Top Ten Reasons Why Baby by Justin Bieber is Not the Worst Song Ever

This song (and the angry preteens who voted for it) are the reason my last list went to absolute irredeemability. It was meant to pick on songs worse than Baby, but look where it is now. So instead of picking songs that are worse than Baby, I'm picking reasons why Baby is not worse than those songs. This is gonna be easy.

The Top Ten

1 The lyrics, while repetitive, are harmless

I may not like Baby, but I would rather listen to that song over Nicki Minaj's Stupid Hoe song. I can tolerate Baby, but I would literally turn into a Wretched Egg like Shiro from Deadman Wonderland if I had to listen to Stupid Hoe for even 30 seconds! I'm glad I haven't heard the full song to Stupid Hoe! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Stupid Hoe is not as bad as FACK. Try listening to FACK if you want a seizure. - AlphaQ

Normally this alone wouldn't be at all a justification if say the production was unsalvageable, but you'll see. If the song were to offend my senses, then it would be enough to call it one of the worst songs of, maybe a given year. - WonkeyDude98

Baby isn't bad. It's just a pop song about teenage love. I don't like it, but I don't blindly hate on it due to Justin's personality. - SwagFlicks

Stupid Hoe is SO bad it makes Baby look like Smells Like Teen Spirit - Neonco31

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2 There is simply worse

Blood on the dance floor as a whole is worse than Baby - TheDarkOne_221b

Stupid Hoe, Anaconda, Watch Me, Stimulated, any Rae Sremmurd song, Wiggle, most LMFAO songs, etc. - allamassal

Stupid Hoe is worse

Closer by Chainsmokers is worse.

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3 The production is passable

I actually really like the production on Baby. It's very light and bubbly, something I can't say of a lot of pop these days. Yeah it's bland and generic, but it's better than being an absolute trainwreck. - WonkeyDude98

While still terrible, the actual production is still a bit more tuneful than many of today's chart hits that are just repetitive beats and moombahton-infused rubbish. Don't thank Bieber himself for any of the instrumental - he only contributed a tiny bit of the bland writing at most. - Entranced98

I like it too - Hotheart123

4 People who hate Justin Bieber usually hate him for his personality, not his music

Not absolutely true. I don't like this song purely on the babyish sound it has. But I agree, this is not the worst song any of us will ever hear...
"Oh my God. Look at her butt..." Ah, now you see... - Britgirl

Even if he is very mediocre, most (not all) hate him exclusively for the way he acts, and couldn't name me 5 of his songs. - WonkeyDude98

I agree with this - Neonco31

Kanye West has an EVEN WORSE personality but people like him. WHYYY? - AlphaQ

Yea I agree that Kanye is awesome at rapping but his ego is kind of a problem - AlphaQ

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5 Ludacris' rap verse is solid

The rap actually saved the song. If not for this, Baby would have been as bad as Stupid Hoe and Anaconda.

He made it better by a few inches at least - Neonco31

While nothing special, Luda's contributions are quite the plus for the song. - WonkeyDude98

Ludac actually was a plus. Without him I would've given this a 0/5 instead if a 1.5/5 - AlphaQ

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6 Justin Bieber stayed on-beat

Bieber had some pretty great ability to ride the beat, and it made the song a rather comfortable listen, or at least it would be if not for his shrill voice. - WonkeyDude98

7 Justin Bieber stayed on-key

There’s Lolly, One Time Eenie Meenie and Boyfriend that are worse than baby

Another thing. Bieber may not have a great sounding voice (at all), but he does stay within the song's key. That's probably not even something I could do, though then again I am one of the worst singers I know. - WonkeyDude98

If you want a horrendous song where the singer is constantly off-key look up "Pop Champagne" by Ron Browz and Jim Jones. I would rather listen to a 24-hour marathon of baby than 10 seconds of "Pop Champagne."

8 Even Bieber himself has made worse

One Time? That was his first song. It wasn't even a number 1. I didn't even expect Justin to become famous after One Time and Baby because its luck for teens to become famous.

Lolly, I'll Show You, One Time, Eenie - WonkeyDude98

As Long As You Love, Ernie Menie. FACK-never mind. - AlphaQ

9 The subject matter is alright

It's not like he's talking about rape and treating it like nothing. *cough cough* Rick Ross *cough cough* - WonkeyDude98

10 An endearing, albeit generic heartthrob song from a C-list teenager doesn't seem to fit the "worst song ever" mold

This kinda speaks for itself. - WonkeyDude98

JB is probably A-lost. Besides if you want something really bad listen to FACK, BINGO or I fonk u freeky. - AlphaQ

The Contenders

11 Justin Bieber's vocals get cute after a few listens


...No. - Swellow

Yeah - Neonco31

NaH - AlphaQ

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12 The song doesn't offend anyone

And people have the guts to keep saying it's offensive to babies? Kinda laughable - Neonco31

It honestly does offend me. - ProPanda

13 Justin's Flow Was Decent
14 It doesn't have any cursing

That means it's bad.A song has to have swearing in order to be good.-Hippocrite

I never said that... - WonkeyDude98

Are you serious? That's a good reason to think a song is ok?

So...? - AlphaQ

15 It's not heavily narcissistic
16 It's Shorter Than Most Songs
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Top Remixes

1. People who hate Justin Bieber usually hate him for his personality, not his music
2. Even Bieber himself has made worse
3. The lyrics, while repetitive, are harmless
1. The lyrics, while repetitive, are harmless
2. The production is passable
3. People who hate Justin Bieber usually hate him for his personality, not his music


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