Billboard #1 Hits: #584: ‘We Built This City’- Starship – November 16, 1985.
- Single: ‘We Built This City’- Starship
- Record Company- Grunt/ RCA
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, Peter Wolf
- Time: 4:53
- B-side:’Private Room [Instrumental]
- Album- Knee Deep In The Hoopla
- Grade: F–
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #12 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Canada and South Africa.
This is garbage and by this point so was Starship or whatever they were calling themselves. They should have quit ten years earlier. GQ has called this ‘the worst song of all time’ and ‘the most detested song in human history.’ Rolling Stone’s Readers Poll named it worst song of the 1980’s- and the voting indicated it won by a large margin. Blender also named it the worst song ever. Who am I to argue- it’s crap. Bernie Taupin and Peter Wolf should be embarrassed.