The 11 Worst Songs of 2017 (So Far) | Playlist
Jake Paul, CupcakKe, and Jacob Sartorius top the list of the 10 worst songs of 2017 (so far). They are joined by Tyga, Kiiara, and Lil Yachty among others.
Not every song is well written. This list features 10 songs that didn’t cut it (IMO) as of June 2017. Could some of these songs be booted from the end-of-the-year edition of this list? Possible, but not probable, particularly those at the top. Still, never say never if your favorite crappy song made the list of utter shame. Here, friends, are the 11 worst songs of 2017 (so far).
1. Jake Paul ft. Team 10, “It’s Everyday Bro”
It’s NOT every day that the music industry is cursed with something that wreaks like “It’s Everyday Bro.” And to think, Nick Crompton, one of the ‘rappers’ on the track asserts “…If it weren’t for Team 10, then the US would be shitty.” Not if this track is any indication…
2. CupcakKe, “Cumshot”
The first issue with the song is the title. Why in the world would anyone – ANYONE – write a song about this? Chi-Town rapper Cupcakke comes off as incredibly aggressive and desperate. Not a good look.
3. Jacob Sartorius, “Bingo”
The Last Text (EP)
Ah, Jacob Sartorius! A lot has been said about the Musical.ly star, so we’ll keep it simple here. “Bingo” is a hot mess. The hook is particularly dumb, lifting off of “Frere Jacques” of all songs. Initially, the kiddo had a vibe brewing, but he killed it when he gave a shout out to himself. Biggest. Mistake. Ever. Throw in pitch-shifted vocals and a generic bag of urban tricks, and “Bingo” is abysmal.
4. Tyga, “Feel Me”
Without question, Tyga misses the mark on “Feel Me.” There’s little to build excitement about. The title is blasé, the production merely okay, and the rhymes subpar. Making it worse, he’s incredibly narcissistic. That’s a hard pill to swallow considering his moderate success at best. Believe it or not, clichés don’t always build a hit.
5. Kiiara, “Whippin” ft. Felix Snow
So far, things are off to a rocky start for Kiiara. “Whippin” is another example of mediocrity at its best. The first problem is that it sounds too similar to her breakthrough hit, “Gold.” Guess what the second problem is? It sounds too similar to “Gold,” which earned a spot on our 20 Worst Songs of 2016 playlist.
6. Fetty Wap, “Aye”
The more and more singles that Fetty Wap drops, the more and more he looks like a one-hit wonder. The problem with “Aye” is Fetty Wap. It’s his record, but what does he say that’s worth noting? He sounds uninspired, and rather than rapping naturally, he forces things. At best, this single is so-so. Ultimately, it sucks, hence its inclusion on this list.
7. Lil Yachty, “DN Freestyle”
A number of songs could’ve made the worst of 2017 list from Teenage Emotions, the debut album from Lil Yachty. “Peek a Boo” and “Bring It Back” were highly considered for inclusion, but perhaps it’s just how badly off-beat and random Yachty is on “DN Freestyle” that earns it a spot here.
8. Fall Out Boy, “Young and Menace”
M A N I A
Fall Out Boy should ask themselves WTF were they thinking when released “Young and Menace” as the promo single from their September album, M A N I A. “Young and Menace” is by far the oddest, most off-putting single the band has ever dropped. It’s a mess. The chorus vocals are sketchy. The record sounds like an attempt at artistic evolution gone wrong.
9. The Chainsmokers, “Break Up Every Night”
Memories…Do Not Open
Okay, here comes a contradiction. We cited “Break Up Every Night” as a gem from Memories Do Not Open, characterizing it as The Chainsmokers’ version of Katy Perry hit, “Hot N Cold.” Contextually, its more exciting than much of Memories (just saying), but looking back, how utterly ridiculous is this record?
“She wants to break up every night/ Then tries to f*ck me back to life / How can I help it if I like the way she make me feel it?”
10. Katy Perry ft. Migos, “Bon Appétit”
The promo campaign for Witness, the fifth studio album by pop star Katy Perry, hasn’t been smooth. All of her promo singles were polarizing. Arguably the worst of the bunch was “Bon Appétit,” which paired her with Migos. The results were just blasé at best, making “Bon Appétit” utterly forgettable. Rather than sounding cutting edge, for once in her career, Perry sounds as if she’s ran out of ideas.
11. Noah Cyrus, “I’m Stuck”
Are there worst songs from 2017 than “I’m Stuck”? Yes, many of which sit ahead of this Noah Cyrus single. Still, “I’m Stuck” is confounding, to say the least. It attempts to distinguish Noah Cyrus from other pop artists, but fails to do so. It’s unique, but not necessarily a vibrant, respectable unique. All over the place.
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