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

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 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

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3 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Song: OK
Artist: Bad - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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

An okay song by a mediocre artist. - 3DG20

I feel like his music is getting a little better

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4 Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor

One of her few good songs. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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

It's beautiful.

I think this is actually her best song. - allamassal

5 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

6 Cheyenne - Jason Derulo
7 Battle Cry - Imagine Dragons

This is from a good band not a bad one.

But Onagine Dragons is good!

8 Sorry - Justin Bieber

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

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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9 FU - Miley Cyrus
10 False Alarm - The Weeknd

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

The weeknd is great - mixtapeweezy

The Newcomers

? Cool - Jonas Brothers

I am happy that they are not posers anymore. - I80

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 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

14 The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
15 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

16 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

Great song. - Userguy44

17 Company - Justin Bieber

I like this song - Neonco31

Justin Beiber will NEVER BE GOOD. - SeeU

18 Halls of Illusion - Insane Clown Posse


19 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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20 Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez

No, it’s a terrible song by a trash artist. - 3DG20

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

No. This song suck!

This is a bad song by a good artist. - ProPanda

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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

It’s okay, (compared to her other songs anyway) but nothing that special. - 3DG20

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

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

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 Black Widow - Iggy Azalea

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

25 Drag Me Down - One Direction

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

26 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.

27 Payback - Attila
28 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

29 Payphone - Maroon 5

Guys maroon 5s first 2 albums rock but this song sucks along with the rest of the album.

Maroon 5 in 2012 was great. Modern Maroon 5 pretty much suck now... - AlphaQ

30 We Own It - 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa

2 chainz ruined his verse

31 Russian Roulette - Rihanna

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

32 Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
33 I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
34 Blinded by the Sun - Seahorses
35 Swalla - Jason Derulo

Sucks - XxembermasterxX

36 Better When I'm Dancing - Meghan Trainor
37 Starships - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj's autotune is used prefectly. Man I can't help adoring this song. 5/5 - AlphaQ

38 MMMBop - Hanson

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

39 Heartless - Kanye West
40 Turn the Other Way - Freak of Nature
41 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

42 True Colors - Zedd & Kesha

Unless they were on about Kesha.

How is Zedd a bad artist?

43 Close - Nick Jonas

I looovveee this song! - SeeU

44 International Love - Pitbull

Pitbull is bad, but the song was great.

45 Starboy - The Weeknd

What? The Weeknd isn't that bad - PeeledBanana

46 Take a Bow - Rihanna
47 Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
48 Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

Nah they are great - 445956

49 What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber

This song is kind of bland in my opinion. Not good, but not bad either, and Justin Bieber isn’t that terrible anymore. Again, just bland. - 3DG20

50 Attention - Charlie Puth
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Top Remixes (21)

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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