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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 look.

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 Un-Reveal for us, she freaked out looking at it.

Todd in the Shadows is actually this guy.....
https://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 you’re 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.
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    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.
    • Jossed.
  • "Taste" by Tyga ft Offset: Tyga's first hit in a long time.
    • Jossed.
  • "Delicate" by Taylor Swift: Hinted to hate this song.
    • Jossed.
  • "I Like It" by Cardi B ft Bad Bunny, J Blavin: Todd might have to dicuss Cardi B, at some point.
    • Jossed
  • "Thank You, Next" by Ariana Grande: Used as a transition on his Worst of 2018, and hinted at in the "Happier" review.
    • Jossed.
  • "Without Me" by Halsey: This became her first solo #1 hit at the start of 2019, cementing her as the only Lorde-a-like from the mid-2010s whose career distinguished itself in its own right.
    • Confirmed.
  • “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande: Since the release of “No Tears Left to Cry”, Ariana has been easily the biggest figure in pop music, with this being her second consecutive #1 hit, which, like her previous, has held the top spot for multiple weeks. Todd also seems to have less than fuzzy feelings about this particular song, which he could easily elaborate on in a full review, contextualizing it with Ariana’s personal life and the rest of her Thank U, Next album.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X: It has become one of the most talked about rap songs in recent times, due to its Tik Tok-fueled success, extreme country influence, and surrounding controversy of Billboard removing it from the Hot Country Songs chart. If Todd covers this, he'll surely compare it to bro-country, which he now barely considers country music whatsoever. A discussion about race in country is also probably inevitable.
    • Confirmed, specifically the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus.

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.
    • Jossed. "Despacito" was reviewed separately, and "I'm The One" was reviewed with "Wild Thoughts."
  • "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.
  • "Apeshit" vs. "I Like It": Two female rapper songs.
    • Both songs jossed.
  • "Happier" vs. "High Hopes": Two alternative bands who came back this year.
    • "Happier" confirmed for a single review.
  • "7 Rings" vs. "break up with your girlfriend, I'm bored": Two "Thank U, Next" singles following in the wake of the success of the title track.
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.

    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 or Interpolation:
    • "Wild Thing" by Tone Loc sampling "Jamie’s Cryin’" by Van Halen
    • "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc sampling "All Right Now" by Free
    • "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
    • "Tic Tac Toe" by Kyper sampling "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes
    • "Pray" by MC Hammer sampling "When Doves Cry" by Prince
    • "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
    • “Ugly” by Bubba Sparxxx sampling “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott
    • "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
    • “Hung Up” by Madonna sampling “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight” by ABBA
    • "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
    • “Goodbye” by Kristinia DeBarge sampling “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam
    • "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo sampling "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap
    • "Buzzin’" by Mann sampling "I Can’t Wait" by Nu Shooz
    • "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
    • "Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift sampling "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
    • "Rubbin Off the Paint" by YBN Nahmir sampling SpongeBob SquarePants
    • "Lucid Dreams" by Juice WRLD sampling "Shape of My Heart" by Sting
    • "Broken" by lovelytheband sampling "Kids" by MGMT and "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People

  • Top 10 Best Uses of Sampling or Interpolation:
    • "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
    • "Regulate" by Warren G ft. Nate Dogg sampling "I Keep Forgettin’" by Michael McDonald
    • "Caress Me Down" by Sublime sampling "Under Me Sleng Teng" by Wayne Smith
    • "Changes" by 2Pac ft. Talent sampling "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
    • "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
    • "Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy sampling "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder
    • "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
    • "Thank You" by Dido sampling "Theme from the Planets" by Dexter Wansel
    • "Steal My Sunshine" by Len sampling "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection
    • “Be Faithful” by Fatman Scoop sampling “Love Like This” by Faith Evans
    • "Stan" by Eminem sampling "Thank You" by Dido
    • “Angel” by Shaggy sampling “Angel of the Morning” by Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts
    • "Sing for the Moment" by Eminem sampling "Dream On" by Aerosmith
    • "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
    • "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys sampling "Love on a Two Way Street" by The Moments
    • "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 Gil 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
    • "Hotline Bling" by Drake sampling "Why Can’t We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas
    • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey sampling "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray
    • “Nice for What” by Drake sampling “Ex-Factor” by Lauryn Hill
    • "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin sampling "I Like It Like That" by Pete Rodriguez

  • 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 Legg
    • 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
    • The Milly Rock

  • 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.
    • “If U Seek Amy” by Britney Spears
    • "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
    • "Killing an Arab" by The Cure
    • "Kim" by Eminem
    • "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen
    • "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    • “Rump Shaker” by Wreckx-N-Effect
    • "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?"
    • "Down In It" by Nine Inch Nails using "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
    • "Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber using "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo"
    • “FEFE” by 6ix9ine using “Eenie Meenie Minie Mo”
    • "Sally Walker" by Iggy Azalea using "Little Sally Walker"
    • "Starships" by Nicki Minaj using "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
    • "Start Without You" by Alexandra Burke using "Polly Wolly Doodle"
    • “Startender” by A Boogie wit Da Hoodie using “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes”
    • "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
    • Billy Idol covering "Heroin" by Velvet Underground
    • 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
    • Buckcherry covering "I Love It" by Icona Pop and Charli XCX as "Say Fuck It"
    • 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.
      • He thought it was pretty bad
    • George Harrison covering "Got My Mind Set On You" by James Ray
    • Hinder covering "Born To be Wild" by Steppenwolf
    • 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.
    • Seether covering "Careless Whisper" by George Michael
    • Selena Gomez covering “Magic” by Pilot
    • Shinedown covering "Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Smash Mouth covering “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by War
    • The Ataris covering "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley
    • Train covering “Careless Whisper” by George Michael
    • UB40 covering "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations
    • Vanilla Ice covering "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
    • Weezer covering "Africa" by Toto.
    • Will to Power covering "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton and "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Will to Power covering "I’m Not in Love" by 10cc

  • 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 Summer 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
    • Seal covering "Fly Like an Eagle" by The Steve Miller Band
    • Sinead O'Connor covering "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Prince
    • Smashing Pumpkins covering "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
    • 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
    • Tool
    • Townes Van Zandt
    • Velvet Underground: Frontman Lou Reed hit top 40 with "Walk on the Wild Side," but his group did 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..."
    • 6ix9ine: In the Worst Hit Songs of 2018, Todd gives him a (dis)honorable mention "just for being a shitty human being".
    • ABBA: He thinks they're terrible, despite their positive reputation these days.
    • Alanis Morissette
    • 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 Tennille
    • Cat Stevens: Todd mentioned in the Mr. Big OHW review that he can't stand Cat Stevens' work.
    • Chicago: Todd actually doesn't mind their earlier work (ex. "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. Todd originally called them the "Nickelback of the 80s"; however, as of the "Girls Like You" review, he now calls them the "Maroon 5 of the 80s".
      Todd: Have I mentioned that I hate Chicago? Have I mentioned that I hate, hate, hate, hate Chicago? 'Cause I haaaaaate Chicago!
    • Calvin Harris: Todd blames Calvin Harris' production of Rihanna's "We Found Love" for the rise of EDM in mainstream music. However, Todd stated that Calvin was starting to get on his good side with the inclusion of "Slide" featuring Frank Ocean and Migos in the "Best of 2017".
    • Camila Cabello
    • Charlie Puth: "Marvin Gaye" was Todd's #1 worst song of 2015; however, "Attention" made #3 on the 2017 best list.
    • Chris Brown: Had Todd made this list early on, Chris Brown would most 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 finds him reprehensible nonetheless.
    • 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?" In particular, Todd dislikes the group's Breakup Breakout star Camila Cabello.
    • 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.
    • G-Eazy: Todd calls him uninteresting, especially since earlier white rappers had to earn their notability/notoriety. Todd also calls him out for having a painfully generic rap name.
    • Gerardo Mejía
    • The cast of Glee
    • Hinder
    • 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.
    • Imagine Dragons: Todd liked "It's Time", but Todd's opinion of the band quickly went south with their subsequent follow-ups "Radioactive" and "Demons" and bottomed out in 2017 with "Thunder" and "Believer". In the "Thunder"/"Feel It Still" review, he states that every single released since "It's Time" seems less inspired than the last, and calls Imagine Dragons a "hipster beard Maroon 5".
    • Jack Johnson: One of the first artists Todd mentioned explicitly that he hated on the show. If John Mayer is the poster boy for the "White Guy with an Acoustic Guitar" genre, then Jack Johnson is a close second.
    • 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".
    • Jason Mraz
    • 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 douchebag attitude as an adult.
    • Kenny G: Todd ended his "Worst of 1987" retrospect with Angrish while discussing "Songbird", his #1 worst song of that year.
    • Lil Dicky: Todd basically called him an unfunny version of Andy Samberg.
    • Lil Pump
    • 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. Also, Lil Wayne's frequent collaborations with Chris Brown doesn't help his case.
    • Limp Bizkit
    • Lloyd: Todd compared his voice to Marilyn Monroe and tore apart both "Southside" (#5 on his Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2004 list), as well as his guest spot on "BedRock" (roughly his #3 Worst Hit Song of 2010).
    • 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. In the "Girls Like You" review, Todd straight up compares Maroon 5 to his other most hated rock band of all time, Chicago.
    • Meghan Trainor: He compares her to early Justin Bieber as being too young, 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.
    • Natalie Merchant
    • Nickelback: Todd thoroughly outlines why he thinks Nickelback sucks and deserve all the hate they get on his FAQs.
    • *NSYNC: Todd even states that he prefers their contemporaries, the Backstreet Boys.
    • Olivia Newton-John
    • Peter Cetera: Todd hates Cetera for turning Chicago from a decent, energetic hard rock band into a terrible, schmaltzy soft rock band.
    • P!nk: After putting "What About Us" on his worst of 2017 dishonorable mentions, Todd claims that she needs to call it a career.
    • Pitbull: However, as of his Best Hits of 2015 video he does seem to have warmed up to him some.
    • Pussycat Dolls
    • 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; however, "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" was an honorable mention on the 2017 best list.
    • Shinedown
    • Simple Plan: This band serves as Todd's benchmark for bad pop punk bands. In fact, as mentioned in the "Worst of 2004" retrospect, "Welcome to My Life" led to the creation of Todd in the Shadows, with Todd bitching about the song on his LiveJournal in 2004.
    • Soulja Boy: Todd's benchmark for bad rappers.
    • Staind: He stated that "Staind don't get enough shit. What an awful band" on Twitter and mentioned his disdain for them in a number of episodes
    • 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 Calling
    • 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.
    • Toto: He said in his Song vs. Song podcast that their entire IV album was terrible except for "Africa", compared them to Chicago, and thought they came across as just a bunch of session musicians, as they had been prior to forming as a band.
    • Train: More specifically, Todd hates frontman Pat Monahan and his inability to write any decent lyrics.
    • Tyga: Even without his association with Lil Wayne and Young Money, Todd finds him to be a terrible rapper.
    • 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". He later reaffirms his hatred of the band in the "Thunder"/"Feel It Still" review.

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Hated Songwriters and Producers note 
    • Bangladesh: AKA, the guy who produced "Break Up" and "Diva".
    • Calvin Harris: Todd used to hate Harris' early work but has since started to lighten up on him.
    • 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. However, Todd seems to have gradually warmed up to him, having put "IDFWU" on his Top 10 Best Hit Songs of 2015 list and stating DJ Mustard was the sole reason "Freaky Friday" did not top his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2018 list.
    • J.R. Rotem: Specifically, Todd hates his misuse and abuse of sampling.
    • Marshmello: While none of this DJ's songs have appeared on any of Todd's Worst lists yet, he blamed his generic EDM production for sapping the emotional impact of "Happier".
    • 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 quarter century. 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. Additionally, Todd made quite a few favorable comments about his production style while discussing the comparatively "edgeless" S Club 7. It may be safer to say that Todd has mixed feelings about Max Martin.
    • Mike Will Made It
    • Rick Rubin: He is just as influential as Max Martin, but Rubin is often associated with 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.
    • Teddy Geiger
    • 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 
    • "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus: "I'm noddin' my head yeah/ I'm movin' my hips like yeah"
    • "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."
    • "The Time (Dirty Bit)" by The Black Eyed Peas: Various lines, particularly will.i.am for getting the chorus of "Time of My Life" wrong.
    • "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, Afrojack, 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)
    • "Tonight, Tonight" by Hot Chell Rae: "Even the white kids"
    • "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
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.: 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; in particular, Todd singles out "This... Sick... Beat", the cheerleader chant, and a forced giggle early in the song, with the last one being the worst.
    • "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: "You look so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear"
    • "Loyal" by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga: "Just got rich/ Took a broke nigga's bitch"
    • "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!" (if only because of the enunciation of the line)
    • "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.
    • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara: No lines stand out in particular; however, Todd does call the song out on its (ab)use of the "Millennial Whoop"
    • "Never Be the Same" by Camila Cabello: the pre-chorus, with Todd singling out the way Camila says heroin as "hair-o-ween" to try and force a rhyme as the worst two seconds of pop music in 2018note .
    • "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown: Various lines, with particular note to the end of the song with Kendall Jenner (much more so than the Ed Sheeran or DJ Khaled cameos), as well as Dicky (as Chris Brown) rapping, "ain't nobody judging 'cause I'm black, or my controversial past."
    • "Earth" by Lil Dicky: "We forgive you, Germany!"

