Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Worst Song Ever?

CNN is holding a contest to name the worst song of all time. The writer of the story, Todd Leopold, reaches back to 1968 to make his nomination, "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro. If that's before your time, or you've never been subjected to oldies radio, here's a sample lyric:
"See the tree, how big it's grown / But friend, it hasn't been too long, it wasn't big ..."
Truly inspired, let me tell ya. But certainly there are plenty of other contenders: "Achy Breaky Heart," "Afternoon Delight;" oh, and how about "I'm Too Sexy" by the one-hit wonders Right Said Fred. Many others have nominated "MacArthur Park," but assumably only the version by Richard Harris with lyrics ("Someone left the cake out in the rain...") and not Maynard Ferguson's far-superior instrumental rendition.

If you'd like to vote in this contest, email your nominations to worstsong@cnn.com, and you can go here to see what others have nominated so far. Also feel free to leave your nominations in the comments right here as well..

(Hat tip: Dave Barry's Blog; Dave held a similar contest in the past.)

Moos you can use: For those with a lot of spare time on their hands, here's pure bovine bliss: MooTube (yes, the world as seen through a series of cow-cams).

But would anyone actually buy this? A TV that freezes the channel during commercials so you can't change it. (But if it keeps you from getting off the couch and going to the kitchen or bathroom, that's going way too far.)

3 comments:

Jazzy G said...

I can't believe no one has mentioned the excruciating pain that is "I Wanna Be A Cowboy" by Boys Don't Cry.

Eric Grubbs said...

My vote is for . . .

"Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men

Jazzy G said...

For some reason this vanished into thin air earlier so here's a second try:

I also nominate all popular music recorded from 1998-PRESENT.