The Top Ten Worst Singer/Songwriters
The Top Ten
A song is like a poem that is often read musically. Songwriting is not really easy as it seems. Poor writing skills gives away a poor quality song. If there are no good songwriters then what's the point?
Bret, your songs are worse than barbie's theme song.
Yes, Bret your songs are not that good. Stop crying about it.
Terrible voice and lyrics...V 2 Comments
Yeah I agree, the only U2 song I like is Mysterious Ways because of the guitar rift
Whats the difference between god and bono
God doesn't think he is Bono!
His strained nasal sound and improvising style are an embarrasment to listen to.
ono boboV 1 Comment
Haha. First learn to spell his name, then insult him. Rose was a good songwriter, November Rain, Patience and Estranged were beautifully written songs.
This list is the single stupidest list I've ever seen. - RalphBob
If I were to make a list about the worst lists on this site, this would take the top 9 spots.
Not to mention, he is racist.V 2 Comments
Bob Dylan is amazing.
Why is he even on this list? Anywhere?
These lists are unbelievably stupid. To have Bob Dylan in the Top 5 is such a godawful atrocity that it makes me want to kill every idiot that voted on this list. Do you people even listen to Bob Dylan? Are you all completely brainless, dickless and hopelessly stupid? I hope everyone involved in the making of this website is massacred on Desolation Row.
He only does cover songs that are just okay. Once he was singing The Star Spangled Banner and he read the lyrics of his HAND. You know that someone isn't a good singer when that happens. - bbfan132
Justin Bieber killed real music! Freddie Mercury was the greatest man to sing ever! Come back Freddie! I love you! We all love you! You are the best!
WHY IS FREDDIE MERCURY ON THIS LIST?!
FREDDIE MERCURY SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS LIST! THE ONLY FEW SHOULD BE
How could Bob Dylan be worse than this FREAK and Demon Justin Bieber! What kind of sorcery is this crappy thing in this list! This DEMON should be number 1 ONE at all times in WORST SINGER - SONGWRITERS. His SONGS can KILL a person and Especially above all things his VOICE is really bad, irritating, like in hell that SUCKS! Worse than a mosquito's sound.
He always make lists of worst things.
Yes, he's pretty bad.
For God's sake, get Freddie Mercury and Bob Dylan out of the top ten! - PetSounds
Worst musician on the planet. Horrible voice!
He can't sing. At all. - RiverClanRocks
She is just awful. All of her songs have one meaning: YOU'RE A DICK, IT DEFINITELY ISN'T MY FAULT THAT MY RELATIONSHIPS NEVER WORK, I'VE HAD SO MANY BOYFRIENDS IT CAN'T BE MY FAULT! She is talentless, overrated, rinse and repeat, pop trash.
Taylor is gorgeous, but after seeing all those breakup songs, I came to the conclusion she must have a terrible personality. Especially when, according to all her songs, it's always her exes' fault. All her exes should get together and make a song called "Maybe Your a Problem". by the way, whoever added Jon Bon Jovi in this list is an idiot and gives humans a bad name.
Taylor Swift is a bad songwriter and Justin Bieber doesn't write his songs.
"You call me up again just to break me like a promise,
So casually cruel in the name of being honesty
I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying' here"
Ahem? Watcha say?
Shame on the damn lister he put singer legends like phil, chester and freddie on the list... Doesn't have any damn taste of music X ( duffer!
Freddie is the best he gave us bohemian rhapsody, don't stop me now, somebody to love and we are the champions and many many more
Although a lot of his songs were absolutely amazing. Some of his song such as bohemian rhapsody are, when assessed in reality, are songs with poorly held focuses and less than tolerable lyric structure. Please do the world a favour and get off the hype train people.
Are you joking Freddie Mercury was Awesome the best some people out there don.t Know There Music
I can't stand her she sounds like a squirrel with helium in her voice and stupid autotunes she's pretty though
Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Seven A.M. , waking up in the morning
Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs
Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal
Seein' everything, the time is going'
Tickin' on and on, everybody's rushin'
Gotta get down to the bus stop
Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends (My friends)
Kickin' in the front seat
Sittin' in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?
