Big hair and leg warmers isn’t the worst thing the 1980’s produced, some of the music was just as bad.  The #1 hit “We Built This City” by Starship is the worst song of 1980, that is according to the readers of Rolling Stone.

The magazine conducted its annual online poll for the worst songs of the ’80s, and Starship came out number one — by a huge margin.  According to the magazine, it was “what could be the biggest blow-out victory in the history of the Rolling Stone Readers Poll.” 

Coming in at #2 in the poll was Europe‘s awesomely lousy song “The Final Countdown,” and #3 was Chris de Burgh‘s ballad “The Lady in Red.”  The rest of the top 10 were as follows:

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”

Personally I don’t know how some of these songs ended up on the list.  Who gives Rolling Stone readers the right to determine the best of worst of music of the past?  Why don’t they take a poll of all the people who made that song NUMBER #1 by purchasing the record?   The good thing around here at 92.9 The Bull is our very own Rik Mikals is an 80’s music master and we will have him breakdown the worst songs from the 80’s in his eyes.  Why is Rik Mikals qualified to judge 80’s music? See below this picture of his authentic mullet…Enough said, I’ll let the mullet do the talking.