This list consists of albums or songs that have been considered the worst music ever made by various combinations of music critics, television broadcasters such as MTV , radio stations, composers, and public polls.
Individual tastes can vary widely such that very little consensus can be achieved. For example, the winning song in a CNN email poll received less than 5 percent of the total votes cast. The following songs have been named by critics, broadcasters, composers, and listeners as the "worst ever". It's the 50 Worst Songs Ever! In , following the success of Harry Kari's "Yes Sir In , artists Komar and Melamid and composer Dave Soldier released " The Most Unwanted Song ", designed after surveying people to determine the lyrical and musical elements that were the most annoying.
These elements included bagpipes , cowboy music , an opera singer rapping , and a children's choir that urged listeners to go shopping at Walmart. As described by the online service UbuWeb , "The most unwanted music is over 25 minutes long, veers wildly between loud and quiet sections, between fast and slow tempos Both tracks include, as an in-joke, references to philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Classical music media have run fewer "worst-ever" lists than pop, either for composers or individual pieces.
There have been articles on the worst recorded versions  and the worst classical album covers. This "award" was given from the ceremony's inception in until and resurfaced in Some publications have compiled lists of the "worst" music videos ever.
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Retrieved 13 September Harvard University Press. Careless Love. Boston: Tarab Editions. The Independent. Retrieved 9 January Metro Weekly. Retrieved 14 March The Enterprise. GateHouse Media. Retrieved 10 April The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April Pop Mart Media. Guitar Player. NewBay Media. Retrieved 11 June Time Out New York. Time Out Group. Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 30 March Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 December Belfast Telegraph. His eponymous debut album, released a couple of weeks ago, has been met with universal hoots of derision….
Indeed, it is widely described as the worst album ever. The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August Archived from the original on 9 July Retrieved 9 July Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 17 November USA Today. Daily Record. Archived from the original on 29 March Retrieved 29 March Album of the Year. Retrieved 17 May Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 6 February The Quietus.
The Atlantic. Retrieved 30 April Oxnard Press-Courier. United Press. Retrieved 11 February Bullock Bristol Green Publishing. The New Book of Rock Lists. New York: Fireside. Retrieved 1 January Guardian Media Group.
Retrieved 12 June Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. Andrews McMeel Publishing. The worst song in modern history, at least in the opinion of the people who responded to the Bad Song Survey is… "MacArthur Park," the hit written by Jimmy Webb and sung hyperdramatically by Richard Harris. Retrieved 15 February Archived from the original on 10 January Retrieved 17 December Retrieved 3 June Retrieved 18 April Retrieved 9 April BBC News.
Retrieved 8 October Scarecrow Press. Retrieved 3 March — via Google Books.