February 1, 2008

The Bad Music Giveaway: Insignia 4GB Pilot MP3 Player

Who wants a brand spanking new mp3/video/photo player? That's what I thought. Then here's what you have to do. Leave a comment telling me the song you hate the most and why. Yeah, it's that easy. I'll pick a random winner at the end of the day on Monday, February 4th and send it on out.

I've got to say, this is an awesome player. It retails for $130 and people say it's a much better product than the iPod nano. I can't keep it because my BlogHer ad agreement says I can't keep product review merchandise over $40 in value. Lucky you. My husband has a similar player and won't be parted from it. Here's some of the details about yours:

4GB internal flash storage to hold MP3 files, photos and videos.

2.4" LCD color display with wide viewing angles.

Built-in digital FM tuner with 20 presets. The player tells you the artist and track of any song you are listening to on the radio. Another cool thing about this is while you are listening to the radio, you can hit a button and it will "remember" the song you are listening to so you can find the music later.

Rechargeable battery provides up to 25 hours of playback time. No joke. People who bought this said that it really does live up to the 25 hour thing. It also has a built-in SD card expansion slot to expand your 4GB capacity.

PC and Mac compatible.

1.6" tall, 3.3" long. Weighs in at 2.1 oz. You're jealous, aren't you.

The player comes with ear buds, USB and software. It also has two headphone jacks so you and your buddy can both dance to "Baby's Got Back" together. It is also Blue Tooth compatible so you can listen to your music on your Bluetooth headset (headset not included).




What's not to love? Now come on and tell me what songs make you die inside and why. A link to the song or YouTube music video wouldn't hurt either for those of us who don't habla music.

153 comments:

Ronnie & KaLee said...

Mine HAS to be "Party like it's 1999." Sadly, I was in high school for the year 1999 and EVERY. SINGLE. FUNCTION. chose this song as the theme song. I think I die a little more inside every time this song is played. ~KaLee

jjstringham said...

Mine would probably be one of those stupid songs on Yo Gabba Gabba. I hate that show. And their songs are catchy enough to get stuck in your head ALL. DAY. LONG.

The Wiz said...

I HATE I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. ooooooo-ooooo

Hollywood said...

I just realized that for the entire weekend I'm going to have all these AWFUL songs playing in my head. Stupid me comes up with a stupid contest about stupid songs...drrrr

April said...

Oh MAN! There are SOO MANY!

probably "Blue" by Eiffel 65...

I'm blue do ba dee do ba die....How much more lame can you get? the whole thing is about the color blue and I remember at the time it came out all of the highschool kids were SURE it was about Viagra. UGH.

Moddy said...

Bad to the Bone, by George whatshisbucket.
for some reason I think of a dirty old man when ever I hear this song.

Erin said...

So I just spent a while looking through my husband's ipod play list, there are a BUNCH on there I don't like (makes for great car rides!) Anyway, I've decided that I don't like whiney singers, like cranberries, or Jewel, or Enya. But the one song I don't like the most, is a little tune by John Denver called "I'm Sorry."
And anything by Yo Gabba Gabba.

Hollywood said...

I just googled Yo Gabba Gabba because I'd never heard of him and found this song on his site. It's like dying robot cats. Unbelievable. How did your kids find this stuff? Is he on t.v.?

Here's the link.

heather said...

My most hated song is Fergielicious. Has anyone else noticed that she spells all her songs?

S'mee said...

"Who let the dogs out?"

It the only time I actually would like to shoot any dog insight. I want to join Animal Control. I want to sic coyotes on puppies. There is nothing redeemable about this "song".

Serious? These people got a label and a contract?

If I ever find out who actually let the dogs out I will shoot them with one of those bear darts. woot woot.

Jessica G. said...

Oooooo...it's a toss-up.

First choice is "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. Total ear worm that won't get out of your head for days so whatever you do, don't start singing "Doot doot do do..."

A very close second is that blasted "Christmas Shoes" song. Grrrrrrr...

Jolene said...

Besides the theme from Ice Castles?

hmmmm. I'm gonna go with All Star by Smash Mouth.

Lacey said...

So this isn't a radio song, and it's a love hate song.
My husband found this on youtube through one of the many blogs he reads.
It's called I trusted you by Andy Kaufman.
Yeah it's funny, but it sucks once it's in your head and once your four or two year old starts singing it around the house.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSYV-nEE300

toad4mimi said...

WORST. SONG. EVER. "I'm too sexy" by Right Said Fred.

Or maybe: "She Bangs" by Ricky Martin.

Ewww.

Chris & Sarah said...

The theme song from the "Howdy Town" dvd! The men singing the word "howdy" sound frightenly similar to Michael Jackson with the whole high pitch thing going on. We now have the rule that we will only watch howdy town once a day--no exceptions!!!

mommymelb said...

Superman (It's not easy to be me), by Five for Fighting. It's an okay song, but my brother once said, "This song just describes me perfectly" and now I want to puke everytime I hear it.

Sorry about all the songs stuck in your head though, that's stinky.

toad4mimi said...

Oh, wait.

Achy Breaky Heart -- Billy Ray Cyrus

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Hollywood said...

