Celebrity top 10 Worst attempts at Rock and Roll


We have all heard one-hit wonders in our lifetime, but some of them are worse—not to mention a whole lot funnier—than others. Unfortunately, not everybody is destined to be a rock and roll icon. Here they are, in no particular order.

1. Telly Savalas—You Lost that Loving Feeling

When Telly Savalas wrote “You Lost That Loving Feeling,” people could sympathize. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it was a great attempt at rock and roll. What is wrong with this picture? First off, most people know Telly Savalas as Kojack off of the hit televisions how. He did have a short-lived rock and roll career, and You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling is one of the only songs that made it out into the mainstream media. He actually released two albums, in 1974 and 1976.

2. Bing Crosby—Hey Jude

Bing Crosby’s attempt at “Hey Jude” was disappointing to most true fans of the Beatles. While it was a nice attempt, it was too close to the original while not surpassing—or even coming close—to the Beatles’ version of the song in quality. Bing Crosby should have probably stuck to what he knew best; Beatles hits were not one of those things, apparently.

3. Joe Pesci—Got to Get You Into My Life

The name of Joe Pesci’s 1960 album is almost laughable. Released under the name Joseph Richie, it was called “Little Joe Sure Can Sing.” He sang “Got to Get You Into My Life” from the Beatles. Even though it didn’t do well, he kept on trying. He even retired from acting in 1999 to pursue a career in music, although he has been seen around Hollywood since then.

4. Leonard Nimoy—Proud Mary

Leonard Nimoy has also made an attempt at rock and roll. Most people know Nimoy as Dr. Spock, from the hit television show Star Trek. He released five albums in total, between 1967 and 1970. “Proud Mary” is one of his more popular attempts at a musical career.

5. Oscar De La Hoya—Run to Me

Oscar de la Hoya is most well known for his knockout record. He is one of the most prolific and popular professional boxers in the world. He is also known for his laughable attempt at rock and roll. “Run to Me” was his attempt at a musical career, and while it was an amusing and respected attempt, many fans would probably prefer that Oscar stick to boxing.

6. Tyra Banks—Shake Ya Body

Tyra Banks is well known for her popular daytime television talk show, her “America’s Next Top Model” model search show, her stint on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” her standing as a Victoria’s Secret model and a host of other things she has her hands in. Singing is not one of them. Tyra Banks’ “Shake Ya Body” did alright with Tyra fans for a while, but it has slowly disappeared into the abyss that is celebrity attempts at having a musical career.

7. Eddie Murphy—Party All the Time

Eddie Murphy is a funny guy. He has loads of comedies on DVD in video stores around the world. What he doesn’t have is a musical career—at least anymore. He did have a solid attempt with “Party All the Time,” but since then he has stuck to movies.

8. Jennifer Love Hewitt—Bare Naked

Most people know Jennifer Love Hewitt as one of the main characters off of television’s “Party of Five,” and the movies that she made after then. What many people do not know is that she had an attempt, albeit a weak one, at a career in rock and roll, too. “Bare Naked” is the name of her single. Never heard of it? Neither have many others.

9. Tatyana Ali—Day Dreaming

Tatyana Ali is best known for her role as Ashley in “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” She also put out an album, with a single called “Daydreaming.” While the single did okay, the album did not.

10. Andy Griffith—House of the Rising Sun

Most people know Andy Griffith from his hit show “The Andy Griffith Show.” Of course this show is no longer filmed, but it has been in syndication since its last episode. Apparently, Andy thought it would be a good idea to try his hand at rock and roll. His song, “House of the Rising Sun” is his attempt at a musical career.