Starship may have built this city on rock and roll, but a US magazine is tearing it down, naming the band’s We Built This City as the worst song ever.
Some tunes on the 50 Worst Songs Ever List were selected for their melodies, others “are wretchedly performed” and “quite a few don’t make sense whatsoever,” Blender magazine said.
Paul McCartney appears twice: once with the Beatles and the other a duet with Stevie Wonder.
Madonna makes the worst top ten with American Life.
The list, which appears in the May issue, also includes songs by New Kids on the Block, Meat Loaf, The Doors, Lionel Richie, Hammer and The Beach Boys, among others.
Blender describes 1985’s We Built This City as “the truly horrible sound of a band taking the corporate dollar while sneering at those who take the corporate dollar.”
The top 10:
1. We Built this City – Starship.
2. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus.
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung.
4. Rollin’- Limp Bizkit.
5. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice.
6. The Heart of Rock & Roll – Huey Lewis and the News.
7. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin.
8. Party All the Time – Eddie Murphy.
9. American Life – Madonna.
10. Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
Other songs on the list: Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love of All (No. 30) Ricky Martin’s She Bangs (No. 39) Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire (No. 41) Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence (No. 42) The Beatles’ Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (No. 48) and Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On (No. 50).