Top Ten Worst Sounds In The World

What sounds set your teeth on edge and shivers down your body?

The Top Ten

1 Justin Bieber's Voice

I wouldn't know if his voice is bad because I always manage to switch off the radio before he starts warbling. Honestly, I just don't know how I do it... - Britgirl

Laugh out loud :D but true...

Justin Bieber's voice is one of the worst sounds as a matter of fact indeed, but the absolute worst sound ever heard was the volcano that erupted in August 27, 1883 called Krakatoa, which exploded and made the scariest, most satanic and EAR RAPING sound of ALL TIME! It was so bad that it was heard more than 3000 MILES away and turned EVERYBODY's ears within hundreds of miles into crap and triggered 130 foor tsunamis that killed 36000 people, it's worse than anything else on this list and it's on the Volcanic Eruption section of this list, which should be #1 as a BIG matter of fact, there hasn't been any sound anywhere near as bad and painful as Krakatoa after that, the only sounds worse than Justin Bieber's voice nowadays are those of bombs, rockets and wrecks. - nelsonerico

At least one person has to like his voice right?

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2 Crying Babies

So I'm at a restaurant you know eating my food then a family walks in with 2 toddlers. They start to cry and they never stopped. Through out the entire time they were there at the restaurant crying and the parents did nothing about it. I was so P! $$3D that off because I had to eat my meal with a bunch of three year olds screaming and crying! - Sage_Naruto

Ugh I remember I used to hate Walmart for this. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE PARENTS don't DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT- what was I talking about? Oh yeah, CRYING BABIES. I know it's the only way a baby can communicate, but COME ON. And Justin Bieber's voice? That's nothing compared to this. - MusicalPony

I'd Say so as much as Baby's are adorable There not very Adorable when there Balling!
It kills my ears! - Curti2594

Ugh. this. sound. this stupid horrible sound - taishisohma

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3 Fingernails Scraping On a Blackboard

I haven't heard it before but my mom says it is really bad the voice you see here and scraping a knife on a bottle are both annoying not only because they are sharp what makes them really annoying and scary is that we remember a hunter from the time of human ancestors that fearing that creature was really important so it is saved in our DNA memory and we still fear these voices

Gives me the shivers and does someone eating a banana even make a sound?

Like scratching a plate with a fork in a silent room filled with forks being scratched by plates. Just thinking of riding a car of plates in a road of forks pointing up makes me sick. - DubstepLover

love it

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4 Little Kids Screaming

My little cousin is so annoying and my brothers to they are always constantly screaming and shouting right in my ears. I cannot describe how much younger siblings and cousins bother me. It really bugs me when they say something totally illogical or obscure and I say something that is true and they say ask a grow up or I don't care. Even if I leave them alone they just follow me and torment me constantly. I am glad the door at my house locks. However there I have no rooms to lock myself in to escape the torment. The way I see it being an only child is like winning a million bucks. I am always tired because YOUNGER SIBLINGS MISSION IS TO SLAUGHTER YOU. - Jaeden29

Kids under the age of 9 think they know every thing, and when you prove them wrong they just wanna keep arguing.

Little Children are gross - MoldySock


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5 Someone Chewing Gum

OH. MY. GOD. EVERYONE in the world seems to be chewing gum, everywhere I go. I walk into class, EIGHT PEOPLE ARE CHEWING GUM RIGHT BEHIND ME. And the REALLY loud chewers are in the back, so you can hear everyone at the same time. I have condition called misophonia, which means gum chewing and some other noises can actually drive me into strong rage and/or panic. It's a living heck. People, be courteous please. I'm not the only person in the world with misophonia, and far from the only person bothered by gum chewing. You're not even supposed to have gum. You're in school. So please, be courteous, and maybe cut off the gum or possibly chew with your mouth closed. - pandagirl

Its rude and annoying. I don't understand why you have to chew your gum so loudly... I don't see you eating other food that way..

Try having 3 girls CHOMPING gum with their mouths WIDE open right next to you at the same table and concentrating in class so that you don't fail! - Icegirl119

This is my pet peeve. And of course, in my digital tools class, I sit next to the girl who always has gum.

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6 Loud Swallowing

Man I could take this in so many dirty ways... - MoldySock

The loud *gulp* followed by tsk-Ah. Kills me.

