Highest Billboard Position:
#1 in 1976
Lest you think that the Lambada craze in the early 90’s was the only lame song to spawn an even lamer movie, than you may have forgotten about C.W. McCall’s abortion of a song called Convoy. As the title suggests, it is about a fictitious convoy of trucks protesting…well protesting things that we are sure were relevant to their concerns in the 70’s. The bulk of the song features McCall speaking either a mocked conversation taking place over CB Radio or McCall narrating the story. Basically, it was a bad Country Rap song, before anybody knew what Rap really was. In the era of pet rocks and mood rings, this tune spawned a CB radio craze, complete with amateurs hoping to help unsuspecting truck drivers avoid “Smokey”. That fad wasn’t so bad, but it did inspire the brutally bad motion picture of the same name starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw years after she outlived Steve McQueen’s usefulness. Although McCall had a few minor hits after, he never did achieve that level of success again. Over and Out.
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Published in 100 Worst Songs of Modern Pop Culture