On Sunday evening, the Grammys celebrated what was supposedly the best in music over the past five years. Now, it is time to celebrate the worst. Here are the five worst records of 2006:
5. Beyonce (ft. Jay Z) - "Déjà Vu"
What the hell was Daddy Knowles thinking by letting this become the first single from Beyonce’s other decent collection of songs on the B’day album. Everything from Jay Z’s rap to Beyonce’s screeching vocal performance make this song sound like a b-side to a Britney Spears single. You have to give Beyonce credit though: this song would have killed any other artist’s career. For Beyonce, who has spent the last ten weeks at number 1 with “Irreplaceable,” it was barely a blip on the meter.
4. Justin Timberlake – "Sexy Back"
The mega success of this single has shown just how low the music world has gone. Everybody’s fake ghetto Michael Jackson pre-molestation wannabe tells us how he wants to bring “sexy” back. But the song is just about as sexy as the thought of Laura Bush in a bikini. Justin Timberlake has apparently found a huge audience by appealing to the lowest denominator of music listeners.
3. Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"
If you want to hear a goat cry, you can easily go to the zoo. But it became easier in 2006 because all you had to do was turn on the radio. Even Wyclef Jean, who was obviously paraded by music moguls, sounds like he doesn’t want to be on this record. Shakira has had other great singles. After many flops, however, Shakira and her record company apparently decided that she had to lower and degrade herself into singing this mess in order to score a hit single.