Worst Rock Songs of All Time
The Top Ten
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".
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
This shouldn't count. It's not a song, it's just a bunch of noises that sort of sound like music.
Should be number 1. - 445956V 1 Comment
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?
Are you kidding? I like that song!
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!
This song sucksV 25 Comments
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
I do hate this band, but this song is about the bullying Andy experienced in his childhood, so it is kind of messed up to put this here. - 445956V 16 Comments
What?! Creed shouldn't be on this list! You people clearly have crappy music tastes.
Absolutely abysmal. Hearing Scott Stapp try and scream his way through this sludgy C-list post-grunge instrumentation with some of the most meaningless nonsense I've heard in my life is an outright chore. My vote would go to Hinder's Lips of An Angel, but I saw this first. - WonkeyDude98
This song was good until the radio played it literally six times in a single day and then it got very annoying.
sucksV 4 Comments
Worst song ever? Another one bites the dust. Great band, horrible song. Worst song song, period.
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
A big disappointment for both artists involved. - djpenquin999
How about everything on this album?
Lou Reed drunkenly rambling while Metallica practices for a show.
Also, "I am the table". - The01Bro
"I'AM THE TABLE! "
That's all that needs to be said.
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
Worst song ever. HORRIBLEV 9 Comments
This song is an atrocity. I still don't understand how Stairway to Heaven is ahead of this mess.
Calling this a song is too far of a draft. - Swellow
Who the hell decided to add this song it is great and will be remembered for a long time unlike anything Justin beiber or adele have ever created
To put the best rock song ever on this list is madness
Madness? THIS. IS. SPARTA! But in all seriousness, why is THIS song, of all songs, on here? I could think of a MILLION other songs that are worse than this one! - ladybug375
If you have a look on the list for greatest rock songs of all time you'll see this song there. This was one of the best songs ever made, it should be no where near this list.
Whoever put this over here is retarded.V 87 Comments
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.
Terrible song with overtly sexist lyrics and dull guitar riffs. - LoveMusicLoveLifeV 13 Comments
Which idiot added this awesome song in this list?
An American idiot put this song here
Hell naw. somebody gon die
Great band started in the 90'sV 18 Comments
This song has become a meme for a very good reason, it is just terrible
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 -_-
Green Day is ok, but I like this song and I listen to it on my own time. There are so many worst Green Day songs like Good Riddance or Brain Stew. - SoldierOfFortuneV 26 Comments
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
I don't like this song.
Who the freak put this on the list?! I ' LOVE THIS!
When you think about it really hard... you still don't know what the actual heck any of this song's lyrics mean.V 4 Comments
Whoever put A Perfect Circle here must be executed. - OnyxDash
Excuse me? Why is this here?
Anything written by Aerosmith after 1980 could easily make this list.
Somebody idiot insert this song here
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
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
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
Just horrible. The lyrics are as lame and pretentious as the worst of Robert Plant's hippie-dippy, Tolkienesque drivel. The song itself is forgettable, unless you happened to have been inundated with it, which was inevitable for anyone who worked in a public place while it was a "hit".V 9 Comments
This was a pretty good song. I just don't like how people hate the lyrics. This world is crumbling with more shootings every day. Come on, this is actually a good song.
How can this song even be on this list? Come on, Pumped Up Kicks is an amazing song!
Who the hell makes songs about a school shooting?
Your kidding me right? , this is a good songV 5 Comments
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.V 2 Comments
The only reason I voted for this song is to get stairway to heaven out of this list. You are welcome
I knew a guy. He was my friend. Likable, funny, all-around good guy. Then he started learning guitar. And he grew horribly conceited, selfish, and sung every waking second for the attention of women (That's why he picked up the guitar in the first place).
And this was his anthem.
I hate this song with a passion!
I like this song. The name Delilah reminds me of my childhood for some reason. - Survivor101V 7 Comments
This was Tonic's best song, and one of the 90's best as well. Why is this 3 on the worst rock songs?
