Before we get into this, I think it’s important to acknowledge that a song is more than just the words in the lyrics.

Lyrics are a part of a whole, and that whole incorporates rhythm, melodies, moods, attitudes, ironies, etc – and lots of lyrics from great songs can seem downright weird when removed from that context.

That said…some are really just bad.

What is the WORST song lyric of all time? from AskReddit

Let’s see what Reddit thinks is the worst. Be warned – a lot of these are goofy, a few are truly gross.

1. Elton John – Rocket Man

I become irate when I hear Elton John sing:

“Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact, it’s cold as H*ll. And there’s no one there to raise them if you did.”

So there’s no one there to raise them if you raised them on Mars… 🤔

– TrippVadr

2. The Rolling Stones – Live With Me

“My best friend shoots water rats and feeds them to his geese.
Don’t you think there’s a place for you, in between the sheets?”

– davidreaton

3. Pink Guy – Dora the Explora

“Dora the explorer, b*tch look good for a four-year old”

– BobbyFreshin

4. Jake Paul – It’s Everyday Bro

And I just dropped some new merch and it’s selling like a god church

– 733094

5. Sporty-O – Let Me Hit It

“Her body smoking. Bet she die from cancer”

– Skidjee

6. Des’Ree – Life

I don’t want to see a ghost, that’s the sight that I fear most, rather have a piece of toast

– Redmarkred

7. Rocko – U.O.E.N.O.

“Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it
I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”

– Bluesurge07

8. Ted Nugent – Jailbait

Well, I don’t care if you’re just thirteen
You look too good to be true I just know that you’re probably clean
There’s one little think I got do to you

– Greengrass30

9. Usher – Omg

Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow
Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow

– DungeonDilf

10. Hilary Duff – So Yesterday

“If the light is off, then it isn’t on”

– EmpressofCats

11. Snap! – Rhythm is a Dancer

I’m serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer

– Ph0n1k

12. Pitbull – Give Me Everything

“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 ”

– Katz_77

13. Lil Yachty – Peek a Boo

“She blow that d*ck like a cello”-Lil Yachty

The cello, being the a stringed instrument

– othebutcher

14. Tion Wayne – Bae

Throw away your man, he’s dispersible.

– breathe_out_

15. Chamillionaire – Hip Hop Warning

Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this
Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t

– eoworm

16. Jay Rock – King’s Dead

“La di da di da, slob on me knob. Pass me some syrup, f*ck me in the car.
La di da di da, mothaf*ck the law. Chitty chitty bang, murder everything.”

– cochinitapibil300

17. 6is9ine – GOOBA

“are you dumb, stupid or dumb???”

– Cheesy358

18. 2 Chainz ft. Kanye West – Birthday Song

“She got a big bootie, so I call her big bootie”

– FrostyMink

19. Fergie – London Bridge

“How come every time you come around
My London, London Bridge wanna go down, like
London, London, London
Wanna go down like
London, London, London
Be going down like”

– VheloGrace

20. Justin Bieber – Yummy

“Yeah, you got that yummy-yum, that yummy-yum, that yummy-yummy.
Yeah, you got that yummy-yum, that yummy-yum, that yummy-yummy.
Say the word, on my way Yeah, babe, yeah, babe, yeah, babe. Any night, any day.
Say the word, on my way. Yeah, babe, yeah, babe, yeah, babe. In the mornin’ or the late. Say the word, on my way”

– Avicii_DrWho

The lyric that probably drives me the craziest comes from the theme to Live and Let Die, by Paul McCartney. Musically, it absolutely slaps. But, I mean,

“And in this ever-changing world in which we live in…”


Which lyrics would you submit?

Tell us in the comments.