Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Worst Song of the Eighties?

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September 30, 2011 5:05 PM ET
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Rick Astley performs in London.
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Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name the best R.E.M. song ever, which yielded this top 10 list.

This week our question for you is: What is the worst song of the Eighties? 

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