Top 10 Most Annoying Things to Hear in a Song

Common things that are annoying to hear in a song. That can either ruin the song or make it obnoxious. If I missed one feel free to add it. If you think I missed one feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 Auto Tune

I just don't like auto tune in the slightest. If a singer cannot sing without it, then maybe they shouldn't try singing at all or even have a music career in my book. - CaptainMowzker

I hate autotune. - Userguy44

2 Out of Key Singing

This genuinely does annoy me. - CaptainMowzker

3 Talking

I don't mind talking but when it's done before a song starts and is featured in the track audio that is annoying. - CaptainMowzker

I would agree with that, in general. But there are exceptions where I like talking. - Metal_Treasure

4 Laughing

It depends. I like many songs with laughing that adds a lot to the song.
The end of Master of Puppets, Thriller by Michael Jackson, in the middle of Burn it To The Ground, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne, Madhouse by Anthrax, Hall of the Mountain King by Savatage, and many more. - Metal_Treasure

I'm not a big fan of hearing someone laugh in a song. For me it's completely pointless and adds nothing to the song. - CaptainMowzker

What about Master of puppets? - Userguy44

5 High Pitched Vocals/ Whiny Vocals

Examples are Mariah Carey, Christina Aquilera, Ariana Grande, plus lots more female singers, including imitators sounding like someone put an ice pack down their backs. A lot of the metal singing men also sing very laud high pitched screams, to me they're the most annoying of all, as they sound like someone squeezed their nuts, like they're in extreme pain. To me that's not singing that just annoying screaming high pitched notes or whining, it's no wonder they loose their voice after a while.

This is the reason I can't hear Ariana Grande songs. She has made some good songs but those screamed high notes give me Headache. Normal high notes aren't the problem, singers that try to sing higher than they are able to without starting screaming are the Problem. I don't sing myself but doesn't that hurt your Voice? - MacabreMoon

When a singer sings too high to the point they're screaming unintentionally. Some examples include: Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. But I guess this can be considered similar to whiny vocals. - CaptainMowzker

6 Beat Drops

Sometimes these are ok othertimes they're annoying as hell. - CaptainMowzker

7 An Already Used Verse Repeated for a Third Verse

Rock music can sometimes be guilty of this cliché and it comes off as lazy if you literally reuse a verse just to have three verses. - CaptainMowzker

8 Layered Vocals

This is similar to Auto Tune but different in terms of how it makes a song sound. Personally I think that layered vocals are just as annoying as auto tune. - CaptainMowzker

Bohemian Rhapsody is with multi-layered vocals that aren't Auto Tune. Blind Guardian vocal harmonies aren't Auto Tune, either. - Metal_Treasure

9 Electronic Noises

Sometimes electronic noises can be done well in music other times they're done so bad that it hurts your damn ears. - CaptainMowzker

Most of them annoy me. So I somewhat agree. - Metal_Treasure

The modern ones are OK but the earlier version of electronic noises for example:Synthpop,New wave, and disco are actually really soothing and imaginable upon my mind that I sense wave functions especially the synthesizers and bass guitars- Kevinsidis

10 Sexy Voice Singing

Depends on what genre and singer you're listening to... - CaptainMowzker

Ahh... Britney Spears' sexy heavy breathing... - Metal_Treasure

Jessica Simpson's the example of sexy voice singing, like she's trying very hard to sound as sexy as possible, an example is her version of a Christmas song "Oh Holy Night" which to me is the worst version that I ever heard & I find it so offensive to hear it song that way, sorry to her fans. There are other sexy voice singers as well including imitators. If they're going to sing sexy then dress sexy, that way it'll match.

The Contenders

11 A Overabundance of Swearing/ Saying the N Word Too Much

Yes. I think this goes without saying - Metal_Treasure

I have no problem with swearing but when it's done too much in a song it gets annoying. I can tolerate a mild F- bomb maybe one use of the S- bomb but when it's like 55 f-bombs then it gets really old. Same thing with the overusage of the N- word in Rap songs. It gets annoying when it's repeated 5000 times or less. - CaptainMowzker

12 Orgasmic Sounds

Check out the list Top 10 Songs that Feature Sex Noises - Metal_Treasure

Cupcakke songs

The hell? - CaptainMowzker

13 “whooo!”

I can't even count how pop punk songs have this cliché. - CaptainMowzker

14 Humming

When Kid Cudi does it though, it is angelic

Unless it’s a sad song then I guess it’s understandable but I feel like I’m the only one that finds it annoying when people hum. - 3DG20

15 "Uh Huh"
16 "Woohoo!"
17 Farts Farts

Maybe it was added as a troll item but actually there are songs with fart sounds in them. Check out the list:
Top 10 Songs Featuring Fart Sounds - Metal_Treasure

The trolls are just getting more and more stale lately... - CaptainMowzker

18 Baby Sounds

I haven't heard this often in music... - CaptainMowzker

19 "Whoa Oh!"

Lots of pop songs suffer from this cliche. - CaptainMowzker

20 Sexually Suggestive Lyrics

Sometimes they're okay, othertimes they're cringey... - CaptainMowzker

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