The worst songs: What you've said
By Todd Leopold
YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS
(CNN) -- In this week's Eye on Entertainment column, I proposed my nomination for worst song of all time -- "Honey," by Bobby Goldsboro -- and added some suggestions by CNN.com staffers.
(Read the original column here.)
I also asked CNN.com users to submit their nominations, with reasons, to be compiled in a future story. Here are some of the nominations we've received so far:
"Laughter in the Rain," Neil Sedaka (1974): "I picture a zombie-eyed high school sophomore scribbling out the lyric just before she drops off to sleep in Biology class. She can't wait to show it to the other girls at cheerleading practice ... 'strolling along [country] roads with my baby, it starts to rain etc., etc., you know what's next' ... I think my breakfast is strolling along up my throat." -- Dave R.
"Timothy," the Buoys (1971): "Who in their right mind writes a song about cannibalism?" -- Randy B.
"Yummy Yummy Yummy," the Ohio Express (1968): "I would rather listen to an endless loop of the Barney song." -- Bruce E.
"Lonely Boy," Andrew Gold (1977): "His biggest problem seems to be that he had a sister. If said sister had been Karla Homolka, THAT would have been a problem." -- Golf Widow
"Muskrat Love," the Captain and Tennille (1976): "Actual muskrats are more lovable than the song." -- Amy F.
Air Supply's hits (1980-1986): "Our retired neighbor once blasted the 'Best of Air Supply' CD for an entire day, at top volume, while he was doing his yardwork. Why would an otherwise decent 65-year-old man do such a thing? ... After an hour of this insipid crap, I was actually on the phone to my husband at work, begging him to let me put our house up for sale." -- S.G.P.
And the last word, for now:
"There has been so much hideous crap released by record companies that choosing the worst song is like choosing the world's prettiest snowflake. It can't be done. The competition is too great. Good luck anyway. (Just to make sure it's represented, I'll nominate Paul Anka's "[You're] Having My Baby.") -- Tim W.
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