Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Sweatshirt - Jacob Sartorius

This is an utterly garbage and hopeless teenage pop sensation trying to sing a song about his love relationship, but despite how Jacob is trying to sound serene, it fails at there. Literally, the whole lyrics have no meaning, cringeworthy (what does a sweatshirt have to do with love? Didn't we learn from how terrible Thomas Rhett did at it? ) and don't even relate to the relationship, making Jacob seem like that one loner at a party who can't get his feelings across well (unlike Alessia Cara, who did that and actually got the feelings across). Apart from the acoustic guitar, which is played in a dull and shallow manner, there's no beat; it's nearly hollow and boring. Jacob himself sounds way too shrill that it nearly sounds like Shawn Mendes in Stitches, a song I don't like but I know for sure did much better at it than this.
Call 2010 Justin Bieber terrible, but at least he had the decency to be awfully funny and catchy in his mess called Baby. This kid has none of those two, is a ...more - Swellow

He should have been going to school instead of making Musically's. - ThePwoperMuser101

Cringeworthy and I actually feel embarrassed for him. I'm 16 and I think his parents got him into this. I feel bad for him. Anyway his voice doesn't match the melody. A much more powerful voice is needed. Plus the meaning of the song is empty. It's about something that he isn't even really old enough to fully understand yet. Anyway 1/10 and he needs to wait 5 more years before he sings a song like this, with this kind of a melody. The whole point of the song is not something anyone over the age of 12 can relate to. Anyway I cringed so much when listening to the song my jaw hurt.

GARBAGE. But I laughed so hard at the version without autotune. - iloveit

This song is trash and Jacob Sartorius is turning into the new Justin Bieber. Sartorius' miserable auto-tuned piece of crap song has already gathered over 700,000 disliked on YouTube in just less than a month. Sartorius uses the new sensation of wearing loved ones clothing when you "need them there." Sartorius miserable song is an internet pop sensation fail and should be taken off the web as soon as possible.

Overall the song has gotten an astonishing... 0/10. The song is a horrible mess and has gathered more hate than Donald Trump.

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2 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony

If you've seen the X-Factor, you can tell these girls for the most part are very talented, maybe not at their peak just yet, but talented. The problem is that they've become another terrible hand puppet of Simon Cowell, the same man responsible for Cher Lloyd and One Direction. So far, all the material they've put out has just been horrible. The material they're given doesn't do them any favors, the production does nothing for them, they show no personality, and they're just being marketed for sex appeal rather than for actual talent that they do in fact possess. Their material is bland, rips off other bad songs, and shows no sign of any personality. If you took away Simon Cowell, gave them some competent producers and decent material that really enabled them to shine, and more time to develop, they could actually become something special. And for the record, as horrible as the Pussycat Dolls were, they actually did have two very talented singers, Nicole Scherzinger and Melody ...more

I think the second Camilla found out about that, it was the perfect time for her to leave the group. - Kid_ethinederland

Everything from Syco music is horrible, and this is definitely no exception. -10/5 - iloveit

I do not know why people are comparing this to Work - Rihanna feat. Drake. This sounds nothing similar to Work, not even close. Just because the song has work in the song title and came out the same year as Work, does not mean that they copied. This song sounds kind of catchy. This song got stuck in my head. "oh-oh-oh-oh" This might be the first Fifth Harmony song that I like. One of the members sounds like a baby. I am not saying that is a bad thing. - madoog

Not only the chorus is a ripoff of work by rihanna, another song I don't like but the beat and the verses are also a blatant rip-off of Gotta get thru this by Daniel bedingfield. Ask fifth harmony's voices really bleed my ears in this song as well

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3 M.I.L.F.$ - Fergie

Oh dear lord. What is this abomination? I see Fergie has taken the "aging pop star releasing a desperately controversial song all about sex to stay relevant by shock value" route. It didn't work with J. Lo's "Booty", it didn't work with Miley Cyrus's "Dooo It! ", and it isn't working for Fergie here. The lyrics are pathetically desperate and cringe worthy, as they're just an endless slew of confusing and stupid sex metaphors. Not to mention they contain way too many gratuitous "motherf*****s". The beat is stupidly simple and sounds like it was lifted from an unfinished DJ Snake track. Fergie's delivery is obnoxious and way too auto tuned - she sounds like if a chipmunk and Siri had a child. And what is up with the sudden gospel solo around the two minute mark? Oh, and some people are trying to defend this as a feminist anthem. Go listen to "I Am Woman" or "Respect", not this, which is more unfeminist than most men before ...more - Spark_Of_Life

Hello, please donate to our cause, we are trying to create a time machine to go back in time and snipe Fergie on her way to the studio to record this garbage pile of a song. Any contributions are accepted.

This is just awful. - tyrelljanderson

Better than her national anthem at the warriors game

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4 Juju On That Beat - Zay Hilfigerrr

First, this is bringing back the stupid vine dance trend. It's not 2015 anymore people. Second, it insults the listener, which sure as hell doesn't make the listener feel good at all by saying "You Ugly. You Your Daddy's Son" dissing both you and your father. Last, and most disgraceful, this went from number 83 to number 11 on the billboard chart in one week. Please throw these one-hit-wonders back into the river they came from

I hate this song so much and it was played at school dances! - PhoenixAura81

Out of all the dance songs from Vine that has ever made popular, this is easily the worst of the lot. At least Watch Me was easy to dance to. At least Hit the Quan had lyrics that made sense. Even Nasty Freestyle looks like Beethoven compared to this. The singers sound like they're thirteen years old, it's blandly repetitive, and actually goes so far as to insult the listener of the song itself. Easily the worst song of the year, possibly one of the worst songs ever. - Spark_Of_Life

This is the laziest song I've heard in years, literally zero effort was put into this. First off the beat isn't even theirs, they stole it from some 12 year old song. Second the lyrics are ridicolous, make little sense and sound like they were written by a 5 year old, thirdly these guys have no musical talent whatsoever, the 1st guy is just saying stupid crap, the 2nd guy sounds like he's trying to rap but utterly failing (he doesn't rhyme anything). It's even worse than that Watch Me song from last year and that's saying something - kardinaleb

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5 7 Years - Lukas Graham

Now that I've come to think of this, I hate this song with every fiber of my body, and I'm going to admit it in the easiest way I can.

