(Semi-) Full Disclosure

In the interest of full self-disclosure (to a point), people in glass houses, etc., I hereby present a brief (and by no means exhaustive) list of songs that I love that would probably be highly likely to appear on a 50 worst list somewhere, and probably, in fact, do appear on such a list (double points if you can ascertain which one actually does appear on the worst recommendations over at Stereogum):

  • Jellybean Benitez/Madonna “Sidewalk Talk”
  • Howard Jones “Pearl in the Shell” (and almost any other HJ song from about 1983-1984)
  • Ambrosia “Biggest Part of Me”
  • Garth Brooks “Friends in Low Places”
  • Pat Benatar “Ooh Ooh Song”
  • Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
  • Sheena Easton “Morning Train (Nine to Five)”
  • America “Ventura Highway”
  • Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together”
  • Spandau Ballet “Gold”

Oh, yeah, and one of these lists I’ve linked to places Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” on the list of worst. Sacrilege!!!