->''"Jimmy Webb is a genius. He's crafted this incredible record, and decided to put a man who can't sing at the front of it... [[NarmCharm and it's all the better for it!]]"''
-->-- '''Sean Rowley''', on Richard Harris and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amzJDSsC2IA MacArthur Park]]''

The good, the bad, and the SoBadItsGood songs that we all know and love to hate/laugh at.

'''Troper General's Warning:''' The songs on this list may contain excessive levels of {{Narm}} and/or LyricalDissonance. [[EarWorm May require heavy surgery to excise from one's mind.]]
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHeEwiQJsY Paul McCartney and Wings cover Mary Had a Little Lamb.]] This song was so inexplicable that most critics at the time of its release thought it was either deliberately ironic or a protest against Paul's previous single "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" being banned by the BBC for its political content. Turns out, it was an entirely serious effort.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjW5WYiL3Ac Abstinence rules! Playin' is for fools!!]] Possibly the most heavy-handed Christian rock song ever. Whenever people think of the shallow stereotype of ChristianRock, something like this song comes to mind. Michael Sweet, the performer of this song, was the lead guitarist for Music/{{Boston}}, so he's got legitimate skill. It's just that the song is so over-the-top it almost seems like a parody.
* The entire catalogue of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Rotic E-Rotic]] certainly counts. [[PainfulRhyme Forced, cheesy lyrics]] and hilariously vapid [[IntercourseWithYou songs about sex]] were their ''Raison d'ętre''. And they were [[NarmCharm awesome]]. Their [[AnimatedMusicVideo music videos]] were even better, filled with [[DerangedAnimation bizarre scenarios]] and [[FanService tons of nudity]]. The one for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A7-lclHJxk Willy Use A Billy Boy]] (NSFW) has a condom fighting shapeshifting sperm cells, and that is ''just the beginning.''
* GMCFOSHO makes [[MindScrew bizarre]] {{Swag Rap}}s that are [[EarWorm amazingly catchy]]. [[StealthParody He is almost certainly]] [[StylisticSuck a parody of the Swag Rap mentality though]]. One of his most popular songs is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVUyyHYkBHk IMDABES]], where he raps about how he is [[RougeAnglesOfSatin DA]] [[AwesomeEgo BES]].
--> Went to maurey and he said that baby ain't mine
--> Jus fo lyin [[DisproportionateRetribution I threw that dumb skank on top of a mine]]
--> Now that kids an orphan
--> And im da bes
--> That's a check mate
--> We playin chess
* Hellsongs. They are huge in the metal community for being so bad it's good. They record indie covers of metal classics, often resulting in results {{Narm}}y so bad you CAN'T hate them. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8JgkhsEjzg Try listening]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyO-5lDnigY without laughing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dci91kHvJWA your ass off]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJobWZKLsUk This]] hilariously bad cover of Alejandro by Lady Gaga. The most unsubtle HoYay one could see yet, ill placed harmonies, lispy singing voices, and an unenthusiastic female singer, complete with cheesy slowed camera frame rates in an attempt to look sexy (except failing rather hilariously so). It should be DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, but it's so bad it's actually impossible to hate.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHhTnUSv-g This Dipset song]]
* "We've got freedom of religion... I understand... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQBrTROj2w BUT GROUND ZERO IS ONE LOCATION WHERE A MOSQUE SHOULDN'T STAND!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'''s razzie award-winning [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3p3kOIlBrM "Marry the Mole"]] is hilarious [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny for the]] [[SoBadItsGood wrong reason]]. Unlike [[Horrible/{{Music}} its respective comedy numbers]], however, this one has its own NarmCharm: the lyrics sounds like Ms. Field Mouse is making it up along as she goes, while she herself [[CloudCuckoolander falls off her rocker]] during her song (wearing a pincushion as a dress is not normal behavior), and her FamilyUnfriendlyAesop about marrying for money. Some fans wonder why this even got a razzie in the first place.
* Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhbpeL-8sY please rise for the national anthem of the United States, as sung by Roseanne Barr]].
* [[Series/AmericanIdol William Hung]]. He massacred "She Bangs," but did it so charmingly that he got a major-label album out of it. (He may have outsold Taylor Hicks.)
** Another Series/AmericanIdol auditioner wrote and sang the classic "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCqcd8IlNlo I am your brother, your best friend forever...]]" A first-class {{Earworm}}, that. There are a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdor4mTynNw couple]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnUZ9CSMM7U remixes]] of it.
** There was General Larry Platt's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY8uzqNi4sA "Pants On The Ground"]]. Somehow, this turns it into CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* Music/IronMaiden's B-side to "Rainmaker" is an intentionally bad song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFa-7vMrTM8 "More Tea Vicar?"]] The song is a satire on mainstream crap ([[FunWithAcronyms noticed]] [[{{MTV}} the initials]]?), and it's done so in the most tongue-in-cheek way possible. Bruce sings about leather underwear and a dog named Reginald, he raps half the song and shouts out things like "YO BITCH!!!!" and "LICK MY BONE!!!". Then to top it all off, Bruce can be heard singing "Jive Talkin'" by The BeeGees in a hilarious sounding falsetto.
** The "Wildest Dreams" B-side [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEi76jtsuIQ "Pass the Jam"]] kinda counts.
-->Next up I'll scream\\
I will\\
''[[MetalScream ]]''\\
I warned you
* Before William Hung, a nice middle-aged lady named [[GiftedlyBad Elva Miller]] parlayed her off-key warble and whistling (!) of pop hits like Downtown into ''four albums'' during the middle 1960s. TheOtherWiki discusses her [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Elva_Miller here.]]
* This song was used to try and teach kids how to speak French [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnyoiUjzhHg "La Le"]]. It fails badly as it just made them fall over laughing from the awful lyrics, the bad animation and the sexual overtones.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX_120DMFDQ "Stout-Hearted Men"]] is just one sample of the late "Shooby" Taylor's peerless talent as "The Human Horn," which he called himself despite sounding nothing like a horn and barely like a human. No, we are not kidding, and neither was he; not even when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MutYIgL4Gbk he got kicked off stage twenty seconds into his performance at The Apollo ]]. What made Shooby so lovable is that [[GiftedlyBad he genuinely had no idea how ridiculous he sounded]], and saw the countless times he was booed off stage as mere stumbling blocks on the road to becoming a jazz legend. In a way, he was right; there damn sure isn't anyone else out there known for doing what he did.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu7kKedoduA Im Gettin Money, Aye!]]
* Also before William Hung, there was Wild Man Fischer, who sang (bad) songs to passers-by on the Sunset Strip in L.A. for a few years. (That was his source of income since due to his mental illness(es) he couldn't maintain a job.) He was finally given a chance to record an album when discovered by Frank Zappa in 1968.
* "Always" by {{Erasure}} is a total EarWorm, so corny that it shows up in stool, and the music is full of electronic beeps and boops that sound like [[StarWars R2-D2]] scatting, but there's an earnest quality to its unabashed cheesiness that makes it impossible to hate. Lead singer Andy Bell's fantastic pipes are a big check in the song's "plus" column, but please remember that Creator/AdultSwim picked it for ''RobotUnicornAttack'' for a reason, and not simply "because it's awesome."
** And the music video cranks the cheesiness UpToEleven.
* The entire discography of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXb6bjCCtuY Average Homeboy]]'' rapper, Denny "Blazin'" Hazen. It's hilariously incompetent "rapping" to a generic keyboard rhythm.
* Bangs. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmJbJs-9ST0 He wants to take you to the mooooovies!]]
** Take U To Da Movies*. [[http://www.facebook.com/people/Ur-Boy-Bangs/100000107686374 Check him out]] on {{Facebook}}.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBPtzrSHTKw Come to his hotel. He'll treat you well. Let him give it to you, girl. Till you say "oh yeah."]]
* Yasha Swag's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_egfpIOTpgk "Go Go Go"]]. It takes autotuning and ridiculous lyrics to far beyond even Jenna Rose's levels. The video's horrible too, but that's another story.
* Ja Rule's rapping is pretty good. His singing on the other hand... not so much. Not that his horrid singing is a bad thing though, as it provides great unintentional comedy in gems such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkOwOQCMYtM "Mesmerize"]] and [[http://youtu.be/yl0DqKHj-Fc?t=59s "I'm Real."]]
* Oh boy, Music/BigSean's "Dance (ASS)." Blatantly stupid song [[StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks about, well, ass?]] Yeah. An absolute EarWorm and fun to play and make fun of in parties? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pn1VGytzXus Hell yes.]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Foster_Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins]]. Listen to her sing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM6qntPpyZ0 the "Queen of the Night" aria]] from [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute''. For best results, bring some musicologists and some classical musicians for extra fun (if they don't know about her already, she's pretty infamous).
** In case you don't have a musicologist or classical musician available, here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ufeyarJxNQ Lucia Popp's rendition]] for comparison.
* Some of the karaoke ending songs in ''LuckyStar'', as expected from traditional karaoke, are hilariously awful. The most popular of these include Konata screaming through Anime/DragonBallZ's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cqg6JcwfI theme]] and Konata trying to sing the English ''[[Series/{{Monkey}} Monkey Magic]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFw3e1GJw38 theme]] despite not knowing English.
** What makes the DBZ one, at least, is how much Konata is clearly ''enjoying herself''.
** Likely in response to this, JAMProject, the HotBlooded music group founded by the guy who sang the ''MazingerZ'' intro, did their own epic rendition of ''LuckyStar's'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5LFReFumVM opening]]. Warning: ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' fans that listen to this may get nightmares of HumongousMecha dancing in cheerleader outfits.
*** Well, if you want [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0SOfOKxNU0 giant robots dancing]] to ''LuckyStar's'' opening... Sadly, no actual cheerleader outfits.
** Also: Everything Shiraishi has ever sung on that show. Particularly that one time in the end credits when he tried to sing "Mottoke! Sailor Fuku" without knowing the words.
** Remember FistOfTheNorthStar? And its opening, the manliest song ever Ai wo Torimodose (You Wa Shock!)? Then please listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bgTc94kQE this cover]] made by Shiraishi and Akira. Also, notice how near the end of the first song they give up any pretension of singing and just start screaming into the mic.
* If you were to take every stereotypical problem associated with amateur, self-made musicians, mix them all together, and crank the mix UpToEleven, the result would be Jan Terri, an aged, overweight, and often downright mean-looking (although, in her defense, looks are deceiving, as interviews show that she's very friendly) woman, singing in a chain-smoker-esque voice to background music that often sounds like a badly synthesized midi, and then making ridiculously amateur music videos to them. Try this! Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE2l6CPna4M her most famous video]] with the sound muted, and see how hard it is to remember such an unremarkable home-movie was supposed to be the music video to a love song! The worst part is that she's good enough at songwriting that her music will never leave your head.