The production here is wretched and horrible. It starts off with this nursery rhyme-esque piano tune that gets so repetitive, it feels like it's trying to hypnotize it. During the chorus, it builds up, so you don't get to hear the piano tune, but then it comes back minutes later, and it feels like an extremely lazy addition. Lukas Graham's vocals don't help it, either.

What's worse than the production is Lukas Graham's vocals. When it comes to European voices, I usually appreciate them (e.g. Sinead O'Connor or Tove Lo), but Lukas Graham's I can't stand at all. He sounds like he was singing the song before he got up in the morning, and he reeks of an extremely low range. Even worse is that his croaky voice during the high notes makes Sia's high note voice look perfect in comparison. Like I said in the previous paragraph, it nearly feels ...more - Swellow

This song is appearently supposed to be about his father, but he's only mentioned in different lines twice and one of them is just his Dad him to get friends. Everyone needs to stop defending this "meaningful" and "deep" song when it's really just a jumble of life events thrown together on a terrible beat. Easily one of the worst songs of the year. - Spark_Of_Life

God I hate this song with a burning passion with every fiber of my body. The production here is wrenched and horrid and it starts out with this nursery rhyme sequence piano tune that is extremely repetitive and for a lazy addiction, it comes back minutes later on and as it builds up, you don't get to hear the piano tune. Also Lucas Graham's whiney voice and horrid vocals don't help it either whatsoever at all, the lyrics are repetitive and don't make any sense and its just so boring, repetitive, lazy, annoying and extremely overplayed as heck as well.

OH MY GOD I HATE THIS SONG... The lyrics don't make any sense! First he gets married at eleven, then he says just like "my daddy before me". What does that even mean? We always says his age. WHY THE HELL DO WE CARE?! Next, his "woman" brings him children, apparently just so he can sing to them. How messed up is that? Next, he's saying sorry to his brother. What happened? Did he kill him? Anyway the thing that pisses me off the most about this song is how popular it is. Whenever this song comes on the radio, I always see these girls singing along, and it pisses me off so much. Bye! - jimmyjimmy

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6 Work - Rihanna

Swallow and the other person here literally spoke for me. I've hated this pile of trash that gets stuck in my head and the more I hear it the more respect I lose for it.

I miss Rihanna back when she made good songs like SOS, Umbrella, Don't Stop The Music, Only Girl In The World, We Found Love, etc, but after 2012, her music has gotten SUBPAR. Unapologetic and ANTI are her worst albums. And this is a good example of how trashy she's become.

The beat is unfinished like LITERALLY. NOT. FINISHED. Good idea Rihanna (sarcastically)! The vocals were awful. I know she's singing in Jamaican on the hook, and she deserves a huge one-up for embracing her heritage and native dialect, but...that's not what makes it sound like gibberish. In fact honestly THE WHOLE SONG SOUNDS LIKE GIBBERISH. She uses so much autotune, you can't understand a WORD she's saying, which leads me to wonder...IS SHE DRUNK? SHE. LITERALLY. SOUNDS. DRUNK. All I hear is "wawawawawawa blah blah blah, ...more

Where do I even begin. I miss songs like SOS, Umbrella, and Pon de Replay. Everything was fine with Rihanna until Anti, when she suddenly decided to go rap for no reason. In the end this song sounds like she wants to rap but can't and just kinda slurs her words together. The chorus is crap, she sounds like a drunk mental patient when she sings it, which is just the words "work" "dirt" and "hurt" repeated on a continuous loop along with unintelligible that sounds like she's choking on a wad of paper. Drake's verse, while not bad, is out of place and dosen't go with the background music at all. The only good part of the song is the bridge, when she comes close to actually singing and not sounding like a mental patient. And this trash pile of a song somehow stayed at #1 for 10 WEEKS, keeping good songs like Stressed Out and I Took a Pill in Ibizia from the top spot. Another Rihanna rap song, Needed Me, is at #13 right now and looks like it's going yo be ...more

This song is horrible and Rihanna can do MUCH better! - PhoenixAura81

Lousy and repetitive

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7 Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

I hate Shawn Mendes so much. Mainly because of his waste of potential. I actually genuinely liked Something Big, but after that, he just started making such generic, boring, borderline awful music. It started with Stitches and now this dreck? "Break up with him, I'm the better choice." I'm done.

This is suffering from the same problems as "Jealous": admittedly good instrumentals being ruined by a lackluster vocal performance and a horrendous set of lyrics/subject matter. But unlike "Jealous", this isn't catchy enough to save anything from going in one ear and out the other. No one is going to remember this is five years. - Spark_Of_Life

Jealous < Treat You Better. That dull, heaving shlock can bite me. - WonkeyDude98

I am literally wasting my vote to defend my idol and king Shawn Mendes and this masterpiece of a song that is my personal inspiration. So I'm going to address your claims and why they're wrong.

