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Verden McCutcheon

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   Hi Cindy....Two songs i absolutely hate are "Copacobana "(Barry Manilow) and the worst of the absolute worst is" Eat a lot Peaches".Can't remember who sings it and that is a good thing.Fun theme ..Be back later to vote !
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Here, Cindy.  Take your pick.


Image result for spoon


Those must be bangs on the Shaggs.  Shagg bangs?  Shagg bangs Albatross?  I'm confused.

Let the week roll on. 





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It's a ***B A R F*** fest.  Where's the bucket?  AND...it better be a BIG one.

Billy Ray Cyrus/Achy Breaky Heart...Golden barf.  At least it's fun...although this finger down the proverbial throat gave us Miley.  And she's multi-barfin' personified.  I can barely stand this song.
Bobby Goldsboro/Honey...Silver puke.  This is a suicide inducer.  His all-time worst song.  Bar none.  Where's my stout rope when I really need it.  This song is in my bottom 10.
BB's/Summer of Love...barely bronzed chunks.  Mike and Terry.  That firefly in a bottle called Kokomo was just LUCK... ... ...obviously.  No wonder Bruce bailed.  Crap on a stick.  And they stuck the Beach Boys name on this?  The nerve!!!!!!!!!!!  Gotta be why Dork-off Love isn't allowed to record diddly using the BB's name anymore.
Morris Albert/Feelings...the # 1 inspiration for on-going up-chuckin' this week.  This was the MOST loathed song of ALL time in a poll done perhaps 15-20 years ago.  Still gotta be WAY down there.  "Payola.  Nothing more than PAYOLA.... .... ...."  I wouldn't listen to this one EVER AGAIN for actual money.  {I made that promise 30 years ago...and I've never broken it...not even today.}

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Darren, Taxi is a whole 'nother battle if you get my drift.  

Songs about taxi's or a ride in one.. I can think of 3 right off, including this one.

Taxi is a song I remember quite well from years back.  As I remember it, it was quite depressing, much like MacArthur Park and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald were.  Put those 3 up against a Beach Boys song like Til I Die or A Day In the Life of a Tree and you've got yourself a 'Cry Me a River' theme.  Don't they all involve water?  

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Lee, I agree!  That's why my subtitle was "Gag me with a spoon".  

Let's not forget about two more songs that got the 'puke' awards:  Muscrat Love/Captain and Tennille and I Am Woman by Helen Reddy.



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I can't contribute even one song this week.  Nothing.  Nada.  Dick-all.  0.  There is nothing worse than this shyte although some of the disco-era Bee Bee's crud comes awfully close.

I have to go to bed now.  I don't feel well AT ALL.

Well...can you blame me?
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After thinking about it, I'm actually going with Here Comes the Night '79 as the worst ever BB song.  Tiebreaker is the sheer length of the thing.



Modern Top 40 is chock full of garbage.  This Rihanna song is a special kind of bad



When it comes to great bands doing absolute crap, my favorite band of all time Pink Floyd had some clunkers.  Here's a (rightfully) forgotten song from 1969s More

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So, Cindy is the masochist here. 
I figure voting should be like taking off a bandaid -- the quicker, the less painful (although there's still some pain):

GOLD (a TIE for Top Toxicity and Biggest Barf Bag IMO) to Beach Boys' "Summer of Love" and Morris Albert's "Feelings". I'm astonished a plagiarism suit came up with the latter. Good side: acquire whatever royalties. Bad side: Taking notoriety as the one responsible for Le Grande Fromage! Bleck!

SILVER Sewage -- Billy Ray Cyrus, Achy Breaky Heart -- I know how a chunk of cheese must feel like going through a grater. This is a grating irritant if ever there was one. And if that wasn't enough, he spawned a daughter who followed in daddy's footsteps 20 years later with another audio aggravation. The only good they did was create more fodder for Weird Al.

First with BRC:




and later, Miley, with the first in this hipster hits medley (sure to get the party started at your next get-together):





BRONZE Baloney (most tolerable of the slop, which isn't sayin' much):  Bobby Goldsboro, Honey -- I'd agree with Peter it's somewhat bearable...certainly compared to others which could have been offered instead. And the flaky "What the heck" gives it a little cornball humour.

