What is the WORST Jimmy Buffett song?

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Re: What is the WORST Jimmy Buffett song?

Post by boatdrinks84 »

Come on, it has to be Math Suks. Or Mental Floss.

I've never really like The Peanutbutter Conspiracy. It's just weird.

Summerzcool is a fun song. Nowhwere near the bottom.

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For me, Mental Floss and Pre-you.
As far as a cover goes, USS Zydecoldsmobile

When I hear these songs I reach for an ice pick to shove in my ears.

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Post by irshfiregrl »

Too dunk to Kareoke hands down the worst on my list...
Or every time he covers BEG!
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irshfiregrl wrote:
July 2, 2017 2:06 pm
Too dunk to Kareoke hands down the worst on my list...
Or every time he covers BEG!
Have any of the tracks from Songs from St. Somewhere been played live since the supporting tour? I think that's the true test. Even Summerzcool and Rhumba Man have been played within the past year.

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Post by Davidkos74 »

I'll give you a few: Math Suks, You Call it Jogging, Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling and Homemade Music. And don't get me started on the new Christmas album, ugh.

I could go on but why dwell on 1% bad when there's 99% great?

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Davidkos74 wrote:
July 11, 2017 11:58 am
I'll give you a few: Math Suks, You Call it Jogging, Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling and Homemade Music. And don't get me started on the new Christmas album, ugh.

I could go on but why dwell on 1% bad when there's 99% great?
Weird. You list one song that suks (ha ha) but the rest of them are great compared to his actual bad songs: Party At The End Of The World, Cultural Infidel, Taking It Back, Wings, Turn Up the Heat And Chill the Rosé, Big Top, Vampires Mummies And The Holy Ghost and since you included a cover, Silver Wings is horrendous.
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Post by LIPH »

If you're going to include cover songs, then Trippin' Billies wins (or loses, depending on your point of view) hands down. As much as I dislike Dave Matthews, even he must be capable of writing a better song than that.
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I think ranking 307 Jimmy Buffet songs from worst to first was not the correct way to go about finding Jimmy's worst or best song. A better and more accurate way to find the "bad songs" is to look at each album individually and see which songs are the albums softest or weakest entries. Personally I do not believe that every album has a weakest or softest entry but that is my personal opinion.

Here is my list of Jimmy's weakest songs from his studio albums starting with "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean" through "Songs from St. Somewhere.". Again in my opinion and my opinion only not every album as weak or soft entry in its playlist. I also chose to omit Jimmy's first 2 albums and both Christmas albums from this list:

Living and Dying in ¾ Time
Brand New Country Star

Havana Daydreamin'
Big Rig

Son of a Son of a Sailor
Fool Button
The Last Line

Somewhere over China
It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet

One Particular Harbour
I Used to Have Money One Time

Riddles in the Sand
She's Going Out of My Mind

Last Mango in Paris
Please Bypass This Heart
Beyond the End

Hot Water
Baby's Gone Shoppin
My Barracuda

Beach House on the Moon
You Call It Jogging
Spending Money

Take the Weather with You
Party at the End of the World

Songs from St. Somewhere
Too Drunk to Karaoke
I'm No Russian

I am sure there are people who will disagree with my song picks but we are each entitled to are own opinions and Jimmy's music catalog certainly allows plenty of room for different opinions

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I think this thread is kind of silly because it is all opinion but the guy who wrote the original article is clueless
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FinsUp6835 wrote:
July 17, 2017 3:40 pm
I think this thread is kind of silly because it is all opinion but the guy who wrote the original article is clueless
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urlcenter wrote:
July 17, 2017 3:09 pm
I Used to Have Money One Time
Not that he had planned to, but I'm pretty sure Jimmy's never allowed to perform that song again. Ever.

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urlcenter wrote:
July 17, 2017 3:09 pm
I think ranking 307 Jimmy Buffet songs from worst to first was not the correct way to go about finding Jimmy's worst or best song. A better and more accurate way to find the "bad songs" is to look at each album individually and see which songs are the albums softest or weakest entries. Personally I do not believe that every album has a weakest or softest entry but that is my personal opinion.

