WMG / Todd in the Shadows

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He never shows his face so that people don't recognize him. Likewise, when he appears at the school he never speaks so that people don't recognize his voice.
  • Todd is pretty vocal about his hate for Glee so.....
  • And Brad the pianist hates the Glee kids so....
  • He used Glee's version of Smooth Criminal as a stinge at him! He looks like one and dress like one. He hides in the shadows in order to hide his zombie nature from us. After he's done talking about the latest Lady Gaga song or whatever, he crawls out of his window and pounces on an unsespecting midnight jogger in the Alien Ant Farm episode

Todd in the Shadows is really a Hunter.
Just lookr.

Todd In The Shadow's face will be revealed for the third-year anniversary special.
It just makes sense. It would also be a great dramatic twist like with 3D Lee.
  • Or, alternatively, he'll stitch screening into his hoodie.
  • Jossed, like with his Magfest appearance, he was wearing a black cloth over the top half of his head.

Todd made an appearance in Arcade Fire's "The Wilderness Downtown."
While watching, take a close look at the "protagonist"...Gray hoodie? Check. The Faceless? Check. Seen in shadow most of the time? Check. Sound of a piano in the background? Check. Presumably, the reason he's running is that someone tried to force him to listen to BIEEEEEEEEEEBERRRRRRR.

Todd in the Shadows is actually Justin Bieber
This only derives from the fact of Todd and Bieber both wore gray hoodies. But here's the thing, Todd is the bitter adult version of Bieber and the reason he gets so mad is he regrets being that whiny kid that couldn't sing. He got some piano lessons and learned how to sing, and presumably got a TARDIS somehow to travel into the past and rail on pop music, including his shameful career.
  • ...Which is why we never see his face!
  • As explained here.
  • Also, he mentioned having previously been a big fan of Usher...J-Bieb's producer!
  • And creepily, I once saw a short little MTV promo featuring Bieber playing the piano...
  • Someone must make a fanfic of this. NOW!
  • Confirmed as of his "#selfie" review.

Todd in the Shadows is actually Tee Hee Tummy Tums
A.K.A The most beautiful man in the world. Hence why he must forever dwell in the shadows, lest he be crushed beneath a mass of swooning fangirls and fanboys eager to tear off a peice.

The sweatshirt is so he can be shot from behind without arousing suspicion. Alternatively, he might be Father.

Todd In The Shadows is BRIAN BLESSED
...it could happen.

Todd In The Shadow is Ke$ha
An alternative to his being Justin Bieber- Ke$ha, years later, drops out of fame utterly wasted and uncared about, however she is kidnapped by a team of mad doctors who completely alter her body, voice and remove the effects of years of alcohol consumption from her system. She escapes, then broods on her lack of talent and wasted life. She learns how to play the piano, finds a TARDIS and uses it, adopts a secret identity and becomes a pop song reviewer, in the hopes of making her former self and pop music associates rethink the music that got them executed by the Seahorses in the future.
  • That scenario... is so... epic.

Todd In The Shadows is a former one hit wonder from the future
Going off above guesses, Todd is a former one hit wonder from the future. In fact, he might even be a one hit wonder who's one hit was a cover. He did say in his Top 10 Worst Songs of 1987 he felt sorry for those types of artists. Unable to deal with the fact his only claim to fame was off a cover of some "old" song instead of an original by him, Todd travels back to our time period to review "current" pop songs. His one hit might even be one of the songs he's reviewed.
  • Then how is he so bad at predicting which songs will be successful and which won't?
    • It's because he's changing the future (and creating a time paradox). His predictions are scenarios that, in his timeline, DID come true, but in our timeline, are the exact opposite, or at least so different it looks like he's screwing up.

Todd is an albino.
He wasn't kidding about being black. The reason for his decidely light complexion (from what we have seen) is that he is albino. This also explains why he has to be covered at all times, because albinos have very sensitive skin.

Apparently he's both black and Asian-American. Hiro is of African-American and Korean-Japanese ancestry. There's also the sword he uses to commit harakiri with...

Todd in the Shadows is really Monster in the Dark.
...it could be explained somehow.
  • AWESOME.
  • The Monster is Obfuscating Stupidity when it's around people like Xykon or Redcloak who it knows to be smart and cunning, because it also knows that if they should learn that the Monster is smart, logical and willing to use its powers for reasons it wants to, it might end up dead, enslaved or on the run. It occasionally uses its powers for things it wants, such as teleporting O-Chul, but whenever it does so it continues to Obfuscate Stupidity so nobody catches on. However, occasionally things become a little too much for the Monster, so it teleports to Earth and lets off steam in the most harmless way possible... reviewing pop music. To cover its tracks, the Monster changes shape to Todd, but because of habit, it/he always wears the hoodie and stays in the shadows. So far it's worked, but God knows what'll happen if anyone else on Earth (or in the OOTS-verse) finds out...
    • Fanfic. Now. Please.

He's been American before, and kept the liking for hoodies. After his last disastrous outing, the Master's taking a break dissecting the worst parts of Earth culture.
  • Furthermore, the piano is his TARDIS.
    • No, it's the Event Synthisiser from Doctor Who Classics #7!

Todd is Elvis.
Hey, it could happen.

The next review will be of DEV 2.0
  • From how he reacts to seeing them and his line "One crisis at a time" it would not be a stretch.

Todd will eventually marry Obscurus Lupa
  • Just because "Obscurus in the Shadows" makes so much sense as a name.
    • Lupa is already married
      • ...OT3?
      • We've never seen Todd's face, maybe he is her husband. His Lupa-themed desktop wallpaper isn't a sign that he's a crazy stalker, just a devoted spouse.

Todd has red hair
Or some other recessive hair color like dirty blond.
  • Jossed. The Head video showed his hair is black/dark brown. (Thought I supposed it COULD be dyed.)
  • Confirmed on his Twitter.

Todd is in danger from The Slender Man
In his review of Chris Brown's "Deuces", there's a bit of static just before the "Valentimes" line. It's just for a split second. This digital distortion is similar to the distortion in Marble Hornets and Everyman HYBRID. Maybe Slendy's a fan of the songs Todd bashes?
  • Slender Man does not approve of the hatred of Take It Off. Slender Man liked Take It Off.
  • There's a theory that wearing a mask keeps Slendy from finding you. This is why Todd never shows his face.

Todd is Alex Mercer from [PROTOTYPE]
He has a hoodie, he recently came down with MRSA (often pronounced 'Mer-sah') he survived it, suggesting that he's resilient and refuses to die. He also goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge whenever people make extremely terrible pop music (e.g. Deuces, but also in 'Soul Sister' when he says that he will hunt down the lead singer). Gaga isn't the only monster who is mutating quickly.
  • Wellll....MRSA itself isn't a killer. It simply fosters infections and is resistant to antibiotics. However, the staph infections that often appear in its wake can be lethal, so "resilient and refusing to die" both still apply.

Todd is The Shadow.
  • The Shadow?
  • The SHADOW!
  • The Shadow.

Todd is a nazgûl.
It was said in the forum, and it's epicly awesome, so I added it here.

Todd will dress up like a normal person at Magfest and will not reveal to anybody that he is Todd In The Shadows
It will be a way to keep himself anonymous. He might also go by a different name or Todd might just be his stage name. He might also try to be mute or alter his voice so that nobody will recognize him.
  • Jossed. He wears his hoodie and a full face mask.

When Todd finally unmasks himself, it will be a crowd shot
It's the best way to technically say he showed his face, while screwing with his fans. In a review or other TGWTG-affiliated video, Todd will be just an extra with no familiar clothes or features.

The crossover review of Head was imagined/hallucinated by Todd.
At the end of the review, we get a shot of Todd at his piano flanked by Paw and Roses, and they're all singing "Daydream Believer". Fade to black for the credits. Fade back in, it's the same shot but with just Todd. Could just be a coincidence, but the way it's edited seems to imply they were never there to begin with.
  • Todd actually mentions this theory during this review's joint commentary with Paw and Roses, and it meets with their approval.

Todd hides his face out of fear of being killed by a Death Note.
Any other explanations he makes for hiding his identity are lies because if he made it public that he is in danger, he would only put himself at a grater risk. Not only does he make a point to hide his face, but he hasn't revealed his full name. As for why he's being targeted, and by who (Kira?), I can't say.
  • He's being targeted by Justin Bieber, who managed to get his hands on a Death Note.
    • It's lucky YouTube usernames don't count, as it would be a bloodbath. Though, if you've ever read YouTube comments, perhaps it would be for the best.
    • Uh oh...
  • Executives from major record labels, who feel Todd is becoming too big a threat. Executives have been known to posses Death Notes before.

Todd is a Dementor.
Because they also wear hoods and it's as good as anything else?

You Cannot Grasp the True Form of Todd In The Shadows
Like Judge Fear from Judge Dredd or Black Mage of 8-Bit Theater, seeing Todd's face would drive you mad. That's why he wears masks and hides in the shadows.
  • This may hold credence. In a recent The Nostalgia Chick review, the Makeover Fairy took his mask off. While it was The Unreveal for us, she freaked out looking at it.

Todd in the Shadows is actually this guy.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsveiPJcxlE

Todd in the Shadows is Michael Jackson
Hey, it could happen.

"Born This Way" will make Todd in the Shadows go totally batshit insane.
Come on, it's leaps and bounds more surreal than any of Gaga's earlier music videos. He's going to see it, and it can't be good for him...
  • I'm going with Friday instead.
  • Subverted, at least with "Born This Way". He's perfectly fine. "Judas", on the other hand.

Todd is a SMeyerpire.
He hides his face because his disco-ball skin would immediately reveal him as a vampire and attract an unfathomable amount of flamers

Todd is DJ Axis
He uses the hoodie to not let Handsome Tom notice that he is half-blind (apparently Tom has tried contacting DJ Axis to get him to join The Game Heroes) because he wants to try his hands on stuff other than remixing video game music.

Todd is That Aussie Guy in disguise.
If your wondering about the different humour styles, Todd mentioned stealing many of his jokes from friends and family. That's why he wears the hood: to prevent Doug from learning the truth.

Both don't show their real face and derive pleasure from mocking how horrible human culture is. But instead of painting broad strokes, he's decided to focus specifically on pop music.

Todd is Ruben Valtierra.
A pianist who gets no respect from his peers and frequently has to hide his face. Watch the video for "The Saga Begins" and tell me otherwise.

Todd is Erik.
That explains the hidden face and musical talent.
  • That would also explain his Stalker With a Crush tendencies towards Lupa and the Nostalgia Chick's obsession with him (seeing as she was majorly infatuated with the musical before).

There is nothing special about Todd.
Since nearly everyone is convinced that he's someone important, it is possible that he's actually a nobody under that mask. He's just a well-spoken young man named Todd.
  • Stupidest thing I've ever heard. Next you'll be suggesting Crookshanks is just a cat.

Todd is The Stig.
Well, why the hell not? Both men hide their faces; we've never seen Todd drive, and we've never heard the Stig talk; ergo....
Todd is a convict hiding from the law.
A bit darker, but we already know he's a magnificent stalker. What else could he be up to in his free time??

Todd's got an Omega deal going on under the hoodie.
  • Again, why not?

Todd is a rogue or undercover Shade
  • He says he once worked for Lord Vyce here. He joined the site shortly after Vyce was first foreshadowed (As a scout maybe?). The reason he hasn't been deactivated is that either Vyce cut the signal to protect him, leaving an extra ace up his sleeve in case he ever comes back, or he cut it himself as a result of enjoying his new job and wanting to distance himself from his old boss.
    • Perhaps he's from one of the universes Vyce invaded, and was hired to help eliminate the Entity. He may even be from Vyce's universe: the reason he cloaks himself is because the cloak itself is designed to keep him alive in our universe. Kind of like

Todd is an Assassin taking a stand against the Templar-run music industry.
  • I mean, he constantly wears a hood!

Todd is the Anti-Spiral or an avatar thereof.
  • Why does he hide his face? Because he's a Humanoid Abomination with no real form; he butchered a random guy and made a skin suit out of him for when he needs to be seen in the light, but the only salvageable parts were the hands and lower face/upper chest, hence why he covers everything else. Why does he review bad pop songs? He wants to expose them to an audience that likely wouldn't hear them at all if it wasn't for him, hence inflicting soul-crushing despair among them. He can move in the space between spaces, he kills himself multiple times but gets better, and his pining for Obscurus Lupa is a Take That, Audience!, representing the face that Lupa is beloved by people who will never actually be able to even interact with her, much less date her, again making them despair. It's far from airtight, but if he starts ranting about the moon in a later video, be afraid...

Todd is quite possibly Slenderman, Jeff the Killer, or even a combination of the two.
  • Hey, regarding the third option, black and white does make gray, and as far as we know, Todd might have a bleached-white face or even no face at all

Alternatively to the above, Todd is one of Slendy's Proxies...
  • And the Slenderman itself just really hates pop music, so it uses Todd as a voice box for its views on pop music. This explains why Todd himself actually seems to like some pop music, yet still pokes fun at it. It also explains the mask, since there's definitely no shortage of mask-wearing amongst Proxies...

Todd is Meguka.
"Every day I'm sufferin'." Being meguka is suffering. He wears the mask to cover how off-model he really is.

Krin is the Anti-Todd
Todd's title-card artist appears in Linkara's Mr T #2, also obscuring her face with a hoodie, her features over-exposed into blank whiteness. Female to Todd's male, light to his dark, visual instead of musical, Krin is his opposite. If they met, they would either make a perfect couple or annihilate each other.
  • Better yet Krin is the child of Todd and Lupa from the future. She has Todd's hoodie with Lupa's red hair.

Todd is a Weaver.
Keeps his face covered, wears a hood, works with music? Of course, the Weavers' eyes were always visible, and Todd's never are... but then again, the Weavers have blue sclera.

Todd is of Lefeinish descent.
Just listen to his thoughts as read by the Nostalgia Chick at the end of her What Women Want review. "Lu... pa... lu... pa..."

Todd is Asian.
He doesn't wear shoes inside people's houses!
  • That could also make him Scandinavian, since most Scandinavians take their shoes off at the door as well...
  • He once tweeted that half his family were refugees from a communist dictatorship, which would probably make him either half Chinese or half Russian.
    • Jossed. Confirmed that the communist dictatorship his family fled from was Cuba.
  • Canadians also take their shoes off inside of other people's houses and a lot of Canadians have Scandinavian and/or Asian backgrounds. Maybe he's from Canada.
  • It's actually quite common for people in Southern states like Virginia to be taught to take their shoes off inside.
  • Well, him being Asian could be the reason why he wears a mask over eyes and nose as supposed to his mouth and nose. East Asians have very distinct looking eyes. So (even if he's not) he could be wearing it over his eyes to further the joke about us not knowing his race/ethnicity. That, or because it's funny.

Todd is a Sith Lord.

Todd hides his face because he doesn't want some people in real life to know he listens to pop music
Or it started that way, and he stuck to it because it's funny.

Todd is Banksy.
Both wear hoodies, both hide their faces with backlighting (Banksy does this in Exit Through the Gift Shop), both seem to have basic video editing abilities, and both make commentary on a specific kind of popular culture. The reason Banksy doesn't want to be revealed is because he'd lose his urban street cred if was caught making internet videos about Katy Perry songs.

Todd is secretly Gudda Gudda.
He put on a mask to hide his facial tattoos and made fun of his own silly verse in "Bedrock". Notice how in other reviews, he mentions the "grocery bag" line often. Gudda Gudda hopped online to mock his own verse to show that he's really a Stealth Parody of modern hip hop.

And he reviews pop songs to throw off nosy investigators, thus allowing him to continue his operations in secret. It's also the reason why he keeps his face hidden.

He hides his face since proclaiming his love for his Estate is tantamount to a confession to breaking the Windflower Law. He tries to defend pop music from those who would destroy it. Also, Jessie J is an Excrucian, and the song "Domino" was a flower rite against the Estate of Analogies, by creating things that have the form and purpose of analogies, but don't actually work.
Todd and Lindsey will review Body of Evidence.
During Todd and Film Brain's review of Sunday School Musical, Todd tried to get other reviewers to watch three other movies. These movies were Crossroads, From Justin to Kelly, and Body of Evidence. He and Lindsey already reviewed Crossroads and From Justin to Kelly, so logically Body of Evidence is next.
  • Alternatively, he also mentioned a "50Cent movie" (possibly "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", so that may come about. ...Of course, more than likely not with The Nostalgia Chick...

Todd is the 3D form of Mr. Game and Watch

Todd's face is nothing special, which is why he keeps it hidden.
Todd is Genre Savvy to know that an aura of mystery would add to his popularity, so he decided to craft the appearance of a mysterious man who women would flock to solve and men would try desperately to figure out who he is. Todd in the Shadows has probably written down some WMGs to add to the mystery, or he just thought it amusing. The reason why people freak out when they see him is because their standards about his mystery have been raised incredibly high. The fact that Mechakara didn't freak out when performing "surgery" is because he couldn't even begin to care about what a human looks like-they're all the same soggy haggis anyway.

Todd is actually Ichika Orimura.
Ichika grabbed the blindfold from episode 5 of Season 2, used his IS to travel back in time to America, destroyed it, bought a hoodie, and went under the name of Todd in The Shadows and decided to review bad pop music.

Well, he is Ambiguously Brown. It's possible that he inherited different ethnic traits from his parents.

    Possible Pop Song Reviews 
Predictions for future pop song reviews.

  • "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
    • Confirmed
  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams: If Todd does review it, expect him to slip in the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song somewhere, most likely as the end of video stinger.
    • Jossed
  • "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
    • Confirmed.
  • "Can't Remember to Forget You" by Rihanna and Shakira: Todd's made his disdain for Rihanna known, but his opinion of Shakira is not known. Such a collaboration is practically begging for Todd to review it.
    • Jossed.
  • "Classic" by MKTO. Specifically Todd will do his best to avoid a molestation joke when he hears the line "Do you like Michael", even though the line is actually "Thrill you like Michael". And based on his Twitter rants, expect him to compare it to Rascal Flatts.
    • Jossed.
  • "G.U.Y." by Lady Gaga: More specifically, he'll review the "G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film" video, much like he did with "Runaway", except not as a crossover.
  • "Loyal" by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Too Short, French Montana OR Tyga: It's been a while since Todd tore Chris Brown a new one; however, the song has three different versions, each with a different second guest rapper, and listening to all three versions for any extended period of time would likely drive Todd insane.
    • Jossed, but it did make #3 on his Worst of 2014 list.
  • "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    • Confirmed.
  • "Birthday" by Katy Perry
    • Jossed
  • "Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
    • Jossed.
  • "Am I Wrong" by Nico & Vinz: Just for the obvious "Ghostbusters" reference and so Todd can say "Yes"
    • Jossed
  • "Me And My Broken Heart" by Rixton & "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: These are two songs that would make a perfect "head-to-head" episode. The former are a band whose members are in their early 20s, are managed by Scooter Braun, and make mature pop music, yet haven't achieved much success outside the context of the single. The latter are a younger band whose music is more teen-oriented and are already making waves on the charts with the rest of their work. It's pretty much The Wanted vs. One Direction 2.0.
    • Jossed for both.
  • "Sing" by Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell: With that weird video, it's at least worth a mention.
    • Jossed.
  • "Rude" by MAGIC!: He hinted at a review around the time the "Fancy" review was released.
    • Confirmed.
  • "I'm Ready" by AJR: It samples Spongebob.
    • Jossed.
  • "Maps" by Maroon 5: Heavily hinted at by a few of his recent tweets.
    • Jossed
  • A blanket review covering Bro Country, where he can dissect what makes it popular and thrash its sexism and other faults.
    • A lot of Todd's recent tweets have been complaining about this trend. Either he has a specific song in mind for a video or something bigger.
  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift vs. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. Two songs that by white girls that recently hit #1.
    • Both Confirmed, but as separate videos.
  • "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih ft. YG: Todd put Jeremih's two other hits on his Worst lists in the past, so it may be high time for a full review.
    • On Twitter, Todd claims that he hasn't devoted enough time to Jeremih, so a review may be likely.
    • As of December 2014, Jeremih has not released an actual video (not even a live performance video) for the song and probably won't at this point. Without footage, it might make it hard to review it.
    • Ultimately jossed
  • "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj
    • Confirmed. Todd admitted it was past time that Nicki Minaj got a full review.
  • "Take Me to Church" by Hozier. Now that the song is becoming popular, it may become time for Todd to talk about it. The cover would probably have Todd in front of a church.
    • Jossed
  • "God Made Girls" by RaeLynn. If the song becomes a big enough hit, he might do it since he's already stated on Twitter that he considers it So Bad, It's Good.
    • Jossed
  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars.
    • Jossed
  • "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding.
    • Jossed
  • "Time of Our Lives" by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo: Despite the implications of his "Feel This Moment" review, he's made a couple tweets about Pitbull recently, so it might happen.
    • Jossed
  • "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - He even commented on Twitter that if he were to review it, he would probably want to see Furious 7 first. And he was surprised it took Uptown Funk off #1.
    • Confirmed
  • "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap: He's tweeted that he has a lot to say about the song. He's also said that he can't organize his thoughts into an episode, but that hasn't stopped him before ("We Are Young" vs. "Somebody That I Used to Know," anyone?).
  • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor. Hated it from the moment he first heard it shortly after reviewing "All About That Bass," and it's currently in the top 20 and rising.
    • The song is currently declining as of late, but Todd has reviewed songs after they peaked (e.g., "We Are Never Getting Back Together"), so it's not off the table just yet.
    • Ultimately confirmed.
  • "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar: It's one of the biggest songs in the country right now, and he's discussed his hate for the song on Twitter.
    • He'd likely use the Bastille song with the same title for the closing credits.
    • Ultimately jossed; he said that he doesn't have enough material for the song for a review.
  • "Cheerleader" by OMI: It dethroned "See You Again" (for good, unlike "Bad Blood") to become the number-one song in the country.
    • Jossed. He says he doesn't care about the song one way or the other.
  • "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten: He tweeted that it was poorly written.
    • Jossed.
  • "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber: Bieber was one of Todd's old nemeses in the latter's early days, and given the absence of most of those nemeses at the moment, he can discuss some of his recent work.
    • Confirmed as a double review along with Shawn Mendes's "Stitches."
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake: He stated his dislike of the song on Twitter.
    • Confirmed as a double review along with Adele's "Hello."
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber: Another Ed Sheeran-penned song, and arguably the pissiest of all of Bieber's recent singles by far. He even said on Twitter that while it's definitely pissy, it isn't angry enough.
    • Jossed.
  • "Stressed Out" by twenty one pilots: He said that the song made him more stressed out, which is something he can explain in a review.
    • Jossed.
  • "I Took A Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner: Todd thought he'd never hear from the guy again, so he'll want to check up on him.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE: He's pointed out some elements in this one that baffled him, so I think a review can help him milk as much humor out of it as possible.
    • Jossed.
  • "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake: He hasn't said as much about Rihanna in newer times aside from "FourFiveSeconds", but with this song catching a lot of steam he could revisit her more thoroughly.
    • Jossed.
  • "One Dance" by Drake featuring WizKid and Kyla: Given how much Drake has been dominating the charts since early 2015, Todd might consider looking into his first #1 hit as a lead artist, at least once it gets a music video.
    • He called it along with "Work", "Panda" and "Pillowtalk" "barely even songs", so it may not be that easy to talk about.
    • Ultimately Jossed.
  • "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor: Another moderate Meghan Trainor hit, similar to "Dear Future Husband." Given its similarity in sound to a will.i.am song, its airs of egocentrism, and a possible hint at the end of his "This Is What You Came For" vs. "Cheap Thrills" review, it might be something that Todd could really tear a new one.
  • "Cheap Thrills" by Sia featuring Sean Paul: He's tweeted about how Sia has had a "weird career", and it dethroned "One Dance" (for good, unlike "Can't Stop the Feeling"), so it may be worth a look into. Plus, Sean Paul's presence might help him bring back his Sean Paul impression from his "Do You Remember" review the same way "Turn Down for What" brought back his Lil Jon impression.
    • Confirmed as a double review with Calvin Harris and Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For".
  • "Perfect Illusion" by Lady Gaga: Yet another act making a long-awaited comeback, and one that he stated favorably on Twitter, no less.
  • "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes: He said that Shawn Mendes had fulfilled the potential to be "truly, punishingly terrible", and a review of this song could show why he believes that.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey: With this having been at #1 for well over a month, surely it's come to his attention.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd: Because of the Mannequin challenge.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara: This picture of Amy appears to show Alessia Cara on the computer screen, which might be hinting at his next review. It would give him an opportunity to go into more detail as to why he hates the song.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Sign Of The Times" by Harry Styles: With the most well established member of One Direction getting his big breakthrough, this is one Todd might look into.

If Todd ever does a full album review, it will be Katy Perry's Prism.
Todd stated that 2013 killed his hate-crush on Katy Perry, and he wanted to do a full review on "Roar" but claimed that it was too bland and boring to cover in a 15 minute video.
  • Likely jossed, since Todd states towards the end of the "Dark Horse" review that he's going to stop listening to Katy Perry.

Possible double reviews
  • "Habits (Stay High)" vs. "Chandelier": Indie-dance-pop songs that largely focus on drinking.
    • Jossed
  • "Loyal" vs. "Don't Tell 'Em": Top 10 hits by R&B/rap singers from 2014.
    • Jossed
  • "Steal My Girl" vs. "Jealous": Two songs, one by the biggest boy band in the world, the other by the ex-frontman of what was once the biggest boy band in the world, both about jealousy.
    • "Jealous" confirmed as a single review; "Steal My Girl" is jossed.
  • "Love Me Like You Do" vs. "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)": Two songs in the top ten that are part of the soundtrack to the same movie, one that Todd could go into detail about his hatred for.
    • Jossed
  • "Trap Queen" vs. "Nasty Freestyle" vs. "Watch Me": Three hip-hop songs that achieved their popularity through Vine. He could do a double review using any combination of the two, or perhaps even a triple review.
    • "Watch Me" has been confirmed as a single review. The other two have been jossed.
  • "Honey, I'm Good." vs. "Fight Song": Two crossover hits from adult-pop radio onto pop charts.
    • Jossed
  • "Bad Blood" vs. "Fight Song": Two hits by solo female artists that Todd has expressed dislike for on Twitter. It'd also be a decent excuse to apply the "Four-Chord Song" Running Gag to both songs.
    • Jossed
  • "Can't Feel My Face" vs. "The Hills": Two songs by The Weeknd that are currently in the top five.
    • "The Hills" has been confirmed as a single review, although Todd does briefly discuss the former song in it.
  • "Can't Feel My Face" vs. "Want to Want Me": Two songs Todd likes by singers he hates.
    • Jossed
  • "Where Are Ü Now" vs. "What Do You Mean?": Two Justin Bieber hits this year.
    • "What Do You Mean?" has been confirmed as a double review, but with Shawn Mendes's "Stitches." "Where Are Ü Now" is Jossed
  • "Roses" vs. "I Took a Pill in Ibiza": Two EDM hits that were unexpected comebacks by seemingly irrelevant acts.
    • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" has been confirmed as a single review. "Roses" is jossed.
  • "Stressed Out" vs. "7 Years": Two songs about growing old that are slow and low-key.
    • "7 Years" confirmed as a single review, although Todd does briefly mention the former song in it.
  • "Work" vs. "Work from Home": Two songs that repeat the word "work" in their choruses.
    • Jossed
  • "Cold Water" vs. "Closer": Rapidly growing songs by two of the biggest names in EDM right now—Major Lazer and The Chainsmokers, respectively.
    • "Closer" was confirmed as a single review. "Cold Water" is pretty much jossed at this point.
  • "Bad Things" vs "I Don't Wanna Live Forever": Steamy male-female duets featuring a former member of a teen quintet.
  • "This Town" vs. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever": One Direction solo songs.
  • "Sign of the Times" vs. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever": Ditto.
  • "Slow Hands" vs "Strip That Down": Same deal.
  • "Despacito" vs. "I'm The One": Hit collaborations featuring Justin Bieber.
  • "Something Just Like This" vs. "Stay": Two EDM hits by acts Todd has expressed mixed feelings about.
    • Something Just Like This" confirmed as a single review.
  • "It Ain't Me" vs. "Stay": Two EDM hits featuring a popular female vocalist.

Todd will review Best Song Ever
And it'll be snarktastic.

Todd will review an Ariana Grande song
And accidentally reveal that he loves Victorious
  • Seeing as how Ariana's album hit #1 in the country in only 6 days to a week after its release, I think it's high time that he does so. Plus, after his gushing on the Nickelodeon stars and shows the past few times he's reviewed Disney stars, I think it would make sense if he went into detail, much to his disagreement.
    • "The Way" was in Todd's honorable mentions for Best of 2013, and Todd flat out stated he felt Ariana was a powerhouse.
    • However, in October 2014, he tweeted that "she sounds like a little girl wearing her mom's makeup". This could mean in Todd's opinion, Ariana Grande could be squandering her early promise as Imagine Dragons did in 2013.
    • Sort of confirmed. He said that Victorious was better than Disney shows, but didn't love it.

    Year-End Predictions (2013) 
Guesses for Todd's 2013 year-end lists.
One thing to note is that some of these songs may not even make it on the Billboard Year End Top 100 Singles chart, or reached the Top 20 at any point during the year. Unless he changes his criteria again, if a song doesn't make it on the end year chart or in the Top 20 at all, it will more than likely only make it in his honorable/dishonorable mentions (if he even decides to show those).

