The Worst Summer Songs of All Time: The Readers' Picks
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
@dallas_observer The Beach Boys "Kokomo". No question.— Pop Diner (@PopDiner) April 23, 2013
@dallas_observer I'd say anything by Jimmy Buffet, but come on we all know Margaritaville takes the lime....— Jeff Havens (@jeffhavens) April 23, 2013
"@dallas_observer: What's the most annoying summer song? Discuss." Anything by Kenny Chesney— Berry Williams (@berrywilliams) April 23, 2013
@dallas_observer And, The world would be a better place without Alice Cooper's School's Out for Summer.— Brandon Garcia (@BG_1979) April 23, 2013
Anything by Rhianna...ugh! RT @dallas_observer: What's the most annoying summer song? Discuss.— Corbin B. (@FollowThatCub) April 23, 2013
@dallas_observer anything by the Beach Boys.— Lori Drozd (@LoriDrozd) April 23, 2013
@dallas_observer "Summertime Girls."— Mike Dunlap (@mdunlap1) April 23, 2013
For me, "Summer Breeze." Also, thanks a LOT for bringing that up. RT @dallas_observer What's the most annoying summer song? Discuss.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 23, 2013
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