Gangnam Style- Psy
“Gangnam Style” makes the list as one of the most hated songs, but surprisingly, it was the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views. The song was even recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “Liked” video on YouTube. The video’s popularity doesn’t mean the singer’s amusing dance moves and catchy beat didn’t get annoying, though.
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was highly successful with its repetitive puppy-love lyrics and cuteness. The song launched the singer’s pop music career. Call Me Maybe is about a girl who has a crush on a guy. She gives him her number and over the song’s three minutes and twenty seconds, tells her crush eleven times to call her, maybe. According to an article in LA Weekly, “if we extrapolate that, that means she’s telling this poor bastard 436 times a day to call her, maybe.”
Cotton Eye Joe- Rednex
Various versions of “Cotton Eye Joe” have been recorded, but none of them compare to the popular rendition sung by Rednex. The song inspired a line dance and is played repeatedly at country dance venues. The Rednex version of the song and a dance mix version were very successful in Europe.
Party in the U.S.A.- Miley Cyrus
“Party in the U.S.A.” was initially written for singer Jessie J, but she decided that the track wasn’t edgy enough for her, and it was passed to Miley Cyrus. The song was the seventh best-selling digital single in the United States in 2009.
Axel F- Crazy Frog
Crazy Frog was known as “The Annoying Thing” and is a computer-animated character created in 2003. You may remember the catchy tune when it became a favorite ringtone created by Jamba. It later spawned a worldwide hit single with a remix of “Axel F,” which reached the number one spot on music charts in Europe.
The Ketchup Song- Las Ketchup
“The Ketchup Song” became an international hit when it was released in 2002. The song sold over 7 million copies worldwide, even with its nonsensical chorus. Surprisingly, it is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Crank That (Soulja Boy)- Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy’s song was called “the biggest dance fad since the Macarena.” Millions of people have taught themselves the dance, but with so many other rappers coming up with their own dance moves, it faded away.
My Humps-The Black Eyed Peas
“My Humps” was a huge success despite negative responses from music critics because of its sexual themes. It was one of The Black Eyed Peas best-selling singles, even though we all got tired of Fergie’s “humps” when the song got too much airplay.
Friday- Rebecca Black
“Friday” was considered to be one of the “worst videos ever made” and the song’s critical reception was negative because of Rebecca Black’s less-than-stellar songwriting and singing abilities. The song received 3.2 million dislikes on YouTube when it was first uploaded.
Baby- Justin Bieber
“Baby” was an international success, but as of 2017, the music video currently has the most dislikes of all videos on YouTube. Bieber has performed the song several times and is probably just as annoyed singing it as we are listening to it.