Floating in the summer sky. 152 Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me – Mac Davis At least one had Band of Idiots in the name of his group so they at least acknowledged their suckiness. Ha, ha, ha! 42 Angie Baby – Helen Reddy Put another way, any of those songs come on in the car and I am wailing along. Cheesiest songs of the 70s – Fabulous! Please – Olivia Newton-John Now most of it sucks and rap is crap. My World- Guns N' Roses. ‘The Way That You Do It’ by Pussyfoot (1976) The Ripperton song made me tear my hair out, I agree with everything else you say, even your criticism of the Ringo song. You can argue and come up with all the insults and put-downs you want to to rebut anything I’m saying, but in the end, you could no more convince me that I’m wrong about what I like than you could convince your old man from the Frank Sinatra–Perry Como–Tony Bennet era that he should be listening to Led Zepellin instead. 26 Answers. A boring pop/disco record. 143 Love Machine (Pt. 22 You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone 85 I’m Not In Love – 10cc Thanks to my cuz-in-law Kelly Ciravalo for calling this egregious error to my attention. “Feelings” by Morris Albert. ‘Single Bed’ by Fox (1976) 76 Heartbeat – It’s A Love Beat – DeFranco Family The song is the love song of a close family friend who babysits a young girl (actually the artist's manager's daughter), though for the first part of the song, the ambiguous text leads one to think that it is from one adult to another. 88 If I Can’t Have You – Yvonne Elliman The song that morning was “Sing a Song,” by the Carpenters, from 1973. 147 Fly Robin Fly – Silver Connection All of us have a story about our musical interests, past and present. 60 At Seventeen – Janis Ian But it’s so ’70s and feely. @David Hicks: There’s a scene in the movie Tommy Boy where Chris Farley and David Spade are having a fight about what to play on the radio. 127 She’s A Lady – Tom Jones Some of the ones you have on this list made my own “Sixty Songs I Love to Hate” list. These two songs will tempt you to sing-along and share its emotions. Like the majority of early rock songs, "Shake Rattle and Roll" was a cover, because apparently there were only, like, five guys writing songs back then. 10/31/2016. Well, as Casey Kasem used to say, “There you have it”—the best and worst of that wonderful decade we call the ’70s. 10. Someone else‘s dead dog.). Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976. I feel fortunate for that, but along with all that greatness came moments of dark terror. Can you name just one that doesn’t suck?). ’70s Song Most Obsessed Over by Half the Nation for No Apparent Reason: “American Pie” by Don McClean. He could be 90 years old and she could be 70. 116 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Dionne Warwick I love the oldies. to its stupid flute riff, to its inane lyrics, this song absolutely takes the cake. 25 Grease – Frankie Valli “Mississippi” by Pussycat (1976) It’s not even ‘good’ horrible or in any way amusing. Stupidest lyrics I’ve ever heard and every time I hear the song I threw up a little bit of my mouth. 131 Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond 189 It’s Too Late – Carole King Let our youth enjoy THEIR music. Please, oh please, watch the first few seconds of this video:). I couldn’t decide between this song and her other horrible hits of the ’70s (“I Honestly Love You,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “With a Little More Love”), but in the end, the title question itself is what put it over the top. 94 The Lord’s Prayer – Sister Janet Mead 165 Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & The Pips what are some songs out there that are just downright creepy, but classics. 100 Welcome Back – John Sebastian I also happen to really like Olivia Newton John. The story goes that the film’s director, Robert Altman, gave the task to his teenage son to write the lyrics for “the stupidest song ever written”. So I should have changed the title to something more accurate when I put the list up on my site, but because we had been calling it by that name so many times in the party planning, it stuck, and I didn’t think of it. Does anybody know the song title or the artist who performs it? 77 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – B. J. Thomas The dumbest song of all time without any dope and I’m sure you’ll agree good morning sunshine! Flibby flop flbby glibby glop glibby la la la lay low? 36 Wildfire – Michael Murphy This song is almost too obvious a choice--clearly it's about a guy who has a thing for a girl who's too young. 170 I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor Ten Creepy Cool '80s Songs to Get You Through Halloween. 