Most Hated Songs of the 21st Century

I'm not saying these are the WORST songs. I'm saying that these are the MOST HATED songs of this century.

While these songs are extremely hated, most of them have also achieved great success.

The Top Ten

1 Baby - Justin Bieber

Even though this song is too awful to deserve much praise, all the hate has gone too far for years. One slightly redeeming thing about this song is that it's a tiny bit tuneful unlike many chart hits today, and I'm sure it wouldn't be angering us all so much if we just keep quiet about it and let it fade into irrelevancy, like some other songs on this list have. - Entranced98

It was decent to be honest but this was the song that started the notorious vibe that today wasn't around much anymore and Justin has changed a lot already but 2010 was still the good old days where this vibe was so annoying it's fun. Is it? - Neonco31

Back when Justin Bieber sounded like a girl. This has got to be one of the most hated songs of this century, but it's also achieved great success. - EpicJake

Of course - Demon_Kitty

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2 Friday - Rebecca Black

Not a good song, but the haters fail to realize it was a "vanity project", done just for fun, with no intention of being widely released. Only family and friends were the audience at first, but vicious internet trolls made it into a viral thing.

Friday used to be our favorite day of the week, but listening to this song will ruin Friday for all of us - EpicJake

It's not the best song, But you shouldn't bully Rebecca over this. She really only did it for fun. - kawaiitohru

There are no words!

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3 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

Sometimes, rap music can be great, but this is not one of those rap songs. This song have repetitive lyrics and Nicki in general is a terrible rapper - EpicJake

Worst autobiographical song ever. - Xean45

This song is even worse than Anaconda.

Worst song ever...

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4 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

The hate went a bit too far, considering this was made for Frozen's soundtrack and other songs out there sound much worse in addition to being soulless money-grabs. - Entranced98

Whoever few of the people say that they liked the song are completely stupid. This is recently the most idiotic song made by disney along with idiotic storyline of this film. In fact the directors and songwriters have just wasted the time within 18 months combine 2012 and 2013 years as the development of this film was very poor with total wrong story making and adding all disgusting songs especially this one above. It can said by many people for this film of disney that bribery has been beyond probably to get all fake favourable reviews by those dumb critics in order an award of academy which is very shameful and unfair.

I never really cared for Frozen but I've always admitted to the fact that I liked this song. Actually, to be honest, this is the only song in Frozen that I like. - Mcgillacuddy

It's so annoying! A song performed by the most annoying sound and I pleased it's on this list.

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5 Gangnam Style - Psy

This song was pure fun when it was released in 2012. This is a classic novelty song you either love or hate. I experienced more people liked than hated it though. Also on the net. It has little to hate on. The lyrics are in Korean and even translated they are tame, it's not overly sexualized and the vocals are fine. It was overall simply entertainment. I actually own his "7th Album", and it's pretty fun too. The only thing that got people upset is how long it was trending and how ridiculously large its success was. - Martin_Canine

It's not that terrible or great. I think it's a fine and okay song made from a guy who came all the way from South Korea. Funny thing is that used to be the most viewed video on YouTube scoring millions of hits. People get addicted to this internet meme and start to imitate Psy dancing all silly. There you have it. It's entertainment for all the lovers and haters.

While this song have extremely great success, there were many people who hated it. The dance is kinda stupid to be honest - EpicJake

This song is too lame that why gangnam style is the most dislike song of all time

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6 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj at her worst. We don't need a song about butts. - EpicJake

There is a video on YouTube of the normal music video, but every time she twerks there is a fart sound. It's hilarious because the fart sound is played any time she thrusts backwards. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

This song sucks! The literal definition of ear cancer. If you want your ears to bleed, listen to this garbage.


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7 Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Silento

I don't hate the song, I just hate how people are obsessing over it. But I will admit, the song is kind of annoying. But it's not annoying enough to rage over. - kawaiitohru

I don't hate this song at all

Silento's voice makes me want to dielento haha - Jackamalio

8 It's Everyday Bro - Jake Paul

Let's get this to number 1! - ShaunnyB0y

Jake paul is awesome but this song is trash.

