Top Ten Most Overrated Songs of 2014

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

The Top Ten

1 #selfie - The Chainsmokers #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!

This is not even a song. It's legitimate trash.

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2 All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor 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

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.

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

I love it, it's a really good message

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3 Happy - Pharrell Williams 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

It really is a great song, but a little repetitive

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4 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj 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..

Rosie and Sophia grace reacting to this!

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5 Wild Wild Love - Pitbull 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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6 Lookin' Ass - Young Money 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)

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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7 Take Me to Church - Hozier 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

What? This song is so underrated! - astroshark

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8 Fancy - Iggy Azalea 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

Ugh! Cannot listen to this song.

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9 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.

Yes, the title describes the song! It's very rude!

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10 Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 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.

(Insert intro here) BANG BANG I SHOT HIS HEAD FNNCBHNGJNBDIHNBCJN B (crappy dubstep for the rest of the song) - Harri666

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The Contenders

11 Shot Me Down - David Guetta 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

This song is great - RockStarr

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12 Problem - Ariana Grande 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

I Hate This Song!, Horrible!, I Hate Ariana Grande! - Gorre17

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13 Red Lights - Tiësto Red Lights - Tiësto

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

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14 Hangover - PSY Hangover - PSY
15 Say Something - A Great Big World Say Something - A Great Big World

It was fine the first few times I heard 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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16 Summer - Calvin Harris 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.

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.

God, he is so bad and unoriginal. All of his "music" could have been made by a middle schooler getting his first keyboard. Everything he does is so boring and repetitive. He is only popular because he looks good and puts naked women in his videos.

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17 Wasted - Tiesto Wasted - Tiesto
18 Headlights - Eminem 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

This song is far from overrated. - SwagFlicks

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19 Achy Breaky 2 - Buck 22 Achy Breaky 2 - Buck 22
20 Habits - Tove Lo Habits - Tove Lo V 1 Comment
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Top Remixes (16)

1. #selfie - The Chainsmokers
2. Lookin' Ass - Young Money
3. Wild Wild Love - Pitbull
1. Happy - Pharrell Williams
2. Wild Wild Love - Pitbull
3. #selfie - The Chainsmokers
1. Fancy - Iggy Azalea
2. Lookin' Ass - Young Money
3. #selfie - The Chainsmokers

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