Thursday, October 27, 2011

What Were the Worst Songs of the 1970s?

Rolling Stones’ readers pick the worst songs of the 1970s. Why? Pretty much because they can, it seems.

A word of warning before you embark: some of this stuff is pretty compelling. For instance, I haven’t been able to get Minnie Riperton’s trembling falsetto out of my head since I read the article and listened to her performance. “La-la-la-la-la… I love you cuz you’re beautiful…”

But the best line in the piece is about Morris Albert, who sang “Feelings.”

“Thankfully,” writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone, “Morris Albert has no incredibly sad story and famous offspring that will make you regret voting for his song. He's just the singer of an incredibly, stunningly crappy song.”

And take note as you read about each of these songs. The connective tissue? A lot of them have been performed in last few years on Glee.

You can listen to all the crappy songs here.

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