Commercially successful pop music is not always good pop music. Many of us know that intuitively, but it doesn't really sink in until there is a particular song we wish would go away. Here are 10 that I have chosen as the songs I think we've heard enough times already. Without further adieu...the 10 most annoying pop songs of 2007:
I gave it the benefit of the doubt when it first hit the charts, but after awhile Sean Kingston's nasally vocals really begin to grate on the nerves. The melody is so catchy it's almost impossible to avoid singing along while simultaneously shouting "Enough already!" That's even without mentioning the blatant sexism in the lyrics.
I don't know...maybe it's the overly juvenile sound of this slice of cheerleader rock, or perhaps it's the seemingly unneccessary and gratuitous use of offensive language in the album version, or maybe it's just realizing Avril Lavigne can do "so much better." She proves it elsewhere on the album The Best Damn Thing. Whatever it is, I've heard enough of "Girlfriend."
If you're an ugly girl, then your mama's ugly too. Yep, that's the gist of it here. Don't let this song keep you from listening to the rest of will.i.am's solo album Songs About Girls. It really is worthwhile listening. However, this song belongs squarely on the "My Humps" mixtape.
You know what? He's not hot anymore. The excitement over Mims has faded almost as quickly as it appeared. Holding my interest requires showing me why you're hot, not just telling me you're hot 'cause you fly. Aren't they basically the same thing?
I've got money. I'm famous. I'll buy you a drink. You'll come home with me. Sigh... Well, "Buy You a Drank" is spiced up a bit by making reference to other hip-hop hits. Once or twice was enough times to hear this for me.
Hands down, Hinder take the prize this year for the most hackneyed and inane lyrics in a hit pop song. "I really miss your hair in my face / And the way your innocence tastes." Hmmm...not the first 2 things many of us might think of...but then we're not Hinder. It's a no-brainer that rock isn't as popular as it once was if this is what pop radio chooses to give major exposure.