November 30, 2008

Bad Music Sunday: The Comprehensive List

Friends,

Jorge asked to see a list of all the songs ever to be included on Bad Music Sunday, and I thought, yeah, good idea. I've been worrying over whether or not I've been duplicating songs on this list, so if I have a running list that I can check against, then that will make my life easier. And, I have duplicated songs, twice, on this: Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart and Third Eye Blind's Jumper. Doesn't make them worse than the other songs, just that I fell down on the job. (EDIT: It's actually 3 songs...Puddle of Mudd's Blurry was also on this list twice, I didn't even realize it until I read over the list just now)

So, here's the list, and let me ask you a question. If you were to boil down this list to the Top Five Bad Songs, as in the worst 5 songs I have given small tribute to here, what would they be...and also, give me a Top Five, if you can, of songs that should not be on here, songs wrongly tributed on Bad Music Sunday. Behold, the list!:

1. .38 Special – Back Where You Belong

2. `Til Tuesday – Voices Carry

3. 20 Fingers featuring Gillette – Short Dick Man

4. 311 – All Mixed Up

5. 69 Boyz – Tootsee Roll

6. Adam Ant – Stand and Deliver

7. Aerosmith – Pink

8. A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines on TV

9. Air Supply – Making Love Out of Nothing at All

10. Al Denson – Arms of My Lord

11. Alan Jackson – Where Were You (Live Version)

12. Alan Parson’s Project – Don’t Answer Me

13. Anberlin – Godspeed

14. Apocalyptica – I’m Not Jesus (Live Version)

15. Aqua – Barbie Girl

16. Armored Saint – Can U Deliver

17. Asia – Only Time Will Tell

18. Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country

19. Bad Boys Blue – I Wanna Hear Your Heartbeat

20. Bad4Good – Nineteen

21. Baltimora – Tarzan Boy

22. Bananarama – Cruel Summer

23. Bell Biv Devoe – Do Me

24. Bette Midler – The Rose

25. Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself

26. Billy Ocean – Get Out of My Dreams (Into My Car)

27. Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart

28. Bjork – Hunter

29. Bobby Brown – Every Little Step

30. Bobby Brown – On Our Own

31. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy

32. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero

33. Bonnie Tyler – Sweet Child O Mine

34. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart

35. Boyz II Men – Motown Philly

36. Britney Spears – Satisfaction

37. Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting – All for Love

38. Buckner & Garcia – Pac Man Fever

39. Bulletboys – Smooth Up In Ya

40. Buster Pointdexter – Hot Hot Hot

41. C&C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Live in Japan)

42. Cadillac Don – Peanut Butter & Jelly (ft. J Money)

43. Cameo – Word Up

44. Catherine Wheel – Waydown

45. Charlie Daniels – Simple Man

46. Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4 (1986 Version)

47. Chicago – If You Leave Me Now

48. Chris De Burgh – Lady in Read

49. Chris Rea – I Can Hear Your Heartbeat

50. Cinderella – You don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone)

51. Class of 99 – Another Brick in the Wall Part 2

52. Color me Badd – I Want to Sex You Up

53. Corey Hart – Sunglasses at Night

54. Crazy Town – Butterfly

55. Custom – Hey Mister

56. Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight

57. Cyndi Lauper – She Bop

58. Cyndi Lauper – True Colors

59. Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten

60. Dave Matthews Band – The Space Between (Live Version)

61. David Hasselhoff – Jump in my Car

62. Days of the New – Shelf in the Room

63. DC Talk – Nu Thang

64. Def Leppard – Armageddon It

65. Def Leppard – Rocket

66. Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun

67. Digital Underground – Same Song

68. Dio – Holy Diver

69. Disturbed – Land of Confusion

70. Don Johnson – Heartbeat

71. Earth, Wind and Fire – Boogie Wonderland

72. Eddie Money – Baby Hold On

73. Eddie Money – Shakin

74. Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight

75. Eddie Murphy – Party All the Time

76. Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue

77. Eiffel 65 – Blue

78. Electric Six – Gay Bar

79. Elton John – Nikita

80. Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Fanfare for the Common Man