Mine is Uncle Kracker's "Follow Me." It seriously makes me want to kill puppies.

Here's the YouTube video

sugar&spicecookies said...

Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby.

This song seriously makes me want to poke my eyeballs out with a fork.

Magirk said...

Mine is Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler. I can't stand her voice! For some reason, her voice and this song just make me want to scratch my face off and gouge my own eyeballs out and burn myself at the stake in protest!

Whenever I hear that goofy little bells intro to that song,.... da, da, da.... da, da, da, da.. da, da... Woo-ah wo-ah-ah...

Kill me. Kill me now.

Heffalump said...

Oh...so hard...there are too many songs out there to hate I don't see how anyone can choose just one, but I will give it a try. How about that song by Cher...Believe...the one where she has to have her voice synthesized. It makes me want to SCREAM! And it gets stuck in your head...so its best to change the station as soon as the song starts.

Chris & Allie said...

Mine is one of the VERY oldies, like my dad likes. It's the one that goes like this:
"Come take a ride in my beautiful balloon.."
It's awful. I think it's called beautiful balloon.
If you are not familiar with that tune, it would have to be "Kiss From Rose" by Seal.

Chris & Allie said...

I just realized that we were supposed to say why. Well, because they STINK and repeat the same lines over and over and over and over and over and....

FoxyJ said...

I thought I commented earlier, but it apparently didn't take. I've always hated "Kissed by a Rose" by Seal because it doesn't make sense and his voice is really annoying.

"Christmas Shoes" and "Butterfly Kisses" always make me throw up a little.

Heather O. said...

Seriously, no one has mentioned that song Celine Dion sings from Titanic? It makes me want to pitch myself off the ship and drown with all the other lucky people who died instead of having to sit through that awful, awful movie. Blech.

I also have to second Cher's "Believe" song, or whatever, although it reminds me of the SNL sketch with Will Farrel and the other guy where they just do nothing but disco dance with their heads bobbing. The song grates, though.

Ooh, and does the intro song to Backyardigans count?

Julie said...

Manfred Man's Earth Band
"Blinded By The Light"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=C6AFCJ1dLdg

Because how many times do you have to say "Revved up like a deuce" in 3 minutes and 47 minutes???

SIXTEEN.
SIX...TEEN!

I mean besides the fact that it totally sounds like he is singing something else.

Man that song makes my skin crawl

DKAZ said...

Alicia Keys, I keep on Fallin'. All it takes are those first few words and the hair on the back of my neck stands up

Miss Rissa said...

Unforgiven 2 by Metallica. It signaled the start of Metallica's "weak sauce" period. The song did not live up to the original Unforgiven in any way.

Gina said...

A Man Needs a Maid by Neil Young. I love Neil Young. Some of his other songs are among my favorites ever. But him wailing endlessly about a maid... AGGH.

Heather O, that Celine Dion Titanic song... well, it is my husband and my "song" - played for our special dance at our reception. Among all the wedding hysteria we hadn't ever gotten around to telling the band what song we'd like, so they announced that it was our song, we get out on the floor, and they start playing that one. It actually turned out all right because the photographers got lots of pictures of us together laughing and looking hysterically happy as we dance together because we're both laughing so much that this song we can't stand is "our song."

Heather said...

I really can't understand what is going on in the world when 'I'm in love with a stripper' is playing on the radio....Really is this the best we can do??

Janie and Andrew said...

The only song I can think of that is worse than Cher's "Believe" is Shania Twain's "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" That song makes me want to curl up and shout "lalalalalalala" until the nightmare is over. It's got to be the worst song ever!!

Maudie Jane said...

Garth Brooks, Midnight Cinderella, hands down. This song is so painful to listen to; I would rather bleed through my eyes then suffer through it. The goofy twang, the crap crap crapy lyrics, oh the humanity. It reminds me of staying at my sister’s house when I first moved to Utah ten years ago. My brother in law used to (thank all that is holy he has conquered this hurdle) watch a freakish amount of WWF and those of us living in the house suffered with him. This song is as phony bologna as those tight wearing, skeezy hunks of man meat.

Summer said...

Side with the Seeds by Wilco, baby.

Lindsay said...

When I told my husband about your Name Your Most Hated Song giveaway, he literally jumped on YouTube for the opportunity to uncover the song I hated most. Apparently he likes spending his Friday nights making his wife's blood curdle. Anyhow, thanks to him, I have not one song I detest, but a nasty list. So brace yourself.

- "Every Morning" by Sugar Ray
- "Push" by Matchbox 20
- I truly, madly, deeply hate Savage Garden's "Truly, Madly, Deeply"
- "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba
- and ANYTHING by Nickelback, Creed, 3 Doors Down, and John Mayer.

ktjt said...

Paralyzer by Finger Eleven.
1. Finger Eleven is a stupid name, really stupid.
2. It is played every 45 seconds on the radio, every time I see the name pop up on my radio it makes me very angry (though I do love my sirius radio!! I mocked my husband to no end for getting satellite radio...but then I had to eat my words. Crap.)
3. Do I really need a good reason?! I just hate it and I technically haven't even listened to the whole song.
4. See number 1.

And just to totally suck up (so you don't have a crappy song stuck in your head all weekend), my new favorite song - Mercy by Duffy.