  • Top 10 Artists and Bands who frustrate and/or disappoint Todd (Either artists and bands which Todd likes but have done things to squander their talent or otherwise make Todd uncomfortable in liking them OR artists and bands which Todd hates but keep making songs which Todd likes)
    • Ariana Grande: As Todd tweeted: "[she has] pipes like Mariah Carey, [and] diction like Elmer Fudd".
    • Beyonce: He really didn't like Beyonce at first, putting three songs of hers on his Worst of 2009 list. He has warmed up to her this decade though, even putting "Sorry" on the best list; however, he is still hesitant of her messianic cult.
    • 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.
    • Cardi B: Similar to Nicki Minaj, Todd likes Cardi B, but states that she is wasting her potential.
    • 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.
    • Coldplay: Todd hated their early 2000s work (e.g., "Yellow", "Clocks", "Speed of Sound"), but he has since warmed up to their 2010s work (e.g., "Vida la Vida", "A Sky Full of Stars", "Adventure of a Lifetime", "Something Just Like This").
    • Drake: Todd outright stated that Drake was wasting his talent in the "Worst of 2013" video, and Todd's patience with Drake seems to be waning.
    • Dua Lipa: Todd states in the "Without Me" review that he likes Dua Lipa but notes that she lacks anything to really make her stand out.
    • Ed Sheeran: Todd has a higher tolerance of Ed Sheeran than he does for most WGWAGs; however, Todd seemed uncomfortable about adding 2 Ed Sheeran songs to his "Best of 2014" list. "Shape Of You", on the other hand, shows that Todd doesn't like the idea of Ed being a man about sex.
    • Eminem: While Todd likes Eminem's pre-Encore output, Todd's feelings about his more recent output has been mixed at best to apathetic at worst.
    • 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, particularly when he added "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" on the "Worst of 2013" list.
    • Justin Timberlake: While Todd generally likes JT, his output since "Suit and Tie" has not impressed Todd.
    • Kanye West: Todd generally liked Kanye's output, but found his ego to be unbearable. Todd said he was finally done with Kanye in the 2018 Worst list.
    • Katy Perry: Todd pretty much hated Katy Perry since her 2008 breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl", yet several songs of her's ended up on Todd's best lists, most infamously "California Gurls" in 2010 at #2. 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", "Bon Appétit", "Swish Swish") or not tasteless enough (e.g. "Wide Awake", "Roar", "Unconditionally", "Rise"). However, Todd later admitted that Katy Perry is best enjoyed sparingly.
    • Kendrick Lamar: Todd likes Kendrick's solo work, but his guest appearances with Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, Sia and Maroon 5 reek of Sell-Out; however, he later admits that Kendrick seems uncomfortable with being a guest rapper on pop tracks.
    • 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 somehow tends to be even more eccentric than Lady Gaga; while Lady Gaga relishes the limelight, Sia actively shuns it.
    • 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 most of the hate against her is overblown. Her transition from country-pop to straight up pop doesn't help Todd's opinion.
    • The Chainsmokers: "#SELFIE" was Todd's second most hated song of 2014, and like many people, he was ready to write The Chainsmokers off as one hit wonders, but when the duo had a big year in 2016, Todd expected them to be a perennial contender for the worst list for years to come. However, "Closer" was Todd's most favorite song of 2016, and "Paris" took the penultimate spot on the "Best of 2017" list. Todd also gave "Something Just like This" with Coldplay a positive review.
    • Usher: While Todd likes Usher as a singer, he was responsible for bringing Justin Bieber into public consciousness.
    • Zedd: Much like Ed Sheeran for WGWAGs, Todd likes Zedd's work more than most EDM artists, but Todd states that Zedd tends to drain the featured artist's personality, citing Paramore frontlady Hayley Williams in "Stay the Night" as an example.

  • Todd's Top 10 Favorite Artists and Bands of All Time
    • AC/DC
    • Adele
    • Against Me!
    • Animal Collective
    • Ben Folds
    • Bob Marley
    • Carly Rae Jepsen: Despite Todd disliking her breakthrough single "Call Me Maybe"note , he has since warmed up to her later work, adding "Run Away with Me" and "Cut to the Feeling" to his Honorable Mentions for the Best of 2015 and 2017, respectively, despite neither song charting.
    • 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
    • Hanson: Todd called them one of his favorite bands he'd ever covered on One Hit Wonderland.
    • Jay-Z
    • Jimmy Eat World
    • Jonathan Coulton
    • Kris Kross
    • Ludacris
    • Mariah Carey
    • My Chemical Romance
    • New Order
    • Paramore
    • 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
    • The Lonely Island
    • U2
    • Van Halen: "Van Halen fucking rules!" Todd prefers David Lee Roth over Sammy Hagar as lead singer, although he does admit that the Hagar era had some highlights.
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Hated One Hit Wonderlands:
    • "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" by Nine Days
    • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65: Had this not been a Patreon request, Todd would have skipped it entirely.
    • "Butterfly" by Crazy Town: Though Todd actually defends the big hit, he was very unimpressed with the rest of their catalogue.
    • "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
    • "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Elmo and Patsy: He claims that making the episode was a mistake.
    • "Laffy Taffy" by D4L
    • "Never Had a Dream Come True" by S Club 7: He was more hard on the song rather than the group, though he did inflict some scathing comments in his review, calling them "edgeless" and even going so far to compare them to The Wiggles. However, they're also a guilty pleasure of his to a certain degree, as he finds their music extremely catchy.
    • "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy: Notably, this is the only one-hit wonder who Todd explicitly felt deserved worse.
    • "Rico Suave" by Gerardo
    • "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm: While Todd loved the cover, he called Alien Ant Farm the least interesting band he covered on OHW.
    • "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell: Despite loving the hit, he claimed that was mostly due to Michael Jackson. His answer to "Did He Deserve Better?" here was probably the most emphatic no he's ever directed at an artist featured on the show.
    • "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace: He straight-up called it one of the worst songs he's ever reviewed, and unlike bands like Coven and S Club 7, Paper Lace is not redeemed by their other work outside of their signature hit.
    • "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling
    • "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone

  • Todd's Top 10 Favorite One Hit Wonderlands:
    • "Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil: He loves them so much that he thinks they deserved way better even though they were already huge in their native Australia.
    • "Closing Time" by Semisonic
    • "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Riders
    • "Fire" by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    • "Groove Is in the Heart" by Dee-Lite
    • "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness
    • "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls: Todd called its follow-up "Space Age Love Song" one of his favorite 80s songs, and said that the band deserved a little bit better.
    • "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls
    • "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers
    • "Jump Around" by House of Pain: Given that he in his FAQs states that it's his favorite one hit wonder of all time, it would most likely be #1.
    • "Just a Friend" by Biz Markie
    • "Lovefool" by The Cardigans
    • "MMMBop" by Hanson: It would likely make the list despite Todd not considering the band a one hit wonder.
    • "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett: While his music career didn't extend very far beyond novelty, Todd expressed overwhelming admiration for what a renaissance man he was outside of the original hit.
    • "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Dop)" by Scatman John
    • "Take on Me" by a-ha
    • "Tubthumping" by Chumbawhumba

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
    • "Fox on the Run" by Sweet
    • "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.
    • "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac
    • "Rock and Roll All Nite" by KISS
    • "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band
    • "That's the Way (I Like It)" by KC and the Sunshine Band
    • "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy
    • "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate
    • "You Should Be Dancing" by Bee Gees

  • 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
    • "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" or "Diary" (ft. Tony! Toni! Toné!) by Alicia Keys: He stated that he really loved her second album during the Girl on Fire review
    • 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

"Top 10 Worst Hit Songs" of Random Year

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1958 (the first year with a Billboard Year-End list, albeit only a top 50 instead of the usual top 100):
    • "A Wonderful Time Up There", "April Love", and/or "It's Too Soon to Know" by Pat Boone: Pat Boone. Enough said.
    • "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper: Although it got popular too late in the year to make the Year-End list, it was still a big hit that year. Despite being one of the victims of the Day the Music Died, this artist is nowhere near as fondly remembered today as the other two victims, and this track of his is a quintessential example of the inane novelty song that dominated the few years before Beatlemania.
    • "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Laurie London
    • "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton
    • "Lollipop" by The Chordettes
    • "Magic Moments" by Perry Como: Although "Catch a Falling Star" was technically the bigger hit at the time, this song was still included as part of the double-single and is more famous today. It also seems much likelier to get on Todd's nerves, due to its chirpy, everything-is-perfect tone.
    • "Short Shorts" by The Royal Teens: While Todd could appreciate it as a bold fashion statement for its time, it's still extremely bubblegummy.
    • "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin
    • "Sugartime" by The McGuire Sisters
    • "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" episode.
    • "Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)" by Domenico Modugno: One of the only EuroVision songs to become a hit in America, it's possible Todd would blame this song for the contest's subsequent lack of popularity in the the US.
    • "When" by The Kalin Twins
    • "Witch Doctor" by David Seville: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" episode.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1959 (the first year with a Billboard Year-End Top 100 Singles list):
    • "A Boy Without a Girl" by Frankie Avalon
    • "Along Came Jones" by The Coasters
    • "Alvin's Harmonica" by The Chipmunks: The laughable followup to a seemingly destined one-hit wonder that turned out to also be a hit, this track is probably a lot likelier to appear on Todd's Worst list due to its use of sexual double-entendres, still sung by cuddly cartoon chipmunks.
    • "Baby Talk" by Jan & Dean: While it wasn't one of the bigger hit songs of the year, it's easily one of the more obvious choices for inclusion, due to being basically the pop song equivalent of Baby Geniuses.
    • "Bobby Sox to Stockings" by Frankie Avalon: A cheesy teen pop song about a girl entering puberty.
    • "Come Softly to Me" by The Fleetwoods: The lyrics here are extremely elementary, even for the time.
    • "Deck of Cards" by Wink Martindale: A very likely candidate for the #1 spot. It's a spoken-word novelty song in which the narrator compares his deck of cards to the Bible.
    • "It Was I" by Skip & Flip"
    • "Just a Little Too Much" by Ricky Nelson: While Ricky Nelson is generally more fondly remembered than the other teen idols of the late '50s and early '60s, this isn't one of his better-received hits.
    • "Kissin' Time" by Bobby Rydell
    • "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" by Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens
    • "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" by Paul Anka: Todd hates "(You're) Having My Baby", and Paul Anka was one of numerous teen idols from the late '50s and early '60s, most of which Todd considers "worthless."
    • "Never Be Anyone Else But You" by Ricky Nelson
    • "Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat" by Paul Evans
    • "Sweeter Than You" by Ricky Nelson
    • "Tell Him No" by Travis and Bob: Todd could easily think the message of permitting a woman to date another guy while also forbidding full commitment is pretty implausible.
    • "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" by The Chipmunks: On one hand, Todd could possibly be nostalgic for the '80s television show, but on the other, this is a quintessential example of the dumb novelty hit that dominated the dark period he described in the "Monster Mash" episode.
    • "The Three Bells" by The Browns: As a general rule, Todd dislikes religious songs that lack any implication of conflict.
    • "The Tijuana Jail" by The Kingston Trio
    • "Tiger" by Fabian: A really cheesy teen idol song.
    • "Tragedy" by Thomas Wayne
    • "Venus" by Frankie Avalon
    • "Waterloo" by Stonewall Jackson

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1960:
    • "Alley Oop" by The Hollywood Argyles: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" episode.
    • "Devil or Angel" by Bobby Vee
    • "It's Time to Cry" by Paul Anka
    • "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini": Hinted in the "Monster Mash" episode. According to the "Want U Back" review, Todd also dislikes the cover from 1990 by Bombalurina.
    • "Paper Roses" by Anita Bryant: Regardless of his feelings about the song itself, Todd will surely despise Anita Bryant as a person due to her eventual infamy for crusading against gay rights.
    • "Puppy Love" by Paul Anna: Whether Todd would dislike this or the Donny Osmond cover more is up in the air.
    • "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston: Hinted in the "Hooked on a Feeling" OHW.
    • "Stairway to Heaven" by Neil Sedaka: The title is a pretty big elephant in the room.
    • "Swingin' School" by Bobby Rydell
    • "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ray Peterson: One of several poorly-aged songs of the teenage tragedy fad of the very early '60s.
    • "Volare" by Bobby Rydell
    • "Why" by Frankie Avalon

