Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1975

The Top Ten
1 Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille Cover Art

I already trashed this song enough on my lists from Year-End #1 hits of 1970 and worst Year-End #1 songs of all time, however, I'm still amazed that this was the biggest song of the year, I know that the general audience taste in the 70s was different, but this is genuinely embarassing, making Captain and Tennille one of the most regretable acts in popular music, up there with Michael Bolton, Nickelback and Lil Yachty

wasn't very good

2 Feelings - Morris Albert Feelings - Morris Albert Cover Art

This one was extremely close to be number one, everything wrong with pop music in the 70s is present in this song, extremely cheesy lyrics, music so slow and lifeless it's tempo it's probably in negative numbers, a mediocre singer, nothing about is remarkably good or memorable

3 My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli Cover Art

Another one that was close to top the list, a big problem with bad songs from the 70s were how slow they sounded, not a problem with slow songs but sometimes the atmosphere really matters in this case, or if you want to make a poppier song you at least need to do something interesting in between to make it memorable, but this as far as soft pop from the 70s goes, is one of the most generic examples I can think off... it also doesn't help that Frankie Valli's voice sounds so bad

4 You are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker You are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker Cover Art

No it's not the James Blunt song despite both of these 2 songs being in a really familiar league in terms of being written from the perspective of a little kid feeling his first crush and one of the most simplistic and cheesiest background instrumentals ever, not to mention the extremely tryhard and akward vocals to show his passion for the person that is dedicating this song to

5 Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper Cover Art

A song about domestic abuse, the main theme already makes it akward to sit through, but the sound of it it's so slow and soft it could have been made as the official theme for an anti domestic abuse commercial back in the 70s, it also doesn't matter than the title let alone already rises a few eyebrows
Respect Alice and respect his intentions but so sad to see the result ending in something so... wrong

6 Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender Cover Art

One of the biggest songs in the year (because god knows) and one of the most boring things I have ever listened in my life, same problem as Feelings and My Eyes Adored You, extremely cheesy lyrics with music that even Maroon 5 would call as innovative and boring

7 Morning Side of the Mountain - Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond Morning Side of the Mountain - Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond Cover Art

A song about a juvenile romance, the theme itself is not bad for a pop song but not only it's performed by 2 of the most unpopular artists in the decade, they were also performed by actual brothers, is not as disgusting as Run Joey Run or no taste as Only Women Bleed, but with how it sounds I honestly pity you if you could stop your insomnia

8 Run Joey Run - David Geddes Run Joey Run - David Geddes Cover Art

Alongside Only Women Bleed this might be the most akward and straight distasteful hits of the year, why would you make a song about a forbid romance who ends up in the girlfriend being killed? And worst from all, killed pregnant by her own dad? And the fact that the song sounds like one of those "epic" novelty songs from the late 50s makes it even more akward

9 Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris Cover Art

The Major Marris version to be more specific, same exact problem as with other songs in this list, extremely slow and lifeless, and the fact that this was made in the golden era of soul shows you how pathetic this song is compared to it's competence

10 Black Superman - Johnny Wakelin Black Superman - Johnny Wakelin Cover Art

A song dedicated to Muhammad Ali, the intentions are there and I admire them but why instead of sounding like an actual sports theme dedicated to one of the greatest boxers ever, sounds like the background noice for a kid's commercial? This has to be one of the most anti-climatic songs in history and the only redeemeble thing I can say about it is how so bad it's good sounds

The Contenders
11 One Man Woman / One Woman Man - Paul Anka One Man Woman / One Woman Man - Paul Anka Cover Art
12 Get Dancin' - Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes Get Dancin' - Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes Cover Art
13 I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter Cover Art
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