» OLD MESSAGE ARCHIVES «
The Pop Culture Information Society...
Messageboard Archive Index, In The 00s - The Pop Culture Information Society

Welcome to the archived messages from In The 00s. This archive stretches back to 1998 in some instances, and contains a nearly complete record of all the messages posted to inthe00s.com. You will also find an archive of the messages from inthe70s.com, inthe80s.com, inthe90s.com and amiright.com before they were combined to form the inthe00s.com messageboard.

If you are looking for the active messages, please click here. Otherwise, use the links below or on the right hand side of the page to navigate the archives.

Custom Search



Subject: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Criz on 09/16/02 at 03:36 p.m.

I can't remember whether this thread has been done before but the 80's board hasn't seen all that much action in ages - so please reply all you regulars and new people! Mine would have to be:

Renee and Renata - Save Your Love

How that song managed to get to no 1, let alone Christmas no 1 is beyond me!

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: DJ Midas on 09/17/02 at 06:13 a.m.

Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"  *ducks from flying objects*    I will break cd's or run scams not to play this song while DJing.  ;D

Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz"

Don Johnson - "Heartbeat"

Bruce Willis - "Respect Yourself"

L'Trimm - "Cars With The Boom" or "Grab It"; take your pick.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: pell on 09/17/02 at 09:35 a.m.

Quoting:
Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen" *ducks from flying objects* I will break cd's or run scams not to play this song while DJing. ;D

End Quote



Actually, I don't even remember this song from growing up in the 80s, but I cringe every time I hear it now ... which is usually as a karaoke selection. :-/

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Jessica on 09/17/02 at 11:10 a.m.


Quoting:
Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz"
End Quote


http://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/wuerg/wuerg001.gif

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Q.Aviator on 09/17/02 at 11:10 a.m.


Quoting:
Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"  *ducks from flying objects*    I will break cd's or run scams not to play this song while DJing.  ;D

Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz"


End Quote



Hey, i like that song by Taco, it's funny!


Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: My_name_is_Kenny on 09/17/02 at 11:16 a.m.

Stacey Q - Two of Hearts (the pre-Britney)
Winger - Headed for a Heartbreak (I usually like bad hairmetal, but this is horrible even by my standards)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (yeah, you heard me)
Journey - Separate Ways (this is also one of the greatest songs of the 80's)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (yeah, you heard me)
Toto - Africa (gag)

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Katie on 09/17/02 at 11:19 a.m.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: the_OlLine_Rebel on 09/17/02 at 12:51 a.m.


Quoting:


Hey, i like that song by Taco, it's funny!



End Quote




I love that song too - I haven't heard it in ages!

Bad songs - I know there are bad 1s, but I'd have to see a list to recall which I really disliked.  Generally, I don't like Tiffany stuff and that other solo-girly stuff.  I didn't like Belinda Carlisle much by herself either (love the Go-Gos).

I had a friend in high school who cracked me up 1 time when showing her disdain for the then-popular "I'm Looking for a New Love".  She said w/a perfect snarl and glower, "I hope she finds a new love soon or I'm gonna rip her face off!"    ;D

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: MissC on 09/17/02 at 01:53 p.m.

I would have to say "Ride Like The Wind" by Christopher Cross.  Plus, "All Out of Love" by Air Supply.  

I sang in choir from elementary through high school, and we sang both of those songs... singing them as a first soprano just completely changes your outlook on a song!

When did that song "Swingin'" come out?  It might have been '90s, but I can't stand it...

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: dagwood on 09/17/02 at 05:27 p.m.


Quoting:
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (yeah, you heard me)

End Quote



You are not alone here.  I hear this come on the radio and want to gag...I am so sick of it.

How about "The Right Stuff" New Kids on the Block...you know the first incarnation of the Backstreet Boys, INSYNC, 98 degrees, etc...

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/17/02 at 05:34 p.m.

Madness- "Our House"

Subject: Oh, excellent question :)

Written By: Thomas on 09/17/02 at 05:48 p.m.

1. "Come On Eileen": Midnight Dexter's Runner

2. "Heartbeat": Don Johnson (even though I play it on my radio show.. LOL)

3. "Jump": Pointer Sisters (one of the most annoying songs)

4. "Young Guns": Wham!

5. "Can't Fight This Feeling": REO Speedwagon (ducks head)

-Thomas

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: 80sTrivia on 09/17/02 at 06:38 p.m.