It's Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody's looking' forward to the weekend, weekend
Gettin' down on Friday
Everybody's looking' forward to the weekend
Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Looking' forward to the weekend
7:45, we're drivin' on the highway
Cruisin' so fast, I want time to fly
Fun, fun, ...more
Worst list ever! Elton John was one of the best musicians. Also bob Dylan and Bruce springsteen what the heck? Elton John has not a single bad song.
Agree with poster below, take away the lyrics & what have you got, sorry can't understand his elevation to some kind of legend. A guy like Pete ham of badfinger wrote songs from the heart & for me did more in his short lifetime than Elton John has done in 40 years.
You're very much entitled to your personal preference but you are basically saying that the overwhelming objective position of knowledgeable listeners and musicians is unfounded, that your favorite is "the best" and the conclusions of the vast majority of individuals are faulty and should be disregarded - Billyv
Well screw this list, Elton John is in my top 3 for best musicians ever with the other two being Imagine Dragons and AC/DC! - GaretTheCarrot
Elton John? On this list?V 1 Comment
Are you kidding jovi and abba and reo speedwagon and Michael jackson and the bee here all should be at no one you know why and the Beatles and I could name names all day try and get any of there songs out of your head you can't it's impossible it's like my songwriting we are to catchy my name is derham Paul I am a singer songwriter and public performer and entertainer
He's far from the worst but his whole band is so overrated on these websites it's not even funny.
Jon Bon Jovi is an amazing songwriter and singer.
No way this guy should be on here.V 1 Comment
Seriously bod Dylan on this list what is wrong with world and lil Wayne sucks any day
Wasn't he suppose to have written like thousands of songs and what I heard I don't care for. What do the rest sound like? I am scared.
Her songs are amazing but a lot of them sound the same but maybe it's just the way she sings.
She is one of the BEST! Laura Nyro is a little better though but dead.
Super overrated and not that big on that high pitched voice either.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Plant, Mayer, Taylor, Duritz, Diamond, Judy Collins, Carole King, Feliciano, Vanessa Carlton, and countless others would disagree with you.
Wasn't she once married to James Taylors?
Do you really think your 5 year olds should be listening to lyrics saying I HAVE TO GET MY WAY 24 HOURS A DAY BECAUSE I'M HOT LIKE THAT (can't be tamed)
Who do you think you are? Miley Cyrus is my ROLE MODEL! Get a life whoever put her on this list!
Hey everyone! Miley cyrus sucks no reason why! ;D laugh out loud
When I'm wrong, I'll admit it. Heart did not write either of their songs that hit number one on Billboard magazine. But since they are not songwriters, that would disqualify them from this list anyway.
Your first point is actually more of a compliment considering what "pop" music sounds like these days and your second point is just a flat out lie.
According to Billboard magazine, your first point is actually false. Both Alone and These Dreams (sung by Nancy) are number one hits.
No song she has ever written has hit #1 on the Pop Charts and she not that good of a singer either.
Very love love love
This ugly walking plastic barbie doll can't make a song with lyrics that's actually make sense for a rat's ass. Nobody give's a crap about you being a stupid hoe ( based on her song " stupid hoe") even if you are one. And this song is suppose to be a diss to Lil Kim. Like any other Nicki Minaj wanna be, she goes on the stage, show's off half her plastic a$$ waving it back and forth singing " you a stupid hoe " over and over again. And when she get's off the stage she has her fan's saying " that was the best song and performance ever". If I was in the crowed I'd throw a water bottle at her and be like : THAT WAS THE WORST PERFORMANCE EVER, PLEASE EXIST ON THE RIGHT AND NEVER COME BACK. If we have wack rapper's like this than the hip hop industry could be in big trouble.
