It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. While the Worst of Music isn’t dead (it can’t given music today), I still have to bust it out for special occasions. And the good folks in Fall Out Boy were kind enough to give me a reason to officially christen something the Worst of Music with their new song for the Ghostbusters reboot. Ray Parker Jr. this most certainly ain’t.
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Worst of Music Retrospective: United States of Pop 2015
I don’t think that we’ve done a Worst of Music post since this time last year. It’s not that music has gotten any better. I’m just avoiding any of the hits stations as much as possible. If you go off the Billboard path, you can find some pretty good music. This year, I’ve discovered Deafheaven and Sleater Kinney so it’s not like music is all terrible. Just mostly terrible.
Since most of the internet has gone into year-in-review mode, I thought that we’d do our usual retrospective of the worst music of 2015. But why do I have to do anything when I can use DJ Earworm’s annual mashup of the top 50 pop hits of the year to recap the year in bad music. Apart from Adele. She’s alright.
Worst of Music Retrospective: United States of Pop 2014
While this year was a quiet one for Worst of Music posts on the blog (the only one was Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty), that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a whole pile of bad music this year.
Since most of the internet has gone into year-in-review mode, I thought that we’d do our usual retrospective of the worst music of 2014. But why do I have to do anything when I can use DJ Earworm’s annual mashup of 25 of the top pop hits of the year to recap the year in bad music.
Worst of Music: Avril Lavigne – Hello Kitty
Sometimes, a musical atrocity so heinous occurs that we are forced to act. When we are called to action, that means bringing back an old classic on The Lowdown Blog. I have been forced to revive The Worst of Music.
This week’s entry into the Worst of Music record books is actually from a duo that was one of our more recent WoM winners. When I last did these posts regularly, my third-to-last winner of a Worst of Music award went to Avril Lavigne for her cover of Nickelback’s How You Remind Me. Here we are 16 months later and Avril and husband Chad Kroeger collaborate to pick up another Worst of Music win. A strike rate of two wins from the last four WoM isn’t really surprising after you hear their latest, Hello Kitty.
Worst of Music 2013 Retrospective: United States of Pop
Well, it’s certainly been a while since I’ve done a Worst of Music post. I really need to bring these things back on a semi-regular basis. But do you know how bad music can be nowadays. I was going insane listening to “today’s big hits.”
But since everyone’s doing year in review type stuff, I thought that I’d throw the annual DJ Earworm mashup of the year’s big songs into the mix on behalf of the Worst of Music. So to look back on the year that was in music, both the good but mostly bad, here’s is a collection of mashups of the 25 biggest songs of 2013.
Worst of Music Hall of Fame: Patrice Wilson
In my Worst of Music posts, I often refer to various singers as all-time WoM’ers or Hall of Famers. Today, I’ve decided to officially induct the first member of the Worst of Music Hall of Fame.
Today’s WoM HoFer isn’t a singer but a producer. He has two previous WoM winners with Rebecca Black’s Friday and Nicole Westbrook’s It’s Thanksgiving. The latest song that he’s produced to go viral may be the worst of the bunch and makes him our first ever three-time Worst of Music award winner and earned him a spot in the WoM Hall of Fame. His latest song is by a rapping duo called Tweenchronic and is called Skip Rope. Continue reading
Worst of Music: Pitbull – Don’t Stop The Party
When it comes to finding new songs for our semi-regular Worst of Music feature, I usually go to the Billboard Hot 100 charts. However, a barrage of ads for Pitbull’s new album, called Global Warming, convinced me that there’s a WoM winner on that album. That Worst of Music winner is Pitbull’s most recent single Don’t Stop the Party. Continue reading
Worst of Music 2012 Retrospective
There were some highlights in music this year but, as always, those highlights were largely overshadowed by some craptacular music in 2012. While the Worst of Music feature wasn’t on the blog regularly this year, that didn’t mean that music got better this year. Apart from some highlights like Psy and Adele, there was a lot of bad music other than the 15 WoM winners of 2012.
To look back on the year that was in music, both the good but mostly bad, here’s is a collection of mashups of the hit songs of 2012. Continue reading
Worst of Music: Avril Lavigne – How You Remind Me
When we first found out about Avril Lavigne getting engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, we all made the joke about the marriage consolidating bad music into one household. Unfortunately, we overlooked the possibility that Kroeger and Lavigne getting together meant that they could make music together. The first musical output of their relationship is Avril covering Nickelback’s How You Remind Me. Continue reading
Worst of Music: will.i.am and Britney Spears – Scream & Shout
When I heard that will.i.am and Britney were collaborating on a song, I knew that it was likely to win a Worst of Music award. Being a fair person, I thought that it would only be fair to actually listen to it. Unfortunately, my willingness to listen to it meant I gave them far too much credit in their ability to make a good song. So this week’s WoM winner is will.i.am and Britney Spears’ Scream and Shout. Continue reading