Five Bad Songs By Great Bands

The agony and the … well, just more agony, actually

Kathy Copeland Padden
3 min readJun 1


Holy crap not Satisfaction again I’ll be good please make it stop

They say ya can’t win ‘em all. That’s a mathematical certainty even for wildly successful bands. Every now and then even the greats become the Sultans of Suck, if for no other reason than to keep those full-of-themselves rockstars humble. The Universe knows what it’s doing.

So, without further ado or off-topic rambling(for once), here’s what the best sound like at their worst.

The Beatles

Wild Honey Pie

What in the deep-fried Fabs fuck is this crap? Who authorized this? Did someone chloroform George Martin? That’s the only logical explanation I can think of to explain Wild Honey Pie’s existence.

Mr. Martin had gone on record saying that he thought the White Album would’ve been better as a pared-down single album, and I definitely agree. The crap like Honey Pie and Revolution #9 detract from the brilliance of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and I’m So Tired.

I find it disconcerting when I’m willingly, nay happily, skipping Beatles songs.

The only Beatles jam that rivals this suckfest is Mister Moonlight. That one makes my sinuses throb. I’ve completely avoided it because I doubt it’s stopped sucking during the past forty years.

The Rolling Stones

Emotional Rescue

Mick’s falsetto wears thin quickly on Emotional Rescue, so much so that when he mercifully dropped his register the song almost sounded good.


Sometimes Mick pulls that falsetto schtick off beautifully, like here. This song slaps.



Kathy Copeland Padden

is a music fanatic, classic film aficionado, and history buff surfing the End Times wave like a boss. Come along!