Thursday, August 21, 2008

Top 10 Worst

I was talking recently with someone about how the music of our generation was often over glorified. There were a lot of hit songs that shouldn’t have been hits at all. Songs like Joy to the World, by Three Dog Night, Joplin’s version of Bobby McGee among a few; just awful, plane and simple. And don't even get me started on Iron Butterfly and Vanilla Fudge.

The person I was speaking with went on to say that every group had a few stinkers, except the Beatles. At that point I was obligated to rattle off ten Beatles songs that totally sucked, many of which sucked on multiple levels.

So without further ado, here is a list of which in the opinion of the Astoria-Rust Blog are the absolute worst Beatles songs.

1. Rocky Raccoon
2. Let it Be
3. Baby you’re a rich man
4. Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
5. Hey Jude
6. Maxwell’s silver hammer
7. Octopus's Garden
8. Revolution 9
9. Savoy Truffle
10. The Long and Winding Road


Blogger MissKris said...

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"?? That's Simon & Garfunkel. I don't remember the Beatles recording it, but maybe I'm having a menopausal brain fart on that one. BTW, I saw George Harrison once and I thought I'd died and gone to heaven, haha! I was 10 years old at the time.

5:02 AM  
Blogger MissKris said...

One I'd add to that list is "All You Need is Love". Even a 6-year-old could've come up with that one.

5:03 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Kris, Right you are about Bridge Over Troubled Waters, so I exchanged it with Let it Be. When I was first writing this article it was going to be on the top ten worst songs of our generation. That post in now waiting in the wings.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Hey Jude???
And thus why there are so many different types of music out there - to accommodate all our different tastes.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Your whole list especially Hey Jude is f*cking sacriledge.

You are so on my shit list now.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

God, I just realized what it is with you this morning. It's "your time of the year."

Need a "man-pon?"

6:31 AM  
Blogger pril said...

I love a person who will slaughter sacred cows. Thanks, GWWT.

9:28 AM  
Blogger weese said...

I am the only person in the free world who does not like the beetles.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous g said...

I say if Ringo didn't write or sing it, it can't be a hit.

Ringo IS the Beatles.

I'd like to be, under the sea...

6:24 PM  
Blogger Auntie said...

the only one that I would agree was true shite is "why don't we do it in the road"......

Maybe if I had ever "done it" in the road I would think differently, but somehow I still think it would be crap.

But the rest that you mentioned? Pure Genius.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Colonel Panic said...

the beatles.

hands down.

Cant be denied.

But they had their moments.

And yes, Ringo might have been a character on Gilligan's island and not ever played any instruments. And the world would have missed nothing.

Pete Best= poor,poor unlucky son of a bitch.

9:22 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, I'm just pointing out their flaws. Want me to do the Stones next time?

Auntie, just a totally objective look and I will admit that even some of those tunes were well produced, sound wise, but lyrically they were bad.

Weese, Syd is another Beatle hater.

g, yeah...right. Each member had solo success after they broke up, but their individual music lacked that team collaboration and production that could have driven them over the top.

Auntie, maybe they sounded good when you were six years old, but listen to them again and their suckage will become evident.

CP, let's not forget the Fifth Beatle, Billy Preston. I mean WTF?

5:28 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Auntie, I've done it in the road. It makes no difference.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Oh, and one more thing. I was a HUGE Three Dog Night fan....then I listened to Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog once more.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

You can try doing the Stones next time - won't change my mind. I think I love every one of their songs. (Maybe.)

5:44 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Lori, that would an article I'd love to read about your "Road trip."

Beth, I bet I can easily find ten stinkers in their collection. Brown Sugar, Girl with the far away eyes comes to mind immediately.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Beatles didnt accomplish much, unless you consider rescuing Rock & Roll from extinction, reinventing Pop music, completely changing the face of Pop culture and world culture. And Ringo? John Lennon said Ringo was the central figure in their rise from obscurity to the top of the heap. It was Starr's driving beats which the others played to during the years they were doing the live performances which hooked so many fans.

9:52 AM  
Blogger pril said...

aw, girl with far away eyes is one of my favorite stones songs. its just funny. and dear doctor. But I'm a fan of the ridiculous.

8:42 AM  
Blogger pril said...

If i was going to pick awful stones songs, Angie would top my list, followed by Wild Horses and Jumpin Jack Flash. Can we skewer Skynrd next?

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skynard sucks so bad they shouldnt even be on a list mentioning icons like the Stones and The Beatles

8:09 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Skynard was / is so bad they never showed up on my radar. I'd probably have to list all their songs in order to be fair.

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the original "skynard" was bad enough-the new "skynard" is so incredibly lame it's almost camp. I guess I just never got the Southern Redneck Rock thing..

8:37 PM  

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