To the newest person who disagrees with my earlier claim on why this song IS about abusive relationships: watch the music video. To sum it up, Shawn tries to save a girl out of an abusive relationship and in the end the national domestic abuse hotline appears. He wanted to let victims know that they are not alone. Also with lyrics like:

"Just know that you don't have to do this alone..."

he's letting the girl know that SHES NOT ALONE. SHE CAN DO THIS. he's HERE TO HELP.


The music video wasnt THAT bad. Teenage boys walk around shirtless all the time. Its not like he was naked in the video. And Shawn Mendes is NOT the new Justin bieber. don't even put the two in the same sentence. Shawn actually has TALENT, CLASS, and a POSITIVE IMAGE while Justin ...more

The problem with this song is that it was supposed to be a serenade for a girl who was going through an abusive relationship (as the video shows) so that she could get with a guy who's going to "treat her better", but in the end, it comes off as yet another half-assed nice guy anthem to convince a girl to leave her lover and get with the narrator. There's no important reason mentioned of why the girl's boyfriend is "just not right for her". He may think he's not a "gentleman", but why exactly? You just want her for yourself and nobody else right? RIGHT? I got it, the message of this song is basically "Break up with him, I'm the nice guy and he's not, no discussion". - LoveMusicLoveLife

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8 Over Here - Rae Sremmurd

I'm typing this on my phone from my hiding place high up in a tree. There I was, listening to the radio, when suddenly blood started leaking out of my ears at an alarming rate. I barely had enough time to call the paramedics before I collapsed. When I woke up, one of the meds told me that I had lost nearly half the blood in my body. "But why? " I asked. He choked back a sob, and said, "I'm sorry, but you heard a Rae Sremmurd song. You'll be fine, but you'll have to get a blood transfusion. After all, you've been infected." Suddenly, we heard a scream from the driver compartment and the ambulance swerved off the road and hit a tree. Everyone was killed except me. I somehow managed to crawl out and heard maniacal laughter of Rae Sremmurd from the radio as their song ended. "Yes." They said. "We've been sent by Satan himself to invade your radios with our ear-raping talentlessness. And when all lovers of good music are killed by our horrendous voices ...more - Spark_Of_Life

Rae Sremmurd are not good artists, they sound like two kids who sneak out to parties every night and get drunk...

When I first heard this song on the radio, I knew it was going to be horrendous. Also whist listening to this song by Rae Sremmurd I feel like my ears leaking out blood and dying due to their evil torturous voices

When I first heard this song, I immediately knew that it was a piece of crap. Terrible songs just keep coming and coming, and this list gets larger and larger. - madoog

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9 No - Meghan Trainor

From a person who thought Meghan's Title era was awful, I was not expecting her to change into the 2000s pop-like genre, but she did, and managed to hit it worse than she did with her outdated bubblegum pop hits.

Meghan's biggest problem in the song is the lyrics. They range from being too finesse and self-righteous ("I don't need your hands all over me", ironic to say when you wanted to "get it on" in your last song, eh? ) to burning the man who is in love with her ("Call me beautiful, so original" once again, you said in DFH you wanted the guy to call you beautiful "each and every night". Make your mind up.) Eventually, the lyrics all build up and show off Meghan's vile, cruel and anti-social side, to the point the song makes her out to be a tyrant ("I don't want you to take this personal" Oy vey, Mrs. Ego.). Her vocals are also another problem. They try too hard to be Britney Spears-like, but they are way too low and ...more - Swellow

Meghan you should stop making music for your own good. - iloveit

Literal and figurative death


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10 Team - Iggy Azalea

This sounds awful - tyrelljanderson

Oh, Iggy, just retire already. No one has cared about you since summer 2014. - Spark_Of_Life

This song proves that Iggy Azalea stinks at singing, her voice is atrocious as heck and when combined with autotune and mask quality, it makes it a horrendous experience to listen to. Folks, I think it's time iggy azalea quits her career as a singer and nobody has ever cared about her since summer in 2014, enough said.

Iggy Azalea is just a pathetic Nicki Minaj wannabe. I hate Nicki Minaj. What do you think I think about Iggy? - DCfnaf

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Closer - The Chainsmokers

The lyrics are disgusting, immature, and make no sense. The chorus is just ear-rape, and the beat drop? I'd rather listen to Sweatshirt then hear that cancerous beat drop again. I used to actually like The Chainsmokers, their past work was wonderful and creative, but now? They are using other garbage singers to make awful songs. What happened to their past songs? They contained fantastic lyrics and a great beat drop. What happened to The Chainsmokers?

But I have something else to rant, its way worse than the lyrics or the beat drop:

THE MUSIC VIDEO: God where do I begin? Its disgusting, sexual, and NASTY. Who on Earth would watch a cheap version of a 50 Shades of Grey knockoff porno in 4 minutes? Its just 2 untalented people making out. And lets not forget, the retarded radio stations replayed this trash like a broken record that can never be fixed. - Catacorn

I simply can't stand this. What type of lyrics are those? The songwriters obviously didn't even try to write. Play Baby, play Sweatshirt, play Stupid Hoe, I'd rather listen to those instead of this terrible "song".

It's mind-boggling to why this song is so popular despite being so hated. I guess people will listen to anything nowadays. - alphadan12

I thought it actually couldn't possibly get any worse than when Sweatshirt somehow slithered its way into the public eye. But then I heard this. I am a pretty big Chainsmokers fan and have enjoyed much of their work in the past, but I will never listen to another song of theirs again without a heavy measure of skepticism. This song is just so wrong in so many different, unique, and horrifying ways. The maudlin, gross lyrics, the irritating, hedonistic chorus, and that beat drop...sweet Jesus, I don't even like to talk about it.

