A few weeks ago a co-worker and I were discussing some bands we like (we are children of the eighties, so bear with me) and more than a few we labeled “wuss” rock bands. Now this isn’t necessarily an insult, but more of a classification. As I said we personally liked the bands, but we had to admit that a large number of their popular songs were kinda, well…wussy.

We then asked friends and colleagues who they considered the top wuss rock bands. So I included them below in order of wussiness, based on the number of times a band was listed. The top five bands have a link to a YouTube video for your listening and viewing pleasure.

Top Five Wuss Rock Bands (based on votes):

  1. Air Supply – Two guys you hope weren’t actually singing to each other.
  2. Chicago – Does every Chicago song sound the same to you?
  3. Abba – I was never sure if they were friends, siblings, spouses or what.
  4. Loverboy – The name says it all.
  5. REO Speedwagon – I can’t fight this feeling any longer…I’m numb.

Other bands receiving votes, in order of number of votes received. (I published comments as well):

  • Coldplay
  • Foreigner
  • Hall & Oates
  • Jefferson Starship
  • Journey
  • Radiohead – great musicians, but let’s face it, the Backstreet Boys could probably take them in a fight.
  • Styx
  • Survivor
  • White Lion
  • Winger
  • A Flock of Seagulls
  • Aaron Carter – it’s bad when your brother was a Backstreet Boy and he’s referred to as the “hardcore” one.
  • A-Ha
  • Ambrosia – Holdin’ on to Yesterday was their biggest song and their destiny.
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Bang Tango
  • Bread – I found your Diaper underneath the tree?
  • Creed
  • Culture Club
  • Dashboard Confessional – been singing about the same girl that left him for nearly 10 years…get over her dude.
  • Dire Straits
  • Everything But the Girl – I still have EBTG worship issues.
  • Extreme – Hole in my heart makes me want to put a hole in my head.
  • Fall out Boy
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Genesis
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Heart
  • Huey Lewis & the News
  • Maroon 5
  • Mr. Big
  • N Sync
  • Nelson
  • New Kids On the Block (reunited)
  • Night Ranger
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • The Carpenters – They had a chick playing the drums. If Mama Cass would have given Karen a sandwich, they’d both be alive.
  • The Scorpions
  • Toto
  • Warrant

If you would like to contribute, feel free and post a comment.