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Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2005

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Hi guys, welcome back to The Social Tune... it's been while, thank you all for your patience! And for my triumphant return to music criticism, why not finally deliver on a promise I made a long time ago? Time for us to return to an old friend, this time looking at its bad side, with the Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2005! I'll be blunt... I didn't really remember much about 2005 before diving back into it for my best and worst lists. I had some extremes memorised, and I knew what people generally thought of the year as a whole, but I didn't quite remember quite how bad it was. And after revisiting it... I'm more convinced than ever that 2005 was nowhere close to the worst year of the 2000s. The best hits were downright fantastic, and in putting this list together, I realised that most of the bad stuff was just boring and uninteresting. Note that I did say MOST, because around the number 6 mark, this list will take a SERIOUS dive into the abyss, but before we get to that, we still have a lot of stuff to wade through that is mostly just a nuisance.

And so on that impassioned note, let's finally dive back in!

Number 10

Like I said, for a lot of the bad songs of this year, it just became hard for me to care enough to get seriously angry with them. A lot of these songs are just dumb and ill-conceived, to the point where you almost feel sorry for most of them for just how badly they've aged. But you have hits that have aged badly, and then you have the ones that never worked in the first place, and were clearly a bad idea on arrival:

It's Like That by Mariah Carey (Ft. Jermaine Dupri & Fatman Scoop)

If we're going to continue to compare the 2 singers, then 2005 was to Mariah Carey what 2019 was to Ariana Grande. An artist whose career never really died out, but which suddenly got a massive second wind that could almost be compared to her initial run of success! She had the biggest hit of the year with We Belong Together, and her album The Emancipation Of Mimi was her highest selling in an entire decade! Except, unlike with Ariana who had a lot of real-life baggage to unload on thank u, next -an album I stand by as a flawed, but pretty great release- Mariah Carey's comeback did not interest me in the slightest! However, while most of that album just felt like forgettable fluff, this collaboration made no sense at the time and still makes none to this day! 

This song just... doesn't sound good at all. The beat is really slapdash and creates this off-putting, dissonant tone, while Mariah seems about as comfortable half-rapping on it as she did on I Know What You Want with Busta Rhymes a couple of years previously. Sure, Jermaine Dupri seems a lot more comfortable, with some genuine swagger, but he's also barely here, basically just a hype-man to build up Mariah. In other words, this isn't even a collaboration at all; after the intro he may as well just be part of the instrumental! He starts off the song by saying he wants everyone to get to the dancefloor, and while I wish I could humour him, who the Hell could dance to something this awkward?! Especially with the out-of-nowhere beat switch on the pre-chorus... which is admittedly the only part of the song I actually like.

Oh, and if Jermaine feels tacked on, that's nothing compared to Fatman Scoop, who just comes in out of nowhere towards the end because... I dunno, Lil Jon said no? This is a guy who works well on a Missy Elliot banger, he does NOT fit here! And this is a relaxing dance song that is so disjointed and confused that I think it would wind more people up than it would relax! That, my friends, is a dancefloor crime I am not willing to forgive!

Number 9

So by 2005, Chingy's career was already practically dead. He had a minor comeback with Tyrese in 2006 with the utterly reprehensible Pullin' Me Back, and then he vanished off the face of the Earth. Even his own mentor, Ludacris, had disowned him the previous year over some very public label disputes, claiming he had lost all respect for his former protégé. Frankly, I'm just glad to discover he wasn't too far behind the rest of us. But hey, now that he was rid of Chingy, maybe Luda's next protégé would be at least slightly better? ... Well, yes, but that's a very low bar to clear:

Slow Down by Bobby V.

I don't know about you, but when I see an R&B slow jam with a title like "Slow Down", I expect either a song about mature relationships in the vein of Ordinary People, or possibly a sensual song about undressing each other slowly like with Trey Songz' Slow Motion. I don't generally expect a song telling a girl to slow down so you can catch up with her. But I suppose it's still kind of romantic? Like she passed him on the street and he was so blown away by her beauty that he just HAD to talk to her... until the hook, where he tells her not to turn around so that he can keep staring at her ass! ... Really? You had a chance to be really romantic and you go with... that?!

Oh it's okay though, because by the end of the hook she's allowed to turn around, now that you've caught up and taken a second to savour the sight of her backside you stupid-... I'm not even angry at this song, it's just so DUMB! Despite some very clumsy writing, the rest of the song is lovestruck and somewhat flattering, as he basically assumes she's must be a "cutie" based on a long lingering view of her from behind. It's just a prime example that the first thing out of your mouth can make a world of difference! And it would be easier to forgive if that line weren't in the fucking chorus and repeated multiple times!!! 

