Top Ten Music Artists with Both Great and Terrible Songs

The Top Ten

Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.
E-Rotic E-Rotic is a German eurodance group. The band originally consisted of the duo, the lead singer Lyane Leigh, the rapper Raz-Ma-Taz and the group's producer David Brandes.
Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

He can give us some pretty good stuff from time to time like Forever, With You, All Back, Should've Kissed You and Say Goodbye, but then there's his not so great and downright awful stuff (look at me now, privacy, duces, I can transform ya, party) - DaWyteNight

His old music sucked as well. - I80

Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.

What I absolutely love about them:
The meaningful songs, the dark spooky songs, the songs with that taste for a kill. I love such humorously dark characters as are those they portray on records.
Also some of their comedy tracks are funny in a dumb way.
Great Milenko and The Mighty Death Pop are great albums as a whole. Except for the song "House of Horrors". That is just nonsense and a waste of a great beat.

What I dislike:
Their pseudo-metal songs. The 2 Bizarre albums. The songs that have massive gross out humour. Some of their stupid sound effects. That they often can't stay focused. - Martin_Canine

Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

From his beginning to this Christmas album, I didn't like his music at all. The melodies were not only bad, but annoying. His singing didn't sound too good either. On the holiday album he already had a more mature voice, but really, rap versions of Christmas songs is not what I want to hear to get in Christmas mood.

What I still like about his first albums is that he wrote most of the songs. Little people this young do that.

"Believe" was a good pop album. I think people hated it just because it was by Bieber and because he used the word "Swag" that people don't like because it's overused. It was really catchy though and well-sung with lyrics that are not bad, just what was to be expected from love songs. It's a guilty pleasure you can have lots of fun with.

I seriously consider "Purpose" one of the greatest albums of the 2010s. It is pop perfection. Perfectly written, perfectly produced, creative and experimental but still catchy and ...more - Martin_Canine

Yeah, his newer stuff is great, but his older stuff is bad. - Martinglez

Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.
Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

I feel that he ought to be number 1 or close to it Fack is sometimes claimed as the worst song ever yet he has many great songs some of which are probably amongst the greatest ever.

He mostly puts out good songs, but he also has songs like “Fack” that are so bad to the point they sound like they’re supposed to be bad. - 3DG20

Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Some of their older songs like She Will Be Loved and Payphone are pretty good. All of their new songs are crap though, especially that song with Cardi B.
~Kat

Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

The Contenders

Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.
Kay One Kenneth Glöckler, better known by his stage names Kay One and Prince Kay One, is a German rapper of Filipino descent, born on September 7, 1984. Kay got famous due to his exceptionally skilled freestyle raps, causing him to win several battle rap tournaments. After having been a featured artist on ...read more.
Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". ...read more.

Pretty bad overall in my opinion, but “Grand Piano” is definitely one of her better ones. - 3DG20

The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.
T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
Scooter Scooter are a German dance group founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 30 million records and earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards.
Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own ...read more.

Yeah I'm not a fan of him but he does have some great songs especially from his early career. - Powell

Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, known professionally as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her songs "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend" and especially "Bad Guy".
Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

She got worse as she progressed.

Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
Ali Bumaye Ali Alulu Abdul-r, better known by his stage name Ali Bumaye or simply Ali, is a German rapper from Berlin . Little of his personal life is known as of 2016 . Ali got famous for being a personal friend of fellow rappers Bushido and Shindy before his own rap career, being a recurring character in backstsge ...read more.

When Ali began rapping, he was a personal friend of 2 famous German rappers, Bushido and Shindy. He himself tried out rapping as a featured artist on other rappers' tracks. He was so inexperienced those verses sound hilariously bad. One of his best known lines from Shindy's "No Joke" by Ali would translate to "Ali throws a party / ooh ladidadi".
His first album consisted mostly of novelty tracks about his weight. His skills improved, now being mediocre.

Then his second album was released. It blew me away. Ali became a conscious rapper, talking about serious subject matter, deeply personal and honest, on a high lyrical level. It is without a doubt himself who was written this, not a ghostwriter, he kinda sorta kept his style, but improved incredibly much. I still hate that the cover artwork still makes him look like a novelty act (it's a parody of Big Pun's logo but with the microphone replaced by a hamburger) - I hope his third album will be as good and get a proper cover. - Martin_Canine

Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
Katja Krasavice

Well, so far she has only released two singles. Of course, both of them were big hits ("Dicke Lippen" even topped the Austrian charts), but I still think it's too soon judging her overall work.

Also, @PugsFromMars:
What is the song you think is great and which is the one you think it's terrible? "Doggy" received positive reviews but has more dislikes than likes on YouTube, while "Dicke Lippen" has more likes, but had a much more mixed reception. Personally, I like both songs, "Doggy" a bit more. - Martin_Canine

Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
The-Dream Terius Youngdell Nash, better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Liz Phair Elizabeth Clark Phair is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist born on April 17, 1967 in Connecticut. ...read more.

For most of her career, she's one of the favorite artists of all time. I really like her rough and badass rock chick attitude, and also how she manages to openly express her sexuality without ever seeming slutty, in fact she does it in a very tough and feminist way. It's as if she puts those guys who brag about how much sex they have in their place by saying she's the baddest of them all.

She's a pretty cool person overall, doesn't really fit in the sweet delicate girl stereotype, but she doesn't even seem to try that much. Her music is just the way she is.

And then there's "Funstyle", one of the weirdest (not in a good way) albums I have ever heard. It sounds like a cheap parody of music, throwing all kinds of junk together: lyrics with some extra plastic on top, the silliest sounding instruments and melodies you can imagine, and grotesque singing. Starting from the terrible cover artwork up to the music it contains, it feels as if she lost her ...more - Martin_Canine

Daddy Yankee Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
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Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.
Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In ...read more.
Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls.
The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. ...read more.
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Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first ...read more.
Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. ...read more.

I hate almost all of her old songs, but I was super blown away when I heard “Praying”. - 3DG20

I wouldn't say almost all of her old songs but I see what you mean. - Powell

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Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

They have El Scorcho and Say It AIn't So, but they also have Where's My Sex and Can't Stop Partying. - JoLeKosovo

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