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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #480 on: May 17, 2019, 02:13:15 PM »
Happy Talk by Captain Sensible is the worst sound ever made in all our years

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #481 on: May 17, 2019, 02:19:53 PM »
Why did Captain Sensible decide to record that song?  Is it irony?  Was it just a cynical cash-in?  Never understood the motivation.

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #482 on: May 17, 2019, 03:00:39 PM »
Why did Captain Sensible decide to record that song?  Is it irony?  Was it just a cynical cash-in?  Never understood the motivation.
It was an album filler he found in his parent's record collection that he recorded while drunk. He was tricked into releasing it as a single by the record company (they told him someone else was releasing a cover of it).

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #483 on: May 17, 2019, 03:16:14 PM »
It was an album filler he found in his parent's record collection that he recorded while drunk. He was tricked into releasing it as a single by the record company (they told him someone else was releasing a cover of it).

Thanks Buzby!  Kinda makes it less bad perhaps, but I still don't forgive him for it.

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #484 on: May 17, 2019, 03:24:54 PM »
I'm sure Happy Talk held some sort of record at one point for the biggest climb up the chart in a single week, or something like that.
Otherwise that would be a really strange dream to have.

I know Nick Berry has the record for the biggest leap to number one, so that's nice isn't it.

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #485 on: May 17, 2019, 05:28:01 PM »
That's not the worst song ever. However the worst song ever does have the word 'happy' in the title.

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #486 on: May 17, 2019, 05:42:33 PM »
New entry:
The Danish song from tonight's Eurovision.

Fucking rotten.

oh christ yeah that is abysmal. load of twee shite and you can tell everyone's going to fucking lap it up aren't they.

gives me the same angry feeling as this piece of shit my girlfriend at the time got me to pick up a copy of 10 years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elsh3J5lJ6g

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #487 on: May 17, 2019, 06:06:16 PM »
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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #488 on: May 18, 2019, 04:41:48 PM »
Happy Talk by Captain Sensible is the worst sound ever made in all our years
That's a great song. Discovered it via a Dizzee Rascal sample and listened to it on repeat for days.

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #489 on: May 18, 2019, 06:29:26 PM »
I'm sure Happy Talk held some sort of record at one point for the biggest climb up the chart in a single week, or something like that.
Otherwise that would be a really strange dream to have.

I know Nick Berry has the record for the biggest leap to number one, so that's nice isn't it.

Captain Sensible went 33-1, the biggest leap inside the Top 40 until it was beaten by the Sugababes in 2007

http://www.everyhit.com/record5.html

The Nick Berry record was a jump from 66 to 4, the biggest within the Top 75 to that date.

https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/23681/nick-berry/


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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #490 on: May 18, 2019, 10:47:10 PM »
Yeah, Captain's version of Happy Talk is knowingly awful. It was a mixed blessing, as it financed a lot of his generally excellent solo career, but also contributed to his leaving The Damned (which I believe was part of why Paul Gray left too), ending their best period and leading them onto the pretty dire faux-goth era.

But it gave the Cap the chance to be a prat on TOTP on multiple occasions, so I'm good with it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVILJqgT040
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zCnxt7myl4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWydBxScoWM
I loved how much fun Dolly Mixture are having in every one of those.

I've seen The Damned played it twice and it always goes down like a hilarious lead balloon.

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #491 on: May 20, 2019, 07:05:56 PM »

I've not been through the whole thread to see if it's already been mentioned but Calling All The Heroes by It Bites ticks all my Worst Song boxes.

You can hear the disgusting empty tininess of the production from the very first second. It has a forced faux-stadium anthem feel to it, a chorus that was designed to irritate and, although I generally don't care too much about lyrics in pop songs, the lyrics are especially gross. As if the song wasn't hell on Earth enough as it is, the video showcases all that was bad about the second half of the 80s - Fashion, hair,  over-use of special effects. Everything about it makes me want to vomit.


Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #492 on: June 01, 2019, 12:03:25 PM »
Ringo Starr - 'Drumming is My Madness' :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJTcf5AcjDg

Watch me now, Rizz off!


Have you heard this one,  peace and love
https://youtu.be/zlbedF4VIvc

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #493 on: June 01, 2019, 12:14:23 PM »
Ringo Starr - 'Drumming is My Madness' :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJTcf5AcjDg

Watch me now, Rizz off!
This is how good the Beatles were. They built up so much stock that stuff like this was recorded.

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #494 on: June 01, 2019, 01:07:29 PM »

Have you heard this one,  peace and love
https://youtu.be/zlbedF4VIvc


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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #495 on: June 01, 2019, 06:54:25 PM »
Drumming Is My Madness > Imagine

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #496 on: September 20, 2019, 03:19:07 PM »
Reanimating this thread on the back of Stephen Duffy's work with Robbie Williams getting a mention in the 'Unlikely Songwriting Credits' thread. Out of interest/boredom at work I checked out a couple of tracks off Robbie's unloved experimental Rudebox album.

Fuck me, the track 'Dickhead' is utterly, utterly atrocious.

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #497 on: September 20, 2019, 10:03:27 PM »
This Bollocks might have been included here several pages back. But if not, refer to the hyperlink.

Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #498 on: September 20, 2019, 10:19:39 PM »
And to conclude, the lass who listened to Fergie and thought " I can make worst music than that" Nicki Minaj



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6j4f8cHBIM

this is fucking Brilliant you stupid cunt.

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #499 on: September 22, 2019, 12:19:59 PM »
If I have to hear that fucking Lewis capaldi song one more time I will kill myself

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Re: The worst song you've ever heard
« Reply #500 on: September 22, 2019, 01:07:49 PM »
You don’t know you’re beautiful by 1d is logically unsound. And shit