Let's see:

Shiny, Shiny by Haysi Fantazee

Pretty Mess by Vanity

She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby

Fish Heads by Barnes & Barnes

Just a Friend by Biz Marke

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/17/02 at 07:55 p.m.

Safety Dance(Men Without Hats)
should be entitled Men Without A Clue!
*vomit*!
this song is so awful I even saw the video and he looks like a big buffoon waving his arms with some midgets and dancing like a shnook! -howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: My_name_is_Kenny on 09/17/02 at 09:56 p.m.

Actually, I checked and Personal Jesus came out as an EP in the fall of 1989, so it just barely qualifies.  But I'm willing to substitute "People are People," that one's almost as bad.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Jonman on 09/18/02 at 02:00 a.m.

I actually like a lot of these songs listed here....hey I loved the 80s!!

Swingin' by John Anderson came out in the 80s...

But if I gotta vote a worst of the 80s song I'd have to say Phil Collins "Sussudio"...don't hate me...just something about that song that I hate...don't even know what it is....I just hate it is all...

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Criz on 09/18/02 at 05:22 a.m.

Quoting:
I didn't like Belinda Carlisle much by herself either (love the Go-Gos).
End Quote



I love the Go Go's and some of Belindas solo stuff. Must admit it was a lot popp-ier - but still not bad :)

Quoting:
4. "Young Guns": Wham!
-Thomas
End Quote



Lol - I just love the cheesy wham! stuff :)  "Wise guys, realise, there's danger in emotional ties."

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/18/02 at 06:35 p.m.

King Of Wishful Thinking-Go West
Obsession-Animotion
Bad Boys-Gloria Estefan

 -howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Screwball54 on 09/18/02 at 10:35 p.m.

I couple I hate are:

"Wake Me up Before you Go-Go" - wham

"Lets here it for the boy" - Denice williams

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Steve Hargrave on 09/18/02 at 10:56 p.m.

Hearing "Mr Roboto" by Styx always drove me suicidal.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: My_name_is_Kenny on 09/19/02 at 09:05 a.m.


Quoting:
I couple I hate are:

"Wake Me up Before you Go-Go" - wham

"Lets here it for the boy" - Denice williams
End Quote



You know, on the day I was born, those were the exact two number one songs in the UK and US, respectively.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Criz on 09/19/02 at 12:49 a.m.


Quoting:


You know, on the day I was born, those were the exact two number one songs in the UK and US, respectively.
End Quote



So the question is - do you like those songs?

So were you born in 1984 like me then? Whams' 'Freedom' was no1 in the UK on the day I was born :)

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/19/02 at 06:01 p.m.


Quoting:
I couple I hate are:

"Wake Me up Before you Go-Go" - wham

"Lets here it for the boy" - Denice williams
End Quote



I saw the video for Wake Me up Before You Go-Go.It looks like a gay video I'm sorry to say.-howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: pell on 09/19/02 at 08:09 p.m.

Quoting:
I couple I hate are:

"Wake Me up Before you Go-Go" - wham

"Lets here it for the boy" - Denice williams
End Quote



I think the first time I heard "Let's Hear it for the Boy" was on a band trip in the 6th grade. We sang it the entire bus ride home, except we replaced the words "the Boy" with the names of the teachers, chaperones and students on the bus.

Despite that, I still liked the song. I even had the "Footloose" soundtrack on LP record.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: My_name_is_Kenny on 09/19/02 at 10:37 p.m.


Quoting:


So the question is - do you like those songs?

End Quote



And the answer is - No, although I can live the Wham one a little if I'm in an ironic mood.

And yep, 1984 born.

Quoting:
I saw the video for Wake Me up Before You Go-Go.It looks like a gay video I'm sorry to say.-howard-
End Quote



I could take this as offensive, but I have to agree:  It is quite possibly the gayest music video I have ever seen, and that includes Pansy Division's "Cocksucker Club."  And it took HOW long for the rest of the world to figure that George Michael was gay?

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Screwball54 on 09/19/02 at 10:49 p.m.


Quoting:

I could take this as offensive, but I have to agree: It is quite possibly the gayest music video I have ever seen, and that includes Pansy Division's "Cocksucker Club." And it took HOW long for the rest of the world to figure that George Michael was gay?
End Quote



The Gayest video I have ever seen is Billy Squire prancing around in keds and a pink shirt. I do not remeber the name of the song but it was a favorite video of VH1 during the 90's (it is an 80's video but it kept showing up on thier BIg80's program). I didn't think to highly of him after that video.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: 80smusicfreak on 09/19/02 at 11:48 p.m.

