Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016


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21 Sahara - DJ Snake & Skrillex

This might be the worst song I've ever heard. On par with Trumpet Lights by Chris Brown and FACK by Eminem. Who wanted this? We get a decent, if awkward foggy buildup, but then we get hit smack dab with a drop that might be the worst 30 seconds in music...EVER. Ear-bleeding nightmare of a song that cements how much I hate post-sellout Skrillex and the talentless hack DJ Snake in general. -Infinity/5 - WonkeyDude98

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22 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

Beyoncé sucks

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23 Back to Sleep - Chris Brown

Chris Brown, making a song called Back to Sleep, where he says "f you back to sleep", with his daughter on the front cover. I think that Chris Brown is now only popular so people can see how miserably he constantly fails. - WonkeyDude98

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

Chris Brown keeps getting worse and worse. This song might be worse than Love Me by Lil Wayne. - RalphBob

Awful, Chris Brown Sucks - VideoGamefan5

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24 Jump Around - KSI

KSI should have stayed a "one hit" wonder while he was safe with the relatively guilty-pleasure-worthy Keep Up (a song I (I'm sorry Puga) actually like), but now he resorts to plagiarism, this time taking from the amazing House Of Pain classic. Yay...0/5 - WonkeyDude98

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

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

Ksi making songs, where's the bleach? - VideoGamefan5

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25 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 song is awesome. The gospel swell is intense, the high-pitched synth is somehow not irritating, and if you look into the lyrics you'll see that it's a complex story of Desiigner willing to own up to his own sins and admitting his own lostness. The verses don't make much sense until you merge it with the pitch-black chorus. This is something I never thought I'd hear from Desiigner. 5/5. - WonkeyDude98

Is it wrong that I like this song? - 906389

No. It means that you actually listened to the song without making assumptions with the title. - thisisastupidname

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26 This One's for You - David Guetta

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. - AnimeDrawer

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

Anything with these two hacks has got to be awful.

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27 Hit or Miss - Jacob Sartorius

This kid needs to stop making music soon because I am spending way too much money on bleach these days. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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 don't care that he's a kid. This song is AWFUL. - alphadan12

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28 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

Honestly if I wasn't so concerned with keeping WFH on Sweatshirt's tail on the list, this would probably be in my bottom 5 of the year. A sludgy, bland trainwreck where Dave Mustaine lets out his inner Donald Trump, vocally and lyrically. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

29 Wicked - Future

Future's vocals are wicked. - AlphaQ

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

Surprised no one's called out this God-forsaken atrocity yet. Probably because it just hung low enough on the charts to be an undeserved hit. Honest is still my least favorite album of all time, and while this is better than some of its remnants, it's not by much. Metro Boomin's production consists of two-piece strings, a trap beat, and vocals. Three watermarks right here guys.

And of course, Future's whining/mumbling/yawning with autotune about how women aren't loyal to him and SERIOUSLY WE GET IT YOU'RE SAD BECAUSE CIARA DUMPED YOU

Never forget "wee woo wee woo wee woo wee". This guy has fans, by the way. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

30 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

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_

Panda - Neonco31

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31 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.

Bebe Rexha has been ruining EVERYTHING she touches lately, that is unless it was already terrible to begin with. Between Hey MaMa, Me Myself and I, that one song with Nico and Vinz, and this, I'm not sure this is the same woman who The Monster by Eminem and Rihanna was originally for. This is a grating trap party song. Well, at least Nicki's verse is okay. 1/5 - WonkeyDude98

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

I like Bebe Rexha and I like her songs but I don't like this one, F.F.F or bad B-word don't cry. I think Bebe Rexha should avoid swearing in songs because clean songs are better. I don't like swearing so that's why I don't like this song or the other 2

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32 Pillow Talk - Zayn Malik

This song makes me want to vomit. The lyrics are disgusting and Zayn's vocals are abominable. There's a reason why Simon Cowell didn't want him to go solo, and this is precisely it. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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."

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33 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

I actually don't hate this one. The instrumentals are decent, FGL's vocals aren't bad, but that acronym and the sexual innuendos are pointless. - NiktheWiz

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34 I'm with Her - Le Tigre

Whether you are liberal or conservative, let's all agree that this song is terrible. - Swellow

What is this. What even is this. A Hillary support anthem...k. Even ignoring that, it just sounds awful. Everything is painfully compressed, the singer (? ) is just slightly off-beat, the three different synth lines are all buzzy, chintzy, and none of them have weight or calm, and the whole thing is just embarrassing. I can't even rate it. - WonkeyDude98

This is a Hilary Clinton support anthem.
Weren't these gals a punk band? - djpenquin999

35 Gold - Kiiara

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

I refuse to believe that this is a "song". Even worse, how did this "song" even get popular. Why do I know this exists? Forget any of the political terrors that happened last year. THIS is the worst thing to ever "grace" 2016. I'd rather hear "Revolution 9" and "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" on repeat for 5 years than hear 5 seconds of this "song". Plain and simple, this SUUCCCKKKSSS!

Come on guys, why is this dropping

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36 Selfie - Mark Thomas

I am literally speechless. Everyone who called Jacob Satorius a Justin Bieber ripoff, let me introduce you to a young adolescent they call Mark Thomas. Between the beeping twinkle of a melody, the awkward, generic lyrics, and the vocals which are almost identical to 2010 Justin Bieber if they added more annoying vocal effects, yeah, I hate this. 0/5 - WonkeyDude98

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.

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37 Dat $tick - Rich Chigga

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

You know music is crap when an artist misspells every word in the title. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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

What kind of stupid name is "Rich Chigga"?

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38 Sexual - Neiked


Just look at that cover and the title! - Neonco31

OK I'm getting old but is this what you really want your little kiddies singing as they go off to junior school? Sick of the flipping overuse of Autotune in that hideous helium/warbly effect.

Let's just say if I'm forced to listen to this noise one more time, I will destroy the stereo playing it. Everything from the dumb beat to the degrading lyrics, & that horrible computerised screeching they have after the chorus all makes for a horrible listening experience. Should be number 1 on the worst of list.

Seriously, how can anyone listen to this & say it's good?

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39 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.

This song is really good. - Powerfulgirl10

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

I like this song - Neonco31

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40 We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth

Please, Selena and Charlie, change the title to "We Don't Sing Anymore" and then retire. - Spark_Of_Life

Why is this guy still making trash like this? I hated One Call Away but this takes the cake. Awful lyrics. This song is trying to imitate somebody that I used to know and failing. Awful lyrics, atrocious production, both artists not trying to work the song out together, enough said.

Charlie Puth showed so much promise on See You Again. But nope. This, along with Marvin Gaye and One Call Away are all on my 20 worst songs of the 2010s. What happened? Good job Puth, hope you're happy.

I would rather read Dork Diaries (possibly just as bad as Twilight) than listen to this junk - mayamanga

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