Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016


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21 Me, Myself, and I - G-Eazy 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

This song is good, well at least when compared to the other crappy rap stuff that was put out this year. My only complaint is Bebe's singing, but I have very little else to say about this song. - VENOMHAIL

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22 Back to Sleep - Chris Brown 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

This is a 2015 song guys - AlphaQ

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23 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.

Well I Ain't Dragging This Whole Song to Ruin The Whole Album, That's For Sure - VideoGamefan5

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24 Jump Around - KSI 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 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

This Song Is Pure Genius, 666/69 - VideoGamefan5

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26 This One's for You - David Guetta 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 I'm with Her - Le Tigre 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

28 Panda - Desiigner 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_

"Hope you killas understand me"
Dude, NO ONE understands you! - VENOMHAIL

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29 Hold Up - Beyonce 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.

This is probably the 2nd or 3rd weakest song in the album, but it's still a pretty OK song - VideoGamefan5

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30 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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31 We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth 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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32 Can I Get a Witness - Sonreal 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

I must have terrible taste in music because I love this song

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33 No Broken Hearts - Bebe Rexha 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.

Can someone add "In the Name of Love" by Martin Garrix featuring Bebe Rexha?

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34 Dat $tick - Rich Chigga 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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35 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

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." Learn to spell who you're trying to insult. "Like so many others nowadays, she don't make music, she makes noise! " That's it? Just a generic insult? If I ask you why you hate this song, you'll probably say something like "It's obvious why it sucks". Why does this have 9 likes?

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!

Boring, weak, annoying, and generic. No talent at all. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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36 Sexual - Neiked Sexual - Neiked


Truly awful

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?

There are so many problems with this song that it'd take a whole post to talk about them all, so I'll simply put in a more laconic view...
Everything about this song doesn't work. From Neiked's EDM production that feels too lull and slow to even call the song "Sexual", to Dyo's low and shrill voice range that sounds like Kiiara, ruining her potential. The biggest problem are the lyrics; Seriously, this is how white-ish "getting it on" songs have gotten the last decades; From Isley Brother's "Between the Sheets", which had no fear, to this fearful stuff and "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth, the horrendous tribute from last year. "I'm feeling sexual, so we should be sexual" wasn't it obvious enough?

I'm going to leave the explanations until later. This trike can bite me. - Swellow

37 Roses - The Chainsmokers 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 was my favourite song how can someone hate this one? I mean come on!?

This song is really good. - Powerfulgirl10

It was really overplayed. - Blingdog24

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38 Hit or Miss - Jacob Sartorius 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

This kid shouldn't make any songs - VideoGamefan5

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39 H.O.L.Y. - Florida Georgia Line 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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40 P***y Print - Gucci Mane 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.

Only Gucci Mane could make a song -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

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

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