Top 10 Worst Songs of 2021

The Top Ten
1 Fake Woke - Tom Macdonald

All songs are bad: Tom MacDonald and everyone else. The politics are cringe. Not that it matters, but even though I am considered "conservative" - although I'm actually a moderate libertarian - I cannot stand the cringe in his songs. Plus, he is Canadian pretending to be American. He pretends to be the real "woke" and a centrist. He complains that he is oppressed because he's white, the same way he says Blacks complain about being oppressed. He can't rap or produce and is just garbage, making conservatives look bad.

If you want to listen to more of this poser-American clown's stuff, just know that all his songs are like this and talk about the exact same stuff.

Up and New Truck were bad songs, but this song takes it to the next level. It should be in the Top 3, maybe even number 1. I'm surprised it got to Number 1 on the chart. Up deserves credit for at least having a decent beat and being catchy. New Truck isn't that bad to me either - at least, not as bad as other songs this year. There's nothing good about this song at all. I haven't heard any of this guy's music, but this is not a good impression. Like I mentioned, it should be ranked higher.

2 Hey Boy - Sia

Sia has fallen from grace, quite horribly. Not only is her new movie "Music" an absolute train wreck and a disgraceful film, but Sia herself also appears to be ableist. She forced Maddie Ziegler to perform the role of the main protagonist, who happens to be on the autism spectrum, making the movie offensive to those who are autistic. Additionally, this song is just bad. Sia's voice is incredibly annoying, and the lyrics are childish. I wish Sia would go back to making good music, rather than continuing to be someone she didn't want to be in the past. She is also becoming somewhat similar to Tones and I, in my opinion.

Sia has never sounded so annoying on this song. Overall, it sounds like something Tones and I would have made. I've been losing faith in Sia for a while now, but this could be the death knell for her credibility.

Sia sounds like Tones and I. What happened to her? This is proof that Sia has started to go downhill.

3 Zaza - 6ix9ine

Can we get this song above "Up" by Cardi B? "Up" is actually pretty decent compared to this mindless pile of crap by Snitch9ine.

The fact that this guy still has fans just shows how stupid people are.

Why did 6ix9ine have to return with this atrocity?

4 Cutthroat - Imagine Dragons

Oh boy, this song is truly awful. It's trying too hard to sound like a rock song with nu-metal elements, but it just sounds absolutely dreadful with the terrible screaming and vocals. This song sounds nothing like Imagine Dragons. Plus, I think this band needs to stop trying so hard to be a cool rock band, because really, this isn't it.

Holy hell, this song is atrociously messy! It sounds like a pop-rock band trying to bring back nu-metal to the mainstream but ultimately failing. Dan Reynolds' screaming is terrible, and the outro is just creepy as hell. Imagine Dragons' songs usually come off as overproduced, but this is a new level of overproduction.

This is legitimately unlistenable, and on top of that, the lyrics are almost complete garbage. I find it hard to believe that a band as high-profile as Imagine Dragons thought this was okay to put out.

5 Loco - Anitta

Yet another derivative Latin song with an overly repetitive chorus and butt shaking in the music video, solely for the purpose of getting men turned on. It's so shameful to have to do this to make people watch a music video, and it exacerbates men's sexism towards women.

It's just so sad to see such a childish girl trying to get men's attention - ew. I'm so concerned for her. Why is this song needed? I don't get why she's so stupid and feels she needs to get men's attention by shaking her butt. It's just so ridiculous. This song is also literally trash.

Get this song above "Up" now! While the latter does the job right, "Loco" is just a failed attempt by this Brazilian singer to jump onto the Latin bandwagon.

6 Am I the Only One - Aaron Lewis

Good God, this thing is bad. Even after the fact that it's borderline racist, the vocals just sound like a whine all the way through.

How can I best describe this song? You know those 'country songs' you get in 'South Park,' which are made to be parodies of the typical patriotic American? Yeah, Aaron Lewis is basically a living incarnation of those parodies. In this song, he's basically saying, "If you don't like America, you can just get out!"

Another lame cling to patriotism by a douchey has-been singer. It's not as bad as "Fake Woke," but it's still baffling.

7 New Truck - Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line is just as country as two Southern-accented men driving a brand-new pickup truck, having barbecues, drinking whiskey, and hooking up with women wearing ripped jeans.

Trap and Country are the worst combination ever. It's like combining ketchup and ice cream.

Just look at the title. You know what to expect. But this is not Worst of the Year tier.

8 Abcdefu - Gayle

This sounds so much like Hot Girl Bummer it's funny. This song is so bad, and I have no idea why this talentless hack is compared to Olivia Rodrigo in a good way, or why it got so popular. Plus, the vocals sound like a watered-down version of Blackbear and Olivia Rodrigo combined. Yeah, overall a terrible song.

