"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... and it's all the better for it!"The good, the bad, and the So Bad, It's Good 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 Lyrical Dissonance. May require heavy surgery to excise from one's mind.
— Sean Rowley, on Richard Harris and MacArthur Park
Examples (sorted alphabetically by artist):
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- "What's Up?" by 4 Non Blondes. The outfits. The hair. The incredibly overwrought singing. It's kinda charming in a Bile Fascination way.
- An obscure bedroom black metal project called "666Satanic Army666". His (it's only one guy) EP "Praise Him" must be heard to be believed.
- "Psychosane" by Adrenaline Mob. Mostly due to Mike Portnoy's vocal contributions halfway through.
- Michigan based punk band Afterbirth's "Mr. Louis". While the rest of their lone self-released EP is closer to So Bad, It's Horrible, this one song is perversely melodic in a 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 Painful Rhyme "I wish you'd keel over and die/burn in hell, you faggot french fry".
- Lene Alexandra's "My Boobs Are OK". It's almost three minutes of a girl singing about how she's stupid and useless, but it doesn't bother her because "her boobs are OK".
- Anal Cunt's relatively innocuous EP Howard Wulkan Is Bald is made up of three drunk guys giggling, singing, and screaming about how bald a friend of theirs is over other songs (including one made in the style of Wesley Willis). The obvious lack of effort is what makes it so endearing.
- The entire musical output of Russian metal band ANJ. Whether it's singing about a Goth teen getting chased off a building by jealous classmates wielding baseball bats or Mikhail Gorbachev fighting off EVIL STALIN ZOMBIES with his EYE LASERS, it has to be seen to be believed.
- Back in the mid-1990s, long before YouTube, Facebook and File Sharing, there was Anton Maiden: a Swedish nerd singing karaoke over MIDI renditions of Iron Maiden 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.
- 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 The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
- "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins. "Got it goin' on/Like Donkey Kong/And oo-wee, shut my mouth, slap your grandma!"
- I Get Wet by Andrew W.K.. 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 the songs themselves are incredibly catchy. Second is the fact that the songs are not supposed to be taken seriously at all. 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.
- Atom And His Package intentionally based his career on this trope.
- Joe Aufricht's "Mockery and Perversion".
- B4-4 and their song Get Down. It's a Canadian boy band that seemed to have the Jersey Shore guido look down almost ten years before that show hit the air. It's riddled with obvious Double Entendre 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.
- "What To Do" by Thomas Bangalter. note Lyrics sung hoarsely and repeated along with the drum machine enough to quickly get old at best. It's so irritating, yet manages to be so catchy.
- Bangs. He wants to take you to the mooooovies!
- David Banner's album Certified. Pretty much all of the songs are about how he will kill you, how he will take your girlfriend and how he is representing the South, or some weird combination thereof, exaggerated to the point of unintentional parody and delivered over some really catchy beats in a Large Ham yell. Really, how can you not love an album with lines like "You'd better hide your grandmama cause I'll fuck her too"?
- 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 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.
- Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the national anthem of the United States, as sung by Roseanne Barr.
- Battalion 88 is an extremely obscure band featuring Belarusian neo-Nazis making black metal/techno songs about 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.
- Steve Bent's "Going To Spain": Before The Fall did a Cover Version, 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".
- Bev 'n' Bob are known for their hilarious karaoke videos out of every song they look for. Many videos do have Narm vocals and clashy, bizarre greenscreen backgrounds. A common example is this one, complete with stock decorations and strange faces on the windows.
- A-hem. It's Friiiday, Friiday, gotta get down on Friiiday...
- Rebecca Black's "Friday" was so incredibly bad that it became an overnight YouTube sensation, meeting worldwide acclaim for its lack of quality, effort, or artistic value.
- Nicole Westbrook's It's Thanksgiving and Jenna Rose's My Jeans seem to enjoy following suit from Friday—right down to the copious autotune, inane lyrics and the black man who raps in the middle. It's Thanksgiving and Friday are even made by the same person (Patrice Wilson).
- My hand is a DOLPHIN!
- Oh boy, Big Sean's "Dance (ASS)." Blatantly stupid song about, well, ass? Yeah. An absolute Ear Worm and fun to play and make fun of in parties? Hell yes.
- "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas. It's a 4-minute tribute to Fergie's posterior, and the repetitive lyrics are about as deep and poetic as you'd expect. A "sexy" excerpt:
My humps, my humps, my humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps
- Black Out Band's "Video Games". It's a couple of kids singing poorly about how they "JUS WANNA PLAY VIDEO GAMES!" and that "everything else is really lame".
- The info claims it won a Grammy. The official Grammy 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.
- The music video for 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.
- Blood On The Dance Floor, full stop.
I wanna *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..
- The clean version of "Sexting" by Blood On The Dance Floor. It's an extremely sexual song, so it sounds hard to understand how it can be censored
- "Scream For My Ice Cream" sums it all up really.
- Boney M's "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.
- Rasputin is something else as well.
- The (in)famous Bowie / Jagger cover of "Dancing in the Street". Especially with the video, which debuted at Live Aid (1985). Family Guy even used it as "the gayest music video of all time".
- The video is even more 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 The '60s.) 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".
- What happens when you combine the worst elements of Crunk Core and scene-kid "screamo", add lyrics involving Ikea Erotica 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? BrokeNCYDE!
- Charlene's Narmtastic "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!
Can your teacher read? Does your preacher pray? Does your president have soul?
- The even more Narmilicious follow up single, "Used to Be," which somehow managed to rein in none other than Stevie Wonder (!!!) as a duet partner.
- El Chombo's song, "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.
- "Book Of Death", a song by a rock band called Chronic Chronicler. 10 seconds in, a heavily-accented women starts singing/screaming/vomiting "BOOK OF DEATH! BOOK OF DEATH!" into what sounds like a laptop microphone.
- 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, FUCK A GUY!" (Actually it's "fucking guy")—along with its suitably outrageous 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.
- A band called Complete wants to take us on a trip to a magical land, called... "HOOGIE BOOOGGIIEE LA-HA-HA-HAND"
- 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 Country Music.
