The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 June 2006

U Can't Stand This

Just for the heck of it, I decided to sample AOL Radio tonight. (Yes, I have an AOL account. I've had it for seven years. No, I will not tell you why.) One of the channels being offered was a countdown of the 111 Worst Songs Ever, which of course I had to check out.

The very first thing I heard was Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun," which to me has never been more than slightly annoying, but which a lot of people, including some readers of this very site, absolutely abhor.

AOL doesn't give out the entire list, but this guy does, and I have to admit, there's some pretty freaking terrible stuff on there. (And yes, there is a handful of tracks I like.)

Posted at 9:05 PM to Tongue and Groove


Mambo #5? Sure, looking back some people would be embarrassed to say they liked it, but it was a big hit, and a catchy tune, imho. Kind of like the Macarena. Good for its time, but now embarassed to say I liked it. :-)

Posted by: Mike Goodwin at 10:24 PM on 10 June 2006

"We had joy we had fun" he he he

There are several songs that do NOT belong on that list.

Posted by: ms7168 at 11:11 PM on 10 June 2006

82. The Hamster Dance Song - Roger Miller and Hampton

Oh, now that's just sacrilege.

By the way, I only discovered Roger Miller's part in that by accident, catching the opening theme to Disney's "Robin Hood" on TV.

The original HamsterDance track I heard was merely a portion of that very same song, speeded up Alvin-and-the-Chipmunks style.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:51 AM on 11 June 2006

The B-52's rock baby ...

Posted by: Ron at 10:04 AM on 11 June 2006