Music Producers' Bet: Worst Song Placed on Singles Chart

In the late '90s, two record producers had a bet on who could get the worst song possible into the charts. The result: Vanilla, a girl band from Barnet, London whose single "No Way No Way" peaked at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in 1997.

If you're wondering, the song is based on Piero Umiliani's Mah Nà Mah Nà.

Nothing To Do With Arbroath blog has the video clip: Link [embedded YouTube]

I first heard of the 'bet' from an Scottish producer in 1999 who was working in Australia. It however involved the two arguing they could make anyone a 'star' which led to "oi, teaboy Rick Astley, come here."
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Good grief. That song truly is horrid. I made it about 20 seconds through before my fight or flight instinct kicked in and forced me to use the back button in my browser.
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Oh God, how could they DO this to Ma Nah Ma Nah??? The original was a wonderful song, and I'll never forget the Sesame Street video. My boyfriend and I sing it to each other all the time. (BTW, none of the above is meant facetiously...) But they RUINED it and now I will never be able to get this version out of my head.
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Ooooh, Rick Astley:

Together forever and never to part
Together forever we two
And don't you know
I would move heaven and earth
To be together forever with you

Good stuff! Now I have that song stuck in my head.
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