Weezer - Buddy Holly
it isn't, it's great, but that's how good the album is
Just pales in comparison with every other song on the album. Especially this one...
'The Queen is Dead' is fantastic but the title track is probably my least favourite on the album (still great though). 'Meat is Murder' is a terrible track though.
In the Garage is the worst song on there though
B52s – Love Shack
but not your last.
close but no cigar, there's some dirge towards the end
Sisters Of Mercy - This corrosion
But it's too close.
I like Fine Time as a single, but the rest of the album outclasses it.
That album is rammed with great tunes. OAS is a classic, maybe it's just been overplayed.
Skinny Love (for emma forever ago)
all of the lights (MBDTF)
float on (good news...)
one more time (discovery)
id say these are all like the least good songs, not bad by any means tho really.
I personally think Led Zep's Stairaway To Heaven is the worst on Led Zep IV. It's still an 8/10 song but the rest are all better for Me.
When The Levee Breaks being the masterpiece.
Many people's view of this band is (wrongly) predicated on this track alone.
I've heard it to death (not their fault, and it'll have made them secure, so that's great). It is my least favourite track on the album though, because I've never been a fan of "Hey Jude" outros...
might listen to it NOW and see
Go with the Flow, Gonna Leave You and Another Love Song definitely and there's a few borderline
although it's essentially laid back lounge music.
All the same shitty song
One Day Like This
One Armed Scissor
One More Time
I'm stunned by the amount of shitty choices there are in this thread.
Bad Trails completely fucks the album's momentum at a crucial stage. Take it out and the rest flows beautifully
is Dodgy - Good Enough
Free Peace Sweet is one of the better Britpop records, but it has that festering disaster in the middle of it, AND it was the hit single ffs
The Blur album that comes closest to this is 13, but that's assuming Tender is the best-known song and not the markedly superior Coffee & TV
but it also goes to show that you have to find some fairly dubious albums to be able to make this call well.
I have to skip that track every time.
However, it is worse than anything on the preceding three albums and my view of the band post LOTFW is predicated on this track alone. Ho hum.
For me, the Blur album that fits the bill the most in this thread is 'Parklife' (if we're talking about the title track, which I am). Great, memorable single, but doesn't even come close to 'London Loves', 'Trouble In The Message Centre', 'Clover Over Dover', 'This Is A Low'...
Then again, 'I Should Coco' is my 2nd least-favourite 'Grass album.
All of the singles were big for them on that album, which really marked their turn from heavy nu-metal lite to slightly wishy washy alt rock.
Good album mind, just a bit of an odd one.
the sound of overwrought tedium
Correct order is:
Some Might Say > Champagne Supernova > Hello > She's Electric >
Morning Glory > Don't Look Back in Anger > Roll with It > Wonderwall > Hey Now > Cast No Shadow
Just doesn't fit in with the rest of the album - probably the only New Order single that hasn't aged well.
Worst track? Not far off
isn't technically an album track - it was just tacked onto the rerelease.
the other two definitely though
except that I quite like Fools Gold while Mrs Robinson is a repellent atrocity
Monkey Gone to Heaven is quite well known and easily the worst.
but yeah you're right, good call
and In The Garage are definitely both worse than Buddy Holly.
can't get on board with that, sorry.
Not as rubbish as Crackity Jones or There Goes My Gun.
Innit. Rest of it is as weird and great as ever they were (although I no longer hate the lead single as much as I used to)
pointless to try to select a 'worst' song, but I would say 'Horsin' Around' is a candidate.
Whatever it is, it's certainly not When Loves Breaks Down.
but if it is- High and Dry
This subthread does it again. I would tell you what i think the worst (or least good) song on Doolittle is but I couldn't take the backlash.
I don't hate When Loves Break Down, but it's the weakest track for me and doesn't fit sonically with the rest of the album (I guess because it was recorded separately and produced by Phil Thornally, not Thomas Dolby) ... and that electric piano is pretty horrible
but agree to disagree and all that
Pixies' Shiny Happy People
Pavement - Cut Your Hair (it's just about equal with Hit the Plane Down for me)
Wonderwall - did well in US
Don't look back - UK number 1, and still to be heard at 1am at a cheesy nightclub near you
Roll with it - The Blur thing
The more I think about it Wonderwall edges it
is a tune
But I'm going to have to listen to the album to check first
(not saying its the best - just that its clearly not the worst).