This is the literal definition of overhated internet song. - ProPanda

This song is stupid as m I hate it there is no purpose beind this song

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9 Sweatshirt - Jacob Sartorius

This is the most hated song of 2016. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

This song is the future idiot. But at least it is not AS much autotune as today's music.

This song proves that Jacob is 10 times worse than Justin.

god awful

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10 My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas

The good thing about not having English as your mother language is the ability to completely tune out the lyrics and just focus on the music. I was such a huge fan as a kid and teen, I simply can't hate this song. I just don't get how it ruined the group's reputation so much. Elephunk and Monkey Business have some great music. - Martin_Canine

LoL I used to love this song when I was younger. Like 7 years old younger. Only a few years later did I realize how stupid this song was haha. - Mcgillacuddy

This is so bad, even the band wants nothing to do with it anymore. - Swellow

This isn't just the worst song of the 21st century, ladies n gentlemen.

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The Contenders

11 Axel F - Crazy Frog

I actually like this song, it's really catchy. - venomouskillingmachine

Was all over music T.V. channels in 2005. The techno version of Beverly Hills Cop is actually well executed, just the vocals of the Frog are so unnecessary they in the end ruin it (when he "sings" the tune that's just fine, but this "bam, bam" and the "verses" are...just no.) - Martin_Canine

Its not that bad besides that its extremely catchy. - Catacorn

So annoying!

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12 Fancy - Iggy Azalea
13 Sexting - Blood on the Dance Floor

How is a DORA song above this gross atrocity? - VideoGamefan5

Anyone who likes this is disgusting, - VideoGamefan5

14 Whip My Hair - Willow

I strongly dislike this song. It's very annoying and repetitive. - kawaiitohru


For once I agree...
...but only because of the lyrics.
Her voice is nice, and the beat also is but... this seems so forced. Like, "we want to record a song about shaking what your mama gave ya, but she is so young so we have to make it extremely clean and playful".
My suggestion: hand the beat and melody to a singer like JLo or Beyoncé and let them write a bit more fitting lyrics. Get Willow's voice on a less seductive song, maybe a dance song about going on a journey or something. - Martin_Canine

15 The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis

This was made by a comedy group. Like, they have stand up stage shows, host comedy T.V. shows, and make comedy music. You people know that, right? They are not musicians. They never were. It's just... intended as a piece of comedy. As far as I know, they were famous in Norway before this and just recorded this and other songs as comic sketches. It was just a bit unfortunate that it went viral out of context. - Martin_Canine

I actually really like this song.. - kawaiitohru

Liked it when it came out. Annoys me now.

Norway, the country that gave us the beautiful works of Edvard Grieg.

And then this. - 445956

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16 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Dull, boring, and annoying at the same time. This is one of the worst songs of all time. I can't this music video got over 2 billion views on YouTube. Wow, just wow. I'd rather listen to Pink Floyd more than Taylor Swift singing awfully bad. Modern music may not be that great. It's all going downhill.

What? This song is good, so much better than Bad Blood - 445956

This song should beside BABY

Whyyy? It was goood

17 What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

One Direction is one of those boy bands that attract many girls. While this song is bad and received Legendary hate, keep in mind it also achieved great success. - EpicJake

This is the worst song ever recorded in music history. Generic boy band lyrics, terrible music, just ugh! Where’s the trash can?! I gotta throw up!

18 Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
19 Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em

He's a gangster that gets on many peoples nerves, but keep in mind he's quite successful too - EpicJake

This is by far his best song. Because the beat is fine. And he still has some kind of flow. It at least passes as a song. Listen to "Donk", "Turn My Swag On" or "Yahhh" for much, much worse. I must say, I feel very guilty for giving this guy so many negative reviews, comments and more. But it really has stunned me when I listened to his album (yes, I listened to all of it, and it was not pleasant) that this was professionally released, and also that widely. The production is so very very very basic, the lyrics so very very very clumsy, and the flow so horribly slow... it sounds so insecure and weak, like, the very very very basics of even passing as making music. Considering all that, "Crank That" is at least okay. Not good, but okay. But the rest... wow. - Martin_Canine

20 Closer - The Chainsmokers

How? It is the #6 best song of 2016! I like this song!