Worst:
  • "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull & Christina Aguilera
    • Confirmed #3.
  • "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" by One Direction: In his review of "Best Song Ever", he calls Teenage Kicks a butchering of a classic song.
    • Jossed.
  • An Austin Mahone song if it makes the list (which it probably won't), possibly with a comment along the lines of “If there’s anything worse than Bieber, it’s a Bieber ripoff.”
    • Jossed; Mahone didn't even crack the Top 20.
  • "#thatPOWER" by will.i.am & Justin Bieber: Todd hates both will.i.am and Bieber, although the hate for the latter is starting to wane as he becomes more irrelevant.
    • Confirmed #2 solely for will.i.am.
  • Either "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus or "Come And Get It" by Selena Gomez (or very likely both).
  • "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus: Todd admitted that the song had potential to be good if it was given to a more talented singer and producer; however, Miley's bad girl baggage, blandness and emotional insincerity drag the song down, making it a contender for the "Worst of 2013" list.
    • Jossed.
  • "Cruise (Remix)" by Florida Georgia Line & Nelly: In the review, he mentions that the original version was a finalist for the "Worst of 2012" list for its bro-douchiness, so it will likely make the "Worst of 2013" list.
    • Confirmed #9.
  • "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys
    • Jossed.
  • If "Fine China" and/or "Beat It" by Chris Brown somehow make the year-end list, one of them will probably make it. "Love More" has charted much and has the added sin of a Nicki Minaj guest verse.
    • Surprisingly jossed, considering Todd hates Chris Brown.
  • "Harlem Shake" by Baauer: He mentioned that he "(didn't) want to even dignify" the fact that it had been the number one song and had been chart-blocking "Thrift Shop" and "Suit and Tie", especially for being the first chart-topper ever officially decided by YouTube. ("Gangnam Style" charted thanks to iTunes sales; "Harlem Shake" happened because Billboard started taking YouTube views into account.)
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
      • "… I don't get it."
  • "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears: A terrible song by an artist that Todd thinks is past her prime. Also, the song was written and produced by will.i.am, and Todd already hated two prior collaborations between will.i.am and Britney, so the third time won't likely be the charm.
    • Jossed, despite the presence of will.i.am.
  • "Holy Grail" by Jay Z & Justin Timberlake: His review ravaged it, calling it the 2013 version of "Lighters", and he called it terrible on Twitter.
    • Confirmed #7.
  • "Gentleman" by PSY: Hated it as a follow up to Gangnam Style.
    • Jossed.
  • "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia: Mentioned in the "Feel This Moment" review that he can't stand most electronica/dance songs, showing this one specifically. Made even more evident in his Twitter when he described DJ Earworm's usage of the song in the year's mash-up as a criminal act.
    • Jossed.
  • "Fucking Problems" by ASAP Rocky
    • Jossed.
  • "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)" by Fall Out Boy: Mentioned his hate for it on Twitter. Adding to it, despite Todd stating he's a rock guy at heart, and admitting to liking some of the band's songs during his retrospect, the song is more pop-oriented and even the chorus follows The Four Chords of Pop, which is rather ironic, considering the title of Fall Out Boy's latest album is called Save Rock and Roll.
    • Confirmed #8.
  • "Here's to Never Growing Up" by Avril Lavigne: Similar to "We Can't Stop", in that he called it a party song that didn't sound remotely enjoyable, but rather sad. Also, one of the song's writers was Kroeger the Ogre.
    • Jossed.
  • "Started From the Bottom" by Drake: Thought it was incredibly boring and said that Drake sucks at singing about how grateful he is to have been so successful.
    • Confirmed #6.
  • "Rap God" by Eminem: Possibly solely for how homophobic it is.
    • Jossed.
  • "23" by Mike-Will Made It ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J: A materialistic rap song about expensive sneakers and smoking weed. The only thing more obnoxious than Miley's singing is her rapping.
    • Jossed.
  • "Roar" by Katy Perry: Mentioned in his 2013 VMAs video blog that he doesn't care for the song and calls the song boring during the "Applause" review. On Twitter, he calls "Roar" a worthless song which gets worse and worse with each successive listening. This all but assures its inclusion on the "Worst of 2013" list.
    • Todd has declared "Roar" to be his #1 least favorite hit song of 2013. Better yet, though not mentioned directly, it's comparable to his #1 least favorite hit song of 2011, Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight, Tonight", citing the "bad as the absence of good" argument.
  • "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan: This gives him the chance to explain how generic he is. The song is also a fairly smug, mainstream country song that Todd has mentioned not liking in the "Cruise (Remix)" video. Todd later confirmed his hatred of Luke Bryan on Twitter.
    • Mentioned, but jossed as he found the song at least interestingly bad.
  • "Stay" by Rihanna: He's sick of Rihanna and he called the song boring in his "Thrift Shop"/"Suit and Tie" video.
    • Jossed, but it was used as the piano intro.
  • "Crazy Kids" by Ke$ha: While Todd likes the more refined Ke$ha, this isn't a particularly "crazy" dance song, and some versions have the horrible addition of a will.i.am guest verse, sounding almost exactly as he does on "Scream and Shout."
    • Jossed.
  • "Twerk" by Lil Twist ft. Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus: The song hasn't charted; however, it'll likely get mentioned since Todd hates Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and anyone on the Young Money label who's not Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.
    • Jossed.
  • "Chinese Food" by Alison Gold: It only charted at #29 for one week; however, it may get a mention since it was made by the same studio who made Friday. He did mention on Twitter that unlike Friday, in which Rebecca Black had no idea what she was getting into, Alison Gold made the song bad on purpose, attempting to become the next Rebecca Black.
    • Jossed.
  • "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift: Mentioned in the "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together" review that it was the worst Taylor Swift song he had ever heard.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
    • Also used as bumper music in between songs. Todd initially later had to change this to generic dance music due to copyright policies, but the original bumper music has since been reinstated.
  • "Everybody's Got Somebody but Me" by Hunter Hayes & Jason Mraz: Both Hunter Hayes and Jason Mraz have made appearances on previous "Worst of" lists, the former with "Wanted" in 2012 and the latter with "I'm Yours" in 2009, so a collaboration between the two will not likely sit well with Todd. This song didn't chart that high on the Hot 100 chart in 2013, so it may only make dishonorable mentions.
    • Jossed.
  • "Just Give Me A Reason" by P!nk & Nate Ruess: Called it out as being boring in the "Feel This Moment" review and called it "unmemorable" in a tweet. Like "Holy Grail", he'll declare it extra-disappointing as it comes from people who normally have talent (Nate Ruess at least). Additionally, Marc Mues loves it, and the two of them tend to have very opposite tastes in pop, so whatever Mues loves, it's likely Todd will hate.
    • Jossed.
  • "Scream and Shout" by will.i.am & Britney Spears: Even though it's already on the "Worst of 2012" list, and Todd retroactively bumped its ranking up two spots from #5 to #3, he contemplated on putting it on the "Worst of 2013" list to emphasize how bad it is.
    • Confirmed honorable mention, although he was unsure if it should have gone on the list proper.
  • "Cups (When I'm Gone)" by Anna Kendrick: Todd made several tweets expressing his extreme dislike for Pitch Perfect, comparing it to Glee, a show he does not like. This may hurt his opinion on the song itself, as while he can find songs he likes in movies he doesn't like (ie Dirty Dancing with "(I Had) The Time of My Life"), he does not tend to like music similar to Glee.
    • Jossed.
  • "Let Her Go" by Passenger: Todd made a few tweets expressing his dislike for the song, calling it a "laughingly bad attempt at songwriting" and even saying that it was "making a late case for being included on the annual worst list". He later calls the song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", minus the charm.
  • "Marry Me" by Jason Derulo: Todd very much doesn't like Jason Derulo, especially in songs in which Derulo overuses his vocals and adds incredibly obvious autotune.
    • Jossed. During his review of "Talk Dirty", Todd stated that he wasn't even aware that Derulo had any Top 40 hits after 2010.
  • "Demons" by Imagine Dragons: His review called it a terrible, boring sell-out song. In the review and on Twitter, Todd calls Imagine Dragons a musical draft bust, having high hopes for the band, but they end up sorely disappointing.
    • Confirmed #4.
  • "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons: Further expanding on his disappointment in Imagine Dragons, Todd states he didn't really like "Radioactive", stating that it wore out on him pretty quick, not helped by the fact that it persisted on the Billboard Top 100 for the entire year.
    • Jossed.
  • "Sail" by Awolnation: On Twitter, Todd does not understand how or why "Sail" got popular. Similar to "Radioactive", he has likely grown tired of the song's overplay, not helped by its longevity on the Hot 100 chart.
    • Jossed.
  • "Heart Attack" by Demi Lovato: Todd has shown his disdain for Disney's pop princesses (Miley, Selena, etc.), and he might add it solely for the first 10 seconds, similar to the inclusion of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam's "Head to Toe" on the "Worst of 1987" list. He also called it unmemorable in a tweet.
    • Jossed.
  • "Beauty and a Beat" by Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj: BIEEEEEEEEEEBERRRRRRR with Nicki Minaj. That would normally be enough, but Todd also mentioned in the "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together" review that this song has stupid lyrics, specifically, "We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight."
    • Jossed.
  • "I Want Crazy" by Hunter Hayes: A song by Hunter Hayes, who made Todd's "Worst of 2012" list, in which, despite the title, Hayes continues his false good boy schtick, with there being nothing "crazy" about the song whatsoever.
    • Jossed.
  • "Daylight" by Maroon 5: Todd does not like Maroon 5, calls the song boring during the "Suit & Tie"/"Thrift Shop" review, and called it their worst song on Twitter.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "U.O.E.N.O" by Rocko ft. Future & Rick Ross: Besides that this song's beat is very disjointed with the lyrics and that the song is yet another "bling and bitches" anthem that Todd is tired of, there's also the fact that Rick Ross, an artist that Todd has mentioned not liking in the "Party Rock Anthem" review, has the very controversial, rapey lyrics that have unfortunately become a running gag in his reviews.
    • Jossed.
  • "Pour It Up" by Rihanna: Todd's sick of Rihanna, especially when she does songs with repetitive lyrics.
    • Jossed.
  • "Accidental Racist" by Brad Paisley & LL Cool J: The song wasn't a hit, but its misguided message, poor execution, and its long run-time will probably get another mention from Todd, bonus points if The Rap Critic returns to debate argue again.
    • Jossed.
  • "Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton: A smug, mainstream country song that fits the bill to country songs Todd doesn't like.
    • Mentioned, but jossed; Todd said it was too silly to hate.
  • "Get Your Shine On" by Florida Georgia Line: Todd called Florida Georgia Line an awful group on Twitter; however, "Cruise" was the bigger of their two Hot 100 hits, so this one may only make the dishonorable mentions.
    • Jossed.
  • "Bugatti" by Ace Hood ft. Future & Rick Ross: Todd hates most songs whose subject matter is about material wealth, and this is yet another "bling and bitches" rap song, this time talking about waking up in a ultra-rare and ultra-expensive supercar.
    • Jossed.
  • "Lolly" by Maejor Ali & Justin Bieber: Once again, BIEEEEBEERRRR!!!!!
    • Jossed.
  • "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry: Todd went on a Twitter rant about how Katy's incorrect pronunciation of the word bothers him.
    • Jossed.
  • "Sweater Weather" by the Neighborhood: Todd tweeted that he didn't like the slow part of the song.
    • Jossed for the worst list; it made #10 on the best list, with Todd calling it as the winner of the "fluke indie hit sweepstakes". However, Todd did state that the song would have charted higher on his best list if it weren't for the slow part.
  • "Don't Drop That Thun Thun" by the Finatticz
    • Jossed.
  • "Gas Pedal" by Sage the Gemini
    • Jossed.
  • "22" by Taylor Swift: Todd compared it to the Kidz Bop version of "Tik Tok". When you're comparing something to Kidz Bop, you know it's bad.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey: Todd has made several tweets discussing his dislike for Lana Del Rey.
    • Jossed; however, it was used as the end-of-video stinger.
  • "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars: In Todd's love/hate relationship with Bruno Mars, he hates Bruno's melodrama, and calls this particular song boring.
    • Jossed.

Best:
  • "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz
    • Confirmed at #8.
  • "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams: All but confirmed by his adoration of it in the "Blurred Lines" review, as well as several adoring mentions on Twitter. It's likely the prime candidate for his top song of the year, as Todd exclaims that it was the song he was waiting for all summer and wanted it to be a number one hit.
    • Confirmed, as #1 even.
  • "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake
    • Jossed.
  • "Suit and Tie" by Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    • Confirmed #5.
  • "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton: Maybe more likely than "Thrift Shop", which he seemed to like more as a statement than as a song.
    • Confirmed #7.
  • "Treasure" by Bruno Mars: All but confirmed by his admiration for it in the "Blurred Lines" review, as well as his admiration for it on Twitter.
    • Confirmed #2.
  • "I Love It" by Icona Pop ft Charli XCX, if only because of the pun he could make in the introduction: "Some people might not like this song. But I don't care. ...I love it." (Cue riff)
    • At the very least, if he doesn't put it on the proper list, it could work as the credits song for the Best of list. - Confirmed as end of episode stinger
  • "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Mary Lambert: Mentioned liking it in his 2013 VMAs blog. That being said, he wasn't exactly crazy about it, saying it didn't have incredibly strong rhymes, so it might make his honorable mentions. Again, possibly more as a statement than a song.
    • Jossed.
  • "Royals" by Lorde: Todd has a track record of loving indie sounding songs, and he's mentioned it positively on Twitter, comparing it to "Thrift Shop". It is also comparable to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", as Todd calls "Royals" an "anti-pop" song and hates any remix which ruins the song's appeal by trying to make it sound more pop. Todd might end up respecting the song more than actually liking it, but it still has a good chance of making the best list.
    • Confirmed honorable mention. Todd said that he liked the song more for what it isn't than than what it is, and said he liked Lorde much better than Lana Del Rey.
  • "Best Song Ever" by One Direction: It might make it on the list. And he will feel even more humiliated than he did in the review.
    • Confirmed #6.
  • "Carry On" by fun.: Back in the "We Are Young"/"Somebody That I Used to Know" review, he mentioned that he really enjoyed the other fun. songs he listened too.
    • Jossed.
  • "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake: Todd likes Drake, especially in songs in which Drake doesn't brag. However, it's somewhat similar to "Find Your Love", which may not impress Todd (as much or otherwise).
    • Jossed, it made his worst honorable mentions.
  • "Bad" by Wale
    • Jossed.
  • "Gone" by Kanye West: He will comment that he's technically not breaking his rules since it did chart, even if the song is eight years old and charted from a viral video.
    • Why not include "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi then? It reached #25 solely based on hits.
    • Ultimately jossed.
  • "Survival" by Eminem: Eminem and rock music? Sounds like Todd will love it.
    • Jossed.
  • "Clarity" by Zedd ft. Foxes: He'll say it did right what Titanium got wrong. It's also comparable to "Just Dance" and "DJ Got Us Falling In Love"
    • Todd mentioned in his Twitter that "Clarity" is easily his favorite EDM song of 2013, however the main chorus confuses him. Perhaps, similar to "Good Time" not making the 2012 list due to Owl City referencing Prince, it will go on his honorable mentions. Though, if he manages to figure it out, it might still make the list.
    • During the "Worst of 2013" retrospect, Todd admitted he doesn't hate EDM outright, but stated that EDM's repetitiveness hurts itself, which largely turns Todd off from the genre.
    • Ultimately, the song is confirmed as a honorable mention.
  • "The Way" or "Baby I" by Ariana Grande: His joking about Nickelodeon child stars has to be building up to something.
    • "The Way" made the honorable mentions.
  • "Applause" by Lady Gaga: Todd admits that the pop world needs Lady Gaga, and he enjoys the song for its high energy in an otherwise boring pop landscape; however, the song's narcissistic lyrics and critic bashing may keep it off the "Best of 2013" list. In the "Holy Grail" review, however, he states that he owes Lady Gaga a huge apology after "Holy Grail" turned out to be a big time disappointment.
    • Jossed, though that doesn't mean Lady Gaga is off the list, as "Do What U Want" was included at #4.
  • "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities: Todd has a history of liking indie rock songs that make the pop charts.
    • Confirmed honorable mention; however, Todd stated if "Kangaroo Court" had been a hit, it would have made the best list.
  • "Say Something" by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: Todd might like a song where Christina Aguilera doesn't oversing, if he doesn't find it boring which is a possibility.
    • Jossed; he doesn't like it. On Twitter, Todd didn't say it was awful, but he said it was "a goddamn waste of time."
  • "Brave" by Sara Bareilles: Assuming Todd doesn't dismiss the song as boring, he might say Sara Bareilles did everything right on "Brave" whereas Katy Perry got everything wrong on "Roar".
    • Jossed; however, he states on Twitter and his 2014 Grammys v-log that he thinks that Sara Bareilles is okay.
  • "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic: His review called it good, as well as excitingnote . Todd also mentions that this song got OneRepublic off his shit list, and later admits that some of their earlier songs grew on him. Maybe not enough to make the "Best of 2013" list, but given the boring state of pop music in 2013, it has a solid shot.
    • Jossed.
  • "#Beautiful" by Mariah Carey & Miguel: Ignoring the awkward hashtag, Todd mentioned in the "Glitter" review that he is a fan of Mariah Carey. Perhaps he thinks that the song is sincere enough to make it on the list, or at least get a mention.
    • Confirmed at #9.
  • "Burn" by Ellie Goulding: He liked "Lights", so he might like Ellie Goulding's followup.
    • Jossed.
  • "Gangnam Style" by PSY: Even though it peaked in 2012, it did make the Billboard Year End Top 100 for 2013 (#55), and Todd only gave it an honorable mention in his "Best of 2012" list. Given the lack of interesting songs from 2013, it might make the "Best of" List proper this year.
    • However, he tweeted that "Gangnam Style" has irrevocably altered Americans' image of South Korea, calling the country "a futuristic techno-world with all of Japan's weirdness and none of its history".
    • Ultimately jossed.
  • "Crazy Kids" by Kesha might make his honorable mentions but will likely not make the list because of the will.i.am verse, similar to how Chris Brown kept "International Love" off of the 2012 list.
    • Jossed.
  • "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus could also make his honorable mentions since he said that he appreciated The VMA performance because it was interesting and the song may have grew on him like "Gangnam Style".
    • Jossed.
  • "Power Trip" by J. Cole: Todd mentioned on Twitter that he likes J. Cole.
    • Jossed.

Could Go Either Way (such as So Bad, It's Good songs):
  • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.: Todd admitted that the song was only mediocre compared to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Bruno Mars' "Treasure". While Todd enjoys the loose and funky beat of the song, he does has problems with the boring music video and the rapey undertones of the lyrics. Confirmed as a worst honorable mention.
    • In a later Tweet, Todd withdrew his approval of Pharrell's "Woo!", and called it annoying, and picked apart a few lyrics he didn't like that he didn't cover in the review. More than likely though, it will not be on either of his lists, as in a tweet he stated "Rarely has a song been so easy to like, and so easy to dislike."
    • Due to the above comment, Todd may do a switch up and put "Blurred Lines" as an honorable mention as well, listing the positives of the song. (Jossed, Todd said he hates it more every time he hears it)
  • "Wake Me Up" by Avicii: Todd might praise Aloe Blacc's vocals; however, he said on Twitter that the novelty of the song, a folk-sounding EDM song, wore off quickly.
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)" by Ylvis: He hated "Disco Duck" which is a pretty good comparison. He also dubbed it "The musical equivalent of someone making fart noises into their hands" in the "Wrecking Ball" review. On Twitter, he initially didn't know what the "joke" of the song was or why it was supposed to be funny; however, he later tweeted that the song works best a children's book after receiving the book as a Christmas present.
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "Love Somebody" by Maroon 5: While Todd put Maroon 5 (more specifically, Adam Levine) on his shit list with "One More Night" on the "Worst of 2012" list, he did mention on Twitter that this song reminded him of a functional product, a statement so vague that it could definitely go either way.
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "Downtown" by Lady Antebellum: Todd likes Lady Antebellum to an extent; however, Todd only likes real country songs (songs about misery, heartbreak and regret) and not the more teenybopper pandering and bro-douchey mainstream fare of late.
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "Timber" by Pitbull & Kesha: The song is a decent dance song and is fairly fast-paced, complete with a harmonica, which is something different for dance songs as of late. In the "Wrecking Ball" review, Todd also mentioned that he was willing to welcome Kesha back to liven up a boring pop scene. Ke$ha is also back to her more refined nature like she was in "Die Young", probably helped by the fact that she only sings the chorus. Todd doesn't completely hate Pitbull either, as he called "International Love" a guilty pleasure of his in the "Best of 2012" honorable mentions, and he didn't mind "Don't Stop the Party".
    • However, Todd usually finds Pitbull to be stupid and repetitive, and Kesha's valley-girl nature wears on him. Also in the song, Pitbull compares women he likes to Miley Cyrus, which, given what Miley did at the 2013 Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke (in which Todd compared to The Human Centipede), could easily be marked as a stupid Pitbull line that hurts the song, similar to Owl City referencing Prince in "Good Time".
      • He said he doesn't despise it, but there's no reason to listen to more than once.
      • But as a bonus, it was used as the piano intro for his Worst of 2014 list.
  • "Berzerk" by Eminem: Todd mentioned his fanboyism for Eminem (during Eminem's early career, at least before the "Encore" album) back in the "Lighters" review, and this song was Eminem's big foray to go back to the basics of his first few albums. However, Todd may still not like it, as he hasn't been impressed with Eminem in recent years, especially when Eminem made two spots on his "Worst of 2011" list. Todd said on Twitter that while the song wasn't great, it was nice to see Eminem had regained his mojo. Its chances seem pretty good for the best list proper or as an honorable mention.
    • Confirmed as an honorable mention in a tweet, but it was cut for time.
  • "Troublemaker" by Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida: On one hand, he puts it on his best list, followed by him apologizing that Flo Rida made his list again, even if just as a featured artist. On the other hand, Flo Rida. Also, Olly Murs sounds a bit like Adam Levine, who Todd does not like.
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "The Monster" by Eminem & Rihanna: As previously mentioned, Eminem is a very divisive artist for Todd, and Todd is tired of Rihanna putting out music almost nonstop. He may also take a moment to discuss the song's Unfortunate Implications, which might get cut off before he can go into full-on analytical mode just like what happened in his "S&M" review.
    • Jossed for both lists, but played on the piano in the intro of the Best of List. He later tweeted that "The Monster" is "Holy Grail" with a pulse, fixing most of the problems Todd had with the latter. While he said "The Monster" wasn't bad, he admitted it wasn't his favorite.
  • "Carolina" by Parmalee: He may not even hate the song, but it might make dishonorable mentions just for him to ask what Carolina feels like.
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "I Need Your Love" by Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding: He liked Ellie Goulding's "Lights" but said that Calvin Harris ruined 2013...
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "Body Party" by Ciara: Todd said that "Goodies" wasn't that bad when Sage asked why it wasn't on his "Worst of 2004" list. However, "Body Party" was produced by Mike WiLL Made It, one of the people responsible for "We Can't Stop" and his #5 worst song of 2013: "(Bitches) Love Me".
    • Jossed on both lists.
  • "Mama's Broken Heart" by Miranda Lambert, although there is no evidence that Todd likes or dislikes Miranda Lambert, this song may make the list because it fits Todd's model of miserable country like "Need You Now" did.
    • Jossed on both lists.

    Year-End Predictions (2014) 
Guesses for Todd's 2014 year-end lists
As with previous years, Todd's prerequisite for including a song on the Best or Worst List is that the song in question must either make the 2014 Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles list OR peak in the Hot 100's Top 20 during 2014.

Best:
  • "Team" by Lorde
    • Jossed.
  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. Todd compared Pharrell to Cee Lo Green who had his number one song of 2011. Also, he said on Twitter that he wasn't sick of it as of April and he compared it to Stevie Wonder, whereas "All of Me" was "Three Times a Lady."
    • Confirmed #9.
  • "Pompeii" by Bastille. In his review, his said that he liked it, even though he thought it was silly, which means it might be regulated to honorable mentions.
    • Jossed.
  • "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore: It fits the mold of a retro track that have dominated Todd's lists.
    • Confirmed #5.
  • "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic: Todd gave a fairly positive review of the song, but it didn't make his "Best of 2013" list; however, the song has persisted in the Top 20 for most of the first half of 2014.
    • Jossed.
  • "Sing" by Ed Sheeran: On Twitter, Todd called the song the best Justin Timberlake song on the radio currently. He later calls the song a Flight of the Conchords song in disguise. Another thing in the song's favor is that it was written and produced by Pharrell, a singer/songwriter/producer Todd likes. Given the aforementioned factors as well as his opinion of Ed Sheeran softening, it has a good shot of making his best list.
    • Confirmed #8.
  • "Boom Clap" by Charli XCX: He had some praise for her in his "Fancy" review.
    • Confirmed #2, and was going to be #1 before Uptown Funk came along.
  • "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne: He compared it to "Wake Me Up" on Twitter, calling it a better attempt at a "folktronica" song. He later also tweeted that it was "just fantastic".
    • Confirmed #3.
  • "Latch" by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith: He mentioned that he liked the song on Twitter.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "La La La" by Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith. Said he liked it even more than "Latch."
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "Lips Are Movin'" by Meghan Trainor. It has the throwback style of "All About That Bass" without the Unfortunate Implications.
    • Jossed.
  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars. Said on Twitter that it was possibly Bruno's best song and that it compared favorably to Maroon Five's song (presumably Animals).
    • Likely confirmed, given the end of the "Blank Space" review. It could even be his #1 pick.
      • Confirmed #1.
  • "Cool Kids" by Echosmith: They seem like a likely candidate for the "fluke indie hit sweepstakes".
    • Jossed.
  • "Love Me Harder" by Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. Todd said it was her best song out right now, but he hated The Weeknd's part which may put it at the bottom of the list or as an honorable mention.
    • Confirmed #10. He even stated on Twitter that it was a very late addition and saved the list from not making it to ten.
  • "Drunk on a Plane" by Dierks Bentley. The song fits what Todd said country should be about: a depressing song about drinking, but it also has a happy beat.
    • Jossed.
  • "Lifestyle" by Rich Gang, despite being another "bling and bitches" rap he said on Twitter that he liked the song. This may end up being the I Cry/Best Song Ever of 2014.
    • Stated on Twitter that he meant to include it as an honorable mention in the Best of video, but forgot to add it.
  • "Don't" by Ed Sheeran
    • Confirmed #7.
  • "Amnesia" by 5 Seconds Of Summer: He said the song was not bad on Twitter. Might make his honorable mentions.
    • Jossed.
  • "The Heart Wants What It Wants" by Selena Gomez: He said that he liked the song, but it would be better suited for someone else, which means it might make honorable mentions if it doesn't lose points for being about Bieber.
    • Jossed.
  • "2 On" by Tinashe. He called it the best DJ Mustard song on Twitter.
    • Jossed.
  • "Heroes (We Could Be)" by Alesso feat. Tove Lo. Sure, it's EDM, but "Clarity" was an honorable mention for 2013. "Heroes" has a shot, especially since its chorus, unlike "Clarity"'s, makes sense.
    • Jossed; didn't qualify anyway.

Worst:
  • "Drunk in Love" by Beyonce and Jay-Z: Todd strongly dislikes Beyonce and he said that the Grammy performance was abysmal.
    • Jossed.
  • "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J: Todd has said that he absolutely despises this song, as well as Katy Perry's output from the Prism album. He called the song a worse version of "E.T", another song that Todd didn't like from her. In the review of the song, Todd claims that Katy can't pull off the "female, man-destroyer power fantasy", like Beyonce, citing "Irreplaceable" as an example.
    • Confirmed as a dishonorable mention, although Todd seemed disappointed for not being able to add it to the list proper.
  • "This is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan: This song seems destined to be on his list due to the unholy alliance of the two worst things to ever happen to country music. Even worse, there's a remix featuring Jason Derulo.
    • Confirmed #8.
  • "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors: Todd immediately dismissed the band on Twitter, calling them Imagine Dragons wannabes. Given that Todd's opinion of Imagine Dragons soured in 2013, "Best Day of My Life" is leaning towards the worst list.
    • Jossed, but interestingly, it was used as the piano intro for the best list.
  • "#selfie" by The Chainsmokers: In the review, Todd states that the song doesn't even meet the already low standards for a viral novelty song. Unlike PSY's "Gangnam Style", Baauer's "Harlem Shake", Ylvis' "The Fox", or even Rebecca Black's "Friday", all of which became accidental hits by word of mouth, Todd calls "#selfie" AstroTurf, commenting that the song was "carefully packaged and promoted behind the scenes to look like a viral meme", as noted by the presence of Snoop Dogg and David Hasslehoff. If the song gets mentioned at all, it will likely only make the dishonorable mentions due to it being a minor entry in the Hot 100, dropping off fairly quickly after peaking at #16.
  • "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz: He called it horrible and offensive to possibly everyone. However, In the "Wiggle" review, he called it probably his favorite Derulo song note . More specifically, he liked the beat to the song; however, the criticism of Derulo's voice, lyrics, and personality as well as the song's apparent racism still stands, so it will likely make his dishonorable mentions.
    • Mentioned during "Trumpets", but ultimately jossed.
  • "All of Me" by John Legend: He called the song uninteresting on Twitter. In the review, Todd said that the song is nowhere near the worst song he's ever heard, but he feels that it's John Legend's weakest song, possibly making it a dishonorable mention.
    • Confirmed as a dishonorable mention.
  • "Play It Again" by Luke Bryan: After "That's My Kind of Night" avoided the list last year, an even worse song makes it.
    • Jossed.
  • "Bottoms Up" by Brantley Gilbert: Yet another bro-country song, to which Todd has shown his disdain for.
    • Jossed.
  • "Loyal" by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Too Short, French Montana OR Tyga: Yet another disgusting, misogynistic, and materialistic rap song from two of Todd's least favorite rappers. However, in his "Just a Friend" episode, he seemed more amused by it than anything.
    • Confirmed #3, mostly for Lil Wayne.
  • "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX: He mentioned his dislike of it on Twitter, and his review was very unsupportive. However, he did give Charli XCX some praise, with Todd hoping that she would become the bigger name. But at the same time, Todd said he thought Justin Bieber's chorus in #thatPOWER didn't sound too bad, but then when will.i.am came in it took the penultimate slot on his list, so it's not likely that Charli will save this one much, if at all.
    • Mentioned during "Black Widow", but ultimately jossed. He mentioned that it at least had a hook and Charli XCX did indeed save it from the list.
  • "Wiggle" by Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg: Not even the power of Snoop can salvage a song with Jason Derulo as the lead artist. On Twitter, Todd simply said "Oh God why why why". In the review, although Todd stated that he loved Snoop Dogg, and Snoop is basically untouchable this late in his career, he admitted that the Snoop Dogg "brand" is not a seal of quality. Hell, the description for the the video calls it, "The worst song of the decade."
    • Confirmed #1.
  • "Summer" or "Blame" by Calvin Harris: Todd hates Calvin Harris' brand of EDM. A recent tweet basically guaranteed a spot for Harris on the list.
    • Jossed.
  • "Me and My Broken Heart" by Rixton. He called it a detestable Maroon 5 wannabe on Twitter. Also, the ripoff of Rob Thomas' "Lonely No More" could count against Rixton. A later tweet compared them to Hot Chelle Rae, Todd's least favorite group back in 2011.
    • Confirmed as a dishonorable mention.
  • "Rude" by MAGIC!: He said he hated the song on Twitter, and that the video made him hate it even more. Todd will likely call it the biggest example of cod reggae since Maroon 5's "One More Night". In the review, even though he said that he saw the storytelling in the song as a colossal misfire, he said that he doesn't necessarily consider it that bad. However, it could still make dishonorable mentions.
    • Ultimately jossed. He said the song won't make the worst list because it was too upbeat.
  • "Am I Wrong?" by Nico & Vinz: Todd stated on Twitter that he hates the way the narrator treats the girl in the song. A theme like that is not something you'd want to sympathize with.
    • Used as the ending song for both the best and the worst list.
  • "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih ft. YG: Jeremih now has a third Top 10 hit, and he made Todd's worst lists in 2009 and 2011, so a three-peat is likely. He also called it gross on Twitter and later called Jeremih a poor man's Derulo.
    • Mentioned during "Show Me" and later confirmed as a dishonorable mention.
  • "Hot Nigga" by Bobby Shmurda: It's another cliched, generic rap song that Todd usually dislikes. Aside from that, it contains a line in which Shmurda proclaims "Free Breezy, ho." That is almost guaranteed to not go over well with Todd.
    • Jossed
  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift: T-Swizzle was a rather polarizing artist for Todd, especially with her recent divergence from country-pop to outright pop; however, this is yet another song produced by Max Martin which abuses the Pop Song Chords. Todd gave the song a very negative review, called Taylor a major sellout, and admitted that he felt like a chump for defending her in the past. "Shake It Off" could very well end up as Todd's top pick for the worst hit song of the year, using the "bad as the absence of good" argument. He said in his "Blank Space" review that that song made him hate this one even more. That basically all but guarantees it a spot on his list.
    • Despite him hating the song, Todd wanted to keep it off the worst list for being happy and upbeat but ultimately confirmed #9 for sounding like a jazzercise video.
  • "Trumpets" by Jason Derulo: Todd loathes Derulo, and this song is filled with awful pickup lines ("Is it weird that your ass reminds me of a Kanye West song?"), something Todd hates.
    • Confirmed #4.
  • "Maps" and/or "Animals" by Maroon 5: He hates Maroon 5 and Adam Levine, so one or possibly both could show up. Not helping either songs' case is Levine's high-pitched Auto-Tune wailing.
    • "Animals" confirmed #10.
  • "Take Me To Church" by Hozier: He said he didn't like the song at all on Twitter, equating it to something people in the 60s would take way too seriously.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "My Nigga" by YG ft. Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan: Yet another rap song which abuses its N-Word Privileges.
    • Jossed.
  • "Booty" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea or Pitbull: With all these songs about butts, there is no way he'll have good views on this. And not only does it have two versions both with guest verses from acts that he does not view favorably, but Chris Brown had writing credit on it, which in itself is rather cringeworthy.
    • Jossed
  • "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora: Todd said on Twitter that "Work" is the only song by Iggy Azalea he actually likes, and if he hated "Fancy", he might not view this favorably. He even asked his viewers between this and Animals which was better.
    • Confirmed #5. Speaking of "Animals", he even mentioned that Iggy Azalea and Adam Levine should hook up so they can "devour each other".
  • "Leave The Night On" by Sam Hunt: Another bro-country song by a guy who's been criticized for lack of vocal talent. Todd may find material based on Hunt having played college football.
    • Jossed.
  • "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: He said the song "sounds like garbage" on Twitter and that it "was exactly as bad as he feared."
    • Confirmed #7, solely for the chorus.
  • "Show Me" by Kid Ink and Chris Brown, a song that the Rap Critic wasn't nice to when he reviewed it. Todd likely won't have anything good to say about it either.
    • Confirmed #6. And as a bonus, when the Rap Critic reviewed the song he mentioned R. Kelly's "You Remind Me of Something". So does Todd to compare how that was used.
  • 7/11 by Beyoncé: Todd can't stand Beyonce, and this track is full of weird lyrics that rhyme various phrases with themselves ad nauseam.
    • Jossed.
  • "Something Bad" by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Said on Twitter that it was basically just Warrant's "Cherry Pie" with different lyrics. Given the negative comments about Warrant in the Mr. Big video, that's likely not an endorsement. It could also be played during the credits.
    • Jossed.
  • "New Flame" by Chris Brown ft. Usher: Todd said he hasn't heard the song; however, he states that Chris Brown should never collaborate with Usher. Todd also claims that Usher far outclasses Chris Brown to the point of embarrassment, comparing them to a ten year old going ten rounds with Mike Tyson.
    • Mentioned during "Show Me", but jossed.

