History Horrible / Music

23rd Mar '18 8:18:28 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* The late Daniel Smith was widely regarded as an impressive composer, a good musician, and a great writer where music theory is concerned. As an improv bassoonist, not so much. He got laughed out of every orchestra he'd auditioned for thanks to poor rhythm and articulation, his inability to find the right notes or tune his instrument properly, and his poor improvisation. His ratings on Amazon.com are consistent 1 or 2 star ratings, most of which have only been slightly boosted by fake reviews. What's tragic is that he seemed to be quite a knowledgeable composer and teacher, but he was just not a very good instrumentalist. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl0WCx1IcE4 Take a listen]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLMnDO4fzlk for yourself.]]
* In general, almost every record company and/or radio DJ has to wade through mountains of amateur musicians looking for their big break. While they do, occasionally, find some genuinely good (or, at least, potentially good) candidates, [[SturgeonsLaw most of these submissions are ear-bleeding crap]] with embarrassingly incompetent musicianship and horrid songwriting. In fact, actor Creator/PaulRudd, when recounting his days as a radio DJ during an interview about his movie ''Film/ThisIs40'', briefly described what he found to be foolproof signs of disposable music submissions. For example, if the band described themselves as being "a lot like Music/PearlJam," their submission was immediately tossed in the garbage ([[BiasSteamroller and not just because Paul Rudd doesn't like Pearl Jam]]).
* '''[[http://www.nepanewsletter.com/best “Greatest Songs of the Pop-Rock-Alternative-Garage Era”]]''' and its subsequent worst list, which could be described as AOL Magazine's list (see below for more details) if it was rewritten by a person with a great disdain of North American music. To give you a start - The lists often praise many UK-based singers while bashing any artist from North America or nearby (Creator/BobSeger and Creator/TomPetty especially). Meanwhile, the greatest list includes 125 songs by Music/TheBeatles (they aren't even listed, so they could literally be ANY Beatles songs, even their more polarizing songs) and 33 songs by Music/TheCure (also not listed), which appears to be a dire case of {{Padding}}. In addition, there is also the author's [[CriticalResearchFailure blatantly incorrect claims]] (during one part, he claims [[BlatantLies The Cure's music is banned in North America]], yet you can hear their music on many oldies stations), which add up to the suspicion that the person really hates North American music (despite the fact the site claims to be from north-eastern Pennsylvania). The worst part may very well be the fat jokes the author makes about the girls of Music/{{Heart}} while bashing their music, or the fact that they compare American broadcasters to [[GodwinsLaw Nazis]] for playing American music (calling it brainwashing to play John Mellancamp over Music/JoyDivision).

!!Music Magazines and Books
%% In order by book or magazine title. %%
* The now taken down AOL Radio's '''"100 Worst Songs Ever"''' list by classic rock fan Matthew Wilkening (who went on to become the founder and editor-in-chief for the website Ultimate Classic Rock, which has a much better reputation than this list does), which can be found [[https://web.archive.org/web/20110707152046/http://www.aolradioblog.com/2010/09/11/worst-songs/?icid=main archived here]]. The list seems to have been sloppily made with a single, lousy purpose in mind - to show the creator's obsessive hatred of pop music, and is filled with {{Padding}}. Each song's passage about it is completely uninformative and non-descriptive as to why the song is terrible (e.g. the whole piece on "This is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS is "First off, he repeats 'This is why I'm hot' too much. Second, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment he repeats 'This is why I'm hot' too much]]"), and the author [[BiasSteamroller sometimes completely lets his preferences for classic rock musicians and distate for pop music in general slide through in certain passages]]. It doesn't help that list is larded with several songs that are totally questionable, such as novelty songs he takes too seriously, songs the author misunderstands (he [[CriticalResearchFailure totally misinterprets the story in "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree"]] -- it's about a prisoner returning home, not a soldier), several number-one hit songs (such as the theme tune to ''Series/{{Friends}}''), and finally, the song at the top of the list is [[Series/JerseyShore DJ Pauly D's]] "(It's Time to) Beat Dat Beat", indicating how rushed the list is. The author also tries to, and completely fails at, cracking jokes in the paragraphs (with the worst one being a tastelessly sexist TakeThat at Helen Reddy's "''I Am Woman''").
* '''''The Encyclopedia of Indie Rock''''' is an insult to anyone who has ever written an archive based on artists. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin It's filled with grammatical errors and awkward wording.]] Also, it's not uncommon for authors to get their facts wrong every now and then, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer but this one has so many glaringly obvious factual errors that it makes you wonder if the book is a parody of encyclopedia books in general.]] The many errors include:
** Confusing which members of At The Drive-In formed the bands Sparta and Music/TheMarsVolta.
** Including entries on James Blunt and Flyleaf, neither of which could be considered indie rock at all (the book's introduction tries - and fails - to convince readers that these artists ''are'' indie rock).
** A passing mention that an associate of the band Music/CamperVanBeethoven had recorded an acoustic version of "Music/PinkFloyd's classic "[[Music/LedZeppelin Stairway to Heaven]]". Aside from the misattribution, it appears that the book managed to conflate Camper Van Beethoven's "Stairway To Heavan (Sic)"—an instrumental that's completely unrelated to the Led Zeppelin song of almost the same name—with their cover of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive".
*** In the same entry, there is a reference to a "new" Camper Van Beethoven song called "Tusk" which "might be an allusion to the Music/FleetwoodMac album of the same name". This was apparently a mangled reference to the band's 2002 full-length cover of the entire ''Tusk'' album.
** Claiming that J Mascis left Music/DinosaurJr. in 1988 (Lou Barlow was the member of the band to leave, and he was fired… by Mascis, who by 1994 was in fact [[IAmTheBand the only original member remaining]] in the band until the original lineup reunited in 2005).
** There was a mention that Dischord Records was founded in 1970 (ten years before it actually was) that can be attributed as a typo, but listing Music/NeutralMilkHotel's ''In The Aeroplane Over The Sea'' as being released in 2003 rather than 1998 has no excuse.
** Chris Funk of Music/TheDecemberists appeared on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', "hosted by Creator/StephenColbert, ''star'' of the NBC ''dramedy'' ''Series/TheOfficeUS''". First of, the wrong "[[Creator/SteveCarell Steve]]" is described. They were on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' at the same time at one point which, without fact checking, [[OneSteveLimit might have been the problem]].
*** Also, ''The Office'' has no more dramatic moments than any other sitcom.
** In the Music/SonicYouth entry, it's mentioned that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore divorced in the early 2000s (Gordon and Moore split in 2011, but when the book was published, they had been married for over 20 years. The indie rock couple that divorced in the early 2000s was Robert Schneider and Hilarie Sidney of The Apples in Stereo).
** The sentence "The Music/NineInchNails won a Grammy for their cover of Music/JohnnyCash's classic song 'Hurt'". It was their song to begin with, ''Cash's'' version was the cover. Of course, since the release of Cash's cover in 2002, [[CoveredUp this has been an]] [[NewerThanTheyThink astonishingly common mistake]] by media types. Nine Inch Nails never received a Grammy for the song either. They won a Grammy award for "Wish", back in 1993, which was mainly used as a source for SelfDeprecation by Trent Reznor.
*** Also, NIN plays ''industrial'' rock, not indie rock. [[IAmTheBand Moreover, it's not a they]], up until 2016 at least.
%% In order by book or magazine title. %%

!!Music Videos
%% In order by song name. %%
* The stars of ''Series/MiamiVice'' both bombed horribly when they attempted solo music careers, and their music videos were no exception:
** While the quality of Don Johnson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULI5kolBpAk "Heartbeat"]] is debatable, the music video is just ''terrible''. It was originally part of an hour-long HBO special. Focusing on a cameraman (Johnson) who goes to South America to document civil warfare, the special still doesn't make much sense, as each segment of the special was backed by a song from Johnson's album. Taken by itself, "Heartbeat" is a confusing mess of random images and scenes, along with Johnson painfully overacting every lyric. There's a reason why this special has never been released, and "Heartbeat" is the triggerpoint. When Creator/{{MTV}} did a "worst videos ever" special ("25 Lame") in 1999, this was the video that "topped" the list.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X84tlNzppyw "Just the Way I Planned It"]] by Philip Michael Thomas premiered on the VHS release of his seminal film ''Death Drug'', and by all accounts it's still hard to decide which one's worse. "Just the Way I Planned It" featured an inexplicable concept (PMT stands on top of a pyramid and dances like a robot while getting groped by backup dancers), cheap special effects (even for the '80s), and lyrics that didn't match the video in any way, shape, or form. It should be noted that Thomas' CD (of the same name) was released at the zenith of ''Vice''[='s=] popularity, and it ''still'' flopped.
* On a musical level, Jenna Rose's "O.M.G" was a considerable step up from "My Jeans". [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1VVT3xTBb0 The video]], however, is utterly reprehensible, given that she was only twelve years old when she filmed it. From the opening crawl of "Jenna Rose as the Teen Boom-Boom Doll," you know what it's going to be from the start -- three lengthy, unsettling minutes of an adolescent girl being portrayed as a sex symbol. On top of that is the apathetic acting (the lip-sync hardly tries to be convincing, and the backup dancers appear at points to really not want to be there) and a lighting technician who has no idea what he's doing.
* The utterly contemptible video for Alison Gold's "[[https://vimeo.com/87515710 Shush Up]]", attempts to portray her as a sexualised criminal who is put to death in the electric chair. This would all be well and good if it wasn't for the fact that Alison Gold was only 12 when this video was made, and attempts to portray her as being MsFanservice whilst dancing in a Stripperific costume with an assortment of similarly scantily-clad females. Alison Gold's music and videos had always attracted negative attention, but this made even fans of "[[SoBadItsGood Chinese]] [[UnfortunateImplications Food]]" cringe. The backlash was swift and brutal and resulted in the official video being taken down from Alison Gold's YouTube after only several days. It was so bad that it may even have [[CreatorKiller killed her career before it even began]], as she has not released anything since. It also killed the career of Patrice Wilson, the mastermind behind Ark Music Factory and much of its acts, who awkwardly defended the video and called it "[[ItsNotPornItsArt art]]". After the backlash towards "Shush Up", with the lone exceptions of Music/RebeccaBlack and Wilson himself (who released a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jzmxGrqdPE new single]] in 2015 which only gained attention for its [[SurrealMusicVideo utterly bizarre music video]]), none of Ark/[=PMW=] Live's acts have released anything or done anything noteworthy ever since.
* Music/BillySquier's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZvl2aqIyNg Rock Me Tonite]]" video was the machine gun that shot his stardom down. The video showed Squier doing some [[AmbiguouslyGay not very manly dance moves]], some of which include stripteases on his bed and he remains in rather femme-looking clothes for the duration of it, getting dressed and putting on a [[RealMenWearPink pink tank top]]. The video, directed by Kenny Ortega, may have been considered SoBadItsGood if it were made today... but back in 1984, many TV stations refused to air it, and he lost a huge portion of his fanbase because of the video, making the song his last ever "hit" (the fact that it was a hit may be questionable too, as it was dropped from several radio stations not long after). It frequently appears in "Worst Music Videos Ever" list and Squier himself refuses to even talk about it.
* While most will agree that Music/{{Rush}}'s song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMSFqXGZ5TQ "Time Stand Still"]] is one of their best songs, the video, on the other hand, has next to no supporters because of how awful it is. The video shows the band and guest singer Aimee Mann flying around in mid-air through some studio and over some lazy chroma-keyed backgrounds, with next to no effort put into making it look at least mildly effective. The video hasn't shown up on any one of their DVD releases and the band remains unusually quiet about it, and the video continues to top "worst music videos ever" lists today.
* Creator/EddieMurphy's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK-psc7CJi8&p=EE0957A674DABA48&playnext=1&index=3 Whatzupwitu]]", featuring an appearance by Music/MichaelJackson, made its way to the number three position on the MTV "25 Lame" list. Jackson had not yet been tainted by his career-destroying scandal when this arrived in mid-1993, and Murphy had managed a pop hit with "Party All the Time" in TheEighties, yet this ''still'' wasn't a hit. The clip's been compared to Music/DavidBowie and Music/MickJagger's notorious "Dancing in the Street" video due to its copious amounts of HomoeroticSubtext. But while that was SoBadItsGood (at worst), this just pairs a bland song with lazy greenscreen visuals. WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows took a quick look at it in his [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/tis/one-hit-wonderland/38421-one-hit-wonderland-party-all-the-time-by-eddie-murphy One Hit Wonderland video about Murphy's recording career]], and thought that it might be a reason why both performers had such a rough go of it in TheNineties. WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow also looks at the music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6KUbr_3jjE here]], saying that it is the strangest thing Music/MichaelJackson has ever been involved with.
%% In order by song name. %%
23rd Mar '18 8:17:12 PM TheFallofElDorado
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%% In order by film. %%
* The "score" to the SoBadItsGood slasher flick ''Film/DontGoInTheWoods'' was evidently supposed to sound creepy and atonal, but the composer seemingly had no idea how to mix it properly. The results sound like a bunch of random electronic noises horribly mushed together, and it gets quite grating really quickly. Considering that the same composer also did the infamously awkward (albeit catchy) ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' soundtrack, this is not at all surprising. The sole bright spot may as well be the credits song, with its goofy lyrics sung to the tune of "The Teddy Bear's Picnic".
* ''Film/TheFaculty'' featured a cover of Music/PinkFloyd's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIzHB2gMLI "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2"]] by the {{supergroup}} Class of '99, with [[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Tom Morello]] on lead guitar, [[Music/JanesAddiction Stephen Perkins]] on drums, Martyn [=LeNoble=] of Porno for Pyros on bass, and [[Music/AliceInChains Layne Staley]] on vocals. A supergroup with members of some of the biggest AlternativeRock and metal bands of TheNineties covering Pink Floyd's famous anti-authority anthem sounds like a great idea...\\\
Except Staley's vocals are absolutely, dreadfully bad. Staley, deep in the throes of drug addiction, with health problems and missing teeth, lazily slurs his way through the song and sounds almost completely monotone, like he's bored and has no idea what he's doing there. Even the famous line "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis HEY! TEACHERS! LEAVE THESE KIDS ALONE!]]" is fairly quiet here. It's a tragic monument to the downward spiral that Staley had fallen into by then; this was the last song he ever recorded before his death from a drug overdose four years later. Notice that while the other band members all filmed their appearances specifically for the video, the shots of Staley were all taken from archival footage of Mad Season's ''Live at the Moore'' concert in 1995. To show how the vocals affected this track, the soundtrack also features an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJfQWHUNTk instrumental cover of Parts 1 and 2 of "Another Brick in the Wall".]] While [[EndingFatigue overly long]], there's nothing wrong with the performance, which is a pretty solid and moody alt-rock rendition. Then the video there changes to the full version around the five-minute mark...
* ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'' already has an entry in the [[Horrible/LiveActionFilms film category]], but the score they gave it is just the icing on the cake. To elaborate, it consists mainly of sparse, jangly {{Scare Chord}}s played on a Fender Rhodes electric piano and [[SensoryAbuse amplified to distortion]]; it's atonal, harsh, and probably meant to be creepy, but it just gets annoying after a while. The composer/musician responsible is not listed in the credits, perhaps out of shame.
* ''Film/{{North}}'' [[Horrible/LiveActionFilms is already a terrible film]], but the random country song sung by Creator/DanAykroyd and Music/RebaMcEntire is inexcusable. It has cringeworthy lyrics, sung to the theme from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', is terribly sung, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment has no reason to be there]].
* The English dub of Creator/DingoPictures' ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEYTjTUZ_w4 Wabuu]]'' (the stand-alone DVD version, not the excerpt that is part of the [=PS2=] multimedia disc ''The Countryside Bears''), apart from Wabuu's theme song at the beginning and end, has an irritating CreepyCircusMusic loop throughout throughout the film on top of the normal music tracks heard in the original German version and other dubs. In one scene it plays ''on top of itself'', and out of sync to boot. Wabuu's theme itself is little better, having the English lyrics played on top of the German ones.

!!Live-Action TV
* When Netflix bought the rights to stream the American version of ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Showtime had already lost the rights to the majority of the soundtrack, whuch resulted in Netflix having to replace them with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong either mockbuster versions of the songs]] or different songs altogether, to an extremely mixed effect. A good deal were SoOkayItsAverage at worst and a few instances had fans even claiming some were even better than the original, but a great number of them were downright irredeemable. A few examples include (but are not limited to):
** The Dyke Nite scene in 1x16, where Geri Halliwell's cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" was replaced with an absolutely pathetic mockbuster tune with a singer completely off-singing the line "You got caught red-handed/reaching into someone else's little cookie jar". Pain ensued.
** The gay pride dance scene in season 2, which even defenders of Netflix can't defend.
** 3x12 originally had Music/{{Muse}}'s cover of "Feeling Good". In its place came an absolutely pathetic knockoff with the same riffs and some guy trying and failing ''hilariously'' to sound like Matt Bellamy while whining some angsty lyrics.

!!Video Games
%% In order by video game. %%
%%* Many [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsT2FiajyLQ pirated]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1refp4D5oo video]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwBKW0kDHIQ games]] are keen on having horrible music.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8z2jnOUrQY title screen music]] from the NES version of ''720°'' is a complete butchery of [[https://youtu.be/LVZu2U6RcGc?t=9m27s a much cooler tune]] from the original arcade version. The other tracks from the game (all three of them) are pretty poor in their own right, but at least they don't sound as horribly off-key as the title theme.
* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' has several bad tunes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S6NhzcCXzM "Crazy Shuf(f)le"]] is one of the most prominent, but the other notable ones are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPtPDOagHx8 "And They Came/Beeps N' Blips"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpwCO7lwHrA "Operation Moon"]].
** As a result of one of the game's [[GameBreakingBug many glitches]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHMOorKpIKM the music in the third level of "Lollipops"]] is straight up NightmareFuel. Supposedly it was meant to the play the music from the first level, but it somehow turned it into this. It even changes if you move around and do stuff (results can also vary depending on your emulator). One of the comments said that it sounded like [[VideoGame/EarthBound Giygas]] raping an UsefulNotes/Atari2600.
-->'''[=YouTube=] commenter''': The best music, in my opinion, gives you this wonderful soaring feeling in your chest. This, however, manages to provoke the exact opposite effect. I now feel as if I have no soul. This music has made me feel like a simple meat-bag stuffed haphazardly with organs, incapable of turning off the horrid un-sound being pumped into his ears.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEtU-s4S3rM entire soundtrack]] from the NES version of ''The Adventures of'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rocky and Bullwinkle}}'' is absolutely horrendous. All the songs are poorly looped, have terrible instrument usage and are arranged very poorly. Considering how short they are and the length of the stages, it will wear on you really quickly.
** The music from the second level deserves a special mention. The link above is what the song is supposed to sound like normally. In the actual game, the sound effects for the "Goof Bombs" are accidently coded to interfere with the sound channels, making that already terrible song '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v3bVLXMgjA even worse]]'''.
-->'''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''': Oh my God! I didn't know the NES was capable of producing such an ear-piercing sound! That's awful!