Seems like a dirty eating machine

This doesn't bother me - jmepa1234

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7 Someone Eating a Banana

Can't stomach the noise of a banana sloshing around someone's mouth - especially if they're talking. Yuk! - Britgirl

True, I hate it when somebody talks to me while eating a banana and here's another worst sound: Somebody making smacking noises with there mouth, I can't stand it :3 - PewDiePie

If you don't mind me asking, how does someone eating a banana make sound?... That came out so wrong. - PlatinumTheHitgirl

I hope no one eats me - PeeledBanana

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8 Scraping a Fork Up and Down a Plate

Oh my gosh my brother does this to me all the time it hurts so bad

It is really irritating

Oh my gosh. It sounds like nails on a chalkboard!

Gotta get every last molecule - MACDONALDS

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9 Burps

Disgusting, even worse when they say how good it was... It makes me nearly puke, sometimes it does!


Sounds like a hungry buffalo

It's natural, but... yuck! - mayamanga

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10 Continuous Sniffing

I have a theory when it comes to sniffing. I rate its just as contagious as yawning, because if I hear someone constantly sniffing I can't help but sniff myself, I sniff even at the thought of someone sniffing, no matter how hard I try to not do it - Danielsun182

One kid I knew did this all the time on the bus, I so badly wanted to shovel sponges in his nose - MACDONALDS

The worst is when someone sniffs and is obviously stuffed up. The wetness of the sound makes me want to puke

The only time my mother sniffed something was when it was a flower. - AlphaQ

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The Contenders

11 Someone Drumming Fingers On Desk

I'm always drumming my fingers along the desk, although I feel quite bad for the people beside me. Just a habit that I can't contain, although sadly - and annoying habit. - Flowersocks2137

A kid in my class ALWAYS did this. It's so annoying and you can never concentrate. This should seriously be first.

Last year, some kid in my class started drumming their fingers on their desk and I couldn't concentrate

I do it all day to the tune of the king of New York dance break from newsies

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12 Someone Chewing Loudly

My dad does this all the time! Loud as day! It drives me insane! - ResistOppression

Makes me want to throw a rock at the persons head

All slimey sounding, gross - MACDONALDS

I Hate it when people do this! It's like, didn't your mom teach you manners?!,!?!?!?!

13 Creaky Door

It makes me jump every time

Nothing bad, just a bit spooky. - Undistinguished

14 Dog Licking

My Great Dane sleeps with me at the foot of my bed at night and the licking noises.. OH MY GOD CAN SHE JUST STOP!?! I say her name. She looks at me. I pat her on the head and then lay back down. Glorious silence. Six seconds later... *lick lick lick lick lick lick lick* I need to suffocate myself with my pillow to get some sleep.. -_- Other than that I love her!

15 Nicki Minaj's Voice

It's WAY worse than Justin Bieber's voice. I don't care what anyone thinks.

She sounds like a woman on testosterone pills. WAY WORSE THAN Bieber's VOICE.

How is this at number 26? It should be way higher.

Justin Bieber is way worse you idiot - RockStarr

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16 Loud Motorbike

I hate the sound when there is a loud motorbike in a dark place. It's very threatening.

No there some dick who keeps on reving up it okay if they ride like supposed to

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17 Farts

Why are farts here? They're awesome! - DunnaNunnaBatman

These are entertaining! What's worse is the silent but deadly fart! No sound but it smells so bad! It does not smell like teen spirit!

Aw nasty, farts. You would have to go to the bathroom - EpicJake

Just imagine Disgust from Inside Out farting! Sexy!

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18 Vomiting

Positively disgusting especially because it can be a contagious disease that can come your way. I hate puke, period.

It sounds so terrible, (I'm not gonna describe the sound) and it makes me feel sick... - HyenaLover

This ruined nachos for me because someone vomited nachos on my lap


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19 Sirens

DEE DOO DEE DOO! Oh joy someone is injured.And so is my eardrum because of the cacophony. - Epekov

An anbulance without its siren going was just about to go under a bridge; I thought, then, any second now... I war right. I'm sure they do it for a laugh. - Britgirl

Go to the Philippines. There is a law here where sirens are banned.

This is very annoying! Stop it you attention seekers! But I can only forgive emergency vechicles for doing this. Anyways, I'm happy that siren sounds are banned in my country.

It may be annoying but if there is an emergency they need to have it - mayamanga

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20 Fire Alarm

If they have them, at least turn them down so I won't get a heart attack

Afire alarm killed my 3rd grade teacher's hamster, Sir Oreo Poops-A-Lot. Guess how he died? HEART ATTACK FROM THE ALARM!

