Worst Songs Nominees

The main rule for inclusion on this list was simple. The song must make at least two panel members retch. We didn't want "songs we don't like that much" or "songs we're tired of hearing". We wanted "songs that make you PUKE".

The only other rules were that we would avoid novelty songs or songs intended to sound bad, and we had to be specific. No "all country sucks" or "I hate rap" allowed. The winners were those songs that were unanimously reviled by the panel.

*=Winner (loser?)

Air Supply - All Out of Love (1980)
Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel (1977)
America - A Horse With No Name (1972)
Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy (1977)
Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything (1977)
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (1979)
*April Wine - Just Between You and Me (1981)
Aqua - Barbie Girl (1997)
Archies - Sugar, Sugar (1969)
Association - Cherish (1966)
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (1970)
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out? (2000)
Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (1974)
Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978)
Barry Manilow - Copacabana (1978)
*Barry Manilow - I Write the Songs (1976)
Barry Manilow - Mandy (1975)
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night (1976)
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (1971)
Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart (1992)
Billy Squier - The Stroke (1983)
Blondie - Rapture (1981)
Blondie - The Tide Is High (1981)
Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feelin' (1974)
Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero (1974)
Bob Dylan - Lay, Lady, Lay (1969)
Bob Seger - Night Moves (1977)
Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe (1967)
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey (1968)
Bobby Goldsboro - Watching Scotty Grow (1971)
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988)
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boys Room (1974)
C.W. McCall - Convoy (1976)
Captain & Tenille - Do That To Me One More Time (1980)
Captain & Tenille - Love Will Keep Us Together (1976)
*Captain & Tenille - Muskrat Love (1976)
*Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (1975)
Carly Simon - Jesse (1980)
Charlene - I've Never Been To Me (1982)
Charlie Daniels - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (1979)
Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors (1975)
Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (1979)
Cher - Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves (1971)
Cher - Half Breed (1973)
Christopher Cross - Sailing (1980)
Christopher Cross - Think of Laura (1984)
Commodores - Three Times a Lady (1978)
Coven - One Tin Soldier (1969)
Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue (1977)
Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? (1983)
Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (1981)
Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch (1978)
David Geddes - Run Joey Run (1975)
David Laflamme - White Bird (1969)
Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life (1977)
Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie - Endless Love (1981)
Divinyls - I Touch Myself (1991)
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream (1983)
Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby (1976)
Donna Summer - MacArthur Park (1978)
Donovan - Atlantis (1969)
Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother (1972)
Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman (1979)
Elvis Presley - In the Ghetto (1969)
Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas (1967)
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight (1976)
Eric Carmen - All By Myself (1976)
Exile - Kiss You All Over (1978)
Firefall - You Are the Woman (1976)
Foreigner - I Wanna Know What Love Is (1985)
Four Seasons - Dawn (1964)
Four Seasons - Walk Like A Man (1963)
Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry (1962)
Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) (1976)
Frank & Nancy Sinatra - Something Stupid (1967)
Frankie Avalon - Venus (1959)
Frankie Vallee - Grease (1978)
Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls (1975)
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap - Young Girl (1968)
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally) (1972)
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (1979)
Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle (1975)
Harry Chapin - Taxi (1972)
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman (1973)
Herman's Hermits - Henry the Eighth (1965)
Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter (1965)
Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat (1974)
J. Geils Band - Centerfold (1982)
Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry (1962)
John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy (1975)
John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (1968)
John Stewart - Gold (1979)
Judy Collins - Send In The Clowns (1975)
Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning (1981)
Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson - To All The Girls I've Loved Before (1984)
K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight (1975)
K.C. & the Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It (1975)
K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty (1976)
Kenny Rogers - Lady (1980)
Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County (1980)
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (1981)
Kiss - Beth (1976)
Knack - My Sharona (1979)
Laura Branigan - Gloria (1982)
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' (1977)
Leslie Gore - Judy's Turn to Cry (1963)
*Lionel Ritchie - Ballerina Girl (1987)
Lipps, Inc. - Funky Town (1980)
Little River Band - Reminiscing (1978)
Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973)
Looking Glass - Brandy (1972)
Lorne Greene - Ringo (1964)
Los Del Rio - The Macarena (1996)
Lulu - To Sir With Love (1967)
Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me (1972)
Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl (1962)
Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis (1974)
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (1983)
Mary McGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers (1977)
Meatloaf - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad (1978)
*Melanie - Brand New Key (1972)
Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud (1979)
Meri Wilson - The Telephone Man (1977)
Michael Jackson - Ben (1972)
Michael Jackson - She's Out of My Life (1980)
*Michael Murphy - Wildfire (1975)
Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges (1971)
*Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You (1975)
Morris Albert - Feelings (1975)
Musical Youth - Pass the Duchy (1982)
Neil Diamond - America (1981)
Neil Diamond - I Am I Said (1971)
Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (1981)
Neil Diamond - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (1967)
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral (1966)
Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City (1978)
*Ohio Express - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (1968)
Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You (1974)
Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1974)
Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)
Osmonds - One Bad Apple (1971)
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died (1974)
Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (1979)
*Paul Anka - Havin' My Baby (1974)
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine (1983)
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - Ebony & Ivory (1982)
Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The Seventh Floor (1977)
Peaches & Herb - Reunited (1979)
Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing (1979)
Peter Frampton - I'm In You (1977)
Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her (1960)
Richard Harris - MacArthur Park (1968)
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (1992)
Robert John - Sad Eyes (1979)
Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (1986)
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly (1973)
Rod Stewart - D'Ya Think I'm Sexy? (1979)
Roger Williams - Born Free (1966)
*Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (1980)
Rupert Holmes - Him (1980)
S/Sgt. Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Berets (1966)
Sammy Davis, Jr. - The Candy Man (1972)
*Sammy Johns - Chevy Van (1975)
Seekers - Georgy Girl (1967)
Sheena Easton - Morning Train (1981)
Spinners - Rubberband Man (1976)
*Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight (1976)
Starship - We Built This City (1985)
Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978)
*Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun (1974)
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town (1976)
Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through the Tulips (1969)
Toni Basil - Mickey (1982)
Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon (1973)
Van McCoy - The Hustle (1975)
Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice, Baby (1990)
Vicki Lawrence - The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1973)
Village People - In the Navy (1979)
Village People - Macho Man (1978)
Village People - Y.M.C.A. (1979)
Wham - Careless Whisper (1985)
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You (1985)
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (1976)
Zager & Evans - In the Year 2525 (1969)

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