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A Song that Shivers

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A Song For Today

If you had told me 10, 20, or 30 years ago that I would see this guy in concert, I would have laughed at you. If you had told me that I would end up seeing him three times in five years, I would have guffawed you into oblivion. So, yeah, he puts on a good show. There is something about him that is true Americana in so many ways. He is entertaining, ironic, sarcastic, funny, and endearing all at the same time. He has become one of my favorites. And in a little over a week I’m going to see him for the third time in five years.

A Worst Song Contest

I’ve posted a lot of Songs For the Day around here over the five years I’ve been hanging out on this blog. But today, as the title suggests, it’s time for something a little different. As I drove home from work today, I went through the pre-programmed stations. I have satellite radio and a car that lets me program either 25 or 30 stations. So, there’s a lot of them.

When I got to the station that features 80s music, I heard a song that prompted this idea. I’ll get to that song in a minute.

What are the criteria for this contest?  I think they are the following:

  1. The song had to be popular in its time.
  2. The song had to be wrong then.
  3. And still wrong now.

So, here’s my nominee. This song was released in January 1985. Both the song and the record it was on went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts. I hated it then. I still hate it now. It has absolutely no redeeming quality or value to it.

What song is your nominee?

A Song For The Day

A Song For Today

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