Top Ten Questions About Bad Music to Ask People

We live in an era of absolutely dreadful mainstream music, so we might as well compare that, since everyone will have heard it.

The Top Ten

1 Pop or Hip-hop?

Hip-Hop, for me obviously. But I must put it out there; you might end up liking a hip-hop artist if you were actually open to the idea. I've heard all your arguments, and many Macklemore songs you would agree with. I mostly agree with your views; a lot of hip hop is all selfish hypocrisy made to glorify themselves. But that's why Macklemore said;

"I love hip-hop, I just hate the ego." Ego, Macklemore

"I'm conflicted with being a hypocrite and through these songs, you can witness it. The differences, I admit this s***, cause I'm just like you; walking a fine line between saying it and living it." Contradictions, Macklemore

"But in the end, what's classic? Radio bubblegum or a voice filled with passion? To my real hip-hop heads, please stand up, cause the only ones who can preserve this art is us." -BBoy, Macklemore.

That's the kind of rap I enjoy and respect. - keycha1n

It depends. There are a lot of great pop singers and great hip hop artists while there are also some horrible pop singers and some horrible hip hop artists. It's wrong to generalize music genres. If I had to pick I would say I like hip hop the most - rappers like Tupac, Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G. have such meaningful lyrics to their songs.

Pop. For the most part, it's generic, cheesy and often torturous, but at least there are some pop songs that I like. Not one hip-hop song or artist has earned my respect. - PositronWildhawk

I actually like pop - blackflower

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2 Stupid Hoe or Anaconda?

Anaconda, at least it isn't as annoying as Stupid Hoe and it is funnier. Stupid Hoe is one of the worst songs ever, so annoying and the screeching and screaming, it makes my ears bleed.

Um...well... at least Nicki put effort into "Stupid Hoe" (even if it was effort in making something horrible, it was still effort). "Anaconda" is just lazy and gross. - DCfnaf

No matter what someone sings, it will be better than these songs, but I think Stupid Hoe is slightly worse. - PositronWildhawk

Uhm... Anaconda? - DaisyandRosalina

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3 Problem or All About That Bass?

'All about that bass' was meant to spread positivity towards overweight people because people keep bullying and teasing them. However, it very quickly turned too defensive. - LemonComputer

I can't stand either of these degrading pieces, but All About That Bass is the pinnacle of ridiculous. - PositronWildhawk

All About That Bass at least gave some girls much-needed confidence. Problem is mostly meaningless, even though I think Grande's range is amazing. - keycha1n

I like problem - blackflower

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4 Kanye West or Justin Bieber?

I can't stand those two. I don't consider any of them an "artist" but if I had to choose I would pick Kanye West because I think he's more genuine than Bieber.

Kayne West. Even though Bieber is growing on me and I will defend him, he doesn't have a song in my top 10 favorites of all time. - SwagFlicks

Kanye West is worse. Bigger show-off, worse singer, bigger amount of autotune and drugs, worse songs... - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

Kanye West by a mile. He's put put some of the greatest albums of all time. I do defend JB but I'll admit that even his weaker works like Yeezus and 808s and Heartbreak are better than JB's strongest stuff. JB is too mediocre. - AlphaQ

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5 Lil Wayne or Chris Brown?

Lil Wayne, because Lil Wayne at least has a bit of talent in rapping despite some of his songs being bad. Chris Brown lacks talent and has worse music.

Lil Wayne. That is, before the Carter III. Then again, any era of Lil Wayne is better than Chris Brown. - WonkeyDude98

Lil Wayne, his ear before Rebirth was really good, he's sold out but even his post-Rebirth era is better than that egghead Chris Brown. - AlphaQ

Waning Crescent Moon and Chris Brown? Neither.

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6 Acid or Deep House?

Both are poppy, disgusting deformities of the incredible genre of house. They just sound continuous and unchanging to me. But at least I've heard several but not many deep house tracks which I like. - PositronWildhawk

Um...I have to go with deep house but I don't really like house as a genre.

