Agadoo: worst song of all time re-released

Black Lace is back, whether you care or not
Black Lace is back, whether you care or not

File this under: We Really Can't Explain This At All. A 1984 song called Agadoo, made famous by a group called Black Lace, named the worst song of all time by a panel of music journalists, is being re-released.

Like we said, we really can't explain it.

Upon its original release 25 years ago, Agadoo,described as "magnificently dreadful" by Q magazine (and we couldn't agree more), peaked at number 2. It was kept from the coveted top spot by George Michael with his ballad Careless Whisper.

For reasons we still can't fathom, original Black Lace member Dene Michael is getting the gang back together (minus Michael's original band mate Alan Barton, who died in a bus crash in 1995) and is putting the song out again.

According to Michael, "With all the doom and gloom in the world, this is just what we need."

We guess that's as good a reason as any. In case you weren't hip to Agaddo when it first appeared, it went a little something like this...

The song proved so popular that is was spoofed by the show Spitting Image as The Chicken Song.

Frankly, we prefer the latter.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.