Could Go Either Way:
  • "Story of My Life" by One Direction: Todd no longer hates One Direction, but this doesn't mean they'll turn into his new Katy Perry.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Steal My Girl" by One Direction: Same as above, but it has more chance for the best list for it's similar sound to Journey, since he praised Best Song Ever for well using the sound of The Who. He may also compare it to "Jealous" saying it did right what the former did wrong.
    • Todd has mentioned that this year's best of list is embarrassing, so it might have gotten on there.
      • It didn't. Jossed for both lists.
  • "Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea: Todd seems to like Ariana Grande as an artist, but it doesn't necessarily mean he will like this, especially considering that he hated Iggy Azalea's first big hit.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Not a Bad Thing" by Justin Timberlake: Todd has not been impressed with JT's post-"Suit & Tie" output.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "Love Never Felt So Good" by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake: In the "We Are the World 25" review, Todd states that there should be no more collaborations with dead people, especially Michael Jackson.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Break Free" by Ariana Grande ft. Zedd: Both artists had hits that made it to his honorable mentions in the best of list in 2013, however it might not necessarily mean he will like this.
    • Probably jossed for both. In his "Bang Bang" review, he said he didn't find any of Ariana's songs to be bad, but he still mocked her annunciation of the chorus.
    • Used as the bumper for the "Worst Hit Songs of 2014".
  • "Chandelier" by Sia: Todd likes Sia's vocals; however, whether he likes or hates this song depends on the production.
    • However, on Twitter, he states that either Sia is starting to sound like Rihanna or vice versa.
    • One point in the song's favor is that's it's both a depressing song about drinking and a dark party song, which Todd has a soft spot for and feature on his top ten lists almost every year. (Just Dance, Die Young, Swimming Pools...)
      • Confirmed #4 on the best list.
  • "Birthday" by Katy Perry: Todd pretty much hates the entire Prism album; however, this song has ridiculously shameless lyrics along with a rather cringe-worthy music video (although Todd doesn't like using the music video as a metric to judge a song's quality). Also, two birthday-themed sexual songs, Jeremih's "Birthday Sex" in 2009 and Rihanna's "Birthday Cake (Remix)" in 2012, made Todd's worst lists in years past. However, if there is one Prism single that Todd would have even the slightest chance of liking, it's this one since it's the most like her Teenage Dream singles and is closer to the tasteless Katy Perry that Todd initially (and reluctantly) embraced.
    • Confirmed #6 on the best list.
  • "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith: On Twitter, he notes that Smith's voice has a lot of personality, but this particular song doesn't. Called it a "dirge of a song" in his "Shake it Off" review; however, in a reply tweet, Todd says he doesn't dislike the song, meaning "Stay With Me" likely won't make either list.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona: Todd dislikes Enrique Iglesias and put two of Enrique's hits on his past worst lists, "I Like It" and "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)", so Todd might not like this either. However, it's closer to the Latin-style Enrique that made him famous to begin with (It even has entire verses sung in Spanish), so the outrage for this may not be as high.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor: The song's stylings resemble the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele, but he might dismiss it because of its viral hit factor.
    • Probably jossed on both lists. In the review, he said he liked the song in theory, but felt it wasn't executed as well as it could've been. He still enjoyed it for how catchy it was.
  • "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj: In his review, he complimented the beat and called it better than most Jessie J songs, but still found the song to be noisy and juvenile.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj: Todd stated on Twitter that his feelings on this song is mixed, which his review reaffirmed. He prefers Nicki's more fierce singles over her softer, more pop-sounding singles, and stated that "Anaconda" was better than "Starships". However, he might deduct points for the "Baby Got Back" sample.
  • "Burnin It Down" by Jason Aldean: He compared it to Usher on Twitter, but also said it didn't sound like a country song.
    • Mentioned during "This Is How We Roll" but Jossed for both lists.
  • "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic: While Todd's opinion of OneRepublic has improved and mentions on Twitter that the song was better than most of their earlier output, he states that "Love Runs Out" isn't as good as "Counting Stars".
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Habits (Stay High)" by Tove Lo: Much like "Day N Nite" (which Todd also liked), it's a song about getting high to stay sane, which is pretty deep for a pop song. However, Todd tweeted that having the chorus be about a breakup was a bad move since he feels the narrator's problems likely extend beyond having a breakup.
    • Likely jossed, since Todd called it a dull, low, humming drone of a song during the "Worst of 2014".
      • Ultimately jossed for both lists. He said Sia's "Chandelier" was better.
  • "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift: Todd tweeted that it had some of the best lyrics of any Taylor Swift song. However, in the immediate following tweet, he says "[he's] already incredibly fucking sick of it.". More specifically, his review has him spending over ten minutes praising the song, but then the last two minutes talk about how sick of it he is and that the beat is lackluster. It probably won't make either list.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil' Jon: Todd said he likes it because it's one of the few EDM songs that doesn't bore him, praising the song for being aggressive and in your face. He also favorably compares the song to The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up". However, he states it's not a song he would listen to regularly, possibly regulating the song to a honorable mention. Also, the remix with Juicy J, 2Chainz, and French Montana turns it into another "bling and bitches" rap song.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "The Man" by Aloe Blacc: It is unknown if Todd likes Blacc as an artist, and the Elton John sample might bring it down for him.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Come With Me Now" by Kongos: A rock song that actually "rocks." However, it might not have been a big enough hit to be on Todd's radar, having just barely scraped on to the year-end chart. He'll either find the style (rock-infused zydeco) enjoyably unique or rather pretentious.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Only" by Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown: Todd likes Nicki Minaj when she's being aggressive; however, he dislikes Drake whenever he tries to act like a tough guy, and Todd more or less outright hates Lil Wayne and Chris Brown regardless of how they act.
    • Confirmed #8 on the Worst List of 2015.

Probably Not Up for Consideration:
  • "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel: On Twitter, he states that he doesn't consider "Let It Go" a true pop song despite it peaking at #5, since the song is too closely tied to Frozen. Whether or not Todd can get past this will determine if it makes either list since his actual opinion of the song hasn't been stated; however, Todd did give a mixed-positive review of the film, saying it had serious flaws, but he felt it was better than Pixar's latest output and understands why other people would like it.
    • However the song could make the best list for the "Of 2014" reason that "#Selfie" made the worst list considering culturally, it was probably the biggest song of 2014.
  • "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson: Even though the song came out three decades ago, it did re-chart in 2014 at #14, technically meeting Todd's criteria for inclusion on his Best or Worst Hit Songs lists. Todd most likely won't consider it for his list because it wasn't even remotely new or influential to 2014.
    • Both songs were Jossed for both lists.

Guess For The 2014 Worst Of The Year bumper music
This should be interesting since Todd doesn't pick the bumper music based on whether he likes it or not, and since he's been allowed to reupload the 2013 list with it, it's fair game! (Previous year' bumper music - I Hate This Part, Bad (1987), F*ck You, Silly Love Songs (1976), Blow, Sorry 2004 (2004), Blow Me, and I Knew You Were Trouble)

  • Problem by Arianna Grande ft Iggy Azalea
  • Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo - A song about having to stay high? Sounds right.
  • Pompeii by Bastille
  • Let It Go by Idina Menzel - Just to shut people up (or piss people off).
  • Love Runs Out by OneRepublic
  • Not A Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake
    • Loser, but dishonorable mention.
  • Don't by Ed Sheeran
  • Am I Wrong? by Nico And Vinz - Just so that if he reviews it in full he can immediately say "YES!".
    • Loser, but used as the end of video stinger. Interestingly enough, it's the stinger for his top 10 best list as well.
  • Amnesia by 5 Seconds of Summer - Considering the year it's been, wanting to wake up with amnesia is a reasonable sentiment.
  • Something Bad by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood - It had to be said.
  • No Mediocre by TI and Iggy Azalea - The irony might make his head explode though.
  • Break Free by Ariana Grande - Because Todd wants to break free.
    • Winner. The song was later forced to be removed though.
  • Shake It Off by Taylor Swift - So he can shake off the bad. Although he had a Taylor Swift song for last year's bumper music.
    • Loser, but made #9 on the worst list proper.

    Year-End Predictions (2015) 
Guesses for Todd's 2015 year-end lists.
As with previous years, Todd counts songs that were on the Year End Hot 100 or that made the Top 20. So here are some of those tracks.

Best:
  • "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney: Mentioned on Twitter that he thought it was "a good song" and that it was Rihanna's best performance in a long time.
    • Confirmed #5.
  • “I Don’t Fuck with You” by Big Sean featuring E-40: He said on Twitter that as far as DJ Mustard goes, this was a serious guilty pleasure of his, and called Big Sean "one of the few rappers able to be stupid in a funny way". Not likely though given it was also in the Top 20 last year, but "Dance (A$$)" made his honorable mentions in 2012, so this could too. Or it could be the bumper music for the worst list.
  • “Style” by Taylor Swift: He said that although the song equates to “goddamn i’m hot”, he said he thinks he likes it. He stated this Taylor Swift was the best Taylor Swift. He talked about how the song takes place during a bad relationship and not after it, and said he "fucking loves the song".
    • Confirmed #1 best of 2015.
  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars: Assuming that the overplay doesn't prevent him, I won't be surprised if Todd puts this song on 2015's best list as well, even at the top of the list. It's already more or less the top song of the year, which he's featured on his best lists since 2011. Also, Todd probably likes it even more for denying "Thinking Out Loud" the #1 spot.
    • He'll build up to the song by stating that he's going to do something that has yet to be done in his top ten lists—put a song that was already on a previous list—and he'll bring up the time "Scream & Shout" failed to make the Worst of 2013 list after being high on the Worst of 2012 list. He'll say that "Scream & Shout" only made it in as a worst honorable mention for 2013 because it didn't represent the year as well as other songs that did make the list. The song in question on 2015's best list, meanwhile, represents the year extremely well—more so than 2014—and was a massive hit to boot. The viewers will wonder, "How can Todd put a song from last year's list onto this year's list?" Todd's response? "Don't believe me? Just watch!"
    • Confirmed honorable mention. He says that it wouldn't have been #1 if it were on the best list for the second year in a row.
    • As a bonus, in May 2016 he asked the viewers on Twitter which they thought was better between it and Get Lucky.
  • "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon: Somebody asked Todd how he felt about the song on Twitter, and he responded "It is the best." Possible "fluke indie hit sweepstakes" candidate. That, and unlike "Take Me to Church," it's upbeat and cheerful. However, the overplay might hold it back a little bit for him.
    • Confirmed #3.
  • "One Last Time" by Ariana Grande: It resembles "Love Me Harder". Not only that, but unlike most of her other songs, this one does not feature a guest act.
    • Jossed.
  • "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith: He said on Twitter that he considered "Sam Smith's new song" better than "Stay With Me" or "I'm Not the Only One", assuming he was talking about this onenote .
    • Jossed.
  • "Lean On" by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ: I'd imagine this song being one of Todd's favorite dance songs from this year, as its lyrics aren't particularly questionable.
    • Confirmed #4.
  • "You Know You Like It" by AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake: It's similar to "Lean On," so if Todd likes that song, I can't imagine this one being too far behind.
    • Jossed.
  • "Drag Me Down" and "Night Changes" by One Direction: Todd appears to have warmed up to One Direction since "Best Song Ever." He'll likely appreciate the more mature sound the band is taking on, not to mention how the latter track has been received relatively well even by people who have not been as big of fans of the band, so if "Best Song Ever" managed to appear on his 2013 best list, either of these songs may have a chance for this year's best list, especially "Night Changes".
    • Similarly, "Perfect" (peaked at #10) he might be able to at least deem passable, given the song is supposedly about Taylor Swift, and he liked "Style" by the same act.
    • Jossed for all songs. However, Todd later stated his praise for "Perfect" (if only because it sounds very similar to "Style").
  • "Downtown" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz: He said on Twitter that although the post-"Uptown Funk" era was starting, people would be hearing this song a lot (unfortunately for Macklemore haters). But then he said, "Fuck the haters", which is probably a sign that he likes the song. Helping is that Macklemore had two positions on his Best of 2013 list.
    • Confirmed #10.
  • "Ex's and Oh's" by Elle King: He said the song was "fine" on Twitter, and it's yet another "fluke indie hit sweepstakes" contender.
    • Confirmed #8.
  • "Budapest" by George Ezra: Could be another "fluke indie hit sweepstakes" contender, or at the very least something tolerable.
    • Jossed.
  • "Stressed Out" by Twenty-one Pilots (peaked at #19 in 2015): Todd may not consider this enough a hit to make the list, but if he does, this sounds like the kind of song he would like for having a good rock edge.
    • Jossed. It's more of a 2016 hit anyway.
  • "Back to Back" by Drake: He mentioned on Twitter that the song is great because "he doesn't even sound angry... just annoyed".
    • Confirmed honorable mention.

Worst:
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran: He said on Twitter that he was starting to really, genuinely loathe it and called it without question his worst song. Not helped by the fact that it was #2 on the charts behind Uptown Funk for eight weeks.
    • Jossed.
  • "Somebody" by Natalie La Rose featuring Jeremih: "Don't Tell 'Em" might have been spared the list proper and only make dishonorable mentions, but this one might meet the same fate that Birthday Sex and Down on Me did.
    • Jossed.
  • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor: He said on Twitter that "he wanted it known that as a critic with his finger on the pulse of pop music, he hated it way before anyone". Not to mention his review of the song was pretty scathing, objecting to its outdated gender politics and even said that Trainor is just as annoying as Justin Bieber was in his early years.
    • Confirmed #6.
  • "Elastic Heart" by Sia: A recent tweet indicates he hates it. Not helping is that the original version note  features The Weeknd in the second verse.
    • Jossed. However, it is used in the end credits of the Worst list.
  • "Earned It" by The Weeknd: The Weeknd is another generic R&B guy and he didn't have a lot of praise for him when he mentioned him on "Love Me Harder". He even stated in a recent tweet that he absolutely hates his voice. Todd made fun of the song in his review of "The Hills", and doesn't get the song's supposed appeal as a sex jam (much like the film from which the song originated).
    • Jossed.
  • "The Hills" by The Weeknd: Todd's review of the song was pretty negative, finding it too dark and weird. It could make a dishonourable mention at the very least (one of his criticisms of 2014 was that the hits were too downbeat), but he seems more disturbed by the song than anything.
    • Jossed.
  • "I Want You to Know" by Zedd featuring Selena Gomez (peaked at #17): With Todd not being a fan of most well-known EDM acts or Selena Gomez, this likely won't go over well with him.
    • Jossed.
  • "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth: Despite the song's admirable purpose to be a tribute to Paul Walker, he didn't sound very pleased on Twitter when he said that it was the song to dethrone "Uptown Funk" from the number-one spot, and he didn't find Wiz Khalifa's grief believable. And the massive overplay likely won't help. It likely won't make the list, as Todd said he could at least respect and appreciate its purpose even if he doesn't like listening to the song on its own, but it could still make dishonorable mentions.
    • Jossed. We do get to see Charlie Puth again, though—at the top of the list with "Marvin Gaye" featuring Meghan Trainor.
  • "Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna: Not only is Todd sick of most of Rihanna's newer work (save "Take Care" and "FourFiveSeconds"), but he hates when pop acts talk about how much money they have.
    • Jossed.
  • "Hey Mama" by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack: Todd has always disliked Nicki Minaj when she's "safe" (judging by his views on "Starships") and he's not a very big David Guetta fan, so I can't see him liking this song.
    • Jossed, but Nicki Minaj cannot save "Only" from a confirmed #8 placement on 2015's Worst List. Todd bemoans that being in the presence of Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne is making her dumber, as evidenced by the catastrophic "duct tape" joke.
  • "Cheerleader" by Omi: It is similar to last year's "Rude," a song he dislikes, and even worse is turned into a generic EDM song.
  • "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar: On Twitter he said that the song "fails on the most basic level of being a pop song" and "just SOUNDS ugly."
    • Confirmed #4. He also said on Twitter that the original version note  would've taken the #2 slot had that one been the real hit.
  • "Heartbeat Song" by Kelly Clarkson: Todd said one of the major things that he hates is when a song is unremarkable.
    • Jossed.
  • "Nasty Freestyle" by T-Wayne: He may not consider the song to be a hit despite its peak, but he normally isn't a fan of viral songs.
    • Confirmed #10. He despises how the song got big off Vine and even compares it unfavorably to "Harlem Shake."
  • "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silento: Todd does not like most songs that become big off of viral hits (if "Harlem Shake" and "#Selfie" are any indication), so this won't go over well with him. Also, the song is extremely repetitive. Todd's review basically all but assures the song's inclusion on the worst list. He even said it was worse than Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat" (a song he loathes), so don't be surprised if it takes the #1 spot.
    • Confirmed #5.
  • "Post to Be" by Omarion featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko: The DJ Mustard beat and Chris Brown's presence already make this song an easy target for Todd. That, and it spawned the "eat the booty like groceries" meme, which might remind him of the "grocery bag" line in "BedRock."
    • Jossed.
  • "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten: On top of being a four-chord adult contemporary ballad by a no-name artist, this song contains lyrics about confidence and self-empowerment that Todd is likely to dismiss as a generic, uninspired Cliché Storm. That, and it'll probably be on the receiving end of Todd's "bad is the absence of good" mantra.
  • "Lips are Movin'" by Meghan Trainor: Despite being high on the chart late in 2014, it was a bigger hit in 2015. That said, he said it left him with less to question, but that he has less reason to actually want to listen to it. He doesn't seem to feel as strongly about this song as he does "All About That Bass" or "Dear Future Husband," but given its gratuitous Call Backs to the former—a song he's grown to despise over time—he's more likely to dislike it than like it. I can see it end up on Todd's worst honorable mentions for the year so that he can further discuss his hatred of the artist.
    • Jossed. He said this one was "halfway tolerable."
  • "Good for You" by Selena Gomez featuring ASAP Rocky: According to Todd, "Selena Gomez's efforts to shed her Disney image aren't working."
    • Mentioned, but jossed.
  • "Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt: While Bro Country as a whole seems to be dying, artists like Hunt are still around and Todd probably won't be too fond of him.
    • Jossed.
    • "House Party" was also mentioned, but jossed.
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake: He described it on Twitter as a "disaster" on the Hot 100. He even called it Drake's worst single since possibly "Headlines", and that's saying a lot since "Started from the Bottom" made his 2013 worst list.
  • "Hit the Quan" by iHeartMemphis: It's pretty much "Watch Me" all over again.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention. The only reason it didn't make the list in place of Silento is because it actually has lyrics.
  • "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor: Given how much Todd hates really white music including Meghan Trainor, it'll be on the worst list for sure.
    • He also asked his Twitter followers which moment in 2015 pop music was worse: the "Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on" line from this song, or the "Raised on Biggie and Nirvana" line from Halsey's "New Americana".
    • Confirmed the #1 Worst Hit Song of 2015. Todd brings up the previous year's biggest loser, "Wiggle," to point out how "Marvin Gaye" falls hard on the opposite side of the sex song spectrum.
  • "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes: He said on Twitter that it was "much worse" than What Do You Mean. His later joint review of the two songs assures Mendes' inclusion on the Worst List proper, claiming that teen idols playing their own instruments is much worse than the average WGWAG, and that Mendes is one of his least favorite new artists. He thoroughly bashed the lyrics, too, so this seems like a logical choice.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention. "You suck, Mendes! You suck!!"
  • "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink: When asked on Twitter what he thought of the song, he said it was "awful. awful awful awful." The song's hook sounds similar to Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and the beat of the main verses sounds like something DJ Mustard would produce. Todd hates both Jason Derulo and DJ Mustard, which only further detriments the song. The controversy over the ideas around the song would also give him something to talk about and weigh in on.
    • Confirmed #3.
  • "Locked Away" by Rock City featuring Adam Levine: This tweet implies that he dislikes the song's hook. He later tweeted "[The song] came on the radio and I thought 'God this is just the DEFINITION of average'... If that's true, then why do I hate it so much?". That implies that this song falls under Todd's "bad is the absence of good" mantra.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "Same Old Love" by Selena Gomez: Todd isn't a fan of Selena Gomez' recent songs, and judging by this tweet, this one is no exception. Of course said tweet could be deliberate misdirection instead referencing "Good For You".
    • Confirmed #7.
  • "Ayo" by Chris Brown and Tyga: Chris Brown and Tyga. 'Nuff said.
    • Jossed.
  • "Classic Man" by Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur: It's basically "Fancy" sung by men, and that's a song Todd was unfavorable to.
    • Jossed.
  • "She Knows" by Ne-Yo featuring Juicy J: In addition to Todd thinking Ne-Yo doesn't sound like the kind of guy who works well for a party based on his "Give Me Everything" review, he's likely to find it out of character. Not helping at all is Juicy J's verse, or the repeated usage of baby sounds.
    • Jossed.
  • "Kick the Dust Up" by Luke Bryan: This is a country track that has overall received pretty bad reception, and Todd likely won't be any different to it.
    • Jossed.

Could Go Either Way:
  • “I Don’t Mind” by Usher featuring Juicy J: It’s been a while since Todd has had anything much to say about Usher, so he may or may not like this one.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention for the Worst List. Todd wonders if Usher, in writing a song in defense of erotic dancers, knows any women other than strippers.
  • "Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo: While Todd said that Ne-Yo’s aforementioned depressing manner was worse to "Give Me Everything” than Pitbull’s stupid lyrics when he reviewed it in 2011, he said on Twitter that he liked “Fireball” and that it was his favorite song by Pitbull. He even remarked that "he thinks he'll miss Pitbull once his time is done", so that could mean anything. For that matter, he mentioned in the "Feel This Moment" review that he thinks Pitbull is not bad at appreciating what he's gotten to do and what he has, so he might be able to say the same thing about this.
    • Confirmed best honorable mention. He even considered including it on the best list at one point.
  • "Sugar" by Maroon 5: On Twitter, he said the song is album filler-quality, but that he enjoys its style of 70s disco more than "Maps" or "Animals." Its similar sound to previous favorite "Birthday" could be to its benefit or its detriment.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention for the Worst List. More tolerable than most Maroon 5 songs, Todd says, but they're still "goddamn terrible."
    • He even said the "Sugar, yes please" line was the most repelling lyric of 2015.
  • "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding: Despite his love for Ellie Goulding and her song "Lights," he may dislike it for being associated with Fifty Shades of Grey.
    • It was used as his piano intro to the Worst Songs of 2015. This makes inclusion on his best list pretty slim.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "G.D.F.R." by Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas: Although he dislikes Flo Rida, this song is similar in sound to "Turn Down for What," a song he likes. And it's not like he hasn't liked a Flo Rida song before (if "I Cry" is any indication).
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy: He might like this song for having more of a rock edge than most pop songs now, or he might dislike it like he did "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)." However, in his review of "Uma Thurman", he said that he wasn't really sure why the track sampled "Tom's Diner", although he said that at the same time he felt that adding pop gave them more of a sound.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "All Day" by Kanye West featuring Theophilius London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney: Todd might like this one as a fan of Kanye's work in general, but he may not like it either.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap: He said on Twitter that the song just baffled him, but we don't know if it confused him in a good way or a bad way. This may apply to Fetty Wap's follow-up hits as well. The overplay, however, might cause him to skew toward the latter view, that and the longevity of this song spending nearly half the year in the Top 10.
    • He later said on Twitter that he finds Fetty Wap interesting as an artist and leans more toward liking him despite not having a solid opinion on him.
    • Jossed for both lists. He doesn't even mention Fetty Wap in either of them. However, he mentioned in his Hello/Hotline Bling duo review that he tried to like Fetty Wap but his work "wasn't pretty enough".
  • "Talking Body" by Tove Lo: He said he's never heard a song as "perfectly average" as it. It could possibly make the honorable mentions for both lists.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Honey, I'm Good." by Andy Grammer: It sounds similar to "Cotton-Eye Joe," of which, as stated in his One-Hit Wonderland, Todd is not a fan, although he hasn't said anything about the song itself.
    • Jossed. Todd tweeted that he doesn't get the hate. He doesn't like it, but it won't be on either list.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Where Are Ü Now" by Jack Ü (a.k.a. Skrillex & Diplo) ft. Justin Bieber: Todd isn't too keen on either EDM or Bieber; however, his hatred of the latter has died down considerably since 2013.
    • Used as the closing song for the best list.
  • "Want to Want Me" by Jason Derulo: Despite the song's disco influences, we all know how Todd feels about Jason Derulo. Despite that he said on Twitter that he did like the groove to it a lot, but lyric-wise it loses to...
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd: As mentioned above, Todd is not a fan of the Weeknd. He may like the funk throwback a la "Uptown Funk" but whether or not it'll be able to get past that remains to be seen. He mentioned that the song actually takes a few chances, though.
    • He briefly discussed this song saying that "it's not so bad" and was about to launch into a positive review of it until he realised that he was meant to review "The Hills" instead.
    • He also stated on Twitter that he loved the video for the song, which may point in the song's favor, even if he has not been known to judge a song based on its video.
    • Confirmed #6 for the best list.
  • "Chains" by Nick Jonas: In his "Jealous" review, he had a bit of praise for him changing direction (up until the "it's my right to be hellish" line, at least), so this follow-up he may find a little better.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention for the Worst List. Compared to The Weeknd's dark, sexy R&B shtick, Todd bemoans that "it could always, always get worse."
  • "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran: He'll either dismiss the song as a typical "white guy with acoustic guitar" song, or find it genuine enough to be listenable to him.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Cool for the Summer" by Demi Lovato: It sounds awfully similar to something Katy Perry would record, so Todd may either enjoy the production without having to hear Katy Perry's voice, find it a Guilty Pleasure, or dislike the direction Demi Lovato took with this song. He also said that the chorus to the song was that of "Domino" by Jessie J, a song he doesn't like, except pitched a whole step lower, but that the song was infinitely better than 2013's "Heart Attack".
    • Confirmed #2 for the best list. Unlike all the Katy Perry songs in the past, he doesn't seem too guilty about this pick.
  • "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber: He admitted on Twitter that the song had grown on him "in a low-key kind of way," although he still dislikes Bieber as a singer. His joint review of this song and "Stitches" was actually mildly positive, saying that artistically it's a step in the right direction.
    • Confirmed best honorable mention.
  • "Renegades" by X Ambassadors: He doesn't find the song "very renegade-y," but as a song that may be a part of the "fluke indie hit sweepstakes," it's likely he finds it tolerable.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Wildest Dreams" by Taylor Swift: While he hated "Shake It Off" and "Bad Blood" but liked "Style" and "Blank Space" (at least until he grew sick of the latter), he has yet to say anything about this particular track.
    • Confirmed #9 for the best list.
  • "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor and John Legend: Given his distaste of Meghan Trainor, he probably won't have good to say about this one. It doesn't help that he was not in favor of John Legend's "All of Me" last year, either. However, the genuine sincerity that was lacking in Trainor's previous singles could score some points with him. It also sounds like he would consider the track to be too dull and possibly unfitting for Trainor's style.
    • Invoked before the reveal of #6 on the Worst List, Trainor's solo "Dear Future Husband."
  • "On My Mind" by Ellie Goulding (peaked at #13 in 2015): Todd has yet to say anything about this particular track, but his fondness for Ellie Goulding and the song's possible links to Ed Sheeran may cause him to have a more positive view toward it.
    • While nothing has been confirmed, this tweet suggests that he likes it.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Focus" by Ariana Grande: It's basically "Problem" minus the guest acts (aside from an uncredited Jamie Foxx in the chorus, who serves the same role Big Sean did in "Problem"), a song that Todd was indifferent towards to begin with, it's unknown if he would prefer this song for that reason or not. One downside is that he's generally not a fan of Ariana's more uptempo songs as she tends to belt in her Elmer Fudd voice.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber: Todd recently tweeted that the "you gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty" line sounds really pissy, although he later clarified that in his "What Do You Mean vs Stitches" review that it is actually Bieber showing some emotional depth for once. But in the "Hello / Hotline Bling" duo review he said that Bieber sucks at apologies like Adele does.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention for the Worst List. Todd didn't mind the song and was amused at how Bieber is "such a terrible human being" until he took back his words a month later.
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber: As with "Photograph," he may either find this song a good display of sincere emotion or a ballad without any interesting traits. It helps to know that it was written by Ed Sheeran.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton: The song has been praised by fans of country and noncountry fans alike, but Todd might not like it or he might not consider it a big of enough hit since it got no play on the pop charts.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Waves" by Mr. Probz: He might like the song for its pleasant sound, but he could also find it repetitive. It likely won't make either list but could be an honorable mention.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "The Hanging Tree" by James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence: Another soundtrack hit, and he wasn't kind to "Back in Time" in 2012, but he has known to at least like The Hunger Games to some extent.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) by Rich Homie Quan: Although the song is another brag rap, he liked "Lifestyle" in 2014 so it's uncertain what he may say here.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "In the Night" by The Weeknd: Even though Todd dislikes The Weeknd, this song is more similar in tempo to "Can't Feel My Face" than any of his other hits, so he may find something to like about it.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town: Todd hasn't really spoken either way about Little Big Town, but the song is very daring for country, and could have a similar "dark horse" appeal to him that "Need You Now" did in 2010.
    • Confirmed #9 on the Worst Hits of 2015. Todd declared the song to be even more "horseshit" about its bi-curious theme (which is mainly invoked to pine for a man) than Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl."
  • "Hello" by Adele: In his review, he said that Adele already has a song about not leaving an ex alone (Someone Like You), and she couldn't pull it off a second time. It probably won't make either list, though, as he said he considered the song not bad at the very least, yet not too great.
    • Confirmed best honorable mention.
  • "Here" by Alessia Cara. Said on Twitter that he feels too old for the song but remembers being in a similar situation growing up.
    • Referenced in the closing credits for the Worst of 2015.

Guesses for the 2015 Worst of the Year bumper music
Once again, Todd can use basically whatever he wants for this, using tracks regardless of whether he actually likes them or not.

  • "I Don't Fuck with You" by Big Sean featuring E-40 - As mentioned in the best list predictions. Although he previously used a song that had the f-bomb in its name for his bumper music before (Fuck You for 2010), a song telling someone off could fit well.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna - It might be useful for Todd as a tool to tell 2015 to "pay him what it owes him."
  • "G.D.F.R." by Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas - Todd plans to scrape the bottom of the barrel in his Worst of 2015 video, hence "going down for real."
  • "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - It's not that likely, as it's a strong candidate for the list proper and bumper songs traditionally aren't featured on their respective lists themselves. (The closest to this happening was when "I Knew You Were Trouble" was both the bumper song and an honorable mention for the worst of 2013.) However, it can describe the problems Todd has with 2015's wave of pop hits.
  • "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten - As with "Bad Blood," this song can very well end up on the list itself (and the "Worst New Artist" tweet mentioned above all but assures it), thus decreasing its chances of being the bumper song. It can fit in that Todd has to be determined to fight the worst 2015 has to offer (in terms of pop music), and he can't afford to hold back.
  • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber - The year's bad songs have let Todd down and are hoping that it's not too late to tell him 'sorry'.

