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  'Built This City' Tops Worst Songs List
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News DateTuesday, April 20, 2004 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description'Built This City' Tops Worst Songs List
The Honolulu Advertiser

Starship may have built this city on rock and roll, but Blender magazine is tearing it down, naming the band's "We Built This City" as the worst song ever. Some tunes on the "50 Worst Songs Ever!" list were selected for their melodies, others "are wretchedly performed" and "quite a few don't make sense whatsoever," the magazine said.

Rounding out the top 10: "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung; "Rollin'," Limp Bizkit; "Ice Ice Baby," Vanilla Ice; "The Heart of Rock & Roll," Huey Lewis and the News; "Don't Worry Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin; "Party All the Time," Eddie Murphy; "American Life," Madonna; and "Ebony and Ivory," Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Other songs on the list: Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" (No. 22); Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" (No. 30); Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" (No. 39); Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" (No. 41); Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence" (No. 42); The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (No. 48); and Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (No. 50).
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Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
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Wed, August 15, 2012 01:51:06 AM UTC0:00
You didn't build that city, someone else did.

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 02:38:55 AM UTC0:00
I have to say, "We Built This City" is a pretty respectable choice for Worst Song Ever. Its definitely in my Ten Most Hated.

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 02:44:03 AM UTC0:00
In fairness, this is the worst song ever, but almost no one has ever actually heard of it.


 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 02:48:52 AM UTC0:00
Most crappy music is around the same approximate level of suckitude, so it's difficult to come up with a definitive "Worst Song Ever".

Everything done by The Killers, Florence and the Machine or Nicki Minaj is enough to make me leave the room though. Or half the albums that Pimpalicious has picked for his OC avatar.

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 02:55:58 AM UTC0:00
I kinda like "Heart of Rock 'n' Roll," but in fairness A) there's nothing wrong with it from an instrumental standpoint, and B) most Bay Aryans have a soft spot for Huey Lewis. Hell, I could introduce you to him, if you wanted. He's a local character back home.

 
D:1414Forwardista ( 171.5051 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 03:30:15 AM UTC0:00
Jason: Most crappy music is around the same approximate level of suckitude, so it's difficult to come up with a definitive "Worst Song Ever".

This is true.

Everything done by...Florence and the Machine...is enough to make me leave the room though.

Ridiculous. Florence and the Machine are fantastic.

 
D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
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Wed, August 15, 2012 04:38:08 AM UTC0:00
"We Built This City" is probably the worst song ever, but only because the noise they come out with today doesn't count as actual music in my book. If nobody's playing an instrument and nobody's actually singing, it's not music. A child playing Mario Paint could churn out something more coherent than the electronic crap they play on the Top 40 stations.

 
D:1658Homegrown Democrat ( 758.3651 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 04:43:39 AM UTC0:00
Jason: Everything done by The Killers

True story... a guy I was dating told me that when he heard "Mr. Brightside" he thought of me, so he made it his ringtone for me.

I hadn't heard the song, so I listened to it.

WTF? I understood the song, but I had no idea what the hell that meant about our relationship.

If I wanted weird, complex messages in my relationships, I'd date a girl.

 
D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 04:48:46 AM UTC0:00
The lyrics to all of their songs are f*cking retarded. And American bands that try too hard to sound and look British piss me off.

 
LBT:6309Silver Dime ( 94.8693 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 08:18:48 AM UTC0:00
I have to say, "Call me Maybe" is the most overplayed song that I've ever heard. It's not even that great to begin with and then constantly playing it kills it more.

And coincidentally since this is a political site, Obama came out and said he liked it and everyone made a big (positive) deal out of it. Not that it matters, but it just proves the point of how idiotic it is.

 
LBT:6309Silver Dime ( 94.8693 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 08:21:34 AM UTC0:00
I have to disagree with this article, "Ob-la-Di, Ob-La-Da" by the Beatles I think was actually a pretty good song. Is my favorite by them?, No. But it's certainly not near the worst.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
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Wed, August 15, 2012 08:48:34 AM UTC0:00
All popular music is overplayed, regardless of its quality. Even Stairway to Heaven is overplayed.

There's a reason why bands like Radiohead are considered to be revolutionary and nothing like anything before them; because most of their fans have probably heard no more than around 200 artists throughout their entire lives. When the same rotation of popular artists bleed through one another, anything that deviates from the norm even slightly while achieving commercial success is going to become overplayed.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 08:55:56 AM UTC0:00
I'll stop now, I'm starting to sound like my insufferable hipster coworkers.

 
D:1658Homegrown Democrat ( 758.3651 points)
Wed, August 15, 2012 09:38:51 AM UTC0:00
Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (No. 50)

This should be WAY higher on the list.

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
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Wed, August 15, 2012 04:35:06 PM UTC0:00
You didn't build that city.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
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Thu, August 16, 2012 10:10:10 PM UTC0:00
Craverguy: You didn't build that city.

You didn't crack that joke, someone else did.

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
Thu, August 16, 2012 10:47:28 PM UTC0:00
Oh snap.

 
D:1414Forwardista ( 171.5051 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 04:33:33 AM UTC0:00
Bob: "We Built This City" is probably the worst song ever, but only because the noise they come out with today doesn't count as actual music in my book. If nobody's playing an instrument and nobody's actually singing, it's not music. A child playing Mario Paint could churn out something more coherent than the electronic crap they play on the Top 40 stations.

Aw, OurCampaigns doesn't support linking to a place in a YouTube video? Well skip to 2:40 then...

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
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Fri, August 17, 2012 05:07:33 AM UTC0:00
LMFAO once did an in-store signing at the record store I work at. They were some of the ugliest dudes I'd ever seen.