[YEAR-END] Worst Singles of 2016

This year’s worst of the worst songs were exceptionally bad, despite many of them becoming multi-platinum singles (see 2015 list here).

10. Santigold (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN) – Who Be Lovin’ Me
ws10Undoubtedly the best song on this list, Santigold’s second comeback single from the 99¢ era simply suffers from too much corniness.


9. Britney Spears (feat. G-Eazy) – Make Me…
ws9The last few Britney comeback singles have been pretty bad, but “Make” with G-Eazy is undoubtedly her worst of them all.


8. Ray J (feat. Chris Brown) – Famous
ws8After two much publicized breakups, Ray J and Chris Brown decided to let their frustrations out on wax – to ill-fated results.


7. Maroon 5 (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Don’t Wanna Know
ws7Either Kendrick’s label owed Maroon 5 a favor, or Kendrick received a seven-figure payola for his uninspired verse on “Know”, but in either instance the song suffers tremendously.


6. Jacob Sartorius – Sweatshirt
ws6Jacob’s primary claim to fame comes from being an internet sensation, but “Sweatshirt” doesn’t live up to his numerous Justin Bieber comparisons in any way possible.


5. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
ws5Although he’s not well-known for poppy, pick-me-up anthems, the lead single from the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack makes Justin appear as if he’s trying way too hard for mainstream listeners.


4. Iggy Azalea – Team
ws4Iggy Azalea attempted to return to rap with a song that has no features (finally), but it just proves that she’s only moderately interesting when someone else is on a song with her.


3. Meghan Trainor – Me Too
ws3There’s no pop singer worse than Meghan Trainor right now, and her foray into pseudo-EDM (complete with a Photoshopped video) is almost as bad as her debut single “All About That Bass”.


2. Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Work From Home
ws2Viewed as a group of young role models, Fifth Harmony’s “Work” is an unbearable song with one of the most nonsensical choruses in modern pop history.


1. Flo-Rida – My House
ws1Everything Flo-Rida has done to date has been custom tailored for radio, but “My House” literally turns a 1973 election anthem into the worst horror film imaginable.

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