I actually somewhat like the deep house sound. Don't kill me please. - WonkeyDude98

Deep House isn't too bad. - AlphaQ

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7 Western Pop or Asian Pop?

The latter is something that Gangnam Style made look good, but it really is awful, and now the two forms of pop have been intertwined. But still, I think western pop is worse. - PositronWildhawk

Definitely Western Pop whoever you are you can find some songs you like: if we exclude Britney, Justin, Miley, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Megan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, One Direction & some other overrated mainstream garbage we'll see that it's not so bad!
About Asian pop:The choice's too limited, Psy's trash with some other irrelevant artists like Girl's Generation or so. - Fan_of_Good_Music

If it is modern pop, then Asian pop, BoA Kwon is a better pop singer than any modern day pop singer and has good music. Not a Kpop fan, but some Asian pop is by far more enjoyable. If it is old pop, then Western pop, Michael Jackson is awesome.

Western. I dislike K Pop.

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8 #selfie or All Around the World

I'd actually have to go with All Around the World. I cannot tolerate #selfie at all. I mean, it's just some valley girl unintelligibly talking to an annoying beat that they stole from PSY's song, Gentleman. - ethanmeinster

#selfie. I haven't heard All Around The World I don't think but still. And P.S #selfie is intended to be satire, making fun of the activities the people do in the song. - RiverClanRocks

Personally, All Around the World. I hated #selfie to begin with and it's only gotten worse. - WonkeyDude98

#SELFIE because I love The Chainsmokers and All Around The World is just annoying

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9 #selfie or Anaconda?

#selfie while it's not a song, it has no inappropriate stuff in it - Neonco31

#SELFIE is a joke, so that. - DCfnaf

#selfie. It at least sounds decent. - WonkeyDude98


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10 Country or Rap?

Put them together, and you get Crap. But rap is more crap. - PositronWildhawk

Actually neither of them is crap the that you don't like that genres doesn't mean so. - Fan_of_Good_Music

I think country is barely above mediocre. I choose rap. - WonkeyDude98

Rap, I listened to this dozens of times before - Neonco31

Country is my favorite genre - blackflower

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The Contenders

11 Black Metal or Death Metal?

Honestly, I haven't heard any black metal recently. Death metal in my opinion is better. Most of my teenage years was based on it so it's like a part of my life.

I know I'll be hated by many for disliking these, but I think these are the two subgenres of metal which really butcher it. Black metal, however, is one which I can't stand at all. - PositronWildhawk

I don't really like bot genres, but MELODIC DEATH METAL RULES! How is that bad?

Death Metal is better than Black Metal. - DCfnaf

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12 Baby or Stupid Hoe?

Stupid hoe because Baby literally makes my ears bleed and I strongly dislike Justin Bieber.

Stupid hoe. It's about Nikki Minaj. - AnonymousChick

Like you have to chose "to die or to stop breathing"! - Fan_of_Good_Music

Stupid ___. It's shorter.

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13 Baby or Boyfriend?

Boyfriend. To be completely honest, you could say I actually like it in the weakest sense of the word. *hides* - WonkeyDude98

Baby, Boyfriend is just an attempt of Justin Bieber trying to be cool when it ends up being annoying.

Boyfriend, it's more mature than Baby - Neonco31


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14 Baby or Friday?

Baby, honestly. Bieber has always been a better singer than Rebecca's vocals back in 2011, though she has improved to the point of being a different artist. - WonkeyDude98

This is difficult baby I think

Justin can sing, Rebecca cannot so... - DCfnaf

Baby. It's shorter, I think.

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15 Taylor Swift or Meghan Trainor?

Meghan Trainor, she can sing, while Taylor can't sing and is talentless, plus, her music is more annoying in my opinion, with the exception of Out Of The Woods and Ronan. Plus, Meghan is a better person too and not a drama queen like Taylor Swift.

