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This is a special sub-page for all of the predictions for future Top Ten lists that are neither Year-End lists nor Worst Hit Songs of Random Year lists.

Bear in mind that Todd's picks on his Top 10 lists are subjective.

Guesses for new top 10 list concepts

  • 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
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    • "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
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    • "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
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    • "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
    • "Pass Out" by Chris Brown ft. Eva Simons sampling "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz sampling "Valerie" by Steve Winwood
    • "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: Todd said that the "The Time" parts and the "Dirty Bit" parts don't fit together (neither on a musical nor lyrical level), and pointed out that the Peas didn't even get the lyrics right.
    • "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: Todd thought the sample sounded "like complete crap". He also pointed out that it was irrelevant, and likely only included to leech off of the popularity of "Take on Me".
    • "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: Todd thinks the sample failed to add a new twist on "Baby Got Back", so it essentially amounted to stealing someone else's work. He also doesn't understand why Mix's voice is sampled at all — Nicki trying to impress a one-hit wonder from 22 years ago makes no sense to him.
    • "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: Todd said that the chorus sounded like a really bad Black Eyed Peas song and was very anticlimactic after all the build-up in the pre-chorus. However, while he seems to think sampling "I'm Too Sexy" was an odd choice, he said he wished it had sampled more of it because "that song's fun". With that said, Taylor was probably going for "intimidating" and not "fun", so that likely wouldn't fit the tone of the song.
    • "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
    • "ME!" by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco sampling "One of These Things" from Sesame Street

  • 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/Vocals
    • 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
    • SZA in "What Lovers Do" by Maroon 5: Even though Todd said he liked SZA, he states that Adam Levine dragged her down in this song.
    • Taylor Swift in "I Don't Want to Live Forever" by Zayn Malik
    • Chris Brown in "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky
    • Everyone who contributed a line in "Earth" by Lil Dicky: Every line not sung by Lil Dicky is basically a cringeworthy punchline.
    • Brendon Urie in "ME!" by Taylor Swift

  • 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
    • Any cover by The Countdown Singers
    • Dream Theater covering "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden
    • Duran Duran covering "911 Is a Joke" by Public Enemy
    • Dynamite Hack covering "Boyz-n-the-Hood" by N.W.A.
    • Eric Clapton covering "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley
    • Falling in Reverse covering "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
    • 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
    • Kanye West covering "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen at Glastonbury 2015
    • 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.
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers covering "I Found Out" by John Lennon
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Bucks Fizz: In the Song vs. Song podcast, he said they're an awful band that sounded like ABBA if they had continued into the '80s and gotten far worse (which says a lot, considering he already dislikes ABBA).
    • 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". If Todd ever makes this list, expect them to show up in one of the high spots.
      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: Todd thinks she's a pretty bad artist who doesn't have a great voice, and lacks both charisma and a personality.
    • 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: Todd has called him a singer who adds nothing to a song. In the "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" review, he said that he was sick of his Latin Lover shtick. However, he hated his attempt to sound more aggressive in "Tonight...".
    • 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: Todd went as far as calling the band worse than Nickelback in his FAQ, and he has said that "Lips of an Angel" was one of his least favourite songs of all time.
    • 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", which is saying a lot considering his dislike of Maroon 5. If Todd ever makes this list, expect to see Imagine Dragons in one of the high positions.
    • 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, and he already dislikes Derulo. His best chance of avoiding the list is probably his lack of relevance.
    • 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.
    • Lewis Capaldi: Todd hates "Someone You Loved" and thinks Capaldi is terrible at both singing and songwriting.
    • Lil Dicky: Todd basically called him an unfunny version of Andy Samberg. He thrashed both "Freaky Friday" and "Earth", and wasn't particularly impressed by Dicky's earlier material (though he did note that "there was some sign early in Dicky's career that he was going to be an actual rapper who happened to be funny"). To make matters worse, Todd suspects that a lot of Dicky's success comes from AstroTurf.
    • 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. While their career wasn't that long and they're pretty much forgotten as of 2019, the combination of annoying party songs and nepotism may be enough to get them a low spot on the list. However, it's also possible Todd is now nostalgic about "Party Rock Anthem" as he initially predicted, especially since pop music has become so downbeat and depressing in recent times, in contrast to the mindless fun LMFAO brought to the genre.
    • Lukas Graham: Todd has only reviewed one song of theirs, but it's safe to say that they made a terrible impression. He hated "7 Years" to the point of naming it the #1 worst hit of 2016, and thinks their frontman comes across as an egomaniac.
    • 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: Todd summed up his music as "ranging from the forgettably terrible to the terribly forgettable". It doesn't help that he's responsible for "Break Up", which Todd hated and named the #2 worst hit of 2009. However, he has a good chance of missing the list because he hasn't really done anything noteworthy in years and wasn't bad in a memorable way.
    • 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. If Todd ever makes this list, Maroon 5 will probably make a high position.
    • 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 second album. On the other hand, Todd did give her somewhat of a pass because she at least has a vision, and most of her music is upbeat.
    • Miley Cyrus: Possibly unlikely. While he's not a fan of her, he doesn't seem to hate her that much either — she's only made one Worst list (with "The Climb" at #10 in 2009). In the 2015 list, he said that at least she has a vision, unlike Selena Gomez. And in the 2018 list, he said that at she at least has a powerful voice while comparing her to Camila Cabello. Overall, Selena and Camila seem more likely to make the list.
    • 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. Expect to see them in a high position if Todd ever makes this list.
    • *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. This tweet from late 2019 reaffirms Todd's hate for the band ("when I say there's no equivalent to Simple Plan, I mean that there's no one who sucked as much").
    • 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 was once a BEP apologist (mostly defending their pre-Fergie songs, but also a few of the Fergie-era ones), but he has soured on them and gone back on his statement that he liked some of their songs. In the "The Time (Dirty Bit)" review, he said that while he thinks their early work is better, it's not that different from the rest, and it ended up kind of looking like a pose. In the "Look What You Made Me Do" review, he said that their music ranges from middling to really bad, and called will.i.am's sound annoying, vapid and musically incoherent. Even back when he defended the Fergie-era lineup, he thought they were stupid.
    • 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, Producers, and Record Executives note 
    • Bangladesh: AKA, the guy who produced "Break Up" and "Diva" — Todd's #2 and #1 worst hits of 2009.
    • Bernie Rhodes: His meddling made Cut the Crap sound much worse than it had to. In the Trainwreckords episode, Todd made it clear that he is not willing to give Rhodes a pass just because he was important to The Clash's previous success.
    • 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 the Sell-Out, Max Martin is responsible for several Pop Song Chord songs making the Top 10 in the last 25 years. 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
    • Lou Pearlman: His 2016 death will not likely spare him any ire for his shady business practices, which landed him in federal prison.
    • 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.
    • Scooter Braun: He was partly responsible for Justin Bieber's ascension to mainstream consciousness.
    • 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 
    • "1-800-273-8255" by Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid: "Who can relate? Woo!"
    • "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.
    • "Back in Time" by Pitbull: "Don't you know that I don't give a NUMBER TWOOOOOOO?!" (or various others)
    • "Bedrock" by Young Money ft Lloyd: A few different ones, mainly "GROCERY BAG"
      • "And I got her...grocery bag" confirmed.
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.: Various lines
      • "What rhymes with hug me" confirmed.
    • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor: Various lines, but most notably "We'll never see your family more than mine" 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."
    • "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"
    • "Earth" by Lil Dicky: "We forgive you, Germany!"
    • "Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber: "Shawty is a eenie meenie miney mo lover"
    • "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."
    • "From a Distance" by Bette Midler: Various lines. Todd found its "God lets terrible things happen because He is watching from a distance and can't see them" message horrifying because it just made it sound like God is completely apathetic about us.
    • "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"
    • "Hey Soul Sister" by Train: Various lines, but most notably the bridge stands out ("The way you can cut a rug/Watching you is the only drug I need/So gangsta, I'm so thug").
    • "I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown & Lil Wayne: Several, but especially "I transform smaller & she puts me in her pants"
    • "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas: Either the endless repetitions of "Imma be" (which is easy to mishear as "I'm a bee"), or "I'mma be ya bank, I'll be loaning out semen".
    • "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri: The cheesy "You're gonna catch a cold/From the ice inside your soul" or "And who do you think you are?/Runnin' 'round leaving scars/Collecting your jar of hearts/And tearing love apart".
    • "Jealous" by Nick Jonas: "It's my right to be hellish / I still get jealous"
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: Various lines. The most likely candidate seems to be "I might mess around and get my college degree". Todd might also choose the awkward bragging about sex ("Meet a really nice girl, have some really nice sex/And she's gonna scream out: 'This is Great'") or "Turn the TV on, throw my hand in my pants", as he thinks Bruno shoehorned in the mentions of his genitals in a (failed) attempt to make the song sound less childish.
    • "Little Things" by One Direction: Various lines
    • "Loyal" by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga: "Just got rich/ Took a broke nigga's bitch"
    • "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor: "Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on"
      • Confirmed.
    • "My First Kiss" by 3OH!3 ft. Ke$ha: "My first kiss went a little like this [kiss] And twist. [kiss kiss] And twist." Todd found the kissing noises gross, and thinks the artists bragging about their first kiss makes it sound like they're in middle school.
    • "Never Be the Same" by Camila Cabello: The pre-chorus, with Todd singling out the way Camila says heroin as "hero-ween" to try and force a rhyme as the worst two seconds of pop music in 2018...before he subsequently changed it to "Freaky Friday"'s "controversial past" line.
    • "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus: "I'm noddin' my head yeah/ I'm movin' my hips like yeah"
    • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara: No lines in particular stand out; however, Todd does call the song out on its (mis)use of the "Millennial Whoop".
    • "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta ft. Akon: "Damn, you's a sexy bitch, a sexy bitch / Damn, you's a sexy bitch, damn, girl!"
    • "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.
      • The bridge is jossed. Todd felt that he'd have to include the whole thing if he included any of it, and he wanted to keep it punchy.
    • "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: "You look so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear"
      • Confirmed.
    • "Slow Hands" by Niall Horan: "Slow hands like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry". These lines got the song a dishonorable mention on his Worst of 2017 list.
    • "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"
    • "Talk Dirty" by Jason DeRulo: (in bad Asian accent) "What?! I don't understand"
    • "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"
    • "Tonight, Tonight" by Hot Chell Rae: "Even the white kids"
    • "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).
    • "Trumpets" by Jason DeRulo: "Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?"
    • "Whistle" by Flo Rida: Various lines
    • “Why” by Jadakiss: “Why did Kobe have to hit that raw? Why'd he kiss that whore?”. This line disgusted Todd, as “that whore” refers to Kobe’s alleged rape victim.
    • "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. He singled out "You know what to do with that big, fat butt", "Go ahead and go ham sammich" and "Schwing" when he talked about that. "Just a little bittle" could also qualify for neither rhyming nor being a word.

  • 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.
    • Lauryn Hill: He described her acclaimed debut as "fierce, thoughtful, inspiring", and said she was a great performer when she had a good night. However, she has a bad habit of showing up late to concerts, and Todd was baffled that despite this, she didn't postpone her MTV Unplugged 2.0 performance after blowing her voice out in a rehearsal the night before. He called the recording of this concert one of the worst albums ever made — the songs are unfinished and sound the same, she sang and played badly, and the songs are intercut with disjointed rambling about her performance being "real" because "reality is good", which Todd felt was merely a pretentious excuse for her poor performance. Then she never released another album. If Todd puts Lauryn on the list, he'll probably be sympathetic towards her because many of her behaviours can be attributed to her emotional issues, and he criticized her record company for releasing the Unplugged 2.0 album to squeeze more money out of her. However, he also admitted that he felt insulted by her personally when he listened to the album.
    • 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.
    • Panic! at the Disco: Todd liked their earlier work, but he states that frontman Brendon Urie is seemingly undergoing "Adam Levine-ization", with their comeback single "High Hopes" making Todd's dishonorable mentions for 2018, and Todd thoroughly trashes his guest vocals in Taylor Swift's "ME!".
    • 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 partly 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 Clash: He praised them in the Cut the Crap episode, and it helps that Todd appreciates punk in general.
    • 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. Prior to "The Night Chicago Died", it would likely be #1.
    • "Laffy Taffy" by D4L
    • "Mickey" by Toni Basil: Despite Todd admitting that Toni did pretty well for herself, he still hated the song.
    • "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
    • "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals

