A song as hedonistic as “Friday” is rare to come by. A refrain as vacuous as “Partying, partying, fun, fun, fun, fun” does not happen, save for a show like Barney and Friends.
In 2011, the song went viral. Ms. Black had to take it down because her YouTube was inundated with two million “dislikes.” Plus, the OC teen was receiving threats.
Unapologetically crass. When asked about what inspires such a song, Sisqo told The Ringer in 2021, “To be completely honest, I was young.” The song came out in 2000. It is a song about a scanty garment.
He went on to say, “but the fact of the matter is if you know you’re into somebody and they put that thong on and they spent the time to look good in it, it could still get anything you want from anybody.”
To fully appreciate how annoying this song is, you would’ve had to have lived in 1983 when it played ceaselessly. “Karma, Karma, Karma Karma, Karma, Karma chameleon,” over and over and over.
What does it even mean? It’s like relentless nonsense. We wish we could say that Boy George moved on to better things, but we don't want to lie.
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.
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.