BBB MADNESS: the worst song of all time


Welcome to the Brother Brother Brother Bracket Challenge, a month-long competition to determine musical greatness (or lack thereof). This year, we're crowning the worst song of all time. 

The tournament will run from March 28 through April.

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The list

Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire
REM, It’s the End of the World
Del Amitri, Roll to Me
Live, Lightning Crashes
Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven
Plain White T’s, Hey There Delilah
Rob Thomas & Carlos Santana, Smooth
Aqua, Barbie Girl
John Mayer, Your Body is a Wonderland
Imagine Dragons, Thunder
Metallica, Nothing Else Matters
Sisqo, Thong Song
Counting Crows, Mr. Jones
Fergie, Fergalicious
Barenaked Ladies, One Week
Tal Bachman, She’s So High
Marc Cohn, Walking in Memphis
Bobby McFerrin, Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Styx, Mr. Roboto
Offspring, Pretty Fly for a White Guy
Hootie & the Blowfish, Let Her Cry
Queensryche, Silent Lucidity
Rednex, Cotton-Eye Joe
Goo Goo Dolls, Iris
Nickelback, Rockstar
U.S.A. for Africa, We Are the World
Aerosmith, Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Verve Pipe, The Freshman
Creed, With Arms Wide Open
Warrant, Cherry Pie
Hoobastank, The Reason
UB-40, Red Red Wine

Jimmy Buffet, Cheeseburger in Paradise
One Republic, Counting Stars
Genesis, I Can’t Dance
Daniel Powter, Bad Day
Imagine Dragons, Believer
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow (Hey-O)
Rebecca Black, Friday
Bob Seger, Turn the Page
4 Non Blondes, What’s Up?
Limp Bizkit, Behind Blue Eyes
James Taylor, Steamroller
Joan Osborne, One of Us
Nickelback, How You Remind Me
Ugly Kid Joe, I Hate Everything About You
Eagles, Hotel California
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, Ebony & Ivory
Shawn Mullens, Lullaby
Crash Test Dummies, Mmm Mmm Mmm
Fall Out Boy, Centuries
Bush, Glycerine
Nine Days, Absolutely (The Story of a Girl)
Baha Men, Who Let the Dogs Out?
Starship, We Built This City
Sting, Englishman in New York
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, Girl is Mine
Blues Traveler, But Anyway
Deep Blue Something, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On
FUN., We Are Young
Dan Fogelberg, Leader of the Band
Train, Hey Soul Sister
Black-Eyed Peas, My Humps



We seeded these albums similarly to how we create our Best Albums of the Year list. Wyndham, Jeremy, Christian, and producer Demian each created our personal Top 64 list, which was combined and scored, with the highest scored (read: worse) songs filling out the #1 seeds.

As always, there's no guarantee that the Brother Brother Brother podcast got the math right. 


play along

The best part of March Madness is carefully crafting your bracket and watching it get absolutely destroyed in the first round. To play along, fill out the form below by Thursday, April 4 and we'll send you an interactive bracket you can fill out for yourself. Send it back to us with your picks for the chance to win Brother Brother Brother merch and a shoutout on the podcast. You can also download the bracket using the following link and send your completed bracket to

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