I love that Shaggs' comment about the drummer sounding like she's building a shed. The banjo (?) player sounds like Alice Blue Jean and her Magic Banjo. She made a brief early appearance on "The Flintstones". Couldn't find a clip, but Fred and Barney's sports match was pre-empted on TV and replaced with no-talent Alice. Fred vented his frustration by throwing a...potted plant or a brick...at the TV set, destroying it. So hey, she could've fit this week, too!

Thanks for straddling that thin line between bold and crazy with this theme, Cindy! I might offer up a few more later on...


 


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Quote:
 ‘Myself already knows I’m not OK


Bingo.   Everyone says 'myself' these days.  Grrr...


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Darren J. Ray

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I'm looking forward to Al rhapsodising about the chord structure in 'Achy Breaky Heart'. 
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Here is a rock classic as performed by the King of Rock'n'Roll. 


The Iron Curtain's answer to Robert Goulet....
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Darren, no rhapsodizing from me here and Cindy an interesting concept as I almost was doing the Lisa thing, best of the worst or the best/worst - otherwise the worst of the worst which is kind of like watching political debates in the US.    

I can actually tolerate two of these songs, so away it goes:

Gold - Bobby Goldsboro - an odd little song in that time period but people seemed to respect it.  It brought him a big hit and some notoriety. Maybe not so good in retrospect.  Those teenage death songs always got to some people.  Tell Laura I Love Her, Last Kiss (J. Frank Wilson).
Silver - Morris Albert - a strange time period in pop music that this was from.  Ripped off?  okay.
Bronze - the BB's - weird video of older guys trying to be hip on the beach in jackets and all buttoned up while the youth romp around.  Mike becomes a rapper - très chic?  Hardly.  This is where you just can't go back in time.  Nostalgia can work (Do It Again) or it can't (this). 

And finally - a song that I have to flip off immediately although it was a HUGE country song for it's time.  It was a line dancing classic:

So it is the most FUN song of the week.  Miley had a good teacher. 

I can't contribute much to this list but songs that I would flip off immediately were a song called Lady In Red and Don't You Forget About Me.
Of course there was western actor Sheb Wooley doing:

But yes, Celine Dion makes me run to the bathroom.

But you have to consider "the times" in each of these occurrences.  Really the BB's fits the least - a desperate show of being cool. 
I'll get off of my soapbox now. 

Interesting concept and week, Cindy.   May the best arise from the heap!  

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I can honestly say, I wouldn't change the dial on any of these. Mostly because I wouldn't have a radio turned on in the first place.

GOLD to the bottom of this weeks pile. BB's/Summer of Love - This ain't even the summer of like. Mike Love doing rap music.....with a 'c'.

SILVER for Morris Albert/Feelings. This is stolen? Even given it's (surprising) success, who would be that desperate?

BRONZE awarded to Bobby Goldsboro/Honey....overplayed to the point of nausea. Less would have been more.

TIN for the best song this week. Billy Ray Cyrus/Achy Breaky Heart. I've never actually heard this before (except a little of the chorus). I can easily see how the shiny veneer would wear off quickly. Nightmare scenario: Can you imagine Billy Ray & Miley covering "Something Stupid"?

Frank & Nancy Sinatra - Something Stupid


Vikki Carr - It Must Be Him


Cher - You Better Sit Down Kids






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I don't endorse these songs. I don't even support these songs. I want to forget these songs.

But since I remembered them:

O. C. Smith, "Little Green Apples", 1968



Barry Manilow, "I Write the Songs", 1975



Sammy Davis Jr., "The Candyman", 1972



Paul Anka, "You're Having My Baby", 1974



(Ordinarily, I check the links to see if they work. Not this time.)

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Someone it seems to me someone schemed to make 'Summer of Love' win.   I don't want it to, but compared to these, I'm afraid it does.  1.

2.  Achy Breaky Heart. 

Then it gets hard...

3.  'Feelings'   (it's like parsley, the Baker Boy's girl singer said)

4.  'Honey'

because I don't buy it as a character study...for one dang second.

ps I actually LIKE 'Something Stupid',
Bedford. It's kind of pretty in a Mexican music sort of way.
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