62 My Eyes Adored You – Frankie Valli 41 Midnight At The Oasis – Maria Mulduar Learn how your comment data is processed. “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka, 1961. Yes, both were way overplayed but so was Born to Run. Are you kidding? Nostalgically deciding to do a cover without stopping to consider “hey,at my age, these lyrics are kinda skeevy” is … okay, yes unfortunate implications, but it seems more like “I maybe didn’t think about this as much as I should have” than “I am a total perv.”. Play that record at a retro disco club and they will run for the exits. 86 Band of Gold – Freda Payne Other Songs I Sang Along to in My Expert Falsetto: “You Make Me Feel Brand New” and “Stone in Love” by the Stylistics, and “Have You Seen Her?” by the Chi-lites. ‘Convoy’ by C.W. ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ by Melissa Manchester (1978). A great story song will suck you in from the first line and keep you listening to every word. 27 Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton-John The funny thing is…I love just about every one of these songs! “Loving you is easy cause you’re beautiful, Doot en doot en doo, AAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaah” That last … noise …. 21 Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) – Looking Glass 179 Tighter And Tighter – Alive and Kicking One of those was ‘Wildfire’ by Michael Martin Murphey. Truly the decade of the “smiley face”. . The 70s were riddled with that kind maudlin sh*t. Go ahead, I will wait. How can “Mandy” not be in any list of worst songs of the seventies? You don’t like what you don’t like. Ten Creepy Cool '80s Songs to Get You Through Halloween. 104 That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon 166 You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt The highs came in the form of disco and bubblegum pop via ABBA, The Bee Gees and their ilk. My one rule for both lists is that I couldn’t include any obscure songs (e.g. As it turns out, Cynthia was right. his explanations true or not, what happened doesn't matter. It’s by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. Though this song was actually released in 1990, … I know they had some decent hits, and that they wouldn’t truly hit rock bottom until the 80s, but I just wanted to complain about how dull they are, Terry Kath or not. It’s as if the ’60s (Dylan? lmao!!!! Here are the Top 40 Rock and Pop instrumental songs: the best songs without words. 69 Here You Come Again – Dolly Parton Does EVERY decade have its share of musical “Edsels” (failures), fiascos, blunders, miscarriages, and overall quintessential sucky tunes? Go to youtube, to a great sixties song, and look at the comments. To add something a bit more modern to the list, Billie Eilish’s “Bury a … (And I love the Carpenters song too.) 192 Hot Child In The City – Nick Gilder Of course, it turns out there’s a reason the human voice was forbidden from going there in the first place. I always liked rock, but, even though my “disco sucks” buddies ridiculed me, I still liked disco. 7. Great late-’70s song that nobody knew about until the 80s: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles: Most Heinous Omissions from this List: “London Calling” by the Clash, “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith. Some songs don't even have lyrics, and a few of these have emerged as memorable instrumental hits. The 1970s and '80s were two extremely prolific decades for horror paperbacks, with a wide variety of categories that included — but was in no way limited to — Satanic cults, creepy kids, animals gone rogue, real estate nightmares, white guilt over Native-American burial grounds, and a sizable amount of incest. ’70s Song I’m Most Embarrassed to Love: “Sister Golden Hair” by America. 186 Black Superman – Johnny Wakelin I hate/love this list! Somehow, somewhere along the way, phones became sexier than guitars. But none more embarrassing than “Shannon” by Henry Gross, which I absolutely loved, and sang along to in my expert falsetto while alone in my room. By the way, I like ‘Mandy’, too, and I’m not by any means a ‘fanilow’…. I happened to grow up in a GREAT time for Top 40 pop radio. For those unfamiliar with the prolific jam band, the lyrics to their … never happened. 1. 140 Me And Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul Soul is the “actor” from the hit TV show, “Starsky and Hutch”. Killer comment. I have never once played that song on a jukebox and subsequently had someone object to it. ), 2. This song is a great blend of psychedelic rock and space rock. Story songs are my favorite genre. It follows a time-tested recipe for horrible songs: Soul classics from likes of Isaac Hayes, Soul And Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Jean Knight, War, Rufus and Chaka Khan cheesy ? I originally had it on the list, but my wife didn’t think it should be on it, and then I remembered singing along to it the first seventeen or eighteen times I heard it. 20 underrated rock songs from the '70s. Loved the girl singing. 