Awful Rhymes in Pop Music

Just as on the Good Rhymes page, I'm not looking here for predictable pairings such as me/free and love/dove/above. Let's see if we can find some truly awkward, clumsy, and wince-worthy examples. Feel free to send me your dorky discoveries.


  • "Imagine," John Lennon, 1971
    Imagine there's no countries.
    It isn't hard to do.
    Nothing to kill or die for
    and no religion too.

  • "She's a Woman," Beatles, 1964
    My love don't give me presents.
    I know that she's no peasant.

    (Go to the Good Rhymes tab for other lines in this song.)

  • "It Don't Come Easy," Ringo Starr, 1971
    I don't ask for much;
    I only want trust.

  • "Eleanore," Turtles, 1968
    You're my pride and joy et cet'ra.
    Tell me that you love me better.
  • (Disclaimer: The Turtles wrote this as a spoof of their own "Happy Together" hit. They tried to write a bad song and failed. It shot up to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.)

  • "Darlin' Companion," Lovin' Spoonful, 1966
    Darlin' companion,
    Come on and give me understandin'
    and let me be your champion,
    the hand to hold your pretty hand in.

  • "Fort Worth, Dallas or Houston ," George Hamilton IV, 1964
    I don't care if she is pretty or sexy,
    as long as she comes from deep in the heart of Texas.

  • "Abracadabra," Steve Miller Band, 1982
    Abra, abracadabra,
    I wanna reach out and grab ya.

  • "I'm in the Mood," John Lee Hooker, 1951
    Every time I see you, baby,
    walking down the street,
    know I get a thrill now,
    from my head down to my toes