Worst Rock Songs of All Time

The Top Ten
1 We Built This City - Starship We Built This City - Starship Cover Art

While I won't burst in anger when I hear this song, I can't help but notice the song calling out "corporation games" while being one of the most corporate-sounding songs of all time. And does the synth-heavy arrangement sound like a theme song for any rock-and-roll event ("we built this city for rock and roll")? Or some poorly-produced corporate or public service video in the 1980s?

Who put Aerials on here. Say what you like but Aerials is my favourite System of a Down song, so much meaning. This song however, sucks more than Tulisa's mouth! It's so bad, lack of inspiration, lack of quality and a disgrace to rock music!

How is this not higher on the list? This is one of the worst songs ever! It's a good thing it's not overplayed, because it's so annoying and it lead so many people away from real music.

The Nice got it right the first time; 2 piano chords punctuated by the sound of an audience laughing (Tantalizing Maggie) NOT BY GOING BACK TO THE GOD BURNED SONG...

2 Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides Cover Art

Stairway to Heaven is the 9th worst rock song of all time?... I hate my generation. It's like what The Who said, "Why don't you all just f-f-f-fade away! "

I do hate this band, but this song is about the bullying Andy experienced in his childhood, so it is kind of messed up to put this here.

This is a great song, I don't care how many stereotypical idiots call me an "emo poser". This song is standing up to bullies. It's a good song, give BVB a chance.

Horrible poser metal crap.. And seriously Stairway on this list? This song should be number one on this list

3 The View - Metallica & Lou Reed The View - Metallica & Lou Reed Cover Art

Metallica is one of my favorite bands but this song is bad.

sounds like blood on the dance floor

How about everything on this album?

4 Why - Yoko Ono Why - Yoko Ono Cover Art

WHY was this atrocity not on this list already?

5 Surrounded by Silence - Design the Skyline

Songs like this one are why ignorant people hate metal and rock music. This song is so awful, I don't even know how to properly respond to it. It really is that bad. It is definitely worse than Stairway to Heaven, Green Day, and Black Veil Brides. This song is even worse than Nickelback and Creed. Thankfully, this song appears to be an anomaly in their catalog, as their other stuff is more mediocre than bad. Maybe they could start a brand new subgenre called "mediocore".

Words can't explain how disoriented this song is. I am not here to disrespect anyone's opinions but you should listen to this yourself before calling it good just because it's a rock song.

This shouldn't count. It's not a song, it's just a bunch of noises that sort of sound like music.

I never heard this before but it doest sound like I'm missing out on anything

6 Addicted - Simple Plan Addicted - Simple Plan Cover Art
7 Nightlife - Green Day Nightlife - Green Day Cover Art
8 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith Cover Art

including the most commercial pap smear suckholing to become radio friendly effort of all time. The guys who released Rocks, Toys and draw the line. Say it ain't so! An undying curse placed on the ears of all who expected more.

I can't believe some people actually like this song. It's so bad it makes any song by Nickleback sound like Stairway to Heaven.

Anything written by Aerosmith after 1980 could easily make this list.

Somebody idiot insert this song here

9 I'd Rather Die - Tramp Stamps I'd Rather Die - Tramp Stamps Cover Art
10 American Bad Ass - Kid Rock American Bad Ass - Kid Rock Cover Art

Great song,great artist...I've seen him multiple times and he gives his all EVERY time...

Bawithaba is way worse than this song in my opinion, because it repeats over and over and over. This one isn't entirely too bad, although the sampling of Metallica's Sad but True over rap doesn't quite work out well. - NuMetalManiak

Worst song ever? Another one bites the dust. Great band, horrible song. Worst song song, period.


The Newcomers

? Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days Cover Art
The Contenders
11 Lips of an Angel - Hinder Lips of an Angel - Hinder Cover Art

Can,t believe this was actually a hit, and a top 3 one at that. The lead singer sounds like he had a REALLY bad cold, I would compare him to Adam Gontier, but that would be a disgrace. The instrumentation is screamingly awful, with extremely grating and overly simple guitars. the lyrics and the way they are intigrated into the song makes me worried if ANY of these guys are actually sane,

Kind of shocked this is only number 59. This is more or less everything wrong with 2000's mainstream rock taken to the extreme.

This song is an atrocity. I still don't understand how Stairway to Heaven is ahead of this mess.

Calling this a song is too far of a draft.

12 Something in Your Mouth - Nickelback Something in Your Mouth - Nickelback Cover Art

I don't hate Nickelback, I just enjoy hating them. As for this song, while it has a solid and pretty catchy riff, the lyrics are so sleazy I can't listen to the whole thing without cringing. Just no, Chad. No.

I think it's just a trend now to hate these guys... THEY'RE NOT BAD! Just because you don't enjoy them personally, doesn't mean they suck. Come on, people, Nickelback isn't bad

This song is easily their worst and WAY worse than Rockstar. It's disgusting and terrible, just listen to it. I'm surprised that Rockstar isn't in the top ten, however.

