Sure, “All My Exes Live In Texas” is a novelty song, to be fair, but does it deserve to be included on an online list of “worst songs in Texas history” right next to “Ice Ice Baby”?
Apparently a survey of 1,000 Texans believe so, according to Super Bash Houston. The Super Bowl weekend festival group commissioned the survey and asked 1,000 random Texans to name their state’s worst song about Texas or performed by a Texan. The results were diverse.
While King George scored towards the more favorable end of the survey (thank God), with just 12 percent of those surveyed thinking that “All My Exes” is THE WORST, the artist responsible for the survey’s worst song was the Waco-born Ashlee Simpson. Her 2004 song “La La” led the pack with 25 percent of the vote.
Here are the full results, from “worst” to “not as worse”:
- Ashlee Simpson – “La La,” 25 percent
- RiFF RaFF – “Dolce and Gabbana,” 23 percent
- Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby,” 21.9 percent
- George Strait – “All My Exes Live in Texas,” 12 percent
- Sir Mix-a-Lot – “Jump On It,” 9.7 percent
- LeAnn Rimes – “Can’t Fight the Moonlight, 7.2 percent
- Honorable Mention: Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart,” 1.2 percent (Also, “Achy Breaky Heart” does not mention Texas nor is Billy Ray Cyrus from Texas, so this shouldn’t even be on the list)
“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 Houston Super Bash co-founder Joe Paonessa in a news release.