Taylor. I think Meghan is really taking the whole "girl power" thing a little too far. Especially with Dear Future Husband. - keycha1n

Taylor Swift has pretty decent songs, maybe except for Shake It Up, while Meghan Trainor just plain SUCKS.

Both are great - blackflower

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16 Chris Brown or Jason Derulo?

Jason Derulo, I actually find some of his songs catchy (but some of them really suck, like Wiggle). Chris Brown is terrible, I find about one song of his good.

Jason Derulo, his voice is better and his songs aren't as bad as Chris Brown's.

Jason Derulo's voice is painful, but his music is better than Brown's. - DCfnaf


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17 Justin Bieber or Nicki Minaj?

Justin Bieber. His music might be terrible, but it can't be as unbearable as Anaconda or Stupid Hoe. - Minecraftcrazy530

Justin Bieber. Both suck but Nicki Minaj is the worst thing to ever touch music. - PeeledBanana

Both are suck but I pick Justin. Nicki is terrifying. - 05yusuf09

Justin Bieber because I like Let Me Love You.

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18 David Guetta or Skrillex?

I can't decide, I like both. Skrillex and David Guetta are some of my favorite electronic artists.

David Guetta. Without You is a masterpiece. Skrillex is another piece of crap dubstep artist. - JaysTop10List

David Guetta has sold out so Skrillex. - AlphaQ

I'd say David Guetta.

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19 Lil Wayne or Nicki Minaj?

Nicki. She's at least better than WANING CRESCENT MOON. Plus, I like The Night Is Still Young and Super Bass. I have an EXTREME dislike for WANING.

Lil Wayne by a pubic hair. - WonkeyDude98

Weezy is SLIGHTLY better. - IronSabbathPriest

Lil Wayne. They're both sellouts and have talent but are genuinely awful at times.

Wayne: Weak 4/10
Nicki: Strong 2/10 - AlphaQ

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20 Young Money or 1017 Records?

Neither of them but I'd pick 1017

21 Rae Sremmurd or Soulja Boy?

I actually think Rae Sremmurd are good

Soulja Boy, as awful as he is. - WonkeyDude98

Most artists are better than RS. - AlphaQ

They’re both horrible...can I say neither? - DCfnaf

22 Watch Me Or Hit The Quan?

Hit the Quan is catchier and has a better lyrics along with a flow. - AlphaQ

Hit The Quan since it is less repetitive than Watch Me.

Hit the Quan can actually be considered a song so... - DCfnaf

Hit The Quan because I hear it less

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23 Closer Or #Selfie?

#SELFIE is a joke, while "Closer" is just evil. - DCfnaf

#Selfie cause closer is intolerable. - AlphaQ

#Selfie Because Its Made To Suck - VideoGamefan5

Closer because it's amazing and features the best singer ever Halsey and I love closer anyway!

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24 Loyal or Birthday Cake?

Birthday Cake, never liked Loyal - DaisyandRosalina

Both are absolute trainwrecks, but I’m picking Loyal cause I’d rather listen to Chris be an ass instead of listening to him on a track with Rihanna AFTER THE BEATING. - DCfnaf

25 Style or Bad Blood?

I prefer Style because it has a nice beat and it has a better beggining and lyrics (even if they are basic). In the other hand, I can't stand Bad Blood. Taylor should not have dissed Katy Perry and made such stupid song. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

Both are bad songs, but Style because it is a calm song and it is not as annoying in vocals.

Style. It's better produced, more comfortable, less strained, less whiny, and more real. - WonkeyDude98

I like bad blood - blackflower

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26 Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus has higher highs and lower lows than Justin Bieber. Take that as you wish. - WonkeyDude98

Miley has higher highs and lower lows. I guess Miley... - AlphaQ

Miley Cyrus made Malibu.

Miley is good - blackflower

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27 Miley Cyrus or Nicki Minaj?

