THE SONGS THAT SUCK

I am always hesitant to be negative about a song or an artist. I accept that itís all subjective and we are all entitled to our opinions and it only serves to make me look bad and if you donít have anything  nice to say . . . yeh, but, when you know a song sucks, youíve just gotta say so!

Most of the songs I list were released in the 70's . Most were ONE-HIT WONDERS -- the groups and singers were never heard from again. All suck.

Here are my three criteria in determining songs that suck:

1) Songs that take themselves too seriously
2) Songs that fail to create the mood they are trying to achieve
3) Songs that stick in your head and will never die (ear worms)

Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is
Abba - Dancing Queen
Abba - Fernando
Abba - Knowing Me, Knowing You
Abba - Take A Chance On Me
Air Supply - I'm All Out of Love
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy
Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Fiend
Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
Anne Murray - Snowbird
Asia - Heat Of The Moment
B.J. Thomas - (Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Babys - Everytime I Think Of You
Babys - Isn't It Time
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)
Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
Barry Manilow - It's A Miracle
Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made It
Barry Manilow - Mandy
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
Bette Midler - From A Distance
Bill Conti - Theme From Rocky (Gonna Fly Now)
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - The Time Of My Life
Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Black Oak Arkansas - Jim Dandy
Blood, Sweat & Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy
Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling 
Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy Don't Be A Hero 
Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly
Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
Bobby Goldsboro - Little Green Apples
Bobby Goldsboro - Watching Scotty Grow
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bobby Russell - Then She's A Lover
Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Bread - Baby I'm-A Want You
Bread - Diary
Bread - Everything I Own
Bread - If
Bread - Make It With You
Brian Hyland - Gypsy Woman
Bronski Beat - Why
Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is
Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69
Buoys - Timothy 
Burton Cummings - Stand Tall
Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
Captain & Tennille - Muskrat Love
Carly Simon - Anticipation
Carly Simon - Haven't Got Time for the Pain
Carly Simon - That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
Carly Simon & James Taylor - Mockingbird
Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
Carpenters - For All We Know
Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays
Carpenters - Sing
Carpenters - Top Of The World
Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young
Cat Stevens - Peace Train
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
Charlie Daniels Band - Devil Went Down To Geogia
Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Cher - Believe
Cher - Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
Chicago - Call On Me
Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
Chris Deburgh - Lady In Red
Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro - Stumblin In
Chris Rea - Fool (If You Think It's Over)
Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
Christopher Cross - Sailing
Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
Clarence Carter - Patches
Climax - Precious And Few
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
Commodores - Easy
Commodores - Sail On
Commodores - Three Times A Lady
Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm, Mmm, Mmm
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Just a Song Before I Go
Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Dan Fogelberg - Longer
Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
David Gates - Goodbye Girl
David Geddes - Run Joey Run
David Loggins - Please Come To Boston
David Naughton - Makin' It
David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
Dawn - Candida
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Debarge - Rhythm Of The Night
Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Diana Ross - Theme From Mahagony (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie - Endless Love
Dick And Deedee - Thou Shalt Not Steal
Dion - Abraham Martin & John
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You
Don McLean - American Pie
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack - Where Is The Love
Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
Dr. Hook - She Was Only Sixteen
Dr. Hook - The Cover Of The Rolling Stone
Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show - Sylvia's Mother
Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
Eddie Brickell - What I Am
Edward Bear - Last Song
Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997
Elton John (With Kiki Dee) - Don't Go Breaking My Heart 
Engelbert Humperdinck - After The Lovin'
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Englebert Humperdinck - Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Europe - The Final Countdown
Exile - Kiss You All Over
Extreme - More Than Words
Firefall - Just Remember I Love You
Firefall - You Are The Woman
Four Seasons - Working My Way Back to You
Frankie Valli - Grease
Frankie Valli - Swearin' To God
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons -  Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - My Eyes Adored You
Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Friend And Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness 
Gallery - Nice To Be With You 
Genisis - Invisible Touch
Genisis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
George Baker Selection - Paloma Blanca 
George Benson - This Masquerade
