Worst Songs That Hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 and 2018

The worst songs to hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2017 and 2018. Proof that Billboard chart success is not a measure of musical quality.

The Top Ten

1 In My Feelings - Drake

The fact that this ungodly abomination hit #1 and has stayed there for at least 6 weeks so far, while No Tears Left To Cry only got to #3, and Bad At Love only got to #5, completes the invalidation of the Billboard charts as a measure of quality. - allamassal

Terrible dull song. It's not a surprise this hit #1 on the billboard charts, the guys there LOVE Drake. - CharismaticKat

Drake Drake Drake, what's so amazing about Drake? What did he do to deserve to many #1 hits? - DCfnaf

Tip Pon It deserves more game than this garbage. Tip played ONCE. ONCE. Feelings is on ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME.

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2 I Like It - Cardi B

It's not that bad to be honest. - DaisyandRosalina

I hate haters this song is lit - BreakFastBeast2005

This song is amazing, and no matter how annoying Cardi gets to be to you, that won't stop her from ruling on the charts, so y'all be better siding with her than against her, cause you'll be hearing about her for a long, long time bchess - Enmanu16

Charts don't determine how good an artist is. Me being me I despise nearly every aspect of rap and pop music possible.

I DON'T like it.

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3 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B

This song made Cardi B popular, and it's not even good. This song just sounds like every other mainstream rap song. - allamassal

I'm actually shocked at how much this has grown on me over time. - DCfnaf

No. This is bad and didn't deserve it - MissRWBY202

4 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

Can Taylor Swift just go away already? Like, no one actually likes her.


I question why I even liked this to begin with. The only good thing about this song is the background music that appears in the pre-chorus, the bridge, and near the end, and even that wasn't enough to save this song. The chorus is one of the most repetitive I've ever heard. - allamassal

Everything that needs to be said about this abomination has already been said. Horrible song. - DCfnaf

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5 Humble - Kendrick Lamar

Woah woah woah! Why is this here? - Not_A_Weeaboo

6 Psycho - Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign

It's okay. I don't hate it and it's kind of catchy. - CharismaticKat

This song is just more overplayed garbage (I don't hear it as much anymore, but still) and is overall just another bland pop song, complete with lackluster lyrics. This was #1 for one week in June 2018. - allamassal

Oh, so this is that song I keep hearing on the radio that has no distinguishing features at all. *Sigh*, boring. - DCfnaf

7 Havana - Camila Cabello

Nah, this one deserved to be a hit. It's fun, catchy, and harmless, and it didn't really sound like anything else on the charts. This type of energetic fun is what we desperately needed with this onslaught of dull tropical house and trap rap tunes. - DCfnaf

This song is so annoying and what surprises me is that there are still people who will say this is good. Some piece of trash. Honestly it's below average.

This song is super annoying, and this song makes me want to rip my eardrums out of my ears - KingSlayer93316

I can understand why people like it, but if you know me, this isn't my type of music.

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8 God's Plan - Drake

I like it.

Not only is pretty much every Drake hit from 2015 onward completely and utterly useless, but Drake himself doesn't do anything different from other boring trap rappers. Why is this one receiving so much attention when he's not special in that regard? Memes and braindead challenges I guess. - DCfnaf

One of his most boring songs ever. - DaisyandRosalina

This song is just a mediocre snoozefest. Drake showed potential last year with Passionfruit, but then he released this. Here, there is nothing to make up for his robotic voice. - allamassal

It's okay in my opinion. I'm Upset and Nonstop and that collaboration he did with Lil Baby are worst than this. - Smashball23

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9 Rockstar - Post Malone

I'm pretty sure I'm the only person within my circle of friends who simply cannot enjoy this draining slog of a song. It's what you'd hear and see if you were suffering from epilepsy. - DCfnaf

This was another bland pop song, which of course got to #1 on the Hot 100 and stayed there for 8 weeks. - allamassal

I was expecting some rock music. - MChkflaguard_Yt

At least Rockstar by Nickelback tried to be a rock song, this doesn't even try at all...

