They might be overplayed songs, bad songs, they might be songs that are so bad you love to hate them, but it doesn’t change the fact that there’s nothing worse than having one of these songs stuck in your head for an entire day.
Let’s hope you won’t catch one of these earworms after seeing our top 20 of the most annoying songs ever!
20. Believe, by Cher (1998)
Nothing quite says 1998 like an autotuned Cher asking us over and over if we believe in life after love.
19. Baby Shark
If you ever hear this song, run for your life doo-doo-doo-doo-doo.
18. Barbie Girl, by Aqua (1997)
O the 1990’s, or when we glorified Barbie’s unattainable beauty standards…
17. Final Countdown, by Europe (1986)
The song is called Final Countdown, but they actually tell you 13 times it’s the final countdown. By the end, you’ll really wish this song was over.
16. Macarena, by Los Del Rio (1995)
Let’s face it, if it wasn’t for its iconic dance, Macarena would have been forgotten years ago. It’s such a bad song, yet again with questionable lyrics.
15. You’re Beautiful, by James Blunt (2005)
This song has gotten old. We get it, James, we’re beautiful, but you sound more like a stalker than an enamoured boyfriend.
14. Disco Duck, by Rick Dees (1978)
Disco beats, duck sounds… need we go on?
13. Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen (2012)
Carly Rae Jepsen is confused here. Call her? Don’t call her? Let’s hope no one will ever use her lyrics as a pick up line again.
12. Ice Ice Baby, by Vanilla Ice (1989)
This song is definitely laughing material nowadays. If you want to have a constipated look, just sing its chorus (it’s probably the only part of the song you’ll remember, to be honest).
11. Baby, by Justin Bieber (2010)
It was cringe-worthy when it came out, it is still cringe-worthy now. We just want to forget this song ever existed.
10. Axel F, by Crazy Frog (2005).
“Ring ding ding daa baa, baa aramba baa borm baa baroomba”—just shut up already. Nothing good could ever come out of a 2000’s remix of an 80’s song. The end.
9. My Heart Will Go On, by Céline Dion (1997)
Aka the most overplayed song of all times. Kate Winslet feels like throwing up whenever she hears the song now, and you probably do too.
8. Friday, by Rebecca Black (2011)
This is NOT a good song that was overplayed. This was, from the start, plainly bad. Even Rebecca Black is ashamed of this song now. That says a lot.
7. Honey I’m Good, by Andy Grammer
Sure, this song is great if you’re into men who want to be praised for not cheating on their girlfriends.
6. Cotton Eye Joe, by Rednex (1994)
You probably want to die when this song plays at a party and some people start line dancing to it. Nothing says redneck quite like line dancing.
5. I’m a Gummy Bear, by Gummibär (2007)
Talk about a profound, meaningful song… not. From the music to the lyrics, this song sucks from beginning to end—and we’re not talking about the music video.
4. Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke (2013)
If rape culture had an anthem, this would be it. Not only are the lyrics just really, really bad when it comes to respecting women, but the music itself is overly repetitive.
3. All About That Bass, by Meghan Trainor (2014)
Nice try Meghan, nice try. Inclusivity is a good thing to aim for, but here the singer shamed petite girls, girls who like to wear makeup or get plastic surgery. Beauty is different for everyone.
2. Happy, by Pharrel Williams (2013)
Is there something more depressing than happy people shoving their happiness in your face? This song got so overplayed, and it got even worse when people started making “Happy in…” videos.
1. Gangnam Style, by Psy (2012)
Yet another song that would never have made it that far if it wasn’t for its iconic dance.