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Bad music, and all of the worst songs are subjective, we admit. The lists below have been compiled by suggestions from our visitors, and other published 'worst songs of all time. Often, the songs on this are loved by many, but hated even more by others.

This section is devoted entirely to the worst songs of all time. Well, maybe not the all-time worst written songs or worst performances of all time. Perhaps "Really irritating songs that used to be popular songs" would be a better title. On the other hand, there are people reading the list below and saying to themselves 'these are the greatest hits of all time!"

These are songs that, admit it or not, that we all knew and mostly liked when they first came out. These are songs that make us cringe when we hear them now in front of loved ones.
What were we thinking?

How does one define a "bad song"?
Sometimes they are just too 'catchy' or we have heard them far too many times for a single lifetime. You may love a particular ditty and the person next to you may give you a look of horror, distain and even a little pity when they realize that you are enjoying that sound coming out of the speakers.

We're not talking about music genres here. Parents/Adults have been whining about what the "kids" were listening to since the 1920's. That nasty Charleston stuff that evolved into that Sinful Swinging, that enabled Elvis to gyrate, leading to Tina Turner showing some leg, Jim Morrison performing nude, Ozzie biting live bats,  the Sex Pistols urinating on stage, James Brown singing about his "Sex Machine", and Eminem flipping the world "the bird" at the 2000 Grammys.

Don't tell us "all rap is not music". You sound like your mom talking about those long-haired, unkempt bad boys in "The Beatles", or her mom harping about Elvis. Or those teachers who banned swing dancing at the school dances during World War II.

People like Pat Boone tried to make R & B/rock-n-roll acceptable to the masses, yet, for all his pop music success, his greatest achievement was the fathering of his daughter, Debbie Boone, who went on to record the most successful bad song of all time, "You Light Up My Life", lasting 10 weeks at Billboard's number one, and over 20 weeks in the Top 40 in 1977. She won the Grammy for best new artist as well. She never charted again, which is just fine for those of us who heard it, on average, a hundred thousand times that Summer of '77.

(BTW - the 70s was the list filled the fastest, followed by the 2000s with the 90s close behind.)
(BTW2 - The further back we go, the more complaints we seem to get about the "worst" selections. Time is very kind to bad songs, apparently.)

