television lover baby, go all night
5. "Seasons in the Sun," Terry Jacks
4. "I've Never Been to Me," Charlene
3. "You Light Up My Life," Debby Boone
2. "Muskrat Love," The Captain and Tennille
1. "(You're) Having My Baby," Paul Anka
It's all well and good to go through the the annals of music and pick out a couple of schmaltzy songs to tear apart, bu when you do something like this, the results are going to be predictable. Inevitably, Paul Anka ends up at the top and Terry Jacks follows not close behind.
What if you did a poll like this, but stuck strictly to rock* songs? Say, no novelty songs, no teenybopper love songs, no crooning lounge singers.
Just keep in mind that "worst" doesn't necessarily mean I haven't sung along to it on the radio.
You got the peaches, I got the cream
Sweet to taste, saccharine
'Cos I'm hot, say what, sticky sweet
From my head, my head, to my feet
Do you take sugar? one lump or two?
Does it get much worse than that, based on lyrics alone? No, it doesn't.
I'll put up some mp3s later tonight of some really bad rock songs. Because one person's bad is another person's You Give Love A Bad Name.
*as always, for the sake of arugment and an interesting poll, rock music here includes, but is not limited to, any genre of rock and sub genres therein, including punk, metal, classic, alternative, hair metal, etc. However, we are going to leave black and death metal out of it, because that's just too easy.