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Subject: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: woops on 06/02/04 at 6:31 pm

Some of my least favorite songs from the '60's & '50's:


Anything from The Beach Boys (except "Good Viberations)  & Jan & Dean
"Hooray For Hazel" (don't know artist & also don't care for the tv show)
"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra
"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane
"Mr. Sandman" & "Lollipop" The Chordettes
"Dingaling" Chuck Berry
Anything from Leslie Gore
Anything from Sonny & Cher
The song about Atlantis from Donovan
"Tip Toe Through The Tulips" Tiny Tim
"Splish Splash" Bobby Darin
"To Sir With Love" Lulu



Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: hoogbest on 06/03/04 at 10:28 pm

No Beach Boys......you need your hearing and or personality checked.  A little Prozac may raise your seratonin to a level where you can enjoy great, good time music by the best ever......The Beach Boys. ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Marian on 06/04/04 at 2:35 pm


Some of my least favorite songs from the '60's & '50's:


Anything from The Beach Boys (except "Good Viberations)  & Jan & Dean
"Hooray For Hazel" (don't know artist & also don't care for the tv show)
"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra
"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane
"Mr. Sandman" & "Lollipop" The Chordettes
"Dingaling" Chuck Berry
Anything from Leslie Gore
Anything from Sonny & Cher
The song about Atlantis from Donovan
"Tip Toe Through The Tulips" Tiny Tim
"Splish Splash" Bobby Darin
"To Sir With Love" Lulu



;D ;DHurray for Hazel is by tommy Roe.He also did shelia,which is much better.Cheers!

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: saver on 06/05/04 at 3:34 pm

A song that always irks me and why they let it be released(maybe they wanted to be rebellious), was, "Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby".

The melody is fine but when they throw in the verse "SO YOU BETTER SHUT YOUR MOUTH!"
Singing along with it up to that point makes me switch the channel on the radio.
:o

A calmer: "SO PLEASE DON'T TALK LIKE THAT" would be easier on the ears.

Peace-
Saver

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Zella on 06/15/04 at 1:45 am



;D ;DHurray for Hazel is by tommy Roe.He also did shelia,which is much better.Cheers!


Tommy Roe had some great songs. My friend Karla had his greatest hits album, and always used to sing along with "Sheila" in this effected, cutsy voice. To this day I cannot sing Sheila without doing the same voice!  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Paul on 06/15/04 at 7:21 am


Tommy Roe had some great songs. My friend Karla had his greatest hits album, and always used to sing along with "Sheila" in this effected, cutsy voice. To this day I cannot sing Sheila without doing the same voice!  ;D


I, and probably many others (go on, admit it!) can't help doing my 'own' rendition of that intro, i.e., bang the hell out of anything stationary...!!

Probably a sign of the great divide called 'age'...a good portion of what woops doesn't like, is paradise to me...!

A few (un)mentionables...if I never heard them again, I wouldn't be too worried...

'Dominique' - Ye Singing Nun
'Tears' - Ken Dodd (Tickling-stick wielder and notable tax-dodger...)
'Cinderella Rockerfella' - Esther & Abi Ofarim (Esther's voice has been known to frighten horses! Scares the hell out of me, too...!)


Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/15/04 at 12:57 pm

-I love Onions-Susan Chistry (I think-her brother was Lou Christy who did Lightning Striking)
-Hats off to Larry-Del Shannon (?)

I know there is more but that is all I can think of right now.



Cat

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: zcrito on 06/15/04 at 2:09 pm


Tommy Roe had some great songs. My friend Karla had his greatest hits album, and always used to sing along with "Sheila" in this effected, cutsy voice. To this day I cannot sing Sheila without doing the same voice!  ;D


Tommy Roe.
I always thought his "Sweat Pea" song was alright.  :)

;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: zcrito on 06/15/04 at 2:14 pm


Some of my least favorite songs from the '60's & '50's:

Anything from The Beach Boys (except "Good Viberations)
...


Really? ???
What about "All Summer Long" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice"? WIBN is probably one of the best songs to come out of the '60s.  :)

;D


Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: woops on 06/15/04 at 5:48 pm




Really? ???
What about "All Summer Long" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice"? WIBN is probably one of the best songs to come out of the '60s.  :)

;D






I just don't like '60's "surf rock". IMO, all of the songs sound the same and pointless.

