I was listening to CBC Radio's Saturday morning show GO! when host Brent Bambury introduced a contest based on the theme: The lamest songs of all time.
I had to laugh at the show's picks, which aren't (at least, to me) the lamest songs ever! But it got me thinking about what would be a few of my picks for lame-leaders.
But first, here are the GO! show's picks (and this is doubtless, not an exhaustive list):
1. John Denver: Leavin' On A Jet Plane
2. Madonna: Holiday
3. The Bangles: Just Another Manic Monday (a song written by Prince, which may be what doomed it)
4. Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine: Congo.
To me, those are no where near as lame as a few of my most hated songs of all time. So, here is my very short list of the lamest songs in the universe (and again, not an exhaustive list)
1. Rupert Holmes: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) This horror of this so-called song is immediately evident: "I was tired of my lady/We'd been together too long." If anyone called me his "lady" or sang that to me, I'd give him a pina colada all right.
2. Roger Whittaker: The Last Farewell. I think he actually whistles in that song. Shudder.
3. Terry Jacks: Seasons in The Sun. "It's hard to die/When all the birds are singing in the sky."
4. Barry Manilow: Mandy.