Archive for May 19th, 2006

Top Ten Worst Songs Of The 1960s

May 19, 2006

Did you know you can listen to XM Satellite Radio online for free, on Winamp, courtesy of AOL? I listen at work to the 60’s channel, since local radio no longer has a decent oldies station.

Right now, they’re counting down the top 10 worst songs of the 60’s, the Leopold List, as voted by readers. And in the interests of public service, I will list them here for your perusal.

10. These boots are made for walking – Nancy Sinatra

9. Ballad of the green berets – Barry Sandler

8. Last kiss – Jay Frank Wilson

7. Teen angel – Mark Dinning

6. Tiptoe through the tulips – Tiny Tim

5. The lion sleeps tonight – The Tokens

4. Sugar sugar – The Archies

3. In the year 2525 – Zager and Evans

2. Yummy yummy yummy – Ohio Express

1. Macarthur Park – Richard Harris

Some of the notable “honorable mentions:”

Honey – Bobby Goldsboro

Ringo – Lorne Greene

Dominique – The Singing Nun

I never could stand Honey, or any of the dead teenager songs. But I actually like The lion sleeps tonight, silly me, and we loved playing “MacPark” as we called it in high school marching band. That’s a song that’s so bad it’s good. When Sugar sugar was unveiled as the number one song of 1969 I was appalled. But since then, the song has become far less obnoxious to me, and now I think it’s kind of cute.

But… I will take any of the above songs any day of the week over rap. Does that make me intolerant? Bloody straight it does!

What songs do YOU hate?