Top Ten Worst Songs of 2015

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21 Up Like Trump - Rae Sremmurd

This song right here is the reason why most hip hop today is terrible. "Rappers" who write lyrics without thinking about them at all. For example, this song is basically them comparing themselves to Donald Trump, without thinking about how he's been one of the most idiotic, loathsome businessmen in America for years, even before the election. The fact that the beat is this slow, boring trap mush, and that Rae Sremmurd sound like they're in middle school doesn't help, but the song was already pretty much ruined from the premise alone. - Zach808

Why the hell would you want to compare yourself to Donald Trump? He's an evil man. Now we're really scraping the bottom of this album.

This album came out before Trump started his evil crap. So I guess Rae Sremmurd didn't care about Trump back then. - SelfDestruct

I know it loses all it's meaning when people say it all the time, but I'm not kidding when I say this is the worst song I've ever heard. These losers think they can rap, when they can't. At all. RIP Hip-Hop, 1979-2015 - Spark_Of_Life

Rae Sremmurd is already worse than Trump. Really? - AlphaQ

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22 Hey Mama - David Guetta

We will not be calling Nicki Minaj "Mama". - ThePwoperMuser101

The pretty decent beat is brought down by a abysmal threesome of verses, destroying the barriers of gender equality and being sung by alpha female:NICKI MINAJ! -Ranter King

Talk about getting boring in record time. Minimalist beat, terrible lyrics and cluttered production mixes together to make this mediocre David Guetta track.

David Guetta was never good, anyways. - SwagFlicks

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23 Best Friends - Sophia Grace

Just because the artist is 11 doesn't excuse her from the song she made. When I listened to the song, it immediately did not appeal to me. Not surprising it's very feminine and edgy-like, the beat is very identical to Fancy. It doesn't even sounds like two best friends, just some girls that like to beat up boys and compliment each other's bras. I am still very young and my songs are more diverse than those lyrics. Going more on topic, the song can only relate to girly females that are attractive and don't do their homework, I guess. The key to making a good song is to make it relate to a common situation, that can be placed with ANYONE. For example, a song about a father dying and his son's grief. That could be replaced with a song about a dragon dying and their friend's grief. Or maybe it could be transitioned to an entirely new meaning. There's barely any other relation or different definitions with anything else in this song. Leaving on one last note, Best Friends is so ...more

What happens when you are silver spooned and daddy buys you everything

I'm banging my head in the wall now from this. Why is this created? - BubbleBear01

She might be 12 but the song was just awful

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24 South Side - Thomas Rhett

I can't believe Chris Stapleton, the man behind the Traveler album (which is a really great album), actually wrote THIS. I'm just glad this was never released as an official single. Not only does it reek of Thomas' nasal delivery, but it also has that terrible lyric where he claims that his new sound is "funkified" through his love of Memphis Tennessee and the Charlie Daniels Band. - NiktheWiz

The worst song of Tangled Up and could be worse than Unlock the Swag. Seriously, other than the guitar, you have A KAZOO. WHAT THE HECK, MAN. NOT COOL. NOW you're BEING LIEK MIKE WILL MADE IT. SCREW YIU. His voice is infuriating me so bad. Ugh. -5/5. - AlphaQ

The worst song on Tangled Up, and one of the worst songs of the entire year. The beat is bassline, guitar, and...kazoo? WHAT?! Oh yeah, and Thomas Rhett gutlessly tells all girls to "shake their south side", but HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO THAT WHEN THERE IS NO ACTUAL MELODY?! Oh yeah, and HE MIMICS DJ MJSTARD'S WATERMARK.