The 2000s - Worst Songs
1. Buy It! Popozao - Kevin Federline
2. Buy It! American Pie - Madonna
3. Buy It! Magic - B.o.B Featuring Rivers Cuomo
4. Buy It! All Day Long I Dream About Sex - JC Chasez
5. Buy It! Lonely - Akon
6. Buy It! Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men
7. Buy It! Butterfly - Crazytown
8. Buy It! I'm A Girl, Not Yet a Woman - Britney Spears
9. Buy It! My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
10. Buy It! I Played Chicken With A Train - Cowboy Troy
11. Buy It! Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
12. Buy It! It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp - Djay f/ Shug (OSCAR WINNING SONG)
13. Buy It! Country Girl - DF Dub
14. Buy It! Las Ketchup - The Ketchup Song
15. Buy It! Shut Up - Kelly Osbourne
16. Buy It! Ring The Alarm - Beyonce
17. Buy It! Starry Eyed Surprized - Oakenfold
18. Buy It! Laffy Taffy - D4L
19. Buy It! Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
20. Buy It! A Little Less Conversation - Elvis vs JXL
21. Buy It! She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Kenny Chesney
22. Buy It! Sorry - Justin Guarini
23. Buy It! Friday - Rebecca Black
24. Buy It! Pimpin' All Over The World - Ludacris featuring Bobby Valentino
25. Buy It! Unfaithful - Rihanna
26. Buy It! Hey Ma - Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana, Feekey Zekey and Toya
27. Buy It! Grillz - Nelly, featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
28. Buy It! Beautiful Soul - Jessie McCartney
29. Buy It! Your Body Is a Wonderland - John Mayer
30. Buy It! Picture - Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow
31. Buy It! American Life - Madonna
32. Buy It! Float On - Modest Mouse
33. Buy It! She Bangs - Ricky Martin
34. Buy It! I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez
35. Buy It! You're Beautiful - James Blunt
36. Buy It! I'm In Love With A Stripper - T. Pain with Mike Jones
37. Buy It! I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
38. Buy It! Sorry 2004 - Ruben Studdard
39. Buy It! Catch My Disease - Ben Lee
40. Buy It! Black Suits Comin' - Will Smith
The Nineties' - Worst Songs
1. Buy It! You Must Love Me - Madonna
2. Buy It! I Can't Dance - Genesis
3. Buy It! Rico Suave - Gerardo
4. Buy It! Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
5. Buy It! Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
6. Buy It! 2 Legit 2 Quit - M.C. Hammer
7. Buy It! I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
8. Buy It! Informer - Snow
9. Buy It! Life - Des'ree
10. Buy It! U Can't Touch This - M.C. Hammer
11. Buy It! Cantaloop - US3
12. Buy It! Champagne Supernova - Oasis
13. Buy It! All For Love - Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
14. Buy It! My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (Totally controversal as a bad song)
15. Buy It! (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
16. Buy It! This Kiss - Faith Hill
17. Buy It! Let Her Cry - Hootie and the Blowfish
18. Buy It! I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
19. Buy It! Peaches - The Presidents of the United States
20. Buy It! The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You - Bryan Adams
21. Buy It! Good Stuff - B-52s
22. Buy It! I Finally Found Someone - Bryan Adams and Barbra Streisand
23. Buy It! Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
24. Buy It! One Of Us - Joan Osborne
25. Buy It! Higher - Creed
26. Buy It! Lump - Presidents of the United States of America
27. Buy It! Are You Jimmy Ray? - Jimmy Ray
28. Buy It! Believe - Cher
29. Buy It! Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough - Patty Smyth and Don Henley
30. Buy It! Roam - B-52s
31. Buy It! Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
32. Buy It! Play That Funky Music - Vanilla Ice
33. Buy It! Faith - Limp Bizkit
34. Buy It! Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
35. Buy It! Can I Touch You... There? - Michael Bolton
36. Buy It! One Headlight - The Wallflowers
37. Buy It! If I Was Your Mother - Bon Jovi
38. Buy It! Barbie Girl - Aqua
39. Buy It! Something Happened On The Way To Heaven - Phil Collins
40. Buy It! Macarena - Los Del Rio
The Eighties' - Worst Songs
1. Buy It! Morning Train (9 to 5) - Sheena Easton
2. Buy It! The Girl Is Mine - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
3. Buy It! To All the Girls I Loved Before - Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
4. Buy It! The Final Countdown - Europe
5. Buy It! Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
6. Buy It! Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
7. Buy It! We Built This City - Starship
8. Buy It! Lady In Red - Chris DeBurgh
9. Buy It! Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
10. Buy It! Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and the News
11. Buy It! Wild Wild West - Escape Club
12. Buy It! The Twist (Yo, Twist!) - Fat Boys featuring Chubby Checker
13. Buy It! Mickey - Toni Basil
14. Buy It! Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
15. Buy It! We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
16. Buy It! Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
17. Buy It! We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
18. Buy It! Hangin' Tough - New Kids on the Block
19. Buy It! Puttin On The Ritz - Taco
20. Buy It! Goonies R Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper
21. Buy It! Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
22. Buy It! The One That You Love - Air Supply
23. Buy It! Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones
24. Buy It! Maneater - Hall and Oates
25. Buy It! Bad - Micheal Jackson
26. Buy It! The Warrior - Scandal
27. Buy It! Word Up - Cameo
28. Buy It! Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
29. Buy It! Invisible Touch - Genesis
30. Buy It! My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
31. Buy It! Who's That Girl - Madonna
32. Buy It! Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
33. Buy It! Medley - Stars on 45
34. Buy It! Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
35. Buy It! Sussudio - Phil Collins
36. Buy It! Let Me Tickle Your Fancy - Jermaine Jackson & Devo
37. Buy It! Venus - Bananarama
38. Buy It! Two Hearst - Phil Collins
39. Buy It! I Like To Rock - April Wine
40. Buy It! The Look - Roxette
The Seventies' - Worst Songs
1. Buy It! I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
2. Buy It! Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
3. Buy It! Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
4. Buy It! Feelings - Morris Albert
5. Buy It! Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
6. Buy It! Let Her In - John Travolta
7. Buy It!