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1961:
    • "Baby Sittin' Boogie" by Buzz Clifford: Similar to Jan & Dean's "Baby Talk", this is yet another dumb baby-themed novelty song from the pre-Beatles dark age.
    • "Bless You" by Tony Orlando: Though he became much more famous for his work with the bubblegum pop group Dawn a decade later, he started off as a even more squeaky-clean teen idol.
    • "Calendar Girl" by Neil Sedaka
    • "Daddy's Home" by Shep and the Limelites
    • "Good Time Baby" by Bobby Rydell
    • "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" by Eddie Hodges
    • "I've Told Every Little Star" by Linda Scott
    • "Michael" by The Highwaymen: A white cover of an African American spiritual song with serious connotations.
    • "Moody River" by Pat Boone: Pat Boone is one of Todd's least favorite pre-Beatles singers, so just about any of his songs are in contention for Worst list inclusion.
    • "Rubber Ball" by Bobby Vee
    • "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee
    • "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" by Barry Mann
    • "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" by Bobby Darin: Although the original song is from the '30s, the lyrics certainly don't come off well to modern ears.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1962:
    • "Ahab the Arab" by Ray Stevens: A dumb novelty song of poor taste = virtually guaranteed for the list.
    • "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka
    • "Cotton Fields" by The Highwaymen: A white cover of a very grim African American blues song.
    • "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler
    • "(Girls Girls Girls) Made to Love" by Eddie Hodges
    • "I Wish That We Were Married" by Ronnie and the Hi-Lites
    • "Love Me Warm and Tender" by Paul Anka
    • "Norman" by Sue Thompson: Todd would probably be extremely irritated by her voice.
    • "Patches" by Dickie Lee: Mostly due to its extremely poor handling of a very serious subject matter.
    • "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton
    • "Sheila" by Tommy Roe
    • "Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone: This is probably a lock, given that it's Pat Boone recording a dumb novelty song.
    • "The Wah-Watusi" by The Orlons

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1963:
    • "Blue Velvet" and/or "Blue on Blue" by Bobby Vinton
    • "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence
    • "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)" by Allan Sherman: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" episode.
    • "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula
    • "I Love You Because" by Al Martino
    • "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March
    • "I'm Leaving It Up to You" by Dale & Grace: Notably, this was the #1 song in America on the day of the Kennedy Assassination.
    • "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul
    • "Judy's Turn to Cry" by Lesley Gore: It's possible Todd would consider this sequel to her iconic "It's My Party" an immature Take That! that causes its predecessor to sound worse.
    • "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells
    • "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
    • "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" by Bobby Bee
    • "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" by Rolf Harris
    • "What Will Mary Say" by Johnny Mathis

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1964:
    • "A Fool Never Learns" by Andy Williams
    • "C'mon and Swim" by Bobby Freeman
    • "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups
    • "For You" by Rick Nelson: This was the iconic teen idol's final big hit. Todd would probably find it really underwhelming.
    • "Dawn (Go Away)" by The Four Seasons: It's possible Todd would be baffled by this song's awkward self-deprecation.
    • "Hey Little Cobra" by The Rip Chords
    • "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet" by The Reflections
    • "Little Honda" by The Hondells
    • "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Brown: Despite its significance as one of the first international hits by a Jamaican artist, it's extremely bubble-gummy, even for the time.
    • "Navy Blue" by Diane Renay: She was one of the last of the wave of late '50s/early '60s teen idols.
    • "See the Funny Little Clown" by Bobby Goldsboro
    • "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen: It's frequently mentioned in Worst Songs Ever lists, although it does have its fair share of defenders, especially after it got revived in Family Guy.
    • "There! I've Said It Again" by Bobby Vinton

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1965 (up with 1976 and 1983, this is one of Todd's favorite years for pop music):
    • "Baby Don't Go" by Sonny & Cher
    • "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" by Patti Page: It didn't do much to preserve her legacy like Frank Sinatra's '60s hits did for him.
    • "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys
    • "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher: A really divisive song that has also aged fairly badly when considering the couple's turbulent history in the ensuing decades.
    • "I Want Candy" by The Strangeloves
    • "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" by Herman's Hermits: This track is no stranger to "Worst Songs of the '60s" lists.
    • "Laugh at Me" by Sonny
    • "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)" by Dickey Lee
    • "Little Things" by Bobby Goldsboro: He'll probably consider it superior to the One Direction song of the same name, but that's not saying much.
    • "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" by Vic Dana
    • "The Birds and the Bees" by Jewel Akens
    • "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis
    • "What's New Pussycat" by Tom Jones

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1966:
    • "Baby Scratch My Back" by Slim Harpo
    • "Ballad of the Green Berets" by SSgt. Barry Sadler
    • "Born a Woman" by Sandy Posey
    • "Dandy" by Herman's Hermits
    • "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" by The Lovin' Spoonful
    • "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James and the Shondells
    • "Hooray for Hazel" by Tommy Roe
    • "Lightnin' Strikes" by Lou Christie
    • "Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
    • "Sweet Pea" by Tommy Roe
    • "Wild Thing" by The Troggs: Todd previously suggested that these guys can't play well.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1967:
    • "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" by Jay & the Techniques
    • "Come Back When You Grow Up" by Bobby Vee
    • "Georgy Girl" by The Seekers
    • "Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon" by Neil Diamond
    • "Green, Green Grass of Home" by Tom Jones
    • "I Take It Back" by Sandy Posey
    • "It Must Be Him" by Vikki Carr
    • "Let It All Hang Out" by The Hombres
    • "Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything's Alright)" by Bill Cosby
    • "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by The Buckinghams: Its new lyrics turn the song from a downbeat blues-rock piece to a really corny pop rock song with sexual overtones.
    • "My Cup Runneth Over" by Ed Ames
    • "Please Love Me Forever" by Bobby Vinton: It's likely Todd would be surprised by Bobby Vinton's staying power that other early '60s easy listening idols failed to match well after the advent of the Beatles.
    • "Release Me" by Englebert Humperdinck
    • "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen
    • "Somethin' Stupid" by Frank & Nancy Sinatra
    • "Thank the Lord for the Night Time" by Neil Diamond
    • "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" by The Casinos
    • "Western Union" by The Five Americans

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1968:
    • "1, 2, 3 Red Light" by 1910 Fruitgum Company
    • "Delilah" by Tom Jones: Todd has previously stated that he does not like Tom Jones.
    • "Goin' Out of My Head" by The Lettermen
    • "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro
    • "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave
    • "Love Is All Around" by The Troggs
    • "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris: This song gets frequently mentioned in discussions about the worst songs of all time, with special criticism directed at its cake line.
    • ""Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" by Stevie Wonder: While Stevie is a pop legend, this largely forgotten track came out back when Motown still held a strangle over his artistic freedom.
    • "Those Were the Days" by Mary Hopkin
    • "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1969:
    • "Baby, I'm For Real" by The Originals
    • "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
    • "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver: Due to its tone, Todd could easily consider this an early precursor to the White Guy with Acoustic Guitar song.
    • "Hurt So Bad" by The Lettermen
    • "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" by Tom Jones
    • "Indian Giver" by 1910 Fruitgum Company
    • "Jean" by Oliver
    • "Little Woman" by Bobby Sherman
    • "Love Me Tonight" by Tom Jones
    • "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
    • "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
    • "This Girl Is a Woman Now" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1970:
    • "Candida" by Dawn: Hinted in the Mungo Jerry OHW.
    • "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond
    • "Easy Come, Easy Go" by Bobby Sherman
    • "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens: Hinted in the Mungo Jerry OHW.
    • "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" by Bobby Sherman
    • "Make It With You" by Bread: Hinted in the Mungo Jerry OHW.
    • "Mama Told Me Not to Come" by Three Dog Night
    • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by B.J. Thomas
    • "Snowbird" by Anne Murray
    • "The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley
    • "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by Carpenters
    • "United We Stand" by Brotherhood of Man
    • "We've Only Just Begun" by Carpenters
    • "Without Love (There Is Nothing)" by Tom Jones
    • "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" by The Poppy Family

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1971:
    • "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" by Daddy Dewdrop
    • "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Mac and Katie Kissoon: It's an extremely childish and ear-wormy pop song, not unlike "Sugar Sugar".
    • "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" by The Partridge Family
    • "Go Away, Little Girl" by Donny Osmond
    • "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" by The Fortunes
    • "I Am...I Said" by Neil Diamond
    • "I Don't Know How to Love Him" by Helen Reddy
    • "I Woke Up In Love This Morning" by The Partridge Family
    • "If" by Bread
    • "If Not For You" by Olivia Newton-John
    • "It's Impossible" by Perry Como: Todd will likely be shocked that Perry Como even had a hit this year.
    • "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night: While Todd could find it well-composed, its lyrics make absolutely no sense, and he said Three Dog Night were a disposable band in the Paper Lace OHW.
    • "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando and Dawn
    • "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds
    • "One Toke Over the Line" by Brewer & Shipley: Todd tweeted this as an example of the several cheesy songs in the '70s songbook from the Paper Lace episode.
    • "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" by Lobo: In the Paper Lace OHW, he brought this up when describing early '70s garbage that has aged badly.
    • "She's a Lady" by Tom Jones
    • "Superstar" by Carpenters
    • "Watching Scotty Grow" by Bobby Goldsboro
    • "Wild World" by Cat Stevens: He has previously exclaimed his hatred for Cat Stevens and expressed huge resentment towards this song in his "Wherever You Will Go" review.
    • "Yo-Yo" by The Osmonds

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1972:
    • "Beautiful Sunday" by Daniel Boone
    • "Black and White" by Three Dog Night
    • "Brand New Key" by Melanie: While a lot of people enjoy this song, it's possible that its stripped-down production and warbly vocals wouldn't sit well with Todd.
    • "Coconut" by Harry Nilsson: By modern standards, Todd could find Harry's black Caribbean accent in this song really distasteful.
    • "Down by the Lazy River" by The Osmonds
    • "Everything I Own" by Bread
    • "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
    • "Hurting Each Other" by Carpenters
    • "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" by The New Seekers
    • "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" by The 5th Dimension
    • "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens
    • "My Ding-A-Ling" by Chuck Berry: Infamously, this joke novelty song is the only time the Father of Rock N' Roll ever scored a #1 hit, although Todd could feel Chuck's live commentary gives it a more interesting context.
    • "Nice to Be with You" by Gallery
    • "Precious and Few" by Climax: Todd tweeted this as an example of the several cheesy songs in the '70s songbook from the Paper Lace episode.
    • "Puppy Love" by Donny Osmond
    • "Sealed with a Kiss" by Bobby Vinton
    • "Speak to the Sky" by Rick Springfield: Several years before emerging an '80s icon, Rick Springfield was only known for this cheesy Christian-themed song.
    • "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." by Donna Fargo
    • "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Robert John
    • "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love" by Love Unlimited: Todd could very easily find this song saccharine, due especially to its spoken monologue.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1973:
    • “Clair” by Gilbert O’Sullivan: While the lyrics aren’t about what some may be misled into thinking, the schmaltzy aesthetic is likely to put Todd off.
    • “Daddy’s Home” by Jermaine Jackson
    • “Danny’s Song” by Anne Murray
    • “Do You Wanna Dance?” by Bette Midler
    • “Funny Face” by Donna Fargo
    • “Get Down” by Gilbert O’Sullivan
    • “Little Willy” by Sweet
    • “Oh Babe, What Would You Say?” by Hurricane Smith
    • “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” by Johnny Rivers: With a title like that, this song is possibly dead on arrival.
    • “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose” by Tony Orlando and Dawn
    • “Sing” by Carpenters
    • “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern
    • “The Twelfth of Never” by Donny Osmond
    • “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn: Todd hinted to dislike this group in his Mungo Jerry OHW. Since he watched part of S Club 7’s TV show for One-Hit Wonderland, he could likely reference the cover S Club 7 performed of this song on the second episode, which reinforces his previous critique of that band sounding like an edgeless ‘70s pop group.
    • “We’re an American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad: Todd has suggested that Grand Funk were the poster child for early/mid-‘70s butt-rock.
    • “Yesterday Once More” by Carpenters
    • “Your Mama Don’t Dance” by Loggins & Messina

