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...

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

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

I hate this song - RoseCandyMusic

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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.

Cringe factor over 9000

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3 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

I care too little to hate this song. Giving it a listen, yeah it sucks, but I really don't want to give it attention. Moving on. - naFrovivuS

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4 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

"Lil Kodak, they don't like to see you winnin' They wanna see you in the penitentiary". Kodak Black, I just wanted to leave this comment just to let you know that you are a waste of space in the world and you deserve to be locked in the penitentiary, you disgusting and vile excuse for a human being. -5/5 - DCfnaf

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

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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

Its one of my favorite artists

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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

More like "No Appetit"
This song is all thinly veiled innuendo about sucking her no no spot

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7 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

YUP! Kodak Black DID make a song worse than "Tunnel Vision". I can't believe that at all. I'll take Kodak trying to justify his rape accusations over shamelessly admitting he does not regret robbing places armed and sexually assaulting people. Yeah, Kodak Black, I wish you would stop thieving our oxygen.

This should be Number 1. Easily of the worst songs I've ever heard in my entire life. -5/5 - DCfnaf

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8 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.

Middle Fingers isn't the only song to share its melody to a nursery rhyme. every time I hear Jacob spelling Bingo, I can't help but think of Old McDonald Had a Farm, particular that E-I-E-I-O part. - NiktheWiz

The chorus is actually a ripoff of Frere Jacques/Where is *insert finger here*. - DCfnaf

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9 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

Annoying man but it was from 2016. Almost as bad as Watch Me - Neonco31

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10 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!

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

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

If there are still people calling Taylor Swift a "country artist," I pity you.

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The Newcomers

? Marionetten - Söhne Mannheims

A song by Xavier Naidoo's conspiracy theorist group about how a secret world organization is enslaving us without us noticing and how they are gonna fight against it by taking down the government.
The music to it is great to be honest, mostly because Xavier Naidoo indeed is a very good musician, but this goes too far. Up until a certain point he simply made great music, and was a conspiracy theorist in private. I don't see why he now mixes this up. - Martin_Canine

? Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith

This song is decent, but I'm surprised the Sam Smith comeback was this hyped. - ProPanda

The Contenders

11 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.

Really, Boy? Hit Em With the Malfoy is terrible. - AlphaQ

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12 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

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.

Only Logic can take a song with several positive qualities and make it completely irredeemable and misguided just by boiling down suicide to the most ignorant perspective possible. He only makes it worse by passing suicide off as something that is easy to stop. People say that Logic is doing a selfless deed, when in reality, it's the opposite. 0/10. - NiktheWiz

I like what he was going for with this message and concept, as it is a bold statement for an artist to pull it off (Eminem with "Stan" Gorillaz with "Feel Good Inc.") but it sadly never takes off. Largely, the song feels incomplete due to lacking a beat and from the poorly written vocals. Also, this isn't the type of hip hop logic originally did. So yeah, it's not great, but it's still way better than the other garbage mumble rappers from earlier this year (cough cough lil uzi, jay-z, and 21 Savage)2.5/5

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13 Ghosting - Blood on the Dancefloor

This might become my least favorite song of all time. This song ENCOURAGES teens to post nude photos of themselves and Dahvie Vanity acting like a perverted jerk wanting to look at teens naked, disgusting. And it sounds just like Bewitched if I can remember. This and Who Dat Boy are the worst songs of the year. - AnimeDrawer

Anything by this band must be awful. - Lucretia

Please get this to the top ten! Worst band ever! - AnimeDrawer

I thought these two transvestites were done stealing our oxygen in 2015

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14 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

Rae Sremmurd has grown on me but they are becoming more forgettable day by day.

This song is good for their standards but that falsetto...2/5 - AlphaQ

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15 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

Zayn sounds like my little sister, lol - Ohno

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16 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

"Wiggle Wiggle"- Jacob Sartorious

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17 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

Utter trash. 5 year olds can do better than this

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18 Young and Menace - Fall Out Boy

Sell Out Boy proves that they can continue to make even worse music every time they make a new song. Can't believe these are the same guys who made the masterpiece, What a Catch, Donnie.

Right when I thought that they couldn't have topped that Ghostbusters cover as the worst thing they have done, they've proven me wrong with this disaster. I'll be damned if that hook isn't the worst of the year. 0/10. - NiktheWiz

Dang. I love Fall Out Boy, but this is easily their worst song. The guys that made "Centuries", "Young Volcanoes", "Irresistible", "Immortals", and "Dance Dance" made...this? Come on! How can this amazing band be behind that earbleeding drop? I hope this won't be their new direction. 0/5 - DCfnaf

"Sugar, we're going down"

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19 Bad and Boujee - Migos

A lot of these songs are from 2016 and got popular at the tail end unless your Jacob Sartorius but I don't consider his songs songs or take his career seriously. Bad and Boujee was released in 2016 but I remember picked up fire right when the year started. I don't consider this song bad as much as forgettable and boring (which is worse in my opinion). The only interesting thing about this song is the "rain drop drop top" part and even then I wouldn't remember that if the middle class white and mexican kids didn't blare it on the bus. - MrQuaz680

You know what? This is the worst meme of all time. Plus it got Lil Uzi Vert to #1. So dead and boring. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

This song's not bad at all. It has a decent beat and a catchy chorus. Migos may not be the "Beatles of their generation" as Donald Glover once said, but they have a style that unfortunately, so many rappers have imitated since. - LoveMusicLoveLife


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20 Mi Gente - J Balvin

Gosh! That song, although sung in Spanish and French, is going all over the world. Not only the song is tasteless, but the "sound" at the bottom sounds like a donkey being slaughtered, meaning it's auditive torture. - LoveMusicLoveLife

The song would be better without William!

Don't knw what to think of the song, but Willy William is one of the stupidest stage names ever. - ProPanda

Oh yeah...this. Picture "Despacito" and practically any of the mumble rap abominations that charted this year combined into one.

Yeah. That's not a great thought, is it? -5/5 - DCfnaf

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