19 Worst Song Lyrics of All Time

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We’ve all gone through phases where we think that our music taste is off the charts. Then, you look back and think, “What the f*ck was I listening to?” I still have that same feeling when I actually listen to the lyrics of some music I thought was cool back in high school and have realized that I wasn’t that deep and the lyrics weren’t even close to good.

Essentially, music is should transcend the test of time. The way that the cycle works is that it’ll recycle older trends into newer trends. The tracks can be re-used but at least the lyrics should be different and better. But when artists come up with some sh*tty piece of music, it’s highly offensive, right?

There’s a crazy variety of crappy lyrics over the years but some of these are worse than others. From now defunct boy bands to the absurd rap game, the plethora of horrible lyrics are everywhere. It’s even worse when some of these lyrics get in your head and stay there for what seems like forever.

Here are some of the worst lyrics of all time:


The entirety of LFO’s “Summer Girls” is just a bunch of nonsensical lines that have nothing to do with the rest of the song used just for rhyming’s sake. “Chinese food makes me sick” “Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets” “There was a good man named Paul Revere” What?


“This girl is on fire, this girl is on fire, she’s walking on fire, this girl is on fire” – Alicia Keys. WHY?!


There was a guy spitting rhymes on my train one day and he ended a verse with the line, “I don’t understand why I fu*ked your dad.”


Eskimo Joe “Sarah” the opening lyrics are ‘Sarah…. Won’t you tell me your name?’

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.