Top Ten Pop Songs that Send Bad Messages to a Young Audience


The Top Ten

1 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

I don't think children care about what they listen to, because even a kindergardener wouldn't bare this. - Swellow

2 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony

The title even sexiest!

3 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
4 Famous - Kanye West
5 Wake Up Call - Maroon 5

As much as I like this song, some of the lyrics don't send a very good message. - allamassal

6 Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez
7 Wiggle - Jason Derulo

This dude is a completely talentless Chris Brown wannabe douchebag! By the way...Chris Brown sucks too!

8 What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber

Most pop songs on the mainstream radio are bad for kids, to be honest. - SkyElephantClan_

Let's put every JB song here - TwilightKitsune

9 My Neck, My Back - Khia

This is good for sex ed to be honest. - djpenquin999

10 Drunk in Love - Beyonce

The Newcomers

? Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

The Contenders

11 The Hills - The Weeknd
12 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld

I heard a 12 year-old sing this and I facepalmed!

"Starving 'til I tasted you"

I'm 15 and I hate the lyrics.

I actually thought it was about falling in love when I first heard it. - allamassal

13 Deepthroat - Cupcakke

Must disgusting song ever


14 Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
15 Timothy - The Buoys

Cannibalism can be considered pretty anti-social.

16 F*** the Pain Away - Peaches
17 Swalla - Jason Derulo
18 Baby - Justin Bieber
19 Kim - Eminem
20 Despacito - Luis Fonsi
21 Marilyn Monroe - Danielle Cohn
22 I Like It - Enrique Iglesias

"My girlfriend's out of town, and I'm all alone. Your boyfriend's on vacation, and he doesn't have to know."

Real great message for the youth! - DaWyteNight

23 Worth It - Fifth Harmony
24 Smartphones - Trey Songz

When I think of messages to not send to kids, it's hard to top "Don't pocket-dial your girlfriend while cheating, but if you get caught, lie about it later and blame the phone". - Zach808

25 Frauen Schlagen - Juliensblog

Sex and partying is not bad in the slightest. So I don't get why many songs are on this list.
Beating women and treating them like a piece of s... on the other hand is a terrible message, even if only for darkly comical reasons. - Martin_Canine

26 I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry

Kids, don't be gay. It goes against the morals of your esteemed vice president. - ProPanda

While you can argue that she has a boyfriend in the song, she only went so far as kissing, plus it is implied she'll tell him what happened as she hopes he won't mind. - Martin_Canine

27 Flatline - B.O.B
28 The Monster - Eminem
29 Me Too - Meghan Trainor
30 Mo Bounce - Iggy Azalea
31 Side to Side - Ariana Grande
32 Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
33 Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
34 La Familia - Spongebozz

It is basically about how he has Mafia ties and therefore can do anything without having to fear consequences.
A line translates to "I unintentionally kill a man / but you don't report me". - Martin_Canine

35 Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
36 Rap God - Eminem
37 C** Shot - Cupcakke
38 Bon Appetit - Katy Perry
39 Bo$$ - Fifth Harmony
40 I'm the One - DJ Khaled
41 Everyday - Ariana Grande
42 Blah Blah Blah - Ke$ha
43 Cleanin Out My Closet - Eminem
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Top Remixes

1. Wiggle - Jason Derulo
2. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
3. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
1. My Neck, My Back - Khia
2. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
3. Wiggle - Jason Derulo
1. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
2. Famous - Kanye West
3. Work from Home - Fifth Harmony


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