- In early 2014, Billy Ray Cyrus remade the already disrespected "Achy Breaky Heart" into an incoherent mess involving rapping, twerking, Trap Music, and Larry King. Needless to say, it has not gone over well.
- Miley Cyrus "Dooo It!" Beware, the music video is mildly unsettling. It just feels....wrong.
- D4NNY's "Goodbye". Roughly two-thirds of the song is made up of the chorus and his singing's so bad that even with Auto-Tune, he still sounds off-key at points.
- While sometimes seen as So Bad, It's Horrible, Damien Storm has gathered a small following for his (most likely deliberately) pathetic attempts at King Diamond styled vocals.
- "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive. The song itself is good, but catch the video. Such enthusiasm.
- "Trumpets" by Jason Derulo has hilariously bad lyrics like "Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?" and "Is it weird that your bra remind me of a Katy Perry song?"
- His next song had the line "Hotdammit/Your Booty Like Two Planets/Go ahead and go Ham Sandwich." The Ham Sandwich is a multiple entendre but still...
- The entire album those two songs are on is full of gems. Just listen to the first two seconds of Zipper.
- Design The Skyline's "Surrounded By Silence". Don't let the first 30 or so seconds fool you, this song goes wrong the moment the vocalist starts screaming.
- 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 So Bad, It's Horrible levels, saved only by blips of decent instrumentation, a computer drumming, and the, uh, rather fetching victim.
- 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!
- This Dipset song
- Hardcore punk band 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 Glam Metal, 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 So Bad, It's Horrible, but no, a more suitable description would be so bloody horrible it's FANTASTIC. Try listening without laughing.
- DJ Isaac's Face Down Ass Up and its explict lyrics repeating all over the entire song. "FACE DOWN, ASS UP, THATS THE WAY WE LIKE TO FUCK"
- Don't forget DJ Funk, a dj musician who coined the booty house subgenre and the creator of the Booty House Anthems albums. Like DJ Isaac's, it contains explict lyrics repeated over. Not to mention he's also a popular example of ghetto house music.
- "AOAO (Royal Mix)" by DJ Sharpnel — the song that later became HUEHUEHUEHUE BR BR.
- Dream Jam Band telling the kids to brush their teeth in this Totally Radical rap.
- The Mexican black metal band Drown In Solitude would just be another standard DSBM band, if the vocalist didn't sound like the mating call of an elephant. No, seriously.
- The entire catalogue of E-Rotic certainly counts. Forced, cheesy lyrics and hilariously vapid songs about sex were their Raison d'être. And they were awesome. Their music videos were even better, filled with bizarre scenarios and tons of nudity. The one for Willy Use A Billy Boy (NSFW) has a condom fighting shapeshifting sperm cells, and that is just the beginning. Longtime fans of DanceDanceRevolution may remember E-Rotic's songs from DanceDanceRevolution 3rdMIX through 5thMIX.
- There is an attempt at "acoustic Death Metal" by a guy with the stage name Emersonoel that must be heard to be believed. (and here is he singing over Sepultura to dig himself deeper)
- 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.
"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.
- Dirty 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.
- Clean Lyrics:
I can't describe the vibe I get when I drive by six people and five I hit.
- It just gets worse from there. Also a lot of the lyrics they keep are just as offensive in the clean version, like
- "Always" by Erasure is a total Ear Worm, so corny that it shows up in stool, and the music is full of electronic beeps and boops that sound like 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 [adult swim] picked it for Robot Unicorn Attack for a reason, and not simply "because it's awesome." The music video cranks the cheesiness Up to Eleven.
- "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.
- "It's Too Big" by actor/singer Jonah Falcon, a song about how he has the largest penis in the world. What makes it so special? Jonah is a world record holder for penis length (13.5 inches, in case you were wondering). He knows for a fact that the song is true.
- Take a listen to "Banane" by Slovenian singer Neca Falk. It's so stupid yet so endearing.
- Come On Back by FUSBI.
- 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 Geordie rapping; reached number two in Britain when it was released. What else is there to be said?
- David Geddes' "Run, Joey, Run" — A Teenage Death Song, made especially memorable by the whiny heroine's chorus, the lead's overwrought delivery, and the Squicky 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."
- Another intentional one, but power metal band Gloryhammer pretty much takes everything that people tend to either love or hate about power metal (Overblown synths, ridiculous vocal ranges, fantasy-themed concept albums, nonsensical lyrics about dragons, swords, warriors and all that epicness, and long instrumental interludes) and just rolls with it without a single iota of irony. The end result? Awesomely stupid musical marvels such as "The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee", a song about, appropriately enough, the Scottish city of Dundee being invaded by the evil wizard Zargothrax, and his army of undead unicorns. And that's just the first song on the album! Even though the entire band are native English speakers, their lyrics are written in semi-broken English meant to be imitative of European power metal bands. And thus, we get lyrics like "High above the citadel, an epic war is fight".
- GMCFOSHO makes bizarre Swag Raps that are amazingly catchy. He is almost certainly a parody of the Swag Rap mentality though. One of his most popular songs is IMDABES, where he raps about how he is DA BES.
Went to maurey and he said that baby ain't mineJus fo lyin I threw that dumb skank on top of a mineNow that kids an orphanAnd im da besThat's a check mateWe playin chess
- "Wilder" by 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 acoustic and a metal tribute, both of which actually did a pretty good job, given the subject material.
- "Chinese Food" by Alison Gold. Described as "The New Rebecca Black", once heard, this song cannot be unheard.
- Mark Gormley. The glasses, the moustache, the bad green screen and the random posture changes (read: lots of power stances) are so hilariously jarring that everything he does becomes a surreal masterpiece. Although it's a bit subverted by the fact that the music itself is actually decent, if not dated.
- The Guns N' Roses song Oh My God for the End of Days 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.
- "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 categorynote :
Macarthur Park is melting in the darkAll the sweet green icing flowing down.Someone left the cake out in the rainI don't think that I can take it'Cause it took so long to bake it
- 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 William Shatner to mind.
