Worst Lyrics of All Time

singing dogI like toast.  Yeah toast. 

From Yahoo! Music News:

…ABC singer Martin Fry, who is at number 4 for his lyrics to “That Was Then But This Is Now,” told Riley, “I have been waiting for this kind of accolade for years. The most memorable lyrics are often the stupidest.” 

The BBC 6 Music Taxing Lyrical Top 10 is as follows:

1. Des’ree – “Life”
“I don’t want to see a ghost/It’s the sight that I fear most/I’d rather have a piece of toast/Watch the evening news”

2. Snap – “Rhythm Is A Dancer”
“I’m as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer”

3. Razorlight – “Somewhere Else”
“And I met a girl/She asked me my name/I told her what it was”

4. ABC – “That Was Then But This Is Now”
“More sacrifices than an Aztec priest/Standing here straining at that leash/All fall down/Can’t complain, mustn’t grumble/Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble!”

5. U2 – “Elevation”
“I’ve got no self-control/Been living like a mole now/Going down, excavation/High and high in the sky/You make me feel like I can fly/So high/Elevation”

6. Toto – “Africa”
“The wild dogs cry out in the night/As they grow restless longing for some solitary company/I know that I must do what’s right/Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti”

Read the rest 

 H/T Dave Barry’s Blog


9 Responses to Worst Lyrics of All Time

  1. Enas Yorl says:

    Here’s a fun line from a song: You can’t fall down the stairs two times the same way.

  2. skinbad says:

    #3 speaks to me. ZZ Top needs its own category.

  3. Pupster says:

    She’s got LE-EGS!

    She knows how to USE THEM!

  4. geoff says:

    Surprised “MacArthur Park” didn’t make it in there. That’s one of Dave Barry’s favorite songs to hate, so he must be disappointed, too.

  5. Elzbth says:

    How did they miss this one?

  6. Pupster says:

    Hah! “Who Let the Dogs Out” is a classic.

    I’ll never have that recipe again.

  7. Dave in Texas says:

    Stairway to Heaven. Drug-addled pixy pap from beginning to end.

    Cat’s in the Cradle. Afternoon Delight. And I Ran. Octopuss’ Garden. and 3 dozen more Beatles songs (I’m embarrased to admit I like the music on most of em. But God, the lyrics). Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    I think the trick here is you have to pick something that’s not just bad, it’s a quality of bad-ness and suckitude that floats it to the top of the bowl. Something so awful its sheer awful-ness sets it apart, greater than bad, what I could call “Great Bad™”.

    Kind of like Alien 3 or any of the X-Men movies. But not a Will Ferrell movie.

  8. Pupster says:

    I heard “Band on the Run” this morning on the way to work.

    “and the jailer-man, and sailor-sam..”

    Cracked me up.

  9. daveintexas says:

    OOooo… I shot the Sheriff

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