Top 10 Reasons Nightcore is Terrible

The Top Ten

1 It steals copyright songs

Copyrights also exist to encourage creativity, and if you go against it, you might actually have to pay a fine for doing so. Always follow the law everyone! That's important.

Anyone can put a song in a video and get copyright strikes, but Nightcore speeds it up and gets away with it!

Yes, if I Made a song and nightcore Made a version, I would strike everything.

It steals and copies songs that your ears will bleed.

2 It doesn't sound good

As if today's mainstream music was bad enough! This excuse of a genre is much worse. The tempo and pitch don't fit any song whatsoever.

I heard that Anime Twins got terminated

I shares my opinion about this.

What about slow songs? That terrible! * presses ctrl+g* WHAT ALL OF THEM ARE NIGHTCORE!?!?!?! NIGHTCORE SHOULD DIE

3 It's just songs sped up

I want songs and anime/T.V. show/movie clips uploaded online without gimmicky alterations to avoid copyright infringement.

Only nightcore song that I like is "Angel with a shotgun"

They have some weird song called tongue twister.

At least there's some creativity, some art to vaporwave.

4 Lack of creativity

Anyone can speed up a song in seconds. Music is a form of art, and the point of art is to be creative, and pitching up a song, adding an anime picture you didn't draw doesn't count.

I doubt it will I love nightcore music and a lot of people actually don't make money off of nightcore, and I asked a lot of people in my class and they like it and there are millions of people who like and a lot of the ten reason are immature and are weak opinions I understand that they are high pitched and might sound not appealing to some people but people who make nightcore ask for the original creators consent and one more thing just because you don't like one song from nightcore doesn't mean the rest are bad I suggest listening to Outrunning karma by Alec Benjamin and Grrrls.

How to make a night core song: Step 1: Higher the pitch of the song to make its sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks or a young anime girl is singing it. Step 2: Put a photo of a cute anime girl in the video. Step 3: BINGO! A MILLION VIEWS! What I hate about nightmare is that people are doing nothing but taking songs that already exist, and ruining them by heighening the pitch and speeding it up. Oh, and it also sounds bad. Really Bad.

Mhm, I asked my dad (he has Some skills when it comes to remixing stuff) to remix a song to “nightcore” and he did it in like 5 minutes..

5 It's annoying to listen to

For me, my ears don't like the sound of an high-pitched person singing.

6 Not enough credit to the original

One thing which really bugs me is that nightcore producers don't credit the original artist. The golden rule is to always credit music, audio and other content you don't own, otherwise, you are plagiarizing.

Cover artist get a lot of flack for using someone else's lyrics but you can tell they cover songs because they genuinely like the song and want to respect it. They usually use their own instruments to change the song from its genre or tone and add to the song and band instead of leeching off it. Nightmare artist do it because they known it'll get popular and therefore they'll get popular. There's no love nor respect for the artist as seen when most of the time, they forget to mention the original band/artist in the title and instead put it as a footnote in the description.

Nightcore should cry and will say sorry.

Mhm, sometimes nightcore Channels claim song their “own”

7 It sounds stupid

Nightcore sounds like a baby squirrel trying to get an acorn fall from the tree by screeching at it

It's sounds like childish and annoying too!

The high pitched voices give me a headache

Do I REALLY need to explain why?

8 It ruins your favourite songs

It Just ruined many of my favorite songs.. And sounds like high pitched voices and gets very anoying. Bans nightcore*

It also makes you forget how the original song sounds like. it's infuriating

Why do people speed up rock songs?

9 No musical talent required

To me, the definition of "music" is sounds that blend well together, have lots of effort put into it, and most importantly, have true talent. Nightcore is no example at all. It doesn't sound good, it lacks effort and doesn't use talent whatsoever, therefor it is not real music.

Talent is required for music, right?

10 It's lazy

There is a song called Rockfeller Street like the tik tok meme the original only has 2m views while the nightcore has 24m views. That's insulting and a disgrace to Getter Jaani (the original artist) who actually took the effort and had the talent to make the song. Not to mention in the original Getter's voice sounds like an angel, but the nightcore sounds like 5 year old chipmunks.

They may have make lots of money. But they don't deserve it. And they ruin songs, covers are better than nightcore. It's just a song that speed up. It's take no effort to make it right. It's not a genre. For the end of nightcore itself.

The sound quality says it all. There is literally no effort put into nightcore.

Me on a regular basis whenever I try to search for an anime theme song on YouTube:

Let's see... Which one isn't nightcore... There!

