Worst Songs of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Drinkin' Too Much - Sam Hunt

Boring as hell, closer to Drake than country music, and some pretty bad lyrics. If the girl in the song than Sam mentioned, wanted privacy, then why the hell does Sam say this personal stuff in the song about her? The more music Sam puts out, the more I hate him...

Take Trumpet Lights, Birthday by Selena Gomez and Heavy by Stinking Button and combine these 3. You get this, screw you Sam and screw damn country music. -100/5 - AlphaQ

Instrumentation is alright, nice feel to it, and Sam posses a lot of sincerity and desperation in his vocals. Unfortunately, none of this is shown in the lyrics, which can be heard clearly through the "rapping". 1.5/5 - ProPanda

It's not even a song. It's just him talking over a very minimalist instrumental. - JamesBourne

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2 It's Everyday Bro - Jake Paul

Got educated by tessa brooks, and she ain't talking book, but thought england was a city, so failed my test of geography

Sounds just like every other new wave rap song. I'm rich, I got girls, I got a nice house, check out my dance. Accompanied with dumb lyrics like, "England is my city." Thanks for scrapping Vine, now we ended up with this crap. - naFrovivuS

It's a song that you hear the first verse and you think it can't get any worse but boy are you wrong. There is a Johnny Bravo appearance though. The lyrics are hilariously bad. You could write a book about everything wrong with this song.

Jake is actully a really good guy.Put yourselves in his shoes.

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3 Bingo - Jacob Sartorius

I didn't want to say anything awful. He was a victim of bullying and saying anything harsh would be awful, but you should never use sympathy to make yourself "likeable". Sympathy is a like a bandage, but the scars that we got from his music are like bullet wounds! This song sucks, and so has his other songs in the past, present, and future. If you're ever going to be more likable, Jacob, then stop doing this. You are only going to get more hate doing this career. Pretty soon, you will end up like Justin Bieber. And NO ONE, I mean NO ONE, wants to be like Justin Bieber. So, please. Give us mercy from our ears. Stop. NOW.

Jacob, just stop. You'll get more hate and harassment if you continue. If you continue, you'll end up like Justin Bieber. You DEFINITELY don't want that to happen. Also, you should wait until you're in your 20s to actually start your music career.

There is part of the song where he says "Wiggle, Wiggle". What is wrong with him? He want's a girl to twerk for him? This is utterly disgusting. -100/5.

I feel like ripping off a nursery rhyme is not the best idea

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4 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

If someone compared my body to a filthy road that's falling apart from neglect, I'd feel downright insulted. This guy's gonna get kicked in the nuts HARD when his girlfriend finds out about this. - Zach808

Update: He and his (then ex) now fiancee are now reconciled, engaged and very happy together while I am single and lonely in 9th grade. - ProPanda

I honestly don't care enough about this song to be angry about it. It truly is one of the worst songs of the decade, but it's so bland and cliche there's no point in giving it attention. That will only cause it to become more popular. - Spark_Of_Life

If a man compared my body to a back road, they would ensure the swift end to the relationship. The song is poorly written and quite honestly I am glad probably won't be a hit in Australia - crowdiegal

UPDATE: I was wrong. Body Like a Back Road is getting radio airplay in Australia and has just entered the ARIA Chart top 50. Australia, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? - crowdiegal

Really bland song. There are worse songs on the radio right now but it is noteworthy how stupid it is to compare a woman's body to a road less traveled as a COMPLIMENT. - Rambo

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5 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

I am okay with Ed Sheeran making generic love songs that are harmless. What I am not okay with is him making disgusting songs like this! Ed Sheeran never struck me as a good artist, but he was passable. However, this is a new low for him! -2/5! - SelfDestruct

Why does this song sound so incomplete!? His singing is good, but this song feels like it came from the backwash of the awful year known as 2016! If this song has more instruments, then it would be better. But this is just disappointing.