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21 Dora's Voice

"Dora Dora the explorer" KILL ME NOW! - Icegirl119

Me:Let's see what's on T.V.. DORA OH NO. Dora:Dora the explorer. Me: Shoots T.V.

Dora yells instead of speaks. I knew this would be here - EpicJake

It is so annoying I just want to put duct tape on her mouth to shut her up

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22 Dentist drill

I think the the dentist drill sound is cool

It makes me cringe - mayamanga

23 SpongeBob's Laugh

You start to like it at first, but you'll think its annoying after you hear it 30 times. - EpicJake

It's funny but it gets annoying because he does once and he will just keep on doing it

If SpongeBob do it 6 times it good but too much get annoying watch funny pants so yo might end in the EENT clinic

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24 Someone Rubbing a Balloon

It sends shivers down my spine! Just have to hope there's a pin nearby!

It's the next thing to fingernails on a chalkboard.

It could pop at any second... XC - NintendoROCK3T

25 Coronation Street Theme Tune

Hate it so much. But I always found the Spongebob theme more so; since I was six. - PositronWildhawk

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26 Ice Cream Van Chimes

Sorry, I don't want to buy your ice cream. I already have some at home, and how do I know that you're not a creepy pedophile trying to kidnap me? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

It reminds me of my childhood! These sound good! It's not like the annoying childhood theme tunes of nowadays!

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27 Someone Screaming In Agony and Pain

I hate everyone, but I can't stand others in pain and agony. This deserves the top spot. Unlike JB's voice, this has been around for millennia and will continue long after he is dead

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28 Kendrick Lamar's voice
29 Rebecca Black's Voice Rebecca Black's Voice Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

Rebecca Black is 32 on this list. That gives you a sign of how up-to-date this list is. - Swellow

My god... - mayamanga

It's friday friday

30 Squealing

Calm yourself you aren't a pig

31 Kesha's voice
32 Silverware Clinking

I despise this noise I want to murder everybody in restaurants!

33 Girls Screaming

This thing always happens to me every day. My classmates are just insane lol

34 Rihanna's voice
35 Alarm Clock

It's the noise that reminds you to go to school or work every morning

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36 People Crying

Depends on why they are Crying. Then again if it's a whiner then I hate it - Curti2594

Well, they can't help it, so don't give the criers the blame - EpicJake

37 Fred's Voice

Fred was such an annoying little buttface, his voice was ear raping all the time.

38 Kidz Bop Kids Singing

They butchered all these classic songs and turned them into, well, CRAP!

If they sing Vocaloid songs... (slides finger across neck) - mayamanga

I hate this one the most

Kidz Bop is lit. BACK OFF HATERS!

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39 Car Alarms

Dumb people who just leave their cars screaming down the parking lot! Best cure... Axe!

40 Fork Scratching On a Plate
41 Gunshot

This isn't annoying

Same sound as the locks on a Mercedes G-Class - Liam31idents

42 Rap Music

I hope to never have to listen to music by Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, or Jay-Z. - Turkeyasylum

I won't say it. I just won't. - PositronWildhawk

I hate rap so mutch - thebounty

At least MODERN rap. - naFrovivuS

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43 Someone peeing in the next cubicle


44 Danny Brown's voice
45 Train

An actual train? Or the band called Train? I'd believe either one. - Zach808

Yeah especially if you live near the Tracks and train always liek to come through town At like 12 midnight when I'm almost asleep! - Curti2594

If you're referring to trains themselves. I agree. Especially those horns.
If you're referring to the band Train, I especially agree. - Swellow

46 Scraping a Knife Against a Plastic Bottle

This is the worst noise ever! I Heard it before. It is SO annoying!

47 Bomb Explosion

If you were in the presence of a bomb explosion, would the sound be the worst thing? - PositronWildhawk

48 Someone blowing their nose
49 Beyoncé's voice
50 Donald Trump's Voice

However that guy down there is who thinks Donald Duckhair has a sexy voice is downright one of the stupidest people on the face of this earth. - tornadoeater

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Top Remixes (26)

1. Little Kids Screaming
2. Crying Babies
3. Justin Bieber's Voice
1. Continuous Sniffing
2. Someone Eating a Banana
3. Creaky Door
1. Dora's Voice
2. Scraping a Fork Up and Down a Plate
3. Little Kids Screaming

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