Ahahaaha I'm laughing my ass off. Nicki Minaj, in #21, and you have Bob Dylan in #4 and FREDDIE MERCURY in #10 and Elton John in #11 and Bon Jovi in #12... Okay... Calm down... Bob Dylan... is an exceptional songwriter. FREDDIE MERCURY IS A LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER. Dude, we're talking about Freddie Mercury here, who singlehandedly wrote one of the greatest songs ever, Bohemian Rhapsody, and one of the greatest anthems We Are The Champions, along with many many other great songs. His song writing skills are original, and produces music like no other. He is in the #10 spot in the Greatest Singer/Songwriter list (which I think he deserves higher), HOW IN THE WORLD CAN HE BE IN #10 HERE?!
Nicki Minaj, lower in the list... This is crazy. She raps, right, but she raps nonsense. She brings shame to rap music. Seriously, I used to like rap, until the existence of people like Nicki Minaj and Soulja Boy.
STILL, FREDDIE MERCURY?!
The one who ruined this list is SelfDestruct. He's responsible for putting John Lennon, Elton John, Jackie Evancho, and Freddie Mercury as high as they are. He's also the reason Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, and Sage the Gemini are as low as they are. HE'S the reason that this is the worst list ever.
Anyway, yeah, too much is already said about Nicki. - WonkeyDude98
Don't get me wrong I would definitely sleep with her. But she'd have to be gagged the entire time, because if she opened her mouth once at any point during sex, I'd have to strangle her in self preservation. Her songs are >that< bad.V 1 Comment
In what way is he one of the worst? And David Bowie is a legend.
May as well burn this list.
Really? Any one if his songs easily tops almost everyones on this list.
Spaceman, berlin,... that's about it, al he can sing about.
So songwriter is not his forté.
Katy Perry doesn't write MOST of her songs. So why is she here?
You need to have music taste about this Freddie, Elvis, Bruce, MJ, Queen, Prince, Katy Perry, Whitney, Mariah, Celine, Pink and other singer unlike Miley (a bit) Kesha (a very bit) Bieber, Gaga and Nicki can you hear their song - Musicinlifes
Saying that she wouldn't make it on American Idol sounds more like a compliment to me.
Just terrible, even in this stage of fame I don't think she would make it on a mercian idol, or even the voice, heck! Not even all the T.V. shows!
Sucks. How did freddie mercury get on here? , he was way better then soujaboy. - AmINumberOneYet
How is Soulja Boy not #1?
Her lyrics mean nothing and she just wants attention from guys by dressing the way she does. I would give her more respect if she dressed normally and sang actual lyrics, not just things that pop into her head
Awful, horrible, stupid, meaningless lyrics. She is the worst singer and songwriter ever.
Nonsense and bad metaphors.
It turns out neither Nancy nor her sister, Ann, had anything to do with writing either of the two Heart songs that made number one on Billboard' magazine. But Nancy did sing These Dreams, so your statement is in error.
Actually, according to Billboard magazine, These Dreams (pretty much the only Heart hit sung by Nancy) did hit number one. Not that I think it really matters.
Not a great vocalist nor songwriter. No great number ones from her.
It would be difficult to describe the sounds he makes as singing and impossible to describe what he writes as songs so he is the worst at both.
Wrote most of his "songs" in prison and I guess he should have stayed there
Everything he writes is totally nonsensical and makes no sense! But how are axl rose, bob dylan, bruce springsteen and freddie mercury here in the list?! They are legends and the best song writers and singers the world has ever seen! - winner333
He shouldn't be here. This list is messed up.
EXCUUSE ME?!? Well, Josh Groban happens to be one of the best singers in the UNIVERSE! Not only is his voice ANGELIC he's kind and humble and let me just say, David Archuelta and Tay Swift SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS LIST?!?!? And anyway, where's Miley Cyrus?
Bike a vermin? What the hell does that mean?
It's saddens me that he ruined a once great band
Whines unbearably when he sings the reason people like this guy or oasis I have no ideaV 1 Comment
He created some worst song like friday, Chinese food, my jeans. His fault for making rebecca, alison, and jenna viral singers
He made Rebecca Black look like a fool.
HE MADE ARK
His songwriting is terrible! "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)"? Winner of two Grammy Awards? Don't make me laugh!
Who the hell do you people think you are? Adele writes FEELINGS! Something I can't say about most of the other pop artists out there in this age.
What she isn't even a songwriter!?
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