Here's something interesting about this. He was actually supposed to give this song to Rihanna - Hater

Glad he didn't, this song is way too generic compared to her last hit Love On The Brain. - DaisyandRosalina

I'm in love with the shape of this song. It is good like Halsey's songs. But of course it isn't better. I'm in love with this song 10/10 - lovefrombadlands

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6 Bon Appetit - Katy Perry

Yet again, katy tries to be "sexy" but again it comes off corny and lame. I thought we had enough of these kind of songs, using food as sexual innuendos, R. Kelly did it, rihanna did it, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and even katy herself with birthday. These songs are more disturbing than sexy and need to stop. Food does not sound sexy at all. Katy perry needs to stop making music already, she has always sucked. - DaWyteNight

Hey look, Katy Perry just recycled her song, Birthday, from the Prism era, except this time, Katy is relying on another guest rapper. It's also hypocritical of her to release Chained to the Rhythm while releasing this mindless garbage two months later. - NiktheWiz

I don't think a sex song is automatically bad but this one is so wrong in so many levels: the collaboration was bad, the base and Katy's voice were flat, forgettable, boring. Worst Katy song by far. 0/5 - DaisyandRosalina

Katy Perry has really gone downhill, it's sad because she used to be a really good artist.

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7 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

Where do I even begin? I miss songs like Bad Blood, You Belong With Me, and Love Story. Everything was fine with Taylor Swift up until reputation when she started to rap for some reason. In the end, this song sounds like she's trying to rap, but can't so she screams the chorus in an "edgy" manner. The chorus is carp, she sounds like a wannabe edgy gangster. The only good part of the song is the pre chorus where she actually SINGS and does not sound like a wannabe edgy gangster. And this song is SOMEHOW going to stay at #1 for WEEKS, while keeping good songs like Havana and There's Nothing Holding Me Back away from the top spot. Another Taylor Swift rap song, "Ready For It? " is #1 on iTunes and looks like it's gonna be another top spot hogger!

I still hate Shake It Off with EVERY fiber of my being, and while this has better production (at least not factoring the hook), the lyrics are a lot worse, especially when she targets her country (or old Taylor, in her words) fans in the bridge. If this is what the Reputation album will sound like, then that's going to be a REALLY bad sign. - NiktheWiz

This is all I listened to today, trying to form an opinion. I got it. The production is perfect, the vocals do a good job helping the well established tone. Some of the lyrics are a bit awkward (especially the chorus), but those moments are where the production really shines through. This is Taylor at her pettiest, most obnoxious and despicable, but I'll admit the "Taylor is dead" part was actually pretty cool, even if she's probably extra proud of herself for that "deep twist". It's not great, but I do sorta dig it. By the way, this is her most enjoyable lead off single since Love Story. 4/5 subject to possibly change. - ProPanda

Listen to I'm too sexy for my shirt and then listen to this

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8 Tunnel Vision - Kodak Black

He sounds like a Jamaican muppet and the lyrics are boring as hell, like the one's you'd find in any song that's only popular form streaming. This is the "Panda" of 2017 and from the way things are going, it's probably heading straight for #1. Other than the admittedly good flutes that hide behind the generic trap beats, this gets a 1/10. - Spark_Of_Life

I don't understand why so many people hate this song. Sure the guy doesn't have the best voice on the planet, but the beat is really decent. That's all I wanted to say! - LoveMusicLoveLife

Oh gosh, I never even heard this song until DCfnaf showed me this song. It is one of the worst songs ever. Out of tune beat, disgusting, effortless lyrics, and terrible and boring vocals, this song belongs in the genre low quality trash, which is a genre I made up for all the worst songs ever. - AnimeDrawer

Well... He's not exactly wrong about us wanting to see him in a penitentiary. People who commit crimes SHOULD be in there. - Zach808

Boring song.

