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 Only - Nicki Minaj V 1 Comment
2 I Am a God - Kanye West I Am a God - Kanye West

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

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3 Fear - x Ambassadors 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 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 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 Break Up - Mario

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

7 #thatpower - Will.I. Am #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 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 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 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

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The Contenders

11 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

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

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12 Birthday - Selena Gomez Birthday - Selena Gomez
13 Turn Down for What - DJ Snake Turn Down for What - DJ Snake V 2 Comments
14 I Fink U Freeky - Die Antwoord 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

15 Bound 2 - Kanye West Bound 2 - Kanye West

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

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16 Dope Peddler - 2 Chainz Dope Peddler - 2 Chainz V 1 Comment
17 It's On Like Donkey Kong - Blood On the Dance Floor It's On Like Donkey Kong - Blood On the Dance Floor
18 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers
19 On My Mind - Ellie Goulding On My Mind - Ellie Goulding
20 One Dance - Drake One Dance - Drake

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

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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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