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(Buzzfeed)   From The Chipmunks to LMFAO, the forty worst No. 1 singles of all time   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 130
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2013-03-09 08:39:44 AM  
A Lot of these aren't the worst singles ever, they seem more like a list of songs the article writer just doesn't like.

...except Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey". That song is a complete piece of shiat.
 
2013-03-09 10:19:23 AM  
I still want my hula-hoop
 
2013-03-09 10:21:55 AM  
If I'm at the bar with a few drinks in me I'd prefer the first bars of under pressure to be ice ice baby.....not so much at other times but ice ice baby still has its place.
 
2013-03-09 10:22:52 AM  
Every 4-5 years, at most, some stupid song catches fire for whatever reason and becomes popular. Kids like it, moms aren't offended by it, and it has some brainless chorus sung to a simple pulsing beat. Or it takes a simplistic love story and adds a canned tragedy. They are going to happen, and the less fuss made about them the sooner they will be forgotten.
 
2013-03-09 10:25:23 AM  
1991: "When a Man Loves a Woman" (One Week)

Not amused:

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2013-03-09 10:25:30 AM  
The same can be said for any "top 10 things that suck" list.

Granted, there is quite a lot of the formulaic cookie cutter pop and rock on the list, and much of it does hold a certain place in music history. But that is what Americans want - overly simple 3 chord, low distortion, no audible bass guitar, and lyrics as thought provoking as cotton candy.
 
2013-03-09 10:25:38 AM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-09 10:26:22 AM  
I always preferred Revolting Cocks' version of Do Ya Think I'm Sexy:

http://youtu.be/BgDBmdTmenk

Bet your ass it is NSFW.
 
2013-03-09 10:31:10 AM  
Eh, author has a twig up hir arse. Some suck (I'll admit to my bias in saying that I will never, ever, ever, ever even entertain the notion that New Kids On the Block had any redeeming qualities at all, and if there had been an internet when NKOTB were big I would be banned from half the internet for proclaiming my rageful rage-hate of them.) but most are just quirky.

And "I'm Sexy and I Know It" is one of the most disturbing but most amusing videos of the past few years. I want to hate it, I really do, but just watching average looking dweebs parading about in speedo's singing "I'm sexy and I know it." is just too funny to hate. Sort of like the new Go Daddy commercials.
 
2013-03-09 10:31:13 AM  
As brought to you by one of the worst websites on the web.
 
2013-03-09 10:37:51 AM  
If anyone doesn't feel like reading the whole list, I believe I can summarize the author's point:

rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com
 
2013-03-09 10:39:46 AM  

Techhell: And "I'm Sexy and I Know It" is one of the most disturbing but most amusing videos of the past few years. I want to hate it, I really do, but just watching average looking dweebs parading about in speedo's singing "I'm sexy and I know it." is just too funny to hate


I agree with this. It also gave me some of my favorite bits from The Bugle
 
2013-03-09 10:46:30 AM  

croesius: I always preferred Revolting Cocks' version of Do Ya Think I'm Sexy:

http://youtu.be/BgDBmdTmenk

Bet your ass it is NSFW.


A much better version by far.
 
2013-03-09 10:49:45 AM  

MightyPez: Techhell: And "I'm Sexy and I Know It" is one of the most disturbing but most amusing videos of the past few years. I want to hate it, I really do, but just watching average looking dweebs parading about in speedo's singing "I'm sexy and I know it." is just too funny to hate

I agree with this. It also gave me some of my favorite bits from The Bugle


In case anyone was interested, The Bugle covering Sexy and I Know It and its role in international diplomacy.
 
2013-03-09 10:55:09 AM  
  #4   The Four Seasons guy playing B-3..standing up!!!    I'm not sure if that's even legal..
 
2013-03-09 11:12:09 AM  
He's mad because there was plenty to worry about when Don't Worry Be Happy came out?
I'm thinking they didn't actually catch the lyrics to Don't Worry Be Happy.

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The landlord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
 
2013-03-09 11:13:40 AM  

Quaker: If anyone doesn't feel like reading the whole list, I believe I can summarize the author's point:

[rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com image 350x377]


I think the point is more like "here's a bunch of songs that suck ass, but at the time were popular for some reason - but now nobody admits to ever liking them."

I hated all of them from the start.
 
2013-03-09 11:14:00 AM  
Did Achey Breaky Heart ever hit #1? That thing makes my ears bleed.
 
2013-03-09 11:14:43 AM  
Anyone putting The Beach Boys on a worst of list can choke on it.
 
2013-03-09 11:15:11 AM  
Hey, I love Broken Wings!

