Closer - The Chainsmokers

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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.

Where do I even begin? I miss songs like Roses, New York City and Don't Let Me Down. Everything was fine with the Chainsmokers up until Closer when Drew started to sing for some reason. In the end this song sounds like he's trying really hard to sing but can't so he just autotunes his voice to the point where he slurs his lyrics. The chorus and verses are crap, he sounds like a drunk mental patient when he sings it. Halsey's verse, while not as slurred, is even worse, she sounds like someone strangling a monkey. They both sound like drunk mental patients. The only somewhat good part of the song (and it's mediocre at best and that's being nice), is the bridge when they don't oversing or sound like drunk mental patients choking on paper. And this trashy excuse for a song somehow stayed at #1 for 12 WEEKS, keeping good songs like Treat You Better and Scars To Your Beautiful away from the top spot. Another Chainsmokers song where Drew sings, Paris, is currently #14 and looks like it's ...more

You know what? I'm slightly altering my opinion from when I first voted. I've hated this song since day one and the more I hear it, the more respect I lose for it. The beat is crappy, unfinished and far from catchy, the drop is even worse, it sounds like a cheap ripoff of ZEDD. The vocals are awful, DREW CAN'T SING, HALSEY CAN'T SING. Not to mention the AUTOTUNE was so huge you couldn't even hear what Drew was saying. ENUNCIATE, DREW. ENUNCIATE. The lyrics are stupid and just a bunch of drug references and clunky sex metaphors. The music video was a PORN VIDEO, just two untalented losers making out. I puked from the single cover, but the video was worse. And what's worse is that this pile of trash stayed at #1 for 12 weeks, keeping good songs like Selena Gomez's Kill Em With Kindness and Fifth Harmony's Work From Home away. Thank God MGK and Camila Cabello's Bad Things replaced it. Now that was a good one. I hate this song, the Chainsmokers officially suck. What happened to good songs ...more

Okay. That is it. I am DONE with this song.

D O N E. Done. I've hated it ever since it first came out in summer, and the more I hear it, the more respect I lose for it. I miss the Chainsmokers when they made good music like Roses and Don't Let Me Down. Everything was fine with them until this...thing came out. The beat is crappy and unfinished, like literally not finished. The drop was cancerous and sounds like an unfinished ZEDD track. I can't dance or groove to the crappy beat of this song. I mean 2016 has had pretty bad songs like sweatshirt, work (by Rihanna), play that song, milf$, 7 years, etc. But this...is a whole other story. Then, there's the lyrics. Complete trash. I mean at first I couldn't tell what the heck they were saying, because they used autotune to the point where it drowned out whatever enunciation they used. Then, since the radio overplayed it like horrifically (I'll cover that point later), I basically memorized every word. The lyrics are just a bunch of ...more

Wow. My opinion of this has gotten way worse that ever, I've hated it since day one, and I'm losing more respect for it, the more I hear it. And Catacorn took the words right out of my mouth.

Where do I begin? I miss the Chainsmokers when they made good music like Roses and Don't Let Me Down. Everything was fine with the Chainsmokers until they made this, where Drew starts to sing for some reason. YOU CAN'T SING DREW. GIVE IT UP. FACE IT.

He used so much autotune to the point where his lyrics sounded slurred and he barely enunciated. It just sounds like complete gibberish. Then they invite Halsey, who couldn't sing even if you held a gun to her head, even though you could understand what she was singing, her voice is irritating and annoying. They both sounds like drunk mental patients being strangled. Some parts of the song, they don't even sing, they just have a crappy beat drop.

The beat is unfinished like LITERALLY. NOT. FINISHED. THAT'S A GREAT IDEA ...more

DEAR LORD! WHERE DO I EVEN START WITH THIS "SONG? " I mean it was good the first few times but then it got OVER. PLAYED. WITH A CAPITAL O. Then the single cover is just disgusting. Who wants to see two naked people having sex? Not me! And then the video...ewww! It's literally just sex in the bed that's it. The lyrics sound like they were written by a 2-year old who just watched fifty shades of grey for the first time. I love the Chainsmokers but HALSEY IRRITATES ME. If I hear this song ONE MORE TIME ILL STAB MYSELF WITH AN AXE. Can't this song at least switch places with Work From Home? THAT was a GOOD song that you can play over and over again and it's still awesome. Better than this...trash. And I hate this song so much that I think that they ripped the title off "Close" by Nick Jonas. I love you Drew and Alex, but sorry. Nick did it better. I mean I love Don't Let Me Down and Paris but NO MORE OF THIS "SONG,"

You know when Rihanna-Work and Jacob Sartorius sweatshirt blew up I thought,"this is awful, they will easily be the worst songs of 2016, it can't get any worse". Then Closer came out. Where do I start, the lyrics are just immature, the music video went way over the top with sex and that annoying beat drop, I can't even cover it all. For the rest of 2016 some awful songs came out but in my book none of them topped this one though.

Re posting cause it didn't show up the first time.

First off I actually love the music video. The plot actually stays a bit connected to the song and Drew and Halsey have a lot of chemistry. With that being said, this song BLOWS.

Drew sounds amazing to start off, with his lower range providing some relaxation to the atmosphere, giving a weird abrupt-ion to the opening piano which sounded pretty generic. But once the prechorus hits, all Hades breaks loose. He starts going into the most try-hardy tones of voice, and any effort and even a good sense of tone is lacked. Then Halsey comes in sounding dryer than modern-day Adam Levine. She needs to be banned from going high range. The chorus is cleverly thought, but horribly executed.

