But with every gem comes equal amounts of garbage. And there are plenty. Three particular tracks stand out among the crowd, and without further ado, here are the top three worst songs of 2010.
1. Enrique Iglesias – I Like It. Oh god. If there was one song that was overplayed to the point of making your ears bleed, this takes the cake. It’s not only annoying and extremely abnoxious, but to top it off, it features an appearance by Pitbull, which is the most overrated ‘rappers’ ever (or whatever you call him – unclassified is more fitting). As if that wasn’t bad enough, the music video features the children from Jersey Shore. BARF. Everything about this song, the video, the beats, the lyrics, the gyrating. It’s all cringeworthy.
2. Taio Cruz – Dynamite. “I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying…” please God, don’t let them play this song anymore. Although this song is miles ahead of Enrique’s offering, that isn’t saying much. It’s just that these songs are so generic. So blah. They all sound the same – there is nothing unique or original in the beat (they’re literally identical) or flow of the song. Top 40 loves it though, so unfortunately for us, we get to hear this crap too often.
3. Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love. If you’re starting to notice a pattern, you are certainly correct. All these songs sound identical. They have the same beat, similar lyrics, and same barf factor all around. I honestly don’t know why people are obsessed with these tracks. I could have wrote the same review for each of these songs and they could be used interchangeably. Sorry Usher, but the DJ isn’t falling in love with this song anytime soon.
Here’s to a better year. Please god, let 2011 be filled with magical music, not cringeworthy tunes.
UPDATE: I heard all three of these songs in a matter of 20 minutes on my way from work on the radio. This truly makes me think that there is no god.