Water Cooler – Your LEAST Favorite Song

June 6, 2014 12:00 pm · 110 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

Yesterday, we asked you what you’re favorite song is, and today, we want to know what your least favorite song is.

What is one song you hope you never hear again?

Talk about it.

Noj June 6, 2014 at 12:05 PM

tip toe through the tulips

Donkeydong June 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

The one with beiber

Karen June 6, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Thats easy- Aint No Sunshine by Bill Withers- The I know I know I know song..

Incognito June 6, 2014 at 12:13 PM

“Loving you is easy cause you’re beautiful” by Minnie Riperton

I'm The Urban Spaceman June 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Ahh…the Earworm songs…they crawl into your head and don’t leave.

Afternoon Delight & Lights. to name my worst two….difficult to even type the names.

Shiny Failure June 6, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I know people who survived the Holocaust, but I’m pretty sure “Indian Outlaw” by Tim McGraw is worse.

TuneMeister June 6, 2014 at 12:15 PM

That very annoying 1-8-700 cars for kids song on that commercial! I have to change the station as soon as I start to hear it or I’ll drive into something to get it to stop!!

Claycord Neighbor June 6, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Helen Reddy – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) Worst song of all time. Helen built an entire career out of abysmally bad songs. Close runner up – Angie Baby.

Ugh! June 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer.

Also pretty much anything he sang!

Mr. Pink June 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Seasons in the Sun.

Cash June 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Totally agree about the cars for kids song. I change the station as soon as I hear the beginning. So irritating.

jtkatec June 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Anything by Credence Clearwater Revival.

Bishop Estates June 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM

@ #7 I couldn’t agree more!!!! Worst song/commercial…..I can’t turn the chanel fast enough.
But hey they got us to remember the phone #…..

Enfield303 June 6, 2014 at 12:28 PM

It’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all, it’s a small , small world… Aaaaaaaahhhhhh

Cuzzzzzz........... June 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Anything by Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber or Miley Cyrus. 3 of the most no talents out there………and throw in the Macarena for good measure

Triple Canopy June 6, 2014 at 12:31 PM

“I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow.

Tom June 6, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Ring My Bell—Anita Ward. The most annoying song you’ll ever hear.

well... June 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Any song from Taylor Swift. I saw her once ( she was the opening act) and it was so bad.

et-al June 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Lately it’s been Hail To The Chief.

Sid June 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin.

Rob June 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

“Hotel California”

“Come on, man. I had a rough night and I hate the f*****g Eagles, man!” – The Dude

Spanky Fortuna June 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Round, like a circle in spiral, like a wheel within a wheel. MacArthur Park and all “songs” that have no melody.

Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Have to agree with Mr. Pink…whenever that song comes on, gotta change the station. However, I think I hate “Royals” even worse….what a piece of cr@p THAT is!!

I'm Your Huckleberry June 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam – Captain & Tennille (along with all of the others songs they sang)

Incognito June 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Almost forgot about this one:

“I Luh Ya Papi” – Jennifer Lopez
She’s marketable and that’s the only reason why she’s famous, because she really is terrible.

Atticus Thraxx June 6, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Any song by Steely Dan and I start cutting myself.

The worst EVER June 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

“The View” by Lou Reed and Metallica.

twilight June 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I’m with # 14.

Rick June 6, 2014 at 1:35 PM

“You Light Up My Life” and anything Bieber.

Concord Guy June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

1. “I Can Help” by Billy Swan.
2. “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band
3. “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris and others
4. The Kars for Kids jingle (I have written KCBS and KGO about this..I hear that acoustic guitar riff and the channel changes immediatly)

Sacto Rob June 6, 2014 at 2:08 PM

You sure can tell that most claycord posters are from a pretty tight demographic group.
I have to agree with many of these. That “cars for kids” jingle is a real channel changer. Thank goodness Minnie Ripperton was a one hit wonder. And while I didn’t use to hate Credence, those songs were played and played and played and played. If I never hear Credence again I’m okay with that.

