'We Built This City' named worst song of the 80s by Rolling Stone readers

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A poll of Rolling Stone readers has concluded that "We Built This City" by Starship was the worst song of the 1980s.

Starship's "We Built This City" was named as the worst song of the 80s by Rolling Stone readers. (Photo: Wasted Time)

The 1985 hit from Starship, formerly known as both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, hit #1 off their "Knee Deep in the Hoopla" album.

"Final Countdown" by Europe came in at number two, while Chris de Burgh's "The Lady in Red" rounded out the top three.

Spots 4-9 fell as follows:

4) Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go) - Wham!
5) The Safety Dance - Men Without  Hats
6) Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
7) Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
8) Mickey - Toni Basil
9) Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco

If you need a bit of a refresher, take a listen to "We Built This City." Is it REALLY the worst song of the decade?



And, frankly, no matter what you think of the song, number 10 should surprise no one.


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