MacArthur Park - Donna Summer

8. Buy It! You Light Up My Life - Debbie Boone (OSCAR WINNING SONG)
9. Buy It! Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
10. Buy It! Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
11. Buy It! Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur
12. Buy It! I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond
13. Buy It! Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
14. Buy It! Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
15. Buy It! Oh Babe, What Would You Say? - Hurricane Smith
16. Buy It! Shannon - Henry Gross
17. Buy It! (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
18. Buy It! A Horse With No Name - America
19. Buy It! Silly Love Songs - Wings
20. Buy It! Disco Duck - Rick Dees
21. Buy It! I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
22. Buy It! Muskrat Love - Captain and Tennille
23. Buy It! Ma Belle Amie - The Tee Set
24. Buy It! Run Joey Run - David Geddes
25. Buy It! Brand New Key - Melanie
26. Buy It! Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
27. Buy It! Have You Never Been Mellow? - Olivia Newton-John
28. Buy It! Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
29. Buy It! Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra
30. Buy It! Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbi Gentry
31. Buy It! The Logical Song - Supertramp
32. Buy It! Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
33. Buy It! Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
34. Buy It! Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
35. Buy It! I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
36. Buy It! Do That To Me One More Time - Captain and Tennille
37. Buy It! O-o-h Child - The 5 Stairsteps
38. Buy It! Wildfire - Michael Murphy
39. Buy It! Mama Can't Buy You Love - Elton John
40. Buy It! Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes
The 60s' - Worst Songs
1. Buy It! MacArthur Park - Richard Harris
2. Buy It! I Dig Rock and Roll Music - Peter, Paul and Mary
3. Buy It! Yummy Yummy Yummey - Ohio Express
4. Buy It! Palisades Park - Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon
5. Buy It! The Tra La La Song - The Banana Splits
6. Buy It! Ringo - Lorne Greene
7. Buy It! I'm Henry VII I Am - Herman's Hermits
8. Buy It! 98.6 - Keith
9. Buy It! Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
10. Buy It! Tiptoe Through The Tulips - Tiny Tim
11. Buy It! Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band
12. Buy It! Surfin Bird - The Trashman
13. Buy It! Jingle Jangle - The Archies
14. Buy It! Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Bryan Hyland
15. Buy It! Cherish - The Association
16. Buy It! Inna-Gadda-Da-Vita - Iron Butterfly
17. Buy It! Somethin' Stupid - Frank and Nancy Sinatra
18. Buy It! Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Peterson
19. Buy It! Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves
20. Buy It! Do The Freddie - Freddie and the Dreamers
21. Buy It! Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - Neil Diamond
22. Buy It! Please Mr. Custer - Larry Verne
23. Buy It! In The Year 2525 - (Exordium and Terminus) - Zager and Evans
24. Buy It! Feeling Groovy - Simon and Garfunkle
25. Buy It! The Name Game - Shirley Ellis
26. Buy It! Revolution 9 - The Beatles
27. Buy It! Do The Clam - Elvis Presley
28. Buy It! Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred and His Playboy Band
29. Buy It! Young Girl - Gary Puckett
30. Buy It! Dizzy - Tommy Roe
31. Buy It! San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie
32. Buy It! Dominique - The Singing Nun
33. Buy It! Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
34. Buy It! Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett
35. Buy It! Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
36. Buy It! Ringo - Lorne Green
37. Buy It! Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills and Nash
38. Buy It! Wives and Lovers - Jack Jones
39. Buy It! Don't Pass Me By - The Beatles
40. Buy It! The Happening - The Supremes
The 50s' - Worst Songs
1. Buy It! The Chipmonk Song - David Seville
2. Buy It! The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez
3. Buy It! Doggie In The Window - Patti Page
4. Buy It! Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) - Perry Como
5. Buy It! Venus - Frankie Avalon
6. Buy It! Beep Beep - The Playmates
7. Buy It! I Wish I Were In Love Again - Frank Sinatra
8. Buy It! Dance With Me, Henry - Georgia Gibbs
9. Buy It! Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
10. Buy It! Teen-Age Crush - Tommy Sands
11. Buy It! Young Love - Tab Hunter
12. Buy It! Banana Boat Song - Steve Lawrence
13. Buy It! Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr
14. Buy It! Aba Daba Honeymoon - Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter
15. Buy It! Teen-Age Crush - Tommy Sands
16. Buy It! Charlie Brown - The Coasters
17. Buy It! The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
18. Buy It! Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) - Connie Stevens with Edd Byrnes
19. Buy It! Why - Frankie Avalon
20. Buy It! Tutti Frutti - Pat Boone
21. Buy It! Western Movies - The Olympics
22. Buy It! Sugartime - The McGuire Sisters
23. Buy It! Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans
24. Buy It! Come On-A My House - Rosemary Clooney
25. Buy It! Butterfly - Andy Williams
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