Blantantly plagiarizing an idea from AOL, I thought it would be fun to see what you folks think are some of the very worst pop or rock singles whether it be for lyrics, melody, vocals or whatever deficiency ruins the song. AOL has quite a list, but I bet we can do even better (worse). Two I have genuinely hated are "All She Wants Is Another Baby" by the Swedish pop group whose name alludes me and a similar "Poppa, Don't Preach" by Madonna. The first irks me because it sings about a young woman, who without evident benefit of a partner, is in search of having yet another baby. Added to that notion, the tune itself drives me nuts. The second which preceded the one above by ten or fifteen years, sings about having a baby out of wedlock, too. Evidently the young mother-to-be is still living at home and must face her father's wrath. Many songs from the U.S. and Europe are heard all over the world, often in nations that do not fully understand what is being sung. As a perfect example of this, I was living in the Phillipines when Madonna's "Poppa, etc." song was very popular there. A Catholic school was planning a student talent show and a group of young pre-teen girls were practicing a dance routine to that very song while smiling nuns looked on...all of whom were blissfully unaware of what the lyrics of that song mean. I was at that rehearsal and scolded myself to speak quitely with the nuns about the choice of dance song fearing that when this song was played for the parents, some would know what the words meant, deeming the song totally inappropriate. Coward that I am, I did not approach the nuns, because one must be very careful in that culture about pointing out embarrassing errors so as not to cause a loss of face. As I am not known for my diplomacy and couldn't think of a delicate way to point out the song's mature theme, I kept to myself. All I can hope is that no one at the recital understood the words, including any of the parents, many of whom are well-traveled and even have U.S. college degrees.