Okay, so it’s actually the 11 worst songs of 2010, but when I was making the list I realized I just couldn’t decide which song to kick off, so I thought why not include them all!?!? While there was some pretty mediocre music clogging up the charts this year, I found most of the years worst material went under the radar. So without further ado, I give you the 10 (ahem), 11 worst songs of 2010!
10 (TIE). “Turn On The Radio”, Reba
Reba’s worst single to date. Perhaps I would have been able to like this song more if it weren’t such an obvious and desperate sounding attempt to garner commercial relevance, which considering her last album garnered a number one single and another top ten hit, makes the purpose of “Turn On The Radio’s” existence even more puzzling and pointless.
10 (TIE). “We Are The World 25 For Haiti”, Artists For Haiti
Yes it was for a very noble cause, but sadly this version fails to live up the 1985 original “We Are The World”. There are a few bright spots, particularly Jennifer Hudson and P!nk, but the cons vastly outweight the pros. Justin Bieber opening the song? Wyclef Jean yodeling? Lil’ Wayne singing with Auto-Tune? Akon singing with Auto-Tune? T-Pain period? Then there’s that questionable rap, and the even more questionable use of old Michael Jackson vocals. At least the money went to charity.
9. “Today Was A Fairytale”, Taylor Swift
Taylor almost seems to be attempting self-parody with “Today Is A Fairytale”, except the song isn’t done with the slightest trace of humour. It’s because of songs like this one, which features her painfully overused fairytale imagery, that I refuse to acknowledge Taylor Swift as one of the great songwriters of her generation.
8. “Bollywood”, Liz Phair
Sometimes just because something is self-aware as to how stupid it is doesn’t make it any less… well stupid.
7. “Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone”, Craig Morgan
A thoroughly embarrassing metaphor. This is why people think country music is for simple-minded hicks.
6. “Pretty Boy Swag”, Soulja Boy
He is easily one of the most grating rappers of all time.
5. “Like A G6”, Far East Movement ft. The Cataracs and Dev
Okay so the song has a catchy beat, but that’s the only redeeming quality this song has. The rapping is fairly terrible, while the chorus isn’t even singing! She is literally just talking with auto-tune, is this what the music industry is coming to!? Even Ke$ha is more talented than that! Oh, and speaking of Ke$ha, “Tik Tok” wants it’s bridge back.
4. “The Time (Dirty Bit)”, Black Eyed Peas
It’s like they aren’t even trying anymore, and considering how terrible they normally are that’s really saying something. At least “Boom Boom Pow” and “My Humps” were unintentionally funny.
3. “Teach Me How To Dougie”, Cali Swag District
“Crank That (Souja Boy)”, “You’re A Jerk”, and now “Teach Me How To Dougie”. Do we really need anymore proof that songs made to promote the latest dance craze are a bad idea?
2. “House Party”, 30H!3
There comes a point when it can’t even be considered music anymore.
1. “(It’s Time to) Beat Dat Beat”, DJ Pauly D
DJ Pauly D, of Jersey Shore, takes shallowness to a whole new superficial level of douchebagery.