I actually thought this was a 2022 song at first since I hear it a lot this year. But this song still annoys the hell out of me. It has one of the worst choruses I've ever heard. Hopefully, this song falls into obscurity soon.

Sounds like a first-grader wrote it. So childish, so bad!

9 Beautiful Mistakes - Maroon 5 & Megan Thee Stallion

I am getting so sick of Maroon 5. In fact, they are not even a proper band anymore. It's just Adam Levine talking, considering how he gains the most spotlight and attention out of all the other members in Maroon 5.

Anyways, this song is terrible. It's boring, generic, and I don't even know what it's supposed to be anymore. Megan Thee Stallion does absolutely nothing to save the song from being bad either. Plus, the music video is just Adam Levine and Megan Thee Stallion flying inside a car, and I'm like, "What even is this song supposed to be, and what am I even watching or listening to anymore?"

Megan Thee Stallion is just as bad as the other songs she sings. She can't even sing properly. She made the song out of tune and horrible with that rap.

Maybe I should call them Adam Levine and His Melons. They are not a band anymore. They are just Adam Levine with backup.

10 Up - Cardi B

Why are y'all telling people what to vote for? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of this site? I find it ironic that people's opinions bother you, and you come to a site where you know people are going to share their own personal opinions. If people find this song trash, then go vote for something that you think is trash, rather than interfere with other people's opinions. You can't make the world revolve around you. That's life. Reality obviously hasn't hit some of y'all on this site, smh.

Imagine how boring it would be if we all went through life gatekeeping all the time. It takes away the sincerity of the site and the results. Lyrically, I just find this song shallow and cheap. It's the same old tired flow. Can she at least do a freestyle (with no help) and show she's worthy of being called an MC? She has yet to do one. Being compared to the greats before her is just weird to me, because there's timeless music and there's hot for a minute type music, and she falls into the latter.

The Contenders
11 Country A$$ S*** - Morgan Wallen

Yet another generic country song. Besides, this guy's career is crashing on takeoff after he said the "n-word" in a recorded video. Also, he needs to shave his stupid mullet.

I can't believe this racist idiot made the best-selling album of 2021. This song basically embodies everything unlikable about country music, from nasally twangy vocals to brick-walled production to clich├ęd and repetitive lyrics. It's not as bad as FGL's latest album, but it's still annoying.

12 Substance (We Woke Up) - 03 Greedo & Wiz Khalifa

03 Greedo's vocals are so awful, and Wiz Khalifa can't even save the song from being a total bore. In fact, this song is mortifying.

13 I'd Rather Die - Tramp Stamps

What a revolutionary track. See, we here are super progressive and tolerant, but we won't date straight white men because they're bad and evil and are the cause of everything we don't like. Of course, you don't have to date us, but the fact that the singer admits to having done so, and is now saying they're all undateable just because she had one bad experience with one straight white man, makes the song racist and sexist.

I guess I'm a little surprised that this song wasn't on the list. This song is the definition of poser "Punk" or "Pop-Punk." The vocalist is terrible, and the autotune is awful. Also, don't even get me started on the lyrics. "I'd rather die than hook up with another straight white guy." What? Additionally, the lyrics are very sexual, in a stupid way, and misandristic.

For some reason, I can't take this super personally or seriously because the lyrics are so pathetic, even though they are prejudiced against some people.

14 Don't Tell Me How to Live - Kid Rock

Oh, dear God. You know, the people who think "Fake Woke" is the worst song of the year really do not realize that Tom MacDonald is probably one of the better "right-leaning" artists you could pick to complain about. Do us all a favor and fight the real enemy. This song makes me understand why people cringe at Tom MacDonald songs.

I consider myself libertarian, leaning to the right politically. So me calling this the worst song of the year is probably something you would not expect. But, I mean, did you listen to this? I can't even decide what the cringiest part of this is - between the lyrics, which are poorly written and express political views in such a laughable manner, the atrocious rapping of the talentless hack performing, and the try-hard Chris Cornell impression done for the "hook," which is literally just a single line. I didn't realize music could actually make me cringe this much. 0/10.

15 1+1 - Sia

I could list all of Sia's soundtrack for Music. The whole album is full of rehashed and repetitive melodies, repetitive and childish lyrics, outdated beats, and Sia's vocals sounding more ear-grating than ever. To be honest, it makes me feel like I'm listening to Tones and I, coupled with Meghan Trainor's pretentiousness. Her music was already declining in 2016, but now it's hit a point of no return. It hurts to say this, but Sia probably never should have become famous.

Anything Sia does that is connected with the film "Music" will instantly be one of the worst of the year for me. This song is condescending, pretentious crap, which equals the condescending crap that is the film "Music."

