Top Ten Worst Singer/Songwriters

The Top Ten

Bret Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.

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...

Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Whats the difference between god and bono
God doesn't think he is Bono!

Yeah I agree, the only U2 song I like is Mysterious Ways because of the guitar rift

His strained nasal sound and improvising style are an embarrasment to listen to.

Same verses repeated ad naseum...terrible

Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

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
Nikki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
One Direction

Don't think he even writes his own songs much like most pop and rap artists today

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.

Rob Thomas Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty.
Axel Rose

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.

You know you are not great when you haven't released anything in over 15 years.

Michael Bolton Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.

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

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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.

Mr. Mumble!

Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political ...read more.

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

Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

I can't stand her she sounds like a squirrel with helium in her voice and stupid autotunes she's pretty though

Friday

"Friday"

(Yeah, Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ark)
Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah-ah-ah
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
Friday, Friday
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

Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.

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.

Can only sing how awful man are for over 10 years... Mauve its not the man but Mayer its you

The Contenders

Kenny Loggins Kenneth Clark Loggins is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songwriting compositions were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums, performing as the group Loggins and Messina from 1972 to 1977. As a solo artist, Loggins experienced a string of ...read more.
Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

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

Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Who's sold well over 300 million albums, currently on a 3 year world tour, more than 50 years in the music business & aged 72 - Sir Elton John, that's who - and he's still so much better than many of the artists around these days. If he hadn't collaborated with Bernie Taupin, no doubt he would've collaborated with another lyricist.

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

Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 ...read more.

Very love love love

Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own ...read more.

Lil Wayne is not a bad rapper

Seriously bod Dylan on this list what is wrong with world and lil Wayne sucks any day

Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

Lyrics that you'd swear an irritating, overly melodramatic 6th grade girl who eats paste wrote. Let's see how many words, "Danger Kitty" can rhyme with "loaded gun". His lyrics are copy and pasted from a cliche Thesaurus! Apparently slobbering all over Hillary Clinton's sensible shoes and every other liberal politician still won't make you an "artist". Who knew?

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.

Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

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

Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

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.

Joni Mitchell Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy.

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.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Plant, Mayer, Taylor, Duritz, Diamond, Judy Collins, Carole King, Feliciano, Vanessa Carlton, and countless others would disagree with you.

Super overrated and not that big on that high pitched voice either.

Carly Simons

Wasn't she once married to James Taylors?

Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". ...read more.

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?!

She cannot rap and her lyrics are trash.

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.

Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

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.

David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

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 Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

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

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!

John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Dude, what is John Lennon doing on this list? Where are traumatic singers like destinies child and stuff?

John Lennon is the best songwriter ever...

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