In fast I have to say that the sound of the album as a whole hasn't dated that well (apart from Faron Young, which still sounds brilliant)
But as a song, When Loves Breaks Down is a peerless, absolutely wonderful masterpiece
cant listen to it now
first one to get proper MTV1 play i reckon
muzzle for a start
May Grand Don't Come For Free (if we're saying Dry Your Eyes rather than Fit But You Know It)
I'm clutching at straws here tbf
so maybe worse is an exaggeration, but it really isn't all that good of a track. The next 5 tracks are easily superior (then it takes a dip into blandness that doesn't let up until the first half of Cop Shoot Cop)
Also, dunno about the album, but if Kings Of Leon have written a worse song than Use Somebody I'd be very surprised.
Thriller. Ace video. Average song.
Obviously The Girl Is Mine is an absolute travesty but with that exception, worst track on the album.
or because it's become an MOR staple... as it's actually, if you think about it, a pretty amazing track.
It doesn't belong on the album. It doesn't belong on ANY Bjork album. It is completely and utterly incongruous with everything else she's ever done. And yet it's all the vast majority of people who know (of) her can name-check. Breaks my fucking heart.
this doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad song, just that the rest are even better
and you are extremely wrong. The argument that The Girl Is Mine somehow doesn't count because it's less well known ain't gonna fly when it's on a 50x and rising Platinum album. Hell, P.Y.T. and The Lady In My Life aren't all that either. But to dismiss Thriller is to decimate one of the strongest 3 track runs of any album, ever made - Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean; incredible pop.
is easily the worst track on RAM. Pharrell's vocals are insipid and off-key, the groove never really gets started and the moment it actually becomes Daft Punk enough to be interesting is over too soon. Also, that weedy little synth melody on the outro does my head in.
Pretty much everything else is gold bar the Crowded House B-sidealike of Fragments of Time.
Billie Jean > The Lady In My Life > Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' > P.Y.T > Baby Be Mine > Beat It = Human Nature >> Thriller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Girl Is Mine
The album without those last two is as close to perfect as I can imagine.
but it's the worst Radiohead song, yes
High and Dry being the worst is a valid shout. But I still like it. And it's still better than Bones.
Charmingly off-kilter pop on an album already full of surprises, in fact the final 5 tracks overall are a welcome comedown after the assault of X.Y.U.
I'd also argue it wasn't very well known in comparison to Bullet With Butterfly Wings or any other big hits from Mellon Collie.
Ignoreland is utter jizz.
I totally agree!
and have done since the mid '90s.
including the one that I picked in my post. We may have interpreted the question differently...
I picked The Sun Smell Too Loud because it was the first track that was sent around for previewing purposes and iirc it got quite a bit of coverage.
sounds like they just tacked it on the end. Not that it's a bad song, mind, but it's just the poorest of the collection.
Good song on an outstanding album.
Not a bad single but it just doesn't fit on the album - would've been much more at home on Faith & Devotion.
It's the best known and the best track on the album!!
Closer is an absolute monster of a tune. One of the greatest ever.
obviously not a 'bad' song considered on its own terms, but the first example of Paul's 'Granny Music' tendency and a song that I absolutely hate. It's mawkish and sentimental and dismal.
Given that the rest of the album is pretty much flawless I think it is a good contender for this thread.
because yellow submarine is the most famous and also most annoying song
it's absolutely fucking amazing tho
no possibly argument that get lucky is worse than that
was listening to the album with friends the other day and they couldnt stop ragging on hit the plane down. i quite like it
is Song 2 on Blur. By a big distance.
Billie Jean is the best known/biggest track on that album
...or is it Beat It? ... who can say...
Jellybelly is the worst for me
I think Eleanor Rigby is slightly more famous and slightly more awful than Yellow Submarine, but it's a close run thing.
I admit that I had forgotten YS was on Revolver and I agree it's very annoying.
