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The following is a list of songs topping polls for worst songs. These songs have appeared at the top of various media polls for the worst songs, such as VH1's "50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever" and Blender Magazine's "Run for Your Life! It’s the 50 Worst Songs Ever!"

The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)

"The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)", The Cheeky Girls (2003)

  • This song was voted the #1 "worst pop record" which had entered the official British singles chart higher than 75 by Channel Four viewers in a poll broadcast in January 2004. [1]

Dance with Me

"Dance with Me", Reginald Bosanquet (1980)

  • Recorded by a British newscaster, this disco song was voted #1 in the Bottom 30 by listeners of British DJ Kenny Everett in a 1980 follow-up to his World's Worst Wireless Show.[2]

Heartbeat

"Heartbeat", Don Johnson (1986)

  • Boston.com's Arts & Entertainment staff ranked this as No. 1 on their "Top Ten Worst Songs of All Time", referring to it as a "truly awful song."[3]

I Like It

"I Like It", DeBarge (1982) ranked #1 on the T-Man Billboards Top 50 Worst songs

I Want My Baby Back

"I Want My Baby Back", Jimmy Cross (1965)

  • In 1977 British DJ Kenny Everett named it #1 in the Bottom 30 after a public vote[4]

The Millennium Prayer

"The Millennium Prayer", Cliff Richard (1999)

  • VH1 labeled this the worst number one record of all time after a poll.[5]

We Built This City

"We Built This City", Starship (1985)

Who Let the Dogs Out?

"Who Let the Dogs Out?", Baha Men (2000)

  • Number one on Spinner's "Top 20 Worst Songs Ever".[7]

(You're) Having My Baby

"(You're) Having My Baby", Paul Anka (1974)

  • No. 1 worst song as voted on by CNN.com users.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The One Hundred...Worst Pop Records", Channel4.com The criteria was: "all of the records must have been released as a single in the UK, at one time or another, and have entered the official British chart at number 75 or above."
  2. ^ Everett, Kenny. "The Bottom 30: 1980", Capital Radio, 1980-04-04. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  3. ^ "The Top Ten Worst Songs of All Time", The Boston Globe, retrieved 27 April, 2007
  4. ^ Everett, Kenny. "The Bottom 30", Capital Radio, May 14, 1977. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  5. ^ Sir Cliff tops worst hit list", The Daily Mail, 13 August 2004
  6. ^ Run for Your Life! It’s the 50 Worst Songs Ever!, Blender, date unknown. Retrieved on 2007-04-18
  7. ^ Top 20 Worst Songs Ever, Spinner, August 1, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-09-13
  8. ^ Todd Leopold, "The worst song of all time, part II: CNN.com users pick their (least) favorites", CNN.com, April 27, 2006

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