22 May 2003
The vinyl insult
David "Clubbeaux" Sims is collecting nominations for, as he puts it, "the Worst Song of the post-Beatles (inclusive) and pre-rap pop music era".
The number of truly wretched records from that period is seemingly just this side of infinite I had no trouble coming up with nineteen myself but surely there must be a consensus.
And no, it's not Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun", if only because Rod McKuen's version (it's McKuen's English lyric, grafted onto a Jacques Brel melody) is about a hundred thousand times worse than Terry's.
Posted at 7:39 PM to Tongue and Groove
Your list of 19 contained 6 songs that I REALLY enjoy! What does this say about my musical taste!?!?! Although, in my opinion, Seasons in the Sun doesn't even come close to the Bee Gees: I Started the Joke (that started the whole world crying).
If you really want to hear horrible... have a listen to Heino (the albino). He is a sex symbol in Germany.
"Big Girls Don't Cry" (prepubescent vocals at their worst)
"442 Glenwood Avenue" (how bubblegum can you get)
"Hooked On A Feeling" (oogachaka oogachaka makemepuka makemepuka)
"Knock Three Times On the Ceiling If You Want Me" (a total loser of a song)
Be it noted that I paid actual cash money for at least half of those nineteen (plus all four of the ones derided by Vickie).
Oh, SURE. Now that you got me to post MY Top Loser Songs, I wake up this morning ooga-chaka'ing all throughout my shower, wailing how Hooked On A Feeling I am.
Next thing you know I'll be Knocking Three Times On Some Ceiling over on Glenwood Avenue, Crying the whole while.
Well, admittedly 442 Glenwood Avenue is a long way spiritually from, say, 1432 Franklin Pike Circle.
Nothing more than...
Anything by William Shatner