Ricardo June 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

My name is Luka or something like that

animal June 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Any Elton John.

Nutcreek Frontier June 6, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Fun topic! “We Built this City” – Jefferson Starship

Ohhhh ICK!!!!! June 6, 2014 at 2:19 PM

MacArthur Park – by any artist. For crap sake why did the moron leave the cake out in the rain when it took so long to bake it????????? Idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s a Small World – I swear the Communist Chinese wrote it so they could
use it as a form of torture in prisons.

Old Timer June 6, 2014 at 2:25 PM

It’s a Small World

Teacher Wannabe June 6, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Anything on KBLX. Same freakin’ 20 song playlist EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Blink June 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Not sure title but it’s the BOOM boom boom of any of those drive by your house shake the windows driver will be deaf by 40 tunes

mutts June 6, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Crystal Blue Persuasion. What is THAT about.
Acid rock, rap and anything by Babs Streisand.

What security June 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

America the beautiful!
Star spangle banner

Cowellian June 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Santa Baby by anybody.

Incognito June 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Don’t Worry, Be Happy.
Glad they don’t play that one any more!

Larrabee June 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM

It’s a no-brainer. The worst song ever is “They’re coming to take me away” by Napoleon XIV.


Mac June 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

American Pie

NotPC June 6, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Any (read ALL) rap\hip-hop. Most (not all) disco. And #17 has it right about Ring My Bell.

Otherwise, the “new” country music is just rock\rap trying to mask itself as country\pop and is just not right. Give me old country\bluegrass any day.

I like music where the artist plays his own instrument and actually sings. This rap stuff, well, any 4th grader can rhime.

That Stupid June 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Happy Song – so TIRED of it.

The Good Old Days June 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

The Boys Are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy

TuneMeister June 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Pretty much agree with all of these – except I have to say, i DO like CCR occasionally.

Fig Newton June 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

Chester E. Kitty June 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

You are so beautiful by Joe Crocker … ugghhhhhhhhhhhh

Antler June 6, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Anything sung by Elvis.

anonanonagain June 6, 2014 at 3:52 PM

@ I’m Your Huckleberry, I was going to post that song!!! That song is so irritating!!! Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night is awful and should be burned. Cher has some pretty atrocious songs too…..

Mark June 6, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Any Journey song after Steve Perry joined and ruined a great band.

Teacher Wannabe June 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Never heard the cars for kids commercial. From the responses, maybe its a a good thing.

I'm Your Huckleberry June 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

@anonanonagain #44

Now that you mention it… Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, is pretty bad! lol

Nelson Muntz June 6, 2014 at 4:19 PM

What Mark said.

Two June 6, 2014 at 4:35 PM

The Beady Bunch Theme song and the Kids for Cars commercial on the radio.

Both turn my stomach as soon as I hear the opening. I don’t listen to that radio station any more.

BOOYAH! June 6, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Hoowee – Kars 4 Kids … SO glad I’m not alone on that one … Have you heard how they’ve tried to jazz it up lately? Probably not if you stick your fist thru the radio like I do at the first sound of that insipid guitar riff …

SAR June 6, 2014 at 4:48 PM

1877KARSFORKIDS, donate your car today!

Beacon June 6, 2014 at 5:12 PM

1-877-cars for kids. I can name that song in one note, and I can change the radio station by the 2nd note.

Seiko shinohara June 6, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Let’s see the song friday! It makes my ears bleed =.=

Anon June 6, 2014 at 5:29 PM

#59 It’s “Duhnate yer car Tuhday,” and it makes me stabby.

Concord June 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM

American Pie – too long and heard it too many times!

Barge June 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Two-way tie: “Feelings” and The Stylistics “Betcha By Golly Wow”. Also, if not for the mute button “J.G. Wentworth, 877-CASHNOW” would drive me insane when watching tv.

