Vote for the Worst Song of 2017

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As nominated here:
Rolling Worst Music of 2017
http://open.spotify.com/user/forksclovetofu/playlist/4vFELKAyYbIZhF7L6M4vRk"">Spotify Playlist here

To get this down to fifty options, I had to condense artists with multiple nominations... if Sheeran wins (he will), we can do a runoff poll. To be clear: you're not voting for the total body of work, you're voting for the one song you think was worst.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill / Galway Girl / New Man / Shape of You 10
U2 – American Soul 6
Arcade Fire – Chemistry / Electric Blue / Infinite Content 6
Jake Paul – I Love You Bro / It’s Everyday Bro 4
Imagine Dragons – Believer / Thunder / Whatever It Takes 3
The Chainsmokers – Closer / Paris / Something Just Like This / Last Day Alive / Break Up Every Night 3
Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar 2
Meghan Trainor – I’m a Lady 2
Liam Payne with Quavo – Strip That Down 2
Eminem – Walk on Water / River (with Ed Sheeran) 2
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do / End Game 1
Young and Dumb – Cigarettes After Sex 1
Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision 1
Stargate with Sia and P!nk – Waterfall 1
Katy Perry – Bon Appétit / Chained to the Rhythm / Swish Swish / Into Me You See 1
Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road 1
Pink Guy – Hot Nickel Ball on a Pussy 1
Lil’ Peep with Horsehead – Girls 1
Cocorosie and ANOHNI- Smoke 'em Out 1
Ansel Elgort -Thief 1
Father John Misty - Two Wildly Different Perspectives 1
Bastille – Basket Case 1
Bhad Bhabie - These Heaux 1
Fellatia Geisha - Gross Bitch 1
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times 1
Sir Sly – High 0
B-L’Attitude – Heaven’s Door 0
Iggy Azalea – Mo Bounce 0
Atlas Pain – The Counter Dance 0
Judah and the Lion – Take It All Back 2.0 0
The Hernies – Padawan of Your Love 0
Weekend with Daft Punk – Starboy 0
Weezer – Feels Like Summer 0
Queen – Frankie Grande 0
Prozzak – Love Me Tinder 0
Branchez and Big Wet – Turn Up on the Weekend 0
Jason Derulo with Nicki Minaj – Swalla 0
JMSN – Drinkin’ 0
Fall Out Boy – Young and Menace 0
DJ Khaled feat. Chance the Rapper - I Love You So Much 0
Crazy World of Arthur Brown – The Unknown 0
Louis Tomlinson – Miss You 0
Maroon 5 with SZA – What Lovers Do 0
Charlie Puth – Attention 0
Miley Cyrus – Malibu 0
Bryson Morris - #LOUISGUCCI 0
Qveen Herby – Busta Rhymes 0


Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

IMO:
shouldn't have been nominated - charlie puth or bhad bhabie
will win - ed sheeran
should win - pink guy's "hot nickel ball on a pussy"

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

U2

Frederik B, Friday, 5 January 2018 02:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

I am amazed that ANHONI/Cocorosie isn’t the worst song here

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

bunding the ed sheeran songs together means i won’t vote for him. “shape of you” is awful but i like “castle on the hill”

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

Young and Dumb – Cigarettes After Sex

this is also the wrong way around

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

anyone that votes for the lil peep song is going to hell

flappy bird, Friday, 5 January 2018 02:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

yea wtf :(

billstevejim, Friday, 5 January 2018 02:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Padawan of Your Love" is kinda catchy

jmm, Friday, 5 January 2018 02:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

My Bottom 5 of the year:

1. Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You"
2. Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"
3. Fall Out Boy - "Young and Menace"
4. JMSN – Drinkin’
5. Kesha - Praying (never posted to the thread, but idgi, sorry)

I actually don't mind "Sign of the Times" or "Malibu."