Just...burn this song. - WonkeyDude98

25 Downtown - Macklemore

Confession time: this is my favorite song of the year. *Leaves so doesn't get attacked* - MontyPython

Even if I prefer other songs this year over, I still like it. *leaves too* - WonkeyDude98

This is a good song. The only bad song Mack&Lewis have had in their career (at least that I've heard) is Same Love. - WonkeyDude98

Even including Can't Hold Us? I could write essays on why Thrift Shop, Can't Hold Us, and Downtown are good. - WonkeyDude98

When I first listened to this, I thought it was Christina Aguilera singing the chorus, until I realized it was a guy singing, don't give me hate

More fun and jamming and hilarious than Uptown Funk. One of the high point in Mack & Ryan's careers

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26 Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor

My lips will be "movin'" when I tell you to stop singing, Meghan Trainor! You may be a great person, but I don't appreciate it when your voice invades everyone's radios. Maybe you could get a different job that doesn't require singing. - Turkeyasylum

She is better as a rapper, search her on YouTube saying "Meghan Trainor raps Nicki Minaj" - sryanbruen

She was supposed to be a one-hit wonder, only creating one annoying song, but then she created two more just for money. - ethanmeinster

This song is the worst song of ALL TIME in my opinion. Her voice is annoying, the lyrics are awful, the beat is a downgraded ripoff of F*** You by Cee-Lo Green. I know you're lying because you are talking, implying that you never tell the truth, and you think I'm DUMB?! - MysteryIdeas

This is better than AATB and DFH, plus it's not even sexist. - DCfnaf

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27 BB Talk - Miley Cyrus

And I thought We Can't Stop is too much... - SamuiNeko

It's about Miley's baby obsession and about how she wants to be one again. No comment. - Swellow

To reasons why this song should be higher, check out the music video...

Perverted Baby Fetish? Miley, what is wrong with you? - DCfnaf

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28 Trap Queen - Fetty Wap

This song is complete garbage. I despise Fetty Wap, I truly do, he is a talentless hack who is fake as hell. What really surprises me is that he wasn't a one hit wonder, he had 4 hits this year WHAT THE HELL!?!?! Why the hell is this guy getting so much praise, he can't rap, his flow is horrible and his voice is god awful. He's just like any other crappy modern rapper so why is he getting praise? Also I forgot to mention his songs sound exactly the same, In fact, he is the most same sounding "musician" I have ever heard. He reuses the same beats and even the same lyrics. But what pisses my off the most is that he has only been around for 1 year and he got 3 hits in the top 11 in billboard hot 100. This was last achieved by The Beatles. THE ' Beatles! It disgusts me that somebody so talentless in every single way, who has only been around for a year has achieved something The Beatles achieved. Is this really how bad rap has become?

I agree SO MUCH. When I heard this song, I heard this horrible, chocking, voice, along with sounds that I'm surprised is qualified as music! - FennikenFan9

Yup. I do not like this. Fetty Wap sounds like he is crying. Lol.

This song needs to be higher on the list. Fetty Wap sounds like he is whining more than a baby after it soiled its diaper, and all it's about is him drug dealing with his girl. I don't get how so many people like this dude. In his songs, all he does is sound like he is whining and he is always talking about being with a girl. Really, whenever I hear his voice, I want to cut my ears off. How does someone this bad at rapping become so popular in just one year? I'll never get how so many people obsess over Fetty's "songs." Anyway, this should be #2, under Watch Me by Silento, the most annoying and terrible song of the year. It's nothing but an insult to rap and music as a whole.

This could be easily one of the best hits of the year. This is quality music guys. I mean his voice may be weird but his songs are catchy, bouncy and fun. Especially this song. I pretty much adore this more than I expected I would. 5/5 - AlphaQ

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29 Ex's and Oh's - Elle King

Although it's overplayed, this song is actually kind of good and has a good beat to it. There's worse songs though, like Hit the Quan, Watch Me, Pretty Girls, et cetera.

Oh god! I can't stand her god awful torturous voice and instrumentals! I truly want to get rid of this garbage whenever possible! - SelfDestruct

*Sigh* I used to like this, but it's become vapid and dumb at this point where I made a rant about it. Elle King's voice is OK, but goes off the pitch, especially the chorus. The instrumental was average but is ruined out by the song, the lyrics are undeniably terrible, and the video is awful. I do hate the music videos where men exploit women with scanty clothes, but doing it vice versa by showing women with clothes and men with underwear and innuendo themes doesn't help.