There's really nothing better than listening to that song on the raido,  crusing along the shore in Vice City, and watching the sun come up on another crime laden day.

/best one in the series
//beat it twice
///currently playing through it again on my iPad
 
2013-03-09 11:15:24 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Quaker: If anyone doesn't feel like reading the whole list, I believe I can summarize the author's point:

[rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com image 350x377]

I think the point is more like "here's a bunch of songs that suck ass, but at the time were popular for some reason - but now nobody admits to ever liking them."

I hated all of them from the start.


How hip of you
 
2013-03-09 11:16:36 AM  
List fails miserably without Disco Duck.
 
2013-03-09 11:18:57 AM  
Surprised that They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! only made it to #3.
 
2013-03-09 11:20:11 AM  
It would have been more appropriately titled "songs that weren't great but got overplayed until your ears bled"

some of them aren't so bad.
 
2013-03-09 11:22:48 AM  
BTW, I thought "I'm Too Sexy" was written because the lead singer was butthurt after being shunned by a female model since he wasn't up to her level.  He ended up having his Taylor Swift moment in mocking all the other things she thought she was too sexy for.


The article says it's an ode to male models...and wiki also mentions something along those lines, but I always rememered it as above.


Either I am completely wrong; spending too much time thinking about this throwaway song, or I just haven't had enough coffee yet and dreamed the whole thing.
 
2013-03-09 11:25:11 AM  

Cream of Meat: Anyone putting The Beach Boys on a worst of list can choke on it.


It's not the real Beach Boys, so I'm cool with it being on there.
 
2013-03-09 11:28:31 AM  
I'll give one of these to FORTY items on a single page:
i305.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-09 11:29:58 AM  

LoR75: BTW, I thought "I'm Too Sexy" was written because the lead singer was butthurt after being shunned by a female model since he wasn't up to her level.  He ended up having his Taylor Swift moment in mocking all the other things she thought she was too sexy for.


The article says it's an ode to male models...and wiki also mentions something along those lines, but I always rememered it as above.


Either I am completely wrong; spending too much time thinking about this throwaway song, or I just haven't had enough coffee yet and dreamed the whole thing.


........................

Seems I'm wrong...couldnt' find that story online.
 
2013-03-09 11:35:19 AM  
List fails without the all-time crappiest song to ever hit No. 1. .....

.... drum roll ....

BRAND NEW KEY by Melanie.
 
2013-03-09 11:37:12 AM  
I have always liked Winchester Cathredal(sp), don't know if it was a top hit though.
 
2013-03-09 11:37:44 AM  
List fails with no mention of the Steve Miller Band's droning, plodding classic Abracadabra.
 
2013-03-09 11:39:07 AM  
List fails on general principles, but specific failure for omitting Seasons in the Sun.
 
2013-03-09 11:39:07 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Quaker: If anyone doesn't feel like reading the whole list, I believe I can summarize the author's point:

[rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com image 350x377]

I think the point is more like "here's a bunch of songs that suck ass, but at the time were popular for some reason - but now nobody admits to ever liking them."

I hated all of them from the start.


Music, like all art, is subjective. But the closest thing we have to an objective standard by which to judge it is a popularity-based ranking system like the Billboard Top 100. So if a song makes it on there, you have absolutely no basis upon which to say that it "sucks ass", only that you don't like it. It's not just magically popular "for some reason", it's popular because lots of people like it. But that obviously bothers you and the author, hence "stop liking what I don't like".
 
2013-03-09 11:42:17 AM  

Wellon Dowd: List fails on general principles, but specific failure for omitting Seasons in the Sun.


 me and you and a dog named boo...
 
2013-03-09 11:44:18 AM  
 
2013-03-09 11:53:43 AM  
List fails without "Seasons in the Sun"  Terry Jacks 1974.
 
2013-03-09 11:59:40 AM  
Starland Vocal Band?  Afternoon Delight?

smh
 
2013-03-09 12:05:18 PM  

LoR75: Hey, I love Broken Wings!

There's really nothing better than listening to that song on the raido,  crusing along the shore in Vice City, and watching the sun come up on another crime laden day.

/best one in the series
//beat it twice
///currently playing through it again on my iPad


You might want to look into, you know, getting a life...

just sayin'
 
2013-03-09 12:07:07 PM  

Not_Todd: Did Achey Breaky Heart ever hit #1? That thing makes my ears bleed.


Peaked at No. 4. It did somehow go Platinum, though.
 
2013-03-09 12:22:09 PM  
Where the f*ck is Disco Duck?
 
