With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and comment. And don’t forget, information on the top 40, airplay and bubbling under charts are on pages 2-3.

So, it’s only a half post this week. Why you ask? Well, I think we’ve reached such a level of crap this week, that I couldn’t bear to listen to anymore tunes. This gets my vote for worst week of the entire series. 

Section 1: The Ass End

”Love Me Forever Or Love Me Not” 1991, #82 (7 weeks) (download)

What an awful, awful song this is. Lyrically this is just so piss poor that it’s laughable. Drunk people will dance to anything, won’t they?

Trina & Tamara
”What’d You Come Here For?” 1999, #56 (12 weeks) (download)

Not Trina of ”Nann” fame, not Tia & Tamara from all those tween TV shows but the sisters of Jesse Powell.  So this family had a handful of shots at the Hot 100. Jesse had the biggest solo hit with ”You” hitting #10 but Trina & Tamara were featured on Something for the People’s ”My Love is the Shhh!” which went to #4. Winner?

Travis Tritt
”If I Lost You” 1998, #86 (11 weeks) (download)

I’m not really that familiar with Travis Tritt’s songs but what I can tell you is to not watch this video if you wish to keep it together. Naturally, let me tempt you.

”Give It To Me Good” 1990, #65 (9 weeks) (download)
”One in a Million” 1991, #75 (8 weeks) (download)
”Surrender” 1991, #72 (10 weeks) (download)

Trixter’s biggest problem wasn’t that they got into the game too late but rather that were portrayed as this rockin’ hair metal band when they had absolutely no balls at all. This is radio ready hair metal as it’s cheesiest.

Kathy Troccoli
”Tell Me Where It Hurts” 1994, #88 (6 weeks) (download)

The 90s were such a weird mix of music. Christian artist Kathy Troccoli charting alongside hardcore rappers, is just mind blowing. We have Amy Grant to blame for this one.

”All I Do Is Think Of You” 1990, #47 (13 weeks) (download)
”Whatever It Takes (To Make You Stay)” 1992, #63 (5 weeks) (download)
”Sweet November” 1992, #58 (13 weeks) (download)

Troop were a five-piece R&B group founded by Gerald Levert. Troop actually stood for Total Respect of Other People, which is honestly pretty lame.

”I Always Feel Like (Somebody’s Watching Me)” 1997, #71 (15 weeks) (download)

We are reaching new levels of suck with each song this week, led by this shit from Master P, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder, Mia X and Mo B Dick. Master P is quite a businessman but damn if he isn’t a terrible rapper.

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Dave Steed

Dave Steed is all about music; 80's and metal to be exact. His iPod will shuffle from Culture Club to Slayer and he won't blink an eye. He's never heard Astral Weeks but thinks "Dazzey Duks" by Duice is the bomb. It's an odd little corner of the world he lives in.

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