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

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

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.

This is a very overrated song. It should be either 1 or 2. - micahisthebest

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3 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 is so overrated! The first couple of times it's good, but soon it gets so boring. - micahisthebest

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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 too much. Better than "Stupid Hoe" though

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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 is an awful song and overrated becauce of music video.

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6 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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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)

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 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 is my least favorite song of all time!

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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

This is underrated. - micahisthebest

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10 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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The Contenders

11 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.

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

This needs to be much higher on the list. This is the worst Taylor Swift song ever.

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12 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

Ew. Just ew.

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13 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

14 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

15 Wiggle - Jason Derulo

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

Why do kids like this "song"?! It's inappropriate!

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16 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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17 Hangover - PSY
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.

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.

This is a good song! His voice might be a bit bad but the song is relaxing and good. - micahisthebest

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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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20 The Devil Is a Lie - Rick Ross
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Top Remixes (17)

1. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
2. Happy - Pharrell Williams
3. All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
1. Happy - Pharrell Williams
2. #selfie - The Chainsmokers
3. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
1. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
2. All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
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