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Starland Vocal Band

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The Resume

    Formed in Washington, D.C.
    Bill Danoff – vocals
    Taffy Nivert – vocals
    Jon Carroll – keyboards/vocals
    Margot Chapman – vocals
    Best known for their hit ‘Afternoon Delight’
    Albums include ‘Starland Vocal Band (1976)’

Why they might be annoying:

    One of their members was named ‘Taffy.’
    They originally called themselves ‘Fat City.’
    Inexplicably, CBS gave them their own variety show, which flopped.
    Apart from ‘Afternoon Delight,’ they had little success.
    They took the phrase ‘Afternoon Delight’ from a lunch menu.
    The song is overused in retro movies like ‘Starsky and Hutch’ and ‘Anchorman.’
    It ranks highly on 'Worst Song of All Time' poll web sites.
    Like Fleetwood Mac and ABBA, the band was made up of two unhappy couples.

Why they might not be annoying:

    Their debut album was nominated for five Grammys, and won two.
    They wrote hit songs for John Denver, including ‘Country Roads.’
    They also wrote songs for Linda Ronstadt and Mary Travers.
    On their variety show, they gave David Letterman one of his first breaks in comedy.
    Not to shock anyone, but ‘Afternoon Delight’ is actually a euphemism for sex.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 41 Votes: 48.78% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 74 Votes: 48.65% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 79.17% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 59 Votes: 40.68% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 107 Votes: 41.12% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 111 Votes: 54.95% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 155 Votes: 63.23% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 225 Votes: 58.22% Annoying