Top Ten Songs With the Worst Instrumentation

These are songs with completely abysmal production, even if the lyrics are good.

The Top Ten

1 Only - Nicki Minaj

Die in a hole Dr. Luke. - WonkeyDude98

2 I Am a God - Kanye West

Sometimes I wonder why Kanye is considered such an awesome producer... - WonkeyDude98

This is a horrible song, but I think that "On Sight" has even worse production.

Of course he'd think that.

3 Fear - x Ambassadors

Honestly, I feel like having Imagine Dragons on board would help the song. Nope! When X Ambassadors is singing, it sounds like someone is banging on a tin can over a mumbling guy. When Imagine Dragons explodes with their horrendously disjointed hook, the percussion is light, and the electronic noises aren't that fitting. All of this along with this song's other numerous faults, made this Imagine Dragons' worst song, and proved X Ambassadors are mere wannabes of them, going so far as dragging them down too. - WonkeyDude98


This would have made my worst list if it was a single. - djpenquin999

4 Santa Claus Has Got the Aids This Year - Tiny Tim

The bass and melody to this are so underweight and ugly. - WonkeyDude98

5 Unkiss Me - Maroon 5

The bassline is kinda okay, but the dubstep and four-note synth line introducing the beginning of the song was one of the worst instrumental moments I've ever heard. - WonkeyDude98

6 Break Up - Mario

Yeah, after my review, nothing else needs to be said about the funhouse beat. - WonkeyDude98

7 #thatpower - Will.I. Am

A buzzing synthesizer against an 808 drum and a basic fournote bassline, also the part right after Bieber says "POWER", the drop is the weakest I've heard in my life. All of this is lazy even by standards. - WonkeyDude98

8 Diva - Beyonce

The synth sounds like someone shouting "PEEKTAPEEKTAPEEKTAPEEKTA" over and over, the 808 is ugly, and that's all there is to it. - WonkeyDude98

No, Beyoncé, there is a stark difference between a diva being a female version of a hustler. - Swellow

9 Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

The ugly, distant snare, the gang vocals shouting "HEY", the buzzing bass on the hook, and the oily synth on the bridge kinda make the song sound like it's trying to be threatening but Kendrick's bars and Swift's terrible way with words just ruin it. - WonkeyDude98

I love the production on this. It's threatening and intimidating while still sounding pop-friendly.

10 Hit the Quan - ilovememphis

The synth is so oily and it doesn't mix with the creaky slam of the bass, so you can't dance to this. - WonkeyDude98

This song is the bane of my very existence. - RiverClanRocks

I love this song - FerrariDude64

The Contenders

11 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

This REALLY needs to be higher. I don't even think it's an "instrumental" at all! - NikBrusk

This should be no1.

This was...horrible. Just a bunch of random noises over a bland trap beat. - Scr3aM

Whooping synths, car alarm, siren, jumping percussion...this is like trying to play basketball during the apocalypse. - WonkeyDude98

12 Birthday - Selena Gomez
13 Pop Champagne - Jim Jones & Ron Browz
14 Trumpet Lights - Chris Brown

Horrifically awful

15 London Bridge - Fergie
16 Needed Me - Rihanna
17 Escape - Metallica
18 Birthday Cake - Rihanna
19 Pop Style - Drake

This song has the most boring instrumental that I have ever heard.

20 Pretty Girls - Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea
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