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Some songs unite us because they’re universally beloved, but sometimes songs unite us because we all can’t stand them.  Thirty-three years ago, one of those songs was released, and we’ve all been complaining about it ever since.

The song in question, of course, is the infamous Starship track “We Built This City.”

Naturally, there are other songs that we all can agree aren’t very great.  Here’s just a small list of examples.


Starship – “We Built This City”

Simply Googling this song will result in an obscene amount of think-pieces about how it’s the worst song ever or whether it’s the worst song ever.  

Starship - We Built This City

Starship's official music video for 'We Built This City'. Click to listen to Starship on Spotify: As featured on Hits. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: Google Play: Amazon: More from Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now: Find Your Way Back: It's Not Enough: More great 80s videos here:

Paul McCartney – “Wonderful Christmastime”

It doesn’t matter that Sir Paul is a legend, this song somehow makes the happiest people go full Scrooge during the holidays.

Wonderful Christmastime [Edited Version]

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Wonderful Christmastime [Edited Version] · Paul McCartney McCartney II ℗ 2011 MPL Communications Inc/Ltd under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 1993-01-01 Author, Composer: Paul McCartney Music Publisher: MPL Communications Inc. (ASCAP) Auto-generated by YouTube.


Anything from Gary Cherone’s Tenure with Van Halen

Literally the only thing that can unite DLR fans and Van Hagar fans is how much they despise Van Halen III.

Van Halen - Without You (1998) (Music Video) WIDESCREEN 720p

Uploaded by TheManFromCabo on 2012-08-16.

The Beach Boys – “Kokomo”

The only thing worse than this song is Cocktail, the film for which this song was written.

비치 보이스 The Beach Boys - Kokomo

비치 보이스 The Beach Boys - Kokomo

Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Other than providing history teachers with the basis of a unique research project, this song can be literally set on fire.

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire (Official Video)

In 1989, Billy Joel released his Grammy Nominated album Storm Front. Watch the official music video for his #1 Hit Song "We Didn't Start the Fire." Listen to the Storm Front album in full now Listen to more of Billy Joel's top tracks.

Heart – “All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You”

This song’s plot twist is enough to M. Night Shyamalan violently ill.

Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You

Music video by Heart performing All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You.



Anything from KISS’ Music From “The Elder”

Remember how KISS fans were furious over the 1979 disco-influenced album Dynasty?  If only they knew what was in store with 1981’s Music From “The Elder”!

Kiss Performs "I" (Live) - Fridays

Kiss performs "I" live as the musical guest on the cult sketch comedy show Fridays. You can buy The Best of Fridays here: For the first time ever on DVD, ABC's cult hit Fridays is here!

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.