81. Eminem – Without Me

82. Enya – Orinoco Flow

83. Erasure – Ship of Fools

84. Eric Carmen – All By Myself

85. Europe – Carrie

86. Extreme – More than Words

87. Fall Out Boy (ft. John Mayer) – Beat It

88. Family Ties Theme

89. Fergie – Fergalicious

90. Filter – One

91. Five for Fighting – 100 Years

92. Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies

93. Forest for the Trees – Dream

94. Gary Glitter – Rock and Roll Part One

95. Genesis – Invisible Touch

96. George Harrison – I’ve Got My Mind Set On Your

97. George Michael – Careless Whisper

98. Geraldo – Rico Suave

99. Go West – The King of Wishful Thinking

100. Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy

101. Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman

102. Growing Pains Theme

103. Gummi Bears Theme

104. Haddaway – What is Love?

105. Hall & Oates – Out of Touch

106. Hank Williams, Jr. – McCain/Palin Tradition (Live)

107. Heavy D and the Boyz – Don’t Curse

108. Henry Rollins – Liar

109. Hinder – Lips of an Angel

110. Hinder – Take Me Home Tonight

111. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes the Hotstepper

112. Insane Clown Posse – Another Love Song

113. Insane Clown Posse – Hall of Illusion

114. Insane Clown Posse – Hokus Pokus

115. Insane Clown Posse – Homies

116. Insane Clown Posse – Let’s Go All the Way

117. Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills

118. Jackyl – I Stand Alone

119. Jackyl – The Lumberjack

120. Janet Jackson – Escapade

121. Janet Jackson – What Have You Done for Me Lately

122. Jefferson Starship – Sara

123. Jewel – Sweet Home Alabama

124. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – Up Where We Belong

125. Joe Jackson – Stepping Out

126. John Rich – Raisin McCain

127. John Tesh – Breathe (Live at Red Rocks)

128. John Waite – Missing You

129. Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl

130. Kelis – Milkshake

131. Kid Rock – All Summer Long

132. Kid Rock – Bawitdaba

133. Kids Incorporated – Cover Me

134. Kids Incorporated – Friday I’m in Love

135. Kids Incorporated – Let’s Hear it For the Boy

136. Kids Incorporated – Locomotion

137. Kids Incorporated – Pump Up the Jam

138. Kids Incorporated – Say You, Say Me

139. Kids Incorporated – Sunglasses at Night

140. Kids Incorporated – Tell It To My Heart

141. Kids Incorporated – Uptown Girl

142. Kids Incorporated – We Built This City

143. Kids Incorporated – You Keep Me Hanging On

144. Kids Incorporated – You Spin Me

145. Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On

146. Kiss – Heaven’s on Fire

147. L.A. Raiders Football Team – Silver and Black Attack

148. Lee Greenwood – God Bless the U.S.A (Live Version)

149. Leonard Nimoy – The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

150. Limp Bizkit – Rollin

151. Lionel Richie – Dancing on the Ceiling

152. Lionel Richie – Hello

153. Lita Ford – Close My Eyes Forever (ft. Ozzy Ozbourne)

154. Lita Ford – Hungry

155. Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly

156. LL Cool J – Doin It

157. LL Cool J – Rocking with the G.O.A.T

158. Lou Bega – Mambo Number 5

159. Loverboy – Turn Me Loose

160. Ludacris – Stand Up

161. M.A.S.K Theme

162. Madonna – American Pie

163. Marvelous 3 – Freak of the Week

164. Master P – Make Em Say Uhh

165. MC Hammer – Addams Family Rap

166. MC Tourettes – Loveable Losers

167. Metallica – St. Anger

168. Metallica – Turn the Page

169. Michael W. Smith – Friends

170. Mick Jagger & David Bowie – Dancing in the Street

171. Modern Talking – Cheri Cheri Lady

172. Mr. Big – Baba O’Riley

173. Mr. Big – To Be with You

174. Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime

175. Murray Head – One Night in Bangkok

176. My Two Dads Theme

177. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

178. Natalie Merchant – Carnival

179. New Kids on the Block – Funky, Funky Christmas (Live Version)

180. New Kids on the Block – Please Don’t Go, Girl

181. New Kids on the Block – This One’s for the Children

182. Newsboys – He Reigns

183. Nickelback – Photograph

184. Nickelback – Rockstar

185. Nickelback – This Is How You Remind Me

186. Night Ranger – Sister Christian

187. Oingo Boingo – Little Girls

188. Oingo Boingo – Weird Science

189. OMC – How Bizarre

190. Ozzy Ozbourne – Dreamer

191. Ozzy Ozbourne – Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Live!)

192. Panic at the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies

193. Paris Hilston – Nothing in This World

194. Pat Benatar – We Belong

195. Patrick Swayze – She’s Like the Wind

196. Paul Engemann – Push It to the Limit

197. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al

198. Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract

199. Paula Cole – Where Have All the Cowboys Gone

200. Perfect Strangers Theme

201. Peter Cetera – The Glory of Work

202. Petra – Beyond Belief

203. Phil Collins – Can’t Stop Loving You

204. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight

205. Poison – Nothing But a Good Time

206. Public Image Limited - Rise

207. Puddle of Mudd – Blurry

(duplicate song deleted)