S'mee said...

o.k. changed my mind, but this just came to mind and yes, this is the ALL TIME worst song, for obvious reasons:

ANI DIFRANCO
Wishin' and Hopin'
Originally by dusty springfield
Covered by Ani DiFranco in "My Best Friend's Wedding" soundtrack

Wishin', and hopin', and thinkin', and prayin',
Planning and dreamin' each night of his charms.
That won't get you into his arms

So if your're looking for love you can share
All you gotta to is hold him, and kiss him, and love him,
And show him that you care.

Show him that you care, just for him.
Do the things that he likes to do.
Wear your hair just for him, 'cause,
You won't get him, thinkin' and a prayin',
Wishin' and hopin'.

'Cause wishin', and hopin', and thinkin', and prayin',
Planning and dreamin' his kisses will start.
That won't get you into his heart!

So if you're thinking how great true love is
All you gotta to is hold him, and kiss him, and squeeze him, and love him.
Yeah, just do it!
And after you do, you will be his.

You gotta show him that you care just for him.
Do the things that he likes to do.
Wear your hair just for him, 'cause,
You won't get him, thinkin' and a prayin',
Wishin' and a hopin'.

'Cause wishin', and hopin', and thinkin', and prayin',
Planning and dreamin' his kisses will start.
That won't get you into his heart!

So if you're thinking how great true love is!

All you gotta to is hold him, and kiss him, and squeeze him, and love him.
Yeah, just do it!
And after you do, you will be his.

You will be his.

You will be his!

In other words, change everything about yourself, be fake, do whatever it takes and then you will BE HIS!

This song should be against the law.

thompson_family said...

I think the worst is the "party in my tummy song" I stumbled upon on youtube. The green monster guy is creepy and you can't get that song out of your head. My 4 year old daughter saw it and was creeped out to. Sometimes she will tease me when I am eating and ask if the food is going to the party in my tummy. Creepy!!! Here is the link-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm-ODeyFHjY

Moddy said...

Thank you S'mee, now I'm going to be stuck with that in my head! you just had to go ahead and write the lyrics. Oh and "there's a party in my tummy" is a nightmare to have to listen to, even worse, having your kids sing it over, and over and over, etc.

bythelbs said...

"I'm Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves--I hate it with a passion fueled by the flames of a thousand burning suns.

Kels said...

Wild Thing by Tone Loc... because for a 1 day period... while one of our local San Antonio radio stations decided to "cut loose"... this is the only song they played... ALL DAY LONG!!! GOOD. GRAVY. :( It was terrible... but I think the worst part is I kept tuning in to see if they were playing anything new :-( D'oh.

Link to the article about what happened... yes, police got involved...
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2001/07/23/daily31.html

You Tube Video of the song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=387ZDGSKVSg

Jamie J said...

There are so many but I'm going to go with Kiss from a Rose by Seal. Yuck!

Hollywood said...

Wow! So much passion out there, guys! I saw the "party in my tummy" video a while back and had since blocked it out but thanks to the Thompson Family, I have to re-do all my therapy.

I wonder why some songs really drive us to the edge of insanity. We can always just turn the station off or go into a different room but inevitably, there are certain tunes or lyrics that just make us want to murder. Very strange.

Kels, that's a funny story about the radion station - a similar thing happened in Dallas about 10 years ago. The disc jokey was mad at his boss and locked himself in the sound booth and played "Barbie Girl" over and over for hours. I think all of Dallas was listening to that station all day waiting to see how it would all pan out. Consequently, I actually love that song now. Reminds me to stay sassy.

Keep the bad music coming, everyone! Hopefully this is a exercise in catharsis.

cworth said...

oh this is such a hard one and i always want to say what everyone else has said, but i'll try to think of something else. anything country makes me run away screaming. i also really, really don't like billy joel. my husband brought some billy joel cd's to the marriage and the mocking has yet to cease. "we didn't start the fire", seriously?

Kari said...

This is an easy one, b/c I can think of thousands of songs that I hate, LOL. But I'll only torture you with two. "We Built This City on Rock n' Roll" by Jefferson Starship, or whatever they were calling themselves at the time that song came out. The other one is that "Bubbly" song by Colbie Caillat. Ugh, it's so cutesy and gross.

Anonymous said...

Homeless (Like the Christ Child Was) by Michael McLean. No, make that anything from "The Forgotten Carols." Or maybe just anything by Michael McLean. This man single handedly ruined all Christmases in the '90s. Some day he will pay.

Liz said...

Um, that was me. I'm Anonymous. I confess, I'm the McLean hater.

Sue said...

Oh yes. Christmas shoes is so horrible. I was going to post something else so that I would be eligible, but really, Jessica G sort of nailed it. That is a truly horrifying song.

P.S. I tagged you.

the Ed said...

Well, gee. If I could win that I wouldn't have to tout my Etsy Shop all the time to earn enough money for that nifty little player. Does it work with the Nike jogging sensor thing?

the Ed said...

Oh wait. I forgot to tell you my least favorite song. It's that awful thing they always sing in American Idol tryouts, "I Can't Make You Love Me." I just imagine the tale in the song being played out by some very pathetic woman who can't stop giving to a man who has already walked out. It's PATHETIC. I hate that song because I love women with dignity.

