Worst songs of 2016

Hey guys G1prime here and welcome back to Media Dungeon. Soooo 2016 what can I say about it. It’s pretty bad. Between the Orlando shootings , the cop brutally , the cop shooting, Kids getting killed by gorillas and we have the annoying Orange for president of the United States as well as deaths of musicians such as David Bowie , Prince and George Michael who die on Christmas of all days as well as beloved actress Carrie Fisher and her mother. It also wasn’t a great year for music as most of them were either Shit or/and lackluster so to count the best and worst this is the top ten worst songs of 2016! Lets get started.

10. Just like fire- P!NK
Oh P!ink what have you done?
This song is the soundtrack to the unnecessary sequel of Alice in wonderland , Alice though the cutting glass.
Anyways this is the song where I felt like P!nk sold out. The beat is generic,  P!nk sounds lifeless in this, the lyrics and title of song are clinched and she raps! Why?!?!? The flow doesn’t feel right and she barely sounds she knows how to rap. She is awkwardly rapping to a beat of trumpets and wooden spoons.

Just like fire. A shitty soundtrack to a unnecessary sequel to a boring film.

9. No – Meghan Trainor
Yeah I know you’re shocked that this is only number 9 but trust me there are worst songs than this.
For the most part the beat is okay but the lyrics are awful. It’s about shutting down a guy. What’s wrong with this song you probably didn’t ask. It’s about shutting down a guy she didn’t even know. I get it if the guy was being a douchebag or he was  being a pervert but nowhere in the lyrics did it say he was any of this.
These are the lyrics

My name is “No”
My sign is “No”
My number is “No”
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
“Nah” to the “Ah” to the “No”, “No”, “No”

Wow…… basically rejecting a guy without even getting the chance to know him. He may never love again.

No – you can reject without even getting to know them.

8 Gold – Kiiara
The song is irritating as hell. The hook is annoying as fuck. It is being sampled in different tones and pitches ….poorly!!!! The beat is basically dripping water. According to Wikipedia it is a electro pop and trap song. If that’s the case  then that’s the most lifeless song on both genres. Oh as for the sampling all I can say is Daft Punk did better with Harder, Better, Faster,Stronger. I looked at the lyrics she is taking shots at ex and sleeping with his brother. I’m guessing she was cheating on him. It makes me sympathize with the ex but at same glad he got out of the relationship

Gold – proof that not everything golden is good.

7.  Work from home -Fifth Harmony ft TY Dollar

They all sound the same! The girls voices are blended together that I can’t tell which is which . Sometimes one of girls do sing with with good vocals ( forgot which one it is) . Apart from that they sound like as if they don’t care and because of that I’m not interested.. there’s a rapper in there I don’t care .
Songs is not interesting. Next

6. Lost Boy – Ruth B

Apart from Todd in the shadows here’s a song I didn’t hear anyone else talk about. Lost Boy by Ruth B. It’s about her singing about Peter Pan….do I need to say anything else. The song is lifeless and singer itself are lifeless as fuck. She keeps singing in this bored monotone voice that almost put me to sleep and the beat is a piano that trying hard to sound deep even though it’s not. Now I heard that this is supposed to be about drugs and how Peter Pan is a drug and pixel dust are the drugs and Hook are the cop. Well I got a good look at the lyrics and nothing about it saying anything about drugs although I guess the first verse does implied drug use but rest feels like a parody.

The smile, the charm, the words, the spark,
Everything, you had it
I guess I had a naive heart, cause boy,
I let you have it
You said I was your only,
I never thought you’d leave me lonely
You’re just a lost boy, with your head up in the clouds
You’re just a lost boy, never keep your feet on the ground

Always gonna fly away, just because you know you can
Never gonna learn there’s no such place as a Neverland
You don’t understand
You’ll never grow up
You’re never gonna be a man,
Peter Pan

Deep down, I knew that you were too good to be true
But every piece and part of me wanted to believe in you
Now it’s happily ever never
I guess now I know better
You’re just a lost boy, with your head up in the clouds
You’re just a lost boy, never keep your feet on the ground