  • Todd's Top Ten Worst "I'm Back, Bitch" Singles:
    • "2 Legit 2 Quit" by MC Hammer: Todd referred to this as an example of the "I'm Back, Bitch" single failing in the "ME!" Pop Song Review.
    • "American Life" by Madonna: It's more or less about nothing to him, aside from some extremely tepid commentary on show business. In particular, Todd said that Madonna's attempt at critiquing her world of shallow luxuries was so shallow that she may as well be bragging. On the other hand, he may disqualify it because it at least tried to be about something else than "I'm Madonna! Look at how awesome and important I am!" even if the execution left a lot to be desired. It could still be a dishonorable mention, though.
    • "Bad Boy for Life" by P. Diddy, Black Rob & Mark Curry: Its only subject matter is trying to reaffirm Bad Boy Records' supremacy after people began questioning their staying power. Considering nearly the entire label's classic arsenal of rappers was gone by then, it didn't exactly turn out well for Diddy and company.
    • "Believer" by Imagine Dragons: It's one of his least favorite songs by one of his least favorite bands.
    • "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas: While it was a commercial success, Todd hates this song.
    • "Can't Be Tamed" by Miley Cyrus: Todd referred to this as an example of the "I'm Back, Bitch" single failing in the "ME!" Pop Song Review.
    • "D'You Know What I Mean?" by Oasis: He compared it to "Filthy" (which he hated) in the Trainwreckords episode for Be Here Now. "It's the same kind of dumb, overbearing, empty lead-off single you release when you're too big to care or try anymore."
    • "Disco Inferno" by 50 Cent: Not only does Todd dislike Fiddy in general, this aimless club jam kicked off an album cycle that threw the rapper's career into question, despite its commercial success.
    • "Discothèque" by U2: Todd called this U2's "I'm Back, Bitch" single on Twitter and the Song vs. Song podcast.
    • "Filthy" by Justin Timberlake: This would likely be #1, due to how high it was on Todd's Worst list for 2018 and the fact that Todd predicts it to be a career-killing song for Justin.
    • "I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz: As Chris Brown's first hit since domestically abusing Rihanna, this big, raucous single (complete with a looping "WAH-WAH" sound effect that in hindsight isn't too different from the mechanical noises in Justin Timberlake's "Filthy") served no purpose except to reaffirm his greatness as if the scandal never happened. Although Lil Wayne's guest spot distracts from the focus on Chris, the track arguably serves as an "I'm Back, Bitch" single for him as well, as he was at the height of his popularity when it came out.
    • "Jenny from the Block" by Jennifer Lopez: Hinted in the "7 Rings" and MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 episodes. Its theme of J.Lo trying to affirm her humble roots is ultimately nothing more than a perpetuation of her brand, which had already been clumsily based around said theme for some time.
    • "Just Lose It" by Eminem: This was Todd's Worst Hit Song of 2004. He said it was the first Eminem track that was as bad as Insane Clown Posse.
    • "London Bridge" by Fergie: Although this was her first single as a solo act, she had already become one of the biggest and most recognizable pop stars through the Black Eyed Peas by this point. With a nonsensical title metaphor, self-indulgent lyrics, and production that's literally just a bunch of tuneless noises threaded into a giant-sounding track, this captures the exact effect that the "I'm Back, Bitch" single is intending for. Similar to Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack", the song was hugely successful in its mission, but that doesn't mean Todd likes it.
    • "ME!" by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco: Todd found this track to be extremely flavorless and felt it could have ended Taylor's career had it not been for its attention-stirring followup.
    • "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor: It's about nothing except Meghan bragging about how good she feels and how awesome and successful she is. It probably doesn't qualify because it was the second single from its album, but it could still make a dishonorable mention because it's otherwise similar to "I'm Back, Bitch" singles. It doesn't help the song that Todd thinks Meghan is annoying when she's cocky, and the chorus is reminiscent of a will.i.am song.
    • "M.I.L.F. $" by Fergie: This was also a big sounding, self-promoting comeback single for Fergie, but since she was already a borderline has-been by 2016, it probably doesn't fit the "I'm Back, Bitch" definition as neatly as "London Bridge" does. Regardless, whereas "London Bridge" affirmed Fergie as one of the biggest pop stars in the world during the album cycle for The Duchess, "M.I.L.F. $", much like "Filthy", destroyed whatever remained of her career in the aftermath of its extremely negative reception from the public.
    • "Nastradamus" by Nas: This song was hastily released in the midst of Nas' declining clout in the New York rap scene against Jay-Z and a leaking fiasco that badly interfered with the production of his third album I Am..., which came out to relatively lukewarm reception and prompted him to put out a whole new record in the same year. Having already donned the Escobar alter ego, Nas reintroduced himself yet again as Nastradamus to coincide with the Y2K scare. Like the phenomenon it was inspired by, Nastradamus and his corresponding album of the same name turned out to be all hype and no substance. The record is, hands down, the worst-received entry in Nas' whole discography, and it would take the success of Stillmatic, spearheaded by the Jay-Z diss track "Ether" (a response to "Takeover"), to put his career back on track.
    • "Roar" by Katy Perry: He may consider it this type of song simply because it's completely pointless to him.
    • "Rockstar" by Post Malone: Although Post Malone wasn't quite at his peak yet before releasing this song, he was certainly on the rise, and this leadoff single to Beerbongs & Bentleys immediately established him as one of the biggest music stars in the world. While it missed Todd's Worst list for 2017, he has called it "garbage" in hindsight and even stated that it "managed to rock less than Nickelback's 'Rockstar'." It could easily make this list by virtue of representing how 2017 was such a dull and dreary year for pop music than even an "I'm Back, Bitch" single that year had to have a mellow drone to its tone.
    • "Rudebox" by Robbie Williams: Although Robbie Williams never had a top 40 hit in America, he's undoubtedly one of the biggest singers in the world overseas. He already had another "I'm Back, Bitch" single six years earlier with "Rock DJ", which became a career highlight that saw him at the height of his powers. This, however, was universally panned due to its jumbled, bloated mix of old school hip hop and electropop, as well as its cringey, incoherent lyrics. If "Rock DJ" was Robbie's equivalent of "SexyBack", "Rudebox" was definitely his "Filthy", which it stylistically resembles in more than a few ways. His career ultimately survived, but this song definitely killed his claim to arrogance, which was so cornerstone to the enterprise he built for himself previously.
    • "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake: Todd said he hated this song in the "Filthy" Pop Song Review.
    • "Show Me What You Got" by Jay-Z: This was Hov's comeback single after his brief "retirement" in the mid-2000s. Although he eventually reaffirmed his megastar status with American Gangster and The Blueprint 3, the public wasn't exactly receptive to this big ball of hype free of substance. Its parent album, Kingdom Come, is widely regarded as one of the worst in Jay-Z's discography and could have ended his career had he continued down the same road.
    • "The Time (Dirty Bit)" by the Black Eyed Peas: It's possible Todd would tie this with "Boom Boom Pow", as both songs were #4 on his Worst list for their respective year.
    • "Welcome Back" by Mase: It's a bit debatable whether or not this counts because Double Up would have probably killed his career had he not gone on hiatus and become a Christian minister immediately after its release, but he certainly treated this song as if he was still as important as he was in 1998. Its followup, "Breathe, Stretch, Shake", was also a big, empty single about absolutely nothing except him being back, so it could possibly get a dishonorable mention.
    • "Where the Hood At?" by DMX: The song is pretty much every hollow cliché about DMX bundled into one, notable only for its frightfully homophobic first verse. Its title is only vaguely about anything at all, and the song itself is pretty much just boasts and barks over a loud, stomping beat with lots of trumpets. While the song is implied to be a diss towards Ja Rule, the lyrics aren't explicitly directed towards any single individual. Although "Party Up (Up in Here)" was DMX's only real pop smash, he had been a titanic figure in the hip hop industry as a whole since It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, consistently topping the Billboard 200 with every new album. Whereas his early material showcased a lot of spiritual depth beneath his hardcore exterior, this song was pretty much the pinnacle of his gradual Flanderization into just another loudmouthed gangsta rapper known for exaggerated macho posturing and nothing else.
    • "Without You" by Van Halen: He may consider it this type of single due to being big, overlong, and lyrically incoherent, in which case it would be a near-guaranteed #1, as he called it one of the worst songs he's ever heard.
    • "Young and Menace" by Fall Out Boy: As reluctant as Todd may feel about bashing Fall Out Boy again after the backlash he got for putting them on his Worst list for 2013, even most of their diehard fans consider this a bad song.

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst Christmas Songs
    • Bumper music:
      • "Christmas Is Pain" by Roy Zimmerman
      • "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues: The lines "You scumbag/You maggot/You cheap lousy faggot/Happy Christmas your arse/I pray God/It's our last" would sum up Todd's feelings about these songs.
      • "Fuck Christmas" by Fear
      • "If We Make It Through December" by Merle Haggard: These songs certainly won't make it easier for Todd to make it through December.
      • "It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas" by Pet Shop Boys: The opening line "Christmas is not all it's cracked up to be" is kind of appropriate. The narrator also complains about the lack of White Christmases, and asks, "Bing Crosby, are you listening to me?".
      • "Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" by All Time Low: "So I wrote you a song/Hope that you sing along/And it goes,/'Merry Christmas, kiss my ass!'" feels like something Todd might want to say to the artists behind these "masterpieces".
    • "A Day to Celebrate" by Princess Leia: The closing song from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
    • "Baby, It's Cold Outside": Todd has said that even though it can be argued that the woman is looking for an excuse to stay, there's still a bullying tone to it. He later reaffirmed his dislike of it by retweeting a tweet that responded to a cover that tried to fix the song by saying that maybe it’s better to just let it die. The next day, he made his own tweet saying he thinks the song is dead. This seems to suggest that he doesn’t even think there’s anything worth salvaging in the song (but it could also indicate a general “we should ditch problematic works instead of trying to fix them” attitude).
    • "The Christmas Shoes" by NewSong: Todd has called it "the bleakest, most soul-crushingly nihilistic song I've ever heard". Probably a strong candidate for #1.
    • "Funky, Funky Xmas" by New Kids on the Block
    • "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid: A Charity Motivation Song, which isn't exactly his favourite genre. Though he might think at least one of the three re-recordings is worse than the original.
    • "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Elmo & Patsy: In the One Hit Wonderland episode about it, he said it might be his least-favorite Christmas song of all time (though that was years before his "The Christmas Shoes" tweet). Another potential #1.
    • "Grandma's Homemade Christmas Card" by Merle Haggard: Todd has described it as album filler. He may also hate it for making Randy Brooks decide to write "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".
    • "Jingle Bells" by The Singing Dogs. While Todd didn't explicitly say that he hates this version of the song, he did mention that it often appears on lists of most-hated Christmas songs of all time.
    • "Little Drummer Boy": He called it "possibly the dreariest, most unmodernizable Christmas song of all time" (except for "Twelve Days of Christmas") in the "Mistletoe" review.
    • "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber: Todd has given it a very negative review.
    • "Nuttin' for Christmas" by Smash Mouth featuring Rosie O'Donnell: While it's possible Todd would consider the song a breath of fresh air for its slightly more cynical take on the holiday season, this version in particular would probably seem like a horrible idea to him.
    • "Santa Baby" by Madonna: Due to the way in which she performs it, Todd could feel it's loaded with Unfortunate Implications.
    • "Santa Claus Is Watchin' You" by Ray Stevens
    • "Twelve Days of Christmas": In the "Mistletoe" review, he suggests that he thinks it's very dreary.
    • "Wrap Rap" by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • "Wonderful Christmastime" by Paul McCartney
    • Various novelty songs. Todd thinks Christmas music in general suffers from overplay. That's particularly problematic for novelty songs, as there may not be much to them once the novelty wears off, and Todd is likely to think many of them have stupid concepts in the first place. It doesn't help that some of them are sung by children, which he may find grating.

