Worst Songs of 2012

So who has annoyed you so much this year so far with a certain song, enter it below or even vote!

The Top Ten

1 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the real "stupid hoe" for writing and singing this song. Seriously it sucks!

Nicki doesn't sing, she raps (terrible at that). You shouldn't argue when you don't know facts yourself (and considering that you're her fan, you SHOULD know). - PhenomentalOne

What happens when you mix a terrible beat made up of sound effects with the voice that can only be described as the most awful thing ever? Add in some flashy images of a synthetic ass with some of the DUMBEST, most AWFUL (and RIDICULOUSLY ironic) lyrics ever, and you have stupid hoe. Congratulations Nicki Minaj! You are officially worse than BrokenCYDE, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Paris ' Hilton. I hope your success completely backfires!

There is absolutely nothing good about this song. Nicki Minaj's voice is this annoying helium-filled mess that makes your ears bleed, and the lyrics make no sense. This is supposed to be a diss towards Lil Kim, but no one would be able to tell without knowing that it's a diss song. At least "Boyfriend" had a catchy chorus, whereas this song is just "You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe" repeated over and over again. And don't even get me started on the awful, whooping beat.

I believe this song is aimed at herself

2 Boyfriend - Justin Bieber

Auto-tuned to death, and an attempt of rap...

Background music so annoying

I don’t hate Justin Bieber, I just think most of his music is overrated and some of its just not good. This song is really annoying.

It's pathetic how just because something was written by Justin Bieber it gets ton of hate. I've seen 40 year olds bash on this kid. It's annoying just shut up, you're bringing him more attention by bashing him.

3 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

This is all I hear on the radio. Shouldn't they give all of the songs a chance to be put on the radio? This is all I hear though, at least put on a decent song- seriously

She needs to go back to Canada & stay there this song is very poorly written & her voice is mediocre this song isn't special & neither is she. This was one of the worst music experiences I had next to Rebecca Black's Friday.

This gets stuck in my head every time it so annoying - trains45

Every time I turn the radio on I hear this song! All the stations play is Kelly Clarkson and this song! Its not even that good!

4 Gangnam Style - Psy

I can't stand this song. People love it but they have no idea what he's even saying.

I hated this song at first I remember it drove me crazy at first - trains45

Gosh this is a stupid trend that everyone everywhere likes to talk about, and it is 4 minute pointless video and repetitive song, most of the people who "like" it don't like it, they force themselves to like it so they could fit in with other idiots.

I remember really hating this song when it was popular, I remember if I heard it I would leave the room, if I couldn't I would rry to block it out or cover my ears, I really hated it, probably was my most hated song until about 2014, when it didn't hate it anymore

5 Birthday Cake - Rihanna

I'm gonna give it to you in the worst way I completely agree

This should be number 2 behind stupid hoe - BananaBrain

Riri is so much better than this. - Hellohi

Boyfreind is bad, but this is one of the worst songs ever. The artist combined with the lyrics, and the vocals, and the production, all just comes together to make a short song seem like a very uncomfortable hour.

6 As Long as You Love Me - Justin Bieber

Gawd, when I heard this awful trainwreck for the first time, I thought when he sang the word "love" in the choruses, I thought he was yawning.

Ha! He got punched several times by the stereotypical girlfriend's dad. That will teach him a lesson he should've get a long time ago.

Well we don't love you! So go away! - RockStarr

What the hell JB!

7 Whistle - Flo Rida

A song about blowjobs. How pleasant

This whistle is so annoying!

I am glad Whistle is on the top ten. "Can you blow my whistle, baby, whistle, baby... you just put your lips together and you come real close... here we go" I know exactly what you're talking about. The whistle refers to your you-know-what. The song even has whistling. What a load of annoyance this sexual song is. The instrumental is all nice with nice-playing guitar, but overall, I rate this somewhat bearable song a 2/5 --- one additional point because it's a sexual song by a man. Whistle, a ludicrous dirty hit song, attained number one on the charts because of the instrumental, what it is about, and that is was a summer jam. Due to its sexual nature, this song easily made 2012 history. - madoog

Worst song of 2012

8 Rack City - Tyga

Degrading to women and boring music. How is this abomination to the music industry not #1 on this?

It’s just all about how rich Tyga was.

Don’t even think about listening to the clean version of this as well.