Except for "Good Viberations" which has a "psychedelic" feel.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/15/04 at 8:10 pm

I do like Tommy Roe's Sheila-I used to sing it to my cat but replaced "Sheila" with "Sheena" (her name). Now Dizzy was a bit...well....you know. I remember when that song came out and one of my sisters played that song over and over and over again. I can't remember if it was my mother or father who said, "That song is making me dizzy." To this day, I can't hear that song without hearing those words. lol



Cat

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: SteveH on 06/15/04 at 8:40 pm

Puppy Love - Paul Anka  I know I've posted this one many times before, but it hasn't gotten any better since then.
 

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/16/04 at 7:36 pm


Puppy Love - Paul Anka  I know I've posted this one many times before, but it hasn't gotten any better since then.
   


What is worse then Paul Anka singing it is Donny Osmond singing it.  :P



Cat

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Marian on 06/16/04 at 8:05 pm

I prefer Paul.Cheers!


What is worse then Paul Anka singing it is Donny Osmond singing it.  :PI prefer Paul.Cheers!



Cat
8)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/17/04 at 9:43 am

I LOVE the Beach Boys....Best song was "Don't Worry Baby" because the REAL Beach Boy Brian Wilson sang it and not that self-absorbed moron, Mike Love >:( Only ones that I don't care for were Fun, Fun, Fun and I Get Around. As for other bad songs of the 50's-60's....I can't stand Black Is Black or Down In The Boondocks...a song I have a love/hate relationship with would be "They're Coming To Take Me Away" from 1966 ::)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Bobby on 06/17/04 at 6:03 pm

Tommy Roe's 'Sheila' intro is a good one. Love it.

The Beach Boys - I really can't decide. I like some of their hits (Fun fun fun, Help me Rhonda . . .) but Good Vibrations does my head in (probably the wobbly sound). Sorry Hoogbest, I need a personality transplant as well.  ;)

'Cinderella Rockafeller' - That's a tough song to listen to all the way through.

Worst songs award IMO goes to . . .

'You were made for me'/'If you've gotta make a fool of somebody' - Freddie and The Dreamers
'Bridget the midget'/'Jeremiah Peabody's poly unsaturated quick disolving fast acting pleasant tasting green and purple pills' - Ray Stevens
'Norman' - Sue Thompson
''Honey' - Bobby Goldsboro
'Aquarius' - Paul Jones

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Marian on 06/19/04 at 2:21 pm


-I love Onions-Susan Chistry (I think-her brother was Lou Christy who did Lightning Striking)
-Hats off to Larry-Del Shannon (?)

I know there is more but that is all I can think of right now.



Cat
:-\\ :-\\I remember "I Live Onions"I thought it was funny.Cheers!

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Chrisrj on 06/21/04 at 10:53 pm

I love him, i love him, i love him, and where he goes I'll follow, i'll follow, i'll follow....

that one gets annoying after a while.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/26/04 at 1:32 am


Some of my least favorite songs from the '60's & '50's:


Anything from The Beach Boys (except "Good Viberations)  & Jan & Dean
"Hooray For Hazel" (don't know artist & also don't care for the tv show)
"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra
"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane
"Mr. Sandman" & "Lollipop" The Chordettes
"Dingaling" Chuck Berry
Anything from Leslie Gore
Anything from Sonny & Cher
The song about Atlantis from Donovan
"Tip Toe Through The Tulips" Tiny Tim
"Splish Splash" Bobby Darin
"To Sir With Love" Lulu





I must disagree. Great pop work in "To Sir With Love" by Lulu. Very mod. I love it. When I want some cheese in my life, I like to hear "These Boots are made for walking".

Tanya

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: suelmb on 08/06/04 at 9:48 am

I vote for "You're Having My Baby."  Paul Anka I think.  Male chauvinist crap.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: zcrito on 08/06/04 at 3:23 pm


I vote for "You're Having My Baby."  Paul Anka I think.  Male chauvinist crap.


If you've never heard it before here are the lyrics...