Also, it's now becoming overplayed in my country. I never heard it once, but then it came on and it kept on playing. - Swellow

I love the chorus, but I HATE the rest. If I listen to this song, it's just for the chorus. But the rest of it just makes me wanna puke. Somebody should slap the chorus onto a different song. Maybe a Taylor Swift song? She seems to be the only female singer that I can tolerate nowadays.

Three words: She. Can't. Sing.

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30 Crash & Burn - Thomas Rhett

Where...to even...begin.

I could start with the beat. It doesn't stand out whatsoever. The melody is flat and shoved father than it should, and other than the whistling and the autopilot percussion, it doesn't stand out whatsoever, and no instrument is memorable. It doesn't help that the transition between the verses and hook is too short, uncalled for, and unrewarding. That isn't even the worst part of it.

Thomas Rhett's vocals are decidedly terrible. In the verses they're this flat, dull, octave 1 sliver. On the hook, they explode into this nasal, monotonous singing. It's like Adam Levine, but without a hint of personality unlike Levine. On both, he has the stereotypical Southern accent, further accentuating his lack of personality.

The lyrics...ugh. They range from self-consciously generic ("I know that it might sound jaded but I have to say I think love is overrated") to downright despicable ("A slammin door and a lesson learned, I let another lover Crash and ...more - WonkeyDude98

Ripped of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang" without giving credit. This guy's a talentless hack.

What we have here is a complete douchebag. Just listen to how he casually sings "I let another lover crash and burn" as if it's no big deal. The bland instrumentation and Thomas Rhett's complete lack of personality don't help either. - Zach808

"Crash" is right.

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31 Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

Her voice is not even bad. There is a difference between having a high voice and a bad singing voice. Also, if you listen to the rest of her songs, you will see that they actually have more meaning. Give me as many thumbs downs as you like, call me butthurt, or whatever, but you will still look like a bunch of idiots. If you are looking for a music artist to hate, then hate the ones who are ACTUALLY bad, like 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Chris Brown, etc.

This is a prime example of those sexial songs that we complain air on the radio. I don't mind the beat, but the lyrics murder the whole purpose of the song. "Touch me like you do"? I don't think anyone wants that message in their head. And I recently found out it was made for Fifty Shades of Gray: The Movie. What a surprise given the content...

Overall, 5/100. And the five was just because of the so-so beat. That's the only reason it even got points besides pity points. - Turkeyasylum

The problem with this song is that it is too corny. Like seriously, touch me like you do? I'm sure that people will get nightmares because of that message. Also there is too much autotune and you can obviously hear it. This was also made for Fifty Shades of Gray which is completely obvious too.

Hate me like you do
Hate me like you do,
Oh, hate me like you do

Hang me like you do,
Hang me like you do,

What are you waiting for? - TwilightKitsune

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32 Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato

She's trying too hard to sound edgy. -_-

This song summarizes my biggest problem with 2015 music - for the most part, we just got boring, generic, flat and forgettable songs that really won't be remembered or will stand out in the future. Say what you want about 2012, you still have to admit - it was a pretty bright, distinctive year.

Here? Yawn. A flat, uncoordinated beat that's either trying too hard or not trying hard enough, lame lyrics, and the whole thing is just SO CLICHE AND FORGETTABLE. I know, I use some words way too much, but this is just pathetic, unfocused, slovenly, tedious crap that we have been hearing for about 20 years now.

Just from the title of the song I knew it was gonna be trash

Bad forced music

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33 New Americana - Halsey

This song tries so hard to sound imposing and revolutionary that it's adorable. If you know me, you'd think I'd like this, since it sounds absolutely gigantic, primarily in the percussion and the thick layering of Halsey's voice on the chrous.

