Soon after Rolling Stone magazine was founded in 1967, it became one of the most influential publications in the world. After all, at the height of Rolling Stone’s success, people all over the world saw the publication as a great source of music opinions they could adopt for themselves.
As a result of its immense popularity, generations of artists have made sure to look fantastic when they are on Rolling Stone’s cover. In fact, even appearing in the pages of Rolling Stone can make a big difference to a musician’s career these days. For example, when Miley Cyrus posed for salacious Rolling Stone photos, she garnered a lot of attention.
Even though Rolling Stone has had a positive impact on a lot of musician’s careers, it can also be a source of negative feedback as well. For example, in 2011, the magazine polled its readers about the worst ‘90s song. Instead of choosing some crappy tune that a lot of people haven’t heard of, Rolling Stone’s readers named a track that was a worldwide hit as the worst song of the ’90s.
On top of the more obvious choices, some of the songs Rolling Stone’s readers picked as the worst from the ‘90s were a little more surprising. After all, everyone may agree that they are bad songs but a lot of people still enjoy them anyway. That grouping included tunes like Hanson’s “MMMBop”, Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”, and Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby. Of course, given all the money that Vanilla Ica made from “Ice Ice Baby”, it seems likely he is fine with the song being ridiculed. Finally, there were two songs that a lot of people consider classics included in the list, 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up” and Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”.
The Worst Song
When Rolling Stone’s readers voted on the worst song from the ‘90s, they likely expected a writer to eviscerate their number one choice in the resulting article. In a surprising twist, the blurb about the song only touched on a reason why the song is hated before focusing on the legal war that the tune inspired. Still, the members of Aqua couldn’t have been happy if they learned that “Barbie Girl” is the worst song from the ‘90s according to Rolling Stone’s readers.