Time magazine’s list of worst songs of 2016 seems to have a few surprise entries.
Whether you agree with them or not, Time Magazine has listed out their least desirable music picks and by the looks of it; they’ve definitely set themselves up for some backlash. From Justin Timberlake to Meghan Trainor, they haven’t spared anyone. Infact, they’ve even taken on some of the most popular songs of the year!
So, here it is.
(PS- these aren’t the views of Festival Sherpa but is a news article based solely on the list created by Time.com)
10. 7 Years – Lukas Graham
Yes, I know some of you love this catchy tune but according to Times, the song lacks a certain level of artistic integrity and makes a listener long for more substantial music.
9. Private Show – Britney Spears
After her awkward carpool karaoke incident, the love for the pop queen seems to be varying. The magazine criticises the overpowering production over her girly voice. They even added that the stripper pole in the music video seems to be giving the opposite effect than intended.
8. No- Meghna Trainor
Yes, we all love her. But the repetitive, flimsy and uninspired nature of Trainor’s ‘feminist anthem’ track has landed her a spot on the list as well.
7. I hate u, I love u – Gnash
The song maybe on the Top 10 of the Hot 100 list but apparently not everyone is a fan. According to Time.com, “The singsongy melody is obnoxious as an ice cream truck jingle, while the lifeless production drains it of any energy.”
6. I took a pill in Ibiza – Mike Posner
The singer gained popularity with his “cooler than me” single but he seemed to have made it to the wrong list this time. Although, the magazine praised his song for its clever take down of the EDM bro culture; it also pointed out that it’s Seeb remix made it a contradiction of what it was trying to convey. Ouch!
5. Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly
With this song, Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello branches out as a solo artist but Time Magazine seems to think that she picked the wrong partner. According to Time.com, “If Cabello wants to make it big as a solo star, she’ll need more wattage than she finds with Machine Gun Kelly, whose milquetoast contribution takes this promising concept and deflates it.”
4. Ghostbusters (I’m not afraid) – Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott
The nerds will definitely challenge this one. Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot’s rock single from the original motion picture seemed to be lacking anything special, according to the magazine’s online publication.
3. Team – Iggy Azalea
The slow tempo of Azalea’s ‘Team’ was criticised for being more of a yawn fest than anything else. Time.com states, “Even the chorus fails to switch it up. And while it’s good that Azalea’s lyrics aren’t particularly offensive, they just end up as forgettable filler.”
2. Mom- Meghan Trainor
Trainor fans look away. Apparently once wasn’t enough, the singer has made it to the same list twice! According to the magazine, “On ‘Mom’, a bizarre humblebrag that frequently rhymes the word “mom” with “the bomb,” the pop star uses a phone call with her mother to remind listeners—in case you didn’t know—that she loves her mom.”
1. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Now for the biggest surprise. The catchy feel good song that had the whole world singing along has made it to the number one spot on Time Magazine’s worst songs of 2016. Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ was branded ‘uninspired’ by the magazine and the writer even pleading to ‘Forget the feeling—just please, please stop this song.’
Well, what do you think? Do you agree with Time’s pick of worst songs in 2016?