Rolling Stone Magazine Names 10 Worst Songs of the 1980s

Posted by The G on October 7, 2011 under GNN | 3 Comments to Read

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Men Without Hats (aka #5)

It’s no secret that Rolling Stone magazine hasn’t been a good source of music news in decades.  They continue their irrelevance by naming their worst songs of the 1980s.  Here’s their top 10:

1 – Starship – ‘We Built This City’
2 – Europe – ‘The Final Countdown’
3 – Chris de Burgh – ‘Lady In Red’
4 – Wham! – ‘Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)’
5 – Men Without Hats – ‘The Safety Dance’
6 – Falco – ‘Rock Me Amadeus’
7 – Bobby McFerrin – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’
8 – Toni Basil – ‘Mickey’
9 – Taco – ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’
10 – Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

This list definitely has some stinkers on it, but it really makes me think of the way the world hated Michael Jackson’s guts when he was alive and in his death, everyone seems to conveniently forget that he was a major drug addict and a child molester and suddenly he’s a national hero.  I’m not fooled at all.  What’s your list?

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  • Gail said,

    I enthusiastically agree with #7, but “The Safety Dance” (which I own on 12″ vinyl) is awesome. Also, bad though they may be, I’d put anything on this list (exception #2 and #7) up against anything on the charts right now and the old stinker would likely be the better song of the two.

  • Gail said,

    Also, I’d rather listen to “We Built this City” one hundred million billion times that to anything by Chris Brown for 15 seconds.

  • matt said,

    so bad, but oh so good

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