Really bad songs that you like anyway


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Liberty's Edge

Have you ever come across a TERRIBLE song (or a decent song by a s#!+ty band) that you know sucks, but you can't stop listening to? It happens to me daily.

Here are a few of mine:

Paul Gross - "Ride Forever"

The All-American Rejects - "Swing Swing"

Rick Astley - "Never Gonna Give You Up"


Well, anything by Abba, pretty much: A combo of 70's childhood nostalgia and the fact I still love the female singers' voices.

This song >here< gets into my brain like an overactive Kyuss worm. I twitch and sing along mindlessly ..

Liberty's Edge

Patrick Curtin wrote:
This song >here< gets into my brain like an overactive Kyuss worm. I twitch and sing along mindlessly ..

Memories of high school... flooding... back... into brain...


A lot of the deep cuts from KISS I have to lower the volume as Im listening like Im ashamed of the songs.

Not even talking about their b-level stuff like "I Stole Your Love" "Baby Driver" "Love Her All I Can"...Im talking way down-- "X Ray Eyes" "Just a Boy" "Tonight You Belong To Me" "Naked City"

Silver Crusade

Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex

Scatman - Scatman Jones

Moskau - Dschinghis Khan

Living in the Sunlight, Loving in the Moonlight - Tiny Tim

Owls - Jonti Picking

Damned earworms, the lot of them.

Liberty's Edge

Daler Mehndi - "Tunak Tunak Tun"

Grand Lodge

Crappy earworms, eh?

Just about anything by ABBA (this stuff was new when I grew up, of course) and, in the same vein, a lot of Boney M (check out "Rasputin" and "Ma Baker").

Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"

Whigfield's "When I Think Of You" (WARNING: this one's really awful)

Anything by Daze, but especially "Tamagotchi" and extra-especially "Superhero". This last one is weapons-grade brain kryptonite. :§

Lots of 1980s hair metal, but particularly Britny Fox' "Girlschool" and Quiet Riot's "Metal Health". And Mötley Crüe's entire output.

Finally, it bears mentioning that most 1980s pop was catchy, whether it was good (Madness, Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode or some Duran Duran) or bad (Thompson Twins, A Flock Of Seagulls or Kylie Minogue (even though she went on to make cool music later)).

Oh, and I'm not linking to that f#+!ing Piña Colada song. Google it yourselves.

Liberty's Edge

I just heard Metal Health on the radio today........f!#~ yeah.

Liberty's Edge

Vattnisse wrote:

Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"

Lots of 1980s hair metal, but particularly Britny Fox' "Girlschool" and Quiet Riot's "Metal Health". And Mötley Crüe's entire output.

Nonpoint - "In the Air Tonight"

Mötley Crüe - "Girls Girls Girls"

And now for a song by an absolutely S%*+ band that I can never get out of my head:

Limp Bizkit - "Break Stuff"


Mikaze wrote:
Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex

Man, why do I smell Kiwi boot polish and Simple Green when I hear this tune? Oh yeah, AIT ...

Mikaze wrote:
Living in the Sunlight, Loving in the Moonlight - Tiny Tim

I like >this< version better :)

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And no one has mentioned Dio, why?

Last in Line
Like a Rainbow in the Dark
Holy Diver

need I go on?


BLASPHEMER!! Everything the elf god of magick speaks is manna from the heavens!

...well, most of it

oh alright, he has some goofy lyrics. jeez!

Liberty's Edge

Louis Agresta wrote:

And no one has mentioned Dio, why?

Last in Line
Like a Rainbow in the Dark
Holy Diver

need I go on?

This one's intentionally cheesy, and I'm a big fan of the band, but...

Killswitch Engage's "Holy Diver" cover. 'Nuff said.


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How can we forget........
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Baltimora!

Tarzan Boy!

Grand Lodge

Ooooooh.... How about DN's favourites Cutting Crew? Or the insufferable Men Without Hats?

I guess we could make an argument for Men At Work, but I hesitate to call them sucky. Good luck shaking off that tune, though.

