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A Turkey of a Bad Song

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 11:25AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments21 Comments

turkey.jpgIt's Thanksgiving, and today I'd like you to feast on some truly tough meat. Yep, a very special countdown of the worst Glam Metal songs of all time. Remember lists such as this one are highly personal, so I can't wait for feedback.

 Here's some turkeys (in no real order):

 

 

10.  (You Want to) Make a Memory - Bon Jovi  from the album Lost Highway
  9. Up for Breakfast - Van Halen from the album Best of Both Worlds
  8. Beth - KISS from the album Destroyer
  7. When the Children Cry - White Lion from the album Pride
  6. Frehley's Comet (yes, the whole album!) - Ace Frehley
  5. Honestly - Stryper from the album To Hell with the Devil
  4. Balls to the Wall - Accept from the album of the same name
  3. Since I Don't Have You - Guns n' Roses from the album The Spaghetti Incident
  2. Into the Fire - Dokken from the album  Tooth and Nail
  1. Goodbye - Def Leppard from the album Euphoria


So, what do you think of these selections? Did I include one of your favorite songs of my list on bad tunes? Be sure to tell me your list of 10 worst glam songs.

Reader Comments (21)

What!?!?! When the children cry and Honestly are beautiful songs!
November 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I like quite a few of the songs on you list including Beth, and the Frehley's Comet album.

Into the Fire is a good tune too.

You could have listed the entire Track Listing from Bon Jovi's Lost Highway, and had a Thanksgiving Turkey feast .
by the way.....Happy Thanksgiving Allyson!
I like beth, when the children cry, into the fire (in fact, its my favourite Dokken song),

balls to the wall? are you serious? that song is perfect!,what is wrong with you?
November 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersleazyrocker
I have to concur with sleazy rocker. Balls to the wall is an *awesome* song, it would be in my top 10 metal songs for sure. Along with some Manowar, so what do I know ?

Wind of change is without a doubt one of the worst songs of all time. Quest for fire by Iron Maiden has to make the list too, IMO.
November 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I don't know how the below made it onto your list but I guess that's the beauty of having different tastes:

Beth - KISS from the album Destroyer
When the Children Cry - White Lion from the album Pride
Frehley's Comet (yes, the whole album!) - Ace Frehley
Honestly - Stryper from the album To Hell with the Devil
Balls to the Wall - Accept from the album of the same name ( THIS SONG FUCKING ROCKS)
Into the Fire - Dokken from the album Tooth and


November 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBillyKiss
Goodbye by Lep? You've gotta be kidding.
November 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyk
i don't like a lot of nitro songs. and a few wasp songs arent very good. like "DB Blues"... rubbish
November 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLizzyLightz
Yeah, I was sure that a WASP song should be on the list, but could not decide which one.
November 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
can't agree with #s 2,4,5,7. sorry
November 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDon
besides, accept wasn't a glam band at all. you might say they were after udo left, maybe but, no.
November 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDon
I actually like VH's "Up for Breakfast." The lyrics are pretty awful, but I like Eddie's guitar work. I actually liked all three of the new songs on BOBW.

Also have to disagree on Frehley's Comet...I like it better than anything KISS did without Ace. And "Balls to the Wall"? Great song.

I would put Poison's "Dead Flowers" on the list, and maybe a few other tracks from the Poison'd CD, as well as several from the Queensryche covers album. And what about "Silent Lucidity"? That song is ugh. And I agree with whoever said "Winds of Change." Terrible song.
November 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJason
Balls to the wall is awesome,and i agree about Manowar too..

I like Beth and Into the fire
Since i don't have you also doesn't belong to the list
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRockfighter
Balls to the walls is the epitome of what is WRONG with metal sleazy rocker.Pure cheese. No content.
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
wow i hope there were some drugs involved when this list was made, and you call yourself a lover of glam rock
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterglam rocker archie
Agree with Balls to the Wall...try it on the Metal Mania Stripped 3 cd...UGH!!!!!!!

>^..^<
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
I don't think anything off Lost Highway can be considered "glam", but I agree the song sucks. "Honestly" is quite sappy, but it holds a special place in my heart. However, I totally disagree with "Since I Don't Have You". Great cover.
November 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterInside Evil
I'd have to pull Dokken, Accept and Frehley's Comet off your list and I would bump up 'Beth'. Even though KISS is my favorite band, I hate that tune!

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction
http://hardrockheavymetal.wordpress.com/
BON JOVI DOESNT COUNT ANYMORE, VAN HAGAR WAS INTERESTING, CANT SLAG KISS(REMEMBER KISSOLOGY VOL.3),WHITE LION WAS CAPABLE OF SO MUCH MORE,FREHLEYS COMET C'MON NOW THEY HAD THEIR HIGH POINTS,STRYPER AND YOU THOUGHT KISS WAS RUNNING A SHAM ON YOU,ACCEPT WAS COOL, G-N-R CLASSIC,DOKKEN BRING GEORGE BACK,DEF LEP SINCE STEVE DIED THEY BLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJOEY SINNER
WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THE RIGHT STATE OF MIND BUY METAL MANIA STRIPPED WHEN MOST OF THESE BANDS ARE STILL RELEASING NEW MATERIAL TO THIS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STRIPPED WAS A LAME ATTEMPT AT UNPLUGGING FOR WHAT AFTER MTV'S UNPLUGGED RUN YOU DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH CRAP THAT PALED IN COMPARISAN TO THE ORIGINAL TUNES ON THE ALBUMS????

IF A BAND WANTS TO DO ACOUSTIC CRAP GREAT BUT DO IT LIVE IN CONCERT NOT ON A NEW RELEASE OF ALL ACOUSTIC REHASHES!!!!!!!!!!!
December 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJOEY SINNER

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