The bottom of the top comes up with a Top Ten list seemingly every single day, and this one from this summer past, ostensibly listing the 10 Worst #1 Songs (on the Billboard Hot 100) might have been the most controversial, with 47 percent of user thumbs pointed decidedly downward:

Yes, I paid actual coin of the realm for a few of these. I can think of lots of other tracks that hit Numero Uno despite a total lack of merit, and so can you. And just to correct someone’s misapprehension: “Seville,” in this context, equals “Bagdasarian.”


  1. fillyjonk »

    24 October 2018 · 4:45 pm

    There’s a “remix” of Bad Day that makes the rounds on Tumblr where it just repeats “So you had a bad day” over and over and over and over and over again, and frankly it’s hilarious. (And I’ve used it to cheer myself up when I was having a literal bad day because it’s so over the top annoying that I can’t help but start laughing).

  2. Roger O Green »

    25 October 2018 · 9:19 am

    If I were to look, I’m sure I could find a dozen #1s worse than I’m Too Sexy

  3. CGHill »

    25 October 2018 · 12:11 pm

    For instance, Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” which contains enough “I’m Too Sexy” to earn Right Said Fred a piece of the songwriting royalties.

  4. nightfly »

    26 October 2018 · 3:42 pm

    “I’m Too Sexy” is straight-up satire; I can’t imagine hating on it for being exactly what it was supposed to be. Nor can I get behind people handwaving their future lack of success… it’s easy enough to understand, when the buying public expected more of the same and didn’t get it because Right Said Fred weren’t really that kind of a band. The same thing happened to many other one-hit wonders.

    The “Bad Day” remake thing makes me laugh, though. There’s a similar one of Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me,” where the only line remaining is “working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.”

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