* The DOS adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' stays mostly silent, which is a good thing because [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-uKxQohVaQ&t=22s the sound is loud and heavily distorted]]. The developers attempted to rip the movie's soundtrack and adapt it for the PC Speaker, and ended up with a result worse than had they just made music for the sound engine (which in itself can only play screechy 8-bit noises). The audio as-is wouldn't be out of place in a [[SensoryAbuse more obnoxious]] WebAnimation/YouTubePoop. Joel from ''WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}}'' witnessed the torture from the sound on this game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlINcoyCDRk here,]] stating that if All Dogs Go to Heaven, he just went to Hell from this experience.
* The Genesis version of Incredible Technologies' LicensedGame of ''Series/AmericanGladiators'', which [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames sucked across all platforms for numerous other reasons]], goes the ''Hong Kong '97'' route by playing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ9MFdOOcl8 a single music track]] nonstop throughout the whole game, which happens to be an ear-bleeding FM-synth butchery of the formerly passable intro theme of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqMr9EoNloY SNES version]].
* The title music for the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum game ''Automania'' is probably one of the most cacophonous video game soundtracks ever made. [[SchmuckBait Listen to it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Iw48KyJz8 here]] (by the way, it's the improved 128K version, in the 48K version only the tune you hear in the title screen was played, incessantly, for the entire game).
* ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989'' has, as its only BGM (aside from the "Johnny B. Goode" music minigame mentioned below), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOMu36rw-Yg a cheap 8-bit rendition]] of Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teIjLbHOvZE "The Power Of Love"]] sped up to near-unrecognizability. Like ''VideoGame/HongKong97'', it plays uninterrupted throughout the game, with the exception of the minigames. WordOfGod says that the developer's sound engine only supported playing music back at [=150bpm=], which no-one bothered telling the composer until he had already arranged it at the correct, slower tempo, and there was no time to redo it; the same thing happened to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBMAmg-dnk the game's rendition]] of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T38v3-SSGcM "Johnny B. Goode"]] by Music/ChuckBerry, but it's nowhere near as grating because it plays for only one minigame. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOw56d2A95c Here's how it apparently]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40aKNX5_Ldw was supposed to sound]].
* ''Bebe's Kids'' for SNES is already [[Horrible/VideoGameGenerations an infamously awful game]] with terrible music, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kyWK1AEqTI the final boss theme]] is the icing of shit. The same annoying words are repeated constantly to a horrible hip-hop beat; it is played during an already crappy boss; and worst of all, [[EarWorm good luck trying to get it out of your head.]]
* The MS-DOS port of ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' has a really, ''really'' [[SensoryAbuse loud and ear-piercing]] rendition of "Axel F" that plays on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjfuFXKeEJI title screen]]. Guru Larry appropriately described it sounding like someone strangling an ice-cream van.
* A ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' fan game called ''Castle Quest'' has some pretty good music for the most part, with the exception of the song played in the final stage. Said song is quite literally the most repetitive theme since ''VideoGame/HongKong97'', with the song lasting just ''two'' seconds before it loops. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uWGb1Sbvnw Listen to it here.]]
* From ''VideoGame/DianShiMaLi'' ([[FanNickname Mario Lottery]]) — [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCqqViJPRMs PUSH START TO RICH]].
* The music for the Sega 32X port of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' is without a doubt evidence on how [[PortingDisaster a single bad port]] can ruin [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the most awesome songs to ever be included in a video game.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsfjHCFosw Here's the original MS-DOS version of the Level 1 theme]]… and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2oyweqZ7WM here's the 32X version of that same song.]] The raw electric guitar sounds of the original tune were butchered completely into what sounds like a very bad case of flatulence. Strangely enough, prototype versions of the 32X port had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-ulwaeS2E a version]] that, while sounding fairly flat and dull, wasn't anywhere near as grating as the one used in the finished version.
* The soundtrack from the horrible webgame ''Dontrel Dolphin'' in its entirety just defies description, other than possibly saying it sounds like the work of someone on a combination of acid and crack trying to play a horror movie score while wearing oven mitts. Listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJvlKza3yJo The title theme]] in all its... ''glory'', and if that isn't enough for you, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBYKSjV_9ZA this full playthrough]] shows off the rest of the game's soundtrack.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUw5ONBhL0 Farmyard Fun]]'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Poor ears of listener.
* ''Fire Fly'' for the Atari 2600 is a really bad game by the already terrible company known as [[Horrible/VideoGamesOther Mythicon]]. What makes it even worse is the background music they wrote for it. They tried to make it mimic the sound of the titular bug flying around during gameplay, but due to the limitations of the 2600 and their sheer incompetence, they made it sound like a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoH73376l48 drunk synthesizer on the toilet]].
** They didn't improve with the other two games they made for the same system. ''Sorcerer'' has this really annoying [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkT12XF2dB8 whistle-like tune]] accompanied with an awful buzzing noise whenever you encounter an enemy, and ''[=Star Fox=]'' (no relation to the [[VideoGames/{{StarFox}} famous Nintendo game]]) constantly barrages you with its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Fh6jbn1rE obnoxious sound effects]].
* ''VideoGame/HoshiWoMiruHito'' (''Stargazers'') may be Japan's equivalent of ''Action 52'', but its soundtrack wasn't one of the few redeeming qualities. All the songs consist of high pitched notes and are arranged beyond abysmal level. As a result, the town and battle themes almost sound like something out of a fever dream, and the rest of the songs are absolutely ear-splitting. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deMyZuGbt9k This video]] (which demonstrates ''Stargazers''[='=] [[DarthWiki/IdiotProgramming mind-blowing flaws]]) shows off some of the music. Apparently, the composer of ''Stargazers'' is ''Naoki Morishima'', who wrote the music for the Famicom exclusive ''The Black Bass'' and its sequel, as seen below and who programmed all of the games he created.
* While the Red Chinese children's anthem "I Love Beijing Tiananmen" is not horrible, ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' infamously uses a [[BrokenRecord 5-second loop]] of it as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvkxbYWQuJU the only song]] - in fact, ''the only audio'' - in the entire game. Worse, the loop runs independently of what's going on in the game, meaning ''it never stops even when you die''. Unlike other examples on the page, it was blatantly stolen from another source rather than made from scratch. If you're curious about the original version that the game ripped from, it's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is_Z2K7guKs here]].
* The pathetic SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of the [[Franchise/IndianaJones "Raiders March"]] in the NES version of ''VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}''. It actually first appeared in the otherwise [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] ''Hydlide II'', and is unfortunately indicative of the quality of music on the UsefulNotes/PC88 before later models gave it a sound chip and improved games soundtrack by leaps and bounds. Here's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tk2fhCj_bw two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGGIYEw6Umg tracks]] of these songs from the NES port.
* Sachen's (Color Dreams to be exact) soundtracks are generally as shoddy as the games themselves, but ''Silent Assault'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYTHk8y_BkQ music]] is horrible even by their standards. The sole BGM track consists of a monophonic sine wave melody accompanied by white noise military drums.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfS5bjfKwLE Juri's theme]] in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' sounds quite masterful and fitting for the character's nature… But for some reason, when the theme returned in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterV V]]'', it suddenly turned into this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nRSy5xRhFs really lazy techno piece]].
* The ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' GameMod ''Hammer Bro Demo 3'' (which is [[Horrible/VideoGamesOther horrible in its own right]]) has some of this whenever the creator ported music from other games himself. Take the [[AwesomeMusic/MegaMan brilliant music]] from the VideoGame/MegaManClassic series, make it sound like a cat being tortured and someone banging the keys in succession and you've got some of the 'songs' used in this game. If you like the original music, hearing them in this will probably break you. Just compare them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCC7IoUabG4 here]], it's absolutely appalling how bad these renditions are (they're the first ones shown in the comparisons).
** The music from said hack can stoop even lower than this. One of the songs (which is supposed to be the peaceful Cascade Capers theme from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'') did not utilize the correct samples, making the music [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0QBsFm4oDI pure ear rape]], and even managed to change the pitch of the sound effects into the level.
* Too many themes from educational ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' games fall straight into this. Seriously, listen to the music from ''Mario Teaches Typing'' or ''Mario's Early Years''. It's torture on the ears. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQbxoOxxNiE "Mario Teaches Typing" music (with extremely annoying typing sounds)]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhMGDXM7OV8 "Mario's Early Years" music.]]
** The music in ''Mario Teaches Typing'' can get much worse. The link above is what you get if you had a compatible sound card. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGXB-oNGEhY&feature=related If your sound card wasn't compatible with the game]], however, then it would play the music and sound effects ''through the PC Speaker'', creating sounds that [=ScrewAttack.com=] likened to "a retarded R2-D2."
* ''VideoGame/MegaManII'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy is already infamous on its own, mostly thanks to the grating, excessively high-pitched arrangements that manage to kill perfectly good compositions like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs_uIiAZhXE Air Man's theme]] - and Music/SiIvaGunner improved on that by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCA15jEoSlU rearranging it in the style of]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 the NES games.]]
* The NES port of ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 1942]]'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDwivbWwnt8 an extremely beepy and irritating rendition of the ''March of Midway'']] that plays throughout ''every single stage''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eODZgkinVQ The overworld theme]] of the Famicom exclusive ''Onyanko Town'' is SensoryAbuse at its finest, with it being a completely whacked-out arrangement of "Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells" from ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', which loops every 5 seconds.
* ''Videogame/RType III'' for the GBA is pure PortingDisaster on all fronts, and that includes the BGM. Most SNES games that were ported to the GBA tend to have botched music because of the different sound chips between the two systems, but in this situation the developers lost the original source code and they redid it from scratch. Shockingly, how they the recreated music (with the GBA soundchip in mind) has to be heard to be believed. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L-WSAIseZY Here's the original Force Select music]], and [[http://youtu.be/4PmhQ_uOFrs?t=24s here's the GBA version.]] It gets worse if you compare the theme for the first stage: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoGRjih0xcA SNES]] and [[http://youtu.be/4PmhQ_uOFrs?t=57s GBA]]. Hell, compare it to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELv3NI51dOU C64 version]] from ''R-Type'', which was made in 1988.
* The ''[[UpdatedRerelease Dual Shock]]'' version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kcF7E69C6Q what sounds like]] somebody randomly banging the white keys on a cheap Casio (or midi controller) set to "horn." When it was revealed that credited composer Mamoru Samuragochi, believed to be the Japanese [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] as he claimed to be hearing-impaired, was a fraud and had secretly paid someone else to write the soundtrack, it predictably resulted in jokes that this particular song was the only one he had written himself.
* While the NES version of ''VideoGame/{{Rygar}}'' is well known for its distinctly atmospheric soundtrack, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmfgyZrJCHs the theme for the Palace of Dorago]] stands out (in a bad way) for being nothing but a four-note loop. Considering how disproportionately short it is to the length of the dungeon its featured in, it gets repetitive very quickly.
* ''[[CompilationRerelease Sega Smash Pack Volume 1]]'', on the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, suffers from a horribly butchered soundtrack; the included Mega Drive games sound like a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jucChh8Hw8o Master System]] at best and an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8d89_tmtDY Atari 2600]] at worst, while ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' sounded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfkGtyAYqI4 worse than]] in its [[Horrible/VideoGameGenerationsFifthToSixth already bad]] Game Boy Advance port. While the compilation was [[PortingDisaster patchy to begin with]], the soundtrack alone yielded a 4 out of 10 from Gamespot.
* ''Sherlock Holmes: Hakushaku Reijou Yuukai Jiken'' took the music to the extreme by trying to make it as high-pitched as possible, making it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESgyK1pTbjg painful.]]
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Genesis'' for GBA was a rushed-out-the-door PortingDisaster in all respects. This includes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYs3PYJj-pw the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwu2YIdblw4 BGM.]] Rather than try to synthesize it from scratch, they threw in MIDI files of the original melodies, with ear-grating, tinny samples which are incredibly low-fidelity, even by GBA standards.
* The ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' GameMod "Hyper X" is notable for being one of the first Sonic hacks to have its entire soundtrack revamped. However, [[TropesAreTools this isn't always a good thing]], as all of the new songs sound like they're either [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHwF3IJP1Lc missing audio channels]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dr9gWFmWU using inappropriate instruments]], or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBi3xjjKkV4 are simply off-key]].
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLKMuHkq9k intro theme]] to Japan-only game ''The Black Bass'' for the original Famicom[[note]]not to be confused with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQWhTjfNWPQ the game]] that was released for the NES by the same title and developer, that was the [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel vastly improved sequel to the original]], which was called ''The Black Bass II'' in Japan[[/note]] has to heard to be believed. One of the lead channels sounds corrupted to the point where it's grating.
* ''[[Literature/WheresWally The Great Waldo Search]]'' for the NES may be [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel an improvement]] over its predecessor, ''Where's Waldo'', but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Whaqp8RdA its background music is atrocious]]. ''Where's Waldo'', [[Horrible/VideoGames as terrible as it was in its own right]], at least had the benefit of having [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Julian LeFay]] as its composer.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7fd4pvxjV4 SNES version]] doesn't fare much better. Aside from a terrible rendition of the ''Where's Waldo'' theme song -- the NES version by contrast had a digitized version of the theme, a rarity for an 8-bit console -- the soundtrack features a grand total of ''four'' songs. The ones used for the first, second and fourth levels are mediocre, but the one featured in the third level is absolutely awful.
* The 16-bit console ports of ''Film/WaynesWorld'', as the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] put it, has the "all-time worst butchering of Music/BohemianRhapsody". The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCpcuoZpgfk Genesis version]] is leaning towards this as that rendition is trying its hardest to not sound like a depressed organ. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHNuJB86-bY SNES version]], while still terrible, is rather amusing as it sounds like someone is spamming the accordion.
* An example that likely would've gone unheard of in this day and age had it not been for WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJAh0SlTS8 Speed Skating "music"]] from the NES port of ''Winter Games''. For reference, [[https://youtu.be/THhYAyJPMHI?t=9m20s this]] is the same bit of music from the original Amiga version; certainly nothing very impressive, but it at least ''sounds'' like music, rather than an audio chip having a nervous breakdown.
* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors III'' — "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_-QUJskVKk Thief's Guild]]", which is even written by Creator/DavidWise of all people. The track starts out fine but, 50 seconds in, devolves into random notes. It's pretty jarring, considering how good the rest of the game's soundtrack is.
* Generally, playing any old MS DOS game without a soundcard would lead to this, since the computer would try and play both the soundtrack and sound effects with seemingly random beeps. The entry for Mario Teaches Typing has one good example of this, but this ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' port was even worse for it. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM7uZ3imlyo The original soundtrack is basically impossible to make out with all the beeping instead of actual instruments.]]

!!Anime Theme Songs
%% In order by anime title. %%
* While it is debatable which version of "[[Anime/DragonballKai Dragon Soul]]" is better (between Creator/SeanSchemmel and Creator/VicMignogna, and sometimes [[SubbingVsDubbing Takayoshi Tanimoto]]), hardly anyone would argue that they're at least better than the version sung by Creator/JustinCook. [[SuperlativeDubbing He's a brilliant voice actor]] but a mediocre singer, and seems to be doing a bad impersonation of [[Music/TheWallflowers Jakob Dylan]].
* ''Anime/MasterOfMartialHearts'' is already [[Horrible/AnimeAndManga a bad show]], but what makes it even worse is its opening theme song that was sung by someone who can't sing for the life of her. She sounds like a really bored person trying to sing a fast-paced song. And that long note she holds near the end is a huge BrownNote. If your ears can take it, here's a link for it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY9BrSdbi_8 here]].
* If you can [[IncrediblyLamePun Believe It]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8xoTBZrzko the German theme]] (which is sung with English lyrics) to ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' may be even worse than the examples listed already, if not the worst anime theme, period. It starts promising with the Third Hokage narrating about the Nine-Tail Fox's attack, before turning into a bad rap song. The vocals are off-key, the main singer sounds drunk and bored, and the lyrics are incoherent with a use of PainfulRhyme. They tried rhyming "cool" (to describe Sasuke) with "beautiful" (to describe Sakura).

!!Western Animation
%% In order by cartoon title. %%
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YaeYt2OXzo The theme song]] for ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' is speculated to be at least a contributing factor to the cartoon's failure, if not ''the reason'', simply because the vocals are awful. They feature the shrillest tenor imaginable singing nothing in particular, as counterpoint to a {{Simpleton Voice}}d baritone chanting "flub," plus the odd random noise here and there. Tragically, the end credits instrumental is perfectly fine, so it would have been listenable if not for those vocals. WebVideo/RebelTaxi and WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter have both included it high in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UlciEF_e6o respective]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuT5KZtxdxc lists]] of worst cartoon theme songs.

!!Vanity Plate
* The theme accompanying the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RxufMc3Fb4 Class Video]]'' logo. The melody seems to be quite okay, but there are very long pauses and there is no regard for the dynamics at all. Hearing this makes you feel as if the music is still loading instead of being a musical piece on its own, making the line between music and random sounds blurrier than its almost pixelated background.
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* Porn star Riley Reid released a short rap song called '''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GTz6dHcF0 8 Ball Shawty]]"''' in order to demonstrate her multifaceted "[[TemptingFate talent]]". [[CaptainObvious It...did not work]]. It features such ''terrible'' lyricism as "[[RefugeInAudacity Pink pussy make that dick have a heart attack]]" and "Spit stringin' from my mouth, let you fuck my face[[note]]''this doesn't rhyme with the previous line, or'' '''''[[LyricalShoehorn even fit to the beat]]'''''.[[/note]] / Good nutritious nut / On deck n***a, eat me out n***a". The song's entire last third basically consists of Reid, a white woman, using the N-word over and over again. The beat also samples Reid's own moans from her, ahem, "cinematic masterpieces". {{Cr1tikal}} did a video about it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44XtW4GmgqY here]].
* The decision about whether to build a new Islamic center near what was once the World Trade Center ("Ground Zero") is one of heated debate (which, of course, is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best left to another website]]). However, it did inspire some awful songs from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQBrTROj2w either]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mywb_ZfwEzI side]] of the issue.
%%* A general rule: [=YouTube=] will usually have the worst of the bunch:
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAtP97vCUt4 This guy.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95dJonNLu6U This girl.]] That is, unless the video is a joke.
%%** This guy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DArCFB6j8-8 did]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9o2xmT4esU three]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Am2ogvisLY songs]], all of which are off-key and dull.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5brkwzJFaoM These two kids]] who attempt to do their own rap song and fail… miserably. Now, it's not even something that if watched by people, they'd ignore the quality and go "D'awww, that's so cute!". No, not at all. They're two 10-year-olds attempting to do a BoastfulRap, but with the mentality of, well, 10-year-olds, with [[ClusterFBomb all that entails]].
* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSurzeGvPrQ "Accidental Racist"]]''' by Music/BradPaisley and Music/LLCoolJ is the ultimate example of how ''not'' to do a song about racism. The intended meaning of the song was an attempt to find common ground between {{Good Ol Boy}}s and inner-city black folk, but instead it makes both white Southerners and African-Americans look bad. Paisley comes off as whiny, defensive, and ignorant of the loaded history that [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Confederate flag]] holds with a large segment of the population, while LL Cool J comes off as a walking "hood rat" stereotype with his lyrics about sagging pants and gold chains. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ML3066YRUA Here's]] WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and WebVideo/TheRapCritic tearing the song apart while debating over which artist has the worst parts of the song in general.
