Top 10 Most Annoying Things to Hear in a Song

Common things that are annoying to hear in a song. That can either ruin the song or make it obnoxious. If you think that I missed one feel free to add it.
The Top Ten
1 Out of Key Singing
2 A Overabundance of Swearing/ Saying the N Word Too Much

Why did this ever get popular to begin with? It's so not okay that blatant and repeated swearing is a common and accepted practice in modern music.

Rappers do this all the time. Even pop singers swear in their songs. Especially the female pop singers. Male pop singers do that too but not as much.

I have no problem with swearing but when it's done too much in a song it gets annoying. I can tolerate a mild F- bomb maybe one use of the S- bomb but when it's like 55 f-bombs then it gets really old. Same thing with the overusage of the N- word in Rap songs. It gets annoying when it's repeated 5000 times or less.

3 Sexy Voice Singing

Jessica Simpson's the example of sexy voice singing, like she's trying very hard to sound as sexy as possible, an example is her version of a Christmas song "Oh Holy Night" which to me is the worst version that I ever heard & I find it so offensive to hear it song that way, sorry to her fans. There are other sexy voice singers as well including imitators. If they're going to sing sexy then dress sexy, that way it'll match.

A lot of female singers do this. It can be annoying. Even male singers do this too.

Depends on what genre and singer you're listening to...

4 Farts

Maybe it was added as a troll item but actually there are songs with fart sounds in them. Check out the list:
Top 10 Songs Featuring Fart Sounds

Reminds me of that crappy TTG! episode where the Titans fart in Control Freak's face in a rhythmic way. Kill me.

5 Horribly Recorded Clapping

A lot of rap songs have this. Some pop songs do too. One song that has better clapping is "Carousel" by Lauren Taylor.

6 Auto Tune

If you can't sing worth a damn, maybe don't try to be making music? It's great for correcting small issues or used as a minor effect, but when you can audibly hear it that's when you can tell they have no talent.

When an artist uses autotune, I almost always lose my respect for them. If you are going to make music you should at least TRY to sing. I appreciate artists more who have a horrible singing voice than ones that don't even try because that way I know they are trying. Either way, autotune sounds horrible, and if your going to use it, use it for a voice effect, not because your too shy to sing.

7 High Pitched Vocals/ Whiny Vocals

Examples are Mariah Carey, Christina Aquilera, Ariana Grande, plus lots more female singers, including imitators sounding like someone put an ice pack down their backs. A lot of the metal singing men also sing very laud high pitched screams, to me they're the most annoying of all, as they sound like someone squeezed their nuts, like they're in extreme pain. To me that's not singing that just annoying screaming high pitched notes or whining, it's no wonder they loose their voice after a while.

This is the reason I can't hear Ariana Grande songs. She has made some good songs but those screamed high notes give me Headache. Normal high notes aren't the problem, singers that try to sing higher than they are able to without starting screaming are the Problem. I don't sing myself but doesn't that hurt your Voice?

8 Talking

I don't mind talking but when it's done before a song starts and is featured in the track audio that is annoying.

I would agree with that, in general. But there are exceptions where I like talking.

A lot of rap songs are like this. It's just talking along to a beat.

9 Laughing

I'm not a big fan of hearing someone laugh in a song. For me it's completely pointless and adds nothing to the song.

10 Electronic Noises

Sometimes electronic noises can be done well in music other times they're done so bad that it hurts your damn ears.

A lot of songs like this have the same generic drumbeat.

Most of them annoy me. So I somewhat agree.

The Contenders
11 An Already Used Verse Repeated for a Third Verse

Noel Gallagher is guilty of this. Big time.

Rock music can sometimes be guilty of this cliché and it comes off as lazy if you literally reuse a verse just to have three verses.

12 Beat Drops

Sometimes, it happens when you least expect it.

13 "Whoa Oh!"

There's an actual term for it you know. It's called the millennial whoop

Lots of pop songs suffer from this cliche.

14 Layered Vocals

This is similar to Auto Tune but different in terms of how it makes a song sound. Personally I think that layered vocals are just as annoying as auto tune.

What's so bad about this? Layered vocals have been a thing since the 60s and there's nothing necessarily annoying about it.

15 High and Low Pitched Vocals

This doesn't really annoy me either. Once again it really depends on the singer's voice I guess.

Artificially low and high pitched vocals layered simultaneously does not sound good.

Low pitched vocals are good either.

16 Mumbling
17 Men Chanting "Hey!"

You hear this in a lot of pop songs.

18 Orgasmic Sounds
19 Baby Sounds
20 Sexually Suggestive Lyrics
21 Over-AutoTuned Vocals
22 Strained Vocals

I wanted this part specified although this is often the reason that vocals sound "whiny". Shawn Mendes especially in his early songs is an example of this.

23 “Whooo!”
24 Humming

Unless it's a sad song then I guess it's understandable but I feel like I'm the only one that finds it annoying when people hum.

25 "Uh Huh"
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