    Year-End Predictions (2016) 
Guesses for Todd's 2016 year-end lists.

Best:
  • "In the Night" by The Weeknd: As stated before, it's closer in sound to "Can't Feel My Face" than any of his downbeat songs. This tweet in response to a fan had him calling it good.
    • Jossed. However, he later tweeted that he forgot to include it as an honorable mention.
  • "Roses" by The Chainsmokers featuring ROZES: The duo that was thought to be a quintessential 2010s one-hit wonder managed to make lightning strike twice and score another left-field Top 40 hit. This poll has Todd describe the song as "surprisingly decent."
    • Jossed. However he still called it a good song, and considered it a spot on the honorable mentions.
  • "Perfect" by One Direction: Even though it only barely made the Year-End chart (at exactly #100) and peaked in 2015, Todd has given this song a lot of praise, so it's a possible contender.
  • "Summer Sixteen" by Drake (peaked at #6): It is a diss track in a similar vein to "Back to Back", a song that Todd liked, so I can see him liking this one. However, it flopped pretty hard, so if it misses the year-end list, it likely would be relegated to honorable mentions.
    • Jossed.
  • "When We Were Young" by Adele: Todd is a known fan of Adele's music, and since this song is more different than "Hello" was, he might like it. Interestingly, the song's perspective is almost the opposite of a previous best, "Wildest Dreams", with this one being sung by the ex desperately trying to hold onto her positive memories rather than being comforted by the fact that her partner will leave with some. This tweet in response to a fan had him calling it good along with "In The Night" as mentioned above.
    • Confirmed #6.
  • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner: He said on Twitter that he was surprised to see Mike Posner get another hit, and he appreciates the self-deprecating lyrics about Posner's post-"Cooler Than Me" career. Its similar sound to previous favorite "Lean On" could help it—he even stated in his review that he preferred the EDM remix (the version of the song that became a hit) over the "white guy with acoustic guitar" original.
    • He stated that Mike Posner is a very successful songwriter behind the scenes, and has solid instincts as a lyricist. He considered the line "I wanted Avicii to think I was cool" was the "saddest fucking thing he's ever heard in his life". His review was quite positive, so it definitely seems like a candidate.
    • Confirmed #4.
  • "Never Forget You" by Zara Larsson and MNEK: It's a European dance hit that crossed the Atlantic, similar to "Rather Be," a song Todd loves.
    • Jossed.
  • "Formation, Sorry, Hold Up, and 6 Inch (peaked at #10, #11, #13, and #18 respectively)" by Beyoncenote : Todd said on Twitter that he considered Beyonce's Lemonade a really good album because it leaves him wondering about her marriage and she can wound and devastate, but not walk away given that Jay-Z isn't replaceable. In particular, he said that "Formation" was growing on him. However, the fact that most of these songs slowly falling off the charts (except "Sorry", and "Hold Up" to a smaller extent) means that Todd might not necessarily consider them hits, although he still might, considering how big of an impact Beyonce has on music in general. But even if they miss the year-end list, they could still be honorable mentions.
    • On the note of "Sorry", he considered it a weird choice of single, but that may not be an immediate insult.
    • "Sorry was confirmed #9, the rest were jossed.
  • "All the Way Up" by Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared: He said he "kinda likes it".
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "Hymn For The Weekend" by Coldplay: Although Todd is not a serious fan of Coldplay, he has mentioned liking Beyonce this year, who is featured in the song, so he might give it credit for that.
    • Jossed.
  • "Into You" by Ariana Grande: While he hates "Dangerous Woman", he hopes that this song takes off, and seeing as it has it definitely looks like a candidate.
    • Confirmed #3.
  • "Perfect Illusion" by Lady Gaga (peaked at #15): He said on Twitter that it was "pretty good", but "wished that it was as good as its first 15 seconds". It could surely help that the song had Mark Ronson of "Uptown Funk" behind it. But he said that he did not like the key change. Not to mention because of it flopping, it would likely not be bound for any higher than honorable mentions.
    • Jossed.
  • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey: He gave it a pass despite its flaws when he reviewed it, so it might be able to sneak onto the list, or at least make honorable mentions.
    • Confirmed #1 song of 2016.
  • "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars (peaked at #4): With Bruno Mars' proper return following "Uptown Funk" being yet another throwback, which are the kind of tracks that Todd has liked him best for (also including "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Treasure"), this is an easy candidate for him to like. It also certainly helps that it has some elements of New Jack Swing, something Todd said he liked in his Worst of 1991 video.

Worst:
  • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber: After making dishonorable mentions on the 2015 worst list, the song could make the list proper for 2016, especially after Todd's review of the song. Todd hates fake apology songs, and Todd hates Bieber's douche-bag attitude.
    • Jossed.
  • "I Know What You Did Last Summer" by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello: Todd dislikes both Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony (of which Camila Cabello is a member), so this song may not sit well with him.
    • Probably jossed, because he said in the "Treat You Better" review that he didn't completely hate it as it had decent energy and a real hook.
    • Ultimately jossed.
  • "My House" by Flo Rida: This tweet suggests that he doesn't like it.
    • Jossed.
  • "Hands to Myself" by Selena Gomez: Todd hasn't liked any of the singles Selena Gomez has put out since she went solo, and I doubt this one will be an exception.
    • Jossed.
  • "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake: The repetitive hook and repetitively minimalist beat may just be two strikes against the song for Todd. This tweet suggests he doesn't like it, and it's also mentioned here on a list of songs that he thinks are not only not good, but barely even songs.
    • Jossed.
  • "White Iverson" by Post Malone: Todd hates hip-hop tracks that get big off of Vines or other viral matters, so this is bound to not go over well with him. Not helping is the controversy behind the song's alleged cultural appropriation.
    • Jossed.
  • "Pillowtalk" by Zayn: Todd confirmed on Twitter that he doesn't like this song all that much. It also contains the former child star style of trying to be edgy, something that Todd does not like. He later said that the song was really bad. And in the "Sorry" review, he said he "cannot for the life of him remember how it goes, in one ear and out the other". And it was also mentioned here on a list of songs that he thinks are not only not good, but barely even songs.
    • His review was very negative, even going so far as to say that it may actually be worse than "7 Years", which was actually a song. Ouch.
    • Confirmed #3.
  • "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE: It combines the cake metaphor and a Maroon 5-lite sound, two things that have been featured on Todd's worst lists in the past. It doesn't help that Todd does not like the Jonas Brothers, judging by his opinions of "Jealous" and "Chains." He also said that the lyric "Waste time with a masterpiece, don't waste time with a masterpiece" confuses him, as does the song's title. He later said that radio play went on to sour his opinion on this song.
    • He called the song "'Uptown Funk' if LMFAO wrote it". He then immediately stated that that was not an endorsement, but while he then said that it wasn't sure if it was a criticism either, it's still not something that will really help the song's case.
    • Jossed for the worst list; confirmed #7 on the best list. It was also referenced in the title art for the best list.
  • "Down in the DM" by Yo Gotti: Aside from the fact that Todd probably wouldn't like Yo Gotti's incoherent mumbling on this track, the "pictures" and Instagram aspect could be reminiscent of "#Selfie", which he hates, and referencing Angela Simmons would likely not appeal to him either. The remix with Nicki Minaj he may find a little better, though.
    • Jossed.
  • "Don't" by Bryson Tiller: Another typical hip-hop track with almost nothing to say about it.
    • "Exchange", which failed to make the Top 20 but made the Year-End list, is also one Todd is unlikely to enjoy.
    • Both songs jossed.
  • "2 Phones" and "Really Really" by Kevin Gates: See above.
    • Both songs jossed.
  • "One Call Away" by Charlie Puth: It's a piano ballad by Charlie Puth, who he despises, that is reminiscent of Sam Smith, whom Todd dislikes in his usual style. Not to mention there's a version featuring Tyga and the song contains the lyric "Superman's got nothing on me", something Todd will likely view as a potentially douchey lyric rendered incredibly pathetic by virtue of being sung by Charlie Puth.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham: He stated on Twitter that the lead singer's voice was annoying, and the numerous comparisons to Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" (a song he hates) won't help matters.
    • He has said on Twitter that the song is so horribly annoying and overwrought and that it is a definite contender for worst song of the year, so it's very, very likely that this song will make it on the Worst of 2016 list and perhaps it will take the top spot. The fact that people hate the song for virtually the same reasons as "Fight Song" doesn't help matters.
      • He said on the review of this very song that "there is absolutely no question that this will make the Worst List. Probably pretty high." Place your bets now on whether this will be #1...
      • Probably won't make it to #1, since he said unlike "Pillowtalk", "7 Years" is actually a song.
      • Ultimately confirmed #1
  • "Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign: As mentioned, Todd does not like Fifth Harmony, and this song has been declared a rip-off of "Work" above, which also counts against it.
    • Jossed, but used as the credits song in the Worst list.
  • "Jumpman" by Drake and Future, "Low Life" by Future featuring The Weeknd and "Wicked" by Future: He tweeted that he fails to understand why Future is a thing. And given Todd's stances on both Drake and The Weeknd, the former of whom he has implied to have soured on in the "Hotline Bling" review and the latter of whom he hated the first few hits of, those are not bound to help.
    • "Jumpman" confirmed #9, the other songs were jossed, but "Wicked" was mentioned.
  • "Back To Sleep" by Chris Brown: As if Todd already hating his music wasn't enough, this is a song where Chris Brown has sex with a girl because he woke her up and includes the line "don't say a word, no." That will definitely not go over well.
    • Jossed.
  • "Panda" by Desiigner: Yet another viral hip hop song spread through Vine. note  It was also mentioned here on a list of songs that he thinks are not only not good, but barely even songs.
    • "Tiimmy Turner" also seems like a song Todd would dislike, but since it didn't make the top 30 & barely made the year-end chart, it'll probably be a dishonorable mention at most.
    • Both songs jossed.
  • "Oui" by Jeremih: Jeremih's first two Top 20 hits, "Birthday Sex" and "Down on Me" made Todd's worst list proper in 2009 and 2011, respectively, while "Don't Tell 'em" made dishonorable mentions in 2014, so the trend of Jeremih appearing on Todd's worst list may continue.
    • Jossed.
  • “Hide Away” by Daya: Todd tends to hate teen star work, and this one isn’t likely to be an exception. It can also be seen in similar vein as “Dear Future Husband”, which he hates, and the line “To be fly as a mother” is a line that may remind him of bad songwriting in "white" acts, such as Justin Bieber's usage of the word "shorty" in his early days, as well as the line "So gangsta, I'm so thug" in "Hey, Soul Sister".
    • Similarly, her follow-up, "Sit Still, Look Pretty", did not make the Top 20 but made the Year-End list. It could also end up in his bad grades.
    • "Sit Still, Look Pretty" confirmed #10, "Hide Away" jossed.
  • "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande: He tweeted that it's barely better than "Pillowtalk", a song that he hates. He said that they were both "slow, turgid, and missing a hook". A while back he believed that it was "charting through sheer momentum alone" and name recognition was its only selling point.
    • Jossed. Though he did consider putting it on the dishonorable mentions list.
  • "Pop Style" by Drake featuring The Throne (aka Kanye and Jay-Z: The general public's reaction to this track has been rather negative, much like "One Dance," which is mentioned below, and Todd is not likely to find Drake's heavier production and unenthusiastic vocals a positive.
    • Jossed.
  • "One Dance" by Drake featuring WizKid and Kyla: Mentioned here on a list of songs that he thinks are not only not good, but barely even songs.
    • Jossed.
  • "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya: Todd expressed how much he hates the song in a series of tweets (see here, here, here, here, here, and here), so it's a definite contender for the Worst list.
    • Confirmed #4.
  • "H.O.L.Y." by Florida Georgia Line: With this band having made his worst lists in 2013 with "Cruise" and 2014 with "This Is How We Roll", this definitely looks like a prime target.
    • Jossed.
  • "Needed Me" by Rihanna: The DJ Mustard beat is surely something that could make the song a target here. He also called the song indistinguishable from Rihanna's other recent singles.
    • Jossed.
  • "Just Like Fire" by Pink: A soundtrack hit that in general isn't exactly much related to the movie, and has also been seen as a weak attempt at a self-empowerment anthem. The rap breakdown in the bridge also makes for comparison to the same in "Shake It Off", which he also hates, and that won't help matters.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "For Free" by DJ Khaled featuring Drake: Aside from the rotten premise of sex that Drake thinks he should be paid for, there are other bad implications abroad in this one. Furthermore, it takes a jab at Kendrick Lamar's "For Free?" (Interlude) from his highly acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly, which is surely bound to bode badly.
    • Jossed.
  • "Don't Mind" by Kent Jones: In addition to the Vine stigma, DJ Mustard-esque synth loop and an interpolation from Barry White's "Practice What You Preach", this could be seen as a ripoff of Pitbull (because there's Spanish involved), or Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" (in the tradition of screwing foreign chicks), and that's not bound to bode well here.
    • In this tweet he says that his musical highlight of this year was watching a friend's face change after hearing the line "she African but she fuck me like she Haitian". Whether that's an endorsement or insult is uncertain, though.
    • Jossed.
  • “Lost Boy” by Ruth B: A song that came from a Vine star and gained steam from it. Strike one. A “white chick with piano” track (even though she's actually black). Strike two. The Peter Pan references are bound to appear as clumsy and Todd may see it as unremarkable and uninteresting. Strike three. Virtually everything that made Todd hate "Fight Song" and "7 Years" is present in this song.
    • Confirmed #8.
  • "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor: It’s an obnoxious “gangsta” ego trip trying to sound like a self-confidence number, and it has the same bassline as “Scream and Shout” or "Dirty Bit", which is a very bad thing in Todd’s book. Not helping at all is that Jason Derulo had writing credit on it.
    • These tweets pretty much confirm that he doesn't like the song. How much he dislikes it remains to be seen, however.
    • Jossed. He left Meghan Trainor off the list for having a personality.
  • "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes: Todd has shown his distaste towards Shawn Mendes, and this, like its predecessor, was written by Teddy Geiger (see One-Hit Wonderland Predictions), and is similar in structure. And unlike the former, Mendes himself was also involved in writing this, which won't help in favor at all.
    • these three tweets make it sound like the song is a shoe-in for the worst list.
    • The review pretty much demolished the song, mainly for being a Nice Guy anthem.
    • Confirmed #5.
  • "Make Me..." by Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy (peaked at #17): With a song like this, Todd could potentially wonder what business Britney Spears has releasing new music in 2016, and with his less than favorable thoughts towards G-Eazy, that isn't a benefit. But seeing as it has overall flopped pretty hard after it debuted, it's not likely to be bound for anything more than a dishonorable mention.
    • Jossed.
  • "Rise" by Katy Perry (peaked at #11): It's another attempt at being inspirational, and like "Roar" before it, Todd is likely to find it weak and devoid of good, with Katy Perry not being tasteless in the singles of hers that he liked. As with the above, if it misses the year-end list it will probably only be a dishonorable mention. However, seeing as he was at least able to appreciate the purpose of "See You Again" despite not liking the song itself, he might at least give this a pass based on being for the Rio Olympics.
    • Jossed.
  • "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez: A collaboration between two artists that Todd doesn't like, one of which snagged the top spot on his worst list last year, so the odds that he won't like this are pretty high.
    • Jossed.
  • "i hate u I love u" by gnash and olivia o'brien: Said that it "sucks a fat one."
    • Confirmed #2.
  • "Starving" by Hailee Steinfeld and Grey featuring Zedd: This tweet strongly suggests that he doesn't like it at all.
    • Jossed.
  • "No Limit" by Usher featuring Young Thug: If Todd was not impressed by "I Don't Mind", this is not likely to tide over well with him, either, and the inclusion of a guest rapper isn't bound to aid it.
    • Jossed.
  • "Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)" by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion Mc Call (peaked at #5): Todd hates songs that become popular only because they're attached to a Vines trend, which is how this song became popular. He also hates songs performed by overconfident children with unbroken voices (like Silento and prepubescent Justin Bieber), and Zay Hilfigerrr fits that mold well. Between that and the lyrics that combine the worst elements of "Watch Me" and "Nasty Freestyle", the odds of this song appearing on the list in some form are high.
    • This Tweet would seem to confirm that he hates it.
    • Confirmed #6.
  • "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (peaked at #7 in 2016): Todd hates Maroon 5's newer output, and he is sure to not be pleased to see Kendrick Lamar on weaker songs, if "Bad Blood" was anything to go by.
    • Jossed.
  • "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane (peaked at #1): While Vine may be no more, the song is still blowing up through similar means, and that makes it a definite candidate for Todd to hate. Also, Todd may find the song disrespectful to the Beatles, seeing how he has said that he likes the band and put a song featuring Paul McCartney on his best list last year. Plus it also features Gucci Mane, who was featured on the 2009 Mario song "Break Up" which Todd absolutely trashed when he reviewed it.
    • Jossed.
  • "OOOUUU" by Young M.A. and "Caroline" by Amine (peaked at #19 and #12 in 2016 respectively): As with other songs mentioned above, these are bound to be seen as yet another generic rap song that offers nothing new. In the former's case, the line "all these haters on my body, shake 'em off" is likely to give bad Taylor Swift flashbacks.
    • Both songs jossed.
  • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara (peaked at #13 in 2016): On top of finding her not good or interesting, he called it, along with Daya's "Sit Still, Look Pretty", a "completely hollow self-empowerment anthem." Later, he called it a "dismal, empty song," suggesting it could make the list for being another "bad is the absence of good" song.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention. He said that "Sit Still, Look Pretty" narrowly prevented it from making the list proper.
  • "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello (peaked at #10 in 2016): Yet another song involving Camila Cabello from Fifth Harmony, a group Todd does not like. Plus, these tweets.
    • Confirmed #7.
  • "Sweatshirt" by Jacob Sartorious: Although this song wasn't a real hit (it only charted for one week at #90), it might get a dishonorable mention out of spite what with all the hate that Jacob Sartorius has received for getting big off of musical.ly, which is akin to getting big off of Vine, something Todd detests.
    • Jossed.
  • "This Town" By Niall Horan: It didn't make the top 20 until 2017 (peaked at #25 in 2016), but an acoustic guitar ballad by a member of One Direction doesn't seem like something Todd would enjoy.
    • Jossed.

Could Go Either Way:
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber: He tweeted that although he appreciates and can relate to this song's intent to be a very bitter Break-Up Song, Bieber doesn't have the charisma to express that kind of anger.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "Me, Myself, & I" by G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha: A rap crossover about living the good life, though with some downsides. This is easily his poppiest song thanks to the chorus. Could go either way.
  • "Stressed Out" by twenty one pilots: He tweeted that this song "honestly just makes [him] more stressed out," but this could suggest that he just has conflicting thoughts on it.
    • Going by these further tweets, he does seem a bit torn about the song, making it an unlikely candidate for either list. However, the Rap Critic was pretty nice to the song when he reviewed it, but that alone may not be enough for Todd's approval as their opinions have differed (if songs like "Holy Grail" and "I Cry" are any indications), although it is worth mention.
    • He did speak on Twitter comparing the song to B.O.B.'s "Airplanes", saying it's better because "working for a living is stressful, not the end of the fucking universe" and "pretending an airplane is a star so you can wish on it is a desperate act".
    • Ultimately jossed for both lists.
  • "Adventure of a Lifetime" by Coldplay: Todd usually dislikes Coldplay; however, he stated that he liked their Super Bowl performance, and he may appreciate this song's disco sound.
    • Confirmed #10 best.
  • "Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson (peaked at #8): Todd stated before that he has liked Kelly Clarkson's past work, but he may find this either unremarkable or a strong performance. And given how quickly it slipped on the charts, it's not likely to be anything more than a (dis)honorable mention at most.
  • "No" by Meghan Trainor: He said it "sounds like a J. Lo song from 2001," although he's not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. He might see the song as an unnecessarily rude way to deal with guys at the club, or maybe agree that they can be jerks and deserve such treatment. Given his negative opinion of Trainor, however, he'd be more likely to view the song as further evidence that Trainor is, as he put it, "a blight on humanity".
    • His liking of this tweet from a follower calling the song "at least upbeat, finished and a song" certainly suggests that he doesn't completely hate it.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Middle" by DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine: Having liked both "Turn Down for What" and "Lean On" means that Todd could surely enjoy this too. But he could find the song's atmosphere grating, and the lyrics he may either pass off another weak apology attempt like "Sorry", or showing real emotional depth.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Antidote" by Travi$ Scott: The dark vibe of this song could be one that Todd may find really cool or really unmemorable.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris with Rihanna: This tweet and the one before it indicates that he's more fond of this song than others on the radio, though he does not know if it's because he likes the song or if he hates everything else.
    • In the "This Is What You Came For / Cheap Thrills" joint review, he said that the song is nothing special and the hook disturbs him, but it's a grower. He even said that it might sneak into the Best List if 2016 continues to be as bad as it is now.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake: It fits the Justin Timberlake style Todd mentioned in his 2014 list and has drawn comparisons to "Happy", another song Todd likes. The fact that it sounds like "Can't Feel My Face", another song he likes, probably helps its cause. However, based on how underwhelmed he's been by most of the other #1s this year this one could be in that same boat, and there are people who hate it for the same reasons as "Fight Song", as well.
    • This tweet has him calling the song "fine" and not terrible, although it "kinda reminds him of a dad dancing at a wedding", which was also mentioned during the "Pillowtalk" review. Later, this tweet had him calling it "one of the better songs out currently, but substantially the lamest". Thus, it could potentially do an "Anaconda" and make the honorable mentions of both lists.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "Close" by Nick Jonas and Tove Lo: As mentioned, Todd does not like the notable acts the Jonas Brothers have been in, nor was he overly impressed by Tove Lo's two biggest hits. The line "space is just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get too close" does not sound like what he would like. But in the "Pillowtalk" review, he said that Zayn "is no Nick Jonas" and "had nothing for him to recommend", although it's unclear as to whether that was an endorsement towards Nick or not. Regardless, that could potentially imply that he thinks Nick has good presence.
    • Confirmed dishonorable mention.
  • "Cheap Thrills" by Sia featuring Sean Paul: Having liked "Chandelier" but not "Elastic Heart", this could definitely go either way. Sean Paul's contribution to the song he could favor, and the "I don't need money to have fun" aspect akin to "Thrift Shop" and "Time of Our Lives", two songs he likes, is something he could find classy, or recycled and overdone.
    • In the "This Is What You Came For / Cheap Thrills" joint review, he said that the song is OK if not a really basic Rihanna cast-off (whom the song was originally written for), but it's a grower. He even said that it might sneak into the Best List if 2016 continues to be as bad as it is now.
    • Confirmed honorable mention.
  • "Ride" by twenty one pilots: Unlike "Stressed Out", which was low key and something that Todd was indecisive on the subject matter of, he could favor the reggae-esque elements of this one and the stronger personality. However, there are various elements of the song that it has received flack for, such as Tyler Joseph's singing. He said on Twitter that when he first heard it, it sounded to him like "one of 311's mellower songs".
    • Jossed for both lists, but used as the piano intro song for the best list.
  • "Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele: It's Adele, but there are certain elements of the song Todd might not like, most notably replacing the piano with acoustic guitars.
    • On Twitter, he said he likes the song called "Set Fire To Your New Lover". While that may be an endorsement towards the song itself, the tweet may have been a joke.
    • This tweet, on the other hand, says that any of the other songs off 25 would have been better singles to get big, but he did not explicitly make that out as an insult.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Heathens" by twenty-one pilots: Much like the band's previous tracks, the moody and downtempo nature is something he may not have a clear consensus on, and with it being a soundtrack theme that could either hurt or help.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Let It Go" by James Bay: On one hand, this could be seen as another "white guy with acoustic guitar" track and Todd may find James Bay's voice annoying. On the other, it could be a possible "fluke indie hit sweepstakes" candidate.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Too Good" by Drake featuring Rihanna: If there's any of the new Drake songs that there's any chance Todd might like, it's this one, because this duo calls back to "Take Care", his pick for best of 2012, even if the "Hotline Bling" review showed that it's tainted him on that one a little. Still, this is one of the better received songs from Views, so that's in its favor.
    • Confirmed #8 best.
  • "Cold Water" by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ and "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber: While Todd was fond of last year's "Lean On," he has had mixed opinions on Bieber's recent work, so these two could swing either way.
    • He tweeted that he "couldn't tell the two songs apart".
    • Both songs jossed for both lists; however, "Let Me Love You" was used as the piano intro song for the worst list.
  • "Sucker For Pain" by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic, and X Ambassadors: While Todd has soured on Imagine Dragons and has always disliked Lil Wayne, he might be able to find the eerie instrumental to fit the song and the Suicide Squad theme well.
    • Jossed for both lists, but used as the bumper music for the worst list.
  • "Broccoli" by D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty: If there's any "stupid" rap song that Todd might be able to see as So Bad, It's Good, it's probably this one. Lines such as "turn this shit to Columbine" and "50 shades of grey, beat that pussy like Hulk Hogan" he might find funny-bad or outright asinine, but even that aside it could potentially be seen in the same vein that he saw Pitbull's "International Love" from 2012 in being grateful for their opportunities as opposed to nothing more than bragging.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Gold" by Kiiara: The glitchy sampling used multiple times in the song is surely a peg against it, and the odd premise combined with lifeless bragging isn't something that is likely to help. However, given the song's style is roughly similar to Lorde's music (and Todd has been mostly positive on her), this could go the other way as well.
    • He called it "a mashup of itself".
    • Jossed for both lists, but used as the credits song in the best list.
  • "Side to Side" by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj: As he liked one Dangerous Woman representation ("Into You") but not the title track, there's no telling where this could end up, though he might like the chemistry that Ariana and Nicki share.
    • In this series of tweets, he criticizes the hook, so that may be a mark against it.
    • Jossed for both lists.
  • "Starboy" by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk: Todd did not like The Weeknd's first few appearances but liked "Can't Feel My Face" and the aforementioned "In The Night", not to mention "Get Lucky" being his favorite song of 2013. But as for the theme of the song he may or may not find The Weeknd to fit that properly.
    • This tweet has him saying he "wished he liked it more than he does", but the one after it had him saying it "might grow on him though".
    • This tweet, however, has him saying that "not a single lyric makes a single lick of sense."
    • Confirmed #5 best.
  • "The Greatest" by Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar (peaked at #18): As with "Cheap Thrills", this is another track by Sia that basically could go either way. Todd might find Kendrick's verse to be fitting and appropriate towards the song or another waste like "Bad Blood".
    • Jossed for both lists.

Probably Not Up for Consideration:
  • "When Doves Cry", "Purple Rain" and "Little Red Corvette" by Prince (peaked at #8, #4 and #20 respectively in 2016): Songs that have resurfaced thanks to Prince's death, along with a handful of other songs of his, but Todd will probably not look at them in his retrospective of 2016.
    • All songs jossed for both lists.

Guesses for the 2016 Worst of the Year bumper music
  • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber - Once again, the year's bad songs have let Todd down and are hoping that it's not too late to tell him 'sorry'.
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber - This song's title has often been interpreted as another phrase—something that Todd can use to tell off the worst of this year's hits.
  • "Stressed Out" by twenty one pilots - "Wish we could turn back time / To the good old days" can be reinterpreted to mean that Todd wishes to go back to a time when he didn't have to put up with the awful hit songs of 2016. Plus, "the good old days" could refer to the years where Todd enjoyed what pop music had to offer.
  • "No" by Meghan Trainor - A chorus full of the word "no" seems perfect a Worst Of interlude, especially since Todd's (so far) mixed opinion of the song means it's unlikely to be on either of the actual lists.
  • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner - As "all he knows are sad songs", and that you don't want to be "high like him", those could describe the bad songs of the year.
  • "Sorry" by Beyonce - Unlike Justin Bieber's "Sorry," this one is 100% unapologetic, with the chorus repeating the phrase "I ain't sorry" over and over. Todd said he loved "Lemonade," and this would be a perfect way to introduce a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on the worst songs of the year.
  • "Sucker For Pain" by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic, and X Ambassadors - A chorus that goes "I'm just a sucker for pain"? Todd would be a sucker for inflicting pain on himself with these horrible songs.
    • Confirmed.

    Year-End Predictions (2017) 
Guesses for year-end lists.
Best:
  • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey: Having topped his list last year, he could possibly give it an honorable mention this year like he did "Uptown Funk" in 2015 if the year continues to lack in quality.
  • "All Time Low" by Jon Bellion (peaked at #16): This track has received a good amount of acclaim, and Todd might find the story behind the song relatable.
  • "Bounce Back" by Big Sean (peaked at #6): Todd likes Big Sean, and he put "I Don't Fuck With You" on his best list in 2015, so chances are he'll like this.
  • "Castle on the Hill" by Ed Sheeran (peaked at #6): While he hates "Shape of You" with a passion, perhaps some of it is out of frustration over this one getting thrown by the wayside. This has a bombastic U2 kind of sound and Todd is a bit of a fan of U2, so this could be a good pick.
  • "I Feel It Coming" by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (peaked at #4): Todd put "Starboy" on his best list of 2016, so he'd probably enjoy another Weeknd-Daft Punk collaboration.
    • However, during the Grammys, he did tweet that he doesn't dislike the song but "ballads make for a very dull awards show".
  • "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay (peaked at #3): He gave the song a pass when he reviewed it, despite it borrowing heavily from "Roses" and "Hymn for the Weekend". Just when his review of this song was about to end, the EDM drop/guitar solo had him bump his rating up on the spot. A similar instance happened with his "Niggas in Paris" review during the Blades of Glory segment, which bumped his opinion of the song and, eventually, landing it on 2012's Best List - an event that could bode well for this song.
  • "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars (peaked at #1): Todd tweeted in response to the performance of this at the Grammys that he found Bruno's "total confidence and lack of shame" to be his greatest asset.
  • "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie (peaked at #9): Todd loved "Rather Be", so he'll probably like this.
  • "Green Light" by Lorde (peaked at #19): Todd liked Lorde's other hits, so it's very likely that he'll enjoy this. Plus, it's a lively song, the absence of which was something that made him hate 2016's music so much. However, it's bound for only honorable mentions if it continues to flop.
    • He confirmed that he liked the song on Twitter, so its chances seem fairly good for flopping.
  • "Water Under The Bridge" by Adele: Although this failed to make the Top 20, it's looking likely to make the Year-End list, and if it does then he's likely to give it credit for being by Adele.
  • "Passionfruit" by Drake (peaked at #8): Todd tends to like Drake's moodier songs, such as "Marvins Room", and the More Life project has received very positive reviews so far. The song is also about a breaking relationship, a topic he enjoyed in other Drake songs, like "Too Good", so it seems to have a good chance of making it.
  • "DNA." by Kendrick Lamar (peaked at #4): Unlike "HUMBLE.", which while received mostly positive has had some backlash, this has received much more unanimous acclaim, so there's a good chance Todd will be able to like it.
  • "Redbone" by Childish Gambino (peaked at #12): Not only has the song received a good amount of praise for its unique sound, it was featured in one of the year's most thunderously acclaimed films. It's likely Todd will have a positive opinion of it.
  • "Hard Times" by Paramore: In the vein of "The Sound" from last year and "Run Away with Me" the year before, Todd could include this as an honorable mention for his favorite non-hit of the year, as confirmed in this tweet.
  • "Praying" by Kesha: Although it hasn't made the Top 20, it does have a shot at the Year-End list, and it's received significantly high amounts of acclaim, which is helped by Todd's enjoyment of "Die Young" from 2012.
    • The song was mentioned during the "Look What You Made Me Do" review in that the 2009/10 kind of pop is gone and that they were moving on, so it's likely that he sees the song in a favorable light.
  • "Feels" by Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean (peaked at #20): Despite his mixed feelings about Katy Perry, Todd likes Pharrell and Big Sean, so he'll probably find this to be better than most of the year's other hits.
  • "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man (currently at #6): Its unique sound compared to the year's other hits makes it a likely winner of the "fluke indie hit" sweepstakes.
  • "Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato (currently at #8): He liked "Cool for the Summer" and seems to be warming up to her. There's a chance he'll like this.

