The readers of Rolling Stone are bad and this list should make them feel bad [danger: slideshow].
I’m not particularly a fan of a lot of the songs, but there were way worse ones in the 80s. The problem is that no one has heard them for ~25 years and don’t remember them. I can agree with Nos. 1 and 2. But No. 2 has been tainted by more recent and traumatic memories of this:
[ETA: wordpress.com is doing that thing again, click through to the post to get the actual videos.]
So, I’m not sure if I’m the best judge.
I strongly disagree with Puttin’ on the Ritz, Rock Me, Amadeus, and The Safety Dance. I mildly disagree with Mickey and Lady In Red. Not my bag, but solid 80s songs.
You want bad songs? Enjoy.
I could keep going. Now I remember why I was so excited when I discovered the Alternative genre.