209. Punky Brewster Theme

210. Queensryche – Silent Lucidity

211. REM – Shiny Happy People

212. REO Speedwagon – I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore

213. Republica – Ready to Go

214. Richard Harris – MacArthur Park

215. Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting

216. Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots – Disco Duck

217. Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

218. Rod Stewart – Infatuation

219. Rod Stewart – Ruby Tuesday

220. Rodney Dangerfield – Rappin Rodney

221. Roxy Music – More than This

222. Saliva – Click Click Boom

223. Salt N Pepa – Shoop

224. Salt N’ Pepper – Push It

225. Sam Kinison – Wild Thing

226. Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box

227. Sandfrog – LITL

228. Savage Garden – I Want You

229. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply

230. Saving Abel – Addicted

231. Scandal – Goodbye to You

232. Seal – Kiss from a Rose

233. Seether – Remedy

234. Shania Twain – Man, I Feel Like a Woman

235. Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair

236. Simply Red – If You Don’t Know Me by Now

237. Sisqo – Thong Song

238. Skid Row – Monkey Business

239. Small Wonder Theme

240. Snow – Informer

241. Soundgarden – Blow Up the Outside World

242. Stabbing Westward – What Do I Have To Do? (Live Version)

243. Stacey Q – Two of Hearts

244. Starpoint – Object of My Desire

245. Starship – We Built this City

246. Steely Dan – Rikki Don’t Lose that Number

247. Steve Goodman – Go Cubs Go

248. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

249. Steve Perry – Oh Sherry

250. Steven Seagal – Girl It’s Alright

251. Stone Temple Pilots – Days of the Week

252. Sugar Ray – RPM

253. Superdrag – Sucked Out

254. T’Pau – China in Your Hand

255. Taco – Puttin on the Ritz

256. Tag Team – Whoomp There It Is

257. Talking Heads – Love for Sale

258. Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love

259. The Cars – Drive

260. The Cure – Caterpillar

261. The Cure – Friday, I’m in Love

262. The Divinyls – I Touch Myself

263. The Eagles – New York Minute

264. The Flys – Got You (Where I Want You)

265. The Hogan Family Theme

266. The Ordinary Fear of God – Weight of a Man

267. The Outfield – Your Love (Live Version)

268. The Pussycat Dolls – Buttons

269. The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

270. The Smiths – This Charming Man

271. The Vapors – I Think I’m Turning Japanese

272. Theory of a Deadman – Bad Girlfriend

273. Third Eye Blind – Jumper

274. Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now

275. TLC – No Scrubs

276. Tom Jones – Black Betty

277. Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart

278. Tony Orlando & Dawn – Knock 3 Times

279. Toto – Africa

280. Trace Adkins – I Got My Game On

281. Tricky – Christiansands

282. Trio – Da Da Da

283. U2 – Original of the Species

284. UB40 – Red, Red Wine

285. Ugly Kid Joe – I Hate Everything About You

286. V.A.S.T – Touched

287. Van Halen – Pretty Woman

288. Vanilla Ice – Cool as Ice (Everybody Get Loose)

289. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby (2001)

290. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby (Gigi D’Agnostino Remix)

291. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby (Live in 2005)

292. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby (Metal Version)

293. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby (Original)

294. Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby Salsa (ft. Reanimator & Big Daddi)

295. Vanilla Ice – Ninja Rap

296. Vanilla Ice – Play that Funky Music

297. Velvet Revolver – Ain’t Talkin Bout Love / Runaround (Live)

298. Vitamin C – Graduation Song (Friends Forever)

299. W.A.S.P – Wild Child

300. Warrant – Cherry Pie

301. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around

302. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

303. White Lion – Wait

304. White Town – Your Woman

305. Whitesnake – Is This Love

306. Wicked Wisdom – Bleed All Over Me

307. Will Smith – Getting Jiggy With It

308. William Shatner – Rocket Man

309. Wilson Phillips – Hold On

310. Winger – Seventeen

311. Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart


viva el mustache


6 comments:

Jorge said...

