Top 10 Cheesiest Songs

The Top Ten

1 Careless Whisper - George Michael

Careless Whisper is the best type of cheesy.

2 True - Spandau Ballet
3 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
4 I Melt With You - Modern English

Aw. I like this song a lot. - PhoenixAura81

I mostly remember this being in chocolate commercials. Appropriate.

5 Hey Mickey - Toni Basil

And to think she was nearing 40 when it was released... crazy.

6 Heartbeat - Don Johnson
7 I'll Tumble 4 Ya - Culture Club
8 You Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive

The video is so cheesy. and since then Pete Burns has made himself look like a woman.

9 Barbie Girl - Aqua

Why? Why it is so damn cheesy? This it the epithome of cheesiness

I'll admit to liking Aqua, but WHY on Earth did they have to release this song? Sure, it appealed to kids who still played with Barbies back then, but now those kids are grown up and it makes us scoff.

I remember watching a Sims 2 video with this song in it when I was younger.
It made me cry.

10 She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby

The Newcomers

? Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul
? Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) - Generation Girls

Does anyone actually like this song? Genuine question.

The Contenders

11 Especially for You - Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
12 Take On Me - a-Ha

Ok... What? Take On Me isn't cheesy. And if it is at all cheesy, it's the right kind of cheesy. Like, the most delicious cheese to ever exist. The kind of cheese you can eat daily and never get tired of the taste.

A-ha is one of the best and overlooked artists ever. Although Take On Me is the most iconic, and its music video won me over and became my favorite A-ha song, most fans will say that Take On Me is not their best song. So check out some of the other ones. Morten Harket's voice though... *faints*

And let's face it, if this song is cheesy, then the crap of today is like... Ancient moldy Gorgonzola cheese. Blech! No thank you.

13 I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred

It might be cheezy but its super good - Izalien

Uhhhhhh... I hate this song like no other. I mean whats the point to it? - fireinside96

This song is so cocky sounding. Confidence is one thing, this song is another

Obvious joke song.
Still corny as hell, though.

14 With Arms Wide Open - Creed
15 I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
16 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
17 Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
18 Wannabe - Spice Girls
19 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

Can't touch what? The bowl of food in front of my face? I want to eat my soup, and I will eat my soup. Mr. Hammer. Thanks.

It may be incredibly stupid, but you can't help but be thankful for this song's existence.
This is just one of those songs that makes you think, "Huh? People actually thought this was cool at some point? "

20 Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

The vocals are lame enough, but the instrumental to this song raises the cheese factor even further.

This should be higher - TheHabsFan

21 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
22 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

"Your love was handmade for some BODY like me" - xandermartin98

23 Umbrella - Rihanna
24 Brainpower - Freezepop
25 Sonic Boom - Sonic CD
26 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

Top Ten material - AliciaMae

27 Bewitched - Blood On the Dance Floor
28 Because We Want To - Billie Piper

I actually didn't mind this song... until I watched the video...

29 Str8 Ballin - Tupac
30 Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
31 All Star - Smash Mouth

This song would've been mostly forgotten by now if it weren't for Shrek.

32 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

Stupid song. - Camaro6

I think we can all agree that this is one of the dumbest songs of the 90s.

33 Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield

FEEL DURR RAIN ON YARR SKIN - xandermartin98

34 Twist and Shout - The Beatles
35 Gangnam Style - Psy
36 We Are the Champions - Queen
37 Don't Mind - Kent Jones
38 As Long As You Love Me - Justin Bieber

At first I thought it was a cover of Backstreet Boys "As Long As You Love Me".

39 Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - The Offspring
40 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit

Alright partner, Keep on rollin baby you know what time it is.

41 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

Not even cheesy... just disturbing

42 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

This is insufferably cheesy, every time I hear it I want to tear a hole through a wall, I'd rather listen to even cheesiest power metal bands over this. - christangrant

43 One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
44 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
45 Convoy - C.W. McCall
46 Disco Duck - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots
47 Heart of a Dragon - DragonForce
48 Who Are You? - The Who
49 A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

This is probably one of the sappiest songs Coldplay has released, and that's saying a lot.

50 The Final Countdown - Europe

These guys were pretty much proto power metal.

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Top Remixes

1. Careless Whisper - George Michael
2. True - Spandau Ballet
3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
1. Whip My Hair - Willow Smith
2. Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne
3. Barbie Girl - Aqua


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