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The Chipettes' 'Single Ladies': Worst novelty song since Crazy Frog?

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For reasons that lie somewhat beyond my comprehension, the soundtrack to the Alvin and the Chipmunks “Squeakquel” — including the monstrosity embedded above — looks set to enter the Top 10 this week (according to Hits). That’s more than Carrie Underwood, more than Rihanna, more than both Glee compilations. More than John Mayer. More than almost literally every listenable musical artist on the planet, a category in which I am generously including the Black Eyed Peas. If you have bought the soundtrack to the “Squeakquel,” I am obviously curious to know why…

…but I think I am more curious about the following poll:

If this were 1989, and you were the U.S. military, trying to end your standoff with deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, and you could only play one song on repeat at high volume outside the embassy where Noriega was seeking refuge, which would it be?

(Please feel free to nominate your own favorite intolerable song in the comments, if you feel that neither of these would have successfully brought Noriega to his knees.)

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