Bobby V., you are an idiot! A fool struck by Cupid's arrow, maybe, but a fool nonetheless! Still, at least he's not trying to be clever and failing miserably... that would be ridiculous...

Number 8

... I'm not going to make any fans with this pick.

These Words by Natasha Bedingfield

Yeah, back when I posted my video for the Top 10 Best Hits Songs of 2005 a year or 2 ago, a number of you were asking me why this didn't make that list... well, now you know! And unlike the songs we've discussed up to this point, this one genuinely irritates me a LOT! 

Look, I understand completely why a lot of people would like this song. After all, it's pure critic-bait, a song about how hard it is to write a love song! That's really original and clever... the only thing missing is the quality, because in my opinion, it's just not done well at all!

First off, you have the way it sounds, and I'm just going to say it, I have always hated Natasha Bedingfield as a vocalist! She always sounds strained and way too convinced of her own brilliance, much like Jewel. And while she doesn't sound as bad as her brother Daniel... like with Chingy, LOW BAR! Plus, the beat is just ugly, stilted and blocky as Hell! 

I know it may seem odd to focus on the way a song sounds when the lyrics are clearly supposed to be the focus, but much like with a fine meal, presentation matters in music! Heck, in the mainstream, you could argue it matters way more. So, while I do appreciate the effort shown in the string touches and the attempts at some multitracking, it all just results in a jumbled and crowded mess, with multiple elements that just clash horribly! But you know what, let's get to those lyrics!  

Every defense I've heard of this song starts with "the storytelling" and how it's "relatable". Well, in that regard, I do agree. Sometimes it's hard to find the right words to tell someone how you feel other than simply saying "I Love You". My issue is how contrived it feels! It's a simple and lazy idea made needlessly complicated just for the sake of it, and it just feels overindulgent and pretentious, especially when she constantly talks about how clever her own writing is! Being uninspired is one thing, and it's forgivable, but trying to disguise your laziness with something just as half-assed which SEEMS a lot more complex, that's something that I will always call out! And yes, MAYBE I'm biased because one of my favourite songs of all time started out with a very similar premise and got turned into Love Song by Sara Bareilles. Yet even by its own merits, These Words is a pale imitation of countless other similar songs written by people who are actually talented songwriters. Heck, even Natasha realised it and retreated into near-mindless pop again in the years that followed, although still with that smug "I know I'm better than you" attitude about her music that I've never liked!

You can all keep your pocketfuls of sunshine, but I'm going to keep glaring down at her from my raincloud of cynicism. THEN we'll see who ends up being happy in the long run! ...

Number 7

Okay, I'll admit it, that was a long, drawn-out tangent over an artist many people disagree on... so let's get back to my favourite easy target that most of us can EASILY agree on!

Run It by Chris Brown (Ft. Juelz Santana)

I know that some of you were probably wondering whether or not this would make the list. After all, this is one of Chris Brown's "better" hits, from before he was a completely irredeemable piece of shit. Well, lucky for all of us, that didn't stop him from making an awful first impression, because while love jams like With You have aged fairly well, his "gangsta" side has practically always sucked and BOY is it laughable here! I mean... LISTEN TO HOW HE SOUNDS! 

That lisp is utterly hilarious, and it clashes horrifically with everything else, from the admittedly sharp beat courtesy of Scott Storch, to the undeserved swagger in his delivery, to the lyrics where he is trying to steal some guy's girl... because of course, even at 16, Chris Brown was a little shit stain who deserved to have the crap kicked out of him! You can barely even understand him half the time; seriously, for the longest time I thought he was saying his AIDS wasn't going to slow them down on that second verse! On top of that, the way his voice yelps and cracks all over the place really adds a unique layer to the bragging about stealing another guy's woman, because ALL the girls are going to be jealous of the lucky gal who bagged the squeaky 16-year-old! 

Then out of nowhere... it turns into a completely different song, with a smooth R&B beat and Chris Brown cooing romantically. It's... well, to be fair, it's the best part of the song, but it only lasts a few seconds and comes right the fuck out of nowhere! And once we get back to the original song... HE shows up... 