ES said...

I hate Baby One More Time by Britney cos it's too cheezy and moreover, she's got such a bad image.

Thanks!

ES
aztekh[at]gmail.com

seven said...

The all-time worst song I've ever heard is "My Humps." I have no idea who the so-called artist is, but they have no business making "music."

Why: "My lovely lady humps"? Really? You can't come up with a better euphemism than that? For reals? What person would want to hear 4 or 5 verses about someone's bum?

If you're going to listen to bad music, at least it should be funny, like The Fanny Pack Song or The Poop Song.

Carolyn said...

I hate the song Mony Mony. I hate every version I've ever heard of this song. It is extremely annoying.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mony_Mony

Antique Mommy said...

"Havin Your Baby" from the 70's gives me a temporary case of morning sickness. It is just sappy and awful. "Wildfire" is a close second.

Michemily said...

I hate pretty much any song that someone has put on repeat. Okay, so that's not always true. How about Hellogoodbye's Jesse Buy Nothing-Go to Prom Anyways?

It's just so awful that when I heard it I had to scoff that it had actually been put on a CD. Anyone who yells at me to go to prom with them and says that his moves are the best . . . Never mind. Just listen/watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQm5lDLqVOQ

Alissa said...

i'm going with "cotton eyed joe"

i freaking hate that song.

amelia bedelia said...

ugh. Anything by Barbara Streisand. Makes me want to barf, and gag, then barf again. Pick me!

Beautiful said...

Thank You so much for this post!!! Last night I went to bed thing about it and trying to figure out what my choice would be and all these ridiculous songs came pouring in and I could not go to sleep!! They kept going over and over and switching back and forth in my head, so Thank You! :-P
So I couldn't think of JUST one so here are a few. (the ones that ,this morning are still going thru my head)

1. TO LEGIT by M.C. Hammer- you know, "To legit..., To legit to quit!" Hand movement and all!
2. ICE ICE BABY by Vanilla Ice- The into alone!!! ARRHHh!! And the video!
3. That Backpack song from Dora the Explorer! "Backpack,Backpack!Backpack,Backpack! YEAH!"
4. The Backyardigans Theme song and ENDING song! Stays with me all day!!

redredrose said...

I hate My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion because it makes me think of the movie Titanic.

MommyJ said...

I second "butterfly kisses" and "christmas shoes". Uggh, Uggh, Uggh! Overly blown sentiment turned in to sicky sweet yuckiness.

Funny though, because I'm sure someone else loves these songs. Should I be afraid to admit that I really like... even love some of the other songs listed here?

Molly said...

The song that nearly gets me killed every time it comes on the car radio because I have a visceral reaction that makes me lunge toward the dial to change it is: Rod Stewart "Reason to Believe". If you haven't already had dinner, check it out at: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YMT8wj_YiV8

First, Rod Stewart's voice makes me constantly do these sympathy throat clearings, because it sounds like he's got a big (and I hate the word) loogie in his throat.

Second, I can't hear his voice without picturing his face. And I can't picture his face without picturing his hair, and well... that's just...disturbing.

The whole song gives me this dingy, dusty, orange-y 1970's feeling. It conjures up the same feelings I had when that kid in "The Sixth Sense" comes in and asks whether Haley Joel Osment wants to see where his dad keeps his gun. Then he turns around and the back of his head is all blown up.

Besides the fact that the lyrics are sung from the perspective of someone who is CLEARLY delusional about the possibility of future success in this relationship, the rhythm and stress patterns of each line ("KNOWING THAT you LIED straight-FACED while I CRIED") work like piercing arrows in my stomach, each one jabbing into a new spot before the pain of the previous one can fade.

J-Rod said...

I like to listen to classic rock, which I understand to mean Led Zeppelin, Cream, etc. For some reason most of the stations feel like any song from the 1970s qualifies as classic and/or rock, when in reality it's just bad. Since there are so many songs and groups to choose from, I'll pick Supertramp, and since I hate all their songs, I'll pick Dreamer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1auRCameVY

J-Rod said...

When I was a wee lad my hair stuck up all around and all the lesbians on my mom's softball team called me Rod Stewart. But I must admit, he also falls into that category of being played on classic rock stations inappropriately, except of course for Do ya think I'm sexy? and Hot Legs.

Bkylea said...

Easily the worst song ever
The song that never ends
http://pop.youtube.com/watch?v=iXbBXDGvhRI
Why? If you ask this question you are definately not a parent. This is the kind of song kids love- mostly because singing it reduces their parents to tears.

Colleen said...

"Tom's Diner," by Suzanne Vega. I LOATHE that song. Here's a link to it on YouTube for those of you who wish to relive the horridness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cy5Xn42Ymo

A kid in high school used to start humming it during tests just to throw me off. I really hate it that much.

Dut duh duh, dut da duh duh...

Dangit Hollywood, it's going to drive me batty all weekend now.

Jill said...

