The Ex's Pukebox: THE VOMIT 50

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  • 1 Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas time (1984) lyrics below
  • 2 U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name (1987)
  • 3 John Miles - Music was my first Love (1976)
  • 4 Wings (Paul McCartney) - Silly Love Songs (1976)
  • 5 Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light (1977)
  • 6 Queen - We Are the Champions (1977)
  • 7 Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (1979)
  • 8 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - Ebony and Ivory (1982)
  • 9 USA for Africa - We are the World (1985)
  • 10 Billy Joel - Uptown Girls (1983)
  • 11 Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love (1986)
  • 12 Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (1977)
  • 13 Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (1982)
  • 14 George Michael - Careless Whisper (1984)
  • 15 Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine (1982)
  • 16 Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You (1975)
  • 17 Wings (Paul McCartney) - Mull of Kintyre (1977)
  • 18 Rod Stewart - Sailing (1975)
  • 19 OutKast - Hey Ya! (2003)
  • 20 A-ha - Take On me (1984/1985)
  • 21 Toto - Africa (1982)
  • 22 Coldplay - Clocks (2002)
  • 23 The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (1980)
  • 24 Elton John - Candle in the Wind (1973)
  • 25 Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven (1992)
  • 26 R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People (1991)
  • 27 Phil Collins -Sussudio (1985)
  • 28 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight (1976)
  • 29 Starship - We Built This City (1985)
  • 30 Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died (1974)
  • 31 The Knack - My Sharona (1979)
  • 32 Genesis - I Can't Dance (1991)
  • 33 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
  • 34 Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983)
  • 35 Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) (1988)
  • 36 David A. Stewart (feat. Candy Dulfer) - Lily Was Here (1989)
  • 37 Sting - The Soul Cages (1991)
  • 38 Elton John - I'm Still Standing (1983)
  • 39 Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (1981)
  • 40 Steve Miller - Abracadabra (1982)
  • 41 Wham! - Last Christmas (1984)
  • 42 4 Non Blondes - What's Up? (1992)
  • 43 UB40 - Red Red Wine (1983)
  • 44 Eurythmics - Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (1984)
  • 45 Guns N´Roses - November Rain (1991)
  • 46 Herman van Veen - Anne (1986)
  • 47 Barry Manilow - Copacabana (1978)
  • 48 Vangelis - Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • 49 Herbie Hancock - Rockit (1983) [except the hi-hats]
  • 50 Sting (feat. Stevie Wonder) - Brand New Day (1999)

The Ex Pukebox has grown over the last few years from several late night conversations about horrible songs that we've been forced to listen to for most of our life. Not just bad songs or crap songs but the big hits they never stop playing. These songs are either vomitable (Terrie's word) or massively irritating. Christmas songs that come back every year and seem to get worse each year. And the songs you hear streaming out of high streets shops, halls of residence bars, jukeboxes in bars pubs cafes and of course daytime radio.

We chose “Do They Know It's Christmas” as our number one for its exaggerated heartstring pulling over the top performances by all the singers and the stomach churningly, patronising lyrics (see below) or “Uptown Girl” and “My Sharona”, songs with vile catchy choruses (as the Dutch call them “earworms”). Tunes you can't get out of your head, no matter how horrible they are.

You might have noticed that many songs are from the late 70s to mid 80s. These songs really stood the test of time. They were vomitable when they first came out and continue to this day to make us feel nauseous inside.

There are enough top 50s out there. Here is our Vomit 50, The Ex Pukebox. Feel free to post yours on our facebook page.

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?

It's Christmas time
There's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time

But say a prayer
Pray for the other ones
At Christmas time it's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

(Here's to you) raise a glass for everyone
(Here's to them) underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world

Feed the world

Let them know it's Christmas time again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

repeat then fade

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