  • Top 10 Worst Attempts at Social Commentary:
    • "1-800-273-8255" by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid: The "who can relate, woo!" line pretty much undoes all the sincerity of what Logic's trying to lend a hand to.
    • "15 Minutes of Fame" by Daze: It's obscure and wasn't a hit, but if Todd ever discovers this, he'll surely be appalled by how awkwardly it tries to comment on the world's obsession with trash television at the time (they were a bubblegum eurodance group who specifically changed their aesthetic to avoid being compared to Aqua).
    • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham: During his scathing review, Todd went on the song's Genius page, where the writer's annotations of his own lyrics confirm that "he does, in fact, genuinely believe that he is dropping truth bombs all over the place". Needless to say, Todd was unimpressed.
    • "911 Is a Joke" by Duran Duran: A cover of a very gritty and politically charged song by Public Enemy, it's not only suddenly in the hands of a white band famous primarily for being MTV heartthrobs, but it also strips the piece of its tone with jovial, Beck-inspired production and obviously half-serious rapping by Simon Le Bon.
    • "Adam Lives in Theory" by Lauryn Hill: Todd singled out the "Eve was so naive, blinded by the pride and greed/Wanting to be intellectual/Drifting from the way she got turned down one day/And now she thinks that she's bisexual" lines for sounding rather unfortunate, even though he says that maybe it's not what it sounds like. It doesn't help that the rest of the song is an excessively long, heavy-handed allegory about Adam and Eve.
    • "A Different Beat" by Boyzone: He cited this as an example of a bad environmental song from the '80s and '90s in the "Earth" Pop Song Review.
    • "Accidental Racist" by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J: Todd's review of this with The Rap Critic explained thoroughly how the song fails miserably to address racism and the Confederate flag controversy in the South and that it very much lives up to its title.
    • "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor: While Todd doesn't mind the music itself, he considers its body-positivity message to be horribly back-handed and overly male-dependent.
    • "America" by Jewel: According to Todd, the lyrics just kinda give up halfway through. He singles out the "We are getting tanned in America, we love Spam in America, Polanski's banned from America..." lines. It doesn't help that he generally finds Jewel's jabs at superficiality unimpressive.
    • "American Life" by Madonna: He called it a shallow critique of shallowness.
    • "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins: This was around the time Phil Collins was delving full-on into dull adult contemporary music, and its glurgy story about a homeless woman asking for help, juxtaposed with a chorus guilting the audience, is nothing short of preachy.
    • Any song by Tom MacDonald: Like Hopsin, this rapper is only virally famous, but his understanding of racism is so defensive and so self-centered that he's pretty much guaranteed to offend Todd. While "Whiteboy" is his most infamous track, his other singles are no less misguided.
    • "Ballot or the Bullet" by Van Halen: It's from one of his most hated albums ever, and he stated this song is "vague power-to-the-people crap" that stands for nothing, specifically criticizing Van Halen's ignorance of the title's origins.
    • "The Christmas Shoes" by NewSong: It tries to have a message about charity and the True Meaning of Christmas, but Todd found it glurgey to the point of calling it "the bleakest, most soul-crushingly nihilistic song I've ever heard".
    • "Don't Call Me Angel" by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey: Todd thought it was nominally empowering, but mostly about being attracted to guys. He also mentioned that being called "angel" probably isn't a big concern in most women's lives, and found some of the lyrics confusing.
    • "Drowning" by Hootie and The Blowfish: While Todd has said that its statement (blasting the Confederate flag) was brave for a '90s song, he thinks the song itself blows.
    • "Earth" by Lil Dicky: He gave this environmental awareness song a very negative review for multiple reasons: Not only do the animal jokes fail to be funny, the gross-out ones actively undermine the Green Aesop by portraying animals as stupid and disgusting, which doesn't exactly motivate the listener to save their home. The "We forgive you, Germany!" line is out of place and tasteless. Lil Dicky's freestyle feels like "a kid bullshitting through a presentation on a book he didn't read" and features gratuitous sexual content. It doesn't help that the song sounds like bad environmental songs from the '80s and '90s, and has uninspired lyrics like "We love the Earth, it is our home". On top of that, Todd mentioned that it wasn't even a good way to raise money for charity because people don't spend much money on music nowadays and the song plummeted on the charts quickly, so the animators' salary probably ate up most — if not all — of the revenue anyway.
    • "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney feat. Stevie Wonder: Todd has said he hates this song, which most people consider a huge letdown considering the pedigree of its two performers.
    • "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens: Consider the fact that the same guy who recorded this fluffy pro-diversity peace song also released a song called "Ahab the Arab" and was later known for his off-color views on immigration.
    • "Flatline" by B.o.B.: He mentioned how horrified he was that there are still people who believe Earth is flat when discussing this.
    • "Fly" by Hopsin: It wasn't a real hit, but it did get viral infamy for its embarrassingly surface-level commentary on the establishment. Also, some of Hopsin's other songs contain lyrics with very #problematic comments about women and Asians.
    • "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky: Might qualify for such a list due to Lil-Dicky-in-Chris-Brown's-body wondering if he can say the N word, and Chris-Brown-in-Lil-Dicky's-body's infamous "Ain’t nobody judging 'cause I’m black or my controversial past" line.
    • "From a Distance" by Bette Midler: Todd thinks the song just makes it sound like God neither knows nor cares about our problems.
    • "How Many Say I" by Van Halen: This laughable final track off Van Halen III sees Eddie himself singing a glurgy piano ballad about society's ignorance of world injustice. Todd called it the "most embarrassing thing" that Eddie had ever done.
    • "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback: Nickelback's spectacularly non-specific, crowd-pleasing, inoffensive attempt to make a protest song.
    • "I Find It Hard to Say (Rebel)" by Lauryn Hill: Todd has already discussed thoroughly how much he can't stand MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 in the Trainwreckords episode covering it. He specifically said this track isn't going to inspire anything in people except to "get their latte somewhere else."
    • "Illegal Alien" by Genesis: Phil Collins addresses the troubles of disenfranchised immigrants with a goofy fake accent that may as well be a mockery of racial minorities.
    • "Intuition" by Jewel: Todd thinks it's a heinous song and finds Jewel's jabs at superficiality unimpressive. He also criticized the music video — he felt that the sensationalist images of Jewel (intended to spoof commercials) were just normal commercialization with a slapped-on "it's satirical" excuse she could pull when she was accused of selling out. On top of that, he has mocked the hypocrisy of this anti-consumerism song being used in a $70 million advertising campaign for Schick razors.
    • "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene: Todd will probably dislike its message that women can only be "complete" and live fulfilling lives if they get married and have children. It doesn't help that the narrator tells the "discontented mother and regimented wife" to be happy about her bad and possibly abusive marriage. Todd may give it an unfavourable comparison to "Dear Future Husband" — INBTM is even more old-fashioned, clearly sincere (it can be argued that DFH is tongue-in-cheek), and a White Chick With Piano ballad he'll probably find boring (at least DFH is upbeat).
    • "Miracles" by Insane Clown Posse: It tries to encourage the listener to take time to look at the world and appreciate the things that life has to offer, but it's hard to take seriously because of the ridiculous lyrics. Todd named the infamous "Fucking magnets, how do they work?" line one of the top 10 iconic bad lines of the decade, and the following "and I don’t want to talk to a scientist, y’all motherfuckers lyin', and gettin' me pissed" is unlikely to improve his opinion on the song.
    • "Politically Correct" by SR-71: Todd called it the "Accidental Racist" of punk in the One Hit Wonderland episode on "Right Now".
    • "Spectacular" by Kiely Williams: It's about a woman who binge drinks, has (most likely unprotected) sex with a stranger, blacks out and decides she'd do it again "if he wanted" because "the sex was spectacular". After it unsurprisingly became controversial, Williams claimed that it was intended to bring attention to the issue of women getting intoxicated and having unprotected sex. Todd will likely say that if that was her intention, the song failed at getting it across because it portrays the sex as amazing and barely mentions the negative consequences. He'll probably accuse Williams of pulling a Parody Retcon and mention that the song killed her career.
    • "Tunnel Vision" by Kodak Black: It's basically a song where Kodak Black blames his frequent legal issues on the police being racist. Todd may agree with Diamond Axe Studios Music that racism is a topic worth discussing, but the song comes across as "whiny suspect plays the race card" instead of the intended "scathing indictment of a corrupt justice system". It doesn't help that the original version featured the lyric "I get any girl I want, I don’t gotta rape" in response to the rape allegations against Kodak Black.
    • Something on Unborn Child by Seals and Crofts: Todd's reaction to this pro-life Author Tract album was "WHAT THE FUCK".
    • "When the Children Cry" by White Lion: A stand for world peace by a hair metal band that's embarrassingly out of its depth. Its corny delivery, plus its "no more presidents" line are raw proof that they can't grasp the complexity of what they're diving into. Also, White Guy with Acoustic Guitar.
    • "White Privilege II" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A song that stirred up so much backlash that it arguably killed Macklemore's entire career, at least in America.
    • "Why" by Jadakiss: Todd thinks it's full of stupid questions. The research failure doesn't help. Its promotion of the "Bush did 9/11" conspiracy theory doesn't help. The fact that it asks "why'd he kiss that whore?" about Kobe and his alleged rape victim really doesn't help.
    • "You Need to Calm Down" by Taylor Swift: While Todd has mentioned that the song might be meaningful to many young LGBTQ people, he thinks the message was executed clumsily — especially when it makes an analogy between homophobic hate crimes and anti-Taylor troll attacks.

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst Self-Empowerment Anthems
    • "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor: While it missed his Worst of 2014 list due to its upbeat production, it very much falls flat as a self-empowerment anthem to him, due to its male-dependent, thin-shaming solution to body confidence issues.
    • "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten: It made #2 on his Worst of 2015 list because he found it every bit as generic as its title implies, and said it projected astonishing weakness.
    • "Galaxy Song" by Monty Python: Todd might mention this track ironically during the countdown.
    • "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5: It possibly qualifies as this due to its music video.
    • "Intuition" by Jewel: Todd might consider it one of these because of its Be Yourself message. If he does, it's very likely to make this list, as he gave it a very harsh review in the Trainwreckords episode on 0304.
    • "Little Things" by One Direction: A song telling unnamed female to love her odd bodily features more, which to Todd only comes off as insincere and bullying.
    • "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfeld: Todd has been thoroughly unimpressed by her music career, so he'd probably consider this a flavorless track, despite its thematic implications of self pleasure, in which case expect Todd to call it inferior to "She-Bop" and "I Touch Myself".
    • "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor: It's supposed to teach the listeners to be more content and confident in themselves, but the lyrics are just Meghan bragging about herself, which Todd will probably find more annoying than empowering — one of his main gripes with Trainor is that she's too cocky and doesn't have the charisma to back it up. It doesn't help that the chorus sounds like a will.i.am song. While it missed his Worst of 2016 list because it's upbeat and its artist at least had a personality, it could still make this one.
    • "Roar" by Katy Perry: Todd named it the worst hit song of 2013 because he found it bland and completely meaningless.
    • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara: He considers it both too downbeat and too condescending to be a good self-empowerment song.
    • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift: Todd found this track completely insincere, landing it #9 on his very competitive Worst list for 2014.
    • "So Am I" by Ava Max: Todd hasn't commented on this song (yet), but he'll probably dislike it: Ava has not established nearly enough of a public personality to speak on behalf of the socially isolated underdog that she's referring to here, and the production and composition are a total rehash of "Sweet But Psycho".
    • "Started from the Bottom" by Drake: #6 on Todd's Worst of 2013 countdown.
    • "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus: #10 on Todd's Worst of 2009 countdown.
    • "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction: Todd argues that they're trying to woo the anonymous girl by preying on her insecurities, rather than genuinely appreciating her qualities.

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst White Guy With Acoustic Guitar Songs (also including White Chick With Piano songs)
    • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham: Received a scathing review and topped the Worst of 2016 list.
    • "changes" by XXXTentacion: This is a Black Guy With Piano song, but it's a really basic one that will probably fall under what Todd calls the WGWAG mindset.
    • "Could've Been" by Tiffany: As Tiffany was a manufactured bubblegum princess, it's unlikely Todd would be impressed by her doing a solemn piano ballad.
    • "Daughters" by John Mayer: Hinted in the "Lazy Song" review.
    • "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver: Due to its acousticy, starry eyed dopiness, Todd may cite this as the pioneering song of the White Guy with Acoustic Guitar genre.
    • "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams: Despite its Spanish flair, it's nonetheless a textbook example of this, due to its smug lyrics and Bryan's certified douchebag cred as a result of the AllMusic threat.
    • "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Laura Branigan: While the later adult contemporary recording by songwriter Michael Bolton is much more obvious Snark Bait, this is still a textbook example of a White Chick with Piano Ballad, due to its syrupy tone and self-centered lyrics. It doesn't help that its verse sounds pretty similar to Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You", which Todd hates.
    • "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John: Hinted in the Carl Douglas and Paper Lace OHW episodes.
    • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Original Version)" by Mike Posner: Although Todd loves the hit Seeb remix, which sounds genuinely dark and devastating to him, he expressed overwhelming disgust towards this, due to its mellow, major key presentation that made it sound pretentiously repulsive.
    • "I'm Not Lisa" by Jessi Coulter
    • "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz: #5 on his Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2009.
    • "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene
    • "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri: #5 on his Worst of 2011 list.
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: #6 on his Worst of 2011 list.
    • "Let Her Go" by Passenger: #10 on his Worst of 2013 list.
    • "Little Things" by One Direction: A likely candidate for the #1 position, considering how hard he was on it.
    • "Lost Boy" by Ruth B.: #8 on his Worst of 2016 list. Although Ruth B. is of Ethiopian descent, the song itself overwhelmingly gives off the type of shallow, artless, and excessively sentimental vibe Todd perceives from typical White Chick with Piano ballads, so he could easily count this for the same reasons he considers "The Lazy Song" a White Guy with Acoustic Guitar song.
    • "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber: Received a negative review.
    • Something on MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 by Lauryn Hill: Todd has already talked about how much he can't stand this album. While the person who played the acoustic guitar on this album is a black woman, he may think the songs fall under the WGWAG mindset: Like a typical WGWAG song, the presentation is very basic, and Todd found the songs boring on a musical level. He also described the lyrics as "impenetrable, unrelatable generalities", which could remind him of WGWAGs trying to impress people with not-so-great lyrics. Hill's "my poor performance is real, which is good" attitude doesn't help either.
    • "Now and Forever" by Richard Marx: Alternatively, he could go with Marx's signature "Right Here Waiting", a syrupy piano ballad.
    • "Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton: Hinted while describing the White Chick with Piano trope.
    • "Shape of My Heart" by Sting: While discussing "Lucid Dreams", Todd stated this is the worst Sting song, with the exception of "Mother". Based on the Song vs. Song podcast, he also considers Sting a douche in real life.
    • "She's Mine" by Brett Dennen
    • "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by Jack Johnson: This was the song Todd cited to express his hatred for Jack Johnson on his Worst of 2009 countdown.
    • "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi: Todd had a meltdown upon hearing Lewis for the first time, stating he doesn't think he's ever heard a voice he's hated so immediately. In his Pop Song Review for "7 Years" by Lukas Graham, he mentioned that the piano is replacing the guitar as the instrument of choice for the talentless douche, so this melodramatic piano ballad would almost certainly qualify by the same logic as "7 Years".
    • "Think of Laura" by Christopher Cross
    • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran: While it avoided the Worst of 2015 list, Todd thinks it's a boring song with lyrics that don't connect.
    • "When the Children Cry" by White Lion: A pathetic, syrupy attempt by a hair metal band to sound deep and socially conscious.
    • "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt: Hinted in the "Turning Japanese" episode, where he expressed relief after finding out his patron had changed their request from this.