Why is this song always so hated /: - Monkeywolf228

21 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
22 Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
23 Miracle - Kimbra
24 Harlem Shake - Baauer

I remember being at school around the time this song was really popular, sitting in a classroom when in the space of 10 minutes 4 phones had rang. Guess what song these guys all had as their ringtones?

25 Bon Appetit - Katy Perry

Look Katy. Really? Are you really spread like a buffet for seduction? Just stop! Now you're making me not want to eat anymore! I wish you'd just stop because your career is over. And another tip: Don't do ANY more songs like Peacock

I never got why it's hated. She uses tame food metaphors for sex. So what?
She is Katy Perry as she always was: a fun pop singer with often goofy lyrics and maximum catchiness. This is pure pop pleasure. Perry often stands for something such as tolerance, self empowerment and individuality, and in between she also delivers songs that are simply fun, like this one here. She sticks to the concept of food metaphors throughout, and that's actually more creative than just regular sexual lyrics. - Martin_Canine


26 7 Years - Lukas Graham

I love this song it is like one of the best songs ever. I don't know how people don't like this song.

Why is this song hated /: - Monkeywolf228

27 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne

This is a great song! Maybe the lyrics might be crude at points, but the flow and lyrics are really good!

I admitted to liking so many hated artists, I can as well say Lil Wayne is one of my favorite American rappers. I LOVE his raspy voice and slurry flow, and he is one of he few American rappers that use puns and word play like German rappers.
The only thing I can see why is hated is occasional objectification of women... but that's kind of part of the rap persona.
Kollegah's pimp persona for example includes carrying women on a leash. - Martin_Canine

28 Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides

Did this recieve hate?
Over here, this band is almost unknown, I just stumbled upon them on this website on the list about best emo bands, and everyone I played this song to liked it at least, if not loved it.
To me, this shows what reputation can do.
Nickelback, BVB, Insane Clown Posse, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Limp Bizkit - none of them is hated over here, they all are fairly well recieved. And I am sure that is because none of them ever had a true hype. BVB and ICP are secret tips (the critics love ICP though)? Limp Bizkit had one hit with their cover of Behind Blue Eyes), and Nickelback, Nicki and Wayne are well known but never were "the biggest" at the moment. They are all "easy to avoid" if you are not into them. - Martin_Canine

29 Wiggle - Jason Derulo
30 The Ketchup Song (Asereje) - Las Ketchup

One of the most successful songs to make this list. It's like the 21st Century version of the Macarena. This song has also recieved massive hate. - EpicJake

I hate this song - 445956


This was one of the first favorite songs I had at age 6.
Don't know if it was hated back then, I was too little to know, but nowadays it still gets frequent airplay in summer and is something like an evergreen (at least over here). - Martin_Canine

31 Boyfriend - Justin Bieber

Another one of Justin Bieber's hated songs, just not as hates as Baby. - EpicJake

Baby is actually better. - 445956

I like this song. It's a good and catchy pop jam, the beat and Bieber's vocal delivery have the perfect tone for this kind of tune. He tip toes towards RnB, and he has more charisma than Usher, Chris Brown and the others.
In the past, Bieber's problems were his voice before puberty voice change (he also sang too "loud" and without feeling) plus way too cheesy and pretentiously cheerful melodies. Both was gone by the "Believe" album. Sure, it's not "Purpose", where he essentially made indie music, but it's fine pop. - Martin_Canine

I actually like this song

Yes, hate on me all you want. But this song is really catchy and I used to love it, I use to love Baby but when I became smarter I realized how terrible it was. - venomouskillingmachine

32 We are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

I really love Taylor. Yet, none, and I mean none of her hits are good. She always picks the worst songs to put as her singles. WANEGBT is one of the worst. If you want a good Taylor song, try State of Grace, Holy Ground, The Lucky One, Treacherous, This Love, Ours, Mary's Song, Invisible, Cold As You, Long Live, Innocent and Never Grow Up

She writes to many break up songs - CartoonsLoverForever

Taylor Swift again making repetitive ex songs again

This woman is such a bitch! Every song of hers is a living hell!

