Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016


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101 Ride - Twenty One Pilots

I actually really like this song. The reggae touches provide a nice transition from the pre-chorus into the chorus, as well as that bass heavy drum beat being very fun to play. All in all, it is an 8/10.

I expect a fan coming here saying " why is this song on the list? How dare you! Twenty One Pilots are the best. They don't know the real meaning of this masterpiece." Except, this song is not even a masterpiece. This song has some flaws such as that awful falsetto that makes my ears hurt but overall its an ok song. 7.2/10

This song sucks unbelievably. These guys are white trash, and if we're selectively talking 2016 songs, this should easily be in the top five. I question the musical tastes of anyone that like this. - Psi

Who even likes this junk?

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102 Ain't My Fault - Zara Larsson

Two words: Tremendous letdown. She makes two amazing songs, Never Forget You and Lush Life, and she follows those up with THIS? Please get on the right track, Zara. - Spark_Of_Life

Yet another piece of crap from a singer who is only famous for being beautiful.

Not sure if this is good or not. I mean, Zara's amazing as usual, and besides the drop, the production is solid. But, the lyrics... This is a song where Zara tries to be that good pretty girl who stople your guy by accident and should be innocent. 2/5 - ProPanda

It is your fault for making your worst song up to date. - AlphaQ

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103 Kiss It Better - Rihanna

Kiss what better? What is it? This song sounds like an R&B song from a previous decade. It sounds old. Why are people keep making songs that sound old? Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, Old School Love - Lupe Fiasco feat. Ed Sheeran, Sober - Childish Gambino, Hideaway - Kiesza, All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor, Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd, Hotline Bling - Drake, Back To Sleep - Chris Brown, this, No - Meghan Trainor, and now Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande. Enough! Who is next? Happy by Pharrell is an exception. I like Happy. This song has an annoying whiny electric guitar. This song was overwhelming to listen to. So much nostalgia - madoog

Work was a hit, and this wasn't?! What a crime. - WonkeyDude98

What? Why' This song is amazing! - DaisyandRosalina

This song sucks. - Powerfulgirl10

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104 Messin' Around - Pitbull

This song is crappy. - madoog

I think this makes Fireball sound like a major Pitbull hit.

It sounds like a crappy attempt at making a party song, 2/10


105 This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris made really jamming music until this came along. For him and Rihanna's ultimate follow-up to the banger We Found Love, this is a disappointment on ever level. When I first saw the artwork, I was expecting something darker with maybe a style that his last album Motion was filled with. Instead, we have the least interesting tropical house I've heard. I'm a fan of tropical house, don't get me wrong, with guys like Kygo leading the scene but Calvin just made a poor attempt to fit into a trend

Jacob Sartorius may be repetitive, but not nearly as much as this song. Excuse me if I missed a few, but Rihanna says "you" 140 TIMES throughout the course of this song! - yaygiants16

I kinda like this...I mean, sure it's getting overplayed, and Rihanna's vocals on the drop are pretty awkward, but overall, her performance is strong, and I really like Calvin's new, calmer, tropical style. It's comfortable. 3/5 - WonkeyDude98

This Is Just Awful - VideoGamefan5

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106 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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107 Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

I came in with extremely low expectations, and I got them as low as they could get. Now all Adam Levine is doing is chasing as much trends as he can, this time using the aloha-themed dance music that won't get off the charts. Maroon 5, you've had a good run, but now it's time for you guys to go solo, and as for you, Kendrick Lamar, stick to making rap. - Swellow

It's been a long time coming, but this HAS to be the end of the half-assed Tropical House trend that's been all over the charts. It sounds like no one even tried on this song, that everyone was just trying to chase trends. Adam Levine jacks the vocal flow from Justin Bieber on Let Me Love You's chorus, the instrumentals are this boring 3-note pattern that don't build to anything, and Kendrick delivers his most phoned in guest verse to date. Maroon 5, it's time to break up. - Zach808

This house trend really needs to stop, mainstream will be much better without it. - AnimeDrawer

Boring and horrible song, this is an example of the reason I don't like mainstream. Maroon 5 used to be okay, but now they are horrible and one of the worst pop rock bands. These beats are exactly the type that annoy me. Generic lyrics, horrible beat, and bland vocals. This is not Maroon 5 I know. I hate tropical house, or in general anything house, horrible trend. - AnimeDrawer

We got our Maroon 5 back and bad comments come up! At least no one says anything bad about Closer


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108 Church Bells - Carrie Underwood
109 Cyberbully Channels are Cancer! - Mishovy Silenosti

Rumor has it, that every time you hear a song by Mishovy, you feel the pain of everyone who had to experience the Holocaust

The only thing that's cancer is the person who's singing it. - Swellow

Stop saying cancer. Ugh this song fails hard. 1/5 - AlphaQ

This song is cancer cancer cancer cancer!

