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.

Are you actually serious? Maroon 5 aren't even rock! Whoever thought that Maroon 5 is rock seriously needs to go listen to some Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and I could go on and on. This is just WOW.

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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

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

Let's make a song about being young, getting wasted, and have it HEAVILY autotuned. Pure repetitive garbage.

3By and Down - A Perfect Circle
4American Idiot - Green Day

Which idiot added this awesome song in this list?

An American idiot put this song here

Hell naw. somebody gon die

Great song, this list make is a moron

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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

What? The one who put this is in the dark

You mean my farts know what you did in the dark - Rotinhell9555

6We Built This City - Starship

Are you kidding? I like that song!

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!

How is this not higher on the list? This is one of the worst songs ever! It's a good thing it's not overplayed, because it's so annoying and it lead so many people away from real music.

This song is super catchy!

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721 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 -_-

What!,this song is amazing

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8Higher - Creed

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

Not gonna lie, I once loved this song...

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

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9Knives 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 usually don't like black veil brides. But this is a song actually like.

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10Never Never - Korn

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

This isn't a rock song really

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11If 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.

12Something 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

I'm disgraced to live in the same country as these guys. Good Canadian bands are Rush! Rush for the win - SammySpore

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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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.

This song sums up everything wrong with todays music

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

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14If 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...

I like this song. Some of Sting's solo stuff is pretty good. - matty925

15Bleed It Out - Linkin Park

What? This song is awesome!

16Stairway 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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17Like a Rock - Bob Seger

I do not think Bob seger should be on this because he's never wrote a bad song, all his songs are bad ass

18She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd

Who the hell is this song on this list in fact why are most of these song on this list this song is awesome (sure it's not as good as some of there other songs) but it's still an awesome song none the less - donovanthorn

Stairway to Heaven? Who the hell thought it was a bright idea to put it on this list? The only reason I'm voting this is to get stairway off of this list. Sorry Puddle of Mudd.

Totally ripped-off suicidal tendencies

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19Pumped 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.

Who the hell makes songs about a school shooting?

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

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

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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

Very annoying song because my mom is listen to this song everyday. - 05yusuf09

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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. Higher - Creed
2. If You Could Only See - Tonic
3. Headstrong - Trapt



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