The 20 Most Annoying Songs Ever

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If you don't want to spend the rest of the week humming "We Built This City," "Who Let the Dogs Out," or "Wannabe," stop reading this article right now. While everyone has his or her own most personally hated song, it turns out that a lot of us are of the same opinion when it comes to the most annoying songs in rock and roll history. Between Rolling Stone and the New York Post, here are 20 of the most irritating songs to get stuck in the crevices of your cranium.

1. "WE BUILT THIS CITY" // STARSHIP

2. "MY HUMPS" // THE BLACK EYED PEAS

3. "WE ARE THE WORLD" // USA FOR AFRICA

4. "MACARENA" // LOS DEL RIO

5. "ONE WEEK" // BARENAKED LADIES

6. "WHO LET THE DOGS OUT" // BAHA MEN

7. "DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY" // BOBBY MCFERRIN

8. "MY HEART WILL GO ON" // CELINE DION

9. "PHOTOGRAPH" // NICKELBACK

10. "TAKE MY BREATH AWAY" // BERLIN

11. "MAMBO NO. 5" // LOU BEGA

12. "DISCO DUCK" // RICK DEES

13. "YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL" // JAMES BLUNT

14. "THE JOKER" // STEVE MILLER BAND

15. "WANNABE" // SPICE GIRLS

16. "PPAP" // PIKO-TARO

17. "THE THONG SONG" // SISQO

18. "ROCK THE BOAT" // THE HUES CORPORATION

19. "BELIEVE" // CHER

20. "PARTY ALL THE TIME" // EDDIE MURPHY

Can You Find the 30 Album Covers Referenced in This Picture?

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Norman Records

Album covers were once a respected art form and representation of a band’s identity. Now, after more than a decade of music being readily available online, they can be more of an afterthought.

In tribute to this dying art form, online vinyl retailer Norman Records has created a fun visual quiz featuring some of the most iconic album covers of all time. (Hint: Most are classic rock albums, but there are a few that fall into different genres.)

Check out the interactive image below, and use your cursor to hover over any areas you’d like to enlarge. Once you give up, keep scrolling to reveal the answers.

How many did you get? Some, like David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane and Led Zeppelin’s self-titled album, are fairly obvious. Other references are a little more obscure (any Neutral Milk Hotel fans?).

If this quiz has you feeling musically inspired, check out these stories behind 22 classic album covers, including Nirvana’s Nevermind, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and the Grateful Dead’s Skull and Roses.

Dolly Parton, They Might Be Giants, and More Featured on New Album Inspired By the 27 Amendments

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Valerie Macon, Getty Images

Since 2016, Radiolab's More Perfect podcast has taken what is typically viewed as a dry subject, the Supreme Court, and turned it into an engrossing podcast. Now, fans of the show have a whole new way to learn about the parts of U.S. history which textbooks tend to gloss over. 27, The Most Perfect Album, a new music compilation from Radiolab, features more than two dozen songs inspired by each of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, from freedom of religion to rules regulating changes to Congressional salaries.

More Perfect assembled an impressive roster of musical talents to compose and perform the tracklist. They Might Be Giants wrote the song for the Third Amendment, which prohibited the forced quartering of soldiers in people's homes. It goes, "But the presence of so many friendly strangers makes me nervous, and it does not mean that I'm not truly thankful for your service."

For the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Dolly Parton sings, "We carried signs, we cursed the times, marched up and down the street. We had to fight for women's rights with blisters on our feet." Less sexy amendments, like the 12th Amendment, which revised presidential election procedures, and the 20th Amendment, which set commencement terms for congress and the president, are also featured. Torres, Caroline Shaw, Kash Doll, and Cherry Glazerr are just a handful of the other artists who contributed to the album.

The release of the compilation coincides with the premiere of More Perfect's third season, which will focus on the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. You can check out the first episode of the new season today and download the companion album for free through WNYC.

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