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1974 (Apparently, this is officially Todd's least favorite year ever for pop music. He already revealed half of his list in the “Kung Fu Fighting” episode, but the other half is unknown):
    • "A Love Song" by Anne Murray
    • “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede: His OHW retrospective said this is a terrible cover due to its overly forceful delivery and that the additional “ooga-chaka-ooga-ooga” gimmick is completely poitnless.
    • “I Honestly Love You” by Olivia Newton-John: Implied in the Carl Douglas OHW.
    • "I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton: Vaguely hinted at here; Todd may consider it an early example of cod reggae in the grand UB40 sense.
    • “If You Love Me (Let Me Know)” by Olivia Newton-John
    • “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)” by Helen Reddy
    • “Let Me Be There” by Olivia Newton-John
    • "Midnight at the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur: Its lyrics have not aged well due to their heavy use of cultural appropriation.
    • “Mockingbird” by Carly Simon and James Taylor: Implied in the Carl Douglas OHW.
    • “Oh Very Young” by Cat Stevens: Cat Stevens is one of his least favorite singer/songwriters, so this seems pretty likely to make his list.
    • "One Hell of a Woman" by Mac Davis
    • "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" by Steely Dan: He stated it's easily his least favorite Steely Dan song.
    • “Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim
    • “Rock On” by David Essex: The combination of forceful melodies and minimalist production probably wouldn’t impress Todd.
    • “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks: This is presumably near the top, since Todd previously called it one of his least favorite songs of all time.
    • “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” by Brownsville Station: Todd said pass to this.
    • "The Lord's Prayer" by Sister Janet Mead: It's literally just the Lord's Prayer set to music. Todd would probably consider it a bottom-of-the-barrel idea for a song.
    • “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace: Implied in the Carl Douglas OHW. The full episode stated that it's a dumb, badly-aged piece of '70s cheese whose tone is all over the place. Apparently, it would show up in the lower half of the list.
    • "The Show Must Go On" by Three Dog Night: Todd hinted to not like them in the Paper Lace OHW.
    • “The Streak” by Ray Stevens: Another brainless '70s novelty song.
    • “Top of the World” by Carpenters: He'd probably despise this song's edgeless, trouble-free tone.
    • "You Won't See Me" by Anne Murray: Hinted here.
    • “(You’re) Having My Baby” by Paul Anka: Implied in the Carl Douglas OHW and later reaffirmed in the Paper Lace OHW, where Todd hinted that it would possibly top the list.
    • “You’re Sixteen” by Ringo Starr: Taking into consideration that this is coming from a 33-year-old Ringo Starr, this cover is extremely uncomfortable to listen to.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1975:
    • “Angie Baby” by Helen Reddy
    • “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka
    • “Bad Time” by Grand Funk
    • “Fallin’ in Love” by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
    • “Feelings” by Morris Albert: This is regarded to be one of the quintessential bad songs throughout pop history. Todd hinted that he agrees with popular consensus in the Paper Lace episode.
    • “Have You Never Been Mellow” by Olivia Newton-John
    • “He Don’t Love You (Like I Do)” by Tony Orlando and Dawn
    • “I Can Help” by Billy Swan
    • “I Don’t Like to Sleep Alone” by Paul Anka & Odia Coates
    • “I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter: A perfect example of a White Chick with Piano ballad, which plays fairly innocuous lyrics for heavy sentimentality.
    • “Lady” by Styx
    • “Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)” by Leo Sayer: It plays like a show tune, which could very likely not go down well for Todd.
    • “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille
    • “Morning Side of the Mountain” by Donny & Marie Osmond
    • “My Eyes Adored You” by Frankie Valli
    • “No No Song” by Ringo Starr
    • “One Man Woman/One Woman Man” by Paul Anka & Odia Coates
    • “Please Mr. Please” by Olivia Newton-John
    • “Rocky” by Austin Roberts
    • “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk Railroad
    • “Wildfire” by Michael Martin Murphy: This song’s extremely mellow aesthetic seems out of touch with Todd’s musical preferences.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1977:
    • "Da Doo Ron Ron" by Shaun Cassidy: Todd confirmed his dislike of Shaun Cassidy in his Worst of 1976 list.
    • "Dancing Queen" and/or "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA: Todd says he thinks they're terrible and doesn't understand why history looks back upon them so positively.
    • "Don't Give Up on Us" by David Soul: Hinted at here as one of the several kitschy hits from the '70s.
    • "High School Dance" by The Sylvers
    • "I Like Dreamin'" by Kenny Nolan
    • "I'm in You" by Peter Frampton: The titular single from the album that derailed the singer's career.
    • "Jeans On" by David Dundas: A song that got big because it was an advertising jingle for blue jeans.
    • "Lost Without Your Love" by Bread
    • "Muskrat Love" by Captain & Tennille: This is a lock, as Todd has implied this to be their worst song and compared his least favorite hit song of 2015 to it.
    • "My Heart Belongs to Me" by Barbra Streisand
    • "On and On" by Stephen Bishop
    • "Telephone Man" by Meri Wilson: A bubblegum novelty hit with corny sexual innuendos. It missed the Year-End list, but it peaked in the top 20 that year.
    • "That's Rock 'n' Roll" by Shaun Cassidy
    • "Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary MacGregor
    • "Way Down" by Elvis Presley: Despite being released around the same time as Elvis' death, it did not chart especially well in America and is largely forgotten nowadays.
    • "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer
    • "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
    • "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone: Despite missing the Year-End list, it reached #1 before the year was over.
    • "You Made Me Believe in Magic" by Bay City Rollers
    • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer: He's likely to call this a poor man's Bee Gees song.
    • "You're My World" by Helen Reddy

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1978:
    • "Bluer Than Blue" by Michael Johnson
    • "Come Sail Away" by Styx
    • "Goodbye Girl" by David Gates
    • "Grease" by Frankie Valli
    • "Hey Deanie" by Shaun Cassidy
    • "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton-John
    • "I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis
    • "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" by Andy Gibb
    • "My Angel Baby" by Toby Beau
    • "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill
    • "Summer Nights" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
    • "Take a Chance on Me" and/or "The Name of the Game" by ABBA
    • "Three Times a Lady" by Commodores
    • "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
    • "We're All Alone" by Rita Coolidge
    • "You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)" by High Inergy
    • "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone: To say the least, his One Hit Wonderland retrospective did not describe this song favorably.
    • "You Needed Me" by Anne Murray
    • "You're the One That I Want" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John: Todd not only dislikes Grease, but also previous noted that John Travolta's singing is bad on this song. Additionally, he doesn't like Olivia Newton-John.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1979:
    • "A Little More Love" by Olivia Newton-John
    • "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart: This is Rod's infamous disco crossover hit.
    • "Dancin' Shoes" by Nigel Olsson
    • "Every 1's a Winner" by Hot Chocolate: It's pretty similar-sounding to the more enduring "You Sexy Thing", but the cheesy hook may turn Todd off.
    • "Goodnight Tonight" by Wings
    • "Hold the Line" by Toto
    • "I Just Wanna Stop" by Gino Vannelli
    • "I Was Made for Dancin'" by Leif Garrett
    • "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by Kiss: This song was extremely divisive when it came out, but it's likely Todd will consider it inferior to their classic era hits.
    • "In the Navy" by Village People
    • "MacArthur Park" by Donna Summer: The original sung by Richard Harris is extremely infamous; whether or not Todd feels negatively about Donna Summer's cover though is unknown.
    • "Ooh Baby Baby" by Linda Ronstadt
    • "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" by Andy Gibb
    • "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb
    • "Shake It" by Ian Matthews
    • "What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell
    • "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" by Dr. Hook: This awkwardly straddles between the comedy of their early hits and the polished pop sound of their later work.
    • "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand
    • "You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1980 (one of his least favorite years for pop music, which he calls the "false start of the decade"):
    • "All Out of Love" and/or "Lost in Love" by Air Supply: They're evidently one of Todd's least favorite bands. He specifically cited the latter song when describing 1980 as one of the worst years for pop in the "Kung Fu Fighting" episode.
    • "Babe" by Styx: One of several Styx ballads Todd hates.
    • "Broken Hearted Me" by Anne Murray
    • "Coming Up" by Paul McCartney: Hinted in the "Black Beatles" episode.
    • "Do That to Me One More Time" by Captain & Tennille
    • "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" by Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
    • "Emotional Rescue" by The Rolling Stones: This continues in the disco style of Some Girls, but with weird falsetto singing.
    • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes
    • "I Pledge My Love" by Peaches & Herb
    • "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" by Billy Joel: Mentioned in his FAQ as one of his least favorite songs ever.
    • "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
    • "Please Don't Go" by KC and the Sunshine Band: A minimalist synthpop ballad with extremely basic lyrics.
    • "Ride Like the Wind" and/or "Sailing" by Christopher Cross: Aesthetically, Christopher Cross seems like the type of musician Todd would not care for in the slightest.
    • "Romeo's Tune" by Steve Forbert: Among the several forgotten soft rock tunes of this period, this one has lyrics that Todd could find especially amateurish.
    • "September Morn" by Neil Diamond
    • "Shining Star" by The Manhattans: Its lyrics are rather forgettable, especially compared to all the similar R&B music from the preceding decade.
    • "Should've Never Let You Go" by Neil & Dara Sedaka
    • "Stand By Me" by Mickey Gilley: A cover that replaces the signature groove of the original with generic pop-country instrumentation.
    • "Still" by Commodores
    • "The Rose" by Bette Midler
    • "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard: Todd has stated he doesn't like most of Cliff Richard's work and considers "Devil Woman" his only true American hit, despite this track performing roughly as well on the charts.
    • "With You I'm Born Again" by Billy Preston and Syreeta: He may find this piano duet too dull and lyrically uninteresting.
    • "Yes, I'm Ready" by Teri DeSario & KC

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1981:
    • "A Little in Love" by Cliff Richard
    • "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton: It's likely he'd consider this a pointless cover because it barely changes anything about the original from 1967.
    • "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross
    • "Cool Love" by Pablo Cruise
    • "Crying" by Don McLean: An acoustic guitar cover of the Roy Orbison classic, albeit not of the college coffee shop douche variety that Todd specifically reviles.
    • "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
    • "Every Woman in the World" and/or "The Woman That You Love" by Air Supply
    • "Giving It Up for Your Love" by Delbert McClinton
    • "Guilty by Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
    • "Living Inside Myself" by Gino Vannelli
    • "Love on the Rocks" by Neil Diamond
    • "Modern Girl" by Sheena Easton: Todd would likely consider Sheena Easton a really edgeless pop diva, representative of a largely forgotten era of pop music. She had more hits later in the 1980s, but her early work in particular seems like the type of fluff that Todd hates from female singers.
    • "More Than I Can Say" by Leo Sayer: Hinted in the "Best Song Ever" review.
    • "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" by Sheena Easton: In contrast to the far better remembered Dolly Parton song of a similar name, also popular that same year, this bubblegummy, pseudo-'50s track has barely stood the test of time.
    • "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John: It got big too late to show up on the Year-End list, but it reached #1 in November.
    • "Stars on 45 Medley" by Stars on 45: This era was such a dark time for pop music that there was a trend of medleys recycling older songs, most of which were barely changed from their original versions. While an argument could be made for these singles being precursors to nonstop mixes, Todd could easily compare them to modern radio stations relying increasingly on nostalgic hits instead of new music.
    • "Suddenly" by Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard: Todd dislikes both of these artists, making this song extremely likely.
    • "The Beach Boys Medley" by The Beach Boys: Like "Stars on 45 Medley", this is just several old songs compiled into one, reinforcing how dry 1981 was for actual new pop music.
    • "The Best of Times" and/or "Too Much Time on My Hands" by Styx: Todd hates Styx, so either of these hits is likely for inclusion here.
    • "The Winner Takes It All" by ABBA: Despite being victims of the disco backlash in America, they managed to score one more big hit before folding. Given that Todd doesn't like this group, this song seems especially to register negatively with him, despite being one of the very few pop hits people still remember from the era between Disco Demolition Night and the debut of MTV, due to its use of a heavy handed analogy to describe the band's internal drama.
    • "Together" by Tierra

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1982:
    • "65 Love Affair" by Paul Davis: He could possibly consider this a lame, oddly produced track that does nothing but prove its own message of music being better in 1965 than 1982.
    • "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band: Although Todd likes the Steve Miller Band, he previously called this song's first verse the worst he's ever heard and also objects to the "I wanna reach out and grab ya" line.
    • "Blue Eyes" by Elton John
    • "Body Language" by Queen: This missed the Year-End list, but peaked at #11 when it came out.
    • "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" by Barbra Streisand
    • "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder: A duet by two musical titans that popular consensus considers to be one of the schmaltziest, corniest, and most feeble commentaries on civil rights in pop history. Todd has previously confirmed his dislike of this song.
    • "Eye in the Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project: It's possible Todd would not feel comfortable with the implications of these lyrics.
    • "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago: Because duh.
    • "Harden My Heart" by Quarterflash: Todd was shocked that this was outperforming Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at the time of its release, implying it doesn't leave much of a positive impression on him.
    • "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene: This has pretty much all the ingredients to make one of Todd's Worst lists: it's a dull White Chick with Piano ballad, the lyrics are cheesy and even factually flawed (there is no "Isle of Greece"), and the socially conservative message is highly questionable, especially due to its complicity with potentially abusive marriages. If Todd ever does this list, expect this song to show up in one of the high positions.
    • "Key Largo" by Bertie Higgins
    • "Leader of the Band" by Dan Fogelberg
    • "Make a Move on Me" by Olivia Newton-John
    • "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia
    • "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John: Todd said this song blows in the pilot episode of Song vs. Song.
    • "Rosanna" by Toto: Todd reportedly dislikes everything on Toto IV except "Africa", which presumably means he doesn't care much for this song.
    • "Sweet Dreams", "Even the Nights Are Better", and/or "Here I Am" by Air Supply
    • "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" by Juice Newton
    • "Yesterday's Songs" by Neil Diamond
    • "You Can Do Magic" by America
    • "You Could Have Been with Me" by Sheena Easton
    • "Young Turks" by Rod Stewart

