The Most Embarrassing Song: “(You’re) Having My Baby”

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

A Chicago radio station had a contest, and Paul Anka won.  Here are the brackets:

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I think that's about right.  "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine, but other than that, I think the Chicago radio listeners got it right.

Then again,  Paul Anka is a risk-taker.  Here he is singing "Smells Like Teen Spirit", in what could be considered an "embarrassment":

Personally, I think the cheesy Vegas-y version, complete with the twitchy shoulders and snappy fingers, is kind of funny.  Oh, and the mike cord.  Who uses a mike cord nowadays?