Alright, I'm done. Everyone needs to stop hating on The Chainsmokers because of this song. I know that this song was number one for 12 weeks straight, but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. Before Closer was around, pretty much everyone I knew didn't have a problem with The Chainsmokers, back when their big songs were Don't Let Me Down and Roses. But then Closer came around, and all of a sudden, everything that The Chainsmokers did was utter garbage. That just proves the point that trends and all that are making people insane. Somebody said that this song is uncool, so all their songs are uncool, and everyone went along. Really? Somehow you're all able to love that crap Seven Years by Lukas Graham, and that song is the real worst song of 2016. And you all love the new Justin Beiber, and he sucks, and this song really doesn't, so how is that happening? Please, I'm just so sick and tired of seeing everyone complain about how "awful" this song is.

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12 Me Too - Meghan Trainor

This is probably the worst song I've ever heard. Meghan actually doesn't have a terrible voice from what I've heard of her acoustic performances, but she insists on using her voice in the most annoying ways in all of her singles, ESPECIALLY this one. She sounds like she's talking for most of it, and when she doesn't, her vocals are incredibly grating. The production on here is godawful. Seriously, what the hell is this beat? The lyrics are the worst part, though. In addition to being repetitive to no end, they have a terrible message. She's basically the equivalent of those popular girls in your average terrible teen movie who just goes around saying, "I'm so cool, and you suck! " It's not inspiring or positive, if anything it's insulting to the listener! This is just an abomination of a song and it's by far the worst song released this year, which is saying something considering how terrible of a year this has been for music.

A lot of these songs are great choices because 2016 has been a horrible year for pop music; however there is no song that has come out so far this year that is this annoying and unlistenable and makes me never want to listen to this song again. This woman's voice is so annoying and the lyrics of this piece of garbage are like do I even need to tell you why they are horrible? For example there was a line "So bless me baby. A choo! " Seriously? Do I need to tell you why it's bad? I seriously hope this piece of garbage will never be a hit because it sucks.

She thinks she can do EDM SO WELL but NOPE! - PhoenixAura81

Justin Bieber beat you to it, Meghan. And he did it way better than you. A song about people being jealous of you? Justin, as much as I hate to say it, did a great song about how he's not affected by an old relationship. Your personal ballad is a squeaky, anime-esque ear priannaha that claws it's way through your brain like the caterpillar did to Laurence Harvey in that old Night Gallery episode. The moaning hook sounds like someone chocking on a wet rag, and your weird delivery of the chorus is way too whispery and arrogant sounding. You have a great voice and you waste it on crap like this. Just mature and make love ballads or something, not this steaming pile that sounds like the rejected theme song of an anime. - Spark_Of_Life

Even if I do like Love Yourself and hate this song, Love Yourself is NOT about how he's over a relationship, it's about a narcissistic ex (reminds me of Meghan Trainor in that vein) who ISN'T over it. Me Too is just Meghan going full-on Richie Rich. - WonkeyDude98

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13 Flatline - B.O.B.

After his amazing collaboration with Hayley Williams... he decides to give us a song about an outdated theory? - Swellow

I used to like B.o.B., but this song is just pure stupidity. Who the hell still believes that the earth is flat? This song makes me embarrassed to have ever liked him. - Zach808

Something I'm starting to notice is that B.O.B. never brings up about the world being flat in the whole song. But the song is still trash. - Mumbizz01

Probably the absolute worst thing about this song is that when I looked at the comment section of the song on YT, there were people who actually BELIEVE that the world is flat! You honestly don't deserve a school education if you're this stupid. - Mcgillacuddy

He is an idiot for thinking the world is flat. Even worse, he revealed himself as a Holocaust denier here. Automatically the worst song of the year.

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14 One Call Away - Charlie Puth

I do not understand why One Call Away is even on this list. Wow. I am shocked. Now, this is one Charlie Puth song that I like. I do not find anything wrong with the "Superman got nothing on me" lyrics. Yeah, this was a little overplayed, and I like it. One Call Away is good --- the beats and somewhat relaxing atmosphere. - madoog

Ok, maybe my other comment was too vague.

This beat is jacked straight from See You Again, except just way worse. The same clacking, chugging percussion, the same melody, it's all the same. The difference? There's no energy, no buildup, and no payoff. It's everything everyone hated about Fight Song's production, just worse.

The lyrics are some of the most underrwritten BS I've ever heard. Even without the awful Superman line on the chorus. Because Charlie Puth tries to have an element of style, he doesn't say outright that he wants to screw this girl. That leads to one of the worst first verses I've heard in my life. Part of it is, "I just wanna give ya love, come on come on come on"


Oh yeah, and there's a Tyga remix that only accentuates how limp the percussion is by pushing it forward in the mix. And his verse is basically filler.

0/5. I probably shouldn't have as much seething rage for this song as I do, as Charlie Puth is a passable ...more - WonkeyDude98

Though We Don't Talk Anymore is worse. This is just a horrible piece of garbage. Charlie Puth is the worst singer of all time and he has never made a good song. All his songs are fackin dull and sheet. Besides this is so bad it's pretty weird. Weirdly awful. AND THIS isn't THE WORST CHARLIE PUTH SONG. -1/5. CHARLIE SUCKS! - AlphaQ

YES THIS SONG IS HERE! I despise this song with a passion. For some reason I knew there were other people out there who hated this like me, and I was right. It's just slow, boring, cheesy, and was ridiculously overplayed during early 2016 which made me deprove it more. Sorry if you like it (though I don't think anyone really likes this song) but it's not my favourite.