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1983 (like 1976, this is reportedly one of Todd's favorite years for pop music):
    • "All Right" by Christopher Cross
    • "All This Love" by DeBarge
    • "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club
    • "Don't Let It End" by Styx: While Todd had more bad things to say about "Mr. Roboto", this could be more of an absence-of-good song for him, especially since he stated he's glad Kilroy Was Here exists.
    • "I Won't Hold Back" by Toto: This is probably a lock, given how much Todd hates its parent album aside from "Africa" and the fact that it's a mellow piano ballad.
    • "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" by Eric Clapton: Todd unfavorably compared Niall Horan's "Slow Hands" (which was a dishonorable mention on his year-end countdowns for 2017) to Eric Clapton's '80s material, calling it a "dad rock version of a sex jam." This is a good example of the type of Clapton song he was referring to.
    • "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: He called it one of the lamest songs in history, despite loving the Pras song that sampled it.
    • "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" by Air Supply
    • "Mickey" by Toni Basil: He considered this catchy in a bad way when reviewing it on One Hit Wonderland.
    • "Mr. Roboto" by Styx: In the Kilroy Was Here Trainwreckords, he said the entire song was awful except for the delightfully cheesy "Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto" lyric.
    • "My Love" by Lionel Richie
    • "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Sérgio Mendes
    • "Straight from the Heart" by Bryan Adams
    • "Stray Cat Strut" by Stray Cats: It's possible Todd would not like how literal the lyrics are.
    • "The Girl Is Mine" by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney: Many people forget that this was the leadoff single to Thriller, not "Billie Jean". It's nowadays largely dismissed as nothing more than Snark Bait, or even the one true stain on an otherwise classic album.
    • "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo
    • "True" by Spandau Ballet: Often regarded as one of the worst songs of all time, due to its lyrics.
    • "You Are" by Lionel Richie: Todd generally dislikes Lionel Richie's ballads.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1984 (the year Todd was born):
    • "Almost Paradise" by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
    • "Breakdance" by Irene Cara: He's likely to not care for Irene's rapping.
    • "Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us" by Ollie & Jerry
    • "Give It Up" by KC & the Sunshine Band
    • "Got a Hold On Me" by Christine McVie: Except for "Little Lies", Todd considers McVie's songs inferior to Stevie Nicks'.
    • "Hard Habit to Break" by Chicago
    • "I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman: In addition to its somewhat stodgy aesthetic, the message during the chorus is self-contradictory.
    • "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder: Hinted in the "Maniac" OHW episode.
    • "I Want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News: He could easily find this overly corny, despite its memorable bassline (that was also the subject of an infamous lawsuit with Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters").
    • "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" by Peabo Bryson
    • "Infatuation" by Rod Stewart: Todd would likely criticize the shouty vocal melody and stiff beat.
    • "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry: Consistent with its relative lack of hindsight praise, Todd claimed Steve Perry's '80s solo album is way worse than his music with Journey.
    • "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" by Elton John
    • "Stuck On You" by Lionel Richie
    • "The Heart of Rock & Roll" by Huey Lewis and the News: Despite its rocking, uptempo groove, this is one of the band's more-disparaged songs throughout their career.
    • "Think of Laura" by Christopher Cross: Of Christopher Cross' several soft rock tracks from the early '80s, this one seems most likely to fall flat to Todd.
    • "Time Will Reveal" by DeBarge: Todd mentioned, in the Rockwell OHW, that El DeBarge represented Motown being in the midst of a Dork Age during the mid-1980s.
    • "Twist of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John
    • "Undercover of the Night" by The Rolling Stones: The mid-'80s were not a phenomenal time for the Stones.
    • "Yah Mo B There" by James Ingram and Michael McDonald: While Todd likes Michael McDonald, this track is not one of his better-remembered hits and the gimmicky title could easily put him off.
    • "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago: It missed the Year-End list due to coming out late in the year, but it was already in the top 20 by December.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1985:
    • "All I Need" by Jack Wagner: A crossover hit by somebody primarily famous for being a television star, similar to "Let Her In" by John Travolta (before his film breakouts).
    • "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon: Although Todd hinted sympathy towards REO Speedwagon after Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias butchered "Take It on the Run" for him, this song has a particularly poor general reception, due to its schmaltzy lyrics.
    • "Heaven" by Bryan Adams
    • "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
    • "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie: Hinted in the Rockwell episode.
    • "Method of Modern Love" by Hall & Oates: The spelled-out hook seems likely to sit poorly with Todd.
    • "One More Night" by Phil Collins
    • "Part-Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder: Todd already mentioned that Stevie Wonder jumped the shark beginning with "I Just Called to Say I Loved You", and this track seems highly representative of his artistic decline, due to its total reliance on synthesizers and drum machines, as well as its bubblegummy lyrics about cheating, which Todd would likely find uncharacteristic of Stevie.
    • "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie: Another Lionel Richie ballad, similar to "Ballerina Girl" (#7 on his Worst of 1987 list).
    • "Rhythm of the Night" by DeBarge
    • "Run to You" by Bryan Adams: This song has extremely douchey lyrics, which seem pretty congruous with the impression Todd got of Bryan Adams upon discovering his lawsuit threat against All Music.
    • "Sea of Love" by the Honeydrippers
    • "Suddenly" by Billy Ocean
    • "Sussudio" by Phil Collins: Lyrics this bubblegummy coming from Phil Collins seem like they'd be a recipe for disaster by Todd's standards.
    • "Too Late for Goodbyes" by Julian Lennon: A song by an artist who got big due to nepotism. This track in particular is less fondly remembered than "Valotte", Julian's other big hit that year.
    • "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!: Todd unfavorably compared Enrique Iglesias in "I Like It" to Wham!-era George Michael.
    • "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
    • "We Built This City" by Starship: Frequently cited as the worst song in music history, due not just for its extravagant '80s production and hypocritical lyrics, but also because it's by a band descended from '60s counterculture legends Jefferson Airplane. Todd referenced this Sell-Out move in his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1987 video, and while he actually loves their later hit "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", he's not fond of this.
    • "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" by Tina Turner: It's possible Todd would dismiss this song for being a rehash of "What's Love Got to Do with It", except rewritten to promote its namesake movie, although he could also appreciate its lyrics, which are definitely not the same as "What's Love Got to Do with It".
    • "Would I Lie to You?" by Eurythmics
    • "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago: This needs no introduction.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1986:
    • "All Cried Out" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Todd said he hates everything by this group.
    • "Amanda" by Boston
    • "Baby Love" by Regina: He's probably consider her a wannabe Madonna.
    • "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister: In the "Hey Soul Sister" episode, he called this a "butt-ugly song that never starts."
    • "Friends and Lovers" by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson: Another sappy ballad primarily released to promote a TV sitcom.
    • "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera: Todd has already blasted this song when guesting on Bennet The Sage's "Worst #1 Singles"
    • "I'll Be Over You" by Toto
    • "I'm Your Man" by Wham!: One of the group's less fondly-remembered songs over the years.
    • "Nikita" by Elton John: Todd has stated that he dislikes Elton John's Ice on Fire album.
    • "No One Is to Blame" by Howard Jones: Todd would likely deride this ballad's lyrics for comprising mainly of impersonal generalities, which he's typically not a fan of.
    • "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy: "'Party All the Time' sucks."
    • "Sara" by Starship
    • "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne and Friends: Another charity single, which Todd previously stated "suck as a rule."
    • "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" by Billy Ocean: The obvious joke here is that the song merely encourages Todd to listen to a better sad song.
    • "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q: Blatant bubblegum.
    • "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" by Billy Ocean
    • "Who's Johnny" by El DeBarge: Hinted in the "Somebody's Watching Me" episode.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1988:
    • "A Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins
    • "Could've Been" by Tiffany
    • "Don't You Want Me" by Jody Watley
    • "Endless Summer Nights" by Richard Marx
    • "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" by Billy Ocean
    • "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison: In his Song vs. Song podcast pitting this against the Beach Boys' "Kokomo", Todd said that while he has a lot of nostalgia for the latter, this song is too repetitive and emotionless, compared to the more interesting original from the early '60s.
    • "Hold On to the Nights" by Richard Marx
    • "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen: Todd dislikes Dirty Dancing except for "(I've Had) The Time of My Life".
    • "I Don't Want to Live Without You" by Foreigner
    • "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" by Elton John
    • "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" by Chicago: Pretty much anything Chicago did from 1976 onwards is a sure contender for one of Todd's Worst lists.
    • "Monkey" by George Michael: Despite hitting #1, this song is almost completely forgotten today and probably the most Wham!-ish song George Michael recorded during his solo career.
    • "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" by Samantha Fox: She originally became famous as a glamour model, but later parlayed her sex appeal into a hugely successful career as a pop singer. While the heavily derided "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" missed Todd's Worst list for 1987, it's likely Samantha's weak singing voice would catch up to him on this track, due to its more lightweight production and especially because despite being a totally manufactured pop idol, Samantha proclaims herself as edgy on the track, similar to Todd's criticism of *NSYNC's "Pop" in the "Filthy" review.
    • "Nothin' but a Good Time" by Poison
    • "One Good Woman" by Peter Cetera: Peter Cetera. Enough said.
    • "Red Red Wine" by UB40: Todd cannot stand this band.
    • "Roll with It" by Steve Winwood: This seems like a likely example of what Todd considers lame '80s pop.
    • "Shake Your Love", "Out of the Blue", and/or "Foolish Beat" by Debbie Gibson: While "Only In My Dreams" missed his Worst list for 1987, Todd has previously hinted to not like Debbie Gibson.
    • "She's Like the Wind" by Patrick Swayze featuring Wendy Fraser: Todd said Patrick Swayze was a terrible singer.
    • "Valerie" by Steve Winwood: Younger generations may recognize this song's hook from Eric Prydz's "Call on Me", but it seems like the type of track that would quickly grate on Todd.
    • "Wait" by White Lion

  • Worts Hit Songs of 1989:
    • "18 and Life" by Skid Row: Being a late-era hair metal band that also happens to come from a Christian background, this seems especially likely to make the list.
    • "After All" by Cher and Peter Cetera: Anything with Peter Cetera post-1976 is destined for one of Todd's Worst lists.
    • "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" by Will to Power: A medley of two songs that barely have anything to do with each other. It's one of the worst-rated major hit singles of the late '80s on Rate Your Music.
    • "Batdance" by Prince: While the movie is widely regarded as a classic, this tie-in song is not fondly remembered and often considered the point where Prince's golden age ended.
    • "Girl You Know It's True", "Baby Don't Forget My Number", "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You", and/or "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli: They're one of the ultimate cases of Snark Bait in music history for pretty obvious reasons, but even overlooking the lip-syncing scandal, these tracks are all really bubblegummy.
    • "Heaven" by Warrant
    • "Heaven Help Me" by Deon Estus: He was originally the bass player for Wham!, and it's likely Todd wouldn't find much substance in this track.
    • "I Like It" by Dino: While Todd loves New Jack Swing music, he'd probably be sub-impressed by this song's lyrics, especially during the chorus.
    • "I Wanna Have Some Fun" by Samantha Fox: Despite being one of the first house songs to perform well on the Hot 100, it's not very well-remembered today and Todd would probably be unimpressed by Samantha Fox as a singer.
    • "I'll Be Loving You Forever" by New Kids on the Block: Todd noted how terrible Jordan Knight's falsetto sounded on this song.
    • "Look Away" by Chicago: Todd will surely express dismay over the fact that this was the #1 song of the year.
    • "My Heart Can't Tell You No" by Rod Stewart: Another adult contemporary ballad with extremely by-the-numbers lyrics.
    • "On Our Own" by Bobby Brown: The Ghostbusters theme that nobody remembers, in stark contrast to the iconic Ray Parker Jr. song.
    • "Real Love" by Jody Watley: It's possible Todd would consider her a poor man's Janet Jackson.
    • "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx
    • "Shower Me With Your Love" by Surface: Todd would probably find the lyrics really subpar.
    • "Soldier of Love" by Donny Osmond: In the "Jealous" review, Todd called this "too derivative" of George Michael.
    • "When I See You Smile" by Bad English
    • "When I'm with You" by Sheriff
    • "When the Children Cry" by White Lion: In contrast to "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" being delightfully cheesy to Todd, this Hair Metal ballad tries to be much more serious but would likely fail miserably to him.
    • "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" by New Kids on the Block: While Todd was pleasantly surprised by their discography after examining them more closely, he still considers this one of of the worst pop songs he's ever heard.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1990 (one of his least favorite years for pop music, based on what he said in his "Kung Fu Fighting" and "Groove Is in the Heart" episodes):
    • "All or Nothing" and/or "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli
    • “Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Collins: Todd would most likely consider this song incredibly preachy, not helped by its soft, radio-tailored easy listening production.
    • "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" by Nelson: Todd called them a bottom-tier Hair Metal band in the "Party Rock Anthem" episode. Also this duo were a notable example of musical nepotism.
    • "Can't Stop" by After 7: It's not especially deep, and the chorus especially could get on Todd's nerves.
    • "Don't Know Much" by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
    • "Everything" by Jody Watley
    • "Forever" by Kiss: Though this was Kiss' first real hit in America since "I Wad Made for Lovin' You", it's not indicative of the fun and edge the band had in the '70s. Notably, it was cowritten by Michael Bolton, whose influence over the piece is extremely obvious.
    • "Have You Seen Her" by MC Hammer: Todd called Hammer the "Flo Rida of the '90s" due to his forgettable lyrics, so a rap ballad seems particularly likely to make one of Todd's Worst lists.
    • "Here and Now" by Luther Vandross
    • "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton
    • "I Remember You" by Skid Row
    • "I'll Be Your Everything" by Tommy Page
    • "If Wishes Came True" by Sweet Sensation
    • "King of Wishful Thinking" by Go West: Though some people still remember this sophisti-pop track for being featured in Pretty Woman, the ultra-cheesy lyrics would probably put Todd off.
    • "No More Lies" by Michel'le: Todd would likely be critical of this song's ultra-bubblegummy lyrics combined with Michel'le's voice.
    • "Love Song" by Tesla: It opens with over a minute of acoustic strumming, and the rest of the song probably wouldn't be over-the-top enough to elevate the trite lyrics.
    • "Oh Girl" by Paul Young: Likely to be a cover that pales in comparison to the original to him.
    • "Price of Love" by Bad English
    • "Ready or Not" by After 7
    • "She Ain't Worth It" by Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown: Todd put "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" at #2 on his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1987 list, and his commentary during the episode implies this song wasn't enough to compensate for it.
    • "Swing the Mood" by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
    • "Tic-Tac-Toe" by Kyper: Possibly unlikely because Todd said the Yes sample is effective, despite the terrible lyrics.
    • "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" by Chicago

