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Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Posted on: April 18, 2010 10:29 am
 
First off, I want to thank all of the members of the cbssports.com community who suggested songs both on our first failed attempt, and on my recent revival.  Between the two, we came up with 160 songs that we felt worthy of being named the Worst Song Ever.  However, in the end, there can only be one.  So here's how this will work.  I have divided the 160 songs into 32 groups of five.  In each group, you will pick the TWO you feel most deserve to go on to the field of 65.  That's TWO out of the FIVE.  No more.  No less.  Otherwise, your vote won't count.  You can copy and paste with highlights or strikeouts, or just do a list, however you feel.  Please feel free to make comments, as I sure will.  I will leave this open for two weeks.  Next week, I will post the second set of prelims, and will leave this open as we work on that.  Each set will stay open for two weeks, and afterwards, I will announce the songs that will move.  So when I post the third set of prelims in two weeks, I will give the results of prelim 1.  I will only vote to break ties, although as I announce the winners, I will reveal what my choices would have been.  And the last thing, obviously doing 32 groups and picking two songs will only yield 64.  The 65th (and last) entrant into the tournament will be whichever of the losers from the prelims gets the most votes.  So without futher ado, here are the first eight groups of songs that we feel we would have been better without.  Oh, and this is a democracy, so Ironman will be appearing, although I only expect it to get one vote.

Group 1-

Cherish-
The Association
Sole Provider- Michael Bolton
Dirty Laundry- Don Henley
Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray Cyrus
Living Inside Myself- Gino Vannelli (not to be confused with Vanilli)

Group 2-

Loving You-
Minnie Ripperton (ah ah ah ah ah)
Physical- Olivia Newton john
Hangin' Tough- New Kids On The Block
Believe- Cher
Smoking In The Boys Room- Motley Crue

Group 3-

Sweet Jane-
Cowboy Junkies
I Believe In A Thing Called Love- The Darkness
Two Of Hearts- Stacy Q
Barbie Girl- Aqua (my posts are made of plastic, they're fantastic ... give 'em 5 stars)
Mr. Roboto- Styx (Domo Arigato for this piece, Styx)

Group 4-

Bye, Bye, Bye-
'N Sync (I hate, hate, hate three word titles)
MmmBop- Hanson
Party Hard- Andrew W.K.
No Spitting On The Bus- Steve Gibbons Band
Having My Baby- Paul Anka

Group 5-

Macarena-
Los Del Rio (can you believe Billboard or Time had this as the fifth BEST song of all time)
99 Luft(Red)Balloons- Nena
Lost In Love- Air Supply
Mony Mony- Billy Idol
Kokomo- Beach Boys

Group 6-

We Built This City-
Jefferson Starship
I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)- Meatloaf
I've Never Been To Me- Charlene (really, I have [I think])
I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow
Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice (No, I didn't sample Under Pressure by Queen.  There's goes Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh.  Mine goes Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh DUH.  Thanks for clearing that up, Ice man)

Group 7-

Purple And Gold-
Prince (even worse than Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins number 1)
Cha Cha Slide- Mr. C
Walking On Broken Glass- Annie Lennox (thank you, Joe, for catching this one we missed the first time)
Sugar Sugar- Archies
Tragedy- The BeeGees

Group 8-

Escape (The Pina Colada Song)-
Rupert Holmes
Mandy- Barry Manilow
She Bang- Ricky Martin (not that this song wasn't bad enough, but William Hung put it over the top for me)
We Are The World 2010 Remake- Various artists (a case of not leaving well enough alone)
I Want It That Way- Backstreet Boys (tell me why, they made this song for airwaves)

And remeber the most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!
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Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Voting for Group 1 after I've voted for Group 2.  I like to do things backwards.