194 Undercover Angel – Alan O’Day Geez, tough crtic. I guarantee that there will be several pompous, egotistical, assholish comments that state that the sixties music was the best, and today’s music sucks, stinks, is garbage. By the way, Ringo was never in love with a 16 year old at the time, it was a cover. This song is very psychedelic in my opinion, and is very inflencial to psychedelic music, space rock, the Pink Floyd's later work in the 1970's, punk rock, grunge, and progressive rock. Save yourself. Obviously we all have songs we love the most and some we hate but The Night Chicago Died is one I love. Now that you're probably engaged in the almost-last … #64 correction, Elton John with Kiki Dee not Neil Sedaka. I admit there are quite a few though. This song is underrated. "Bury a Friend" by Billie Eilish. Eeew. I find that the 70’s had the best music overall. 188 Sunshine – Jonathan Edwards “I Just Want to Stop” by Gino Vanelli. 78 Top of The World – The Carpenters Probably because I don’t even consider it a song. Here’s mine – and we have some common ground: https://www.geezerspot.com/single-post/2018/11/19/Shit-List-The-worst-songs-ever. 15 The Morning After – Maureen McGovern 12 Billy Don’t Be a Hero – Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods Whoa whoa whoa, feelings. Good songs cause debate, and folks are still arguing about whether this 2010 country smash is about suicide or just a young girl who's grateful for the short life the good Lord has given her. Really, one of the Worst Songs Ever. Thank God for the '70s. Neil Sedaka fetishes a girl by picturing her as a pinup model for … Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost–these were trippy, far-out TV shows, but they felt like totally normal kids’ stuff on a Saturday morning in the ’70s.When I was a little kid, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia, which was briefly home to The World of Sid & Marty Krofft indoor amusement park. . 96 Indiana Wants Me – R. Dean Taylor 167 This Will Be – Natalie Cole ”Single Bed” by Fox (1976) ". The song came out in 1968, so we're guessing somewhere around 14. Then go to a great eighties song. Cars were shit, beer was like water, bread was white only, we didn’t even know what coffee was supposed to taste like, and clothes … well, forget it. I love to get swept up in the characters and their emotions. OR, everything was MUCH BETTER during the 70’s than today. 157 Torn Between Two Lovers – Mary MacGregor Great late-’70s song that nobody knew about until the 80s: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles: Most Heinous Omissions from this List: “ London Calling ” by the Clash, “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith. Each way ahead of ts time.. Knowing that it was written for/to her infant daughter somewhat forgives the utter vapidity of the lyrics, but nothing excuses that screech. As it is, I’ll save it for my list of the Best Songs of the 60s: And because no Best Of list is compete without the Rolling Stones, here’s my favorite single of theirs from the ’70s, “Happy”, Bonus Video: Heart performing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. Then go to a great seventies song, and you will find the same comments, with seventies substituted for sixties. “Run, Joey,Run” by David Geddes. 198 Makin’ It – David Naughton It probably doesn’t deserve to be on this list (he barely eeked out masterpieces by Peaches and Herb and Sean Cassidy), but I have a visceral reaction to this song: every time it comes on, I want to pull my car off the highway and plunge 3,000 feet to my death. “Playgrounds of my mind” and “run Joey run” should be on the list of worst seventies songs also. 5. The 70s don’t have many defining horror characteristics, although a plethora of the greatest scary films ever came from this decade, and it was definitely a hot time for supernatural subjects. Speaking of Casey, if you haven’t heard his profanity laced tirade, look it up on youtube. So to make up for such a negative list, I thought I’d try appending a list of the BEST songs from the same decade as well—but that proved to be even harder. 117 Up The Ladder To The Roof – The Supremes The brief instrumental introduction is the sound of O'Sullivan whistling, before he comes in and now at 40 the song is still a beautiful "monster ballad". 114 ABC – The Jackson 5 3. Story songs are my favorite genre. ‘The Streak’ by Ray Stevens (1974) 9. 113 The Brady Bunch Theme – The Brady Bunch It could have been written by a suicidal 14-year-old submitting to her high-school literary magazine in a last-ditch attempt to garner sympathy from the would-be lover who spurned her in front of everyone in the cafeteria. 