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9 Happy Ending - Hopsin

Oh my god... normally I'd make some obnoxious comment mocking the Hopsin fanbase, but I'm not even gonna put the effort into doing that, no, this song is just terrible on every level, I'll just be blatant. -1/5 - ProPanda

Neither Sam Hunt nor Jake Paul can ever swoop this low. Get this to #1 immediately. - ProPanda

Well, think of it this way: Hunt's heart is in the right place. Hopsin is literally joking about rap's fetish for Asian girls AND THEN LITERALLY TALKING ABOUT SMASHING ASIAN GIRLS BECAUSE THEY'RE ASIAN - ProPanda

No way, Hopsin is awesome. He's just having fun, you can't take this song too seriously. Still better than 99% of all the mainstream rap today. - DaWyteNight

Wh-what is this?!? 0/5 - naFrovivuS

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10 Juju on that Beat - Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

How does anyone like this? The cover says "this is a challenge"! The title of the album is unfinished. It should say " This is a challenge to make fairly decent music". Or " We are MENTALLY challenged".

This song sounds like a kid trying to be hip would make. This is like that stupid whip nae nae song where middle schoolers are going to enjoy it and nobody else will. What happen to the days of music when the music actually meant something. If I do not hear this song ever again I will be a happier person

Horrible, but released at the end of 2016 - Martinglez

How bad and artless. Everyone in my class likes it in 6th grade and I think it isn't even a song - lovefrombadlands

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The Newcomers

? Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson

I'm not even sure where to begin! I seem to be the ONLY one who thinks this song is awful. The beat is wack and the chorus is terrible, and the sadder part is that this song actually got played 1 zillion times on the radio and even 100.7 (a station that never played her songs until this one) is playing it! And yet SOMEHOW they're going to keep playing this garbage for weeks! Better songs that are much less deserving of a 'worst songs' list are on this list. This is the most overrated song since the Silento noise a couple years ago. This is coming from someone who actually LIKES Kelly Clarkson songs in general. 1/10 - allamassal

Eh, I like this song. It's just kinda disappointing, especially since she's capable of MUCH better. 3/5 - DCfnaf

? Gucci Gang - Fame on Fire

The Contenders

11 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

Oh, I waited so long for this moment...
I hate this song with a passion. It clears for idiot people who would like anything, and logic is the definition of that artist or singer. I hate the production and as a person who never had suicidal thoughts but had friends who did, and even in my point of view, this song is not what a suicidal person goes though. The production sucks in this song with the violins appearing for only like, 30 seconds, logic sounds like a dying rat being rip to pieces, and the lyrics are so stupid along with that stupid," Who can react! " (Just no). Also why waste good talent in this stupid song? Alesia Cara deserve much more than this than this and Khalid? He only appears for the end, and is the best part of the song which is only 15 seconds.

A piece of music that is just pandering to stupid music listeners.

Also why is this #3 on the hot 100 and songs like humble, praying, young dumb and broke, and feels not even ...more

The concept is awesome, and the message is even better...but for me, this song just does not work as a song. It is an extremely dreary-sounding song. Obviously, it has a dark message to it. But I am not complaining about what the song is about. I'm complaining about how the message was presented; a dark, depressing, unenjoyable melody with lyrics that are condescending to people with depression. The lyrics aren't supposed to be condescending, but that's the way they come off, unfortunately. The song is obviously causing more people to cause the suicide hotline, which is good. However, if you're looking for something uplifting to regularly listen to in order to feel good or happy, "Praying" by Kesha is a much better song. I suggest listening to that over this. - tonyb500

Unintentionally very condescending to people struggling with depression.

Okay, okay...
This production is fantastic.
Even ignoring Khalid continuing his hot streak with another amazing performance, the production is SO GOOD GUYS - GibbyDaGib

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12 First Day Out - Kodak Black

This might be too soon for some people, but can we all agree that Kodak Black has the most grating and most irritating voice in the current industry?