Worst:
  • "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (peaked at #6): Since it missed the 2016 list, it has a good chance of making the worst list in 2017.
  • "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly and Camilla Cabello (peaked at #4): It may not make it on since it was already on his "Worst of 2016" list, but he may include it as a dishonorable mention, the same way "Scream & Shout" made the 2012 worst list and was a dishonorable mention in 2013.
  • "Bad and Boujee" by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert (peaked at #1): He hates songs that only get popular through memes, so chances are this will not be an exception. All the same, he said the music fell entirely out of his capacity for judgment, so he may give it a pass for lack of authority on the subject.
  • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara (peaked at #8): After being a dishonorable mention in 2016, it could make the list proper in 2017.
  • "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" by Zayn and Taylor Swift (peaked at #2): It's a soundtrack single to the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker, and he also hated Zayn's previous hit "Pillowtalk". In these tweets, he hopes that it doesn't get nominated for Best Song, and then states that "Earned It", despite him hating it, is still far more deserving of its Best Song nomination than "Forever" would be if it were to receive one.
  • "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna (peaked at #5): In response to a fan, he tweeted that he doesn't really like the song, saying that Rihanna's voice doesn't fit its style.
  • "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes (peaked at #15): Shawn Mendes continues to have hits with Teddy Geiger co-writes. Todd hated both of their previous collaborations, so he may not enjoy this one either.
    • Geiger also co-wrote "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" (peaked at #6). While the song is more upbeat compared to Mendes' usual output, particular lines like "just picture everybody naked" are sure to make Todd cringe.
    • On "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back", on Twitter, he criticized the guitar riff, calling it "bizarrely weak" and a "serious waste of a great pre-chorus."
  • "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran (peaked at #1): This tweet definitely suggests that he doesn't like it. The "now my bedsheets smell like you" line in particular is likely to strike a weird note.
    • As of March, he seems exasperated by the song's run at the top of the charts judging by this tweet. Ironic, given that "Uptown Funk" and "Closer" previously topped his year-end best lists.
    • Judging by these tweets from April, the longer the song stays at #1, the more likely it ends up on the list.
  • "Tunnel Vision" by Kodak Black (peaked at #6): If the generic trap beat doesn't make him hate this song, perhaps Kodak Black's criminal record (which includes charges of sexual assault) will.
  • "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt (peaked at #6): Todd's always been very negative towards bro-country songs, and this tweet pretty much confirms he hates the song. His review was pretty hard, too.
  • "Cold" by Maroon 5 featuring Future (peaked at #16): He hates both Maroon 5 and Future; this seems almost inevitable for the worst list.
  • "Mask Off" by Future (peaked at #5): Todd's dislike of Future has been well-established; this almost certainly won't be an exception.
  • "XO Tour Llif3" by Lil Uzi Vert (peaked at #7): Another generic messy rap song that Todd is likely to hate, by the featured artist from "Bad & Boujee", whose guest verse he expressed a particular distaste for during his review of said song.
  • "Look At Me!" by XXXTENTACION: While it didn't make the Top 20 or even 30, it does have a chance at the Year-End list, and similar to "Tunnel Vision", it features an act with a known criminal record, which is not helped by how he could hate how it sounds and the lyrical content.
  • "Issues" by Julia Michaels (peaked at #11): Todd will probably see Julia Michaels in the same light as Rachel Platten. He could find the song unremarkable on its own merit, and its premise is also likely to strike a sour note with him. While that doesn't exactly lock it in for the worst list, it's safe to say it won't be on the "Best" list. Also worth noting is that Julia Michaels has written a handful of songs Todd has hated ("Sorry", "Close" and many songs for Selena Gomez).
  • "Congratulations" by Post Malone featuring Quavo (peaked at #8): Yet another generic rap song Todd probably won't like. Assuming he hates both Malone's "White Iverson" and "Bad & Boujee" by Quavo's group Migos for being "viral" hits, he won't have anything positive to say about "Congratulations".
  • "Believer" by Imagine Dragons (peaked at #4): Todd's opinion on Imagine Dragons has greatly soured ever since "Demons".
    • "Thunder" (currently at #7): The pitched vocals are something that could strike a peg on it for him.
  • "I'm The One" by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne (peaked at #1): Another collaboration with several artists Todd hates. It's certainly not going to go down well with him.
    • Todd is even more likely to hate "Wild Thoughts" ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (peaked at #2). In addition to his dislike of Rihanna, he'll likely find the Santana sample to be out of place.
  • "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur (peaked at #11): He called it a ripoff of Howie Day's "Collide" on Twitter.
  • "Rolex" by Ayo & Teo (peaked at #20): Another viral rap song in the vein of "Juju on That Beat", so he's bound to hate this.
  • "2U" by David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber (peaked at #16): Todd dislikes both acts, so this likely won't go well with him.
  • "Bad Liar" by Selena Gomez (peaked at #20): Todd dislikes Selena Gomez, so he probably won't like this.
  • "Attention" by Charlie Puth (peaked at #5): Todd has made his hatred of Puth very clear; he will likely make no exception to this.
  • "It's Everyday Bro" and "Jerika" by Jake Paul featuring Team 10 and Uncle Kade respectively: Despite being one-week wonders, they could receive dishonorable mentions out of pure spite for the acts much like Jacob Sartorious last year.
  • "Bank Account" by 21 Savage (peaked at #12): Another rap song Todd almost certainly won't like.
  • "Drowning" by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Kodak Black: Although this didn't make the Top 20 it does have the chance to squeeze its way onto the Year-End list, and it falls into the generic rap mold, and the line "I'm the shit I'm farting, I don't know how to potty" is likely to come off in bad taste.
  • "Everyday We Lit" by YFN Lucci featuring PNB Rock: Same deal.
  • "Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift (peaked at #1): Oh boy has he made his thoughts on the song pretty clear. Need proof? How about this little string of tweets? And this isn't even all of them! His review all but assures its inclusion on the Worst Hit Songs of 2017 list, possibly #1.
  • "Rake It Up" by Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj (peaked at #8): In addition to it being a generic rap song like the ones Todd has criticized this year, it was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, who Todd really doesn't like.
  • "Friends" by Justin Bieber and BloodPop (peaked at #20): Todd stated in his "Despacito" review how sick he is of Bieber in 2017, and BloodPop produced "Sorry" which he hated.
  • "Ready For It?" by Taylor Swift (peaked at #4): This one he also spoke negatively on much like its predecessor, and stated on Twitter that he considered the line "ooh he was a kill-ah" to be the worst Taylor moment of the year between the two.
  • "Mi Gente" by J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé (peaked at #3): A Latin boom track that features a snippet that loops throughout the entire song, and jacks Pitbull's trademark yodel, is not likely to be in good standing here. He could find the Beyoncé remix to be a ripoff of "Despacito", considering how useless he thought the Bieber remix of that song was.
  • "Rockstar" by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (peaked at #1): Todd tweeted that the song is really bad, as well as asking "is it just me, or does Post Malone suck?"

Could Go Either Way:
  • "Fake Love" by Drake (peaked at #8): It has been compared to Drake's previous single "Hotline Bling", which Todd eventually found "brilliant" but stood by what he said about it.
  • "This Town" and "Slow Hands" by Niall Horan (peaked at #20 and currently at #11, respectively): He stated on Twitter that he "hasn't been knocked out by any of the One Direction solo singles, but they are all carving out surprisingly distinct musical identities", so it's not likely that he completely hates them.
  • "Paris" by The Chainsmokers (peaked at #6): Todd's opinion on The Chainsmokers' output has been split with him finding "Closer" to be great and "Roses" to be decent, but hating "#selfie" and "Don't Let Me Down". So he might either like this song for being nostalgic and find it similar to "Style" by Taylor Swift, or he might find the song to be bland and too similar to their other songs.
  • "Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga (peaked at #4): He liked "Perfect Illusion"; like that one, this had Mark Ronson behind it. For what it's worth, he said that "he had been disappointed by every Gaga performance he had ever seen that wasn't the Super Bowl". At the same time, he could potentially find it a basic boring "white guy with acoustic guitar" track.
  • "Chained to the Rhythm" by Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (peaked at #4): Todd could potentially find this similar to the old Katy Perry that he came to enjoy, but he has yet to discuss it yet. He might like its pro-political, anti-party themes, and Sia's work on it can't hurt, but he may see the song as entirely ironic and hypocritical, as Perry's work has been entirely shallow and a bit party-focused prior to this.
    • He tweeted that it was "catchy, but kind of self-defeating".
    • He later tweeted that Katy Perry's new singles "aren't great", but they're better than anything from Prism. That makes this song an unlikely candidate for either list.
  • "iSpy" by Kyle featuring Lil Yachty (peaked at #4): The song features Lil Yachty, who this tweet pretty much establishes he doesn't like, though he never outright stated his opinion on "Broccoli", Yachty's previous featured hit. He could either like this song for its happy-sounding production, or be too bothered by the mean-spirited tone of the lyrics.
  • "It Ain't Me" by Kygo and Selena Gomez (peaked at #10): While he hasn't like any of Selena Gomez's singles, his opinion on Kygo has never been stated.
  • "Stay" by Zedd and Alessia Cara (peaked at #7): Todd has expressed mixed feelings about both acts, so a collaboration between them could go either way.
  • "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar (peaked at #1): Todd might see this as Kendrick taking a stand against other rappers and listeners or another basic objectionable track, which might not be helped by production courtesy of Mike WILL Made-It.
  • "Sign Of The Times" by Harry Styles (peaked at #4): He said that he knew the song was "not fun, but that it's that way on purpose". He also stated that he "hadn't been knocked out by any of the One Direction solo singles, but they are all carving out surprisingly distinct musical identities".
  • "Down" by Marian Hill (peaked at #21): It missed the top 20 but could easily make the Year-End list. He may like it for being a catchy indie-esque song or just see it as forgettable.
  • "Malibu" by Miley Cyrus (peaked at #10): In the "Look What You Made Me Do" review, he talked about how Miley sounded different and more matured, but he didn't explicitly specify whether he considers that good or not.
  • "In Case You Didn't Know" by Brett Young (peaked at #19): After his virulent hatred of "Body Like a Back Road", it may get a pass for being a somewhat better song in terms of country pop crossovers, or he may just find it too forgettable to comment on either way.
  • "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber (peaked at #1): Despite the song's subject matter and the fact that Todd is starting to get really sick of seeing Bieber everywhere, he said that the song was "a breath of fresh air" compared to a lot of the current music scene.
  • "Unforgettable" by French Montana ft. Swae Lee (peaked at #3): Todd dislikes Swae Lee's duo Rae Sremmurd, but his opinion of French Montana is unknown.
  • "Now or Never" by Halsey (peaked at #17): Todd hated "New Americana" but loved "Closer", so it's unknown what he'll think of this one.
  • "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" by Cardi B (peaked at #1): While he may find it another generic rap song like the many others about, Todd has liked Nicki Minaj for her rapping capabilities, so he might find this in a similar boat.
  • "Strip that Down" by Liam Payne ft. Quavo (peaked at #10): While Todd appears to at least respect most of One Direction for taking distinct paths with their solo careers, he isn't a fan of Quavo's group Migos.
  • "1-800-273-8255" by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid (peaked at #3): Despite the heat this song has caught for some claiming it fails as a representation of suicide, to say nothing of the "WHO CAN RELATE" bits, Todd has yet to actually say anything about the song on its own, so he might find it favorable in some way.
  • "Location" by Khalid (peaked at #16): Todd could either praise it for its minimal production or dismiss it as a forgettable love song.
  • "Too Good at Goodbyes" by Sam Smith (peaked at #5): Todd has shown that he considers Sam Smith to have genuine talent, but whether he'll actually like this in the big picture has yet to be determined.
  • "No Promises" by Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato: Another song right on the edge of making the Year-End list, as mentioned with "Sorry Not Sorry", Todd has been liking Demi Lovato more as of recent, but this has received a fair amount of backlash.
  • "What Lovers Do" by Maroon 5 ft. SZA (currently at #19): While he hates Maroon 5, especially as of recent, his opinion on SZA is unknown. Her work has been getting some praise, for what that's worth.

Guesses for the 2017 Worst of the Year bumper music
  • "All Time Low" by Jon Bellion: The hook goes "I'm at an all time low"; it speaks for itself.
  • "Green Light" by Lorde: The song is about the "green light" signal that the subject can move on and get over the negativity in their life, and that could certainly apply to a year of bad music… if it manages to be successful enough to qualify.
  • "Issues" by Julia Michaels: Because Todd will have "issues" on the songs on the list.
  • "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes: Todd could ask the year's worst songs to have mercy on him.
  • "XO Tour Llif3" by Lil Uzi Vert: The first line of the hook, "I don't really care if you cry", could be interpreted as his response to the artists who performed these songs, or alternatively, to the fans of these artists/songs who are upset with Todd's list.
  • "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar: Todd could use this to tell the year's bad songs to "sit down, be humble".
  • "Chained to the Rhythm" by Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley: The "turn it up, it's your favorite song" part could be used sarcastically.
  • "Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift: These songs made him trash them. Simple enough. However, since it's likely for the list itself, it's not a high probability.
  • "Praying" by Kesha: These songs "brought the flames and put him through hell", and he'll "just say this is and wish them farewell".

    One Hit Wonderland Predictions 
Guesses for One Hit Wonderland.
Note that this list reflects artists who charted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in the US. Some artists & groups listed here may have had considerable success outside the US or on genre-specific charts. For bands & artists with considerable genre-specific chart success and/or a large cult following (such as Modest Mouse), Todd most likely won't review them on OHW. Some bands & artists listed as one-hit wonders, especially in the "Very False" category, are often considered as such in the more general sense: "an artist or band whom your average person would only recognize one song from".

True One Hit Wonders (Artists who only had one Top 40 hit on the Hot 100, and their other work either did not chart or charted below the Top 40; artists who only charted in the top 40 of the airplay chart due to the lack of a physical single release in the 1990s are also included in this category):
  • "1234" by Feist
  • "1985" by Bowling for Soup
  • "99 Luftballoons" by Nena: She was most popular in her native Germany with moderate success in Austria and Switzerland as well. Notably, the English version never charted, but the German version hit #2.
  • "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris
  • "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" by Aaron Carter
  • "About Us" by Brooke Hogan
  • "According to You" by Orianthi
  • "Addicted" by Saving Abel: The band had five Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, but never came close to having another pop hit. Unlike acts like Shinedown or Seether, who remain successful on rock radio, Saving Abel has fallen into almost complete obscurity.
  • "Addictive" by Truth Hurts
  • "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band: Todd already discussed the song in his "Worst of 1976" retrospect, calling it his #1 worst hit song of the year, so a more in-depth review of the band is not likely. However, 5 years before "Afternoon Delight", Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert co-wrote John Denver's first Top 10 hit song, "Take Me Home, Country Roads".
  • "A Girl Like You" by Edywn Collins
  • "All For You" by Sister Hazel
  • "All the Things She Said" by t.A.T.u.: Mentioned in the "Video Killed the Radio Star" episode.
  • "Amazing" by Alex Lloyd
  • "American Boy" by Estelle: Her role on Steven Universe would certainly be a talking point.
  • "Another Dumb Blonde" by Hoku
  • "Are You Jimmy Ray?" by Jimmy Ray
  • "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" by Thompson Square
  • "Around the World (La La La La La)" by A Touch of Class
  • "Babylon" by David Gray
  • "Back Here" by BBMak
  • "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter - The #1 song of 2006; he briefly touched on it in his "Drive By" review saying it was terrible, so he might go more into it.
  • "Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik
  • "Because I Got High" by Afroman
  • "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil: "Blue Sky Mine" and "The Dead Heart" almost breached the Top 40, and the band had more popularity in the alternate charts, plus in their native Australia and Europe.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Believe It or Not" (the theme to The Greatest American Hero) by Joey Scarbury
  • "Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)" by Citizen King
  • "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay
  • "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks: He used it for during the credits of his "Sexy Bitch/Chick" review, so he may revisit it. If Todd does review her, he'll likely make comparisons to Alanis Morissette.
  • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve: The band was essentially Screwed by the Lawyers after the manager of The Rolling Stones successfully sued The Verve for credit and royalties for the song's sampling of "The Last Time". After losing the writing credits, The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft called "Bitter Sweet Symphony" "the best song Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have written in 20 years".
  • "Black Betty" by Ram Jam: Another victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse; the original (by Lead Belly) predates their version by almost 40 years.
  • "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" by JC Chasez: Unlike Justin Timberlake, JC's solo music career didn't pan out. However, since he was part of *NSYNC and a member of The Mickey Mouse Club as a teenager, Todd might not review him.
  • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65: Pretty much the definition of an Ear Worm and also incomprehensible lyrics. The group's follow up, "Move Your Body", reached the Top 10 on several European charts, but not in the States. The group were most successful in their native Italy.
    • Confirmed; however, Todd wanted to let this one slide, if not for being his first Patreon-requested OHW episode.
  • "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez
  • "Boston" by Augustana
  • "The Boys of Summer" by The Ataris: Similar to Alien Ant Farm, they are a pop punk/alternative rock group whose only big hit was a cover of a Top 10 song from the 1980s, with the original from Eagles drummer/vocalist Don Henley. Like Alien Ant Farm, Todd likely won't have much good to say about the band.
  • "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something: It was #1 on his top 10 songs about mediocre romance. He can revisit it in its own episode.
  • "Breathless" by The Corrs
  • "Brokenhearted" by Karmin
  • "Bulletproof" by La Roux
  • "Butterfly" by Crazy Town: If Todd does review them, he'll likely call them the "poor, poor, poor man's Red Hot Chili Peppers", not helped by the fact Crazy Town's only hit samples the RHCP song "Pretty Little Ditty".
    • Confirmed; however, Todd called them a poor man's 311.
  • "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" by Us3
  • "The Captain of Her Heart" by Double
  • "Cars" by Gary Numan
  • "Cashin' Out" by Ca$h Out
  • "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs
  • "Chanté's Got A Man" by Chanté Moore
  • "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol
  • "Chinese Food" by Alison Gold
  • "Cigarettes will Kill You" by Ben Lee
  • "Coco Jamboo" by Mr. President: Because of the band's name this could be fitting for the 2016 election season.
  • "Collide" by Howie Day
  • "Come With Me Now" by KONGOS
  • "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla: Hinted in his "Flood" review along with "One of Us" by Joan Osborne.
  • "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley: Cee Lo Green is a rather interesting case in terms of being a one-hit wonder. Technically, Cee Lo himself is not a one-hit wonder (although he only had one hit as a lead and the other a featured spot); however, his four hits came from three different acts. Brian Burton, on the other hand, has only gone top 40 as part of this duo.
  • “Crazy for This Girl” by Evan and Jaron: Todd mentioned the duo in his review of Nine Days' "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)".
  • "Criminal" by Fiona Apple
  • "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe
  • "Crush" by Jennifer Paige
  • "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest
  • "Dangerous" by Kardinal Offishall: Despite being wildly popular in his native Canada for over a decade when this song was released, he hasn't touched the Hot 100 since.
  • "Days Go By" by Dirty Vegas
  • "Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainwright III
  • "Der Kommissar" by After The Fire: A victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse, the original was from Falco.
  • "Do You Love Me" by The Contours: The band also had several songs chart under the Top 40, and the song also remains well known for being in Dirty Dancing.
  • "Dog Police" by Dog Police: When Todd first showed it in his review of "Mexican Radio", fans had a field day. Considering that he even suggested in that video that he wanted to make a video on this song, it's only a matter of time.
  • "Don't Give Up on Us" by David Soul: Best known as Hutch from Starsky and Hutch.
  • "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" by Jane Child
  • "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
  • "Drank in My Cup" by Kirko Bangz: He hasn't even reached the rap charts since, let alone the Hot 100. The Rap Critic already reviewed it, but that didn't stop Todd from reviewing "Ridin'".
  • "Drop It Low" by Ester Dean
  • "Duffle Bag Boy" by Playaz Circle: The presence of a pre-fame 2 Chainz in the duo would certainly be a major talking point.
  • "Face Down" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • "Fall For You" by Secondhand Serenade
  • "Far Behind" by Candlebox
  • "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger
  • "For You I Will (Confidence)" by Teddy Geiger: He released only one other single (which failed to reach the Hot 100). As hinted in the review of "Stitches" and "What Do You Mean?" (the former was cowritten by Geiger), Todd DOES NOT have very nice things to say about him.
  • "The Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe
  • "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon: He hinted about visiting Eamon again after putting the song on in his "Worst of 2004" list.
  • "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.: In the "Worst of 1987" retrospect, Todd stated that he doesn't like the song, but acknowledged that it earned its place in pop culture history thanks to its Ear Worm hook. Said episode brought up the song due to a cover by Pseudo Echo, who themselves are a one-hit wonder outside of their native Australia. Todd called the band a "poor, poor, poor man's INXS", and stated that "Funkytown" worked better as a disco song rather than a blaring, synth-heavy rock song.
  • "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3
  • "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club: Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth would beg to differ, though.
  • "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited: The duo were more popular on many European pop charts; however, they had a few additional hits on the US dance charts.
  • "Gigolo" by Nick Cannon
  • "Girl" by Paul Wall
  • "Girl Next Door" by Saving Jane
  • "Glad You Came" by The Wanted: Sure, it's recent, but that doesn't mean Todd can't do an episode on them. They did well in the UK and were a major act of the new boy band wave of the 2010s, but their career across the pond was blown to pieces by One Direction. This is the kind of act Todd would say "deserved better," because they're a group who were ruined by a rival act rather than undergoing a natural decline. He even put the song on the honorable mentions for 2012's best list.
  • "Goin' Crazy" by Natalie
  • "Goodbye" by Kristinia DeBarge
  • "Gotta Tell You" by Samantha Mumba
  • "Got to be Real" by Cheryl Lynn
  • "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite. Confirmed.
  • "Handlebars" by Flobots
  • "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley: First woman to top the Country Charts and Hot 100 with the same song.
  • "Hate Me" by Blue October
  • "Headstrong" by Trapt
  • "Heart and Soul" by T'Pau
  • "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson: Like Eddie Murphy, Don Johnson tried to capitalize on his popularity by adding a singing career.
  • "Heaven" by DJ Sammy: Another victim of the "cover as first hit curse", the original was from Bryan Adams.
  • "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys
  • "Here Comes The Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze
  • "Here (In Your Arms)" by Hellogoodbye
  • "Here It Goes Again" by OK Go
  • "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" by Fuel: The band were more successful on the alternative and mainstream rock charts.
  • "Hood Figga" by Gorilla Zoe
  • "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder: Was the lead singer of the band Sweeney Todd, who were not one-hit wonders in Canada.
  • "How Can I Ease the Pain" by Lisa Fischer
  • "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights: The theme song to the short-lived TV series of the same name about a Fake Band. They never released another single. Jamie Walters, who starred in the show and sang lead on the song, had a hit on his own with 1995's "Hold On", but it's nowhere near as remembered.
  • "The Hustle" by Van McCoy
  • "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Ann Peebles.
  • "Ice Cream Paint Job" by Dorrough: Briefly discussed during his review of Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow".
  • "If I Could Go" by Angie Martinez
  • "I Got 5 on It" by Luniz
  • "I Love College" by Asher Roth
  • "I Loved Her First" by Heartland
  • "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis: Her follow up, "Without Love", just missed the Top 40.
    • Confirmed
  • "I'm Awesome" by Spose: Canadian audiences may recognize the song as the Real Song Theme Tune of the CBC sitcom Mr. D; his Cracked article on his experiences with the music industry would certainly be a talking point.
  • "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred: Todd mentioned the group in his review of "Sexy and I Know It", so a more in-depth review may be inevitable.
    • Confirmed; however, Todd stated that he deliberately avoided this one for a long time due to being too obvious and his desire to cover more obscure acts on the show.
  • "In a Big Country" by Big Country
  • "In My House" by Mary Jane Girls
  • "In the Meantime" by Spacehog
  • "In The Year 2525" by Zager & Evans
  • "It Feels So Good" by Sonique
  • "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls: The group were most successful in their native Australia.
    • Confirmed
  • "I Try" by Macy Gray
  • "It's My Life" by Talk Talk: The 2003 version by No Doubt, which peaked at #10, eclipses the original, which only peaked at #31.
  • "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  • "I've Never Been Me" by Charlene
  • "I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford
  • "I Wanna be Rich" by Calloway: Called "Milli Vanilli with talent".
  • "Jump Around" by House of Pain: In his FAQ, he calls this his favorite one-hit wonder. You know he's going to review it one day, perhaps for his last "One-Hit Wonderland" episode.
    • "What It's Like" by Everlast
  • "Just the Girl" by The Click Five: Todd mentioned them in his review of "Tonight, Tonight" and later in his "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" review, calling the group a throwaway act, meaning he's not likely to cover them.
  • "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by The Georgia Satellites: The group did have a handful of hits on the Mainstream Rock chart.
  • "King Without A Crown (Live from Stubb’s)" by Matisyahu: "One Day" (featuring Akon) scraped the bottom of the pop chart four years later, but its Hot 100 run was less impressive.
  • "Knockin' Boots" by Candyman
  • "Kryptonite (I'm on It)" by Purple Ribbon All-Stars
  • "Laffy Taffy" by D4L
    • "Dey Know" by Shawty Lo
    • Confirmed
  • "Lean Back" by Terror Squad: It's doubtful that Todd would review this, as frontman Fat Joe was not a one-hit wonder.
  • "Lean like a Cholo" by Down AKA Kilo
  • "Let U Go" by Ashley Parker Angel
  • "Liar" by Profyle
  • "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane: Peaked at #6 in 1992. For a lot of people, especially for those born after 2000, the Rascal Flatts cover is the better-known version, due to its appearance in the opening credits for Cars; however, this version was never released as a single.
    • "Lunatic Fringe" by his former band Red Rider would be only "Somewhat True". #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart, nowhere on the Hot 100.
  • "Listen to Your Heart" by DHT: Pretty much identical circumstances to DJ Sammy.
  • "Love Like Woe" by The Ready Set: Briefly mentioned in the "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" review.
  • "Lovefool" by The Cardigans: The song never charted on the Hot 100 due to their rules on airplay-only singles at the time; rock audiences may recognize "My Favorite Game".
  • "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton: Todd even used a clip of the song in the "Grenade" review.
  • "Lullaby" by Shawn Mullins. Confirmed
  • "Macarena" by Los Del Río
  • "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
  • "Makin' It" by David Naughton: An actor turned singer with only one song to his name.
  • "Mama Used to Say" by Junior
  • "Mambo #5" by Lou Bega
  • "Mary's Prayer" by Danny Wilson
  • "Me & U" by Cassie
  • "Me and my Broken Heart" by Rixton: It's sampling of "Lonely No More" is bound to be mentioned.
  • "Mercy" by Duffy: Came from Britain and pushed "retro-soul" around the same time as Adele started. But whereas Adele became one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Duffy disappeared. Todd would say she definitely deserved better!
  • "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer: The last true instrumental to be a #1 hit.
  • "Mickey" by Toni Basil
    • Confirmed
  • "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World: The band had several hits on the Alternative charts, though are nowhere near as well-known as blink-182 or Incubus are. On his FAQs, Todd admits that he loves the band.
  • "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies: They had greater success in their native Canada.
  • "More and More" by Captain Hollywood Project
  • "Move Ya Body" by Nina Sky: They were featured on a top 20 N.O.R.E. song, but since it wasn't their hit, it doesn't count.
  • "Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat
  • "The Mummers' Dance" by Loreena McKennitt
  • "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam
  • "Never Had a Dream Come True" by S Club 7
  • "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee
  • "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace: Todd mentioned it in the "Kung Fu Fighting" episode as an example of awful pop music from 1974. Their only other notable song, "Billy Don't Be A Hero", is better known in the US via its covered-up version by Bo Donaldson.
  • "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence: Even though it reached #1 on the Hot 100 in 1973, the 1991 version by country superstar Reba McEntire is better remembered. Vicki Lawrence did have a second hit on the adult contemporary charts with "He Did with Me"; however, she is probably more well known as a comedy actress than as a singer.
  • "No Letting Go" by Wayne Wonder
  • "No Pigeons" by Sporty Thievs
  • "No Rain" by Blind Melon
  • "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard
  • "The One and Only" by Chesney Hawkes
  • "One of Us" by Joan Osborne: Hinted at in the "Flood" review along with "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla.
  • "One Toke Over the Line" by Brewer & Shipley
  • "Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit" by Gina G
  • "Ooh Child" by The Five Stairsteps
  • "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia: Todd mentioned the song in his review of "Tubthumping", fearing that he may end up covering a novelty act after covering a more serious one-hit wonder.
  • "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.: Though she was a big deal when she first came out and had faint glimmers of critical acclaim, nothing she ever did critically or commercially even comes close.
  • "Party Like a Rockstar" by Shop Boyz
  • "Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youth
  • "Pictures of You" by The Last Goodnight
  • "Po' Folks" by Nappy Roots
  • "Pop, Lock & Drop It" by Huey
  • "Pop Muzik" by M
  • "Pray for You" by Jaron & the Long Road to Love
  • "Pump up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S: An absolutely literal example, this being the only song they recorded.
  • "Pure" by The Lightning Seeds
  • "Puttin' On the Ritz" by Taco
  • "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang
  • "The Reason" by Hoobastank: Todd already discussed the song in his "Worst of 2004" retrospect; however, he stated that Hoobastank wasn't a bad band, albeit Incubus wannabes. Also, Hoobastank also had a few other hits on the alternative charts, but their overall body of work is less known than Incubus's or even Jimmy Eat World's.
  • "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets
  • "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood: It was hugely popular to the point of cultural phenomenon, not to mention pretty dirty even by modern standards. It feels not just possible, but eventual.
  • "Respect Yourself" by Bruce Willis: A double whammy of a one hit wonder: it's both a film actor's vanity project and it's a cover. Todd did not include this song in his "Worst of 1987" retrospect, citing that he only wanted to include songs that he legitimately hated, although Todd did admit that Bruce Willis' only hit was an easy target for comedy material, so a more in depth review is a possibility.
  • "Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob: The beat for "Knuck if You Buck" was used in the 2016 dance hit "Juju on That Beat", which Todd thoroughly trashed as the worst Vine song ever.
  • "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • "Say Hey (I Love You)" by Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks: A translation of a song in French by Jacques Brel. One of Todd's least favorite songs ever, according to his FAQ.
  • "Second Round K.O." by Canibus
  • "Sex & Candy" by Marcy Playground
  • "Shackles (Praise You)" by MaryMary
  • "Shake It" by Metro Station
  • "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" by O.A.R.: It reached #36, but "Love & Memories" reached #30 on the alternative charts. They have both a pop hit & a rock hit; either would be acceptable.
  • "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby
  • "She's So High" by Tal Bachman: Mentioned during the Nine Days review.
  • "Shoulder Lean" by Young Dro
  • "Single White Female" by Chely Wright
  • "So Alive" by Love and Rockets
  • "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman
  • "Sorry" by Buckcherry: They had a few rock hits (including "Crazy Bitch", their possible Signature Song to rock fans), but this is all pop audiences know them for. Todd hates the band and song, so he'll likely come down hard on them.
  • "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
  • "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne: Todd mentioned the group in his retrospect of "Absoultely (Story of a Girl)", calling the band one of the more respectable power-pop groups, so he would likely say that they deserved better if he reviews them.
  • "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods: This song is another victim of Billboard's rule regarding non-physical singles in the 1990s.
  • "Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton: If Todd does review her, he'll likely not have kind words for her, given that she is basically famous for being a socialite.
  • "Steal My Sunshine" by Len
  • "Stereo Love" by Edward Maya
  • "Still Not a Player" by Big Pun
  • "Stolen Dance" by Milky Chance
  • "Stumblin' In" by Suzie Quatro. Her music partner Chris Norman had a hit with Smokie.
  • "Sukiyaki" by Kyo Sakamoto
  • "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen
  • "Swear It Again" by Westlife: The group had several number-1's in the UK and Ireland, though this was their only Top 40 hit in the US.
  • "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell: Another victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse, at least in the States; Soft Cell was more successful in their native UK. Best of all, you can expect a Marilyn Manson end-of-video stinger!
  • "Take a Picture" by Filter: "Hey Man, Nice Shot" was more representative of the band's sound (and the only other song they're really known for); however, "Take a Picture" is the song they are better remembered for in the mainstream. Also, frontman Richard Patrick was a former touring guitarist for the more well known and popular Nine Inch Nails.
  • "Take Me to Church" by Hozier: While he is still recent, if he doesn't make a new album soon people will forget about him. Todd could elaborate on why he made it an Honorable Mention for the Worst list in 2014, which was a contentious opinion to say the least.
  • "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora
  • "Tempted to Touch" by Rupee
  • "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings: The follow-up "Shut Up and Let Me Go", only reached #55 on the Hot 100; however, it was certified platinum by the RIAA and reached #1 on the US Dance chart.
  • "There It Go (The Whistle Song)" by Juelz Santana: Santana had a few hits as a featured artist, most famously Chris Brown's Breakthrough Hit "Run It!", but this was his only major success by himself.
  • "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haa" by Napoleon XIV
  • "Throw Some D's" by Rich Boy
  • "Tonight Is the Night" by Outasight
  • "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo: In the "Take On Me" review, he states that "Too Shy" wasn't a good song, and the band had bad hair.
    • "Neverending Story" by Limahl
  • "Total Eclipse of The Heart" by Nicki French: Another victim of the cover as first hit curse; the original was from Bonnie Tyler.
  • "Troublemaker" by Olly Murs
  • "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle
  • "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors. Confirmed.
  • "Turn the Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson
  • "Under the Milky Way" by The Church
  • "Untouched" by The Veronicas
  • "Vehicle" by The Ides of March
  • "Venus" by Shocking Blue
  • "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
    • Confirmed
  • "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show
  • "Walk Away (Remember Me)" by Paula DeAnda: Her appearance on The Voice in 2014 would certainly be a talking point.
  • "Wasting My Time" by Default: The group were much more popular in Canada and did about as well as Saving Abel on the rock charts.
  • "The Way I Live" by Baby Boy da Prince
  • "We Like to Party" by Vengaboys
  • "We No Speak Americano" by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP: Neither act ever had another hit anywhere in the world.
  • "We Run the Night" by Havana Brown
  • "What I Am" by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
  • "What is Love" by Haddaway
  • "What You Got" by Colby O'Donis: He's probably best-known for his appearance in Lady Gaga's "Just Dance", but since it wasn't his hit and did nothing to help his career, it doesn't count.
  • "What's Left of Me" by Nick Lachey: Despite the success of 98 Degrees, his solo career didn't go nearly as well.
  • "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes: He's mentioned on Twitter and in his FAQ that he hates this song, to the point that he may never review it, but you know he's going to give in one day, since ranting for 15 minutes about songs he hates pays the bills.
  • "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling: Frontman Alex Band did have another hit with Santana in 2003, but this was the group's only top 40 hit. The group also had a few minor hits on the Adult Pop charts.
  • "Whine Up" by Kat DeLuna
  • "Who Dat" by JT Money: Money did have another minor hit as a featured artist.
  • "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team
  • "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak
  • "Wobble Wobble" by 504 Boyz
  • "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree: Her later single "Life" was a Top 10 hit basically everywhere but the US.
  • "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals
  • "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt: Hinted at in the "Lullaby" one-hit wonder review.
    • Almost reviewed it as a joke for a Patreon request, then backpedaled and did "Turning Japanese" instead. He could still do it, but it seems like this will only be as a last resort if he runs out of ideas at some point.
  • "Your Woman" by White Town: This song was written to be interpreted various different ways. Todd can explore them all. He can also talk about White Town being a one-man band.
  • The many one-hit wonder groups of Tony Burrows: Edison Lighthouse ("Love Grows [Where My Rosemary Goes]"), The Pipkins ("Gimme Dat Ding"), White Plains ("My Baby Loves Lovin'"), First Class ("Beach Baby"), and Brotherhood of Man ("United We Stand"), and by extension, the second Brotherhood of Man ("Save Your Kisses For Me")
  • An American Idol megasode, where he marathons a whole bunch of people on the show who either had only one top 40 hit or are remembered for only one (like David Cook, Kris Allen, Diana DeGarmo, Bo Bice, Josh Gracin, Mario Vazquez, Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, David Archuleta, Blake Lewis, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, and Lauren Alaina).