* Regardless of how people feel about Music/SouljaBoy, it's the consensus is that his song '''"Anime"''' is utterly terrible. He discusses the subject with all the thought ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer and research]]) of a pothead pacing through a comics store, it closes with the audio equivalent of LeaveTheCameraRunning, and it sounds like it was recorded in his bathroom. But hey, don't take ''our'' word for it — ask [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigTe4p3caU Y Ruler of Time]] about it (with guest cameos by Michael "Skitch" Schiciano and WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows).
* ''"This song is bad. Not SoBadItsGood, and not Music/MichaelJackson 'Bad'. Just plain '''''bad.'''''"'' That's ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' regarding the ill-conceived 1985 charity single '''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnTSbFeWwro Doctor In Distress]]"'''. You can practically hear the show's last remaining scrap of dignity being wrenched away. The generic music and near-unsingable lyrics would have been bad enough, but combined with having some of them performed by actors from the show who clearly had no musical talent whatsoever, and you get one spectacular mess. Creator/ColinBaker reportedly described his participation as "one of the worst decisions [he] ever made".
** Just how bad was it? Creator/TheBBC ''refused'' to air the song on any of its television or radio stations, despite the fact that it was performed almost entirely by network celebrities. The single sold less than a thousand copies, and came nowhere close to recouping production costs, leaving no money to donate to charity. In 2005, former series advisor Ian Levine (who wrote and co-produced the song) actually ''apologized'' for the entire thing, calling it [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2005/oct/22/1 "a balls-up fiasco"]].
* Music/{{Eminem}} is commonly regarded as one of the best rappers of all time, but not even his most hardcore fans can defend his song '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUVPDJiaUlk "Fack"]]''', a bonus track from his GreatestHitsAlbum ''Curtain Call''. The lyrics to this song are [[FetishRetardant very sexually disturbing]] to say the least, Eminem pulls off an irritating accent throughout the song reminiscent of a whining [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]], and he goes as far as to rapping about, get this... [[{{Squick}} shoving a gerbil up your ass through a tube]] (which even forms the outro). Eminem is renowned for his irreverent humor and his [[CrossesTheLineTwice willingness to push the envelope]], but this isn't controversial, provocative or even humorous. It's just tasteless, lazy, and above all, ''annoying''. Eminem himself poked fun of it in his 2014 song "Shady XV" off of the ''Shady XV'' compilation album; he had [[https://genius.com/5140297 this]] to say about it on the song's Genius page. WebVideo/TheRapCritic and Creator/MarcMues had some words to say about this song on their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cYPJQvYFmk Top 10 Worst Eminem Songs]] collaboration video, [[spoiler:in which "Fack" topped the list]]. To make things worse, as that video pointed out, after a short skit track, this is the first proper song on the aforementioned GreatestHitsAlbum - imagine someone who's just starting to get into Eminem's music hearing ''this'' as an introduction.
* In 1986, nine players on the New York Mets recorded a rap song called '''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvufrpAhls Get Metsmerized]]"''', inspired by the Chicago Bears' "Superbowl Shuffle". No effort was put into making it good; everyone is out of rhythm (Rafael Santana's verse is barely legible), the rhymes are all over the place and more than half act like they'd rather be doing something else. The single is but a footnote in Mets' history and was pushed aside in favor of "Let's Go Mets Go", another cheer that defined the '86 season. For a time, if you put "Worse song ever recorded" in Website/YouTube's search, this song would be the first result. Years later, Tim Teufel called it "[[OldShame unlistenable]]".
* Heidi Montag of ''Series/TheHills'' fame made a music video for an incredibly bad single entitled '''"Higher"'''. [[http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/Heidi_Montag_s__Higher_.aspx This]] is [[HeroicBSOD what happens]] when Website/TheAgonyBooth gets exposed to it.
* '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nczzdUzDmEw "I'm Horny"]]''' by [=GionnyScandal=] and Maite. Maite's English is appalling. When she sings "I'm horny horny" it [[{{Mondegreen}} sounds like]] "I'm Ernie Ernie" instead, adding a pinch of {{Narm}} to wash down all the suck. According to several translations, the Italian lyrics are just as bad:
-->''I'm not a baker but I got a lot of cream here''
* '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8-P85gWS0I "I'm a Slick Rick"]]''' by comedian [=Nick Cannon=] is his attempt to diss Music/{{Eminem}}, but fails miserably. The song is loaded with out of place references to Music/{{SlickRick}} and ''Cali Swag District'', forced rhyming and lyrics and pathetic excuses for insults that come off as Nick calling Eminem a liar, That's It! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gASsY9x_UAE The song has often called the worst diss track in history, and for a good reason.]]
* Creator/KimKardashian's single '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHp7sq1Tzn0 "Jam (Turn It Up)"]]''', which was badly received by both critics and the public. It's monotonous and lifeless to the point of [[LyricalDissonance sounding almost depressing]], and unfortunately not even AutoTune can save Kim's voice, as at times she still sounds slightly off-key. She has since viewed the song as an OldShame, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/kim-kardashian-regret_n_5674990.html and even admitted she isn't a good enough singer to pull it off]]. WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow bashes the song and video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s85kKC1luiA here]]
* '''"[[https://youtu.be/eDZXWraYnM0 The Kersal Massive]]"''' — the song begins "Got on the bus wi' ma' daysavah / smoked a reefa in da cornah", before decaying into a rhythmless ClusterFBomb and a caustic (or not) TakeThat against the town of Levenshulme, not to mention the rather pointless [[LesserStar Garfunkel]] "Ginger Joe", whose only contribution to the song is "yeah man, yeah man".
** In 2010, a few brave Englishmen doing a televised countdown of the Top 50 Viral Videos tracked down the aforementioned "Ginger Joe" and asked him a few questions about the video. It turns out that it was an entry for a competition of some kind and [[EverybodyMustGetStoned they were all as high as a kite]] while making it.
* In the 1990s, Komar, Melamid and Dave Soldier carried out a set of polls of the American public: One concerning what people generally liked the most in music, one concerning what they generally hated. From this, they composed two songs. "The Most Unwanted Song" was the better of the two by a long shot (details can be found [[SoBadItsGood/{{Music}} here]]) '''[[http://ubu.artmob.ca/sound/komar_melamid/KomarMelamid_The-Most-Wanted-Song.mp3 "The Most Wanted Song,"]]''' however, was a simpering, pandering, [[TastesLikeDiabetes vomitously saccharine]], miserably written, glacial, insipid, and overly repetitive trainwreck bearing [[ClicheStorm cliché after cliché after cliché]] and an off-key guitar solo.
* '''[[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/01/honey-boo-boo-music-video_n_8226116.html "Movin' Up"]]''' by Honey Boo Boo is another blatant attempt by the child pageant and reality tv star to stay famous. The song consists of Honey Boo Boo warbling incoherently into a mic. Huffington Post described it as diabolical.
* Jenna Rose's '''[[https://youtu.be/0XMy9WeI_fw "My Jeans"]]'''. She sings about this pair of jeans she wants and that apparently every celebrity wears, throwing in anecdotes about her "swag" and how celebrities "wore those jeans just like me". Her voice is so {{Autotune}}d that it's enough to make you wonder if she even sang on it, with the beat often overpowering her voice. In addition, there's the [[AWildRapperAppears token rap]] in the middle. [[CoversAlwaysLie The cover of the single]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking doesn't even have Jenna wearing jeans]]. [=JuniorfanReturns=] bashes the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1uFMEL0ds here]].
* Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki released a charity song called '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_dbcPMsK_Q "Oxygen"]]'''. As a Website/YouTube commenter put it, she sounds like a "retarded robot" in the song. The lyrics are awful as well.
* What happens when Creator/LeaMichele is possessed by Music/NickiMinaj, who in turn is possessed by a drug addict? You get Shira's '''"[[https://youtu.be/FICMXXm-hgg Pound On My Muffin]]"''', an amazing train-wreck of a song that is about as sexy as [[NauseaFuel your grandma's autopsy]]. Watch WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow rip it and its music video a new hole [[https://vimeo.com/91189545 here]].
* While the entirety of the album ''Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven'' by Music/KidCudi can be spared since there are fans that defend the album, there are not even hardcore fans that can defend '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_7eofl08ZI "The Return of Chip Douglas (Demo)"]]''' for being on here in the first place. While most of the songs from that album can be considered by some to at least be SoBadItsGood, The Return of Chip Douglas just takes the issues that makes most of the songs there be in that range and just increases it tenfold between a repetitive acoustic guitar four-note loop (scrapes included), nasally vocals that also sound real whiny, laughable at best lyrics, and an ending where he's just more yelling incoherently than anything else (which one YouTube commenter best describes as Kid Cudi making wild animal noises).
* '''[[https://youtu.be/OzsGmdmhDTI Ontroerend Goed's Sirens]]''' sound absolutely nothing like the sirens from Greek Mythology. Rather, their sound seems to be the result of what would happen if a howler monkey gave birth to an ambulance. [[DontExplainTheJoke In other words, they sound like a DIFFERENT kind of siren]]. All in all, whatever message is attempted falls flat because, be it from a symbolism overdose or just an apparent lack of talent on someone's end, in the end it's just ''screaming and wailing and hooting'' rather than anything resembling a tune.
* Brian Wilson's (yes, the one from Music/TheBeachBoys) song '''"Smart Girls"''', released only as a radio promo from the unreleased album ''Sweet Insanity'', in which Brian ''raps'' over samples from many of his earlier hits. The results are… [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz0SnpN_O00 sad.]] Unsurprisingly, Creator/SireRecords point-blank rejected the album once they heard it. In the interests of total fairness, it is important to add that Brian at this point was dominated by [[TheSvengali his Svengali-like]], highly unethical "therapist" Eugene Landy, whose meddling behaviour was already known, and remarked on by Andy Paley during the sessions for Brian's solo SelfTitledAlbum. At least one good thing came out of the ''Sweet Insanity'' fiasco - it resulted in a lawsuit that allowed Brian to disentangle himself from Landy and later undergo a CareerResurrection, while Landy himself was hit with more legal action and lost his medical license due to the gross malpractice and abuses that he had indulged in towards Brian.
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz X-tReMe PoWeR]] is a band composed of children [[TotallyRadical trying to]] [[RuleAbidingRebel be cool]], and their only song, '''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeQUlr4Xc3s Respect and Obey Authority]]"''', reflects this. On a technical level, the vocals switch between monotone and sing-songy, the instrumental is repetitive and bland, and the rhymes lack in variety or creativity. It's also a spectacular example of a CluelessAesop: the lyrics sound like something a dictator would say to their people ("[[BlindObedience Do what [we] say, and everything will be okay]]!"). Naturally, [=YouTube=] commenters assume this is propaganda.
* '''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59YdPucCkZU She's Mad]]"''' by independent rapper [=PtheG=]. Put on [=YouTube=] in mid-2009, and eventually brought to the attention of Website/{{Fark}} under the headline "Worst. AutoTune. Ever," the song briefly brought [=PtheG=] a lot of attention based on the utter discord of the song. The music already defies melody, but the garbled autotune makes it virtually unlistenable.
* Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams tried to reinvent herself as DarkerAndEdgier in an apparent attempt to cash in on ''Rated R''-era Music/{{Rihanna}}, but instead comes off as the most vapid female on Earth. Here it is: '''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J96ujGstSUw Spectacular.]]"''' A touching tribute to binge drinking, unprotected sex with strangers, and date rape. Sample lyrics: ''"Last I remember I was [[ShoutOut face down, ass up]], clothes off"''. Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it? Not only did it effectively [[CreatorKiller end her career]], she eventually tried to justify making it by claiming that it's actually a protest against the behaviors in the song.
* The Ex-Girlfriends' '''[[https://youtu.be/EIyewSf0Lws "We Are The Party"]]''' tries to reach for Black Eyed Peas or LMFAO-level catchiness but fails horribly. Both the beat and lyrics are just awful.
* Gnesa's '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2o5RDkq9A "Wilder"]]''' suffers from terrible, off-key singing; downright ear-screeching instrumentals; and horrible visuals. The director must have realized this since he obviously attempted to hide her voice using extremely loud background music. And it doesn't help that whoever posted the video hired a bunch of people to post fake positive comments. Ratings are disabled, and any negative comment would get deleted. Watch Danny Korcz from Audio Abominations [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hVVpFB84Kw tearing this song apart.]]
** But as it turns out, the song itself (lyrics, that is) turn out all right when done by a person who can actually ''sing''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dc01C3KkVc This guy]] made a pretty good cover.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SZBA8-Zf14 This "80's" remix of "Stickerbush Symphony"]] from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is probably the most childhood-ruining songs ever created, considering the original song it was based on [[AwesomeMusic/DonkeyKongCountry was so iconic]]. The remix is horribly off-key and the instruments are both droning, screechy, and distorted. It almost sounds a tune used for a Creepypasta, but not even fans of the genre would use it in their works, and the remix wasn't made with that in mind either. (By the way, the link given above is a re-upload; the remixer removed the original video, presumably due to embarrassment.)
* Not exactly a "remix," but if you've ever tried to look for a dubstep remix of "[[Music/TheVillagePeople YMCA]]" on YouTube, then there's a good chance you have seen [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hPVt-v8LIJc this video]]. It's just a kid recording himself saying, "DUBSTEP! Wah wah wah wah wah waaah, wah waaah!" to the tune of the song. At some points in the video, he whispers his made-up lyrics, and tries to hold back his laughter. While it may be pretty humorous at first, he manages to record for over [[OverlyLongGag five minutes]].
* This "remix" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHOvUVhWFi0 Equestria Girls]]". It's identical to the actual song, but with an instrumental of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uYt3hEmAtE Cutie Mark Crusaders theme]] playing under it - little to no attempt is made to ensure the two harmonize or even have the same tempo.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVnt67P8Cos This]] claims to be a dubstep remix of Music/PearlJam's "Jeremy", when in reality it's a generic techno loop with the lyrics to "Jeremy" played completely out of sync with the rest of the song with a pitch shift, reverb, and slower tempo added for good measure.
* While Headphoneboy's mashups can range anywhere from simply mediocre to kind of decent, he's got stuff which would make DJ Broken Window ashamed. One example: the breathtakingly awful, beyond just lazy "[[http://www.man-likemachines.com/peoplerunincircles.mp3 People Run In Circles]]", a mashup of Music/JohnLennon's "Imagine", and Gary Jules' version of "Mad World". It sounds like he simply took both tracks and played them at the same time, without any attempt to harmonize them.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xexZf6OoL54 This]] "mashup" of Music/{{Adele}}'s "Rolling in the Deep" and Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" sounds like nothing more than the instrumental and acapella put on fast-forward and slapped together with no effort to harmonize them whatsoever.

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* Amateur [[GarageBand garage]] cover bands can often be terrible, but there are few who manage to rupture the space-time continuum with their awfulness.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjeMDvCdrtc This band]] horribly butchers "[[Music/{{Europe}} The Final Countdown]]". The keyboardist has the completely wrong sound on his synth and misses several notes, completely ruining the song's most iconic part, and the singer has absolutely no energy or passion ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITKWhfpgHpE&nohtml5=False You know you have a bad cover, when the original singer criticizes you]]).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8jg5pjvwjw These guys]] try to cover "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]". The guitarist plays the EpicRiff at the wrong rhythm, and the singer just screams the lyrics during the chorus.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7pDNDuoJ0 These musicians]] (who later named themselves [[AppropriatedAppellation "Hush"]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTEaEgQYkNc&nohtml5=False as]] SelfDeprecation) fail horribly to cover "[[Music/PinkFloyd Comfortably Numb]]". Their versions of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYk3lEb_fe4&nohtml5=False "Cocaine"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyGukH50Row "Wish You Were Here"]] also deserve mention.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUmCat6TlfE This]] cover of [[Music/GunsNRoses "Sweet Child O'Mine"]] by three shirtless Brazilian boys. Each member seems to be playing a different song, the instruments' tuning is off, the singing even worse...
** [[https://youtu.be/AZaF_IhAJK4 This miserable excuse for a cover of]] Music/BreakingBenjamin's "Anthem of the Angels". The guitars are too loud and in the wrong tone, the drumming is too hard and the singing is horribly off key.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n3RaZ1DJJo This talent show cover]] of "[[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Feel Good Inc.]]". It sounds like neither of them can sing, and the only backing track is one of them poorly playing the bass riff.
* "The Star-Spangled Banner" is widely considered one of the most difficult national anthems to sing. There are two reasons why: the song's tune was adapted from that of a ''drinking song'' and the lyrics came from a poem that wasn't meant to be sung. It's often a miracle when the singer ''doesn't'' find a way to mangle it, and it's perhaps notable that one of the most famous covers of it, Music/JimiHendrix's version, omits the lyrics altogether. However, there are some that have utterly failed in their performances of it:
** The NationalAnthem performance by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMHJxSYhrS0 Carl Lewis.]] This one got the crowd ''booing'', something that even other horrendous renditions of the anthem don't tend to elicit. It's worth noting that he seemed fully aware of his sub-par performance however, saying "Uh oh!" after his voice cracked at one point and briefly interrupting with "[[SelfDeprecation I'll make up for it now!]]" towards the end, seeming to win back a few members of the crowd by belting out the last note successfully.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls1YVhcLD2c Roseanne Barr]] at a San Diego Padres game in 1990. The only explanation is that she was {{troll}}ing the audience, going by her spitting at the end and the fact that she seemed to be laughing her way through it. By the end, the booing drowns her out.
** Music/ChristinaAguilera has proven, twice, that the US National Anthem just isn't her bag:
*** The first during the 2004 NBA All-Star game had quite a disrespectful version to a large crowd which had, at its forefront, multiple visibly displeased Army officials. She used the song as an excuse to show off. This is made worse by her slurred speech and her turning ''the American National Anthem'' into a pop R&B tune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc5R19IUugw Watch at your own risk]], especially if you're American.
*** She did more of the same during Super Bowl XLV. This time, she ''changed the melody to show off her pipes and botched some of the lyrics.'' [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]]; through the whole thing, she sounded either gratingly off-key or borderline asthmatic. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTdSCEr3028 Here, have a listen.]]
** Music/JohnMichaelMontgomery's 2005 Atlanta NASCAR Nextel Cup race performance. To be fair, he was suffering from acoustic neuroma (an inner-ear nerve condition) at the time, which meant that not only was he off-key, he was perpetually off-balance. He didn't even remove his hat. Many fans had the reasonable assumption that he was drunk.
** None of any of these can hold a candle to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDEPd7ygIII Scott Stapp's insulting performance from 2006]]. Sorry, Scott, but {{Yarling}} was probably not the right direction.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XW9IcijGqA Alexis Normand's performance]] at the 2013 Memorial Cup goes beyond terrible. She forgot the anthem's lyrics after the third line, after which she just started making up noises that sound like words. Her bungling of the lyrics got so embarrassing that ''the Canadian crowd had to step in and finish the song for her''. This is made even worse given that the side from Portland, Oregon that had over ten Americans in their lineup. Normand eventually apologized on Twitter, saying that she wished she spent more time learning the lyrics.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRCYcFpjbOY Madison Rising]], "America's [[InformedAbility Most Patriotic Rock Band]]". It has a Naval vet wrapping himself in an American flag, and the song arranged InTheStyleOf Music/{{Creed}}. They've performed it elsewhere, but its most infamous performance was at the NASCAR Nationwide Series' [=DRIVE4COPD=] 300 at Daytona in 2014; you could see the drivers had "What the fuck I am listening to?" looks written on their faces.