It is a little bothersome to see a song that I like on a worst songs list. This is the first hip-hop song that I heard the male "ay ay ay" in the background. I think this is the song that started it and influenced other hip-hop songs to have that. A lot of other hip-hop songs followed in Rack City's footsteps with the male "ay ay ay" in the background, which got annoying. Hip-hop is still doing that. You can hear it in Trey Songz's Na Na and Azalea's Fancy, for example. This song is sitting in my mp3 player. Rack City is dark and manages to create a good vibe. It has repetitive lyrics, but that's okay; it would not be great without the repetitive lyrics. Tyga's monotone voice suits well in the song. This song may be degrading to females, but I like it. Rack City is great. - madoog

9 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

This gets stuck in my head lots it annoying - trains45

UGH. We've been hearing about Taylor Swift's breakups/relationships since 2007. Six years of the same exact topic makes me want to shoot myself. And the horrible lyrics, with a crappy tune? Please. Just call me when decent bands come back into play

Taylor Swift is normally a good musician and singer, she has a great vocal range and writes passionately. However, this repetive song seems to endless go NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER EVER, well, you get the picture.

Ok we get that some boy dumped you or didn't notice you but people (that now what quality music is) are so sick of these song topics. Country was bad enough but now pop what's become of this country.

10 Trumpet Lights - Chris Brown

This needs to be in the top 10, it's just Chris Brown drowning in AutoTune over a bunch of digital farts. Just the name of the song shows how stupid and nonsense it is. - LoveMusicLoveLife

Someone left out this retarded atrocity of a song...Chris Brown is drowning in autotune and there's are so many IRRITATING NOISES IN THIS SONG. UGH. This clown's vocals are absolutely irritating and the whole song it's basically not a song, it's just a noisy mess. -5/5. Probably the worst song of the year. - AlphaQ

I can't believe you idiots actually forgot to put this dreck of a song on the list - VideoGamefan5

All you need to do is listen, bear though that painful screech at the end of the song, and you will want this to be Number 1. - DCfnaf

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The Newcomers

? Faster Than Boyz - Victoria Justice
? Baby's on Fire - Die Antwoord

The Contenders

11 Where Have You Been - Rihanna

Where I'm been, what about you, Rihanna? Have you been sleeping in the dirty toilet while reading Playboy magazine and playing with Chris Brown's dirty underwear? You need help!

Her music is so trash. Lack of good voice is obvious. She can't sing LIVE and she has like 2-3 lines in every song. Oh I forgot about Ela Ela Eh Eh Eh or Year year year. - Magnolia

In your music video, you seem more like willing to get killed by a crocodile.

Her older songs like disturb I a and umbrella are actually reasonable songs. also shut up and drive. but man is she turning into a whacko or what?

12 Starships - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has the potential of being one of the female phenoms of year. But this song is one of the songs that are obviously not part of her "Best Work" list. She fails to deliver her style and theme of being a tough chick and manages to make the electronic dance music worse than it already is.

This song... Unggh, it gives me a headache just remembering this. I have never hated anything half as much as Nikki Minaj, and I was forced to listen to the pop stations playing this in heavy rotation for a month! My bad music virginity is gone...

Duh starships were ment to fly - joshlambert

Pretty good for Nicki Minaj standards. 7/10 - StarlightSpanks

13 Turn On the Lights - Future

I do not like this song. Turn On The Lights / Is that supposed to be a metaphor for paying attention. Future sounds like he is just moving his lips around wildly. He sounds different in this song. This song fails. I know this is produced by Mike Will Made It. Some of his tracks sound similar. This sounds similar to Neva End. Mike Will Made It always use those deep fluid sounds along with hard tunes. That is the best way that I can describe it. - madoog

Even Kesha uses her autotune better than Future. Just listen to the wail. - Swellow

Great, just what we needed. An autotuned death wail. Seriously, people thought this guy was a good enough singer to release hit songs? And people bought it?

How does one person mess up with AUTOTUNE of all things?!

14 Beez in the Trap - Nicki Minaj

This is the worst ever. Not just 2012. Nicki is the most Untalented train wreck I have ever come across. I am embarrassed for her when it's on the radio.

Be in the house?

This doesn't even need a reason. The song speaks for how bad it is.

Just goes to show how much of a disaster the entire Roman Reloaded album was. THREE songs from that album in the top 10 of this list, with several more appearances further down. Not since Nickelback's "All The Right Reasons" have I heard an album come out with so many terrible songs.

15 Drive By - Train

I've never heard such stupid lyrics, Train shows which this song (and with Hey, Soul Sister) why it's one of the lamest bands ever

Strongly disagree... Din expect this song to be here... - anandinvu00eectusu00d0

Is not a worse song

One of the worst songs of all time

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16 Diamonds - Rihanna

But...it's great

Its too overrated...
Probably the reason is that she gets nude in every other video of her. - abhisheksrivastava

Who care if it's overrated? Just because is overrated doesn't mean it's bad, and she is not naked in this video. - DaisyandRosalina

Probably Rihanna's worst song to date. She doesn't shine bright like a diamond AT ALL in this song.

