HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Jan. 31, 2017) - It's official - Texas native Ashlee Simpson is behind the lone star states' worst song according to a state-wide survey of one thousand Texans. The survey, commissioned by Super Bowl weekend music festival the Super Bash Houston, asked random Texans to vote for their state's worst homegrown song either about Texas or performed by a Texas native. From Vanilla Ice to LeAnn Rimes, the poll proved that when it comes to dissing bad music, Texans aren't afraid to dish out tough love to their own.
The Super Bash's team of music enthusiasts first pored over the best and worst of Texas tunes, listening to a wide array of texas-based and texas born songs. Yes Texas, Vanilla Ice, Ashlee Simpson and RiFF RaFF are all home grown talent. Eventually, the team boiled the troubled tracks down to a list of six finalists and asked Texans to flag the greatest offenders.
Texans agree their state has produced its fair share of musical misfires, the following tunes were voted Worst Texas Songs:
- (25.0%) Ashlee Simpson - "LA LA"
- (23.0%) RiFF RaFF - "Dolce and Gabbana"
- (21.9%) Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"
- (12%) George Straight - "All My Exes Live in Texas"
- (9.7%) Sir Mix-a-Lot - "Jump On It"
- (7.2%) LeAnn Rimes - "Can't Fight the Moonlight"
- Honorable mention - Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achy Breaky Heart" - not a texas song or artist, but a Texan voted it in on the survey.
Key Findings of the Survey:
Texans React to Rap
While there's no love for Texas born rappers RiFF RaFF (23.0) or Vanilla Ice (21.9%), Sir Mix-a-Lots' Texas Geography-heavy 'Jump On It' irked a relatively small percentage of Texans (9.7%).
No Country for Pop Princesses
Ashlee Simpson, the only non-country pop act to make the list dominated in dissention from Texans with 25.0% of the vote.
"Most Festivals try to guess what your favorite songs are, we went the extra mile to find out what songs and artists you really hate and guarantee you won't hear them at the Super Bash," said Joe Paonessa, Co-founder of the Houston Super Bash. "Because this is the launch of Super Bash, we wanted to guarantee we don't play any songs you hate. We love Texas and look forward to hosting one of biggest Super Bowl parties with a great lineup, and no music that you hate!"
About Super Bash Houston
Super Bash is a red carpet festival style music party that takes place this Friday, February 3 - Sunday, February 5 at the famed Music World Studios. Home to the most #1 song hits in Houston and rich with history of legends such as Destiny's Child, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Chris Brown and more, Music World Studios is hosting this star studded event in the heart of Houston's historic Midtown District. Celebrities including Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, Snoop Dogg & Snoopadelic, Flo Rida, Mansion Models and more will be joining you to cheer on your Super Bowl team. Purchase tickets here: https://tickets.thesuperbash.com/