Worst Rock Songs of All Time

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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
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.
[Newest]Wait, this was a rock song?

2Higher - Creed
Not gonna lie, I once loved this song...

3If 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.


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.

4Headstrong - Trapt
Idiots.. It's a very good song
How is this bad?
I love this. It s one of the best

5If 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...

6Like a Rock - Bob Seger

7We 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!
Loved Jefferson Airplane, but its pop rocket, Jefferson Starship was pop-rocks at it's


[Newest]This song is super catchy!

8What It's Like - Everlast
I completely agree here. This song isn't even rock yet it's played on my local rock station constantly.


9Knives 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
I don't know why this is the worst it is brilliant but that's only my opinion that may not be yours
[Newest]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! "

10Stairway 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!


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.
[Newest]Who thought it was a great idea to put this on the list?

The Contenders

11She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd
Totally ripped-off suicidal tendencies
Never hearted this song before... I vote for this only to bting "Starways to Heaven" lower on the list

12Something In Your Mouth - Nickelback
Straight up hate Nickelback.
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
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

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

14Pumped 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.
[Newest]Your kidding me right? , this is a good song

15Hey, 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
[Newest]It makes me want to puke all over my bowling ball in gym class. But why is Hey There Delilah on here this is a joke.


16Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top

17Hey 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
I knew a guy. He was my friend. Likable, funny, all-around good guy. Then he started learning guitar. And he grew horribly conceited, selfish, and sung every waking second for the attention of women (That's why he picked up the guitar in the first place).

And this was his anthem.
Got it on 11 lets try to get stairway to heaven out of the way everybody (out of the top tens).
[Newest]This isn't even rock, plus this is also a good song

18Ready, 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.

1921 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 -_-
[Newest]I'm going to kill myself now that I found out this is 19 on the list.

20Payphone - 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?
Why in the living heck is Knives and Pens on this list? It is a respectable song about anti-bullying and not being offended about who you are!

And yeah, Payphone may be catchy but the lyrics are very badly thought up. :/
This isn't rock. Maroon 5 is not rock anymore. They only became all poppy because, I don't know, people love crap like this? I'm TIRED of rap bridges.
[Newest]Honestly, Maroon 5 isn't rock. This song should be higher on the list, because Stairway to Heaven should not be here. !

21Rockstar 101 - Rihanna
Rubbish. This song is annoying. Rihanna fails at trying to do a rock song.
Hey Rihanna I got news for you. You're not a rock star. Then your songs would have guitars drums bass and guitar solos in them.


Who likes this song? No one.

22Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Best song on Stadium Arcadium

23Behind 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.
Why did hey disrespect the Who and Pink Floyd as well with their stupid covers
Keep rollin rollin rollin rollin

24Baby - Justin Bieber
Man I put this on here just one week ago and it has made to 32 in one week one its not even rock
This is not even rock. it's just awful
This isn't even rock. It's pure CRAP!

25Sex 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...

26American Idiot - Green Day
Which idiot added this awesome song in this list?
An American idiot put this song here
Hell naw. somebody gon die
[Newest]Oh hell no! Whoever put this here better start running for the hills!

27Smells 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
[Newest]I put this on here just to mess with people not because it is bad because it makes me laugh I do love this song also check out BEST Mexican COMEDIANS

28The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
WHAT! This is like one of the greatest rock songs in my opinion!
Are you kidding me? This is one of the best rock songs of the year!


Who compiles this crap, ! No mention of the awful chili peppers

29Ob-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
Happy song it's really good


30Rockstar - Nickelback
I hate this song so much...
Rubbish, I dislike this song and is officially demeaning rock 'n' roll. I prefer the other tunes of the artist Nickelback.

31Little 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

32Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Who put this song on the list?

33Famous 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!
I honestly love this song. Why is it on the list?
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

34Bodies - Drowning Pool
"One: nothing wrong with me" Obviously, something is wrong with you, as you made that stupid song
If I hear one more person use this for their youtube playthrough, I'm sticking an ax in my computer!
One of the most overused songs on the web.

35Forced 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
Rate the song for gods sake. Not the music video.
This song is awesome.
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

36Nookie - Limp Bizkit
How? Nookie is a great song.
What is a nookie?!

37One - Metallica
Why the hell is one on this list! It's one of metallica's
Better songs!
Who the hell put it on this list. (though I'm not a Metallica fan)
This is one of the best songs ever.

38Aerials - System of a Down
Do you even know what this song mean. This song is meaningful than other songs out there
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!
Why is this on here the song is amazing and the meaning is so deep

39Drops of Jupiter - Train
No best Train song!


40Wonderwall - Oasis
You're WRONG! Oasis is my favorite band! To be fair this is one of their weaker songs but it does not deserve to be on a worst list!


I really like Oasis, but I have to admit that this is crap. Songs like Fade In-Out and Some Might Say put this to shame.


This is their best song besides don't look back in anger. You are a music noob!


41In the End - Black Veil Brides
Unoriginal, boring and simplistic poser metal crap

42Bycycle Race - Queen
I'd like to meet the idiots who voted for this song. Its slightly underrated and I'm pretty sure most people have never heard it. Listen to it and then you'll be thinking.


