The New York Dolls Are Connected To One Of The Worst Songs In History

The New York Dolls are one of the first rock bands to come out of New York City since Andy Warhol unveiled the Velvet Underground in the mid-1960s. Left to right are: Arthur Kane, Jerry Nolan, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, and Johnny Thunders. Bettmann. Getty Images.

David Johansen is best known as the lead singer of the punk band the 'New York Dolls'. the band's first two albums—New York Dolls (1973) and Too Much Too Soon (1974)—became among the most popular cult records in rock. They influenced rock groups such as the Sex Pistols, Kiss, the Ramones, Guns N' Roses, the Damned and the Smiths.

But, David is also known for his pseudonym Buster Poindexter, after he embarked on a solo career in 1976.

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As Poindexter, he scored his first hit song in 1987: "Hot Hot Hot," which, in an interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air, he called "the bane of my existence," due to its pervasive popularity. You know this awful song all too well:

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The 3 huge lies a man has to tell a woman (4:32) 

  1. Have you ever had a threesome? - No 
  2. How many times did you and your ex have sex in one night? - Twice
  3. Have you ever been with a prostitute? - No

Too Shy - Kajagoogoo (8:48)

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Here are some nominations for worst songs of the 80s (25:29)

500 Miles - That Scottish Band 

Hello - Lionel Ritchie 

It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls 

True - Spandau Ballet 

Can’t fight this feeling - REO Speedwagon 

Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter (of the NY Dolls) 

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