- The narminess of this song was lampshaded on The Simpsons. 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.
- The video for David Hasselhoff's Hooked On a Feeling.
- Austrian rock band Helmi's Nightmare is the embodiment of Outsider Music: The singer (Helmi) doesn't know the slightest bit about rhythm, meters, or melody, and neither does he play an instrument. He had gained some notoriety within the German speaking usenet and forumsphere for his incredibly long-winded and absurd threads about problems he encountered with basic everyday tasks long before his band came into existing, and it shows in the music. Lyrics go all the way from cannibalism to binge eating.
- The entire discography of Average Homeboy rapper, Denny "Blazin'" Hazen. It's hilariously incompetent "rapping" to a generic keyboard rhythm.
- 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.
- Hello Kitty Suicide Club Well? Is it the ridiculous band name? The fact that the "singer" sounds like a five year old girl throwing a temper tantrum? The beats that sound like they were made on some cheap computer program?
- 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 Narmy so bad you CAN'T hate them. Try listening without laughing your ass off.
- 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 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.
- The Insane Clown Posse made a song called "Miracles", which is more or less their attempt at making a PSA of sorts about how The World Is Just Awesome. With lines like "FUCKIN' RAINBOWS", it's impossible to take seriously. It's also mocked for making a sudden swerve into Science Is Bad with "I don't wanna talk to a scientist/Y'all motherfuckers lyin' and gettin' me pissed!"
- Iron Maiden's B-side to "Rainmaker" is an intentionally bad song called "More Tea Vicar?" The song is a satire on mainstream music (noticed 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 Bee Gees in a hilarious sounding falsetto.
Next up I'll scream
- The "Wildest Dreams" B-side "Pass the Jam" kinda counts.
I warned you
- New Bibi Hendl by Takeo Ischi. The song features an elderly Japanese man dressed in stereotypical Bavarian attire yodelling and singing in German to a flock of chickens to the tune of a Europop remix. Made more hilarious by Ischi's random clucking, a Michael Buffer impersonator referring to him as "The Yodelmeister" and a sign saying "Café Hell".
- 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 "Mesmerize" and "I'm Real."
- Jaap Blonk, the best possible answer to "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 scores for his own work and his ridiculously theatrical live performances.
- For the posthumously-released Michael Jackson track "Behind the Mask" (featured on Michael), an online project was organized, with fans invited to contribute material to its video. Much of 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 Yellow Magic Orchestra number with new lyrics) make it bearable.
- Florence Foster Jenkins. Listen to her sing the "Queen of the Night" aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute. 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 Lucia Popp's rendition for comparison.
- Jessie Dubs is this trope entirely. This is a vocaloid cover channel. "Her channel." There's "This," or "this," or "even this." Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to be a troll, although that MS Paint art is a bit suspicious...
- Journey's 1983 Top 10 hit "Separate Ways" is one of the band's most memorable tracks, featuring an iconic synthesiser riff, but the 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 videos to concept videos that defined the early MTV era.
- Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law" is a rock classic, due to actually being considered a good song by a great many people. The video, however? You'll be laughing at how cheesy and ridiculous it is, even for the 80s, in less than a minute.
- The song Girlfriend by Kabbage Boy, the Nu Metal band that Eddie Riggs initially roadies for in Brütal Legend, was synthesized specifically to exemplify all the worst things that have ever happened to Heavy Metal. The result was a success but the tune itself is sorta catchy, for all the wrong reasons.
- 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.
- 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! 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 amazing artistic output of KeyDragon, which attempts to mix power metal, gothic metal and death metal, and fails hilariously, between the childishly written lyrics, off-key vocals and sloppy riff construction. This is not even mentioning their albums' cover art, which looks like a six-year-old drew them with crayons.
- "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 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).
- 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 Korpiklaani, it's likely that it was supposed to be ridiculous; it's not like any of their stuff is particularly serious. But judge for yourself.
- The work of 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 melody-less midi noise. One of his album was nominated for the "Best Humoristic album" category at one of the ADISQ Gala.
- La Dispute are usually a good band, but "Such Small Hands" reaches this by the end.
I thought I heard the door open, OH NO!I thought I heard the door open but I only heard it close!
- 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.
- "This Is My Fucking Single" and "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 sticking felt-tip pens to his hair.
- Christopher Lee and "The Bloody Verdict of Verden." Definite Narm ... but It's got Christopher Lee!
- "Summer Girls" by LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones). Its lyrics are so nonsensical that it's hard not to burst into a laughing fit while listening to it. Here's a sample lyric: "When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet / Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets."
- Rapper Lil B is possibly the king of this trope whenitcomesto Hip-Hop, though this may be a case of So Bad, It's Horrible if it's not intentional.
- "I just had seeeeex, and I'll never go back/to my not-having-sex ways of the past" Considering this is The Lonely Island, most of their songs are a very intentional version of this.
- Dennis Madalone's patriotic power ballad "America: We Stand As One". UU-SS-aaaAAY!
- "It's My Life What Ever I Wanna Do" by Vennu Mallesh, mostly because of the overuse of Auto-Tune and Engrish lyrics.
"I am very anger"
- Biz Markie's "Just A Friend" is a perfect example. Markie sings it Hollywood Tone-Deaf, the music video is ridiculous, the backing track makes the song come across like it's for a child, and the lyrics themselves are kind of pathetic... but it's incredibly hard to hate.
- "Oh My God" by Masta Artisan, aka The Rap Critic. Particularly, the beat. which is a mess of atonal string riffs laid on top of a sample of the "Shock Impact" musical sting. And no bassline.
- 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.
- Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar), Brian McFadden's (Better known as the Garfunkel of Westlife) 2011 single would be So Bad, It's Horrible if it wasn't so Narmily catchy (Random banjo beats and awful rapping, anyone?). The subject of the song is 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 Delta Goodrem dumped him shortly after its release.
- MC Miker G and DJ Sven's 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: "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 interpolates), 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.