Technically True One Hit Wonders (Artists who have minimal top 40 success on the Hot 100; however, these artists are well known in the US, are massively successful internationally, very critically acclaimed, have a large and devoted fanbase, have multiple top selling albums, have multiple Top 10 hits on a genre-specific chart, and/or are influential in their genre. Todd most likely won't review these artists.):
  • "4'33" by John Cage: Not even a "hit" in the literal sense. John Cage is also a noted experimental composer and one of the best modern classical composers. But still this is his most notable work and it would be fun to hear Todd review a song that is literally silence.
  • "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix: Although Jimi Hendrix is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time and was right behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as the most legendary musicians of the 1960s, he did not see much Hot 100 chart success with his singles, but his albums did peak in the Top 20 in the Billboard 200. Technically, Jimi fell under the "cover as a first hit curse" as the original was from Bob Dylan.
  • "All the Small Things" by Blink182: While the band only had one Top 40 hit, they received significant airplay on pop radio and MTV in the late 1990s & early 2000s and have several Top 10 hits on the Alternative Rock charts.
  • "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk: Despite having only having one Top 40 hit, Kraftwerk are considered to be one of the biggest pioneers of the electronic music genre and have influenced many artists including David Bowie, Björk, Depeche Mode, and Gary Numan to name a few.
  • "Back for Good" by Take That!
  • "Because the Night" by Patti Smith
  • "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction: A very influential hard rock band and one of the defining figures of the hard rock movement from the late 80s-early 90s. Also known for having trade off with Red Hot Chili Peppers with Flea and Dave Navarro playing for both bands. Nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Arguably, this isn't even their Signature Song, that being "Jane Says".
  • "Beverly Hills" by Weezer
  • "Broken" by Seether: Despite only one Top 40 hit (possibly due to the presence of Evanescence frontlady Amy Lee), the band remains a mainstay on the Mainstream Rock charts with multiple Top 10 singles.
  • "B.Y.O.B"note  by System of a Down: The band is well known for its political views, particularly if it involves Armenia, and have three #1 albums on the Billboard 200 as well as several hits on the Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts.
  • "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent: While the Nuge only had one Top 40 hit, Todd is unlikely to review him on OHW. Ted Nugent is a very outspoken advocate for gun rights, hunters' rights, and other conservative values.
  • "Creep" by Radiohead: They had more pop success in the UK and were successful on the US alternative charts. However, Radiohead is considered one of the most famous bands of all time, and second only to Nirvana in influence among 90's rock bands. The group had a fluke second top 40 hit with "Nude" in 2008 due to a remix campaign.
  • "Did My Time" by Korn: The creators of Nu Metal had a minor hit in 2002 with a song that isn't even close to being their signature.
  • "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones: Despite only one hit, all five of her studio albums peaked in the Top 3 of the Billboard 200.
  • "Drive" by Incubus: Despite only one Top 40 hit, the band remains a mainstay on the alternative rock charts with multiple Top 10 hits and 4 albums peaking in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200.
  • "Epic" by Faith No More: People who watched Dirty Jobs may recognize its theme song, "We Care a Lot" (albeit only for the chorus), and "Midlife Crisis" topped the Alternative Charts. Also, Faith No More was considered one of the forefathers of the Alternative Metal genre, and Krist Novoselic stated that Faith No More was a huge influence on Nirvana. Metallica and Guns N' Roses, two of the biggest metal acts of the 1980s & early 1990s, called Faith No More one of their favorite bands, hiring them as the opening act for their infamous co-headlining Stadium Tour back in 1992. A case can be made for them as a true One-Hit Wonder, as it's their only song known to mainstream listeners.
  • "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz. Their only 40 hit in the US, but were more successful in the UK, and "Clint Eastwood" is somewhat well-known in the States despite its low peak. He's made reference to them at least twice, so it's likely that he's a fan, and their Virtual Celebrity status would provided a different angle than the usual backstories.
  • "Firestarter" by The Prodigy: Technically, this was their only top 40 hit in the States; while it's far from forgotten, "Smack My Bitch Up" and its accompanying video were more well-known because of controversy surrounding the song and video, both of which were outright banned by certain networks and radio stations. MTV eventually decided to air the video due to high demand, albeit only after midnight with a disclaimer.
  • "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield: Both Steven Stills and Neil Young had greater success as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the latter as a solo artist. Jim Messina, who was on the group's last album for two songs, also had some success with Kenny Loggins as part of Loggins and Messina.
  • "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. Another song that is very recent and could've been covered in "Pop Song Reviews", and Todd's favorite song of 2013. Daft Punk were big in Europe in their prime, but weren't very successful in the United States. The group has not returned to the Hot 100 since "Get Lucky", and since the comeback hype will be gone when their next album comes out, may never have another hit (on the Hot 100 at least) again.
    • Likely jossed, as they notched another Top 10 hit through a collaboration with the Weeknd called "Starboy" — and yet another Top 10 hit with the Weeknd with "I Feel It Coming".
  • "Give It Up" by Public Enemy
  • "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley: Though the circumstances behind it were, let's just say...tragic, the leadoff track from his one album is the one thing most people will know about him. Despite this, he is remembered as a great case of what could have been with a great legacy of just a few short tracks.
  • "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen: Likewise, the original song by Leonard Cohen is the only song general audiences know him by.
  • "Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Bublé
  • "Icky Thump" by The White Stripes: The duo are one of the most successful and influential bands of the 2000s, having several hits on the alternative charts and three Top 10 albums. Also, Jack White is involved with two other successful bands: The Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, both of whom also have two Top 10 albums. Moreover, "Icky Thump" is not their most famous song: that distinction belongs to "Seven Nation Army."
  • "If We Make It Through December" by Merle Haggard
  • "Insane in the Brain" by Cypress Hill
  • "I've Got a Tiger By The Tail" by Buck Owens
  • "I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin
  • "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco
  • "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos: Eric Clapton himself is not a one-hit wonder; however, this was his only hit as part of this band.
  • "Loser" by Beck: Beck has several hits on the alternative charts as well as several Top 20 albums on the Billboard 200.
  • "Lost in You" by Garth Brooks (under the pseudonym Chris Gaines): Even though Chris Gaines was the short-lived rock alter-ego of country megastar Garth Brooks, Todd could look into this as an entity separate from Garth, particularly because the Chris Gaines persona was developed for a movie that never came to fruition. Also, despite his success, Garth Brooks never released any of his many country hits to pop radio.
  • "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin: She had another Top 20 hit with "Piece of My Heart" as part of Big Brother and the Holding Company. Despite minimal success on the Hot 100, she paved the way for female musicians in rock music.
  • "Me, Myself, and I" by De La Soul: While their guest appearance on the Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc" charted higher on the Hot 100, "Me, Myself, and I" remains their best known work (since, well, it's actually their song). Also, De La Soul were known as one of the progenitors of the Alternative Hip Hop subgenre and earned a respectable number of hits on the Hot Rap Songs chart with their eclectic sampling and quirky lyrics.
  • "Miss Murder" by AFI: Despite only one Top 40 hit, they were far more successful on the alternative charts & aren't usually considered a one-hit wonder.
  • "New World Man" by Rush: Despite only having one Top 40 hit which is not even considered their Signature Song (that distinction belongs to either "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight" or "The Spirit of Radio"), Rush's discography is very well known with several Top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock charts and over 25 million albums sold in the US. The band's members are also widely well known for their musical proficiency.
  • "No Hands" by Waka Flocka Flame: Despite having only one top 40 hit, he's very successful on the urban format & isn't usually considered a one-hit wonder.
  • "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor: She is no stranger to controversy; one of O'Connor's many infamous moments was her destroying a photograph of Pope John Paul II during her performance on Saturday Night Live, which earned her a lifetime ban from the show.
  • "One Nation Under a Groove" by Funkadelic
  • "Pepper" by Butthole Surfers: Possibly the most likely candidate from this category. "Pepper" (#26 on the airplay charts) was the only time the band flirted with the mainstream. However, the band has a notable cult following and combined punk with psychedelia, being considered a precursor to grunge. They are prominent and influential, but intentionally avoided the mainstream.
  • "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim: Has other famous songs, such as "The Rockerfeller Skank" (peaked at #76 in the Hot 100), "Weapon of Choice" (specially the music video starring Christopher Walken) and "Right Here, Right Now". He is most successful in his native Britain.
  • "Radar Love" by Golden Earring: About ten years after "Twilight Zone" hit #10 and is about as well remembered, but this is still their Signature Song. Notable as one of the most successful Dutch acts in the English-speaking world.
  • "Ramblin Man" by The Allman Brothers Band: Despite only a handful of Top 40 hits, the Allman Brothers are considered one of the big three of Southern Rock along with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Also, "Jessica" was well known as the theme for the BBC motoring program Top Gear.
  • "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse: Even though she only had one Top 40 hit in the US in her relatively short career, Amy Winehouse was very influential among recent female pop singers, including Adele, Lady Gaga, and Lana Del Rey to name a few.
  • "Rockit" by Herbie Hancock
  • "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush
  • "Say Man" by Bo Diddley
  • "Second Chance" by Shinedown: Even though Todd said "Second Chance" was terrible during his "Best of 2009" retrospect, (as of 2016) their first 21 singles released to date peaked in the top 5 of the Mainstream Rock chart. Notably, "If You Only Knew" came within inches of being a top 40 hit but fell short in the end.
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana: Like Radiohead, Nirvana is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 1990s and probably the most influential one ever since the Beatles. Despite only two Top 40 hits on the Hot 100, Nirvana's two major studio albums and two live albums did hit #1 on the Billboard 200, and the band was a mainstay on the Mainstream Rock charts in the early 1990s. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was probably the most famous rock song of the early 1990s (and possibly the most famous song of the entire decade), and generally the one most non-hardcore fans of Nirvana would recognize.
  • "South Side" by Moby: This was his only hit in the American mainstream; however, Moby had much more success on the US Dance chart and on the UK chart.
  • "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A.
  • "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey
  • "Thinkin' bout You" by Frank Ocean: Despite only one Top 40 hit, he remains popular on R&B circles and is well known for his collaborations with Jay-Z and Kanye West. Also one of the most outspoken LGBT people in the Urban music circle.
  • "Through Glass" by Stone Sour: Stone Sour has several top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock charts, making the song more of a fluke pop hit than an actual one hit wonder. Moreover, Stone Sour is fronted by Corey Taylor, the lead singer of the metal band Slipknot, who, although far better known than Stone Sour, have never once cracked the Hot 100.
  • "Touch of Grey" by The Grateful Dead: Though they had only one mainstream hit, The Grateful Dead are a highly influential classic rock jam band and were known for being especially innovative as a live act, and have an extremely devoted fanbase, especially in the concert tape trading community.
  • "Uprising" by Muse: Probably Jossed once and for all when Todd brought them up in his "Beds are Burning" video. He said they did fine despite only one Top 40 hit and may have redefined the definition of the term.
  • "Valley Girl" by Frank Zappa: Frank Zappa's discography spans nearly 100 albums. Zappa's career covered many genres, and many artists and bands cite Zappa as a major influence, including, but definitely not limited to, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Primus, System of a Down, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
  • "Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed
  • "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson: Despite only one Top 40 hit, two of her albums have gone Top 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart; "Girls Chase Boys" is also somewhat well-known despite its lower peak.
  • "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister: "I Wanna Rock" is also considered their Signature Song, however, it only peaked at #68.
  • "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
  • "Where Are U Now" by Skrillex & Diplo
  • "Whip It" by Devo: Though most casual listeners regard them as a one-hit wonder, Todd will most likely not review Devo because of their influence on the new-wave and electronic pop genres. Also, frontman Mark Mothersbaugh has a considerable career as a composer for many TV show, film, and video game soundtracks. Todd is a fan of Devo as well.
  • "Why Can't I?" by Liz Phair
  • "Wonderwall" by Oasis: Oasis was one of the biggest acts from Britain during the 1990s despite only one major Billboard Hot 100 hit; and even in the U.S. are an important figure of '90s pop culture and very influential on today's indie rock. Aside from their music, the band was quite notorious for their fascination with The Beatles as well as the volatile tempers of brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, the latter of which ultimately broke up the band.
  • "Youth of the Nation" by P.O.D.

Somewhat True One Hit Wonders (Artists and bands who never had a Top 40 hit on the Hot 100, but had one low charting single (or one high charting single on a genre-specific chart) which received significant exposure, such as regular airplay, being a viral internet sensation, or being controversial in some capacity. Many of these songs didn't chart high due to Billboard's rules in place at the time of their release and some never became well-known until long after their heydays):
  • "1901" by Phoenix
  • "212" by Azealia Banks: Nowadays better known for being a firebrand on Twitter than a rapper.
  • "6 Underground" by Sneaker Pimps
  • "88 Lines About 44 Women" by The Nails: Todd expressed interest in covering the song in the "I Love You Always Forever" episode.
  • "Alright" by Supergrass
  • "Axel F" by Crazy Frog
  • "The Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang: While discussing LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" during the "Worst of 2011" retrospect, Todd noted that the Bloodhound Gang put a high level of thought and creativity in every line.
  • "Blind" by Hercules and Love Affair
  • "Bodies" by Drowning Pool: The band has a respectable number of hits on the Mainstream Rock chart; however, "Bodies" remains the only song they are well known for outside of rock audiences. The song often draws controversy, especially after tragedies occur, due to the misinterpretation of the lyrics; the song also drew attention when it was used as audio torture in Guantanamo Bay. Notably, while the band's instrumental lineup has remained the same from its beginning, the band had four different lead singers on their six albums, with only Ryan McCombs and Jasen Moreno lasting for two albums each; the band's original lead singer (and the one that sang "Bodies"), Dave Williams, died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart problem.
  • "Born Slippy .NUXX" by Underworld
  • "Bounce" by Sarah Connor
  • "Bound for the Floor" by Local H
  • "Boyz-n-the-Hood” by Dynamite Hack
  • "Breakdown" by Tantric
  • "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop
  • "Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper: Still an iconic dance song, played regularly at school dances across the country.
  • "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways: Or perhaps he'll just review the movie instead. He could talk about how the band, specifically Cherie Currie made it possible for artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus to perform with onstage outfits. However, if Todd does cover the Runaways, he might focus on the more on the lesser known members as Joan Jett and Michael Steele had considerable success post-breakup with the former as a solo artist and the latter as a member of The Bangles. And maybe Lita Ford and Cherie Curie as well.
  • "Click Click Boom" by Saliva: They had five Top 10 hits on mainstream rock radio, and a #1 alternative hit with "Always", but they're best remembered for a song that didn't chart that well. The only other songs by them that anyone seems to remember are the ones used for WWE pay-per-view events, the revived ECW brand, and Batista.
  • "Common People" by Pulp: Only by an American perspective and debatably could be placed with the "Technically True" category. Got a Colbert Bump when Shatner covered this, but in their native UK were definitely NOT one-hit wonders.
  • "Crank it Up" by Static Major: The #1 smash hit "Lollipop" was his true "hit" but that was a Lil Wayne song with him as merely a featured credit. Blame Author Existence Failure for his small catalog.
  • "Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed: To mainstream listeners, they're almost solely known for this song, despite numerous Top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock chart. Their cover of "The Sound of Silence" came this close to the Top 40 in 2016.
  • "Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone: The song achieved notoriety Stateside in the "Numa Numa" viral video, and was later sampled in TI's "Live Your Life".
  • "Enter the Ninja" by Die Antwoord: A very controversial rap group from South Africa. Never reached the Hot 100 in the States but ruffled feathers worldwide regardless.
  • "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" by The Buzzcocks
  • "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
  • "Friday" by Rebecca Black. Didn't even hit the Top 40, but was still notorious via Memetic Mutation. Had Billboard incorporated YouTube views in its chart calculations back in 2011, it could have very well made at least the Top 20, even possibly #1, at its peak. The Glee cover did crack the Top 40 at #34, however.
  • "Friends & Family" by Trik Turner
  • "The Funeral" by Band of Horses: This song never charted and the band actually had three songs chart higher on the AC and Alternative charts. But this song has been used in so many trailers and sampled by everything under the sun, so it is their most notable song regardless.
  • "Ghost Town" by The Specials
  • "Go Cubs Go" by Steve Goodman: With the Cubs winning their first World Series in over a century, this song from the '80s has reappeared on the radar.
  • "Grace Kelly" by Mika: He had several hits in the UK but this is his most notable song in America.
  • "Gucci Gucci" by Kreayshawn
  • "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley: See "Technically True" above. On the 20th anniversary of Grace and after an American Idol cover, this song hit #1 on iTunes and were it not for Billboard's policy regarding re-entries, could very well have cracked the Top 40.
  • "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen: See "Technically True" above.
  • "Heaven Coming Down" by The Tea Party: A hugely popular band in both Canada and Australia, but only hit #1 on the rock charts with this song.
  • "He's Gonna Step On You Again" by John Kongos: One of the first songs to use tape looping effects. This was Covered Up by Happy Mondays, but John found vicarious success through his sons (themselves a one-hit wonder).
  • "Hideaway" by Kiesza
  • "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Only #9 on Hot AC and nowhere on the Hot 100. This is another case where Revival by Commercialization made this song more popular than the charts would suggest.
  • "Hot Hot Hot" by Arrow or Buster Poindexter
  • "Hot Problems" by Double Take: This "song" didn't even chart on the Hot 100; however, like "Friday", it got notoriety by Memetic Mutation, with some people even claiming that the song is worse than "Friday".
  • "How You Like Me Now?" by The Heavy: Peaked nowhere near the Hot 100, but Revival by Commercialization made this song popular regardless, especially amongst Borderlands fans.
  • "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog: Todd most likely won't review this one, since the band was essentially Pearl Jam plus Chris Cornell from Soundgarden; both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were part of the "Big Four of Grunge" and were popular in the earlier half of the 1990s.
  • "I Am Very Glad, as I'm Finally Returning Back Home" by Eduard Khil (a.k.a the "Trololo" song): Memetic Mutation has made this a must-listen.
  • "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness: They were much bigger in their native U.K. but this is all they're really known for on the other side of the pond.
    • Confirmed.
  • "If You Can Only See" by Tonic
  • "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses: Chris Butler, the mind behind the band, went on to make a song that lasts more than two hours.
  • "I Like to Move It" by Reel 2 Real: The song is known for appearing in Madagascar eleven years after its release.
  • "I Melt With You" by Modern English
  • "The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys: The song gained considerable popularity when it was featured in The Departed; however, it never entered the Hot 100 despite being certified platinum by RIAA. The band remains popular in the New England area, and the song continues to serve as an anthem of Boston-area sporting events, especially at Boston Red Sox games.
  • "It's Thanksgiving" by Nicole Westbrook
  • "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow: Another victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse; the original was by The Strangeloves.
  • "Jerk it Out" by Caesars: notable for its presence in the iPod silhouette ads during the mid-2000s.
  • "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup, a number one hit in several countries, which only charted at number 54 in the US.
  • "Last Train Home" by Lostprophets: Another band whose career was overshadowed by personal scandals.
  • "Lay Me Down" by Dirty Heads: They had a few more hits on the alternative charts.
  • "Lemon Tree" by Fools' Garden
  • "Letters from the Sky" by Civil Twilight
  • "Life Less Ordinary" by Carbon Leaf: Considering he grew up in southern Virginia, he has confirmed to be familiar with this band. The song only peaked at #5 on the AC charts, but is still well-known enough to be considered one hit.
  • "Like a Feather" by Nikka Costa: Although she has collaborated with many other successful artists and had her music featured in many commercials, this song, popularized by a Tommy Hilfiger commercial, was her only charting hit.
  • "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division: Reputable among critics but have this one song as somewhat ubiquitous. Is tied directly with Ian Curtis' Author Existence Failure. Spinoff band New Order are generally not considered one-hit wonders.
  • "Low" by Cracker: "Teen Angst" hit #1 on the alternative charts in 1994, but it's not nearly as well remembered.
  • "Mad World" by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews: This cover of a popular Tears for Fears song eclipsed the original and was memorably featured in Donnie Darko. Jules disappeared afterwards and Andrews is mostly known as a composer & producer. In the "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" episode, Todd mentioned that the Jules version was overrated.
  • "Marquee Moon" by Television
  • "Mexican Radio" by Wall of Voodoo
    • Confirmed
  • "Midnight City" by M83: Todd says this is the only band he knew before they were popular.
  • "Miss Misery" by Elliott Smith: Is a similar case to Jeff Buckley, but has a larger discography.
  • "Mountain Man" by Crash Kings: Rock band without a guitar section, just a bass and a few keyboards. #1 rock hit in 2010, but were so broke after that they were forced to Kickstart their second album.
  • "Move Your Feet" by Junior Senior: Although a smash in the UK it didn't chart in America, but was later used in the media on a regular basis.
  • "Music Sounds Better with You" by Stardust: A side project of Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter; this was the only track the group recorded.
  • "My Girls" by Animal Collective
  • "My Jeans" by Jenna Rose
  • "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit: Although the group had a few other hits on the alternative charts, this is all they're really remembered for.
  • "Nearly Lost You" by Screaming Trees: Though this is the only song of theirs that jogs any memories, Mark Lanegan has made a career for himself both in other bands like Queens of the Stone Age and through collaborations with other artists.
  • "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini: Had more success on AC charts and in his native UK, but this song used in a Puma sneaker campaign is the closest he had to a hit here.
  • "Oh Yeah" by Yello: This song is best remembered for its use in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • "Party Hard" by Andrew W.K.: Although it wasn't a real hit, it became a sports anthem and movie song. He later gained notoriety as for his involvement in the infamous "CN Real" block.
  • "Percussion Gun" by White Rabbits
  • "Prisencolinensinainciusol" by Adriano Celentano: Very popular in his native Italy but virtually unknown outside of Europe. Memetic Mutation kept this song alive.
  • "Pull Me Under" by Dream Theater: The band often facetiously calls this their only big hit; indeed, it was the group's only top 10 hit on the Mainstream Rock chart. However, the group's members are often considered virtuosos on their respective instruments, particularly guitarist John Petrucci, keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and former drummer Mike Portnoy. The band does have a solid following, especially thanks to Rock Band and Guitar Hero, so Todd is unlikely to cover them.
  • "Possum Kingdom" by Toadies
  • "Push it to the Limit" by Paul Engemann: Todd mentioned Engemann and his Scarface (1983) song in the "St. Elmo's Fire" review. Engemann had a minor hit shortly afterwards with a band called Device and joined Animotion (of "Obsession" fame; see below) for their other top 10 hit.
  • "Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers
  • "Sandstorm" by Darude: Darude had a moderately successful follow-up with "Feel The Beat", and several more hits in his native Finland, but he's remembered almost exclusively for this song. It was later popularized by an Internet meme in 2014.
  • "Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra: This song is best known for its use in the film Euro Trip. Lustra never did much afterwards.
  • "Send Me on My Way" by Rusted Root: Although it didn't make it very high up the charts, it was later used in several movies.
  • "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" by Scatman John
  • "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes: See the "Technically True" section above. Although they are hardly considered one-hit wonders by anyone, this is the only song of theirs non-fans will likely know by them.
  • "Shooting Stars" by Bag Raiders
  • "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver: The band has a large following on the indie scene, but this is the only song general audiences know them for (not counting a feature on Kanye West's "Monster").
  • "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat: The band had a few other hits in the UK but only this in America. It later became a popular gay anthem.
  • "Song 2" by Blur: Despite being one of the progenitors for the Britpop movement, their rivals Oasis were the face of Britpop Stateside. While Blur are very popular and influential in Britain, "Song 2" is pretty much the only thing they're known for in the U.S., and even then, most Americans only recognize the "Woo-hoo!" part of the chorus to the point that they don't know the song is called "Song 2". However, frontman Damon Albarn is also known for the Gorillaz project.
  • "Stay" by Coal: From Chasing Amy. Another extreme example, as neither the band nor singer Mary Born ever did anything else.
  • "Stop the Rock" by Apollo 440: The group had several other hits in the U.K., but only this in America.
  • "Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo: He had several hits on Latin-based charts but he is only known for this to English-speaking audiences.
  • "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service: Technically had another single from their only album outchart it, but Revival by Commercialization made this far and away their best-known song.
  • "Sweatshirt" by Jacob Sartorius
  • "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap: While well-respected as an alt-rock band, this is their only notable song in America. Its use in 500 Days of Summer is likely enough to call it their one hit.
  • "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand: The band was more successful on the British charts and on the American alternative charts.
  • "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus. The group is considered a straight example in many countries (with the UK being the biggest exception), but only made the alternative charts in the US. Still, it was their only alternative hit, so they could still be considered an example. Even in the UK they're remembered mostly for this and nothing else.
  • "Teenage Kicks" by The Undertones: Todd is bound to mention One Direction's cover-mashup of it when talking about it.
  • "That Thing You Do!" by The Wonders: The title song of the film of the same name about a one-hit wonder band. While in real life, it just missed the top 40, peaking at #41, it's still remembered as a classic one-hit wonder.
  • "There She Goes" by The La's
  • "Tomorrow" by Silverchair: More famous in Australia, but only had this one song chart in the States.
  • "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia: She had more success in her native Australia and the UK. Also, "Torn" was originally performed by Ednaswap, so Natalie fell victim to the "cover as a first hit" curse in the US, where it only peaked at #42. Keep in mind that her song was #1 on the airplay charts for weeks, and while a follow up "Wishing I Was There" also made the top 40, it's all but forgotten today outside of Australia. If Todd does review Natalie, he'll likely try to compare her to the more successful Kylie Minogue. note 
  • "The Touch" by Stan Bush: Also mentioned alongside Engemann in the "St. Elmo's Fire" review; this song was made famous by Transformers: The Movie.
  • "Touch, Peel, and Stand" by Days of the New: Didn't chart too high on the Hot 100, but was a #1 Rock hit and Top 10 Alternative hit.
  • "United States of Whatever" by Liam Lynch
  • "Walk this World" by Heather Nova
  • "Wash it Away" by Black Lab: One of only two singles they ever released and "Time Ago" didn't get nearly as high on the rock charts. Notable as an anti-abortion song.
  • "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan: He had a few other hits in his native Canada, but he's mostly remembered for this song because of Coca-Cola and the World Cup.
  • "Who Booty" by Jonn Hart: His only other single was a remix of the song replacing Iamsu!'s verses with new ones by French Montana, which is the version played on most rhythmic stations; a third version featuring E-40 was never released as a single.
  • "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn and John
  • "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito: See Engemann and Bush above. This song is best known for its use in The Karate Kid. Esposito's group Brooklyn Dreams did back Donna Summer on "Heaven Knows", but few people are aware of that.
  • "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies: This song just missed the Top 40, peaking at #41 during the swing revival of the late 90s.

