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 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.

An okay song by a mediocre artist. - 3DG20

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3 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 isnโ€™t bad in my opinion. Iโ€™ve heard much worse, but this is a good song. - 3DG20

4 Too Many Years - Kodak Black
5 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
6 Cheyenne - Jason Derulo
7 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit


No... To me, itโ€™s a godawful song by a godawful band. - 3DG20

8 Mirror - Lil Wayne

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

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

9 Halls of Illusion - Insane Clown Posse


10 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

The Newcomers

? Hotel California - Eagles

The Contenders

11 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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12 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 Iโ€™m not that big on. - 3DG20

13 Payback - Attila
14 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

15 We Own It - 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa

2 chainz ruined his verse

16 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

Bad song, Justin Bieber sucks and he only has one or two decent songs. - PeeledBanana

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17 Russian Roulette - Rihanna

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

18 I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
19 Blinded by the Sun - Seahorses
20 All the Lights - Kanye West

Kanye is a great artist and this one is not even his best song

Kanye isn't a good artist but this song isn't that good. - DaWyteNight

Kanye's a good artist, though... - SwagFlicks

21 International Love - Pitbull
22 MMMBop - Hanson
23 Turn the Other Way - Freak of Nature
24 Xo Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert
25 Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj

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

26 Close - Nick Jonas

I looovveee this song! - SeeU

27 Starboy - The Weeknd

What? The Weeknd isn't that bad - PeeledBanana

28 Take a Bow - Rihanna
29 Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
30 Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

Nah they are great - 445956

31 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

32 Attention - Charlie Puth
33 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
34 Fly - Sugar Ray
35 Wide Awake - Katy Perry
36 Love on Top - Beyonce
37 Look Alive - Rae Sremmurd

Nice! Another Rae Sremmurd song over 1.5/5. From SremmLife 2. This proves SremmLife 2 is an improvement. ๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ–’. 2/5 - AlphaQ

38 How Long - Charlie Puth
39 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
40 Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown
41 My Own Prison - Creed
42 FU - Miley Cyrus
43 3 AM - Matchbox Twenty
44 Hate that I Love You - Rihanna
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 Swalla - Jason Derulo
47 Marilyn Monroe - Nicki Minaj
48 Hate to Say I Told You So - The Hives
49 Better When I'm Dancing - Meghan Trainor
50 Forever - Chris Brown
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Top Remixes (16)

1. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd
2. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
3. Mirror - Lil Wayne
1. Cheyenne - Jason Derulo
2. Oui - Jeremih
3. Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez
1. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
2. What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
3. Better When I'm Dancing - Meghan Trainor

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