11 Song Lyrics Of 2016 That Are So Wrong They're Almost Right

8 December 2016, 15:35 | Updated: 13 December 2018, 12:47

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

We can't even understand what Rihanna is saying!

We can all agree that 2016 has been an incredible year for music, with a healthy supply of hit albums, bangers and bops to keep any fan fully satisfied.

However, among the amazing tunes, there were, of course, some absolutely shocking lyrics that made us pause the track, rewind and stand in shocked silence at the sloppy writing our faves have thrown at us. 



But which line was the worst one of all? We put together the ultimate list of the worst wordplay of the year as we crown 2016's most awful lyric. Strap in - it's about to get poetic.

11) Beyoncé - Formation


Cause I slay (slay), I slay (hey), I slay (okay), I slay (okay) All day (okay), I slay (okay), I slay (okay), I slay (okay) We gon' slay (slay), gon' slay (okay), we slay (okay), I slay (okay) I slay (okay), okay (okay), I slay (okay), okay, okay, okay, okay.


But wait, do you slay tho? You need to make this things clearer for us Bey - say what you really mean!


10) Panic! At The Disco - Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time


I'm not as think as you drunk I am.


Banging tune but this is serious Dad joke territory right here.


9) Zayn - wRoNg


She likes when I'm messy/ And I like when she's undressing.


Messy. Does. Not. Rhyme. With. Undressing.


8) Busted - On What You're On


She's optimistic bout the future of our planet.


Has she not read any of the news this year?


7) The Vamps - All Night


The past is the past, today is today.


We love you boys but this is one of those lyrics that sounds like its really deep on first listen but then you realise its just stating the obvious and is literally pointless.


6) The Chainsmokers ft Halsey - Closer


Stay and play that Blink-182 song/ That we beat to death in Tucson, OK.


Surely there was another word that could have rhymed with "song". Side note - just because you reference Blink 182 doesn't mean the pop punk kids are gonna automatically love your single, even if it is number 1 for WEEKS!!! 


5) Selena Gomez - Hands To Myself


I want you all to myself/ You’re metaphorical gin and juice.


Yes, technically this came out when the album dropped last year but the single was officially released back in January so it still counts and it definitely deserves a mention because "metaphorical gin and juice" sounds like the worst imaginary beverage known to man.


4) Drake - Pop Style


Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum.


Nobody calls you that and they never will. Stop.


3) Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - Side To Side


If you want a menage I got a tricycle.


Just a bit gross really innit? And how is a three-wheeled bike going to fit into this threesome you are suggesting? Does everyone sit on it? Will it be moving? There's two many questions here.


2) Rihanna - Work


Ner ner ner ner ner ner!


For a song about work, this line seems pretty damn lazy.


1) Kanye West - Famous


I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why, I made that bitch famous.


Kanye Vs Taylor is possibly the most boring feud in pop. We don't care anymore. Everybody move on. Enough.


Got your own worst lyric suggestion? Let us know in the comments.

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