Worst Songs of 2012

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1Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the real "stupid hoe" for writing and singing this song. Seriously it sucks!

Who are you to say the nicki minaj is a stupid hoe and it seriously sucks I think Nicki minaj sings very great.

What happens when you mix a terrible beat made up of sound effects with the voice that can only be described as the most awful thing ever? Add in some flashy images of a synthetic ass with some of the DUMBEST, most AWFUL (and RIDICULOUSLY ironic) lyrics ever, and you have stupid hoe. Congratulations Nicki Minaj! You are officially worse than BrokenCYDE, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Paris ' Hilton. I hope your success completely backfires!

There is absolutely nothing good about this song. Nicki Minaj's voice is this annoying helium-filled mess that makes your ears bleed, and the lyrics make no sense. This is supposed to be a diss towards Lil Kim, but no one would be able to tell without knowing that it's a diss song. At least "Boyfriend" had a catchy chorus, whereas this song is just "You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe" repeated over and over again. And don't even get me started on the awful, whooping beat.

This song is sloppy but bearable, at the same time. I do not dislike it. I am neutral on this one. - madoog

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2Boyfriend - Justin Bieber

Auto-tuned to death, and an attempt of rap...

It's pathetic how just because something was written by Justin Bieber it gets ton of hate. I've seen 40 year olds bash on this kid. It's annoying just shut up, you're bringing him more attention by bashing him.

Worst song EVER! Justin... Just stop trying...

At least Nicki Minaj attempted to rap in Stupid Hoe

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3Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

This is all I hear on the radio. Shouldn't they give all of the songs a chance to be put on the radio? This is all I hear though, at least put on a decent song- seriously

She needs to go back to Canada & stay there this song is very poorly written & her voice is mediocre this song isn't special & neither is she. This was one of the worst music experiences I had next to Rebecca Black's Friday.

Every time I turn the radio on I hear this song! All the stations play is Kelly Clarkson and this song! Its not even that good!

This song is ok. I don't like the part " I'd trade pennies and dimes for a kiss." I also don't like the music video.

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4Gangnam Style - Psy

I can't stand this song. People love it but they have no idea what he's even saying.

Gosh this is a stupid trend that everyone everywhere likes to talk about, and it is 4 minute pointless video and repetitive song, most of the people who "like" it don't like it, they force themselves to like it so they could fit in with other idiots.

This could have been a big chance for Kpop, but people aren't taking it seriously. They think PSY is just some fat Chinese guy who does a funny horse dance. BIGBANG and Super Junior should have gotten popular, not this.

The lyrics in English are so stupid that you just have to laugh!

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5As Long as You Love Me - Justin Bieber

Gawd, when I heard this awful trainwreck for the first time, I thought when he sang the word "love" in the choruses, I thought he was yawning.

I don't understand why everyone hates Boyfriend so much. This is so much worse! - WonkeyDude98

Ha! He got punched several times by the stereotypical girlfriend's dad. That will teach him a lesson he should've get a long time ago.

I do not know about this one. - madoog

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6Rack City - Tyga

Degrading to women and boring music. How is this abomination to the music industry not #1 on this?

It is a little bothersome to see a song that I like on a worst songs list. This is the first hip-hop song that I heard the male "ay ay ay" in the background. I think this is the song that started it and influenced other hip-hop songs to have that. A lot of other hip-hop songs followed in Rack City's footsteps with the male "ay ay ay" in the background, which got annoying. Hip-hop is still doing that. You can hear it in Trey Songz's Na Na and Azalea's Fancy, for example. This song is sitting in my mp3 player. Rack City is dark and manages to create a good vibe. It has repetitive lyrics, but that's okay; it would not be great without the repetitive lyrics. Tyga's monotone voice suits well in the song. This song may be degrading to females, but I like it. Rack City is great. - madoog

Stupid Hoe, while awful, is fascinating with how it was even allowed to happen. It's the sort of trainwreck that everyone should witness at least once due to how much of a catastrophe it is.

This song, on the other hand, is terrible in the most boringly unpleasant way possible. Tyga brings absolutely nothing to the table except horrible, repetitive lyrics in the most bored, monotone delivery possible, and the beat is what started the hip hop beat formula we know and hate today. Simple synth, basic drum machine, and people quietly yelling "Hey" in the background. 3 years later, we're still hearing the damage this song has done to the pop charts. This song somehow wrecked both hip hop and R&B for years to come.