* TheShaggs were four sisters from Fremont, New Hampshire, who were forced to become a band by their father, who was told by his mother that his children would form a popular music group. He forced them to practice every day, perform at local events, and record an album, despite the girls not even having rudimentary knowledge of music theory or how to play their instruments. The result is odd, hackneyed melodies, uneven time signatures, and instruments/vocals that are blatantly out of tune. Despite all of this, as their obscure LP "Philosophy of the World" achieved recognition among collectors, the band was praised for their raw, intuitive composition style and lyrical honesty. "Philosophy of the World" was lauded as a work of art brut, and was later reissued, followed by a compilation album, Shaggs' Own Thing, in 1982. RCA Victor released Philosophy of the World (with the original cover art and track sequence) on CD in 1999, whereupon it was hailed as something of an avant-garde cult classic. The Wall Street Journal reviewed the CD on the day it was released, and The New Yorker subsequently ran a lengthy profile of the Shaggs, authored by Susan Orlean. The Shaggs are now seen as a groundbreaking outsider music group, receiving praise from mainstream artists such as [[{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] and FrankZappa. You can read more at ThatOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shaggs here]], and hear their music, such as it is, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCII93TYgM here]].
* [[http://www.ubu.com/outsiders/365/2003/273.shtml Joe Aufricht's "Mockery and Perversion"]].
* [[http://www.artsjournal.com/quickstudy/2008/04/yo_yo.html "The Most Unwanted Song" by Komar & Melamid and David Soldier, lyrics by Nina Mankin]], intentionally written to combine the genres and topics that people in a focus group most disliked. It is indeed incoherent and, in places, just plain atonal. It's also hilarious, involving such things as ''a soprano rapping about cowboys''.
--> "HEY, EVERYONE, IT'S LABOR DAY!"
** "Do all your shopping... AT UsefulNotes/{{WALMART}}!"
** "The Most Wanted Song," on the other hand, meant to be exactly what the focus group wanted, is insipid and unlistenable (but has a nice guitar solo).
* "Chocolate Rain... some stay dry, and others feel the pain." The lyrics are so bad they're good: the music... [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome not so much emphasis on the "bad"]].
** For that matter, the entire musical output of Adam "Tay Zonday" Bahner draws a certain fascination.
--->I move away from the mic to breathe in.
* The EurovisionSongContest since about two years after they introduced a phone-in voting system.
** 2008's Irish entry was a turkey puppet called Dustin, who was a mainstay of Irish children's TV for 20 years at that point (originally a vulture, but it got retconned shortly after his introduction) singing a SoBadItsGood song about how the Eurovision has become SoBadItsGood (or possibly horrible). This is a few post-modernisms too many for a lot of people, who think the song is simply and shallowly crap. Thus, it didn't get past the semi-finals.
** The 2009 contest actually suffered because of this: most of the acts were too good to be so bad they were good but not good enough to be actually good.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvApMFVq4mI The original Belarusian entry for 2011,]] containing such gems as "Byelorussia, USSR time... you're my passion, do it old-fashioned", was so hilariously terrible that the Belarusian broadcaster felt the need to change the lyrics... which made it go from so-bad-it's-good to plain bad.
** This was also many people's view of the Eurovision Song Contest for decades ''before'' the introduction of the phone-in system.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk4woNRD7NQ This version]] of "Oh Holy Night". For some people, it might fall into SoBadItsHorrible; but anyone with a robust sense of humour split their sides laughing while listening to it.
* No Use For a Name's asinine and earnest anti-war ballad "In Fields of Agony (Everybody Dies!)" You can find this gem on ''Rock Against Bush Vol 2.'' It is complete with bongos and oh so clever sound clips of Rumsfeld and George W. Bush.
* Sondra Prill's music. A notable example of one of her cover songs is of Janet Jackson's [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFrmFhXkr0 "Nasty"]]. Unlike the original, Sondra's version is more off-key, and she seems to yell most of the time.
* Music/PDQBach, people, Music/PDQBach! ''Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments! Grand Serenade For an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion! March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites!''
** Extra credit to Peter Schickele for promoting appreciation of legitimate classical music through PDQ Bach. Tens of thousands of classical music lovers had their first exposure to classical music through PDQ Bach. And let's remember ''Oedipus Tex''. All of his music is intentionally that bad, and is always hilarious.
* [="MacArthur Park."=] As performed both as a 60s pop ballad by Richard Harris ''and'' as a disco dance remix by Donna Summer. The chorus is meant to be symbolic of a lost love; that only cements it ''more'' firmly in this category:
-->Macarthur Park is melting in the dark
-->All the sweet green icing flowing down.
-->Someone left the cake out in the rain
-->I don't think that I can take it
-->'Cause it took so long to bake it
-->And I'll never have that recipe again... [[{{Narm}} oh]] ''[[{{Narm}} NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO]]!''
** Humourist Dave Barry - whose Bad Song Survey had ranked this song No.1 - commented that a lot of fans had since written to inform him that he didn't get it; that "the cake was a metaphor. To which I reply, OK, but it's a really ''stupid'' metaphor."
** Insipid lyrics notwithstanding, the Richard Harris version has good instrumental backing, and his voice sounds pleasing enough. The Donna Summer version, however, butchers the original song in every single area ''but'' the lyrics. It doesn't help that her arrhythmic singing brings WilliamShatner to mind.
** The [[{{Narm}} narminess]] of this song was lampshaded on ''TheSimpsons''. At the Little Miss Springfield Pageant, Apu's niece announces that she will be performing it and playing the tabla (an Indian drum). Cue the audience bursting into hysterical laughter.
* The entire musical output of Russian metal band ANJ. Whether it's singing about a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-FCQcg-nqI Goth teen getting chased off a building by jealous classmates wielding baseball bats]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew9YQVRSlHE Mikhail Gorbachev fighting off EVIL STALIN ZOMBIES with his EYE LASERS]], it has to be seen to be believed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7MF-FHra4o Massacration]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g852UyVRUJQ Just]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y93UrXBHDXw Massacration]].
* Danish pop band Aqua is either this or a GuiltyPleasure for many people.
* The (in)famous [[Music/DavidBowie Bowie]] / [[Music/TheRollingStones Jagger]] cover of "Dancing in the Street". Especially with the video, which debuted at Live Aid (1985).
** The video is even ''more'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] with the sound off.
** "The Laughing Gnome" predated ''Space Oddity'' and even his first full album. It's... odd. (It's a child-oriented novelty song -- there was a market for such songs in TheSixties.) After Bowie became famous in the early 1970s, on another record label, Decca rereleased it as a single to cash in on his fame and it quickly became notorious.
** From that first full album (1967's ''David Bowie''), "Rubber Band" and "We Are Hungry Men".
* In early 2014, Billy Ray Cyrus remade the already disrespected "Achy Breaky Heart" into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72WhEqeS6AQ an incoherent mess]] involving rapping, twerking, dubstep drops, and Larry King. Needless to say, it has not gone over well.
* Former {{Ramones}} bassist Dee Dee Ramone's out-of-print solo debut (under the name Dee Dee King) ''Standing In The Spotlight''. While there are songs that are more typically Ramones-esque, most tracks prominently feature him ''rapping'' in a tone of voice that has been memorably compared to [[http://www.markprindle.com/ramone.htm#standing "a cartoon moose"]] and [[BoastfulRap making memorable boasts like]] "I'm the cut-creator, the master of rap\ when I walk down the street, homeboys tip their hat". What might be the weirdest moment on a fairly bizarre album is a hip-hop update of 60's dance craze "Mashed Potato Time" featuring back-up vocals from [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]] [[note]] The cover seems to have been done entirely for the sake of a StealthPun - the original version is by Dee Dee Sharp[[/note]]. The Ramones themselves ''did'' evidently like one song enough to remake it, though - they recorded a version of "The Crusher" that altered the lyrics, removed the RapRock elements, and featured Dee Dee's replacement CJ Ramone on vocals.
** While it's actually an outtake, one song coming from this same period was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7wP76wx4c a silly but adorable rap written from the point of view of Dee Dee's pet cat]].
* There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 this video]]. [[spoiler:[[RickRoll Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down...]]]]
* While ''Film/JamesBond'' songs are usually made of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]], Lulu's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK75xQR19jE The Man With the Golden Gun]]" is so over-the-top, campy, and ridiculous, it loops around from stupid right back to enjoyable. The [[{{Narm}} hilarious]], barely-DoubleEntendre lyrics help, too.
* Most of Chicago's earliest music is truly good on its own; but Terry Kath's "An Hour in the Shower" suite, in which he laments not having the right kind of Spam with him while he's travelling, qualifies.
* "Hey baby wake up from your asleep. We have arrived onto the future and the whole world has become... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvIq_tUwRxo ELECTRONIK. SUPERSONIK.]]"
** As the "I hope you enjoyed this flight as much as you enjoyed our accent" line implies, it's a StealthParody. It was made to promote the book ''Molvania: A Land Untouched By Modern Dentistry'', which is a mock travel guide for a {{Ruritania}}-style fictional country. So it's still so bad it's good, just [[StylisticSuck intentionally so]].
* A band called Complete wants to take us on a trip to a magical land, called... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjnrXTTvPY "HOOGIE BOOOGGIIEE LA-HA-HA-HAND"]]
** If you want to get to a magical land without your limbs being ripped off and eaten, [[SuperMarioBrothers for the love of Peach]], NEVER FOLLOW THE BASSIST!
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me0nsP_s7Rs NO WAY]]" by Raed Melki. Imagine a man singing lame, barely-rhyming lyrics that don't match the music or even the ''beat'', music that just seems to make itself up as it goes, extreme overuse of the auto-tuner, instrumentals that barely sound like actual music... and you will get something a ''fraction'' as bad as this mess of a song.
** Most of his other output, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I52SWfrLvHo "I no she wants me back"]] (Sic) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csvlw7FUxpM "NO MORE TEARS TO CRY"]], is just as bad, if not worse. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZhrUiILfys "YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS CITY BABE"]] especially stands out, as Raed has re-released it twice now; the latest version featuring some hilariously inept auto-tuning at random points in the song. Depending on your opinion, these songs are either [[{{Narm}} hilariously bad]] or DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible.
** Judging by the title, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQuGFjkw0A i dont care who you are]], (Sic) is probably a BoastfulRap, but it's pretty much impossible tell, since most of the lyrics are drowned out by Raed's auto-tuned mumbling. The [[SensoryAbuse awful copy machine beat]] doesn't help, either.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngnH7tnrISM BEEP BEEP A TOOT TOOT]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDspPjlySyg ive come along WAAAAAAAAY]]
* Anything made by Microsoft Songsmith - particularly the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E original Songsmith ad]], now a Youtube classic.
** The true highlight of the ad is the guy using it because his band's been telling him that his songs have been getting stale. He then proceeds to sing the most boring and cliche love song about how he doesn't want to write another boring and cliche love song.
* The inimitable "Music/ShineOnMe". Ordinarily, it would simply be an outrageously 80's love song that just happened to be released in 2008. But the music video, which steals scenes from every fantasy movie, video game, and book cover ever made, is truly a beautiful travesty which must be seen to be believed. Unfortunately, the two sequel videos promised have failed to materialize.