** [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas Fergie]] performed the anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, [[http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/fergie-sings-the-national-anthem-at-the-nba-all-star-game.html and it has to be heard to be believed]]. The most common description was that she sounded like a boozy lounge singer trying to show off her range, while many joked that it was part of a plot to get even the most diehard patriots to take the knee in protest. Many players were visibly shown [[{{Corpsing}} trying their hardest not to laugh]], like Draymond Green, and the performance was met with almost immediate infamy; Fergie herself [[http://people.com/music/fergie-apologizes-nba-all-star-national-anthem/ later apologized for it]].
** Even ''instrumental'' versions can still suck. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTsgnTzhiaQ This school]] got the bright idea to entrust this responsibility to a guy who had probably never even touched a guitar in his life prior to this performance. Why nobody stops him midway through ''or has the balls to tell him he flat-out cannot play it at all'' is beyond comprehension. The little metal flourishes only make it worse, and make him seem to be compensating by faux-shredding.
* Canada's national anthem "O Canada", on the other hand, may be easier to sing (especially while sober), but even that doesn't stop someone from gloriously fucking it up.
** When the Canadian Football League launched a brief, ill-fated expansion into the US in the mid-'90s, one of the "highlights" was when Dennis K. C. Parks, a UsefulNotes/LasVegas lounge singer, was brought on at the last minute to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpXzASiXX8U perform "O Canada"]] to open a game between the Las Vegas Posse and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Having never heard the song performed live before, he sang it to the tune of "O Christmas Tree" and botched the lyrics, leading the owner of the Posse to [[http://articles.latimes.com/1994-07-25/sports/sp-19683_1_o-canada publicly apologize to all Canadians]] and even Vice President UsefulNotes/AlGore (who was meeting with Prime Minister Jean Chretien at the time) to mention the incident during a speech. Parks did eventually redeem himself when he was [[http://nationalpost.com/sports/football/cfl/the-true-and-strong-and-free-why-the-cfls-humiliating-expansion-to-the-united-states-was-actually-a-force-for-good/wcm/37d99a95-9619-477d-b0a0-9be2dfe29c63 invited to perform the anthem]] at a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game, where, having actually heard the song sung properly this time, he managed to nail it.
** In July 2017, Canadian singer Jocelyn Alice, known for her 2015 single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4by2-TKtcZw Jackpot]]", sang "O Canada" before the MLB All-Star game in Miami, only for her rendition to be torn to shreds ''mid-performance''. In addition to sounding strained, asthmatic and horribly off key, Alice ''giggled'' during the line "God keep our land". The audience can be heard reacting and the players clearly look confused, and it's not hard to see why. The performance was lambasted on social media, and Alice has kept quiet during the blowback for obvious reasons.
** At a baseball game in 2016, The Tenors [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WHJMklV__U performed the anthem themselves]], with Remigio Pereira changing the line "With glowing hearts, we see thee rise, the true north strong and free" to "We're all brothers and sisters, [[UnfortunateImplications All lives matter to the brave]]." The audience can be heard jeering in said clip, and the Tenors themselves have priceless reactions. Pereira was sacked from the group following this incident; he since has attempted damage control by claiming he "wasn't changing the lyrics" but rather the "French" lyrics... ''despite the fact that it was the English version they were singing''.
* After Harry Caray passed away, the Chicago Cubs started using guest celebrities to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the Seventh-Inning Stretch at Wrigley Field. Quite a few have been extremely bad — Mike Ditka's version was probably the first to gain infamy for its awfulness; [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Jeff Gordon]], Tony Romo, and Creator/DeniseRichards have also turned in horrendous renditions. Even being a professional musician doesn't guarantee you'll do a good version — Music/OzzyOsbourne's performance is one of the worst of the lot.
* While his behavior [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/philip-anselmo-denies-being-racist-after-white-power-shoutout-at-dimebash-event/ at the end of the night]] of the January 22nd, 2016 [[Music/{{Pantera}} Dimebash]] event was what got all the press, Phil Anselmo's actual performances that night were absolutely embarrassing. Chief among them was a cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iznjos9Qi7Q "A New Level"]] with (among others) Robb Flynn, Rex Brown, and Dave Grohl that was preceded by obnoxious rambling (which was not restricted to that song alone; he probably spent more time going on drunken tangents than actually performing) from a clearly inebriated Phil (to add insult to injury, Brown was visibly irritated by the second minute in); furthermore, he also blew his lines twice and made the whole band start over again, calling the crowd "a buncha pussies" after the first failed take. Phil also slurred his words when he was otherwise able to perform his parts, and, much to Flynn's sheer disbelief, mouthed "white power" and gave the Hitler salute right there on stage during the first chorus. He went on to bungle [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Ace of Spades"]], not so much singing as bellowing into the mic to the general tune of the song (complete with audible slurring) and capped it off with a drunken backwards stagger that nearly caused him to fall over until Grohl caught him. To finish off the night, he rambled for so long that [[Music/TypeONegative Johnny Kelly]] actually took the microphone away from him; it was about a minute after that he capped things with the infamous salute and cry that went viral. He ruined not only the whole evening, but the audience's respect for him.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ib3l8Wx45M Amanda Brunker's performance at Oxegen 2011]]. Listen and shudder as she murders Music/{{U2}}'s ''With Or Without You''. It isn't helped by the fact that she's a non-singer [[FridgeLogic trying to sing at a music festival]]. When interviewed after and asked how she got the gig (She was a standin for Music/JessieJ, who had broken her leg), she answered that she had put in around twenty years of [[AccidentalInnuendo groundwork]].
* The 1952 Broadway musical revue ''Two's Company'' starred Creator/BetteDavis, who made her entrance singing "just turn me loose on Broadway as a musical comedy star" despite her demonstrated lack of singing and dancing skills. Though the show was a flop it left behind an original cast album, and the tracks featuring Bette Davis are often painful to listen to.
* Creator/{{MTV}}'s Video Music Awards can have some great performances, but there are a few that are just atrocious:
** Music/PaulaAbdul's performance at the 1991 edition. During the post Milli Vanilli scandal years, certain other big Pop stars tried to make it known that they weren't lip-syncing either. Abdul, who was accused of the same thing at the time after reportedly having a lawsuit thrown at her by a former backup singer of hers, tried to show everyone that she could sing and never lip-synced to anyone else's voice. Unfortunately, her live shaky vocals (due to the heavy dancing) failed to impress, as well as her unflattering outfit.
** Music/BritneySpears's performance at the 2007 edition. She's lip-syncing, and this time it's obvious. Her weight, while not terribly overweight, is no longer in the shape that it was years earlier, made even noticeable by an unflattering two piece outfit. Her dancing is terribly choreographed--she moves as if she has crippling arthritis--and her expression of DullSurprise makes her look positively robotic. It might have been better if she had foregone the dancing and sung for real. To top it off, Britney completely ignored the advice of her stylists, opting to wear an ugly and obvious hair weave and an unflattering stage costume.
*** An episode of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', entitled "[=iFix=] a Pop Star", parodied said performance. Carly, Sam and Freddie were invited to direct fictional singer Ginger Fox's comeback performance, but find it hard to do so, what with Ginger Fox acting like a spoiled brat and failing to ''try'' during rehearsals. At the end, the gang has her lip-sync in her performance and try to cover up the obvious syncing fails with tons of smoke, but not before Ginger Fox marches "around the stage like an idiot" and flaunts her unshaven armpits.
** Music/MileyCyrus' performance at the 2013 edition. She sounded hideously off-key, like she was either high or out of breath, while going over the top with sexual imagery in a transparent attempt to shock. Almost immediately, the performance was criticized and condemned from all quarters, with Music/{{Rihanna}} and Music/OneDirection's unimpressed reaction in the audience going viral.[[note]]Another supposed reaction shot of Creator/WillSmith and his family looking shocked was also circulated, but it turned out it was actually their positive reaction to Music/LadyGaga's performance earlier in the night.[[/note]]
* Music/{{Creed}}'s December '02 concert at the Allstate Arena, near Chicago. Scott Stapp's numerous substance abuse habits came to a head here--he showed up strung out of his mind, mumbled along to five or so songs, then decided to take a nap. When he realized he hadn't performed a full set, he showed up again, and continued singing--completely independent of the band--before passing out onstage. Unsurprisingly, it was a key contributor to their 2003 break-up and got the band in a lot of legal trouble.
* Speaking of post-grunge, there was Music/PuddleOfMudd's 2004 performance in Toledo, Ohio, where a very inebriated Wes Scantlin admitted only four songs in that he was too drunk to continue. As a result, his thoroughly pissed-off bandmates walked off the stage, leaving him to fend for himself. Too drunk to know to follow them, he remained on stage for another thirty minutes, where he drunkenly warbled random ad-libbed songs and insulted the crowd while throwing back bottles and other assorted projectiles that they had lobbed at him before finally staggering away, where he was arrested by the Toledo police for disorderly conduct. Additional charges were later filed after he repeatedly spat on the back windows of the cruiser that was transporting him to be booked. After being released on a $150 cash bond, he vowed to never play in Toledo again because he was [[NeverMyFault "arrested for nothing"]], but it's likely that the incident probably made him a PersonaNonGrata in the Toledo metro area anyways.
%%* Former ''Real Housewife'' and current [[AttentionWhore fame whore]] Danielle Staub, along with three ''Series/JerseyShore''-esque meathead dancers, perform (in the loosest sense possible) the song "Real Close" [[http://www.wpix.com/videobeta/7000c099-bee0-4cde-8194-b1430d26260d/News/NJ-Housewife-Danielle-Staub-Performs-LIVE live in front of a trapped morning show audience.]]
* From ''Real Housewives''
** Kim Zolciak's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xClozVzbQDs Google Me]]".
** Another gem from ''Real Housewives'' lady Countess [=LuAnn=] — "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEDvlSAMhQU Money Can't Buy You Class]]". It can't buy you talent, either.
* 90's British reggae star Finley Quaye's unforgivably awful [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKkMJ_LnnVc performance]] at the Convent Club in Woodchester. [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/finley-quaye-kicked-stage-after-6058057 So bad, it gained the attention of the British press.]] Finley stood with his back to the crowd, refusing to look straight at them, and did nothing but lifelessly play a single three-chord progression on a badly-tuned guitar for half an hour straight, with occasional bouts of half-baked noodling that did nothing to break up the monotony. Meanwhile his backing band droned on, even more repetitively than him. The concert ended with the promoter, already very impatient after the TroubledProduction Quaye had turned the show into (and his numerous contract violations), sending the entire band off for "polluting [the] venue with bullshit," apologizing to the crowd directly, and refunding all tickets.
* Usually, Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai is a very good musician. She has been known to move people to tears. But she also has hearing problems as the result of nerve degeneration. With proper audio feedback, she can correct for this; but in one case, on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent,'' she was not provided with such. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPLWhmH5bDc This]] was the result. Czikai would later file a discrimination complaint over the absence of said feedback, but it was dropped, on the grounds that they only apply to job conditions.
* Music/{{Hole}}'s June 2010 show at Washington DC's 9:30 Club. Let's forget for a moment that it started nearly an hour late and that Courtney's voice certainly wasn't at its best; the three-hour train wreck had a awful setlist interspersed with roughly an hour's worth of aimless gasbagging. Multiple covers were played, all of them butchered. The songs that were theirs were only faintly remembered, with several bars worth of lines frequently skipped. The intervals between numbers were longer than they should have been, and she had an assistant who was recording the set via [=iPhone=]. She put much more thought into performing to it than the audience, to the point where she rudely lashed out at a crowd member who found the assistant distracting. By the end, well over half the audience (and most of the band) had left, the crowd swearing and clutching their tickets in disgust.
* Jemini's performance of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu5kgSeZHfw "Cry Baby"]] at the 2003 Series/EurovisionSongContest is one of the few entries (especially in the post-1966 era of the competition) to ever receive ''[[MedalOfDishonor nul points]]'' all around. While some attributed their failure to backlash against the UK for its support of the Iraq War, there's no getting around the fact that their performance was flat-out dreadful, with both of the duo's members being hideously out of tune. Shortly after, they were dropped from their label, and their album never materialized; they broke up the following year.
* Music/MariahCarey's performance in Times Square for New Year's Rockin' Eve 2017. It was plagued by technical difficulties that weren't picked up beforehand due to the lack of a soundcheck before the performance, which got bad enough that Mariah eventually [[http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/mariah-careys-new-years-eve-performance-what-went-wrong-w458587 gave up]] and ended the performance early. Afterwards, Mariah's team and Dick Clark Productions [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/mariah-carey-dick-clarks-new-years-rockin-eve-performance-video-lip-sync-response-a7505156.html blamed each other]] for the debacle, with the former claiming that a broken earpiece prevented Mariah from singing along to the backing track, and the latter accusing Mariah of trying to lip-sync and skipping the soundcheck.
* Music/MilliVanilli's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff08y_AXXzE MTV performance at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT.]] There was already suspicion that neither Robert Pilatus nor Fabrice Morvan, who ostensibly comprised the group, made any of its music. This practically confirmed it. The track the two were lip-syncing to [[RepetitiveAudioGlitch skipped mid-chorus]]. They spent a while trying to pass it off as deliberate before giving up and fleeing the stage. Worse, the whole concert was ''televised.'' It was the beginning of the end for Rob and Fab's careers, and it really didn't help that their producer fessed up soon afterwards. Morvan, Pilatus, and Milli Vanilli's label faced nearly thirty separate fraud lawsuits soon after. The band became the only act in history to have a Grammy withdrawn. Soon after, Arista Records dropped the group and deleted the master of their first album. Their attempts to carry on without Morvan and Pilatus required a total rebranding in order to so much as get an international release.
** And as for Rob & Fab themselves? Well, they attempted to redeem themselves by putting out music with their actual vocals on it, and went on ''Series/TheArsenioHallShow'' to prove their integrity. And sadly, this performance, of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew38sjEH91c "We Can Get It On"]] (warning: low quality), was also not good: Fab was game but singing out of his range, while Rob looked - and very much sounded - way too nervous to give any kind of good performance here.
* Music/NickiMinaj's performance of ''Roman Holiday'' [[http://youtu.be/8qT3PGToUzU at the 2012 Grammys]] was, putting it kindly, a disaster. The performance began with a horribly off-key rendition of [[Theatre/WestSideStory "I Feel Pretty"]], and an overlong video of her alter-ego Roman possessed by a demon. Then, the song started, and Minaj seemed both unsure of what her dance moves were supposed to be and out of breath constantly, the offensive religious imagery notwithstanding. The performance then ended with her "levitating" and singing an off-key rendition of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" while trying to seem evil (and, predictably, failing). The performance was poorly received by the public, was labeled classless and outraged not only religious groups and parents, but ''fans of Nicki themselves''.
* Julio Preciado's performance of the Mexican National Anthem in the 2009 Carribean Series baseball tournament. He sang the whole thing while being (apparently) drunk, since he forgot the lyrics of the anthem in the middle of the whole performance, mixed the rhythm with "The Star-Spangled Banner" at some point, and made up a few lines that are not in the anthem. Needless to say, people got really mad at him to the point that they booed him off the field, and he also earned himself a fine from the Mexican government for the perceived mockery on his performance.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' is known for its musical guests. Some of them have delivered legendary performances on the show, others… have been legendarily ''bad''.
** Music/AshleeSimpson's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RrLAgi_mBY embarrassing debacle]] on the Season 30 episode hosted by Creator/JudeLaw is one of the most infamous moments in the show's history, revealing to the world the ugly truth about her lip-syncing. It's among the most notorious live performances of the decade, ending with the humiliating sight of Ashlee doing an awkward 'hoe-down' before [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere leaving the stage]] [[TheShowMustGoOn while the band plays on]] and the show cuts to commercial. She became a national laughingstock and her generation's Music/MilliVanilli literally overnight... but it wasn't this performance that would end her career for good. That came a few months later, and is described a couple of entries below.
** Music/{{Eminem}}'s performance of [[http://truba.com/video/97196/ "Just Lose It"]] on the Season 30 episode hosted by Creator/KateWinslet was a prime demonstration of horrible. The lip-syncing was obvious, Eminem looked lifeless on stage, and at one point (around 1:17), he can be seen licking his lips while the track played on without him. The worst part? This was just ''one week'' after Ashlee Simpson's 'hoe-down', so both he and the ''SNL'' producers should've known better.
** Lip-syncing would have been much preferable to Music/KanyeWest's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4jrMuus-Fc performance]] of "Love Lockdown" (''without'' AutoTune) on the season 34 Christmas episode hosted by Creator/HughLaurie. They should have just had Hugh sing.
** While a lovely studio singer, Music/LanaDelRey has proven that she is definitely ''not'' a good live singer. She [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iu4gqxWeYE performed]] her viral hit tune "Video Games" on the Season 37 episode hosted by Creator/DanielRadcliffe, and it was painful to watch. She seemed to mumble most of the words and was constantly out of breath, and at times it almost sounded like she didn't even know the words to her own song. The performance has gotten her a bad rap and despite being talented, she recently has become more known for her bad ''SNL'' performance. In fact, ''SNL itself'' made fun of it on the next new episode (hosted by Channing Tatum with musical guest Bon Iver) by having Creator/KristenWiig as Lana Del Rey interrupt Weekend Update to talk about her horrible performance.
** The Season 40 episode hosted by Creator/JimCarrey saw Music/IggyAzalea and MØ perform their hit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh9cbInp_Og "Beg For It"]]. While Iggy was in her element, this was MØ's first televised live performance, and her inexperience combined with technical issues produced an utter disaster on her part. Her singing and dancing were badly out-of-step with the beat of the song, and she looked like she had a bad case of stage fright. She was so embarrassed by her performance that she [[https://twitter.com/MOMOMOYOUTH/status/526467603121045504 publicly apologized]] for it.
* Creator/WilliamShatner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBWOmHUvKBw covering Harry Chapin's "Taxi"]] on ''The Dinah Shore Show'' circa 1973 (yes, that's a timecode). Even by ''his'' standards, it's awful.
* Music/AshleeSimpson strikes again, this time with an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY2cN3BgPsU utterly dreadful performance]] of her single "La La" at the [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6791368/ Orange Bowl]] on January 4, 2005. Coming just a couple of months after her ''SNL'' disaster (see above), this time she was committed to proving that she could sing live. It backfired badly -- her vocals are so hideously off-key that it's not clear that she's even trying to sing as opposed to just shouting the lyrics. When she's done, ''the entire stadium'' is booing, and a shout of "You suck!" can be heard from the crowd if you have very good ears (provided they hadn't self-destructed from being subjected to three minutes of terrible singing). It stood in sharp contrast to Music/KellyClarkson's performance just before her, which earned plaudits despite being plagued by technical problems. Between the ''SNL'' performance and this one, Ashlee's once-promising pop music career [[CreatorKiller imploded in an instant]].
