Just as it takes a good singer to sing really, really badly, it takes good songwriters to write songs as bad as these.
Paul Williams, no slouch he, is mostly responsible for the dreadful efforts featured in ‘Ishtar’. Pity the film did so badly, or more of us would know ‘Wardrobe of Love’.
It took a little sleuthing to find who’s responsible for the magnificence of this disaster from ‘Boogie Nights’. Take a bow, Lenny Macaluso and Stan Bush:
So, so many delightfully awful songs in Christopher Guest’s films. Hard to choose one, but I’ll go with this, by Guest and Michael McKean:
Jimmy Webb maintains that Harry Nilsson’s songs for the movie Popeye were deliberately bad, but I don’t think they’re that awful.
Anyone got any other faves? Deliberately bad, that is …