The ultimate nightmare iTunes party playlist

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rene-renata.jpgPoor old James Blunt. He may have guarded the Queen Mum’s coffin, but the Great British public hasn’t taken him to our hearts. In fact, we voted him as the most irritating song in history, ahead of Crazy Frog, Mr Blobby and Agadoo. Now that’s a slap in the face.

But it got me thinking, all of these songs were big hits, so loads of people must’ve liked them. There’s clearly a market for mutton dressed as musical tripe, and nowadays, no matter how ‘vintage’ (i.e. mercifully deleted) the tune is, you can get hold of it through digital services like iTunes.

So, with that in mind, what would the nightmare iTunes party playlist look like? Over the jump, I’ve picked out 20 songs available to buy on the iTunes Store that represents £15.80 of pure aural pain. Even James Blunt would cover his ears.

1. Rene & Renata – ‘Save Your Love’ (link)
2. Black Lace – ‘Superman’ (link)
3. Rednex – ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ (link)
4. Phil Collins – ‘Another Day In Paradise’ (link)
5. Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ (link)
6. Mariah Carey feat. Westlife – ‘Against All Odds’ (link)
7. Cliff Richard – ‘The Millennium Prayer (acapella version)’ (link)
8. Victoria Beckham – ‘Not Such An Innocent Girl’ (link)
9. Richard Blackwood – ‘Mama – Who Da Man?’ (link)
10. Samantha Fox – ‘Hot Lovin” (link)
11. Duran Duran – ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It)’ (link)
12. Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney – ‘Ebony & Ivory’ (link)
13. Michael Bolton – ‘Can I Touch You… There?’ (link)
14. Fast Food Rockers – ‘Fast Food Song’ (link)
15. Michael Jackson – ‘Earth Song’ (link)
16. Glenn Hoddle & Chris Waddle – ‘Diamond Lights’ (link)
17. Bryan Adams – ‘Everything I Do…’ (link)
18. Black Eyed Peas – ‘My Humps’ (link)
19. Gareth Gates – ‘Unchained Melody’ (link)
20. Tatu – ‘How Soon Is Now?’ (link)

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Stuart Dredge