* In a strange meta-example, there's the case of Spinal Tap, a parody "band" created for the mockumentary ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''. A few years after the movie was released, "Spinal Tap" did a live stage tour. The Folksmen of ''Film/AMightyWind'' fame (played by the same actors as Spinal Tap) "opened" for Spinal Tap. A significant portion of the audience ''completely'' missed the joke, apparently thinking Spinal Tap was a real heavy metal band, and didn't understand why the opening act for the concert was a trio singing folk songs. In one memorable instance in New York the audience actually attempted to ''boo the Folksmen off the stage'' in favor of… the exact same people.
* Every year, the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl halftime show serves as a platform for some of America's biggest pop musicians. Some artists have used the occasion to knock it out of the park… but others have sent their careers into a tailspin.
** In the early years of the Super Bowl, halftime was mainly a showcase for university marching bands and drill teams. That changed when Up With People, a '60s collective that formed to counter the anti-establishment views of the counterculture[[note]]The group was formed by Moral Re-Armament, a severely conservative Christian cult; it may be worth noting that Alcoholics Anonymous also sprang from MR (back when it was known as the Oxford Group)[[/note]], performed four halftime shows in 1976, '80, '82, and '86. As [[http://deadspin.com/5980867/remembering-up-with-people-the-gay-quasi-cult-that-invented-the-super-bowl-halftime-show noted]] by ''Deadspin'', they pretty much invented the modern Super Bowl halftime show that truly came into its own in TheNineties… but they also brought with them their [[TastesLikeDiabetes hyper-saccharine]] sensibilities, which by TheEighties were seen as embarrassing. These days, their performances are still a punchline that often get named as being among the worst Super Bowl halftime shows in history. [[note]]Fun fact: Creator/GlennClose used to be a member of Up with People. Reporters are told [[OldShame not to ask her about that]].[[/note]]
** The 2004 performance by Music/JanetJackson and Music/JustinTimberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII went down in history for all the wrong reasons, with Timberlake accidentally ripping off a piece of Jackson's top and exposing her bare breast (albeit adorned with a nipple shield) for half a second. The concert ended immediately at that moment, with Jackson's two-decade-spanning career [[CreatorKiller destroyed by the incident]] (though Timberlake's soon recovered), and it sparked both a backlash over indecency in the media and a counter-backlash over censorship and prudishness in American culture. The NFL played it safe after the incident, blacklisting Creator/{{MTV}} (which had previously produced the well-received Super Bowl XXXV halftime show in 2001) from producing the show again, implementing a [[LiveButDelayed five-second delay]] for the show in later years, and enlisting classic rock musicians to perform from 2005 through 2010[[note]]Music/PaulMcCartney performed in 2005, Music/TheRollingStones in 2006, Music/{{Prince}} in 2007, Music/TomPetty & the Heartbreakers in 2008, Music/BruceSpringsteen and the E Street Band in 2009, and Music/TheWho in 2010[[/note]]; only in 2011 did they bring another modern pop act to perform. And speaking of...
** ...we have the Music/BlackEyedPeas' performance at the Super Bowl XLV halftime show in 2011. Their reliance on AutoTune translated terribly to a live concert event, as they delivered horribly off-key renditions of some of their most recent hits and performed stiff dance moves. The performance is often cited as a CreatorKiller for the band, which saw airplay and sales fall off dramatically in the weeks and months after before going on hiatus the following year.
* There have been some truly memorable impromptu live performances, such as the Beatles' 1969 rooftop concert and Music/{{U2}}'s mimicry of it for their "Where the Streets Have No Name" video. However, LA small-time RapRock band Imperial Stars' 2010 performance of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5S5_16t8E Traffic Jam 101]]" was not one of them. This band (whose original song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsfeqw8Wzw4 is already awful]]) thought they would win fame, fortune and attention to homeless children by setting up and performing ''[[WhatAnIdiot right on 3 lanes of Los Angeles' busy 101 freeway]]''. Instead they "won" the wrath of the city's drivers as well as jail time and several viral videos of their "performance" on [=YouTube=]. It gained [[ColbertBump even more infamy]] after it was heavily mocked by comedian Creator/JoeRogan during his 2012 performance at The Tabernacle.
* '''''Skeletons from the Opera Closet''''' is a book about everything the operatic world doesn't want you to know -- including a section on some of the worst operas ever written and another about the most unusual, if not the worst, ways operas have been performed.
** The winner of the "worst operas" section, "I Bombieri (Opera's Greatest Duds)," is ''Montezuma'' by Roger Sessions, front and center, with horrible atonal and serial music and a poorly worded libretto by Giuseppe Borgese. (There are a few operas in that section that aren't as horrible as the section says, but most of them are downright bad. ''Adriana Lecouvreur'' by Francesco Cilea and ''Mitridate, re di Ponto'' by Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart (then aged 14) -- lambasted respectively for historical inaccuracy and monotony -- fall more under the SoBadItsGood category, but ''Alfonso und Estrella'' by Music/FranzSchubert is one of the prime examples why he never succeeded in the theater -- it suffers from a repetitive libretto and indistinguishable music.)
** The winner of the "worst/weirdest performances" section -- "Sweet Diva, Did You See That?" -- was the 1976 Bayreuth production of ''Der Ring des Niebelungen'' -- or, as the German critics called it, the "Centennial Scandal" -- that transferred the story to the Industrial Revolution, with the Rhinemaidens as prostitutes and the gods as capitalist fatcats, and was nearly booed off the stage by the outraged audience. Other such performances included ''Die Walküre'' as if ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had existed in 1970 and ''Die Frau ohne Schatten'' translated into Kabuki theater.
* José Feliciano's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gZWIE081po performance]] of "[[Music/ThePolice Every Breath You Take]]" at the 2017 Polar Music Prize was met with widespread ridicule. While the rest of the performance pretty much replicated the original version, he attempted playing the song's guitar line in his own signature style, which simply didn't work. His playing was drastically out of sync with the song's rhythm, so much so broadcast of his guitar stopped after an awful solo. Infamously, shots of the audience showed Music/{{Sting}} looking ''very'' uncomfortable during the performance.
* The 2017 Grammys had a lot of memorable moments, from stage mics not working, to a stunning Prince tribute. But one moment that was memorable for the completely ''wrong'' reasons was an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVNsTnku5c inexplicable mash-up]] of Music/KelseaBallerini's "Peter Pan" and Music/LukasGraham's "7 Years", performed by Graham and Ballerini themselves. Both artists looked awkward, extremely uncomfortable together with absolutely zero chemistry whatsoever, but that's not even the worst part: the performance itself was absolutely ''abysmal''. For one, both songs have different key signatures and tempos, requiring Ballerini to have to butcher the tempo of her own song just for it to fit. Neither song seemed to mesh well together thematically or stylistically, and both had extremely differing stage presences; Ballerini's more reserved approach contrasted greatly with Graham's bombastic singing and vocal noodling, even singing ''way outside his range'' at one point just to show off his pipes ''on a song that didn't even warrant it''. Its presence in Best/Worst of the Grammys is either in the "Worst" or "weirdest" section, and fans of either artist didn't react more kindly either.

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* '''869''' were/was an Italian [[IAmTheBand band/singer]] (it's still unknown which it was) active from 1999 to 2003, founded by one Paolo Bartoli. Being tied with popular comedy metal band Prophilax (he was their sound engineer and webmaster), he "founded" his own band, and released few albums with songs that mimicked their trademark gross-out sexual humour, but failed hard. He sang over MIDI files of random songs (including ''cartoon theme songs'') in a horrid off-key and off-tempo voice, sometimes with random pitch-shifting that make words hard to understand. The songs were overfilled with gratuitous blasphemy, cursing, vulgar sex slang, and often don't even stay on the same ''topic'' [[note]]for example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e9Xu1Kgh7A this song]] is apparently about an angry customer being ripped off at a sex shop, and somehow swerves into a string of insults to UsefulNotes/ThePope[[/note]]. Most of his works are lost along with his website, but some songs [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes can still be found on YouTube]]. Even non-English speakers would find [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7c2ynTh5Q these]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI-QbX0_WSE examples]] awful.
* '''Lisa Gail Allred''', a country "singer" from Texas who hilariously boasts that she sounds like Music/ShaniaTwain and Music/FaithHill, and not like Kim Kelly's mom on ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. Her most famous song is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Sb14dyaUc 3 Second Rule]]", a bizarre dance-country hybrid about telling interested men that they can "only look for 3 seconds". Her voice is flat, nasal, and off-key, the backing vocals sound like someone imiating [=SpongeBob=], and the beat is a limp backing that probably took ten seconds to make in a MIDI program. Many [[https://bbook.com/music/lisa-gail-allreds-3-second-rule-is-the-new-friday/ critics and sites]] compared her unfavorably to "Music/{{Friday}}". Her [[https://www.reverbnation.com/lisagailallred/songs Reverbnation]] page includes music of equally horrid nature, including tone-deaf covers of "Santa Baby", Music/MartinaMcBride's "A Broken Wing" (a song noted as one of the prime examples of IncrediblyLongNote in CountryMusic), and Heidi Newfield's "Johnny & June", along with insipid originals such as "[[http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/7394162/Lisa-Gail-Allred-is-doing-it-again Coffee or Tea]]". She supposedly had equally-wretched covers of [=LeAnn=] Rimes' "Blue" and Terri Clark's "Dirty Girl" and "You're Easy on the Eyes" (which was misspelled "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Your Easy on the Eyes]]") on her Reverbnation page at one point, but they were [[MissingEpisode taken down.]]
* '''Ryan Bane'''. His singing voice is horrible, off-tuned, poorly timed and unable to be on-key even through copious amounts of AutoTune. His songs often contain horrible lyrics, often containing vile sexual content that is simply unsexy as all get out, and lyrics about him being homosexual--but written ridiculously to the point where it will only just induce facepalms from actual gay men. Mirrors of his songs have been taken down several times due to Ryan himself getting them removed and the sexual content.
** "God" (NSFW) is just an example. Not only does the song contain everything listed above (in addition to lyrics that attempt to portray church-related pedophilia as [[CrossesTheLineTwice sexy]]), it's also topped off with a truly horrible music video, depicting Ryan Bane's [[FanDisservice pasty white body]] in what can only be described as awful softcore porn. It contains several delightful moments such as Ryan licking pubic hair off a bible, Ryan dipping a crucifix in his pee, him drooling all over rosary beads, a bizarre moment where the song stops to show Ryan in a bathtub and him getting head, and a stinger where he '''[[JizzedInMyPants ejaculates]] on a children's bible'''. Blasphemous probably wouldn't be the correct word for this, so much as unforgivable would. Fortunately it has been taken down numerous times.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQpZzLt7WaE Prince Charming]] is thankfully much less {{Squick}}y, but it's no less horrible. The whole song is littered with extremely {{Painful Rhyme}}s in the lyrics (one of which involved [[SuspiciouslySpecificTense touching his anus]]) and an extremely repetitive beat and vocal melody that could easily drive one to insanity. The video that was taken down is simply boring, featuring shots of him naked and licking things--at least he doesn't jizz on anything.
* '''[[http://www.facebook.com/BlackOutKids Black Out Band]]''' were [[ChildPopstar a band of preteens]] active from 2005 to 2008. The band members didn't seem to understand how to make music, nor did they seem to actually care about the sound or the quality. They had expensive guitars and equipment most garage bands would love to own (courtesy of their parents, all blatant {{Stage Mom}}s), but couldn't play them professionally. The lead singer, Hunter Watson, often sounded off-key and constipated and/or completely wasted despite being around 10 years old at the time.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpsbj0OoeNo Video Games]]", their most infamous work and one of the few that is not a cover, has horrid lyrics about how video games are awesome and "everything else is really lame". Despite being satire, it manages to fail at that for not being funny at all. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D71tnuZOhdM Here's a video satirizing how horrible it is.]] WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow also looked at the video [[http://youtu.be/bHnBi91NiQo here]]. It may have been the reason why [[spoiler:the world went to crap at the end of the video.]]
** The band also did an awful cover of Music/TheRamones' "Blitzkrieg Bop", which used to be on Website/YouTube along with numerous other covers before their official channel took down ''all their videos'' due to negative comments. Their version replaced the guitar riffs during the chorus with the kids going "yeah yeah".
** According to their website, they've also covered "Louie Louie".
** Their [[http://www.myspace.com/blackoutkids MySpace page]] has their entire catalog (6 songs) available for listening, and they prove that "Video Games" was not intentionally sung poorly.
** Furthermore, the description of "Video Games" on their former site (now a blank domain) claims that their song had won a Grammy. [[BlatantLies The official Grammy site does not list their song as an award winner.]]
** The band's existence is now considered more of a FunnyAneurysmMoment since Hunter Watson [[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1237724 died in a car accident]] in 2016 at the age of 20.
* The music of '''Christian and the Hedgehog Boys'''[[note]]yes, the very same Christian Weston Chandler responsible for ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''[[/note]] -- terrible lyrics too atrocious to [[{{Narm}} incite laughter]], shouted off-key over random pop songs. And most of the time he "sings" over actual songs with actual lyrics instead of the instrumental versions of the songs.
** For one example, here is "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR1kZnhuM3I So Need a Cute Girl]]", with lyrics about being "stuck as a virgin with rage" (not) sung to the tune of "[[Music/BackstreetBoys I Want It That Way]]". "So Need a Better Voice" is more like it.
** To wit, he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVYnHAVmyDo turned]] Music/MeatLoaf[='s=] "[[AntiLoveSong Paradise by the]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Dashboard Light]]" into seven and a half minutes of pure, unrelenting '''fail'''. The fact that he doesn't realize he isn't differentiating between the male and female voices makes it even ''worse''.[[note]]However, this becomes HilariousInHindsight with Chris's later "Tomgirl" saga, which is documented extensively on his own wiki, the [=CWCki=].[[/note]]
** His most incomprehensible song was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu3PIOavUhY Sonichu Zip]]", which has him screaming over the lyrics of ''Anime/SonicX''[='s=] "SONIC DRIVE". The song is so fast-paced that you hear more of the original song than the "new" song.
** And for Spanish speakers, there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk0XHBYR6DM La Cocina en La Casa de Casanova]] Not only does this song have the most idiotic lyrics imaginable (over half of it consists of "OLE, OLE, OLE!"), but it also is ''based'' on a fundamental CriticalResearchFailure (Casanova was ''Italian''), and the lyrics, when translated, vary from the stupidly simplistic to the [[BlindIdiotTranslation downright incomprehensible]].
* Internet personality '''Jacob Sartorius''' decided to go into music after his Vine and Musical.ly career had ascended to nearly improbable heights. Already a contentious personality on the internet for his perceived arrogant, douchey personality, the resulting single, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvxRsDpXPGo Sweatshirt]]" managed to draw the ire of nearly everyone on the internet who wasn't part of his fanbase. To be fair, the backing track is competent, but would be better served on someone who could actually sing, not someone whose fame comes from ''lip-syncing''. It managed to get enough dislikes on Website/YouTube that the comment bar had to be disabled within a week, and it received a total of 0.5/5 stars on [=AllMusic.com=]. Critic Victor Andersen tore it apart [[https://alienationmentale.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/jacob-sartorius-sweatshirt-commentary/ here]], and [=YouTuber=] [=WinkyFace=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJoAkeceG_Q review]] shows that even many kids Jacob's age hate it. His second single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6yXm88fCa4 Hit or Miss]]" is not a bit better. The lyric video is parked in the top 50 most disliked videos on Youtube, and even though his vocals are layered with obnoxious AutoTune, his lack of singing ability is still obviously apparent, and he even attempts to ''[[PissTakeRap rap]]'' in the middle of the song. The music video, which features 13-year-old Jacob seducing girls who look to be at least in high school, is too cringeworthy to even be laughable, and [=TheMusicalHype=]'s review suggests that "even four minutes of this is too long". Jacob is clearly shaping up to be the late 2010s' Music/JustinBieber; however, the key difference between them is that while Bieber is certainly a very polarizing artist, he has enough of a following not to qualify as Horrible.
* '''Music/DavidTanny''' is a notoriously unfunny novelty musician who has spent more than ten years "rapping" monotonously to bad [=MIDI=] tunes in an effort to get his music on the Dr. Demento show, which he is a major fan of. The man was so desperate to get people to like his music, he took one of his earliest albums from ten years ago and re-released it ''with a LaughTrack''.
* '''Franchi$e dBaby'''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZi-S4gy0g At best]], he encompasses every negative cliche about white rappers plus every negative cliche about party rappers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xyim3754Q At worst]], he comes off as a less talented (and infinitely less likable) version of Wesley Willis. His beats are at least competent (likely because they were made by someone else), but he clearly doesn't care at all about his rapping (he even says so in a couple of songs). At several points, he stops singing entirely and just pants heavily into the microphone.
** If you dare, check out [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy-65LzXgLpYRuMuWPltmeHj1lDRmeSxt his only released album.]] Highlights include "Spencer Mayo Swag", "Bomb Ass Pussy", and the almost so-bad-it's-good "Boat".
* '''Girls With Attitude''' were a group of session singers from Cambridge, Ontario, who consisted of [[CreepyChild preteen girls who sounded like they're on the verge of dying]] singing/talking about preteen life, compiled with poor electronic instrumentation. They could have been a modern version of The Shaggs if they had any of the charm. Their most known song from their only album, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDeiUG_H3co Don't Judge Me]], just shows this - The lyrics are mundane at best and {{Padding}} at worst (the chorus is literally them introducing themselves), the "singers" sound uninterested, and they are backed by a bored-sounding wah-wah synth so off-key and off-tempo that it sounds like it's from an entirely different song.
* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE2l6CPna4M Jan Terri.]]''' Her music will make you want to run screaming into traffic. She's tone-deaf as hell, her lyrics sound like they were written by a 12-year-old girl, her music videos are boring as hell, and she just doesn't realize just how untalented she is. The best thing to happen to her was Music/MarilynManson feeling sorry for her and letting her open for one of his gigs. Besides that, she's usually forgotten... well, except the occasional person on the internet that makes fun of her videos.
** The truTV program ''World's Dumbest'' had lots and lots of fun with her song and music video for "Excuse My Christmas", on an episode of "World's Dumbest Performers". One comment (about a trio of amateurishly-drawn animated "Mexicans" with moustaches and wearing sombreros) stated that said piece of "animation" was too crude to be offensive.
* '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oSzgAcgjuE Ostie]]''' is the black metal solo project of a man simply named "Prince Grothmer the Cruel ov Cobaltia" from Toronto. He's been involved in ten album releases since his start in 2012. His albums have received two reviews on Metal-Archives; A 1% and a 2% rating. His 'screams' are quiet rasps into a microphone, mixed louder than anything else on the track. His lyrics are ridiculously over-the-top, with lines such as "You'll be frozen with hate". The backing music is a drum machine and what sounds like a guitar being tuned. To say that people are still unsure [[PoesLaw if he's serious or not]] is an ''understatement'' ; Some people think he's doing it as a joke but his social profiles play it completely straight. One reviewer even said that he hopes Ostie continues on, not because he likes it, but because he wants to see how much worse the music could possibly get.
* UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}-based "Rapper" '''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/RAE2THEMOTHERFUCKEND R.A.E.D.]]''' has drawn scorn from an enormous amount of people, many of whom argue that his output doesn't even qualify as music. Why? Because it consists of cheap, pre-programmed beats that often seem to change direction abruptly and for no reason, over which R.A.E.D. spouts a nearly incoherent mess of lyrics that seem to be improvised on the spot and stumbled over to catch up to the background music, and display no consistent rhyme scheme, if there's any at all. This, combined with his occasional rebuttals of critical comments, in posts consisting of a virtually indecipherable medley of expletives and bizarre colloquialisms, has led some to believe he may be insane, and the worst part of all is that they're not even the only reasons--in 2001 he called in a bomb threat to a casino.
* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/RasputinsVision Rasputin's Vision]]''', a band who gained some notoriety on Website/YouTube for their awful covers of various professional wrestling themes, most of which can be seen on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WorstWrestlingThemes this]] channel. Their non-wrestling song covers aren't much better, either. Their guitar work is sloppy, their vocals are lazy, every member struggles to stay on the beat and often goes out of sync with the rest of the band, and they frequently screw up the lyrics to the songs they're covering. Their cover of Music/LedZeppelin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFB3jISAh88 Immigrant Song]] exemplifies all of this perfectly.
* The infamous '''[=JustinRPG=]''' is notable for several other things, and one of those is his music. First of all, like 869 mentioned above, he sings over MIDI songs he found off the internet, and terribly too. His voice is really slurred and he has the tendency to pronounce words in an odd way ([[MemeticMutation Lubby Chudder anyone?]]). It's worth something when you're so bad you become a Music/SiIvaGunner meme. Along with the person himself, his songs has become a huge source of SnarkBait. His most infamous song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPyhlybViJw I Love Reshiram]], is a chore to get through. It features [[SarcasmMode awe inspiring lyrics such as]] "Love, it doesn't matter if one is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} and the other is human [[InsaneTrollLogic as long as you love each other]]." Along with that, it features one glaring CriticalResearchFailure. '''Reshiram can't be any gender. Let alone female.''' This goes on for '''five minutes.''' And the parts where he just goes "Love" [[BrokenRecord over and over again]] takes up about ''several minutes of that time.''
* '''[[http://www.myspace.com/savagerocksyou Savage]]''' is allegedly an 80s-style HairMetal band. In reality, it's just the soloist and a bunch of session musicians. The background music is boring, which wouldn't be so bad if he himself weren't incredibly off-key and his lyrics weren't absolutely horrid. He produces and mixes the recordings himself, bungling everything from the mic placement to the sound quality to the post-production. Also of note, his promotion--"band" photos are just photographs of famous bands with his picture photoshopped onto one of them, and he attributes his own reviews of his own albums to famous musicians as well.
* '''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/MishaCZLP/ Mishovy "Misha" šílenosti]]''' is a child singer from the UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic whose songs (if they can even be called that) are horribly sung, obnoxious, and pretentious. He is also known for his inability to take criticism that shows up in many of his songs, which [[ItsAllAboutMe only add up to his]] [[SmallNameBigEgo egotism]]. The latter traits are taken [[UpToEleven to ridiculous heights]] in his diss tracks against his haters. Suspiciously, most his songs have "FOR KIDS" written on them, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids despite him singing about adult themes that would be considerably unacceptable for his likely target audience]] (he often wears an uncensored "FUCK" cap in his videos).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfc42Pb5RA8 His most infamous song]] is about how much he enjoys ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', and the lyrics are utterly banal, repetitive, and simplistic to the point that it's hard to defend even though he was only nine years old at the time, and even [[TargetDemographic other kids]] can't even enjoy it. The only good that came from this song is its use as a RunningGag in Music/SiIvaGunner's BaitAndSwitch videos.
** After his ''Pokémon Go'' song got was poked at by people such as WebOriginal/{{Pyrocynical}} and [=LeafyIsHere=], he released a diss track dedicated to them. Said diss track is nothing more than a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV-ijcP6vDM lazy diss track]] towards them and very eloquent, consisting mainly of calling them, along with [=RiceGum=] and Keemstar of [=DramaAlert=] "cancer" and "retards"...just because they didn't like his music. It's made even worse by the fact that the latter two [[CriticalResearchFailure hadn't made]] ''[[CriticalResearchFailure any]]'' videos about Misha before he released the track or even seemed to know who he was at all, and even though the four [=YouTubers=] mentioned enough are [[BrokenBase very contentious in the internet community]], [[DontShootTheMessage even their detractors thought his song was poorly done]].
** After Misha's diss track was flooded with hate, he came out with another [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRSHRLnxNzE diss track]], [[DearNegativeReader this time directed at his haters]]. Much like the song released before it, it features lazily made [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at his haters ("[[BlatantLies You tried to bully me, but now, I make more money than]] [[YourMOM your mother!]]"), as well as Misha declaring himself as the "next Music/JustinBieber" as he proceeds to mock well-known Youtube users such as Creator/FilthyFrank and LetsPlay/JackSepticEye. The diss track comes of as [[{{Narm}} being insipid and plain laughable]]. It doesn't help mentioning that the soppy beat (which consists of none other than a repeated guitar riff alongside a small breakdown in the middle of the song) is nearly non-existent. The video doesn't help, either. It shows Misha going around Prague as a ChickMagnet stealing girls from their boyfriend, all of whom seem to be way older than him. Near the end, Misha does a dance by a fountain with his brother doing a guitar solo, before cutting off to Misha FlippingTheBird to his haters. Akin to the last two tracks mentioned, it ended up putting a sock into Misha's DearNegativeReader songs... for a while.
** Then Misha came back with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg_IIaZth4o&feature=youtu.be an entire rap song sung in Czech]] once again dedicated to his haters. He completely lets his ItsAllAboutMe attitude flow through the song, most of which is him guilt-tripping about how everyone has supposedly bullied him the entire year (but the amount of glamour in the video, including the fact he has ''g-men'' accompanying him and a ''suitcase of money'', would make you think otherwise), all put under a repetitive bass sound. Even in his native language, Misha still sounds off-key and as whiny as ever. The backlash of the song has been so fierce that Misha has had to disable the rating system for said video, although it hasn't stopped the comments section.
** Not even Misha's parody songs are much better. An example is "I'M VEGAN, DEATH TO ALL MEAT EATERS!" - A StrawVegetarian Misha declaring death to all meat eaters (using arguments such as "meat eaters live shorter lives", and for some reason, "pigs are more intelligent than three year old kids"). Once again, the song is filled with repetition, constant [[TitleDrop title drops]], and a rather lousy rock instrumentation that sounds like what someone could piece together in thirty minutes using a generic sound system.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D1KwiHd-bQ "Trump Vs. Hillary"]] is marginally better than his other songs on a musical level, but is brought down into this trope with his [[PanderingToTheBase pandering to US viewers]] (they already had their feelings of frustration from the 2016 election validated) and CriticalResearchFailure: not only is Misha too young to run for US president, but he could never qualify because he's a native Czech citizen.
** Despite singing "fuck Donald Trump" in the aforementioned "Trump Vs. Hillary", Misha made another election-themed song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDYFENUNeX8 Donald Trump for President]]", presumably purely for the sake of offending people who dislike Trump. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Even putting its subject matter aside]], the song might very well be Misha's worst to date, as it consists entirely of him yelling the song's title over a generic electronic music loop.
* In 2004, a young lad known only as '''"Shadow of Death"''' sought to shake the metal world through his music as Apocalypse. He is regarded by metalheads everywhere as one of the worst. How bad is he? His most famous demo, ''Upon the Crimson Rivers'', has [[http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=51567 7 reviews]] on Metal Archives, with an average rating of '''3%'''. The production is non-existent, the instrumentation is screwed up in ways previously unimaginable, and he doesn't as much sing as whisper hoarsely. If you're [[BileFascination still interested]], then [[http://www.purevolume.com/apocalypse go over here]] and remember — curiosity killed the cat.
* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKiBzcBTjU Thrash Queen]]''', easily the worst possible start for all-girl thrash with one of the most awful heavy metal albums under their belt. Strangely, their label ''still'' attempted to cash in on their name with a bunch of session musicians; the quality's ''[[SoBadItsGood slightly]]'' [[SoBadItsGood better]].
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* The '''100% Silk 2016 West Coast Tour''' met with disaster two shows in, at the Ghost Ship in Oakland, California. The venue, a repurposed warehouse, had never obtained permits and never been formally inspected--It was more-or-less {{MacGyver|ing}}ed into a live-work space for artists. The owner had pretty much foregone any form of fire safety, and the building had, in several aspects, fallen deep into neglect and clutter. The stage proper was on the makeshift second floor, accessible solely through a single jerry-rigged wooden staircase; event staff had barricaded the other to keep party-crashers at bay. All of this meant that when a fire broke out on the first floor, many of the concertgoers didn't realize it until it was already beyond any hope of control, and that by the time the blaze had reached the stage, escape was near impossible. In the end, the entire building went up in smoke, killing over half the performers and more than thirty others, including even more independent musicians who all held some degree of sway over the local music and art scenes. Golden Donna, the organizer and would-be main event, cancelled the entire tour. The incident cast doubt on the fate of artists' collectives countrywide, triggered citywide action regarding live-work spaces and fire safety, and jeopardized underground music shows throughout the region for months on end.
* The '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont Free Concert]]''', AKA "Woodstock West." Music/TheRollingStones booked and headlined this show, which featured many of the big rock bands of '60s counterculture America... as well as four deaths, countless injuries, massive property damage, and an attempt on Music/MickJagger's life. Among the worse decisions: co-organizers Music/TheGratefulDead paid members of the wrong chapter of Hell's Angels[[note]]The notoriously violent Oakland branch, rather than the San Francisco one which had staffed many a Dead concert without incident[[/note]] to stand guard, allegedly in $500 USD worth of cold beer. This decision resulted in, among other things, countless fights with the audience, a disastrous Music/JeffersonAirplane set (they knocked singer-guitarist Marty Balin out mid-show), and one of the aforementioned deaths (18-year-old Meredith Hunter, who approached the stage with a revolver while high as a kite and was stabbed by Hell's Angel Alan Passaro).[[note]] The other three deaths were accidental: two hit-and-run road accidents and a drowning in an irrigation canal.[[/note]] The Dead cancelled their performance mid-concert and fled out of fear after they saw what happened to their buddy Balin. In contrast to the "peace and love" atmosphere of Woodstock, Altamont came to symbolize the death of TheSixties.
* 2017's '''Fyre Festival''', co-founded by Ja Rule and Billy [=McFarland=], was almost impressive in its own right for how much of an unbridled disaster it was. It was a promotional event for [=McFarland's=] Fyre music booking app. Tickets started at $1200 and went as high as ''$250,000'' for what was promised to be a luxurious 3-day festival with headliners like Music/Blink182, on Great Exuma in UsefulNotes/TheBahamas, which the event advertised as a private island. The event promised accommodations in "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes" and gourmet meals from chefs. The event was supposed to be "cashless and cardless," with $1,500 wristbands covering the incidentals. However, since at least mid-March, there were reports circulating about significant problems with the planning.\\
At one point, the committee decided to cancel the 2017 festival to perfect a 2018 one, then went back on the idea. By mid-April, it was reported that many artists were not paid, and the event had failed to acquire a complete lineup. Blink-182, the first weekend's headlining band, pulled out last-minute--they couldn't do an ideal show under the Fest's conditions, especially after their road crew reported to them about how inept the set-up was. Word soon broke out that the stage was actually within walking distance of a chain hotel. Attendees took a chartered flight to Exuma International Airport, and were greeted with a half-built, understaffed "impromptu beach party." After a long performance by a local band, staff announced that the festival was postponed and the attendees would be sent back ASAP.\\
The aforementioned "domes" were in fact FEMA disaster relief tents with dirt floors and portable toilets, and the catered dinner was open-faced cheese sandwiches and undressed salad, in Styrofoam containers. There was no access to water, but alcohol was free. And yet, things still went downhill--people who went had a good chance of having their luggage wrecked or stolen by baggage crew, if they themselves weren't roughed up by the security first. At least one tent got ''lit on fire'', and all the flights in and out of Exuma were cancelled or stalled, leaving people stranded at the airport without food or water for hours on end.\\
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism went so far as to issue a statement distancing itself from the event. The ''Washington Post'' has a pretty entertaining article on the unfolding lunacy [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/04/28/the-complete-and-utter-disaster-that-was-fyre-festival-played-out-on-social-media-for-all-to-see/?utm_term=.29514362e8d0 here,]] and this ''New York Magazine'' [[http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/fyre-festival-exumas-bahamas-disaster.html article]] offers an insider's viewpoint (which was possible because the organizers ''forgot to make them sign a non-disclosure agreement''). Korey Coleman and Martin Thomas talked about it on [[WebOriginal/DoubleToasted their show]] [[https://youtu.be/Iyd1YnEk_EM here]]. The internet compared the mess to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', and even [[Horrible/{{Other}} DashCon]], complete with memetic ballpit images, with Ja Rule merely denying accusations of fraud on Twitter. As a result, the organizers are the subject of ''eight'' lawsuits, one seeking more than $100 million in damages, and the festival is under investigation by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and ''the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation]]'' for possible fraud. Internet Historian has an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBPg5ftCMv8 in-depth look at the festival]] and how it all went so catastrophically wrong.
* If [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 is the electronic music festival equivalent of Woodstock '99, then the '''2010 edition of Love Parade''' is the equivalent of Altamont. The venue wasn't built to accomodate a full quarter of the projected turnout. In the meantime, there was at most one person on crowd control for every 310 attendants. The end result was that the crowd spun hopelessly out of control, and over 500 people got trampled, 21 of them to death. [[FranchiseKiller The festival was permanently cancelled]] and charges of gross negligence were filed against the organizers, though those were later dropped when the prosecutors couldn't successfully pin said charges on the organizers' behavior.
* '''[[https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2017/09/13/ambitious-rhode-island-music-fest-ends-chaos/8haudXCj8N05mbm0G63mtI/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos1 The Newport Contemporary Music Series]]''', organized by 25-year-old Paul Van Anglen, was an ambitious Rhode Island music festival featuring over a hundred professional musicians from various well-known backgrounds, most notably Philip Glass. Three concerts were completed before it crumbled "amid charges of broken promises, rank amateurism, and an estimated $120,000 in unpaid orchestra musicians fees, plus tens of thousands more for unpaid soloists and other costs."
** Van Anglen missed several payments to his musicians despite consistently promising the checks would go through. At one point, a large donor refused to send in his check at the last moment.
** The large concert venue for one of the festivals could not be secured, resulting in moving the location to a high school auditorium. Said auditorium was fairly small, primarily used for theater performances and most importantly, in a school that [[http://www.newportri.com/newportdailynews/news/page_one/public-is-shown-building-problems-at-rogers-high-school/article_73ddf866-7e71-5e71-ab2c-3c0bd5442498.html was falling apart]]. Needless to say, not the most impressive place to see Philip Glass.
** Van Anglen's deplorable conducting skills were obvious during the rehearsal, prompting the musicians to ignore him entirely and whisper the meter to themselves.
** Tensions over musician compensation and the lack of communication rose to the point where Van Anglen and his concertmaster Shilakowsky began yelling and crying at each other for an hour.
** After finally admitting there weren't any funds left, Van Anglen ultimately apologized for his failure to fulfill his promises to the musicians and was hit with various small-claims suits following the festival's demise.
* '''[=TomorrowWorld=] 2015''' could very well be described as [[https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/how-tomorrowworld-became-an-epic-disaster-of-near-riots-and-looming-lawsuits the electronic music festival equivalent to Woodstock 1999 for similar reasons]]. The event, which was created in 2013 as a sister festival to the Belgian music festival Tomorrowland but held in America, started off swimmingly, but by the second night, bad weather kicked in and things went downhill fast. The festival grounds (a grassy field near the town of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia) became saturated and muddy, causing a massive backing up of transportation services. Attendees that weren't camping on festival grounds were forced to wait for hours on end, putting up with cold temperatures and a lack of basic necessities like food and water, some growing frustrated enough to just try walking back to town. The final day was no better, with attendees that had left unable to reenter and enjoy the artists lined up to play (who themselves were not happy with how the event's poor planning led to these problems, but tried to make the best out of the situation). At the end of the day, the event's organizer [=ID&T=] Belgium not only had to refund several festival-goers, but have also dealt with a major PR blow that has led to disgruntled attendees stating they never want to return again and curious possible future attendees not wanting to risk next year having the same mishaps. Both electronic music news outlets and business insiders have stated that unless they do some really good damage control, [[FranchiseKiller TomorrowWorld 2015 could very well be the last TomorrowWorld]], and indeed the 2016 festival was cancelled, putting the future of it into question. That said, the festival is planned to return in 2018, so time will tell if they can redeem the name.
* '''"United We Stand: What More Can I Give"''' in Washington, D.C. stands as concrete proof that yes, benefit concerts ''can'' go wrong, even those dedicated to 9/11. Even after delaying the concert for longer than three hours, technical difficulties still pervaded every set, thanks to an inept sound crew -- mics gave off feedback on a regular basis, the visual presentation was loaded with bugs, and in one case, a performer's backing track just plain stopped mid-performance. Several of the sets had to be cut for time last-minute, some were outright omitted, and in several cases, the performer in question never actually showed up. Many performers carelessly used the US flag as a stage prop, often desecrating it as a result (which flew in the face of the show's rather patriotic tone). Music/MichaelJackson, who got top billing, was the organizer, and was meant to end the concert -- he only performed one song, and he lip-synched. To top it all off, this was being filmed for TV (rather than broadcast live), which meant the show was padded out even further by the recording of intros and outros for all the sets. Much of the crowd, including several performers, left well before the grand finale featuring Jackson and the remaining stars. [[http://www.salon.com/2001/10/22/jackson_benefit/ Salon]] and [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1450229/20011022/story.jhtml MTV]] provide the details.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_1999 Woodstock 1999]]''' ranks next to the Altamont disaster (see above) as one of the most notorious mass live events in America, and disgraced [[Film/{{Woodstock}} its namesake]] by going completely against [[NewAgeRetroHippie its spirit]]. One can't fault the lineup for what happened -- the event featured most of the popular rock artists and singer-songwriters of TheNineties, and their sets even ranged from good to great. However, it was horrendously planned from the get-go, with [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/19-worst-things-about-woodstock-99-20140731 this retrospective]] by ''Rolling Stone'' (which refers to the event as "the day the Nineties died") going into detail on how everything went wrong.
** To start with, environmental issues and terrible scheduling plagued the show. It was staged at the closed-down Griffiss Air Force Base, which was declared a toxic waste site in 1987. This site lacked any natural shade to protect guests from the late-July sun shining on hot tarmac and concrete, and the two main concert stages were a mile and a half apart, necessitating very long walks through exhausting heat. Of course, this caused hundreds of cases of heat exhaustion--and many people didn't even leave the disused hangars containing the Emerging Artists and rave stages. And since the Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony was being held close by that same weekend, accommodations were sparse in the extreme and had been for months prior. Every hotel in the area was booked months in advance. Even ''the artists'' had trouble finding accommodations; [[http://blog.syracuse.com/entertainment/2009/07/a_look_back_at_woodstock_99.html one account]] describes Radio/HowardStern, Music/GeorgeClinton, and Music/AlanisMorissette being turned away from a Quality Inn motel because there were no vacancies. The terrible scheduling extended to the performances. For instance, the lineup on the East Stage one day saw the mellow, introspective alt-rock of Music/CountingCrows, Morissette, and the Music/DaveMatthewsBand followed immediately after by the noisy, loud-mouthed RapMetal of Music/LimpBizkit.