Incredibly misogynistic and sexist song ever and Tyga has the worst flow between rap verses!

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7Whistle - Flo Rida

A song about blowjobs. How pleasant

I am glad Whistle is on the top ten. "Can you blow my whistle, baby, whistle, baby... you just put your lips together and you come real close... here we go" I know exactly what you're talking about. The whistle refers to your you-know-what. The song even has whistling. What a load of annoyance this sexual song is. The instrumental is all nice with nice-playing guitar, but overall, I rate this somewhat bearable song a 2/5 --- one additional point because it's a sexual song by a man. Whistle, a ludicrous dirty hit song, attained number one on the charts because of the instrumental, what it is about, and that is was a summer jam. Due to its sexual nature, this song easily made 2012 history. - madoog

So let me get this straight: You can make a song about your own penis and get a number one spot. I'm done. - yaygiants16

It's good not bad

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8Birthday Cake - Rihanna

I get Rhianna is attractive, and she likes to write about that. There's nothing wrong with that. BUT THIS SONG IS AWFUL!

Chris Brown would be a great voice for Pac-Man!

I like Rihanna, but I hate how this song exists.

Wait I thought this song was made in 2011...well I guess I'm wrong? - spodermanfan1000

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9Beez in the Trap - Nicki Minaj

This is the worst ever. Not just 2012. Nicki is the most Untalented train wreck I have ever come across. I am embarrassed for her when it's on the radio.

This doesn't even need a reason. The song speaks for how bad it is.

Just goes to show how much of a disaster the entire Roman Reloaded album was. THREE songs from that album in the top 10 of this list, with several more appearances further down. Not since Nickelback's "All The Right Reasons" have I heard an album come out with so many terrible songs.

What does "Beez in the trap" even mean?! - HappyFlower

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10Turn On the Lights - Future

I do not like this song. Turn On The Lights / Is that supposed to be a metaphor for paying attention. Future sounds like he is just moving his lips around wildly. He sounds different in this song. This song fails. I know this is produced by Mike Will Made It. Some of his tracks sound similar. This sounds similar to Neva End. Mike Will Made It always use those deep fluid sounds along with hard tunes. That is the best way that I can describe it. - madoog

Even Kesha uses her autotune better than Future. Just listen to the wail. - Swellow

How does one person mess up with AUTOTUNE of all things?!

Not only in 2012 guys WORST SONG EVER How is this so low

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The Newcomers

?The Forgotten - Green Day
?Burn It Down - Linkin Park

Yep, a Linkin Park song above a Justin Bieber song, I regret nothing. Zach808's explanation was spot on. Even as a minor Linkin Park fan, this is just this big chunk of unfocused loudness. The beat: abysmal. Every element is fuzzed out to the point where I can't even tell what instruments they are using. I've never been a fan of Chester's voice, and it's never been more apparent than here, where his rough yet incredibly shrill quality shines through his insufferable screaming. Mike's rap verse on the bridge is mediocre at best, and absolute filler at worst. The lyrics are really vague and not really about anything.

Why is this on top of the best of 2012 list again? A lot of people thought I'd like this because this is one of LP's poppiest songs, but honestly, they should stick to more focused and concentrated writing and more inspired instrumentation. - WonkeyDude98

This was one of few good songs if the year, why the hell is this here?

The Contenders

11Starships - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has the potential of being one of the female phenoms of year. But this song is one of the songs that are obviously not part of her "Best Work" list. She fails to deliver her style and theme of being a tough chick and manages to make the electronic dance music worse than it already is.

This song... Unggh, it gives me a headache just remembering this. I have never hated anything half as much as Nikki Minaj, and I was forced to listen to the pop stations playing this in heavy rotation for a month! My bad music virginity is gone...

No song has annoyed me more than Starships in 2012. It is so shamelessly awful. The hook is terrible, the breakdown sucks, and the video is just the icing on the crapcake. Every time it came on I had to groan and roll my eyes. How did this ever get popular is beyond me. I keep hearing Nicki Minaj is talented but apparently all she releases is garbage.

Heck, even Britney Spears uses her autotune better than Nicki Minaj!

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12We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

UGH. We've been hearing about Taylor Swift's breakups/relationships since 2007. Six years of the same exact topic makes me want to shoot myself. And the horrible lyrics, with a crappy tune? Please. Just call me when decent bands come back into play

Taylor Swift is normally a good musician and singer, she has a great vocal range and writes passionately. However, this repetive song seems to endless go NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER EVER, well, you get the picture.

