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Top 60 Most Annoying Songs of All Time

Got someone on your hit list? Sure, you could put laxatives in their coffee or let the air out of their tires. But, if you really want to get into their head, there’s another, more insidious way to do it.

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I’m talking about getting them to listen to one of the most annoying songs of all time. After they listen once, any of these soul-destroying songs will hopefully drive them barking mad.

Yes, there are some songs out there that are truly this powerful…

Not only are they annoying songs, but they also worm into your head like parasites, making you unable to think about anything else. Some are hopelessly cheerful, some are so pathetically composed, and some just sound flat-out terrible. So, no matter why you’re looking for annoying songs, I got you.

Disclaimer: Some of these songs are so bad, you won’t be able to get them out of your head for weeks. This list is NOT for the faint of heart.

Most Annoying Songs of All Time

Top 60 Most Annoying Songs of All Time

[nb]1[/nb] Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus


I had to start this list of the most annoying songs of all time somewhere. And what’s more annoying than the randomness of alphabetical order? Not that this isn’t one of the most horribly annoying songs of all time, though. Because it is, and it deserves to be here on this list.

Country heartthrob Billy Ray Cyrus is one of those performers whose videos should always be watched on mute. But that goes double for his 1992 crossover smash hit “Achy Breaky Heart” from his debut album, Some Gave All.

For all his hunky good looks, Cyrus just can’t save this song, especially the chorus, from being one of the most annoying things to ever happen in music. Oh well, at least he didn’t write it himself.

[nb]2[/nb] Around the World – Daft Punk


It’s not like this is a bad song. “Around the World” from Daft Punk’s 1997 debut album, Homework, was a major hit worldwide, reaching #1 in the US, Canada, Iceland, the UK, and Italy. Around the world, alright!

This song has been a dance club fav for decades, and that’s part of the problem. With only the lyrics “Around the world” repeated in the song 144 times, this starts to become a phrase you never want to hear again. And that’s only halfway through!

But, with all the play on the radio and in clubs, this was a song that you couldn’t escape from for years. Too bad it’s so repetitive because the deep, bassy music is actually pretty good.

[nb]3[/nb] Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65


If we want to talk about inane dance hits that somehow became uber-popular in the 90s, there’s only one song to go to. That’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65.

Wait, who? Exactly…

The Italian group only put out one song of note. Unfortunately, that song went viral, hitting #1 around the world (groan) and winning a Grammy.

Yes, this 1999 dance hit about a blue guy in a blue world won a Grammy Award. Yes, I’m talking about this collection of gibberish and techno garbage.

It’s arguably one of the most annoying and repetitive songs ever to be created. Yet, somehow it became loved internationally. It just goes to show why our species is doomed.

[nb]4[/nb] Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) – Cheeky Girls


If you thought we were done with aggravating Euro dance hits, you’re dead wrong. We’ve only just scratched the surface. “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” is one of the worst songs ever created.

Yet, at the same time, it’s infuriatingly catchy. I dare you to listen to it right now and then try to get it out of your head.

This song has everything that can drive you mad – a beat that repeats without variation, terrible rhyming, a laughable chorus, and worse verses. And, the subject matter? I know everyone likes touching cheeks but come on, this just goes way too far.

[nb]5[/nb] Ketchup Song (Aserejé) – Las Ketchup


You know that when a band is named after their only song that it’s going to be great. Just look at the Cheeky Girls! This song is so obnoxious, I can barely even write about it. But, you know, the only way to get a song out of your head is to pass it on to someone else.

The “Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” came out in 2002 and was a big hit for Las Ketchup, even spawning a ridiculous dance craze. Because, yeah, dance crazes are still cool. You’ve probably listened to the song and thought, “Well, OK, it’s in Spanish.” Well, not really.

It’s actually a gibberish imitation of the 1979 song “Rapper’s Delight.” The saucy girls sing “Aserejé ja de jé de jebe tu de jebere sebiunouva,” which is supposed to be “I said a hip hop the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you don’t stop.” Seriously, it’s that annoying.

[nb]6[/nb] My Humps – Black Eyed Peas


The Europeans aren’t the only ones who can do annoying dance music. While the Black Eyed Peas made some massive hits in the US, many of them great songs, they also spawned one of the most annoying songs in history.

That’s “My Humps,” and like “Blue,” it was so annoying they decided to give it a Grammy.

