Monday, June 16, 2008

Music Monday: Worst Songs of All Time

Here are some nominees for worst song ever. These songs are horrible. One is emblematic of the end of a star's best years. One has just horrible lyrics ("Someone left the cake out in the rain/I don't think that I can take it/'Cause it took so long to bake it".) One is a horrendous version of an otherwise fine song.

Party All the Time

McArthur Park

Mr. Tambourine Man (as performed by William Shatner)

Honestly, just doing the research on this one was painful.


Chris H said...

Wow...all solid entries....shatner is one of those guys who really let the hits pile up...or they were in a nice pile until he ran into them with his signing career.

The video below though, I would have to say, trumps all others...its also from shatner and really shows two things...First - he really thought a great deal of himself and booze and Second, the seventies were one long bad trip.

Now having said that, as Shatner has matured so has he improved, and I'm serious when I say this....He last album - Has Been was perhaps one of the best albums of 2006.

reston kid said...

1) I agree that Shatner's Rocket Man is sublimely bad. Truly craptacular.

2) Has Been is very good, but I give much of the credit to Ben Folds. Shatner's appearance on Folds' Fear of Pop is one of my favorites as well. The song is called In Love and it is a great vehicle for Shatner's pathos.