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15 One Dance - Drake

I don't get why this song was popular. This is one of the worst songs on Views, and that's saying a lot, because Views was a terrible album. The lyrics are just typical Drake trying his hardest to sound romantic and fail miserably. The vocals and production are what really kill the song, though. The vocals sound lazy and the beat is snappy, making the worst mixture possible, which makes the song boring as hell.

How the hell did this get to number one and stay there for about 10 weeks. Views is one of the worst albums of all time and this is the worst song from it

I agree. Panda should have been #1 for longer. Panda should have been for 5 or 6 weeks before being replaced - AlphaQ

This song wasn't bad to begin with, but after it played numerous times on the radio, I realized who lazily composed it actually was. This song is the reason the dancehall beat was popularized, and I could take it or leave it at this point.-3/5. Not bad. - shiftaltkey

This song isn't trash. It's upbeat and danceable...but that's ALL it is. It has no emotion, no happiness, and Drake just sounds bored with his day job. The other two people don't do much either. - VENOMHAIL

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16 Play that Song - Train

The thing I used to love about train is how odd and out there they had been. Their lyrics always made close to no sense, the singer didn't have the classic good voice, but it all fit together with their odd pop/rock quirky vibes. This song... is honestly the most terrible thing I have ever heard. The theme is boring, hopping onto the bandwagon of "play the music my chick likes so we can bang". It even stoops down to a Michael Jackson level of conceded (the one that makes her think ooof me), which makes it feel like all of the other pop songs where the singer is just an ass trying to money.

I am aware the band paid for the rights to Heart and Soul, but why in god's name would they want it? Heart and Soul is a classic, don't get me wrong, but god, adding lyrics, and this monstrosity of lyrics in particular, was just such the wrong way to go. They attempted to turn a classic song into a pop/dance hit. It's garbage. I'm not even sure what that instrument that sounds like ...more

What is this? - tyrelljanderson

50 Ways to Say Goodbye was an excellent song and my favorite song when I was in third grade. This song was overplayed and is awful. - PhoenixAura81

One time at school someone was playing one of my favorite songs, but then some other girl said "Not this song! Lets put on play that song instead" And they put on this song and it was so annoying but the worst thing of all the song title reminded me of something I hate. - Pieclone

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17 Don't Mind - Kent Jones

Okay the ONLY reason I didn't vote this damn song was because I saw Meghan Trainor higher on the list and obviously saw her first, so I voted her. I'm in middle school and kids my age are immature as hell so they were singing this song a lot. I was praying that one of them made it up and it wasn't an actual song because songs get PUBLISHED and if THAT piece of scrap song got published... well guess what? About a month later I hear it on the radio. That was when I REALLY lost hope for music. Somehow I still had some after Work but DAMN this song doesn't want optimism for people that listen to good music, does it? I mean seriously, she says pardon my French after speaking Japanese. What the hell! Imagine someone who's never heard this song asks you to tell them what the song is about and you say, "someone dates people that speak different languages" there. That's what the song's about. So amazing. I could listen to that al daay. While cringing.

This is an utterly torturous piece of garbage. I have no idea how many cultures he is trying to mix with sexual activities, and mixing up languages. This is terrible, and I hope Kent Jones is a one hit wonder. It is catchy though, so 1/5. - ProPanda

Nobody cares about how you have hookers of different nationalities on your bed and in the passenger seat of your Bugatti. I hope these guys fade away, because this one managed to come when the already terrible Gates went away. - Swellow

This guy has one hit wonder written all over him. Seriously hate this song with a fiery passion. Kent can't sing AT ALL. Maybe I'm being too harsh but my sister was one of those musically kids and I used to hear this song 24/7 so as much as I dislike it I know all the lyrics. I'd give it 1.5/5

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18 The Threat is Real - Megadeth

Tell me who put Dystopia's first three songs here? This is just one awesome song!

Yes, because an anthem of borderline accidental racism is awesome! - WonkeyDude98

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19 Hit or Miss - Jacob Sartorius

I guess they never miss, huh?

This song is awful. Sweatshirt has over 1m dislikes. WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE ANOTHER SONG?! I listened to the whole music video and every time Jacob sings, I can feel death. My ears are still recovering from sweatshirt, and this song isn't making them any better. The whole "Hot or Miss" thing makes absolutely no sense, the music video is just a bunch of girls stare at Jacob Bleach Ad and get hurt and Jacob gets a concert that if that actually happened while I was at a beach, I would purposely drown myself. BUT. I will give it credit on one thing. It's not as terrible as Sweatshirt. Sweatshirt will always be the Satan of music.

The lyrics suck. It uses too much autotune. I can't wait until this song reaches 1 million dislikes on YouTube, just like Sweatshirt. I sadly ran out of bleach, time to head to Dollar Tree. - Catacorn

I get he's 13 and all but he needs to get off the internet and go to school.

I hate Sweatshirt and don't care cent though we're the same age. 1.5/5. Better than Sweatshirt. - AlphaQ

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20 Back to Sleep - Chris Brown

Oh dear Chris Clown. This gets worse and worse. - tyrelljanderson

I'm going back to sleep until something actually good to listen to is made... - MeaganSaysHI

You go back to sleep Chris Brown and wake up in prison because you beat women.

Chris brown just gets worse and worse. Also when he says "F word you back to sleep", with his daughter on the front cover just proves that he is only popular because he constantly fails at everything he does and is a complete talentless freak.

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21 Wicked - Future

Future's vocals are wicked. - AlphaQ

Boring bleh mixed with cough syrup. That's all I can describe with this "song".

