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 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

The Contenders

11 Birthday - Selena Gomez
12 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

13 It's On Like Donkey Kong - Blood On the Dance Floor
14 Pop Champagne - Jim Jones & Ron Browz
15 Trumpet Lights - Chris Brown

Horrifically awful

16 London Bridge - Fergie
17 Bassline - Chris Brown
18 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
19 Needed Me - Rihanna
20 Escape - Metallica
21 Birthday Cake - Rihanna
22 Pop Style - Drake

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

23 Pretty Girls - Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea
24 Bitch I'm Madonna - Madonna
25 Me Too - Meghan Trainor
26 Turn Down for What - DJ Snake

Another good song - FerrariDude64

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

27 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

28 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.

29 Dope Peddler - 2 Chainz

Eh, it's mediocre. - WonkeyDude98

30 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers
31 On My Mind - Ellie Goulding
32 One Dance - Drake

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

33 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
34 Gold - Kiiara
35 Closer - The Chainsmokers
36 #Selfie - The Chainsmokers
37 Laffy Taffy - D4L
38 Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne
39 Jumpman - Drake & Future
40 Lollipop - Lil Wayne
41 A Milli - Lil Wayne
42 The Time (Dirty Bit) - The Black Eyed Peas
43 Scream & Shout -
44 Say It with Me - Chris Brown
45 Oh My Love - Chris Brown
46 Birthday Song - 2 Chainz
47 Fancy - Iggy Azalea
48 One Time - Justin Bieber
49 Work B**** - Britney Spears
50 Work Bitch - Britney Spears
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Top Remixes

1. Only - Nicki Minaj
2. I Am a God - Kanye West
3. Fear - x Ambassadors


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