The Worst Songs Ever: British Edition

You know those songs. The ones that make you want to unwind a paper clip and shove it right through your eardrum and into your brain, simply because you desperately want the suffering to stop! Well, earlier this week AOL Radio’s blog posted a list of “the 100 worst songs of all-time,” and just seeing some of the titles on it can make you wince. (“Cotton-Eye Joe,” anyone? Shudder.)

The UK has brought us some of the greatest musical geniuses of the past 50 years, but just like the rest of us, they must also be held accountable for all of the rubbish music they’ve foisted on the globe. (Bad music is like greenhouse gases: we’re all responsible.)

Here are a few of the UK-originating songs that made AOL’s list, but, rest assured, there’s more where this came from. Which British songs make you flip the dial when they come on the radio?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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