Top Ten Most Overrated Songs of 2014

PositronWildhawk
It is only late May 2014 as I make this list, but this list was absolutely necessary.

The Top Ten

1 #selfie - The Chainsmokers

When I listened to this for the first time on VH1, I wanted to my bang my head against the wall till I bled to death. And of course, take the person who dared to create this crap and sing it with me to hell. Is this really what music has come to these days? Stupid teenagers who are off their hinges blabbering on about their life which I couldn't care less about? And also dragging in other good songs (Summertime Sadness) into this piece and letting it down?

What makes this worse is that everyone loves it. It just annoys me till I feel like murdering its lovers. And even my sister likes it and thinks this is 'cool. ' Seriously, cool? Is this what people think is cool? Feather-brained teenagers wanting to take 'selfies' (which I credit to be the worst word ever used) of their ugly selves?

The world sure is getting messed up real big if people keep loving meaningless and tuneless songs as this. - PlatinumTheHitgirl

This song must be destroyed before it is used as a torture weapon. - PositronWildhawk

It could be used as torture, along with other songs on the list "Top Ten Songs That Could Be Used As Torture" - Turkeyasylum

This isn't music! I know I'm just saying what someone else already said, but all this song is, is an annoying voice complaining over a beat stolen from PSY. Is this what we want the future of music to be? If so, then I can expect teenagers like myself to turn on the radio 30 years from now and miss Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. "BUT FIRST, LET ME TAKE A-" shut up!

Most likely the worst song ever written about one of the most annoying words of all time. Whoever sings this should eat a bullet.

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2 Happy - Pharrell Williams

You have to admit that it can be annoying after a while. - PositronWildhawk

I don't even think it sounds particularly happy because most of it is played in a minor key (which generally feels sad). If it ever comes on the radio I change the station or switch it off for a few minutes. Can't stand it. I deliberately avoid stations that play it every day.

You really feel this delightful, HAPPY song is overrated? Really? To hear this on the radio instantly lifts me, In the words of Jim Royle: "Overrated? My arse! " - Britgirl

This song consists of a single chorus (that repeats about 50 times) and maybe half of a verse. It's amazing how little effort and creativity was put into a song that is play way too much. Nevertheless, many people will be easily persuaded that Pharrell Williams is so talented but I think this song shows the true hack.

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3 All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor

This song is so awful. And how the hell did it get so popular, it's just tuneless repetition. That is literally it. - PositronWildhawk

That's what I call "overrated". - Fan_of_Good_Music

There's a difference between songs and idiotic repetition. This "song" is painful to listen to and is insulting to anyone who likes music, and also insulting to every music industry that did, does and will exist.

She's really ugly and creepy. I really hope she goes away like that call me maybe girl.

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4 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

You may have noticed that when I first remixed Worst Songs of 2014, I said Wild Wild Love had to be the worst song, and nothing could possibly be worse. Looking at this, I was clearly incorrect. - PositronWildhawk

A Nicki Minaj song worse than Stupid Hoe. How funny. - SelfDestruct

What kind of song is anaconda? Are people nuts? How can anyone like this absolute crap? The music video is total garbage and should be banned.. People like Minaj and Eminem are ruining this generation. People nowadays should listen to Michael Jackson, whitney houston, elvis.. Etc.. you know.. Real music..

I hate this song so much, Nicki should be ashamed of herself for recording this garbage and filming this music video, it's so overrated it should be #1. - RickyReeves

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5 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

She can't rap. Why does she even exist? Everything she's involved in is horrible and I always fail to convince myself that this is music. This is the #1 most overrated song and it's probably so low down only because of the abysmal amount of people who hate this song. Worst song I've ever heard and somehow everyone else likes it! HOW? - Songsta41

Everyday! Literally the whole song is that obnoxious chorus, and Iggy saying "heh who that who that IGGY who that who that IGGY." - HELLADERE120

WHO IS IGGY AZALEA ANYWAYS? She can't rap, sing, or anything. She was once an IMPERSONATOR OF BRITNEY SPEARS! And this song is so repetitive, It's so not fancy, not at all. very overrated

This chick me feel embarrassed and disgusted that she came from the same country that I live in. Iggy should have her aussie citizenship torn up and burnt

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6 Rude - MAGIC!

"Why you gotta be so rude"
No. Just NO. The girl's father is in no way being RUDE by not giving his blessing. Isn't he the one being rude, asking for permission to marry the girl and then saying "I'm gonna marry her anyway." Anyway, if he was so desperate to marry her anyway, why did he even bother asking?
Logic, anyone?