(You`re) Having My Baby - Paul Anka & Odia Coates (1974)

Having my baby
What a lovely way of
Saying how much you love me
Having my baby
What a lovely way of saying
What you`re thinking of me

I can see it, face is glowing
I can see in your eyes
I`m happy you know it

That you`re having my baby
You`re the woman I love
And I love what it`s doing to ya
Having my baby
You`re a woman in love
And I love what`s going through ya

The need inside you, I see it showing
Whoa, the seed inside you
Baby, do you feel it growing
Are you happy you know it

That you`re having my baby
I`m a woman in love
And I love what it`s doing to me
Having my baby
I`m a woman in love
And I love what`s going through me

Didn`t have to keep it
Wouldn't put you throught it
You could have swept it from your life
But you wouldn`t do it
No, you wouldn`t do it

Now, you`re having my baby
I`m a woman in love
And I love what it`s doing to me
Having my baby
I`m a woman in love
And I love what`s going through me

Having my baby (having my baby)
What a lovely way of
Saying how much you love me
Having my baby (having my baby)

??? ::)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/09/04 at 7:10 am

I have always had a particular dislike for "Duke Of Earl"  >:(

"Puke and hurl, puke, puke, puke and hurl, puke puke...."  :-\\

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: bj26 on 08/10/04 at 9:06 am




If you've never heard it before here are the lyrics...

(You`re) Having My Baby - Paul Anka & Odia Coates (1974)



Yeh pretty weird.  How bout, Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy - that sucked.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Howard on 08/10/04 at 9:35 am


I have always had a particular dislike for "Duke Of Earl"  >:(

"Puke and hurl, puke, puke, puke and hurl, puke puke...."  :-\\



Hey,that's my Father's favorite songs. Duke Of Earl :( ;D j/k  ;)



Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Bobby on 08/10/04 at 4:50 pm


I have always had a particular dislike for "Duke Of Earl"  >:(

"Puke and hurl, puke, puke, puke and hurl, puke puke...."  :-\\


I love the Darts version of 'Duke of Earl'. Lyrics are a bit pants but the song is great.  :)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/11/04 at 7:28 am




I love the Darts version of 'Duke of Earl'. Lyrics are a bit pants but the song is great.  :)


Hi Bobby

It would have to be better cos it couldn't be worse !  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: danootaandme on 08/16/04 at 3:46 pm

There was a song by the Chrystals that was remade, for whatever reason, by Hole,
y'know, Courtney Love.  I was surprised that it was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole
King who must be pretty much mortified by it now. ???

HE HIT ME (IT FELT LIKE A KISS)
(Gerry Goffin / Carole King)
The Crystals


He hit me
And it felt like a kiss.
He hit me
But it didn't hurt me.

He couldn't stand to hear me say
That I'd been with someone new,
And when I told him I had been untrue

He hit me
And it felt like a kiss.
He hit me
And I knew he loved me.

If he didn't care for me
I could have never made him mad
But he hit me,
And I was glad.

(instrumental break)

Yes, he hit me
And it felt like a kiss.
He hit me
And I knew I loved him.
And then he took me in his arms
With all the tenderness there is,
And when he kissed me,
He made me his.



Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/16/04 at 6:35 pm


I have always had a particular dislike for "Duke Of Earl"  >:(

"Puke and hurl, puke, puke, puke and hurl, puke puke...."  :-\\



That's funny. I can't help thinking of the movie "The Man With Two Brains". This one chick with a very THICK New "Yowk" accent was trying to sing it. "Dook, dook, dook, dook of oil, dook dook."




Cat

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Howard on 08/16/04 at 8:42 pm

that song The Bird.It's annoying and repeatable. :P >:(


Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Albert on 08/28/04 at 12:44 am

The Chuck Berry song "My Ding-a-Ling" was mentioned here, but I thought I should metnion that that's from 1972. As for The Crystals' song "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)," I read that it was never released to the public. It was played once on the radio in 1963 and the radio station that played it got many angry phone calls due to the song, so its planned release was cancelled.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Howard on 08/28/04 at 9:17 am

Mother In Law- Ernie K.Doe


Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: jazzbaby on 09/03/04 at 3:36 pm

lollipop - chordettes
my happiness - connie francis
love potion #9 - clovers
the alamo - donovan
bang bang - cher

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: brentles on 12/21/04 at 2:53 am

im gonna throw a couple up here
i like these bands, but what were they thinking
the soft parade - the doors
yellow submarine - the beatles
ob la di - the beatles
now for some bands i dont like
anything by the monkees
anything by herman hermits
and most of that manufactured pop crap

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: hot_wax on 01/01/05 at 10:45 pm

Woops, " One man's garbage is another man's treasure", my garbage is...

