VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs....Ever ( From 50-1)

  • Sunglasses at Night-Corey Hart
  • I'll be missing you-Puff Daddy (P. Diddy?!?)
  • Can I touch you...There?-Michael Bolton
  • Something in Common-Bobby Brown
  • Two Princes-Spin Doctors
  • Sorry-Ruben Studdard
  • We didn't start the fire-Billy Joel
  • Make Em say Ugh, Pt.2-Master P
  • Cotton Eye Joe- Rednex
  • Some Girls (Dance with Women)-JC Chasez
  • What's Up?- 4 Non Blondes
  • Informer-Snow
  • Mesmerize-Ja Rule
  • From a Distance-Bette Midler (I don't agree with this one)
  • I wanna sex you up-Color Me Badd
  • Heartbeat-Don Johnson
  • Butterfly-Crazy Town
  • Jenny from the Block-Jennifer Lopez
  • Broken Wings-Mr. Mister
  • You Remind me of Something-R. Kelly
  • Pimp Juice-Nelly
  • I'd do anything for love (But I won't do that)-Meatloaf (I don't agree with this one either)
  • Never gonna give you up-Rick Astley
  • Rump Shaker-Wreckx N Effect
  • The only thing that looks good on me is you-Bryan Adams
  • You rock my world-Michael Jackson
  • Sussudio-Phil Collins
  • Thong Song-Sisqo
  • Dancing on the ceiling-Lionel Richie
  • I'll be there for you (Theme from Friends)-Rembrants
  • Courtesy of the Red,White and Blue-Toby Keith
  • You're the Inspiration-Chicago
  • Pumps and a Bump-Hammer
  • I'm too sexy-Right Said Fred
  • The Final Countdown-Europe
  • Mmm,Mmm,Mmm,Mmm-Crash Test Dummies
  • Will 2K-Will Smith
  • Barbie Girl-Aqua
  • Hangin' Tough-NKOTB
  • Rico Suave-Gerado
  • The Heart of Rock & Roll-Huey Lewis and the News
  • Don't worry, Be happy-Bobby McFerrin
  • She Bangs-Ricky Martin
  • Party all the time-Eddie Murphy
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's-Deep Blue Something
  • Ice Ice Baby-Vanilla Ice
  • Rollin'(Urban Assault Vehicle)-Limp Bizkit
  • Everybody have fun tonight-Wang Chung
  • Achy Breaky Heart-Billy Ray Cyrus
  • We Built this city-Starship
Author Comments: 

Ok. Some of these songs I do not agree with but what can I do? I didn't produce this list. I just copied it. If anyone disagrees with any of these songs, like I do, please feel free to post something. More to come..More to come...

I don't particularly disagree with these three, but I will confess finding guilty pleasure in I'll Be There For You, We Didn't Start the Fire, and Two Princes.

Other than that, though, I think most of these are dead-on. I would be pretty happy to never hear most of these songs again. The funny thing, though, is that VH1 probably creamed their jeans over most of these songs when they first came out - it's only now that they have the perspective to call them "awesomely bad."

I think a good half of everything beloved on MTV and VH1 is awesomely bad - it's fun to hear one of them partially admit to their poor taste. I'm betting they didn't mention their initial excitement over these songs during the broadcast, though. My guilty pleasures are "We didn't start the fire" and "The Final Countdown".

I remember when "Butterfly" was huge because at the time I was on a class trip in Britain and whenever we were on a bus going from one place to another there was a short, busty hottie named Jessica who would listen to nothing but that song on her discman and wiggle her body to the song in exciting ways. It was my staple pleasure in that dreary, tiny nation*.

* But hey, they've got castles.

I'd have been pretty mad if they put "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls on here. That song rules. :-)

Well, clearly you've had your suspicions that it is a bad song to even have that thought. ;-)

Doesn't seem to be too widely known, but many of these songs are only good and meaningful when you have a good buzz on. I can really get into, say, "We Built This City" and "Everybody Have Fun Tonight". I think I speak for most substance abusers.

Richard Harris, "MacArthur Park" is usually on the list of the worst songs of the rock-and-roll era, but you have to understand what the song is about, and then it becomes crystal clear - and it's quite a sentimental love song. Jimmy Webb, the composer, fell in love with a gal, and they had a whirwind romance that lasted quite a while. But then they broke up, and he was still madly in love with her. About a year later he happened to be walking near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, and here was his ex-flame getting married to some other guy, but it began to rain, and he was flooded with images - the cake out in the open melting in the rain, and the personification of his relationship with this girl. He had groomed this relationship for a long time, and now it's gone, and he'll never have the opportunity (the recipe) again. Incidentally, Wiki is dead wrong about the meaning and circumstances. Check this:


The song and its characters also link to "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I get to Phoenix".

Limp Bizkit! My ultimate guilty pleasure!

What the hell is wrong with "Broken Wings"? Sure, it's cheesy 80s rock, but how is it any different from zillions of other songs from that era/genre? I also kinda like, "Sunglasses at Night".

As for the terrible ones, I would have included, "Life is a Highway" by Tim Cochrane, "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies, and ANYTHING by Counting Crows or Blues Traveler.

How could I forget?

"MMMbop" by Hanson.

"Bawitdaba" by Kid Rock.

(Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the

Doesn't get much worse than that. Oh, whoops. This is supposed to be AWESOMELY bad songs. My mistake.