Top 10 Incredibly Cheesy But Still Awesome Songs

Yes, many of these are from the good OLD days of pop music, and for good reason

The Top Ten

1 Careless Whisper - George Michael Careless Whisper - George Michael

Best song of all time

This song is actually a bit cheesy, but it's still one of my favorite songs. - allamassal

Let's be honest, it's musically one of THE most beautiful songs ever composed and that's a fact - xandermartin98

This one probably fits the definition of the list the best. - Gg2000

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2 Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

Another song that is one of my favorites. - allamassal

Anyone else think that the singer of this song sounds almost exactly like a lower-pitched Rick Astley? - xandermartin98

3 As - Stevie Wonder As - Stevie Wonder

If you thought that Stevie's love obsession was already rather egregious in many of his other songs, this one talks about his relationship with his lover LITERALLY as if the entire universe and every single rule of logic within completely revolves around it - xandermartin98

4 Thriller - Michael Jackson

ESPECIALLY its music video - xandermartin98

5 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Theme - Ron Wasserman

"No ONE can ever take them down; the power lies on their SIY-E-IY-E-IY-E-IY-E-IY-E-YIDE" - et cetera, et cetera - xandermartin98

6 America, F*** Yeah - Team America



BED BATH AND BEYOND (f*** yeah?) - xandermartin98

7 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

This song actually has a great message. - allamassal

"No other song could have been any sappier" - xandermartin98

8 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I would probably consider this to be officially THE most overrated "unanimous legendary classic" song of all time (with Radiohead's Paranoid Android quite honestly being a VERY close second) and it's overproduced as hell, but the sheer amount of heart that the song has poured into it probably makes up for it in my opinion (which is of no consequence at all) - xandermartin98

9 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

"Generic but grandiose" is a more apt way of describing it - xandermartin98

10 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

A good song that ended up becoming a meme 20 years later. - allamassal

The Contenders

11 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

I don't see how this song is cheesy. It was really well written, and the band put a great amount of effort in recording it. - Gg2000

My love for this song is vengeance that's never free - xandermartin98

12 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

Singing Like a Woman - xandermartin98

13 Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
14 Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

The lyrics? - Userguy44

15 Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack
16 Steal My Sunshine - Len
17 I Knew You Were Trouble - Lostprophets
18 Touch of Grey - Grateful Dead

This song has a little too much of that eighties vibe, but I like it more than most of the other stuff from 1987. I think that Robert Hunter's lyrics help redeem the song. - Gg2000

19 Uprising - Muse
20 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
21 Walking on the Sun - Smash Mouth
22 Changes - David Bowie
23 Bad - Michael Jackson
24 Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5
25 I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
26 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
27 Wonderwall - Oasis
28 Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer
29 In the End - Linkin Park
30 Hardware Store - Weird Al
31 It's the End of the World - R.E.M.
32 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

Would have liked to have seen a couple more songs not from “ the good old days” of pop but this one is great. I think “So What” by Pink could be here that song is just gloriously cheesey.

33 Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
34 Supermassive Black Hole - Muse

What's cheesy about this? - Userguy44

35 Still Alive - Portal
36 All You Need is Love - The Beatles
37 Creep - Radiohead
38 Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

Why? - Userguy44

39 Demons - Imagine Dragons
40 American Life - Primus
41 Orange Crush - R.E.M.
42 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
43 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
44 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
45 Cold as Ice - Foreigner
46 Keep Your Head Up - Um Jammer Lammy
47 Big - Parappa the Rapper 2
48 Buddy Holly - Weezer
49 Barracuda - Heart
50 The Fixer - Pearl Jam
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Top Remixes

1. Careless Whisper - George Michael
2. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
3. As - Stevie Wonder


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