Worst Rock Songs of All Time

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The Top Ten

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is getting REALLY bad... REALLY fast. All the songs they come out with now are awful. Moves like jagger, pay phone, one more night... I could go on. I absolutely love their older songs, like the album "Songs about Jane" They're just sell outs now. :(


The worst collaboration ever imagined... Seriously maroon 5 disappointed me... Hands all over is a really average album to listen thanks to this lame-ass Mick Jagger tribute
I was shocked when I discovered that Maroon had made songs such as 'she will be loved'. I had to check if Maroon really made moves like Jagger.
How did they go from Police influenced new wave to electronic heavy pop-rock is way beyond me.
Not the worst rock song but the most disappointing one and one of the best indications that good music has degenerated into crap.
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2Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides
Seriously stairway to heaven on this list
Horrible poser metal crap.. And seriously Stairway on this list? This song should be number one on this list
Black veil brides are so fake
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3Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Who the hell decided to add this song it is great and will be remembered for a long time unlike anything justin beiber or adele have ever created
To put the best rock song ever on this list is madness
If you have a look on the list for greatest rock songs of all time you'll see this song there. This was one of the best songs ever made, it should be no where near this list.
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4Tonight, Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae
Uh, a good majority of the songs on the list aren't even rock songs. Any-who, I've never a song so overplayed, so dull, so unbearable than this.
This crap doesn't even count as rock. And who the hell put Stairway To Heaven on this list!? It's not only the greatest rock song of all time, but also one of the greatest songs of all time, period.
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5Something In Your Mouth - Nickelback
Straight up hate Nickelback.
First of all worst band ever terrible song and second of all who put stairway to heaven on this list it's the best song of all time
Nickelback sucks, but I only voted for this to get the miracle known as Stairway to heaven down a notch.

Whoever put Led Zeppelin here is a fan of Bieber. THAT IS A VERY GRAVE INSULT!
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6We Built This City - Starship
Are you kidding? I like that song!
Loved Jefferson Airplane, but its pop rocket, Jefferson Starship was pop-rocks at it's


Who put Aerials on here. Say what you like but Aerials is my favourite System of a Down song, so much meaning. This song however, sucks more than Tulisa's mouth! It's so bad, lack of inspiration, lack of quality and a disgrace to rock music!
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7Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Congrats on making a song about a school shooting sound as emo as the people who perform such acts.
Who the hell makes songs about a school shooting?
I don't really like this song, but someone I knew made fun of it, I couldn't stop singing it. Oh, wow, if only you could hear the parody we came up with...
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8Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
The only reason I voted for this song is to get stairway to heaven out of this list. You are welcome
Got it on 11 lets try to get stairway to heaven out of the way everybody (out of the top tens).
I hate this song with a passion!
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9Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel
Well first of all Tokio Hotel SUCKS.

Second of all, to the person that put Stairway to Heaven on this list...

We WILL find you.
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10Hey, Soul Sister - Train
This is the most pathetic joke of a list I've ever seen. A lot of the songs on here aren't even rock for starters, and whoever had the bright idea of putting stairway to heaven on here should be unusually tortured. This list is a complete joke.
Annoying the first time you hear it, mind numbing every time after. I've almost damaged my car radio trying to change the station when it came on one time.
It's very annoying but why Stairway to heaven and THE BEATLES. What kind of list is this
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The Contenders

1121 Guns - Green Day
The only reason why I voted for this song, was so I could announce that having 21 guns in 9th place on a list like this is pathetic!
What kind of a idiot dislikes a song like this?! But if you disagree with me then that's fine, but that's my opinion
Actually seeing this song on such a list really surprises me. Green day are a talented band and are still popular today.
Why is this even on the list -_-
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12Payphone - Maroon 5
It sounds like someone is hurting Adam Levine when he says "Payphone" in this song. Horrible sound. Horrible lyrics. I wonder how many seconds it took them to write this song?
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13Rockstar 101 - Rihanna
Rubbish. This song is annoying. Rihanna fails at trying to do a rock song.
Who likes this song? No one.
I don't like rihanna shes stupid
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14Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit should stop doing cover songs (or any type of song for that matter), because I haven't found one song by them that's actually... You know... Good.
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15Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
What kind of an idiot would put stairway to heaven on this list? I can tell you this you will take a highway to hell...
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16American Idiot - Green Day
Which idiot added this awesome song in this list?
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17The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
WHAT! This is like one of the greatest rock songs in my opinion!
Who compiles this crap, ! No mention of the awful chili peppers
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18Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
The Beatles are amazing but this song is just worthless filler. Why Yoko? Why?
Great melody but nonsense lyrics that ruin the song:b
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19Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
This isn't a bad song but it is overrated. Alice In chains- man in the box is way more powerful then smells like sprit.



