Hans Worst Hits of the 90’s- “Cotton Eye Joe”- Rednex. This single only reached #25 on the Billboard singles chart but it seemed like a much bigger hit. For years it would be played between innings at baseball games- where you can’t turn the station. Why do they usually play bad music at ballgames between innings anymore? Kind of like when the moron drives past you on the street with the music so loud his car is shaking- I think one time I might have heard a good tune coming out of that car with the volume up to 11. I always think you are destroying your hearing for THAT? Anyhow- Cotton Eyed Joe is an old traditional song brutalized by this Swedish techno group- this was their only American hit. It was a huge hit around Europe though- going #1 in a number of countries. The song itself goes back to the 1920’s- and has been recorded a number of times over the years mostly by country type groups although the Moody Blues covered it in the 80s’– it in itself is not a bad song at all but in the hands of Rednex- well that is a different story.