Ok we get that some boy dumped you or didn't notice you but people (that now what quality music is) are so sick of these song topics. Country was bad enough but now pop what's become of this country.

I do not hate this song, but I do not care for it. - madoog

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13Diamonds - Rihanna

Its too overrated...
Probably the reason is that she gets nude in every other video of her. - abhisheksrivastava

Probably Rihanna's worst song to date. She doesn't shine bright like a diamond AT ALL in this song.

The song makes it sound like it's raining diamonds. maybe one impaled her brain and made her a complete idiot and so she would convince herself to make this retarded song. You know it's true

The way this song sounds --- I do not like Diamonds. - madoog

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14Where Have You Been - Rihanna

Where I'm been, what about you, Rihanna? Have you been sleeping in the dirty toilet while reading Playboy magazine and playing with Chris Brown's dirty underwear? You need help!

Her music is so trash. Lack of good voice is obvious. She can't sing LIVE and she has like 2-3 lines in every song. Oh I forgot about Ela Ela Eh Eh Eh or Year year year. - Magnolia

In your music video, you seem more like willing to get killed by a crocodile.

Her older songs like disturb I a and umbrella are actually reasonable songs. also shut up and drive. but man is she turning into a whacko or what?

15Sorry for Party Rocking - LMFAO

I'm sorry for myself for listening to this song

This song is TERRIBLE! Lyrics are stupid, the music is stupid, everything about this song is stupid. How people call this good music beyond me...

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16Pound the Alarm - Nicki Minaj

Nicki should pound her dildo stick somewhere else and get her ass kicked off on American Idol.

What is with that horrible screeching noise for?! Is it necessary?! It's just sounds like a squirrel being assaulted with a zip tie, a peacock giving birth, and a screeching howler monkey being sent through a garbage disposal. Horrible

Very annoying, and I don't understand the lyrics, too much auto tune. - funnyuser

This song is very annoying - BunnyC

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17I Fink U Freeky - Die Antwoord

I hate this song and already thrashed it on my remix of this list, but I don't even feel motivated enough to rate it, it's just that tedious. Plus the is on my Worst Songs of All Time list, so add redundancy to that. - WonkeyDude98

Die antwoord sucks and should quit at rapping, worse than anaconda 1.5/10. Besides the girl singing is probably Nicki Minaj in disguise

Oh god, words can not describe how much I hate this mess.
Let's start of with Yolandi Visser's vocal talent--- Oh wait, she has none here. She sounds like a female version of Galantis's lead singer with the amount of autotune in her voice. In fact, she sounds like an alien.
The beat's next, and it's also just as bad. No, honestly, it sounds like it was ripped from a video game, and is enough to make your ears ring.
And the lyrics? Oh, don't get me started. Booty Bounce sucked, but hey, at least it was fun. This isn't. The worst is when Yolandi decides to say "fat boys like to slap me in the bum", which was enough to make me hate this song.
-5/10. Just like Anaconda, this was trash. - Swellow

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18#rihanna - Glasses Malone

Basically all of my sentiments to this song apply, plus, I like how there was a hashtag in the title. Does it have anything to do with the song? NOPE! They probably just put it there so Rihanna could see it whenever she tries to find herself on Twitter. Combined with the contents of the song, that is just vile and despicable in every way. - WonkeyDude98

19I Endorse These Strippers - Nicki Minaj

I remember back before Nicki Minaj was famous her music was actually pretty decent. But I guess once your signed to a label and become famous, you don't even have to try anymore!

Everything she releases is trash!

20We Are Young - Fun

I think this is one of the most annoying song ever created. How everyone can like this song and this band are beyond me. Maybe for the teenage girls/hipster kids who never listen to any good music, this multitracked vocal is cool, bad lyric is deep, and repetitive single piano chord is art. And it even won a grammy, which make me lost my faith for the future of music.

By far the most overrated song in history and one of the worst songs I have ever heard. No guitar, basic percussions, unoriginal bassline, bland piano, HORRID vocals, and embarassment to Janelle Monae. Why did this win song of the year?

THANK YOU! THEY CAN'T SING ANY SONG AND THE LEAD SINGERS WEIRD!

I do not like this song, at all. This song is overrated. - madoog

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