Top 10 Worst Songs of All Time
How is this not higher up? I apologize if I'm offending any Justin Bieber fans, but come on, it needs to be said. He can't sing (he moans and shrieks), he's a horribly fake person, he's not actually a nice person, and he can't write songs to save his life. I mean, I've tried to write songs before, and it went horribly wrong, but it was still easier to listen to than his shrieking. I just feel sorry for Selena Gomez if she ever has to hear him "singing" in the shower.
The lyrics are even worse than the music of Blood on the Dance Floor. It's just Baby, Baby, Baby repeated again and again. No passion, no real voice, no heart, no soul. This song contains nothing that a good song should have.
You cannot study anything about pop culture these days without talking about Justin Bieber. He's consistently in the top 10 trending things on Twitter, and any discussion of music can easily turn to him.
Yet, as I listen to the track that made him famous, I'm baffled. What was it in the first place that brought him such attention? The Beliebers - they blindly follow him, but I think it's just because these are all poppy love songs, not because they actually like Bieber.
Sappy, poppy, bubblegum electro-rap love songs have their place. But it just doesn't seem like this kid should have become bigger than The Beatles for it.
And who said he started the dubstep revolution?!
To paint an accurate picture of how terrible this song is, let's compare it to every other song in the top 10.
Baby- This song is just another disposable pop song. The melody isn't bad, but Bieber's voice is annoying, the song is repetitive, and the lyrics are pretty stupid.
Friday- Same situation as above, but Rebecca Black's voice is even more annoying, and the lyrics are even stupider.
The Best of Both Worlds- I don't watch Hannah Montana, but this doesn't really sound that bad. I've heard several of Miley Cyrus's singles, and this one's far from the worst. The music and lyrics are okay, but once again, the vocals are annoying.
Gangnam Style- I don't hate this one either. The song isn't that great, but coupled with the video, it was funny for a few viewings.
Sexy and I Know It- Okay, this one's pretty bad, but the worst of it is the video. The song is mainly just some overly cocky idiots who think they're so sexy, but really, they're not. Pretty annoying song, but not the worst I've heard.
Crank That- This one's awful. Almost as bad as Stupid Hoe. However, the song is moderately catchy, and you can dance to it a little. And the lyrics are mostly a mess of nonsensical words thrown into a chorus and some haphazard verses. Ultimately, though, this one's still better than Stupid Hoe because the beat doesn't really get on my nerves that much.
What Makes You Beautiful- Musically, this one's okay. It's upbeat and catchy. Lyrically, this song is terrible and creepy.
Achy Breaky Heart- Same case as with "Baby" and "Friday." Okay melody, annoying vocalist, really stupid lyrics.
Never Say Never- Okay, I think at this point people are just voting for Bieber because he's an easy target. This song is just mediocre, and I'm not even sure why people remember it. The only thing that really stands out is how he keeps saying "Never" despite saying he's not going to.
And now for Stupid Hoe... Oh, where do I... more
I like how everyone thinks Rebecca Black is garbage overall solely because of this song. It's overhated, and Rebecca is a fun person.
Despite it being overhated, this song sucks, especially in the vocal department. Holy hell, Rebecca's voice here is terrible. It's so nasally and overautotuned that it sounds really annoying. The repetitive lyrics that were clearly written by a five-year-old (seriously, you couldn't think of any better lyrics aside from "partying, partying, fun, fun, fun"?) are also a massive issue. Thankfully, Rebecca proved she is capable of more than just garbage like this. -1/5
Out of fairness, I actually listened to this pathetic train wreck in its entirety. Then I watched the video on YouTube and almost lost my stomach. I actually feel sorry for Rebecca Black for having become involved with the clowns at ARK Music Factory. She's actually got some talent, and it's a shame that she was "discovered" this way. Patrice Wilson and Clarence Jey actually wrote the sphincter of pop music.
"Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday.
Today is Friday, Friday.
We, we, we so excited. We so excited.
Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterward.
I don't want this weekend to end."
Really? Absolutely brilliant.
A truly unoriginal and vulgar song focused too much on butts and filled with profanity. I can't believe kids got into this and had it playing in schools when it came out.
Anaconda. It's a long story.
When one listens to a song, what do they look for? Naturally, someone would reply with something along the lines of a catchy beat or meaningful, powerful lyrics, instruments, or vocals. However, Anaconda manages to defy many of those things. It employs techniques that make rap songs detestable, "technology" meaning techniques used in the song.
Yes, the beat is catchy. However, it is not creatively made and is simply sampled from another song. The trademark line, "My anaconda don't want none, unless you got buns, hon," is sampled from "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. One thing that a large number of people dislike, based on my personal experience, is the appropriation and use of another artist's beat. Many modern songs do this, yes, but it is still frowned upon by many people.
Secondly, the lyrics. The lyrics have a meaningless concept. If you were to look up the lyrics to Anaconda, the song is just references to mindlessly taking drugs, drinking irresponsibly, and mainly focusing on prostitution and sex appeal. There is no deeper meaning behind what is found there. The song lyrics are literally about mindless irresponsibility.
Thirdly, the music video and musical effects created by the artist. While this has become a popular thing, many still frown upon it. Twerking. Nicki Minaj heavily twerks in the music video. While it does attract members of a certain audience, she went over the line. She also made numerous ridiculous, pointless noises.
If you like the song and appreciate what she does, that's your business. You can enjoy what you want to enjoy. The above was just my personal opinion about the song.
Please realize, people, this is not a legitimate song. It's making fun of girls who engage in the activities depicted in the song. Your saying that it's horrible is exactly what The Chainsmokers wanted. It's supposed to be horrible.
This isn't even real music. It's really the worst song ever. The lady isn't really singing. She's just having a conversation. This should hit number one easily. What happened to the old music with The Beatles and Led Zeppelin? If it were a grade, I would give it an F. If it were a score, I would give it 1.7 out of 10, or even one out of five stars. I'd rather listen to Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin than listen to this crappy junk.
This song proves that pop music gets worse every year. I absolutely hate autotuned, trashy vocals, but I'd take that any day over a bratty teen girl talking over repetitive electronic music. And if this song is "supposed to be bad," then that's even worse. If you purposefully make bad music, then you need to leave the music industry. Now!
Is this what music has come to? Ugly men wiggling their penises to synthesized farts?
I remember when I was younger, my friend's dad would turn this on whenever he wanted to torture and entertain us at the same time. As stupid and pointless as this song is, it's nothing compared to the countless wieners flashing at your face every five seconds during that godforsaken video.
Worst Group and Worst Song. Have you seen their hairstyles? Weird, or you can say the worst. All-the-time party songs don't work if we can even call them party songs.
Now this is a bad song. Some songs above this one are pretty bad, but probably because it's trendy to hate them, e.g., 'Baby' by Justin Bieber. I wouldn't personally listen to 'Baby,' but what I can say is that at least the lyrics are okayish, it kind of has a good beat, and Justin's singing isn't actually as bad as I thought it was when I was 10 when it was released.
This song ticks all the boxes for being bad. Lyrics? He's actually getting a songwriting credit for this, for reeling off a bunch of dance moves? His voice is annoying and the beat isn't even that great either.
This doesn't even deserve a score out of 10 or 5 or whatever. I wouldn't even consider this a song.
I hate this song so much. Everyone plays it at school, on the bus, everywhere I go. It's like it's a curse. It's so annoying. I don't know why everyone loves this song so much. I mean, are they stupid? It's so annoying. The lyrics repeat over and over and over again. This is my sister's favorite song. She is 7 and she plays it nonstop. She is the most annoying person I have ever met and that says a lot. That is all she listens to.