This song is not bad, really. I hate to admit it, but this song is the best song I’ve ever heard from rihanna ( it is so nice )

17 I Fink U Freeky - Die Antwoord

This song is plain awful. The beat is absolutely horrendous in almost every way possible, that squeaky voice is annoying, and the production is just bad.

That singing voice is so laughably bad - BounceBackHater

I hate this song and already thrashed it on my remix of this list, but I don't even feel motivated enough to rate it, it's just that tedious. Plus the is on my Worst Songs of All Time list, so add redundancy to that. - WonkeyDude98

I've never felt so sick listening to a beat in my life. The ear-grating vocals and obnoxious flow nearly sent me to hospital. One of the worst songs of all time. -9000/5 - AlphaQ

18 Beauty and a Beat - Justin Bieber

I hate this song. Because the song has got AWFUL lyrics and Nicki Minaj has got Lucifer inside.

This song is by BOTH Justin and Nicki. It's worse than most of the songs on here. - Minecraftcrazy530

How this song sounds --- I do not like it. - madoog

All he sings are girls, girls, girls. *long groan* Get a life doucheber!

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19 Nightlife - Green Day

Green Day becoming sold out makes me kinda sad...meanwhile this is a wreck in everyway posiible. - AlphaQ

20 Sorry for Party Rocking - LMFAO

I'm sorry for myself for listening to this song

You both should've been sorry for being famous. - Hellohi

This song is TERRIBLE! Lyrics are stupid, the music is stupid, everything about this song is stupid. How people call this good music beyond me...

You better be sorry!

21 We Are Young - Fun.

I think this is one of the most annoying song ever created. How everyone can like this song and this band are beyond me. Maybe for the teenage girls/hipster kids who never listen to any good music, this multitracked vocal is cool, bad lyric is deep, and repetitive single piano chord is art. And it even won a grammy, which make me lost my faith for the future of music.

By far the most overrated song in history and one of the worst songs I have ever heard. No guitar, basic percussions, unoriginal bassline, bland piano, HORRID vocals, and embarassment to Janelle Monae. Why did this win song of the year?


This song sounds like it was recorded by a bunch of pop stars on downers

22 Scream & Shout - Will.I.Am

Worst song ever, Will.I. am is a terrible musician and everything he does is terrible! Britney Spears was terrible in this too. Worst song and Worst lyrics.

What idiot put this song on here it's cool

Britney Spears was phenomenal until William James Adams II (will.i.am) made her worse by singing this song. Will.i.am needs his ass kicked off the band Black Eyed Peas and American Idol. If not for this psycho, Britney Spears would still be a hero.

How is this song was worst!? - LapisBob

23 Turn Me On - David Guetta

Get this garbage pile out of mainstream media forever. David Guetta can't write lyrics if his life depended on it, and don't get me started on Nicki Minaj's awful singing. It just repeats turn me on turn me on over and over again. The beat is annoying and the song does not deserve its popularity. heck the lyrics r so bad, a 1st grader could do better then that. This song must never be played again.

How is this not #1? David Guetta is the best DJ ever. But I can't stand this song, thanks to Nicki Minaj!

David Guetta, a complete abomination. enough said.

24 Turn Up the Music - Chris Brown

Would have voted for either Bieber or Minaj, but the horribleness of this piece is truly actually really underrated.

25 Burn It Down - Linkin Park

Why do people consider this the best LP song? It's not. It's pretty bad compared to their other masterpieces such as Numb, Crawling, and Guilty All The Same. - TheDarkOne_221b

This was one of few good songs if the year, why the hell is this here?

26 One More Night - Maroon 5

This is in my opinion the worst Maroon 5 song.

I love this song.

This was my jam

This song is great! what is wrong with you guys!

27 Give Me All Your Luvin' - Madonna

This song is so bad I would L-U-V life if it didn't exist

I hate Madonna I mean, some of her songs r ok but it's just herself that I hate and this is probably her worst.

She just needs to stop singing -. - I thought her music was dead in the 80's and pretty much everyone was like 'thank God' but no. She had to make more awful music.

Madonna, your career is dead. Can you just fade away yet? - Swellow

28 Back In Time - Pitbull

Basically the comment below, also it seems like every moment in the song is terribly disjointed from another. There's a mismatched sample, a clunky guitar solo that the song leans almost entirely on, Pitbull's rapping has this really guitar-heavy production, and a dubstep session that sounds really, really miserable. In Bohemian Rhapsody it made it diverse, but here it seems like Pitbull tried to cram too many things into one song and just ruined everything. Combine that with the lack of reference to the movies besides really loose ones and the unfocused lyrics and you get a 0/5, or should I say a pile of

NUMBER TWOOO - WonkeyDude98

The chorus of this song is funny. - TheFourthWorld

The mismatched sample, the lack of references to the movies, the lyrics... Yep, this really is a pile of


29 I Endorse These Strippers - Nicki Minaj

I remember back before Nicki Minaj was famous her music was actually pretty decent. But I guess once your signed to a label and become famous, you don't even have to try anymore!