** The organizers strongly discouraged outside food and drink, so many expected to dine at the vendors inside the concert area… only to be met by [[http://web.archive.org/web/20001012225457/http://www.usmusicvault.com/woodstock99.html blatant price gouging]]. On top of the $150 tickets just to get in, bottles of water and soda went for $4, and ten-inch personal pizzas for $12 -- and keep in mind that this was in 1999 dollars. This and the aforementioned heat problems led guests to tear apart the water fountains to access free water, creating mud pits around them. Supermarkets in nearby [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Rome, New York]] saw long lines and shortages of stock as guests who didn't want to pay concert prices for food and drink picked them apart. Likewise, toilet facilities amounted to port-a-potties that were woefully insufficient for the crowd of 200,000 people (50,000 ''less'' than projected) who showed up and which [[DisgustingPublicToilet broke in little time]]. There were only a hundred showers (fifty each for men and women) that one had to wait in a long line to use, and with no proper drainage for any of them, the waste water flowed straight into the camping area. Garbage cans overflowed as underpaid sanitation workers simply walked away from their jobs. The parking situation was bad enough that there was a three-mile line of cars stretching to the event, some of which had overheated or run out of gas idling and had been abandoned. Some say this alone drove the crowds to riot. John Scher, the event's planner who had lost money organizing the previous Woodstock '94 (itself a TroubledProduction, but not nearly to the same degree), admitted that all of this cost-cutting and price-gouging was done in [[http://ultimateclassicrock.com/woodstock-99-riots/ an attempt to have the event turn a profit]] this time.
** It's up for debate as to just what was the exact spark that set the crowd off, but there are several candidates. Some blame Fred Durst of Music/LimpBizkit, noting his angry speech to the crowd and [[TemptingFate his band's performance of "Break Stuff"]]. Others blame Music/KidRock, who demanded that audience members throw water bottles at the stage. Still others blame the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, who performed a cover of Music/JimiHendrix's "Fire" (reportedly at the request of Hendrix's sister in his honor) and had handed out free candles for the purpose of a candlelight vigil against gun violence during "Under the Bridge"; those candles wound up being used to set things on fire instead. Finally, some blame Music/InsaneClownPosse, who [[MoneyToThrowAway threw $100 bills into the audience]] that wound up causing fights. The crowd wasn't exactly good prior to this either -- somebody drove a truck through the crowd during Music/FatboySlim's set. The small contingent of state troopers and local police acting as security was overwhelmed, with the extra security guards hired to back them up mostly ditching their jobs just like the sanitation workers did.
** By the end, there was mass arson, bonfires, burglary, looting, ATM and property destruction, and at least eight ''confirmed'' (we do stress that last part) counts of rape. The "Peace Wall" surrounding the event perimeter, a twelve-foot-high, steel-reinforced wooden fence painted with murals commemorating the original Woodstock, was torn down and used as kindling -- an ironically appropriate symbol of what the festival had devolved into. While there were no recorded deaths, six people were injured, and a dozen trailers, a small bus, an art gallery, several vendor booths, and an audio tower had been destroyed. [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Anthony Kiedis]] compared the sight from the stage, with fires stretching to the horizon, to something out of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', and ''The San Francisco Gate'' [[http://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Woodstock-99-The-day-the-music-died-3073934.php referred to it]] as [[Music/DonMcLean "the day the music died"]]. Creator/{{MTV}} evacuated its entire crew from the premises out of fear for their safety (with anchor Kurt Loder describing the scene as looking like an all-out war), and the New York State Police had to be called in to clean up the mess. The parties involved wound up learning the hard way [[FranchiseKiller that they're most likely never doing this again]].
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* Apple and iTunes have been releasing covers of popular anime songs in conjunction with Anisong. There are 45 albums so far, and only three of them have gotten higher than 3 stars on iTunes.
** And even then, most of them are not anime songs - songs from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series are in the group, too.
** Some key examples from the other 40 — Lost Sunrise, who covered "[[Anime/YuGiOhGX Precious Time Glory Days]]" all sound congested, Kanno Yutaka and Mu-Ray provide a [[DullSurprise spiritless]] version of "[[Manga/OnePiece Brand New World]]", and Aya's generic techno version of "[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Koi no Mikuru Tensetsu]][[YouMakeMeSic (sic)]]" could possibly be forgiven, could she sing to save her life.
** There's a collection of songs released in this group focused specifically on the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise. If a song title has "Precure" listed, it's spelled [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Purecure"]]. Of the most painful of the bunch is Cao's rendition of [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar "Makasete! Splash Star"]] and Mami's rendition of [[Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure "Tomorrow Song ~Ashita no Uta~"]]
* Most of the cover songs from ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' range from okay to good, but there are a few that are horrible:
** In ''GH 2''[='=]s version of Music/LambOfGod's "Laid to Rest", the lead singer couldn't replicate Randy Blythe's strange growl/scream vocals, but he tried his best; this ended up making the cover unlistenable.
** The cover of Music/AvengedSevenfold's "Beast and the Harlot". The vocals are somewhat off-beat, and whoever sang this cover was obviously bored while making it, so he fails to sound anything like M. Shadows. The instrumentation sucks too; the awesome feel of the original is gone.
** The cover of "Police Truck" by Music/DeadKennedys in ''Rocks the '80s'' is censored so much that it ruins the song, destroys its original meaning, and gives it more [[PainfulRhyme painful rhymes]] than the original. For instance, the word "ass" is changed to "butt" in the line "Pull down your dress/It's a kick in the ass".
** The cover of Music/IronMaiden's "Wrathchild" from ''Rocks the 80s'' is worth a mention too. The singer sounds nasal and appears to have asphalt in his voice box in a lame attempt at emulating Di'Anno's rasp, the bass line is messed up, and the solo is almost entirely wrong.
** The UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} version of ''Guitar Hero II'' has the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma3bNNnOLnU cover of "The Trooper"]], where the guitars are in severe miscommunication with each other and all the fun feel of the Maiden tune has been sucked out, making it sound almost depressing. And the singer sounds like he has a severe vowel pronouncing problem in addition to sounding like he has peanut butter stuck to the roof of his mouth.
** The cover of "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors ''Rocks the 80's'', which is so off-tune that it makes the song ''harder to play''.
* ''VideoGame/RockBand'', which was made by Harmonix, who made the first two main games and ''Rocks The 80s'', has some covers in its setlist. Some of them sound just like the real thing, but there some awful covers too. The cover of Music/{{Rush}}'s songs "Tom Sawyer" (in the first game), "Limelight", and "Working Man" (both of which are downloadable) all sound like they were sung by a woman with peanut butter stuck to the roof of her mouth. [[note]]The cover of YYZ in the ''Guitar Hero 2'' is listenable since it's an instrumental.[[/note]] Thankfully, all of these songs were replaced with original versions ("Working Man" with a Vault Version with a different solo).
* On the subject of rhythm games, 99% of ''VideoGame/RockRevolution''[='=]s setlist is composed of covers, most of which are awful. For instance, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqrCotG6E1M their cover]] of Music/SystemOfADown's "Chop Suey", the guitar is messed up, and the lead vocals sound ''nothing'' like Serj's distinctively Armenian voice.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ8qRR9N-Pc The Worst Metal Cover Band In Existence]]. They cover very short snippets of a variety of famous metal songs, ''very'' badly; almost unwatchable due to its horrendous quality. To begin with, neither of the singers can really sing, and for some very strange reason ''they don't even have a lead guitar player''. They only have a bass guitar & drum set. The "breakdown" sounds even ''more'' anemic than usual. And it's like nobody told these guys that metalheads mosh in the audience, not ''onstage''. It's definitely a very [[TotallyRadical ham-fisted attempt to get the kids interested in what they have to say]] (allegedly, this was an [[DrugsAreBad anti-drug]] demonstration).

!!Specific Examples
* [[http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-countdown-singers-mn0000784073 The Countdown Singers]], an anonymous band of musicians from Quebec who perform sound-alike covers of popular tunes. They exist only as SchmuckBait for people who think they're getting a good deal by getting 20 different songs on the same disc. These cover artists are basically personality-free jingle singers trying to sound like the original artist against a backing of drum machines and keyboards. Allmusic has given this series 1-2 stars with remarkable consistency, and the ones that have text reviews give an even better taste of how sucky the covers are:
-->''"[[http://www.allmusic.com/album/forever-80s-mw0000548077 Consumers need to check the fine print]] on the back of these cheap-o compilations or undergo disappointment when they play it. Since all of these tracks can easily be found in their original form on other compilations, steer clear of this!"''
* While the majority of Music/KanyeWest's performance at Glastonbury 2015 got a mixed-to-positive reaction, even its most staunch defenders will not, in any way, defend his shameless butchery of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpG8DUl8nO4 Bohemian Rhapsody]]". He only covers the first two minutes of the song, does it to a ''playback track'' of the original song, skips about 60% of the lyrics and those lyrics he ''does'' sing sound out of tune and like he has problems with his throat. Watch the horror at your own risk.
* Music/KatyPerry's music is generally divisive for most people, but almost nobody will defend this monotone, gimmicky performance of Music/{{Queen}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c6THVVihAA Don't Stop Me Now]]" at the [=iHeartRadio=] Music Festival.
* Whether one thinks Music/BillyIdol's ''Cyberpunk'' is good or bad, there's one thing most people agree: the cover of [[Music/VelvetUnderground The Velvet Underground]]'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tMFs-5FlWk "Heroin"]] is absolutely horrid. All the qualities that made the original beloved, from its heartfelt, intense instrumentation to its soulful delivery, have been stripped away completely, leaving a techno ClicheStorm, with obnoxious samples and a chorus yanked from a Music/PattiSmith song, neither of which make sense in context nor even exist to any end beyond existing.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KurY4zhs1yw Salvare98's cover of Kouon Chuu On'iki Test]] is absolutely terrible. The dude is tone deaf, failing at even the easiest parts of the song. And he has an annoying nasally voice that will grate on your ears.
* Music/DuranDuran's horrendous cover of Music/PublicEnemy's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k_BgzSDQNk "911 is a Joke"]]. This song came off of a critically panned album titled ''Thank You'' which featured covers of varying quality. This was the one that made even most Duran Duran fans feel embarrassed. The tone and delivery of the vocals don't seem to even try to match the tone of the original (a ProtestSong of the highest order), and they come off as cheesy as a result. To say nothing of the horrendously dated beat, done on an acoustic guitar.
* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers did a cover of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfbI82qdOls I Found Out]]" by Music/JohnLennon for the tribute album ''Working Class Hero'' in 1996. The whole band sounds completely bored on it and the production is much worse than their usual output. It is the only song they have contributed to a compilation that was not released elsewhere, and the band quickly disowned it.
* [[http://www.we7.com/song/Jump5/Ive-Got-The-Music-In-Me?m=0 Jump5's woeful attempt to cover "I've Got the Music in Me"]], popularized by Kiki Dee et al. — [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdhqv-LFV4 Here's Kiki's version (the good one)]]... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgmc6xgqP48 here's Jump5's awful version.]]
** The answer to this is HijackedByJesus gone corporate: Music/Jump5 was just an attempt to make [[TotallyRadical "hip" music]] for [[TheMoralSubstitute Christian listeners]], and the lyrics for the song are [[AlternateAesopInterpretation able to be interpreted in such a way]] as to fit a modern Christian worldview.
* Music/JesseMcCartney covered Music/PanicAtTheDisco's "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" as part of a radio program...that didn't ask him to cover the song. The cover was so bad that the radio station [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lokS5G5hr20 called Brendon Urie to hear it and could only play the beginning of the song]] due to its complete lack of melody as well as incorrect lyrics and {{Wangst}}.
%%* Courtney Love's off-key, emotionless version of Music/PearlJam's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWTEQMxZIyY "Jeremy"]].
* Ex-gay porn actor Colton Ford did a shamelessly awful cover of "Lithium" by Music/{{Nirvana}} in 2009. He transformed a tongue-in-cheek humorous tune into an emotionless, almost borderline depressing dance tune. If you [[DrinkingGame took a shot every time he strains his vocals]], you'd die from alcohol poisoning, and the electric guitar in the chorus can barely keep up with the already butchered tempo. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4WuA0up3NU Approach with caution]].
* Rosegun Vibe's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gso_36c2MPg cover]] of Music/{{Deftones}}' "My Own Summer (Shove It)". The instrumentation is fine, if tuned lower than the original, which would have been fine, if the singer wasn't horrendously off-key. And as for the iconic [[CarefulWithThatAxe shrieks]] of the original, they've been replaced by [[DullSurprise some of the most utterly dull and lifeless... "yells"]] this side of ''[[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead House of the Dead 2]]''.
* Deathcore band Dr. Acula's cover of Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep." It takes everything that was fun about the original and kills it. Listen to the abomination [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDaRf26srXU here]].
* Kelly Osbourne's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUb5JihqZZQ cover]] of Music/{{Madonna}}'s ''Papa Don't Preach''. The synth and strings that made the song so iconic are replaced with a pop punk backing with drums that sound like garbage cans, which are also tuned way too high. Furthermore, Kelly's voice is so nasally and cracks every time she hits a high note, throwing in a dash of {{Narm}}. It almost makes you wonder if Madonna herself wrote a response song called "[[Series/ChappellesShow Daughter Don't Sing]]".
* [=Nichole337=] is a Website/YouTube star who is best known for doing tone-deaf covers of pop songs. She does have a genuine fandom, but most reactions to her on the site are negative, and the one video Nichole's detractors will bring up the most is her cover of Music/MileyCyrus's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yswQLTH4KE Party in the USA]]". In most of Nichole's videos she is intelligible and can sing the words at the same speed as the original, but in this video she can't even do ''those''.
* From the 1920s or so we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_48um2jPo8I this version]] of the old standard "The Sidewalks of New York." Notice how the instruments have trouble keeping tempo, staying together, and are all very, ''very'' out of tune...
* The Turkish dub of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' usually leaves the songs undubbed. However, when "Jail Break" aired, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoiQAyz3YqQ they tried to dub "Stronger Than You"]]. Anything that could have gone wrong did go wrong; the translation itself is questionable,[[note]]"English is hard to translate to Turkish!" is not an excuse if the Japanese dub translated the song, avoided lines like "I am the love kid," and made it sound listenable.[[/note]] it is frequently and painfully inconsistent from the get-go, the singer is so monotone, you wonder if they tried and failed to turn it into a rap, and for the final nail in the coffin, the laziness of the show's dubbing seeps into the song.[[note]]In most languages, when Garnet warns the other Crystal Gems that the ship is falling, the singing continues in the background. In Turkish, the singing stops as Garnet goes into the control room; they couldn't be assed to use two layers, let alone two attempts.[[/note]]
** Similarly, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=224bhQxrrl4 the Hindi version of "Strong in the Real Way"]] seemingly makes no attempt to match the singing with the music and heavily abuses reverb.
* [=ConicTeamTV's=] cover of Music/MichaelJackson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBjh2TXtcMo Smooth Criminal]]," which speaks for itself. On another level of embarrassment, the "[[TalkingToHimself background singers]]" are supposed to be [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] and company, which is especially sad for those that know that Michael Jackson had huge connections with Sega and that he is rumored to have composed a few songs from ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]''.
* Polish pop duo Blog 27 did a cover of Italian singer Alexia's 1997 Europop hit "Uh La La La". It sounds like an entire bag of cats being strangled, the rhythm of the original completely lost. [[JailBait Seemingly underage]] dancers (the two singers were only thirteen at the time) in their miniskirts [[BareYourMidriff baring their midriffs]] are also hard to watch. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95m5cdG4x6o Alexia's original]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca8Um4KXamU Blog 27's abomination]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8na2dOnfCs Katie Price and Peter Andre's shameless butchering of]] "A Whole New World" from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Though the entire album this was released on was critically panned, it has an occasional fan here and there. This particular cover, however, is loathed by even fans of the album. The keyboards almost fail to keep up with the original's tempo, Peter oversings worse than you can imagine, and Price can't pronounce her words right.
* Music/TheShaggs of course are famous for being a horribly uncoordinated, GiftedlyBad GirlGroup who struggled with their instruments and made this strangely fascinating cacophony of sound. But what happens when they cover someone else? You get [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkUFmjz-Ek this]] very, very, very uncomfortable cover of the Music/{{Carpenters}}' "Yesterday Once More." The Shaggs are maybe the only group in the history of music that sound ''better'' when they're not keeping together.
* If there ever was a fast way to take a classic hard rock song and ruin it forever, letting a diva famous for her soothing ballads perform a cover version of it would be one of the most efficient methods to do so. Case in point: Celine Dion covered Music/{{ACDC}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1niTEkP-6eo You Shook Me All Night Long]]". With Anastacia, to boot. Just the thought, let alone sight, of Celine trying to act like she's in any way credible as a rock singer should already be shameful enough.
** And once you've seen that, wash it down with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHtuGMHWAf0 Shania Twain]] version.
** This is an example of artists being {{troll}}s. They cover the song, knowing full well it's way out of their style, [[ItAmusedMe just for laughs]] and to troll '''a paying audience'''.
* [=RuPaul=] has released multiple albums with several catchy EarWorm hits ... however, she had the bright idea of letting the drag queens from ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'' cover her music for Seasons 6 and 7, with albums named ''The [=CoverGurlz=]'' and ''The [=CoverGurlz=] 2''. While there is the rare, decently covered song (by queens who can actually sing like Adore Delano and Courtney Act), the rest are usually auto-tuned ''so'' much, with the queens giving such a half-assed performance, that most of the tracks are almost too painful to even sit through.
* While Music/KidzBop is spared from the list due for people who unironically enjoy it, their cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnJlumGolss Feel Good Inc]], is something not even fans can defend. Filled with poor attempts to imitate the unique sound that made Gorilaz good in the first place, obvious fake laughs, and tone-deaf vocals make it unlistenable through out.
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* [[Horrible/MusicAlbums Albums]]
* [[Horrible/MusicCovers Covers]]
* Horrible/MusicFestivals
* Horrible/Musicians
* [[Horrible/MusicPerformances Performances]]
* [[Horrible/MusicRemixes Remixes]]
* [[Horrible/MusicSongs Songs]]
* [[Horrible/MusicSoundtracks Soundtracks]]
* [[Horrible/MusicOther Other]]

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* Only hardcore [[NoExportForYou Canadian]] fans of Music/AlanisMorissette will know about her two early albums, '''''Alanis''''' and '''''Now is the Time''''', but will not defend them. The former is an album of Debbie Gibson/Tiffany knockoffs that were trite even by the standards of early '90s teen pop, with vocals sounding like a very bad Creator/SeanConnery [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBgGiwtaCrU impression]]. The latter is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tta6hbDVh2M hilariously lame attempt]] to transition into adult contemporary, with contrived and cheesy lyrics that Music/MichaelBolton would laugh at just reading them, and which flopped badly and deservedly. Both albums are out of print and have never been rereleased, and Alanis herself regards this phase of her career as an OldShame, often [[SelfDeprecation making fun of it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qWwd7fwTt8 at concerts]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7afdfBHj4 Have a listen,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNeARK3_zg&feature=related if you dare.]]\\
Only two redeeming factors can be mined from these albums:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hiGhIUl_Q Too Hot]]" is the only song off of either album that gets any respect whatsoever, mainly because it sounds very loosely like something that could've come off of ''Music/JaggedLittlePill''. That said, even that song still has its share of people who absolutely hate its guts.
