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April 30, 2008

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Craigfluence

Sorry! Forgot the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0R9qmtLQA

iowahawk

Yipes.

Pass the brain bleach please.

dc

Wait, you forgot to include this crapola for the victrola;
'Coven' and their version of "Tin Soldier" from the equally crepulent "Billy Jack" movie.

Patrick S

Indiana Wants Me (but I can't go back there)
by R. Dean Taylor

Paul S

Did someone say "stalking?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnejNGprm3I

("Every Breath You Take" -- the Police)

That album (SYNCHRONICITY) was chock full o' hell...what about Synchronicity II? "Another suburban family morning/grandmother screaming at all"

Brandon Burt

Yes, thank you for adding the "Run Joey Run" link--I was going to do it if nobody else did! It's amazing the reaction that will get when you play it at a party ...

Tragic

I'm glad someone remembered "The Night Chicago Died," possibly my favorite craptastic song ("Daddy was a cop on the east side of Chicago" -- the east side of Chicago is a lake, son!) And "Honey" -- she obviously killed herself to escape that donk she was married to.

The worst Dr. Hook song was actually "Sylvia's Mother" --1.5 million copies sold, no one will admit buying it.

"One Tin Soldier": chords stolen from Pachelbel, the denounment the most stupid hippie sh-t you can imagine -- and it's the theme to "Billy Jack," for added crapulence!

Anything by Seals and Crofts. Anything. In any time but the '70's, these guys couldn't even get a gig working a Ren fair.

"Oh Babe, What Would You Say?" by Hurricane Smith. Obviously, there was a vinyl surplus in the 1970's and the record companies were doing anything they could to get rid of it.

"Black and White" by Three Dog Night. This would make a great set with "Ebony and Ivory" by Makka and Jacko and "Society's Child" by Janis Ian. Or not.


Thomas J. Herling

In one of the more bizarre collisions in popular music, Toni Tenille can be heard singing backup vocals on Pink Floyd's "The Wall." No kidding.

cratedigger

this shit is now called Yacht Rock or some crap.
Ahoy capn

cratedigger

this shit is now called Yacht Rock or some crap.
Ahoy capn

schuppanzigh

Always a woman by Billy Joel

Anything by Billy Joel

Lance

I was okay with all of this...then I saw Debbie Boone. Yes, she was halfway hot back then, but the mind-bending, brake-slamming truth was just a step behind her cuteness. It was the thought of her daddy, Pat Boone, with his white shoes, white belt and TV bible thumping. And to top off this absolutely effective Epicac cocktail, she wasn't singing about her main squeeze. She was singing about Jesus!

**blowing serious chunks here**

Lance

...and she had those...Baptist teeth.

Declan

These are great! Yer all a bunch of hard hearted meanies! ;)

D

palais

" Yummy Yummy Yummy" was by the Ohio Express, not 1910 Fruitgum Company. Although I don't blame anyone for the confusion.

My least favorite song in history is " They're Coming To Take Me Away" by Napoleon XVI. My mother thought it was appropriate to sing this song every night while chopping vegetables for dinner.

Another winner is " You're Having My Baby", by Paul Anka. Seriously, kill me.

And of course, the joy of " Tell Laura I Love her" and anything by Bobby Vinton.

I find " Young Girl" by Gary Puckett offensive, because he's singing about jail bait, and he can't control his urges, so he blames her for his lechery. Charming.

Dancebert

I grew up in the 60s. I'm glad Rock music reached these levels of crapitude in the 70s. That caused four men in their mid-twenties from Queens NY to strip rock back down to it's bare bones, flip off the rest of the music scene and lead the way to a new era.

R.I.P.
The Ramones
1974 - 1996

DB Ferguson

This is like Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, but with the accompanying, terrifying videos.

(btw, that is one of the greatest and most nightmare inducing books ever to be published. I highly recommend it.)

Bob Jones

Rupert Holmes is a reverse genius of pop songs but to me his ultimate achievement has to be 'The Answering Machine' song. Does anyone have a link to that?

Nurse Bob

One that always makes me throw up a little in my mouth is "For the Love of Him" by Bobbi Martin done in 1970.

I have never hated Rupert Holmes' music as much as I do now. Thank you for reminding me of "Timothy". Now I miss my mule (he was de-lish!)

John_H

How could you forget Sylvia's Mother?

And the o-per-ator says forty cents more -- for the next --- three --- minutes ---

Oh, and I second Hotel California. :-)

Account Deleted

I recommend playing all the videos together at the same time. Makes an interesting John Cagian experience -- a cacophony except you can clearly hear the vocal to "Honey" above the background of all the other songs. Needs a little normalization.

Ewan Mee

I have to agree with Don Miller Jr.

These songs all stand head and shoulders above the crap that sells as "music" these days!!!

They're all included in the 26,000 songs I currently have on my iPod.

(see Rhino's Have a Nice Day series 1-25!!!)

Scot

I think you've covered the 70's pretty well. Moving to the crap-tastic 80's would require another site altogether.

My submission for the 80's: We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off, by Jermaine Stewart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID_N7rv-iN8

Drink some cherry wine...uh huh...

Bpaul

Freaking awesome post, WELL DONE SIR! I salute the gastrointestinal fortitude it took to pull this off.

Bp

Sam West

In this parade of crapular songs, you should include "Imagine" by John Lennon.
Some would call this a hymn for a new age, but if no-one knew it was John Lennon, they might call it self-important, self-pitying whining by someone who didn't get to run the world, mixed in a musical pseudo-hippie fog worthy "Sunshine" by John Denver or "Share the Land" by whoever wrote that crap. Seriously, listen to the song; this is Spinal Tap's "Listen to the Flower People" done by someone who was smart and talented enough to know better. Being John Lennon does not excuse everything. Also, it doesn't rock.

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