** Actually, the sequel video, "Light Speed", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRumTSNXTe0 was released in March 2014]]! It doesn't disappoint.
* Michigan based punk band [http://www.terminal-boredom.com/rewards16.html Afterbirth's]] "Mr. Lewis". While the rest of their lone self-released EP is closer to SoBadItsHorrible, this one song is perversely melodic in a [[XMeetsY The Shaggs meet hardcore punk]] sort of way. It also features a guitar solo nicked from "Mary Had A Little Lamb", as well as the hilarious PainfulRhyme "I wish you'd keel over and die/burn in hell, you faggot french fry".
* The ''BlueDragon'' song "Eternity". Singer from Deep Purple + the guy who does the music for the FinalFantasy series should equal epic win. Instead, we get SoBadItsGood.
* Mc Miker G and DJ Sven's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LtYaCm5njY Holiday Rap]], a cheesy but incredibly catchy European 80's pop-rap hit. What really brings it into so-bad-it's-good territory is the lyrics: [[PainfulRhyme "I'm the number one rapper, yo my name is Sven/ I can rap more raps than a superman can"]]. And next time you hear Madonna's "Holiday" (which it prominently samples), expect to end up with ''both'' songs in your head simultaneously. Also hilarious is the the fact that the artist's names are displayed onscreen at the two minute mark, and then promptly contradicted when "MC Miker G" immediately calls himself both "Sven" ''and'' "Miker G" within the next fifteen seconds.
* Any song coming from the Mexican band ''Los Pikadientes de Caborca'' qualifies for this in their attempt to parody music from the Norteńo genre.
* "MACHO, MACHO MAN..."
** Specially the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO43p2Wqc08 video]]. And while we're into [[CampGay this kind]] of song... "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGLZqDXau98 IT'S RAINING MEN! HALLELUJAH!]]"
** Tomboy would like to remind you that it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j4t185wl-0 OK To Be Gay.]]
* [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=p9qYXbN3kyw Everyooooone is Jesus, everyone!]]
* The music video for Korpiklaani's "Wooden Pints." To explain, the very first thing in it is the fiddle player kicking open the door of an outhouse and stepping out of it to play with no emotion what-so-ever; there is one member of the band who hits his single drum with a ridiculous amount of intensity, despite being completely inaudible, a scene with the band sitting at a table eating chicken and beer, followed by them jumping over the table and wrestling, among other ridiculousness. Given that it's Korkiplaani, it's likely that it was supposed to be ridiculous; it's not like any of their stuff is particularly serious. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIc4VHxU7iM But judge for yourself.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9J65j2GNzw Mark]] [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=87nkJquHnAU Gormley]]. The glasses, the moustache, the bad green screen and the random posture changes are so hilariously jarring that everything he does becomes a surreal masterpiece.
* The cancelled RhythmGame ''Neon FM'' was going to have a song called [[http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=129544376 "Girlz Buttz"]]. It is about exactly what you think it's about.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzLYuW0JG9w ooooh you touch my TRA LA LA!]]
** That's not even getting into the appearance of the guy singing it. 80s sunglasses, porn mustache, mullet skin greasier than you'd find on the average pizza kid, combine with creepy mannerisms to make the guy look like a [[MemeticMolester rapist]].
** I-Mockery named Gunther Levi to this category when they reviewed his album, ''Pleasureman''. The reviewer said the album was "so incredibly bad that it actually comes back around to being good, and may in fact be one of the best ever."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3sNARLNu_Y Tutti Frutti Summer Love]]
* Plethitude's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBTWYcWsqZg New York Surprise]], which managed to get a slight bit of memetic mutation going on, at least in the Boston area. It's on the borderline of being just plain bad, but the angst ridden lyrics that have no particular meter or rhyme scheme, the "harmonies" in the chorus, and the fact that the drummer is lagging behind everyone else throughout the entire song make it at least hilariously awful.
* Tommy Seebach's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFGzGfym-7Y disco cover of Apache]], especially with the music video.
* Music/JudasPriest's "Breaking the Law" is a rock classic, due to actually being considered a good song by a great many people. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psTUiQzNoxw The video]], however? You'll be laughing at how cheesy and ridiculous it is, even for the 80s, in less than a minute.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr6rChjsWgs Locked In]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhY9GOhFwN4 Turbo Lover]] also qualify.
* The Skatt Bros. song "Life at the Outpost" doesn't fall overwhelmingly into this category, but its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34sqrLWF_tQ music video]], a deliberate and outrageous parody of those by the Village People, certainly does.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpsbj0OoeNo JUS WANNA PLAY VIDEO GAMES]]
** The info claims it won a Grammy. The official Grammy [[http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards site]] does not list the band or the song as a winner.
** Certainly unintentional, but the Youtube URL actually has the word "No" at the very end of it.
* Rapper [[LilB Lil B]] is possibly the king of this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl6Mf4yTm7A when]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISHPumshGgA it]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB5gKerbnLE comes]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tklYWVV-xY to]] HipHop, though this may be a case of SoBadItsHorrible if it's not intentional.
** He's released serious songs that sound nothing like his other output. He's got big name fans such as Lupe Fiasco and Wiz Khalifa. Some people even call him hip hop's Andy Kaufman. Lil B makes SoBadItsGood an art form. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=corY-FZAZog it is indeed deliberate.]]
* El Chombo's song, "[[http://www.spike.com/video/chacarron-macarron/2706377 Chacarron Macarron]]", barely deserves to be called a song because it has very few real notes; it is mostly just bizarre chanting to a drumbeat, especially its ridiculous sounding "ualuealuealeuale" chorus. It has become infamous on the Internet for being such terrible music, largely thanks to {{YTMND}}.
* Keith Moon, the drummer for TheWho, released exactly one album, called Two Sides of the Moon, and it consisted largely of crooning covers of Beach Boys and Beatles songs, and one song where Keith Moon and Ringo Starr were just telling corny old vaudeville jokes back and forth over some music. Bless his heart, he wasn't any good at singing, but he was just so enthusiastic and just so obviously enjoying himself that it's infectious.
* ''InitialD'' includes a song called "Speed Car," the cheesiest ode to ''Initial D'' around:
--> Speed Car, Speed Car \\
It's a team of Project D they're winning \\
Speed Car, Speed Car \\
And Takumi is the king of racing \\
Speed Car, Speed Car \\
[=AE86=] is coming \\
Speed Car, Speed Car \\
And he's gonna be the oooooonnnnnnnneeeee... SPEED CAR!
** Most Eurobeat falls into this. The combination of cheesy [[{{Engrish}} broken English]] lyrics and hyperactive electronica makes it all the more endearing.
* Dennis Madalone's patriotic power ballad [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIaeAtus5jU "America: We Stand As One"]]. UU-SS-[=aaaAAY=]!
* Not actually an example, but, this trope is the entire subject of the FrankZappa song "Cheepnis".
* [[http://www.i-mockery.com/bad-albums/ This]] I-Mockery.com page is devoted to this trope. It even lets you listen to some of them.
* The Barenaked Ladies' song "Shopping" is ''meant'' to be a bland, insipid paean to consumerism; it was inspired by then-President George Bush's advice to Americans worried about the economy, war etc. 'When the going gets rough/Just shop with somebody tough...'. Given the number of fans who [[IsntItIronic missed that point]], however, the band has since conceded they probably took the gag too far.
** Which may explain why their live performances of the song involved a shopping-cart ballet on the 'La-la-la-la-la-la-la' bridge... yes, using ''actual shopping carts.'' Probably stolen from Wal-Mart.
* {{MTV}} Brazil's TV show ''Piores Clipes do Mundo'' ("[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Worst Videos In The World]]") had many music video and/or song examples showcased (the hilarious [[AccentuateTheNegative analysis]] could also be listed, but most people here don't speak Portuguese):
** Supla's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6T9Ll8ojGk Green Hair]]" (considered the show's all-time classic)
** {{Dokken}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQb1t_Yw0S8 Breaking the Chains]]"
** Music/IronMaiden's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dzSEenqc3w Holy Smoke]]"
** Londonbeat's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y-suQWFOfg I've Been Thinking About You]]"
** Jordy's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IiLZ0dvDWU Dur Dur D'etre Bebe]]"
** Rodney Dy's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abAHiaSv-PA Funk da Pamonha]]"
* The ''entire'' Disco Polo genre falls into this.
** In case you've never heard of: it's a Polish mix of Italo Disco and drinking-folk music.
* Steve Miller's 1984 album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_X_Rays Italian X-Rays]] - it sounds like Miller discovered keyboards and mountains of high quality cocaine, right around the same time. Quality.
** BONGO BONGO!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTan0-QINk0 Battalion 88]] is an extremely obscure band featuring Belarusian neo-Nazis making black metal/techno songs about [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the Space Marines]]. If that weren't odd enough, there's also completely jarring viking metal vocals with the otherwise normal black metal vocals, sci-fi sound effects, and broken English lyrics about ancient battle spirits and racial hoo-ha. It goes together about as well as you think it would. But the concept is just so strange that one can't help but love it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckMvj1piK58 PUT A DONK ON IT!]]
* The song "Money in the Bank" by Lil' Scrappy
** Consider the "musician's" [[TheScrappy name]]...
* The official music videos of the Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire (former Rhapsody) definitely count, at least the older ones. They are usually made of 20% shots of the band playing their instruments and 80% liquid SpecialEffectsFailure. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBOHgvnXw0g See for yourselves.]]
** You'd think after getting signed to a major metal label, their videos would look a bit more professional. Nope. Their latest video, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HEL5z4Iv8c "Sea Of Fate"]], somehow manages to make a simple performance video absolutely ridiculous, with piles of unnecessary zooming. They still can't seem to afford (or just find) a cameraman who didn't ''just'' discover zoom.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA5GkLM5C7M I Want You to Love Me Tender]] qualifies.
* Hardcore punk band {{Music/Discharge}} had been experimenting with heavy metal elements in the releases leading to their 1987 album ''Grave New World'', and on that album, they went all-out ''GlamMetal'', leaving behind all their punk elements, even leading singer Kelvin Morris to take a vocal style so whiny and high-pitched that it's impossible to listen to without giggling like a ninny. It's been listed on this site under SoBadItsHorrible, but no, a more suitable description would be so bloody horrible it's FANTASTIC. [[http://youtu.be/8_bvouD5Fqg Try]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsxzFQ0TpOE listening]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UgOh9pIR_s without]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy54XQQnbLY&feature=kp laughing]].
* John Ascroft's "Let the Eagle Soar," if for no other reason than the fact that it has inspired some of the best jokes on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport''.
* Even if it borders on So Bad it's Horrible, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfgHWtafAMc this]] should qualify. Open with caution: there is some serious musical rape, in there.