- Linni Meister's "My Ass". The high-pitched voice and the cutesy visuals in the music video clash with the heavy sexualization of the singer. The lyrics are vapid to the point where Linni Meister herself considers the song somewhat of an Old Shame because she wants to be more than a "Barbie doll". There's also a promo for the unrelated Nazi zombie movie Dead Snow. An excerpt:
And many years from now
When I'm a proper MILF
Responsible and friendly
To thy neighbor
Pick up the kids from school
And buy a box of milk
My figure's getting floppy
But I still find time to sing
- "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 "I no she wants me back" (Sic) and "NO MORE TEARS TO CRY", is just as bad, if not worse. "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 hilariously bad or So Bad, It's Horrible.
- Judging by the title, "i dont care who you are, (Sic) is probably a Boastful Rap, but it's pretty much impossible to tell, since most of the lyrics are drowned out by Raed's auto-tuned mumbling. The awful copy machine beat doesn't help, either.
- BEEP BEEP A TOOT TOOT
- ive come along WAAAAAAAAY
- "Get Naked" by Methods of Mayhem features lyrics that are so cringe-inducing that it's nearly impossible not to laugh while listening to it. There's a reason this is the group's only noteworthy song, and it's not because it's good.note
- Anything made by Microsoft Songsmith - particularly the original Songsmith ad, now a Youtube classic. Starring no less than the program's developers — Dan Morris (as the dad/ad executive) and Sumit Basu (as the band guy).
- 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.
- Before William Hung, a nice middle-aged lady named Elva Miller parlayed her off-key warble and whistling (!) of pop hits like Downtown into four albums during the middle 1960s. The Other Wiki discusses her here.
- 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.
- Steve Miller's 1984 album Italian X-Rays - it sounds like Miller discovered keyboards and mountains of high quality cocaine, right around the same time.
- "This Is Why I'm Hot" by rapper MIMS. He's hot cause he's fly, you aint cause you not.
- The music video to "Ghouldiggers" by 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 Powered By The Cheat animations featured on Homestar Runner. As far as the actual song goes, there's something pretty narmy about Al Jourgensen growling "You vultures want me dead! / what's up with that?"
- In Germany, a short-timed, facebook-driven craze around the rapper Money Boy was mostly fueled by this trope. Among the artist's body of work, "Dreh Den Swag Auf" (A German cover of Soulja Boy's "Turn My Swag On") especially stands out, mainly due to his hilariously bad attempt at singing during the chorus as well as the Gratuitous English at seemingly random points in the song.
- Ladies and gentlemen, a spectacle that must be seen and heard to be believed: The Monkees wrecking their own theme song with Ditty Diego/War Chant. Yes, it's so awful you'd nearly laugh.
- The Monkey Power Trio deliberately strive for this: Once a year they go to a studio to record a new EP of original material, with no preparation or rehearsal whatsoever. Surprisingly, the song "You Gotta Have Hope", consisting of platitudes shouted over a few guitar chords, off-rhythm drumming, and some piercing recorder, ended up in a Fox Sports Network commercial: An employee at an ad agency had stumbled upon the song and tried to use it to irritate his boss, but the boss then actually used it in the ad, which aired for six months.
- Keith Moon, the drummer for The Who, 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.
- "Radikult" and "Too Extreme!" from Morbid Angel's infamous Illud Divinum Insanus have pretty much◊ 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.
- 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. He also did an awesome cover of the aforementioned "Friday".
- Neural Storyteller is an AI program that can analyze pictures to generate a short paragraph describing what's going on. When used to create songs based off of a picture, we end up with stuff like...this (which was popular enough to result in two covers).
- Even more 'songs' can be heard here.
- This song by Nicki Minaj: YOU A STUPID HOE, YOU A YOU A STUPID HOE
- Leonard Nimoy's voice was good enough, but it would have been better served by anything other than "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins".
- 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.
- 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 product plugs, and completely ridiculous lyrics, it is just so 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
- The inimitable "Shine On Me" by Chris Dane Owens. 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. The sequel video, "Light Speed", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRumTSNXTe0 was released in March 2014.
- Lucia Pamela's album Into Outer Space With Lucia Pamela. Sounding like someone's boozy great aunt doing an impersonation of Ethel Merman, 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.
- P.D.Q. Bach! 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.
- Pearl Jam's "Olympic Platinum", an overblown Power Ballad about a guy whose Olympic dream is Serious Business.
- Russian artist Pika's song "Partymaker". Where do we even begin? Pika's Broken Record vocals combined with a very minimalistic beat, plus Gratuitous English lines like "Shaker-shaker, partymaker" make this song a marvel to behold - in an ironic way. The song owes its popularity to Dot A 2, where Russian-speaking players (there are a LOT of them here) associate this song with a character known as Earthshaker.
- Eilert Pilarm is an Elvis impersonator from Sweden 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.
- Pittsburgh Slim. With hits such as 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.
- Plethitude's 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.
- 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 YouTube, the songs they play are (mostly) recognizable. And 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.
- "Gangnam Style" by PSY. Bonus points for popularizing a music genre, while at the same time being a parody of it. Billions of visits in Youtube can't be wrong.
- PtheG's "She's Mad" although it's hard to tell if it's this or Stylistic Suck due to the author's Small Name, Big Ego years even after the video was released.
- Sondra Prill's music. A notable example of one of her cover songs is of Janet Jackson's "Nasty". Unlike the original, Sondra's version is more off-key, and she seems to yell most of the time.
- "God Made Girls" by RaeLynn. Take hilariously misguided lyrics such as "Somebody's gotta wear a pretty skirt / Somebody's gotta be the one to flirt / Somebody's gotta wanna hold his hand, so God made girls", written by four women, no less. Add a melody that sounds more like a nursery rhyme, and a singer who sounds like Paula Deen on helium.
- Former The 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 "a cartoon moose" and 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 Debbie Harry 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 Rap Rock 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 a silly but adorable rap written from the point of view of Dee Dee's pet cat.
- Randy "Macho Man" Savage's rap album. Particularly "Be A Man".