*Clicks on the thumbnail and plays video, only to find it is actually nightcore*


The Contenders

11 It's ripping off the original songs

Yep, my favorite song my demons by starset isn't that popular..but surprise, the nightcore has like 50 million views...and the original doesn't has that many views/likes...

12 It destroys good songs

True. This song named "Crystal Corruption" now sounds like a dog made it due to listening to the nightcore version. I know the nightcore version is okay in my opinion, but it ruined the fun experience listening to the original.

Some songs DO work sped up, mainly electronic songs. Others DON'T. Then there's the time that it is definitely way too sped up and/or pitched, which is even more infuriating.

It speeds up vocals and adds techno beats to classic rock and metal songs and adds anime girls.

Totally. I used to like many new songs, but now they're just ruined because of this Weeaboo thing.

13 Anybody can make it

I cannot make nightcore and a lot people make the song to high pitched and speed up to master the real art of nightcore you have to make sure its not just one minute and speed up I do not find that appealing! instead you just have to higher the pitch and you have to make sure its just right to not make seem to high or low and that can be hard with some song that are high and low switching on and off do more research on nightcore music before you post hate comments(:.

None of your arguments even make sense, your probably just some nightcore fan that thought of those not even valid arguments at the top of your head.

No, anyone can I could easily download a software, and a song of my choice then BOOM nightcore.

It is speed up song's anyone can speed up a song and change the pitch.

Anybody can make nightcore songs. some 4 year old kid goes onto a music website, and hits the 2x speed button. "fasther is better" they say.

14 They put anime covers on it even if it's not an anime song

Well, they speed up music, put in a picture of an anime girl, and post. Profit.

Make sure it's a popular yaoi couple for double the views!

I don't get why?

American Band, anime covers.


15 There's really no point to it
16 It's a cash grab

At least in YouTube, nightcore videos are not monetized. Some popular channels like NightcoreReality get money through donations and patreon, but that's it

Nightcore is just a way to make a profit because the people who use it are just lazy and don't want to make there own song and therefore also don't want to get copyrighted. On songs that are already bad like Despacito, it makes it 246823485456x worse. If you think about it, Nightcore is pirating, and pirating songs is illegal, and plus, who wants to hear chalkboard screeching and Mario screaming?

17 It has nothing to do with anime

I never understood in the first place why they have anime covers

Yup, when I watch anime, I never hear nightcore in it.


18 Sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunks

I don't hate nightcore, but it has ruined a few OK songs.
It kinda spoiled This Is Me from Camp Rock when I heard it's Nightcore Version on a ROBLOX game, when I heard it, I turned my speakers to 0 as soon as possible. That is one song which sounds better normal pitched.

I want Nightcore to take down songs so that America could be great again.

Nightcore should act like a baby.

its sound like it to me

19 It's a disgrace to music

Imagine a song that has a haunting theme let's say Drunken Whaler. In the original, it is pretty scary. Now if its nightcore, it takes that feeling away

Why does it even exist anyway? It's not even music. It's theft.

I hate you all I LOVE nightcore you all just have bad tast in mucise:( you all just need to find the right song on nightcore and there is SOME song that r just bad really bad but hey just try to find a good song that you like to lisen to. I LOVE LOVE LOVE river flows in you it just make all my anger go away just licen to some time. you like it

20 It makes already bad songs worse
21 It ruins metal songs the most

This is one thing which angers me the most. I'm a fan of metal and many other rock genres, and I don't need nightcore ruining my favourite songs growing up. Just stop. Rock and abnormally high speed and pitch don't go well together.

Yea, I love rock/metal music, but usually nightcore ruins it, and gets the credit.

I wonder if there are Cannibal Corpse ones?
They better have anime Corpsegrinder for the cover!

Metal elitist alert.

22 It Steals Art

Do I need to explain this one too?
1. Many people who do nightcore add an already existing anime image.
2. Again, the song exists, but is being sped up.

23 Ruins popular songs

Oh yea, sometimes people don't know the original version..

I agree. It just ruins everything. Even for my favorite songs. We should have a talk. Remember that VinnyO made a video in June, he made a video called #stopnightcore and I think the YouTubers have self-respect. The y are hurting the artists, it’s not music and a genre, it’s unoriginal and it’s plagirism. Stop this nonsense!

Stop turning good songs into Earrapecore

24 It makes good songs sound bad and already bad songs sound even worse
25 They Use Copyrighted Art For the Covers
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