** Alanis' early career also served as the inspiration for Robin Sparkles, the uber-Canadian TeenIdol from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' who grew up into the dark, snarky tomboy Robin Scherbatsky, but not before providing the show with several of its [[Funny/HowIMetYourMother most hilarious moments]]. (Her later single, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdEExeQ8D8U "P.S. I Love You"]], is in turn a parody of the DarkerAndEdgier ''Jagged Little Pill''-era Alanis.) The writers originally wanted to bring Alanis herself in for the Robin Sparkles episodes and have her and Robin be a former pop duo in-universe, but it never worked out.
* In 2016, Corey Feldman (yes, the same actor you're thinking of) released a double-album called '''''Angelic 2 The Core: Angelic Funkadelic / Angelic Rockadelic''''' (which will be referred to as "Angelic 2 The Core" from here on out). The album [[DevelopmentHell started out its production in 2006]] (which might explain why some features like [[LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] appear here), but it also tried ([[http://www.cracked.com/article_24236_6-celebrities-who-tried-kickstarter-and-failed-hard.html and actually failed]]) to use [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elev8or-2-ascension-the-feldfanfam-fundraiser#/ Indiegogo to officially finish its production]] (back when the album was named ''Elev8or 2 Ascension''), and it truly shows. Backed off of a live performance of Go 4 It! (which was supposed to feature Snoop Dogg, but the rapper performing there wasn't him) on a morning talk show of sorts that had... mixed results, to put things lightly there (could also have been mentioned for horrible live performances, but that's a story for another day), Angelic 2 The Core tries to combine the sounds of funk with rock... as well as dubstep, jazz, and dance pop that sometimes sounds like it's from the 1990's, and the end result is just a pure mishmash that ultimately makes it sound confused on what it's trying to do (which doesn't help with the skits that it has also sounding like they're out of order). The guest performers on here (which in addition to Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and Snoop Dogg also includes influential artists like Jon Carin, Nina Hagen, and Kurupt) don't really help save the songs either, as Corey Feldman on this album has some strange vocal ideas had on songs like We Wanted Change. The few reviews this album received were really negative, and most of the positive reviews it has on Amazon.com are more of a joking matter than anything else. For more information on how it sounds, Anthony Fantano has a 50 minute video on the album in question [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3E0kq9YkjA here.]] He later states it's a worse album than KidCudi's Speeding Bullet 2 Heaven, an album he rated as a 0/10.
* {{Crunkcore}} outfit Music/{{Brokencyde}} and their fans have practically no love for their 2007 release '''''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/garbage-day/brokencyde-freaxxx-bree.php The Broken]]''''', wherein the band attempted [[SeriousBusiness to paint themselves up as serious artists]]. The album was filled with them trying to rap and layered with acoustic guitars, with no hint of partying or fun in the music. The album is now out of print and the band members themselves even regard it as an OldShame, to the point of [[ParodyRetcon doing a complete 180 on their later musical material]].
* Even Music/CelticFrost, legends of BlackMetal, put out a stinker with '''''Cold Lake''''', which not even the most hardcore fans will defend. Much like Discharge below, the album has Celtic Frost try their hand at HairMetal, and fail miserably. The riffs are simple hair metal pap, the song titles and lyrics are foolishly stupid, the vocal work is unintentionally hilarious and the production is too clean for a band like them. [[OldShame Unsurprisingly,]] this is the only album that wasn't remastered and reissued later in their career.
** Their 2002 demo '''''Prototype''''' is even worse. Here, Celtic Frost attempted to experiment with electronica, industrial rock and hip hop and sound nothing like Celtic Frost at all. Starting with a butchering of [[Music/TheBeatles "Helter Skelter"]], going through songs that feature barely comprehensible vocals and finishing with hilariously terrible "Hip Hop Jugend", which sounds like Music/{{Rammstein}} attempting to create a rap song and failing miserably, this obscure demo makes ''Cold Lake'' sound like a masterpiece.
* Music/{{Boston}} were unfortunately [[ToughActToFollow never able to recapture the success of their self titled debut]]. While ''Don't Look Back'', ''Third Stage'' and ''Walk On'' have their fans, the majority, on the other hand, didn't like the darker style those albums took. So, in 2002, they released '''''Corporate America''''', an attempt to mix the first album's style with some new elements, which is considered by even hardcore fans of the previous three albums to be a major disaster. All the songs are rushed, there are no inspiring riffs or solos or vocal melodies, the vocals are annoying and the lyrics are [[AuthorTract foolish propaganda]]. The album flopped hard, and to this day, the band's reputation has yet to recover.
* Music/{{Switchfoot}}'s massive fanbase has spent years trying to track down early releases made by members of the band. In the late 2000s, a teenage Jon Foreman demo was found titled ''ETC''. While definitely not high-art, it's considered to be charming in its oddity. After relentless research from the fanbase, it was revealed that Switchfoot was first known as '''Chin Up''' and were apparently awful. A demo was released that almost stopped the band's career right in its early days. The very few fans that have heard the tracks recall a band that could barely keep in sync with itself, flat vocals that rivaled the ETC demo, and production that was horrible even for a basic demo. The record company that did eventually sign them only did so on the basis of Foreman's creative lyrics. Other than that, the executives involved called it one of the worst demos they ever had to sit through. Luckily Switchfoot evolved into the band as they are loved today. While the demo remains lost (likely due to the band making sure it never again sees the light of day), it's become a holy grail for the morbidly curious fans.
* Discharge are one of the most critically acclaimed HardcorePunk bands from TheEighties, but '''''Grave New World''''', their last album before their first breakup is considered to be a total disaster. The band had been leaning towards HeavyMetal for a while, but they went fully metal on this album (even incorporating HairMetal elements), and they just couldn't master it. The instrumentation was messy, lead singer Cal Morris' newer high-pitched vocal style sounded stupid, the lyrics were uninspired, and the production quality was too squeaky-clean for a band of their type. They regained their brilliance with their return in 1991, but this album is often brought up in conversation between Discharge fans as a disgrace.
* '''''The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs To Bug The Liberals''''' was the first [[OneBookAuthor (and thankfully the only)]] release by the long-forgotten 1964 conservative folk group The Goldwaters. They were originally formed with the intent to promote the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign (it didn't work) but after they released their first album, they were never heard from again for obvious reasons. They didn't compose their own music, rather they would cover PublicDomain songs but sing their own blatantly pro-conservative/anti-liberal lyrics over them. The "satire" is about as subtle as a hammer to the face and any attempts at "comedy" mostly consist of extremely annoying and [[HolierThanThou condencending]] "jokes" about how liberals are ruining America. The actual music sounds less like folk and more like stereotypical, nigh-unlistenable, banjo-picking redneck music. The album was supposedly recorded live but clearly isn't the case as one would quickly realize that the same annoying laugh tracks and applause tracks are reused over and over. The album supposedly sold 200,000 copies but since the album was released on a very tiny label, didn't chart, didn't get any radio play and fell into obscurity shortly after release, the prospect of the album selling 200,000 seems highly unlikely and probably sold only a few hundred copies at best. WebVideo/OddityArchive [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nUsAVNo0jY&feature=youtu.be&t=12m3s took a brief look at the album.]]
** CONELRAD did an [[http://www.conelrad.com/media/atomicmusic/sh_boom.php?platter=25 interview]] with ex-Goldwater Ken Crook (for whom the album is a major OldShame) which revealed a lot about the back-story of the album. The album was originally recorded under the name "Folk Songs to Bug the New Frontier" and contained several direct references to [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy President Kennedy]] -- that original version was produced by, of all people, songwriter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Loudermilk John D. Loudermilk]]. He did not participate, however, in the recording of the final album, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead which had the Kennedy references written out following his assassination.]] For what it's worth, the group did a promotional tour of Republican gatherings with some success, [[GrowingTheBeard with their act having improved since the recording session.]]
* '''''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage''''' is often considered one of the worst albums of all time. "But," you say, "Music/ElvisPresley was a great singer and conversationalist, plus he cracked some good jokes! How can an Elvis album be that bad?!" Imagine an Elvis concert ''without'' said music, interesting monologues, and all the jokes that make sense. What remains is this album, a solid 35 minutes of Elvis just...talking, with all context removed so you have no clue what he's talking about. It was a ploy by his manager to make money off him by releasing an album Creator/RCARecords had no rights to. Elvis was infuriated and ''humiliated'' by the album's release.
* Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer is seen as a joke in the modern age, which is sad if you're a ProgressiveRock fan. Regardless, the album '''''Love Beach''''' is the only all-around horrible thing they ever released. The album was recorded after ELP had crossed the DespairEventHorizon because of their hatedom--they were legally required to record one more album to finish their record contract. The album itself is based on disco music and album-oriented rock, and is hated by prog fans for helping to wreck the popularity of progressive rock, since it came out around the time Disco itself was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Even ''the band'' has expressed their hatred of the album.
* '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojtLXuMRgU Murder in the Recording Studio]]''''' is the only known album by Scottish satire/experimental band Prit Stik. Infamously, this was the lowest-rated album on the now-defunct mp3.com, for good reason: the two singers sound too low-pitched, distorted and strangely auto-tuned, making their vocals hard to hear. The beats of the albums are similarly muffled, yet somehow louder than the actual singing. The instrumentation sounds less "experimental" and more like cats being beaten with sticks. Even the lyrics don't make more sense than random mumbling, meaningless StudioChatter and constant [[SingerNamedrop band name-drops]].
** The most infamous song off this album was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsXFrUvMFk Prit Stik (1987)]]". Disguised as an unreleased Music/{{Bjork}} demo in her heyday, it opens with the brilliant line "I hate chess pieces because I keep stepping on them" and [[FromBadToWorse only gets worse]]: shrill {{title drop}}s, distorted synth, bizarre drum and guitar "solos" and annoying invocations of EndingFatigue. For years, it was the only proof of the album's existence until someone found it archived on the band's website. There's another version of this song recorded in 1986; it's just as bad, but not as pitch-shifted as the rest of the album.
* Farrah Abraham's album '''''My Teenage Dream Ended'''''. The lyrics and dubstep-esque beats are inanely generic, and her AutoTune voice does nothing but harm the songs. Upon the release of the album closer "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XemtXy7aAWA Finally Getting Up from Rock Bottom]]", pretty much every popular news source that wrote about the song called it "the worst song ever". The album was a massive flop and has a 1.5 (out of 5) rating on [=iTunes=]. [[http://www.thefader.com/2017/11/21/farrah-abraham-album-producer-interview An interview with producer Fredrick M. Cuevas]] revealed some details of how the album came to be so odd - In particular, it turns out Abraham tried to turn original poems without consistent rhyme schemes or meters into song lyrics, requested the heavy abuse of autotune on her voice because she thought it would sound "edgy", and would record her singing while listening to a click track rather than the actual backing music.
* Music/WakingTheCadaver's '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cl5AZzvFus Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler]]'''''. The band's steadily improved since, to the point of even gaining something of a devout fanbase, but this was both their [[http://metal-archives.com/review.php?id=177125 lowest point]] and a horrendous first impression. Everyone was overly repetitive, obnoxious, or both, except for the bass, who could not even be heard. The singer sounded like a pig in mid-castration, which worsened the immature, trite, appalling lyrics by making them incomprehensible. The opening samples were clichéd, the band could not keep time, channeled all their focus into pointless brutality, and padded the album by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y6eLBPESMI recording themselves get stoned.]]
* Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed, second husband of pop diva Music/BritneySpears, released a rap album called '''''Playing with Fire''''' in 2006. [[http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/federlinekevin/playingwithfire The album was critically panned]] and currently [[http://www.metacritic.com/music/bests/ holds the lowest score in the history of Metacritic with 15 out of 100.]] So what makes it such a disaster? Well, people had hopes leading up to the release thanks to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laynXVsBulg "Popozao"]], which was actually closer to SoBadItsGood and wasn't taken seriously by anyone. Unfortunately, America's Most Hated ''did'' want to be taken seriously, and the album is filled with dull, uncharismatic rhymes about his fame, his marriage to Britney, cannabis and gangsta cliches, and music way too generic to really put any of his posturing over. One review said it best: "Perhaps we were too harsh on Music/VanillaIce." As a footnote, Britney left him within a couple of weeks of the album's release, and Mr. Federline has since fallen into obscurity.
** ''Entertainment Weekly'', since about 2006, usually lists a recommended song or two from an album when doing a review, since these days you can buy any song separately, but were unable to find ''anything'' listenable on ''Playing with Fire''. [[WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow The Music Video Show]] attacked his one and only music video [[http://youtu.be/YfQSiubYULA here.]]
* '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV93Gh1jmuM Poser Holocaust]]''''', by Thrash or Die, has a ''0%'' general rating on Metal Archives. The album suffers from [[MostAnnoyingSound obnoxious vocals]], weak and repetitive ThrashMetal riffs repeated throughout the album, generic party lyrics, low production values, and a generally dated feel. The band later improved slightly but this is a horrid debut.
* '''RATT''', an American 80's Metal Band, has an album of demo-recordings on Spotify, which is practically unlistenable. It features several of their big classics, except the guitars are consistently off-beat, out of tune, poorly mixed, overly saturated and generally incredibly sloppy. Many early live-recordings of the band reveal that this is how they actually sounded when playing live.
* What happens when you try to make a [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boys]] album ''without'' Music/BrianWilson? You get '''''Summer in Paradise''''', in which [[TheScrappy Mike Love]] embarrasses himself and the rest of the band for 12 excruciating tracks. The album's atrocities include "[[IncrediblyLamePun Summer of Love]]", in which Mike Love comes across like [[{{Ephebophile}} a creepy old man lecherously pining after teenage girls]], and a horrible version of the classic Dennis Wilson ballad "Forever" sung by John Stamos. Yes, ''[[Series/FullHouse that]]'' John Stamos. This is one of only two Beach Boys albums that has never been reissued (the other album being ''Still Cruisin'''). It sold fewer than 10,000 copies, and it is rumored to have sold less than a hundred copies on its release date. The album's US distributor, Navarre, went bankrupt not long after this album's release.
** The next album in line, 1996's '''''Stars and Stripes Vol. 1''''', fared no better. Although Brian Wilson had rejoined by this point, and was credited as co-producer, he [[ExecutiveMeddling apparently had very little say in the final product]] and it shows. The album, released on a short-lived and obscure independent label owned by RecordProducer Joe Thomas, relegated the Beach Boys to backing vocalists on re-recordings of some of their biggest hits, with the lead vocals taken by a mostly-unimpressive cast of CountryMusic acts (the only really big name on it was Music/WillieNelson, who wasn't even doing much of anything for the most of the 90s anyway). However, it couldn't even stick to ''that'' premise, as it also featured Music/{{Eagles}} bassist Timothy B. Schmit, Christian pop singer Kathy Troccoli, and Al Jardine's son Matt. The Beach Boys didn't even contribute instrumentally, as nearly every note was played by either Thomas or a Nashville-based session musician. While the lead single (Troccoli's take on "I Can Hear Music") made some noise on the AC charts, three more tracks were tested at country radio ("Don't Worry Baby" with Lorrie Morgan, "Little Deuce Coupe" with James House, and "Long Tall Texan" with Doug Supernaw) to no success, with each only spending a single week at the very bottom of the Hot Country Songs charts (although to be fair, none of River North's original content was that much more successful, and neither Supernaw nor House was signed to a label at the time). Critics tore it apart for lifeless singing and production: ''The Encyclopedia of Popular Music'' called it an "awful legacy"; Allmusic rated it 1.5 out of 5; and ''Entertainment Weekly'' gave it a "D". Fans were no more approving, as the album only went to #101 on the ''Billboard 200'' and did not crack the Top Country Albums charts at all, and its Rate Your Music score is 1.75 out of 5. Many even pointed out that the album didn't make sense conceptually, as the Beach Boys were never a significant influence on country music or vice-versa (indeed, the three cuts above are the only time that they ever entered the country music charts). [[AbortedArc No second volume was ever released]], but a version of "In My Room" with Tammy Wynette originally recorded for it later appeared on the 1998 compilation ''Tammy Wynette Remembered''. [[FranchiseKiller The failure of this album killed off any chance of another proper Beach Boys album]] until 2012's ''That's Why God Made the Radio''.
* Music/{{Cryptopsy}}'s 2008 album '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB_wCYF4BCM The Unspoken King]].''''' Within a month of its release, there were 15 reviews on Metal Archives with an average rating of ''eight percent''. A botched GenreAdultery (TechnicalDeathMetal to {{Deathcore}}) got them accused of JumpingTheShark, but it had several other problems: the production was bad, the songwriting trite, Lord Worm was ''replaced,'' and the clean sections were ''terribly'' off-key. When confronted about the album and its quality, the band totally handled it in the worst way possible. They threw fits, telling other people they weren't "getting" the message behind it, and tried to avoid people who wanted to ask them about the album.
* Similar to the Music/{{Cryptopsy}} example above, Music/SuicideSilence's '''self titled release'''. While Suicide Silence themselves were a divisive act, they still were respected, especially with their risky decision to continue the band with Eddie Hermida following [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death of original vocalist Mitch Lucker]]. The self titled has been met with ''very'' negative reviews due to very flimsy GenreAdultery change from {{Deathcore}} to ''{{Nu Metal}}'', even [[http://exclaim.ca/music/article/suicide_silence-suicide_silence one reviewing saying it's "a garage band sloppily covering Korn and Deftones through a microphone they found in a dumpster"]] and Rock Sound saying [[http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/read/suicide-silence-suicide-silence the band got rid of everything that made them good]]. Hermida's attempts to do clean vocals such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgMTuyjATk Doris"]] and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qNVDOeCag Dying in a Red Room]]" are incredibly botched, and the instrumentation is so messy it makes [[InsultToRocks Limp Bizkit look like Picasso]]. Considering [[Music/BringMeTheHorizon another band]] did all this with better results, it just feels like Suicide Silence [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]].
* '''''Music/VanHalen III'''''. Despite being with successful HairMetal outfit {{Music/Extreme}}, Gary Cherone -- the group's third singer, thus giving the album its title -- sounds like a half-hearted Sammy Hagar. ''Rolling Stone'' gave it two stars out of five and Robert Christgau gave the album a bomb. Fan reception was hardly any better -- there are more people on Amazon who rated it one star out of five (about 40% of all reviews) than any of the others. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen There were plans for another Van Halen album with Cherone]], but this went no further than a few demos. [[OldShame No wonder]] [[CanonDiscontinuity it's been deleted from the band's discography]].

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*** Also, NIN plays ''industrial'' rock, not indie rock. [[IAmTheBand Moreover, it's not a they]].


*** Also, NIN plays ''industrial'' rock, not indie rock. [[IAmTheBand Moreover, it's not a they]].they]], up until 2016 at least.
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