What's the worst song you ever loved? is a challenge which involves listening to pop music, reading music journalism, and formulating your own critical and personal response to a particular tune from your past or present.
I originally ran it at an all-ages public library writers' group with teens and adults - you can see the write-up and "how to" over at my site.
"What's the worst song you ever loved?" allows us to address questions like:
It's also a chance for educators or activity leaders to share some of their own embarrassing song choices. (Barbra and Barry, above, is probably mine).
The activity is adapted from Daniel Nester's college essay assignment "TWSIEL"
I love this idea! I do a project with my creative writing students in which they reflect on all kinds of songs in their lives--a song that reminds you of a first kiss, a song that reminds you of a junior high dance, etc. I'm betting I could do TWSIEL as a warm-up activity...