Yeah, the lyrics are pretty horrible, but the instrumentals on this song are fantastic. From a purely musical standpoint, this song is fantastic outstanding.

13 Photograph - Nickelback Photograph - Nickelback Cover Art

This song has become a meme for a very good reason, it is just terrible

Rockstar is worse than Photograph

Worst song


14 Bad Girlfriend - Theory of a Deadman Bad Girlfriend - Theory of a Deadman Cover Art

If you thought Nickelback was bad, trust me TOAD is so much worse than them. I really hate the lyrics here, it looks like it's about some guy dating a stripper and Tyler's vocal are pretty obnoxious too.

15 Adventures - Kid Cudi Adventures - Kid Cudi Cover Art

*Kid Cudi abandons what made him great and tries to be Kurt Cobain* - Yodledodle

16 Tonight, Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae Tonight, Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae Cover Art

This crap doesn't even count as rock. And who the hell put Stairway To Heaven on this list!? It's not only the greatest rock song of all time, but also one of the greatest songs of all time, period.

Uh, a good majority of the songs on the list aren't even rock songs. Any-who, I've never a song so overplayed, so dull, so unbearable than this.

This band's first album was an awesome mix of Weezer, Blink-182, and RHCP. This album sounds like a generic boy band instead of the once great rock band.

I feel bad that this shows up before the smashing pumpkin's classic

17 Nookie - Limp Bizkit Nookie - Limp Bizkit Cover Art

Worst Limp Bizkit song. Break stuff is so much better. - I80

I somewhat like this song - christangrant

What is a nookie?!

Nah, this one isn't too bad. - DarkBoi-X

18 My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark - Fall Out Boy My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark - Fall Out Boy Cover Art

No that song is awesome. Whoever came with this list is an idiot. And this isn't a rock song it's a pop rock song

When you think about it really hard... you still don't know what the actual heck any of this song's lyrics mean.

Who the freak put this on the list?! I ' LOVE THIS!

I don't like this song.

19 Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel Cover Art

Yeah! ! !... seriously? ? Stairway to heaven? ? That person was high or somthin. I actually thought I was hallucinating when I saw a led zep song on here. I mean like, who doesn't like Led Zeppelin? ? ? There like the greatest band in history other than tool.

Well first of all Tokio Hotel SUCKS.

Second of all, to the person that put Stairway to Heaven on this list...

We WILL find you.

20 Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne Cover Art

The worst rock song ever! I just ought to put this on this list, otherwise I couldn't sleep at night!

This isn't even ROCK! But still, it's one of the worst songs I've ever heard

Might as well put all her albums here, she...SUCKS!

It's not even a rock song: it's edm from a former rock artist. But thatd oesn't mean it doesn't suck.

21 Hats Off to (Roy) Harper - Led Zeppelin Hats Off to (Roy) Harper - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

This deserves to be up towards the top of the list, not "Stairway to Heaven". I understand that the song was written as a tribute to old delta blues songs but it just sounds too abrasive for me to handle. What was Page thinking when he included this on Led Zeppelin III? He should have put "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do? " on the album instead and left this mess on the cutting room floor.

Is is just awful

22 By and Down - A Perfect Circle By and Down - A Perfect Circle Cover Art

Whoever put A Perfect Circle here must be executed. - OnyxDash

Excuse me? Why is this here?


23 Hey, Soul Sister - Train Hey, Soul Sister - Train Cover Art

This song is so boring and cheesy and shouldn't even be considered rock. Also, it was certified diamond by the RIAA, which adds insult to injury.

Just horrible. The lyrics are as lame and pretentious as the worst of Robert Plant's hippie-dippy, Tolkienesque drivel. The song itself is forgettable, unless you happened to have been inundated with it, which was inevitable for anyone who worked in a public place while it was a "hit".

This is the most pathetic joke of a list I've ever seen. A lot of the songs on here aren't even rock for starters, and whoever had the bright idea of putting stairway to heaven on here should be unusually tortured. This list is a complete joke.

Annoying the first time you hear it, mind numbing every time after. I've almost damaged my car radio trying to change the station when it came on one time.

24 American Idiot - Green Day American Idiot - Green Day Cover Art

Which idiot added this awesome song in this list?

What? Are you crazy or something...did the worms ate your brain.....being voted on the best punk songs and now here...doesn't make any sense

Some retard from the South probably got pissed off and went haywire all over Green Day.

An American idiot put this song here

25 Rockstar - Nickelback Rockstar - Nickelback Cover Art

Ok for some reason Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin, the greatest band ever, is higher than this piece of crap on a worst rock songs list

Rubbish, I dislike this song and is officially demeaning rock 'n' roll. I prefer the other tunes of the artist Nickelback.

Most OVERhated rock song of all time

I hate this song so much...

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