April 21st, 2005

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Dave Barry and the University of Waikato - bad music

Some years ago, Dave Barry conducted a poll of the world's worst songs and the songs below were the winners (losers?) - I find the list surprising, because I own copies of some of them, and some of the rest are not bad, actually. Please let me know if you are of the same opinion.

Poll #479014 Dave Barry's choice of songs

Which of these songs do you OWN in any form?

MacArthur Park – Richard Harris or Donna Summer
0(0.0%)
I've Never Been To Me – Charlene
0(0.0%)
Lovin' You – Minnie Riperton
0(0.0%)
Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
0(0.0%)
Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
0(0.0%)
Muskrat Love – Captain and Tenille
0(0.0%)
I Write The Songs – Barry Manilow
0(0.0%)
Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
0(0.0%)
I Am I Said – Neil Diamond
1(11.1%)
Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
0(0.0%)
I don't own any of these abominations
5(55.6%)

Which of these songs are "not bad, actually" ?

MacArthur Park – Richard Harris or Donna Summer
0(0.0%)
I've Never Been To Me – Charlene
0(0.0%)
Lovin' You – Minnie Riperton
0(0.0%)
Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
0(0.0%)
Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
1(12.5%)
Muskrat Love – Captain and Tenille
0(0.0%)
I Write The Songs – Barry Manilow
0(0.0%)
Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
0(0.0%)
I Am I Said – Neil Diamond
0(0.0%)
Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
0(0.0%)
I have no positive feeling for any of these shockers
4(50.0%)

Ticky...

Box
5(62.5%)
Bokis
3(37.5%)


Oh, and there is apparently a new poll being run at http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/music/