the bracket is yet to be assembled
but here are (most of) the songs
on the march badness longlist

Have suggestions about something we missed? First, check out the selection criteria under WTF above. Then tweet at us or email us. Want to write about one of these songs? Ditto. (We’ll do a draft for the tournament slots in July.) Or if you want to write about one of the songs that doesn’t end up being in the tournament, pitch us, since we publish pre-tournament essays too. Or about a song you feel shouldn’t be on this list but is, or should be but isn’t… —The Official March Badness Selection Committee

Air Supply, Sweet Dreams

Paul Anka with Odia Coates, You’re Having My Baby

Bad English, When I See You Smile

Beach Boys, Kokomo

Edward Bear, The Last Song

Chuck Berry, My Ding a Ling

Debby Boone, You Light Up My Life

Bread, Baby I’m A Want You

Bread, If

Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville

Captain & Tennille, Do It To Me One More Time

Captain & Tennille, Muskrat Love

Carpenters, Top of the World

Eric Clapton, I Shot the Sherriff

Clarence Carter, Patches

Charlene, I’ve Never Been to Me

Cher, Half-Breed

Chicago, You’re the Inspiration

Phil Collins, Another Day in Paradise

Christopher Cross, Sailing

The Commodores, Three Times a Lady

Culture Club, Karma Chameleon

Mac Davis, Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me

Michael Damian, Rock On

Sammy Davis Jr, Candy Man

Chris de Burgh, Lady in Red

El DeBarge, Who’s Johnny

Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots, Disco Duck,

DeFranco Family, Heartbeat—It’s a Lovebeat

Teri Desario with KC, Yes I’m Ready

Neil Diamond, Heartlight

Neil Diamond, Love on the Rocks

Doobie Brothers, Real Love

Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting

Dr. Hook, Sylvia’s Mother

Duran Duran, Union of the Snake

Eagles, Hotel California*

Sheena Easton, Morning Train (9 to 5)

Exile, Kiss You All Over

Falco, Rock Me Amadeus

Dan Fogelberg, Longer

Foreigner, Hot Blooded

Samantha Fox, Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

Freddy Fender, Before the Next Teardrop Falls

Kenny G, Songbird

David Geddes, Run Joey Run

Debbie Gibson, Shake Your Love

Grand Funk Railroad, Some Kind of Wonderful ?

Norman Greenbaum, Spirit in the Sky

Hall and Oates, Method of Modern Love

George Harrison, Got My Mind Set on You

Jeff Healey Band, Angel Eyes

Clint Holmes, Playground In My Mind

Rupert Holmes, Escape (The Piña Colada Song)

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, The Girl Is Mine

Don Johnson, Heartbeat

Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire

Elton John, Island Girl

Tom Jones, She’s a Lady

Huey Lewis and the News, Hip to Be Square

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, All Cried Out

Little River Band, Reminiscing

KC and the Sunshine Band, Please Don’t Go

Kenny Loggins, Footloose

Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks, Whenever I Call You “Friend”

Mary MacGregor, Torn Between Two Lovers

Madonna, La Isla Bonita

Madonna, True Blue

Barry Manilow, I Write the Songs

Chuck Mangione, Feels So Good

Martika, Toy Soldiers

Richard Marx, Satisfied

CW McCall, Convoy

Peter McCann, Do You Wanna Make Love

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, Ebony & Ivory

Maureen McGovern, The Morning After

Sister Janet Mead, The Lord’s Prayer

Sergio Mendes, Never Gonna Let You Go

Bette Midler, The Wind Beneath My Wings

Milli Vanilli, Don’t Forget My Number

Kylie Minogue, The Loco-motion

Maria Muldaur, Midnight at the Oasis

Eddie Murphy, Party All the Time

Walter Murphy, A Fifth of Beethoven

NKOTB, Hangin’ Tough

Oak Ridge Boys, Elvira

Billy Ocean, Loverboy

Olivia Newton-John, Have You Never Been Mellow

Tony Orlando, Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

The Osmonds, Yo-Yo

Alan O’Day, Undercover Angel

Pebbles, Girlfriend

Eddie Rabbitt, I Love a Rainy Night

Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street

Helen Reddy, I Am Woman

Lionel Richie, Say You Say Me

Roger, I Want To Be Your Man

Kenny Rogers, Lady

Ringo Starr, You’re Sixteen

David Lee Roth, California Girls

Neil Sedaka, Bad Blood

Neil Sedaka, Laughter in the Rain

Sherriff, When I’m With You

Silver Convention, Get Up and Boogie

Phoebe Snow, Poetry Man

Starbuck, Moonlight Feels Right

Starland Vocal Band, Afternoon Delight

Starship, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Starship, We Built this City

Steely Dan, Rikki Don’t Lose that Number

Steve Miller Band, Abracadabra

Rod Stewart, Tonight’s the Night

Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Styx, Babe

Styx, Mr. Roboto

Donna Summer, MacArthur Park

Survivor, The Search is Over

Johnny Taylor, Disco Lady

Three Dog Night, Joy to the World

Tiffany, Could’ve Been

Toto, Africa

Wang Chung, Everybody Have Fun Tonight

Will to Power, Baby I Love Your Way (Freebird Medley)

Bruce Willis, Respect Yourself

Gary Wright, Dream Weaver


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