Top 5 Best Worst Songs That Somehow Got Popular
March 20, 2014 5:28pm ET
March 20, 2014 5:28pm ET
ON THE CHARTS
Lily Allen's "F--k You" charted on the very first edition of the BenBoard Hot 25 (then known as the Hot 10), at no. 9.
Rebecca Black, Ylvis, The Chainsmokers and more are all included on this one-of-a-kind list.
From our favorite Brit to a teenager's weekend gone wrong, there have been some... er... interesting songs that have become viral sensations in the past few years that are absolutely ridiculous. To give them a break from all the hate on social media, we're counting down the top five "best worst songs" of the 21st century.
5. "F--k You", Lily Allen
Don't get us wrong—we adore Lily Allen and everything she does. But this quasi-gay anthem has got us scratching our heads as to why Lily would want to include something like that on her album. The song is by no means anything less than a masterpiece, giving the figurative finger to former U.S. president George W. Bush. Despite its crazy and kid-like appearance, the song is important and has kept us flipping fingers out the window since '09.
4. "#SELFIE", The Chainsmokers
Slipping 4-6 on the Hot 25 this week (Mar. 16), The Chainsmokers' breakout smash "#SELFIE" has become a spring anthem for the upcoming season. The song contains no singing whatsoever; instead, we hear a rant from uncredited artist Alexis Killacam regarding how she decides to get with 'Jason', how she pictures an ideal club ("It's not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing 'Summertime Sadness?'), and more.
3. "My Humps", The Black Eyed Peas
"I'ma get get get get you drunk", Fergie says to Will.i.am, who replies with "Whatcha gon' do with all that a--?" Despite having no promotion whatsoever, "My Humps" reached no. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 even before it was released as a single. The 2x platinum song won a GRAMMY award in 2007 for Best Pop Duo/Group Collaboration with Vocals, as well as a MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video.
2. "The Fox", Ylvis
Notching two nominations at the BenBoard Music Awards last November, the Norwegian brother duo Ylvis has peaked within the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has earned over 400,000 hits on YouTube, and led them to appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, and even the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
1. "Friday", Rebecca Black
You guessed it, Rebecca Black continues to be fresh as her YouTube sensation "Friday" tops our list of the best worst songs ever. The song's accompanying music video was removed from YouTube temporarily when the "fun, fun, fun" singer was receiving death threats. Last December, a sequel to the song was released, called "Saturday", which features YouTube personality Dave Days.