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22 Shout Out to My Ex - Little Mix

Absolutely awful, just like every other thing Little Mix have done. - tyrelljanderson

Who would write a song about giving shout-outs to your exes? That's just childish and wrong. - ThePwoperMuser101

YES! THANK YOU! Little Mix are horrendously bad! This song is a rip off of a GOOD song by a GOOD girlgroup. Don't even get me started on Little Mix's taste in fashion too. During the DNA era, they were alright up until now. I actually used to like this song until my old class (who were immature as (bleep)) ruined it for me. And doing this is wrong, I like breakup songs but this is just wrong. -1/5.

Trike. Hair was way better. - Swellow

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23 Me, Myself, and I - G-Eazy

At first, I liked this song. Then, I thought it was average. Then, I thought it was bad. Now, I think it's garbage. Even though songs have fallen harder over time than this one, I don't think a song has fallen this fast.

This song is the definition of wasted potential. Not on G-Eazy's part: sure his lyrics aren't inherently that bad and his flow is actually decent if not a little rigid, but he's really not that special and not a good rapper.

No, the lost potential is at fault of Bebe Rexha as well as the production. Bebe Rexha is an absolute powerhouse of a vocalist, almost at the level of Charli XCX, but between this and Hey this the road she wants to take? The hook is SANG BY BEBE REXHA, FOR G-EAZY. WOW, NICE MOVE, NARCISSIST. It doesn't help that her voice is grating and shrill when it isn't breathy and ragged. The production on this is fantastic. The piano riffs are on key, the trap percussion is bone-chilling and rhythmic, and the hi-hats come at the best ...more - WonkeyDude98


If it wasn't for the admittedly good chorus, no one would remember this song. G-Eazy has absolutely no personality whatsoever, and none of his lyrics are memorable in the slightest. - Zach808

Not great, not terrible, just okay

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24 Sahara - DJ Snake & Skrillex

I love this song

I actually like this song. It is one of the most unique electronic songs, I am not even a fan of house music, but I like this. It sounds out of the ordinary, more creative, and people will think I'm crazy, but yes, I like this song. It is a song that sounds awful at first, but then gets better.

Who even likes that ear-splitting drop in the first place? - StarlightSpanks

This is great! Could've been better but this bangs hard. - ProPanda

Finally I am not the only one who thinks this song is good. It is one of the most unique electronic songs, it sounds like nails on chalkboard at first. But then it grows on you.

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25 Sexual - Neiked

What was this even? - Hellohi

Oh I voted for this on accident, it's ok song. - zetturno


Just look at that cover and the title! - Neonco31

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27 Can I Get a Witness - Sonreal

This song is so bad I can't even find words to describe it. It really has to be seen to be believed. - Spark_Of_Life

The beat is pretty good, but he can't sing for his life. - RalphBob

If you want to make a defense for modern music, that's fine. Just please make a Decent point instead of saying "But I am the Man." That sounds like SonReal Masterbated in a Mirror while writing that line. - DarkSideOfRandy

You're not the man. - Swellow

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28 Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga

Except for Gaga being a little nasal at times, this is pretty damn good. But still, it's no Bad Romance. - Spark_Of_Life

I was expecting a new song by her. Perfect Illusion is great --- and great song title. This song pushed all the bad songs out of the way. - madoog

This song is amazing. - Swellow

Honestly. I hated Lady Gaga before. I still hate her now. And this "song" (notice the quotation marks), proves why I always hater her. -2/5! - SelfDestruct

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29 Obama - Anohni

What is this? That hilariously bad voice to the fuzzy beat, horrific - tyrelljanderson

This song scares me a little - tyrelljanderson

Do I have to explain? No, I don't. Anohni's constant murmuring in a deep but hilariously bad voice trying too hard to bring back her male voice just makes the beat, which consists of fuzzy noises and nothing that spruces it up, horrific. Not only that, the way she brings out the lyrics makes me wonder what happened in her studio. - Swellow

I don't necessarily hate Obama, but there's actually a song about him? Especially one that's considered terrible? I don't know if the song is praising or criticizing Obama, but either way, it's just too cringe-worthy for me to even think about researching what it's about. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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30 Jump Around - KSI

And they say KSI is better than the Pauls... - B1ueNew

Whoever told KSI that he would make a great hit singer should be flogged. - Swellow

Who is this?

This cringeworthy song legitimately pisses me off. These talentless hacks steal... I mean, sample 95% of the entire thing from House Of Pain's 1992 masterpiece of the same name. Except this piece of trash has NONE of the charm, catchiness, or badassery of the old one. And now all the rap worshippers are going to think that Waka Flocka Flame and KSI are creators of those sick bagpipes and the clever lyrics when they're not. Skip this awful abomination at ALL COSTS. - Spark_Of_Life

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31 This One's for You - David Guetta

This is a really good song. 5/5 - tyrelljanderson

Guetta should probably stop trying to appeal to a young generation, making songs called "Turn me on" in his 40's stops being acceptable and starts being creepy.

To be honest, I like his song "Turn Me On", the only song where Nicki Minaj sings that I can bear.

THAT DROP! The song would have been awesome without it. 0/5 - ProPanda

This is the type of stuff chavs crank up at three AM in the morning when trying to be cool... man, David you should have given up earlier. - Swellow

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32 Pokemon Go Song - Misha

This is so genuinely funny for how stupid it sounds - StarlightSpanks

How come this was not there before? That kid was disgusting.