All the unimportant details are shown and nothing actually worth knowing. The drop is built around the same three notes of the song making repetitive clunky noise.

The overplay didn't help either, neither did the fact that everyone ...more - ProPanda

No. The Chainsmokers are the best, Halsey is the very best. This song means so much to me, I'm so glad it was #1 on the Top 100. I always tried to make my voice sound like amazing Halsey's voice on this song, and it is the first way I got introduced to some pop being good, because all I listen to is Halsey. I still do now, but I listen to other songs sometimes. Anyway, 11/10. Amazing, amazing song.

I like the good ol' Smokers, but this is basically unlistenable. Halsey is awful in her complete boredom (as expected), whoever told the Chainsmokers they should sing should be flogged, and whatever that breakdown was. And these lyrics are just...weird. Easily one of the worst songs of the year.

First off I actually love the music video. The plot actually stays a bit connected to the song and Drew and Halsey have a lot of chemistry. With that being said, this song BLOWS.

Drew sounds amazing to start off, with his lower range providing some relaxation to the atmosphere, giving a weird abrupt-ion to the opening piano which sounded pretty generic. But once the prechorus hits, all Hades breaks loose. He starts going into the most try-hardy tones of voice, and any effort and even a good sense of tone is lacked. Then Halsey comes in sounding dryer than modern-day Adam Levine. She needs to be banned from going high range. The chorus is cleverly thought, but horribly executed.

All the unimportant details are shown and nothing actually worth knowing. The drop is built around the same three notes of the song making repetitive clunky noise.

The overplay didn't help either, neither did the fact that everyone seems to LOVE this. Number song in the country, my foot! I ...more - ProPanda

It's boring, atrocious, and MY GOD this song is SO FREAK ING OVERPLAYED My friends sing/play it all the time which makes me wanna rip my ears off - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Gosh, where can I begin? The first beat was so awful, I barely lasted 20 seconds of this garbage. Second, the Chainsmokers sound way to auto tuned. I feel like it shouldn't be a song. Third, the graphics on their cover just make me wanna puke.

I actually adore this song, But I see where you guys are getting at, plus their song made straight after this "All we know" has the exact same track but different lyrics. They also made the words random and jumbled, but I personally still like it.

I... actually sorta like this song. I think it's pretty catchy. Yes, I know Drew can't sing (especially on the "I can't stop" part) and the lyrics don't really make sense. I still like "Don't Let Me Down" better (except for the drop).

So playing a kazoo and pretty much the same note on a casio keyboard is considered music these days...then you have the robotic singing in unison with the keyboard which makes it worse

You know what? The more I hear this song, the more respect I lose for it. And its not even due to how overplayed it is. The beat is literally not finished, and super annoying. Sounds like an unfinished DJ Khaled reject. The hook and verses are so damn repetitive and LAZY, Halsey's verse doesn't go with the song at all, Drew couldn't sing to save his own skin. The lyrics make me puke. It isn't even catchy. But the radio thinks that a repetitive and unfinished song with terrible lyrics is good so it gets played 24/7

Overrated crap song that keeps repeating its shallow and delusional stupid lyrics, this song deserves to win a spot no more than top 100 songs of 2016, it deserves to be crucified and be gone in the third day!

Just terrible in every sense of the word. And that chorus, not the drop, the chorus, is just awful! Some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard. - jagman264

May I remind you that this song is still in the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 six months after its release? That says enough about the taste of the American public.

OH MY GOD! What is this abomination? I mean it was nice the first few times but now it's TOXIC. The overplay was horrific I mean some songs you can play over and over again and they still sound good, like Fifth Harmony's Work From Home and Ariana Grande's Side to Side, but THIS...NO. This is just as bad as baby, stupid hoe, sweatshirt, anaconda, and work COMBINED. The lyrics are just a bunch of stupid drug references and crappy sex metaphors. The beat drop is pure cancer, sounds like an unfinished Zedd track, and their voices sound like an autotuned monkey and Siri had a baby. I'd prefer Nick Jonas's Close 1000000x over this. And the music video...was a PORN VIDEO. Who wants to see two untalented people (Drew and Halsey) having sex? Not me. The single cover was so disgusting, they look underage. Not to mention people are DEFENDING this as the next classic. Nope. A REAL classic to me would be Fifth Harmony's Worth It or Meghan Trainor's All About the Bass, not this which is crappier ...more

To people defending this and insulting others' opinion, this list is called "WORST songs of 2016". Now go away. This song is terrible.

The Chainsmokers can't sing. At all. If it's made worse by the fact they flogged some of the better artists like Gaga or Weezer, they called along Halsey, your avid Tumblr-ina turned social justice flower child, to join in. A combination of clunky sex metaphors, alongside Halsey's nasal and the fact that the Chainsmokers can't even sing makes this song a disaster on all levels. - Swellow

So sick of this. Glad this song is no longer at #1 on Billboard. Not as overplayed as Don't let me down, but still overplayed as can be.

Bad mainstream pop, seriously, for a Blink-182 fan like me, I found it disgraceful for this awful song to mention that awesome, talented band. I feel the same about Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd. - AnimeDrawer

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