All of Elvis Presley's songs from in the 60's and later sucked. (not in the 50's when he was cool)

Pat Boone's ripped off rock n roll songs in the 50's were the worst of all.

All songs that "taught" you a new dance; the "Swim"..."Tighten-up"... the "Twist"...the "Mouse"...'Do the Pony" "Mash Potato's" I hated them all because I was to "cool" to be bothered or cared...or maybe it's because I have two left feet and a learning disability!!!

These are only the tip of my garbage pile, there are hundreds from the 50's to the present, to long to list.

Hot Wax








Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: AL-B on 01/03/05 at 8:34 pm

I think it's a safe bet that if they recorded any songs between 1959 and 1965, and their first name is "Bobby," they're going to suck. Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Goldsboro, and Bobby Rydell. Ugh!

I like Bobby Darin and the Bobby Fuller Four, though.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: AL-B on 01/03/05 at 8:48 pm

     Last week on XM I heard a really bad song by Pat Boone from the mid-60's. It was called "Wish You Were Here," and the lyrics were from the point of view of a soldier in a foxhole in Vietnam, basically saying how "all you dammed hippies burning your draft cards and growing your hair long are a bunch of cowards and that you should be thankful that I'm out here fighting for your freedom..." Yes, Pat, I am eternally grateful to you for your courageous service to your country, and I admire you for having the guts to put your life at risk by bravely stepping into that recording studio.  You know, we're really short on troops in Iraq right now, go on Pat, put your money where your mouth is.  A**hole.  >:( >:( >:(

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/04/05 at 3:57 pm

I can't stand most of those 'death' records that came out in the 60's, like "Honey" or "Last Kiss" (didn't care for Pearl Jam's cover version either, although I may be in the minority on that one)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Eve Orzabal Smith on 01/04/05 at 3:59 pm

Worst song of the 60's:

Born to be Wild- ¿? >:(

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Chrisrj on 01/07/05 at 6:06 am


I love him, i love him, i love him, and where he goes I'll follow, i'll follow, i'll follow....
I'm gonna find my true love, my true love, my true love,...

that one gets annoying after a while.


I forgot what the name of that song and group was ...

If someone can help me, I'd appreciate it.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/07/05 at 7:27 am


I forgot what the name of that song and group was ...

If someone can help me, I'd appreciate it.


The song is "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: bj26 on 01/07/05 at 10:37 am

First thing that popped into mind was by Dale and Grace singing (if that's wht you can call it) I'm leaving it all up to you - feh :P

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/07/05 at 11:50 am


First thing that popped into mind was by Dale and Grace singing (if that's wht you can call it) I'm leaving it all up to you - feh :P


Donny & Marie Osmond remade that song in the 70's.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Zella on 01/08/05 at 1:30 am


Worst song of the 60's:

Born to be Wild- ¿? >:(


Steppenwolf. :)

If you were 30 years older you would probably feel differently about it. Unless of course, you spent way too much time in a motorcycle club... ;)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Eve Orzabal Smith on 01/08/05 at 7:33 pm


Steppenwolf. :)

If you were 30 years older you would probably feel differently about it. Unless of course, you spent way too much time in a motorcycle club... ;)


I am 15 years old, of course I'm a young lass!

But I'm one of those girls who like music from other generations.

I don't like this song. I think it's too bad for me. AND I DON'T SPEND MY TIME IN MOTORCYCLE CLUBS!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I JUST DON'T LIKE THAT SONG!!!! I'm more into Beatles, Beach Boys, Janis Joplin and 60's rock and roll in Spanish (obviously from the 60's)

I don't think "surf rock" is bad (it is for woops), Yellow Submarine and Obladi Oblada are classics for me, and I haven't listened to Elvis in the 60's.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Zella on 01/10/05 at 1:09 am


I am 15 years old, of course I'm a young lass!

But I'm one of those girls who like music from other generations.

I don't like this song. I think it's too bad for me. AND I DON'T SPEND MY TIME IN MOTORCYCLE CLUBS!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I JUST DON'T LIKE THAT SONG!!!! I'm more into Beatles, Beach Boys, Janis Joplin and 60's rock and roll in Spanish (obviously from the 60's)

I don't think "surf rock" is bad (it is for woops), Yellow Submarine and Obladi Oblada are classics for me, and I haven't listened to Elvis in the 60's.




