Worst Rock Songs of All Time

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1Moves 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. :( - isabellapineiro

Of course, Moves Like Jagger number 1. No guitar, no bass, no drums. This isn't a rock song. This is truly a trash. - 05yusuf09

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

One song does not define an album. This album in my opinion is their best and is ANYTHING but average.

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.

Apparently this is a rock song lol

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2We Are Young - Fun

Not a bad song, not going to lie. It's not on my personal playlist, but I enjoy listening to this song if it came on on the radio or in public. As you could say, I don't mind this song, but Moves Like Jagger is just god awful - kaitlynrad11

I can't stand the singer's voice. Another overrated piece of "music" from the music gods at Fueled by Ramen.

Indie rock is often electronically influenced... That doesn't make this a bad song!

What? This is a great pop song, but not a really a rock song!

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3By and Down - A Perfect Circle

Excuse me? Why is this here?

4American Idiot - Green Day

Which idiot added this awesome song in this list?

An American idiot put this song here

This shouldn't be here nor any song by Green Day

Can't stand this guy's voice, so nasal.

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5My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark - Fall Out Boy

No that song is awesome. Whoever came with this list is an idiot. And this isn't a rock song it's a pop rock song

I'm the only person I know who doesn't like this song! - UltraFX

Who the freak put this on the list?! I ' LOVE THIS!

What? The one who put this is in the dark

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6Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides

Seriously stairway to heaven on this list

Usually I don't like black veil brides. But this song is really good

Stairway to Heaven is the 9th worst rock song of all time?... I hate my generation. It's like what The Who said, "Why don't you all just f-f-f-fade away! " - MontyPython

I love this song

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7We Built This City - Starship

Are you kidding? I like that song!

While I won't burst in anger when I hear this song, I can't help but notice the song calling out "corporation games" while being one of the most corporate-sounding songs of all time. And does the synth-heavy arrangement sound like a theme song for any rock-and-roll event ("we built this city for rock and roll")? Or some poorly-produced corporate or public service video in the 1980s?

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!

I know! this is a great song!

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821 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.

Wait, I thought this was the list of the worst songs? Why in the world is this on here? I like this song a lot!

Bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad song

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9Higher - Creed

This song was good until the radio played it literally six times in a single day and then it got very annoying.

This song rocks in my opinion. I don't give a funk what people say creed and nickelback rocks. Anyways most songs on here is just pop music. Also American idiot rocks so funk off you bastarderous rock n roll haters

Great song from a band that was said to be terrible. One of the decent songs that came out during the early 2000's

What?! Creed shouldn't be on this list! You people clearly have crappy music tastes.

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10Something In Your Mouth - 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

I don't hate Nickelback, I just enjoy hating them. As for this song, while it has a solid and pretty catchy riff, the lyrics are so sleazy I can't listen to the whole thing without cringing. Just no, Chad. No.

This song is easily their worst and WAY worse than Rockstar. It's disgusting and terrible, just listen to it. I'm surprised that Rockstar isn't in the top ten, however.

I think it's just a trend now to hate these guys... THEY'RE NOT BAD! Just because you don't enjoy them personally, doesn't mean they suck. Come on, people, Nickelback isn't bad

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The Newcomers

?La Grange - ZZ Top
?Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Contenders

11Never Never - Korn

I'm not into this song, but the rest of their paradigm shift album is pretty good.

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12Stairway 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

Madness? THIS. IS. SPARTA! But in all seriousness, why is THIS song, of all songs, on here? I could think of a MILLION other songs that are worse than this one! - ladybug375

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.

This is clearly a joke...

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13Tonight, 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.

I feel bad that this shows up before the smashing pumpkin's classic

Uh, this isn't even rock!

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14Wastelands - Linkin Park
15If You Could Only See - Tonic

This was Tonic's best song, and one of the 90's best as well. Why is this 3 on the worst rock songs?

I just heard this & I truly regret for doing that... I'm voting for this. - Fan_of_Good_Music

This song is flawless... Lyrically and musically. This can't possibly be in the top 10 WORST rock songs EVER... Come on. I could see it not being someone's favorite or even disliking it, but the top 10 worst... Never. Same with Higher by Creed. You either love 'em or hate 'em, but, again, the worst?! Not by a long shot.

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16How You Remind Me - Nickelback
17Called Out In the Dark - Snow Patrol
18Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

This was a pretty good song. I just don't like how people hate the lyrics. This world is crumbling with more shootings every day. Come on, this is actually a good song.

How can this song even be on this list? Come on, Pumped Up Kicks is an amazing song!

Congrats on making a song about a school shooting sound as emo as the people who perform such acts.

Your kidding me right? , this is a good song

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19If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting

Are the people drunk who voted on this list... ? Sting, Led Zeppelin, and even Dani California (RHCP) which is one of their best songs... Why are pop songs even on this list? I thought it was worst rock songs...

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20Hey, 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

Another sissy boy song

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List StatsUpdated 9 Feb 2016

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Top Remixes

1. We Are Young - Fun
2. By and Down - A Perfect Circle
3. My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark - Fall Out Boy
1. Wastelands - Linkin Park
2. How You Remind Me - Nickelback
3. Called Out In the Dark - Snow Patrol
1. Higher - Creed
2. If You Could Only See - Tonic
3. Headstrong - Trapt



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