* What happens when you combine the worst elements of CrunkCore and Screamo, add lyrics involving IkeaErotica and falling in love with girls you met on MySpace, and top it all off with a dress code that puts one in mind of Metrosexual hipsters? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNXb5roCBUY B]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoLUc6cqAOU r]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8F5YSA1Oz0 o]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbGfa067wBU k]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0Z90lKMOs e]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr1JfQyEIZs NCYDE]]!
** The Screamo genre ''as a whole'' is rife with this, to the point that it's now common to satirize popular songs with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jknjn2BKlqA screamo cover]].
* Canadian rapper Chuggo released an album that was actually reviewed positively--but most people know of him from his camp single, "Aw, C'Mon"--Commonly known as "AAAAAAAAAHHHHH! COME ON, [[{{Mondegreen}} FUCK A GUY]]!" (Actually it's "fucking guy")--along with its suitably outrageous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPeHk4WMWpY music video]]. The sheer mix of rather simplistic rhymes (Ladies come to see me, because they can't fuck! You'll never sell a record, because your rap sucks!), gratuitous use of any and all debauched tropes relating to rap music (It seems like it might be a diss track, only Chuggo seemingly forgot to explain whom he's dissing at any point the whole song), the video's low-budget quality and sometimes questionable choices of its visuals (a skull? You sure you weren't trying for a heavy metal band, Chuggo?) and its occasional use of elements that don't seem to belong anywhere in rap music (I put mayonnaise on all my food!), earns it this trope so hard, it's nearly impossible to believe it wasn't an intentional joke.
* Knuckles' stage themes in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. Somebody at SEGA decided that they get a rapper to do the music for Knuckles' stages. Hilarity and GettingCrapPastTheRadar ensued. This is a game about talking animals protecting the world from an egg man and a [[FreudWasRight space lizard with a cannon rammed up its ass]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qygha1T2AYw Here's an example.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfMYkgtcFn0 And another.]]
** It helps that the instrumentals behind the goofy rapping is actually pretty good. Especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6i9dhtX4Ns Dive into the Mellow.]]
* Reggae+Ragtime=... awesome, apparently. Just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY5zaDZq0sc this]] and tell me you got the song out of your head in under twenty-four hours. We have: a rapper who can't rap, a reggae man who can't be understood, a Gladys Knight wannabe who repeats two words incessantly, and, to top it off, RAGTIME! The result still might not be believed when seen, but come together to form something magical.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsXFrUvMFk Prit Stiiiik!]] DRUM SOLO!
* The video for David Hasselhoff's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQVlVHsFF8 Hooked On a Feeling]].
** For most [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff non-Germans]], his entire career is this. His 2006 single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm7jEA3frY4 Jump in My Car]] is intentional self-parody.
* WesleyWillis. His music consists of ramblings spoken over the basic rhythms of his keyboard, the song name shout-sung about eight times in the "chorus", random fill-ins standing in for solos, and the classic ending "Rock over London, rock on Chicago" and a tag line coming from a commercial ad. This is all awesome.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PizGV-zKi44 The smell of flowers... DEATH! Your pretty face... DEATH!!!"]]
* Five words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKbNSOVJO8 Disco Ballad]] [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet of Sweeney Todd]].
* The song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzXJKOhpxME Girlfriend]]'' by Kabbage Boy, the NuMetal band that Eddie Riggs initially roadies for in ''BrutalLegend'', was synthesized specifically to exemplify all the worst things that have ever happened to Music/HeavyMetal. The result was a success but the tune itself is sorta catchy, for all the wrong reasons.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1CA5hFdd4 Japanese pop culture in a nutshell.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyyzboAXzFk I feeeeeel Fantastic! Hey Hey Hey!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgjKFaVHaQY Oh shit bitch!]]
** I smoke good weed bitch! I'm from Mutha Fuckin Canada Shit!
** In case you where wondering why he keeps repeating 613 over and over agian, 613 is the Ottawa region's Area code. So he put his ''friken area code'' in his song!?
** When you realise he's not actually wearing a top hat, it's even funnier.
* ''Austrian Death Machine'' is a side project of ''As I Lay Dying'' vocalist Tim Lambesis. It consists of a lot of Bay-area thrash metal which essentially all sounds identical, and Lambesis doing a lot of indecipherable metal growling. What makes it good is 2 things: all their songs are based on Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, and "Ahhnold" is the second vocalist. This results in some completely ridiculous tracks with hilarious lyrics commentating the movie in question, and the "Ahhnold" vocalist being a massively overblown caricature of the actor himself.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd6NZf1YK5A Sometimes, people make a war, don't know what it'sa for...]]
* Seven words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFPrBE7oWpA "Go club get drunk you stupid shit."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJJV5LdC2kc "Love Juice".]]
* The work of [[http://normand1.ytmnd.com Normand L'Amour]] certainly qualifies, with the "lyrics" being apparently random syllables or a single word being repeated over and over, and the background "music" being [[BuffySpeak melody-less]] midi noise. One of his album was nominated for the "Best Humoristic album" category at one of the ADISQ Gala.
* ''Die Antwoord'' is a weird South African hip-hop group which might be deliberately bad, but a lot of people seem to enjoy it unironically. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q77YBmtd2Rw this]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc3f4xU_FfQ this]] for example of their creative output.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg_NtOFMwEY STAY. WITH. ME. TONIGHT.]]
* A certain video game track qualifies here. It doesn't fit on the Video Game page because the game itself is squarely in SoBadItsHorrible territory, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li5mXnHyg9w this track]]... [[{{HSQ}} well]]... yeah.
* "Why Must I Cry?" Many songs are so bad they're good, but Reh Dogg managed to go above and beyond by trying to write a sad song, only for it to come out as side-splittingly hilarious. Barring that the lyrics are repetitive and lame, and the fact that Reh Dogg enunciates them about on par with Film/TheGodfather, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mWW6kRITEY the music video's]] constant close-up shots of Reh Dogg's face, displaying perhaps the worst teeth ever in a music video, finishes robbing the song of any remaining ability to be taken seriously.
* The output of the Portsmouth Sinfonia, an orchestra where the only requirement for joining was that you want to play your instrument--but couldn't. The orchestra was founded in 1970 as an experiment by Gavin Bryars, who was convinced that, as long as you hit all the right notes in a song, you would communicate that song properly; hitting several ''other'' notes in the general vicinity would not impact the audience's comprehension. For a thorough test, he allowed anyone to join the Sinfonia on any instrument they desired, so long as they had no prior experience with it. His "orchestra"'s performances proved his hypothesis correct: if you search them on Website/YouTube, the songs they play are (mostly) recognizable. And [[CrowningMomentOfFunny side-splittingly funny]].
** The end of the Portsmouth Sinfonia was as telling as it was simple: After nearly 10 years, the musicians became accustomed to their instruments and actually figured out how to play them--and the appeal of the group faded.
* The infamous DK Rap from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''. ThemeTuneRap songs are always narm, but... seriously ''He has no style, he has no grace, this kong has a funny face!'' and ''This kong is so strong, it isn't funny, he can make a Kremling cry out for mummy!'' are just ridiculous. The whole things is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-yZ7_enlWA here]].
** [[WordOfGod Word of Grant Kirkhope]] says that it was intentional SoBadItsGood.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNzFlmOV_MA This AC/DC Cover]]. The band seems to know it, too!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrCbvtBCPYQ "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"]] by Trace Adkins. "Got it goin' on/Like Donkey Kong/And oo-wee, shut my mouth, slap your grandma!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em5iWYVwYoI Microsoft Sam sings]] [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "White and Nerdy"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk Montgomery, it's just like, it's like a mini-mall!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWV_2DV-ss Come On Back]] by FUSBI.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhv6gipA3dc B4-4]] and their song [[IntercourseWithYou Get Down]]. It's a Canadian boy band that seemed to have the JerseyShore guido look down almost ten years before that show hit the air. It's riddled with obvious DoubleEntendre lyrics that don't even ''try'' to hide their meaning, like "I will make you come tonight... over to my house." In the video, the band appears to be singing this song to a ''little kid.''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkHUhHt1zTA Thrash Queen's second album]], actually an InNameOnly recording made illicitly by a German record label using their name. The band themselves, and their debut album, are much worse.
* Music/RKelly's epic "Hip Hopera," ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset'', can be considered as ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' with a dripping faucet serving as the musical score. Each episode is the same melody and the sheer ridiculousness as more affairs are uncovered and more characters threaten each other with violence with R. Kelly dubbing everyone. "... And I pull out my gun, and say I'm gonna shoot someone. "And I count to THREE, and she looks at ME!" It all escalates to sheer madness with the introduction of [[spoiler:the midget, whose name is BIG MAN for obvious reasons]]. To say the least, the song has became somewhat of a meme, and inspired countless parodies, like most notably, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Weird Al's]] "Trapped in the Drive Thru."
** Despite its questionable writing, sophistication, and repetitive melody, some people are still eagerly awaiting the predictable finale. [[spoiler: Oh NO! Now we all have AIDS!... AIDS!... AIDS!...]]
* Deathcore band Waking the Cadaver is just so over-the-top with how bad its taste in lyrics is, combined with absolutely illegible vocals.
* [[http://www.shutupwomangetonmyhorse.com/ My horse is amazing]] (warning, NSFW)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk This performance]] turned an obscure dance-pop song by an unknown Romanian group into a [[MemeticMutation meme]], a hit, and a piece of 2000s pop culture.
* WilliamShatner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdBlZzuadLQ should]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKbt3wRsZYw never]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5_K_pUKEJY sing.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I Ever.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} How did he do a spoken word version of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYQfFWEiYo a rap song?]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} He found a way.]]
* If you think Shatner is bad, take a listen any time Shaquille O'Neal tries to rap. His single "I Know I Got Skillz", between Shaq's terrible singing, various [[ProductPlacement product plugs]], and completely ridiculous lyrics, it is just so [[SoBadItsGood Narmtacular]].
-->I got a hand that'll rock ya cradle,
-->cream you like cheese, spread you on my bagel,
-->my Ford Explorer boomin' with the clumped-up funk,
-->all you jealous punks can't stop my dunks,
-->they're brand new like Heavy,
-->built like Chevy, Impala,
-->but Shaq's a smooth balla,
-->(yeah, but what about rhymin?)
-->I can hold my own,
-->knick-knack Shaq-attack, give a dog a bone
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFZkKV-CR5E Just watch the music video if you're not convinced.]]
* Leonard Nimoy's voice is good enough, but it would have been better served by anything other than "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04 The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins]]".
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwCt0YQPn7g What's Up?]]" by 4 Non Blondes. The outfits. The hair. The incredibly overwrought singing. It's kinda charming in a BileFascination way.
** Well, incredibly overwrought singing aside, the song does have a decent instrumental backing. Sorta like "[=MacArthur=] Park" then, what with the okay instruments but Narm vocals?
* The Music/InsaneClownPosse made a song called "Miracles", which is more or less their attempt at making a PSA of sorts about how TheWorldIsJustAwesome. With lines like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs FUCKIN' RAINBOWS]]", it's impossible to take seriously.
