Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016

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41 Sex - Cheat Codes Sex - Cheat Codes

A 1 hit wonder based on a cover song, which is kinda embarrassing really.

I don't think I have heard worse pitch-shifting and layered vocals in my life before listening to this. - Swellow

Now, a sex song is just something that is utterly retarded to make

This song just sucks. That's all there is to it. - Blingdog24

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42 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Mediocre. I don't hate it, but it is insanely forgettable. Overplayed to death as well. - Spark_Of_Life

One thing I forgot to mention in my triplet review including this, is that this is one of the few songs I've ever heard that structured wrong. A lot of pop songs follow the 1564 chord progression, because it fluidly leads onto a wide variety of pleasing melodies. This song, on the other hand, uses a 1646 progression, which means the song is completely stationery, and can't do anything with itself without a complete mid-song reconstruction. It actually explains why this song is so bland and energyless. - WonkeyDude98

Even then, it could have worked. Happy worked, mainly because it had color and harmony. This is so dull and lifeless. - WonkeyDude98

Not horrible, but so incredibly bland and generic. It sounds like a cheap ripoff of Happy, except that song worked and was fun. This song just sounds forced and fake.

At least its not about money, girls and weed - Th3Zm0nst3r

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43 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers

Right, I'm deleting my old comment to write a newer one, because my mind cannot be made up about this. While the verses have a good meaning and the guitar plunks in the background fit nicely, the drop polarizes me. It's the one thing that I cannot make my mind up about. It's a headbanger, but also a little bit repetitive. Eh, I'll leave it as a 3/5 for now, I'm starting to like it a bit more. But Closer, on the other hand... - JackMM

Honestly this is one of the few good pop songs of today

I like the verses, but the drop ruins this song. With a better drop, I would love this song much more.

This song is SO repetitive and lazily written, it drives me insane!

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44 Selfie - Mark Thomas Selfie - Mark Thomas

I am literally speechless. Everyone who called Jacob Satorius a Justin Bieber ripoff, let me introduce you to a young adolescent they call Mark Thomas. Between the beeping twinkle of a melody, the awkward, generic lyrics, and the vocals which are almost identical to 2010 Justin Bieber if they added more annoying vocal effects, yeah, I hate this. 0/5 - WonkeyDude98

Hello Jacob, meet Mark Thomas, another dumb adolescent with the same screeching, untalented voice as you. Alright, you two work on your collaboration, I need to dash. I've got a massive order of bleach delivered to my house. Bye!

He shouldn't be worrying about girls and should be worrying about his algebra homework.

This is a real song...but I don't get why people are voting for closer and work from home...those who are voting for these wonderful songs are really dumb and have no choice of songs

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45 PPAP (Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen) - Piko-Taro PPAP (Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen) - Piko-Taro

Awful, stupid, dumb, how did music come to this? Why is it popular? - guitar

Don't spread all your hate on this because it isn't meant to be taken seriously. This song is by a comedian for Pete's sake. Doesn't make it any better though

I hae this song. It's dumb but gets stuck in your head so easily, making it even worse. - AnonymousChick

This is so damn annoying... and the worse part is that it's famous

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46 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey

"I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you". I don't know if this song about falling in love with someone or oral sex.

I'm STARVING for a DECENT SONG FROM ZEDD! I mean, compare this to "Stay The Night" and "Beautiful Now". They are dance songs. This is typical pop that can be compared to Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and MORE

Okay and catchy song but the parts where it sounds like a SIX YEAR OLD GIRL SCREAMING GIBBERISH ruined the whole song.

Worst drop I ever heard. It literally sounds like machines malfunctioning mixed with sounds of someone rubbing two pieces of metal together.

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47 Cake by the Ocean - Dnce Cake by the Ocean - Dnce

Kidz Bop is singing this. Now kids will think it's about cake, but it's really about sex. - mayamanga

The annoying beat plus dumb lyrics equals this song.

This si from 2015, and it's getting old. - Powerfulgirl10

What are you talking about? This is great

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48 Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga

Except for Gaga being a little nasal at times, this is pretty damn good. But still, it's no Bad Romance. - Spark_Of_Life

Not Lady Gaga's best. It's a bit too safe. It's still Lady Gaga, and in the mainstream in 2016, I'll take what I can get. 4/5 - WonkeyDude98

I was expecting a new song by her. Perfect Illusion is great --- and great song title. This song pushed all the bad songs out of the way. - madoog

I'll say this once:
ALL THE FAKE ASS "FANS" NEED TO STFU WITH THE "She sold out" BS! If you really love Lady Gaga, you'll support her right to make the music she wants. You don't have to like her new music, but if you're a true Little Monster, you have to at least respect her creative evolution. This song...it's not one of her best, but it's nowhere near her worst.
Rant finished. - theOpinionatedOne

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49 Fix - Chris Lane Fix - Chris Lane

This is easily the 2nd worst "country" song of the year, sitting right behind Thomas Rhett's Vacation. First off, the opening lyric which says "Hey girl" is enough to turn me off. Second, he compared himself to Walter White from Breaking Bad in the hook, and not to mention that there is the pathetic censorship, "good-ish." This song is basically the tired love-is-a-drug cliché.The production is grating and shreds every single bit of of country music in it (not that there was any to begin with). As for the vocal performance, it's terrible and makes Chris Lane seem just as unappealing as he seemed with the Walter White reference. - NiktheWiz

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50 Better - Meghan Trainor Better - Meghan Trainor

I went in with low expectations, and somehow I was even more let down than I expected to be. Why, Meghan? Just why? - Spark_Of_Life

Garbage with an awkward guest verse from Yo Gotti. Like the music video though. 0/5 - ProPanda

This is like NO if it was hidden under a shade of saccharinity. Also, Yo Gotti's worst performance. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

Eh, I've heard worse from Meghan (*cough Dear Future Husband cough*). - NiktheWiz

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51 No Problem - Chance the Rapper No Problem - Chance the Rapper

I like this song but seriously, it's about time 2 Chainz got his fake ass off these tracks that have so much potential to them - Mcgillacuddy

Are you kidding me? This song is awesome, even though Chance is doing a young thug impression.