101 Times of Your Life – Paul Anka Thanks a lot! Allow me to jump up on my soapbox for a second. Found some great songs on your 10 worst list. 35 Dancing Queen – ABBA Truly gadawful! (Or while wearing a pink jacket and playing air guitar. (And evidently, there’s no shortage of assholes with opinions!!…………). When it comes to the worst, always remember and never forget… (It’s about a dead dog. If you’re never found yourself singing along at the top of your voice to a pop song that’s absolute drivel, then you haven’t lived, my friend. 30 Somethings 70s Dance Elton John Feel Good Music Party Playlist Queen Stevie Wonder Here Is The Secret: There Are So Many Versions Of You You and I are enough just like this: quiet, loud, taking up space, remaining small, full of fear or full of courage. Favorite Answer. (But oh, I did love singing along to the chorus of that one, too.). 29 Run Joey Run – David Geddes They change channels a couple of times, and the Carpenters’ “Superstar” comes on. 89 Best of My Love – Emotions 2. So, I assume that means that you also allow opposing viewpoints to air their opinions. It’s hard to identify the worst songs of the ’70s because EVERYTHING sucked in the ’70s! To have all-encompassing musical tatses is a BLESSING, NOT A CURSE–so those people who view the Top 40 pop stuff with a jaundiced eye are the ONLY losers here–NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. A great story song will suck you in from the first line and keep you listening to every word. Cover your ears and go ‘lalalala’ until it is over. At any rate, Ioved ’60’s, 70’s, and 80’s Top 40, and I always will until my dying breath, and beyond. Okay, credit where credit is due. 11 The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace Not that partying NECESSARILY goes hand-in-hand with hating Top 40 pop (Hey, I eventually succumbed to being in the “5-joints before breakfast” club myself, and I still liked Top 40), but it helps…….. 67 My Sharona – The Knack Top 10 Songs That Are Actually Really Creepy // Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/MsMojo?sub_confirmation=1These songs have super disturbing and creepy … 24 Stumblin’ In – Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman (Remember, opinions and assholes…..), Opinions are like assholes. But no one ever mentions Chicago when singling out the worst 70s music. Hey, what do you want from a 10-year-old kid who one summer day found the best conglomeration of rock, pop, easy listening, country, and soul music that ever existed, all on one radio station in his living room? Well of COURSE it’s drivel. I’ve belted out all kinds of crap in the car, making sure first that the windows are closed. I couldn’t agree more about “The Night Chicago Died”. And there will be robots. 108 Imagine – John Lennon 115 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse 159 Funny Face – Donna Fargo (Seriously, who would compare the colorless, unintersting, dull, dreary, vapid abyss of darkness that is the pop music of the 21st century with the wonderful world of 70’s pop/rock/Top 40–the best decade for pop music EVER?) This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A few other notable mentions: Oh, wait, it looks like Paper Lace actually did it, too. McCall (1975) cant remember the australian band of the 60/70s with the dark haired singer girl – i thought it was the seekers or the new seekers ?? The lesson of the song is finally summed up … Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Puckett turns 70 this year. But unlike many of my contemporaries who viewed themselves as “grown up now”, I never stopped digging much of the AM material. 4. While I’m at it, I should say that I also love Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.” Same category. Lost in love (Air Supply) & I want you to want me (Cheap Trick): even though both songs have some cheesy qualities and can even be considered guilty-pleasures, the lyrics were some of the most frank, emotional, and relatable I’ve ever heard. And as far as a pure pop masterpiece is concerned? Even throughout the ’80’s, when the landscape of Top 40 changed significantly, I still dug a lot of the music that pop had to offer, and it wasn’t until the ’90’s that my interest waned to the point where I didn’t really know who was who and what was what anymore. Seasons in the Sun was my favorite song at the time. Best ’70s songs featured in car scenes from 21st-century films: “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire (in the French film “The Intouchables”) and “Heroes” by David Bowie (in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Best ’70s song title: (Tie)”Pop That Thang,” by the Isley Brothers and Queen’s “Fat-Bottomed Girls”, Best Song with Least Lyrical Effort: “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang (total number of words: 8!). (After Karen’s death, Bette reversed course and was sorry.). You’ve got to be kidding me. Here are the 50 best songs to listen to on the scariest night of the year. And some of the ones from the 70’s didn’t even get mentioned here–while conversely, some really GOOD tunes were named as “the worst” by the OP and others. While this song isn't 'creepy' per se, it's subject matter is much darker than most people assume. “My Friend, My Friend” – Phish. (What’s wrong with that? It was a capstone, summary, and new beginning all at once, emerging from Bowie’s dizzying ‘70s run. 142 Bad Blood – Neil Sedaka Not even the songwriter’s own dead dog. 34 Venus – Shocking Blue And that started a conversation that led to this: my list of the worst songs of the ’70s. Hello again, Not sure which is funnier your list of worst songs or some you included in your best songs. 