2013-03-09 12:43:31 PM  
Link doesn't work for me but here are my nominees:

4 Non Blondes -- What's Up:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc
Meat Load -- I Would Do Anything For Love:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GNhdQRbXhc">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=9GNhdQRbXhc
Spin Doctors -- Little Miss Can't Go Wrong:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXWbMu4PtpE">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=cXWbMu4PtpE
Huey Lewis and the News -- Hip to Be Square:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5YkmjalDg">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=LB5YkmjalDg

You're Welcome.
 
2013-03-09 12:47:30 PM  
oh, one more....

Shania Twain -- That Don't Impress Me Much:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFLXayD6e8

...even though she is smoking hot in the vid, it doesn't save this song.
 
2013-03-09 12:49:21 PM  

Quaker: Lionel Mandrake: Quaker: If anyone doesn't feel like reading the whole list, I believe I can summarize the author's point:

[rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com image 350x377]

I think the point is more like "here's a bunch of songs that suck ass, but at the time were popular for some reason - but now nobody admits to ever liking them."

I hated all of them from the start.

Music, like all art, is subjective. But the closest thing we have to an objective standard by which to judge it is a popularity-based ranking system like the Billboard Top 100. So if a song makes it on there, you have absolutely no basis upon which to say that it "sucks ass", only that you don't like it. It's not just magically popular "for some reason", it's popular because lots of people like it. But that obviously bothers you and the author, hence "stop liking what I don't like".


You have to cut Lionel some slack.  He says he hated all of them from the start.  That means he hated The Chipmunk Song in 1958.  So he had to be old enough to appreciate or hate the song at that time.  If we are generous and put him at 5 years old that would mean he is 60 now and on the cusp of yelling "Get off my lawn."  If we put him into his teen years which is when he truly would have hated the song then he would be around 70 now and he is probably grumpy because his great grandchildren won't let him have his keys so he has been denied the pleasure of plowing his car through farmers markets.

Unfortunately he won't see my support of his actions because right now he's either taking a nap or outside yelling at a cloud.
 
2013-03-09 12:57:17 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: LoR75: Hey, I love Broken Wings!

There's really nothing better than listening to that song on the raido,  crusing along the shore in Vice City, and watching the sun come up on another crime laden day.

/best one in the series
//beat it twice
///currently playing through it again on my iPad

You might want to look into, you know, getting a life...

just sayin'


Is the Phil Collins song from Miami Vice in that game? It's a crime if it isn't.

/only thing he ever made that didn't make me want to punch him in the throat
//maybe Against All Odds
 
2013-03-09 01:02:24 PM  
No In The Year 2525?  It's that forgotten now?  Fine by me.
 
2013-03-09 01:03:34 PM  
I don't care what anyone says, that "Sexy" song was pretty farking good.  It took itself exactly as seriously as it should have been.
 
nxn
2013-03-09 01:07:29 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Link doesn't work for me but here are my nominees:

4 Non Blondes -- What's Up:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc
Meat Load -- I Would Do Anything For Love:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GNhdQRbXhc">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=9GNhdQRbXhc
Spin Doctors -- Little Miss Can't Go Wrong:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXWbMu4PtpE">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=cXWbMu4PtpE
Huey Lewis and the News -- Hip to Be Square:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5YkmjalDg">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=LB5YkmjalDg

You're Welcome.


If I were going to start a band, I would call it "Meat Load."
 
2013-03-09 01:07:57 PM  
And anyone that lists Don't Worry Be Happy should eat a bag of dicks while dying in a fire, slowly.   Bobby McFerrin has 10 Grammy's for a reason.   That song was grossly over played, but that's not his fault.  It's a cute, fun song, but it wasn't the best song on that album.  Or even the fourth best song on that album.  But it's the only song the farkin' philistines know him by, which is a criminal shame.
 
2013-03-09 01:10:34 PM  
Eh, not all of those are bad songs.  However, I'm glad I checked out of listening to pop music starting around 2005...I've tried listening a few times since then, only to realize that the contemporary stations are playing ten songs from about 10 years ago for every one "new" song.
 
2013-03-09 01:15:03 PM  
How can any list of worst #1 singles omit this atrocity?

"topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a (then) record-setting ten consecutive weeks. It became the most successful single of the 1970s in the United States, and set a new Hot 100 record for longest reign at No. 1." - Wiki

AcesFull:
 me and you and a dog named boo...
Peaked at #5

OtherBrotherDarryl: Link doesn't work for me but here are my nominees:

4 Non Blondes -- What's Up:

Peaked at #14
Spin Doctors -- Little Miss Can't Go Be Wrong: Peaked at #17
Huey Lewis and the News -- Hip to Be Square: Closer, but only made it to #3
 
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