Santana's verse here is fucking legendary, it's one of the worst guest verses of all time and it still sounds atrocious! How can one man look so confident, yet be so utterly lost?! His flow is stilted as Hell, he simply doesn't rhyme at all, and he makes reference to multiple other songs that were popular at the time, probably because he was extremely insecure about his own verse even back then. As he should be!!! 

This is nowhere close to Chris Brown's worst hit, and I'd argue that despite everything I've said in this past segment, I can still take him more seriously here than Santana. But it's still garbage and plain proof that good production can only cover up so much crap! ... It IS a good beat though, I'll say that again.

Number 6

What to say about my number 6...? Well, it's not number 1 or even in my bottom 5, but that's only notable because we've reached the point of this list where that nosedive I mentioned before is scheduled to occur. Sooooo, right on time:

Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

People have said many things about this song. Big claims, from critics saying it's Gwen Stefani's worst hit ever, to others just deciding to scream in terror at the sight of it, both of which are perfectly understandable reactions. Personally though, I've never had either reaction. For 1 thing, Wind It Up still exists and mmmmmmyeah, nuff said!!! So there's that, and also, the entire song KNOWS it's shit! 

Nothing about this track feels thought-out or designed to please listeners, it went to number 1 and ended up being the second-biggest hit of the entire year based solely on the fact that it was so bad that people couldn't look away from it! Gwen Stefani is playing an incredibly dumbed down version of herself and attempting to be as excruciatingly irritating as possible on purpose. Heck, she was part of No Doubt, she clearly knows better and has written some solid jams on her own as proof of that.

Much like Wind It Up, it's nakedly provocative, just not in a way that hits nearly as close to home with me as that song does. In fact, more than anything, this reminds me of Ke$ha's Blah Blah Blah. That's another song trying to be as awful and painful as possible for its audience, except arguably doing a much better job at it... with all that said though, that song is atrocious and yes, so is this. 

It's not as insulting as the other songs mentioned in this segment, but it's still terrible. That said though, it still has an unironic fanbase and honestly... I do kind of get why? It is bombastic and upbeat, with enough weird elements that I could see this entertaining some people. You just need to be willing to completely turn off your brain, which I am incapable of doing because of how distractingly obnoxious the whole thing is! 

Ultimately, it's a very bad song, but not bad enough to earn its place higher on this list! It's stupid, it's dumb, but it's not offensive! Nonono, for that, we need only look to:

Number 5

Give Me That by Webbie (Ft. Bun B)

I know, I know, but give me a second, I do like elements of this song! The beat is monotonous and sparse, Webbie is an mediocre rapper at best -while also having multiple allegations of domestic violence to his name because of course he does!!!- but Bun B is a genuine treasure, and even on this song, he does deliver with some real charisma. His verse is well-structured, he sounds good and they do both ride the beat pretty well... but the hook...

I'm sorry, that's just... no! It's not a request, nor a question, it's a demand! It's about as blatant as Enrique Iglesias saying that tonight he's fucking you, it's all kinds of uncomfortable! I mean, what do you even say to this except.... NO! Seriously, Webbie, go fuck yourself, and Bun B., you should have enough sense to know better than this, so why oh WHY did you make this?! Well... I have a theory:

Number 4

Wait (The Whisper Song) by Ying Yang Twins

This song was one of the most influential songs of the mid-2000s, and EVERYBODY was trying to copy it back then! No joke, both Santana and Webbie quote this song directly on their verses in the entries we've discussed so far. and they are just 2 of the few! And quite frankly, I have never understood why, because this is one of the creepiest and most invasive hits of the entire decade! 

The beat is just nothing, there's no melody or real groove to grasp onto, and the whispering is SO unsettling! it's like the worst kind of ASMR, with their voices right up in your ears with no tangible beat to distract you! And then of course, you have the issue of WHAT they're whispering! If you'd rather not listen to it while you read this, simply imagine if, on I Wanna Fuck You, Akon had decided to whisper all of his desires right into your earhole! It wouldn't have been sexy, it would have been incredibly uncomfortable... even more so than it already was! Yet somehow this is even less subtle, with the whispers of "wait till you see my dick" and "beat the pussy up" repeating ad nauseum! It's not even a soft, sensual whisper either, they're being pretty fucking aggressive throughout the entire thing! 

Not only is their delivery aggressive, but they have NO qualms about how graphic they get! For example, you have the line "Walk around the club with yo thumb in ya mouth, Put my dick in, take your thumb out"... Ok, first of all, why is she walking around the club with her thumb in her mouth?! Second, that's not sexy! Third, now I think about it... if you 2 are in the club... why the fuck are you even whispering?! Have you walked into a club recently, you can barely hold a shouted conversation... well at least... pre-2020... nobody should go to a club right now, ok?!