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst Music Videos:
    • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham: He called the video "completely insufferable" when he named this song the worst hit of 2016.
    • "Adventure of a Lifetime" by Coldplay
    • "American Life" by Madonna: Specifically, the makeshift video with anything anyone could object to removed, so it ended up saying and implying nothing. Even the American flag is mixed in with a bunch of other flags. Todd called out Madonna for chickening out and cancelling the original video, which was a shocking critique of the Iraq war.
    • "Animals-mals" by Maroon 5: Todd found the premise of "Adam Levine is a going to hunt you down and kill you in a sexy way" creepy, and argued that such a role is unfitting for Levine.
    • "Best Friend" by Toy Box
    • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65: Todd said the CGI looked bad even for the time, and called the blue alien butt-ugly.
    • "Break Up" by Mario feat. Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett: He mockingly called it the "dumping you dance" in his Worst of 2009 countdown.
    • "Father & Son" by Boyzone: He'll probably find this music video so unfitting of the track that it's a disgrace even to Cat Stevens, who he already hates. Despite the song being a solemn piano ballad from the perspectives of a rapidly aging father and his coming-of-age son, the music video instead focuses on the five members of Boyzone making seductive poses. Like One Direction's "Little Things", the song loses its personal tone due to its presentation (although the song itself is at least a Ronan Keating solo performance).
    • "Filthy" by Justin Timberlake: Todd has criticized the CGI used on the robot and stated the Steve Jobs theme perfectly fits with the track itself being more of a product launch than an actual song.
    • "Hello Kitty" by Avril Lavigne: Hinted in the "Shake It Off" review, where Todd used "Hello Kitty" as an example of Lavigne releasing something flailing and desperate. The controversy surrounding the video's portrayal of Japan doesn't help.
    • "Intuition" by Jewel: Todd criticized the Indecisive Parody aspect of it — he felt that her "it's ironic" explanation was merely a cop-out she could pull when her pop makeover and the sexual imagery inevitably got her accused of selling out.
    • "It's All Good" by MC Hammer: "This video is the real embarrassment to me."
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: Specifically the monkey version.
    • The original video for "Pumps and a Bump" by MC Hammer: For showing Hammer's bulge right at the camera. Todd argued that Hammer changing his image to become more sexual didn't work because unlike teenage stars who demonstrate that they're reaching sexual maturity alongside their audience, Hammer was much older than his audience of little kids. "So him waving his dick and like 'oh check me out, I'm growing into my sexuality.' It's more like being flashed by your youth counselor." Todd will probably go with the "It's All Good" video, which he described as "the real embarrassment", over this, but it could still get a dishonorable mention.
    • "Rock Me Tonite" by Billy Squier: It notoriously features Squier arising from satin sheets and prancing around in a pink tank top. He might have got away with it if it were released today (it has a mention on the Music subpage for So Bad, It's Good), but back in 1984, it just made people think he was gay, and he stopped selling out shows.
    • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift: Todd thought the joke about Taylor Swift not fitting the costumes fell flat because they did fit her in his opinion.
    • "Shush Up" by Alison Gold: The video portrays Alison Gold as a sexualized criminal who dances, commits robbery with implied murder, and is put to death in the electric chair. This would have been somewhat sleazy, but nothing unusual, if it weren't for one thing: Alison was still a preteen when it was filmed. The backlash was swift and intense. The video was pulled within days, and Alison hasn't released anything since. It also killed the career of Patrice Wilson, the mastermind behind Ark Music Factory and much of its acts, who awkwardly defended the video and called it "art". His 2015 single only gained attention for its utterly bizarre music video. While Todd may think picking on a stupid video by someone who was basically a child would be mean, he may mention this video to berate the adults involved in its production, and possibly criticize Ark Music Factory in general. (He has mentioned on Twitter that Alison made her earlier single "Chinese Food" bad on purpose to get it more views, but he could still argue that the adults at Ark shouldn't have agreed to it.)
    • "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus: Todd argued that the gratuitous nudity and weird content like Miley licking a hammer and riding a giant (wrecking) ball didn't fit the subject matter at all, and just dragged down whatever gracefulness the song could've had.

  • Todd's Top 10 Best Music Videos:
    • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    • "Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park
    • "Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz
    • "E.T." by Katy Perry: He panned the song, but described the video as "cool".
    • "Gangnam Style" by PSY
    • "Hey Ya!" By OutKast
    • "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: Specifically the Leonard Nimoy version.
    • "Like a Prayer" by Madonna
    • "Millennium" by Robbie Williams
    • "Nice for What" by Drake
    • "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor
    • "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses
    • "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys
    • "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
    • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
    • "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson
    • "Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees
    • "Take on Me" by a-ha
    • "This Is America" by Childish Gambino
    • "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon
    • "Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins
    • "Vogue" by Madonna

  • Todd's Top 10 Least Sexy Sexual Songs
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      • "I Just Had Sex" by The Lonely Island feat. Akon: A well-known parody of sex songs.
      • "I Want to Have Intercourse with You" by Stewie and Brian Griffin: A short parody of sex songs.
      • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO: A song about not-so-hot people singing about how sexy they are would be pretty fitting for a list like this. However, it's not that likely to be used because Todd hates this song.
    • "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band: Todd named it the worst hit song of 1976, and described it like this: "Never in the universe has there ever been a sex song this unsexy". If he ever makes this list, expect to see this song in one of the high positions (it's not a guaranteed #1 because (1) he said that back in 2011 and might have found an even worse Intercourse with You song since then, and (2) he likely didn't consider stuff like Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks to be sex songs).
    • "Animals" by Maroon 5: Todd's #10 worst hit of 2014. He just found the premise of "Adam Levine is going to hunt you down and kill you in a sexy way" creepy, and thought the execution was bland and lifeless.
    • "Birthday Sex" by Jeremih: Todd named it the #7 worst hit of 2009 and said sex was not an acceptable birthday gift.
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams: While Todd (as of the Paula Trainwreckords episode) thinks calling it a rape anthem is "probably overdoing it" and kind of regrets wading into that discourse, he still thinks it's a skeevy, pushy song and wouldn't blame you if it reminded you of every dipshit who wouldn't leave you alone at the bar.
    • "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt: In his very negative review, Todd picked apart the analogy to explain why it's unsexy and comes across as unintentionally insulting. He later made the song #3 on his Worst of 2017 list, but it seems like it was higher than "Shape of You" primarily because he found it annoyingly catchy — he mentioned that Sam Hunt singing about sex was at least more convincing than when Ed Sheeran did it.
    • "Bon Appétit" by Katy Perry ft. Migos: It's on Witness, an album Todd didn't like (except for "Chained to the Rhythm"). He has also argued that releasing it as a single was a mistake. Other people have mocked it for its questionable food metaphors.
    • "Boom Boom Boom Boom" by Vengaboys: Their aesthetic is S Club 7-level edgeless, and so it's likely Todd would find this too innocent-sounding to evoke even the slightest hint of sexiness.
    • "C'est La Vie" by B*Witched: Many people don't even realize this cherry bomb of bubblegum is about sex.
    • "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails: Hinted in the Worst of 1976 list.
    • "Donkey" by Jerrod Niemann: The "Body Like a Back Road" review used it as an example of a bad song that mixes country and hip-hop. Expect Todd to criticize the simplistic Double Entendre lyrics about the ass if he puts it on the list. He may also mention that releasing this song as a single was a bad idea — not just because of its quality, but also because the traditionally conservative-minded country fandom didn't appreciate the subject matter, which caused significant damage to Niemann's career.
    • "E.T." by Katy Perry ft. Kanye West: Todd found the "alien-themed Romanticized Abuse song named after the decidedly unsexy alien E.T" premise questionable. He was also very critical of Kanye's verses, which started out as strange nonsense and ended up making the metaphor so literal that he might as well be rapping about taking Katy into his van at gunpoint and assaulting her.
    • "Filthy" by Justin Timberlake: It doesn't even have very many lyrics, and yet Todd barely knew where to start with it. He stated "filthy hands" doesn't at all work in a sexual context, "you know this ain't the clean version" is futilely attempting to sell a not-very-dirty song as raunchy, and that "all that meat" is both a bad callback to "My Humps", as well as unintentionally gay (Justin is straight, despite his legions of fans turned on by gay male pairings). Also, the production is ugly and Justin's vocals are completely try-hard. It eventually made #2 on Todd's Worst Hit Songs of 2018 list.
    • "Justify My Love" by Madonna: His #3 worst hit song of 1991. He summed it up as "two notes and a string of random, non-rhyming sentences", and said the lyrics "aren't even that sexy". He also mentioned that the lines "Poor is the man/Whose pleasures depend/On the permission of another" sound pretty unfortunate.
    • "Laffy Taffy" by D4L: Todd criticized this song for its gross subject matter (skeeving on and groping dancers at the strip club), emphatically un-hot beat (which reminded him more of "Jingle Bells" or Pong than sex), and for comparing the strippers to the "least sexy candy possible".
    • "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor: Todd named it the worst hit song of 2015 for being lame and not sexy at all. He thinks neither Puth nor Trainor should sing about sex, and described the song as an affront to Marvin Gaye.
    • "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas: Todd has used this as an example of a bad song several times, and called it the worst ass song that had ever been made... until "Wiggle", that is.
    • "Never Be the Same" by Camila Cabello: While this one made the Worst of 2018 list because Todd can't stand Camila's breathy falsetto, he also called it a "no-vibe, soulless drone pop song" and thinks it sounded like it couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a big power ballad or a soft, countryish love song, and didn't accomplish either. It doesn't help that he thinks Cabello is a sucking black void of charisma without a single distinguishing characteristic.
    • "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John: Hinted in the pilot episode of Song vs. Song, where Todd said this song blows.
    • "Pillowtalk" by Zayn: He said it reminds him of a concrete block when he named it the #3 worst hit of 2016.
    • "...Ready For It?" by Taylor Swift: Todd thought it somehow managed to be both irritating and bland. He hated it so much that it defeated "Look What You Made Me Do" for #1 Worst Hit Song of 2017.
    • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO: While this one has deliberate Fan Disservice that is Played for Laughs, Todd may put it on the list anyway because he thinks it failed to be funny. It made #3 on his Worst of 2011 list.
    • "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran: Todd gave it a fairly negative review and made it #4 on his Worst of 2017 list because he thinks Sheeran is incapable of projecting anything but perpetual virginity, and said that even Charlie Puth has conveyed more heat.
    • "Spectacular" by Kiely Williams: It's not 100% clear if she intended the song to be sexynote , but expect Todd to find it anything but that. It not only features lovely lyrics like "Last I remember I was face down, ass up, clothes off", but is easy to interpret as a celebration of rape — the protagonist was so drunk that her consent was questionable at best, and a few lines suggest that the guy intentionally got her that drunk and/or drugged her.
    • "Thong Song" by Sisqó: Todd has stated that despite its sexualized themes, the song has "only ever been about underwear" to him.
    • "Tonight..." by Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris: Todd said the "tonight I'm fucking you" line sounded a bit rapey and damaged Enrique's image as a smooth, sensitive man of romance. In fact, that line alone got the song the #2 spot on Todd's Worst of 2011 list.
    • "Your Body Is a Wonderland" by John Mayer: Hinted in the Worst of 1976 list.
    • "Whistle" by Flo Rida: Todd thinks the whistle Double Entendre was ruined by Flo Rida making it too explicit and literal. He also said that the goofy whistling and guitar were not sexy at all, and found Flo's attempts at seduction pathetic and desperate. The song eventually made #4 on his Worst of 2012 list (though it got moved to #5 after his full Pop Song Review for "Scream & Shout").
    • "Wiggle" by Jason DeRulo ft. Snoop Dogg: Todd gave it a very harsh review and named it the worst hit song of 2014. He even said it was worse than "My Humps".