This song actually has some pretty cool music. It’s just the lyrics that are awful, especially the chorus sung by Fergie. This is supposed to be about a woman using her feminine wiles to get ahead, but “humps”? I mean, what? Can anyone think of this song without picturing camels? I know I can’t.

[nb]7[/nb] Photograph – Nickelback


Maybe you thought all the most annoying songs of all time were going to be dance songs because of the repetitive beats. Well, good point, but there are annoying songs in other genres, too.

Like Rock, for example…

Nickleback, small-town Canadian rockers who were big back in the early 2000s, want to annoy you too. In 2005, the band put out an annoyingly nostalgic song about their hometown, which is Hanna, Alberta, by the way.

The annoying thing about this song, besides the music and singer Chad Kroeger’s voice, is the lyrics. They’re just so literal that it’s insulting.

“And this is where I went to school – Most of the time had better things to do – Criminal record says I broke in twice – I must have done it half a dozen times.” It’s just so self-indulgent and sappy and urgghh!

[nb]8[/nb] PPAP (Pineapple-Pen-Apple-Pen) – Piko Taro


We can also find annoying songs in Asia, of course. Like “PPAP (Pineapple-Pen-Apple-Pen),” for example. What is this monstrosity? Is this even a song? Does it even count as music?

OK, the song dropped as a YouTube video in 2016 and went viral. But that was mostly because of the ridiculousness of it.

This song was made by comedian Daimaou Kosaka…

But, it is credited to his character Piko Taro. This character has the most annoying mustache ever, and his wardrobe hurts the eyes. But it’s the juicy Pop-Electronic music and the inane words that annoy the most.

“I have a pen – I have a apple – Ungh, apple-pen!” The thing is, this song was made as a joke. Then it got popular because it was funny, then it wouldn’t go away. If you can believe it, this nonsense joke song made it to #1 in Japan.

I fear for the future of humanity.

[nb]9[/nb] Thong Song – Sisqo


Sisqo is an R&B singer known for a few things. He dyed his hair silver for some reason. He could do a backflip. And, he… who am I kidding – he did the “Thong Song.” Yep, this was his wondrous one hit that came from his debut album, Unleash the Dragon, back in 1999.

Let’s be straight-up here…

This is a song about underpants. And sure, thongs might make some bottoms look great, but it’s just a weird thing to write a song about. And more than that, the lyrics are just ridiculous.

“She had dumps like a truck, truck, truck – Thighs like what, what, what – Baby, move your butt, butt, butt” and “Let me see that thong.” I mean, this reminds me of an obsessive weirdo stealing panties out of drawers. Gross, Sisqo, just gross.

[nb]10[/nb] Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men


OK, I’m going to come out and say it. I like this song. Once, I watched a documentary all about how this song was made and became a big hit. But, at the same time, I know in my heart it’s one of the most annoying songs ever.

The Baha Men are a 1970s band from the Bahamas who managed to get famous with the song “Who Let the Dogs Out.” But, they had to bring in two young singers to help them in 2000, because they were no longer hip and cool.

The whole thing is a fun calypso-style song that’s fun to dance to and got parties pumping back in the early 2000s. But, that chorus, the dog barking, it really gets to you after a while. Yeah, I liked it, but I sure am glad that it went away.

The Big Guns – AKA Children’s Songs

It just wouldn’t be fair to write a list of the most annoying songs ever and not include these songs aimed at kids. Sure, little kids need and respond well to repetition. It helps them learn. But do they have to make kids’ songs just so darned annoying?

[nb]11[/nb] I’m a Gummy Bear – Gummibär / Christian Schneider


Have you heard this monstrosity? It has to be one of the worst things to ever happen to music. It’s like a march and a Dance-Pop song with horrible vocals rolled up in a nightmare.

The whole tune revolves around the most annoying chorus – “Oh, I’m a gummy bear – Yes, I’m a gummy bear- Oh, I’m a yummy, tummy, funny, lucky gummy bear,” and it refuses to stop or go away.

Furthermore, sadly, this song has 2.9 BILLION views. Has it managed to annoy that many people?

[nb]12[/nb] Let It Go – Idina Menzel


This song. This freakin’ song! Disney’s Frozen came out in 2013, and that means we’ve been haunted by this song for nearly a decade. This is supposed to be a kids’ movie, so what is this sugary-pop imitation of Katy Perry’s “Firework” doing telling little kids to “Let It Go”?

The song is so sugary sweet, and infectious, but the lyrics are about ten years too old for any kid who loves to sing it to understand. Please, just let this song go far, far away.

