Worst Songs of the 60s

60s experts, legitimately post what you think are the worst songs of the 60s. Don't be nostalgic and say none, because I won't take that as an answer. The 60s certainly had some bad songs.

The Top Ten

1 Yummy, Yummy, Yummy - Ohio Express

This should be #1. The fact that "She Loves You" and "Love Me Do" are both in the top 5 and that this isn't even in the top 10 makes it impossible for me to take this list seriously.

This is "Baby" in the 60s. - 445956

Have an EP - PinkF

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2 I Want My Baby Back - Jimmy Cross

I'm not even sure Jimmy Cross was thinking properly when he wrote this crap. He sounds annoying, too. - TheMusicNerd

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3 Love Me Warm and Tender - Paul Anka

Don't get me wrong, I like Paul Anka's music a lot, but this song is horrible. - TheMusicNerd

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4 Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton UListen to Sample
5 Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys

Not good at all, why did this get popular




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6 Moonflight - Vik Venus
7 Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

Most of the song is the chorus, which is horrible. This doesn't sound like something a serious label would release. Like most love songs of the 60s, the lyrics are generic, but the constantly repeating chorus was the worst part of this song. - TheMusicNerd

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8 She Loves You - The Beatles

How is this and love me do in the top three! - RalphBob

You know what? Now that I think about it, I Want My Baby Back should've been on the top three. I realized the flaw on my list... Oh. But still, She Loves You and Love Me Do were not pleasant to listen to. Maybe it's because they're so boring and annoying. - TheMusicNerd

While I do like The Beatles, this is easily their worst song. This song can only be described as annoying. The verses are terribly written, the lyrics are incredibly generic(this is a love song, after all), the chorus is one of the worst things I have ever heard. - TheMusicNerd

My man, EVERY Beatles song that they wrote themselves before like 1965 is a love song - Erucu

This one beatle song is better than all the rap songs ever recorded put together.

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9 It Hurts to Be In Love - Gene Pitney

This is good, why is it number 1? - 445956

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10 Angel of the Morning - Merrilee Rush UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon

I mus admit, I never liked Peter Asher's music that much!

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12 Green Door - The Jerms UListen to Sample
13 In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

Too Long

The spoof in the Simpsons was funny.

That was ummm...interesting?

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14 Revolution 9 - The Beatles

I am a Beatles fan and I absolutely hate this song. I don't understand why people would call it "deep". It also fueled the "Paul is dead" conspiracy

Not the worst song The Beatles have made, but definitely their longest and least interesting one. - TheMusicNerd

Turn me on, dead man,
Turn me on, dead man.
Block that kick!

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15 Wigwam - Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's greatest lyrics ever- or not.

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16 Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

It's sad. There was so much great music coming out in 1969. The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival were putting out great albums, and groups like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were on the horizon. So why would all those people listen to the Archies? Probably because it got shoved down their throats more than anything. - Gg2000

Unless someone has been a fan of The Archies since the 60s or just a fan of The Archies maybe they like it but I dunno.

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17 1, 2, 3 Red Light - The 1910 Fruitgum Company UListen to Sample
18 Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

I cannot believe that something this irritating was actually released by a label. - TheMusicNerd

You must be confusing this song with "Bird's The Word" by The Rivingtons, that was a very bad song, but "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen was excellent.

Now I am really confused, was that other song, "Papa Oom Mow Mow" by the Rivingtons or the Trashmen?

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19 Wild Thing - Troggs UListen to Sample
20 Abc - Jackson 5

Simplistic Preschool Garbage; Surprised This Even Charted At All

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21 The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

An overplayed syrupy song from the schlock rock stuff of the early 60's.

No it is good! Breaking up is hard to do is bad. - 445956

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22 Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas

That song is so annoying and that’s why Cass Elliot never joined the Mamas and the Papas

I hate that annoying song so much and Cass Elliot’s voice drives me crazy 😜

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23 Love Me Do - The Beatles UListen to Sample
24 I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher UListen to Sample
25 Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band

Keep in mind that this beat Eleanor Rigby and good vibrations

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26 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas

I hate California Dreamin’ so much. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round in American Bandstand and when she held her torch

It was because of when I was screaming and crying 😭 when I the Stupid Mamas and the Stupid Papas

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27 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass Elliot

I hate that annoying song so much. Cass Elliot’s horrible witch voice drives me crazy 😜

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28 Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & the Papas

I can't stand this horrible song

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29 My Boy Lollipop - Millie
30 Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto

If you look at the English lyrics, you will realize this is a very sad song. The singer died in a plane crash at only 43. How is this above "I Got You Babe? " - 445956

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31 Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett UListen to Sample
32 Happy Together - The Turtles UListen to Sample
33 Dominique - The Singing Nun UListen to Sample
34 Abraham, Martin and John - Dion UListen to Sample
35 Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas

That song is so annoying especially no one’s getting fat except Mama Cass

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36 Wild Honey Pie - The Beatles UListen to Sample
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List Stats

100 votes
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3 years, 168 days old

Top Remixes

1. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy - Ohio Express
2. I Want My Baby Back - Jimmy Cross
3. Love Me Warm and Tender - Paul Anka
1. She Loves You - The Beatles
2. It Hurts to Be In Love - Gene Pitney
3. Love Me Do - The Beatles


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