Worst Songs in Pop Music
World’s Worst Pop Music
Bad music and all of the worst songs are subjective, we admit. 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.
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, disdain 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
Don’t tell us “today’s music is terrible”. 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. Music marches in.
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 one of the most successful bad songs 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
(BTW – the 70s was the list filled the fastest, followed by the 2000s with the 90s close behind.)