Rolling Stone has great writers and the political commentary is usually amazing, but man, when it comes to music the editors and a majority of readers are just insane.
The magazine asked its readers to vote in an online poll for the worst songs of the ’80s. Starship's "We Built This City" came in at number one, but Europe's "The Final Countdown" was a close second. And it's not Glam, but "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! made the top 10, too which is absurd. Here's the full list:
01 – Starship – We Built This City
02 – Europe – The Final Countdown
03 – Chris De Burgh – Lady In Red
04 – Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
05 – Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
06 – Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
07 – Bobby McFerrin – Don't Worry Be Happy
08 – Toni Basil – Mickey
09 – Taco – Puttin On The Ritz
10 – Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
There's a lot of really good songs here, yes? I don't remember the Falco song, so I guess I'll let that one slide. And the Taco song is bizarre, but still. A vast majority of these songs were hits - like all the way to #1 - type of hit. And Starship was cool. There. I said it.