Don’t Worry, I’m Never Gonna Give You Up

Mikayla Rouse, Arts and Entertainment Editor

The 80’s are known for bringing back rock and roll and also for influencing the music we listen to now. Bands such as Van Halen, Motley Crue, Duran Duran, and ACDC are still commonly known bands today for their unique Hair Metal styles. People may agree that while some 80s songs are great, there are many songs that are far from that.

 Readers were asked to vote for what they thought was the worst 80’s songs and when people answered, Rolling Stone was convinced that other readers were going to argue about it in the comments section of the article. What do you think about the three I chose?

The Rolling Stone says that the number ten worst song that came from the 80’s is Rick Astley’s song “Never Gonna Give You Up.” This song was released as a single in 1987 from Astley’s album Whenever You Need Somebody. It was a big hit all around the world, especially in the United Kingdom. There, it stayed the number one song for five weeks. After a while, it topped charts in other countries, like the U.S. and Germany. The Rolling Stone magazine may have thought that this song is one of the worst but not everyone agrees. The Fine Bros’s had some popular YouTubers react to being “Rick Rolled.” While a couple expressed distaste for the song, a few actually danced along as it played. You can find the video on YouTube by searching for YouTubers React to Rick Roll ,or you can click on this convenient link that takes you right to it.

I skipped ahead on the list to find songs that are more commonly known in today’s time. Number seven turned out to be “Don’t Worry Be Happy Now” by Bobby McFerrin. it was released in 1988 and was the first acapella song to make it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The original music video even starred Robin Williams and the song was also used as President Bush’s campaign song before he was elected in 1988.

Pulling in at number two is Europe’s song “The Final Countdown” which, after doing a bit of research, I found out that the title of this song is also the title of the album. The album brought Europe to fame in 1986. The song reached number eight on Billboard Hot 100, and number one in 25 other countries. It’s become a common song to play at their concerts since its first live debut nearly 27 years ago.

The full article can be found on Rolling Stone’s website, with the other seven worst 80’s songs. I picked the ones that most people may know. Thanks for reading!