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

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

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

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 Break Up - Mario

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

6 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

7 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

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

8 Birthday - Selena Gomez
9 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

10 #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

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Pop Champagne - Jim Jones & Ron Browz
13 Trumpet Lights - Chris Brown

Horrifically awful

14 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

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
21 Bitch I'm Madonna - Madonna
22 Me Too - Meghan Trainor
23 Turn Down for What - DJ Snake

Another good song - FerrariDude64

Trap and EDM don't mix, people! - WonkeyDude98

24 I Fink U Freeky - Die Antwoord

This is absolutely terrifying. The two central synths are both blaring and distorted, the bassline takes itself much more seriously than it should, and the blocky percussion just emphasizes the creepiest parts of it. - WonkeyDude98

I already burned this song to a pulp. - Swellow

25 Bound 2 - Kanye West

This entire song is built off of one of the whiniest vocal samples I've ever heard. - WonkeyDude98

Top 10 material.

26 Dope Peddler - 2 Chainz

Eh, it's mediocre. - WonkeyDude98

27 It's On Like Donkey Kong - Blood On the Dance Floor
28 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers
29 On My Mind - Ellie Goulding
30 One Dance - Drake

The instrumentation literally sounds like Kyla's Do You Mind but slowed down. - SelfDestruct

31 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
32 Gold - Kiiara
33 Closer - The Chainsmokers
34 #Selfie - The Chainsmokers
35 Laffy Taffy - D4L
36 Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne
37 Jumpman - Drake & Future
38 Lollipop - Lil Wayne
39 A Milli - Lil Wayne
40 The Time (Dirty Bit) - The Black Eyed Peas
41 Scream & Shout -
42 Bassline - Chris Brown
43 Say It with Me - Chris Brown
44 Oh My Love - Chris Brown
45 Birthday Song - 2 Chainz
46 Fancy - Iggy Azalea
47 One Time - Justin Bieber
48 Work B**** - Britney Spears
49 Work Bitch - Britney Spears
50 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift
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