Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs


Ago 2 2008, 22h07

Songs mentioned in Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs [preview here] (this list will make the best sense to you if you read along in the book... and some of these are mentioned as being good songs, so read the book before getting upset):

Bad Song Survey Results
1. MacArthur Park
2. Yummy Yummy Yummy (I Got Love In My Tummy)
3. (You're) Having My Baby
4. Timothy

then (in a clump):
Afternoon Delight
You Light up My Life
Achy Breaky Heart
Muskrat Love

other songs mentioned:
MacArthur Park
Love to Love You Baby
Chewy Chewy
Sugar, Sugar
Simon Says
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing Off (album)
Puppy Love
You Are My Destiny
My Way
Tutti Frutti
Do That To Me One More Time
Love Will Keep Us Together

The Bobby List:
Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely, Roses Are Red
Bobby Vee - Take Good Care of My Baby, Rubber Ball
Bobby Rydell - Wild One, Volare
Bobby Sherman
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
Bobby's Girl
Bobby Sox to Stockings
Me and Bobby McGee and Me and Bobby McGee (I Honestly Love You, Have You Never Been Mellow, Let's Get Physical)
When The Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey, See the Funny Little Clown, Watching Scotty Grow

other songs mentioned after The Bobby List:
In the Ghetto
Stop And Smell The Roses
One Hell Of A Woman
Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me
Woman, Woman
Young Girl
This Girl Is a Woman Now
In The Year 2525
I've Never Been to Me
Seasons in the Sun
A Horse With No Name

honorable mentions:
The Candy Man
I Am Woman
My Ding-A-Ling
My Sharona
Morning Train (Nine to Five)
The Night Chicago Died (Billy, Don't Be A Hero/Billy, Don't Be A Hero)
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is (Saturday in the Park, 25 Or 6 To 4)
Disco Duck
Playground In My Mind
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
American Woman
I Love You Period
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Wind Beneath My Wings

Stairway to Heaven
Layla/Layla ((Unplugged))
Free Bird
American Pie
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Another Brick in the Wall
Hey Jude

Ten Request Songs That Top 40 Bands Hate Most
1. Stairway to Heaven
2. Proud Mary
3. Louie Louie
4. Stairway to Heaven
5. Proud Mary
6. Free Bird
7. Stairway to Heaven
8. Feelings
9. Stairway to Heaven
10. Stairway to Heaven

Requests Most Hated By Bands Performing At Wedding Receptions
1. New York, New York
2. Cab Driver not sure if this is the one mentioned or not
3. New York, New York
4. Mack the Knife
5. Joy to the World
6. The Girl from Ipanema
7. In the Mood
8. New York, New York
9. Bad Bad Leroy Brown
10. New York, New York

Weenie Music
Sometimes When We Touch
Elusive Butterfly

Barry Manilow:
- Mandy
- Looks Like We Made It
- Copacabana (At The Copa)
- I Write the Songs

John Denver:
- Annie's Song
- Sunshine on My Shoulders

David Cassidy
- I Write The Songs

Donny Osmond
- Puppy Love
- Too Young
- The Twelfth Of Never

Gilbert O'Sullivan
- Alone Again (Naturally)

All by Myself
(You Left Me) Just When I Needed You Most

- Diary
- If
- Baby I'm-A Want You


- Precious And Few

Love Songs
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Wives And Lovers
Magic Moments
Abracadabra (Take The Money And Run,The Joker)
My Eyes Adored You
Girl Watcher
Tonight's The Night
Knock Three Times

Paul McCartney
- Silly Love Songs
- My Love
- I'm Down
- Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
- Listen to What the Man Said
- Let 'Em In
- Live and Let Die

The Girl Is Mine
Do The Clam
All Shook Up
backfield in motion

Songs Women Really Hate
Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
Little Green Apples
Little Green Apples
Take A Letter, Maria
Take a Letter, Maria
Take This Job and Shove It
Wives And Lovers
It Must Be Him
I Will Follow Him
It's My Party
Judy's Turn To Cry
Johnny Get Angry
I Am Woman
He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
We Gotta Get You A Woman
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
Islands In The Stream
Treat Her Like A Lady
To All the Girls I've Loved Before
She's Always a Woman
Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys
Don't Say Nothin' Bad

Teen Death Songs
Teen Angel
Last Kiss
Tell Laura I Love Her
Leader of the Pack
Running Bear
Laurie (Strange Things Happen)

Songs People Get Wrong
Help Me Rhonda
Elton John
James Brown
Al Kooper
Blinded by the Light
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Good Morning Starshine
Danke Shein
Billie Jean
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Lady Marmalade
I Am The Walrus
Annie's Song
"I'm Nothing but a Hound Dog" (Hound Dog)
"One Toe over the Line, Jesus" (One Toke Over The Line)
"Goombayah, My Lord" (Kumbaya)
"Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pops" (Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko Bop)
"She Wore a Yellow Polka Dot Beguine" (Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini)
"Anagotalavita" (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida)
"The Wrapper" (The Rapper)
"Woodchuck Love" (Muskrat Love)
"Ain't No Woman Like the One-Eyed Gott" (Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got))
"One Ton Tomato" (Guantanamera)

Mac Davis
Ball Of Confusion
Wayne Newton
My Sharona


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