Oh my god I hate fake music. And yeah! He doesn't say rude, he says roo! And get a life and marry the girl, although I can't see why anyone would love a fake wimp like anyone in Magic! It is pure fake reggae. I listen to REAL reggae, along with Linkin Park, Eminem, Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, the hardcore Jessie J, and Lana Del Rey.

Instead of proving he's worth marrying, he just cries about the father saying no and says he going to marry the girl anyway. Yeah, the dad was right in not giving him permission. This song is just awful and I hate that plays on the radio all the time.

This song is stupid! And did you notice the "why you gotta be so rude" sounds like Mean by taylor swift

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7 Lookin' Ass - Young Money

WHY do you like this, people? It pains me to see how this can be considered music. - PositronWildhawk

Even though this is an abomination, it's still music. You can't deny the fact that it is, even though it's awful. - SwagFlicks

A Caribbean woman saying the n-word 42 times is so less horrible than a song which proclaims happiness (rolls eyes)

What the hell is this?

Good point, why do we hate it? The n-word appears 42 times in it, but I just can't picture how someone would dislike it...

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8 Wild Wild Love - Pitbull

I hate how Pitbull is the one mainly credited on the single, and yet G.R.L. are the ones who make this a halfway decent (if overrated) song. In fact, I don't like Pitbull very much overall: he's a sleazy, slimy, misogynistic scum-bag and it comes across in a lot of the songs he releases.

Pitbull's career is him being a huge pervert and listing at least 30 geographical locations in each of his songs. No thank you.

All of his songs are the same. Lyrics are meaningless, yet people again only know the chorus. His videos are the same, he has the hottest chicks I've ever seen in a video, I guess they like perverts

This is a very annoying song. Wish Pitbull could just do a song by himself - Derpman45

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9 Take Me to Church - Hozier

Why is this overrated? It practically deserved the Grammy it should've won had Sam Smith not ripped off Tom Petty.

Did it say "sharpen your knife"... ?

Why did this horrible song even get popular in the first place? - RiverClanRocks

More like UNDERrated. - TheAlbinoWolf

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10 Wiggle - Jason Derulo

Way overrated. Bang bang is way better than this overrated crappy song

Why does everyone like this song? - ArpstaAmy333

I just listened to sample. Oh, God. I want to travel back in time and prevent myself from doing that. But it would break a time paradox. - PositronWildhawk

That is the most sexist song I have ever heard. - Connor360

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The Contenders

11 Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

It's hard to express how much I hate this song. Just... no. I was disappointed when I heard this song.

I like Ariana Grande, but the other two are horrible singers. This song sucks so hard.

This Song Sucks So Much... - RockStarr

3 slurs too many

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12 Shot Me Down - David Guetta

David Guetta has lots of talent but this is not that good. - SelfDestruct

I like how David Guetta gets credited for songs he doesn't sing in. If he gets credited to this extent for writing songs for other artists, then why aren't all other composers credited? I say that if he's not singing in it, he shouldn't be credited - it's not fair on every other composer.

I would take SelfDestruct's side rather than PositronWildhawk and the visitors. David Guetta makes good music, even if he is not as good as Deadmau5 and Daft Punk are, but still good, but this song is CRAP! - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

David Guetta was tryin' to hard

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14 Problem - Ariana Grande

I like the idea of tapping into the 90's nostalgia that's going on at the moment, but that doesn't change the fact that this song really isn't as good as (seemingly) everybody is saying it is. Not only do I think this song is overrated, I also think Ariana Grande herself is, too (Iggy as well, for that matter). I mean, who's really going to remember them in 5 years?

The worst song of 2014! And also the most overrated song of the year! Plus, I hate Ariana Grande.

This song is fine, FANCY by Iggy is worse

Overrated and bad. I wonder how her squealing made her popular...

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15 Drunk in Love - Beyonce

Don't get me wrong, I love Beyonce and I like this song, but it gets so annoying hearing it on the radio all the time. !

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16 Red Lights - Tiësto

I actually really like it! - ProPanda

People are like, yeah, it's Tiësto, what could be bad? Those with sense were greatly disappointed. - PositronWildhawk

Generic EDM at its absolute worst. - SwagFlicks

Ugh I really don't like this song. I dunno whh

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17 Say Something - A Great Big World

'when you try to reach the minimum words on essay' - a great big world

It was fine the first few times I heard it.