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst Career/Image Changes
    • Avril Lavigne's gradual maturity regression since "Girlfriend".
    • Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco's Adam Levine-ization since Pray for the Wicked.
    • Bob Dylan becoming a born-again Christian at the turn of the '80s: While Saved and Shot of Love are much worse-received than Slow Train Coming, Todd would probably be puzzled by this sudden change from an artist whose audience is generally very secular.
    • Danish eurodance group Daze trying to go Darker and Edgier as a reaction to the Aqua comparisons following their debut record. They employed the famous Max Martin sound associated with Britney Spears as the basis for an anti-authority image, with which they tackled scandalous subjects such as trash television, the manipulative corruption of the media, and prostitution rings. While the record was certainly novel for its time, it badly alienated the group’s original audience and fell completely short to Eminem’s albums as a rebellious commentary of popular culture at the time. The album made absolutely no splash in America and bombed even in their native Denmark, where their debut record was a big hit. Though Daze remained together, they never released another album after this flop experiment.
    • Garth Brooks becoming Chris Gaines.
    • Jewel becoming a dance-pop diva for 0304. Todd thinks she just sold out and couldn't even pull it off well. He also hated her explanation that it was "ironic": For starters, he doesn't buy it and thinks it's a cop-out so she can pretend she's not doing what she's doing. He also argues that even if he did believe it, the whole thing would be self-defeating.
    • Kiely Williams's attempt to go Darker and Edgier with the controversial "Spectacular", which ended up killing her career.
    • Madonna going political for American Life: Todd thought it made sense in theory, but Madonna ruined it by making it all about herself.
    • Maroon 5 selling out in the 2010s: Seems like a likely number one choice.
    • Mase becoming a family-friendly Christian rapper on Welcome Back.
    • MC Hammer going hardcore for The Funky Headhunter. It alienated his existing fans who appreciated that he was family-friendly, and failed to bring him new fans because most people found his gangsta image completely unconvincing. Todd also argued that gangsta rap requires lyrics, flow, and the ability to project realness — the exact opposite of Hammer's strengths.
    • Miley Cyrus's Bangerz-era persona: While Todd wasn't a fan of her Hannah Montana days either, he doesn't seem to appreciate that she broke away from her Disney image by being grossly oversexed and one-dimensionally edgy instead of legitimately mature.
    • Nastradamus-era Nas.
    • Snoop Lion: When Snoop Dogg converted to Rastafarianism and became a reggae musician. It was an abrupt Genre Shift, and many Rastafarians suspected that he didn't genuinely appreciate the religion and just embraced it as a PR stunt and excuse to get high.
    • Taylor Swift's Darker and Edgier reputation-era persona: Todd doesn't think Taylor Swift can play the bad guy, and argued that the change in image was a last-ditch attempt at spin from a woman who had badly lost control of the narrative. This seems pretty likely to end up high on the list, as New Taylor is so far the only artist to make both #1 and #2 on the same Worst list. note  It doesn't help that Todd put another New Taylor song on the Worst of 2018 list (though only at #8) and reaffirmed his hate for Taylor's obsession with her reputation.
    • The Clash's second lineup. Todd thought Bernie Rhodes' muddy, synthy production badly ruined Cut the Crap, and felt the record failed miserably to bring the Clash back to their raw punk roots.

  • Todd's Top 10 Best Career/Image Changes
    • The Beatles evolving from Merseybeat to psychedelic rock.
    • David Bowie in general.
    • Gwen Stefani easing her way into plastic pop.
    • Kesha going from dance-pop to singer/songwriter on Rainbow.
    • Lorde on Melodrama.
    • Miley Cyrus ditching her oversexualized Bangerz-era image and becoming more respectable.
    • Nelly Furtado going from folksy singer/songwriter pop to Timbaland-produced dance-pop.
    • Pantera going from hair metal to groove metal.
    • Sugar Ray going from metal to pop-reggae.

  • Top 10 Worst Choices for Singles
    • "Am I Black Enough For You?" by Billy Paul: Todd has talked about how its black nationalist themes and message alienated mainstream white listeners. It doesn't help that nearly everybody on the label, including Paul himself, thought it would indeed be a terrible choice for a single, but the head of the label loved the song and released it as his second single anyway.
    • "Bon Appétit" by Katy Perry ft. Migos: He has said on Twitter that releasing it as a single was a "bad fucking idea".
    • "Donkey" by Jerrod Niemann: Releasing this song as a single did significant damage to Niemann's career because the traditionally conservative-minded country fandom didn't appreciate the Double Entendre lyrics about ass.
    • "Filthy" by Justin Timberlake: Todd put this at #2 on his Worst of 2018 countdown, where he suggested Man of the Woods could've had more hits due to stylistically fitting in with current trends, but that this song "poisoned the well really early."
    • "Follow God" by Kanye West: This tweet suggests that he thinks it was a poor choice.
    • "Get Her Back" by Robin Thicke: While Todd felt there were a lot of pretty good songs on the Paula album, he criticized this leadoff single choice not only for being too dull coming off the success of "Blurred Lines", but also for setting the negative tone that would lead to Paula's infamously poor sales.
    • "Hello Kitty" by Avril Lavigne: Hinted in the "Shake It Off" review, where Todd used it as an example of Lavigne releasing something flailing and desperate. Its use of EDM and dubstep reeked of We're Still Relevant, Dammit!, and her attempt to capitalize on her fandom in Japan (with the music video being filmed in Tokyo and Gratuitous Japanese thrown in the lyrics) got her accused of racism. The song flopped and sped up the fall her career was in, so it'll probably make a list like this if Todd finds something better on its parent album.
    • "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" by Jordan Knight: While Todd believed Jordan had a lot of potential as a solo artist, he considered it a huge mistake to turn this Prince song into an easy listening ballad and was not surprised that it killed his momentum.
    • "Intuition" by Jewel: In the 0304 episode, he mentions that he thinks the project might've been salvageable with a better lead single. The most likely candidates would be the personal songs with a pop sheen, which he described as "pretty good".
    • "Maybe I Mean Yes" by Holly Dunn: Although the song was merely about a flirtatious woman playing the By "No", I Mean "Yes" trope, it killed her career because some listeners felt that the lyrics, especially the line "When I say 'no' I mean 'maybe', or maybe I mean 'yes'", condoned Date Rape. It was a new song on her Greatest Hits Album Milestones: Greatest Hits, and would likely have stirred up controversy even if it hadn't been released as a single, but it might have done less damage to her career if that were the case.
    • "ME!" by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco: Todd found this lead single to be extremely flavorless, and felt it could have ended Taylor's career had it not been for its attention-stirring followup.
    • "South of the Border" by Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B: Hinted in a tweet.
    • "Spectacular" by Kiely Williams: This single was her first solo release. The controversy surrounding it ensured that it would also be her last. If it were just a random song on an album, it would probably have been controversial and possibly career-killing anyway, but then she'd at least get to release one album.
    • "Stand" by Jewel: Todd called it redundant and said Jewel shouldn't have doubled down on the "ooh I'm alienated by the shallowness of society" message. He also said she sounded haughty and pretentious.

  • Top 10 Worst Billboard Year-End Number-One Singles
    • "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter (2006): He has called this song terrible.
    • "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas (2009): His #4 worst hit song of 2009.
    • "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams (1991): His #1 worst hit song of 1991. Probably destined for a high spot, possibly #1.
    • "God's Plan" by Drake (2018): While he gave it a mixed review, it could still make one of the low spots or an honorable mention.
    • "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback (2002): Todd feels Nickelback deserve every bit of flack they get.
    • "In Da Club" by 50 Cent (2003): He doesn't like 50 Cent, and he doesn't like club songs.
    • "Joy to the World" (aka "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog") by Three Dog Night (1971): With a song as brainless as this topping the list for this year, the Lame '70s were definitely in full throttle by 1971. While the song's plethora of big hooks make it a guilty pleasure for many, the nonsense lyrics and childish tone are certainly a stark contrast to the very charged, artistically accomplished masterpieces dominating the charts in the few years prior.
    • "Look Away" by Chicago (1989): He hates this band.
    • "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (1975): Hinted in the Paper Lace OHW, where this was the first song he played when discussing the Lame '70s.
    • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber (2016): Todd gave this a dishonorable mention in his Worst of 2016 video and later elaborated upon why he hated it in his "I Don't Care" Pop Song Review - he cannot sympathize with Justin Bieber performing a stripped down, Sheeran-penned guitar ballad.
    • "Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno (1958)
    • "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John (1982): Hinted in the pilot episode of Song vs. Song, where Todd said this song blows.
    • "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran (2017): His #4 worst hit song of 2017. He seems to have hinted to dislike it even more than he did at the end of that year, due to its continued success in 2018 and even 2019.
    • "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies (1969): Expect him to find it too bubblegummy.
    • "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne and Friends (1986): A Charity Motivation Song, and not even a well-remembered one, either.
    • "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn (1973): Another quintessential song of the Lame '70s, although Todd has hinted to be intrigued by the Vietnam subtext plastered onto the song, despite its meaning having nothing to do with the war.

  • Top 10 Best Billboard Year-End Number-One Singles
    • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (1970)
    • "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas (1966): The first counterculture anthem to top Billboard's Year-End list (the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" only reached #3 the previous year).
    • "Call Me" by Blondie (1980): Although 1980 is one of Todd's least favorite years for music, this song has very much stood the test of time as a pop anthem. Similar to Ariana Grande in 2018, it's likely Todd would feel Blondie were one of the only pop acts that truly mattered in 1980.
    • "Careless Whisper" by George Michael (1985): Despite coming out during the Wham! era, this is one of George Michael's most beloved songs, although it hasn't been entirely snark-free, either (it was parodied in Music and Lyrics).
    • "Every Breath You Take" by The Police (1983): Mentioned as one of his favorite retro 80's songs in the Worst of 2011 list. His Song vs. Song episode pitting this against U2's "With or Without You" reaffirmed his love of it.
    • "Faith" by George Michael (1988)
    • "Hey Jude" by The Beatles (1968): Hinted in the Oasis Trainwreckords, where Todd stated he believes every bit of the song's simple message.
    • "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele (2011): His #2 Best Hit Song of 2011 (it would have topped the list had CeeLo Green's "F*** You" been on his 2010 countdown instead).
    • "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra (2012): His #6 Best Hit Song of 2012.
    • "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz (2013): His #8 Best Hit Song of 2013.
    • "Uptown Funk!" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (2015): His #1 Best Hit Song of 2014, although it would have lost to Taylor Swift's "Style" had he only counted it for 2015.
    • "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey (2005): Mariah is one of Todd's favorite pop singers of all time, and this was the song that revitalized her career after it had fallen apart in the early 2000s.
    • "When Doves Cry" by Prince (1984)
    • "Yeah!" by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (2004): Todd considers this tied with Rihanna's "Umbrella" for Song of the 2000s Decade.

