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And the Loser Is…

People never really ever cease stunning me. On the months where I can’t get any input from other authors, actors, etc (which is more often than not) I really attempt to tackle the hard issues – the things no one else wants to say but everyone’s thinking. I’ve discussed the underlying causes of societal discrimination, an entire year as a whole and even made playful jabs at the concern over the perceived inadequacies of one’s bosoms, and I have never gotten as much feedback from any previous article – or, for that matter, all of my previous articles combined – as I did for this one: what are the worst songs that you’ve heard.

Apparently, song badness is something people put far more stock in than, say, international politics, the economy, interpersonal relationships and even self-actualization. And I don’t blame you. I hear a bad song on the radio and I immediately hit the button for the next station over with a greater speed than my car is going at any given time. Suffice it to say my dash board and car clock are filled with index-finger-sized holes from when they play any number of things. So, I asked you all to write in with your songs and comments on songs based on overall badness and lyric badness. You all sort of missed the memo on the latter, so we’ll focus more on the former. Also to note before we dive in is that entire bands were thrown in as one massive lump of failure, so if no song is provided that’s why.

Okay, so now that we’ve gone on for almost two pages with of songs you all voted for, the shocker? None of the above are the “Worst Song Ever”! Are you ready for this? I’m not sure I am, but we’re going on anyways!

And the winner – decided by you, the voters – of SSBBW Magazine’s “Worst Song Ever” contest is:

After 16 years…

Los Del Rio – The Macarena!

The number of votes speaks volumes. The song’s been out since 1993 and people to this day remember the horrors and the inability to escape its musical wrath. So, now that I have helped get many, many terrible songs in your head, you may now return to the safeties of reality and away from the horrors of bad music. Thank you to all who participated and I hope to see this kind of response in the future (ha-ha-ha, yeah, right, I hear you all saying).

PS: The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Written by: Jeff M.

"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."
~Erma Bombeck
"'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world."
~William Shakespeare

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