Teasing your friends is fun. There is a perverse pleasure in watching them slowly lose their sanity while you subject them to mild forms of torture. Since people care so much about music, one of the best ways to reach them is to force them to listen to a song they hate. From the first notes to the final chords, they'll be cursing your name.
To get you started on this winding road, here are 10 songs you can find on YouTube that are sure to drive you crazy. You can post them on your favorite social network, add them to a party playlist, or just put them in the car. However your friends listen to them, they won't be happy.
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Crazy Frog's sound was made by a Swedish teenager who, again for some absolutely unknown reason, made a sample for himself posing as an engine. A Swedish animator decided that this awful sound needed an equally awful animated character to accompany it, and Crazy Frog was born.
Sharing “Axel F” with your friends will have them all having horrible flashbacks to 2003. Surely no one's sanity can handle it.
Rebecca Black's “Friday” exists in the rare place where something done seriously crosses over into parody. The song has all the trappings of a modern pop hit:the autotune, the meaningless lyrics, the weird video, the unnecessary rap jump, but a 15-year-old girl put it together.
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Remind your music snobbish friends of "Friday" and they'll be sure to "thank" you.
As I write this article, “Oro” by Spandau Ballet was the only song that absolutely refused to leave my head. No other worm has the ability to bury so deeply. What really cements its place in your head is the perfectly looped chorus:
And back to the start. Even seeing the title of the song can be enough to bury it firmly in your friends' heads. Use this weapon with caution..
John Lennon “Imagine” is a classic track that wishes for an impossible future with a united and peaceful humanity. Unfortunately, every 13-year-old who can hold a recorder is taught how to play.
The only thing that will annoy people more than a terrible song is an amazing song with a terrible performance. From your nephew's guitar cover to CeeLo Green's lyric change abomination, no one but Lennon has done the track justice.
Drive everyone you know crazy by choosing the worst cover you can find and proclaiming it. “better than your Beatles man” all over social media.
I love “Gangnam style” - I didn't even want to include it on this list, but when I asked my friends which songs bothered them the most, it was among the top contenders.
What could not be loved? The amazing beat, the catchy lyrics, the dance you can do drunk, and the trippy video come together in what is, in my opinion, an obvious masterpiece. If your friends, like mine, are dead inside, then sharing "Gangnam style" will annoy them for some strange reason.
"I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world..." Even just reading that line would probably make you want to hurt me; I know I had to remove all sharp objects from my desk to write it. While some of Aqua's tracks - like "Doctor jones" - are fantastic [Editor's note:MakeUseOf doesn't condone these views], "Barbie girl" crosses the line firmly from cheesy fun to mind-numbing. ears.
Put it on and watch your friends become amateur audiologists.
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Sharing it with your friends then seems like a completely obvious course of action to take.
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In any case, there are many people who think that liking Nickelback is equivalent to killing kittens. If you really want to brand them, share any song of your choice from Nickelback's oeuvre with a title that says something like, “Look, I'll be honest:I really like Nickelback and I think the hate against them is completely unwarranted.”
People will be very angry. Trust me.
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This list wouldn't be complete without Rick Astley's classic, "It's Never Gonna Give."
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You don't just hit them with a bad joke, you hit them with a ridiculously old bad joke.
So, there are 10 songs that are guaranteed to drive your (soon to be) friends up the wall. There's a good mix to cover everything from mildly irritating to self-mutilating. They are all powerful tools. Use them with care.
What songs annoy you the most? Do you have any particular favorites that are sure to drive your friends crazy? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below, here at MakeUseOf, we're always looking for new ways to annoy each other.