The most annoying "can't get it out of my head" song of all time needs to be "Fish Heads" by Barnes & Barnes.
This song is a favorite of my children. Its amazing how easily it will get stuck in my head after they've only played it 40 OR 50 TIMES IN A ROW!
Here's the you tube link for the video. The song doesn't start until about 2:19.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn73Wtem0No

However, I do need to agree with others about the Christmas shoes song. I've told my children that if I'm ever dying on Christmas eve, the LAST thing I want them to do is go out and buy me a pair of shoes. As soon as I hear the first few notes of this song on the radio, I turn it off.

Neurotic Mom said...

Barney- I love you, you love me....

*i'm already banging my head on the desk*

see i seriously need this prize so i can listen to real music and join the world of adults

Spike said...

When I am with you by Sherriff. OH BA BAEYEIE OH I GET CHILLS WHEN I'M WITH YOUUUUUUU.

BTW i was talking to hollywood last night and she was lamenting that she shouldn't have put this post up on a friday afternoon since no one would see it and people rarely come to the blog on weekends, etc. 66 comments later . . .

Laimplant said...

I think the worst song is "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice. I was in high school when that came out and was played at every high school dance. Plus the parachute pants and the fact that you get robbed when you here the intro and think you are getting a great Queen song but no, you get him! "Word to your mother" :)

Marie said...

That new one by James Blunt, Same Mistake. Anything by James Blunt really, but this one especially. Sounds like he's trying to howl at the moon and thinks he's all sexy. Blech.

The Story, by Brandi Carlisle. It conjures the image of a coked up prostitute at a truck stop chain smoking and looking for work.

Bitch by Meredith Brooks. Why do so many women think of this as a sort of feminine anthem? I find it insulting in the first place, and her voice grates on me in the second.

melinda-in-law said...

there is a country song called "nothin on but the radio" about two hillbillies. it is SO gross and graphic-- forces you to picture country lovin'

A. said...

That would be "Country Roads." It isn't a bad song, but DH went through a period where he sang it CONSTANTLY and VERY LOUDLY. And DH doesn't sing.

Barbaloot said...

I've long and hard-but I'm gonna have to say it's the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap. Now-it may be a brilliant piece of work, but that fact that the WHOLE WORLD thinks they know it and can rap it makes it the worst thing to ever hear!

Barbaloot said...

And can I just say, I'm so glad there's other people out there that hate the 'Christmas Shoes' song?! Seriously, last time I spoke that statement out loud I was nearly burnt at the stake!

Myka said...

Mine is "Superman" by Five for Fighting. Gahhh!

Myka said...

Also "His Hands." My music coordinator in RS played that one week for music time and I nearly killed her!

Paul said...

The song I hate the most, I think is a novelty song called "Basketball John" about John Stockton, former Utah Jazz basketball player.

I had a roommate who loved the song. It makes my skin crawl.

Mrs. M said...

I HATE the song "I had the time of my life". Hate it. I never saw Dirty Dancing, but I heard that song over and over and over. I hate it.

Here's a link if you want to torture yourself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VSuCtebBT0

Chris & Allie said...

I can't believe that no one has posted "Don't cha" HATE IT! HATE IT! HATE IT! And it should be banned by American Idol! Sorry, I promise, no more.

Chris & Allie said...

Sorry, I spelled it wrong. Here's the link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6peiKSdvTNI

Amy said...

Oooh...Mrs. M beat me to it...I've Had the Time of My Life. I carpooled to HS with a girl who played that every morning for a YEAR.

toad4mimi said...

"Brandy, you're a fine girl. What a good wife you would be . . . " by Looking Glass from the early 1970s.

When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband wanted to use this name if the baby was a girl. I reminded him that the song is talking about a barmaid! He said, "Yeah, cool huh?"

Fortunately, we have two boys.

claiborne said...

I second "Lady Lumps". I also hate any of the whiney rock ballads by Nickelback and the Calling and such. And I really hate "Buttons" (why are the Pussy Cat Dolls considered "singers" instead of just strippers? stick with one thing, ladies).

But my all-time least favorite is probably "Do they know it's Christmas after all?" I mean, I know it was for charity, but I find it ethnocentric and sappy. And there's a line about how sad it is that it's not snowing, which I don't think it does in Africa, and frankly, it didn't snow much in Texas and I still knew it was Christmas. Plus, do the Affrican children need to celebrate Christmas in order to get our charity? I just think all those "great" (ahem) singers of the 80s could have done a lot better for their efforts. John Lennon's political-Christmas song is much less annoying (well, at least until the 10th time you've heard it in 2 days).

Anonymous said...

99 Luft Balloons because it makes me remember a very awkward time in my life when I didn't know it was sung in a different language. Instead, I sang "on and on says Loof Baloo" at the top of my lungs and wondered why that girl couldn't articulate better.

Laura said...

I know it's probably positively un-American (and British for that matter), but I loathe, "Hey, Jude" by the Beatles. That song goes on forever. Na Na Na nananana nananana, Hey Jude...a million times. Then we listen to the screaming, "Judy, Judy" part. Ugh!

Melia said...

Since we just celebrated Christmas I would have to say that I loathe the song by WHAM! called "Last Christmas" This should not be a song associated with Christmas. Nuf said. I am sure that if I thought about it I could come up with quite a few, but I am still struggling with this one from the holidays.

millerjk said...

