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 you think that I missed one feel free to add it.
The Top Ten
1 Out of Key Singing

This genuinely does annoy me.

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

This is one of the reasons why I hate rap. There's just so much cussing. Also, their obsession with saying the "n word" dozens of times per song is ridiculous.

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.

This is why I usually don't listen to rap.

Yes. I think this goes without saying

3 Sexy Voice Singing

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.

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

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

4 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

5 Horribly Recorded Clapping
6 Auto Tune

When an artist uses autotune, I almost always lose my respect for them. If you are going to make music you should at least TRY to sing. I appreciate artists more who have a horrible singing voice than ones that don't even try because that way I know they are trying. Either way, autotune sounds horrible, and if your going to use it, use it for a voice effect, not because your too shy to sing.

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.

It's just sounds bad and it's a waste if the singer has a good voice. Auto tune makes a bad singer sounds even worse since it cannot hide the lack of talent the slightest.

auto tune is only exceptable for a short part to achieve a nice effect.

You can't hear autotune.

7 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?

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.

8 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.

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

9 Laughing

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.

10 Electronic Noises

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

Most of them annoy me. So I somewhat agree.

It's doesn't sound good at all.

The Newcomers

? Over-AutoTuned Vocals
The Contenders
11 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.

Noel Gallagher is guilty of this. Big time.

12 Beat Drops
13 "Whoa Oh!"

There's an actual term for it you know. It's called the millennial whoop

Lots of pop songs suffer from this cliche.

14 Mumbling
15 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.

16 Orgasmic Sounds
17 Sexually Suggestive Lyrics
18 Baby Sounds
19 High and Low Pitched Vocals

With vocal effect.

20 Strained Vocals

I wanted this part specified although this is often the reason that vocals sound "whiny". Shawn Mendes especially in his early songs is an example of this.

21 Men Chanting "Hey!"
22 “Whooo!”
23 Humming

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.

24 "Uh Huh"
25 "Woohoo!"

I like it in Song 2 - Blur.

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