Category Archives: A regrettable tune

Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls

First Hit #1: August 11, 2007 This is the worst song ever recorded. That’s my personal opinion, of course, guided by the fact that the chorus makes me want to jab a screwdriver into my ear. It’s got the problem … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory

First Hit #1: May 15, 1982 It’s actually not hyperbole to say Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder are two of the most important musicians of the 20th century. As such, you would expect a collaboration between the two to be … Continue reading

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Shaun Cassidy – Da Doo Ron Ron

First Hit #1: July 16, 1977 Lots of people complain about Justin Bieber. He’s young, he’s adored by young women, he frequently says very stupid things in interviews, he makes pop music. Most young pop stars have that quality, but … Continue reading

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Mary MacGregor – Torn Between Two Lovers

First Hit #1: February 5, 1977 Mary MacGregor isn’t a bad singer, but she’s not given much of a chance with this song. The problem is that there are a lot of lyrics here, it’s a very dense song, which … Continue reading

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Neil Sedaka – Laughter in the Rain

First Hit #1: February 1, 1975 While the end of the ’70s brought with it a highly publicized and dramatic disco backlash, I think people might have been attacking the wrong genre. It’s soft rock that needed to see some … Continue reading

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Paul Anka and Odia Coates – You’re Having My Baby

First Hit #1: August 24, 1974 There’s something kind of uncomfortable about You’re Having My Baby, which has naturally caused a bit of unintentional controversy. Some people argue that certain decisions, like the choice of “You’re Having MY baby” over … Continue reading

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Ray Stevens – The Streak

First Hit #1: May 18, 1974 Streaking was an inexplicable fad that began in the ’70s, involving naked people running around for some reason. I don’t understand the trend, and while it still happens it seems like an odd thing … Continue reading

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