Either way, this is just callous, ugly, and the gimmick is unpleasant while not even making sense as a concept. It's a terrible song and the only reason it was copied so much is because of its incomprehensible success! But even with all those copycats out there, barring 1 other song, the original is still the worst example of the entire fad! So who was the one copycat who somehow made an even worse rendition of this toxic formula? Like I even need to tell you, but before that:

Number 3

For a while, it seemed to me like my top 4 was just going to be a collection of creepy-as-fuck songs serving as examples of human depravity... then I remembered this. Because most dumb songs are just laughable, and therefore easy to forgive. It is rare to find a breed of dumb so bad that it actually infuriates me. But yeah, more than any other hit they have ever put out, before or since, to me, this is still the worst thing The Black Eyed Peas have ever released!

My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas

I know that many of you are rolling your eyes right now, going "Really? This? I mean yeah, it's bad, but I wouldn't ever get angry with it." And normally I'd be inclined to agree, but whenever I hear this song is fills me with a feeling a pure contempt and rage! It is AGGRESSIVELY dumb, the type of dumb you just want to slap for how annoying it is! And while the individual members have arguably put out "worse" tracks on their own since then, no other song any of them has ever been affiliated with has made me quite as irritated as this one does! ... FINE, tied with London Bridge!!!

The production is a combination of terrible elements that come together to form pure Hell, especially that shallow breathing that permeates the mix and the nasal synths. And it gets even worse when those synths are farted out across the cultish chants of "She's got me spending!" Not to mention the lyrics that are so fucking basic and AWFUL!

Fergie using her humps and her lumps to get all the boys to bend over for her is a quality I've admired from other performers like Beyoncé, Shakira and Cardi B, but she acts a lot dumber than they do on their versions of this type of song, with a delivery and tone almost akin to fucking baby talk! Oh, and the writing does her absolutely no favours, with too many awful lines to count! Yet somehow, still manages to be worse, especially with his last verse, which is just disgusting and sad. Keep your coco puffs away from my fucking milk you UTTER creep!!!

The Black Eyed Peas have never been a particularly good group, but they dumbed themselves down so much here that it's frankly a little offensive. When people talk about entertainment media that insults the intelligence of the consumer, this is the song I think of, pandering to the lowest common denominator with little to no effort! Fuck this song, at least Dirty Bit had a halfway-decent sample on its hook! However, on the positive side... I will say it's not my next 2 picks because... holy GOD!!!

Number 2

Ok, in 2020, we live in trying, divisive times, where the world is on fire and most everything sucks. But despite everything, I'm an optimist, and I like to think we're still ultimately heading in a positive direction as a society. So let's briefly discuss one specific topic that is still an issue for some reason: gender equality. Despite the expected discourse following the release of a song like WAP dropping earlier this year, there is currently a large movement towards equality and respect between genders that a lot of us DO ultimately want! No, not everyone does, but behind a lot of the miscommunication and the arguments, many of us just want everybody to be treated as equals. Now, why would I bring all of this up? Well, quite frankly, this is one of the most uncomfortable songs I have ever sat through. And the fact that the media lost its damn mind about WAP is pretty damn funny when you consider they gave THIS pass! And no, it's not number 1, but after hearing it, I think many of you will agree it probably should be:

Play by David Banner

The Whisper Song is awful, but it's surprisingly hard to find copies of it that don't at least mildly improve upon its formula in some way. This though... this is just inexcusable. I am not a woman and I feel utterly violated whenever I hear this. I know full-well that somebody out there really likes this and gets into it and that's fine, more power to you, but to most people I know, it is just a profoundly unpleasant listening experience! 

The censored version of this is slightly easier to get through, but it still has the ugly atonal production and David Banner's DISTURBING delivery! He goes beyond just being creepy, he is fucking intimidating, every line telling you to "play with it" for him feels like an order, like he'll fucking murder you if you don't! Again, not kink-shaming, but there are limits, and some things were meant to be kept private, not in the top 10, because of COURSE this got all the way up to number 7! Speaking of, this actually reminds me a lot of Love Me by Lil Wayne in terms of the levels of depravity it reaches, only substituting that song's pathetic insecurity with an aggression that just makes me feel uncomfortable and maybe even a little scared! 