I can't believe how this "song" got so popular. It's just a Korean guy doing stupid dance moves. I don't know what the lyrics are, but I don't want to know. I'm sure they are extremely inane. The worst of all is that this song was literally everywhere! In supermarkets, in shops, through loudspeakers, in theaters, even in my school! Basically, every single public place I went to had the damn song playing. Thankfully, not even his mom remembers it now. Thank God. And 2 billion views on YouTube! Seriously? Two billion? Two-fifths of Earth's population saw this? Okay, now the music world is doomed forever.
Out of all the people trying to make it big on YouTube, this guy gets the break others work harder for. Gangnam Style is easily one of the worst songs I've ever heard. Terrible vocals, annoying video, horrific dancing. What baffles me the most is, it isn't even in English, yet it's highly regarded, and people love it. When I watched the video for the first time and heard the song, I didn't see how it was so special. Some people I know find him absolutely hilarious and talented, then there's me who absolutely loathes him and rests my hand on my head. Terrible, terrible song.
I think this is worse than Baby. After all, one time in my elementary school, when we were studying for the EOGs, we had to sing a parody of this song to motivate us. I know Baby is bad, but this song proves JB made songs worse than Baby. Not to mention, other songs such as Stupid Hoe and Anaconda are worse.
Never say never? Really? You just said it a million times in your crappy song. If I had to choose between an ant and Justin Bieber to live, it would be the ant. At least ants work hard.
Never say never. But he just said it twice.
Boy bands have two categories for their songs to fall into: Decent or Annoying/Boring. Guess which one this song falls into? If you said the secret one, "Automatically turn the band into a joke for anyone other than hormonal teenage girls," you are correct! This was 1D's first and possibly biggest hit, and is played EVERYWHERE and CONSTANTLY. The worst part is that it's awful the first time you hear it and just gets worse the more you listen to it. The "singing" is really whiny, the instruments sound like they were ripped from GarageBand, and the lyrics are the typical pandering boy band ones. It is a shame that this disaster of a song was their first song, as it forever tarnished how I thought of them. The only song I can listen to without getting a headache is "Drag Me Down."
The meaning is not what most stupid and naive girls think it is. They're saying you're beautiful because you are SHY! For God's sake, go seduce someone with some effort rather than saying that they're shy. These five boys should be at home playing on their Xbox and not making millions of pounds. They don't even write their own songs. They just perform them in the worst way possible. Go get some talent, 1D. Sure, there aren't any Whitney Houstons or Stevie Wonders around, but at least most of the people making music have more talent than these guys.
Garbage! Stupid, disgusting, and the lyrics don't even make sense! It's just screaming and repeating random things over and over again!
Once, I saw a comment saying that this is better than Bohemian Rhapsody! No, just NO, Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the 15 greatest songs of all time and it's A LOT better than this piece of trash!
No one cares about Soulja Boy anymore! No wonder if Soulja Boy works at McDonald's, Burger King, or even at Pizza Hut!
I always hated this song! It's one of the worst songs ever! There's just no worse or stupider artist than Soulja Boy! Once, I saw him pulling down his pants to show his underwear! Eww, that's just gross and stupid!
And also, this song gave me some of the worst memories as a kid. I remember listening to it on the radio every day and I was always asking my parents to put on another song!
Soulja Boy, I'm sorry, but you're probably the worst rapper ever!
I seriously don't care for Justin Bieber, but I'd rather listen to 'Baby' all day long than have to listen to even a second of one of Soulja Boy's songs. This isn't as bad as 'Yahhh!' or whatever, but it's still obnoxious, stupid, and there is no singing. I'm so glad he's forgotten now. He honestly should have never become big.
Some kids' show songs are catchy, I admit, and they are meant for kids, so I understand. However, I honestly don't like this song. It is stupid, and Barney can't sing. Though the lyrics have a good message, I just find the song bad. I don't like any Barney songs, although I have heard worse songs that are not kids' songs.
