10. The Vapors - 'Turning Japanese'
While widely regarded as one of the dumbest songs in pop history, it's impossibly to deny that the Vapors' 1980 hit "Turning Japanese" is insanely catchy. They broke up the year after it came out, but it's been in so many commercials and soundtracks that songwriter David Fenton should be able to live off the royalties forever. The playground rumor at the time was that the song is a big joke about masturbation, but Fenton has long denied it. In 1995 Liz Phair cut a memorable cover of the tune.