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10 I'm the One - DJ Khaled

This is just meh to me. At least it's not as bad as DJ Khalid's supposed sequel to it named No Brainer. - Smashball23

Yup, I remember hearing this one far too much last summer. There's barely anything to this and it almost seems like it exists solely to advertise merch through the lyrics and music video. Useless. - DCfnaf

This song was another mediocre snoozefest that definitely didn't deserve to be #1, but was somehow #1 for a week in May 2017. At least it didn't stay there for longer. - allamassal

Wild Toughts was much better than this one, DJ Khaled just casted some random rappers and Justin Bieber. - DaisyandRosalina

The Contenders

11 Bad and Boujee - Migos

I actually don't mind this song to be honest. - Smashball23

This song was just artless trash, just like a typical Migos song. - allamassal

Migos suck in general, they are like Future but worse. - DaisyandRosalina

Migos song, popular for the memes it spawned, forgettable, useless...yup, it's a 2017 #1 hit. -_- - DCfnaf

12 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

It may not be the worst song on this list, but it was certainly the single most overplayed song between 2017 and 2018. It's been almost two years since this atrocity debuted at number one and stayed on the radio for what felt like ages...and I still hear it being played at restaurants and stores, as well as on the radio. Why can't we just let this song die already? What is this song doing that makes it such a brilliant thinkpiece? It's not even catchy! It's just boring and poorly-made. - DCfnaf

It is such a great song and its difficult for someone to have an opinion on the popularity of it while it was a bit overplayed. I also believe that any song which is overplayed will get people to dislike it. - ParasN2000

What a huge bore, this song is terribly dull ad bad for Ed's standards, there is not a single likeable thing in this song, even his voice was awful he sounded like Drake! Worst caraebbean rip-off I've ever heard. - DaisyandRosalina

This song is OK, although it didn't deserve to be #1 for 12 weeks, in fact it didn't even deserve the top 10 on the chart! "Last night you were in my room, and now my bedsheets smell like you". Have I said enough already? - allamassal

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13 Nice for What - Drake

I wouldn't call this one overplayed to be honest; I always think it's gonna come on but it turns out that "In My Feelings" ends up playing instead. I guess that kinda shows how lazy Drake is with his production and song ideas, but in comparison to every other hit he's had in recent momory...yeah I'll take this. The female backing vocals almost sound Kendrick Lamar-ish, Drake actually sounds like he's putting in effort, and the lyrics talk about gender inequality. My problem is that this song goes on for too long without really changing much of anything when it comes to the production of the song, and Drake is probably the worst person to be promoting female empowerment of all things, especially since he's the guy who gave us "Hotline Bling" and "Child's Play". 6/10 - DCfnaf

This is worse than sad? In my opinion this is one of the best songs Drake has ever made.The sample is great, lyrics are fine enough, and Drake has energy for once. It's a fun song, and it really wasn't affected by overplay, like Havana, which is another song which I have no idea why it's in the top 15 of this list. This is a 4.5/5.(Havana is a 5/5, and Sad! is a -2/5.

This song is better than Drake's 2 other 2018 hits, but still not really a good song. Drake's voice is robotic as usual, and the background music makes it better but not by much. - allamassal

14 Friends - Anne Marie and Marshmello

This is awful but it didn't hit number one, thank god it didn't. - Smashball23

TheTopTens really needs an option to remove items from lists. - allamassal

No because then people then wouldn't be able to share their opinions, like let's say you made the list of worst games someone adds a game you like that they really hate, it just wouldn't be fair - B1ueNew


Hopefully this never hits #1 because if it does, I'll die from depression. Alone. It won't matter when I die, but it won't be with any friends. Oh wait I have no friends...lik if you cri everytim. - DCfnaf

15 One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

Why are people adding songs that didn't even hit #1 on the chart? - allamassal

Because this site loves to troll people such as yourself. Believe me when I say I know what it's like. - DCfnaf


16 Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is basically the pop version of Drake, in that he gets a million #1 hits, and I'm thoroughly sick of hearing about him and his terrible music. 4/10 - DCfnaf

I actually like this song. - allamassal

17 Despacito - Luis Fonsi

2 Puerto Rican pop stars worked with a zero talent pop star. Not kidding. Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber sang a questionable song that not everyone else can try to understand. Despacito got billions of views which got the title as the most watched Youtube video in the universe. Wow. Just wow. Western civilization is collapsing.