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
Glen Campbell - Galveston
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Gloria Estefan - Conga
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
Gunhill Road - Back When My Hair Was Short 
Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love Out On Me
Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
Heart - What About Love
Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
Henry Gross - Shannon
Hootie And The Blowfish - Let Her Cry
Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame
James Taylor - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
James Taylor - Fire And Rain
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
James Taylor - Shower the People
James Taylor - You've Got a Friend
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'Aime . . . Mon Non Plus 
Janis Ian - At Seventeen
Jay Ferguson - Thunder Island
Jefferson Starship - Miracles
Jefferson Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
Jennifer Warnes - Right Time Of The Night
Jessie Colter - I'm Not Lisa
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritville
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
John Denver - Take Me Home Country Roads
John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy
John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
John Sebastion - Welcome Back 
John Stewart - Gold
John Travolta - Greased Lightnin'
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
John Waite - Missing You
Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas - Dust In The Wind
Keith Barbour - Echo Park 
Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance
Kenny Nolan - I Like Dreamin'
Kenny Rogers - Lady
Kenny Rogers - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
Kool And The Gang - Celebration
Kris Kristopherson - Why Me Lord
Laura Branigan - Gloria
Leapy Lee - Little Arrows 
Lee Greenwood - God Bless The U.S.A.
Linda Ronstadt - When Will I Be Loved
Lionel Richie - Hello
Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
Lionel Richie - Three Times A Lady
Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me 
Lobo - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
Looking Glass -  Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
Loverboy - Turn Me Loose
Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
Manfred Mann - Blinded By The Light
Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis 
Mary McGregor -Torn Between Two Lovers
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Maureen Mcgovern - The Morning After
Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Meatloaf - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
Melanie - Brand New Key
Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts - Angel Of The Morning 
Michael Jackson - Ben
Michael Martin Murphey - Wildfire
Minnie Ripperton - Loving You
Mocedades - Eres Tu (Touch The Wind)
Morris Albert - Feelings
Mouth And MacNeal - How Do You Do 
Mr. Mister - Kyrie
Mr. Mister - Take These Broken Wings
Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
Neil Diamond - I Am . . . I Said
Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond & Barbara Streisand - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough
New Kids On The Block - Step By Step
New Seekers - Look What They've Done To My Song Ma
Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - House At Pooh Corner
Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand 
Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow
Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
Orleans - Dance With Me
Orleans - Still The One
Outfield - Your Love
Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
Pablo Cruise - Whatcha Gonna Do
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died 
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
Pat Benatar - We Belong
Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind
Patti Smyth - The Warrior
Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love
Peter Frampton - I'm In You
Peter McCann - Do You Wanna Make Love
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover
Phoebe Snow - Help Me
Phoebe Snow - Poetry Man
Player - Baby Come Back
Poppy Family - Which Way You Goin' Billy
Pure Praire League - Amie
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
R. Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me
Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
REO Speedwagon - Roll With The Changes
REO Speedwagon - Take It on the Run
REO Speedwagon - Time For Me To Fly
Rex Smith - You Take My Breath Away
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
Rita Coolidge - All Time High
Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
Rita Coolidge - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher
Robert John - Sad Eyes
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Rockwell - Somebodys Watching Me
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Rupert Holmes - Him
Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Skylark - Wildflower
Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe 
Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight 
Starship - We Built This City
Stephen Bishop - On And On
Stone Poneys - Different Drum
Styx - Babe
Styx - Come Sail Away
Styx - Lady
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
Swing Out Sister - Breakout
Sylvia - Pillow Talk
Tavares - More Than A Woman
Terry Jacks - Season In The Sun
The Bells - Stay Awhile 
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
Tony Orlando And Dawn - Knock Three Times
Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Toto - Hold The Line
Tubes - She's A Beauty
UB40 - Red Red Wine
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Union Gap - Young Girl
USA For Africa - We Are The World
Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias - To All the Girls I've Loved Before
Wilson Phillips - Hold On

 

Updated 6-30-13

367 Classic Bad Songs!
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