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

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.

Ed Sheeran wrote this song - Iamcool

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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

4 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
5 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit


6 Halls of Illusion - Insane Clown Posse


7 Mirror - Lil Wayne

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

8 With Arms Wide Open - Creed

This was written about Scott's son.

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

9 Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

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

10 Sorry - Justin Bieber

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

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

Well it's lame. - AlphaQ

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The Newcomers

? In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

The Contenders

11 Payback - Attila
12 Dance for You - Beyonce

This is a perfect example of a great song by a bad artist. - DaWyteNight

13 We Own It - 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa

2 chainz ruined his verse

14 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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15 All the Lights - Kanye West

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

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

16 I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
17 The Comeback - Blood on the Dance Floor

One of the worst bands ever, but guess what, they made a good song!

18 Blinded by the Sun - Seahorses
19 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

20 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

21 Cheyenne - Jason Derulo
22 What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
23 MMMBop - Hanson
24 Up - Desiigner
25 Disturbia - Rihanna
26 Goodbye Graceful - Falling In Reverse
27 Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj

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

28 Turn the Other Way - Freak of Nature
29 Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

Nah they are great - 445956

30 Zero - Chris Brown
31 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd

@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

32 Starboy - The Weeknd

What? The Weeknd isn't that bad - PeeledBanana

33 Reverie - Design the Skyline
34 Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
35 Better When I'm Dancing - Meghan Trainor
36 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
37 Fly - Sugar Ray
38 Wide Awake - Katy Perry
39 Look Alive - Rae Sremmurd

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

40 Marilyn Monroe - Nicki Minaj
41 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
42 Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown
43 My Own Prison - Creed
44 3 AM - Matchbox Twenty
45 Love on Top - Beyonce
46 Antidote - Travis Scott
47 Hate to Say I Told You So - The Hives
48 International Love - Pitbull
49 Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
50 Lips of an Angel - Hinder
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Top Remixes (15)

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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