10.29.2016 11:00 AM

Imagine which songs you hate

It’s easy if you try.


  1. Steve T says:

    Anything by Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey. Just sing the damn note – don’t warble up and down the octaves to show off your vocal prowess.

    I used to work in an office that played a local “lite pop” radio station over the p.a. system all day long. During the time that Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was a hit, the station played the song dozens of times each day. It was a crappy song to start with, but because the volume was low, all I heard was Whitney hitting the high notes. Drove me nuts.

  2. Sean McLaughlin says:

    Not even close to the worst all time. Maneater by Hall and Oates, Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins, Joker by Steve Miller, anything from Celine Dion. There’s a lot off stiff competition just off the top of my head.

  3. Ron says:

    Thanks. I had managed to forget all about ‘American Pie’ until just this minute.

  4. bluegreenblogger says:

    ROFL, I applaud anybody who dared to say it aloud. Imagine is crap. But the B-52’s? Maybe not genius, but pretty damned funky.

  5. bluegreenblogger says:

    Damn, it IS easy if you try. ‘My Sharona, by ‘The Knack’; ‘The Dream Police’ by Cheap Trick. ;’Yellow Submarine’ by the Beatles (well, One of them anyways). This is kind of fun! We had a lot of crap inflicted on us by FM radio back in the day, didn’t we?

  6. dave constable says:

    My dear wife likes to have 50’s pop on the car radio. A song called ‘Teen Angel’ came on. At the first two lines I began to laugh. Each line added to the hilarity.

    (Geez, a guy gets heartless when he gets old.)

    • Kevin says:

      Old? Don’t remind me. Many of my vintage would say that Dinah Washington was second to none, but hearing her do “What a Difference a Day Makes” complete with strings would make your teeth rot.

      My vote for something a bit more recent would be “Seasons in the Sun”. Any sincere apologies for planting that ear worm.

  7. PJH says:

    My all time most hated song?…..easy…….”Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks……….Hated it the first time I heard it all those years ago……stilll hate it with a passion……

    Just dont criticize it on youtube…….people get nasty!…….

  8. doconnor says:

    How can you hate a song that is one of the only mentions of atheism in pop culture?

  9. jennifer stewart says:

    C’mon. You have to stand in awe at the awfulness of “Mandy.” Listening to it on purpose or by accident is aural waterboarding.

  10. jennifer stewart says:

    Oh dear there is one worse than Mandy. It’s “Honey” Mr Goldsboros contribution to the sound track of my musical apocalypse.

    See the tree, how big it’s grown
    But friend it hasn’t been too long
    It wasn’t big
    I laughed at her and she got mad
    The first day that she planted it, was just a twig
    Then the first snow came
    And she ran out to brush the snow away
    So it wouldn’t die
    Came runnin’ in all excited
    Slipped and almost hurt herself
    And I laughed till I cried
    She was always young at heart
    Kinda dumb and kinda smart and I loved her so
    And I surprised her with a puppy
    Kept me up all Christmas Eve two years ago
    And it would sure embarrass her
    When I came in from workin’ late
    ‘Cause I would know
    That she’d been sittin’ there and cryin’
    Over some sad and silly late, late show
    And honey, I miss you
    And I’m bein’ good
    And I’d love to be with you
    If only I could
    She wrecked the car and she was sad
    And so afraid that I’d be mad
    But what the heck
    Though I pretended hard to be
    Guess you could say she saw through me
    And hugged my neck
    I came home unexpectedly
    And caught her cryin’ needlessly
    In the middle of the day
    And it was in the early Spring
    When flowers bloom and robins sing
    She went away
    And honey, I miss you
    And I’m bein’ good
    And I’d love to be with you
    If only I could
    One day while I was not at home
    While she was there and all alone
    The angels came
    Now all I have is memories of Honey
    And I wake up nights and call her name
    Now my life’s an empty stage
    Where Honey lived and Honey played
    And love grew up
    And a small cloud passes overhead
    And cries down on the flower bed
    That Honey loved
    And see the tree how big it’s grown
    But friend it hasn’t been too long
    It wasn’t big
    And I laughed at her and she got mad
    The first day that she planted it, was just a twig

  11. Maps Onburt says:

    Grenade by Bruno Mars. I just wish he’d eat the fucking thing. The other one I can’t stand and will actually cross the room to turn off the radio is Same Love. Also can’t stand My Sharona, anything by Hall and Oates, Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. Anything with the last 20 years of Celine Dion is torture. Daft punk and reaching back anything by Barry Manilo. Now I’ve got to put on some Seager so I don’t hum Olivia Newton John doing that fucking “I love you, I honestly love you” all night.

  12. Jim Keegan says:

    I scrolled down the list, wanting to see if my most hated song of all time – “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann – had made it. I was pleased to see that it had.

  13. Mark Anderson says:

    Some enterprising soul needs to develop a CanCon version of this list, with Dan Hill’s “Sometimes When We Touch” on top, then Anne Murray’s “Snowbirds”, Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” and Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” in a death match for second place.

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