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

It's 0/10, but over hated in my opinion. Beiber has gone uphill. - JosiahDBoss

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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

I agree with the first two sentences, but even Rebecca herself hates this song. - NiktheWiz

I hope that song was banned

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3 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 is the worst song ever, deserves all it's hate - PeeledBanana

Awful. - Cartoonfan202

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4 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

I don't hate this as much as I used to, but I still hate this. - NiktheWiz

Well she was acting like, you know, a stupid hoe

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5 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

It's a pretty good song, but it's beyond ridiculous just how obsessive this song (and the movie) can get. From the advertisements for Frozen toys to the overhype of the movie to the people who keep singing the songs, it's very easy to get tired of Frozen very quickly. - NiktheWiz

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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6 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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7 Sweatshirt - Jacob Sartorius

This is the most hated song of 2016. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

When this isn't even his worst song, you know something's gone wrong. - NiktheWiz

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

Oh my good lord. This should be a tied number one with baby.

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8 Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Silento

Honestly, I actually don't hate this song at all. Yes, it is very unoriginal and repetitive, but unlike the Hit the Quan's and Juju on that Beat's, there is at least an actual groove on here. Even if this weren't made to get the kids to dance, it's still too stupid for me to get mad at. - NiktheWiz

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

9 It's Everyday Bro - Jake Paul

Let's get this to number 1! - ShaunnyB0y

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

I have AIDS AND a boy in my pants

Pure cancer

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10 Axel F - Crazy Frog

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

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

Crazy Frog in general is just insufferable. - NiktheWiz

UGGH! I love this song so much - kawaiitohru

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The Contenders

11 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

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

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

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12 Fancy - Iggy Azalea
13 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

14 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

It's a joke song that is not even funny. This is the type of humor that sounds like it was done by a grade-schooler. Even for those standards, the humor is still way too forced too be funny. - NiktheWiz

I actually really like this song.. - kawaiitohru

Liked it when it came out. Annoys me now.

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15 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

16 Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
17 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

18 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

19 Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
20 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?

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj
2. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
3. It's Everyday Bro - Jake Paul
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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