** It's also mocked for making a sudden swerve into ScienceIsBad with "I don't wanna talk to a scientist/Y'all motherfuckers lyin' and gettin' me pissed!"
* Eddie Rath's Naruto CD.
* The entire oeuvre of New Zealand singer-songwriter Lori Watt. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yCUrj0DYHE "Chill In My Vein"]] is great enough, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE7gI8fSZW0 "Exboyfrinds Collection"]] ''(sic)'' is even better.
* [=PtheG=]'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59YdPucCkZU "She's Mad"]] although [[PoesLaw it's hard to tell if it's this]] or StylisticSuck due to the author's SmallNameBigEgo years even after the video was released.
* [[DrowningPool (whispering) Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor...]] Probably wouldn't be here if {{Anime Music Video}}s hadn't run it into the ground.
** The same thing can be said about almost every song by LinkinPark, especially "Crawling".
--> CRAWLING IN MY SKIIIIIIIIIIIIN, THESE WOUNDS THEY WILL NOT HEEEEEEEEEAL.
** Interestingly, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RHa3s0sv44 demo]] (Under Attack) doesn't have the NarmCharm of the final version. It sounds a lot more like someone just having a mental breakdown.
* Not the music itself, but Manilla Road's [[http://www.truemetal.org/manillaroad/ "official" website]] looks for all the world like it was designed by a middle schooler. No idea if it's real or not, but it's pretty hilarious either way.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS_1ZZAaD94 RISE LIKE A DRAGON, PUNCH A WOMAN.]]
* Back in the European Song Contest area: Lordi, as sort of GWAR light. And they won, too. What's more, the video to their winning entry "Hard Rock Hallelujah" prominently features a Twisted Sister T-shirt - another strong contender for the SBIG award.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08YWwOJBr0o Ever seen a homeless man rap?]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Oj0-splZw Gimme that Christian side hug!]]
** [[AuthorTract Democratic shift in the congress uh-oh! Democratic shift in the congress uh-oh!]]
** Congratulations! [[StealthParody You've both just been side-hugged.]]
* The songs and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3PDcIVjKzA music]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_rmLmrCv6E videos]] by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqVgLQ1o2zc Russian boy band Steklovata]]. The boys have decent voices at best, their namesake song is about how cruel and abrasive their girlfriends are ("''steklovata''" translates to "glass wool"), and the videos look like something the Critic over-did with a green screen. Then again, that's probably exactly why so many people find the boys, their music, and the videos so charming.
* [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000001M17/ Mickey Unrapped.]] Disney characters rapping along with rap stars of the early 90s, with songs such as "Ice Ice Mickey", "Whatta Mouse", "Whoomp (There It Went)" plus the cover's depiction of Mickey looking gangsta equals hilarity. Don't believe me? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0saAKsYNi6w Hear for yourself.]]
* The ''{{DJMAX}}'' series brings us "Para Q" by Forte Escape. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnO0VxZLeeE WRA WRAAA WRAAAAAAAAAAA!]]
** From ''DJMAX Technika 2'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8W8VBFdOUk Xlasher]] by [[RidgeRacer Shinji]] [[TetrisTheGrandMaster Hosoe]], an 80's style song with [[NarmCharm hilarious]] {{Engrish}} [[http://www.djmaxcrew.com/community/techBoardRead.asp?idx=417&page=1 lyrics]]. This song is REAL FACT, REAL ADVANTAGE!
---> Stomp! Step! Slash! To hell with it!\\
Stomp! Step! Slash! Drop dead!
* ''S4League'' brings us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3RWvzqGw2E "Super Sonic"]], which is a good song. Then comes the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoC53gj4uL4 Mr. Funky Remix]].
--> "GO LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S SUPASO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S SUPASO GO LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S SUPASO"\\
[[BrokenRecord "SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC"]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co3KgHPFZeI This little music video]] from Music/{{Slayer}}. May overlap with {{Narm}}.
** If you want some ridiculous music videos involving metal bands, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5NSvtWirS4 click this video]], then search for full versions of these music videos. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWMb7EC8gBo Ancient's video,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee0yDlLhzXg Trollech's video,]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWr1NM-KNv4 Arckanum's video]] are some of the primary ones where the music videos are so bad, it's good.
*** The infamous Immortal videos, for Call of the Wintermoon and Mighty Raven Dark also count.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEe_eraFWWs My humps, my humps, my humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuq6HgKgEFQ The "clean" version of Purple Pills.]] Seriously, when you take a song about drugs by Eminem and try to make it radio-friendly, the end result is so mind numbingly stupid you can't help but laugh.
** Dirty Lyrics:
-->''"I take a couple uppers, I down a couple downers, but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills. I've been to mushroom mountain, once or twice but who's counting, but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills.''
** Clean Lyrics:
-->''"I've been so many places, I've seen so many faces, but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple '''hills'''. I've climbed the highest mountain, once or twice but who's counting, but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple '''hills'''.''
** It just gets worse from there. Also a lot of the lyrics they keep are just as offensive in the clean version, like
-->''I can't describe the vibe I get when I drive by six people and five I hit.''
** Even the clean lyrics have a definite WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs feel. So DrugsAreBad, but killing people with your car is just fine.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuLe-AQFwxE This]] is what happens when you get Soulja Boy to make a song about anime while stoned.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhC0cKqHFOs This much-viewed Youtube video]] of a 'black metal' band called Detsorgsekalf, with a song called 'From The Blood Of A Thousand Virgins Rises Chevy Chase'. While likely not played entirely straight, even as a parody it almost reaches SoBadItsHorrible levels, saved only by blips of decent instrumentation, a computer drumming, and the, uh, [[AllMenArePerverts rather fetching victim.]]
* The origins of Y. Bhekhirst are shrouded in mystery, but his only musical release, ''Hot in the Airport'' is infamous for its simplistic production values and mangled {{engrish}} lyrics, sung in a thick, incomprehensible accent, and often slipping into whatever Bhekhirst's native language is supposed to be. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exTMCq0cnLs The title track]] already sets the bar quite high.
* Charlene's {{Narm}}tastic "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhQWND9jKDA Never Been To Me]]"
-->Hey, you know what Paradise is? It's a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be. But you know what Truth is? It's little baby you're holding, and it's that man you fought with this morning -- the same one you're going to make Love with tonight! ''That's Truth! That's Love!''
** The even more {{Narm}}ilicious follow up single, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1hvwLJ9Jk Used to Be]]," which somehow managed to rein in none other than StevieWonder (!!!) as a duet partner.
* David Geddes' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGLAH3Ojf20 Run, Joey, Run]]" -- A [[TeenageDeathSongs Teenage Death Song]], made especially memorable by the whiny heroine's chorus, the lead's overwrought delivery, and the {{Squick}}y implications of her father's over-reaction to their relationship. The boom-shicka riff as Joey speeds to the heroine's house just adds to the narm.
** Geddes' followup, "The Last Game of the Season," also qualifies, especially inasmuch that it's most often referred to by its subtitle, "Blind Man in the Bleachers."
* [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]]'s rap album. Particularly "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG7jTAGliyY Be A Man]]".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xii0qozYzsM The Cornel Hurd Band]] is an intentional example of this. They purposefully make their music repetitive and boring, and the lyrics they write sound like a deconstruction of CountryMusic.
* The music video of Music/BillySquier's "Rock Me Tonite." The song itself isn't bad (in fact, it was his highest charting single), but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZvl2aqIyNg hysterical video]] fits well here. Squier claims it ruined his career.
* Music/{{Journey}}'s 1983 Top 10 hit "Separate Ways" is one of the band's most memorable tracks, featuring an iconic synthesiser riff, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA video]] is one of the most widely-ridiculed examples of the medium. Even the producer admitted that the concept - the model pointedly ignoring the band members fell asleep listening to the song and dreamt the video - was "inane", the band members' wardrobes now look hilariously dated, and they are more often shown playing ''imaginary'' instruments than real ones (although Jonathan Cain's air keyboard rendition of the synth riff is the most infamous example, in some group shots, drummer Steve Smith is playing air ''guitar''). This does not stop it from having a strange appeal as an example of the unsteady transition from {{performance video}}s to {{concept video}}s that defined the early MTV era.
* An ImageSong for ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' gives us, said in [[GratuitousEnglish Engrish]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hZyoSjTPfw "Do you know Oyashiro-sama? Yes, Hinamizawa. I kill you you kill me, no Hinamizawa"]]. It MakesSenseInContext and is probably very intentional. Neither of the singers are exactly cool, it's set in TheEighties, and it's making fun of a mystery-murder series.
* Lucia Pamela's album ''Into Outer Space With Lucia Pamela''. Sounding like someone's boozy great aunt doing an impersonation of Creator/EthelMerman, she brays through thirteen songs (which seem to contain the same three backing tracks repeated over and over), each with a spoken word introduction, about a fanciful trip to the moon.
* Notorious in prog-rock circles is ''At King,'' the 1985 debut album by the Swiss neo-progressive band Deyss. Reportedly, the sword-fight effects were created by clinking butter knives together!
* Anyone who attended the 2010 National Scout Jamboree got to hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlIE9cF4j0s this]] song at the closing ceremony.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUbFw1-TfdM This song]] (at 2:20) originally from the also SoBadItsGood video game ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies'', but just hearing how "you're the star" just because you pursued to go after Jane is just... well. How WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd would react to this if he ended up pursuing after Jane instead of just not going after her?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9QpOfhAPXs I'm on a couch]]. To quote a youtube comment "this fails so hard it wins".
* ''I Get Wet'' by Andrew WK. The album's subject matter consists of three things: partying, getting drunk, and girls. Drilled into your head repeatedly. It would normally be dismissed, except for two things. First is that [[EarWorm the songs themselves are incredibly catchy.]] Second is the fact that the songs are not supposed to be taken seriously at all. [[WordOfGod Andrew WK himself]] doesn't take it seriously, saying "I just wanted to make a bunch of dumb songs that would be good for getting drunk to." Even music critics love the album because they agree with the catchiness quotient and admit it succeeds at its intended purpose.
* "The Next Door" by Exile. Better known as "Indestructible", Street Fighter IV's opening cutscene song. If you're listening to it in Japanese, it sounds like an average J-Pop song. Listen to it in English and, at first, you may be annoyed, eventually you will love and start singing along to it. It's sung in Engrish and hearing it while seeing either Ryu and Ken, Chun-Li and Crimson Viper, Akuma and Gouken or Guile and Abel having an epic fight just helps with the awesomeness. Unfortunately, the song was booted from Super Street Fighter IV.
* The Japanese screamo/punk/funk/metal band Maximum the Hormone. You know, the guys who did the second Manga/DeathNote opening song. Just listen to them.
