Readers' Poll: The Worst Songs of the Sixties

Selections include 'I Got You Babe,' 'Revolution 9' and 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips'

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6. Herman's Hermits - 'I'm Henry VIII, I Am'

History hasn't been very kind to them, but between 1964 and 1967, Herman's Hermits were absolutely massive. They scored huge hits with "I'm Into Something Good" and "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter." When the Who first came to America in 1967, they were opening up for Herman's Hermits.

In the summer of 1965, Herman's Hermits released a cover of "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," which was a huge hit for Harry Champion way back in 1910. Herman's Hermits sung the main verse three times, famously screaming out, "Second verse, same as the first!" between verses. The line was used later by Joey Ramone on "Judy Is a Punk." Once again, you guys are picking on songs that the Ramones cherished. 

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