Somewhat False One Hit Wonders (Artists and bands who had either exactly two Top 40 hits OR whose Signature Song never made the Top 40, but they had another single make the Top 40.):
  • "1 Thing" by Amerie
  • "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone: It's going to be really funny when Todd realizes that Tommy Tutone is a band, and not a singer. They had another song barely crack the top 40 two years before their big hit.
  • "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians
  • "All or Nothing" by O-Town
  • "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet: Todd mentioned his hate of the song in his review of "Tonight, Tonight", since the song sounds like a commercial jingle. Later on Twitter, he mentioned his hatred for the band. Their other Top 40 hit was "Look What You've Done".
  • "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle: Thanks to Cops, this song completely eclipses their follow-up "Sweat".
  • "The Ballad of the Green Berets" by Barry Sadler: The follow up, "The A-Team"note , reached #28.
  • "Barbie Girl" by Aqua
  • "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles: She hit #36 previously with "Love Is" and had far more hits in Canada between 1989 and 1997, but "Black Velvet" is pretty much all she's known for in America. Also, as someone who grew up on country in the early 90s, he is very likely aware of Robin Lee's knockoff version which was sent to country radio.
  • "Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Mann is not considered a one hit wonder ("Do Wah Diddy"), but the Earth Band usually is.
  • "Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd: "She Hates Me" was also a top 20 hit, but they're known mostly for this song. Also, Todd has previously stated his dislike of the band.
  • "Bust a Move" by Young MC
  • "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone
  • "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" by Quad City DJ's: Their theme song for Space Jam is just as well known, if not more remembered than "C'mon N' Ride It". However "C'mon N' Ride It" is their highest charting song.
  • "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
  • "Convoy" by C.W. McCall: Unlikely, since he already discussed this song in the Worst of 1976 video (it was #2 on the list).
  • "Cum on Feel the Noize" by Quiet Riot: "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is also well known among glam metal fans; however, most mainstream music listeners only recognize them for their cover of "Cum on Feel the Noize".
  • "Do It to It" by Cherish
  • "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House
  • "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult: For an entire generation, this song is best known for the "More Cowbell" skit from Saturday Night Live.
  • "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston
  • "Do You Realize??" by Flaming Lips: "She Don't Use Jelly" was their true hit, but far more people know of this one. It was even made an official state song in their native Oklahoma.
  • "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant
  • "Every Time We Touch" by Cascada: "Evacuate the Dancefloor" was also a hit, but "Every Time We Touch" is much more associated with the band. Much like Tommy Tutone, they're often mistaken for a solo act.
  • "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon: The band had another minor hit but are mostly remembered for this #1. They were another contemporary of Nine Days.
  • "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman: "Give me One Reason" peaked a bit higher at #3, but "Fast Car" is still considered revolutionary and one of the greatest songs of the '80s.
  • "Fireflies" by Owl City: His duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, "Good Time", was also a top 10 hit (and an honorable mention in Todd's Best of 2012), but "Fireflies" is the only thing he's known for solo.
  • "Gimme Some Lovin'" by the Spencer Davis Group
  • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Mark Wahlberg's brother Donnie had three #1 singles as part of New Kids on the Block.
  • "Got a Hold on Me" by Christine McVie: Unlike Stevie Nicks, Christine only had two solo hits outside of Fleetwood Mac.
  • "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C: "Smile" was a much bigger hit, but it's mostly forgotten today. In 2012, she was appointed Nickelodeon's VP of Music.
  • "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede. Confirmed
  • "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff
  • "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice: His only other hit was a cover of "Play That Funky Music", which Todd included on his "Worst of 1991" retrospect.
  • "I Don't Want to Wait" by Paula Cole: "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" charted higher; however, "I Don't Want to Wait" is best remembered as the theme to Dawson's Creek, lasted longer on the Hot 100, and is far better remembered today than her other hit.
  • "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack: "I'll Think of a Reason Later" scraped the bottom of the top 40 towards the end of The '90s.
  • "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain: He also was the original artist for "I Could Not Ask for More"; however the country cover by Sara Evans eclipses McCain's version.
  • "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts: "Just the Way It Is, Baby" charted higher on the Hot 100; however, "I'll Be There for You" is best remembered as the theme song for Friends. Keep in mind that "I'll Be There For You" was a #1 airplay hit, but was ineligible for the Hot 100 until a commercial single was released long after its popularity waned. Today "Just the Way It Is, Baby" is almost completely forgotten.
  • "I'm Free" by Soup Dragons: A victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse, albeit one the band Covered Up. "Divine Thing" actually charted higher on both the Hot 100 and Alternative charts, but is less remembered and had less of an impact.
  • "Informer" by Snow: If Todd does review it, he'll likely incorporate Jim Carrey's parody into the review. In the review of MAGIC!'s "Rude", he implies that the song isn't good.
    • Confirmed on both counts.
  • "It's Been a While" by Staind: "So Far Away" and "Right Here" (the latter which didn't technically go top 40 but got plenty of pop airplay) were their only other mainstream hits; however, the band has several hits on the alternative and mainstream rock charts. Like Puddle of Mudd, Todd has previously mentioned his dislike of the band.
  • "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor: She had one other hit with a cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye".
  • "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer: Their only other Top 40 hit was a cover of "There She Goes" by The La's; however, "Kiss Me" is their better remembered song as it charted much higher and also for its use in the 1999 teen romantic comedy She's All That. Todd likely won't have much good to say about the band since they are a Christian band, and Todd usually reviles most Christian rock music.
  • "The Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh: A household name across Europe and Australia, but only had this song hit the Top 3 in America. "Don't Pay the Ferryman" was bigger in some countries and was actually #34 in America, but has fallen by the wayside in the US. "The Lady in Red"'s status as a Black Sheep Hit would make this episode all the more interesting.
  • "Last Resort" by Papa Roach: While "Scars" was Papa Roach's only Top 40 hit, their breakout single is, by and large, the band's Signature Song. The band also has several Top 10 hits on the Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts.
  • "Life in a Northern Town" by The Dream Academy
  • "Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson
  • "Luka" by Suzanne Vega: Her only other hit was a #5 remix of her song "Tom's Diner" by the production group DNA.
  • "Lump" by The Presidents of the United States of America: "Peaches" was their only entry in the Top 40 at #29; however, "Lump" is often considered their Signature Song as "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it with "Gump", and it appeared on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.
    • On Twitter, Todd said he did not consider them one hit wonders and actually liked them a lot.
  • "Milkshake" by Kelis: Todd already covered the song in his "Worst of 2004" retrospect, and called her "the world's warm-up for Fergie".
  • "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection: Had a second hit with "NY, You Got me Dancing" at #27. Other than that, she's likely to be mentioned for her porn career and her hit being sampled in "Steal My Sunshine".
  • "More than Words" by Extreme
  • "More than Words Can Say" by Alias
  • "Never Say Never" by Romeo Void: "A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)" was the group's only top 40 hit at #35; however, "Never Say Never" is better remembered.
  • "Next to Me" by Emeli Sande
  • "On the Way Down" by Ryan Cabrera: His song "True" was nearly as big a hit, but only his first hit is remembered. Todd implied that he hates Ryan in his "Stitches" review.
  • "One More Try" by Timmy T: His other Top 40 hit "Time After Time" only barely made it, so he might consider talking about him, especially since he said so little about him in his Worst of 1991 list.
  • "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies: While the band is most successful in their native Canada, they are not exactly unknown in the US, with Stunt going 4X platinum. "One Week" is often considered the band's Signature Song; however, in Canada, that distinction belongs to "If I Had $1000000", to the point where in the band's early years, concertgoers would throw boxes of Kraft Dinnernote  on stage. More recently, the group is known for the theme song for The Big Bang Theory.
  • "Our House" from The Rise & Fall by Madness: They had an earlier minor hit with a cover of Labi Siffre's "It Must Be Love", peaking at #33. Back home in the UK, they were everything but one-hit wonders.
  • "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven: "One Thing" was a hit 3 years before "Paralyzer," but the latter song completely overshadows it today.
  • "The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush: Her actual one hit was "Flames of Paradise", a duet with Elton John, but this was her only major hit in most European countries and even in America has become her best remembered song.
  • "Remember The Name" by Fort Minor: "Where'd You Go" was their actual one hit, but "Remember The Name" is their more famous song, particularly for its use as a sports anthem and as a recurring movie soundtrack song. However, Todd might not review this since Fort Minor is the hip-hop side project of Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda.
  • "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire: "Good Morning" just barely qualifies as a Top 40 hit and "Turn It Up", the single preceding "Ridin'", just missed the Top 40. Chamillionaire was also a guest artist on another Top 10 hit: "Get Up" by Ciara. Moreover, Chamillionaire's two studio albums did peak in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and in the Top 5 for R&B/Hip-Hop albums. The Rap Critic reviewed it already, though, so it's not likely he'll do this one.
    • Confirmed
  • "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones: Their follow-up, "Real Real Real" hit #4 but was quickly forgotten.
  • "Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter: May be uncomfortable as Gary is one of the ultimate cases of a Fallen Creator.
  • "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day
  • "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco: He was more successful in Europe, especially in his native Austria, than he was Stateside.
    • Confirmed
  • "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae: "I Get Lifted" was also a minor hit.
  • "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by Scorpions: "Wind of Change" charted higher, but "Rock You Like A Hurricane" is generally more remembered. The group had greater success on the Mainstream Rock chart.
  • "Round and Round" by Ratt: "Lay It Down" just barely cracked the Top 40.
  • "Run-Around" by Blues Traveler: "Hook" also went Top 40, but it's nowhere near as memorable.
  • "Run Runaway" by Slade: Slade were more popular in their native Britain; however the band had 2 Top 40 hits Stateside, the other being "My Oh My". Also, many Americans don't realize that the song "Cum on Feel the Noize" was originally composed and performed by Slade; however, the original did chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98.
  • "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)" by Big & Rich: The serious ballad "Lost in This Moment" was the duo's actual one-hit; however, their breakthrough novelty hit is better remembered. On Twitter, Todd called Big & Rich "a breath of fresh air" at the time of the song's release; however, Todd considered rescinding that statement with the rise of "bro-country" artists of late such as Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.
  • "Sell Out" by Reel Big Fish
  • "Show Me Love" by Robyn: She had one Top 10 hit in the US before "Show Me Love": "Do You Know (What It Takes)". Though "Show Me Love" is her better remembered song Stateside, both songs peaked at #7, so an episode is unlikely. Todd had mentioned more than a few times that Robyn was one of the better European popstars.
  • "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar: Their only other notable hit was "I'm Not Over", which was a rock hit in 2008.
  • "Smokin' in the Boys Room" by Brownsville Station: Motley Crue came close but couldn't quite cover it up. Brownsville had another song hit #31.
  • "Still Tippin'" by Mike Jones: "Back Then" was his only Top 40 hit, but it isn't as memorable.
  • "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel
  • "Summer Girls" by LFO: "Girl on TV", a love song to Jennifer Love Hewitt, was also a Top 10 hit for them.
  • "Sunshine" by Lil' Flip
  • "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin: "No More Words" also reached the Top 30. The group's breakthrough single, "Sex (I'm A...)", didn't get much airplay (and thus didn't chart very high) because many stations refused to play the song due to its racy lyrics. "Take My Breath Away" is far more associated with Top Gun than it is with Berlin.
  • "Thank You" by Dido: "White Flag" charted at #18; however, "Thank You" is better known due to it being sampled in Eminem's "Stan" (which although not nearly as big a hit as "Thank You" itself at least in America, may actually be more known today).
  • "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" by The Persuaders
  • "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS: Despite it being a chart-topping smash, the followup "Like This" fizzled at #32.
  • "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton: Todd called the follow up, "Ordinary Day", an example of the kind of "white chick on piano" music he dislikes, having the "dreary, shallow, artless pretentiousness that lacks the talent or creativity to justify it".
  • "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q: Follow-up "We Connect" was #35.
  • "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors: The preceding single, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong", while not completely forgotten, isn't as well-remembered.
  • "Voices Carry" by Til Tuesday: They managed a #26 followup with "What About Love", only to disband soon afterwards, leaving their Lead Bassist to become a singer-songwriter.
  • "Walk the Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was)
  • "The Way" by Fastball: "Out Of My Head" actually made #20. "The Way" did reach #5 but only on the airplay charts, and was held back by lack of a commercial single release. In the Nine Days review, Todd mentions that All the Pain Money Can Buy had several good songs.
    • In Part 1 of the Worst of 2016 retrospect, he josses the possibility of a OHW episode of Fastball while covering Machine Gun Kelly and Camilla Cabello's "Bad Things", which samples "Out of My Head".
  • "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart
  • "What I Like About You" by The Romantics: Their two Top 40 hits were actually "Talking in Your Sleep" and its quickly forgotten follow-up "One in a Million"; "What I Like About You" only reached #49, but Revival by Commercialization made it one of the most famous songs of the '80s. While "Sleep" isn't completely forgotten (remembered enough to have a trope named after it), it's not nearly as iconic as their debut single.
  • "What Would You Do?" by City High
  • "Wild Thing" by Tone-Lōc: "Funky Cold Medina" hit #3 afterwards, but that song is largely forgotten today.
  • "Wild Wild West" by Escape Club: Notable for being the only British artist to have a #1 hit in America but never so much as chart in the UK! "I'll be There" peaked at #8, but is nowhere near as well-known.

Very False One Hit Wonders (Artists and bands with three or more Top 40 hits; however, one particular song, regardless of whether or not it's their highest charting single, had overshadowed their other work.):
  • "American Pie" by Don McLean
  • "American Woman" by the Guess Who
  • "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
  • "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" by Stevie B: He's had somewhat more success on the charts than his contemporary Timmy T, but he too is generally remembered as a one-hit wonder.
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes: Her first Top 10 hit was a cover of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "More Love", making her a rare aversion to the "cover as a first hit" curse.
  • "Billy Don't Be a Hero" by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
  • "Breakeven" by The Script: Four Top 40 hits but only one Top 20. Although "Hall of Fame" is on the borderline for their second hit.
  • "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
  • "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin
  • "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy: Soulja Boy had two more hits in the Top 20, including "Kiss Me Thru the Phone", which reached #3 on the Hot 100 (and #6 on Todd's Worst Hit Songs of 2009, making him an unlikely candidate for an episode).
  • "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" by Glass Tiger
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
  • "Down Under" by Men at Work: They also topped the Hot 100 with "Who Can It Be Now", which isn't forgotten but not nearly as iconic as "Down Under", and had two more top 10 hits.
    • In his "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" OHW, he explicitly states that they're not one-hit wonders.
  • "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler
  • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes: Todd already discussed this song on his "Top 10 Songs About Mediocre Romance" countdown, and already stated that he hated the song.
  • "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung: Wang Chung were actually moderately successful in the US with 5 Top 40 hits. In their native UK, however, they have only one hit, "Dance Hall Days", which peaked at #16 in the US and had an appearance on the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack.
  • "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor: The band had 4 additional Top 10 hits, including "Burning Heart" which reached as high as #2, which should be enough to disqualify them. However, the general public only knows their only #1 as Survivor's other hits are somewhat obscure today.
  • "The Final Countdown" by Europe: "Carrie" was their highest charting single in the US, and it was thoroughly discussed by Todd in his "Worst of 1987" retrospect, which probably disqualifies them.
  • "Gangnam Style" by PSY: Even though PSY remains popular in Korea and had two more songs to enter the US Top 40, "Gentleman" and "Hangover" ft. Snoop Dogg, most Westerners will only remember him for "Gangnam Style", especially due to its memetic status. However, Todd most likely won't cover PSY on OHW since he already reviewed "Gangnam Style".
  • "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
  • "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.: He had a Top 5 hit 2 years before "Ghostbusters": "The Other Woman", and his band Raydio had three top-10 hits. Also, there was the controversy of "Ghostbusters" sounding like Huey Lewis and the News' "I Want a New Drug".
  • "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory: Though they had two other top ten songs "Things that Make you go Hmmm..." and "Here we Go (Let's Rock and Roll)".
  • "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls
  • "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse: The band had three other Top 40 hits, including "You and Me" which hit #5; however, "Hanging by a Moment" is the song most people identify the band with.
  • "Happy Together" by The Turtles: Their first hit before "Happy Together" was a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe", averting the "cover as a first hit" curse.
  • "Harden My Heart" by Quarterflash
  • "Heat of the Moment" by Asia
  • "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" by Blessid Union of Souls: "I Believe" was a much bigger hit, but "Hey Leonardo" tends to be better remembered today.
  • "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's: A song Todd has claimed to like in spite of everything going against it. A proper review is not only expected, but necessary. Plain White T's had two songs barely creep onto the Top 40, but nothing close to this #1 smash.
  • "Hold On Loosely" by 38 Special: The band's highest charting single was "Second Chance" at #6, but it's all but forgotten today. Their other top 10 hit, "Caught Up in You", while not forgotten, is still overshadowed by their breakthrough single.
  • "If You Leave" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: In the US, it hit #4 on the Hot 100 due to its appearance in the 1986 hit film Pretty in Pink. In its native UK, however, the song only reached #48.
  • "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew
  • "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd
  • "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield, though since his next biggest hit peaked at #2, he'll probably be disqualified just like Astley.
  • "Jump" by Kris Kross: Todd mentioned it in his review of "S&M" as one of the more underrated hits of the 1990s. They had 3 other Top 20 hits.
  • "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down: As one of the biggest post-grunge bands of the 2000s they're very unlikely to appear, but to most people this is the song that defines the band.
  • "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo: "Too Little Too Late" was a bigger hit eventually, but "Leave" is her best remembered song.
  • "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen: They had not one, but two Top 20 hits that were covers, the other being a cover of "Money (That's What I Want)", charting at #16 in 1964. They also had another top 10 hit with "Jolly Green Giant."
  • "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles: Her most recent hit, "Brave", got significant airplay and a heavy sales spike, after Katy Perry's "Roar", Todd's most hated song of 2013, came out, having stirred controversy for sounding similar. Also, all three of her major-label studio albums peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.
  • "MMMBop" by Hanson: Hinted at at the end of his "St. Elmo's Fire" OHW.
    • Confirmed.
  • "My Sharona" by The Knack: They had another #11 and a quickly forgotten #36, but today they're only remembered for their debut #1 smash.
  • "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley: Todd's title card artist Krin made a fake title card as an April Fools joke, and Todd declared that Rick Astley is not a one-hit wonder and stated that an episode covering him would never happen (along with other acts who had multiple number one hits in a tweet). Astley had 4 additional Top 10 singles in the US, including another #1 hit, "Together Forever"; however, most people born after his prime only remember his first hit, especially thanks to the Rick Roll meme.
  • "No Diggity" by Blackstreet
  • "Obsession" by Animotion: "Room to Move" (mentioned above) was another top 10 hit, but it was quickly forgotten.
  • "On the Dark Side" by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown band
  • "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers: Had a handful of songs scratch the Top 40 Airplay, but are mostly remembered for this one (peaked at #2). Notable in that they are fronted by Bob Dylan's son and were considered prominent in the Adult Contemporary genre despite having only one truly memorable song. Played footage in his "I Love You Always Forever" video, indicating he may have plans for it and is at least aware of the song.
  • "Pieces Of Me" by Ashlee Simpson: Ashlee had 3 more Top 40 hits; however, she is best remembered for the infamous Saturday Night Live lip-syncing incident and is somewhat overshadowed by her elder sister Jessica.
  • "Poison" by Bell Biv Devoe
  • "The Power" by Snap!: "Rhythm is a Dancer" is also fairly well known in the early 90s dance scene but not as well known as "The Power".
  • "Pump Up The Jam" by Technotronic
  • "Regulate" by Warren G
  • "Roll to Me" by Del Amitri
  • "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind: They had two more top 10 hits ("Jumper" and "How's it Going to Be"), and another Top 20 hit, so it's incredibly unlikely they'll be covered, but this was their biggest hit.
  • "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals: While Fine Young Cannibals notched plenty of hits in their native U.K., in the U.S. only three of their songs reached the top 40. Follow-up "Good Thing" also went to #1, which alone should disqualify the band from being covered, while its own follow-up "Don't Look Back" peaked at #11. Nowadays, however, "She Drives Me Crazy" is the only song of theirs that still receives substantial airplay.
  • "Shine" by Collective Soul: Much like Third Eye Blind, their chances are slim but not impossible.
  • "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies
  • "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart: His highest charting single in the States was actually the ballad "Never Surrender." Corey Hart was more popular in his native Canada with 10 singles in the Canadian Top 10.
  • "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting: "100 Years" as a single was certified higher than "Superman", but only reached #28. Five for Fighting's third big hit, "The Riddle", just barely made the Top 40 at #40.
  • "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan: He had quite a few top 10 hits but casual listeners and younger audiences only recognize him for this song.
  • "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" by Naked Eyes: They had a #11 with "Promises, Promises", which still gets the sporadic spin in L.A.
  • "Thong Song" by Sisqo: "Incomplete" reached #1 on August 12, 2000, and he also had 8 Top 40 singles as part of Dru Hill. That should be enough to disqualify Sisqo from a OHW review; however, the stupidity of "Thong Song" by far overshadows his other work.
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler: "Holding Out For A Hero" is well-remembered, but not particularly associated with Tyler as with "Footloose."
  • "True" by Spandau Ballet: They had two more hits with "Gold" (#29) & "Only When You Leave" (#34). They had even more success in the U.K., where they were considered key acts of the New Romantic movement along with Duran Duran.
  • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer: He was very popular in the early 90's with five Top 10 hits, and wouldn't be considered a one-hit wonder at all. However, people born after his prime will only recognize "Touch This", which was indeed his biggest hit in most countries… but not back in the USA, where it was the lowest-peaking of his hits.
  • "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves: Maybe Todd might mention the time they won Eurovision.
  • "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)" by Information Society: While "What's On Your Mind" is pretty much all the band's remembered for today, another single, "Walking" peaked at #9, and "Think" peaked at #28. Plus, the band had several more charting singles on the US Dance charts.
  • "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge
  • "When I See You Smile" by Bad English
  • "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
  • "Your Love" by The Outfield: Unlike most British bands, the Outfield were the most successful in the US with 5 Top 40 singles; however, "Your Love" was their only Top 10 hit and only remembered song. The band never even cracked the Top 40 in Britain.
  • "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate: The group had two other top 10 hits, "Emma" and "Every 1's A Winner," but they are mostly remembered in America only for "You Sexy Thing."

    Possible Top 10 Anything Lists 
Guesses for future Top 10 lists (other than year-end retrospects).
Bear in mind that Todd's picks on his Top 10 lists are subjective.

  • Top 10 Worst Uses of Sampling:
    • "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice sampling "Under Pressure" by Queen
    • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer sampling "Super Freak" by Rick James
    • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch sampling "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway
    • "Wildside" by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch sampling "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed
    • "I Wish" by Skee-Lo sampling "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
    • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve sampling "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones: This song counts a bad use of sampling because The Verve lost all profit on their only major hit after the Stones' manager sued (and won) for songwriting credits and royalties.
    • "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy sampling "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin
    • "Wild Wild West" by Will Smith ft. Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee sampling "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder and "Wild Wild West" by Kool Moe Dee
    • "Butterfly" by Crazy Town sampling "Pretty Little Ditty" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • "Take It to da House" by Trick Daddy sampling "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band
    • "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child sampling "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
    • "E" by Drunkenmunkey sampling "Without Me" by Eminem
    • "I Think I'm in Love with You" by Jessica Simpson sampling "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp
    • "Nasty Girl" by Nitty sampling "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies
    • "Let's Go" by Trick Daddy ft. Twista and Lil Jon sampling "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    • "I'm Ready" by Cherie sampling "Urgent" by Foreigner
    • "Fack" by Eminem sampling "Me So Horny" by 2 Live Crew
    • "Pump It" by The Black Eyed Peas sampling "Misirlou" by Dick Dale
    • "SOS" by Rihanna sampling "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell: Todd mentioned it in his review of "S&M" as a wasted sample.
    Todd: ♪Waste of song/ Whoa-oh/ Waste of song♪
    • "Push It" by Rick Ross sampling "Scarface (Push It to the Limit)" by Paul Engemann
    • "Fergalicious" by Fergie ft. will.i.am sampling "Give it All You Got" by Afro-Rican
    • "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS sampling "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West, "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40 ft. Keak da Sneak, "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg and "Shook Ones Part II" by Mobb Deep
    • "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston sampling "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King
    • "Me Love" by Sean Kingston sampling "D'yer Maker" by Led Zeppelin
    • "The Boss" by Rick Ross ft. T-Pain sampling "Paul Revere" by Beastie Boys
    • "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna sampling "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson
    • "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock sampling "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon: He mentioned his dislike of this song in his Dexy's Midnight Runners episode of One Hit Wonderland.
    • "Undead" by Hollywood Undead sampling "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    • "Right Round" by Flo Rida sampling "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive: If he did this list, "Right Round" would likely make the list since Todd stated that anyone who confuses the two songs would get punched.
    • "Sugar" by Flo Rida sampling "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65
    • "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo sampling "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap
    • "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull sampling "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie
    • "Like a G6" by Far East Movement sampling "Booty Bounce" by Dev
    • "Check It Out" by will.i.am ft. Nicki Minaj sampling "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
    • "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith sampling "Whip It" by Devo and "Turn My Swag On" by Soulja Boy Tell 'em: Todd was more outraged by the former sample than the latter.
    • "The Time (Dirty Bit)" by The Black Eyed Peas sampling "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
    • "S&M" by Rihanna sampling "Master & Servant" by Depeche Mode: This one might not count since Todd finds "S&M" to be a guilty pleasure, and he hates Depeche Mode (but he may have changed his mind; see below).
    • "Don't Wanna Go Home" by Jason Derulo sampling "Show Me Love" by Robin S. and "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" by Harry Belafonte
    • "She Ain't You" by Chris Brown sampling "Right Here" by SWV & "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson
    • "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida sampling "Levels" by Avicii sampling "Something's Got A Hold On Me" by Etta James
    • "Back in Time" by Pitbull sampling "Love is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia: He discussed thoroughly why the sample is out of place in the review of said song.
    • "Hello" by Karmin sampling "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
    • "Live While We're Young" by One Direction sampling "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash
    • "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera sampling "Take on Me" by a-ha
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams sampling "Got To Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye
    • "Play Hard" by David Guetta ft. Ne-Yo & Akon sampling "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay
    • "Best Song Ever" by One Direction sampling "Baba O'Riley" by The Who
    • "Holy Grail" by Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake sampling "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana: Given the song's subject matter, the sample was used in the correct context; however, Todd complains that Jay-Z and JT took one of the most explosive and provocative songs of the 1990s and made it sound dull and boring.
    • "How I Feel" by Flo Rida sampling "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone
    • "Show Me" by Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown sampling "Show Me Love" by Robin S.
    • "The Man" by Aloe Blacc sampling "Your Song" by Elton John
    • "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz sampling "Hermetico" by Balkan Beat Box
    • "Me & My Broken Heart" by Rixton sampling "Lonely No More" by Rob Thomas
    • "I'm Ready" by AJR sampling SpongeBob SquarePants
    • "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj sampling "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot
    • "I Like It" by Lil Wayne sampling "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes
    • "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih ft. YG sampling "Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!
    • "Somebody" by Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih sampling "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
    • "Post to Be" by Omarion ft. Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko sampling "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus & Pliers
    • "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink sampling "I Got 5 On It" by Luniz
    • "About You" by Trey Songz sampling "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon
    • "Hey Everybody!" by 5 Seconds of Summer sampling "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
    • "Messin' Around" by Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias sampling "Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon
    • "Don't Mind" by Kent Jones sampling "Practice What You Preach" by Barry White
    • "Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)" by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall sampling "Knuck If You Buck" by Crime Mob ft. Lil Scrappy
    • "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello sampling "Out of My Head" by Fastball
    • "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller sampling "Maria Maria" by Santana ft. The Product G&B

  • Top 10 Best Uses of Sampling:
    • "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang sampling "Good Times" by Chic
    • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer sampling "Super Freak" by Rick James
    • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch sampling "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway
    • "Freak Like Me" by Adina Howard sampling "Sing A Simple Song" by Sly and the Family Stone and "I'd Rather Be With You" by Bootsy's Rubber Band
    • "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans ft. 112 sampling "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
    • "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras ft. Mya and Ol' Dirty Bastard sampling "Islands in the Stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
    • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve sampling "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones: Although beyond the whole legal battle, Todd will probably think positively of this sample.
    • "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring sampling "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard
    • "Steal My Sunshine" by Len sampling "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection
    • "Stan" by Eminem sampling "Thank You" by Dido
    • "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce ft. Jay-Z sampling "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" by The Chi-Lites
    • "Gold Digger" by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx sampling "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles
    • "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40 ft. Keak da Sneak sampling "Dumb Girl" by Run-DMC
    • "Back Like That" by Ghostface Killah ft. Ne-Yo sampling "Song Cry" by Jay-Z
    • "Why You Wanna" by T.I. sampling "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" by Crystal Waters
    • "Make Me Better" by Fabolous ft. Ne-Yo sampling "Al Sa'ban Aleh" by Sherine
    • "Stronger" by Kanye West sampling "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk
    • "Swagga Like Us" by T.I. ft. Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne sampling "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.
    • "Live Your Life" by T.I. ft. Rihanna sampling "Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone
    • "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo sampling "Forget About Me" by Lil Bit
    • "Undead" by Hollywood Undead sampling "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    • "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars sampling "I Gotcha" by Joe Tex
    • "Young Forever" by Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson sampling "Forever Young" by Alphaville
    • "Moment 4 Life" by Nicki Minaj ft. Drake sampling "Confessin' a Feeling" by Sly, Slick and Wicked
    • "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco sampling "Float On" by Modest Mouse
    • "Work Out" by J. Cole sampling "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul
    • "Niggas in Paris" by Kanye West and Jay-Z sampling "Baptizing Scene" by Reverend W.A. Donaldson and Blades of Glory
    • "Young, Wild and Free" by Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars sampling "Sneakin' in the Back" by Tom Scott
    • "Take Care" by Drake ft. Rihanna sampling "I'll Take Care of You" by Gill Scott Heron and "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore
    • "My Life" by Slaughterhouse ft. CeeLo Green sampling "The Rhythm of the Night" by Corona
    • "I Cry" by Flo Rida sampling "Cry (Just a Little)" by the Bingo Players sampling "Piano in the Dark" by Brenda Russell
    • "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z sampling "Tiden Flyver" by Boom Clap Bachelors
    • "Berzerk" by Eminem sampling "The Stroke" by Billy Squier, "Fight for Your Right" by the Beastie Boys and "Feel Me Flow" by Naughty by Nature
    • "2 On" by Tinashe ft. ScHoolboy Q sampling "We Be Burnin' (Recognize It)" by Sean Paul

  • Top 10 Dumbest Dance Moves and Crazes
    • The Dougie
    • The Macarena
    • The Gangnam Style dance
    • The Electric Slide
    • The Harlem Shake
    • The Soulja Boy dance
    • The Single Ladies dance
    • The Stanky Leg
    • The Cotton-Eye Joe
    • Twerking
    • Dabbing
    • The Whip and the Nae-Nae
    • Break Your Legs
    • Duffing
    • Bopping
    • The Chicken Dance
    • The Sprinkler
    • The Juju on That Beat Dance
    • The Mannequin Challenge

  • Top 10 Most Controversial Songs
    • "Accidental Racist" by Brad Paisley ft. LL Cool J: As much as he uses the song as a Running Gag, it's bound to show up.
    • "All the Things She Said" by t.A.T.u.: At the time of the song's release in 2002, the song's video drew controversy for its lesbian undertones. Also, the duo hails from Russia, which has a strong anti-LGBT stance.
    • "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna ft. Chris Brown
    • "(Bitches) Love Me" by Lil Wayne ft. Drake and Future: Todd called the song disgusting for its misogyny in his "Worst of 2013" retrospect.
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.: The controversy is more centered around the music video rather than the lyrics, although Todd did say the lyrics were #rapey.
    • "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
    • "Cop Killer" by Body Count
    • "Die Young" by Kesha
    • "Fuck Tha Police" by N.W.A.
    • "Friday" by Rebecca Black
    • "God Save The Queen" by the Sex Pistols
    • "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by Filter: Since the song came out the year after Kurt Cobain's suicide, many people believed that the song was about him; however, Richard Patrick wrote the song in 1991, 3 years before Cobain's death. The song was actually inspired by the 1987 public suicide of disgraced Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer.
    • "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam: Another song about a public suicide; however, this time, it was about a student killing himself in front of his classmates. MTV cut out the music video's climax where Jeremy commits the act, and MTV and VH1 stopped playing the video altogether after the Columbine High School massacre.
    • "Jesus Christ Pose" by Soundgarden: Listeners in the UK were so outraged by the song's supposed anti-Christian views, the band received death threats. MTV banned the song's video due to its imagery, particularly a young girl on a cross.
    • "Judas" by Lady Gaga
    • "Kim" by Eminem
    • "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen
    • "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    • "Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy
    • "Something in Your Mouth" by Nickelback
    • "U.O.E.N.O" by Rocko ft. Future & Rick Ross: Rick Ross has a verse which implies that he date rapes girls.
    • "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus
    • "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus

  • Top 10 Worst Uses of Nursery Rhymes in Modern Music
    • "Bang Bang Bang" by Mark Ronson using "Alouette"
    • "Bitch Came Back" by Theory of a Deadman using "The Cat Came Back"
    • "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs using "Does Your Hair Hang Low?"
    • "Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber using "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo"
    • "Starships" by Nicki Minaj using "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
    • "Start Without You" by Alexandra Burke using "Polly Wolly Doodle"
    • "Swagger Jagger" by Cher Lloyd using "Oh My Darling, Clementine"
    • "Take It Off" by Kesha using "The Streets of Cairo"
    • "Wiggle" by Jason Derulo using "Patty Cake"

  • Top 10 Worst Guest Verses
    • Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett in "Break Up" by Mario
    • Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Lloyd in "BedRock" by Young Money: Lil Wayne is the leader of Young Money, and ergo, the lead artist; also, he gives Drake a pass for having the only good line in the song.
    • will.i.am in "OMG" by Usher
    • Tyga and Kevin McCall in "Deuces" by Chris Brown
    • Pitbull in "I Like It" by Enqire Iglesias: As Todd said in his "Worst of 2010 (which he didn't already cover)" retrospect: "[Pitbull] makes the good songs go bad, and the bad songs get worse."
    • Pitbull in "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" by Usher
    • Kanye West in "E.T." by Katy Perry
    • Wiz Khalifa in "Payphone" by Maroon 5
    • Astro in "Want U Back (UK single release)" by Cher Lloyd: In his review of the song, Todd wanted to hear the version with the guest verse, hoping it would put the jealous and catty lead in her place. But it turned out the ex-boyfriend was both as catty as her and played by a kid.
    • Chris Brown in "Birthday Cake (Remix)" by Rihanna
    • Nicki Minaj in "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys
    • Nelly in "Cruise (Remix)" by Florida Georgia Line: Todd already hated the original, and notes that the guest verse wasn't even necessary, as Todd claims that he found a version of "Cruise (Remix)" which cuts Nelly's part out, and Todd only barely notices it was missing.
    • Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J in "23" by Mike Will Made It (Miley Cyrus sings the first verse and the hook)
    • Future and Rick Ross in "U.O.E.N.O." by Rocko
    • Juicy J in "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry
    • 2 Chainz in "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo
    • Rita Ora in "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea
    • Kendrick Lamar in "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift
    • Kendrick Lamar in "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5
    • Camila Cabello in "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly

  • Top 10 Worst Covers (excluding those by the cast of Glee or Kidz Bopnote )
    • Austin Mahone covering "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo
    • Big Mountain covering "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton
    • Blue Swede covering Jonathan King covering "Hooked on a Feeling" by B. J. Thomas
    • Britney Spears covering "I Love Rock & Roll" by Joan Jett
    • Bruce Willis covering "Respect Yourself" by the Staple Singers
    • Calum Scott covering "Dancing on my Own" by Robyn
    • Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink covering "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle
    • Dynamite Hack covering "Boyz-n-the-Hood" by N.W.A.
    • Fall Out Boy and John Mayer covering "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
      • Todd may be more forgiving on Fall Out Boy since Todd admitted that he doesn't hate them and likes a few songs of theirs; however, Todd definitely hates John Mayer.
    • George Harrison covering "Got My Mind Set On You" by James Ray
    • Jerrod Niemann covering "You Don't Treat Me No Good" by Sonia Dada
    • Jessica Simpson covering "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin
    • Jessica Simpson covering "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra
    • Jordan Knight covering "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" by Prince
    • Limp Bizkit covering "Faith" by George Michael
    • Limp Bizkit covering "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who
    • Madonna covering "American Pie" by Don McLean
    • MC Hammer covering "Have You Seen Her" by the Chi-Lites
    • Michael Bolton covering "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge
    • Michael Bolton covering "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
    • One Direction covering "One Way or Another" by Blondie and "Teenage Kicks" by the Undertones
    • Orgy covering "Blue Monday" by New Order
    • Panic! at the Disco covering "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    • Pseudo Echo covering "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.
    • The Ataris covering "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley
    • UB40 covering "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations
    • Vanilla Ice covering "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

  • Top 10 Best Covers:
    • Alien Ant Farm covering "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson
    • The Animals covering "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Nina Simone
    • The Animals covering "House of the Rising Sun"
    • Annie Lennox covering "No More I Love You's" by The Lover Speaks
    • Aretha Franklin covering "Respect" by Otis Redding
    • The Beatles covering "Twist and Shout" by The Isley Brothers
    • The Black Crowes covering "Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding
    • Blondie covering "The Tide Is High" by The Paragons
    • The Clash covering "I Fought The Law" by the Bobby Fuller Four
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival covering "I Put A Spell On You" by Screaming Jay Hawkins
    • Cyndi Lauper covering "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Robert Hazard
    • Disturbed covering "Land of Confusion" by Genesis
    • Disturbed covering "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
    • Donna Summers covering "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
    • Elvis Presley covering "Burning Love" by Dennis Linde
    • Elvis Presley covering "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton
    • Eric Clapton covering "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley
    • Fugees covering "Killing Me Softly" by Lori Lieberman
    • Gary Jules and Michael Andrews covering "Mad World" by Tears For Fears
    • Guns N' Roses covering "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
    • Guns N' Roses covering "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney
    • Janis Joplin covering "Me and Bobby McGee" by Kris Kristofferson
    • Jeff Buckley or Rufus Wainwright covering "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
    • Jimi Hendrix covering "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan
    • Jimi Hendrix covering "Hey Joe" by the Leaves
    • Joan Jett covering "I Love Rock and Roll" by the Arrows
    • Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails
    • Marilyn Manson covering "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics
    • Marilyn Manson covering "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
    • Manfred Mann's Earth Band covering "Blinded by the Light" by Bruce Springsteen
    • Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse covering "Valerie" by The Zutons
    • Marvin Gaye covering "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by The Miracles
    • Metallica covering "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger
    • Metallica covering "Whiskey in the Jar" by Thin Lizzy
    • Natalie Imbruglia covering "Torn" by Ednaswap
    • Nirvana covering "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie
    • Quiet Riot covering "Cum on Feel the Noize" by Slade
    • Ram Jam covering "Black Betty" by Leadbelly
    • Ray Charles covering "Georgia on my Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers covering "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
    • Santana covering "Black Magic Woman" by Fleetwood Mac
    • Sinead O'Connor covering "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Prince
    • Soft Cell covering "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones
    • Tina and Ike Turner covering "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Whitney Houston covering "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton

  • Top 10 Most Controversial Artists and Bands

  • Top 10 No Hit Wonders (Artists and bands who are well known, influential, and popular, yet do not have a Top 40 hit on the Hot 100):
    • 311: The band has several hits on the alternative charts, have 9 albums in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200 and celebrate their own holiday: 311 Day, an extended concert held on March 11 of every even numbered year since 2000.
      • However, in his OHW review of "Butterfly", Todd stated that he hates 311.
    • Alice in Chains: Despite almost no hits on the Hot 100, Alice in Chains have the distinction of having the first EP, Jar of Flies, to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
    • Björk
    • Bob Marley
    • Garth Brooks: Discounting the one hit as Chris Gaines, none of Garth Brooks' country hits were ever released to pop radio.
    • Oingo Boingo: "Weird Science" was the closest to the Top 40 the band had reached at #45. Like Mark Mothersbaugh, Oingo Boingo frontman man Danny Elfman is very well known as a composer.
    • Phish: Like the Grateful Dead, Phish are very well known for their live performances, have a devoted following, and don't perform the same show twice. Phish inherited the role as the jam band to follow after Jerry Garcia's death.
    • Primus
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan
    • Slipknot: Corey Taylor's lesser-known band, Stone Sour, briefly cracked the top 40 with "Through Glass".
    • Sublime
    • Swans
    • The Offspring: "Come Out and Play" cracked the top 40 on the airplay charts, however.
    • The Ramones
    • Townes Van Zandt
    • Velvet Underground: Frontman Lou Reed hit top 40 with "Walk on the Wild Side," but his group have not had the same luck.
    • Yellow Magic Orchestra

  • Top 10 Worst Musicals, music-centric or dance-centric films, or films staring musicians (not including nonfictional documentaries or concert films) note 

  • Top 10 Worst Rockumenataries (not including mockumentaries) and Concert Films
    • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
    • Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience
    • Justin Bieber: Believe: If only because of Bieber.
    • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
    • Katy Perry: Part of Me
    • One Direction: This Is Us
    • Rattle and Hum: Todd already discussed the five biggest flaws with the film.

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Hated Bands and Artists of All Time:
    • 311: Todd mentions on Twitter and his OHW review of "Butterfly" that he hates the band.
    • 4 Non Blondes: They are responsible for Todd's most hated song of the 90's, and if Todd ever does an OHW episode about "What's Up", his opinion on their other work is likely to be negative.
    • 50 Cent: During his OHW review of "Laffy Taffy", he compared the song's Jolly Rancher line unfavorably to a line from 50 Cent's Candy Shop - an action he preceded by saying "I can't believe I'm saying this because I don't like 50 Cent at all..."
    • Beyonce: Todd put three songs of hers on his Worst of 2009 list (although he seems to have warmed up to her as of 2016).
    • Bryan Adams: In addition to hating most of his work (aside from "Summer of 69"), Todd mainly despises him for his Take That, Critics! behavior towards Allmusic.
    • Captain and Tenille
    • Cat Stevens: Todd mentioned in the Mr. Big OHW review that he can't stand Cat Stevens' work.
    • Chicago: Todd actually tolerates their earlier work (e.g. "25 or 6 to 4"); however, it's their output since 1976's Chicago X as well as frontman Peter Cetera that Todd hates vehemently.
    • Calvin Harris: Todd blames Calvin Harris' production of Rihanna's "We Found Love" for the rise of EDM note  in mainstream music.
    • Charlie Puth: He had his #1 worst song of 2015.
    • Chris Brown: Had Todd made this list in 2012 or earlier, Chris Brown would likely top it. However, Todd admitted in the "Worst of 2014" that he doesn't have the passion to hate Chris Brown like he did in earlier videos, but Todd still acknowledges that Chris Brown is still a lackluster musician.
    • David Guetta
    • Daya: He calls her the least talented among the Lorde wannabes.
    • Depeche Mode: Todd finds them intolerably tedious and can't stand Dave Gahan's voice. However, in the Safety Dance episode of OHW, he mentions them when listing off the "really good" synth-pop acts from Britain, so he might've softened on them just a bit.
    • Enrique Iglesias
    • Fifth Harmony: "What if the Pussycat Dolls had even less charisma or talent?"
    • Flo Rida: He sees him as one with no personality and nothing to really discuss with him.
    • Florida Georgia Line: The poster boys for bro-country.
    • Future: On Twitter, Todd doesn't get why Future is a thing and "the most influential man in music" after hearing Future ripoffs.
    • Gerardo Mejía
    • The cast of Glee
    • Iggy Azalea: Being a white, female Australian expatriate co-opting black, Dirty South culture doesn't help her case. Todd later tweeted that while he doesn't think she's a bad rapper, she's not good enough that it's worth putting up with her.
    • Jack Johnson: One of a few artists Todd associates with White Guy With Acoustic Guitar music.
    • Jason Derulo: Todd said in his review of "Talk Dirty" that Derulo is the only man who can make Chris Brown "look charming and charismatic".
    • Jet: Todd stated that he hated the group in his review of "Tonight, Tonight", and reaffirmed his hatred of the band in his One Hit Wonderland review of The Darkness.
    • Jeremih: Todd called him the "poor man's Jason Derulo" on Twitter.
    • John Mayer: If Todd does this list, John Mayer would very likely make the list since he is the poster boy for all WGWAGs.
    • The Jonas Brothers: Todd isn't too fond of Nick Jonas' solo work; however, he calls Joe Jonas "the good Jonas Brother", as "Cake by the Ocean" made Todd's best list for 2016.
    • Justin Bieber: Todd hated Bieber for his immaturity when he first got big as a teenager, and Todd especially hates Bieber for his current douchebag attitude.
    • Katy Perry: Todd tried to embrace her tastelessness wholeheartedly after 2011; however, her output since her divorce from Russell Brand, particularly from Prism, reaffirmed everything he hated about Katy Perry, stating that most of her output since then was either too tasteless (e.g. "Dark Horse", "This Is How We Do") or not tasteless enough (e.g. "Wide Awake", "Roar", "Unconditionally"). However, Todd later admitted that Katy Perry is best enjoyed sparingly.
    • Kenny G: Todd ended his "Worst of 1987" retrospect with Angrish while discussing "Songbird", his #1 worst song of that year.
    • Lil Wayne: Todd pretty much hates everyone on the Young Money label, except for Drake and Nicki Minaj; however, Todd states that they are squandering their talent by staying with Lil Wayne.
    • Limp Bizkit
    • LMFAO: Not only does Todd find their party songs skin-crawlingly repulsive, he hates the fact that the only reason they ever got famous was due to nepotism, with both members of the duo being descendants of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
    • Lukas Graham
    • Luke Bryan: If Florida Georgia Line are the poster boys for bro-country, then Luke Bryan is a close second.
    • Kidz Bop: Todd calls them "one of the most hilariously wrong things [he'd] ever encountered in music."
    • Mario
    • Maroon 5: More specifically, Todd has frontman Adam Levine on the shit list. Todd singles out "Moves Like Jagger" as the moment their musical quality started to decline.
    • Meghan Trainor: He compares her to early Justin Bieber as being too young and too cocky and not having enough charisma to back it up. He also called her the "poor man's Fergie", especially with her most recent album.
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Mindless Self Indulgence: On his FAQs, he said that they were awful and that he doesn't see their appeal whatsoever.
    • Nickelback: Todd thoroughly outlines why he thinks Nickelback sucks and deserve all the hate they get on his FAQs.
    • Peter Cetera: Todd hates Cetera for turning Chicago from an energetic hard rock band into a schmaltzy soft rock band.
    • Pitbull: However, as of his Best Hits of 2015 video he does seem to have warmed up to him some.
    • Rihanna: Todd mainly dislikes Rihanna for her Call of Duty-equse release schedule for new albums, seemingly favoring quantity over quality, although he has acknowledged that her managers have been afraid of her being forgotten and refuse to let her take a break.
    • Rachel Platten: His "Worst Artist" of 2015.
    • Rick Ross: Todd indicated that he dislikes Rick Ross in the "Party Rock Anthem" review.
    • Selena Gomez: Among the former child actresses-turned pop princesses, Todd doesn't get Selena's appeal at all.
    • Shawn Mendes: Todd hated him pretty much from the moment he first heard him sing.
    • Shinedown
    • Simple Plan: This band serves as Todd's benchmark for bad pop punk bands.
    • Styx: He calls them "pretentious Journey", and considers them to be the lamest band in history.
    • The Black Eyed Peas: Todd actually liked the Black Eyed Peas before they became pop sellouts (i.e. before Fergie joined the group); however, he later admits that he doesn't like the BEP songs that he said he liked.
    • The Shins: On his FAQs, Todd stated that the band represented everything he hated about Indie Rock and named their well known song "New Slang" as one of his least favorite songs of the 2000s.
    • Train: More specifically, Todd hates frontman Pat Monahan and his inability to write any decent lyrics.
    • UB40
    • will.i.am: In his post-BEP work; will.i.am seems to be content with recycling the same awful beat from "Dirty Bit" over and over again.
    • X Ambassadors: In his dishonorable mentions for 2016, Todd outright states he hates the band, calling them "badly functioning Mumford and Sons animatronics".

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Hated Songwriters and Producers note 
    • Bangladesh: AKA, the guy who produced "Break Up" and "Diva".
    • Calvin Harris
    • Cirkut: A "guilty by association" example, he frequently collaborates with Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
    • Dave Bassett: The guy who wrote "Second Chance" and "Fight Song". He also wrote "Ex's and Oh's", which might soften Todd's opinion on him.
    • David Guetta
    • Dr. Luke: If Todd doesn't hate him for his music, then he'll almost certainly hate him for his alleged sexual abuse towards Kesha.
    • DJ Mustard: Todd tweeted "You guys might not know [who] DJ Mustard is, but trust me: You hate him". Todd later said on Twitter that he at least understands what he's trying to do, but that it's not really for him.
    • J.R. Rotem: Specifically, Todd hates his misuse and abuse of sampling.
    • Max Martin: The songwriter/producer who has arguably perfected the "art" of selling out, Max Martin is responsible for several Pop Song Chord songs making the Top 10 in the last two decades. At the same time, however, he has produced several songs Todd likes, including some Katy Perry hits, and four of his songsnote  made his best list for 2015. It may be safer to say that Todd has mixed feelings about the guy.
    • Mike Will Made It
    • Rick Rubin: He's almost as high profile as Max Martin, but he has contributed heavily to the Loudness War.
    • Ryan Tedder: Todd's opinion of Tedder and OneRepublic might have softened; however, that doesn't mean Tedder still didn't write and produce songs which Todd dislikes.
    • Scott Storch: Todd blames him for every bad dance song which was released in the early and mid 2000s, claiming that he uses the same template: "some vaguely world music-sounding Indian riff or something, add hip hop beat, done".
    • Shellback: He frequently collaborates with Max Martin.
    • will.i.am: Not content with keeping his awful beat(s) to himself, he sometimes lend his composition "skills" to other artists.

  • Top 10 Worst Lines Covered on the Show note 
    • "I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown & Lil Wayne: Several, but especially "I transform smaller & she puts me in her pants"
    • "Bedrock" by Young Money ft Lloyd: A few different ones, mainly GROCERY BAG
    • "Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber: "Shawty is a eenie meenie miney mo lover"
    • "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta ft. Akon: "Damn, you's a sexy bitch, a sexy bitch / Damn, you's a sexy bitch, damn, girl!"
    • "Hey Soul Sister" by Train: Various lines, but most notably the bridge stands out
    • "Deuces" by Chris Brown ft Tyga & Kevin McCall: Various lines but mainly "Like Tina did Ike in the limo, it finally hit me."
    • "Tonight (I'm Fucking You)" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris: "Please excuse me, I don't mean to be rude / But tonight I'm fuckin' you"
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: Various lines
    • "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer: "Me not working hard? Yeah right... Picture that with a Kodak / Or better yet, go to Times Square, take a picture of me with a Kodak"
    • "Back in Time" by Pitbull: "Don't you know that I don't give a NUMBER TWOOOOOOO?!" (or various others)
    • "Drive By" by Train: "Just a shy guy looking for a two-ply / Hefty bag to hold my-y-y-y-y love..." or "They don't like it, sue me / Mmmm the way you do me"
    • "Whistle" by Flo Rida: Various lines
    • "Little Things" by One Direction: Various lines
    • "Talk Dirty" by Jason DeRulo: (in bad Asian accent) "What?! I don't understand"
    • "Wiggle" by Jason DeRulo ft. Snoop Dogg: He said he could make a Top 20 out of that, so at least one would be bound for a list like this.
    • "Trumpets" by Jason DeRulo: "Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?"
    • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift: Various lines. He even said he could make a list of the worst moments from the song on its own.
    • "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: "You look so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear"
    • "Jealous" by Nick Jonas: "It's my right to be hellish / I still get jealous"
    • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor: Various lines, but most notably "We'll never see your family more than mine" stands out
    • "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor: "Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on"
    • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber: "You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty" / "But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two"
    • "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes: Pretty much the entire song, but in particular "Better than he can!".
    • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham: Various lines, but the part of the song that infuriates Todd the most is the narcissistic shout of "Lukas Graham!!!" in the middle of the song.

  • Top 10 Artists and Bands who frustrate and/or disappoint Todd (Artists and bands which Todd likes, previously liked, or have since lighten up on, but has done things to squander their talent or otherwise make Todd uncomfortable in liking them)
    • Ariana Grande: As Todd tweeted: "[she has] pipes like Mariah Carey, [and] diction like Elmer Fudd".
    • Big Sean: Todd admits that he likes Big Sean more than he should, calling him a boring rapper, but one who can be funny on purpose.
    • Bruno Mars: Todd admits that Bruno Mars is a talented singer/songwriter and is good at emulating other artists; however, Todd hates Bruno's more melodramatic and wangsty material.
    • CeeLo Green: Despite "Fuck You!" topping the Best of 2011 list, it's unlikely his rape comments will sit well with Todd.
    • Charli XCX: Todd generally likes Charli XCX as a singer, but she wrote some songs that Todd hated.
    • Drake: Todd outright stated that Drake was wasting his talent in the "Worst of 2013" video.
    • Ed Sheeran: Todd seemingly has a higher tolerance of Ed Sheeran than he does for most WGWAGs; however, Todd seem uncomfortable about adding 2 Ed Sheeran songs to his "Best of 2014" list.
    • Eminem: While Todd generally likes Eminem's pre-Encore output, Todd's feelings about his more recent output has been mixed.
    • Fall Out Boy: Todd likes Fall Out Boy; however, whenever he makes a negative review of a Fall Out Boy song, Todd gets a lot of flak.
    • Imagine Dragons: Todd liked "It's Time", but Todd's opinion of the band quickly soured after "Radioactive" and "Demons".
    • Justin Timberlake: While Todd generally likes JT, his output since "Suit and Tie" has not impressed Todd.
    • Kanye West: Todd generally likes Kanye's output, but finds his ego to be unbearable.
    • Kendrick Lamar: Todd generally likes Kendrick's solo work, but his guest appearances with Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, Sia and Maroon 5 reek of Sell-Out.
    • Kesha: Todd seems to have a love/hate relationship with Kesha.
    • Lady Gaga: Todd admits that she is a very talented singer, songwriter, and performer; however, Todd dislikes her more pretentious and eccentric aspects.
    • Nicki Minaj: Todd likes her more aggressive rap singles but hates her softer pop singles and later stated that she's wasting her talent by staying with Young Money.
    • One Direction: Todd hated their songwriters for pandering to their teeny-bopper fanbase more than the band's members themselves, and soften up on them with the "Best Song Ever" review. However, Todd dislikes Zayn's solo work.
    • R. Kelly: Todd said he likes R. Kelly's voice but finds him to be a disgusting human being for being a pedophile.
    • Sia: Todd has mixed feelings over Sia's music, and she tends to be even more eccentric than Lady Gaga.
    • Taylor Swift: Todd claims that he's had more than enough Taylor Swift in his life for a long, long time; however, Todd admits that she was the only relevant pop star in 2015 and that most of her Hatedom is overblown. Her transition from country-pop to straight up pop doesn't help Todd's opinion.
    • Usher: While Todd likes Usher as a singer, he was responsible for bringing Justin Bieber into public consciousness.

  • Todd's Top 10 Favorite Artists and Bands of All Time
    • AC/DC
    • Against Me!
    • Animal Collective
    • Ben Folds
    • Bob Marley
    • Coheed and Cambria
    • Counting Crows: "I like Counting Crows, so shut up!"
    • Daft Punk
    • The Darkness
    • Dolly Parton
    • Electric Light Orchestra
    • Elvis Costello
    • Faith No More
    • Flight of the Conchords
    • Foo Fighters
    • Genesis
    • Jay-Z
    • Jimmy Eat World
    • Jonathan Coulton
    • Kris Kross
    • Ludacris
    • Mariah Carey
    • My Chemical Romance
    • New Order
    • Pharrell Williams
    • Queen: "Seriously, who doesn't like Queen?"
    • Rage Against the Machine
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers: He calls them "comfort food" on his FAQs.
    • R.E.M.
    • REO Speedwagon
    • Rilo Kiley
    • Semisonic
    • Silversun Pickups
    • Snoop Dogg: More specifically, the pre-sellout years.
    • Steely Dan
    • Timbaland
    • The Jam
    • U2
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic

If Todd did a "Top 10 Best Hit Songs" list for the "retro" years he covered so far (1987, 1976, 2004 & 1991):

  • Best Hit Songs of 1987: Todd stated that even in years of bad pop, there are a few classics.
    • "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake
    • "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jenifer Warnes: Despite Todd's hatred for the movie the song is from (Dirty Dancing), he mentioned the song was a solid tune.
    • "In Too Deep" by Genesis
    • "Land of Confusion" by Genesis
    • "Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson
    • "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
    • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship: Todd admitted that it was one his favorite songs of the 1980s.
    • "Shakedown" by Bob Seger
    • "Sign o' the Times" by Prince: The credits gag states that this song owned 1987, likely making it Todd's top best song for the year. However, Todd may not be able to include it since Prince was a control freak and an Internet Luddite (and Prince's wishes would likely extend to his estate).
    • "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi
    • "With or Without You" by U2
    • "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by Beastie Boys

  • Best Hit Songs of 1976: Todd stated early in the review that he could make a Top 30 Best Hit Songs list for 1976 and would still have to make some painful cuts.
    • "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon
    • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    • "Dream On" by Aerosmith
    • "Evil Woman" by Electric Light Orchestra
    • "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" by Parliament
    • "Got to Get You into My Life" by the Beatles: The song was issued as a single in 1976, so it could qualify.
    • "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players
    • "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry: If Todd does this list and includes this song, he already thoroughly discussed the song and band during their One Hit Wonderland retrospect, so Todd likely won't say much else about it.
    • "Rock and Roll All Nite" by KISS
    • "Slow Ride" by Foghat
    • "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band
    • "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy

  • Best Hit Songs of 2004:
    • "All Falls Down" by Kayne West ft. Syleena Johnson
    • "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson: Todd mentioned that he liked Kelly Clarkson early on during the "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" review.
    • "Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park: Todd said on Twitter that it was his favorite Linkin Park song.
    • "Burn" by Usher
    • "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay-Z
    • "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams
    • "Get Low" by Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz ft. the Ying Yang Twins
    • "Happy People" by R. Kelly: Todd mentions that he likes R. Kelly's voice, but finds him to be repulsive as a human being.
    • "Hey Ya!" by Outkast: It's technically a 2003 hit and is often seen as one of the greatest pop songs from that year, but it peaked so late that it was only able to appear on the year-end chart for 2004. However, Todd had "Baby Boy," another carryover from '03, on his '04 worst list, so it's still likely.
    • "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West
    • "My Boo" by Usher ft. Alicia Keys
    • "Roses" by Outkast
    • "Step in the Name of Love" by R. Kelly
    • "The Way You Move" by Outkast ft. Sleepy Brown
    • "Through the Wire" by Kanye West
    • "Yeah!" by Usher ft. Lil' Jon and Ludacris
    • Had "Float On" by Modest Mouse made the Billboard 2004 Year End Hot 100, it would have easily been Todd's top pick. He may let it on anyway

  • Best Hit Songs of 1991:
    • "Crazy" by Seal
    • "Disappear" by INXS
    • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ft. Loleatta Holloway: He mentioned in a tweet that this was one of his favorite songs, making it a likely candidate for #1.
    • "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory
    • "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite: He had a lot of praise for the song in his OHW retrospective on the band.
    • "High Enough" by Damn Yankees
    • "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls: Like "Groove is in the Heart", he had a lot of praise for the song in his OHW retrospective on the band.
    • "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" by Lenny Kravitz
    • "Losing My Religion" by REM
    • "More than Words" by Extreme
    • "O.P.P" by Naughty by Nature
    • "Someday", "Emotions", and/or "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey
    • "Wind of Change" by Scorpions

    Other 
Todd will declare 2013 the worst year of his reviewing career.
During his 2013 reviews, he noted that several songs in Billboard's Top 100 in 2013 were middle-of-the-road, easy listening ballads or electronic dance music. Todd hates both genres for being boring and emotionless, respectively, which makes them hard to review, since Todd likes to talk about personalities and emotions.
  • Definitely confirmed.
  • 2014 may not look much better for Todd. From Late January to April, the Top 10 remained more or less unchanged, and in August, he declares on Twitter that he may have to do more One Hit Wonderland and Cinemadonna episodes since he finds the Hot 100 at the moment to be "Dullsville".
    • Matter of fact, i'm thinking Todd will actually declare 2014 even worse than 2013. In his review of "#Selfie", he talked about how the charts were barely moving for a few months, and in one of his One Hit Wonderland episodes he talked about how Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack had basically became Album of the Year note .
    • I think it is unlikely that he will do so. In his Twitter, he recently stated how much he was surprised how dull the year-end list was, but in his reviews he had a lot of praise to how fun and upbeat many of the hits of the year were ("Talk Dirty", "Rude", "All About That Base", "Shake it Off" and "Bang Bang"), with only "Dark Horse", "Wiggle" and "Fancy" really getting the harsh treatment for sounding bad, as opposed to the boring charts and songs he reviewed in 2013. So, he will probably say it was better than 2013, but still worse than the previous years he has been reviewing.
    • Confirmed on his Twitter: "God, this was a bad year for pop music. Legitimately worse than last year."
      • Not only that, but he stated that in addition to the fact that he had roughly 15 hit songs tied for the penultimate slot of his worst list, it was going to be difficult for his best list to even get to ten.
  • However, 2015 is already looking a lot better for Todd. Not only did he mention how exciting Uptown Funk being the first new #1 of the year was, but he said on Twitter that he already had three contenders for the #1 spot of his best list. Seems there will be a good chance of him enjoying this one.
    • ...or possibly not, considering that he was confused when "See You Again" dethroned "Uptown Funk" from the number-one spot, and then that song was replaced for a week by "Bad Blood," a song he despises. Beyond that, there seem to be more of songs he'd dislike than of songs he'd like, judging by the larger number of possible candidates for his worst list of 2015.
  • 2016, on the other hand, is not looking to be quite as good yet. So far Todd has not seemed to be in great favor of a lot of the hits that have surfaced, and there are definitely more candidates for songs he'll dislike than songs he'll like. If that wasn't the case in 2015, it surely is here.
    • Case in point...
    • He lamented in the "7 Years" review that he doesn't 'get' a lot of pop music in 2016, and that most of the hit songs sound half-assed and are "barely even songs".
    • He said on Twitter in response to a question that overall, this year blows while musically, it's the worst one in his lifetime. This basically eliminates any doubt about whether or not he hates 2016.
    • Given "Closer", a song he liked but didn't exactly love, was his top song of 2016, there's a good chance he says so.
  • 2017 looks like another lackluster year for Todd; as with 2016, there appear to be more songs he dislikes than songs he likes.

Todd will discover that Florida Georgia Line is really 3OH!3 after face transplants.
Both are incredibly annoying and meatheaded, so it'll make sense that they're the same people.
  • alternatively, they could also be The Chainsmokers. It's a bro-ception! Or Twenty One Pilots, perhaps.

Is Todd actually getting bored of reviewing?
Because we're halfway through 2015 and Top Tens notwithstanding, he's only had three pop song reviews so far. Previous years have had him do around 14/15 a year, not counting One Hit Wonderland. If he keeps up this slow pace, he might not make that amount this time around.
  • He's commented a few times that a major factor in a review is how much material he can work with. Given his opinion of pop music having a really boring phase the last couple of years, it may just be that he feels he has nothing new to add - the singers who usually get his attention, like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, are between albums at the moment, which has left the field open for a lot of future contenders for One Hit Wonderland, who he probably isn't bothering to be paying attention to because they won't be around long.
  • Also, Todd's slower output is due to the shut down of Blip.tv. Several of Todd's newer videos are almost immediately blocked on YouTube due to Todd not yet being white-listed by Maker Studios to bypass Content ID checks, and the record labels are getting more aggressive with copyright claims on YouTube, even though Todd's videos are completely within Fair Use. Todd uses Vimeo as an alternative mirror, but Vimeo doesn't have the same strength as YouTube.

Todd will review the animated movie Strange Magic
Although Strange Magic is still a very new movie it is full of pop songs, which makes it seems like the kind of thing Todd would review. Though he would probably not like the movie he will praise the part of the movie where Merianne sings "Stronger" because she sings it more forcefully than Kelly Clarkson does.
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