It's the end of the world, REM, because it sticks, and repeats over and over and over in your head.

amanda f said...

Anything by Gretchen Wilson. When I happened to hit on the country channel on the radio, if something was on by Gretchen, it literally hurt my ears to listen.

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abby said...

I'm Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado makes my ears bleed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k12ZybN8vfc

Hollywood said...

Here's a link to the "Christmas Shoes" song. Pretty corny.

Shiloh said...

I hate songs with stupid "catchy" plays on words. For this comment I'll choose Pam Tillis' "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" (Get it?? Queen of da Nile) Blech.

Here is a sampling:
Just call me Cleopatra everybody, 'cause I'm the Queen of Denial Oh Queen of Denial, buyin' all his alibis Queen of Denial, floatin' down a river of lies

bridget said...

I couldn't agree more with most of the comments. But hey, I like the songs from Yo Gabba Gabba! Am I the only one?

My vote for most loathed song: Last Christmas by Wham/George Michael. I so do not understand what in the world it has to do with Christmas.

Shiloh said...

p.s. I also don't like Christmas Shoes. Write a short story, but don't try to sing it.

Vivian Love said...

Amii Stewart's "Knock on Wood"...because it gives me a headache! The video gives me a headache too! Pass the Excedrin!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1ztZ7WFo3nw

Janell said...

Apparently I have terrible taste in music based on how many of the songs so many proclaim to hate are songs I like quite a bit.

The Titanic Song made me give up top 40 radio for three years. Once is ok. Ever fifteen minutes? Death. Death. Bleeding ears. Did I mention death? Ugh. Awful song.

LauraLynn said...

I really hate "Who Let the Dogs Out"....but I so have to second FoxyJ on "Christmas Shoes" I can't believe how many really bad songs there are!!

Vhari said...

"If You Leave" by Nada Surf. I swear it's a rapist song. Every time I hear it I feel so violated. I can't believe there are people out there who probably find it sexy or something. YIKES!

The Mom said...

I hate Chumba Wumba, "Pissing The Night Away." It gets stuck in my head and the lyrics aren't good. The title should explain all.

Karen said...

Because I can't think of anything that I absolutely hate at this exact moment, I'll have to go with Who Let the Dogs Out. Besides the fact that I hate rap, when my kids first started chanting this I was beside myself with worry. With over a dozen dogs, letting them out is not something one does on a whim.

Mr. M said...

I have bad memories of the Mormom Tabernacle Choir singing "La Bamba". I did not believe that the church would do such a thing but I had a mission companion that would listen to it.

Nothing is as excruciating as 360 Americans with bad accents trying to belt out traditional Mexican music. Mercifully the official MoTab website says it is no longer available for purchase. The description says, "1973 LP finds the Tabernacle Choir 'si habla Español' in this unique album." I have to snicker when the best they can say is "unique".

http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/products/product?product_id=171#desc

I can't find an audio sample of "La Bamba" but you can get a flavor for what it might sound like by listening to the 30 second clip of "Cielito Lindo" found here.

http://music.yahoo.com/track/39834288

Amber said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4nB_s0q4b5E


"The Map" from Dora the Explorer.

Brian Reagan's version? Hilarious (even if I do end up singing it for days).

holly said...

I hate the NCAA tournament song. Brian made a sports mix CD several years ago, and my kids loved it. So, unfortunately, I had to listen to the USC and BYU fight songs, who let the dogs out, NBA on NBC, and other ridiculous songs all the time! I truly HATE the NCAA song though. Probably just from overuse. ha ha

Charles said...

2-way tie between Enya-Orinoco Flow and Mannheim Steamroller-'Tis the Season. These anthems are the soundtrack for most suicidal thoughts. Orinico Flow is presumably about traveling, or "sailing away," but unfortunately this song won't sail away from many radio stations and TV commercials. Mannheim Steamroller has somehow convinced the public that using space-ray synthesizers to spice up Christmas carols merits monetary compensation and continued patronization. The worst part about Christmas shopping is hearing this rubbish rattle in-store PA systems.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7768496391956300354&q=enya+orinoco&total=398&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

Deanna said...

I would have to say "You'll be in my heart" by Phil Collins is one of the worst songs on the planet. Mostly b/c it is sung by Phil Collins who, in my opinion, can NOT sing...I hate his voice! But, I suppose that the real reason I despise this song is b/c one of my mission companions listened to it over and OVER again thinking that Disney soundtracks were ok to listen to on the mish and the fact that she wanted me to translate it for her into Spanish. Plus the lyrics are way too cheesy and let's be honest, Disney's version of Tarzan was not stellar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIVaUcE4kAM

Melinda said...

I am a bad person, but I ehat when L. Armstrong (whom I usually love) sings "And I think to myself..... What a WONDERFULLLLL world."

Aftergloooooo said...

Well, its hard to say..... goodbye and let go, and its hard to see it END. when the memories we have had will never happen again. We can be together forever some day.

Melinda said...

I hate
Everybody run
the homecoming queen's got a gun

Rhianna said...

Ok Heres my entry.

"You Spin me Round (Like a Record)"
Dead or Alive

You'll only get the full HATE effect if you watch the video too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMwdAc1Dzfg

cousin Lauren said...

