There’s a reason why Nickleback earned the title as our era’s worst band in the world, and “Photograph” is probably what launched them into that status. As such, the gruff lyrics accompanying the requisite electric guitars and drums make it a common one.
A lot of people like the song, but it’s hard to listen past lead singer Chad Kroeger’s growling vocal style.
Another kid that everyone but his peer group seems to malign is the Bieb. With “Baby,” Justin Bieber is like a little kid singing sugary love songs. He doesn’t look old enough.
It’s irksome to adults. Of course, by now, born in 1994, he’s legal and everything. Not that he's any less annoying as a grown man.
Monster 90s hit “MMMBop” is now more than 25 years old. Perhaps this otherwise decent song is so maligned widely because the Hansons were a bunch of kids? How dare they encroach on the consequential genre of real rock music. One thing is sure; they are no longer kids!
They also proved that you don't really need to sing lyrics to make an annoying song. You can just have made-up sounds and reach the same goal.
Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots
Rick Dees, the Top 40 radio DJ countdown guy, put this parody song out in 1976. As a local Memphis DJ, he thought it would be funny for his morning show. People liked it.
At least for an entire week, the length of time the disco ditty held the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. Apparently, that’s all listeners could take of Daffy Duck quacking along. “Disco Duck” was big enough to make it on the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack.
This song is about a man in conflict. He loves a beautiful woman, but she is taken. “You’re Beautiful” ends on a dramatic note. He can’t be with her, so, in the music video, he resolves it by jumping into the ocean. This somewhat redeems the sappy 2005 love song.
Weirdly, in addition to it being annoying, the premise of the song is a little far-fetched. According to Blunt, it’s about a guy on a subway stalking someone else’s girlfriend. Not exactly the romance we thought.