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

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 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa

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

I like it - PeeledBanana

Hey! wiz Khalifa is good

Wiz Khalifa isn’t bad in my opinion. I’ve heard much worse, but this is a good song. - 3DG20

3 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

I feel like his music is getting a little better

I hate Justin Bieber with a passion, and although this song is nothing special in my opinion, I wouldn't necessarily call it bad.

It's not that good but it is an improvement over his older music.

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

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4 Cheyenne - Jason Derulo
5 Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor

I think this is actually her best song. - allamassal

6 Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj

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

7 Battle Cry - Imagine Dragons

But Onagine Dragons is good!

8 FU - Miley Cyrus
9 False Alarm - The Weeknd
10 Sorry - Justin Bieber

Justin is bad but not at all because girls love justin but for this is fine just fine

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

This wasn't written by Justin... It was just sung by him. That's why the song's decent. - Silverfroststorm

This is actually not that bad but it's honestly because of Skillrex
Also I view JB more mediocre than actually bad but eh whatever - StarlightSpanks

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The Newcomers

? Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
? Hold on We're Going Home - Drake

I like this song. It has a good beat, and Drake actually sounds good here. - allamassal

The Contenders

11 Oui - Jeremih

I hate jerimih, but wow this song's fantastic. The beat is polished and upbeat, and Jeremih's annoying voice actually sounds great here

12 Too Many Years - Kodak Black

But kodak isn't bad - Leafykael

No, Kodak is not a good artist - DaWyteNight

13 Black Widow - Iggy Azalea
14 The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
15 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
16 Company - Justin Bieber

I like this song - Neonco31

Justin Beiber will NEVER BE GOOD. - SeeU

17 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit


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

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

Why is Wiz here?

Mirror is actually decent. Mirror and 6 Foot 7 Foot were the 1st Lil Wayne song she I heard and you all know which one I prefer. Mirror because I hated 6 Foot 7 Foot.

Now Mirror is really great compared to the rest of The Carter 4. Which people somehow don't hate it as much as Encore.

Mirror isn't so catchy but Lil Wayne's lyrics were decent. Bruno Mars also did a good job. The chorus was really strong and powerful so yea. Congrats Wayne. This is your best song from TC4. 4/5 - AlphaQ

19 Halls of Illusion - Insane Clown Posse


20 Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez

Now how is this song good? Because you see Selena half naked in the video?

No. This song suck!

This song is bland, generic AND ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. Seriously...? - AlphaQ

Garbage song by garbage artist

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21 Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

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

22 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles

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

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

One Direction sucks but I wouldn't necessarily call this song "bad". I'd give it a 6.5/10 - PeeledBanana

23 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

24 Drag Me Down - One Direction

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

25 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.

26 Payback - Attila
27 We Own It - 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa

2 chainz ruined his verse

28 Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
29 Russian Roulette - Rihanna

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

30 I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
31 Blinded by the Sun - Seahorses
32 MMMBop - Hanson

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

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 What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
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 Better When I'm Dancing - Meghan Trainor
39 Close - Nick Jonas

I looovveee this song! - SeeU

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 Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

I don't think she'l ever have a song as good as this. She got lucky.

It’s just the music video I hate but if it had a better music video and wasn’t made during Miley’s weird phase, it probably wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near as much hate as it did. - 3DG20

45 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

46 Attention - Charlie Puth
47 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
48 International Love - Pitbull
49 Fly - Sugar Ray
50 Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift

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

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Top Remixes (17)

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. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd
2. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
3. Mirror - Lil Wayne

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