This one was definitely overplayed and it's not very good, so can't argue with this one. - DCfnaf

Despacito 2 is better. - DarkBoi-X

Woah woah woah lets calm down - EliHbk

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18 Sad! - Xxxtentacion

What's so bad about this song? , it's good, why is xxxtentacion on every worst list? - B1ueNew

It went #1 because X was shot the week it did, so everyone paid their respects and got him a #1 hit. I understand why it happened and it's certainly not the worst X song that charted that week. But this is seriously awful and makes it really hard to sympathize with his depression because of how manipulative and self-centered the whole thing sounds. 1/10 - DCfnaf

The lyrics aren't the best but the beat is nice - B1ueNew

No.I liked this song a lot. - DarkBoi-X

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19 New Rules - Dua Lipa

Boring. Boring. Boring.
Also the music video is sexist. - MChkflaguard_Yt

This is one of the best songs of the decade - MAORSA05

I got new rules I count em I got new rules I count em - B1ueNew

20 No Brainer - DJ Khaled

This song sucks but it never hit number one - THICCBOI

But the list specifically stated that the songs on the list had to have hit #1. - allamassal

21 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Why is this song even here? The year isn't 1986, it's either 2017 or 2018. - Smashball23

Okay, this is getting really out of hand. This list is specifically for songs that hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 and 2018, but isn't this an old song? - allamassal

It's too bad this song didn't chart either year and doesn't qualify for this list because if it was #1, it would be the best one. 10/10 - DCfnaf

Why is THIS song here?! It was made in 1986, not 2017/2018! What is WRONG with you people?!

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22 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande

One taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain

I actually kinda like this song. - allamassal

€"-Love, "-patience, "-pain, "amazing
Every verse in a nutshell

- TheDuttyGyal

IT SUCKSS - aceboogieog

23 No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande

It never hit #1. But didn't and it was a good song. It's because Top Music Mafia put it on #2 though. 9/10. It was because of Avicii's Death. So they put Levels on 1. It never hit #1, or was a bad song. So why is it on the list?

It never hit #1 (although it deserved to), so it shouldn't be on here. It's also a really good song. - allamassal

First of all it never hit number 1 second of all it's a great song...

This website overrates it to the max, but I definitely dig this. 7/10 - DCfnaf

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24 FEFE - 6ix9ine

This obviously sucks, but it didn't hit number one and I'm so glad it didn't. - Smashball23

It sucks, but thank god it is not #1. If it is, hide in a bunker because the music apocalypse is about to start. - MChkflaguard_Yt

This was also not a #1 hit, thank God. The day 6ix9ine gets a #1 hit would be the day music officially dies. - allamassal

When did this ever become a number one hit?

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25 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

This song has been #1 for 4 weeks now, and it's just another overplayed pop tune. - allamassal

26 This is America - Childish Gambino

Unpopular opinion, but I really can't get behind this at all. Yes, I like Childish Gambino and his music, but even for his standards, this is one of the most pretentious #REALHIPHOP songs I've heard in recent memory. Gambino is acting like this song is sending some sort of message about racism and hypocrisy against black people, but it really isn't saying anything at all in the lyrics. The video is separate from the writing here. 4/10 - DCfnaf

Its not a song it's a speech or at least it should be

*sigh* who keeps adding the good music? - Not_A_Weeaboo

No this is great unlike that piece of crap havana - B1ueNew

27 River - Eminem

Bad, but one of the better songs off Revival. Still doesn't qualify for this list though. - DCfnaf

This song was pretty okay, compared to other songs from Revival.

28 Solo - Demi Lovato

I found it on music promotion. Wow. *slow clap* - MChkflaguard_Yt

29 Girls - Rita Ora

Did this even chart on the Hot 100 at all? - Smashball23

30 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars

I didn't really like this song, because I found the beat kind of annoying. - allamassal

Kinda dull. - DaisyandRosalina

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2. I Like It - Cardi B
3. Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
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2. I Like It - Cardi B
3. I'm the One - DJ Khaled
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