Group 1-
Sole Provider- Michael Bolton (you could name any song by Michael Bolton and I would vote for it)
Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray Cyrus (a very serious contender for the title)

Group 2-
Physical- Olivia Newton john
Hangin' Tough- New Kids On The Block

Group 3-
Barbie Girl- Aqua
Mr. Roboto- Styx (I like Styx, but you are right, this is a BAD song)

Group 4-
Bye, Bye, Bye-
'N Sync
MmmBop- Hanson (aren't N Sync and Hanson the same?)

Group 5-
Macarena-
Los Del Rio (this song had it's moment when it was fun, but it got old REAL fast)
99 Luft(Red)Balloons- Nena

Group 6-
I've Never Been To Me- Charlene
Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice (a darkhorse)

Group 7-
Walking On Broken Glass- Annie Lennox (more like swallowing broken glass)
Tragedy- The BeeGees

Group 8-
Mandy- Barry Manilow
She Bang- Ricky Martin (it was hard not to vote for the Pina Colada Song, this was a tough grouping)



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2010 6:57 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

YO!!!!  Glad you made your way over.  Yes, you're in time.  Closing out this group this weekend.  Don't forget to vote in group 2 if you get the chance.



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2010 4:02 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Hope I'm not too late Buc. I'm glad you decided to take up the torch that I so carelessly dropped. Anyway, here are my votes for this first round of horrors.

Cherish - The Association
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus


Group 2-

Loving You -
Minnie Ripperton (ah ah ah ah ah)
Believe - Cher


Group 3-

Barbie Girl - Aqua (my posts are made of plastic, they're fantastic ... give 'em 5 stars)
Mr. Roboto - Styx (Domo Arigato for this piece, Styx)

Group 4-

MmmBop - Hanson
Having My Baby - Paul Anka

Group 5-

Macarena -
Los Del Rio (can you believe Billboard or Time had this as the fifth BEST song of all time)
Lost In Love - Air Supply


Group 6-

We Built This City -
Jefferson Starship f
I've Never Been To Me - Charlene (really, I have [I think])


Group 7-

Cha Cha Slide - Mr. C
Tragedy - The BeeGees

Group 8-

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) -
Rupert Holmes
She Bang - Ricky Martin (not that this song wasn't bad enough, but William Hung put it over the top for me)




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 8:27 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

If you MUST have a different pick for group 7, then I'll go with the CHa Cha slide




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 8:25 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Group 1

Sole Provider - Michael Bolton
Achy Breaky Heart - BIlly Ray Cyrus

Group 2

Loving YOu - Minnie Ripperton
Hangin TOugh - New Kids on the Block

Group 3

I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
Two of Hearts - Stacy Q.

Group 4

MmmBop - Hanson
Having my baby - Paul Anki

Group 5

Macarena - Los Del Rio
Kokomo - Beach Boys

Group 6

I would Do anything for Love(But I Won't do that) _ Meatloaf
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Group 7

Purple and Gold - Prince
Purple and Gold - Prince (it is in a class by itself)

Group 8

She Bang - Ricky Martin
We are the World 2010 Remake (it's sad when Barry Manilow isn't even the second worst song in it's group)



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2010 4:48 pm
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Group 1 - Achy Breaky Heart

Group 2 - Hangin' Tough

Group 3 - Barbie Girl

Group 4 - Mmmm Bop

Group 5 - Macarena

Group 6 - Ice Ice Baby

Group 7 - Cha Cha  Slide

Group 8 - She Bang



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 10:35 pm
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Group 2: Physical is a catchy song.  Certainly not a worst of all time candidate.  Cher's Believe, however, is a different story.  I love house music, and the fact this song is aggregated into my genre is deeply deeply offensive. 

Group 5: Elton John called, and said Kokomo is really f'ing gay.  He would know.

Group 6: Meat Loaf, gimmick artist.  This song blows dogs.  The Starship song is abnormally horrible.

Group 7: I do a mean cha-cha after about 15 beers.

Of course, the actual worst song of all time is My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.







Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2010 10:14 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Group 1-

Cherish -
The Association
Sole Provider - Michael Bolton
Dirty Laundry - Don Henley Sealed
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
Living Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli (not to be confused with Vanilli) Sealed

Group 2-

Loving You -
Minnie Ripperton (ah ah ah ah ah) Sealed Foot in mouth Yell (this 'song' makes my hair & toenails hurt)
Physical - Olivia Newton john Sealed
Hangin' Tough - New Kids On The Block
Believe - Cher
Smoking In The Boys Room - Motley Crue

Group 3-

Sweet Jane -
Cowboy Junkies
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Two Of Hearts - Stacy Q Sealed
Barbie Girl - Aqua (my posts are made of plastic, they're fantastic ... give 'em 5 stars) Sealed
Mr. Roboto - Styx (Domo Arigato for this piece, Styx)

Group 4-

Bye, Bye, Bye -
'N Sync (I hate, hate, hate three word titles) Sealed
MmmBop - Hanson
Party Hard - Andrew W.K.
No Spitting On The Bus - Steve Gibbons Band
Having My Baby - Paul Anka Sealed

Group 5-

Macarena -
Los Del Rio (can you believe Billboard or Time had this as the fifth BEST song of all time) Sealed
99 Luft(Red)Balloons - Nena Sealed
Lost In Love - Air Supply
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
Kokomo - Beach Boys

Group 6-

We Built This City -
Jefferson Starship
I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meatloaf
I've Never Been To Me - Charlene (really, I have [I think]) Sealed
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice (No, I didn't sample Under Pressure by Queen.  There's goes Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh.  Mine goes Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh DUH .  Thanks for clearing that up, Ice man) Sealed

Group 7-

Purple And Gold -
Prince (even worse than Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins number 1) Sealed
Cha Cha Slide - Mr. C
Walking On Broken Glass - Annie Lennox (thank you, Joe, for catching this one we missed the first time)
Sugar Sugar - Archies
Tragedy - The BeeGees Sealed

Group 8-

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) -
Rupert Holmes Sealed
Mandy - Barry Manilow
She Bang - Ricky Martin (not that this song wasn't bad enough, but William Hung put it over the top for me) Sealed
We Are The World 2010 Remake - Various artists (a case of not leaving well enough alone)
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys (tell me why, they made this song for airwaves)






Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2010 10:12 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

Don't understand all the hate for dirty laundry. I always thought it was a good tune with funny lyrics. Oh well.

I know!

"Is the head dead, yet?"

I mean C'mon people that's hysterical.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2010 9:39 am
 

Worst Song Ever Prelim 1 of 4 Groups 1-8

If you know me, you know I do hate well, so without further ado:

Group 1-

Cherish-
The Association - Glah, I'd rather cut my balls off with a marble than listen to this.
Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray Cyrus - I had to vote for this one, due to the "artist" inflicting daughter Miley on us all.

Group 2-

Physical- Olivia Newton john - While "poundable" back in the day, ONJ's goody two shoes schtick made me want to vomit.
Believe- Cher - What's worse than Cher singing? Robot Cher singing.

Group 3-

I Believe In A Thing Called Love- The Darkness - Gay.
Barbie Girl- Aqua  - My G.I. Joe will kill your Barbie.

Group 4-

Bye, Bye, Bye-
'N Sync - More like Bi, Bi, Bi.
Having My Baby- Paul Anka - This eunuch has to get my vote, squeeky little ****.

Group 5-

Macarena-
Los Del Rio - They should have been executed by powerwasher for this. 
Mony Mony- Billy Idol - Way to ruin an alreadly incomprehensible song, curled lip man.

Group 6-

I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow - ... and I want you to shut up.
Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice - Rip off baby. This song is Under too much Pressure. 

Group 7-

Purple And Gold-
Prince - You'd need a Jeanie to make this one sound good Roger Nelson.
Sugar Sugar- Archies - I hate this la-la wholesome crap.


Group 8-

We Are The World 2010 Remake- Various artists  - Sucked, the first time.
I Want It That Way- Backstreet Boys -  I have no love for any Brokeback street boy's gayness.


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