- Cotton Eyed Joe, as covered by Rednex, was both a charts topper and a ratings bomb, for a great reason (though some would argue So Cool, It's Awesome). 'Fit hadn't been fo' Cotton Eyed Joe, I'd been married 'long time ago.
- Lou Reed and Metallica's collaborative album Lulu is generally accepted to lapse between this and So Bad It's Horrible. The parts that are considered So Bad, It's Good, though, are generally the sections with Narm filled, strangely vulgar and/or weird, and outright laughable lyrics like "I am the table!" (Shouted by one James Hetfield) and "I swallow your sharpest cutter like a colored man's dick", the latter of which is, like most of the album, delivered in a droning mutter from Lou Reed.
- The Replacements' live album The Shit Hits The Fans was released because the band themselves thought it was So Bad, It's Good: 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.
- 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 Special Effects Failure. 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, "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.
- Heck, even some of their more professionally made ones like 'Unholy Warcry' and 'Magic of the Wizards Dream' are ridiculously melodramatic and feature some rather cheap looking greenscreen shots (Though none as bad as the aforementioned 'Rain of a Thousand Flames'). But their latest music video, 'Dark Wings of Steel' is fine, which arguably makes it more forgettable than the bad ones!
- The Recess Monkey's cover of Gone So Long.
- "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 The Godfather, 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.
- Sam Sacks. It's not clear whether Sam — who looks like Hans Moleman on The Simpsons and has a 3-note vocal range — is in on the joke or not. Notable for singing each and every one of his songs at exactly the same pace.
- The hilariously bad song Going To The Mall by the School Gyrlz is worth a mention.
- Tommy Seebach's disco cover of Apache, especially with the music video.
- William Shatner should never sing. Ever.
- "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"
- Sisqo's "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.
- One day, Six Feet Under are going to wonder what the hell they were thinking when they made 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. Take a listen.
- The Skatt Bros. song "Life at the Outpost" doesn't fall overwhelmingly into this category, but its music video, a deliberate and outrageous parody of those by the Village People, certainly does.
- The Shaggs 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 Kurt Cobain and Frank Zappa. You can read more at That Other Wiki here, and hear their music, such as it is, here.
- This little music video from Slayer. May overlap with Narm.
- If you want some ridiculous music videos involving metal bands, click this video, then search for full versions of these music videos. Ancient's video, Trollech's video, and 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.
- "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith.
- Jesus Is a Friend of Mine by Sonseed is so stupid that everyone loves it.
- This is what happens when you get Soulja Boy to make a song about anime while stoned.
- The music video of Billy Squier's "Rock Me Tonite." The song itself isn't bad (in fact, it was his highest charting single), but the hysterical video fits well here. Squier claims it ruined his career.
- Drinkenstein. Sylvester Stallone singing.
- In general, there are only two opinions you'll find about 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.
- The songs and music videos by 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.
- Even by their standards, "Novi God" (Russian for "New Year") is something else. Four guys who definitely don't have the conventional boyband look singing in a flat monotone to the beat of a cheap synthesiser in front of a greenscreen with an awful looking snow effect screensaver. One of them stands behind his bandmate with his arm around his shoulder for most of the song and the four of them just stand there while half-assedly attempting to "dance" in time with the tune. It's apparently gone viral in Russia.
- "Brick In Yo Face" by Stitches would make an excellent parody of Trap Music - unfortunately, he seems to be 100% serious. Between the reptitive yet catchy beat, the fact that he doesn't rap so much as yell arrhythmically, the ridiculously exaggerated lyrics, and the video where Pinhead puts in an appearance and he dual-wields AK-47s, it all amounts to an awesomely stupid banger.
- I LOVE... SELLING... BLOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!
- Back to the Streets by Josh Strax, one of the most hilariously unconvincing raps ever made. The vocals don't match the beat and the chorus contains the line "You gotta be careful, you gotta watch out cause you could get jacked for your phone and that". The music video consists of Josh and a couple of other kids walking down an alley and play-fighting in an unconvincing manner.
- "Chocolate Rain... some stay dry, and others feel the pain." The lyrics are so bad they're good: the music... 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.
- For that matter, the entire musical output of Adam "Tay Zonday" Bahner draws a certain fascination.
- "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 he got kicked off stage twenty seconds into his performance at The Apollo . What made Shooby so lovable is that 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.
- If you were to take every stereotypical problem associated with amateur, self-made musicians, mix them all together, and crank the mix Up to Eleven, 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 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.
- “Once You Understand,” credited to Think, a bizarre and 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.”
- Thrash Queen's second album, actually an In-Name-Only recording made illicitly by a German record label using their name. The band themselves, and their debut album, are much worse.
- Italian self-made rapper Trucebaldazzi, who in this epic video is lashing out his rage against... a middle school. Complete with Elmuh Fudd Syndwome.
- Perhaps the best-known song in John Trubee's catalogue is one he never sang. "Peace And Love," better known as "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.
- "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.
- No Way No Way by Vanilla. Sampling Mah Nà Mah Nà with what sounds like a very poor saxophone effect, these four girls drone the lyrics of the song out in heavy Essex accents with bad improv speeches thrown in for good measure. The video was filmed in Brixton at an outdoor pool made (cheaply) to look like it was made somewhere a bit warmer. At the time it came out, ITV Chart Show named it the worst music video of all time.
- While the actual songs by Mordovian singer Bakich Vidyai are not quite bad, a number of his music videos are something atrocious. ''Teyterkat'', for example, uses various stock filters to no end, which makes it really trippy at several moments.
- ''Palsyat'' deserves a mention for being a shining example of how one should not use chroma key (as in, one should not flip the singer or the background). As in the previous example, it features some gratuitious stock filters as well.
- Outsider rapper Viper, possibly the most important man in the history of music, is offended. Why? Because you'll cowards don't even smoke crack. (The jury is out whether his music is actually, shock, good— one of his 316 mixtapes or albums released in 2014, Fuck tha World It Ain't Real I Bend a Spoon Wit My Mind 2, has several pieces, particularly Tha Decompression, which are accepted to be quite-good pieces of VERY out-of-the-mainstream hip hop.
