R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People"
When: May 6th, 1991
It's rare that ONE SONG can definitively mark the point at which one of the dopest rock bands of its day went soft and sold the fuck out, so this track is almost valuable for its quantifiable levels of suck. It was their biggest hit to date, reaching No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, but "Shiny Happy People" is generally regarded as the band's worst (and most annoying) song.