Just because a song reached number one on the charts doesn’t mean it’s any good. Many of the chart topping singles throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s are also some of the same tunes we cringe at every time we hear them. This morning we’re taking a look back at the top worst songs that reached number one on the charts that all started with the birthday boy, David Cassidy.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Partridge Family[/lastfm]: “I Think I Love You” — The hit TV sitcom family had a huge No.1 hit in 1970, much thanks to the birthday boy and teen heart throb, David Cassidy.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chuck Berry[/lastfm]: “My Ding-A-Ling” — The novelty song about silver bells hanging on a string that had an extreme double entendre went No.1 for Berry in 1972.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Olivia Newton-John[/lastfm]: “Physical” –The song and the video were equally terrible, but that didn’t stop it from hitting No.1 in 1981.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Terry Jacks[/lastfm]: “Seasons In The Sun” –This was Jacks’ major hit in 1974.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Starland Vocal Band[/lastfm]: “Afternoon Delight” –The song about getting down in the afternoon was disguised in an upbeat, poppy tune that reached No.1 in 1976.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rupert Holmes[/lastfm]: “Escape” — Otherwise known as “The Pina Colada Song,” this island song that hit No.1 in 1979 will forever be sung as we sip pina coladas while lounging in a hammock on the beach.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paper Lace[/lastfm]: “The Night Chicago Died” –Who knew a song about the great Chicago fire could be so informational and catchy at the same time? This reached No.1 in 1974.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots[/lastfm]: “Disco Duck” — Well, you can figure out why this one made the list on your own. Not only did it include “Donald Duck-esque” singing, it actually had disco-dancing ducks in the video.
Have any more worst No.1 hits that you didn’t see? Add them to the list!