- The Vocaloid song "MUTEKI SHOUJO:99", for several reasons.
- Kaai Yuki's purposely amateurish voice doesn't fit the song that well, and the pitch is overly high.
- The whole song is in Gratuitous English. "I'm not girl, candy girl"? Uh, yeah.
- The random line "what a crappy crud, clap your hands". It's understandable that the artist wanted to avoid explicit lyrics, but it still sounds more funny than cool or edgy.
- The chorus has hard rock guitars that come out of nowhere after the electronic sound the verse preceding it had.
- The artist wants us to think that this six-or-something-year-old "superhero" girl is the awesomest person ever to walk the earth. Needless to say, she doesn't qualify, especially after the Gratuitous English and grating chorus.
- The artist decides to throw in some ad-libs like "huh" and "yeah". However, since the ad-libs are 1) in English, and 2) being sung by a Vocaloid, it sounds more funny than awesome or edgy.
- The Japanese translation is written in really polite language and translated very literally. The line "Say, it's show time" translates as "Please say that show time is in existence."
- "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 amateurism, but is enjoyable. A group known as Dizzy Balloon made a pretty good cover, though.
- Deathcore band Waking the Cadaver is just so over-the-top with how bad its taste in lyrics is, combined with absolutely illegible vocals.
- Al Walser social-network carpet-bombed his way into a Grammy nomination for EDM, sparking mass confusion about who the hell the guy was. This is his song.
- The entire oeuvre of New Zealand singer-songwriter Lori Watt. "Chill In My Vein" is great enough, but "Exboyfrinds Collection" (sic) is even better.
- 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.
- Wesley Willis. 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.
- Booty Man by Tim Wilson may just be another bad song about butts, but it's a catchy, intentionally bad song about butts.
- 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. The title track already sets the bar quite high.
- Yasha Swag's "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.
- "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. It worked a little too well.
- Even though the producers on his tracks do not fall into this at all, the rapping of Yung Lean falls into this. Although it may be a joke, his flow, vaporwave-esque image, and attempts to come off as a serious rapper despite being an 18-year old white boy from Sweden push him into this category. His song "Kyoto" is a prime example of his ridiculousness in action.
- American Idol
- William Hung 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 American Idol auditioner named Renaldo Lapuz wrote and sang the classic "I am your brother, your best friend forever..." A first-class Earworm, that. There are a couple of remixes of it.
- There was General Larry Platt's "Pants On The Ground". Somehow, this turns it into Crowning Music of Awesome.
- Unlike Hung, who was well within the Idol age limit, Lapuz was in his forties and Platt in his sixties when they auditioned, adding to the curiosity behind their performances.
- How about Nick Mitchell, a.k.a. Norman Gentle? His deliberately bad, ultra-camp version of "And I Am Telling You" didn't stop him from making the semifinals.
- Big Barry, seen on Season 7 of America's Got Talent is 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.
- EXEC_CUTYPUMP/. from Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is loud, harsh on the ears, and the lyrics are chock full of Narm Charm. Yet for some reason, one can't help but love it.
- Jenny ROM & The Zippers, who Rhythm Game long timers may know from their songs that are featured in DanceDanceRevolution. 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 utter insanity this woman and her cohorts are capable of. An Anime Music Video for one of her songs 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.
- The DJMAX series brings us "Para Q" by Forte Escape. WRA WRAAA WRAAAAAAAAAAA!
- The infamous DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64. Theme Tune Rap 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 here. Grant Kirkhope says that it was intentional So Bad, It's Good.
- The Eurovision Song Contest 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 So Bad, It's Good song about how the Eurovision has become So Bad, It's Good (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.
- 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.
- This has became rarer since 2013, a year in which people joked about voting for Greece's satirical and novelty ska entry because of the terrible financial situation which the song, Alcohol is Free, referenced very clearly in its content, and it placed a nice 6th. The trend since than has been for songs that are nearly good enough to be good (and sometimes they actually are good!) with less so Bad it's good.
- An Image Song for Higurashi: When They Cry gives us, said in Engrish, "Do you know Oyashiro-sama? Yes, Hinamizawa. I kill you you kill me, no Hinamizawa". It Makes Sense In Context and is probably very intentional. Neither of the singers are exactly cool, it's set in The '80s, and it's making fun of a mystery-murder series.
- Initial D 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!
- While James Bond songs are usually made of awesome, Lulu's "The Man With the Golden Gun" is so over-the-top, campy, and ridiculous, it loops around from stupid right back to enjoyable. The hilarious, barely-Double Entendre lyrics help, too.
- The video game Jet Set Radio Future is known to have lots of tracks that qualify as Awesome Music, but then you would get to hear this track. With the temper of the singer constantly switching between angry and calm at any given moment and the lyrics reflecting that personality it just has to qualify.
- "Before My Body Is Dry" from Kill la Kill is generally considered to be a pretty awesome Theme Music Power-Up track. Then the OST was released and it was revealed that the full version includes a fairly cheesy rap bridge with the female singer singing about "I gotta find out who kill mah dad."
- Some of the karaoke ending songs in Lucky Star, as expected from traditional karaoke, are hilariously awful. The most popular of these include Konata screaming through Dragon Ball Z's theme and Konata trying to sing the English Monkey Magic theme despite not knowing English.
- What makes the DBZ one, at least, is how much Konata is clearly enjoying herself.
- This is made only more amusing by the fact that Konata's voice actress is a professional singer, meaning that she had to sing intentionally badly which is not as easy as it sounds.
- Likely in response to this, JAM Project, the Hot-Blooded music group founded by the guy who sang the Mazinger Z intro, did their own epic rendition of Lucky Star's opening. Warning: Super Robot Wars fans that listen to this may get nightmares of Humongous Mecha dancing in cheerleader outfits.
- Well, if you want giant robots dancing to Lucky Star'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 Fist of the North Star? And its opening, the manliest song ever Ai wo Torimodose (You Wa Shock!)? Then please listen to 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.