  • Top 10 Worst Comedy/Joke Songs
    • "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by Train: #10 on his Worst of 2012 countdown.
    • "Ahab the Arab" by Ray Stevens: It doesn't hold up so well for pretty self-explanatory reasons.
    • "Alley Oop" by The Hollywood Argyles: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" OHW.
    • "Convoy" by C.W. McCall: #2 on his Worst of 1976 list.
    • "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots: #5 on his Worst of 1976 list.
    • "Earth" by Lil Dicky: Todd thought the animal jokes were terrible, and criticized Dicky for using dick jokes yet again. There's also the out-of-place and tasteless "We forgive you, Germany!" line. On top of that, Todd thinks that unlike "Freaky Friday", which at least has the saving grace of being okay on a musical level, "Earth" sounds like bad environmental songs from the '80s and '90s.
    • "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown: Todd's #4 worst hit of 2018. While he thinks the song is okay as music, the lyrics will probably get it a spot on this list. The "Ain't nobody judging 'cause I'm black or my controversial past" line alone would probably be enough, but Todd also disliked Dicky's excessive reliance on Self-Deprecation (especially of the "I have a Teeny Weenie" kind), the praise of Chris Brown (most of which doesn't even try to be funny), that Dicky's idea of what it means to be black apparently amounts to "you have a big dick and free access to the N-Word", and the cameos in the end (especially Kendall Jenner's gross masturbation joke).
    • "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Elmo & Patsy: He described it as "deeply unfunny" in the OHW episode on it.
    • "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)" by Allan Sherman: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" episode.
    • "I Love It" by Kanye West featuring Lil Pump: It made #5 on his Worst list for 2018, and he called it "sad and lazy."
    • "I'm a Stupid Hoe" by Bart Baker: While all of Bart Baker's music was poorly received on Rate Your Music (he has 38 singles, of which two are rated above 1.00), this one stands out by having far more ratings by the rest of his output, which allows it to rival "Earth" for the worst-rated single of all time. The "humour" consists mostly of Baker portraying Nicki Minaj as, well, a stupid hoe. If Todd comes across this song, he'll probably hate it and think it lazily insults an artist he considers talented.
    • "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" by Charlie Drake: Its insensitive, racist stereotyping was super controversial even back when the song first came out in 1961.
    • Any song on the infamous Nostalgia Critic's The Wall: The album was poorly received in general and has been thrashed by multiple other online critics, so it's unlikely that Todd will enjoy it. However, the songs on it may avoid the list because Todd is eternally grateful to Doug and Rob Walker for hiring him in 2010 and ultimately making his autonomous career possible, and he felt uncomfortable speaking his opinion in the middle of the #ChangeTheChannel controversy, despite affirming his vehement opposition to Channel Awesome's handling of the scandal.
    • "#SELFIE" by The Chainsmokers: Todd has called it a horrible failure as both music and comedy. When he named it the #2 worst hit song of 2014, he said that even if it had been funny, making fun of vapid white girls is shooting fish in a barrel.
    • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO: Todd's #3 worst hit of 2011. He called it "stupid, lazy comedy" and was annoyed by the repetitive beat that never changes and just gets louder. He doesn't even think the song is bad in an interesting way.
    • "Short Dick Man" by 20 Fingers featuring Gillette: Like "#SELFIE", it's just some ditzy woman (who in this case sounds basically like a female version of the The Angry Video Game Nerd) making petty, judgmental comments over a generic, monotonous beat. In the grand Lil Dicky tradition, its scope of humor doesn't extend any further beyond dick jokes. It's likely Todd will consider it a pretentious example of '90s irony.
    • "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" OHW.
    • "The Streak" by Ray Stevens: A dumb novelty song from good old 1974.
    • "Witch Doctor" by David Seville: Hinted in the "Monster Mash" OHW.

  • Top Ten Worst Years for Pop Music:
    • 1959: This was the first full year of the dark time Todd described in the "Monster Mash" OHW.
    • 1960: Arguably the peak of the post-rock & roll, pre-Beatles dark era of music. Todd has singled out "Alley Oop" and "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" as particularly bad songs, but 1960 is also plagued by the poorly aged teen tragedy fad. While 1961 to 1962 are not fondly remembered either, those at least saw the beginnings of Motown as a driving force of popular music.
    • 1961: Although Motown was more established this year than it was in 1960, it's possible the dumb novelty songs and output by mediocre teen idols are overall worse to Todd this year than that year.
    • 1962: See 1961.
    • 1974: Very strongly hinted in the Paper Lace OHW, where Todd says its reputation as the worst year for music is well-earned.
    • 1980: Implied in the Carl Douglas OHW. Todd has referred to this era as "the false start of the decade", due to disco being dead, MTV-fueled new wave still not being fully established, and the majority of big hits being dull, forgettable easy listening ballads and featureless blandness. However, in the Dexys Midnight Runners OHW, he pointed out that 1980 was a much better year for music in the UK, where synthpop and new wave were already full-fledged crazes, disco had not truly died, and the 2 Tone movement was at its height.
    • 1981: It's more or less a direct continuation of the dark age of American pop music that started in late 1979 and lasted until the rise of new wave. While MTV debuted in August of this year, Todd noted in the Toni Basil OHW episode that its influence wouldn't be truly felt until the following year.
    • 1986: Hinted in a tweet.
    • 1987: Todd summarized this year's music as being mostly crap when he did his worst of countdown for it, as it was plagued by dull easy listening and badly aged synthpop.
    • 1990: Implied in the Carl Douglas and Deee-Lite OHW episodes. Todd dislikes this year due to its charts being dominated by the awful backwash of '80s hair metal and schmaltzy easy listening ballads, and that the '90s had not truly started yet.
    • 2001: Implied in the Carl Douglas OHW. Todd hates this year due to the dominance off early 2000s butt-rock, the oversaturation of easy listening ballads, and teen pop hitting a low point, especially with *NSYNC's "Pop".
    • 2014: While 2013 has grown on Todd in hindsight, he still reaffirms his hatred of this year, in which not only was the bad stuff horrible, the good stuff was less good than in previous years. The year as a whole was dominated by Iggy Azalea, dumb butt-themed songs, soulless EDM, and general sleaziness.
    • 2017: Although Todd felt 2016 and 2018 both improved towards the end, he felt this year "suuuuucked," due to the lack of hits by real, established pop titans and the dominance of indistinguishable EDM and Migos-wannabe SoundCloud rap.

  • Top Ten Best Years for Pop Music:
    • 1965: Implied in the Worst of 1976 countdown. Not only was the Beatles' influence on popular music fully evident this year, it also saw the dynamic beginnings of counterculture rock, with songs like "Like a Rolling Stone", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Mr. Tambourine Man" all being huge hits that year.
    • 1966: Similar to 1965 in that Motown, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and the Beach Boys were all pumping out classic music, while the bad stuff wasn't nearly as prominent as it was in other years.
    • 1967: Psychedelic rock was really coming into its own this year.
    • 1969: Todd has described this as a year when pop culture was especially big. It was the height of the counterculture era of music, which the Year-End list reflects wholly.
    • 1976: Implied in the Worst of the Year countdown, where Todd praised this year's good music as being not just plentiful, but also some of the best ever.
    • 1977: Todd described this as one of the biggest years for pop culture ever in a tweet.
    • 1983: Implied in the Worst of 1976 countdown.
    • 1984: Todd described this as one of the biggest years for pop culture ever in a tweet and on the Song vs. Song podcast, and this tweet suggests a very positive impression of the year.
    • 1988: Hinted in a tweet.
    • 1999: Todd had called this one of the biggest years for pop music ever, and he's much more forgiving of artists like Will Smith and the Backstreet Boys than other music critics.
    • 2011: This was Todd's favorite year for pop music in the 2010s, thanks to dance-pop becoming a bit more diverse and indie music influencing the charts more than it did the previous year.

  • Todd's Top 10 Good Songs by Bad Artists
    • "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago: Although Chicago are one of Todd's two least favorite bands alongside Maroon 5, he at least admits that their early work was quite good. He specifically singled this song out to represent the band at its best during his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1987 video.
    • "Butterfly" by Crazy Town: Todd thought they were an awful band, but surprisingly quite enjoyed their one hit, which many people dislike just as much as their other stuff.
    • "Forever" by Chris Brown: Seems like a pretty obvious choice. Chris Brown has been Todd's biggest punching bag since the very first episode of his series (where he called Jay Sean a non-violent replacement of Chris), but he has stated openly that he likes this song.
    • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)" by Mike Posner: While Todd thinks most of Posner's work is pretty bad, Posner's own weaknesses factor into this song's strengths for Todd.
    • "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons: They have since become one of Todd's most hated bands, essentially the epitome of indie rock's slow descent into corporatized hell, but he was legitimately stoked about them when they first broke out in 2012.
    • One of Lil Dicky's early songs: While Todd wasn't too impressed by Dicky's early work, he did note that "there was some sign early in Dicky's career that he was going to be an actual rapper who happened to be funny", so something from that era might get a low spot or an honorable mention.
    • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship: Todd loathes Starship as a whole, especially for "We Built This City" and "Sara", but "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" is one of his favorite songs of the 1980s.
    • "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm: Todd mostly considered these guys a boring, cookie cutter early 2000s nu-metal band, but he thought this was a great cover.
    • "Someday Never Comes" by Creedence Clearwater Revival: Todd singled this out as the one great song on the otherwise pretty bad Mardi Gras. While he certainly doesn't think CCR as a whole was a bad band, he could make this song an honorable mention because it was the only good one to come out of meltdown-mode CCR.
    • "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams: Todd mostly hates Bryan Adams but has singled this out as his one great song.
    • "This Love" by Maroon 5: Back when they showed promise.
    • "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber: Todd likes this song's production and feels it genuinely captures the frustrating disorientation of adolescent relationships.

  • Todd's Top 10 Bad Songs by Good Artists
    • "All Around the World" by Oasis: Todd considered this the pinnacle of the Be Here Now album's bloated extravagance, calling it the band's failed equivalent of the Beatles' "Hey Jude" and "All You Need Is Love".
    • "American Life" by Madonna: Todd called this Madonna's worst-ever single in the American Life Trainwreckords.
    • "Dictator" by The Clash: Todd thought most of Cut the Crap was a mess, but this track stands out — he found the production and mixing so bad that he had to check if it wasn't just a hardware glitch on his end.
    • "Diva" by Beyoncé: Todd has grown much fonder of Queen Bey with time, but he most likely still despises this, since it was originally able to defeat "Break Up" for Worst Hit Song of 2009.
    • "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney feat. Stevie Wonder: Todd has said he hates this song, which most people consider a huge letdown considering the pedigree of its two performers.
    • "Fack" by Eminem: A questionable bonus track from Curtain Call: The Hits that was derided for its gross subject matter and annoying sound. If Todd comes across this song, he may consider it worse than "Just Lose It".
    • "Famous" by Kanye West: Todd has a lot of respect for Kanye's first several albums, but he feels that he jumped the shark from The Life of Pablo onwards.
    • "Filthy" by Justin Timberlake: Todd considers it one of the most catastrophic lead singles ever by a pop titan.
    • "High Hopes" by Panic! at the Disco: Todd said this song sounds like ass, giving it a dishonorable mention on his Worst of 2018 countdown.
    • "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder: In the Michael Sembello OHW, Todd cited this song to showcase how Stevie suddenly stopped making good music after Sembello stopped recording with him.
    • "Just Lose It" by Eminem: It topped Todd's Worst of 2004 list.
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: Considering all the praise Todd keeps heaping onto Bruno and how consistently he appears on his Best list, it's pretty shocking that he was once thrashing him as a douchebag, telling him to "go broke and die" for this song. While he wasn't impressed by "Grenade" or "When I Was Your Man" either, neither of those songs were bad enough to make his Worst list in their respective years like "The Lazy Song" did.
    • "Loverboy" by Mariah Carey: Todd wasn't impressed by Glitter and noted that this was Mariah's worst-received single.
    • At least one song from MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 by Lauryn Hill: While Todd praised Hill's debut and her good performances, he outright called this album one of the worst ever made, so something on it is bound to end up on a list like this.
    • "...Ready For It?" by Taylor Swift: Although Taylor has appeared on Todd's Worst lists numerous times, he stated he considers her one of the greatest pop stars of the 2010s in his "ME!" Pop Song Review. "...Ready For It?" is her only song to top a Worst list (though "Look What You Made Me Do" did make #2 in the same year).
    • "Sweet Hitchhiker" by Creedence Clearwater Revival: Todd could go with this instead of "Take It Like a Friend", which was not written or performed by John Fogerty and therefore isn't a fitting representation of Creedence as a whole. Todd said he had a "very strong negative reaction" to this song, calling it crap and saying it was the predecessor to mid-'70s butt-rock bands like Grand Funk Railroad and Foghat. However, it probably wouldn't rank high on this list, since he conceded that it wasn't that bad.
    • "Take It Like a Friend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival: Todd considered this the worst song of the already ill-conceived Mardi Gras album, greeting it with extreme disapproval. Mostly he criticized Stu Cook's abysmal singing, but also felt the lyrics were just blatantly shit-talking to John Fogerty's face.
    • "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Genesis: Todd loves all of the other singles on Genesis' Invisible Touch album (even "In Too Deep"), but he finds this to be a complete mess, landing it at #5 on his Worst of 1987 list.
    • "Without You" by Van Halen: Todd called it one of the worst songs he's ever heard in the Van Halen III Trainwreckords.

