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List of music considered the worst (wikipedia.org)
10 points by tintinnabula on Sept 23, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments

If you want to listen to The Shaggs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR9d4ESlpHY

Also, someone figured out all of the least generally desirable aspects of songs and made a song featuring those, calling it The Most Unwanted Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08

What I found striking was how much I could agree with the list of music considered the worst, but following the footer link to the list of songs considered the best I disagree with 90% of the songs on that list.

While the 70s produced nearly half of the worst albums list, they only produced one entry in the 17 or so worst songs.

I wholehearted agree that "We built this city" deserves its place on the list :)

This is very stupid. Music is open-ended, like stratosphere. For all purposes, there's infinite amount of music composed and recorded.

How much would you bet that anything listed in this article hits top-10,000 of worst music of all time by that scale?

I'm annoyed to no end when people assume music (literature, cinema) to be a value 3-pack of Coca Cola, Sprite and Fanta.

It does have criteria for listing.

>A piece of music needs to have been notable, popular, or memorable to be deemed the "worst ever", or it would be unlikely to top all-time public polls a few years after it was released.

That whittles down the infinite amount of music composed and recorded to a manageable list from which the worst songs can be found.

Take Elvis out off the list. I've haven't seen one artist with his talent, nor generosity? I'm waiting? I sometimes think with the music/charisma formula so exposed; I will never see another Elvis again? Disagree--listen to Kentucky Rain?

> The album was a recording of an Elvis Presley concert that contained almost no actual music, consisting only of banter and jokes from between numbers

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