It’s a bit odd when science tries to get involved in popular culture, because occasionally you’ll end up with this: an attempt to create an mp3 of the worst song ever. The song was engineered by Vitaly Komar, Aelx Melamid, and David Soldier to be as annoying to the majority of the population as can possibly be. How?
After gathering data about people’s least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners. […] (The) list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more.
I listened to it, and they were right. It’s repulsive. Fascinating, but definitely repulsive.