* "Pieces of Me" by Ashlee Simpson. It's so full of {{Narm}} and {{Angst}} that it makes an extremely enjoyable song to sing and make fun of. "It seems like I can finally rest my head on something real/I like the way that feels/Ohhhhh/It's as if you known me better than I ever knew myself/I love how you can tell/All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me"
* Everything by Family Force 5. They are a NotChristianRock band who performs wearing oversized "Hulk Smash" gloves, wearing large balloons on harnesses, and screaming nonsense.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7zFFmk80w4 I had a dream when I was in high school, I attended the Punk Rock Academy I had a dream when I was in high school that at the Punk Rock Academy no one made fun of me]]
** Atom And His Package intentionally based his career on this trope.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWb_1d_1vFs I GOT DAT DRANK IN MAH CUP! I GOT DAT DRANK IN MAH CUP! CUP! CUP!]]
* Pittsburgh Slim. With hits such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di2lx_CMANw Girls Kiss Girls.]] If you can't click the link, just know that it's a white guy rapping about lesbians. Nothing else is needed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWB5SMHdaGQ "AOAO (Royal Mix)"]] by DJ Sharpnel. Or rather, '''AOAOAO AO AOAOAO AO AOAOAO AO AOAOAO'''
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4glASbEh4 video]] for Tommy Seebach's version of "Apache."
* [[http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/11/the-inimitable-.html Sam Sacks]]. It's not clear whether Sam -- who looks like Hans Moleman on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and has a 3-note vocal range -- is in on the joke or not. Notable for sing each and every one of his songs at exactly the same pace.
* According to The Other Wiki, Sweden's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eilert_Pilarm Eilert Pilarm]] is an Elvis impersonator known for "his striking lack of resemblance to Elvis Presley, both vocally and physically; his shaky command of the English language in which he sings; and his apparent absence of enough musical talent to recognize that he is usually out of tune and inaccurate with the timing of his singing." They're not kidding. It is also this that is said to have caused his success.
* Well known doujin artist [=REDALiCE=] produced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA8ARf2cuw8 a remix of "Love Colored Master Spark"]] from VideoGame/{{Touhou}} based on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2nmgcVbfKE Pon De Floor by Major Lazer]]. The result sounds absolutely nothing like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ssmxWJftyo the original]] and is probably one of the most hilariously bizarre Touhou remixes ever made.
* Kenny G's entire ouevre.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlBwK5vV880 IT'S JUST SO COLD IN DA D]]
* Ever wondered what "[[SexPistols Anarchy in the UK]]" would sound like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76t5wYcIfA4 recorded by a French-Chinese band who speak no English]]?
-->''AIIIII AM AN AIIIIIINAIKIIIIIII AIIIIIIIII AIII AII AIIIIIII AEEEEE''
* The one, the only, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uknDkAw-tU Indian Condom Song]].
* "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive. The song itself is good, but catch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU the video]]. [[CampGay Such enthusiasm]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymKLymvwD2U I whip my hair back and forth,]] [[HairFlip I whip my hair]] [[EarWorm back]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[BrokenRecord forth]]...
* [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy Kilmister]] has a horribly gravelly singing voice, but Motörhead just wouldn't be Motörhead without it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-TMhRdNTzM My friends are! My heroes]] [[{{Narm}} I'm a hero when I'm with my friends!]]
* Music/TheReplacements' live album ''The Shit Hits The Fans'' was released because the band ''themselves'' thought it was SoBadItsGood: Towards the end of a concert, their soundman caught a bootlegger and confiscated his tape, then gave it to the band. Upon listening, the members found their own drunken, sloppy performance (mainly consisting of unrehearsed cover songs) funny enough to put it out as a limited edition official release.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o "I just had seeeeex, and I'll never go back/to my not-having-sex ways of the past"]] Considering this is TheLonelyIsland, most of their songs are a very intentional version of this.
* There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1LMiStluic this]] song by a heavy metal band comprised of middle-aged men. The song itself isn't that bad, but the lyrics are full of cheese, and the video itself must have had an incredibly low-budget with half of it looking like it was animated using MS paint. There's also the title of the song, "Zombie Bitches Kickin' People's Ass". Yeah.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifjnqcyllAk Whatever this is]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVGhLWit68c I MET HIM AT THE CAAANDYYY STOOORRE!!!!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBmJ9Fq1cfo I washy my haaaand... ova ando ova!]]
* A-hem. [[Music/{{Friday}} It's Friiiday, Friiday, gotta get down on Friiiday...]]
** Music/RebeccaBlack's "Music/{{Friday}}" was so incredibly bad that it became an overnight Website/YouTube sensation, meeting worldwide acclaim for its lack of quality, effort, or artistic value.
** Nicole Westbrook's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSBq8geuJk0 It's Thanksgiving]] and Jenna Rose's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gIKV90YOIk My Jeans]] seem to enjoy [[FollowTheLeader following suit from Friday]]—right down to the copious autotune, inane lyrics [[AWildRapperAppears and the black man who raps in the middle]]. It's Thanksgiving and Friday are even made by the same person (Patrice Wilson).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfQwXEqYaI My hand is a DOLPHIN!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDB3y1jW1U SPECTACULAR]] by Kiely Williams. An Ex Cheetah Girl. Not "So Bad It's Horrible", or even "So Bad It's Good", but rather So Horribly Bad It's SPECTACULAR. No really. Watch the video, and read the lyrics. Mind. Blown.
* [[http://abigailgarnett.tumblr.com/ The Recess Monkey's cover of Gone So Long.]]
* [[http://www.sesamestreet.org/video_player/-/pgpv/videoplayer/0/f3ab603a-154e-11dd-8ea8-a3d2ac25b65b This "Jump" music video]] from Sesame Street is quite laughable, well it was the 90s....
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozqfOzqMvlQ Yummy yummy yummy, I got love in my tummy and I feel like lovin' you!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1urq4Vb0XM Fog on the Tyne]] by Gazza and Lindisfarne. It's one of the most infamous entries in the "actual band and non-musician celebrity collaboration" category. Features Paul Gascoigne's [[BritishAccents Geordie rapping]]; reached number two in Britain when it was released. What else is there to be said?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHQOx6q0rZQ The Hoenn]] [[{{Pokemon}} Pokerap]] is hilariously awful.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bztQNlOVHs PIG POWER IN DA HOUSE!]] Even the Nostalgia Critic loved it!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q7FFjUpVLg The moon. Beautiful.]] [[LargeHam OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH]] [[BigYes YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH]]!
* "[[http://www.last.fm/music/Chronic+Chronicler/_/Book+Of+Death Book Of Death]]", a song by a rock band called Chronic Chronicler. [[spoiler:10 seconds in, a heavily-accented women starts singing/screaming/vomiting "BOOK OF DEATH! BOOK OF DEATH!" into what sounds like a laptop microphone.]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h0IpjnByfs LADY! CAN YOU FORGIVE ME FOR ALL I'VE DONE TO YOUUUUUUUUU]]!"
* Michael Angelo Batio is widely considered ''the'' greatest guitarist of all time. His band in the eighties, however, was as HairMetal as HairMetal gets, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgDZAYBfKrg in all the worst ways.]] Michael even takes it UpToEleven with the Quad-neck guitar.
* The Music/GunsNRoses song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MCm67MpF3Y Oh My God]] for the ''Film/EndOfDays'' soundtrack qualifies. It was the first song produced by the band with singer Axl Rose in several years and it definitely showed.
** "My World" could also probably be placed in this category - It's a minute and a half of Axl Rose (sort of) rapping over drum machines and a tinny synth bass, and makes for a hell of a strange closing track to ''Use Your Illusion II''. The song is performed entirely by Axl alone, and reportedly the rest of the band didn't even know of it's existence until after the album's release.
* In Germany, a short-timed, facebook-driven craze around the Rapper [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCfm-vWuQRk Money Boy]] was mostly fueled by this trope. Just look at how many dislikes the video has.
* The hilariously bad song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7REzsk2is Going To The Mall]] by the School Gyrlz is worth a mention.
* Around the time ''Film/MortalKombat'' came out, The Immortals released ''Mortal Kombat: The Album'', an album of songs themed around the characters of the first game. That's a pretty cheesy concept in and of itself, but some of the songs are even better. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I0h1DCFlOM Kano's]] is bordering on AwardBaitSong, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swJd6BiQEnc Liu Kang's]] deserves mention for using CallingYourAttacks and FunnyBruceLeeNoises ''as lyrics''. The songs themselves aren't so bad, but it's the lyrics that make this album so hilarious.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyJPJJiPxp8 This cover]] of "[[Music/DreamTheater Innocence Faded]]" with a singer who can barely enunciate the lyrics. It's still hilarious, though.
* Cotton Eyed Joe, as covered by Rednex, was both a charts topper and a ratings bomb, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddgyg_5FF_0 for a great reason]] (though some would argue SoCoolItsAwesome). [[EarWorm 'Fit hadn't been fo' Cotton Eyed Joe, I'd been married 'long time ago]].
* One wonders why [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MUVNuD3MiU this kid's]] hip-hop career never took off.
* [[http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song WE LIKE THE MOOOOOON!!!]] (Very deliberate.)
* Design The Skyline's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViSZI6UJEUQ "Surrounded By Silence"]]. Don't let the first 30 or so seconds fool you, this song goes wrong the moment the vocalist starts screaming.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68 Toby Keith's song "Red Solo Cup"]] Toby Keith must be taking the Ark Music Factory approach of making songs so bad, yet so catchy. Silly lyrics, slurred singing, an awesome music video. This song has all the makings of this trope! [[EarWorm Warning: This WILL get stuck in your head]]
--> Toby Keith: “It is the stupidest song I ever heard in my life, but it’s so stupid it’s good,”
* The clean version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIa-E8hqiKY "Sexting"]] by Blood On The Dance Floor. It's an extremely sexual song, so it sounds hard to understand how it can be censored
--> ''I wanna [[SoundEffectBleep *quack*]] you hard, I want to feel you deep, I wanna rock your body, I want to taste your sweet. I wanna *squeak* you hard..''
* Any parody by ''RuckaRuckaAli'' manages to be this.
* Italian self-made rapper Trucebaldazzi, who in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRiWSmGz5E8 epic video]] is lashing out his rage against... a middle school. Complete with ElmuhFuddSyndwome.
* The 'Alphabet Rap' from 80's TV show Quantum Leap, as performed by actor Dean Stockwell [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4jrgMBN460]]. What make this even more hilarious is that the lyrics in this release have been sanitised into a slightly more positive message to teach kids. In the original show, Stockwell's lyrics began "You're a looney-tune in a big white room..." Which he freestyled to, yes, an imprisoned mental patient.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1WSPAvT7qE Drinkenstein]]. SylvesterStallone singing. Seriously.
* Perhaps the best-known song in John Trubee's catalogue is one he never sang. "Peace And Love," better known as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vFFewvHwEY Blind Man's Penis]]" was done by a local song poem company on his behalf. He sent them the lyrics in the hopes of receiving a funny rejection letter--but the company took him up on the offer. What resulted was one of the strangest country songs in which all the performers sound completely bored.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdT_G5qZggM "My Parachute Won't Open"]] by Itzhak Volansky is an interesting case. The man who made the song is a 50-something Jewish bookstore owner in San Francisco who wanted to make a quick little ditty. The song just reeks of amateurity, but is enjoyable. A group known as Dizzy Balloon made a pretty good cover, though.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXerF6crDRs We like pizza,]] in the mornin', we like pizza everyday...