I hate this! I hate you, you hate me, let's gang up to kill Barney! He's awful, ugly, scary, and teaches bad things to kids, like talking to strangers and stealing. Barney needs a diaper around his mouth because all the crap comes out of there.
Barney sucks. The song should go, "I hate you. You hate me. Let's go out to kill Barney, with a big shotgun and shoot him in the head. Sorry, children, Barney's dead." I mean, the music in the background sounds like it came from a horror movie!
The basic message of the song is, "No, overweight people, you shouldn't be concerned with the way you look. No need to exercise, go on diets, or do anything with your body! Keep munching on those drumsticks because you're perfect the way you are. But if you are skinny, however, oh God, help you. You are obviously a snobby, bigoted jerk who should be discriminated against at all costs, and that totally doesn't sound hypocritical in the slightest!"
Yeah, Meghan Trainor sucks. She is a bad, forgettable singer, an awful role model, and generally a hypocrite (pardon the repetition). I'm going to go listen to some Hollywood Undead now.
I understand some people adore the song, and I can admit, it's a fun song to jam to once in a while. It also says that you shouldn't worry about your weight all the time, which I agree with. But all the glory about it ends here. Meghan Trainor can't sing, no offense to her new fans, and she also goes out and disses skinnier people. I like the fact she's saying weight doesn't matter, but she does not get permission to say being skinny is bad for that. Great messages and bad messages galore in this song.
This song was the worst song ever created in the name of humanity, despite its catchiness. The lyrics are so disturbing that they go too far.
To be honest, it's a weird song about a girly, plastic doll that we already know today, going on a sexually explicit rampage, as the lyrics say. Also, Ken sounded more like Pitbull than the actual Ken. It's even worse that the word "hanky-panky" was... ugh... I don't want to define that word. It's disturbing as I write this comment.
Despite the song being bad, like I said, it's catchy enough. It would be better if the song were purely clean and made for children with better writing and more complexity. Not just a lot of inappropriate imagery for poor 10-year-old, innocent kids who wanted to hear some catchy tunes, but were glad they didn't understand the lyrics.
I hope that Mattel gets triggered after hearing that gritty song.
Mark my words, I will incinerate every Barbie doll as many as I can, as well as that CD copy of the song.
The lyrics are horrible! I mean, who wants to eat fondue by the fire? And why would you call your girlfriend a Buzz Lightyear toy? (Don't get me wrong. I love Toy Story, but hearing this in a pop song, especially a Justin Bieber song, is mediocre at best.) And he keeps repeating swag over and over again until he says that atrocious word: SWAGGIE! And the music in the background is horrible too! It sounds like a dying ambulance siren! Let's all hope his 15 minutes of fame are up, and we'll never have to see him again.
WORST SONG EVER. I watched "Top 10 Worst Songs 2" by Watchmojo.com, and ever since then, it's stuck in my head. "If I Was Your Boyfriend, You'd Never Be Alone." STALKER. When I first heard the song, I was like, "OH NO, not Justin!" It sounded like a dying whale. Nope, that was "Baby." This was a corpse coming back to life. I didn't have anything against Justin, but once he delivered this song, I truly disliked him. It is an attack on our ears. What has happened to music? UGH.
His auto-tuning sounds very robotic, and the lyrics are cringe-worthy. I wouldn't call it an exaggeration if someone calls this song an insult to Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black.
Justin Bieber had talent, even though it was barely there (look at his acoustic recordings from way back on YouTube), while this singer can't sing. At all. Sure, it's catchy, but in a terrible way because his screeching voice is drowned in autotune and annoying beats. I mean, if I have to be honest, Jacob is getting way too much hate for a little kid, and I don't think he should be getting that much hate. But honestly, that's just the way the internet is. Face reality, kid. And his video - who the hell would want to wear a sweatshirt that's been mopping the gross school floors? Can't wait to see this song climb this chart, but fall on its bottom on all other charts.