That kid makes me cringe hard. Misha is just a mininaure hipster and fanboy of Minecraft and Pokemon. Did he actually know how to brush teeth? He just get up and play Pokemon Go without washing up and eating breakfast. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Get this at top 5 because it has over a million dislikes - Hellohi

33 Pop Style - Drake

Drake has been getting worse and yet his album is #1 :/

Awful, I can't stand people who constantly praise everything Drake does, and Drake can say whatever he wants and people are gonna praise it just because it's by him. Man I hate this generation

One Dance is better than Pop Style. They were released the same day. - madoog

And in this dark day and age he is called a "Lyricist" 20 years ago that crown would have been worn by Nas and 10 years ago 50 cent.

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34 Pillow Talk - Zayn Malik

I feel sick and literally angry at him for making such horrible lyrics and nasty videos. Just shows how pop has degraded over the years.

Ladies and Gents, grab the pillows! It's time to take a nap at this poor attempt at a pop song! *dude...why did you have to drop this hard? *

Is anyone sure this isn't a Fifty Shades of Grey leftover? If so, that would explain the horrendous quality of this "song."

Ignore this old bad reply I wrote. I can't remember when I wrote this but it was probably back in my first couple months on this site when I didn't respect opinions. - allamassal

Laying on the verge of "so bad it's good". Zayn sounds somewhat irritating. - Swellow

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35 No Broken Hearts - Bebe Rexha

I imagine some amateur making this song in his garage. Which is not to say anybody who is amateur and makes music in a garage is bad at making music- the point is I can't believe this was made by a professional. It gets stuck in my head and I don't want it to. The 2000s cliches are irritating: yet another song that features *insert whatever you want here* "in the club", autotune that is unnecessary and drone-like (the singing seems particularly bored and unaffected by the content being sung), and a melody that seems very out of place with the chords. You know when a toddler tries to sing along something and it barely sounds like the melody they are singing along to because they don't understand how to match their pitch? It sounds like what is happening in this song.

Even with the painful auto tune, Nicki has a great verse.

I like bebe rexha's I got you but this song has that WORD in it-and it is really bad. Nicki minaj sucks and makes every good song bad.

Nicki Minaj's part is actually pretty decent, proving that she's finally getting better at the rap game. However, Bebe, on the other hand, seems to make the song an utter disaster. - Swellow

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36 Gold - Kiiara

The so called "Hook" is just weird noises throughout the song that are put together. - tyrelljanderson

Gold? More like old rusted tin can. - Hellohi

What...even is this? It sounds like random noises anyone could find in your basic YTP sound pack. Kiarra's voice is very whispery and drags out syllables too long. She sounds like a female Tyler Joseph high on acid. Plus, her voice jabs into the lackluster instrumentals at seemingly random times. I didn't even know if was possible to do vocal jump cuts. Did the producers just grab the first junkie they saw on the street outside the studio and get her to record? YUCK. 0/10. - Spark_Of_Life

Did someone make a collaboration of Youtube Poop videos and combine them into one? This song sure sounds like one, and a bad one at that. - Swellow

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37 H.O.L.Y. - Florida Georgia Line

So this is what country music has come to. Brain-dead Valley-speak men bragging about their redneck lifestyles and banging women disguised as being "holy". Not a good idea, never has been, and never will be. - Swellow

Florida Georgia line are like nickelback, a band despised by many that manages to sell lots of records.

This song makes no sense. I wish I didn't see this song... country music is getting horrible

What has country come to...whoever had the idea to blend country with rap...i hope you have an enema containing bath salts, semen, pain killers, and bleach

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38 Formation - Beyonce

It wouldn't be a Beyonce album without the worst song on it becoming the hit, of course. This song's a mess, both musically and lyrically. The lyrics have already been discussed here, but... Oh god, that instrumentation is terrible. It sounds like a bunch of random trap noises being thrown together without any sort of cohesion or taste. If this becomes the only hit off the album, I'm going to be pissed, because the rest of the album is actually really good. - Zach808

I've come to re-listen to the song and it's only gotten worse.

Like Zach said, the production is HORRIBLE. As in, possibly the worst production I've heard on any song this year. The echoey vocal sample carries the entire track and sounds like a stoner jumping around like a fool, the boinging chintzy melody sounds like a glitched out N64, the trap percussion is so bland that it's barely there, the horns have no place in the mix, the bass sounds like it wants to kill me, and the processed synth line reminds me of the worst parts of Rae Sremmurd's My X. It's an absolute mess that makes the song an active chore to listen to.

Of course, the lyrics are pretty horrible, as Cookie said. They range from her haters and their belief that she is Illuminati, taking her boy to Red Lobster, and slaying. The skits added in there for the first half the song are also kriffing annoying, and only add to how insufferable the song's writing is.

This is musical Chinese water torture, ...more - WonkeyDude98

This is probably the worst song on Lemonade(an actually great album). The production is a damn mess and the lyrics are trash. It is sad that this had to be the biggest hit from Lemonade. 6 Inch and Freedom were more deserving of being hits.

Formation debuted at number 10 and flopped. Sorry was actually the biggest hit. - thisisastupidname

Why did the worst songs from Lemonade have to become the biggest?

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39 Selfie - Mark Thomas

Hello Jacob, meet Mark Thomas, another dumb adolescent with the same screeching, untalented voice as you. Alright, you two work on your collaboration, I need to dash. I've got a massive order of bleach delivered to my house. Bye!

He shouldn't be worrying about girls and should be worrying about his algebra homework.

I honestly thought this was a girl when I heard him singing and the lyrics are so stupid and pointless. The beat doesn't really help, either.

