Worst Singles 2016
Tracks that weren't allowed to 'chart':Sweatshirt (Jacob Somethingtorious)
- this isn't even music, it's a parody at best so I won't bother wasting time talking about itJuJu On That Beat (Silento 2.0 and friend)
- without streaming this wouldn't have been anything so it's better to forget about it altogether#WHEREISTHELOVE (will.i.am Feat. Black Peas and Has-beans)
- since this is both a charity song and a cover, I'd feel bad including this. Maybe if it was just one of those.... Plus I never heard it on the radio so bonus points
Not intended to offend btw, it's just my opinion :/
Also included are each artist's historical top peaks with songs (weekly chart)20. Cold Water - Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MØ
I've been accused of being a Justin hater but I'm really not. In fact, Let Me Love You is probably the best thing he's ever put out. My problem with Cold Water is that it's a collaboration designed to sell records and generate buzz. It combines the worst parts of Major Lazer and Bieber, with MØ's contribution sounding like an afterthought and acting like an attempt to recreate the far superior Lean On.
As a consolation, MØ had two decent sized hits on my actual chart in 2016 (Drum, Final Song) and Bieber had the highest peaking track of his career (Let Me Love You). Not as much good news for Major Lazer; they were unable to replicate the No. 2 year end peak for Lean On in 2015.
Historical peak: Lean On (No. 2; five weeks), Let Me Love You (top 40).Bieber has one more entry on this year's list.19. Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez
I do not like Selena Gomez. She has never made a song that interested me outside of Good For You, Naturally and Same Old Love. So when I first listened to Revival
-- gotta give things a try, right? -- I found myself absolutely hating this track (and most of the album in general). This was definitely not a surprise.
Hands to Myself is nothing but whispers, whimpers and annoying vocal manipulations in a good looking body.
Historical peak: Good For You (No. 17)Selena has one more entry on this year's list18. Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliott
I just can't even believe it. Fall Out Boy, one of my favorite groups, and Missy Elliott, one of the greatest female rappers of all time, should've yielded excellence. Instead, we got a cringeworthy mess of a cover drenched with nauseating new lyrics and an unnecessary rap verse. Way to ruin a classic cinema track.
Historical peak: Centuries (No. 2; eight weeks), Where They From (No. 61)17. Fake Love - Drake
This Canadian rapper has produced some of the most memorable tracks in recent years and remained consistently solid through the best selling mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late
. Unfortunately, however, his streak of good music was halted by one of the most overhyped and bland albums of 2016 (Views
). But even still, most of those tracks were tolerable. In fact, I was ready to give Drake a pass on that mess of an album until I heard this abomination. This is just downright awful and there's not much else to say.
Historical peak: Hotline Bling, Take Care, Work (all No. 1)16. Private Show - Britney Spears
Has she learned nothing about releasing stuff like this? What should've been a sexy song is nothing more than an autotuned eyesore stuck in the center of the otherwise decent Glory
album. At least she released Just Luv Me, one of the few Britney songs I've genuinely liked in years.
Historical peak: Work B*tch (No. 6)
And in the next batch...
California band with a former personal chart No. 1
Kanye West protégé
The year end Billboard Hot 100 No. 1
Two other main acts that have previously worked together on a song I enjoy