"Hillbilly shoes" by Montgomery Gentry. Our Dallas radio station never had a mishap like the ones reported above, but for about a year or so in high school, it SEEMED like the awful was following me. Uuuf!
I think I hate it because of 1) the whiny tune, and 2) the religious references mixed with true trailer park mentatility.

You can see for yourself. (I do have to say, though- pairing it with "Dukes of Hazzard" chase scenes makes it seem a little more cool, but don't be fooled.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcEjrxAGGCI

Ben Everton said...

Easy "Master the Tempest is Raging." I defy anyone to sit in sacrament meeting singing that song without thinking of a shipload of swashbuckling pirates. It cannot be done.

There is Sunshine in my Soul is a close second. Really? Smiling face? Really?

TKF

April said...

Oh My Goodness... can I add another? I just thought of it... in fact it's worse than the first one I came up with.

this is it...

ready???

THE THONG SONG

kaff said...

Too many bad songs to name, but I could really use the player for when I go to the hospital!! I better not need 25 hours of playback! I can already hear it, Push it, push it real good!!

the davidsons said...

For some reason I can not listen to "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones. Don't ask me why, but it just makes my skin crawl.

Hollywood said...

Isn't anyone going to say "Macarena?" Personally, I made my peace with the song a few years ago, but still! I can't believe that we've all forgiven it for the brain blisters it caused.

Crystal said...

I loathe and despise the song that starts with a whiny teenage twerp singing "I'm not a perfect person . . . " and goes on to say "whiney whine whine whine I'm a loser whine whine whine." Okay, maybe not in those exact words, but I can't tell you what it really says because about two beats into the song that radio dial has been TURNED, baby! (Seriously, two beats. I rock at Name That Tune.) My roommate from my freshman year broke up with her (loser) boyfriend and listened to that song overandoverandoverandoverandover again for weeks, probably because it reminded her of him. We're not friends any more. I discussed this post with my husband and he started whistling the song. I started divorce proceedings immediately. Yes, it's that bad.

Kate said...

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day. This song was so overplayed 2 years ago, I wanted to rip my hair out every time I heard it, which was about 400 times a day. I hate you Green Day!

wabanana said...

Wow...I cannot believe that "I'm all of out love" by Air Supply is not at the top of all your lists! 80's flashback! What an annoying song/group if you ask me!!

Her Royal Highness said...

There are actually quite a few that make me cringe & turn the music off immediately. But since you only asked for one - I'll narrow it down.

I don't even know the name of the song or if I have the artist right. But it's something like "Badonkadonk Bar" or something like that. I hate it. HATE. And I don't use that term loosely.

Susan said...

Haters.

(S'mee, considering Ani DiFranco is a lesbian, and I'm guessing, a militant feminist, I think it's safe to assume she meant that song sarcastically. You want a beautiful Ani DiFranco song, try "You Had Time.")

Susan said...

soulja boy..nuff said.

I'm with Carolyn "Mony Mony" in any shape or form.

Any song by Yes.

Kels said...

Okay... I hate to do this to you all... but I just thought of another one. When I was finishing off all my music studies in college, someone in the music dept. found this on YouTube and it's driven me crazy ever since. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of passing it on to some other friends that were at a different Univ. and they always want to play it when we have mini-reunions now...! :( Oops... (I apologize in advance... I'm sure it's great for kids, tho!)

Here's the
LINK!

dion said...

Neeer, farrrr.

melissssa said...

Rico, Suave, has to be on the list somewhere.

Melinda said...

I hate shiny happy people. or maybe I love it, I dont know. I love the idea of it (byu memories) but cant stand listening to it

blurter said...

Ok, what about I'm a barbie girl, in a barbie world. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh.
no offense to those who bought barbies for halloween costumes.

country cousin said...

The country song that rhymes forgotten with bin lauden. I think its called

HAVE YOU FORGOTTTTTTEEEEEEN.

Rachel said...

For sure it is Lohan Holdiay by Ali Lohan, Lindsay Lohan's little sister. It is truely pathetic. I sent you the link once Hollywood. It is one you can never forget. In the song Ali wishes everyone to have a "Lohan Holiday." What in the heck does that mean? From what I have read of the Lohan family, I guess I don't really want to know. Listen to it, you'll hate it.

Kristine said...

"Wild Thing"...mostly because of the connotation it was introduced to me with. I CANNOT listen to that song.

Irishmama said...

Ugh. I hate George Benson's Broadway. Its just to corny snappy for me.....I don't even know how to explain it. It came on the other day and my husband said, 'why DO you hate this song' and when I tried to change the channel, he made me keep it on because, he likes it.....in a corny snappy way, I guess.

Papa J said...

All right, here's mine. It's even on my iPod (for my kids)..."The Chicken Dance".

Sassy Mama said...

It has to be - "Blame it on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli - I was so glad when those two were outted to be fakes!

Clyde said...
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Clyde said...

Any song of Milli Vanilli. Just give me the chills to look at them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-XoQG8HtVA

And of COURSE, Dead or Alive: You spin me around (like a record)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMwdAc1Dzfg

How people can get serious, or can be taken seriously (and not loose your mind in the listening-process) if you have any of this "treasures" in your CD player?