Always gonna fly away, just because you know you can
Never gonna learn there’s no such place as a Neverland
You don’t understand
You’ll never grow up
You’re never gonna be a man,
Peter Pan

You’re just a lost boy,
Yeah, I know who you are
And you don’t know what you lost, boy,
Too busy chasing stars

And you’re always gonna fly away, just because you know you can
Never gonna learn there’s no such place as a Neverland
You don’t understand
You’ll never grow up
You’re never gonna be a man

You’re never grow up
Yeah you’re never gonna be a man,
Peter Pan

Never gonna be a man.

Lost Boy a song that didn’t need to be made.

5. Jumpman- Drake and Future.

………..Do you guys have any idea what they’re saying? All I can hear is Jumpman repeated again and again and again. The rest is just a mess mainly from Future. This song has the worst of both singers with Drake’s bored monotone song and Future’s inability to make sense. From what I looked up this supposed to be about basketball but good luck figuring out that on this alone! Oh the beat is generic.

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4. Treat you better – Shawn Mendes

What can I say about this song that hasn’t been said by anyone else. This is one of the doucheiest songs I ever had the misfortune of hearing. It basically another “Trying to steal your girlfriend ” song. In this gem Shawn is telling the girl he likes that she should be with him and her current boyfriend is not good enough for her. Although he doesn’t say why the boyfriend is a douchebag and what he has done to make us support Shawn. If anything the boyfriend could be a nice guy for all I know. In fact I think Shawn is the bigger douchebag for trying to steal the girlfriend and for this chorus.

‘Cause I know I can treat you better than he can
And any girl like you deserves a gentleman
Tell me why are we wasting time
On all your wasted crying
When you should be with me instead
I know I can treat you better
Better than he can’

Fuck this song .
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3. 7 Years – Lukas Graham (Both singer and band)

Ugggh I hate it. The beat is dull and slow. The piano beat is back again trying to be deep yet again. The lyrics are him trying to falsely protrayed him as someone who has started from the bottom and made to the top even though (thanks to the Double Agent) he was a child star in 3 movies . Even if that is the case why would did he include lines like

“By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor
Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure”

And

“Once I was eleven years old my daddy told me
Go get yourself a wife or you’ll be lonely”

You wouldn’t think that these lines would be questionable wouldn’t you kid?
There is also this bit arrogance where he tries to pain himself as a legendary singer who is looking back at his career even though this is his breakout single!
I loathe this song more and more ,because along with the content and dull music, I couldn’t escape this song. My sister liked this song.

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2. Me too – Meghan Trainor

Welcome back Meghan.
If I could describe this song in 2 words it would be Pure Arrogance. First of the beat. It is god-awful. It’s basically the bass with buzzing songs that reminded me of Dirty Bit and I don’t want to reminded of that!

Oh but trust me that’s not the worst part of the song. Oh no . It’s the lyrics…
“If I’d were you . I wanna to be me too.”
Ugh awful. Just awful .
But that’s not the only bad line. Here are more gems!

“Ow! Who’s that sexy thang I see over there? That’s me, standin’ in the mirror”
The first line of the song.

“I go straight to VIP I never pay for my drinks”

If you did that in my pub I’d kick you out.

“My life’s a movie, Tom Cruise So bless me, baby, achoo”

…….I think the line speaks for itself.
This song says how song says how awesome Meghan Trainor is and how deserves to be respected and blah blah blah. No I hate songs that act like they are superior to us and how they are better us.
Meghan acts that and more. She’s Tony Stark without any of the likeability he has.
She is a attention hungry, egotistical, bragging Bitch that deserves to be ignored.

Bad production, bad lyrics, bad song
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1. We don’t talk anymore – Charlie Puth and Selina Gomez

What’s worse than a song filled with arrogance and saying how about awesome they are.
How about a song about two people whingeing over a breakout cos that’s exactly what this song is about.
In this song both Charlie and Selina are bitching and whining over the breakup. They try to act to like they are over the breakup and how they don’t care about it even though they oblivious do!.
Just read this.