- The entire Marvel VS Capcom 2 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 cult hit with many people expressing fond memories the moment they hear that same infamous character select theme. Go figure.
- 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. Hear for yourself.
- Around the time Mortal Kombat 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. Kano's is bordering on Award Bait Song, and Liu Kang's deserves mention for using Calling Your Attacks and Funny Bruce Lee Noises as lyrics. The songs themselves aren't so bad, but it's the lyrics that make this album so hilarious.
- This song (at 2:20) originally from the also So Bad, It's Good video game Plumbers Don't Wear Ties, but just hearing how "you're the star" just because you pursued to go after Jane is just... well. How The Angry Video Game Nerd would react to this if he ended up pursuing after Jane instead of just not going after her?
- The cancelled Rhythm Game Neon FM was going to have a song called "Girlz Buttz". It is about exactly what you think it's about. Nearly a decade later, now it's on Pump It Up Infinity. Enjoy.
- The 'Alphabet Rap' from 80's TV show Quantum Leap, as performed by actor Dean Stockwell here. What make this even more hilarious is that the lyrics in this release have been sanitized 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.
- The Director's cut of Resident Evil features this, which sounds like a bunch of trumpets going off at random/farting.
- S4 League brings us "Super Sonic", which is a good song. Then comes the 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"
"SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC SUPERSONIC"
- This "Jump" music video from Sesame Street is quite laughable.
- Knuckles' stage themes in Sonic Adventure 2. Somebody at SEGA decided that they get a rapper to do the music for Knuckles' stages. Hilarity and Getting Crap Past the Radar ensued. This is a game about talking animals protecting the world from an egg man and a space lizard with a cannon rammed up its ass. Here's an example. And another.
- It helps that the instrumentals behind the goofy rapping is actually pretty good. Especially Dive into the Mellow.
- The general consensus about the new theme song for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), "Shell Shocked". While the song has been generally criticized for having nonsensical lyrics, many people have appreciated the song for its catchy beat and its general cheesy tone. Which is something previous rap songs about the live actions TMNT movies provided and were famed and appreciated in hindsight for as it fit in with the tone with the movies.
- "I knocc em down. Running homie. [...] Get you with the fisticuffs, homie you my next wiiin!" Snoop Dogg 's contribution to Tekken Tag Tournament 2. This song plays in the ridiculous Snoop Dogg stage.
- Thumbelina's razzie award-winning "Marry the Mole" is hilarious for the wrong reason. Unlike its respective comedy numbers, however, this one has its own Narm Charm: the lyrics sounds like Ms. Field Mouse is making it up along as she goes, while she herself falls off her rocker during her song (wearing a pincushion as a dress is not normal behavior), and her Family-Unfriendly Aesop about marrying for money. Some fans wonder why this even got a razzie in the first place.
- Well known doujin artist REDALiCE produced a remix of "Love Colored Master Spark" from Touhou based on Pon De Floor by Major Lazer. The result sounds absolutely nothing like the original and is probably one of the most hilariously bizarre Touhou remixes ever made.
- R. Kelly's epic "Hip Hopera," Trapped in the Closet, can be considered as 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 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, 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. Oh NO! Now we all have AIDS!... AIDS!... AIDS!...
- Happy Maria! is from a doujin album based around Umineko: When They Cry. 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".
- Abstinence rules! Playin' is for fools!! Possibly the most heavy-handed Christian rock song ever. Whenever people think of the shallow stereotype of Christian Rock, something like this song comes to mind. Michael Sweet, the performer of this song, was the lead guitarist for Boston, and prior to that vocalist/lead guitarist for Christian hair metallers Stryper, so he's got legitimate skill. It's just that the song is so over-the-top it almost seems like a parody.
- This hilariously bad cover of Alejandro by Lady Gaga. The most unsubtle Ho Yay 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 So Bad, It's Horrible, but it's so bad it's actually impossible to hate.
- "We've got freedom of religion... I understand... BUT GROUND ZERO IS ONE LOCATION WHERE A MOSQUE SHOULDN'T STAND!"
- This song was used to try and teach kids how to speak French "La Le". It fails badly as it just made them fall over laughing from the awful lyrics, the bad animation and the sexual overtones.
- Im Gettin Money, Aye!
- This version of "Oh Holy Night". For some people, it might fall into So Bad, It's Horrible; but anyone with a robust sense of humour split their sides laughing while listening to it.
- "Hey baby wake up from your asleep. We have arrived onto the future and the whole world has become... ELECTRONIK. SUPERSONIK."
- As the "I hope you enjoyed this flight as much as you enjoyed our accent" line implies, it's a Stealth Parody. 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 intentionally so.
- "MACHO, MACHO MAN..."
- Specially the video. And while we're into this kind of song... "IT'S RAINING MEN! HALLELUJAH!"
- Tomboy would like to remind you that it's OK To Be Gay.
- Everyooooone is Jesus, everyone!
- You are the love charger! You are the love charger!!! YOU ARE THE LOVE CHARGERRRRRRRRRRR!!!
- 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 sex offender.
- 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."
- Tutti Frutti Summer Love
- "I'm Not Justin Bieber, Bitch".
- PUT A DONK ON IT!
- I Want You to Love Me Tender qualifies.
- Even if it borders on So Bad it's Horrible, this should qualify. Open with caution: there is some serious musical rape, in there.
- Reggae+Ragtime=... awesome, apparently. Just watch this. 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.
- Prit Stiiiik! DRUM SOLO!
- "The smell of flowers... DEATH! Your pretty face... DEATH!!!"
- Five words: Disco Ballad of Sweeney Todd.
- Japanese pop culture in a nutshell.
- Another hilarious example of what Japanese rock bands can do, and its lyrics takes the cake.
- I feeeeeel Fantastic! Hey Hey Hey!
- 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.
- Sometimes, people make a war, don't know what it'sa for...
- Seven words: "Go club get drunk you stupid shit."
- "Love Juice".
- Die Antwoord is a South African hip-hop group who may be deliberately bad, but a lot of people seem to enjoy them unironically. See this and this for example of their creative output.
