The reaction to my blog on worst rock songs received unprecedented feedback. Joe from Wrentham, MA. was one of many to opine that “MacArthur Park” is the undisputed all-time worst. Erin From Danville, CA. was one of many questioning my omission of “I shot the Sheriff”.
Here is a smattering of other feedback. Please remember these are readers’ opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the curator.

Steve from Needham, MA:
Like you I always wondered …A Whiter Shade of huh?  I will give you one song to reflect on – “My Baby Does the Hanky Panky” by Tommie James and the Shondells.  Hope to see you soon but not for a home cooked dinner …’cause it took so long to bake it and I’ll never have the recipe again, oh no! 

Chip from Boston:  I may never fall asleep again with all that sh*t rattling around in my head.

Gil from Harrisburg, PA – 
Thanks and F.U. for your last Black Dot post. Since your post I’ve been treated to 90%of your list and two minutes ago I heard ‘We built this City” on my office Pandora. Just waiting for “Having my Baby”.

Gil from Harrisburg (after taking a few minutes to cool down): 
Just remember “You light up my Life” – Now, try and get that m*th*rf*****g song out of your head you bastard.

Kevin from Southborough, Ma:
What about “Knock Three Times” or “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” or
anything by Tony Orlando & Dawn? And, for that matter anything by Captain & Tennille.
With that all said, allow me to leave you with the most annoying performance ever recorded… WILLIAM HUNG- SHE BANGS

John from Wayland, MA – Worst lyrics ever – Cisco Kid by War:
            We met down at the Fort of Rio Grande
            Eat the salted peanuts out the can

Kelts from somewhere in New York (probably a state petitionary): 
Do you remember at Holy Cross we converted rock songs into rugby songs. “I’m being followed by a B******R” (Curator’s Note: Can’t elaborate on a family blog. Suffice it to say that Kelts’ obscene version of “Moon Shadow” was a major reason that Cat Stevens quit music to follow the Prophet.)

Chris from Water Mill, NY: 
Please. To say no has ever compiled a list is not fair. I remember sitting with you in the smoke-filled haze of my dorm room and we came up with at least 100 of the worst ever. Some notable omissions from your blog: 
Brandy, you’re a Fine Girl
Billy don’t be a Hero
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo
Rocky Mountain High
If (or anything by Bread)
Coming to America – Neil Diamond
BTW, has anyone ever listened to more than 20 seconds of “Ebony and Ivory” without changing the station? Can’t be done- I defy you to try.
Finally, “We Built this City” should be on everyone’s top ten, but “Sara”, by them is nearly as unlistenable.

Greg from Northampton, Ma.
 Color Him Father- The Winstons
 Backfield in Motion- Mel and Tim
 My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small
 Sundown- Gordon Lightfoot (Oof, I just may vomit.)
 I Shot the Sheriff- Eric Clapton- BOR-ING
 Keep on Rocking me Baby- Steve Miller
And BTW, is there anyone alive who’s NOT sick of “Stairway to Heaven” by now?
Chris from Water Mill responds to Greg
Agree on Clapton’s ability to take an otherwise decent song by Marley, J.J. Cale, etc. and turn it into a lullaby. Regarding Elton John- as bad as “Benny and the Jets” is, I think “Someone Shaved my Wife Tonight” is worse.
One question – why are we even doing this list if “The Pina Colada Song” is not mentioned?
Finally: I love CSNY, but Graham Nash? Please just go away. Hey Graham, I’m sure your house is a very, very, very, very, very fine house, but if I ever find it, I will take you and your two cats, and your cowardly lion looking buddy Crosby and lock you all inside and burn it to the f****n ground. And no, I didn’t know that you were riding on “the Marrakesh Express. I don’t care. Just stop making horrible music.
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