Chill out - I was just trying to be silly...... see >>>>  :)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Miss Tainted on 01/10/05 at 2:34 am

This is hard since most of the songs in the 50's and 60's were horrible......But I'd have to say I can't stand The Beatles so yeah anything by them is the worst.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: hot_wax on 01/11/05 at 9:54 pm


This is hard since most of the songs in the 50's and 60's were horrible......But I'd have to say I can't stand The Beatles so yeah anything by them is the worst.


YOU GO GIRL!!! tell it like it like it is...by the way, how's the asylum doing for you?

Hot Wax

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Marian on 01/12/05 at 7:53 pm


I can't stand most of those 'death' records that came out in the 60's, like "Honey" or "Last Kiss" (didn't care for Pearl Jam's cover version either, although I may be in the minority on that one)
::)You know that song "I Want My Baby back" by Jimmy Cross.?Well Chili's has a song for their ads with the same name,but thankfully not the same lyrics.It would be funny if the Jimmy Cross song played on the radio at Chili's.Cheers! ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: lizjagger on 04/20/06 at 11:10 am

The songs that are the worst and most annoying to me are

anything by Roy Orbison
He's so fine- The Chiffon
will you love me tomorrow -the shirelles
everything by the supremes with the exception of ' you keep me hanging on'especially 'Love Child'
Stand by me- Ben E. King
'Twist and shout'
Loco Motion-Little Eva
Just one look-Doris Troy
Chapel of love- The dixie cups
The house of the rising sun- the animals
dancing in the street- martha and the vandellas
my boy lollipop-Little Millie Small (THIS IS THE WORST AND MOST POINTLESS SONG EVER)
Wild thing-  The troggs
you really got me- the kinks
wishin and hopin- Dusty springfield
I can't help myself- the four tops
I got you babe- sonny and cher
you've lost that loving feeling- The Righteous Brothers
like a rolling stone- bob dylan
what the world needs now is love- jackie deshannon
wouldn't it be nice/barbara Ann- the beach boys
rescue me- Fontella Bass
anything by Aretha Franklin
apples , peaches , pumpkin pie-Jay & The Techniques
'Build me up buttercup'
I think we're alone now- Tommy James and the shondells
Gimme some lovin- the spencer davis group
soul man- Sam & Dave
My girl- the temptations
anything by James Brown
cry like a baby- the box tops
magic carpet ride-Steppenwolf (one of the most pointless songs ever sung by a man with an annoying voice)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: whistledog on 04/20/06 at 1:41 pm

ATM, the only one I can think of is "What A Difference A Day Makes" by Dinah Washington.  It's too slow of a song for my tastes

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Nostalgic on 04/20/06 at 2:12 pm

These are more cheesy than the worst:

Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Three Coins In The Fountain - Four Aces/Frank Sinatra (too schmaltzy)
Moonlight Bay - Doris Day
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Ballad Of The Green Berets
Little Things Mean A Lot - Kitty Kallen (ugh)
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
Dance To The Music - Sly And The Family Stone
Toys - A Lover's Concerto
Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry And The Pacemakers
Have I The Right - Honeycombs
Jean - Oliver

There were lots of corny songs in the early '60s.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/06 at 4:28 pm


The songs that are the worst and most annoying to me are

anything by Roy Orbison
He's so fine- The Chiffon
will you love me tomorrow -the shirelles
everything by the supremes with the exception of ' you keep me hanging on'especially 'Love Child'
Stand by me- Ben E. King
'Twist and shout'
Loco Motion-Little Eva
Just one look-Doris Troy
Chapel of love- The dixie cups
The house of the rising sun- the animals
dancing in the street- martha and the vandellas
my boy lollipop-Little Millie Small (THIS IS THE WORST AND MOST POINTLESS SONG EVER)
Wild thing-  The troggs
you really got me- the kinks
wishin and hopin- Dusty springfield
I can't help myself- the four tops
I got you babe- sonny and cher
you've lost that loving feeling- The Righteous Brothers
like a rolling stone- bob dylan
what the world needs now is love- jackie deshannon
wouldn't it be nice/barbara Ann- the beach boys
rescue me- Fontella Bass
anything by Aretha Franklin
apples , peaches , pumpkin pie-Jay & The Techniques
'Build me up buttercup'
I think we're alone now- Tommy James and the shondells
Gimme some lovin- the spencer davis group
soul man- Sam & Dave
My girl- the temptations
anything by James Brown
cry like a baby- the box tops
magic carpet ride-Steppenwolf (one of the most pointless songs ever sung by a man with an annoying voice)
Even 'Twist and shout' by The Beatles?

