Shuck and Jive

Opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent the views of the congregation I joyfully serve. But my congregation loves me!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

What is the Worst 80s Song?

Due to immense popular demand (well two folks, Bobby and Alex), I have decided to open up the floor for nominations for the worst 80s song! I have already cheated and checked out High Bias who collected his own worst 80s songs. Since the 80s were the years I was doing my country music dj stint, a few country and western tunes will be on my list.

As it is characteristic of Shuck and Jive to tick off folks now and then, my first nomination is...

Lee Greenwood: God Bless the USA
This is what High Bias sez about this tune:

Nativist, jingoist Reagan-era tripe meant to make us feel good about gutting social programs, recklessly building up our already bloated nuclear arsenal, and invading small Caribbean islands for self-aggrandizement and profit. Oh, don't get me started....
I tend to agree. And don't tell me that because I don't like this song, I don't support our troops, honor the men (AND WOMEN) who have lost their lives in conflict, and enjoy eating apple pie.

Nominations are already flooding in:

  1. Lee Greenwood--God Bless the USA
  2. Toni Basil--Hey Mickey!
  3. Styx--Mr. Roboto
  4. Hall and Oates--I Can't Go for That
  5. Michael Jackson--Beat It
  6. Men Without Hats--Safety Dance
I realize that one artist may have sung more than one really bad song. But each artist gets just one. I mean we don't want to give them a complex.

All right the floor is open for nominations! The worst 80s song!