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    Worst Songs from the 1970's

    What songs from the 1970's have the all time worse lyrics?

    I think one of the worse I ever heard was from the 1970's hit (believe it or not) "Sometimes When we Touch"

    "And sometimes when we touch
    The honesty's too much
    And I have to close my eyes and hide
    I wanna hold you til I die
    Til we both break down and cry
    I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides"

    This song would be more appropriately titled " Please love me even though I have no testicles"


    Also is it just me or in the 1970's classic "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul does the singer have a lisp?

    I swear you can hear it cleary in one of the chrous

    "Me and Mthss Mthss Jones, Mthss Jones Mthss Jones, we got a thing going on""


    Also is the Song "Band of Gold" about a man have Erectile Dysfunction on his wedding night?

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Ok I have to add "Have you seen Her" by the Chi-Lites to this list. Not because the song is that bad (I actually kinda like it) but the "rap" portion is just bad.

    for example:

    "One month ago today
    I was happy as a lark
    But now I go for walks
    To the movies - maybe to the park "





    The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her? lyrics
    Intro (wordless vocals w/fuzz guitar) [2X]:

    (spoken)

    One month ago today
    I was happy as a lark
    But now I go for walks
    To the movies - maybe to the park

    And have a seat on the same old bench
    To watch the children play (huh)
    You know, tomorrow is their future
    But to me, just another day

    They all gather around me
    They seem to know my name
    We laugh, tell a few jokes
    But it still doesnt ease my pain

    I know I cant hide from a memory
    Though day after day Ive tried
    I keep sayin shell be back
    But today again I lied

    Verse 1:

    Oh, I see her face everywhere I go
    On the street, and even at the picture show
    Have you seen her?
    Tell me, have you seen her?

    Verse 2:

    Oh, I hear her voice as the cold winds blow
    In the sweet music on my radio
    Have you seen her?
    Tell me, have you seen her?

    Bridge:

    Why, oh, why
    Did she have to leave and go away [2: oh, yeah]
    Oh-oh-oh, Ive been used to havin someone to lean on
    And Im lost
    Baby, Im lost (Oh)

    [Repeat verse w/wordless vocal first two lines (2X)]

    Verse 3:

    Oh, she left her kiss upon my lips
    But left that break within my heart
    Have you seen her?
    Tell me, have you seen her?

    Verse 4:

    Oh, I see her hand reaching out to me
    Only she can set me free
    Have you seen her?
    Tell me, have you seen her?

    [Repeat bridge]

    [Repeat verse w/wordless vocal first 2 lines (4X)]

    (spoken over 2nd and 3rd repeats):

    As another day comes to an end
    Im lookin for a letter or somethin
    Anything that she would send
    With all the people I know
    Im still a lonely man
    You know, its funny
    I thought I had her in the palm of my hand

    Coda [repeat to fade]:

    Have you seen her
    Tell me, have you seen her (tell me, have you seen her?)
    Last edited by alex trevino; 07-13-2005 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    I don't know for sure, because I'm never quite sure what he's saying, but I think the line (mouthed through a talk-box) "I wanna woooo-auuuuuuuuunt you" from "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton ranks as one of the darkest moments in 1970s rock.

    But again, that's just speculation.

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    Be kind to Peter Frampton he does live in Cincinnati and is a Red's fan! But I agree with you FCB that is pretty bad. I am so glad that harp thing never did catch on.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by alex trevino
    Be kind to Peter Frampton he does live in Cincinnati and is a Red's fan! But I agree with you FCB that is pretty bad. I am so glad that harp thing never did catch on.
    He married a Reds fan - IIRC he's still a Shankees fan... :
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    I like Me and Mrs Jones I think it has no business being called one of the worst songs of the seventies. How about You light up my life?
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by alex trevino
    Ok I have to add "Have you seen Her" by the Chi-Lites to this list.
    Tony Soprano is a huge Chi-Lites fan and he has pretty good taste in music. See episode #46- the steam room. Lots of decent songs are interupted by dopy raps. ie Elvis- "Are you lonesome tonight?" Plus, no matter how much you hate "Have you seen her", the Chi Lites more than made up for it with "Oh, Girl".

    No, the Chi -Lites don't belong on this list. In fact I believe that any song Kiss ever put out in the 70s was worse than "Have you seen her".

    Indeed, now that I think about it, have you ever listened to :

    Abba
    America
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
    Rick Dees
    Leif Garrett
    Terry Jacks
    Lobo
    Barry Manilow
    Van McCoy
    Three Dog Night

    I'm just scratching the surface. Have you ever heard of disco?

    I'm just warming up. No, "Have You Seen Her" doesn't even come close.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Disco Duck?

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    I'm sorry. But this discussion begins and ends with the timeless classic by the Captain and Tennille, "Muskrat Love"

    Thank you for attending. Now carry on.
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I'm sorry. But this discussion begins and ends with the timeless classic by the Captain and Tennille, "Muskrat Love"

    Thank you for attending. Now carry on.
    Pretty bad, but the Captain played with the Beach Boys for awhile, so I'm going to cut him a little slack.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    "Feelings, oh oh oh, Feelings"

    "You Light up my Life"

    "Convoy" also a crappy movie

    "Wichita Lineman"

    "Wildfire" My radio alarm clock came on WLW and I swear that was the only song they had, because it came on every stinkin' day very early in the morning

    "Horse with No Name"

    "Ben"

    "Feelin' Groovy"

    "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"

    "Age of Aquarias"

    Oh, there were so many bad songs in the 70s, but those are the most annoying off the top of my head.
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Is this one from the 80's?

    Crack that whip
    Give the past the slip
    Step on a crack
    Break your mommaís back
    When a problem comes along
    You must whip it
    Before the cream sits out too long
    You must whip it
    When somethingís going wrong
    You must whip it

    Now whip it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    Itís not too late
    To whip it
    Whip it good

    When a good time turns around
    You must whip it
    You will never live it down
    Unless you whip it
    No one gets away
    Until they whip it

    I say whip it
    Whip it good
    I say whip it
    Whip it good

    Crack that whip
    Give the past the slip
    Step on a crack
    Break your mommaís back
    When a problem comes along
    You must whip it
    Before the cream sits out too long
    You must whip it
    When somethingís going wrong
    You must whip it

    Now whip it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    Itís not too late
    To whip it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    Itís not too late
    To whip it
    Whip it good

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Wow, "Horse with no name" and "Bridge over troubled waters"?

    No way, man!!!
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    "Wichita Lineman"
    In my opinion there are at least two problems in listing "Wichita Lineman" as a bad song of the 1970s:
    1. The song was released in 1968.
    2. It is one of the greatest songs ever written or recorded. Glen Campbell had bigger hits (but not many) and Jimmy Webb wrote many songs that were huge hits, but both both the singer and the composer peaked with "Wichita Lineman." ...."and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time, and the Wichita Lineman is still on the line...."
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    I think as Reds fans we can reach an agreement on "We Are Family"


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