Here is my list of Jimmy's weakest songs from his studio albums starting with "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean" through "Songs from St. Somewhere.". Again in my opinion and my opinion only not every album as weak or soft entry in its playlist. I also chose to omit Jimmy's first 2 albums and both Christmas albums from this list:

Living and Dying in ¾ Time
Brand New Country Star

Havana Daydreamin'
Big Rig

Son of a Son of a Sailor
Fool Button
The Last Line

Somewhere over China
It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet

One Particular Harbour
I Used to Have Money One Time

Riddles in the Sand
She's Going Out of My Mind

Last Mango in Paris
Please Bypass This Heart
Beyond the End

Hot Water
Baby's Gone Shoppin
My Barracuda

Beach House on the Moon
You Call It Jogging
Spending Money

Take the Weather with You
Party at the End of the World

Songs from St. Somewhere
Too Drunk to Karaoke
I'm No Russian


I totally respect your opinion but I respectfully disagree with Brand New Country Star - actually when 5 o clock became a hit, I always thought Jimmy missed a chance to play this song while going into its 5 o clock. The last line is a gem for me. As is Beyond the End, Babys gone shopping and she's going out of my mind. But, hey, different strokes for different folks. Fins up!
"Tragedies very often become comedies, and they better become comedies real fast or else you're in a lot of trouble..." - Jimmy, 1978.

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Speaking of albums. I listened to whole HOT WATER album yesterday on vinyl. I never realized what a great album this is. I mean My barracuda is the black sheep but other than that its great. I think Bring Back the Magic is now in my top 10 favorite songs - so good. I really forgot how good some of these gems are. I know URL disagrees with me but also Babys gone shopping is so catchy to me and I love it.

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I tend to think of "worst" or "bad" songs as ones that make me cringe - and nothing from the 1970s makes me cringe. Not so for the 1980s (Good Fight, It's My Job, Livin' It Up, a lot of songs from Last Mango In Paris, If It All Falls Down), 90s, 20000s or 10s (all recently listed).
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ASaltyPieceOfLand wrote:
July 21, 2017 10:00 am
I tend to think of "worst" or "bad" songs as ones that make me cringe - and nothing from the 1970s makes me cringe. Not so for the 1980s (Good Fight, It's My Job, Livin' It Up, a lot of songs from Last Mango In Paris, If It All Falls Down), 90s, 20000s or 10s (all recently listed).


that statement makes me cringe a little.... :o

but, hey, all a matter of opinion - so I respect it! :pirate:
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FinsUp6835 wrote:
July 21, 2017 11:57 am
ASaltyPieceOfLand wrote:
July 21, 2017 10:00 am
I tend to think of "worst" or "bad" songs as ones that make me cringe - and nothing from the 1970s makes me cringe. Not so for the 1980s (Good Fight, It's My Job, Livin' It Up, a lot of songs from Last Mango In Paris, If It All Falls Down), 90s, 20000s or 10s (all recently listed).
that statement makes me cringe a little.... :o

but, hey, all a matter of opinion - so I respect it! :pirate:
Alright. How does that statement make you cringe a little?
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ASaltyPieceOfLand wrote:
July 25, 2017 10:31 pm
FinsUp6835 wrote:
July 21, 2017 11:57 am
ASaltyPieceOfLand wrote:
July 21, 2017 10:00 am
I tend to think of "worst" or "bad" songs as ones that make me cringe - and nothing from the 1970s makes me cringe. Not so for the 1980s (Good Fight, It's My Job, Livin' It Up, a lot of songs from Last Mango In Paris, If It All Falls Down), 90s, 20000s or 10s (all recently listed).
that statement makes me cringe a little.... :o

but, hey, all a matter of opinion - so I respect it! :pirate:
Alright. How does that statement make you cringe a little?

Well,again, it is all a matter of opinion but your statement that not so much for the 80s, 90s and 00s. My favorite jb time period is also the 70s but to say not so much for the rest of the decades does make me cringe. Good fight, it's my job, and if it all falls down are great songs IMO. Floridays is an incredible album as is hot water and others.
But, again, you have a right to your opinion and songs hit people differently. That's all
"Tragedies very often become comedies, and they better become comedies real fast or else you're in a lot of trouble..." - Jimmy, 1978.

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Post by Pirate Lookin' at 40 »

I don't know about the worst song, but there are some that I absolutely don't care to hear any more:

Why Don't We Get Drunk
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Come Monday
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FinsUp6835 wrote:
July 20, 2017 8:20 am
Speaking of albums. I listened to whole HOT WATER album yesterday on vinyl. I never realized what a great album this is. I mean My barracuda is the black sheep but other than that its great. I think Bring Back the Magic is now in my top 10 favorite songs - so good. I really forgot how good some of these gems are. I know URL disagrees with me but also Babys gone shopping is so catchy to me and I love it.

Almost the weekend. Cheers!

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Hot Water is one of my favorite albums, and I agree....Barracuda is the weak link on it.
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Too drunk to Karaoke and Math Suks are awful.

If we are adding in cover songs his version of Glory Days is atrocious.
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