Saturday, 20 March 2010

The 12 Worst Song Lyrics Ever (With Clips)

I have been compiling my list of the worst song lyrics ever. I had quite a few that I had found, then some are from other lists I have seen. Unlike the other lists, I have provided a little clip for your enjoyment!

Des-Ree - Life
"I don't want to see a ghost. It's the site that I fear most. I'd rather have a peice of toast, and watch the evening news"
Wow. Maybe the best example of someone who went to the library to get a rhyming book. An obvious opening to this list.

Elton John - Your Song
"If I was a sculpture... heh... but then again no"
I could think of some amazing lyrics for this line... heh... but then again no.

Alizée - I'm Fed Up (English translation of J'en Ai Marre)
"It's not a problem, I lazy round. Bubbly and stubborn, I lazy round"
Even though I'm in love with her, I cannot let her slip by this list. She had to have fired her translator after this.

Owl City - Fireflies
"Cus I'd get a thousand hugs, from ten thousand lightening bugs... as they try to teach me how to dance"
I'll admit, this song is a guilty pleasure... but is there anything this guy says that isn't gay?

Owl City - Hello Seattle
"Hello Seattle, I am an albatross"
... apparently not.

Razorlight - Somewhere Else
"I met a girl, she asked me my name and I told her what it was"
Nice story, thanks for that, Johnny.

Kate Nash - Mouthwash
"This is my face, covered in freckles with the occasional spot and some veins."
Again, thank you. You should team up with Razorlight and make a song about about making bread pudding.

Kanye West - Through The Wire
"When the doctor told me I was goin to have to have a plate in my chin, I said dawg don't you realize I'll never make it to my plane now, Its bad enough I got all this jewelry on. You can't be serious man."
This guy loves himself too much. Look at him, showing his ability to not care about an operation, and still able to talk about his 'bling'.

Sade - Smooth Operator
"Cost to coast, LA to Chicago"
Someone get this kid a map.

Scooter - Nessaja
"It's not a bird, It's not a plane. It must be Dave who's on the train."
This cracks me up every time I hear it. Who the hell is Dave? Those crazy Germans.

Kanye West - Jesus Walks
"Harass and arrest us, saying "we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast". Huh? Y'all eat pieces of shit? What's the basis?"
Its not a comeback if you actually say the line yourself, and in made up conversation, you silly douche.

Morrissey - King Leer
"Your boyfriend, he went down on one knee. Well could it be he's only got one knee?"
Yes... that is probably it. Well done Steve.

Notable mention:
The Kooks - Eddies Gun (acoustic - talking after the song)
"So erm. Very rarely when we do gigs we get to talk about the songs really, because, it's kind of just like... mayhem. So... this is 'Ooh La'... this is erm... this is about... this is-I dunno- I dunno what it is about really... just listen to the lyrics or something... it's erm... [unintelligible] .. err... heh heh heh... it's just erm... you know it's a song about ... you know ... getting... abused."

I think you have just demonstrated why you shouldn't bother trying to talk about the songs.

If you have any others please let me know in the comments.


  1. Yeah, those are bad lyrics, especially Life. Haha! But the worst for me would be Pussy Cat Dolls' "Don't Cha." And all Taylor Swift songs. Worst. Songs. Ever. ;)

  2. From the Sound of Music:

    Do (doe), a deer, a female deer [Fine. Makes sense]
    Ra (ray), a drop of golden sun [Quite poetic]
    Me, a name I call myself [A bit weird, but still it's not bad]
    Fa (far), a long long way to run [Or walk? But it makes sense still]
    So (sew), a needle pulling thread [Yeah okay it makes sense]
    La, a note to follow so [The most unimaginative, uncreative and boring line in any song I've ever heard, especially following the previous lines]

  3. OH! And everything the Hate By Numbers guy says about Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling...

  4. Lmfao... ahh that tickled me.

  5. omg i am actually almost crying from laughing at these so much. i'm watching a film with the girls and theyv had to pause it cause i keep laughing!! :)

  6. "Someone get this kid a map." hahahaha!! Andy, you make me laugh. And thanks for all the clips, from those of us who are too lazy to YouTube.

    How about a little Vanessa Amorosi - "you can live your life. You can lose your soul. You can bang your head or you can drown in a hole."

    Um... you can?

  7. LOL @ Kanye West lyrics...he's so self-centered. Made me speechless sometimes.

    And as for Des'ree, Elton John and, whoever wrote it for them ( if not themselves ) should take a writing class :p I write songs and English isnt even my first language but I'm sure I can come up with something better :p

  8. A friend and I spend hours(?)scouring YouTube for the worst versions of The Fields of Athenry and came up with this:
    I admire that they have made this funeral dirge into something a bit zappier but "Go like the Fields of Athenry?" "Bottley Bay?" Jaysus Bottley Bay sounds like every Irishmans Nirvana!

  9. The chorus in this track just doesn't make sense... 'when get caught between the moon and new york city, I know it's crazy, but it's true'... - perhaps when taking drugs you may get caught their :)

  10. As much of a Justin Timberlake fan I will always be, I have to question it when I hear his song "Nothin' Else". The chorus contains the line: You're out of this world/but you're not green.

  11. This is awesome! Now I am listening a little closer to lyrics. There really are some horrible lyrics out there.

  12. This is hilarious -- although I must say that I love Kanye West. I just can't help it. Aside from our sharing the same birthday, I find his antics unbelievably entertaining.

    AHAHA Eddie's Gun