Okay, this song has worse vocals than many other artists. He doesn't use an interesting voice, first of all. It sounds like someone who is on a bumpy road, driving with a fan turned on. Second of all, he isn't a good singer. What would you expect from someone who lip-syncs? He also has a terrible voice without auto-tune. The lyrics are kind of weird too. There are many other ways to explain love in a good way. He doesn't have an impressive vocal range. So the concluding sentence is: Don't wear your sweatshirt. It has Sarto-Virus on it!
I really dislike this song, and so does my mom. It drives me nuts when they repeat "Cake," and then Chris Brown comes in and spews garbage. Also, he says, "It's been a long time, I have missed your body." There's no reason for that. Chris beat her up, so why is he saying this? There's also so much cussing in the song that it makes my mom hate it.
The synth that sounds like a power drill, the skull-cracking, repetitive lyrics, and creepy atmosphere are all bad enough. But one thing makes this even worse: it features the man who beat up Rihanna. He says:
"Been a long time, I've been missing your body. Let me turn the lights down."
And later, Rihanna says:
"Remember how you did it?"
Are you kidding me?
This ridiculous song isn't even over 3 minutes. Normally, that would be fine if the song were great, but this one isn't. I mean, what the hell is she saying?
I'm going to tell you this: never watch Hannah Montana unless you're trying to get something out of your throat. Because then, that show would be useful.
I agree with most of this list, but Toni Basil's "Mickey"? You can't seriously think that's worse than Hannah Montana! It IS Toni's worst song, but I love Toni Basil and her work with Devo!
The first show to ruin the Disney Channel. It's so overrated. This show just makes kids want to be tacky pop singers instead of something practical. That's So Raven is better.
How is this song not higher on the list? I get that this song didn't chart at all, but this song is about Tyga having sex with (or "penetrating") Kylie Jenner when she was only 17. This song could be used as evidence in court if Tyga ever goes to jail. I wish this song were popular, not because it's enjoyable (it sure as hell isn't), but because maybe the police might hear it and arrest Tyga. And the worst part is that this song samples a Robert Miles song called "Children." Yes, Tyga thought that sampling a song called "Children" would be good for his pedophile anthem. Easily one of the worst songs ever. 2015 was such a great year for music, and this song almost ruined it.
I just listened to the sample and realized how terrible Tyga is. He is admitting that he is a pedophile. Disgusting. He should go to jail. What a sicko, pathetic excuse for a musician. Terrible song, by the way.
This is only #21 because almost nobody knows it. This song is just so dumb it's not funny. THIS IS LITERAL PEDOPHILIA and the way he talks about it is stupid. He even samples Children by Robert Miles. Also, it's really forgettable and basic both instrumentally and vocally. If you have not heard this song, be happy for yourself... unlike me, who sat down and wasted 3 minutes to listen to it.
Do you think Baby and Gangnam Style are the worst songs ever written? Then, you need to listen to this song. This song should not be classified as music. It's just garbage noise. The music video is just nasty, pornographic twerking. The vocals sound like a strangling cat. Do you think that WAP is the most pornographic song ever written? No, this is the most pornographic song ever written and can beat WAP. The music is just like your typical mainstream trap rap song. This song makes Baby look like Highway Star, and Pandemonic Hyperblast look like Master of Puppets.
This song makes Baby sound like Bohemian Rhapsody. This song is so bad that I laughed while listening to it. She's not a grown-up girl, right? Because the lyrics and her voice are beyond immature and grating. The beat is also awful. It just sounds like a bunch of farts.
I initially didn't care for this, but after I heard it, I have never regretted hearing something this much.
Megadeth would have actually topped the Billboard 200 with Countdown to Extinction had it not been for the popularity of this song, which allowed Billy Ray Cyrus to keep his album secured in the top spot. So, Megadeth apparently holds a grudge against Billy Ray Cyrus for that.
That said, this song is arguably the most annoying Country track of the '90s. It says a lot when Weird Al satirizes it while openly expressing his dislike.
