Des’ree – ‘Life’
Des’ree – ‘Life’. Why? The pinnacle of late 20th century lyric writing. Who could forget the cutesy, homespun genius of such classic lines as “I don’t want to see a ghost…I’d rather have a piece of toast,” or “I’ll take you up on a dare/Anytime, anywhere/ Name the place, I’ll be there/ Bungee jumping, I don’t care.” Pam Ayers was, like, totally jealz.
Crazy Frog – ‘Axel F’
Crazy Frog – ‘Axel F’. Why? Created by Swede Erik Wernquist (who we imagine lives in an evil castle not dissimilar to Gargamel’s with crows circling overhead) ‘Axel F’ was the Annoying Song’s Year Zero. And the only thing people complained about at the time was the penis? COME ON!
Black Eyed Peas – ‘My Humps’
Black Eyed Peas – ‘My Humps’. Why? Obviously a psychologist would have a field day with will.i.am’s lyrics (“lovely lady lumps” anyone?) and the fact Fergie hates her sex so much she’ll willing to trot out the demeaning words. Aside from that, it’s all terribly annoying.