The Top Ten Worst Singer/Songwriters

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1Bret MichaelsBret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.

A song is like a poem that is often read musically. Songwriting is not really easy as it seems. Poor writing skills gives away a poor quality song. If there are no good songwriters then what's the point?

Bret, your songs are worse than barbie's theme song.

Yes, Bret your songs are not that good. Stop crying about it.

He's the greatest singer ever! Whoever voted for him forgot that he was the lead singer of the Beatles.

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2BonoPaul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Yeah I agree, the only U2 song I like is Mysterious Ways because of the guitar rift

Whats the difference between god and bono
God doesn't think he is Bono!

His strained nasal sound and improvising style are an embarrasment to listen to.

3Axel Rose

You know you are not great when you haven't released anything in over 15 years.

Sure, Bob Dylan isn't the best singer but he is one hell of a songwriter. Axel, however, is bad at both.

This list is the single stupidest list I've ever seen. - RalphBob

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4Rob Thomas
5Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Why is he even on this list? Anywhere?

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6Michael Bolton

He only does cover songs that are just okay. Once he was singing The Star Spangled Banner and he read the lyrics of his HAND. You know that someone isn't a good singer when that happens. - bbfan132

7Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

Justin Bieber killed real music! Freddie Mercury was the greatest man to sing ever! Come back Freddie! I love you! We all love you! You are the best!
WHY IS FREDDIE MERCURY ON THIS LIST?!

How could Bob Dylan be worse than this FREAK and Demon Justin Bieber! What kind of sorcery is this crappy thing in this list! This DEMON should be number 1 ONE at all times in WORST SINGER - SONGWRITERS. His SONGS can KILL a person and Especially above all things his VOICE is really bad, irritating, like in hell that SUCKS! Worse than a mosquito's sound.

FREDDIE MERCURY SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS LIST! THE ONLY FEW SHOULD BE
Nikki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
One Direction

Does he even write his own songs?

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8Bruce Springsteen

For God's sake, get Freddie Mercury and Bob Dylan out of the top ten! - PetSounds

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9Kenny Loggins
10Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

Shame on the damn lister he put singer legends like phil, chester and freddie on the list... Doesn't have any damn taste of music X ( duffer!

Freddie is the best he gave us bohemian rhapsody, don't stop me now, somebody to love and we are the champions and many many more

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?KeshaKesha was born in L.A and is American. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America
?Buddy HollyCharles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.

The Contenders

11Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

She is just awful. All of her songs have one meaning: YOU'RE A DICK, IT DEFINITELY ISN'T MY FAULT THAT MY RELATIONSHIPS NEVER WORK, I'VE HAD SO MANY BOYFRIENDS IT CAN'T BE MY FAULT! She is talentless, overrated, rinse and repeat, pop trash.

Taylor is gorgeous, but after seeing all those breakup songs, I came to the conclusion she must have a terrible personality. Especially when, according to all her songs, it's always her exes' fault. All her exes should get together and make a song called "Maybe Your a Problem". by the way, whoever added Jon Bon Jovi in this list is an idiot and gives humans a bad name.

Taylor Swift is a bad songwriter and Justin Bieber doesn't write his songs.

All her songs are in the same key, about the same thing and following the same pattern. One trick pony.

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12Rebecca BlackRebecca Black is "well known" for her "hit" single, "Friday", which has the second most dislikes on YouTube .

I can't stand her she sounds like a squirrel with helium in her voice and stupid autotunes she's pretty though

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13Elton John

Worst list ever! Elton John was one of the best musicians. Also bob Dylan and Bruce springsteen what the heck? Elton John has not a single bad song.

Agree with poster below, take away the lyrics & what have you got, sorry can't understand his elevation to some kind of legend. A guy like Pete ham of badfinger wrote songs from the heart & for me did more in his short lifetime than Elton John has done in 40 years.

You're very much entitled to your personal preference but you are basically saying that the overwhelming objective position of knowledgeable listeners and musicians is unfounded, that your favorite is "the best" and the conclusions of the vast majority of individuals are faulty and should be disregarded - Billyv

Well screw this list, Elton John is in my top 3 for best musicians ever with the other two being Imagine Dragons and AC/DC! - GaretTheCarrot

Elton John? On this list?

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14Jon Bon JoviJohn Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.

Are you kidding jovi and abba and reo speedwagon and Michael jackson and the bee here all should be at no one you know why and the Beatles and I could name names all day try and get any of there songs out of your head you can't it's impossible it's like my songwriting we are to catchy my name is derham Paul I am a singer songwriter and public performer and entertainer

He's far from the worst but his whole band is so overrated on these websites it's not even funny.

Jon Bon Jovi is an amazing songwriter and singer.

No way this guy should be on here.

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15Lil WayneDwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and ...read more.V1 Comment
16PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".

Wasn't he suppose to have written like thousands of songs and what I heard I don't care for. What do the rest sound like? I am scared.

17Joni Mitchell

Her songs are amazing but a lot of them sound the same but maybe it's just the way she sings.

Super overrated and not that big on that high pitched voice either.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Plant, Mayer, Taylor, Duritz, Diamond, Judy Collins, Carole King, Feliciano, Vanessa Carlton, and countless others would disagree with you.

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19Ann WilsonAnn Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

When I'm wrong, I'll admit it. Heart did not write either of their songs that hit number one on Billboard magazine. But since they are not songwriters, that would disqualify them from this list anyway.

Your first point is actually more of a compliment considering what "pop" music sounds like these days and your second point is just a flat out lie.

According to Billboard magazine, your first point is actually false. Both Alone and These Dreams (sung by Nancy) are number one hits.

No song she has ever written has hit #1 on the Pop Charts and she not that good of a singer either.

20Miley Cyrus

Do you really think your 5 year olds should be listening to lyrics saying I HAVE TO GET MY WAY 24 HOURS A DAY BECAUSE I'M HOT LIKE THAT (can't be tamed)

Who do you think you are? Miley Cyrus is my ROLE MODEL! Get a life whoever put her on this list!

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