If I stay soundtrack, doesn't it?

Another crappy love song I don't listen to those never,love does not equal money. Listen to stuff that make you happy like Black and yellow

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18 Summer - Calvin Harris

It's like... yay! Lets listen to the same tune, which anyone could have made better, with no lyrics or anything for half of the song! He is truly lazy. I mean, he uses the same set of lame lyrics for the fraction of the song he actually sings in. Also, his voice is terrible.

Calvin Harris is plain annoying. He's also Taylor Swift's boyfriend, and I wish there were words to express how much I dislike her.

This song is meaningless - PatrickStar

Agree, but that's coming from someone who has a reputation for being a heavily devoted Nicki Minaj fan. - PositronWildhawk

Very repetitive. It's good for a single commercial maybe.. no it's too boring to be in a commercial. Him and all those DJs, please stop making music. I don't see all the other song writers attaching their names to songs they make on the radio. Stop pretending they are so special.

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19 Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo

No more to say except "this song sucks" "really badly" "and it makes me want to die"

No girl will talk dirty to Jason derulo!

Yeah right then a whole bunch of girls will be all over him because they think he's HOT when actually he's holding his stomach in - JaysTop10List

Jason Derulo just sounds like a sex maniac here!

This song belongs in the trash where it should be.

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21 Headlights - Eminem

Why overrated? I'm a HUGE Eminem fan and this sing is amazing. What is wrong with this song? Eminem is apologizing to his mo for all the bad song he wrote about her. - Derpman45

Not overrated at all

Lyrics and tune were awesome

Why this song is in the list? - Deanxx

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24 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

I hate this song, so so annoying

This song is garbage and has now racked up 14 weeks at #1 when it is tying with the legendary We Belong Together by Mariah Carey!

Everybody acts like it is the best song in years when its not the lyrics are so irrlevent and random and quite cheesy come on even 6 years ago there was better music maybe even this year there was better music just dig deeper

Overrated? This song is great! - RickyReeves

Are you kidding me? This is the dead worst song currently in Billboard 100! - SelfDestruct

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25 Stay with Me - Sam Smith

How is this song so low! This was absolutely the worst song of 2014 and way overrated; absolutely boring and dreadful to hear this on the radio all the time. It did not deserve any grammys especially with talent like Sia and Ed sheeran

How is this song so low? This song isn't even sad and yet people say it is. All it is is some guy crying about how he had a last night stand with someone and he fell in love, that's not sad. -. -

It didn't deserve a grammy. Thinking out loud was much better - Zab

This song bores me and hearing this getting overplayed...I don't know what to say!

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26 No Flex Zone - Rae Sremmurd

The Rae Sremmurd-ers sound like they're 12. Also, this song makes zero sense.

This song makes me want to grab a Piranha fish and let it feast on my leg - RickyReeves

For some reason, this is liked. By a lot of people actually. - WonkeyDude98

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27 Habits - Tove Lo

She's nasty

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28 You & I - One Direction

This band may be a bit overrated, but this is an underrated song

If anything this song is underrated - ProPanda

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29 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

I can't believe what Taylor Swift has become. If you don't know, listen to this, and then listen to a song off her oldest album. She's no longer that "country girl next door". But on to the song, T-Swizzle (that name used to be a joke but seeing as she's attempting to rap now... ) finally addresses her haters. How? By spending all kinds of time and money writing a song, recording it, publicize it, making a music video, and publicizing that, all to show how much she just didn't care! Awesome job, T-Swizzle. You continue to blow away everyone's expectations!

I'm SO sick of this STUPID song! Whenever I say shake it up or something like that this boy in my art class (who looks like a nerd) but acts like he's all that started singing it! And every time I hear it on the radio, it annoys the HECK out of me! Then my older brother decided to annoy me and play her STUPID song.

So overrated

Taylor's other songs were decent but this one?! THIS IS THE WORST!

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30 Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne

Ohh. Don't. Even. Get. Me. Started. She used to be rocking, how she sings about worthless crap, a sleepover? Getting drunk and kissing guys? Also, the video is so racist, she has Japanese girls living up to the stereotype, just as ornaments.

This song is so daft! Avril Lavigne is not as good as she once was... I miss her old style! - keyson

BURN IT WITH FLAMES! No seriously, the music video felt stereotypical, and having a bit of Japanese blood, when I watched Kids React to this, I felt appalled. I liked Girlfriend and here's to Never Growing Up Avril Lavigne, not Hello Kitty Avril Lavigne!

