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A Minnesota newspaper claims this is the dumbest song of all time but I disagree!

A writer for a Minnesota newspaper called the “Morrison County Record” asked his readers to name the DUMBEST SONGS OF ALL TIME. 

With their help, he came up with a list of the Top . . . or I guess BOTTOM . . . 40.  And it turned out to be a pretty decent list.  Check out the “Bottom” 20 . . .

1.  “They’re Coming to Take Me Away”, Side B by Napoleon XIV  (1966)  (This was just the song played backwards.  It appeared on the B-side of the single.)

2.  “Louie, Louie” by the Kingsmen  (1963)

3.  “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis  (2013)

4.  “Earache My Eye” by Cheech & Chong  (1978)

5.  “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots  (1976)

6.  “Call Any Vegetable” by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention  (1970)

7.  “Existential Blues” by Tom T-Bone Stankus  (1980)

8.  “Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out)” by the Hombres  (1967)

9.  “Bicycle Race” by Queen  (1977)

10.  “Chick A Boom” by Daddy Dewdrop  (1971)

11.  “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm  (1987)

12.  “Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen  (1963)

13.  “They’re Coming to Take Me Away”, Side A by Napoleon XIV  (1966)

14.  “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris  (1968)

15.  “Take Me to the River” (Talking Wall Fish) by Big Mouth Billy Bass  (1998)

16.  “Blue” by Eiffel 65  (1999)

17.  “Wooly Bully” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs  (1965)

18.  “Chicken Song” by the Spitting Image  (1986)

19.  “Leader of the Laundromat” by the Detergents  (1965)

20.  “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland  (1960)

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the full list!

West: The Bottom 40: Readers choose the dumbest songs

Minnesota, you have spoken. There's a lot of dumb music out there. Last column, I asked readers of this column to nominate the dumbest song of all time. That resulted in more than 100 nominations. That meant a decision-maker, this columnist, was needed to rank them.