* Scottish rapper [[http://soundcloud.com/mcswell-1/ MC Swell]], whose "music" largely consists of him swearing over copyrighted beats. Typical lyrical themes include beating people to death with cheese sandwiches and other trials faced by your average rural street hooligan.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW6e2tDIWW4 This guy]] can't sing in the slightest, but he has such heart that the entire performance becomes NarmCharm. It's apparent that even he knows he flubbed it when he stops the last verse with [[AuthorsSavingThrow "That's all I'm doing."]]
* This song by Nicki Minaj: YOU A STUPID HOE, YOU A YOU A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6j4f8cHBIM STUPID HOE]]
* Steve Bent's [[http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/09/mp3_download_di.html "Going To Spain"]]: Before Music/TheFall did a CoverVersion, it was best known for being one of the more memorable songs on a compilation called ''The World's Worst Record''. However it's oddly catchy, and the cheesy arrangement and inane lyrics make it sort of charming. The Fall version completely alters the last verse of the song, which is sort of unfortunate because it could have been amusing to hear Mark E. Smith lament "I hate it, yes, I hate the cheese and pickles".
* Here's this... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FWCvzduYZg rather interesting video involving some breakdancing]] [[UnfortunateImplications dedicated to 9/11]] with this overall weird song.
* [[http://www.blender.com/2010/12/worst-amateur-covers-all-time/ These covers]] border between hilariously bad and awfully bad (particularly the Russian guy singing "Let It Be").
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NOZU2iPA8 Jesus Is a Friend of Mine]] by Sonseed is so stupid that everyone loves it.
* The music video for [[http://www.youtu.be/XOibIxl3dLo the Satan of Hell]] by the Black Satans. The music itself is {{grindcore}}-like metal, only longer, but the video... set in the snowy woods it features tiki torch headbanging, snowballs, tree humping and evil peek-a-boo. And the choreographed dance at around the 1:55 mark. It will make you laugh, if anything.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2WH8mHJnhM This]] instrumental cover of "My Heart Will Go On" by Australian comedian Matt Mulholland. The guy's recorder-playing is horribly off-key, and the video includes him hugging a vase of flowers while crying and ripping his shirt open at the song's climax. While it is intentional, it is simply hilarious.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT1e3aj7irU Gay Boyfriend]] by the Hazzards was noticed by MTV for being really, really stupid. People love it, though. The dance remix of this song, however, is too good to belong here.
* Once upon a time, some guy in Japan thought it'd be [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge awesome]] (or hilarious) if he got [[Creator/RieTanaka Japan's]] [[Creator/YukoGoto most]] [[Creator/MaiKadowaki famous]] [[Creator/HarunaIkezawa voice]] [[Creator/KaoriShimizu actresses]] and had them record a CoverAlbum of classic punk songs. In [[GratuitousEnglish English.]] Because of this [[SarcasmMode brilliant]] idea, we are treated to things like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzD76g4BlQA this.]] [[{{Narm}} Yeah...]]
* If [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE these girls]] are being deliberately bad, then this counts as So Bad It's Good. If not, and they're being serious, it's either So Bad It's Horrible or just plain sad.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINYgVtRVjU THE HUNGER]]. Confusing lyrics, tempo mess-ups, goofy ChromaKey and ConspicuousCGI combine.
* “[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haCqD9Ps0co Once You Understand]],” credited to Think, a bizarre and [[{{Narm}} Narmtastic]] 1971 psychodrama of little vignettes illustrating the “generation gap” set to an insidious and repetitious refrain: “Things get a little easier once you understand.”
* Jenny ROM & The Zippers. Imagine, if you will, a strange Italo-Japanese woman singing bizarrely inane lyrics in English while being backed up by a man who cannot be below middle age, over strangely catchy dance beats, and you sort of have the general idea of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Wx1HzZIxI utter insanity]] this woman and her cohorts are capable of. An AnimeMusicVideo for one of her songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgImqzBcBYo set to Osaka of Azumanga Daioh fame doing stuff while trippiness ensues]] was in fact (before the original was removed) ''one of the oldest videos on Youtube''. Jenny's been weird for a long time.
** Also they've [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0AR-kFtwEE covered]] "{{Popeye}} The Sailor Man". Seriously.
* The legendary andean folkloric YouTube viral sensations, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Sulca Wendy Sulca]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delfín_Quishpe Delfín Quishpe]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigresa_del_Oriente La Tigresa de Oriente]].
** Wendy is actually a competent singer in her folkloric style [[ShesAllGrownUp and has grown quite fine]], but then she was made to sing things like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO8R1kjpoo0 La tetita]]" ("The little breast") and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyOG7y5K1LE Cerveza, cerveza]]" ("Beer, beer") when she was 11 or so.
** Delfin got fame with the narmtacular "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NecoBo0BhEk Torres Gemelas]]", where the cheesy lyrics are not helped by the TooSoon nature of them. Yes, he's singing about ''those'' Twin Towers.
** La Tigresa was a former stylist who after her retirement decided to embrace the music career she could't get on her youth. She looks like your grandma cosplaying LadyGaga (but if you ask La Tigresa she'll say Gaga is copying ''her''). She went on do things like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5UcgTuvCmU this]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/user/LaTigresaDelOrienteC Her YouTube Channel]] it's a thing of {{camp}} and wonder.
** And then the three reunited on the song "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_tus_Tierras_Bailaré En tus tierras]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzMUyqmaqcw bailaré]]", which was called an autentic piece of naive art and "YouTube's ''We Are the World''".
* The Director's cut of VideoGame/ResidentEvil features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kcF7E69C6Q this]], which sounds like a bunch of trumpets going off at random/farting.
* For the posthumously-released MichaelJackson track "Behind the Mask", an online project was organized, with fans invited to contribute material to its video. Much of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx2ZmhYHxH4 the resultant video]] is extremely cheesy, owing both to Jackson's people obviously proscribing what the fans were supposed to do (Title card! Use hands as a mask! Cute animals! Bow at the end!) and the fans' performances, but the fans who are more imaginative/less reverent -- such as an old guy successfully busting a few moves, a Santa Claus who grabs his crotch, a guy in a cardboard robot suit, and anyone who went to a wacky location to do their contribution (the Taj Mahal, Niagra Falls, etc.) -- plus a not-bad song (a Music/YellowMagicOrchestra number with new lyrics) make it bearable.
* Big Barry, seen on Season 7 of America's Got Talent is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ilBe6SNxU&feature=youtube_gdata_player absolutly hallarious]] to listen to. His singing style is so awkward, and Howard Stern hates him, but he just loves having fun on the show. He actually ended up making it through to New York, most likely because of his epic entertainment value.
* Kenneth Higney's 1976 album ''Attic Demonstration'': The songs were clearly ''supposed'' to be typical folk and blues-rock, but his limited vocal range and frequently out-of-tune guitar-playing, coupled with an equal amateurish backing band, often resulted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ofbVeR6bW8 something unintentionally bizarre]]. Admittedly, as the title suggests, it was originally meant as a demo, with the intention of using these recordings to sell songs to professional musicians. Regardless, the album's strangeness made it sought after by record collectors, and there was still enough of a cult following for there to be an authorized CD reissue.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMR2MbM6L3g Who's in the house?]] [[PissTakeRap Jesus in the house!]]
* While Music/{{Kamelot}} would go on to become [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]], their first vocalist was... [[DreadfulMusician less than stellar]].4
* Poor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE Hot Problems]] was bad enough to be called "[[http://gma.yahoo.com/video/music-26594262/is-hot-problems-by-double-take-the-new-friday-29025065.html the new Friday"]] by Good Morning America.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgIwLeASnkw Grandma got run over by a reindeer!]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFMY8B5CrY The Burger Dance]] by DJ Ötzi, an ode to McDonalds, KFC, and Pizza Hut. You'd feel like you gained weight just listening to this song.
** Not to mention the song it's based on, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pgPq4FGWfk The Fast Food Song]] by the Fast Food Rockers.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqw_nLxsphs This Engrish version]] of the {{Film/Ghostbusters}} theme, which was featured in ''Beatmania IIDX GOLD''. FOO YOU GONNA CARR?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0K3z_efF-I Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar)]], BrianMcFadden's (Better known as [[LesserStar the Garfunkel]] of Westlife) 2011 single would be DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible if it wasn't so [[{{Narm}} Narmily]] [[EarWorm catchy]] (Random banjo beats and awful rapping, anyone?). Of course, the [[DateRape subject of the song]] is [[MoralEventHorizon another matter all together]]. With lyrics like "I like you just the way you are/jump in the back seat of my car/Cos I like it/and I cant cant wait to go home so I can take advantage", it's no wonder DeltaGoodrem dumped him shortly after its release.
* Al Walser social-network carpet-bombed his way into a Grammy nomination for EDM, sparking mass confusion about who the hell the guy was. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k80DSWGcFIg This is his song.]]
* Dream Jam Band telling the kids to brush their teeth in this TotallyRadical [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3f3cl_dream-jam-band-brush-your-teeth_news#.UQOTmvLN8ek rap]].
* Liam Lynch rose to the top of the charts with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz7_3n7xyDg this gem]].
* While sometimes seen as DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, [[http://www.myspace.com/damienstormhorrormusic Damien Storm]] has gathered a small following for his (most likely deliberately) pathetic attempts at Music/KingDiamond styled vocals.
* Money Boy's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCfm-vWuQRk Dreh Den Swag Auf]]" (A [[TranslatedCoverVersion German cover]] of SouljaBoy's "Turn My Swag On"), mainly due to his hilariously bad attempt at singing during the chorus as well as the GratuitousEnglish at seemingly random points in the song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aae_HL6OenA We Gon Rock]]: the lyrics are hilariously forced and mostly incomprehensible and are accompanied by a cheaply made video of the rapper making weird faces and lifting weights.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2o5RDkq9A "Wilder"]] by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gnesamusic?feature=watch Gnesa]]. In fact, Gnesa's "singing" is SO bad, that many have started to say that she's worse than Rebecca Black. The film clip looks like it was on a $20 budget, and all bad comments on the YouTube video get deleted. Some theorise that this is all but a horrible (but hilarious) joke. "Wilder" has spawned a variety of covers, such as an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dc01C3KkVc acoustic]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFh2MEKrW78 metal]] tribute, both of which actually did a pretty good job, given the subject material.
* Music/{{Six Feet Under}}, despite their [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth simple songs]] and {{Hatedom}} from purists of their genre, is a pretty awesome DeathMetal band. But their 2003 album ''Bringer of Blood'' is straight-up '''hilarious'''. Chris Barnes (who usually sounds pretty cool) seriously sounds like a stoned grandpa bellowing, his high-pitched screams sound like a cat having an orgasm, and the lyrics are [[http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/sixfeetunder/bringerofblood.html unintentionally laughable]]. Not to mention the music video for "Amerika the Brutal", which is possibly the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR1BFpi2W98 funniest death metal video ever shot]].'' The album is considered a fan favorite, however, but possibly ''because'' of how bad the vocals are.
