THE TEN WORST ONE-HIT WONDERS OF SUMMER
By Rob O'Connor | List Of The Day
Every summer has those inescapable songs. "Summer In the City," "Hot Fun In the Summertime" or someone, likely Janis Joplin, singing Gershwin's "Summertime." While who doesn't think of sandy beaches and ocean waves when hearing the Beach Boys? Nelly nailed it in 2002 with "Hot In Herre," which no matter how you feel about spelling, turned out to be a dead accurate account of where we all were in our lives that summer -- and every summer.
However, Summertime has a dark side. Radio programmers and record labels apparently conspire with one another to ensure that we suffer each year with some tune that just makes us nuts. But while it's annoying when a great -- or nearly tolerable -- artist missteps once or twice (Phil Collins, come on down!), it's doubly galling when the song that annoys us comes from an artist who we'd never heard of previously. Or famous artists who join together with another famous artist only to make a song worse than anything they'd recorded on their own!
(Read the full article for why he chose these songs).
10) Macarena -- Los del Rio (1996)
9) The Dawn of Correction -- The Spokesmen (1965)
8) Telephone Man -- Meri Wilson (1977)
7) Bitch -- Meredith Brooks (1997)
6) General Hospi-tale -- The Afternoon Delights (1981)
5) I Wanna Be Bad -- Willa Ford (2001)
4) On My Own -- Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (1986)
3) Who Let The Dogs Out? -- Baha Men (2000)
2) Almost Paradise -- Mike Reno, featuring Ann Wilson (1984)
1) Whoomp! (There It Is) -- Tag Team (1993)
(For real fun, read the comments after the article...)