Readers Poll: The Worst Songs of the Nineties

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5. Chumbawamba, 'Tubthumping'

"Tubthumping" may sound like it was written by a perpetually drunk British party band that loved nothing more than "pissing the night away." But Chumbawamba are actually a deeply political group that have been preaching anarchy for 30 years. This 1997 song briefly made them famous in America, and when they appeared on Politically Incorrect that year, they urged fans to steal their album. They remain somewhat popular in England, but here in America they are about as big as the Baha Men. 

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