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Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies

And now, dear friends, a candidate for worst one-hit wonder ever. “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies is a love-it-or-hate-it ditty by beloved Canadian band, Crash Test Dummies (at least they were beloved in Canada for a few years). Hear more: Canadian one-hit wonders The lyrics focus on kids with abnormalities (white hair, birthmarks and Pentecostal parents). A bold move since the song potentially offends all people with white hair, birthmarks and “lurch and shake” religious … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

What is Love – Haddaway

What is Love – Haddaway

If you were Haddaway, do you think you would be embarassed that your song became the centerpiece to a Saturday Night Live sketch that was so popular that it was expanded into a nearly unwatchable movie titled Night at the Roxbury? Or would you be proud? If I’m Haddaway, I’m completely content to have unleashed a pop song that is so relentless, it enters your brain, sits down on the couch, makes a ham sandwich, orders … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

Telephone Man – Meri Wilson

Telephone Man – Meri Wilson

Cheese. Pure titillating cheese. That’s how I would describe “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson. It’s the soul-stirring story of a woman who rents an apartment and is visited by the telephone man who is there to…install her telephone line. At least that’s the arc the story follows. But if you read between the lines, maybe this telephone is really just a euphemism. A little double entendre, if you know what I mean. The opening … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Please Don’t Go – KWS

Please Don’t Go – KWS

There are good cover versions of songs. And there are bad ones. I can’t decide if “Please Don’t Go” by KWS is the best cover version ever because it is so true to the melody and vocal stylings of the original by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Or it’s possibly the worst ever because it so slavisly apes the original. In other words, it brings very little new or interesting to the equation. What do you … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

Laffy Taffy – D4L

Laffy Taffy – D4L

Some songs burst onto the music scene, make a huge impact, reach #1 on the Billboard Top 40, and forever afterwards are considered some of the worst songs ever. That seems to be the story of “Laffy Taffy” by D4L that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 and was fueled by big online sales and a video that featured bikini beauties in a water fight. High art here, folks. The lyrics are, well, simple and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Hip Hop

Butterfly – Crazy Town

Butterfly – Crazy Town

Some people credit Run D-M-C with the first rap rock song. If you’re thinking of their collaboration with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry on Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way,” you are mistaken. The first rap rock hit is “Rock Box” by Run D-M-C. But yes, “Walk This Way” is the song that made the boys famous way back in 1986. Who would have ever guessed Steven Tyler would go on to judge American Idol back then? Watch “Rock … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Rock