Most Annoying Earworms of 2017 and 2018

Part of the reason our world is a fun place is because you can get in the car, turn on the radio, and enjoy the music. But sometimes, there are those songs that you hate, but just keep playing in your head, no matter how hard you try to stop it...
And the past year... oh boy...

The Top Ten

1 What About Us - P!NK

I could go on all day and all night about how much it annoys me when this song gets in my head and stays there for several hours, and how I can't seem to avoid it, even 8 months after its initial release. - allamassal

2 Strip that Down - Liam Payne

I still sometimes sing "girl I love it when your body grinds on me" at random. Oh boy, I'd be in trouble if my mom caught me singing that. - allamassal

So annoying it's not even funny - DaWyteNight

3 No Excuses - Meghan Trainor

If any song is the most annoying earworm of 2018 so far, it's this. Especially the verses. That part makes me think, Oh my God! What has music come to! Not to mention it gets stuck in my head too. Please don't let this be the next ear worm song that I can't avoid. - allamassal

4 Bad Liar - Selena Gomez

The chorus in this song is, "I'm tryin', I'm tryin', I'm tryin' not to think about you", which is pretty appropriate because you literally cannot get it out of your head after you've heard it. - allamassal

5 Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson
6 Praying - Kesha

One day last fall, I played this song in my head to get the J. G. Wentworth commercial out of my head, only to realize that I was stuck with another earworm and 15 songs couldn't get rid of it. Seriously. I know, you all think this is the best song of 2017, but there are better songs. In fact, I'm pretty sure that this song only became an extremely potent earworm for me because I kept hearing it every day. - allamassal

7 Mi Gente - J Balvin

This song drastically lowered my faith in the music industry, with the annoying instrumental that is looping in my head as I write this! - allamassal

8 Havana - Camila Cabello
9 Wait - Maroon 5

This song is ear worm for me, but at least I enjoy it. - allamassal

10 I'm the One - DJ Khaled

The Newcomers


I had this song on repeat for a while and saw the music video a dozen times.

? Meant to Be - Bebe Rexha

How is this not already on here? This is one of those bad songs that I end up enjoying and singing randomly because they get stuck in my head. - allamassal

The Contenders

11 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

Terrible - DaWyteNight

12 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift
13 Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled
14 Say Something - Justin Timberlake

This song is decent, but gets annoying after a while if it gets stuck in your head. - allamassal

15 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

This song made me dislike ed sheeran - DaWyteNight

16 Thunder - Imagine Dragons

Swap the ranking of this with Believer, please. - allamassal

17 God's Plan - Drake
18 Issues - Julia Michaels

This one tends to get stuck in my head, but I put it down here because it annoys me much less than the songs way up at the top. - allamassal

19 End Game - Taylor Swift

It's just the "big reputation, big reputation, big reputation" part that's annoying. - allamassal

20 All Time Low - Jon Bellion
21 Never Be the Same - Camila Cabello

Rat screaming


22 Believer - Imagine Dragons
23 Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
24 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
25 Humble. - Kendrick Lamar
26 Mask Off - Future
27 Rockstar - Post Malone
28 Gucci Gang - Lil' Pump
29 Chained to the Rhythm - Katy Perry
30 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Although it did come out in 2016, it was still inescapable on the radio throughout most of 2017. - DaWyteNight

Although this is quite catchy, it came out in 2016. - allamassal

31 FRIENDS - Marshmello & Anne-Marie

How is this not on here? Even though this song is okay, I barely slept last night because this song was stuck in my head. - allamassal

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Top Remixes

1. Strip that Down - Liam Payne
2. Havana - Camila Cabello
3. Wait - Maroon 5
1. What About Us - P!NK
2. Bad Liar - Selena Gomez
3. Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson


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