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‘Rolling Stone’ Readers Pick Worst Songs Of The ’70s — Do You Agree?

Every decade produces a few bad eggs amongst the golden apples in music, and it’s pretty common for a hit song of the time to be deemed one of the worst years after its release. When we look back at the music we formerly loved during the height of its popularity, we often cringe thinking of how we could have ever liked that song.

Rolling Stone readers were put to the test to pick out those songs that now make us cringe listening back to them, and came up with the Worst Songs of the ’70s!

Click through the Top Ten Worst Songs of the ’70s as chosen by Rolling Stone readers and tell us, do you agree with their choices?

10. “Loving You” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Minnie Riperton[/lastfm]: 1975

Even thought this song was a No.1 hit for Minnie in 1975, it still made the list of worst songs of the ’70s, maybe because of Minnie’s ear-piercing vocal registers she hits in the song.

  • dlr

    Rolling Stone staff that selected these songs as worst of the 70’s either are tone deaf or some 20yr old idiot…

  • oldies76

    Who cares?? How can “Disco Duck” be the song that killed disco, if disco didn’t even reach it’s fullest peak until 1978-79?? Disco Duck was #1 in 1976.

    It was the “new wave” beginnings in 1979 (the Cars, Devo, the Knack..etc..) that killed disco.

    The worst song of the 70’s is “Whenever I Call You Friend” by Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks.

  • RainbowRay

    I wouldn’t say they were the “worst song” , in fact I like hearing them again and the mushy one’s are quite romantic when you listen ot it. i remembe when “Afternoon Delight” came out and I wouldn’t mind making love to Fiona having an Afternoon delight or anytime.It would bring back childhood a bit on a positive note. Anyone remembe the song “magic” by Pilot and what’s wrong playing “You’re Having My baby” by Paul Anka when you find out she’s expecting or sending the song “Lonely Boy” by Paul Anka or Andrew Gold when your feeling that way to someone you love and care for and MISS DEEPLY. Nothing! So, in my opinon these songs are great nostalgic pieces (although I must admit that Disco Duck is NOT one of my personal favorites from that era even though I remember whenit came out).


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