While 2 Chainz is in this song, it really isn't that bad. 3/5. - SwagFlicks

I like this song. I give it 5/5. - madoog

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52 Pop Style - Drake Pop Style - Drake

Drake has been getting worse and yet his album is #1 :/

Awful, I can't stand people who constantly praise everything Drake does, and Drake can say whatever he wants and people are gonna praise it just because it's by him. Man I hate this generation

One Dance is better than Pop Style. They were released the same day. - madoog

And in this dark day and age he is called a "Lyricist" 20 years ago that crown would have been worn by Nas and 10 years ago 50 cent.

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53 Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy

Just in case you need any more affirmation that Missy Elliott (along with Not That Kinda Girl) and Fall Out Boy are past their prime, we have this...thing. 1/5 - WonkeyDude98

No they ruined the original song

I may be a fan of fall out boy, but this was just too little good and too much horrible in one song. - AnonymousChick

This song would deserve to be on everyone's list of "Top 10 Worst Songs from Great Bands".

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54 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd

I haven't gotten to talk about this song in much detail as I wanted (even when I specifically reviewed it on RYM), so let's talk about this trash in detail, shall we? BECAUSE IT BLOWS.

I can appreciate Mike WiLL Made-It going for a darkwave vibe with the production, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. The glossy, misty synths keep on unresolving and resolving again in an uncomfortable limp, and any cool vibe we could get from the beat is quandered because the synths are so dissonant and far-removed that they have zero texture or vibrancy.

But it's the lyrics that really drive me over the edge. This is a song where Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane compare themselves to the Beatles.

Uh, excuse me?

Not only does this prove their inability to count (there were four Beatles and three of you, not counting Mike WiLL Made-It), it's also proof that they have no idea what they're talking about! It's completely insulting that bottom-of-the-barrel trap-rappers ...more - WonkeyDude98

They have the audacity to compare themselves, two of the worst ever people to stand behind a microphone, to the legendary fab four who made great music. Need I say more?

Barring the comparison that is unquestionably awful... I don't know, it's alright. The beat's your generic yet good cloud rap shtick, and the vocals aren't that insufferable. - Satire

This song sucks! SUCKS! HOW CAN PEOPLE STAND THIS TERRIBLE, UNCREATIVE AND JUST PLAIN STUPID SONG?! The two "Vocalists" who made this trash can't even talk right. that girl is a real crowd pleaser blah balhbalhabajshehyrkskf skeins sure ha am lurgsjstan kygrkstan siejd'nbn! WHAT HAS AMERICA COME TO?! Well, not shocking coming from the same country that elected DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT!

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55 Close - Nick Jonas Close - Nick Jonas

I really don't like this song. It's bland, colorless pop coming from a former Disney star. Is that not a path to window-smashing and head-shaving? Tove Lo is adiqutte, I suppose, but the finest part of her act are lyrics and production. No risks are taken, no new sounds are explored. The main theme in this radio-friendly trash heap is "I'm Nick Jonas, I'm so edgy! I have sex! ". And so it goes.

Nick Jonas's best song to date. Tove Lo holds up Nick's semi-weak delivery. A comfortable-to-weak 8/10. Probably an honorable mention on my best songs of 2016 at the end of the year. - Spark_Of_Life

I don't like either artist, but this song is not bad at all especially coming from a former Disney star.

This song is tiresome. I do not like it. - madoog

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56 Back to Sleep - Chris Brown Back to Sleep - Chris Brown

Chris Brown, making a song called Back to Sleep, where he says "f you back to sleep", with his daughter on the front cover. I think that Chris Brown is now only popular so people can see how miserably he constantly fails. - WonkeyDude98

I'm going back to sleep until something actually good to listen to is made... - MeaganSaysHI

Chris Brown keeps getting worse and worse. This song might be worse than Love Me by Lil Wayne. - RalphBob

Put this above the new Ghostbusters theme please!

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57 Make Me - Britney Spears

Do people still care about Britney Spears? The last time she had a hit by herself was the late 2000s, and her last hit "Pretty Girls with Iggy was one of the most annoying songs of the 2010s. She desperately needs to retire. - Swellow

Oops!...she did it again, and by that I mean make a bland pop song that sounds horribly cheesy, outdated and much worse than her early work.

Can Britney Spears retire already? This song is living proof of why no one remembers her.

Great song but awful music video. - guitar

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58 Set the Roof - Rae Sremmurd Set the Roof - Rae Sremmurd

This is actually one of the more tolerable Rae Sremmurd songs but it's still terrible... - Moorefamval

Calling Swae Lee a "bad singer" is too much of an understatement. - Swellow

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59 Down in the DM - Yo Gotti Down in the DM - Yo Gotti
60 Unsteady - X Ambassadors Unsteady - X Ambassadors

Listening to Unsteady makes me feel a little unsteady. 3/10. - NiktheWiz

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