Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016

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41 Sex - Cheat Codes Sex - Cheat Codes

A 1 hit wonder based on a cover song, which is kinda embarrassing really.

I don't think I have heard worse pitch-shifting and layered vocals in my life before listening to this. - Swellow

Now, a sex song is just something that is utterly retarded to make

This song just sucks. That's all there is to it. - Blingdog24

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42 Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga 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

Not Lady Gaga's best. It's a bit too safe. It's still Lady Gaga, and in the mainstream in 2016, I'll take what I can get. 4/5 - WonkeyDude98

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

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43 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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44 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers

Right, I'm deleting my old comment to write a newer one, because my mind cannot be made up about this. While the verses have a good meaning and the guitar plunks in the background fit nicely, the drop polarizes me. It's the one thing that I cannot make my mind up about. It's a headbanger, but also a little bit repetitive. Eh, I'll leave it as a 3/5 for now, I'm starting to like it a bit more. But Closer, on the other hand... - JackMM

Honestly this is one of the few good pop songs of today

I like the verses, but the drop ruins this song. With a better drop, I would love this song much more.

This song is SO repetitive and lazily written, it drives me insane!

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45 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Mediocre. I don't hate it, but it is insanely forgettable. Overplayed to death as well. - Spark_Of_Life

One thing I forgot to mention in my triplet review including this, is that this is one of the few songs I've ever heard that structured wrong. A lot of pop songs follow the 1564 chord progression, because it fluidly leads onto a wide variety of pleasing melodies. This song, on the other hand, uses a 1646 progression, which means the song is completely stationery, and can't do anything with itself without a complete mid-song reconstruction. It actually explains why this song is so bland and energyless. - WonkeyDude98

Even then, it could have worked. Happy worked, mainly because it had color and harmony. This is so dull and lifeless. - WonkeyDude98

Not horrible, but so incredibly bland and generic. It sounds like a cheap ripoff of Happy, except that song worked and was fun. This song just sounds forced and fake.

At least its not about money, girls and weed - Th3Zm0nst3r

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46 Vacation - Thomas Rhett Vacation - Thomas Rhett

The song is just plain terrible

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47 PPAP (Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen) - Piko-Taro 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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48 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey

"I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you". I don't know if this song about falling in love with someone or oral sex.

I'm STARVING for a DECENT SONG FROM ZEDD! I mean, compare this to "Stay The Night" and "Beautiful Now". They are dance songs. This is typical pop that can be compared to Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and MORE

Okay and catchy song but the parts where it sounds like a SIX YEAR OLD GIRL SCREAMING GIBBERISH ruined the whole song.

Worst drop I ever heard. It literally sounds like machines malfunctioning mixed with sounds of someone rubbing two pieces of metal together.

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49 Fix - Chris Lane Fix - Chris Lane

This is easily the 2nd worst "country" song of the year, sitting right behind Thomas Rhett's Vacation. First off, the opening lyric which says "Hey girl" is enough to turn me off. Second, he compared himself to Walter White from Breaking Bad in the hook, and not to mention that there is the pathetic censorship, "good-ish." This song is basically the tired love-is-a-drug cliché.The production is grating and shreds every single bit of of country music in it (not that there was any to begin with). As for the vocal performance, it's terrible and makes Chris Lane seem just as unappealing as he seemed with the Walter White reference. - NiktheWiz

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50 Selfie - Mark Thomas 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.

He sounds like a girl - Cartoonfan202

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51 2 Phones - Kevin Gates

This is one of the most forgettable songs I've ever heard. It's like some generic guy was given a cheat sheet on how to make a trap song. His voice and flow aren't anything special, and all he does is brag about the same crap as everyone else. No one is gonna remember who Kevin Gates is when this song drops off the charts. - Zach808

What...is this. There's no joke or punchline, it's literally a guy talking about how he has two phones. Oh if only he wasn't playing it completely straight. Gates sounds like Flo Rida on weed, the beat is cold dark trap mush, and he has lyrics about how his phones make him "gorgeous" and make "other women feel unimportant". Since this isn't a joke, it isn't funny, and we're left with some really pathetic writing from a flash-in-the-pan nobody rapper who will fade in three months. To quote TDA, this is like a ghetto Sesame Street. Half-star/5. - WonkeyDude98

"My phone be making women feel they unimportant"
This lyric, alongside his constant bragging of how great his "two phones" are, only makes Kevin come out as an ass. Thankfully this song is that forgettable it's nothing in three months. - Swellow

There is no meaning in this song... just a douche rapping about how he has 2 phones. Makes me wanna break all the phones he has so he can stop singing about it

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52 No Problem - Chance the Rapper No Problem - Chance the Rapper

I like this song but seriously, it's about time 2 Chainz got his fake ass off these tracks that have so much potential to them - Mcgillacuddy

Are you kidding me? This song is awesome, even though Chance is doing a young thug impression.

While 2 Chainz is in this song, it really isn't that bad. 3/5. - SwagFlicks

Someone please add "Cold Water" and "All in My Head (Flex)" to the list.

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53 Pop Style - Drake 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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54 Wicked - Future Wicked - Future V 2 Comments
55 Mama Said - Lukas Graham Mama Said - Lukas Graham

Um, this is like a HORRIBLE version of "Hard Knock Life" by Jay Z. At least the kids in that song could actually sing

Mama said shut the hell up and stop copying Annie. - AnonymousChick

Jay Z did Hard Knock Life better than these talentless hacks behind 7 Years. Cringey and annoying. - Spark_Of_Life

Ripoff of that Annie song - Cartoonfan202

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56 Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy

Just in case you need any more affirmation that Missy Elliott (along with Not That Kinda Girl) and Fall Out Boy are past their prime, we have this...thing. 1/5 - WonkeyDude98

No they ruined the original song

I may be a fan of fall out boy, but this was just too little good and too much horrible in one song. - AnonymousChick

When victory is ours against the reboot, we shall rebuild the Ray Parker Jr. theme.

No one will ever ruin it again!

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57 Into You - Ariana Grande Into You - Ariana Grande

You'd think a site as evolving (albeit slowly) as this one would be kinder to this. It's awesome. - WonkeyDude98

I'm not into you, Ariana, so quit invading my radio!

I cannot listen to that first line with out getting horrible pictures in my mind... "I'm so into you, that I can barely breathe"...

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58 Close - Nick Jonas Close - Nick Jonas

I really don't like this song. It's bland, colorless pop coming from a former Disney star. Is that not a path to window-smashing and head-shaving? Tove Lo is adiqutte, I suppose, but the finest part of her act are lyrics and production. No risks are taken, no new sounds are explored. The main theme in this radio-friendly trash heap is "I'm Nick Jonas, I'm so edgy! I have sex! ". And so it goes.

This song is just bland. It's pretty much lifeless and garbage. 1/5 - AlphaQ

I don't like either artist, but this song is not bad at all especially coming from a former Disney star.

This song is tiresome. I do not like it. - madoog

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59 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

60 Better - Meghan Trainor Better - Meghan Trainor

I went in with low expectations, and somehow I was even more let down than I expected to be. Why, Meghan? Just why? - Spark_Of_Life

Garbage with an awkward guest verse from Yo Gotti. Like the music video though. 0/5 - ProPanda

This is like NO if it was hidden under a shade of saccharinity. Also, Yo Gotti's worst performance. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

Worse (If worser is not right) than NO. - Neonco31

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