By Jordan Bartel
The Baltimore Sun
1:00 PM EDT, July 7, 2014
The year's just a little more than half over, but that apparently was plenty of time for music to provide us with some head-scratchingly awful lyrics.
Here's some of my favorite worst-of-the-worst (and often NSFW) so far.
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
"And my flow retarded, each beat did depart it / Swagger on stupid, I can't shop in no department."
"She Looks So Perfect," 5 Seconds of Summer
"You look so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear / And I know now, that I'm so down / Your lipstick stain is a work of art / I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart."
"Break Free," Ariana Grande
"You were better, deeper / I was under a spell / Like a deadly fear I am, babe / On the highway to hell."
"All For Nothing," Linkin Park
"You're talk, but let me show you where to put your paranoia / You're joking I don't have a half a sucker bone to throw yah."
"Animal Ambition," 50 Cent
"Got the eye of the tiger I'm on that animal s--- / I got the heart of a lion and the looks of an elephant / Damn scared of rats, but I'm ready for anything."
"Sand Dollars," 311
"I’ve been listening to sea shells / to hear the stories that they tell / of high times and tide swells / that have yet to occur."
"If You Say So," Lea Michele
"It's been seven whole days, seven whole days / Since you paralyzed me."
"This is How We Roll," Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
"Up on them 37 Nittos, windows tinted hard to see though / How fresh my baby is in the shotgun seat oh / Them kisses are for me though, automatic like a free throw."
"Coast is Clear," Skrillex
"Leave our coats and beers, let's go / Leave your girlfriends here, let's go / Leave your hopes and fears, let's go / What you scared for? / Leggo, leggo, leggo, leggo."
"Tippy Toes," Robin Thicke
"Man when you see her you’ll be standing with an open mouth / Cause she’s the Eiffel tower and she’s new in town."
"Call it magic / Cut me into two / And with all your magic / I disappear from view / And I can't get over / Can't get over you / Still I call it magic / You're such a precious jewel."
"Three Strikes," Afrojack
"You throw a punch, but I, I got a knife / I'm gonna cut you out of my life!"
"Mmm Yeah," Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull
"She look so good but she bad bad / You can see that back from the front front / Booty like Kriss Kross, jump jump."
"Beachin'," Jake Owen
"Ha ha aww yeah...a little palm tree leaning / I got a Margarita here in my hand, doin' a little drinkin'."
"#SELFIE," the Chainsmokers
"It's not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing "Summertime Sadness"? / After we go to the bathroom, can we go smoke a cigarette? / I really need one / But first, / Let me take a selfie."
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