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

6. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Rupert Holmes[/lastfm]: 1979

This song has forever become synonymous with island living and sipping Pina Colados on the beach, but even Holmes himself describes this song as both “pride and chagrin” for making him wealthy and famous, but drawing away from his more serious musical work.

  • 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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