This is a great song from an awesome band


What's this song about... a bike?

43Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne
The worst rock song ever! I just ought to put this on this list, otherwise I couldn't sleep at night!


This isn't even ROCK! But still, it's one of the worst songs I've ever heard

44Violet Hill - Coldplay

45Some Kind of Monster - Metallica

46Crocodile Rock - Elton John
This song is amazing! Why is this here?
Hate every single thing about this song. It's just a ripoff of other far superior songs from the '50s
Ugh... throw in Bennie and The Jets as well

47With Arms Wide Open - Creed
I like it. I think it's one of creed's better songs.
If not the worst song of all time, it's pretty damn close

48Marry Me - Train

49You 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.
This is the worst song ever. Reason 1: It is only 3 seconds, Reason 2: All the drummer does is hit the hi-hats once, Reason 3: You can't even understand the lead singer.
This song goes on for way too long.

50Come Out and Play - The Offspring
I like the offspring. Not one of their finest moments.
Why are 21 guns smells like teen spirit and famous last words on here. Each are the best from the artist they came from

51Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
this is just awesome, a classic. Who don't like this song? Green Day, my chemical romance, the offspring, nickelback and Metallica's song shouldn't be here.
People are douchebags! This is an all American classic!

52B.Y.O.B - System of a Down
This song is just downright awful

53Love Somebody - Maroon 5

54One More Night - Maroon 5
Represents everything that's wrong with pop. I do like Moves Like Jagger, We Built This City, Stairway to Heaven, Pumped Up Kicks, Use Somebody, and Bicycle Race. And yes those posts that list everything on the list they disagree with are made by the same person.

55We Are Young - Fun

56Revolution 9 - The Beatles
This isn't rock, its an avant garde piece. It may have been made by a rock SINGER, (john lennon composed it, other Beatles didn't have anything to do with it), but its not rock.
I like the Beatles and all, and I don't think this should count because it's barely a song as is.
I love the Beatles but this is a 8 minute song of john saying number 9

57Mr. Brownstone - Guns N Roses
What? This is one of Guns N' Roses's best songs!

58Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Why is this here?

59Water's Edge - Blind Line

60Dear Ol' Dad - Blind Melon

61Touch, Peel and Stand - Days of the New

62In League With Satan - Venom

63Little Black Submarines - Black Keys

64Na Na Na - My Chemical Romance
My chemical romance Shouldn't be here.
No My Chemical Romance song should we on a list that has the word "worst" in it
"My Chemical Romance" makes me sick.

65Poison Heart - Ramones

66Live and Learn - Crush 40
This needs to be number 1 in this list. Even One Direction can outperform them easily although they are the 2nd worst band after Crush 40.

All Sonic songs are trash, especially this one.
Crush 40, worst band ever. They need to break up.
Would you be mad if I said that I actually like this song? Yeah I thought so

67His World - Zebrahead
Another Led Zeppelin plus Eminem wannabe combined. This failed rap plus the horrible guitar solos sank down this song. Forgot to mention it is a sonic song. Therefore, it is one of the worst rock songs ever made.

68Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
Why is this song on the list it's actually a good song idiots

69Sushi Girl - The Tubes
I'd like to nominate "Sushi Girl" by the "Tubes" for the worst rock song EVER! I'd highly recommend it if you're looking for a good laugh. It includes several of the most awkward double entendres in rock history! Awful, awful, awful and hilarious!

70These Dreams - Heart
Heart went Pop in the 80's but this pure elevator music.

71Caraphernelia - Pierce the Veil

72A Horse With No Name - America
"There ain't no one for to give you no pain"... How could anyone do that to the English language? And those plants and birds and rocks and THINGS... THINGS!
Not to mention the concise and evocative lyric, "the heat was hot".

73Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart
It has it all as far as bad songs go: The creep factor, the clunk, the ooze, the train wreck of attempts using the English language, the drippy, drizzling lounge singer rhythm, it's gagalicious.

74I Got That Rock N' Roll - Ross Lynch

75American Bad Ass - Kid Rock

76Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless

77Candy Store - Faber Drive
The band is great. But this is their worst song. Don't try to be Jason Mraz.

78My Medicine - The Pretty Reckless

79Friday - Rebecca Black
Oh yes. This crap definitely counts as rock...

80Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me - Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is my favorite band ever, but this is my least favorite song ever. I don't know how such an amazing band could make such a bad song. It's seven minutes of complete crap.


81Never Again - Nickelback

82Figured You Out - Nickelback

83Throw Yourself Away - Nickelback

84Animals - Nickelback

85Invisible - Clay Aiken

86S.E.X. - Nickelback

87Blurry - Puddle of Mudd

8899 Problems - Jay Z

89Video Games - Blackout Band

90I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett

91Doing Time - Avenged Sevenfold

92F*** Time - Green Day
This is a tough time for Green Day. Hope you can come by to your 90's roots soon.

93Bullet With Butterfly Wings - The Smashing Pumpkins

94Dancing With the One Legged... - Marilyn Manson

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