I just heard this & I truly regret for doing that... I'm voting for this. - Fan_of_Good_Music
This song is flawless... Lyrically and musically. This can't possibly be in the top 10 WORST rock songs EVER... Come on. I could see it not being someone's favorite or even disliking it, but the top 10 worst... Never. Same with Higher by Creed. You either love 'em or hate 'em, but, again, the worst?! Not by a long shot.V 1 Comment
I'm not into this song, but the rest of their paradigm shift album is pretty good.V 1 Comment
Knives and Pens was awful but this is even worse at least Knives and Pens had a core guitar riff though it sounds like a weak version of Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold but this song is even worse why? Because get this... IT'S A ACOUSTIC SONG which means the focus of the song is the awful vocals of Andy Biserak which my god the vocals here make me want to vomit they are so bad. I have no idea why people think this is good as much as I dislike Tears Don't Fall by Bullet For My Valentine that song is great when compared to this awful monstrosity. Oh and the acoutstic guitar riff is just boring, bland and forgettable so yeah this song has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. - christangrant
It sounds like someone is hurting Adam Levine when he says "Payphone" in this song. Horrible sound. Horrible lyrics. I wonder how many seconds it took them to write this song?
Why in the living heck is Knives and Pens on this list? It is a respectable song about anti-bullying and not being offended about who you are!
And yeah, Payphone may be catchy but the lyrics are very badly thought up. :/
This isn't rock. Maroon 5 is not rock anymore. They only became all poppy because, I don't know, people love crap like this? I'm TIRED of rap bridges.
Because Maroon 5 is the worst band ever, they are killed the rock music. - 05yusuf09
I want to smash in their heads with a payphone.V 9 Comments
Okay... what the actual heck is the name of this song? I hope these artists aren't writing what they know... - ThatoneMetalhead
I hate this song so much...
Rubbish, I dislike this song and is officially demeaning rock 'n' roll. I prefer the other tunes of the artist Nickelback.
Most OVERhated rock song of all time - christangrant
One word: TERRIBLE! - LoveMusicLoveLifeV 1 Comment
Who the hell is this song on this list in fact why are most of these song on this list this song is awesome (sure it's not as good as some of there other songs) but it's still an awesome song none the less - donovanthorn
Stairway to Heaven? Who the hell thought it was a bright idea to put it on this list? The only reason I'm voting this is to get stairway off of this list. Sorry Puddle of Mudd.
Why are all these good songs on here damn this list is awful - Musicking
She Hates Me? More like... I Hate This Song!V 3 Comments
Are the people drunk who voted on this list... ? Sting, Led Zeppelin, and even Dani California (RHCP) which is one of their best songs... Why are pop songs even on this list? I thought it was worst rock songs...
I like this song. Some of Sting's solo stuff is pretty good. - matty925
Miley Cyrus is in it. Enough said.
I do not think Bob seger should be on this because he's never wrote a bad song, all his songs are bad ass
I've always loved this song. You people who dislike Bob Seger are jackasses! - Survivor101
Like a Stone is better in my humble opinion, but this song isn't bad. - ThatoneMetalhead
I do love linkin park and I do like this song but I do agree that this song isn't rock music - Th3Zm0nst3r
The worst song on STST its just short and has got god awful screams - christangrant
Limp Bizkit should stop doing cover songs (or any type of song for that matter), because I haven't found one song by them that's actually... You know... Good.
This isn't even the worst song off that titanic abortion they call Results May Vary. - WonkeyDude98
Why did hey disrespect the Who and Pink Floyd as well with their stupid covers
One of the worst covers ever - christangrantV 4 Comments
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
When you try to blend every genre possible into one song to make everyone like it, it backfires. Instead of becoming a song for everyone, it becomes a boring song for no one. - ThatoneMetalhead
I completely agree here. This song isn't even rock yet it's played on my local rock station constantly. - BlackPikmin1998
I somewhat like this song - christangrant
What is a nookie?!
How? Nookie is a great song.
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