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Overrated Artists/Bands
    • ABBA: Despite their positive reputation nowadays and success in their heyday, Todd thinks they're terrible.
    • Ashlee Simpson: She's an interesting case — Todd has argued that no one really liked her that much even at her most popular. If he considers artists that fall under "popular, but no one really likes them that much" overrated, don't be surprised if Ashlee shows up on the list. Her apparent inability to sing live doesn't help.
    • Britney Spears: Todd stated he's never been super impressed by anything Britney has ever put out, although she's mostly avoided the bad zone, aside from a few later tracks like "Scream & Shout" and "Big Fat Bass" with will.i.am.
    • Bryan Adams: Todd thinks we decided to give him a pass because of "Summer of 69".
    • Captain & Tennille: They're pretty much the quintessential act of the Lame '70s.
    • Chicago: Todd's most hated rock band of all time.
    • Chris Brown: Does he even need an introduction?
    • Drake: While Todd likes Drake as a whole, he has been baffled by how ubiquitously huge he's been in the 2010s and is absolutely burnt out by his incessant dominance of the hip hop industry. Mostly, it's Drake's output from the second half of the decade, such as "God's Plan", "In My Feelings", "One Dance", and "Jumpman" that would win him a spot on this list, although Todd does at least like a few of his recent tracks, including "Passionfruit", "Nice for What", and his guest verse on "SICKO MODE".
    • Ed Sheeran: While he's not one of Todd's most hated artists overall, the success of songs like "Thinking Out Loud" and especially "Shape of You" might get him a low spot.
    • Enrique Iglesias: Todd called him the blandest of the late '90s Latin pop artists and hated "I Like It" and especially "Tonight (I'm F***ing You)".
    • Imagine Dragons: They're popular, but Todd dislikes most of their output. However, they're not likely to be that high on the list because their reputation isn't too good, at least with other music critics.
    • Jason Derulo: He's been one of Todd's most hated artists since "What'cha Say", with "Wiggle" in particular earning a special brand of scorn from him.
    • Jewel (pre-sellout): Todd wasn't impressed by her attempts to be deep, and thought she tended to oversing.
    • Jonas Brothers: Todd doesn't understand the hype for these guys at all, saying they're "just there".
    • Justin Bieber: His reputation has improved since his early years in music, but Todd still doesn't like him.
    • Lauryn Hill: Might get an honourable mention because of her album MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, which Todd despised even though it has a lot of defenders.
    • Lil Dicky: Todd suspects that a lot of his success comes from AstroTurf and his skills at self-promotion, and not from having songs that are worth listening to.
    • Lil Wayne: Hinted mostly in the "I Can Transform You" Pop Song Review, but certainly not helped by his 2010s hits, either. Todd also said "A Milli" is one of his most hated songs ever in his FAQ.
    • LMFAO: Todd dislikes their party songs and 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. However, it's also possible Todd is now nostalgic about "Party Rock Anthem" as he initially predicted, especially since pop music has become so downbeat and depressing in recent times, in contrast to the mindless fun LMFAO brought to the genre.
    • Lukas Graham: They didn't even achieve that much success, but Todd hated them so much that they may make a low spot or a dishonorable mention.
    • Maroon 5 (post-sellout): 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.
    • MC Hammer: "Well the big reason is, and bear with me here, Hammer wasn't good to begin with."
    • Meghan Trainor: Like Ashlee Simpson, Todd has argued that while she was highly popular at a time, no one really liked her that much. Todd himself disliked Meghan's music, but gave it somewhat of a pass because it at least had upbeat production and wasn't generic.
    • Mike Posner: Like Ashlee and Meghan, Todd has argued that Mike Posner was one of those "successful, but no one really liked them that much" artists. However, Posner became more popular after his comeback. Todd dislikes most of his output, however.
    • Nickelback: They've been pretty popular, but are not that likely to make a high spot because they also get a lot of hate (which Todd thinks is deserved).
    • Olivia Newton-John: She was one of the biggest stars in the world in the '70s and early '80s, but Todd has stated he dislikes her work, having singled out "I Honestly Love You" and "Physical" as particularly bad songs.
    • Pitbull: Possibly unlikely because although Todd hated Pitbull during the early 2010s, he seems to have become much more nostalgic for him in later years, due to his goofy, upbeat tone and distinct identity. He even gave "Time of Our Lives" an honorable mention in his Best of 2015 countdown.
    • Styx: Todd thinks they're unbelievably lame and despises Dennis DeYoung's voice almost as much as Peter Cetera's.
    • Taylor Swift: She's very popular, but Todd only loves a small handful of her songs and has put her on multiple Worst lists (most notably giving her both the #1 and #2 spots on the 2017 list). However, he has also called her "one of the greatest pop stars of our time" for her ability to capture the public's imagination, so she's not likely to end up high on the list.
    • will.i.am: While Todd recognizes why will.i.am is successful, calling him the Michael Bay of music, he also despises his work, citing annoying sounds as his primary influences. Unlike Pitbull, Todd does not seem to have warmed up to him at all — he has bashed the will.i.am sound as late as in the "Look What You Made Me Do" review.

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Underrated Artists/Bands
    • a-ha: "Did they deserve better? Hell, yeah, they did."
    • Carly Rae Jepsen: Although Todd thought "Call Me Maybe" was overrated at the time of its release, Carly's later work in the indie pop scene has thoroughly and completely won him over, resulting in two of her non-hits getting honorable mentions in his year-end countdowns ("Run Away with Me" in particular is one of his favorite pop songs of all time).
    • Dexys Midnight Runners: "Did they deserve better? Um, yes. The answer to that is yes, I hope I made that clear."
    • Fastball: Todd grew up a fan of theirs and stressed that they're not one-hit wonders in his Worst of 2016 video.
    • Janelle Monáe: Strongly hinted in the Best of 2018 countdown, where Todd lamented that she's never going to be a real pop star despite her talent.
    • Midnight Oil: A one-hit wonder in America. Todd loves them so much that he thinks they deserved way better even though they were already huge in their native Australia.
    • Scatman John: He's one of Todd's favorite one-hit wonders ever. Mind you, "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" didn't even crack the top 40 in America.

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst "Ironic" Songsnote 
    • "15 Minutes of Fame" by Daze: It's intended to critique the vapidness and cruelty of trash television, but it comes across more as a commercial exploitation of the fad, making it basically a 15 minutes of fame-type of song in itself. Not only does it have catchy, Max Martin-style production, but the interpolation of "Go Jerry!" fits way too perfectly into the rest of the song.
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke: Thicke tried to pass it off as parody after its lyrics were denounced as misogynistic. Todd himself thinks it's a skeevy, pushy song.
    • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor: Some people have argued that the song is tongue-in-cheek, but Todd thinks Meghan sounded like she meant every word with total sincerity.
    • "Earth" by Lil Dicky: Todd considered this song to be completely aimless in its purpose. As a Lil Dicky "comedy" track, it tries to satirize environmental songs, yet it's simultaneously a real charity single. The result? Not much besides a marathon of animal meme jokes, followed by a string of filler observations. Todd felt that the song implies that "animals are disgusting", thus going against its environmental message, not helped by its obviously high-budget animated music video and being from 2019, making it a poor source of charity income. Ultimately, the single is barely a spoof, nor does it compel you to donate to Leonardo DiCaprio's charity with its sense of humor.
    • "I'm In Miami Bitch" by LMFAO: It was intended to parody the playboys of Miami's nightlife, but it doesn't come across as that to most viewers. (It's an incredibly generic electro song about sexing up women, by the way, and something that wouldn't sound out of place in popular rap albums.) The music video, even more so.
    • "Intuition" by Jewel: Todd hated Jewel's "ironic" pop direction in general, and was particularly harsh on this song.
    • "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette: When it was pointed out that all her examples of irony were not technically irony, she suddenly decided that that was, in fact, the irony all along. However, Todd may be reluctant to add it simply because he feels that jokes about this song are overdone.
    • "Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift: This seems very likely for the #1 position on this list. In response to her deteriorating public reputation as an innocent angel, Taylor tried to reclaim the public narrative by clumsily framing all of her public gaffes as all being part of "New Taylor"'s evil plan. Todd was so unimpressed by her contrived spin control that he ranked the song #2 on his Worst list in 2017, only beaten by another "New Taylor" song.
    • "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas: It has been claimed that it's supposed to be a Stealth Parody of crunk rap. Expect Todd, who has called the song one of the worst Booty Songs ever made, to be unimpressed by that explanation. It doesn't help that it was done in the same style as the genre it's apparently parodying, and the lyrics don't make it clear that it's supposed to be a parody — sure, they're stupid, but it's not like Todd thinks the rest of the Peas' catalogue is full of great lyricism, so unless that is ironic too, well...
    • "#SELFIE" by The Chainsmokers: Not only did Todd find this track's critique of vapid party girls to be toothlessly judgmental (making the song itself just as shallow as the girl in the track), he found the premise wholly unoriginal, due to Frank Zappa already recording "Valley Girl" decades earlier and catty party chicks being an obvious point of satire anyway.
    • "Short Dick Man" by 20 Fingers feat. Gillette: It's essentially the '90s version of "#SELFIE" in that it's just some gossipy woman dubbed over a disposable club beat, and while it predates that song, it still came out several years after Frank Zappa's "Valley Girl".
    • "Spectacular" by Kiely Williams: A song that portrays binge drinking followed by (likely unprotected) sex with strangers as fun, and barely mentions the potential consequences. When it became controversial, Williams claimed that it was intended to draw attention to the issues of women getting drunk and having unprotected sex.
    • "Take It Off" by Ke$ha: Todd said that if it's half-parody like people claim, it means that Ke$ha is mocking you for trying to have fun.
    • "We Can't Stop" or "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus: Her Bangerz-era persona (particularly in the live performances) was apparently supposed to be a Stealth Parody of her new image and the media's perception of it, as well as pop music, pop performances, and many of the trends in pop music, and Former Child Stars who attempt to throw off Contractual Purity with grossly oversexed and one-dimensionally edgy new personas and/or dramatically self-destruct. The problem with this is that it runs head first into Poe's Law.

  • Todd's Top 5 Best and Worst Trainwreckords
    • Best note :
      • 0304 by Jewel: While Todd hated Jewel's "ironic" pop direction and panned "Intuition", he did describe a few of the songs as "pretty good" and speculated that the project might've been salvageable with a better lead single.
      • Cyberpunk by Billy Idol: So far, this clearly seems like Todd's favorite album featured on Trainwreckords. Despite understanding why it bombed so hard, calling it "impossibly lame", he expressed a clear soft spot for it and recognized it as a one-of-a-kind record. He genuinely loved "Wasteland", quite enjoyed "Shock to the System" despite not recognizing it as a real protest anthem, was highly impressed by the production, and seemed to find the album only entertainingly bad at worst. He concluded that it spoke to the dork in him and that despite ruining Billy Idol's career, it ultimately was a harbinger of the future of music, comparing its "cyber punk" concept to modern SoundCloud rappers in a world that increasingly resembles the dystopian realities depicted in classic cyberpunk lore.
      • The Funky Headhunter by MC Hammer: While Todd disapproved of Hammer's hardcore direction and the number of diss tracks on the album, he also said it had some fantastic production, that Hammer's flow was way tighter and that he demonstrated some lyrical skills.
      • Paula by Robin Thicke: Todd couldn't quite recommend the album because "too much of it just flatly sucks, and its very existence is so shitty for the woman it's addressed to", but he did think it had multiple songs that worked, which is more than he can say about the worst Trainwreckords.
    • Worst:
      • Cut the Crap by The Clash: Todd thought Bernie Rhodes' muddy, synthy production badly ruined the album, especially on "Dictator", and felt the record failed miserably to bring the Clash back to their raw punk roots. While he thought "Movers and Shakers", "This Is England", and "North and South" were okay tracks, everything else sounded like pure garbage to him.
      • Mardi Gras by Creedence Clearwater Revival: "This album blows." The only redeeming quality Todd could find was the song "Someday Never Comes", which he did think was great and may be enough to save the album from a high position.
      • MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 by Lauryn Hill: He outright called it one of the worst albums ever made. So far, it looks like a guaranteed #1.
      • Van Halen III by Van Halen: He thought every song was a malformed mess and described the album as a sad, pathetic note to end the Van Halen story on. Based on this tweet, Van Halen III seems like a definite lock for this list, although it only took three episodes for him to cover another Trainwreckord he hated that badly.
    • Could go either way:
      • American Life by Madonna: Todd found the hype and baggage surrounding the album very off-putting, but didn't know if he would call the album itself bad.
      • Be Here Now by Oasis: "No it's not that bad, it's just not very good."
      • Fairweather Johnson by Hootie & the Blowfish: Todd found it boring, but he doesn't seem to hate it as much as as albums like Cut the Crap and Van Halen III.
      • Kilroy Was Here by Styx: Although Todd does not like this album and dislikes Styx in general, he said that he's glad that the record exists because it's such a uniquely fascinating disaster.

