Following on from yesterdays's post about the top 10 photos of 2011, I naturally decided to beat that post with a look at a reader's poll in Rolling Stone magazine - The 10 Worst Songs of the 1970s. Since all my teenage years were spent in the 1970s, I actually remember most of these rubbish songs as I listened to David Hamilton on BBC Radio 1 almost every day. For children of that fabulous decade - the 1970s, here's the top 10 worst songs:
- Rick Dees - 'Disco Duck'
- Starland Vocal Band - 'Afternoon Delight'
- Paul Anka - '(You're) Having My Baby'
- Debby Boone - 'You Light Up My Life'
- The Captain and Tennille - 'Muskrat Love'
- Rupert Holmes - 'Escape (The Pina Colada Song)'
- Terry Jacks - 'Seasons In The Sun'
- Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods - 'Billy Don't Be A Hero'
- Morris Albert - 'Feelings'
- Minnie Riperton - 'Loving You'
I don't remember "Disco Duck" which was a one-hit-wonder for a Memphis DJ - perhaps it was only a minor hit on this side of the Atlantic. The Captain and Tennille's "Muskrat Love" is the other one I don't recall. "Billy Don't Be A Hero" was a hit for Paper Lace over here. So - if I had to pick a favourite from this list, it would have to be The Pina Colada song by a mile. Here it is for for all you 1970s lovers (with Rupert Holmes looking very like Kenny Everett!):