But I hate this song. It's just dull and stale. Halsey isn't bad at singing, but there are artists who are better singers and are better at sounding big than Halsey. Even if Halsey is average, the song sounds stale, and the beat is unoriginal, the breaking point for me is the lyrics.

Holy lord is this song corny. "We are the new Americana/High on legal marijuana/Raised on B.I.G.gie and Nirvana/We are the new Americana"

This is one of the worst hooks of the entire YEAR. First off, this can't be NEW Americana when you reference the Notorious B.I.G. and Nirvana (artists you should not even think about having the honor to call out for that matter) and have a beat that sounds so boring, stale, and lifeless despite being so loud ...more - WonkeyDude98

Another pop singer who is trying too hard to be "indie", "alternative". This song in particular sounds an awful lot like National Anthem by Lana Del Rey. Plus the lyrics "Raised on Biggie and Nirvana" are cringe-worthy. Definitely one of the worst this year.

Totally agree, especially the point that it sounds a lot like National Anthem. - jojen_reed

Everyone is complaining about the "raised on biggie and nirvana line" but

1) just because she's younger doesn't mean she can't know those artists

2) she's said before how that line is supposed to represent that she's biracial

I don't even listen to Halsey that much, but at least her songs have more meaning then like 99.9% of the songs on here. Call me butthurt, but I'm just saying that I respect her music and like that it is more relatable then the songs out there like Dear Future Husband and Fancy.

This is the type of trash that belongs to Englewood, not the charts. - Swellow

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34 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

I heard this song twice. At two different stores. It's also highly overrated and overplayed. Come on, Twenty One Pilots. You can do better. I'VE HEARD BETTER FROM YOU! - RiverClanRocks

The hook isn't all that bad in this song. The verses, on the other hand, are absolutely horrendous. The beat is very uninspired and the rapping on the verse legitimately sounds like it was done by a retarded person. I hear this song almost every day on the radio, and I want to change the station so badly, but my sister won't let me.

Sounds like Lil Wayne? Have you even listened to Lil Wayne's music? How does this sound like Lil Wayne's drunken mumbling in any way? Also, worse lyrics? Personally I don't think anyone's sinking lower than "Beat that ***** up like Emmett Till".

Why is this on here? The first time I heard this song, the lyrics were so funny!

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35 Honey, I'm Good - Andy Grammer

People, you have it all wrong. Grammer is saying here how someone is trying to seduce him, and he's trying not do get drunk and mess up. That's why he says "Nah, honey I'm good", where he doesn't hesitate to say no. While Cheerleader, it says "No, not really", sounding like he had to think for a second about whether or not to say no. Also, this song has so much better music and lyrics than Cheerleader.

No, this song is NOT better than Cheerleader. It's about the same in premise: snarky, bland song about how one thinks about cheating when going out to a club, and then patting their self on the back for not doing it. This thought should never even cross your mind when you're happy with you've already got.

The striking difference between this and Cheerleader (besides musically which this does well and Cheerleader fails at spectacularly) are the tone and situation.

1) OMI isn't drunk off his head unlike Grammer in the situation. Less of a reason to be in this conflict.

2) Compare "no, not really" to "nah, I'm good". Huge difference.

3) "Do I make you feel like cheating? " Is explicitly said in Cheerleader. That isn't reasonable in the slightest and should actually make you more decisive about the decision. Meanwhile, Grammer is actively seducted but still succeeds.

3/5 - WonkeyDude98

This is still much better than Cheerleader. FITE ME

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36 Drag Me Down - One Direction

I wish that this stupid band, along with their stupid Directioners would just go away for good and never come back

Glad I'm not the only one! But even if they go away we will still have Zayn (or however the hell you spell that god damn name) thinking he can pull off a solo career, and trying to be 'sexy.' - Hater

I actually used to like this song, but it is so overplayed and I want to rip my ears out whenever I hear it. Plus the directioners acted horrible towards some emo artists, and told their kids to cut. I listen to some emo music which is so much better than POP MUSIC. I don't even listen to the bands that they did this to, but that is horrible to do. All I have to say about this is THANK GOODNESS FOR ROCK MUSIC AND THANK GOODNESS FOR SCREAM UKULELE RAP

One Direction more like One Erection or No D. One Direction has been an absolute failure since the very beginning, but this is probably their worst song! Its absolutely 100% pure auto tune and the lyrics suck and very generic. Did I mention that One Direction don't write their songs? No? Ok, I'll say it now, THEY DON'T WRITE THEIR SONGS! That just proves how talentless One Direction really are. Overall this song really sucks and so do One Direction.