Hell, even in terms of just the songwriting, this is neither sexy nor remotely good! I ask this of every rapper in the mid-2000s and even still to this day: why do you think "beat the pussy up" sounds remotely sexy?! I mean this song even references Michael Jackson's Billie Jean, just to add to my discomfort! And by the way, Mr. Banner, you DO know the point of Billie Jean was that Michael DIDN'T fuck her, right?! ... Although maybe he lied about that too, I don't know what to believe anymore! 

You can all call me out and tell me I'm too fucking sensitive or whatever the fuck, but I just don't want to hear this in my music! And I know that nobody's forcing me to listen to it, so now that I've rambled on about it here, I can make a mental note never EVER to listen to this trash again!!! Fuck this fucking... GAH! But despite... THAT, I didn't place it at number 1, because... well, we'll get to it, but first, here's a list of dishonourable mentions to clear your mind of... THAT!

Dishonourable Mentions:

Grind With Me by Pretty Ricky

I don't have an issue with telling someone to grind with you on principle, but the fast/aggressive verses REALLY clash with the chorus and break any sexual tension the song had to begin with, which wasn't much.

Oh by Ciara (Ft. Ludacris)

Murky, ugly and boring! Why does every Ciara song alternate between being pretty good and really fucking terrible?!

True by Ryan Cabrera

Falling in love at first sight is cute, but if Bobby V. was too confident, this kid needs to fucking grow a pair! Also, am I the only one who's a little disappointed that the only thing that's true is that he's waited for this girl his whole life? I was really hoping he was going to admit some weird fetish he was embarrassed to talk about. Not much of a truth bomb, that's all I'm saying.

I'm Sprung by T-Pain 

You have an erection and that's your justification for staying in this relationship that sounds pretty fucking abusive. Yeah, I get that that's the joke, that he'll undergo all the pain in the world just for a sweet piece of ass, but it forgot to be funny and the writing is terrible, so... moot point.

Just A Lil Bit by 50 Cent

Maybe 50 Cent can pull off a sexy tone of voice, but here he just sounds sleepy and bored, not helped by the constant repetition and the mesmerizingly dull Scott Storch beat. Still, at least I can't take this more seriously than:

Disco Inferno by 50 Cent

When I said I wanted more songs like the Trammps' Disco Inferno, this is not what I meant! Burn baby, burn this trash away!

Don't Lie and Don't Phunk With My Heart by The Black Eyed Peas

If making this video taught me anything, it's that the Black Eyed Peas have always been worse than I remember.

Some Cut by Trillville

Some of you probably expected this to make this list, and yes, those bedsprings are fucking grating as Hell! But the rest of the song is goofy and catchy enough, that one element isn't quite excruciating enough to secure the song's spot on the list... close though. Let Me Love You by Mario

Basically a better-sounding and slightly more justified Treat You Better. I appreciate that Mario tried to frame this guy as cheating on her, but it still doesn't change the fact that he's only advising her to leave her boyfriend so he himself can have her! But with the riff-raff out of the way, let's get to our winner!

Number 1

Most of you coming into this list will have a pretty clear idea of what MY number 1 worst hit of this year was always going to be. I've stated in the past that this song is my pick for the worst hit of the entire decade, and I stand by that. It's a song that I despise with every fiber of my being, and while I know that, much like Rihanna's Unfaithful, not everybody can immediately understand why, let me at least TRY to explain why it's EXACTLY as bad as I make it out to be:

Daughters by John Mayer

I have stated in the past that I am not a fan of John Mayer. I have called him a complete hack when it comes to composition, and here that steady guitar is as present as ever, with barely a flourish or any change to his typical formula, just as perfect for frat bro douchebags to strum at parties as Your Body is a Wonderland was! And as a vocalist, his breathy, dead-eyed delivery drives me insane! He delivers every emotion the exact same, as if he just woke up and was told to make something up now, you're on in 3-2-1 GO!!! Well, on most of this song, that holds absolutely true; but in certain spots, particularly on the bridge, he does admittedly seem more invested and earnest than usual. And the reason why brings us to the main course, the reason this was always going to top this list, the lyrics. 

