I had my mind bombarded by a lot of great music and a lot of crappy music growing up. This was thanks to Rage (an Australian version of MTV).
Also my dad had a massive vinyl collection that was filled with some great albums – Led Zeppelin and Kate Bush, as well as some really outrageous stuff like Boney M, Meatloaf and Modern Talking. I suppose it all depends on how you define bad and cringey really. I think that cringe is generated by a combination of the following variables:
- Memorably bad video clip.
- Silly lyrics.
- Songs that are insane in terms of concepts and themes.
Nevertheless, it’s still fun to watch them. I hope you will enjoy these cringey gems, be sure to wear a Hazmat suit and a gas mask to protect yourself from this….dangerous to consume!
Bonnie Tyler – If you were a woman and I was a man
Boney M – Rasputin
Cameo – Word Up
The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Cher – Half Breed
OH GOD! Put on your welding mask for this one…the cringe will be bright and may permanently damage your eyes.
Modern Talking – Brother Louie
Murray Head – One night in Bangkok
Pia Zandora and Jermaine Jackson – When the rain begins to fall
East 17 – Alright
Wham! Last Christmas
Dshingus Khan – Rom
I hope you wore some cotton buds in your ears to muffle out some of the cringe when you consumed these. Or else you may actually start to enjoy them! Any other suggestions for 70s and 80s cringe, please feel free to add them below…