I was wondering why Stressed Out was on here and now this? One Direction is NOT talentless, they wrote 12 of their songs on Four. Listen to their songs like 18 or Fools Gold. I sang this for a talent show and won. And, just because it's One Direction that doesn't mean it's bad. And I just hate how people treat Directioners like they are all one person! (Not One Directioners, TopTenPizza) Just because some are mean, doesn't mean they all are. How would you feel if you liked a band and I said "(band) is lame and talentless" or "all (fan base name) are mean and annoying. And I am very mad at the guy who said (direct quote): I wish that this stupid band, and all of those stupid Directioners would just go away for good and never come back.

See, how did that make you feel? See. Ugh, I hate steriotypical people. See. I'm saying it as a general. I bet some of those people are really nice, like some Directioners! And on top of all that, I'm not even a fan.

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37 My Way - Fetty Wap

Don't cry, Fetty Wap! - PrincessKiana

Fetty Wap is a talentless hack, why is he so famous? Every Sentence in this song ends with "AYY." Not to mention he sounds like a dying whale. Fetty Wap is easily one of the worst rappers to date

I think trap queen is worse.

Hmm...didn't like it that much when I heard it. This is one of the worst-no I mean weakest Fetty Wap songs but it's epic stuff. It may seem repititive but it's really fun and bouncy. Don't worry, while Rae Sremmurd is dumping it, Fetty is saving 2015's ass. 5/5 - AlphaQ

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38 Alive - Sia

I really fon't understand why this is here! The background music is very powerful and clean and allows for Sia's amazing and emotional vocals to shine through in balance with each other! Doesn't deserve to be this high...

I'd like to see you cover this song and sound as good as Sia does.

Haha. The cover album is very funny

I... What?
While being slightly overplayed, this is a lush showcase for Ms. Fuller's talent, more so than the popy sensation that was Chandelier. Her lyrics are female-impowering and just plain beautiful. While she isn't everyone's cup of tea, there is no denying Sia's extreme talent, which she uses to stunning affect in this track.

It's mainly the fact that the hook is one of the most ear-grating hooks ever written. - WonkeyDude98

39 Nasty Freestyle - T-Wayne

T-Wayne? Is that a cross between T-Pain and Lil Wayne? *shudder* - WonkeyDude98

This song makes no sense!

What is this? The autotune is off the charts, the lyrics are confusing, and T-Wayne's vocals are grating. Even barring the autotune. - SwagFlicks

T-Pain + Lil Wayne = T-Pain = Torture! -deeznuts/5 - AlphaQ

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40 Classic Man - Jidenna

You can't say you're classy when you make a whole song bragging about yourself, that's not what classy people do. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

In every way, like Fancy by Iggy Azalea, except just straight up worse. The synth has the exact same settings as Fancy. Objectively, it's better since there's more than three notes and an interesting melody, but the fact that it was taken at all, let alone for a song that tries to say the same thing, immediately makes it terrible. The lyrics are the same bloated vanity that Fancy had, but you know, AT LEAST IGGY HAD FLOW. AT LEAST CHARLI XCX HAD PRESENCE. Jidenna and Roman GianArthur wish they had those. And you know, classy people don't do cocaine.

I give the original a 0/5, and the Kendrick Lamar version a...2/5. - WonkeyDude98

It's like Fancy, except with a guy singing.

This song is annoying and unbearable. - madoog

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