This is as bad as people say Sweatshirt is. Still not in my bottom 10 for the year, even though it is horrendous. - SwagFlicks

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40 Dat $tick - Rich Chigga

A song so bad it ends barely after 2 minutes LOL! And that's not even sped up! - SelfDestruct

I can only guess this is about a car's gear-stick, right? - Swellow

The title itself reminds me of something sexual. - Powerfulgirl10

What kind of stupid name is "Rich Chigga"?

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41 Wild Love - Cashmere Cat

What is that chipmunk choir at the bottom trying to fake the music - tyrelljanderson

The drops sounds like an autotuned cat choking - Hellohi

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42 Broccoli - D.R.A.M.

This song was the awful overrated song that everyone loved and everyone got mad at me for hating it. This is the most awful garbage I have ever heard. The singing sounds like mumbling, the melody is repetitive and the beat sounds awful as well. - tyrelljanderson

This sounds like if Sesame Street tried to make a song about hash. And that isn't nearly as interesting as it sounds. D.R.A.M can't rap for crap and Lil Yachty sounds like he's crying when he "sings" - Spark_Of_Life

This so called "song" #6 on Billboard. I mean, how? This song is awful.

This should be at least top 50. This belongs in the dark side of modern hip hop music. I honestly don't have any words for this song except for 0/5 stars. - Mcgillacuddy

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43 Timmy Turner - Desiigner

Wow, now he made a song about TIMMY TURNER? What has music come to? - Gamecubesarecool193

Seriously? First a song about a Panda, and now there's a song about Timmy Turner, all by one person?

This song proves that music has become crap, and proves how immature the artists have become. Proves how much music can change in 4 years.

This is actually much better than Panda, even though Panda is alright. He actually raps about himself rather than the material things. There is material references in there but it's not bragging because it adds to Desiigner's story of himself and his inner struggle

Really? Did any of you even listen to the song? You just looked at the title and assumed it was about the cartoon character. It's actually a pretty decent song with good production. This is yet another reason why I hate damn near everyone on this website... - thisisastupidname

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44 T-Shirt - Thomas Rhett

I'm surprised this abomination found its way onto the list, but I don't care right now. All that matters is that it's a shameful, gutless piece of garbage from a talentless hack who doesn't deserve to be called a "country" singer. - WonkeyDude98

The inspiration of Sweatshirt

It came out before Sweatshirt, and it managed to be worse. - Swellow

I would say I'm surprised this song is horrible but this is Thomas Rhett we're talking about. The only thing I'd be surprised at is if he put out a song that didn't end up on my year end worst list. It'd be a miracle.

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45 Roses - The Chainsmokers

This song isn't bad, I just don't like the vocals, and it got old fast as it appeared on the radio way too much.

Why is Pokémon go song below

This song is really good. - Powerfulgirl10

This was my favourite song how can someone hate this one? I mean come on!?

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46 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Because nobody was expecting a former teen star to start singing about sex and she's totally unique for that. :P

Nobody told Ariana Grande that she "shouldn't" have sex with a boy. She's taken the same predictable path that many stars before her have taken. When it comes to sex, Ariana Grande is like Taylor Swift�""I don't care what people think, so I'm going to write a song about it."

A really bad song with critics praising her "fabulos" vocals like singers who came before her like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston don't have powerful and great vocals I tired to listen to but was so boring and the lyrics says how much a "dangerous women" she is and I stop listening to it
P. S. don't watch the music video because it only shows her lying,touching and moving ridiculosy on a couch while wearing black lingerie which shows that she is a bad girl now.

Boring but this game will keep you busy and boring as hell of a game and you can't stop the feeling week when you're submissive out of ten games you have never seen a song that you have never seen and the game will never get better with your hands up and you have to keep playing it all of the game you can beat tattoo games on your phone or something to be seen as the heck week after week of game and the week is the same game will I ever have to keep it to

Arian Grande is only a famous singer for her looks. Nothing more. Like so many others nowadays, she don't make music, she makes noise!

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47 Panda - Desiigner

I listened to this song once. Before then, I had faith in the future of humanity. - Spark_Of_Life

Possibly the most overrated song of this year. Not only is the decent beat riddled with Desiigner's weird vocal sounds, the lyrical theme is basically Desiigner's ramble of two sports cars (with extra product placement! ) that look like pandas. People need to stop defending these "deep and meaningful" raps when they are really cluttered messes. - Swellow

(Punda intensifies)

This song practically gives me nightmares, that's how bad it is. Should be in the top three on this list, and it should also have a spot in the top ten on the worst songs of all time. - Nebby_

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48 PPAP (Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen) - Piko-Taro

Awful, stupid, dumb, how did music come to this? Why is it popular? - guitar

Don't spread all your hate on this because it isn't meant to be taken seriously. This song is by a comedian for Pete's sake. Doesn't make it any better though

I hae this song. It's dumb but gets stuck in your head so easily, making it even worse. - AnonymousChick

This is so damn annoying... and the worse part is that it's famous

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49 P***y Print - Gucci Mane

In case you're wondering, the title comes from the fact that Gucci has so much money in his pockets they look like a...well. The fact that you can make a three minute song about this depresses me. This does not deserve to exist - Spark_Of_Life

This is an epically crude topic to make a song about.

Gucci Mane sucks and ytf does he have an ice cream tattoo on his face?

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50 Hold Up - Beyonce


This song, while one of my least favorites from LEMONADE, is still amazing. - WonkeyDude98

This song is pretty good. I was neutral, but now, I like this song. - madoog

I love Lemonade but this is probably my 2nd least favorite (after Forward). It's still a good song though. Not really worthy of the top 20.

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