
     
  16. Oct 22, 2012 #15

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    I'm okay with most Beatles stuff, but I don't know what this is supposed to be:

     
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  17. Oct 22, 2012 #16

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    The long and whining road? :biggrin:
     
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  18. Oct 22, 2012 #17
    If we're talking about respected bands, then these top my list (at least they immediately come to mind).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G4jnaznUoQ
    (ok, that may more be a reaction to the video than the song)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWLpiPlJAA8
    (Prior to this his stuff was fantastic)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmKeIlJq4gM
    (This song always makes me want to vomit)

    And if we're talking about someone not respected, just about everything by Britney Spears, N'Sync, etc.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2012 #18
    I wasn't too impressed about Aram Cara on Enya's album 'Sumiregusa'.

    But that's not on youtube and this version is much better.

     
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  20. Oct 22, 2012 #19

    George Jones

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    A real bummer of a song.
     
  21. Oct 22, 2012 #20
    The butt of many jokes.
     
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