Quoting:


The Gayest video I have ever seen is Billy Squire prancing around in keds and a pink shirt. I do not remeber the name of the song but it was a favorite video of VH1 during the 90's (it is an 80's video but it kept showing up on thier BIg80's program). I didn't think to highly of him after that video.
End Quote



"Rock Me Tonite", from the Summer of '84. He actually claims that that video was what ruined his career. However, I always judge the music, and thus continue to enjoy his hits - in addition to "RMT", "The Stroke", "In the Dark", "My Kinda Lover", and "Everybody Wants You" are all classic '80s tunes, IMHO... :-)

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 09/20/02 at 01:01 a.m.


Quoting:
Stacey Q - Two of Hearts (the pre-Britney)
End Quote



I couldn't agree with you more on this one!  That stuttering just drives me nuts!!! ::)

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 09/20/02 at 06:29 a.m.


Quoting:But if I gotta vote a worst of the 80s song I'd have to say Phil Collins "Sussudio"...don't hate me...just something about that song that I hate...don't even know what it is....I just hate it is all...
End Quote



I hate it too Jonman, mostly I think cos' I had no idea what it was about, and I often wondered if Phil Collins did either....

Here's another couple of crap songs....

Adrian Gurvitz - Classic (Classic Garbage, that is)

Bertie Higgins - Key Largo (Retch....)

Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh (Simply no comment....)

FB  :D

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Jonman on 09/20/02 at 12:17 a.m.


Quoting:


I hate it too Jonman, mostly I think cos' I had no idea what it was about, and I often wondered if Phil Collins did either....

Here's another couple of crap songs....

Adrian Gurvitz - Classic (Classic Garbage, that is)

Bertie Higgins - Key Largo (Retch....)

Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh (Simply no comment....)

FB :D
End Quote



Right on Brother Fuss, right on!

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Tv on 09/20/02 at 11:05 p.m.

Quoting:
I couple I hate are:

"Wake Me up Before you Go-Go" - wham

"Lets here it for the boy" - Denice williams
End Quote

I agree on these 2 songs especially "Lets Hear It For The Boy". Denice had a nice remake hit with "Its Gonna Take A Miracle" though.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/21/02 at 05:02 p.m.

I thought The Cars "Magic"video made no sense whatsoever.He sings to an audience while he's walking on water? Now,that's stupid.absolutely ridiculous. ::) -howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: ArchAngel on 09/21/02 at 05:44 p.m.

Hands to Heaven *yuckkkk*

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/21/02 at 06:21 p.m.

I Lost On Jeopardy-Weird Al Yankovic

 -howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Nancy on 09/23/02 at 03:28 p.m.

I Should Be So Lucky-Kylie Minogue,1988 and the rest of those that came out of that awful Stock-Aitken-Waterman production team.Simply,can't stand them at all! :P

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Indy Gent on 09/23/02 at 05:02 p.m.

I can't believe I haven't posted anything for this thread. These are the 80's song I really despise.
"Modern Day Delilah"-Van Stephenson
"I've Never Been To Me"-Charlene (Duncan?, DeAngelo?, Who cares?)
"Physical"-Olivia Newton-John (I never could figure out the popularity of this song.)
"Elvira"-The Oak Ridge Boys (The "Achy Breaky Heart" of its decade.)
"The Freaks Come Out"-Whodini
"When I'm With You"-Sheriff
"More Than Words Could Say"-Alias
"General Hospital"-unknown (Hated the song, hated the show)
"Pac Man Fever"-Buckner & Garcia
Anything done by Debbie Gibson or Tiffany.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: 80sTrivia on 09/23/02 at 05:23 p.m.


Quoting:
Hearing "Mr Roboto" by Styx always drove me suicidal.
End Quote



Oh, how I loathe this song as well! Actually, I can't stand any songs by Styx!!!  :P

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/23/02 at 06:55 p.m.

I Want Your Sex-George Michael.Now if this isn't the worst song or video,please get your eyes and ears checked. ;D This video has George roaming around with some scantily-clad(almost half naked)Asian woman and writing"MONOGOMY"on her stomach and upper-thigh area.And showing her ass cheeks every minute and a half.

"We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off"Jermaine Stewart.

-howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: 80smusicfreak on 09/23/02 at 08:38 p.m.