This song is so bad that a local country station in Texas, suffering from low funds, threatened to play it on their station every day, for 24 hours, until enough money was donated to them. Don't believe me? Look it up. What's even worse is that this guy spawned the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus franchise.
Ruined Country music back in 1992. It seems that after that, Country music started to really decline. Artists like Keith Whitley, Ricky Van Shelton, Clint Black, George Strait, Rodney Crowell, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Emmylou Harris, and Rosanne Cash were the ones who had talent and produced wonderful music. But Country took a nosedive after "Achy Breaky Heart." I remember someone telling me it was going to be a hit, and I thought, "You've got to be kidding," but she was right.
I listened to this song once because a friend told me about it, and I HATED it. I won't lie. As soon as the song was over, I put on Better By You, Better Than Me by Judas Priest to wash it out of my mind. Do yourselves a favor and never listen to this abomination of music, EVER.
Okay, it's kind of catchy, but I don't like it.
1. The lyrics: They don't mean anything. What does "Gucci Gang" mean? And it has no message, no story. It's not about anything. It's all about drugs and sex.
2. It sounds terrible. I get a headache every time I hear this piece of crap.
3. It's overrated. How could more than 7,000,000 people like that?
4. It's really annoying.
5. It doesn't deserve that popularity.
6. Lil Pump is an untalented idiot. I mean, he's not even 18 and he's smoking, drinking, and doing drugs? And he got a lot of money only because he's "rapping" made-up words and creating annoying and cringy songs? What?
I would say that I remember when bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen were around, but I was born in the 21st century, so I can't. Our only hope is to pass on the music of a better time to our generation. Maybe then there will be hope.
This song's horrible. It's about talking badly about women. And the music video is plain disgusting. 3 women in their underwear and a goat in the video. This is disgusting.
The song and music video are absolutely disgusting. I've never felt so uncomfortable listening to a song until I heard this one. The music video basically features two dudes dancing with multiple women who are either half-naked or naked. Pharrell Williams is a good singer, but this has to be one of the worst songs he has ever sung.
This song is so bad that I have never heard anything this terrible. No, not even Friday by Rebecca Black or Baby by Justin Bieber was this bad, because they are actually songs (bad songs, but still songs). I refuse to believe this is a song.
It is the Holocaust of the music industry.
The girls are off-key. At least Rebecca and Justin were on-key. They also sound bored and stereotypical. The instrumental is pretty cool. Just remove the singing and it's actually good.
This is the worst song ever. It should be number one. At least Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black can sing better. The song is off-tune, and the girls can't sing at all. The beat is terrible. This song makes Friday look like the best song ever. At least Friday is an okay song and really catchy. This song is just dumb.
This song is far worse than Baby, Friday, and Anaconda. It takes bad music to a whole new level. There was a rumor that it was a joke, and that's truly the only explanation I could give for how horrible it is.
Eminem is an awesome artist (he was, at least, in Lose Yourself), and for most of us, he is our favorite rapper in the industry. Then later, when he was drunk and bored, he decided to make this piece of crap. It seems like he doesn't know much about his singing voice, so he decided to impersonate Eric Cartman from South Park. He says really gross stuff, for example, shoving a gerbil through a tube. Overall, I wouldn't recommend listening to this song ever.
From the same man who brought you Lose Yourself, The Way I Am, Stan, Sing For The Moment, White America, Till I Collapse, Just Lose It, Mockingbird, Like Toy Soldiers, Mosh, Beautiful (also, Beautiful Pain), LTWYL, Space Bound, Not Afraid, and the entire artistic masterpiece MMLP2, you get the worst song ever made. It's worse than Friday, worse than Baby, and even worse than ANACONDA (though that's a close second).
This song takes the term "shooting yourself in the foot" to a new level. Imagine you've heard none of Eminem's music, but you want to know what all the fuss is about. You get his greatest hits album to find out. And the first song that plays is... this.
Yeah, I'd return that album too.