Liberty's Edge

BERSERKER!!


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
BERSERKER!!

Did he say making f++$?

Liberty's Edge

Patrick Curtin wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
BERSERKER!!
Did he say making f!*~?

Yes. Berserker.


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
BERSERKER!!
Did he say making f!*~?
Yes. Berserker.

LOL, just reminded me of >this< clip ..

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
BERSERKER!!
Did he say making f!*~?
Yes. Berserker.
LOL, just reminded me of >this< clip ..

And to complete the collection, I was in turn reminded of this NSFW clip. From Berserk, no less.

The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:


This one's intentionally cheesy, and I'm a big fan of the band, but...

Killswitch Engage's "Holy Diver" cover. 'Nuff said.

I could stand for more videos like this being made these days, really....

Liberty's Edge

Mikaze wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
BERSERKER!!
Did he say making f!*~?
Yes. Berserker.
LOL, just reminded me of >this< clip ..
And to complete the collection, I was in turn reminded of this NSFW clip. From Berserk, no less.

That just made my day.

The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:


This one's intentionally cheesy, and I'm a big fan of the band, but...

Killswitch Engage's "Holy Diver" cover. 'Nuff said.

I could stand for more videos like this being made these days, really....

Yeah, me too.

Grand Lodge

Kenny Loggins - "I'm Alright"


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Vattnisse wrote:
Kenny Loggins - "I'm Alright"

If you grew up in the 80's you can't hear that song and not dance like a gopher. ;)


the final countdown by europe.

i love everything by abba. and kiss. i saw them in concert in the late 1970s. (kiss, not abba)

i also saw them in 2002.

Liberty's Edge

Rhothaerill wrote:
Vattnisse wrote:
Kenny Loggins - "I'm Alright"
If you grew up in the 80's you can't hear that song and not dance like a gopher. ;)

+1

Liberty's Edge

donnald johnson wrote:

the final countdown by europe.

i love everything by abba. and kiss. i saw them in concert in the late 1970s. (kiss, not abba)

i also saw them in 2002.

My best friend and I went to see KISS when they had their original line-up, put-the-makeup-back-on reunion tour back in '96.

I think they broke the record for decibel-level.


Anything by Steel Panther. The CD came with a Parental Advisory label, as well as a statement from the band saying it was raunchy. Like a bad train wreck, you can't look away.

Liberty's Edge

That reminds me of one of my albums from way back. The band was called, Life, Sex, and Death (LSD); the ablum is titled The Silent Majority.

It is some raunchy, crazy-fun metal.


Cuchulainn wrote:
donnald johnson wrote:

the final countdown by europe.

i love everything by abba. and kiss. i saw them in concert in the late 1970s. (kiss, not abba)

i also saw them in 2002.

My best friend and I went to see KISS when they had their original line-up, put-the-makeup-back-on reunion tour back in '96.

I think they broke the record for decibel-level.

Wow! Donnald got to see 'em the first time around. Wouldve loved to been there. Saw them in 90 on their Hot In The Shade tour (HITS, get it?) with Winger and Vixen. Eric Carr on drums and Bruce on guitar. Eric was truly awesome! I saw them again on that 96 reunion tour. It was about the 4th show of the tour and I think Peter was still sincere when he said 'thank you' at the end of Beth...I know he got more resentful as the tour went on. Saw a bootleg from Maryland or Georgia from that tour and he sounded awful.

Liberty's Edge

There are several ELO songs that I find myself humming/singing every now and then. Depending on who you ask, though, they are either musical geniuses or nearly the definition of what sucked about 70's music.


Tatu- All the Things Said.

Chris deBurgh - High on Emotion

O-Zone – Numa Numa


Cuchulainn wrote:
There are several ELO songs that I find myself humming/singing every now and then. Depending on who you ask, though, they are either musical geniuses or nearly the definition of what sucked about 70's music.

Mr. Blue Sky rocks.


you want addictive, google the gummy bear song, i have had this stupid song stuck in my head since the 3rd round of march madness!

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