Worst Songs of 2012

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21 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

Lyrics suck and the beat is lame. This should be higher on the list. D:

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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

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23 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.

24 Dance (A$$) - Big Sean

I remember this being everywhere in 2011 as well. Who gives him even one penny for this assault on our ears? - Entranced98

25 #rihanna - Glasses Malone

Basically all of my sentiments to this song apply, plus, I like how there was a hashtag in the title. Does it have anything to do with the song? NOPE! They probably just put it there so Rihanna could see it whenever she tries to find herself on Twitter. Combined with the contents of the song, that is just vile and despicable in every way. - WonkeyDude98

26 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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27 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?

THANK YOU! THEY CAN'T SING ANY SONG AND THE LEAD SINGERS WEIRD!

You know, when I see people trash talk songs like this, it's usually out of the fact that indie pop-rock acts are easy targets.

But no, this bowel leftover of a song deserves all the hate it's gotten. It might seem like a harmless, catchy, if a little plodding nothing of a song with an awkward tempo shift, but when you look into the lyrics...ooh boy. Nate Ruess plays the role of an abusive boyfriend spotting his ex at a bar trying to drink her way to forgetting what he did to her, but Nate actually attacks a man that's helping her, and carries her home tonight, presumably to continue his abusive tendencies.

But the chorus is the real kicker. Nate kicks up the admittedly decent multitracking to continue how "we're young, so let's set the world on fire". He sees no harm in his own actions, and then goes on to say that HE needs to be the one carried home. As if you're the one who needs a hand to hold, Christopher Maurice Brown.

If it wasn't for 2012 being such a ...more - WonkeyDude98

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28 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

This song is very annoying - BunnyC

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29 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

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30 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!

This not even being in my top 20 least favorites from 2012 should say a lot about the year. - WonkeyDude98

Annoying. - lovefrombadlands

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31 Burn It Down - Linkin Park

Yep, a Linkin Park song above a Justin Bieber song, I regret nothing. Zach808's explanation was spot on. Even as a minor Linkin Park fan, this is just this big chunk of unfocused loudness. The beat: abysmal. Every element is fuzzed out to the point where I can't even tell what instruments they are using. I've never been a fan of Chester's voice, and it's never been more apparent than here, where his rough yet incredibly shrill quality shines through his insufferable screaming. Mike's rap verse on the bridge is mediocre at best, and absolute filler at worst. The lyrics are really vague and not really about anything.

Why is this on top of the best of 2012 list again? A lot of people thought I'd like this because this is one of LP's poppiest songs, but honestly, they should stick to more focused and concentrated writing and more inspired instrumentation. - WonkeyDude98

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

32 Hot Problems - Double Take

You may not refer to this as a technical "song" due to it was two teenagers like rebbecca black, but this is the most miserable thing you will ever hear, and these girls aren't even hot.

The worst parts: the singers are female only!

One of the two singers should've been male w/ the other one being female.

But this song is criticized enough w/ extremely negative reception to get Wikipedia's attention.

As much as I hate this song, having two female singers is not bad. - Swellow

It is a horrible song! And yes she is STUCK UP! I mean that's not even music

The just sound like they are just talking in rhythm

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34 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!

Embarrassing to the hip hop industry.

Roman Polanski is even more retarted than Nicki Minaj

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

35 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.

I liked it, believe me I did, but it was over played and I then hated it. - 906389

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36 Shut Up and Kiss Me - Reece Mastin

The Marianas Trench song, while it's the worst song on Astoria, is better. - WonkeyDude98

37 Faded - Tyga

Hopefully your FADED by 2016 or sooner!

Horrible! Some of the most disgusting lyrics I've ever heard! The artwork cover for the single also sucks.

38 Bandz a Make Her Dance - Juicy J

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 is the debut of Mike WiLL Made-It and the breakthrough of Juicy J. Need I say more? - WonkeyDude98

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

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

NUMBER TWO!

40 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 :/

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