Starship record voted worst of the 80s? Time for a recount!

In a poll conducted by Rolling Stone Magazine, Starship’s 1985 #1 smash ‘We Built This City’ was named the worst song of the decade.

The top ten chart of supposed duds ran as follows:

1 – Starship – ‘We Built This City’
2 – Europe – ‘The Final Countdown’
3 – Chris De Burgh – ‘Lady In Red’
4 – Wham! – ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’
5 – Men Without Hats – ‘The Safety Dance’
6 – Falco – ‘Rock Me Amadeus’
7 – Bobby McFerrin – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’
8 – Toni Basil – ‘Mickey’
9 – Taco – ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’
10 – Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

Okay, Chris De Burgh’s ‘Lady In Red’ is sickly and a few of the other nominees are hopelessly disposable, but are these ten tracks really the worst of the decade? At REAL GONE, we disagree.  The 80s threw up so much bad music, Starship and Europe shouldn’t even qualify.

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