87 December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – The Four Seasons Glaring Omissions: “Havin’ My Baby,” by Paul Anka. I would have thought singles by Dave Geddes, Austin Roberts were cheesy, not some of the most highly acknolwedged black singles of the 70’s. Ed Masley, ... including this — a creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly ode to a spider named Boris. And let’s take a moment to ponder the wonderfully 70s naffness of the name “Brotherhood of Man”. Please put your headphones on for this one: Great late-’70s song that nobody knew about until the 80s: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles: Most Heinous Omissions from this List: “London Calling” by the Clash, “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith. Byrne delivers the song as if transmitting from a supercomputer, his words swift and robotic; the humid 4/4 beat picks away at the listener with creepy yet funky insistence. 8 Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band More than half of his hits are silly little love songs. 6. 174 Good Times – Chic Children's songs are usually innocent and squeaky clean, but there are some with creepy lyrics which will make you wonder how they are even suitable for kids in the first place! From its annoying opening to its simply awful base line (one can practically feel the musicians falling asleep) to its trombone solo (trombone solo!) Now, here’s an opinion from someone who LOVED 70’s pop music, and who thought that 1974 was actually a STELLAR YEAR for pop……. Cher’s contribution to our list of spooky songs is "Dark Lady," a song about a creepy gypsy fortune-teller and a crime of passion. 139 The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies If you are a pop music aficionado AND you actually were ALIVE to witness the music in the 70’s as a teenager (as was I) then you would have had to have been in a coma for the entire decade not to simply know and understand how vastly superior the music was to most of what came before or since. 160 Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond Aint No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day….. David……………. Wildly uneven list, but ok. 97 Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce How could I forget “Disco Duck”?? Most Interesting Hit Songs: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. “Dancing In The Moonlight”, by King Harvest. Of course, this was the theme music for M*A*S*H* (1970) and later an instrumental version for the TV show. Hey, at least he's bothered to give her good advice. 68 Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich Don’t forget Paper Lace’s other gem Billy Don’t Be A Hero. Some great songs came about from anti-war protest movements and inspired great things like Woodstock in 1969. 148 Right Back Where We Started From – Maxine Nightingale ‘Nuff said. “Una palomo blanca” is surely worse than anything Olivia Newton John did. The ONJ song will be added to my top 500 (seriously, how is it worse than her overplayed monstrosity from Grease?). I’m NOT SORRY!! The following 23 songs tell tales of woe, wonder and alien love. 178 Jeans On – David Dundas Creepy. And this evil song was written before most of you were born (we all know middle-age things are creepy, right, Cassie?) Without further ado, then: the Worst Songs of the ’70s. Bad Songs that Probably Could Have Made This List But I Couldn’t Help Loving Them Because I Was Young and Stupid At the Time: “Precious and Few” by Climax, “Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All” by the Fifth Dimension, “Day After Day” by Badfinger (yes, Badfinger), “Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim, and “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. 154 Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon Feelings? Born to Run isn’t even Bruce Springsteen’s best song let alone the #1 rock & roll song. 63 Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka I can’t believe you put Brandy on your top 10 list. Good sci-fi stories can easily be found in movies, TV, books and video games, but what about music? 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