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Friday, 5 January 2018 03:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

can’t believe queen reformed this year to make a song about ariana grande’s brother

monotony, Friday, 5 January 2018 03:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

anyway the answer is either “galway girl” or “rockstar”

monotony, Friday, 5 January 2018 03:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

There might be worse songs present, but I can't see Meghan Trainor on a worst list and not vote for whatever she's responsible for.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 5 January 2018 05:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

I immediately voted for Father John Misty because earlier in the year I had to hear the album at work and it really is one of the worst things I've ever heard, but I just watched the Ansel Elgort video at the top of the list and I'm seriously regretting my choice. I urge people to check it out before voting.

kitchen person, Friday, 5 January 2018 05:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

IMAGINE DRAGONS

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 5 January 2018 06:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

but I haven't put myself through those Jake Paul songs and I'm not sure if I want to

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 5 January 2018 06:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

Queen? And, more importantly, Crazy World of Arthur Brown?

Eh?

Mark G, Friday, 5 January 2018 07:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

For lyrical content I hope everyone can take the time to appreciate Fellatia Geisha's "Peaches and Ann Coulter" take on intersectional feminism

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 5 January 2018 09:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

I have, mainly due to having no radio anymore, not heard or at least not recognised what I was hearing for the vast majority of these. The remainder I have heard have not irked me .

From the titles of the unheard I imagined I would enjoy 'Fellatia Geisha - Gross Bitch' the least, that is until I saw 'U2 – American Soul'. Ugh.

finlay (fionnland), Friday, 5 January 2018 11:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

a relief to finally be able to vote sheeran the worst - castle on the hill probably the one I hated the most this year

niels, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Voted U2, significantly bad even for 00s U2.

nashwan, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

otm

flappy bird, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

bunding the ed sheeran songs together means i won’t vote for him. “shape of you” is awful but i like “castle on the hill”
― flamenco drop (BradNelson)

again: you're not voting for the body of work, you're voting for the line with your least favorite song included. We'll do a runoff if it comes to that.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 5 January 2018 19:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol wow those song titles are either dismally generic or just plain terrible.

going to guess there has been a song called "Rockstar" on the charts every year since that movie came out in 2001.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

voted Jake Paul – I Love You Bro / It’s Everyday Bro cos this anthropomorphic manifestation of a douchebag shamelessly profits from suicide

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

a lot of these songs are obvious in their awfulness but the Liam Payne one is the one that makes my blood run cold - such an awful, lifeless, cynical performance by someone who clearly has no place being a popstar

boxedjoy, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

again: you're not voting for the body of work, you're voting for the line with your least favorite song included

lol i should read

if it were body of work though this’d be the chainsmokers. maybe it still is

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

how dare you vote for Jesse Pinkman, Adam

imago, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

voted Jake Paul – I Love You Bro / It’s Everyday Bro cos this anthropomorphic manifestation of a douchebag shamelessly profits from suicide

― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, January 5, 2018 12:04 PM (three hours ago)

i believe you are thinking of logan paul, altho i can't fault you for getting them mixed up

dyl, Friday, 5 January 2018 23:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

i like stargate as producers more than i assume most ppl here do, so i will vote for them because it is truly shameful that the first time they decide to release music under their own name, it's for something so ignorable and featureless

dyl, Friday, 5 January 2018 23:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

xp lol, i kinda thought they were the same person too

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 5 January 2018 23:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Voted for "Goop on ya Grinch," by KING PU$$Y EATER

porg and bess (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 January 2018 23:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

But that song's amazing

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 6 January 2018 02:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Pills" by St Vincent is worse than many of these.

billstevejim, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

Maybe... but which ones?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

I haven't heard the Cigarettes After Sex song but probably that one.

billstevejim, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

ugh i love pills!

flappy bird, Sunday, 7 January 2018 05:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Voted for "Goop on ya Grinch," by KING PU$$Y EATER

― porg and bess (voodoo chili)

why are we hating some of these songs? is it because they're crudely sexual?

bob lefse (rushomancy), Sunday, 7 January 2018 14:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