That is a damn impressive list. I didn't know you were doing it for so long.
Here's my top 5 (actually, 10 or 11. I couldn't slim it down anymore) for each category:

Stays on list:

1. Madonna – American Pie
2. Alan Jackson – Where Were You (Live Version)
3. Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
4. David Hasselhoff – Jump in my Car
5. Eiffel 65 – Blue
6. Fall Out Boy (ft. John Mayer) – Beat It
7. Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman(Fuck this song)
8. Hank Williams, Jr. – McCain/Palin Tradition (Live)
9. John Rich – Raisin McCain
10. Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl



Shouldn't be on list:

1. Mr. Big – Baba O’Riley
2. Cinderella – You don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone)
3. Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy
4. Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly
5. Poison – Nothing But a Good Time
6. Starship – We Built this City
6. The Cure – Friday, I’m in Love
7. The Outfield – Your Love (Live Version)
8. Tony Orlando & Dawn – Knock 3 Times
9. UB40 – Red, Red Wine
10. Winger – Seventeen

Anonymous said...

You should have categories for the worst songs. Like the worst Country song, worst boy band song, worst song sung by a member of the Starship Enterprise....

Stays on: Leonary Nimoy and his Bilbo Baggins ballad.

Taken off: Nickelback's "This is How You Remind Me." It brings back fond memories of getting my first speeding ticket.

Mitch

The Mighty Flynn said...

Shouldn't Be On the List:

Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself [instant HS memories, funny double entendre]
George Harrison – I’ve Got My Mind Set On You [he died to young; give him a break]
Joe Jackson – Stepping Out [decent song from a great album]
Natalie Merchant – Carnival [I just like her]
Oingo Boingo – Little Girls [consider the spirit of the band/song]
Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al [so-so song from a great album-- it's not his fault the song was overplayed on radio/MTV]
Roxy Music – More than This [I dig it; and B Ferry is so suave, he might help you get laid]
Scandal – Goodbye to You [saw 'em live the year this came out. Patty Smythe was hot back then and it's a catchy little number]
Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair [historical pass--and by "historical" I mean the melody & lyrics of the song go back about 350 years]
Steve Goodman – Go Cubs Go [see G. Harrison comment--and I'm a White Sox fan, fer chrissakes!]
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now [strong HS memories, evokes young drunken petting memories]
William Shatner – Rocket Man [a classic]



Should Be On The List:

All of the rest [how can I narrow down that pile of dung?]

Jorge said...

Oh man, I was just reading Tom's list and I didn't realize some of those songs were on there. I agree with him as well as my list. And I agree with Mitch about categories.
This is your new job, Bryan.

Jorge said...

You know, sometimes I come to your blog because I want to hear some good music. I just look through your Bad Music Sunday posts and find just what I need.

BMS has saved my soul more than a few times.

Michael said...

Wow. Ok... let's see.

Five worst:
1. Steely Dan – Rikki Don't Lose that Number (fuck anything Steely Dan did, I hate those bastards). I hope they burn in a fire.

2. Starship – We Built this City... this really goes without saying.

3. Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love... they're so much better than this, that this song sickens me.

4. The Cars – Drive... the same goes for this song. "Best Friend's Girlfriend," "Just what I needed," and "Drive"? God, it's fucking awful.

5. The Cure – Friday, I'm in Love... and this song. How do you go from "Killing an Arab," "Jumping somebody else's train," "Love Cats," etc, to this? Robert Smith really should be ashamed of himself. Perhaps if he had changed his 'do and wiped off the make-up I could accept it as a "departure from earlier work..."


Five that shouldn't be on list:
1. Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight... this is a classic 80s song. I love it.

2. Eddie Money – Shakin'... really? Man, Eddie Money seriously is underappreciated. "Her tits were shakin' 'til the middle of the night, Snappin' her fingers..." Come on! That's a great song.

3. Hall & Oates – Out of Touch... Hall & Oats, while mocked by many, were really VERY funky ass white men. Listening to them now, I really enjoy them. If you can bring yourself to ignore the vocals (most of the time), the beats and music are dope.

4. The Divinyls – I Touch Myself... masturbation songs should never be deemed "bad music"--there's so few of them.

5. Toto – Africa... again, classic 80s.