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Subject: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: woops on 01/28/05 at 8:50 pm

IMO, both are two of the all time worst songs I've heard...  :P

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Class of 84 on 01/28/05 at 9:28 pm

I thought "You light up my life" was an almost blacked out memory until Leann Rymes remade it.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/28/05 at 11:30 pm


IMO, both are two of the all time worst songs I've heard...  :P
I voted both..Not to mention "Feelings" by Morris Albert.....or everything by the DeFranco Family :P

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/29/05 at 12:55 am

Disco Duck  :P

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/05 at 4:03 am

Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life", for it was a film as well.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: micah on 01/29/05 at 5:52 am

I picked both. Neither one are any good. :P

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Mergal on 01/29/05 at 5:53 am

"You Light Up My Life".  I rather like "Disco Duck"  :-[   It's stupid and all, but I think that's suppose to be the point of the song.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/05 at 6:10 am


"You Light Up My Life".  I rather like "Disco Duck"  :-[   It's stupid and all, but I think that's suppose to be the point of the song.


"Disco Duck"  is a great disco dance number.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/29/05 at 10:40 am


I voted both..Not to mention "Feelings" by Morris Albert.....or everything by the DeFranco Family :P


Yes, Mark, Feelings is so depressing!! I voted for Disco Duck.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/29/05 at 12:37 pm


...Not to mention "Feelings" by Morris Albert.....


You said it, Mark!  I cannot stand that song!!!  :P

For the poll, I voted for Rick Dees (although I kinda get a kick out of the song).  :D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: nally on 01/29/05 at 12:40 pm


You said it, Mark!  I cannot stand that song!!!  :P

For the poll, I voted for Rick Dees (although I kinda get a kick out of the song).  :D

I've heard the record a few times. Rick Dees used to be a disk jockey on KIIS FM (a station in the Los Angeles area) for a long time; I listened to him for a time during the 90s. I even knew his son Kevin when I was in 3rd grade.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: woops on 01/29/05 at 4:44 pm

Thankfully, I never heard "Feelings" and never heard of The DeFranco Family.  :D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Sunflower on 01/30/05 at 5:41 pm

I picked Disco Duck but "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" gets my #1 vote!

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 01/30/05 at 6:06 pm

Disco Duck :P I'm also gonna put a vote in for Sesame Street Fever :P



Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 01/30/05 at 6:07 pm


I picked Disco Duck but "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" gets my #1 vote!


Tiny Tim had that only 1 hit and that was it. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/31/05 at 7:24 am

'You Light Up My Life'

I heard that when Weird Al Yankovic was in college and was a radio DJ, he used to take all these copies of this song and scratch the needle over them right on the air.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 01/31/05 at 7:38 am

Debbie Boone "You Light Up My Life"  :(

Disco Duck rocked  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 01/31/05 at 4:13 pm

Disco Duck was very corny.Whoever thought Donald Duck could ever sing? :P ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Paul on 01/31/05 at 4:58 pm

Without a doubt - the young Boone...

The British exhibited supreme good taste on this one - it barely left a mark on our charts...not that it didn't get more than its fair share of airplay, tho'...

It was also very good at bringing parties to a shuddering halt...!

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: matt837 on 02/01/05 at 6:01 am


Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life", for it was a film as well.
egads, I saw that; in the 70's we didn't have all these multi-movie houses.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 02/01/05 at 4:29 pm

just imagine if Donald Duck had sang "You Light Up My Life"? ;D
and vice versa. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/01/05 at 9:41 pm

"You Light Up My Life" 

I hate that song with the white hot intensity of a million suns!!!!!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: mandamoo on 02/02/05 at 6:25 am

'Disco Duck' is a fun song  8)

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Mona on 02/02/05 at 6:36 am

I kind of liked You Light Up My Life when it first came out but it was played SOOOOOO much I quickly became sick of it. 

Disco Duck is cool thou.  :D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 02/02/05 at 4:10 pm

Disco Duck was a fun comedy song as for Light Up My Life on the other hand was romantic and serious.


Howard

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: snoops71 on 02/12/05 at 2:47 am

I picked "Disco Duck." "You Light Up My Life" was overplayed. I remember hearing it as often as every 30 minutes on the radio, which is why I got tired of it. I remember "Feelings." Not a very good song...

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Triviamom on 03/15/05 at 5:01 pm

Even now, at the age of 40, I find myself uncontrollably breaking out into song with "Disco Duck". Much, however, to my children's chagrin... ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Phylo1979 on 03/16/05 at 6:47 am

Ironically, according to Billboard, You Light Up My Life was the Number One Pop Song of the Seventies, having spent more time at the top spot than any other song in the Top 40. 

I hate both the songs as much as the next guy.

