Sunday, December 11, 2011

The 10 Worst Songs of the 1970s Pictures - Rolling Stone

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:

  1. Rick Dees - 'Disco Duck'
  2. Starland Vocal Band - 'Afternoon Delight'
  3. Paul Anka - '(You're) Having My Baby'
  4. Debby Boone - 'You Light Up My Life'
  5. The Captain and Tennille - 'Muskrat Love'
  6. Rupert Holmes - 'Escape (The Pina Colada Song)'
  7. Terry Jacks - 'Seasons In The Sun'
  8. Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods - 'Billy Don't Be A Hero'
  9. Morris Albert - 'Feelings'
  10. 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!):

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