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33 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

God, this song is so bad that it would be the soundtrack for a movie about poop. - 445956

34 Best Song Ever - One Direction
35 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony

Rip-off of Rihanna's "Work", which is already terrible, but surprisingly is more tolerable than this. - Catacorn

36 Stimulated - Tyga

How is Shake It Off above this definition of disgusting? - 445956

Kool Savas, honorific title King of Rap, is widely regarded as one of the greatest lyricists in German hip hop with several full scores in serious music critic circles and one of his most acclaimed songs is pornographic and a bit fetishy with all the dirty details. Dirty details very literally. Very, very literally. He released the song "Pimplegioneah" in 2000, and since then it has received the status of a classic in German hip hop.

Why are people still so touchy in 2017 over the word "stimulated'? - Martin_Canine

37 Never Say Never - Justin Bieber
38 How It is (Wap Bap...) - Bibi H.

The hate this song gets in Germany is insane. It's used synonymously with terribleness since it was released earlier this year. The entire German YouTube scene was talking about it and everyone made at least one video bashing it.
I initially didn't like it. It's so in-your-face cheerful that it ends up slightly annoying. But also: I heard worse. It's not a good song, she tries too hard to sound like artists such as Marit Larsen or Maria Mena, but while they are uplifting and refreshingly light-hearted (and rightfully receive positive reviews), Bibi comes off as too forced. But it's not the worst song if all time. Everyone who listened to Soulja Boy's debut album knows that there are miles between her and the bottom of the barrel.

People hate it mostly because she is a sell out YouTuber who sang this song only to make money and didn't even write it herself. She is a famous beauty and lifestyle YouTuber who is among the country's top 5 most subscribed channels but is also ...more - Martin_Canine

This is annoying. Good German music is Beethoven and Bach. - 445956

39 Hot Problems - Double Take

If there was a country called "awfulland" this would be the national anthem. - 445956

40 Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

Not even Justin Bieber can be this condescending.

41 I'm a Gummy Bear - Gummibar

Screw this 7 year old trash - EliHbk

42 All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor

I don't care about your bass or your music, I can't stand this song. - EliHbk

It honestly was just played way too much.

Its not a bad song..its supposed to teach people that its okay to be "fat". But on the other hand, it shames skinny people. - Catacorn

43 Juju on that Beat - Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

Just stop its bad

44 Rack City - Tyga
45 Booty - Jennifer Lopez

Lazy song and terrible lyrics. How many times do they say the word "booty"? I counted, 49 TIMES. - Catacorn

We don't need songs about sex, ok?

Because sex is something bad? It's the most natural thing and it inspired artists of all kinds over the centuries. - Martin_Canine

It,s so weird

46 Two Black Cadillacs - Carrie Underwood

This is actually a really good song not sure why this is on the list

47 Who Let the Dogs Out? - Baha Men

It's horrible...

48 Dooo It! - Miley Cyrus

The music video has to be the most horrendous thing I have ever witnessed.

49 Lollipop - Lil Wayne

Maybe it's just cultural differences... but before I came to this website, anywhere else Lil Wayne became massive praise. Like, being the best of his generation, and he was extremely acclaimed for his word play and his genre-bending. - Martin_Canine

50 Fack - Eminem

AlphaQ made it sound pretty bad, I haven't heard it though (as I don't prefer Eminem) - EliHbk

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1. Sexting - Blood on the Dance Floor
2. Baby - Justin Bieber
3. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Silento
1. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Silento
2. Whip My Hair - Willow
3. The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis
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