Friday Five frivolity: Worst bands ever... KJo, in a comment to my recent post about this guy's effort to listen, in alpha order, to his entire CD collection this year and blog about it, took the liberty of sharing the top three on her "worst bands ever" list. They are:
Rush -- I agree wholeheartedly. Rush = worst band EVER.
Second worst? Yes (ughhhhh)
And I think FOREIGNER has finally taken over the number 3 spot for all time. Jukebox hero?? Not when I feel my brain coming out of my ears when I hear it -- what hero kills innocent folks like me???
So after reading KJo's response, I thought it would be fun to poll the readership on this subject. Maybe make it a Friday Five-ish sort of game.
So, how about it, gentle readers? What are your top five picks for "worst band ever" status? You could also throw in "worst singer/duet/trio ever" if you wish. Or if you can't think of five, just give me two or three. Throw me a bone, will ya? It's Friday.
I'll get the ball rolling -- even though I do agree with KJo's three picks. Those are certainly among the worst. But there are plenty of other crummy bands to go around. So, in no particular order (because they all suck), my choices are:
Journey. Who told Steve Perry he could sing? He sings like a girl. But the scary thing is, "Don't Stop Believing" is one of the top 10 songs on iTunes! Source: USAToday.com.
Air Supply. Gag.
Anne Murray. Yes, I'll confess that in junior high I had the 45 of her version of "Danny's Song." Hey, I was like 12, okay?
The Doobie Brothers after Michael McDonald joined them.
Terry Jacks. Never mind that he was a one-hit wonder. "Seasons in the Sun" ruined the summer between seventh and eighth grades, because it was the favorite song of the girl who broke my heart. At the end of our summer romance, I could just imagine her taunting me with "We had joy, we had fun/We had seasons in the sun..."
Alrighty, then, folks. The gauntlet has been thrown down. I expect weigh-ins from Tesco, Drake, Courtney, Mr. Wright, mi blogless hermano, naturally, the legendary Mista Sinista (also sans blog), Alphabet Mike, Benjamin Squires at Music Spectrum (perhaps), Debi Warford (no this is not a quiz), Donna, and perhaps even Gideon will share a bit of pedantry with us from his perspective. And of course, I expect to hear two more bands from KJo (since you started it all). By the way, KJo, you really should be blogging. Plus, if you don't play along, I'm going to tell everyone that you thought Color Me Badd was an awesome band back in junior high. (Or was it high school?)