This isn't even in the top 100? Anything associated with Kodak Black this year is guaranteed to suck. - DCfnaf

Dammit Kodak Crack Is Taking Over 2017. - AlphaQ

Can...can we just move this above Tunnel Vision?
This is like way worse. - GibbyDaGib

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13 Hit Em with the Draco - Soulja Boy Hit Em with the Draco - Soulja Boy

From the title it seems like it would have the lyrics "Imma take Draco Malfoy and smash other people with his body"

Is this a song about Draco Malfoy? I loved him in Harry Potter, great villain, however, a song about him? I hope they don't play this in a Harry Potter movie. Soulja Boy tries so hard to stay relevant, but everyone has forgot about him, nobody cared about him since 10 years ago, he is a one hit wonder. - AnimeDrawer

Draco? Harry Potter? This song is horrible.

Just give up Soulja Boy. You were only famous once. I’m so shocked he’s still around 10 years after his infamous “Crank That”. - Ededdneddyfanredux

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14 Jordans - Jacob Sartorius Jordans - Jacob Sartorius

Compare you girl to your shoes. Nice job Jacob, -5/5 - ProPanda

This song is awful - RoseCandyMusic

Wow. You're DEFINITELY going to earn money by comparing a girl to shoes. 1/10. - EpicJake

Comparing your girlfriend to your footwear

Days without Jewish tricks: 0 - Ededdneddyfanredux

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15 Mo Bounce - Iggy Azalea

I thought we left big butt anthems back in 2014, Iggy. - Spark_Of_Life

So This Is What Iggy Is Doing This Year...Yeah Digital Distortion Will Fail - VideoGamefan5

We have the quintessential bad arse anthem of 2017. Oh Iggy, you've gone backward since "Fancy" - crowdiegal

Now I remember why I hated this music artist a few years ago - SpectralOwl

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16 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's vocals are fine for me, but Zayn's is just substandard, to say the least. I cannot stand his nasally high pitch, and piled with the tasteless and inefficient 50 Shades Darker theme of the song, it leaves much to be desired. Not to mention there's practically no beat to it at all. I wasn't a fan of Love Me Like You Do exactly, but at least there was the decent beat and Ellie's vocals to make up for it. This falls HARD (and no, get your head out of the gutter) as an OST song. - Swellow

Why Taylor? Why must you attach your name to this travesty known as Fifty Shades Darker? Also, can someone add Beauty and the Beast by Ariana Grande and John Legend? It fails to do the original any justice.

This is the year's worst song. The song isn't singing, it's screaming. I hate both Zayn's and Taylor's vocals, they are screaming. BAD

Taylor is amazing. I thought I was gonna hear a good song until I found a talentless gross 1D member who sounds screechy and bad - lovefrombadlands

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17 Wild Love - Cashmere Cat

What the hell is that chipmunk choir at the bottom? Are they actually screaming in pain or pleasure as they're being sodomized by mics? - LoveMusicLoveLife

Absolutely abysmal.

Imagine the drop of After Coachella for the entire song.

Not even The Weeknd can save this dreck. -5/5 - DCfnaf

18 Swang - Rae Sremmurd

I have absolutely no idea why, but I kinda like this 3/5 - Disx

This song is fun. Only bad thing is the falsetto. - ProPanda

That visitor comment about me...what's that supposed to mean? - WonkeyDude98

Wasn’t this album from 2016?

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19 Ohio Fried Chicken - Jake Paul

You can taste the fact it was made in less than 24 hours. - Swellow

Yup...please just kill me. Why does this idiot exist? -5/5 - DCfnaf

We shouldn't give Jake's food/music to anybody unless we want to kill them - Disx

Even worse than "It's Everyday Bro", simply pathetic and unlistenable! - LoveMusicLoveLife

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20 Jerika - Jake Paul

Hm, what can I say? First off, the lyrics are corny. The girl sounds like every mainstream, plain pop singer, and Jake sounds like he made no effort during his part of the song. - HollyleafOfThunderClan

This is one of the actual lyrics of the song: "Quavo you should take your mask off". You get what I mean. There are worse, dumber lyrics out there in this song but I think I proved my point. - SelfDestruct

We complain about Jake's lyrics but the girl has a few really bad lines too like "Put my ass in a tesla". what - Disx

I don't like jake paul. His songs are horrible - lovefrombadlands

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