Yeah, she was almost flawless until this... - Fan_of_Good_Music

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31 Really Don't Care - Demi Lovato

I actually thought this song was pretty good!

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32 Everything is Awesome - Jo Li

Tegan and Sara too. Both versions are overrated.

The term awesome such a childish term

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33 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho has one of the most beautiful voices of the 21th century. She grabs onto your heart and never lets go. Jackie can make even the toughest men cry. Her voice is a gift from God. May He continue to bless her.

This is an underrated song

Not really catchy, but not annoying either. Doesn't get enough airplay to make it annoying. Jackie makes it a work of art. - BobG

I though this was game of thrones

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35 Magic - Coldplay

I see why people don't like it, but I love its simplicity. - Songsta41

Coldplay is an amazing band it shouldn't be here

I like this song. Besides, it's not even overrated.

I like Coldplay and all that but... really?

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36 Blank Space - Taylor Swift

It's the worst excuse for parody and one of the most bland awful examples of overrated music. I'd rather listen to #selfie than this that's how deeply asinine this garbage heap is. - Masochismismagic

Decent song, but at my school (5-6 grade), it came on at school during gym. Suddenly, EVERYONE started singing it. (I'm a man, so this song gets very obnoxious for me! ) Yeah, when my girlfriend started singing part of it during lunch, it was great, but my class! Now I know why Starbucks is so overrated!

Needs to be higher, too many people like this song. What's so good about it? Taylor is basically bragging how rich and beautiful she is and mind controlling. Worst song ever. Hate this song with burning passion.

"Bragging about how rich and beautiful she is and mind controlling"

- Some random dude who died because he doesn't know what self-parody is. - WonkeyDude98

This is my favorite song ever...

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37 Counting Stars - OneRepublic

This was 2013. And it was underrated. - PositronWildhawk

This song was in 2013. I like this song - RickyReeves

None of OneRepublic's songs can ever be overrated. It is impossible.

How was this song overrated?!

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38 Gas Pedal - Sage the Gemini

The popularity it deserves just blew off before 2014. So how is this awesome song overrated. - SelfDestruct

This is last year

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39 La Vie En Rose - Jumaane Smith

This is actually a nice collaboration between Jumaane and Jackie Evancho, the latter singing a verse in the native language (French). Jumaane's trumpet-playing is sweet, and the production as a whole evokes a nostalgiac feeling from post-WWII era. It's a remake, but with originality. - BobG

I listened to the sample and I stand corrected. - ArpstaAmy333

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40 The Way - Ariana Grande

It may have come out last year, but I highly doubt it would've had this much undeserved attention if it were not for Problem. - PositronWildhawk

This song came out last year.

It was from 2013. ant it was an underrated song

This is 75 times better than Problem. - Turkeyasylum

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41 Prayer In C - Robin Schulz

I think it is a good song like Waves it is underrated

Probably this song is more terrible than Waves.

This song is underrated! - Pony

Extremely Overrated.

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42 Stolen Dance - Milky Chance

Understated does NOT equate good. Just because the song is "simple" and "alternative-y" doesn't make it good. The vocals and lyrics are weak at best, and the instrumentation is overly simple, just an annoying guitar loop and some drums. Hopefully, this song will go away soon.

It was good at first but ruined by being overplayed.

Overplay, killing songs since the radio was first invented, folks.

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43 Kids Again - Example

The synth does my ears in! - ArpstaAmy333

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44 Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer - Deadmau5

Not deadmau5's best, but why the hell is it in this list.
This song is not out of tune, it is a good, plucky, progressive house track.

It's just out of tune!

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45 Mission - Lupe Fiasco

This is by far the worst rap song of 2014! It is very boring and I hope no one else listens to this.
Fancy by Iggy Azalea is a good song but overrated but THIS, this is very horrid, unlistenable, and extremely overrated! - SelfDestruct

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47 A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

How can this song be overrated when it truly has so much more goodness than people think? Or at least how is it considered more overrated than Uptown Funk or Bang Bang? - pandagirl

Get this song OUT OF THIS LIST

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48 Waves - Mr Probz

Accidentally clicked on this one, it's not overrated, I actually like it.

I liked this one

THIS SONG IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

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49 Love Me Again - John Newman

Horrible song. I'd much rather listen to Rebecca Black for a day than listen to this once. - PositronWildhawk

This song was from 2013. and it's underrated

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