Connie Dobbs June 6, 2014 at 5:37 PM

1. You take that back about Steely Dan.

II. Like you, I’ve heard Hotel California a thousand million times since I was a kid. There’s one line I never quite heard correctly until I heard the live version as an adult. My little-kid brain turned it into something I understood:
“And still those voices are calling from far away
We threw up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…”

C. The worst song ever recorded is “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and here I am including the entire Little Wayne discography

anonanonagain June 6, 2014 at 5:47 PM

My Sharona!!! She’s Having My Baby by Paul Anka. I need a sick bucket. Spinal Tap’s Gimme Some Money!! Kidding!! Love Spinal Tap!!

yes Mark June 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

I stopped enjoying Journey when Steve Perry joined. I sure miss Winterland. R.I.P.

Cal Old Blue June 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

I wonder if KCBS understands how many listeners they lose every time they play that 1800KARS4KIDs piece of …….

Art June 6, 2014 at 6:37 PM

PayPhone By Maroon 5 = Hate it & Rocklobster by the B52’s


Michelle June 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Yep, Kars for Kids is the one.

Atticus Thraxx June 6, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I stab by my statement Connie Dobbs. And as long as we’re baring souls…I don’t care for The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and when it comes right down to it, I don’t have any Beatles on my iPod either. There, I said it.

Still anon June 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I’m with Huckleberry. Sounds like baby diarrhea.

Shelly June 6, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Some of you are so strange.

Coggins Square June 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Graduation (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C, and Lonely Boy by Paul Anka!! I can’t stand either one of them!!

So Many But... June 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Little Boxes (The Showtime “Weeds” Theme Song) by Malvina Reynolds is very high on the list.

Dorothy June 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Any rap and Kars for kids had to go.

Cowellian June 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM
What security June 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Okay no one took my bait.. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

What security June 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The Weathergirls, “It’€™s Raining Men”

TinFoiler June 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

One Eight 7 7 Kars 4 kids….K__A__R__S……KARS FOR KIDS
One Eight 7 7 Kars 4 kids
Donate your car today!!!
And pretty much ANY of the Corporate illuminati autotune garbage today.

WC Resident June 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Yes!! TinFoiler… that jingle is so bad that it actually makes me ill. They play it over and over again. I will not donate my car to them… I gave my car to a really neat couple that really needed a new car! Forget that stupid song..

CereBellum June 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

She Bang by William Hung.

Ted R. June 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Monument Blvd. FartBass
Grateful Dead. These hippies drive me nuts and are nowhere as cool as the Allmans.
Billy Idol – “White Wedding”. A well written song that I have heard waaayyyy too often.
I still like Hotel California- the guitar parts are great, some buried in the mix,heard w/headphones.
I’ve had a long commute for work recently, I can’t bear to hear Tool anymore. Great band, just not for a 3hr (50 mi.) drive home. My own fault I ran that one into the ground.

What security June 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Tinfoiler I can’t stand that either!!!!! arghhhhh

What does the fox say?? June 6, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Ringdingdingdadinddingding.. a real ear bleeder!!

nee June 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM


ATKOH June 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

My Sharona – The Knack
Mickey – Toni Basil
Breaking up is hard to do – Neil Sedaka

anon June 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I’m taken aback myself about Atticus and steely dan. I’da never guess. what’s not to like? one of the guys commented about his singing in his earlier songs. He says ‘that’s when i used to sing like Gerry Lewis’. i thought that was funny he said that about himself.
Kid charlemagne?
my old school?
Deacon blues?