Quoting:


Oh, how I loathe this song as well! Actually, I can't stand any songs by Styx!!! :P
End Quote



Love Styx, but "Babe" was always the one song of theirs that got under my skin! :(

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Goreripper on 09/23/02 at 09:46 p.m.


Quoting:
Adrian Gurvitz - Classic (Classic Garbage, that is)

Bertie Higgins - Key Largo (Retch....)

Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh (Simply no comment....)

End Quote



No more be said but that those are perhaps the three worst songs ever.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Dave on 09/24/02 at 11:47 a.m.

My list:

1) Owner of a Lonely Heart (always made me feel sick as if I were in an insane asylum)
2) Freefalling (Tom Petty)
3) Anything by Stevie B (especially "Because I love you")
4) Anything by MC Hammer (I liked u can't touch this when it came out but it sounds awful now. No staying power) "Too legit to quit was bad period).

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: ArchAngel on 09/24/02 at 01:11 p.m.

What??? Aww come on...that song rocks!!! hehe :)
Actually when it come on in the car, my husband cranks up the volume and we sing to it.

Quoting:


Oh, how I loathe this song as well! Actually, I can't stand any songs by Styx!!! :P
End Quote

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/24/02 at 06:08 p.m.

Drive-The Cars
Curly Shuffle
The Waitresses-I Know What A Girl Wants

-howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: SammyReed on 09/24/02 at 07:20 p.m.

As they said on the TV show "Alice" once: "You want the whole list, or just the top 10?"

"Heaven" - Bryan Adams
"Keep on loving you" - REO Speedwagon (You're gonna have to sleep sometime, kid.)
"19" ("n-ni-n-ni-n-ni-19")
"Rock me Amadeus"
New versions of "Na, hey, kiss him goodbye" and "Lean on Me"
"Nikita" (I guess this was supposed to be about a girlfriend, but all I could think of when I heard the name Nikita was Nikita Koloff.
"Centerfold" (I'll never get out of my head the time a bunch of girls kept repeating the "Nah,nah,na nahnahnah" part at the top of their lungs in the school library in the 7th grade.)
"Never Been to Me" - Charlene (Super-lame song. Plus, all I could think of when I heard the name Charlene was Willis's girlfriend on "Diffrent Strokes".)
"Come on Eileen"
"Don't you Want Me" - Human League

There are others, I'm sure, but I don't want to take up the bandwidth.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: MonkeesFreak on 09/24/02 at 07:26 p.m.

I played the song Centerfold in Highschool.
The worst songs of the 80's are all of the New Kids on the Block songs.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Tv on 09/24/02 at 11:11 p.m.


Quoting:
My list:

2) Freefalling (Tom Petty)
3) Anything by Stevie B (especially "Because I love you")

End Quote

I like Stevie B. That Tom Petty song is catchy.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Goreripper on 09/25/02 at 03:15 a.m.


Quoting:
The Waitresses-I Know What A Girl Wants
End Quote



"I Know What Boys Like" is the correct title, and yes, it was hideous.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 09/25/02 at 07:01 a.m.


Quoting:


"I Know What Boys Like" is the correct title, and yes, it was hideous.
End Quote



LOL ! Gore, if they'd really known what boys like, they would have shut up.... ;)

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: dagwood on 09/25/02 at 07:10 a.m.


Quoting:


"I Know What Boys Like" is the correct title, and yes, it was hideous.
End Quote



This is an absolutely horrid song.  If it gets stuck in my head now I will have to cry.

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/25/02 at 06:19 p.m.

The Cars:"Magic"
Was Not was:"Walk The Dinosaur"
New Edition:"PopCorn Love"

-howard-

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jeffellis13 on 09/27/02 at 08:35 p.m.

ooohooooohoooohdon't worry be happy
party all the time :eddie murphy
rocket2U:the jetts
"paste your favorite def leppard song here":def leppard

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: Buzz_E_Miller on 09/27/02 at 11:46 p.m.


Quoting:
Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"  *ducks from flying objects*    I will break cd's or run scams not to play this song while DJing.  ;D

Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz"

Don Johnson - "Heartbeat"

Bruce Willis - "Respect Yourself"

End Quote



I could not agree with you more.  Didn't Don Johnson sing a duet with Barbara Streisand?  I remember a DJ saying that Don Johnson should sing with someone more suited to his voice... like Miss Piggy!

Buzz

Subject: Re: Worst songs of the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 09/28/02 at 10:48 a.m.

Wang Chung-Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Musical Youth-Pass The Dutchie(or Douchy) ;D

-howard-