10. "Loving You." Oh, come on. There are thousands of songs worse than this one. It's not my favorite, but it's kind of pretty. I've been to Minnie Riperton's (mom of Maya Rudolph) grave, and the opening notes of the song are carved on it.
9. "Feelings." Well, no argument here. This song is horrible and I sang it to death as a kid. It was one of my piano recital piees and for no apparent reason, my piano book had the lyrics in Spanish. ("Dime!")
8. "Billy, Don't Be a Hero." As I talked about earlier, this was my favorite song of first grade, I made my poor sister drive all over town to buy me the 45.
7. "Seasons in the Sun." Yay, the death song. How is this song not #1? Goodbye Michelle, my little one!
6. "Escape: The Pina Colada Song." Oh man, total guilty pleasure here. Check out this fun fact: The lyrics originally went "If you like Humphrey Bogart," at the last minute he changed it to "pina coladas," a drink he didn't even particularly enjoy."
5. "Muskrat Love." This was also in my piano book. "Shop Around" was my favorite Captain and Tennille Song, though this may be the only song ever with weird little muskrat chirping sounds in it.
4. "You Light Up My Life." The trifecta! It's official, I had THE worst piano book in the history of the world. Because yes, this was in there, too. Read about what happened to the songwriter and you'll never hear this tune the same way again.
3. "(You're) Havin' My Baby." On second thought, how is THIS not #1?
2. "Afternoon Delight." OH COME ON! Why is this song even on here, let alone as high as second place? It's catchy and fun, and no 'Seasons in the Sun." And as they said in "Anchorman," "if you don't think this song is the greatest song ever, I will fight you."
1. "Disco Duck." What? Why would a novelty song even be considered for a list like this? It's a parody! And when it comes to animal sounds in '70s songs, "Muskrat Love" is way, way worse. Side note: My husband grew up in L.A. where Rick Dees was a DJ, and when I ask him for the temperature he often tells me it's "75 (or whatever) Dees Grees," which I seriously hope is a hangover from a childhood of listening to Dees give the weather, and not just weirdness on his part.
What do you think? What's the worst 1970s song ever, and what do you think of this list?