To be honest, I'd go either way. - WonkeyDude98


Miley - DaisyandRosalina

Eh. I don’t know because both are very similar to one another in that they are frustrating artists with talent that choose to waste it. - DCfnaf

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28 Gucci Mane or Waka Flocka Flame?

Gucci Mane. - WonkeyDude98

29 Dubstep or Trap?

Dubstep is a pretty complex genre, with a lot to like, yet also a lot to dislike. Whenever I try to like a trap song, the hi-hats end up making my skin crawl. Dubstep no contest. - WonkeyDude98

I dislike mainstream dubstep, but some obscure chillstep and melodic dubstep is incredible. Trap, although an intricate genre, simply isn't my thing. - PositronWildhawk

Dunno honestly... - DaisyandRosalina

Dunster is really complex and has a mixture of goods and bads. Trap which also can be good has songs that sounds similar. I guess Dunster. - AlphaQ

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30 Gorgoroth or Mayhem?

NONE - AlphaQ

31 Skrillex or Diplo?

Diplo. As I said, Skrillex is crap. - JaysTop10List


McDonalds or Burger King...meh I'd have to say Skrillex because he didn't have a song called Bubble Butt. - WonkeyDude98

32 Lil Wayne or Drake?

Both have talent and have wasted their potential...Drake has higher highs and lower lows do I guess Drake. - AlphaQ

Drake, I kinda like Hotline Bling. Waning Crescent Moon is horrible.

Drake all the way - JaysTop10List

Drake’s worst song is better than Lil Wayne’s. - DCfnaf

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33 Nicki Minaj or Kreayshawn?

Nicki Minaj. Easily. The other one is just a mess - DCfnaf


When I heard “Gucci Gucci”, I wondered why that talentless hack made that trash. So I take Nicki Minaj because Grand Piano is her best song - BlazingParasol

34 Ke$ha or Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus because the 2017 Miley Cyrus is good and Kesha was always bad and Praying is even worse!

Miley Cyrus. At least she done some charity - JaysTop10List

Anyone who chose Miley is dead to me. - ProPanda

I like boyh - blackflower

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35 Lil Wayne or 2 Chainz

2 Chains. I don't know who that is, and I don't like Waning Crescent Moon at all.

Lil Wayne has made some good and memorable songs, unlike 2 Chainz. - DCfnaf

Lil Wayne. - WonkeyDude98

36 Lil Wayne or Chief Keef?

Lil Wayne by a mile. Chief Keef shouldn't exist. End of story. - AlphaQ

Lil Wayne, no discussion. - WonkeyDude98

Lil Wayne - DCfnaf

37 Lil Wayne or Soulja Boy?

Let me put it like this: Lil Wayne has actually produced worthwhile music. - WonkeyDude98

Lil Wayne produced real music so... - DCfnaf

Soulja boy

38 Tyga or Nicki Minaj?

Nicki Minaj - DCfnaf

39 Future or Post Malone?

Post Malone - DCfnaf

40 Watch Me or Stimulated?

Well, the former is a stupid dance rap, and the latter is a pedophilia confession tape. Yeah, "Watch Me" is better. - DCfnaf

Watch Me, at least it isn't offensive or disgusting like Stimulated, despite it being annoying.

41 XO TOUR Llif3 or Bad and Boujee?

XO TOUR Llif3 is MUCH better than Bad and Boujee. - DCfnaf

XO TOUR Llif3. Uzi tried to be sincere and didn't have that bad vocals while in Bad and Boujee he almost ruined it by repeatedly saying,"YAH YAH YAH YAH YAHH! "

XTL: 2/5
BnB: 1.5/5 - AlphaQ

42 End Game or Bad And Boujee?

Bad and Boujee. At least it's not my least favorite song.

43 Anal C***, GG Allin, or The Mentors?
44 Carrie Underwood or Toby Keith?

I love both - blackflower

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