Sometimes it is very mysterious why an artist comes to be popular. For whatever reason, the song sticks and becomes viral, and thus the artist then becomes a household name.
Tunes reach the record charts or are on the Top 40 or the radio and sometimes is absolutely baffling to us how they became so successful.
These songs usually have some sort of hook or unusual lyric that sticks in our head for days and it is uncompromising no matter how much one tries to get that awful song out by listening to more enjoyable music.
Sometimes I wonder how much of the fact it is in my head is due to the fact that it makes my blood boil so much…
Let’s take a look at the top worst musicians performing today!
The lyrics this girl comes up with could not be more trash. The songs are moderately catchy and the beats are hypnotic in a sinister and sleazy kind of way.
It is somehow remarkable that when you turn on the radio these days your kids could be listening to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Kesha.
This is amazing when you consider the fact that they could by just mindlessly singing the lyrics: “Prior to I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack/Cause when I leave for the night, I ain’t coming back.”
I don’t know how relevant these guys will continue to be, but every time I check they have many more fans that I would like to see.
Watch the documentary on “The Juggalos” on YouTube (it will be easy to find) and you will know exactly what I’m talking about.
The documentary tracks the annual Gathering of the Juggalos, a three-day festival organized and headlined by the duo that occurs annually in Thornville, Ohio. It’s been going on for nearly twenty years.
Along with their shit-tastic music and idiotic lyrics they’ve turned their concerts into a full-blown cult and are just raking it in from the sidelines.
These have to be some of the most odious musicians today simply for their terrible antics and unflattering music to back it up.
She came to light in 2011 with “Friday”, a glorified turd that somehow spread and garnered her international success.
We don’t know what was worse in the song, the lyrics, the voice or the melody. I think it is the perfect trifecta combination of awfulness that must have just launched this tune into hyper space.
When asked ‘how much did you alter or auto-tune [Black’s] voice?’. The engineer replied, “actually, not that much.” This much is pretty apparent.
This is a kid that I might respect little once he grows a bit taller than the girls in his video. But until then I can not manage this kid.
I actually thought he was a woman for over a year. Moreover, his music is just trivial and sounds like everything else that is coming out these days.
People should go to his videos and see for themselves. Seriously. Go to one of his videos, pull up the lyrics at the same time and go through the song critically.
You will see that I’m not making this up. It is the same stupid formula song after song and the production is so bland.
Bieber isn’t the worst pop artist ever, however, he is one of the more overrated ones out there today. We shouldn’t be mad at him, we should be mad at ourselves for letting this music get out of our hands.
Miley Cyrus officially needs to go away. She is a decent singer and actor (the new Black Mirror episode was pretty good in our opinion).
But that’s about it. If it wasn’t for her connections in Hollywood (cough, Father, cough). There wouldn’t be much to say about her.
“Worst-ever” usually fall short. There is either someone we haven’t mentioned, should have mentioned or we should just not be making these kinds of lists because everyone should be happy about how the dominoes have fallen.
Well, that is not our opinion. We wanted to strike back against some of these frustrating, well-regarded artists.
Such lists are harder to compile in the kind of a public survey, unlike singles or video, which will typically be heard or seen even by non-fans of the artist.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of mainstream pop. But I know that it is what most people consume and we should be aware of it. We should also be aware of how this affects our kids.
We should be aware of it because whether we like it or not, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye are just in the past. We may not ever get prodigies like Michael Jackson or Queen again.
Our culture is set up in a way to push these entities into their niches and not let them become ultra-famous. Our culture is ruled by pop music whether we like it or not.
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