[nb]13[/nb] Baby Shark – Pink Fong


I don’t know what Pink Fong is, but I REALLY wish I didn’t know what “Baby Shark” is. Yes, it’s a song for kids, and they like it, and that’s fine. But why the heck did adults have to be forced to hear it all over the place?

I’ve been trying to escape this inane song since it came out in 2016, but maybe I’m the only one. After all, this video has 11 BILLION views on YouTube, making it the MOST VIEWED MUSIC VIDEO EVER!

I think I’m going to puke.

[nb]14[/nb] The Song That Doesn’t End – Shari Lewis


Did you really think “Baby Shark” was as bad as it could get? Well, I’m sorry, because there’s one last song that takes the crown for the most annoying ever.

You might know it from the kids’ program Captain Kangaroo where it was sung again and again (or never ended?) by Shari Lewis, or maybe from kids trying to drive you insane. Well, this is the song that can do it if any of them can drive you to the brink.

Why is this the champion of annoying songs?

Because… “This is the song that doesn’t end – Yes, it goes on and on, my friends – Some people started singing – it not knowing what it was – And they′ll continue singing it forever just because…”

More 46 Annoying Songs of All Time

Please note that “annoying” is subjective and these songs may be perceived as annoying by some people while others may enjoy them.

[nb]15[/nb]Friday – Rebecca Black


[nb]16[/nb]The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) – Ylvis


[nb]17[/nb]Barbie Girl – Aqua


[nb]18[/nb]Macarena – Los Del Rio


[nb]19[/nb]Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega


[nb]20[/nb]Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Chip-Man & The Buckwheat Boyz


[nb]21[/nb]The Hamster Dance Song – Hampton the Hampster


[nb]22[/nb]Chicken Dance – Various Artists


[nb]23[/nb]Caramelldansen – Caramell


[nb]24[/nb]The Gummy Bear Song (Nuki Nuki) – Gummibär / Christian Schneider


[nb]25[/nb]Baby – Justin Bieber


[nb]26[/nb]Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silento


[nb]27[/nb]The Ketchup Song (Hey Hah) – DJ Ötzi


[nb]28[/nb]We Like to Party! (The Vengabus) – Vengaboys


[nb]29[/nb]Gangnam Style – PSY


[nb]30[/nb]Wiggle – Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg


[nb]31[/nb]Pants on the Ground – General Larry Platt


[nb]32[/nb]Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice


[nb]33[/nb]Harlem Shake – Baauer


[nb]34[/nb]Tequila – The Champs


[nb]35[/nb]The Crazy Frog Song – Crazy Frog


[nb]36[/nb]The Thong Song – Sisqo


[nb]37[/nb]Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz


[nb]38[/nb]U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer


[nb]39[/nb]The Wheels on the Bus – Various Artists


[nb]40[/nb]Barbie Girl – Aqua


[nb]41[/nb]Superman (It’s Not Easy) – Five for Fighting


[nb]42[/nb]I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred


[nb]43[/nb]Tubthumping – Chumbawamba


[nb]44[/nb]Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65


[nb]45[/nb]Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot


[nb]46[/nb]Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child


[nb]47[/nb]Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake


[nb]48[/nb]Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani


[nb]49[/nb]Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex


[nb]50[/nb]Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men


[nb]51[/nb]I’m a Gummy Bear – Gummibär / Christian Schneider


[nb]52[/nb]My Humps – Black Eyed Peas


[nb]53[/nb]Barbie Tingz – Nicki Minaj


[nb]54[/nb]My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion


[nb]55[/nb]Hello – Lionel Richie


[nb]56[/nb]Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee


[nb]57[/nb]Yummy – Justin Bieber


[nb]58[/nb]Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn


[nb]59[/nb]Coconut – Harry Nilsson


[nb]60[/nb]Cotton Fields – Creedence Clearwater Revival


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The Most Annoying Songs of All Time – Conclusion

So, “The Song that Doesn’t End” takes the crown as the most annoying and infuriating song ever. In truth, any of these songs will cause your worst enemies to fall to their knees, pull out their hair, and cry for you to make it stop. But it won’t ever stop.

Just be sure you know what you’re getting into before you unleash these things because things can go very, very wrong. Let’s call it collateral damage.

While you may try to weaponize these songs, they tend to backfire and get stuck in your own head. So, handle them with care and keep some earplugs handy.

Until next time, happy listening.

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