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These Pop Hits Are The Most Annoying Songs Of All Time

Monica August 23, 2023

‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke

You couldn’t walk into a bar in 2013 without hearing this song at least once during the evening. There are some horrendous innuendos that no one should ever have to listen to. It was a one-hit wonder and no one’s really sure why it even made it that far.

The song is even believed to be a rip-off from another classic song. As one Reddit user puts it, the song “sounds like someone flattened some horse sh** over a record player and pressed play.” That’s one way of describing this repetitive and dry song (via Reddit).

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‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice

The year 1990 saw Ice Ice Baby hit the charts. No one seemed to care how annoying or horrendous the song was, or that it was a rip-off of Under Pressure by Queen. Freddie Mercury heard the song, and in an interview with his assistant Peter Freestone, he said, “He carried on eating his breakfast and suddenly stopped, frowning. I thought there was a problem with his food but he said ‘no.’ He started listening intently and couldn’t believe his ears. He was smiling when he said that he couldn’t believe what he was hearing … a blatant ripoff.”

Nothing will ever come close to Under Pressure, so Ice Ice Baby needs to stop trying, though Vanilla Ice claims the song wasn’t a ripoff (via Ultimate Classic Rock). Either way, it was a huge hit that launched Ice to superstardom in the early ’90s, but today it’s just annoying.


‘Friday’ by Rebecca Black

If you heard Friday, chances are, you celebrated by cracking open a beer to try and drown out the horrendous music coming from the radio. The song went viral, but not in a way anyone ever wants to go viral. Rebecca Black’s YouTube had two million… dislikes and people were even sending her threats because of how horrendous her song was.

It was deemed the worst song and music video ever made. Her 15 minutes of infamy negatively impacted her reputation for years after (via Forbes).


‘I Want Candy’ by The Strangeloves

Everyone wants candy, but that doesn’t mean you have to shout it over and over again. In the 1960s, the Strangeloves begged to differ and reminded everyone how much they wanted candy with a festive, upbeat, and annoying song.

Though, it turns out the song is a huge innuendo for other things. It was repetitive, and though it was fun to listen to once or twice at a party, it quickly reached its threshold (via Song Facts).


Photograph by Nickelback

Nickelback earned the horrible title of the worst band in the world. Their song Photograph was likely one of the catalysts for that thanks to its bland lyrics and over-the-top use of guitar and drums.

Lead singer Chad Kroeger doesn’t help their case either. Their song Rockstar is also rated as horrendous. They just need to give up trying (via The Guardian).

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‘Believe’ by Cher

It took six years for Cher to record Believe. Even though the tune is catchy and fun thanks to a puppy-pop, bubbly beat, it doesn’t mean it’s a good song.

It was once the biggest-selling single in 1999, though the monotonous beats wouldn’t have anything compared to the music that’s out today. Listening to it once is enough, but by the fifth time, we’re sick of it (via Quora).


‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion

Everyone loved Celine Dion at one point, and she earned a decent title as one of the greatest solo artists of our time. But My Heart Will Go On was so overplayed, that it lost its pizzazz and charm.

People grew sick of the repetitive beats, and once it became the theme song of The Titanic, it went down the drain. It’s one of those songs that makes us want to run in the opposite direction every time we hear it on the radio (via Newstalk).


‘Karma Chameleon’ by Culture Club

If you grew up in 1983, then you’ll know why this is one of the most annoying songs of all time. You can only hear the lyrics “Karma, Karma, Karma Karma, Karma, Karma chameleon” so many times, and after the fifth or tenth time, you probably had enough.

It’s a bunch of nonsense that doesn’t do anything for us but makes us frustrated. Next song, please (via Reddit).


‘Tequila’ by The Champs

What starts with a promising, fun, happy-go-lucky beat takes a turn for the worse all thanks to one single word. Even though we’ve all had a wild night or two on tequila, it doesn’t mean it has to be the basis for an entire two-and-a-half-minute song.

The sax player makes up for the lack of substance in this song, though we’re not sure if anyone can ever come back from a single-lyric song (via Reddit).


‘Honey, I’m Good’ by Andy Grammer

This sugar-pop song is a perfect example of a singer who thinks he’s talented but isn’t. He just needs to give it up, even if he’s trying to prove to the world that he’s not a cheater. We get it after the third time you say it, Andy.

He tries to be this trustworthy macho man, though he’s just another repulsive wannabe. Most listeners want to throw this 2015 song in the trash (via Slate).

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‘Mahna Mahna’ by The Muppets

This one takes the cake as one of the most annoying, nonsensical songs on this list. The lyrics aren’t in any existing language, so the listener is left wondering what’s going on.

It’s a battle of meaningless jabber and melodies, like “Doo-doo-dee-doo-doo, doo-doo-dee-doo.” Repetitive melodies like this one never get very far (via Mental Floss).

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‘MMMBop’ by Hanson

This song is more than two decades old and was sung by a bunch of kids. Songs sung by kids are already a red flag. At some points in the song, they weren’t even singing any real lyrics, like “Mmmbop, ba duba dop, Ba du bop, ba duba dop” which just proves that you don’t need words to sing an annoying song.

All you need is a repetitive, monotonous beat, which this song successfully does. The meaning of the song is misunderstood, but that means they should have done a better job at singing it (via Reddit).


‘Thong Song’ by Sisqo

This song came out in 2000, and you can tell the singer had no idea what he was doing. The entire premise of the song is about a woman in a thong. Even though there’s a cool melody, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Sisqo is shouting about thongs (via The Ringer).


‘Cheerleader’ by OMI

In the summer of 2012, the world was unfortunate enough to hear the song Cheerleader by OMI. It’s a mix of piano, trumpet, and conga in a bit dance hit that managed to make it to the radio of everyone’s home.

This song does make us want to sit back, pick up a margarita, and make us forget that we’re listening to sexist lyrics (via Bustle).

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‘Baby’ by Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is one of the most annoying pop artists of all time, though fans around the world melt every time they see his face on stage. But Baby has to be one of the worst songs he’s ever sung.

He’s a little kid singing pop songs, and Baby is just more proof. He doesn’t even look old enough to be on stage, and he sounds high-pitched (via Horrible Music).