This song is generally summed up by one line, “Tell me what you want, what you really, really want.” The Spice Girls were hot. Posh, Scary, Sporty, and Baby Spice were mega pop stars.
“Wannabe” sold 23 million copies worldwide. They even made a movie that took in $100 million at the box office. Well, we know what we want. And no more of this song, please.
“Blurred Lines” (2013) is not on this list for no reason. It has some horrible innuendos that should not be in the public music sphere.
This one-hit-wonder was clouded with additional controversy when a judge ruled that the song ripped off Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." How did they turn such a classic into such an annoying song?
‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’
Jitterbug. George Michael would take off to the stars with a solo career, but first, he hit it big with Wham! Roundly parodied for his over-the-top joyous, playful pop style, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” epitomized the band. It was released in 1984.
For an 80s song, it tried to echo the Beach Boys' type of style a little too much, only with over-stylized puffy hair and lip gloss. One gets over the song about halfway through.
Los Del Rio
Not only was this song played everywhere in the 90s, but people did the Macarena. At pro baseball games, for instance, when the song played between innings, fans stood up and danced the Macarena. True sensation.
To be fair, it's been a while since the world was taken with such a hit song, combined with its very own dance. Of course, the hype and overplaying ultimately killed it.
Billy Ray Cyrus
‘Achy Breaky Heart’
This 1992 pop music sensation is what contemporary country music is all about. Perfect for the popular square dance craze. Billy Ray sporting a mullet into the 90s. That’s something.
The song is so bad; it's often used as a way to parody country songs. That must feel pretty rotten. At least his daughter had more success.