Love This Thread June 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

1. I have to agree that the most irritating song is the 1-877 kars 4 kids song. I will never donate a car to them…EVER!
2. Anything by Janet Jackson
3. Anything by UB40
4. Anything by Springsteen
5. Most current RAP

dana estates June 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Umbrella Ella Ella by Rihanna….claycordians came up with some good ones too!

anon June 6, 2014 at 10:39 PM

pretty much everything has been covered that i could think of. top of my list is ‘Loving You’ ‘Lalalala lalalala lalalala’ .’doo en doo en dee doo, ahhhh’ see if you can listen to this w/o stabbing something at 1:58

Cars 4 kids; that is so interesting how so many hate that. the original one w/ the guy that sounds like johnny cash i think he sounds pretty good. but these newer ones that i’ve never heard before do make me want to find the building that is playing it and drive right into it.

what’s his name john mayer, no one mentioned him. eww! he’s so breathy. and when he has a clue as to how to raise a daughter then he earns the right to sing about it. stabbing feeling coming up again.

anon June 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM

You’re so right about the cake in the rain. I know someone that says he likes this song. I can’t tell if he’s joking.
fly robin fly
that truckin song from the 70’s
heard it through the grapevine
why can’t we be friends
whitney houston. please stop screaming

Dr. Jellyfinger® June 6, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Oh my…. “Muskrat Love” “Billy Don’t Be A Hero” “Afternoon Delight” They are all equally nauseating. I just can’t decide!

D $ June 6, 2014 at 11:32 PM

My newest most hated song is “wiggle” by jason derulo and snoop dogg. I heard it for the first time a couple days ago working on a frat house at uc berkeley, then subsequently heard it on a loop for THREE HOURS AFTERWARD. I want to smash the radio when it comes on. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just youtube it and hate me for the rest of your life.

Fr49ered June 7, 2014 at 12:32 AM

“Hey, Jude” and anything by John Lennon. What a phony two-face loser he was. That song that repeats “Say what you have to say” over and over again. I forget the singer’s name but he sounds like a girl. Also, any song that repeats the lyrics over and over and over again.

Concernicus June 7, 2014 at 1:13 AM

“because im happy”

enough said.

Silva June 7, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Cowellian, Thank you for that! My 4 year old grandson LOVES it. He has great taste in music too! I’m sure he’ll want to hear it again today. I rather like it too.

You people have surely compiled THE list of awful songs, but my Steeley Dan albums never sound anything but fabulous.

So, Journey was a decent group before Steve Perry?

brute June 7, 2014 at 7:37 AM

happy… phartrell

P June 7, 2014 at 8:18 AM

“It’s the Most Wonderful time of the Year. It’s the Hap Happiest Season of All!”

Connie Dobbs June 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Cowellian and Silva, babies love this version:


Babies also love Talking Heads and the Ramones. Babies are cool like that.

Connie Dobbs June 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM

#88 Also “Bodhisattva” and “Dr Wu.”

Snizzle June 7, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Rumor has it.
Chasing cars.
Which is worse ?

Connie Dobbs June 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Adele is worse. She is.

Surprised! June 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I thought for sure that my Leo Sayer offering was the worst, but many on the list are equally as bad!

Thanks for the reminders, I think. Now I can’t get them out of my head!

Re: Steely Dan- Come on. They don’t suck! What about Pretzel Logic?

Gimli June 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Tears of a clown
Any song by Papa Roach
Any song by Nickelback
Bon Jovi

mojoduck June 7, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Kars 4 forking Kids
Kill Me Now !! please . can’t stand to hear it one more time /?'[&&^%$#@! dame it

Silva June 7, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Anything by the Bee Gees, if it hasn’t been said yet.

macawlady June 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That’s Not My Name by the Ting Tings. My husband loves it. I need to be miles away when he plays it.

Look it up on Youtube….but you have been warned. It is possibly the most annoying song ever written!

Hollyhock June 8, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Hands down, the KARS for KIDS! I change the channel every time. KCBS — get the message that many of us hate it!

But there is also a song from the 70’s that contains the spoken words “Hi, I’m Larry and I’m a Sagittarius” that kills me. Wish I knew the name of it.

tweaky June 8, 2014 at 6:48 PM

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