Kurt, you are the best
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20Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
How could a Mumford and Sons song even make it onto this list? They're one of the best bands right now. PAthetc
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21Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance
Why is this on here?! My Chemical Romance Green Day and Stairway to Heaven do NOT belong on this list. Whoever made this list does not know good music!
Why would you put this song on here? This is a good song by one of the greatest punk rock bands ever, if you think it is a bad band, go ahdead and think that, to not post it and say others opoions are dumb for lieking a band
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22Bodies - Drowning Pool
If I hear one more person use this for their youtube playthrough, I'm sticking an ax in my computer!
Ouch! This song is so dumb and annoying!
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23Rockstar - Nickelback
Rubbish, I dislike this song and is officially demeaning rock 'n' roll. I prefer the other tunes of the artist Nickelback.
I hate this song so much...
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24Use Somebody - Kings of Leon Listen to sample

25Nookie - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

26Aerials - System of a Down
Never like them! That damn intro is so disturbing it sounds like a old man drowning it just about a guy in a river to a waterful and trying to drown that is just plain crazy I found out that the band is system of a down not aerials who could think of a band with a crappy name like that?! It's also in guitar hero (only on wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version) and in rock band on the same platforms I WISH IT NEVER LISTENED TO THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Do you even know what this song mean. This song is meaningful than other songs out there
Disturbing intro and still stuck in my head and I will always hate this band
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27One - Metallica
Why the hell is one on this list! It's one of metallica's
Better songs!
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28Drops of Jupiter - Train Listen to sample

29Wonderwall - Oasis Listen to sample

30In the End - Black Veil Brides Listen to sample

31Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation
The music video didn't even make it to YouTube due to it's extreme gore and sexual violence it looks like that Cattle Decapitation had just released the most disgusting music video there ever was
The music video is banned on youtube cause of blood, guts, torture, realistic things happening and sexual violence.
(SPOILER ALERT) There are 2 disgusting moments happened
A guy is seen with a drll and drilled up some one's rear end
A guy is seen bending down to the crotch and pulled the last hair and it turns out that he pulled out one of his test and you can actually see it
It's a death metal song and it's original music video is BANNED ON YOUTUBE for its gruesome violence, guts, blood, torture, sexual violence and organs it's the most disgusting music video I've ever watched you can watch it on bloody disgusting.com and watch it

It's realistic violence gave me nightmares for nights
It's gross (SPOILER ALERT! ) There's two parts in the music video where the most disgusting moments I've ever seen
1: A guy is seen with a drill, drilling up someone rear end
2. As the first guitar solo is finished you can see a guy going down his crotch and pulling out the last hair and it turns out that he actually pulled out the p***s it was so realistic that I almost vomited
And I forgot one: a guy is seen shoving his crotch up another guy's rear end
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32Violet Hill - Coldplay Listen to sample

33Some Kind of Monster - Metallica Listen to sample

34With Arms Wide Open - Creed
If not the worst song of all time, it's pretty damn close
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35Marry Me - Train Listen to sample

36You Suffer - Napalm Death
Why is this on here? Napalm Death said themselves it was a 'comedy thing' and a joke. Plus, it's grindcore the song is meant to be short.
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37Come Out and Play - The Offspring Listen to sample

38Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Listen to sample

39B.Y.O.B - System of a Down
This song is just downright awful
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40Love Somebody - Maroon 5 Listen to sample

41Bycycle Race - Queen
What's this song about... a bike?
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42Water's Edge - Blind Line

43Dear Ol' Dad - Blind Melon Listen to sample

44Touch, Peel and Stand - Days of the New Listen to sample

45In League With Satan - Venom Listen to sample

46Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Hate every single thing about this song. It's just a ripoff of other far superior songs from the '50s
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47One More Night - Maroon 5 Listen to sample

48Little Black Submarines - Black Keys Listen to sample

49Na Na Na - My Chemical Romance
"My Chemical Romance" makes me sick.
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Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014

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