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: lizjagger on 04/20/06 at 10:51 pm


Even 'Twist and shout' by The Beatles?


no, I guess I should exclude the beatles cover.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: lizjagger on 04/20/06 at 10:54 pm


These are more cheesy than the worst:

Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Three Coins In The Fountain - Four Aces/Frank Sinatra (too schmaltzy)
Moonlight Bay - Doris Day
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Ballad Of The Green Berets
Little Things Mean A Lot - Kitty Kallen (ugh)
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
Dance To The Music - Sly And The Family Stone
Toys - A Lover's Concerto
Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry And The Pacemakers
Have I The Right - Honeycombs
Jean - Oliver

There were lots of corny songs in the early '60s.


haha, I had forgotten about 'ferry cross..' and the 'lovely daughter' song. Those are definitely annoying. I actually like 'Johnny Angel' though, but I have to admit it's not a song I can listen to on repeat.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/22/06 at 3:03 am


The songs that are the worst and most annoying to me are

anything by Roy Orbison
He's so fine- The Chiffon
will you love me tomorrow -the shirelles
everything by the supremes with the exception of ' you keep me hanging on'especially 'Love Child'
Stand by me- Ben E. King
'Twist and shout'
Loco Motion-Little Eva
Just one look-Doris Troy
Chapel of love- The dixie cups
The house of the rising sun- the animals
dancing in the street- martha and the vandellas
my boy lollipop-Little Millie Small (THIS IS THE WORST AND MOST POINTLESS SONG EVER)
Wild thing-  The troggs
you really got me- the kinks
wishin and hopin- Dusty springfield
I can't help myself- the four tops
I got you babe- sonny and cher
you've lost that loving feeling- The Righteous Brothers
like a rolling stone- bob dylan
what the world needs now is love- jackie deshannon
wouldn't it be nice/barbara Ann- the beach boys
rescue me- Fontella Bass
anything by Aretha Franklin
apples , peaches , pumpkin pie-Jay & The Techniques
'Build me up buttercup'
I think we're alone now- Tommy James and the shondells
Gimme some lovin- the spencer davis group
soul man- Sam & Dave
My girl- the temptations
anything by James Brown
cry like a baby- the box tops
magic carpet ride-Steppenwolf (one of the most pointless songs ever sung by a man with an annoying voice)


Lucky we're seperated by a computer screen and about ten thousand miles of ocean...or else I'd have shot you on the spot (just kidding  :))

Not liking 'Like A Rolling Stone' should be punishable by having to listen to a marathon of Bobby Vee, Barry Manilow and the like...then you'll really know what suffering is!

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: lizjagger on 04/24/06 at 7:32 pm


Lucky we're seperated by a computer screen and about ten thousand miles of ocean...or else I'd have shot you on the spot (just kidding  :))

Not liking 'Like A Rolling Stone' should be punishable by having to listen to a marathon of Bobby Vee, Barry Manilow and the like...then you'll really know what suffering is!


I just think the song is overrated and nothing brilliant , in my opinion, even though I know a lot of people think differently. Dylan is just one of those either you hate him or love him people.... I never was much of a fan of Dylan's. I was more into Donovan.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/24/06 at 10:47 pm

"Inna Gadda Da Vida"-Iron Butterfly. That song is HORRIBLE.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/24/06 at 10:49 pm


"Inna Gadda Da Vida"-Iron Butterfly. That song is HORRIBLE.


I hate that song as well. Always reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where Bart starts singing it in Church lol...

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/24/06 at 11:08 pm


I hate that song as well. Always reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where Bart starts singing it in Church lol...


"Bart Sells His Soul", Season 7.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/06 at 2:12 am

Has Unchained Melody been mentioned yet?

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: zotsfreak on 04/25/06 at 5:50 am

EVERYTHING, not anything, by Tommy James and The Shondells. (And any other falsetto voiced "men") From the 1970's / '80's, this would ESPECIALLY include The Bee Gees.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Nostalgic on 04/25/06 at 8:55 am


Has Unchained Melody been mentioned yet?