Everything she releases is trash!

30 One Thing - One Direction

They just can't sing.

They are absolutely HORRIBLE the only reason their songs get famous is because of their obnoxious fangirls...

It's just fake! And so repetitive. Basically one of the many reasons why I hate one direction

Just like Justin Bieber. They brain wash little girl's.

31 Want U Back - Cher Lloyd

Um. Cher Lloyd has the voice of a dying mouse. Those "UNGH"s sound really constipated. She tries to diss another girl's fashion when she herself doesn't. The lyrics are really self-centered. 0/5 no question. - WonkeyDude98

This song is downright idiotic and contradictory. Cher Lloyd's voice is annoying just like the song. She sings about how she dumped a guy because he wasn't good enough for her, but when he goes out and gets a new girlfriend, she's jealous and wants to tear them apart. What an idiotic concept for a song. Way to be unlikeable. - DCfnaf

I do not like this song. - madoog

Painfully awful.

32 Pound the Alarm - Nicki Minaj

Nicki should pound her dildo stick somewhere else and get her ass kicked off on American Idol.

What is with that horrible screeching noise for?! Is it necessary?! It's just sounds like a squirrel being assaulted with a zip tie, a peacock giving birth, and a screeching howler monkey being sent through a garbage disposal. Horrible

Very annoying, and I don't understand the lyrics, too much auto tune. - funnyuser

Very annoying song. All she does is drown herself in auto tune.

33 Home - Phillip Phillips

So overplayed. His voice is really nothing special, the music sounds like he's trying to imitate Mumford & Sons and it's repetitive as all get out with barely any lyrics.

Ahh! This song aggravates me so much. Yeah, it was good when it came out and everything, but now it is just overplayed, and the structure of the song isn't even right. Seriously, the other girl should have won American Idol.

Love this song, but it defs is overplayed

34 Bartender - Your Favorite Martian
35 I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
36 Roman Holiday - Nicki Minaj

The lyrics sound like they were written by a 6 year old. Random lines added in the middle of a smooth rap verse. VROOM, VROOM, UNDERWEAR!

This is horrid. If you want a good song with this name, listen to the actually good Roman Holiday by Halsey.

Embarrassing to the hip hop industry.

Roman Polanski is even more retarted than Nicki Minaj

37 All Around the World - Justin Bieber

I'd rather go around the world and be invaded by alien's.

I do not like this song. - madoog

38 Part of Me - Katy Perry

This song is actually good


39 Bandz a Make Her Dance - Juicy J

Why is there an "A" in the title?

3 Reasons.
1. Terrible production
2. Incorrect slang for the song and worst lyrics.
3. Lil Wayne and 2CHAINZ are not had the best rappers since 2012

That song title is not even an English and the force of a terrible rhymes to come

This whole song doesn't make no damn sense - MeaganSaysHI

40 What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

I thought this song was made in 2010. Anyway is song is HORRIBLE! - funnyuser

Man, One Direction is lame in music!



41 Birthday Song - 2 Chainz

This song was made only for the money.

42 Dance (A$$) - Big Sean
43 Bom Bom - Sam and the Womp

No musicality in this at all. Her voice sounds rather irritating. There was not much effort in the vocals.

But... I like this song :/

44 She Looks Like Sex - Your Favorite Martian

The original version of the song is better & could be played w/ Cosmic ToastStudios animation as a Your Favorite Martian music video.

45 Bangarang - Skrillex

I honestly love this song - ProPanda

I love this song

Success kinda spoiled this song.

I honestly adore this. 5/5 - AlphaQ

46 Only Love - Ben Howard
47 Some Nights - Fun.

I actually liked this song. How is this here? - -Creepersteam

Song was way over played and it sucked in the first place. Hate the song, hate the group, where did they even come from? Nobody had even heard of them, wherever they came from we wished they'd go back.

This song has the worst instrumentation in the whole world since Frank Zappa and Lou Reed. This band must break up right now and Nate Ruess must go to hell.

48 Bitch Bad - Lupe Fiasco

Oh I get it, you only saw the title and didn't even listen to the entire song. - DaWyteNight

49 Michael Jackson's Jacket - Saving Abel

Worst lyrics ever.

50 Domino - Jessie J

This song is so annoying. It's like she's screaming for attention. "DIRTYY DANCING. " No, please. Retire immediately, Jessie J. You are nothing new or good

Domino is amazing and upbeat, especially the vocals. - madoog

She should not be the winner of BBC Sound of 2011 at all. This is just horrible.

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3. Where Have You Been - Rihanna
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2. Starships - Nicki Minaj
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