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1992:
    • “2 Legit 2 Quit” by MC Hammer: Todd cited this as a failed "I'm Back, Bitch" single in the "ME!" Pop Song Review.
    • “All 4 Love” by Color Me Badd
    • "Black or White" by Michael Jackson: Despite being one of Michael Jackson's most famous songs, Todd hinted in the "This Is America" review that it hasn't aged well due to mainstream understandings of racism having evolved dramatically since the early '90s.
    • "Blowing Kisses in the Wind" by Paula Abdul
    • “Diamonds and Pearls” by Prince and the New Power Generation
    • "Do I Have to Say the Words?" by Bryan Adams: Another generic ballad by Bryan Adams, not helped by its runtime of over 6 minutes.
    • “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men: He mocked the video’s aesthetic in the Adina Howard episode, although whether or not that fully extends to the song itself is unknown.
    • "Everything Changes" by Kathy Troccoli: A song that already sounded very outdated by 1992, performed by a Christian clone of Taylor Dayne.
    • "Good for Me", "That's What Love Is For", and/or "I Will Remember You" by Amy Grant: While "Baby Baby" and "Every Heartbeat" missed Todd's Worst list for 1991, Todd doesn't generally like crossover hits by Christian singers. Additionally, "The Next Time I Fall", which featured Amy Grant, was #3 on his Worst list for 1987.
    • "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" by Def Leppard
    • “Humpin’ Around” by Bobby Brown: Hinted in the Adina Howard episode. It's likely Todd feels Bobby Brown, of all people, has no right to the complaints he makes throughout this song, due to his own antics and troubled relationship with Whitney Houston.
    • "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights: A schmaltzy power ballad that went to #1 because it was part of a TV show. The fact that this got huge at the height of grunge music just adds insult to injury.
    • “If You Asked Me To” by Celine Dion
    • "Just Another Day" by Jon Secada: Jon Secada seems like the type of pop singer Todd would find too stodgy and clean-cut to get into.
    • “Layla” by Eric Clapton: In the Lauryn Hill Trainwreckords, Todd stated he does not like MTV Unplugged and immediately cited the famous Unplugged acoustic version of this classic rock song as an example why.
    • “She’s Playing Hard to Get” by Hi-Five
    • "Slow Motion" by Color Me Badd
    • "Take This Heart" by Richard Marx
    • "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do" by Tevin Campbell
    • "The One" by Elton John
    • “This Used to Be My Playground” by Madonna: Said in the A League of Their Own Cinemadonna episode that he considers this to be her worst ever single.
    • "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" by Bryan Adams: Another lengthy, generic Bryan Adams ballad.
    • "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Michael Bolton
    • "When I Look Into Your Eyes" by FireHouse

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1993:
    • "7" by Prince and The New Power Generation: Todd has previously noted that Prince's '90s output wasn't particularly great, though he may be forced to eschew this due to the Prince Estate's tight grip on the use of his music.
    • "Angel" by Jon Secada
    • "Boom! Shake the Room" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: He said this song was awkward around the time he was producing the MC Hammer Trainwreckords episode.
    • "Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40: Todd despises UB40, so this seems like a lock.
    • "Dazzey Duks" by Duice
    • "Do You Believe in Us" by Jon Secada
    • "Faithful" by Go West: He's likely to call this the last dying breath of stodgy '80s pop.
    • "Forever in Love" by Kenny G: "Songbird" was his #1 Worst Hit Song of 1987, but it turns out that wasn't Kenny G's only big Hot 100 hit.
    • "Hey Mr. D.J." by Zhané: This seems like a likely representation of how badly Motown had fallen since their heyday.
    • "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)" by Exposé: The lyrics here don't seem likely to impress him much.
    • "I Got a Man" by Positive K: The dialogue-stye rapping here is novel, but also likely to grate on Todd due not only to the repetition, but also because the female part is just the same rapper pitched up.
    • "Informer" by Snow: He had less-than-flattering things to say about this in his OHW retrospective of it.
    • "Just Kickin' It" by Xscape: He's likely to find this musically dull and lyrically sexist.
    • "Love Is..." by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight
    • "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix" by Joey Lawrence
    • "Reason to Believe" by Rod Stewart: Another MTV Unplugged cover that Todd brought up when mentioning his dislike of the series in the Lauryn Hill episode.
    • "Saving Forever for You" by Shanice
    • "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle: The chorus here can be easily interpreted as #rapey.
    • "To Love Somebody" by Michael Bolton
    • "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors: Many people consider this one of the worst-written alternative rock songs of the 1990s.
    • "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes: This is pretty much a guaranteed #1, due to being one of his most hated songs of all time.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1994:
    • “All for Love” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
    • "Always" by Bon Jovi: Todd groaned in response to Dany reciting this track's opening line in the pilot episode of the Song vs. Song podcast, sarcastically referring to the '90s as "peak Bon Jovi". The chorus is also extremely drawn out.
    • "Always" by Erasure: Its production and composition are both extremely minimalist, and it hasn't stood the test of time like Erasure's '80s hits.
    • “Baby, I Love Your Way” by Big Mountain: They’re basically an American version of UB40.
    • “Beautiful in My Eyes” by Joshua Kadison: Todd would probably consider this piano ballad too saccharine.
    • "Because the Night" by 10,000 Maniacs: An MTV Unplugged cover by a band whose lead singer Todd has previously stated he dislikes.
    • “Bump n’ Grind” by R. Kelly: Despite being regarded as a classic at the time of its release, this song is a very, very blatant example of Harsher in Hindsight.
    • “Everyday” by Phil Collins: The general consensus is that Phil Collins started to go downhill during the ‘90s.
    • “Gangsta Lean” by DRS: A soft R&B ballad with lyrics coming from a thug perspective, making for an odd combination that Todd may easily feel doesn't work.
    • “Getto Jam” by Domino: Todd would probably criticize this largely forgotten singer/rapper for lacking the charisma of artists like 2Pac, Nate Dogg, and Snoop Dogg.
    • "Groove Thang" by Zhané
    • "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men: A sex song with an extremely clean and polished aesthetic.
    • “I’ll Take You There” by General Public: Another UB40-ish cod reggae cover of a '70s classic.
    • "If You Go" by Jon Secada: This was one of the only straight pop songs of the year. Despite being #23 on the Year-End list, it has not remained in the public consciousness.
    • "Indian Outlaw" by Tim McGraw: One of the rare country crossover hits of the early '90s, this could potentially be seen by Todd as #problematic in current times, given that its lyrics are from the POV of a Native American protagonist (sung by the very-much white McGraw) full of badly-aged Native American stereotypes.
    • ”Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies: One of the biggest pieces of Snark Bait to come out of the '90s adult alternative movement, due to the cheesy lyrics, anticlimactic chorus, and frontman Brad Roberts' ultra-low singing voice. It's possible Todd could have a huge soft spot for this track, but it's equally likely he'd consider it a big heap of trash.
    • "Never Lie" by Immature: The fact that this is a smooth R&B ballad sung by pre-teens far too young to pull off a song like this likely won't go over well with Todd.
    • “Now and Forever” by Richard Marx: Todd dislikes Richard Marx, and here he is singing a White Guy with Acoustic Guitar song.
    • “Please Forgive Me” by Bryan Adams: Yet another long, radio-pandering adult contemporary ballad from Bryan Adams, continuing in the same style as "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You". The fact that it came out this deep into the 1990s just adds insult to injury.
    • “Said I Loved You...But I Lied” by Michael Bolton: Not only is it a sappy easy listening ballad, its lyrics aren’t even very coherent.
    • "Shine" by Collective Soul: A religious-tinged, radio-friendly post-grunge song, making it a sort of an early precursor to Creed, albeit nowhere near as infamous.
    • “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Prince: Todd previously compared Eddie Murphy's Love's Alright to the Prince's '90s albums, which he dislikes, but since the Prince Estate is adamantly opposed to the use of the singer's music in commentary videos, Todd may be forced to omit it.
    • “Your Body’s Callin’” by R. Kelly: Like “Bump n’ Grind”, this song now comes across very poorly, given later revelations about the singer.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1995:
    • "Before I Let You Go" by Blackstreet: Despite the enduring popularity of their signature "No Diggity", their second-biggest hit is largely forgotten today, perhaps due to its awkward lyrics.
    • "Believe" by Elton John: It drags on for quite a while and has lyrics Todd would most likely find boring and vapid.
    • "Can't Stop Lovin' You" by Van Halen: While discussing Van Halen III, Todd mentioned the band were at a low point by the end of the Sammy Hagar era and specifically pointed to this song as evidence.
    • "Carnival" by Natalie Merchant: Hinted in the "Hey Soul Sister" episode.
    • "Constantly" by Immature
    • "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex: His One Hit Wonderland retrospective noted that this song's appeal wears extremely thin and that it ultimately comes across as little more than a lame joke of a song.
    • "Dream About You" by Stevie B: Todd already put "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" on his Worst list for 1991, so this second ballad of Stevie B's is naturally bound to be on his countdown for this year.
    • "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams: Todd dislikes Bryan Adams except for "Summer of '69", and this is basically Adams singing a White Guy with Acoustic Guitar song.
    • "He's Mine" by MoKenStef: He probably wouldn't be into the song's childish tone juxtaposed with the gentle R&B beat.
    • "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2: By this point, U2's new electronic direction was declining in approval.
    • "Hold On" by Jamie Walters: A highly generic pop ballad by somebody primarily famous for being a TV actor, not a singer.
    • "I Believe" by Blessid Union of Souls: Todd would likely consider this an extremely clichéd piano ballad, aside from the shocking final verse.
    • "I Live My Life for You" by FireHouse: Todd will probably be surprised that a hair metal power ballad became a real hit this deep into the '90s, especially since it's by a band that few people remember.
    • "In the House of Stone and Light" by Martin Page: A very '80s-esque adult contemporary pop song that Todd would probably consider extremely behind the times.
    • "Only Wanna Be with You" by Hootie & The Blowfish
    • "Short Dick Man" by 20 Fingers featuring Gillette: This is basically the '90s equivalent of "#SELFIE", featuring lowbrow spoken monologue by a ditzy female over a generic dance beat.
    • "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson: This is not one of Michael's better-received songs throughout the years.
    • "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette: Todd has stated he does not like this song, despite its popularity. While it didn't chart on the Hot 100 due to Billboard rules at the time, it was plentifully successful on the mainstream airplay charts.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1996:
    • "Anything" by 3T: More musical nepotism, as they're related to the Jacksons.
    • "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
    • "Closer to Free" by BoDeans: Among '90s adult alternative one-hit wonders, this song has particularly vague and cheesy lyrics, i.e., "everybody one, everybody two, everybody free."
    • “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette: Not only did he say Jagged Little Pill has aged poorly, he previously called this song out for title misuse.
    • “Jealousy” by Natalie Merchant
    • “Kissin’ You” by Total: If its gentle aura doesn’t do it for Todd, he could possibly find this excruciatingly boring.
    • “Last Night” by Az Yet
    • “Mouth” by Merril Bainbridge: The strange combination of highly sexual lyrics and mellow, Lilith Fair-oriented production is likely to rub Todd the wrong way.
    • "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's
    • “Nobody” by Keith Sweat featuring Athena Cage
    • “The Earth, the Sun, the Rain” by Color Me Badd: It’s not even a memorably bubblegummy jam like “I Wanna Sex You Up” but rather a sappy easy listening ballad.
    • “Time” by Hootie & the Blowfish
    • “Touch Me, Tease Me” by Case featuring Foxy Brown: It has one of the most bizarrely erratic beats of any contemporary R&B song to get popular.
    • “Until It Sleeps” by Metallica: Load is generally considered a huge drop in quality for the band, even compared to The Black Album.
    • “Who Will Save Your Soul” by Jewel: He called this a failed jab at the superficiality of the modern world.
    • "Wonder" by Natalie Merchant
    • "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette: Though it got big in 1995, it only appeared on this year's Year-End list because it was billed as a double A-side with "You Learn".
    • “You Learn” by Alanis Morissette: Considering Todd does not care for Alanis Morissette, this song’s lyrics seem especially likely to befuddle him.
    • “You’re the One” by SWV: A song about cheating that is largely forgotten today.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1997:
    • “4 Seasons of Loneliness” by Boyz II Men
    • “All Cried Out” by Allure: Todd previously said he dislikes everything by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, who originally performed this song.
    • “Building a Mystery” by Sarah McLachlan
    • “Coco Jamboo” by Mr. President: He's likely to consider this cod reggae, not helped by its ultra-cheesy lyrics.
    • "Da' Dip": A dance craze song, which hasn't endured like "Macarena" or "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" have.
    • "Discotheque" by U2: Similar to Justin Timberlake's "Filthy", this big-sounding, experimental leadoff single to a heavily panned album peaked in the top 10 early on, but then fell off the charts so quickly that it missed the Year-End list.
    • “Foolish Games” by Jewel: Todd cites this as an example of Jewel oversinging.
    • “For You I Will” by Monica
    • “Get It Together” by 702
    • “Go the Distance” by Michael Bolton
    • “Gotham City” by R. Kelly: While Todd has generally been able to separate the art from the artist better with R. Kelly than Chris Brown, this is a super cheesy ballad blatantly attached to one of the most infamous movies of all time.
    • “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” by Az Yet featuring Peter Cetera: A cover of a Chicago song.
    • "I Belong to You (Every Time I See Your Face)" by Rome
    • “I Finally Found Someone” by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams
    • “I Want You” by Savage Garden
    • "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112: Todd tweeted that Puff Daddy is a terrible rapper.
    • “Invisible Man” by 98 Degrees: Todd doesn't like this group, and this breakout hit of theirs has lyrics he could easily find awkward or even creepy.
    • "Let It Go" by Ray J
    • "My Baby Daddy" by B-Rock and the Bizz: An earwormy novelty song of the Miami bass movement.
    • “Never Make a Promise” by Dru Hill
    • "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" by Elton John: It got big almost entirely because it was billed as a double A-side with "Candle in the Wind 1997".
    • “What’s On Tonight” by Montell Jordan: Although Todd loves "This Is How We Do It", the rest of Montell Jordan's discography has been largely forgotten with time. He'd probably consider this a disposable contemporary R&B track.
    • “When You Love a Woman” by Journey
    • "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)" by Brian McKnight featuring Mase: It got big primarily through the star power of its guest rapper and is nowhere near Brian McKnight's best-remembered song. Brian's lyrics take the "nice guy" route that Todd thrashed in the "Treat You Better" episode, while Mase's verse barely even has anything to do with the rest of the track.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1998:
    • “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men: If this makes the list, expect Todd to mention how it falls flat compared to 2Pac's "Dear Mama".
    • “Adia” by Sarah McLachlan: Todd is not a fan of Sarah McLachlan.
    • “Because of You” by 98 Degrees: His comments during the "Pillowtalk" episode suggested he considers 98 Degrees a very lesser boyband.
    • “Body Bumpin’ (Yippie-Yi-Yo)” by Public Announcement: "Yippie-yi-yo" is probably not going to be the finest hook for a sex jam to Todd.
    • “Come with Me” by Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page: A song released to promote the infamously overhyped American Godzilla, often regarded as one of the worst and most flatulent uses of sampling by Sean Combs.
    • “Heaven” by Nu Flavor
    • “How Deep Is Your Love” by Dru Hill featuring Redman: A precursor to the infamous “Thong Song”, but not as memorably catchy, for better or worse.
    • "I Don't Ever Want to See You Again" by Uncle Sam
    • "I Don't Want to Wait" by Paula Cole: Though it's primarily famous as the theme from Dawson's Creek, Todd would likely consider it a White Chick with Piano ballad.
    • “I Got the Hook Up” by Master P featuring Sons of Funk
    • “Looking Through Your Eyes” by LeAnn Rimes
    • “Kiss the Rain” by Billie Myers
    • “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!” by Master P, Fiend, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X and Mystikal: This is easily one of the most polarizing rap songs of the 1990s, and Todd hinted to be on the unfavorable side of Master P in the "Ghetto Supastar" episode.
    • “Say It” by Voices of Theory
    • “Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground: Todd hinted to not get this song’s appeal in the Van Halen episode.
    • “Thank U” by Alanis Morissette: Todd isn't a fan of Alanis, and it's not likely this would be an exception for him.
    • “Time After Time” by INOJ: He would likely think this cover spoils the heaviness of the original.
    • “Touch It” by Monifah: Its breathy vocals, crassly sexual lyrics, and awkward sample of early '80s techno sound like they would not appeal to his tastes.
    • "What You Want" by Mase: Todd hinted to not like Mase at the end of the "Ghetto Supastar" episode, and this has a decidedly less contagious groove than the funky "Feel So Good", Biggie-featuring "Mo Money, Mo Problems", and Neptunes-produced "Lookin' at Me".