Unchained Melody wouldn't be so annoying if it wasn't played so much in the last 15 years or so.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: hollywoodjoe on 05/05/06 at 9:04 pm


This is hard since most of the songs in the 50's and 60's were horrible......But I'd have to say I can't stand The Beatles so yeah anything by them is the worst.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 9:11 pm


This is hard since most of the songs in the 50's and 60's were horrible......But I'd have to say I can't stand The Beatles so yeah anything by them is the worst.



You must be crazy.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/06 at 2:18 am


This is hard since most of the songs in the 50's and 60's were horrible......But I'd have to say I can't stand The Beatles so yeah anything by them is the worst.
It was The Beatles that set a new trend in song writing, it was they that performed their own songs where before it was the writer then perfomer partnership.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Michael Scarpitti on 12/06/09 at 4:39 pm

Some of my least favorite songs from the '60's & '50's:

Anything from The Beach Boys (except "Good Viberations)  & Jan & Dean
"Hooray For Hazel" (don't know artist & also don't care for the tv show)
"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra
"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane
"Mr. Sandman" & "Lollipop" The Chordettes
"Dingaling" Chuck Berry
Anything from Leslie Gore
Anything from Sonny & Cher
The song about Atlantis from Donovan
"Tip Toe Through The Tulips" Tiny Tim
"Splish Splash" Bobby Darin
"To Sir With Love" Lulu

Well, Lesley Gore was particularly damnable. I hated most of the music of my youth. The 60s sucked, musically, except for Simon & Garfunkel.

Oh some of it was OK, but largely a period of my life I just want to forget. Some of the British Invasion stuff was actually pretty good, and "Whiter Shade of Pale" was a standout, but other than a few good songs from the Stones, Beatles, Animals and a few other British  Invasion acts, I really think 60s music was wretched, especially the American acts.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Michael Scarpitti on 12/06/09 at 4:44 pm


Some of my least favorite songs from the '60's & '50's:


Anything from The Beach Boys (except "Good Viberations)  & Jan & Dean
"Hooray For Hazel" (don't know artist & also don't care for the tv show)
"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra
"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane
"Mr. Sandman" & "Lollipop" The Chordettes
"Dingaling" Chuck Berry
Anything from Leslie Gore
Anything from Sonny & Cher
The song about Atlantis from Donovan
"Tip Toe Through The Tulips" Tiny Tim
"Splish Splash" Bobby Darin
"To Sir With Love" Lulu



Well, Lesley Gore was particularly damnable. I hated most of the music of my youth. The 60s sucked, musically, except for Simon & Garfunkel.

Oh some of it was OK, but largely a period of my life I just want to forget. Some of the British Invasion stuff was actually pretty good, and "Whiter Shade of Pale" was a standout, but other than a few good songs from the Stones, Beatles, Animals and a few other British  Invasion acts, I really think 60s music was wretched, especially the American acts.

How does one resign from one's "generation"? I really have so little in common with my Baby Boomer cohort.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Frank on 12/06/09 at 4:48 pm

It's funny that the worst songs of the 50s and 60s are so, so much better than the best songs of today, and far better than any rap song ever created.

Gone are the good old days of nice songs, now we have garbage.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: No Longer Boomer on 12/06/09 at 4:54 pm


It's funny that the worst songs of the 50s and 60s are so, so much better than the best songs of today, and far better than any rap song ever created.

Gone are the good old days of nice songs, now we have garbage.


Agreed, but the 80s songs were the best, the New Wave stuff. The third British Invasion. I am Michael Scarpitti by the way. I have decided to renounce my "generation". That's why I am No Longer Boomer. I am not particularly fond of songs from the 50s and early 60s, but at least they were not disgusting noise.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Frank on 12/06/09 at 5:27 pm


Agreed, but the 80s songs were the best, the New Wave stuff. The third British Invasion. I am Michael Scarpitti by the way. I have decided to renounce my "generation". That's why I am No Longer Boomer. I am not particularly fond of songs from the 50s and early 60s, but at least they were not disgusting noise.

The new wave bit of the early 80s had some very good songs, and yes, it was not disgusting noise, which is what we have now, mostly.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: No Longer Boomer on 12/06/09 at 5:40 pm


The new wave bit of the early 80s had some very good songs, and yes, it was not disgusting noise, which is what we have now, mostly.