The premise of the song is that fathers should treat their daughters right, that's the core message of the song from just a casual glance. And I can absolutely see why that would connect with a lot of girls, especially teenagers who don't think their dads fully get them. The problem is WHY he's saying it! I've stated before that I detest Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes, but the main thing that made that song a shade worse than many of its kind was the naked manipulation of the track. Oh, the video shows this girl in an abusive relationship, Shawn is saving her! Yeah baby, let Shawn "give you the loving that you're missing"! It's manipulative, it's disingenuous and it's sick, playing on young girls' insecurities just to get laid! But Daughters is 10 times worse, because John Mayer is a lot sneakier about it, acting like this doesn't affect HIM at all, when in reality, it's ALL about him! Why? Well, let's rewind to the first verse.

The way it's framed, Mayer has met this wonderful girl he's really into, but who isn't exactly responsive to his advances. He's done all he can to win her over, but nothing's worked. So his options are A) graciously give up and walk away, accepting that he's not the one for her, or B) realise that she has deep-seated issues that are holding her back which have absolutely nothing to do with him! If you guessed B, then DING-DING-DING!!! Yes, because after all, if she's showing no interest in you, there MUST be something wrong with her! So even though you CLEARLY barely know this girl, why not jump STRAIGHT to blaming her parents for how she was raised!  You see, the reason he's calling out the fathers of the world is because of this one girl he couldn't get, and he's so fucking up his own ass that he HAS to find blame somewhere other than with himself! It's absolutely pathetic... but he's not done.

Take note of that line "girls become lovers who turn into mothers", trust me, we'll get back to that! Let's briefly touch on the second verse, which is just plain terribly-written. I mean: "The skin she's standing in", THIS GUY WRITES SONGS FOR A LIVING AND DIDN'T THINK TO MAYBE RE-WRITE THAT! But I want it skip forwards to the bridge where this song comes together in a truly ugly way!

Here he says "Boys you can break. Boys will be strong and soldier on." ... First, that's awful parenting advice, and second, that may set off a few sexist alarm bells in your head! Don't worry though, I'm sure that was unintentional... and then comes "But those boys would be gone without warmth from a woman's good, good heart" ...When I first heard that line, it suddenly all made sense. This is a song telling parents to treat their daughters right, NOT as a romantic gesture like you were initially set up to believe, but because if not, they won't be able to grow up to become women who can fully support men. And I know what you're thinking, that I'm just reading into this too much, and that it can't actually be that blatantly sexist, but no, remember the "girls become lovers who turn into mothers" line from earlier?! Those daughters will become lovers to service a man one day and therefore we must keep the sacred cycle intact. For the sake of the BOYS, treat the girls right, so they can fulfil their role in society, providing the warmth of a woman's heart. And again, remember, this entire trail of thought was set off because a girl rejected him in the first verse!!! 

This entire song is just one big ego-trip, a guy too immature to admit HE may be the problem, and looking to blame someone, not out of the goodness of his heart, but for his own, selfish needs. And if you're still a little unsure that he's not doing this for the MEN of the world, take a listen to what he says right at the end of the bridge: on behalf of every man, remember that your bad influence could affect your daughters and thus cause them to be mistrusting of guys. That is the core message of this song! It's so alien and behind the times that it barely seems real, but that's what it is! 

And look, putting aside your political beliefs or any agendas or anything like that, I think that most of us can agree that the phrase "if you had just treated your daughter better, she would be willing to sleep with me" is utterly pathetic, not to mention beyond dehumanizing and sexist! Say what you will about David Banner, The Ying Yang Twins and everybody else on this list, but they were straightforward and direct with their unpleasantness! This is manipulative and sly, while being no less revolting in its core attitudes towards women. This is a song I have loathed since the day I heard it over 10 years ago, and this rant has been a long time coming! And even after all that, I know that some of you may disagree, and say I'm reading too deeply into it, but it really is as plain as day, the lyrics speak for themselves. And it's why, for years and right now, this has been, is, and always will be the worst hit song of 2005! 

Leave your own thoughts in the comments below, I need a shower after this list! Oh, it is GREAT to be back, and until the next time, I'm Fionn and this is The Social tune signing off!

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That Black Eyed Peas track is clearly copying Egyptian Lover and I grew up with early 80s Electro, nasal synths were a part of the sound lol so I can forgive it but the rest of the list sounds about right.


Enya Oz
Enya Oz
Nov 08, 2020

I clearly missed out on a lot of 2005. So good to finally see some of your social tune content. Laughed pretty hard and the daughters frustration was palpable and super justified. Cant wait to see more of your work 😊


Sam C
Sam C
Oct 29, 2020

Glad to see you back Fionn!


Also I’d like to see a top 10 worst for 2010 and 2019


i think 2005 is the worst year of the decade for music. Only rivaled by 2009.

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