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  • Worst Rock Song Ever?

    Here's my vote. Calling it Bubblegum music was being kind!

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    Here's my vote. Calling it Bubblegum music was being kind!

    If beber covers that and it is a hit I am blaming you

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    • #3
      This song defined a generation and was a 'One Hit Wonder".
      IRON BUTTERFLY - IN A GADDA DA VIDA - 1968 (ORIGINAL FULL ...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVe-rZBcm4

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      • Dr.Ears
        Dr.Ears commented
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        I did not know how to post the whole video, but the link works.

      • Rob
        Rob commented
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        really? I always dug the drum solo...it was supposed to be called "in the garden of eden" so the story goes.

      • Steve Lefkowicz
        Steve Lefkowicz commented
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        I practiced that drum solo forever. Never got it quite right. Certainly a great song though. Just because we don't like a song, doesn't mean it might not be a good song otherwise. It's all taste and preferences.

        The truly bad songs are the ones that show lack of imagination, or are written to a formula to sell. Most generic pop songs probably qualify. Yet, they sell the most, so we will always be stuck with them.

    • #4
      Myles,

      I think I can beat that. How about The Police - Mother- Synchronicity. The first thing I did when I ripped the CD was delete it. 😀

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      • #5
        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
        Here's my vote. Calling it Bubblegum music was being kind!





















        How in the world could you choose just one from them Myles?

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        • #6
          Anything by Tony Orlando, Pina Colada Song, there are too many to list.
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          • metaphacts
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            Pina Colada Song is not JB. It's Rupert Holmes.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSbrE_s0G2Y

          • Steve Lefkowicz
            Steve Lefkowicz commented
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            Actually, Jimmy Buffett is a great song writer, inasmuch as he can tell a complete story in a four minute song. Maybe all us old sailors still like him, but listen to He Went to Paris, Come Monday, A Pirate Looks at Forty, Son of a Son of a Sailor. or any one of a number of his early songs. He's way better than most people give him credit for.

            I've only been to five of his concerts, and they were all superb. His band is a very talented group. And they certainly let you know they are really enjoying themselves.
            Last edited by Steve Lefkowicz; 01-10-2017, 12:09 PM.

          • mkuller
            mkuller commented
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            I don't mind Jimmy Buffet or Margaritaville. He is actually a very smart guy one of the richest entertainers in the world who has parlayed one hit song into lifestyle restaurants (Margaritaville in Las Vegas used to be the highest revenue restaurant in the US) , liquor, shirts, hats and concerts.

        • #7
          I'll take a chance making everyone unhappy, I award Elton John, "Crocodile Rock? as one of the worst.

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          • #8
            how 'bout the bay city rollers?...more '70s boy band pap

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            • #9
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              • #10
                I thought this one was the consensus pick






                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Built_This_City

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Alpinist View Post
                Myles,

                I think I can beat that. How about The Police - Mother- Synchronicity. The first thing I did when I ripped the CD was delete it. 😀

                Ken
                Certainly their worst. Not sure what they were thinking...
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                  • JCOConnell
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                    I disagree, not only is it not one of the worst, Its a great tune with a catchy hook and a great recording.

                  • JCOConnell
                    JCOConnell commented
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                    and it sold over 5 million copies (the Lp)

                  • JCOConnell
                    JCOConnell commented
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                    my sharona was also the most popular single in the us for 1979. It spent six weeks at number ONE on the charts. Definitely not worst song
                    ever.

                • #13
                  You haven't lived until you've checked out the Finnish TV version of YMCA.
                  I dig the Iron Butterfly- early proto- metal. Heavy is a great record, as is the Iron Butterfly theme song.
                  They gave my friend Jim a ride up to Santa Barbara after he turned down a lift from Sharon Tate in Roman's 275 GTB/4.
                  Inna Gadda was put to good use in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" film.
                  There is a whistling song that made the rounds a few years ago that set me on edge, but I guess anything can drive you nuts.

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                  • #14
                    It´s a hard question to answer Myles.
                    Looking for freedom - David Hasslehoff springs to mind.
                     

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                    • #15
                      I would have to think seriously about casting my vote for almost any of our rock star hero's and their foray into disco based songs.

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