'Birdie song' voted most annoying tune

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"The Birdie Song", which has haunted family discos and prompted displays of appalling dancing for nearly two decades, was voted the most annoying song of all time yesterday.

"The Birdie Song", which has haunted family discos and prompted displays of appalling dancing for nearly two decades, was voted the most annoying song of all time yesterday.

The irritating classic by The Tweets, which went to number two in 1981, fought off competition by Teletubbies and Aqua to claim the top spot.

The poll, commissioned for the website dotmusic, was bad news for Kylie Minogue, whose hit "I Should Be So Lucky" took fifth place. The singer, who recently scored a number one with "Spinnin' Around", was one of only two acts included in the top 10 whose songs were not novelty hits.

Chris De Burgh was the other, with his chart-topper "Lady In Red". Music fans might find them annoying but they still bought them - seven of the top 10 made it to number one, two were number two hits and one went to number three.

Andy Strickland, dotmusic editor, said: "Every year the Ibiza season produces at least one song that is as irritating as it is catchy. While we wait for this year's answer to the Macarena or the Vengaboys, it is worth reflecting on some atrocities of the past."

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