Yes, I hardly listen to pop, and I never liked any kind of loud rock, ever, not the Who, Led Zeppelin or any of them. Pink Floyd showed what was possible in the "rock" genre.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: 80sfan on 12/06/09 at 8:10 pm


Agreed, but the 80s songs were the best, the New Wave stuff. The third British Invasion. I am Michael Scarpitti by the way. I have decided to renounce my "generation". That's why I am No Longer Boomer. I am not particularly fond of songs from the 50s and early 60s, but at least they were not disgusting noise.


The 50's and early 60's was the era of doo wop. It can get annoying after a while so I can understand why you don't like it.  :D

Today's music isn't any better 1999 and after sucks.

80s music rocks, but the fashion is Ugh!  8-P


Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: belladonna on 01/21/10 at 1:31 am

I abhor all those teen "death" songs....

Moody River
Tell Laura I Love Her
Teen Angel
Last Kiss
Laurie (Strange Things Happen)

I'm sure I'll get a LOT of flack for this and technically they're from the 70s but I'm gonna be honest.  I despise Stairway to Heaven and  The Immigrant Song.  Seriously.....Vikings??????
                                                 
                                                   
                                                   

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/21/10 at 6:14 am

I f*cking hate this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU2Yb0HcqUs

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: whistledog on 01/23/10 at 4:49 pm

^ He sings like he acted on T.J. Hooker ... very badly ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/24/10 at 2:44 pm


I hate that song as well. Always reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where Bart starts singing it in Church lol...


You mean this?

;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ9J1RfoYjQ

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/24/10 at 2:46 pm

I really hate with a passion, Having My Baby.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/25/10 at 10:07 am


I really hate with a passion, Having My Baby.


Written and performed by Paul Anka, who was one of the most prolific songwriters of that era.




He was also one of the sh!ttiest. Pretty much everything he wrote was total crap.  8-P

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: ninny on 01/25/10 at 2:46 pm


I really hate with a passion, Having My Baby.

Well you'll have to hate it in the 70's it came out in '74 ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: zcrito on 01/31/10 at 7:20 pm


Written and performed by Paul Anka, who was one of the most prolific songwriters of that era.

He was also one of the sh!ttiest. Pretty much everything he wrote was total crap.  8-P


Sounds like some of you could use some Anka, so here ya go...
(and it's a '70s song in a "before the '70s" thread)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4CIBHLPjBI
Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka (1975)

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/16/10 at 7:52 pm


Has Unchained Melody been mentioned yet?




I'm going to say this one, Unchained Melody. I think it's his voice the way he sings, maybe it isn't one of the worst but I just never liked the song for some reason.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/10 at 12:24 pm




I'm going to say this one, Unchained Melody. I think it's his voice the way he sings, maybe it isn't one of the worst but I just never liked the song for some reason.
Which version, for there are plenty of covers to chose from?

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Paul on 02/17/10 at 3:21 pm


Which version, for there are plenty of covers to chose from?


That there are...but not many people have heard this version (as it was deemed 'unsuitable' for release for some reason! Can't think why!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqqNsyHajb0





Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/17/10 at 4:39 pm


Which version, for there are plenty of covers to chose from?


The only version I have heard is the one by the Righteous Brothers.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/21/10 at 12:44 am


"Mr. Sandman" & "Lollipop" The Chordettes







I agree these aren't that great either.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/10 at 1:37 am


The only version I have heard is the one by the Righteous Brothers.
Over the years there has been plenty of covers versions.

Check out here on wiki

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/26/10 at 4:58 pm


Over the years there has been plenty of covers versions.

Check out here on wiki





I had no idea lol. The version from the 60s is the song everyone's more familiar with here.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/10 at 5:06 pm



I had no idea lol. The version from the 60s is the song everyone's more familiar with here.
Made popular again with the movie Ghost in the early 1990s.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/26/10 at 6:33 pm

ye and because of that I can't ever watch the movie lol.

Subject: Re: Worst Songs from the 1950's & 1960's

Written By: Fairee07 on 02/28/10 at 12:35 pm

i can't believe somebody listed "house of the rising sun". i LOVE that song!

Here's my list:

"Running Bear"---Johnny Preston
"Big Girls Don't Cry"---Four Seasons (yet it's so bad that it's almost funny)
"Sherry"---Four Seasons (probably worse than the above because it's just lame)
"Wishing and Hoping"---Dusty Springfield ("do the things he likes to do...raise you're hair just for him...")
"Tip Toe Through the Tulips"----Tiny Tim
"Judy's Turn to Cry"---Leslie Gore (the lyrics are lame and i hate sequel songs)

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