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The Top 10 Most Annoying 1980's Songs......
10. "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo:
This song is annoying on so many levels. Usually artists make videos to enhance their songs, but this one had the opposite effect. With spiky hair and rolled-up, white cotton pants, Kajagoogoo managed to match a crappy song with a crappy video. At least they were consistent.
9. "Careless Whisper" by Wham!:
I always feel the need to yell out WHAM! since they have an exclamation point in their name, but in the case of this song I just want to yell. So what is a careless whisper? Are whispers careful until a certain point? And based on George Michael's latest behavior, he's the last person I want whispering in my ear.
8. "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie:
Ok, you, me. I said it. Now what. Oh, say it together, naturally? Oh,ok. I know... say bad, say song. Say it together, crappily.
7. "Take on Me" by Aha:
This guy took a page out of the Kajagoogoo hair manual. But the truly awful part of this song is the actual singing. He hits more octaves than Mariah Carey, but this guy manages to do all of them out of tune. Maybe that's why we never heard from them again.
6. "All I Need" by Jack Wagner:
What was with all the soap opera guys landing on the radio. Rick Springfield was iffy at best, but Jack Wagner crossed the line. Successful singer in soap opera world does not translate to one in the real world. His hair carried him farther than his voice.
5. "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel:
I will catch flak on this one I'm sure, but I have to stay strong. This song has sent my brain into convulsions on more than one occasion. He might not have started the fire, but he sure caused some damage. Even Billy Joel trips up every once in a while.
4. "You Belong to the City" by Glenn Frey:
Eagles, good. Solo, bad.
3. "Morning Train" by Sheena Easton:
I'm not really interested in the transportation routes Sheena Easton's baby takes. I never understood the appeal of her high-pitched wails. And the stilting beat of the chorus makes me want to throw this song under the train.
2. "We Built this City" by Starship:
I've seen this song on many a worst song countdown and it has earned every spot. For a group that has so much talent and originality, this song defies everything good and decent in the music world.
And the #1 most annoying song of the 80's...
Anything by Rick Astley:
If you've got something bad to say about somebody, balance it out with something good. In this case, I can't. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but the second I hear his voice I dive for the off button. How can anyone make a deep, soul voice sound so, well, nerdy? I had one of his songs on my myspace page as a joke and I got loads of hate mail begging me to take it off. "Together Forever"? Hopefully not. Sorry Rick.
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