Worst of 2011: Songs …. [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: What’s funny is that I’ve always liked Maroon 5. I mean, I’ve never downloaded a Maroon 5 song or anything, but I’ve never minded them. And when they came on the radio, I didn’t change the channel on the automatic like I do with say, LMFAO or Ke$ha or Bruno Mars. But then MOVES LIKE JAGGER came along. It wasn’t hate at first hear. No, it was more like indifference at first hear. But like a stalker who won’t take no for an answer, this song followed me around everywhere. I rarely drive, but when I do, it’s always on. I rarely shop offline, but when I do it’s playing on the overhead system. It showed up on TV shows, in ads for for supposedly sexy products, during football games. And soon my indifference grew into hate. First of all, I’m not even a Jagger fan — he’s just comes off as an asshole, and I’m not sure why any woman would want to talk to him, much less sleep with him. Still, I used to feel about the Rolling Stones the same way I feel about Maroon 5. But now I kind of hate them both, because of this one song.

And apparently I’m not the only one who hates this song. Maroon 5 and LMFAO pretty much dominated our worst of list this year.

MOVES LIKE JAGGER by Maroon 5 It doesn’t even make sense… Mick Jagger is one of the most unsexy men and he flaps around the stage like an epileptic watching Japanese anime!
Zack Bunker from Tall Glass of Shame and Runway Rundown


I know people think it’s catchy, but I think Mick Jagger should be really upset to have his name featured in a song as lame as Maroon 5′s MOVES LIKE JAGGER. Someone should tell Adam Levine that he’s trying too hard with all those tattoos and tight t-shirts, when it’s clear he probably got beat up just as much as Rivers Cuomo in high school. Just own it, man. And part of me wishes that the famously litigious Rolling Stones would find a way to sue Maroon 5 for this ear sore.

Joe Rusin from On the Contrary


This is so terrible, I can’t bear to watch the whole thing.

Missy Kulik from Dork Lifesyle



PARTY ROCK ANTHEM, LMFAO… while I secretly fine this song a tiny bit brilliant, I’m terrified to listen to it for fear it will lock in my brain on repeat for the next three days.
Gudrun Cram-Drach from Secret Life of an Expat
SEXY AND I KNOW IT by LMFAO is unlistenable.  There’s nothing else to say about that.
Roya Hamadani from Fierce Foodie


Hands down, PARTY ROCK ANTHEM. I HATE this new form of “music.” If you wanna call it dub step, fine. Techno, house…whatever. I hate it. It’s uninspired, unimaginative, and I keep thinking I am living out the opening scene of “Blade” and I will have to throw down and fight vampires at nay second. Not to mention, every time I turn around, this song is playing everywhere; from the gym to the bank.




Rebecca Black, FRIDAY. I didn’t like this song when it first came out and liked it even less when Kohl’s turned it into a Black Friday jingle! I think it made dogs bark up and down the east coast every time that commercial aired.
Jersey Joe from Kicking Back with Jersey Joe

I don’t have one. Might need to listen to more bad music.
Michael Kass from Single White Nerd

ROCKETEER by The Far East Movement.I drank too much at a company summer party and heckled these guys through their entire set. They were gracious enough to offer me a drink to stop yelling, “You suck! Play an instrument!” at the top of my inebriated lungs. I would apologize for that night but I didn’t write these lyrics:  ”Where we at, only few have known / Go on the next level, Super Mario / I hope this works out, Cardio / ‘Til then let’s fly, Geronimo.” People yell Geronimo when they’re falling a**holes. Anger rising…must contain rage…


ALL HE DOES IS WIN video remix by DJ Steve Porter, which I also picked as my favorite song of the year. Tim Tebow is one of the worst quarterbacks in the history of the NFL – he can’t even complete 50% of his passes. Now that he’s managed to be a part of a couple, or 7, “miraculous” wins there seems to be a momentum shift towards cutting him some slack. Courtesy of Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First Take: 1. All he does is win. 2. He is a force of competitive nature (whatever the hell that means) 3. He’s not a pro bowl quarterback and shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers (I might’ve added that one in there), and Cam Newton. If all you do is win, and take the worst team in the NFL (according to Skip Bayless earlier in the season) to the playoffs then you are, by definition, a pro bowl quarterback. Sounds to me like someone (Skip Bayless) hedged their bets just enough to ride this wave of fantastic finishes to his very own video remix. Congratulations Mister Bayless.
Josh Pullin from Stay-at-Home Dad


Something about a red solo cup? Listening to this song was like arguing with a zealot – completely useless and no fun at all.

R. B. Ripley from Hyperbolic Tendencies
Anything off the new Megadeth album Thirt3en. The music is great, but then stoopid Dave Mustaine starts whining. Why does he insist on “singing.” My husband says “A lot of people really like his voice.” I told him those people are all going deaf. Seriously…
Amy Robinson, Blogumnist Editor and writer of Tall Drink of Nerd

Love Adele. But they need to stop playing “Rolling in the Deep” ad nauseaum. Loses it impact after the 1.21 billionth play.
Sarah Fazeli from Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
I could do without hearing SOMEONE LIKE YOU ever again. Hey, Adele, maybe the problem is that you’re always looking for someone just like the last asshole who dumped you. I’ve got news for you, honey, you keep doing that, it’s always just going to “hurt instead.”Eric Sims from California Seething


I’M ON ONE by DJ Khaled. This song does the rarely-used technique of repeating an ear-grating, high pitched sound over and over. Oh sigh, I miss my beloved rap, when people rapped. About stuff other than the club and drinks that “might be purple it might be pink.” Depends on how you mix it, I suppose, as the wise Drake says…
Matt Udvari from Gamer by Design