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    Worst Song of the 80's....

    This may surprise you but when I was thinking of the worst song of the 70's this song came immediately too my mind...the lyrics are awful....And eventhough sung in a suductive whisper, the song is a soul cleansing confessional meant to encourage women to "settle down" and "Find themselves"...the musicianship is suspect and the production value is HORRIBLE!!!!!

    What little gem contains such well rounded disapointment?

    I've Never Been To Me
    by Charlene...yes, Charlene!!!

    This song was released in 1982 and actually got a lot of spins regionally...but as I said, no other song tempts me to END IT ALL like this song because it is so terrible!

    Read the lyrics and become convinced of the negative power of this song

    Hey lady, you lady
    cursing at your life
    you're a discontented mother
    and a regimented wife
    I have no doubt
    you dream about the things you never do
    but I wish someone had talked to me like I wanna talk to you
    Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
    Took the hand of a preacher man
    and we made love in the sun
    But I ran out of places and friendly faces
    Because I had to be free
    I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
    Please lady please lady
    don't just walk away
    Cause I have this need to tell you
    why I'm all alone today
    I can see so much of me
    still living in your eyes
    won't you share a part
    of a weary heart that has lived a million lives
    Oh, I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece
    when I sipped champagne on a yacht
    I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo
    and showed them what I've got
    I've been undressed by kings
    and I've seen some things that a woman ain't s'pose to see
    I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
    Hey, you know what paradise is?
    It's a lie
    a fantasy we created about people and places
    as we like them to be
    but you know what truth is?
    it's that little baby you're holding
    and it's that man you fought with this morning
    the same one you are gonna make love to tonight
    that's truth that's love
    sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children
    that might have made me complete
    but I, I took the sweet life
    I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
    I spent my life exploring
    the subtle whoring
    that costs too much to be free
    hey lady I've been to paradise
    but I've never been to me...
    I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    Hey Mickey you're so fine!

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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    My wife just pointed out another song that brings good taste to a stop...A song by the redneck...I mean redheaded queen of country music...Reba.

    This song essentially says...hey, I know you're going to New England to do the deed with some skank up that way...but ya know, when they get tired of you...I'll still be here...Now that is love.

    Whoever's In New England

    You spend an awful lot of time in Massachusetts
    Seems Like every other week you've got a meeting waiting there
    Business must be booming or could something else
    Be moving in the air up there

    You say that its important for our future
    An executive on his way up has got to play the part
    Each time duty calls you got to give it all
    You've got with all your heart

    When whoever's in New England is through with you
    And Boston finds better things to do
    You know its not too late 'cause you'll always have a place to come back to
    When whoever's in New Englands through with you

    I hear the winter time up north can last forever
    Ive been told its beautiful to see this time of year
    They say the snow can blind you till the world you left behind
    Just disappears I hear

    I packed your bags and left them in the hallway
    But before you leave again theres just one thing you outta know
    When the icy winds blow through you remember that its me
    Who feels the cold most of all

    When whoever's in New England is through with you
    And Boston finds better things to do
    You know its not too late 'cause you'll always have a place to come back to
    When whoever's in New Englands through with you
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    Here's one radio station's polls:

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    The big winner from the 50's, with 60 votes, was:
    Patti Page (the Singing Rage)'s Doggie In The Window. 
    Here are the full results for the 50's contest!
    The Maxi Hit from the 60's, with 154 votes, was:
    Shirley Ellis's The Name Game. (Chuck, Chuck, bo-Buck...) 
    Here are the full results for the 60's contest!
    #1 with a bullet from the early 70's (1970-1973), with 164 votes, was:
    Wayne Newton's Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast. 
    Here are the full results for the Early 70's contest!
    The winner for 1974 - a very special year - was:
    Terry Jacks' Seasons In The Sun, with an astounding 1011 votes. 
    Here are the full results for the 1974 contest!
    The aural ipecac of the late 70s was:
    Debby Boone's You Light Up My Life with 830 votes - actually a plurality in a field of mediocrity. 
    Here are the full results for the late 70s contest!
    The pinnacle of 80s schlock-rock was :
    Toto's Rosanna with an astounding 4127 votes!
    Followed closely by
    Maniac (4104 votes) and Ride Like the Wind (4102 votes). 
    [note to obsessive voters: GET A LIFE, NOW!] 
    Here are the full results for the 80s contest!
    The 90s Generation Brand X winner was:
    Alanis Morrisette's You Oughta Know with 1452 votes!
    Pretty darn close to the miserable Let her Cry from Hootie and the Blowfishes with 1441 votes! 
    Here are the full results for the 90s contest!
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    http://www.wfmu.org/WSC/wsc.80r.html


    BTW My vote is for "The Girl is Mine" Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
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    Der Kommisar- After the Fire
    Break My Stride- Matthew Wilder

    Hate' em. Loathe them.

    Hard to believe Matthew Wilder later produced No Doubt's stuff.
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    We Built This City.

    Hands down, the worst. Even the alums of "Starship" would admit it.
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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    We Built This City.

    Hands down, the worst. Even the alums of "Starship" would admit it.
    I think it's funny that the song is supposedly about LA, not SF.
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    She Blinded Me With Science

    Horrible, terrible, abysmal, pathetic, strange. Just a miserable song.

    SCIENCE!

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    Could've Been -- Tiffany

    Freakazoid -- Midnight Star

    La Isla Bonita -- Madonna
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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    Dom:

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    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    After the first post, I'm not sure there's reason to mention any other songs. Nothing could top that one.

    However, there was a man and woman team who did remakes of "Free Bird" and a Frampton song ("Baby I love Your Way? I'm not sure) who should have been jailed for murder on the spot. I have put their names out of my head, but some echo of the awfulness of the recording remains.

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    Illegal Alien - Genesis
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    Do that to me one more time- captain & tenelle
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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    "Achey Breaky Heart" Billy Ray Cyrus

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    Re: Worst Song of the 80's....

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vander m
    "Achey Breaky Heart" Billy Ray Cyrus
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