Throughout the history of popular music, many songs have reached the top of the charts and were constantly played again and again on radios around the world. At the time they were popular, you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing many of these hit pop songs on constant replay.
After a while, however, these songs lost their luster and slowly became some of the most annoying of all time, if they weren’t already to start with. There are countless reasons many of these songs flamed out as one-hit wonders and the artists never saw the spotlight again. Even if one of these songs is your guilty pleasure, there’s no denying how annoying it is. We chronicled those songs here, so read on and see how you thought they aged below.
‘I Whip My Hair’ by Willow Smith
This has to be one of the most ridiculous, basic songs that ever made it to the top of the radio charts. There’s not much substance to the song, considering the lyrics are mainly composed of Willow Smith saying, “I whip my hair back and forth.” After hearing this song hundreds of times on the radio, the only reason people whip their hair back and forth is to try and shake these horrendous lyrics out of their heads.
But the fame gained from this one-hit wonder actually had horrible consequences on Willow Smith’s mental health. In an interview, she said, “It was after that whole ‘Whip My Hair’ thing and I had just stopped doing singing lessons and I was kind of just in this gray area of, ‘Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything I can do besides this?’” Thankfully, she managed to pull herself out of the dark period that was a result of this song (via Distractify).