Good Songs by Bad Artists

This list is about bad artists/bands that made good songs.

The Top Ten

1 How You Remind Me - Nickelback How You Remind Me - Nickelback

trash - mixtapeweezy

To me, this is a great song by a quite generic, but not bad band. - 3DG20

Oh god, yes! I grew up with this one. Why can't Nickelback release good songs like this? Oh, wait, I can answer that: that would mean they'd be releasing good music that isn't about sex and drugs.

Also, did you know this album was released on 9/11/01?

2 Battle Cry - Imagine Dragons Battle Cry - Imagine Dragons

This is a good band - Luckys

This is from a good band not a bad one.

But Onagine Dragons is good!

3 Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj

Not too bad, actually. Shocking that it's by Minaj. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

This song is so beautiful for such a usually emotionless singer... - NicholasYellow

Good song, good artist. But why are Nickelback and Limp Bizkit here? I don’t like any of their songs! (How You Remind Me was better than others, but I still hate it) Also Love Yourself And Sorry suck just as much as Justin Bieber’s other songs)

4 Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor

Way better than All About That Bass

I like Meghan - Luckys

One of her few good songs. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

I was shocked when I found out this was by Meghan Trainor. - 3DG20

5 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa

Good song.And Wiz Khalifa isn't even that bad - DarkBoi-X

What Wiz Khalifa, for the most at least, is good

Hey! wiz Khalifa is good

I like it - PeeledBanana

6 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

This song is homophobic. - I80

Thank Ed Sheeran for that - Luckys

Song: OK
Artist: Bad - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

More like a horrible, lazy song by a mediocre artist - StarlightSpanks

7 Sorry - Justin Bieber

Song: Not bad not good
Singer: Bad (gradually getting better)
Music video: sucks - Luckys

Eh, not really. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

I hate the music video. - Userguy44

I disagree. This is a pretty bland song by a very mediocre artist, in my opinion anyway. - 3DG20

8 False Alarm - The Weeknd

This song's fantastic, and The Weeknd isn't a bad artist - StarlightSpanks

The weeknd is great - mixtapeweezy

9 Too Many Years - Kodak Black

I love this song

But kodak isn't bad - Leafykael

No, Kodak is not a good artist - DaWyteNight

10 Black Widow - Iggy Azalea

I disagree. This song is terrible in my opinion. - 3DG20

The Newcomers

? Azukita - Steve Aoki

The Contenders

11 The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
12 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit

Am I the only person who loves this? - MrCoolC


No... To me, it’s a godawful song by a godawful band. - 3DG20

13 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

Great song. - Userguy44

14 Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
15 Company - Justin Bieber

Justin Beiber will NEVER BE GOOD. - SeeU

I like this song - Neonco31

16 FU - Miley Cyrus
17 Halls of Illusion - Insane Clown Posse


18 Mirror - Lil Wayne

This is actually a pretty good song, especially being in the post-downfall era for Lil Wayne. - 3DG20

Lil wayne is the best rapper of all time - Leafykael

Bruh this album is weak and weezy has many amazing songs - mixtapeweezy

Why is Wiz here?

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19 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles

This is pretty good coming from one of taytays victims who was also in 1d

The album didn't live up to this song. - mixtapeweezy

Another bland artist but this song is actually quite good. - 3DG20

It's got a sort of Pink Floyd feel. It's actually alright - BrianScott01

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20 With Arms Wide Open - Creed

This was written about Scott's son.

Not big on Creed, but, yes, I do like this song!

A decent song by a band I’m not that big on. - 3DG20

21 Drag Me Down - One Direction

Catchy, upbeat, unlike other 1D songs. - AlexZedKawa

22 Pills N Potions - Nicki Minaj

I gotta say this is one of her better songs. It actually felt like there was effort put into it.

23 Payback - Attila
24 Cheyenne - Jason Derulo
25 We Own It - 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa

2 chainz ruined his verse

26 Russian Roulette - Rihanna

Props to Ne-Yo, this dude is responsible for the majority of Rihanna's good songs. - DaWyteNight

27 I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
28 Sunflower - Post Malone & Swae Lee

This is below that Nickelback garbage? - AlphaQ

29 Blinded by the Sun - Seahorses
30 Earth - Lil Dicky
31 MMMBop - Hanson

*continues to pretend I don't like this song*

32 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

I love this song, but I find Ozzy Osbourne a pretty decent artist. - 3DG20

33 Turn the Other Way - Freak of Nature
34 Drop the World - Lil Wayne

Drop the World should be #1 as Lil Wayne IS TRASH

After listening to Rebirth which might be as bad as SremmLife 2 I listened to this and it sounds like Starboy. Whoa. Wayne can pull that stuff? 2009. NaH. Wait I think he went downhill in 2009 not 2011. But this is great. 5/5 - AlphaQ

35 Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

Good song, good artist. Better than Grand Piano.

Bad song by a bad artist - SanicWantsHisSandwich

This is her only song that I've heard that I would consider music, and it's pretty mediocre. - allamassal

Thank you for adding this. I wanted to say this for ages. Pink Friday could be added here because it was decent stuff. Unfortunately she's gone downhill since The Pinkprint and her new music is garbage. (2016 was meh) - AlphaQ

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36 True Colors - Zedd & Kesha

Unless they were on about Kesha.

How is Zedd a bad artist?

37 Xo Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert
38 Dinero - Jennifer Lopez
39 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd

Great song but I like Swang and This Could Be Us a bit better.

@AlphaQ Whoa dude. Is Rae Sremmurd even that bad?...Talk about Nicki Minaj...

Guess what everybody! A Rae Sremmurd song that good over 2/5! OVER 2/5. IT GOT 5/5. OH BABY A TRIPLE OH!

Man I'm shocked. The worst band of all time made a song over 2/5. A song that got a 5/5. Great job. Why can't Rae Sremmurd make more songs like this? I mean their 2nd best (No Type and Safe Sex Pay Checks tied) got a weak 2/5 but whoa. I'm really pleased with this song. This is what helped them to get from #2 to #3 on my worst rapper list. Gee. - AlphaQ

40 Starboy - The Weeknd

What? The Weeknd isn't that bad - PeeledBanana

41 Take a Bow - Rihanna
42 Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
43 Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

Nah they are great - 445956

44 Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift

This and blank space are the only songs by her that are suprisingly good.

She was good until the next album

Taylor Swift is pretty bland for the most part, but this song is actually kind of decent. - 3DG20

This is actually the best song off 1989 in my opinion (4/5), although I wouldn't really consider Taylor Swift a bad artist (not talking about two of the songs on her newest album). - allamassal

I'm with you, she's only hated because she was in the top of the world between 2012 to 2016 - Pato_cargo

45 Attention - Charlie Puth
46 Stronger - Kanye West

To be honest wit ya...Kanye in 2007 was fantastic. - AlphaQ

I don’t think he’s a bad artist, just a bad person, but I really like this song. - 3DG20

47 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
48 Fly - Sugar Ray
49 Love on Top - Beyonce
50 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
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List StatsCreated 4 Sep 2014
Updated 21 Oct 2019

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Top Remixes (23)

1. Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj
2. Battle Cry - Imagine Dragons
3. False Alarm - The Weeknd
1. Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor
2. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea
3. How You Remind Me - Nickelback
1. Sunflower - Post Malone & Swae Lee
2. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd
3. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

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