  • Worst Hit Songs of 1999:
    • "All I Have to Give" by Backstreet Boys: While Todd prefers the Backstreet Boys over their rivals, this seems like a song he wouldn't buy in the slightest.
    • "Amazed" by Lonestar
    • "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" by *NSYNC
    • "I Do (Cherish You)" by 98 Degrees
    • "I'm Your Angel" by R. Kelly and Celine Dion: In the S Club 7 episode, he listed this among the several forgettable easy listening ballads that dominated the late '90s and early 2000s.
    • "It's Not Right but It's Okay" by Whitney Houston: Despite her tragic passing, Todd put "I'm Your Baby Tonight" on his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1991 list, so it's not unlikely he'd give this song a similar treatment, as it doesn't allow her to showcase her immense vocal talent.
    • "Music of My Heart" by *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan
    • “No Pigeons” by Sporty Thievz: A response song to TLC's feminist classic "No Scrubs" from a male perspective. It didn't make the year-end list, but it did peak at #12.
    • "Satisfy You" by Puff Daddy featuring R. Kelly: Despite hitting #2, this song got terrible reviews and was the point when Puff Daddy sank from being the biggest pop rapper in the world to a B-tier act.
    • "She's All I Ever Had" by Ricky Martin: In the S Club 7 episode, he listed this among the several forgettable easy listening ballads that dominated the late '90s and early 2000s.
    • "Sometimes" by Britney Spears: Todd mentioned in the "3" review that there never was an innocent Britney, despite this song's attempt at conveying so.
    • "Stay the Same" by Joey McIntyre: He seemed dismissive of this song in his "Give It To You" review.
    • "Summer Girls" by LFO: Probably the most obvious choice possible.
    • "Take Me There" by Blackstreet featuring Mýa, Mase and Blinky Blink: A tie-in pop song to The Rugrats Movie, not only sampling the original cartoon's theme song, but also featuring a rap verse specifically focused on the characters. Overall, this seems like something Todd would consider corporate kitsch and a huge downgrade from the same group that released the notably edgy "No Diggity".
    • "The Hardest Thing" by 98 Degrees
    • "Who Dat" by JT Money featuring Solé