Shame on them!

Spencer said...

I'm going with that Mr. Mom song on the country/western station DW listens to. But if I win, this would probably be hers, and I'm sure she'd put that song on it.

Nancy Sabina said...

I am a fan of country music. But I LOATHE Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue". I think it is just a confused-almost-patriotic-but-then-actually-the-opposite song. Putting "a boot in someone's A@@" is NOT the American Way. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of peace and would NEVER "Shake her fist" at anyone. Revenge and justice are not the same thing, and I think Toby has confused the two in this song.
Why is this the worst song in the world? Because despite my total loathing of it - it still gets stuck in my head!

I don't know if this will work, but here is a path to a clip of it.

http://www.spiralfrog.com/download/song/5576940/CourtesyOfTheRed,WhiteAndBlue(TheAngryAmerican)

annie said...

it's go to be the theme song to "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?". Don't even listen to it or 5 weeks later you will pour hot wax in your ears in the hopes of blocking it out.

Bethany- pick me Benac said...

Umm ok, without a doubt there is one song that makes me nauseated every time i hear its tune: the Celine Dion in titanic, "My Heart Will Go On." It is the equivalent to Thomas Kinkade oopy forced gooey emotion and once I start hearing that breathy nonsense coming from a speaker, it is all I can do not to tear the speakers from the walls, torch the tainted objects, and pour acid in my ears for good measure.
yeah, I HATE that song

Bethany- pick me Benac said...

Umm ok, without a doubt there is one song that makes me nauseated every time i hear its tune: the Celine Dion in titanic, "My Heart Will Go On." It is the equivalent to Thomas Kinkade oopy forced gooey emotion and once I start hearing that breathy nonsense coming from a speaker, it is all I can do not to tear the speakers from the walls, torch the tainted objects, and pour acid in my ears for good measure.
yeah, I HATE that song

bethany- pick me Benac said...

umm i just saw as i read some of the others, that many people put the titanic song, so here is a back up. what about that song "Rape me" by nirvana. in highshool, a couple i knew made it "their song." nuff said

JLJ said...

"Your hair is everywhere"

I don't know who sings it or what it's really called, but that line is repeated and repeated. Whatever kind of hair it is, that is so disgusting.

carrie r. said...

The Wonderpets... the entire show is one long, horrible song with incredibly annoying lyrics that haunt you for days. Grandma bought this DVD for our daughter and I'm still not speaking to her.

"What's gonna work? Teeeaaaammwork!
What's gonna work? Teeeeaaamwork!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG90yGpUJig

Rachel said...

I just thought of another one that has to be said... Supermodel by Jill Sobule.

"I don't care what my teachers say, I 'm gonna be a supermodel. I didn't eat yesterday, I didn't eat today, and I'm not gonna eat tomorrow because I'm gonna be a supermodel." Encouraging anorexia, lovely.

Boy Mom said...

You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban, first time it makes you cry, first kazillionth time it really makes you cry.

Doug Taylor said...

Rico Suave, by Gerardo Mejía, makes my nose bleed when I hear it. But Weird Al's "Nacho Grande" parody makes it all better.

Doug Taylor said...

Actually I think Weird Al's song is called "Taco Grande," sorry!

Tracie said...

"It's not easy to be me" by Five for Fighting.

YUCK!

Nikki said...

This is the song that never ends.
Oh it goes on and on my friends.
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

This is the song that never ends.
Oh it goes on and on my friends.
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

This is the song that never ends.
Oh it goes on and on my friends.
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because...


If you are unfamiliar with this tune, I would happily record my children singing it and save it to YouTube. You just need to let me know.

wynne said...

Oh, heavens! When I heard this song on the radio around Christmas time--well, I about died. Not only is it the WORST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER--beats the song about the shoes by a long shot--it's the WORST SONG EVER. Cheesy, crappy, and the worst story about running into an old girlfriend in the frozen foods section and drinking beer in her car.

WHY IS THIS A CHRISTMAS SONG?
AAAARgh! And blech!

And as long as we are having fun, check this out. A friend posted it on her blog not that long ago and...wow. It made me laugh really, really hard.

Jenny said...

Pick me! Pick me!
I hate that one song by Uncle Kracker "follow me." isn't it about having an affair?

toad4mimi said...

Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando. OMG, kill me. . . kill me now. Wait, Candida by Tony Orlando.

OK, basically anything by Tony Orlando.

Kelly said...

My Freshman year of college, the girl in the dorm room next door had a terrible break-up, then proceeded to play this song at full and complete volume for 5 months (I got a three week sabbatical because I went home at Christmas.):

Jump Around, by House of Pain. I lived in a house of pain. Remember all the screeching?

I think, though, that this song is the worst ever because if you watch the video, you want to poke out your own eyes. And once it's in your head, you want to poke out your mind's eye. So be warned.

Michael Jackson (naked, dressed as an angel, with wife Lisa Marie, who is also naked.) "You are not Alone."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgFKgmkgMGg

Melinda said...

I want a new drug by huey lewis and the news

Melinda said...

i hate that climb every mountain song that comes on every time you try to watch the sound of music