However, "Run Joey Run" by David Geddes gets my vote as the worst pop song of the 70's, maybe ever.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Al on 04/04/05 at 1:58 am

Here's an ugly thought.  Disco Duck and Debbie Boone singing "Having My Baby".  Echhhhh! :)

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/06 at 12:11 am

Disco Duck isn't all that bad, but I can't stand You Light Up My Life.  Since it wsa #1 the day I was born, I never hear the end of it  :\'(

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: GREEN67 on 01/14/06 at 11:13 pm


I've heard the record a few times. Rick Dees used to be a disk jockey on KIIS FM (a station in the Los Angeles area) for a long time; I listened to him for a time during the 90s. I even knew his son Kevin when I was in 3rd grade.
8)  Wierd..I dont know the timeline but..Rick Dees is from here, Memphis, and I used to listen to him in the late 70s and early 80s, I HATE disco duck...

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: GREEN67 on 01/14/06 at 11:20 pm

8) Check myself..Ricks not from here but he did record Disco Duck here in Memphis in 1976 @ WHBQ radio station...

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: spaceace on 01/19/06 at 12:49 pm

They both have worst song qualities.  But now that I think of it Debbie Boone to me sounds worse than nails on a chalkboard! :P

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: barefootrobin on 01/19/06 at 1:41 pm

You light up my life is one of my secret songs that I love! :-[

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: spaceace on 01/19/06 at 1:45 pm

Would it help if I said there are much, much, worse songs? :-[

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: barefootrobin on 01/19/06 at 1:47 pm


Would it help if I said there are much, much, worse songs? :-[


Yes Thank You!

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: spaceace on 01/19/06 at 1:48 pm

You're welcome.  :)

Subject: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Dude111 on 07/15/19 at 12:49 am

I picked DISCO DUCK ;D

Yuk!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 07/15/19 at 5:22 am

"You Light Up My Life" was better, "Disco Duck" was just a novelty song. (one hit wonder)

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/15/19 at 7:01 am

Disco Duck is so bad, it's good! It may be corny, but it's very funny listening it again, especially considering how people tend to gag on newer genres of music like rap and trap. It has a funky bassline too!

However, You Light Up My Life is the equivalent of 10 times the amount of sugar in a normal bowl of cereal. It's better off being heard in a Broadway production, not a pop radio station.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 07/15/19 at 10:31 am

This is kind of a false equivalency. It's apples and oranges. "Disco Duck" was meant to be a novelty song. It's ridiculous on purpose. "You Light Up MY Life" was intended to be good. They are both utter failures at what they tried to do. "Disco Duck" isn't even a good novelty song and "You Light Up MY Life" is just plain awful. Suffice to say they are both painfully terrible songs.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: violet_shy on 07/22/19 at 7:31 pm

Disco Duck. My mom played it for me once and I nearly died laughing!

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: annimal on 07/22/19 at 8:05 pm

Barbie Girl

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 10:58 am

When we were once in the Philippines. we visited a shrine high on a hill. On reaching the top, being played over the PA System was "You Light Up My Life", and when a chorus started, dogs started howling, almost in tune to the song.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Retrolover on 08/06/19 at 11:18 am

That’s easy. “Disco Duck”.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 08/06/19 at 3:04 pm

How about that we compare:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPgavmY99U

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 3:07 pm


How about that we compare:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPgavmY99U
No need to compare, I already know...  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: annimal on 08/06/19 at 6:29 pm

not light up my live

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Retrolover on 08/08/19 at 11:42 pm

“You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone is more in line with the work of Morris Albert and The Carpenters, whereas “Disco Duck” was the only hit novelty song that Gen Xers and Xennials know. Novelty songs of the 80s were nowhere near as important to pop culture history as “Disco Duck” was in the mid 70s.

When I think of new music that Boomers were listening to in the 70s, songs like “You Light Up My Life” comes up first and foremost. So, I went with “Disco Duck” because it’s not as memorable or even timeless like “You Light Up My Life” is.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 1:09 am


“You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone is more in line with the work of Morris Albert and The Carpenters, whereas “Disco Duck” was the only hit novelty song that Gen Xers and Xennials know. Novelty songs of the 80s were nowhere near as important to pop culture history as “Disco Duck” was in the mid 70s.
Morros Albert's "Feelings" is sung on karaoke, where Disco Duck is not.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Retrolover on 08/09/19 at 8:23 am


Morros Albert's "Feelings" is sung on karaoke, where Disco Duck is not.


People say “Disco Duck” killed off the novelty song sub genre altogether. “Disco Duck” is so annoying and dated when you hear it on the radio today.

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Howard on 08/09/19 at 3:06 pm


People say “Disco Duck” killed off the novelty song sub genre altogether. “Disco Duck” is so annoying and dated when you hear it on the radio today.


Was the duck in the video supposed to sound like Donald? ???

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 3:16 pm


Was the duck in the video supposed to sound like Donald? ???
If so, copyright?

Subject: Re: Worst Song Battle: "You Light Up My Life" vs. "Disco Duck"

Written By: Retrolover on 08/09/19 at 4:01 pm


Was the duck in the video supposed to sound like Donald? ???


Yes, Donald Duck was the only animated anthropomorphic duck in pop culture history that we imagined an anthropomorphic duck could sound like. Daffy’s voice wasn’t as funny to Boomers, apparently.


If so, copyright?


Don’t think so. I have to look it up to be sure.

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