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110 Fuh Q Mang - Pogo
111 Trumpular - Pogo
112 Down in the DM - Yo Gotti

So Yo Gotti likes looking at woman turds? , that's disturbing and creepy. - Mumbizz01

113 Hotline Bling - Drake

*Cough It's A Song From October 2015 Cough* - VideoGamefan5

114 F**k Donald Trump - Nipsey Hussle

Anti-Donald Trump alone doesn't make a song any better. And that's coming from someone who despises Donald Trump! - SelfDestruct

So this is a diss track against Donald Trump? - Swellow

Yay I hate Donald trump

I wouldn't say I am a Trump supporter. But I find this song quite offensive. - ThePwoperMuser101

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115 Needed Me - Rihanna

Where do I even begin? I miss songs like Ocean Man by Ween, Cold Case Love by Rihanna, and So Bad by Eminem. Everything was fine with music until 2015 and 2016, when it became a bunch of THIS. This song sounds like she wants to sing-rap, but can't so she throws a bunch of swears together. The beat is crap, we have some kind of autotuned airplane, and some man saying something, with parts of what he's trying to say cut out, and then we have THE HUM AT THE END. The only good part of the beat is the chorus instrumental. And this trash pile of a song is ON THE CHARTS. Along with other disasters with horrible beats (except Don't Let Me Down and Into You, I like those songs). 0/10 - Hotheart123

This song is good. Did someone put this on the list because of her humming? - madoog

I think it's the cursing though cursing in a song isn't so bad. It's probably the fact that Rihanna is more inappropriate these days. - AlphaQ

With Rihanna putting out such a hideous song as this, at this point, I've lost all hope in her. - Spark_Of_Life

This song is just... Wow. I don't get it how this song got so popular. Humiliating. This, my friends, is the SAME PERSON who did Love the Way you Lie and The Monster, 2 great songs. And the only reason those two songs were good was because of Eminem. In fact, Rihanna is so bad, Ι am positively sure Eminem will NEVER EVER do another collab with here, it would soil his career. Basically, Rihanna sucks. However, this song ain't as bad as Too Good, Black Beatles and This is what you came for, I'll grant her that.

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116 Rise - Katy Perry

Sorry guys, but this song is nowhere even near a three. It's a rehashed Dark Horse, but even if they are much better than the cluttered Dark Horse metaphors, it's basically Katy's same "be strong" anthem made over and over again like a broken tape. At least Taylor Swift differentiates between her songs. - Swellow

This song is totally like her other hit singles like Roar and Dark Horse which all the songs Max Martin produced. The composition is more darker and very deep compare to Dark Horse which more brighter and very close to Legendary Lover. While they lyrics is something like she never done before. While her voice is same like Dark Horse except when she sing the pre-chorus. By the way, I'll give it 4.1/5 for its mature sounds and she don't work with teribble producer, Dr. Luke. - BeaM456

This is actually one of her best songs, Rise is more mature and progressive. I would've gave it a 5/5, but its being overplayed like crazy, so sadly, it's a stiff 4/5. - Catacorn

How much a song is played on the radio should not contribute to a rating. - madoog

Worst song 8 out of 100

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117 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

I love Fall Out Boy, but when I first heard the chorus and Patrick saying, "I'm not afraid", I honestly didn't think it was Patrick.
He can sing, but I don't know why his voice sounds so bad here. Also those instrumentals

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118 This Town - Niall Horan

Now this prick has a solo career! Crap, now all the 5SoS fangirls will be drooling over his quiffs and monotonous voice. - Swellow

Boring song with boring lyrics, boring beat and no personality. The worst part about this song is that it will be all over top 40 radio soon.

Boring, annoying, and irritating. Soon this will be all over the radio. So sick of slow, boring songs.


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119 Kill Em with Kindness - Selena Gomez

I actually like this a bit. The icy clipped synth fits into the groove pretty well, Selena's deadpan vocals fit with the song's lyrical content and tone, and the whistling is so catchy it's almost infuriating. Not quite as good as the controlled, lowkey Hands to Myself (and cue the downvotes), but still solid. 4.5/5 - WonkeyDude98

Gave this a few more listens and found myself enjoying it after a while. My first comment was made after only one listen. Selena does have a good voice,and the synths are very complimentary to the song but I just can't get behind the whistling. I find it more annoying than catchy. The lyrics are a tad repetitive as well. 6/10. - Spark_Of_Life

Annoying. I hate Selena and I wish she would retire. Her voice is so flawed. This song makes Justin Bieber look like Michael Jackson. - Gamecubesarecool193

Now she's singing about KINDNESS? - mayamanga

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120 Obama - Anohni

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

I hated Anohni's ironically titled album Hopelessness, and this just took the unbearableness to an unthought of level. Their vocals are this grating throaty warble that sounds awful, and the fuzz-saturated beat isn't helping. I shouldn't even have to explain the lyrics. 0/5 - WonkeyDude98

Anohni is actually good, but this really is not a song - 445956

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