The 12 Worst Pop Music Lyrics Ever
SHOULD the dancing and the singing and the breeding not work out for her, Britney Spears is showing signs of being a pretty good lyricist.
Speaking through the tears on a TV interview, Britney is heard to say:
“It’s bad. I’m sad.”
In your face, Chris de Burgh, who notoriously rhymed “dance” with “romance” in his seminal hit Lady In Red.
Anorak has delved into the pop archives and now brings you the 10 Worst Rhymes In Pop. Chins up, Britney, you may yet be great:
12. Smokey Robinson: Tears of a Clown
Now if there’s a smile on my face
It’s only there trying to fool the public
But when it comes down to fooling you
Now honey that’s quite a different subject
Public and Subject is no easy rhyme. But with bad diction, Smokey pulls it off. And everyone’s too scared of clowns to say anything to his face.
11. Steve Miller Band: Take the Money and Run
Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
He ain’t gonna let those two escape justice
He makes his living off other people’s taxes
What do taxes rhyme with? Revolution? Perhaps…
10. George Harrison: Awaiting On You All
You don’t need no passport
And you don’t need no visas
You don’t need to designate or to emigrate
Before you can see Jesus
Hari Jesus/ Here to please us/ Don’t answer the door/ It’s Hari Jesus…
9. Chris De Burgh: Lady In Red
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance
The marn who put the extra ‘r’ in romance. And then laid his heeling hands all over the nanny.