  • Todd's Top 10 Worst #1 Hits of the 2010'snote Jossing 
    • "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande (2019): The 2019 list hasn't been made yet, but Todd has given this song a negative review.
    • "All of Me" by John Legend (dishonourable mention in 2014)
    • "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar (#4 Worst Hit of 2015): "Look What You Made Me Do" will almost certainly be ranked above this, but this still has a chance of making the list.
    • "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry (dishonorable mention in 2014): "Holy shit, I didn't have room on the list for 'Dark Horse'?! Christ, this year."
    • "E.T." by Katy Perry (2011): Even though it missed the Worst list, Todd's Pop Song Review was clearly negative. "Roar" and "Dark Horse" are probably more likely to make the list, but this could still be a dishonorable mention.
    • "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX (2014): It avoided the Worst of 2014 list because Todd didn't have room for multiple Iggy Azalea songs.
    • "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer (2011): Todd disliked it, but said it "isn't that bad". It's unlikely to get anything worse than a dishonorable mention.
    • "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 (#1 Worst Hit of 2018): A guaranteed choice. Based on Todd's Pop Song Review for "Someone You Loved", its only rival for the #1 spot, it's very, very likely to end up in the top 2.
    • "Harlem Shake" by Baauer (dishonorable mention in 2013): A song that became a hit thanks to a meme.
    • "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas (2010): The Peas' only #1 hit in the 2010's. It's also one of their worst songs according to Todd. While he didn't consider it one of the top 5 worst hits of 2010, none of those were #1 hits. It doesn't help that Todd has soured on the Peas since he made the review.
    • "Like a G6" by Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev (2010): Like "OMG", it avoided Todd's honest top 5 Worst list, but could still make this one because he made it clear that he doesn't like it.
    • "Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift (#2 worst hit of 2017): The song that introduced New Taylor, a Darker and Edgier image Todd hated. He also couldn't stand the song itself. In the "Someone You Loved" Pop Song Review, Todd hinted that it would be #3 on this list, only beaten by "Someone You Loved" and "Girls Like You".
    • "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera (2011): It avoided the Worst list of 2011, but Todd might make it a dishonorable mention simply because he has singled it out as the moment Maroon 5's musical quality started to decline, eventually making them as bad as Chicago in his eyes.
    • "OMG" by Usher featuring will.i.am (2010): It avoided Todd's honest top 5 Worst list, but could still make this one because he made it clear that he doesn't like it.
    • "One More Night" by Maroon 5 (#3 Worst Hit of 2012note )
    • "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé (#8 Worst Hit of 2017)
    • "Psycho" by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla Sign (#10 Worst Hit of 2018)
    • "Pillowtalk" by Zayn (#3 Worst Hit of 2015)
    • "Roar" by Katy Perry (#1 Worst Hit of 2013): Like the two rivals for the #1 spot, "Girls Like You" and "Someone You Loved", this is a song Todd considers pointless. It's probably destined for a pretty high position.
    • "Rude" by Magic! (2014): It only avoided the 2014 list because it was happy.
    • "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello (2019): This tweet hints that Todd doesn't like it. It may avoid the list due to its innocuous content and lush production, but he may also consider it an absence-of-good song.
    • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift (#9 Worst Hit of 2014)
    • "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran (#4 Worst Hit of 2017): Also the #1 song of the year. Todd seems to have hinted to dislike it even more than he did at the end of that year due to its continued success in 2018 and even 2019.
    • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO (#3 Worst Hit of 2011): It didn't top the Hot 100 until 2012, but it still qualifies. "As of this writing, it is now officially the #1 song in the country. I'm depressed and I know it."
    • "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (2019): A lock for the list, although in his Pop Song Review, Todd said he was unsure if this is actually worse than "Girls Like You". Still, it's practically guaranteed to make the top 2.
    • "Whistle" by Flo Rida (#4 Worst Hit of 2012note )

  • Top 10 Songs That Didn't Age Wellnote 
    • An "I'm Back, Bitch" single that tried to portray its creator(s) as huge, but flopped, thus proving that maybe they weren't as great as they thought they were.
    • "A Guy Is a Guy" by Doris Day: Even for a song from the early 1950s, when social conservatism ruled America with an iron fist, this song's message, which actively encourages women to marry stalkers (even if they're initially resistant), is frightfully backwards.
    • "Accidental Racist" by Brad Paisley feat. LL Cool J: It was already career-killingly bad in 2013, but it sounds even more cringeworthy today.
    • "All Star" by Smash Mouth: In the Song vs. Song podcast, Todd said he liked this song at first but started to despise it after it became overexposed through use in film. He may have since grown more nostalgic for it, though.
    • "Baby, It's Cold Outside": Todd has argued on Twitter that even though it can be argued that the woman is looking for an excuse to stay, the man's tone comes across as bullying. It doesn't help that it's not necessarily clear to a modern listener why she needs an excuse to stay in the first place.
    • "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.
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell: Although this song was controversial right from the start, it was initially able to coast off the catchy disco beat and being treated as not entirely real (similar to how Todd described '90s and 2000s hip hop in his Worst of 2018 countdown). However, after the Paula fiasco confirmed everything bad about Robin Thicke that his critics already accused him of, it became much harder to separate the questionable message in "Blurred Lines" from Thicke himself.
    • "BREAKIN IT DOWN" by 6ix9ine: "Order stitches for these snitches, dead men tell no tales"... yeah.
    • "Bump n’ Grind" or "Your Body's Callin'" by R. Kelly: Although R. Kelly's music as a whole is more difficult to appreciate due to his real-life scandals, these two songs in particular (especially the former) more or less draw attention to his disconnected pervertedness in hindsight. While talking about "Freaky Friday", Todd admitted that he still listens to R. Kelly songs even though he's not proud of it.
    • "Coconut" by Harry Nilsson: Harry's fake Caribbean accent may seem a little tasteless by modern standards.
    • "Do You Wanna Touch Me" by Gary Glitter: This song is pretty uncomfortable now that Glitter has been convicted of possession of child porn, child sexual abuse and attempted rape of minors.
    • "Dre Day" by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg: Hinted in the MC Hammer Trainwreckords, where Todd felt the constant diss tracks of the gangsta rap era have aged badly. He singled this song out due to being directed at Eazy-E, who later died of AIDS and whom Dre has turned around on in hindsight.
    • "Game of Love" by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders: Its lyrics have aged badly due to their blunt heteronormativity and easily implied sexism. There's even a meme image calling it a "Mike Pence Anthem."
    • "GUMMO" by 6ix9ine: While Todd seems annoyed that some people think "I don't fuck with no old hoes, only new hoes" is a pedophilia reference, it can still be argued that the line sounds uncomfortable in retrospect.
    • "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher: A song that aged fairly badly when considering the couple's turbulent history in the ensuing decades.
    • "I'm a Flirt" by R. Kelly featuring T-Pain & T.I.: Another R. Kelly song that has aged poorly.
    • "Indian Outlaw" by Tim McGraw: Its lyrics are from the POV of a Native American protagonist (sung by the very-much white McGraw) and full of badly-aged Native American stereotypes.
    • "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene: Its ignorantly idyllic treatment of traditional gender roles, even in the case of implicitly abusive marriages, is quite #problematic by modern standards.
    • Kesha's early work: Despite initially seeming like a carefree party girl upon her commercial breakthrough, the revelations about Dr. Luke's abusive treatment towards her cause her trashy, light-hearted material to seem like a forced pose in hindsight, especially since she has since gone on to record much more mature, thoughtful music that's more in-line with her real personality.
    • "Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything's Alright)" by Bill Cosby: Due to Cosby's wholesome image being destroyed by later revelations about his horrific record of sexual misconduct, it's pretty much just as hard now to appreciate this parody single in a light-hearted way as The Cosby Show.
    • "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" by Peggy Lee: She sings this entire song with a phony Latina accent. While pop music from the '40s is probably low-hanging fruit for a list like this, this track stands out.
    • "Mean" by Taylor Swift: In his Worst of 2017 episode, Todd cited this as an early omen of what Taylor would degenerate into by the time she released "Look What You Made Me Do".
    • "Midnight at the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur: Its lyrics have not aged well due to their heavy use of cultural appropriation.
    • "Murder on My Mind" by YNW Melly: This song became rather uncomfortable after YNW Melly turned himself in for double murder charges.note  If he's convicted, it'll turn into a very blatant case of Harsher in Hindsight.
    • "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" by Big & Rich: Todd considered this a huge breath of fresh air back when it first came out in 2004, but felt it ultimately became the unfortunate harbinger of bro-country.
    • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift: A pretty benign example compared to the rest of this list. Todd has never found its "haters don't bother me" statement believable, but it's even less convincing now that reputation and "You Need to Calm Down" have been released.
    • "Single White Female" by Chely Wright: The chorus ends with "looking for a man like you", which now sounds tragically insincere considering Chely later came out as a lesbian and has chronicled in her autobiography how badly her sexuality crippled her for so many years. She does change the lyrics during live performances, though.
    • "Something in Common" by Bobby Brown feat. Whitney Houston: Especially after Whitney Houston's untimely death in 2012, this duet comes across as anything but genuine.
    • "Spectacular" by Kiely Williams: A song whose protagonist sings about how much she enjoyed a one-night stand with questionable-at-best consent. (Williams later tried to justify it by claiming the song was supposed to draw attention to the issue of women getting drunk and having unprotected sex.) It was horribly received even back in 2010, but it comes across even worse now.
    • "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle: Although this song was seen as benign back in 1993, today its chorus can easily be interpreted as #rapey, particularly for the "and if you cry out, I'm gonna push it some more" line.
    • "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco: Todd initially called this the sixth best hit song of 2011, but now agrees with its lukewarm reception in hindsight.
    • "When You're Mad" by Ne-Yo: It may not have stirred up that much controversy in 2006, but considering how blatantly #rapey the lyrics are, it certainly would've ruined Ne-Yo's career had it come out today.

  • Top 10 Songs That Have Improved With Time:
    • "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd: Despite disliking the song initially, stating that he felt it made him feel old, Todd has since completely turned around on Rae Sremmurd, calling them the best hook artists in hip hop. Its similarity to "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo also gave it a brief popularity resurgence in 2019.
    • "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em: An odd case. In the "Old Town Road (Remix)" Pop Song Review: Todd said he would have originally put this song at #1 on his Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2007 list and called it "barely even music", and everyone would have agreed. However, he then admitted that he, like everyone else, danced along with it when a DJ played it at a recent event (though it's unclear if this means he appreciates the song now, or if he just decided to dance because everyone else was doing it). He also sees it as the pioneer of the viral meme hit (not that this is entirely a good thing).
    • Something from Billy Idol's Cyberpunk: Despite being off-the-charts lame in 1993, Todd considers this album an enormous guilty pleasure of his and feels it was way ahead of its time, specifically for its conceptual similarity to modern SoundCloud rap and cyberpunk themes becoming increasingly relevant in the world today.
    • "Deeper Understanding" by Kate Bush: It's a song about becoming emotionally attached to a computer. While such devices were still primitive and only owned by a limited number of people in 1989, they have since gone on to dictate the emotions of pretty much everybody.
    • "Drowning" by Hootie and The Blowfish: While Todd thinks the song itself blows, its blasting of the Confederate flag was brave in the '90s, and is still relevant today.
    • "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder: This was Stevie Wonder's campaign for a national holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Six years later, his wish actually came true.
    • "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett: Despite citing it as an example of "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny in his One Hit Wonderland retrospective, he stated that it's nonetheless the definitive Halloween song, making it a timeless classic in the long run after initially just seeming like yet another stupid late '50s/early '60s novelty single (and not even the first Halloween-themed one).
    • "Mother's Little Helper" by The Rolling Stones: It deals with prescription drug abuse, which is as relevant today as it was in the '60s.
    • "New Rules" by Dua Lipa: In 2017, Todd cited this as an example of all pop music that year sounding dull and indistinguishable. In 2018, he called it the #9 best hit song of the year.
    • "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO: While Todd didn't like it back when it first came out, he stated at the time it would probably evolve into a nostalgic time capsule after the over saturation of club music faded. Now that pop music has become so dour and downbeat, it's likely Todd's original prophecy did indeed come true for him.
    • "Pollution" by Tom Lehrer: Its message is still highly relevant today.
    • "Raise Your Glass" by Pink: Todd hinted on Twitter that it would likely replace Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" on his Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2011 had he done the list today.
    • "Respect" by Aretha Franklin: A feminist anthem right from the beginning, it has since become one of the most influential songs of all time, particularly for shattering major barriers for women and African Americans in making charged political statements in music. It's still seen as the quintessential feminist song over half a century later.
    • "Scandal" by Queen: A searing assault on sensationalist tabloid media is just as relevant (and arguably more) today as the press continues to sell sensational sleaze.
    • "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell feat. Michael Jackson: Not only is its theme of paranoia much more relevant in the age of digital surveillance, but the events of Michael Jackson's personal life after 1984 cause his guest spot to feel much more fitting in hindsight.
    • "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai: If this song's critique of society's dangerous obsession with technology wasn't already relevant in 1996, it's certainly topical today.
    • "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner: It became an especially moving song after the release of the movie of the same name nine years later.
    • "You Don't Own Me" by Leslie Gore: There's a reason this feminist anthem has endured so heavily in the public consciousness, even though it's a teen idol pop song from 1963.

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

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