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11 Songs That Prove Music Wasn't Always Better Back In The Day

Every time the Biebs or Miley releases a new album, a few people always say that music was better in the past. Here are some songs that you can use to prove them wrong.

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1. There's No Business Like Show Business (Disco) - Ethel Merman

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Even legends follow fads and fashions and the First Lady of Broadway was no exception. Released in 1979, The Ethel Merman Disco Album wasn't the smash hit that she had probably hoped for, but it definitely was . . . interesting to say the least.

2. Rub It In - Billy 'Crash' Craddock

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Nothing says hit album like step-by-step instructions of how to apply suntan oil. This may also be the only song in history to successfully work the word "sacroiliac" into it's lyrics.

3. Mrs. Robinson - Frank Sinatra

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The Chairman of the Board on this list?! Yes! Did Sinatra have a style all his own? Sure. Did it work every time? No.

"The PTA, Mrs. Robinson,
won't okay the way you do your thing. Ding! Ding! Ding!"

4. The Super Bowl Shuffle - 1985 Chicago Bears

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Great football team, lousy singers.

5. Teddy Bear - Red Sovine

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Crippled child, single mother, community coming together. This could be a Hallmark Family movie.

6. Half-Breed - Cher

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Anyone care to wager how many tranquilizers they had to give that horse so it would stand perfectly still throughout the entire song?

7. MacArthur Park - Richard Harris

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The counter culture movement was in full force when MacArthur Park was released in the spring of '68. Nearly seven and a half minute of a man singing about leaving his cake out in the rain. I guess you had to be there.

8. The Curly Shuffle - Jump 'N The Saddle Band

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The second shuffle on our list. As bad songs go The Curly Shuffle does remind us of everyone's favorite Stooge, but that alone does not make it's sins unforgivable.

9. Trouble In The Amen Corner - Porter Wagoner

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Maybe best remembered as the man who gave Dolly Parton her big break, Porter Wagoner could have two list all his own - one for the great country ballads he sang, and another for songs like this one about Brother Ira.

10. Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis, Jr.

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You can't deduct points from Davis for lack of showmanship. Wardrobe? Sure. But definitely not showmanship.

11. These Boots Are Made For Walking - Crispin Glover

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Have you ever wanted a recording of a mental breakdown that you can listen to in the privacy of your own home? Then this is the song for you! Whether it was alleged performance art (like nearly kicking David Letterman in the head), or he just thought it was really groovy, Glover's rendition just doesn't move me.

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