He just wants to know if you’ll be his girl! He wants to know so badly that it’s just about the only thing he can ask.
The beat has just enough intricacies, including a little bit of south-of-the-border flair, that it’s listenable, but hear it more than once and you’ll start to wonder if the only thing DJ Otzi can say with any kind of conviction is “Can you be my girl?” Well, if you know, you know. And we all know that we’re sick of this repetitive song.
Depending on your age, you might not be familiar with this one. If you ask someone who does know about it, they're probably going to bury their face in their hands. Check out the video for this one — it shouldn't be missed.
We're not going to ask you to watch it more than once, because you wouldn't anyway. Would you believe this song came out in 1989? Novelty songs might not have a long shelf life, but this song was voted to be the worst song OF ALL TIME by music writers and experts in 2003.
“You Raise Me Up”
What could have come straight from the depths of the driest, most boring contemporary Christian music scene, “You Raise Me Up” was schmaltzy from the very first piano note. Throw in what sounds like bagpipes, a gospel choir, and plenty of smoldering looks from the band, and you have a song that is going to be derided.
Despite the song's “uplifting” message, that's exactly what happened. Even by the time you get to the end of this song, you're going to be rolling your eyes.
“I Will Always Love You”
No, we aren’t saying this song isn’t great. It is! For the most part. Thing is, there are lots of songs on this list that are actually great, but if the most wonderful sound in existence plays on radios too much, people will still get sick of them.
Such is the case with “I Will Always Love You” by the irreplaceable Whitney Houston. There are plenty of people out there who, despite loving it, would be happy if they didn’t hear it for a while.
“Take My Breath Away”
Written for the 1986 blockbuster hit “Top Gun,” “Take My Breath Away” is a schmaltzy ballad that made its way to the top of the charts thanks to the power of the movie. Buoyed by that airplay, it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe for the same, both in 1986.
The song is undeniably catchy, but when you sit down and think about them, the lyrics just don’t make any sense. Brace yourself for the film's reboot if you’re sick of this song.