** The band's song "Dead and Buried (Living Life in the Grave)" may actually ''beat'' that album for Barnes' worst vocal performance. He honestly sounds like he's trying to chant while taking a shit. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcGCF_fEx68 Listen for yourself and try not to laugh.]]
** Oh, and then there's the ''Graveyard Classics'' series. Three whole albums of the band trying to cover classic rock and metal songs as death metal songs, and failing miserably. The combination of terrible death growls which don't fit the songs at all, half-assed instrumentation which rarely even attempts death metal at all, and a poor choice of material combine to create something utterly hilarious. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N23e5-JAtZY Take a listen.]]
** From the aforementioned ''Bringer of Blood'', there's the infamous "Motherfuckin' death!" line from the song "Ugly", which makes an otherwise pretty cool song hilarious. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBVeABhZEyE Skip to 0:37 to hear it in all its glory.]]
* PearlJam's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZySl72EByI Olympic Platinum]]", an [[StylisticSuck overblown]] PowerBallad about a guy whose [[OlympicGames Olympic]] dream is SeriousBusiness.
* "[[{{PSY}} Gangnam Style]]", nuff said. Bonus points for [[TropeCodifier popularizing a]] [[KoreanPopMusic music genre]], [[{{Irony}} while at the same time being a parody of it.]] [[UptoEleven Billions of visits]] in {{Youtube}} can't be wrong.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2acFoWamvU "It's Too Big"]] by actor/singer Jonah Falcon, a song about [[GagPenis how he has the largest penis in the world]]. What makes it so special? Jonah is the current world record holder for penis length (13.5 inches, in case you were wondering). ''He knows for a fact that the song is true.''
* The (probably fake) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kppx4bzfAaE Rappin' for Jesus]] video.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=KCmjrhv3Gts&feature=endscreen Hello Kitty Suicide Club]] Well? Is it the ridiculous band name? The fact that the screamer sounds like a five year old girl throwing a temper tantrum? The beats that sound like they were made on some cheap computer program?
* The entire ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom2'' soundtrack. Its jazzy elevator music was first rated as one of the worst video game soundtracks ever made. It topped many worst video game soundtrack list. People were especially annoyed by the character select theme with the lyrics "I want to take you for a ride!" Over the years after the game became very popular, the music has now become a [[VindicatedByHistory cult hit]] with many people expressing fond memories the moment they hear that same infamous character select theme. Go figure.
* Sisqo's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oai1V7kaFBk Thong Song]]", with such marvelous, poignant, romantic lyrics as "She's got dumps like a truck, truck, truck, thighs like what, what, what" and the violin desperately trying to class up a song about butts.
* Boney M's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqWxVoEH-o8 Happy Song]]." While the beat is pretty solid and funky, it cannot be escaped that this is a disco song with a children's choir singing about eating ice cream.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvDMlk3kSYg Rasputin]] is something else as well.
* [=D4NNY=]'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRldLdllZ8 Goodbye]]". Roughly two-thirds of the song is made up of the chorus and his singing's so bad that even with AutoTune, he still sounds off-key at points.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQppWC6iLE music video]] to "Ghouldiggers" by {{Music/Ministry}} - the flash animation segments are probably meant to be simple and stylized, but they seem to have gone a little too far in that direction: The video has been compared to the [[StylisticSuck Powered By The Cheat]] animations featured on HomestarRunner. As far as the actual song goes, there's something pretty {{narm}}y about Al Jourgensen growling "You vultures want me dead! / what's up with that?"
* [[http://www.ubu.com/sound/blonk.html Jaap Blonk,]] the best possible answer to "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Has postmodern academia gone too far?]]" He specializes in dramatic readings of dadaist sound poetry--what this essentially amounts to is him making every mouth-sound concievable (and some inconcievable) with hyper-Shatnerian gusto. Even straightforward pieces seem to go off on the strangest of tangents, growing progressively more and more ridiculous as Blonk himself grows increasingly immersed. Also of note is his rather baffling [[http://www.jaapblonk.com/Pages/scores.html scores for his own work]] and his ridiculously theatrical live performances.
* In general, there are only two opinions you'll find about Music/{{Starship}}'s "We Built This City": either it is the worst thing that has ever existed, or it is cheesy but fun turn-your-brain off music.
* An obscure bedroom black metal project called "666Satanic Army666". His (It's only one guy) EP [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD13vFZ2AJA "Praise Him"]] must be heard to be believed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdOstVSouao Booty Man]] by Tim Wilson may just be another bad song about butts, but it's a catchy, intentionally bad song about butts.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sKv0LqgoXU Happy Maria!]] is from a doujin album based around [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Umineko no Naku Koro ni]]. The lyrics are clearly in English, but they're nearly indecipherable, and attempts at working them out have only resulted in hilarity, such as "I'm gonna piss in fire for magical breeding power".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eibdMW2iMc8 EXEC_CUTYPUMP/.]] from ''[[ArTonelico3 Ar tonelico Qoga]]'' is loud, [[SensoryAbuse harsh on the ears]], and the lyrics are chock full of NarmCharm. Yet for some reason, one can't help but love it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09U8K2PBtiM Thisonionring's parody]] of [[TheLonelyIsland Jack]] [[MichaelBolton Sparrow]] "Johnny Depp" for having very little rhyme scheme, homoerotic chorus, ridiculously bad lyrics, and [[CrossesTheLineTwice making fun of SylvesterStallone's speech impediment with guns in hand]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYGLk4RH_Vg "This Is My Fucking Single"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCYrzzG5tag "Body Heat"]] by Andrew Lee. The high-pitched, barely enunciated vocals make him sound deaf (He isn't, in case you're wondering) and the latter mainly consists of him singing "I want your body heat, baby" while [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext sticking felt-tip pens to his hair]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8rhf2KVzs The Worst Rap Battle Ever]]."
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWLhrHVySgA Chinese Food]]" by Alison Gold. Described as "The New RebeccaBlack", once heard, this song [[EarWorm cannot be unheard]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJa2kwoZ2a4 It's My Life What Ever I Wanna Do]]" by Vennu Mallesh, mostly because of the overuse of AutoTune and {{Engrish}} lyrics.
--> ''"I am very anger"''
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3gTqCAnN7w 12 Angry Men]]", also by Vennu Mallesh and vaguely based on [[TwelveAngryMen the film of the same name]], is this mostly for the same reasons.
* There is an attempt at "acoustic DeathMetal" by a guy with the stage name Emersonoel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIvPXuWs51w that must]] [[https://myspace.com/emersonoel/music/songs be heard]] to be believed. (and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4zPVr4En5o here]] is he singing over {{Sepultura}} to dig himself deeper)
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERXq3r1Kq0Q memetically bad parody and music video]] of TheRollingStones' "Beast of Burden." I DON'T WANT! MY PIZZA BURNIN'!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z9MnNgoUcs What To Do]] by Thomas Bangalter. Lyrics repeated along with the drum machine enough to quickly get old at best. It's so irritating, yet manages to be so ''catchy''.
* "This Is Why I'm Hot" by rapper MIMS. He's hot cause he's fly, you aint cause you not.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBNKUda-s6M "Champagne Taste"]] by Chicago-based production duo "Univore", which contains a hilarious voice for the hook, comically-bizarre instrumentation, and massively repetitive-looking video scenes. Considering the "About" section on Univore's website, this is likely to be an intentional example of this trope.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)"]] by Ylvis. The creators of the song stated that the intention was to make it as "screwed up" and "created to fail" as possible. [[MemeticMutation It worked a little too well]].
* Back in the mid-[[TheNineties 1990s]], long before YouTube, {{Facebook}} and File Sharing, there was Anton Maiden: a Swedish {{nerd}} singing karaoke over MIDI renditions of IronMaiden songs. It's almost kind of fascinating to see how transformed the experience becomes when going from Bruce Dickinson to Anton's amateuristic, almost Outsider Art-like vocals.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIBkK5X_3mo "Sou Foda"]] by Avassaladores. It's a Brazilian "song" where the singer brags about how much of a legendary sex god he is despite being some teenage boy wearing clown pants and an out of place lip piercing. The awful singing and dance moves (half of his "moves" consist of him lifting his shirt up) combined with very amateurish chroma key make this video entertaining for all the wrong reasons. It has inspired many mash-ups [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ6BQDNHbdc such as one]] that incorporates the ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' opening of all things.
* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner TROGDOR WAS A MAN! I mean, he was a dragon-man. Or... maybe he was just a dragon. But he was still TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRKlLKnXt-g Behold, the Tuba Wizard.]]
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkc3b-K0UY8 Irish DJ's performance]], complete with very bad beatmatching and an unresponsive crowd (except for what looks like his mom being the only one dancing). Two things to note, among others: 1) his talent for clapping out of rhythm, and 2) that fucking airhorn, [[SarcasmMode appropriately used in the right places]].
* [[Music/BrunoMars You and me baby]] [[{{Squick}} making love like gorillas!]]
* The [[SarcasmMode absolutely fantastic]] musical output of the rap group Migos. With [[EarWorm ridiculously catchy choruses]] that repeat everything from [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=rF-hq_CHNH0 expensive fashion labels]] to [[FriendlyLocalChinatown ethnic]] [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=OEYIKwEsGE0 communities]] and even [[Music/MileyCyrus well-known]] [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=rjTVmv8p7vo celebrities]] (well, [[Series/HannahMontana their old personae]], anyway). And, of course, their southern Atlanta drawl, all the rage these days, just makes the irresistibly catchy choruses and insipid lyrics ("Chinatown," for example, mentions [[CriticalResearchFailure Honda, Manny Pacquiao and Ronald McDonald (!) as "Chinese" things]]) even more flat-out hilarious.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kppx4bzfAaE Jesus Christ is mah nigga!]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ct_EOg-zI Real Nigga Roll Call]], the song with the most swear words of all time.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDNJRsNECNY THIS IS BIRDEMIC!!!!!]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1c2KzJbcGA Tight Pants Body Rolls]] is one of the most fascinatingly ridiculous and cheesy songs/music videos of all time. There's also a remix version which [[EarWorm you'll never get out of your head once you hear it]].
* Ladies and gentlemen, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zXUQRc8zW4 The Nigga Song]].
* "Radikult" and "Too Extreme!" from [[Music/MorbidAngel Morbid Angel's]] infamous ''Illud Divinum Insanus'' have [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loofa1Pll01ql4ikjo1_400.jpg pretty much]] [[http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/60/607f51fd36953c74d3cedb2ed2894d507d808b931ca5776340f9d7969d81a79e.jpg become memes]] in the metal fandom for the misguided attempts at incorporating modern influences that weren't present on their previous releases and the lyrics.
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