We don’t talk anymore
We don’t talk anymore
We don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do
We don’t love anymore
What was all of it for?
Oh, we don’t talk anymore, like we used to do…

I just heard you found the one, you’ve been looking
You’ve been looking for
I wish I would have known that wasn’t me
Cause even after all this time
I still wonder
Why I can’t move on
Just the way you did so easily

Don’t wanna know
Kind of dress you’re wearing tonight
If he’s holdin’ onto you so tight
The way I did before
I overdosed
Should’ve known your love was a game
Now I can’t get you out of my brain
Oh, it’s such a shame

That we don’t talk anymore
We don’t talk anymore
We don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do
We don’t love anymore
What was all of it for?
Oh, we don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do

[Selena Gomez:] I just hope you’re lying next to somebody
Who knows how to love you like me
There must be a good reason that you’re gone
Every now and then I think you might want me to
Come show up at your door
But I’m just too afraid that I’ll be wrong

Don’t wanna know
If you’re looking into her eyes
If she’s holdin’ onto you so tight the way I did before
I overdosed
Should’ve known your love was a game
Now I can’t get you out of my brain
Oh, it’s such a shame

[Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez:] That we don’t talk anymore
(we don’t we don’t)
We don’t talk anymore
(we don’t we don’t)
We don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do
We don’t love anymore
(we don’t we don’t)
What was all of it for?
(we don’t we don’t)
Oh, we don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do
Like we used to do

Don’t wanna know
Kind of dress you’re wearing tonight
If he’s giving it to you just right
The way I did before
I overdosed
Should’ve known your love was a game
Now I can’t get you out of my brain
Oh, it’s such a shame

That we don’t talk anymore
(we don’t we don’t)
We don’t talk anymore
(we don’t we don’t)
We don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do
We don’t love anymore
(we don’t we don’t)
What was all of it for?
(we don’t we don’t)
Oh, we don’t talk anymore
Like we used to do

(we don’t talk anymore)
Don’t wanna know
Kind of dress you’re wearing tonight (oh)
If he’s holding onto you so tight (oh)
The way I did before
(we don’t talk anymore)
I overdosed
Should’ve known your love was a game (oh)
Now I can’t get you out of my brain (whoa)
Oh, it’s such a shame

That we don’t talk anymore.

Combined that with Charlie whining voice and Selina whingeing about it and you’d have this disaster.
If I want a breakup song I’d go to “Someone like you” by Adele because at least while she is sad about the breakup she saying that she’ll find someone who is nice like her ex and it’s clear over the breakup.

Here the two singer sound bitter about this Breakup and you, the listener, are forced to listen to them whining. And it doesn’t make you sympathize with them.

That’s my list. Stay safe and well.

10 replies
  1. jim-bevan
    jim-bevan says:

    Happy to say I managed to avoid listening to all these songs (helps when you have the alt rock stations set as your default on Sirius). Just from the lyrics alone, I can tell some of these would be abysmal to listen to.

    If there was a song I had to pick as the “worst” I heard this year, it would be “Hand Clap” by Fitz and the Tantrums. It’s not an awful song, but it’s just not what I expect from that band. There’s nothing moving, no substance; it’s overly simple pop from a band that knows how to be deeper.

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  2. alexthed
    alexthed says:

    I’ve grown to loath “Treat You Better” and Shawn Mendes. Todd in the Shadows has relentlessly made fun of that awful wail of a hook, but Shawn Mendes’s nasally whine isn’t much better. I’ve grown particular contempt for this song because I hear it all the time at the gym.

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  3. les
    les says:

    Hi G1prime. Yeah, I gotta agree with you on these picks. Uninspiring, lazy as all hell, poorly written and mixed even worse. If you want something worth listening to from a modern artist…check out OK Go. Those guys can write, perform and assemble art for the ears, mind and make the best music videos you’ve ever seen. Good luck in 2017, my friend. Peace.

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