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 Post subject: Worst song i have heard
PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2014 1:37 am 
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Doing a run test on a Detrola 148E i just finished. The only decent station is 580. They just played a song made by the Hen House Five. It was there version of In The Mood. Has a bunch of chickens doing the music. Do a search on it. Ranks up there at one of the worst things i have ever heard.
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Worse than the Chipmunks? Or, barking dogs singing Jingle Bells?


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What did you expect from Ray Stevens? Thought it was funny then and still do.

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"My Name is Larry" by Wild Man Fischer. Heard several times on Dr Dimento. Much like a car wreck I have to slow down to look and in this case listen:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

This is one of the worst things I ever heard. Mom was watching Dancing With The Stars :roll: and this crap came on. I wanted to break the TV, but it wasn't it's fault they were pumping garbage through it. :evil:


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Ah the Hen House Five...one of the members was Cluck Owens...I remember that song...thought it was rather good...I have a Spike Jones cassette, and he did a barking dogs "Memories Are Made Of This" so would that have pre-dated the Jingle Bells monstrosity? IMNSHO, I think "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks was the worst. Followed by the off-key starting "Feelings." When that one came on, I was glad I had duct-taped my head, so when it exploded, I had all the pieces handy... :shock:
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My wife and I have discussed what would be included on a "worst songs" compilation; most were from the 1970s.

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Anything by Miss Miller was unbearable.


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Miss Miller, what a classic. Listening to her version of "Strangers in the Night" is a mind altering experience.


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It can't be worse than "The Oozing Cyst Blues"

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Worst song? ANY of that "rap" crap. Take your pick.

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Does "rap" qualify as a "song"?


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It's a genre, and I would agree that they hardly qualify as musical songs, but I believe that that's what they are marketed as.

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There are tons of bad songs out there but one I keep hearing a lot these days is 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' by The Tokens. I would say that the 60s, early and late, is one of my favorite musical eras, but that song? No thanks!!


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nipperscousin wrote:
There are tons of bad songs out there but one I keep hearing a lot these days is 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' by The Tokens. I would say that the 60s, early and late, is one of my favorite musical eras, but that song? No thanks!!

That song was considered duwop. I've always liked it............ :D


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nipperscousin wrote:
There are tons of bad songs out there but one I keep hearing a lot these days is 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' by The Tokens. I would say that the 60s, early and late, is one of my favorite musical eras, but that song? No thanks!!

You aren't the only one who hated it; so were The Tokens. In fact, I think it was the B side of the record.
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That song was considered duwop. I've always liked it............ :D

I've always loved it; came out in January of '62 if I remember correctly. Back then, of course, it was considered "Top 40", as the Doo Wop term hadn't come into being yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Worst song i have heard
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nipperscousin wrote:
There are tons of bad songs out there but one I keep hearing a lot these days is 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' by The Tokens. I would say that the 60s, early and late, is one of my favorite musical eras, but that song? No thanks!!


Have you heard the original from 1939?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrrQT4WkbNE

I'll take the Tokens version over the lame early '70s cover by Robert John.

Then there's also the 1952 version by the Weavers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2njQxb5b6eA

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 Post subject: Re: Worst song i have heard
PostPosted: Feb Wed 19, 2014 4:08 am 
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nipperscousin wrote:
There are tons of bad songs out there but one I keep hearing a lot these days is 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' by The Tokens. I would say that the 60s, early and late, is one of my favorite musical eras, but that song? No thanks!!


Have you heard the original from 1939?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrrQT4WkbNE

I'll take the Tokens version over the lame early '70s cover by Robert John.

Then there's also the 1952 version by the Weavers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2njQxb5b6eA

Ken D.


Yeah, I'm just not a big fan of that song, so I don't think it would matter who did it. I know REM covered it in either the late 80s or sometime in the 90s. You know what? I never heard it, or maybe I did once and immediately forgot it. When I heard that they were covering the song that's all I needed to know.


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