UKMIX Worst Songs Of All Time

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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:59 pm

Aaaand - let's try this again shall we? We've had 15 votes - far more respectable than the 13 we were stuck with before, and there's no-one else who claims to have voted so now it's fully closed. Those last two votes did quite a shakeup, and so we need to start this thing again.

100. Bob The Builder - Can We Fix It? (179 points)
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Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too
Lofty and Wendy join the crew
Bob and the gang have so much fun
Working together, they get the job done!


Now that's more like it! :lol:

So, where do we start? Well, for those who don't know, this is the brainchild of UK TV star Neil Morrissey (no, not the Smiths guy, the other one). Bob the Builder is of course a phenomenally successfully toddlers TV character who together with his team of machines - Scoop and Muck the diggers, Roley the cement mixer and Lofty the crane - plus wife Wendy, goes around generally fixing things that have broken. His catchphrase? Well that would be "Can We Fix It?" to which his team shout out "Yes We Can!" The theme tune was actually a remarkably decent song, considering it was a kids TV theme tune, and so inevitably with the huge success of the show, it was released as a single - and actually was the first ever song to deny Westlife a No. 1 single! In doing so, it became the UK Xmas No. 1, and on New Year's Eve itself managed to overtake All Saints' "Pure Shores" to become the No. 1 selling song of 2000. However, as it was first out in the 2000 survivor, it was clear from there that we didn't like it. Bob of course had a second hit, with a cover of Lou Bega's "Mambo No.5" - but have we ranked that one in the top 100?

THE OTHER 10
1000. Englebert Humperdinck - The Last Waltz
999. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
998. Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot
997. Frank Chacksfield Orchestra - Terry's Theme from Limelight
996. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
995. Jim Reeves - I Love You Because
994. Frank Ifield - I Remember You
993. Russ Conway - Side Saddle
992. Paul Anka - Diana
991. David Whitfield - Cara Mia

Well 10 massive chart hits there that were put in to fill the gaps. Elvis's one and the Grease one are classics, and the others... well no-one knew them.
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Postby John » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:10 pm

Not at all rigged. :lol:
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:11 pm

It's not rigged.

Basically, one person had a list ready that they just hadn't sent, and one list got lost in cyberspace.

Some of the changes made (such as a vote for "Sailing" by Rod Stewart" for example) I'm not happy with, and all in all, it's about as good in quality of list as it was IMO.
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:12 pm

Gotta say that's a deserving entry... I can probably think of 99 worse songs though :P So it's about in the right place, I think. :P
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Postby SeeForever » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:15 pm

Well this song is miles worse than that Meatloaf effort- Can't stand most of these kiddies hits (like the Tweenies, Mr Blobby) but unfortunately they do sell so we'll see more of the likes of Crazy Frog at the top of the charts at some point :(
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Postby tdc2000 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:21 pm

We managed to top Meat Loaf!!! Can it get any more cheesy than Bob The Builder??? I know the Teletubbies are to come too...

I just hope the theme from Sesame Street doesn't make it :lol:
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Postby mykka » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:25 pm

I think the Meat Loaf record is even worse than this...
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Postby Grybop » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:39 pm

mykka wrote:I think the Meat Loaf record is even worse than this...
Totally agree, not that this one is much better though.
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Postby SeeForever » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:58 pm

tdc2000 wrote:We managed to top Meat Loaf!!! Can it get any more cheesy than Bob The Builder??? I know the Teletubbies are to come too...

I just hope the theme from Sesame Street doesn't make it :lol:
I love the Sesame Street theme!! :oops: :oops:
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Postby John » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:00 pm

mykka wrote:I think the Meat Loaf record is even worse than this...
I agree... at least Bob The Builder was fun, Meat Loaf is just tedious.
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Postby ryan_9048 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:57 pm

SeeForever wrote:
tdc2000 wrote:We managed to top Meat Loaf!!! Can it get any more cheesy than Bob The Builder??? I know the Teletubbies are to come too...

I just hope the theme from Sesame Street doesn't make it :lol:
I love the Sesame Street theme!! :oops: :oops:
I don't know where you got that inkling, Dustin. :o
That song is one of the best theme songs ever.
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Postby jszmiles » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:29 pm

thelazyboy wrote:
mykka wrote:I think the Meat Loaf record is even worse than this...
I agree... at least Bob The Builder was fun, Meat Loaf is just tedious.
now I know why it has reached #1 in UK. blah!! Forst from my list
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Postby ryan_9048 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:36 pm

HAVEN'T ACTUALLY HEARD THE SONG @ #100, BUT A TRIBE CALLED QUEST FUSED IT TOGETHER WITH LOU REED'S 'TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE' IMMORTAL BASSLINE, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE TUNES EVER.

