Get ready to be annoyed with our picks for 11 most annoying songs of all time. Some of you may be annoyed because their favorite songs ended up on the list, and others won’t need a special reason since these songs are indeed pretty much annoying.
There are various things that can make one song annoying. For example, the song is repetitive, has many high notes, changes the rhythm frequently without any solid build up or just doesn’t make any sense. It may not happen to the people who hear it for the first time, but for those who listen to it for several times, these things will become clear.
This is where we encounter the biggest reason why a particular song can be annoying, frequent listening. The songs that turn out to be annoying are often popular and catchy at first. But, over a period of time, people start to get irritated because they hear it everywhere: on the radio, in the club, on TV. Slowly, the song that was great turns out to be your worst nightmare. Of course, if you are a true patriot, no matter how many times you listen to one of these 11 most popular songs about America, they will never become annoying.
To get our list of 11 most annoying songs of all time we checked out lists made by music journalists and voted by the audience. The top 10 entries on lists from What Culture, Yahoo, and Rolling Stone received points based on their position and formed our initial ranking. As extra credit, we used the lists from NY Daily News and MSN, awarding the songs that already entered our ranking with the extra 2 points if they were featured. Get your ear plugs on, we are starting.
11. Harlem Shake – Baauer
Annoying Score: 7
“Do the Harlem Shake!” – It was fun at first, we have to admit. But later, it just got boring and soon very annoying. Your grandmother probably even tried to “do the Harlem Shake” at one point. The song is now buried deep in the “Viral Hits” underground.