Pop Life

10 Awful Songs That Went to No. 1 Anyway

LMFAO has cranked out some very bad, and very popular, music.
LMFAO has cranked out some very bad, and very popular, music. Eric Sauseda

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4. LMFAO, "Sexy and I Know It"
Just because a track makes for a nice drunken club banger at 2 a.m. doesn’t make it good; “Sexy and I Know It” is the Patient Zero of this hypothesis. Yep, it’s catchy. It’s also a silly song that had no business as the most-played song in America. Fortunately, LMFAO hasn’t done much in the way of party-rocking since this song mercifully left the Billboard charts.


3. RIGHT SAID FRED, "I'm Too Sexy"
Hey, more sexy! Right Said Fred actually put together a pretty decent career in its native London, but here in the States, it's the textbook definition of a one-hit wonder. This novelty track is pretty much the reason why.


2. SNOW, "Informer"
Honestly, I can’t understand a damn word this guy is saying.


1. LOS DEL RIO, "Macarena"

This (this!!!) was the No. 1 song in America in 1996. Good God, the mid-'90s was a weird time in mainstream music.
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