There should be a new thread for albums where the two most famous songs are also the two worst.
no way is that the best song on MBDTF
Just that it was objectively worse the Bullet With Butterfly Wings
JUST LIEEEEKKKKKKK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
But if you asked any random person to name the first Oasis song that came into their head, they'd probably say Wonderwall. If you asked any random person to sing a part of an Oasis song, they'd probably either sing the opening line of Wonderwall or the chorus. Wonderwall also became the go-to song for amateur guitarists to impress people who don't know anything about guitar playing... it became a buskers song, and Don't Look Back In Anger and Roll With It didn't really.
hence calling it the biggest single
is 1979 not more famous?
and most of the album worse
Like A Rolling Stone
Wake Up was, I think, the third album I ever bought, after Definitely Maybe and the first Shine album.
Because it's their best song, innit?
Ye gods, man. Just... I don't even know how to respond to something as manifestly wrong as that.
It's Lulu is a far greater stinker than Wake Up Boo. Otherwise I agree; (mostly) great album.
I just find Get Lucky tiresome - even Rodgers' guitar licks are heard-it-all-before; Lose Yourself To Dance should have been the lead single instead. Everything that's wrong with Get Lucky is right with Lose Yourself. That west-coast call and response R&B/New Jack Swing robot breakdown at 3 minutes in is fucking sublime. Plus that funk bass is just outrageous.
Also, The Game of Love is a fantastic bit of robot slow jam melancholia.
The Prayer from A Weekend In The City is a good should though.
Cast No Shadow > Champagne Supernova > Some Might Say > Morning Glory > Hello > She's Electric > Hey Now > Don't Look Back In Anger > Wonderwall > Roll With It.
Insane in the Brain
Overplay may be a factor in this, though.
Probably the worst thing they ever did, in fact.
but it's impossible to hate when you've seen them do it live.
i since take my back my earlier comment, having re-listened to crcr cut your hair is much better!
but Today was the bigger track
Either way, Disarm really holds that album from being a 10/10 album.
did better in the charts too if that counts for anything
a prayer is the best thing on that pile of cack
one of which is subjective and one of which is pretty much objective, so i can be opinionated and also anal.
also i'm a fucking dick
As decent as these songs are I'm not sure LCD were at their best in the medium of 3/4 minute punky pop songs.
It single handedly made me not listen to them properly for 5 or so years before eventually discovering it wasn't really representititve of their sound.
a big Elbow fan but I can't stand 'One Day Like This' or, on the recent album, 'Open Arms'. They did the rousing choir singalong thing very well on their second album (Ribcage, Grace Under Pressure) and should have shelved it from there on in. As you say, Elbow are now judged by 'One Day Like This' and they are so, so, so much better than this
ever recorded. Really though, Hit the Plane Down is proper fun.
it's nutty, but the transition from the end of the previous track to the beginning of Juxtaposed must be one of the best SFA moments ever
how I feel about the thread, too. So much subjectivity, only so much dickery to slap about. It's almost tiring!
Juxtaposed is a classic. For definitions of 'worst' you need to visit their last two albums and even then it's purely in context with the rest of their output and hardly some sort of benchmark of badness. Even in their decline they remain the greatest unappreciated band Britain has ever produced.
are fucking mental. Just thought you should know.
Marilyn Manson didn't cover Enjoy the Silence.
it always has been miles and away their most accessible pop song. I know people who could only name High and Dry and Creep as Radiohead songs
That's the best song on the album.
Disarm is incredible.
Worse than the Lighthouse Family.
More because I think Everybody Hurts is an average track on one of their weakest albums whereas Stand is a supremely irritating song on a consistently strong album.
Shiny Happy People is also clearly the worst song on Out of Time.
These are all amazing tracks.
I know I'm going to get shit for this, but this is the weakest, most anemic track on the album; yet it's the one everyone immediately flocks to. Every other track from the album is MUCH better.
Not least because there's a whole run of really horrible ballads in the second half.
That was my first favorite Bjork song.
The egregious misremembering of the name of the song "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" here?
Or, if you'd like, Boulevard of Broken Dreams works as well.
But it's comfortably the worse track on that album
But I can't stand Elephant, its like a limp 70's peado-rock blemish on a canvas of psychedelic mastery.
(and there goes my pretentious phase of the day...)
Lover's Rock is easily the worst thing on that album.