HERE IT IS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Postby matthew_dixon » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:00 pm

99. Smokie feat. Roy "Chubby" Brown - Living Next Door To Alice (Who The F*ck Is Alice?)(180 points)
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I don't know why she's leaving or where she's gonna go
I guess she's got her reasons but I just don't wanna know
So for 20 long years I've been living next door to Alice
ALICE? WHO THE F*CK IS ALICE????


"Living Next Door To Alice" is a truly amazing song. Really great. However, that's only the original. It seems that every last man and his dog has covered it, from Gompie (who are somewhere in this top 1000 themselves) to the BBC Wales News team who last year dedicated it to weather presenter Derek Brockway. Then there was the Newcastle United football anthem which swapped Alice for Alex - as in Mr Ferguson the Man Utd manager. However, the most famous reworking of it was when Smokie themselves let Roy "Chubby" Brown loose on it. Why? Roy "Chubby" Brown has to be one of the most foul mouthed and unfunny comedians ever, and his shouts of "Alice? Who the... is Alice?" ruin a perfectly good song. Good call to all those who voted for this awful ruination

THE OTHER 10
990. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
989. Judy Collins - Amazing Grace
988. Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band - Stranger On The Shore
987. Bill Haley and his Comets - Rock Around The Clock
986. Frankie Laine - I Believe
985. Starship - We Built This City
984. Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
983. PJ and Duncan - Let's Get Ready To Rhumble
982. Sinitta - So Macho
981. Denise La Salle - My Toot Toot

So, 10 more songs go there, including 5 just for being massive hits - plus the Wets of course. Seems we don't mind the others that much either - even Ant and Dec's dodgy debut! :lol: . Oh, and people probably don't know about Denise La Salle's "Toot Toot". Trust me, it's a good job you don't!
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Postby cidermaster » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:07 pm

Yep theres alot of crap there,no doubt about it,but a bit harsh on poor Bill Hailey and his Comets.
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Postby Tiger » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:23 pm

999. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
997. Frank Chacksfield Orchestra - Terry's Theme from Limelight
996. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
993. Russ Conway - Side Saddle
987. Bill Haley and his Comets - Rock Around The Clock
986. Frankie Laine - I Believe
985. Starship - We Built This City
984. Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
100. Bob The Builder - Can We Fix It? (179 points)
99. Smokie feat. Roy "Chubby" Brown - Living Next Door To Alice (Who The F*ck Is Alice?)(180 points)

Awww shame that Elvis Presley, Frank Chacksfield Orchestra, John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John, Russ Conway, Bill Haley and his Comets, Frankie Laine, Starship, Bob The Builder and Smokie/Roy "Chubby" Brown got votes :( Yes I have dodgy taste, don't really care for Wet Wet Wet either but I'm not sure it's that bad.

992. Paul Anka - Diana
990. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

These however are... boo for Paul Anka and Frankie Goes To Hollywood :x
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Postby SeeForever » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:34 pm

Well I can definitely say that Smokie ft Roy Chubby Brown is worse than the Bob The Builder song- just horrible and it was hit as well :evil:

Surprised that anyone voted for Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood one of the best songs of the 80's

Noticed that Starship's We Built This City got some votes as well- the video is really embarrassing looks like they made it with a budget of about zero if there was a vote for worst ever video this would get my vote
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Postby Jasmine » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:03 pm

I don't think 'Living Next Door To Alice' is so bad...definitely there are much worse songs. Nothing from my list so far.

I just hope those 50 Cent songs will be high in this chart.
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Postby SeeForever » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:06 pm

I liked In Da Club- after that I'm still waiting to like another 50 Cent song :o
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Postby Marius » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:36 pm

Well, the song at #99 was truly atrocious. Very good call from all who voted, including myself :D
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:49 pm

I'm not sure which version of that song I know... but I don't think I liked it. :P

Good to see Starship, Wet Wet Wet and Frankie Goes To Hollywood low... none of those deserved to be in such a list!
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Postby jszmiles » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:42 pm

woo another from my list :) Truly awful song
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Postby Thriller » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:29 pm

Smokie featuring Roy Chubby Brown should be in the BEST songs list! :o :lol:
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Postby dan888 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:43 pm

I preferred Gompie's version. :lol:
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Postby matthew_dixon » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:10 pm

To clarify, the first 30 songs on the worst list (1000-971) didn't get any votes at any time at all and were put in to make up the numbers. Beyond that we get to things that did get voted for, at least in round 1 if not in round 2.

However, 985-971 all featured on a TV poll of worst songs ever a couple of years back.

Shame on Thriller though :lol:
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