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2000:
    • "Back Here" by BBMak: Hinted in the "What Do You Mean? vs. Stitches" episode.
    • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65: Todd wanted to skip covering this song on OHW.
    • "Bring It All to Me" by Blaque featuring JC Chasez: JC's guest parts in particular seem like they would bring this song down, especially when he brags about his "thug appeal", similar to Train in "Hey Soul Sister".
    • "Bounce with Me" by Lil Bow Wow featuring Xscape: It came out back when Bow Wow was still just a little kid and has not retained popularity like Kris Kross' "Jump" has.
    • "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC: Todd has made clear his hatred of *NSYNC, citing this song specifically (as well as "Pop") in the "Filthy" Pop Song Review.
    • "Don't Think I'm Not" by Kandi: Todd would probably consider this to be a heavily misguided feminist anthem whose premise of openly mutual cheating doesn't make any sense.
    • "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" by Christina Aguilera: A likely example of what Todd would consider Christina oversinging.
    • "Get It On Tonite" by Montell Jordan: While Todd likes "This Is How We Do It", this track is less fondly remembered; it's likely the lyrics would not sit well with him.
    • “Girl on TV” by LFO: The lyrics here are just as random and cheesy as "Summer Girls", but the premise is arguably even more ridiculous.
    • "Higher" by Creed: Implied in the Song vs. Song podcast, where he claims that Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Going Down" 'rescued' the main guitar riff.
    • "How Do You Like Me Now?" by Toby Keith: Stated to be one of his most hated songs of all time in his FAQ.
    • "I Like It" by Sammie: He was featured on "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" with Soulja Boy, which was #6 on Todd's Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2009 list.
    • "I Turn to You" by Christina Aguilera: In the S Club 7 episode, he listed this among the several forgettable easy listening ballads that dominated the late '90s and early 2000s.
    • "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child: He name checked it as a Beyoncé song he hated in the Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2009, although it's likely the track has grown on him because he enjoys Bey way more now than he did when he started reviewing music.
    • "It's Gonna Be Me" by *NSYNC
    • "Swear It Again" by Westlife: Todd utterly abhors Westlife's "Flying without Wings", citing it as a primary example of UK pop music being at a lowpoint around the new millennium due to an oversaturation of easy listening ballads (though Westlife are actually Irish, they were hugely popular in Britain). This track is of the same style as that song.
    • "Thong Song" by Sisqó: Todd has stated that despite its sexualized themes, the song has "only ever been about underwear." He also mentioned he can't stand this track on the Song vs. Song podcast.
    • "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2001 (one of his least favorite years for pop music, based on what he said in his "Kung Fu Fighting" episode):
    • "All or Nothing" by O-Town: Their ridiculously cheesy "Liquid Dreams" also charted in the top 20 this year, but missed the year-end list.
    • "Drops of Jupiter" by Train: Mockingly called it "Droppings of Jupiter" in the "Hey Soul Sister" review.
    • "Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker
    • "He Loves U Not" by Dream: This seems likely to remind him of high school cattiness, similar to "Want U Back".
    • "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell
    • "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback: It got big too late to appear on the Year-End list, but it made it to #1 before the year was over.
    • "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack: Another easy listening ballad that Todd could find schmaltzy, especially due to its premise.
    • "I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford: Todd doesn't generally have the stomach for teen pop that tries to sell itself as edgy through lyrics alone.
    • "I'm Already There" by Lonestar: He played this song while talking about how he outgrew country music due to its blandness.
    • "I'm Real" and/or "Love Don't Cost a Thing" by Jennifer Lopez: While "Play" is a pretty innocuous party jam, these two songs play into the theme of J.Lo being "real", something Todd doesn’t buy at all. In the case of "I'm Real", it's likely Todd would go with the Murder Remix with Ja Rule, as despite essentially being a completely different song from the original, it's the most famous version, not to mention the contrast between Ja Rule's aggression and the fluttery, sugarcoated production built around samples of the Mary Jane Girls and Rick James seems likely to come off as disjointed to Todd.
    • "It's Been Awhile" by Staind: Todd has mentioned this song quite a few times as an example of bad early 2000s rock.
    • "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink: A super glossy, commercialized remake of a '70s classic attached to Moulin Rouge!.
    • "Loverboy" by Mariah Carey: Widely regarded to be the low point of Mariah's career, as he already touched upon in his Glitter review.
    • "My Baby" by Lil' Romeo: Not only was Romeo still a kid at the time of this song's release, the track got big due to nepotism, as he is the son of Master P.
    • "Never Had a Dream Come True" by S Club 7: Possibly unlikely because even though it's a very boring song to him, in a year he already hates so much, he at least likes the opening line and commends Jo's singing on it.
    • "Oochie Wally" by Nas and Bravehearts: Sadly one of Nas' biggest Billboard hits, emblematic of his brief Dork Age between Nastradamus and his comeback album at the end of the year, Stillmatic.
    • "Peaches & Cream" by 112: He'd likely criticize the awkward production and sexual metaphors.
    • "Pop" by *NSYNC: In his "Filthy" review, not only did he reaffirm his hatred of *NSYNC, he singled this out as their worst song. While it missed the year-end list, it still peaked in the top 20 that year.
    • "The Space Between" by Dave Matthews Band: A song derided for being the band's sellout moment, due to its post-grunge-influenced sound.
    • "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill: In the S Club 7 episode, he listed this among the several forgettable easy listening ballads that dominated the late '90s and early 2000s.
    • "This I Promise You" by *NSYNC: An *NSYNC ballad written by Richard Marx, hinted in the "Filthy" episode.
    • "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling: Like Nickelback, it missed the Year-End list because it appeared late on the charts, but it made the top 20 before the start of 2002.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2002:
    • "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson: Stated in the Song vs. Song podcast that the song itself is awful, but credits Kelly for doing a good job of selling it.
    • "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton: Todd considers "Ordinary Day" a major example of a White Chick with Piano ballad, and this signature hit of hers is of the same style.
    • "Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd
    • "Butterflies" by Michael Jackson: The King of Pop’s final song to reach the top 40 while he was still alive, lifted from the lukewarm-received Invincible album. While "You Rock My World" is still somewhat defended today, this track has not stood the test of time for most and could easily appear on the list due to being a disappointment by Michael Jackson standards.
    • "Escape" by Enrique Iglesias: He has previously compared this song to "Tonight (I'm F***ing You)" due to its lyrics.
    • "Gone" by *NSYNC
    • "Hands Clean" by Alanis Morissette: Todd does not like Alanis Morissette, even during her peak years, so it’s unlikely he’d have very warm feelings about this more radio-polished hit from her waning years of relevance.
    • "Hero" by Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott
    • "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback: While Todd has previously associated it with 2001, it was the #1 song of 2002.
    • "Just a Friend 2002" by Mario: Hinted in the "Break Up" Pop Song Review.
    • "My Sacrifice" by Creed
    • "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting: Todd hinted to not like this song in the "7 Years" Pop Song Review, specifically criticizing the vocals.
    • "Underneath Your Clothes" by Shakira: This is likely an example of what Todd would consider to be Shakira at her worst, "oversinging and questionable songwriting choices".
    • "Wasting My Time" by Default
    • "Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira: Todd used this song as a bad example of her work in the 0304 episode.
    • "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling: It came out in 2001, but didn't show up on the Year-End list until this year.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2003:
    • "21 Questions" by 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg
    • "Calling All Angels" by Train: Said that it was "written specifically to soundtrack TV promos on the Hallmark Channel" in the "Hey Soul Sister" review.
    • "Clocks" by Coldplay: While mostly well-regarded, Todd has made no secret of his dislike for Coldplay's pre-Viva La Vida material.
    • "Drift Away" by Uncle Kracker
    • "Flying Without Wings" by Ruben Studdard: In the "Never Had a Dream Come True" episode, it was revealed he absolutely loathed the original version by Westlife. It's highly unlikely Ruben's cover would sit much better for him.
    • "If You’re Not the One" by Daniel Bedingfield: It's likely Bedingfield's voice would grate on Todd, not helped by the song itself being a slow MOR ballad.
    • "In da Club" by 50 Cent
    • "In Those Jeans" by Ginuwine: The incredibly cheesy lyrics here seem likely to befuddle him.
    • "Intuition" by Jewel: Likely #1, due to how hard he went on it in his 0304 episode.
    • "Jenny from the Block" by Jennifer Lopez: Hinted in the "7 Rings" episode.
    • "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee: A one-hit wonder notorious for her weak singing voice, not to mention the song's beat being recycled from Sean Paul's "Get Busy" and Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go", both of which were also hit songs from 2003.
    • "P.I.M.P." by 50 Cent
    • "Right Thurr" by Chingy
    • "She Hates Me" by Puddle of Mudd
    • "This Is the Night" by Clay Aiken
    • “Wanksta” by 50 Cent
    • "Your Body Is a Wonderland" by John Mayer: Said in the "Tonight (I'm F***ing You)" review that he doesn't like this song.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2005:
    • “Baby I’m Back” by Baby Bash featuring Akon
    • “Back Then” by Mike Jones
    • "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney
    • "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent featuring Olivia: Not only does Todd not like 50 Cent, but he also referred to this song when describing his hatred of Scott Storch's production in the "Worst Hit Songs of 2004" video.
    • "Cater 2 U" by Destiny's Child: Namechecked as one of the Destiny's Child songs he detests in the "Worst Hit Songs of 2009" video.
    • “Chariot” by Gavin DeGraw
    • "Collide" by Howie Day
    • "Daughters" by John Mayer
    • “Disco Inferno” by 50 Cent
    • "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes: He reportedly dislikes the Pussycat Dolls, although it's likely Busta would improve the track for him as he partially rescued "Look at Me Now".
    • “Don’t Lie” by The Black Eyed Peas
    • "Get Right" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Fabolous
    • "Grind with Me" by Pretty Ricky
    • “I Don’t Want to Be” by Gavin DeGraw
    • “I’m Sprung” by T-Pain
    • "Inside Your Heaven" by Carrie Underwood: Stated in the Song vs. Song podcast that he thinks it's awful.
    • "Just a Lil Bit" by 50 Cent
    • "Just the Girl" by The Click Five: At the end of the "Tonight, Tonight" review, he implicitly called The Click Five a throw away act.
    • "Let Me Love You" by Mario
    • “Lonely” by Akon
    • "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas: Prior to "The Time (Dirty Bit)", Todd considered this the worst song the Peas ever released, practically assuring its inclusion.
    • "Over and Over" by Nelly featuring Tim McGraw: Originally hinted in the "Cruise (Remix)" episode, it missed Todd's countdown for 2004, but it's likely he hates it more now than he did back when he recorded that video in 2012, as in the "Old Town Road" episode, he called it the "forerunner to the modern, bland mono-genre" that has ruined pop music in recent years.
    • "Photograph" by Nickelback: An easy piece of Snark Bait for Todd to pick on, plus this was one of the songs Todd referred to when he said Nickelback got worse after "Someday" in the "Worst Hit Songs of 2004" video.
    • “Play” by David Banner
    • "Run It!" by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana: As Chris Brown's breakthrough single, its inclusion is all but guaranteed.
    • "Scars" by Papa Roach
    • "Speed of Sound" by Coldplay: Referred to this song when discussing how he previously detested Coldplay prior to Viva La Vida in the "Something Just Like This" episode.
    • “Wait (The Whisper Song)” by Ying Yang Twins: Said in the "Tonight (I'm F***ing You)" review that he doesn't like this song.

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2006:
    • "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
    • “Beep” by Pussycat Dolls featuring will.i.am
    • “Bossy” by Kelis featuring Too $hort
    • “Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg
    • "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs
    • “Far Away” by Nickelback
    • “For You I Will (Confidence)” by Teddy Geiger: Todd stated that he HATED Geiger in the "What Do You Mean? vs. Stitches" review.
    • "Gimme That" by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne
    • “Grillz” by Nelly featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp
    • “Hate Me” by Blue October
    • “I Know You See It” by Yung Joc
    • “I Think They Like Me” by Dem Franchize Boyz featuring Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow
    • “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper)” by T-Pain featuring Mike Jones
    • “It’s Goin’ Down” by Yung Joc featuring Nitti
    • “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood
    • "Laffy Taffy" by D4L
    • “Lean wit It, Rock wit It” by Dem Franchize Boyz
    • "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder: One of his least favorite songs of all time.
    • "London Bridge" by Fergie
    • "Me & U" by Cassie
    • “Ms. New Booty” by Bubba Sparxxx ft. Ying Yang Twins & Mr. Collipark
    • "Pullin' Me Back" by Chingy featuring Tyrese
    • “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas
    • "Savin' Me" by Nickelback: One of the songs Todd referred to when he said Nickelback got worse after "Someday" in the "Worst Hit Songs of 2004" video.
    • "Say Goodbye" by Chris Brown
    • "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland: Despite Todd declaring that the song was JT's coronation as the new "King of Pop", he called it a "completely awful, unlistenable abomination of nature".
    • "Shake That" by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg
    • "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane featuring Yung Joc
    • "Smack That" by Akon featuring Eminem
    • “Stay Fly” by Three 6 Mafia featuring Young Buck and 8Ball & MJG
    • "Stickwitu" by Pussycat Dolls
    • “There It Go! (The Whistle Song)” by Juelz Santana
    • "Unfaithful" by Rihanna
    • “Upside Down” by Jack Johnson: While this song missed the top 20 and the year-end list, Todd could make an exception to reaffirm his hatred for Jack Johnson.
    • "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer
    • “What’s Left of Me” by Nick Lachey
    • "When You're Mad" by Ne-Yo: A very blatantly #rapey song.
    • "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" by Chris Brown
    • "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2007:
    • "2 Step" and/or "Walk It Out" by Unk
    • "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris
    • "Ayo Technology" by 50 Cent featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
    • "Beautiful Liar" by Beyoncé and Shakira: Namechecked as one of the 2000s-era Beyoncé songs he detests in the "Worst Hit Songs of 2009" video.
    • "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood: Claimed to be one of his least favorite songs in his FAQ.
    • "Better Than Me" by Hinder: Aside from loathing "Lips of an Angel", Todd claimed in his FAQ that he actually considered this band to be worse than Nickelback.
    • "Bubbly" by Colbie Calliat
    • “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” by T-Pain featuring Yung Joc
    • "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em: In the "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" review, he calls "Crank That" one of the worst songs ever, all but assuring that it would reach #1.
    • "Cyclone" by Baby Bash featuring T-Pain
    • “Fergalicious” by Fergie featuring will.i.am
    • "Get It Shawty" by Lloyd
    • "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
    • “Home” by Daughtry”
    • "I Wanna Fuck You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg: Hinted in the “Tonight (I’m Fucking You)” episode.
    • "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback: Claimed to be one of his least favorite songs in his FAQ.
    • “I’m a Flirt” by R. Kelly featuring T-Pain & T.I.: Another R. Kelly song that’s aged poorly.
    • “It’s Not Over” by Daughtry
    • "Kiss Kiss" by Chris Brown featuring T-Pain
    • “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama
    • "No One" by Alicia Keys: Hinted at in the "Girl on Fire" episode.
    • “Pop, Lock & Drop It” by Huey
    • "Rockstar" by Nickelback
    • "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" by Fall Out Boy: Hinted at when discussing "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" in the "Worst Hit Songs of 2013" video.
    • "This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims: Hinted in the "Hey Soul Sister" review.
    • “Throw Some D’s” by Rich Boy featuring Polow da Don
    • "Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5: Although Todd thinks Maroon 5 were mostly okay during their early years, he hinted this to be one of their worst songs in his “Girls Like You” review. While it missed the Year-End list, it peaked at #19 in October.
    • “We Fly High” by Jim Jones
    • "Wind It Up" by Gwen Stefani: Hinted in the "7 Rings" episode.
    • "You" by Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne

  • Worst Hit Songs of 2008:
    • "7 Things" by Miley Cyrus
    • "A Milli" by Lil Wayne: Reportedly one of his least favorite songs ever.
    • "Beat It" by Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer: While it missed the Year-End list, it peaked at #19.
    • “Can’t Believe It” by T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne
    • “Feels Like Tonight” by Daughtry
    • “Get Like Me” by David Banner featuring Chris Brown
    • “Got Money” by Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain
    • "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry: Has mentioned his disdain for this song many times.
    • “In Love with a Girl” by Gavin DeGraw
    • “In the Ayer” by Flo Rida featuring will.i.am: An unholy marriage between one of Todd's least favourite rappers with one of will.i.am's worst productions.
    • “Into the Night” by Santana featuring Chad Kroeger
    • "Leavin'" by Jesse McCartney
    • “Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)” by Three 6 Mafia featuring Project Pat, Yung D and SuperPower: Todd implied that he dislikes this song in his “Walking in Memphis” review.
    • “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne
    • "Love Remains the Same" by Gavin Rossdale
    • “Low” by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
    • "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.: He hinted to dislike M.I.A. in the "Alejandro" review.
    • "Realize" by Colbie Calliat
    • "Say" by John Mayer
    • "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus
    • “Shawty Get Loose” by Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain
    • "Sorry" by Buckcherry
    • "Stop and Stare" by OneRepublic
    • “The Boss” by Rick Ross featuring T-Pain
    • “The Time of My Life” by David Cook
    • “What About Now” by Daughtry
    • “Whatever You Like” by T.I.: Todd has mentioned his disdain for this song many times.
    • "When I Grow Up" by Pussycat Dolls
    • "With You" by Chris Brown

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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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