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Are these the most hated number one songs in Irish history?

Honestly. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

MUSICAL TASTE IS a very invidual thing. No two people are exactly the same.

You would think, however, that most people could agree on things that are absolute tripe.

You would think.

Sadly, a cursory glance over the last twenty years of Irish music presents some troubling evidence to the contrary in the form of these number one songs.

Brace yourselves, it makes for a shocking indictment of our musical taste.

Axel F – Crazy Frog

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when a song based on a ring tone could top the charts, but there was.  2005 to be exact.

YouTube/MegaCool82

Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)

It’s the story about a little guy who lives in a blue world.  Enough said.

YouTube/blisscorporation

Aon Focal Eile – Richie Kavanagh

This was number one for eight weeks in 1996.  EIGHT WEEKS.

YouTube/Cathal Lynch

Mambo No 5

It was essentially a list of names, but God damn if it wasn’t a catchy list of names.  The backlash was intense, however.

YouTube/TheMato91

Now You’re Gone – Basshunter

This song was covered by the Crazy Frog for his third album.

What.

YouTube/Hard2beatRecords

Hey Baby – DJ Otzi

The success of this song can be somewhat attributed to the fact that it was the theme for the 2002 World Cup.

Still.  Thousands of us bought it.  Thousands.

YouTube/hlxino

The Jumbo Breakfast Roll – Pat Shortt

We like breakfast rolls as much as the next person, but did we really need a song about them?

DailyEdge.ie says no.

YouTube/pddybrry

Dragostea Din Tei – O-Zone

NO.  Just no.


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How You Remind Me – Nickelback

Poor Nickelback.  This actually isn’t the worst song but people really took against them.

We blame Chad Kroeger’s awful, awful hair.

YouTube/nickelbacktv

The Logical Song – Scooter

Scooter have forced all videos including their version of this song to be muted on YouTube, so instead we’re offering you this performance of the original song which is actually pretty good.

It’s for the best.

YouTube/BDFilms4U

Fly On the Wings of Love – XTM

Number one.  This was number one.

YouTube/Cloud9Dance

You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

This song was everywhere in 2004 and as a result people turned right against it.

It wasn’t helped by the fact that most people saw James as a bit wet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCT4wRJhPlw

YouTube/zerofouk

Everytime We Touch – Cascada

Plenty of people love Cascade.  Unfortunately plenty of people hate them too.

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The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup

It’s half in Spanish and half in English! A winning combination for chart success apparently.

YouTube/AltraModaMusic

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