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THE TOP 20 WORST LYRICS OF 2017


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Published: 1 year ago
2017 was a bad year for music. We were gifted by our pop idols with some interesting songs, but overall it felt like the year was kind of...bleh...

But why not celebrate mediocrity and downright failure with a list?

Of course, if we counted small timers, this list could get enormous, so I focused on songs that were in the public spotlight.

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I'm not gonna lie, I thoroughly enjoy listening to feels lmao

18 hours ago

I don’t believe the hype

4 days ago

When he said “woo woo” I lost it lmao

4 days ago

Sometimes the shit singers say is meant as wordplay.

5 days ago

12:58 ARE YOU INSULTING TWENTY ONE PILOTS

1 week ago

I was really starting to doubt Katy Perry but then all your petty comments and Chained To The Rythm at #2 made sense. You can do better.
By the way where is Look what you made me do ? Oh wait...

2 weeks ago

And at this moment, the person typing this comment realized, they should subscribe to this dude.

2 weeks ago

YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE THE HYPE BEFORE TYLER JOSEPH DID 5:05

3 weeks ago

camia cabeyo '-'

3 weeks ago

I love this guy

4 weeks ago

Were is look what you made me do??🤔🤔

4 weeks ago

I just have so much fun with this videos, thank you!

4 weeks ago

I can’t tell if he’s using a green screen

1 month ago

Hey don’t disrespect country music like that! I’m offended.

1 month ago

Wow we just discussed Chained to the Rhythm almost a week ago, and now I see this! Now I know how deep your disgust runs!

1 month ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! We should be friends in real life cause... Thank you. I thought I was starting to be the only one left that disliked most popular music 🤦🏼‍♀️

1 month ago

Feels was my feel good & dance song anyways and I loved it WHO'S WITH ME

1 month ago

I'd eat the shit out of Katy Perry's buffet

Also, probably her shit, too

1 month ago

I kinda disagree with you on a couple. IMO Body Like a Back Road is appreciable because it's a fun, flirty song about commitment and the importance of taking the time to enjoy and know and make a project of learning about the person you're with -- heck, the song is one big metaphor about staying the distance, which is just plain refreshing some days. And hey, sometimes relationships are dirty and full of potholes and detours, but this song says that the best ones meander like less-travelled paths -- meta shout-out to Burns, maybe? -- and journeys that don't need to be rushed. Nice. It's fun and youthful with hints of maturity. What's not to love?

Also, again IMO, the best part about Shape of You is that he doesn't catalogue or fetishize his love interest's parts or pick out some random part of her body that "explains" his attraction to her. For him it's the whole package, with emphasis on identity and individuality. No thinly veiled hints about T&A; it's loving her shape the way it is, maybe even because it's her. The bit about the smell of her on his sheets? If you think about it for a moment, that's also unusually insightful for a pop song. These days you hear a lot about getting sweaty or euphemistically getting dirty, but it's often either sanitized or vaguely insulting -- but this is recognizing that sex and intimacy are messy and real and have consequences that last beyond the act itself without calling anyone derogatory names.

Otherwise ... oh yeah. These are bad. This was a very odd time for pop music.

1 month ago

give it up to dj khaled!! wild thoughts one of the biggest record in the world. aint no place of that song in here man

1 month ago

i think in bad liar by 'happy pill' she does not mean drugs, she means antidepressants

1 month ago

I love this video I think the exact same thing and I love your humor I laughed a lot, subscriber now ❤️🤣

1 month ago

All of Gucci Gang is shit, there aren't any good lyrics

1 month ago

The thumbnail, every time I look at it, it just makes me think...

“my ears will bleed, my skin will scream, reminding me of who I killed inside my dreams”

1 month ago

Yes, yes, yes,

1 month ago

How did “Look What You Made Me Do” avoid ANY criticism?

1 month ago

Whitney Elizabeth aside from that cringy "i'm sorry, the old taylor bla bla" .. every lyrics were fine.. the chorus beat is eewww thou

1 month ago

The word zombie doesn't work in songs?!?!? There must be something wrong In Your Head

1 month ago

One lyric I thought was cringy that wasn't on the list was "You ain't nobody til you got somebody" from tell me you love me by Demi Lovato, like I'm sorry, I didn't realize I wasn't a person or my own person until I get into a relationship

1 month ago

I could not agree more oh my gosh

1 month ago

I love what u said about cardi B! I hate how narcissit she is and how arrogant and too big for her boots she is and im sooo glad u spilt the tea on her!! KEEP DOIGN WHAT U DOING

2 months ago

amazing video i agree with u with everything haha dont focus in the dislikes xD

2 months ago

Summary of the video is that pop sucks ass. God dammit people listen to fuckin slayeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr.

2 months ago

“And second of all ew”



disgusted staring off in the distance



“Ew!”
🤣W H E E Z E I agree! That silence said a thousand words! Lol

2 months ago

I CANT BREATHE THIS IS SO FUNNY

2 months ago

What's this extinct "Lyrics" creature you're referring to? I'd like to know about its history and where it all began.

2 months ago

And ppl say emo music is bad

2 months ago

There's so much more you could have mentioned with Gucci gang

2 months ago

Hey man no offence
But I feel music industry is an entertainment industry rather than educational
So not all songs are intended to have a message or morale behind them
Some are just made to entertain
And maybe cars and money are motivation for few
;)

2 months ago

“The Chainsmokers made a new album and it was honestly terrible.”
BRO DONT YOU EVEN

2 months ago

Thats why i love metal and rock.

2 months ago

Oh, I so agree..my ears are bleeding...so tired of these people who call themselves artist and all the slang..and unfortunately these artist ate taking over the award shows cause of the teeny bloopers like the beat..have no fucking clue about the lyrics

2 months ago

"And second of all, ew... Ew." I'm dying. You have yourself a new subscriber. 👏

2 months ago

No one can be polite while roa-

Nevermind...

2 months ago

As soon as I heard you point out how that’s narcissistic


I subscribed.

2 months ago

Skrt Skrt Skrt Skrt Skrt Skrt Skrt

2 months ago

Pop music today is really bad, buuuut some smaller artists are rising up a bit. (Glass Animals is a good alternative rock band btw)

2 months ago

5:53 is my opinion

2 months ago

I’m not letting you have it

2 months ago

MGK need to be at 1 place.He is awful rapper.

2 months ago

i like shape of you body like a back road AND God your mama and me

3 months ago

BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD DRIVIN WITH MY EYES CLOSED I KNOW EVERY CURVE LIKE THE BACK OF MY HA ND DOING 15 IN A 30 I AIN'T IN NO HURRY IMMA TAKE IT SLOW JUST AS FAST AS I CAN btw curves as the shape of her body

3 months ago