#1
so this is almost like a one hit wonder, except the great part is just part of a song while everything else about it is terrible. the songs that immediately come to my head are:

Damn Yankees - High Enough
Foreigner - Double Vision

in both of these the choruses are so good, but the rest of the songs are attrocious crap. imagine aerosmith or somebody at least somewhat capable got the line and melody "can you take me high enough?" and ran with it. you could so easily have a real start-to-finish song!
"I see my light come shining from the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now I shall be released"

Know any good teachers in NY, especially skilled in teaching ear training? Tell me
#3
Afew songs come to mind, but the one that sticks out the most in my mind is My Friend Of Misery by Metallica.

I love the intro and the verses, but the chorus just doesn't sound right for that song