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Really Bad Moments In Music

written by: Hitch
 
We're all familiar with the high points in popular song: Heartbreak Hotel, Sgt. Pepper, Stairway to Heaven, Purple Rain, etc. But what about the low points? Let's explore the world of music at its worst and most embarrassing lows. Enjoy!

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Beatles songs are regarded as sacred to many music fans, and any Beatles cover must be done with special care. "With a Little Help from My Friends" by Joe Cocker and Aerosmith's "Come Together" are considered respectable renditions of Beatles tunes. In stark contrast, in what might be considered the worst version of a Beatles song ever recorded, William Shatner absolutely lays waste to this Lennon/McCartney classic.
I Am the Walrus
Magical Mystery Tour
Strawberry Fields Forever
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


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The Boston Globe ranked the 1986 song "Heartbeat" as No. 1 on their "Top Ten Worst Songs of All Time", referring to it as a "truly awful song". What actor recorded this painful song?
Kurt Russell
Kevin Bacon
Bruce Willis
Don Johnson


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When jazz or lounge singers try their hand at rock and roll, things can get ugly. What easy-listening artist known as the "Velvet Fog" made the regretful decision to record the Donovan hippie folk song "Sunshine Superman"? [sound clip]
Bing Crosby
Dean Martin
Mel Torme
Tony Bennett


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It is amazing to think that "The Curly Shuffle" by Jump 'N The Saddle made it to #15 on the Billboard charts, while Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" never made it past #65. What year did this excruciating tune reach its Billboard peak?
1954
1984
1974
1964


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This1985 Starship song has the distinction of being the #1 Most Awesomely Bad Song Ever according to Blender magazine.
We Built This City
White Rabbit
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Sara


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Great Moment in Music:
The Lord of the Rings novels inspire Led Zeppelin to record "Ramble On"
Bad Moment in Music:
The Lord of the Rings novels inspire this Star Trek star to record "Bilbo Baggins" [sound clip]
William Shatner
DeForest Kelley
George Takei
Leonard Nimoy


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This 2005 song inspired the All Music Guide review:: "One of the most embarrassing performances of the new millennium" and won Rolling Stone Magazine's Reader's Poll as Worst Song of the Year. The song containd the following lyrics: "I drive these brothers crazy, I do it on the daily, They treat me really nicely, They buy me all these iceies."
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Stickwitu by The Pussycat Dolls
Gold Digger by Kanye West
My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas


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Even Christmas music is not safe from bad albums and songs like "Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas" (definitely not a popular choice for caroling). What singer recorded this really bad holiday song? [sound clip]  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
John Denver
Jackson Browne
Leo Sayer
Vince Gill


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Lip-synch trendsetters Milli Vanilli paved the way for a slew of karyoke artists like Brittney Spears and All About Eve. This "singer" was humiliated on a Saturday Night Live episode in 2004 when her lip-synching was exposed on live television.
Beyonce
Kylie Minogue
Ashlee Simpson
Fergie


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In a tie with Vanilla Ice for Hip-Hop's lowest moment, comedian Rodney Dangerfield also released a rap album. Did Rappin' Rodney earn a Grammy for this record?
No
Yes


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What do you get when you combine a Casio keyboard and this former "Entertainment Tonight" host?
Answer: New Age music that would make Elvis, Hendrix and Joplin turn over in their graves in unison.
Name the musician that can be held responsible for this mess.
Chuck Woolery
John Tesh
Burt Convy
Yanni


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Mercifully, most of the world has been spared the musical stylings of David Hasselhoff, the star of "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch". However, some countries have come under his spell. Hasselhoff has been an extremely popular singer in which of the following countries?
Germany
Japan
Brazil
Turkey


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