The Worst Summer Songs of All Time: The Readers' Picks

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You know the jingle. It's the kind of hot that leaves a sweat outline in the shape of a chair on your shirt, and one of the world's most teasing, irritating songs comes on the radio: "All of those tourists covered with oil / strumming my six string / on my front porch swing."

It's Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville," and it's one of the worst summer songs ever because you're anywhere but a crystalline beach when you hear the song. It's vacation torture. Hell, we all could afford to waste away (again) in Margaritaville with little to do but find a salt shaker if we had No. 1 best sellers and Billboard hits. Whatever, whatever. It's going to be OK. There's booze in the blender.

See also: The Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

Anyway, here's my point: We asked readers on Facebook and Twitter what summer songs absolutely annihilate your sense of equilibrium. In short, these are the summer songs that most annoy you.

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I'd say this is probably the worst article about "Summer Songs" of all time.

Let me also add that bashing Margaritaville makes you look like a douchebag.


"Seasons in the Sun" by Andy Kim. It was a 70s AM radio hit, featuring 4th grade lyrics like "but the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach". Not to mention its sung in a near whimper as he explains why he pulled the  plug on himself. It makes you want to pull the plug of your radio! It's a stinker.


I hope the person that mentioned "Summer Breeze" was referring to the Seals and Crofts version because the Type O Negative version is fucking awesome.


@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  thank you Myrna. btw the worst summer song ripped off the title of a Beach Boys classic it is 'all summer long' by Kid Rock and that song also sucks in the winter and fall and the spring.

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