I prefer my fake songs to be clean as a whistle

porg and bess (voodoo chili), Sunday, 7 January 2018 14:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm voting for Ed Sheeran, because although a case can be made that his songs are subjectively (even objectively) less terrible than some of the other dross listed above, they're inescapable and impact negatively on my life. By comparison, I know I will never be forced to listen to 'Hot Nickel Ball on a Pussy'.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

listening through the playlist now. holy shit the sun kil moon song is bad

#TeamHailing (imago), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

vast halo making good points

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

True, the likelihood of hearing the song while sitting in a dentist's chair is a factor too often neglected.

billstevejim, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

Voting for Eminem, his new album is unbearable suckitude

porg and bess (voodoo chili), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

turns out the sun kil moon song is the closing track of 2014's benji, an album ilm saw fit to vote fairly high in the eoys

you absolute maniacs

#TeamHailing (imago), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

also the val vigoda thing is jawdroppingly bad but also not from 2017. the playlist is throwing up some excellent vintage bad music

#TeamHailing (imago), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

actually regretting not nominating the Fall Out Boy song on the main poll. that is how much I like it. everyone is wrong

#TeamHailing (imago), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Ok, given the admonishment above about worst song on this list (no lifetime achievement awards), these are pretty horrifying.
Love Me Tinder, Prozzak
young and menace, Fall Out Boy
waterfall, stargate

I liked the Chance The Rapper and Cigarettes After Sex tracks. still tempted to dish out a lifetime achievement award.

campreverb, Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

This Fall Out Boy song...doesn't seem real. Like, it doesn't seem like a real song someone could have actually made and released and thought was okay. Even some of the egregiously bad ones I kind of "get" what they're going for or they're kind of novel/stunty in a cringeworthy way, but have issued forth from a reality I recognize.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

you've correctly identified why it's good

#TeamHailing (imago), Thursday, 18 January 2018 01:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Body Like A Backroad" came on the other day while I stood in line at a department store, waiting for the cashier to finish helping the guy in front of me, who was trying to return shoes without a receipt. Ruined my entire fucking week.

bernard snowy, Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

okay, I'm trying not to fall down a rabbit hole where I listen to all the songs I've never heard before and gripe about how uniformly terrible they are, but... surely Qveen Herby's "Busta Rhymes" deserves some special demerit for thinking this:

Can’t keep me in a cage, no canary
Got a lot I wanna say, a library

... is something that would fly in 20-goddamn-17

bernard snowy, Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

Proclaim my greatness... emancipation
Que voulez-vous dire?... bad translation

bernard snowy, Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Strip That Down fills me with a rage i forgot i could feel towards pop music

austinb, Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Gotta disagree re: "Body Like A Back Road." It's such a fun, catchy bro-country track. Really well-produced too, with all the tasty organ and pedal steel licks careening in and out of the mix. And the "ay! ay! ay!s" keeping it hype, but mixed tastefully low. I feel sorry for anyone who can't enjoy it.

Fuck "Shape of You" tho.

J. Sam, Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

eh, i kinda hate body like a back road, fuck "bro-country"

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 19 January 2018 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol charlie puth’s song is terrible ulysses. reheated “jealous” with more misogyny

maura, Friday, 19 January 2018 03:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

can we re-do this poll with an option to submit a write-in vote for the logic suicide song

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 19 January 2018 05:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

I like a bunch of these songs :/

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 19 January 2018 05:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah that logic song suuuucked

maura, Friday, 19 January 2018 05:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

eh, i am not proud i like that puth track but it clicked for me somehow. his he-man woman hating is not making it any easier, i'll agree there.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah pills is pretty bad, it's like some willy wonka shit. But it does have that scorching Floyd part at the end

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah I like the Puth song, castle on the hill, something just like this (lol @ me but dang did it sound good banging at a Yokohama fireworks show this summer), the TayTays, Harry Styles, Maroon 5, Miley.

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 19 January 2018 16:33 (nine months ago) Permalink


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