- STAY. WITH. ME. TONIGHT.
- This AC/DC Cover. The band seems to know it, too!
- Microsoft Sam sings "White and Nerdy".
- Montgomery, it's just like, it's like a mini-mall!
- My horse is amazing. (warning, NSFW)
- This performance turned an obscure dance-pop song by an unknown Romanian group into a meme, a hit, and a piece of 2000s pop culture.
- RISE LIKE A DRAGON, PUNCH A WOMAN.
- Ever seen a homeless man rap?
- Gimme that Christian side hug!
- Anyone who attended the 2010 National Scout Jamboree got to hear this song at the closing ceremony.
- I'm on a couch.
- I GOT DAT DRANK IN MAH CUP! I GOT DAT DRANK IN MAH CUP! CUP! CUP!
- IT'S JUST SO COLD IN DA D
- Ever wondered what "Anarchy in the UK" would sound like recorded by a French-Chinese band who speak no English?
AIIIII AM AN AIIIIIINAIKIIIIIII AIIIIIIIII AIII AII AIIIIIII AEEEEE
- The one, the only, Indian Condom Song.
- My friends are! My heroes I'm a hero when I'm with my friends!
- There's also 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.
- Whatever this is
- I MET HIM AT THE CAAANDYYY STOOORRE!!!!
- I washy my haaaand... ova ando ova!
- Yummy yummy yummy, I got love in my tummy and I feel like lovin' you!
- The Hoenn Pokerap is hilariously awful.
- PIG POWER IN DA HOUSE! Even the Nostalgia Critic loved it!
- The moon. Beautiful. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
- "LADY! CAN YOU FORGIVE ME FOR ALL I'VE DONE TO YOUUUUUUUUU!"
- This cover of "Innocence Faded" with a singer who can barely enunciate the lyrics. It's still hilarious, though.
- One wonders why this kid's hip-hop career never took off.
- WE LIKE THE MOOOOOON!!! (Very deliberate.)
- We like pizza, in the mornin', we like pizza everyday... And then there's the Mongolian cover version.
- This guy can't sing in the slightest, but he has such heart that the entire performance becomes Narm Charm. It's apparent that even he knows he flubbed it when he stops the last verse with "That's all I'm doing."
- Here's this... rather interesting video involving some breakdancing dedicated to 9/11 with this overall weird song.
- These covers border between hilariously bad and awfully bad (particularly the Russian guy singing "Let It Be").
- Once upon a time, some guy in Japan thought it'd be awesome (or hilarious) if he got Japan's most famous voice actresses and had them record a Cover Album of classic punk songs. In English. Because of this brilliant idea, we are treated to things like this. Yeah...
- If 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.
- THE HUNGER. Confusing lyrics, tempo mess-ups, goofy Chroma Key and Conspicuous CGI combine.
- Who's in the house? Jesus in the house!
- Poor Hot Problems was bad enough to be called "the new Friday" by Good Morning America.
- Grandma got run over by a reindeer!
- This Engrish version of the Ghostbusters theme, which was featured in Beatmania IIDX GOLD. FOO YOU GONNA CARR?
- 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.
- The (probably fake) Rappin' for Jesus video.
- "The Worst Rap Battle Ever."
- This memetically bad parody and music video of The Rolling Stones' Beast Of Burden: I DON'T WANT! MY PIZZA BURNIN'!
- Behold, the Tuba Wizard.
- This 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, appropriately used in the right places.
- Real Nigga Roll Call, the song with the most swear words of all time.
- THIS IS BIRDEMIC!!!!!
- 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 you'll never get out of your head once you hear it.
- Ladies and gentlemen, The Nigga Song.
- Jesus Christ is mah nigga! A pastor and his wife rappin' for Jesus to try and appeal to the kids to come to church. Unfortunately, they definitely don't have N-Word Privileges, which makes the whole the whole thing hilariously racist.
- I love FROYO! OH OH OOHH!
- This Dubstep remix of "Selfie" by The Chainsmokers. An over-the-top track inserting tons of samples from other Dubstep and Electro House songs. It also serves as a Stealth Parody of EDM.
- The '80s (and early nineties) provided many music videos that are nearly impossible to watch through with a straight face - particularly if the musicians get passionate and indulge in gesturing.
- Every music video from Bollywood and The Otherwoods that manages to reach Memetic Mutation status internationally, combining the Indian tendency for musicals, weirdness and\or bombast. Most famous examples are "Kaaluri Vaanil"\"Benny Lava" and the Indian Thriller "Goli Maar".
- This cover of the Shire theme from The Lord of the Rings, featuring a kazoo, a guitar, and a jug. It starts off amusing, but gets progressively worse as it goes on. You can practically see the performer scrambling to keep up with the music, while having no real skill at using any of his instruments.
- "The Photosynthesis Song" is an attempt at Edutainment that is entertaining… for all the wrong reasons. Painful Rhymes and LimitedAnimation would put it into So Bad It's Horrible territory if it wasn't so darn catchy.
- This rendition of the Gravity Falls theme.
- Every single rock song being covered by amateur teenagers.
- There are a bunch of bad rap battles about video games, but this one in particular is a quite rare and hilarious example which is an infamous rap battle with Minecraft against Roblox. It makes a really bad use of chroma keying, with laggy clips recorded on Skype with Bandicam. Also cue in the muffled voices that look garbled in some points along with the menacing Narm hilarious lyrics with some gratuitous misspelling, and unexpected games like Blockland join the fun.
- ''DA SOUTH GON HOLD IT DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNN''
- SHUT THE FUCK UUUUUUUUP!
- Monkey Vs. Robot, a hammy rock song about a fight between the two, with hilariously Narmy lyrics such "they both love their mother, why must they hate each other?"
- The vegan rap, where three vegans wearing shirts that specifically state that they are vegans rap about not using the name of an animal to insult other people. The rhythm is way off and many of the lines are longer than they need to be. Made funnier by the youngest of the three dancing around in the background with hilarious enthusiasm and walking in and out of shot depending on whether it's his verse or not.
- TRAP PHONE RING RINGIN