Worst Rock Songs of All Time

The Top Ten

1 We Built This City - Starship We Built This City - Starship Cover Art

Are you kidding? I like that song!

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.

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

Emo trash disguised as "metal". - DarkBoi-X

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! " - MontyPython

Seriously stairway to heaven on this list

Usually I don't like black veil brides. But this song is really good

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

A big disappointment for both artists involved. - djpenquin999

How about everything on this album?

I am the table

Git this off the list plese - Yodledodle

Lou Reed drunkenly rambling while Metallica practices for a show.

Also, "I am the table". - The01Bro

4 Surrounded by Silence - Design the Skyline

More boring than bad

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".

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

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. - SelfDestruct

5 Photograph - Nickelback Photograph - Nickelback Cover Art

Rockstar is worse than Photograph

Rockstar is competent. Its biting sarcasm gives it a bit of an edge when compared to its contemporaries. - Pagepage21

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

Worst song

Nickelback isn't that bad actually. Forget this. (Calls for Scorpion)
Scorpion: GET OVER HERE! - Mattblue66


6 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.


7 Highway to Hell - Marilyn Manson Highway to Hell - Marilyn Manson Cover Art

This is one of the worst covers of all time - christangrant

This is worse than LB's cover of Behind Blue Eyes its that bad - christangrant

I honestly think that AC/DC did it better. Who agrees with me?

The real question is who disagrees with you, I don't understand why you present this like an unpopular opinion - Alkadikce

AC/DC's was a lot better, and this one sucks.

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.

Somebody idiot insert this song here

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

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. - JCHOW

9 Recreant - Chelsea Grin Recreant - Chelsea Grin Cover Art

The vocals are some of the most obnoxious I've ever heard. - DarkBoi-X

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

Straight up hate Nickelback.

First of all worst band ever terrible song and second of all who put stairway to heaven on this list it's the best song of all time

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.

Yeah, the lyrics are pretty horrible, but the instrumentals on this song are fantastic. From a purely musical standpoint, this song is fantastic outstanding. - Pagepage21

The Contenders

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

Still better than most of todays music. To be honest, this is very catchy. - Userguy44

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 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.

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

12 Once Upon the Cross - Deicide Once Upon the Cross - Deicide Cover Art
13 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

14 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 - christangrant

15 I Cum Blood - Cannibal Corpse I Cum Blood - Cannibal Corpse Cover Art
16 Nightlife - Green Day Nightlife - Green Day Cover Art
17 Pandemonic Hyperblast - Anaal Nathrakh Pandemonic Hyperblast - Anaal Nathrakh Cover Art
18 Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel Cover Art

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.

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.

Okae, who even iS TOKIO HOTEL?

This sucks.

19 21 Guns - Green Day 21 Guns - Green Day Cover Art

The only reason why I voted for this song, was so I could announce that having 21 guns in 9th place on a list like this is pathetic!
What kind of a idiot dislikes a song like this?! But if you disagree with me then that's fine, but that's my opinion

Actually seeing this song on such a list really surprises me. Green Day are a talented band and are still popular today.

Why is this even on the list -_-

Wait, I thought this was the list of the worst songs? Why in the world is this on here? I like this song a lot!

20 Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation Cover Art

The music video didn't even make it to YouTube due to it's extreme gore and sexual violence it looks like that Cattle Decapitation had just released the most disgusting music video there ever was

This is only this high because of the music video - christangrant

Rate the song for gods sake. Not the music video.
This song is awesome.

The music video is banned on youtube cause of blood, guts, torture, realistic things happening and sexual violence.
(SPOILER ALERT) There are 2 disgusting moments happened
A guy is seen with a drll and drilled up some one's rear end
A guy is seen bending down to the crotch and pulled the last hair and it turns out that he pulled out one of his test and you can actually see it

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

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.

It's very annoying but why Stairway to heaven and THE BEATLES. What kind of list is this

This is actually a good song, although some of the lyrics are quite bad. - allamassal

22 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.

23 Adventures - Kid Cudi Adventures - Kid Cudi Cover Art

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

24 My World - Guns N' Roses My World - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

If this song hadn't been so short, it probably would've been one of the worst songs ever made. - RiverVibeZ

This is the worst Rock song I have ever heard the only positive is the fact its only 1 minute long insted of being long and tortureous - christangrant

25 Rockstar - Nickelback Rockstar - Nickelback Cover Art

I hate this song so much...

Most OVERhated rock song of all time - christangrant

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

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 - InsertCleverName

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