I can still recall a pre-Wayne's World, pre-classic rock (94.7 growing up in SE MI) knowledge of BR and I recall thinking, "wow, that's unlike anything I've ever heard."
I laughed out loud while reading the songs that are on your shit-list because I absolutely share them. Crocodile Rock? What a piece of shit song. "That Smell?" Really? This is a song and not a Howard Stern Parody? Both of those tunes are pretty forgettable, but I don't think BR is. That said, it's far from my favorite Queen song and is actually pretty far down that list, but it's no where near Crocodile Rock/That Smell territory.
Still, it's nice to know that someone else out there dislikes those songs too.
I'm also not a fan of Don Mclean's American Pie which everyone else seems to love. Haven't heard that all the way through in years. -like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Edit: While we are at it, let's throw Billy Joel's Piano Man in there too.... Can't stand that tune. Or anything by Blues Traveller. Oh... And the Bare Naked Ladies. -Canada, you can do better.