Intended as a corollary to the “bands ruined by one song” thread (), this is for all those unfortunates who had absolutely the wrong song hit it big…or one pretty good song hit it too big, sparking an inevitable backlash.
Starting with the obvious ones:
Barbie Girl, Aqua. I can tell that there’s a lot of resentment surrounding this song just from the parodies of it I’ve seen. It’s really too bad since, as I’ve mentioned before, just about every other song they’ve ever done is better.
Who Let The Dogs Out, Baha Men. What I like to call “Macarena syndrome”, simply an example of a non-American band seeing one of their songs inexplicably develop into a national craze. (Exactly what part of this song is relevant to sports, anyway?)
I’m Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves. Already well-documented. Just really, really unlucky.
Lady in Red, Chris DeBurgh. Almost his entire discography is acoustic rock, a la Neil Diamond. So how exactly did this syrupy romantic piece…which he only did for his wife, I might add…become the Chris DeBurgh song? It’s like Angel being the big Aerosmith hit…something’s just not right here.