Blender Mag. 50 Worst Songs Ever

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by I.M. Fletcher, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. I.M. Fletcher

    I.M. Fletcher

    Feb 18, 2004
    Have you seen any parts of the list? Blender Magazine put out a 50 worst songs ever list.

    It's total crap. "The Heart of Rock n Roll" by Huey Lewis does not deserve to be on this list. Neither does "Everybody Wang Chung Tonight." "Ice Ice Baby," that was a good tune...,2933,117664,00.html

    I can't stand when magazines put out their own lists. I had to stop reading Rolling Stones top 100 guitarists lists 'cause they were so bad.
  2. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    "Everybody Wang Chung Tonight"

    That isn't a bad song? You're kidding, right?
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    We Didn't Start The Fire :D

    Billy Joel or maybe DJ Billizle Joeltizle

    In a bible study class two years ago, our class had to rewrite the song with biblical events instead of events from 1940-80 (something like that, don't remember the actual dates). It was really painful to hear that song ten to fifteen times in a row :eek:
  4. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    the beatles made the list.... WHAT!!!!!! i just canceled my subscription to blender.
  5. I.M. Fletcher

    I.M. Fletcher

    Feb 18, 2004
    How does Huey Lewis make the list? He was THE band of the eighties.

    Yeah, I think Wang Chung was a good tune. It's certainly better than Fred Dursts' Behind Blue Eyes, or that horrible, horrible song by that dude from Slipknot, "Bother."
  6. Perfect-Tommy


    Mar 28, 2004

    "The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (No. 48)"


    Yet more proof that Blender should just turn to a life of porn and leave the writing to people have half a clue.


    Well I think it's alright, but it just proves that the only songs from Limp Bizatch that are worth anything are covers :p
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Yet no mention of the lastest Pop songs that are the flavor of the month.

    Just about as bad as the Rolling Stone 100 greatest guitarists list.

  8. That list made me want to go out and kill, it was total trash.
  9. Magazines can't make lists for crap. Rolling Stones proved they have no clue what they are talking about with the Top 100 guitarist which didn't even include Steve Vai, Pat Metheny or any other top jazzers. THEN they came out with the best albums of all time, which was a bit better, but still sucked.

    Now this? "Ob-la-di ob-la-da" by the beatles and "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul Mcartney and Stevie Wonder? Horrible, just horrible.
  10. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    sheesh, and yanni is not there :D
  11. Phil Collins ruled the 80's with an Iron Fist. Who else flew from London to Philly during Live Aid?

    Subjective lists suck.

    Ask the VH-1 show "The List."
  12. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    I haven't read the list, but apparently as part of the feature they asked Ted Leo (one of my favorite artists) to learn 5 of the songs, and he go busking in Union Square in NYC to see what the crowd reaction would be.

    The results are amusing and can be found at Ted's website. After you enter the site, click on "What Else?" and select "Blender 50 Worst."

    He busked:
    Starship - We Built This City
    Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
    Bette Midler - From a Distance
    4 Non Blondes - What's Up
    Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time

  13. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    So Blender and VH1 are now qualified to comment on what songs are good or not. Pheh! Small wonder that this is an odd list; they have never seemed to have a wide variety in taste.

    I can agree with a few of the ones they list, but Limp Bizkit and Ricky Martin? Dude, every song those guys write rules! RULEZ!! ;)
  14. I have to agree with the list, limp bizkit and r. martin included.
  15. my roomate played the beattles song on that list really loud the last 3 days before he left it drove me insane
  16. uglycicles

    uglycicles Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Southwest Chicago
    No mention of Kajagoogoo?
  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    "i believe the children are our future..."

    the song that gave us whitney houston, "the greatest love of all" is by far the _worst_ song ever
  18. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence" made the list???

    Morons. No further proof is necessary.
  19. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    MacArthur Park, done by anybody, has to be in there somewhere. Wussy lyrics like "Someone left the cake out in the rain / I don't think that I can take it / 'Cause it took so long to bake it / And I'll never have that recipe again / O noooo …" are just plain pathetic. I can't help but think, get a grip, you brought it upon yourself by baking such an apparently important cake, losing the recipe, and then putting some flake in charge of protecting it from the weather.

    Here's a great read along these lines: Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. The only thing I disagree with in it is Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale.
  20. Beat me to it.

    + infinite.