16 Eye to Eye - Sia

The production is okay, but Sia's vocals sound horrible. In fact, she's becoming as unbearable as Tones and I, unfortunately.

Listen to this Sia monstrosity? I'd rather listen to the song with a similar name from The Goofy Movie.

Disney should sue them!

17 Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo

This song is annoying autotune garbage. It's even worse than back-to-school commercials. She has no talent and only justifies my opinion of not wanting stupid people, like her, to be famous. All of her songs can go back to the dumpster fire from which they came. Have we really not learned anything since 2010 when Justin Bieber was popular?

Annoying song. I tried to listen to it but couldn't. I'm not a big fan of her voice. At some points, it's awesome, but at other points, she sounds quite screechy. I guess that can be improved over time, and this is her first album, but it's still a terrible song that did not deserve all the hype it got.

Too overplayed, in my opinion. It's an okay song, but anytime I get into the car or go into any store, this song is constantly playing.

18 Sip It - Iggy Azalea & Tyga

Who wanted another Kream? Especially from two lifeless and forgettable hacks? Kream was already horrid enough to be in my Bottom 3 of 2018, but I am not lying when I say that this is even worse. The chorus is far more horrid, and they both sound much worse. Who asked for both of them to use autotune? They can't even sound good on their own. Even as someone who despised Kream, this is a downgrade. It's basically Kream with autotune, even more deadbeat energy, and a lot more unnecessary repetition. Iggy and Tyga did not need to make more songs, especially not together. I know it's only April, but this is already the worst song of the year. -1/5.

Just seeing these two already tells you that this song stinks. I don't know what that noise is, but it sounds like a frog croaking in the background. Iggy Azalea needs to quit this fake bad-girl persona and go back to making pop-rap songs because that's when she really thrived. She's better off working with singers like Charli XCX, Rita Ora, and Jennifer Hudson.

19 Wellerman - Nathan Evans

This is quite cringe-worthy. Also, I'm not a sea shanty fan, so I won't like this. I remember when this was a huge thing, and I wanted to die from cringe.

The song was decently made, but I heard it so many times that I got annoyed.

20 Fancy Like - Walker Hayes

This song was used in an advertisement for Applebee's. I don't hate songs for being used in advertising, but that's pretty much the only reason for this song to exist, and that is a problem.

Started playing everywhere, from commercials to social media.

21 Twerkulator - City Girls

I never really judge a song by its name, but in this case, I already knew it was going to be bad based on the title. This song is strictly about, you guessed it, twerking! Why is stuff like this popular?

This is worse than Up by Cardi B. How are you not going to be energetic and sound tired in a dance song, especially when having a lot of energy is your only good trait?

I know that one shouldn't judge something just by the title most of the time, but this song sounds bad just by looking at the cover and the title.

22 Biutyful - Coldplay

I actually didn't hate "Music of the Spheres." Yes, it was very disappointing and filled with some bad songs, along with some just mediocre chart hits. However, it's better than what Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, and OneRepublic are doing at the moment. At least Coldplay still knows how to make good music, as shown by their ten-minute song "Coloratura," which is a great progressive song. "My Universe" and "Lose Somebody" are actually tolerable for mainstream hit songs, even though I don't like BTS and am not a fan of Selena Gomez. "Higher Power" is just a fun and catchy song. This song, on the other hand, is just trying to sound like it's done by an alien. The vocals are really bad and painful to listen to.

As a longtime Coldplay fan, I can say that this is one of their worst songs ever made. Chris Martin is duetting with a nameless vocoder, and the lyrics and the title sound like they've been written by an 8-year-old kid. This makes the song painfully corny. It's incomprehensible why it ended up on a Coldplay album at all.

23 American Gap Rap - Sarah Brand

Another disaster song after Red Dress. Much, much worse than before. The vocals sound like they're soaked in helium, accompanied by autotune. Much worse than Red Dress.

Red Dress is already horrible, but this is a lot worse! Sarah is using autotune here, and that makes it way worse. It sounds super squeaky. I guess autotune hates her too, lol.

Sounds like a female version of Submarine Man.

24 Red Dress - Sarah Brand

Forget about "Friday" by Rebecca Black. This is a new level of awful. I don't know whether the song was supposed to be taken seriously, but there is really nothing right here. The singing and vocal delivery are so off-key it hurts, and the music video is poorly edited.

This song is awful, but I think it was meant to be awful. Everything about this song is out of place, and the music video further accentuates this observation. You can have your own opinion, but I think this song is purposely cringey.

If you thought "Friday" by Rebecca Black or "Baby" by Justin Bieber were some of the worst songs ever, think again. I hate them too, but trust me, this is even worse. It's so off-key and a pain to listen to. The music video is also weird.

25 Soul Train - YBN Nahmir

Arguably the worst song from YBN Nahmir's lackluster album.

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