I finally listened to Rebecca Black’s Friday. Here’s how it happened: a friend in a Google email group sent the link to a bunch of us, telling us how terrible it was, and I turned it on, saw the 32 million views, listened until she started singing, and then said, “Holy crap, this IS terrible!” And off it went. Then the email chain started discussing a rapper in the middle of the song who is A. way too old to be rapping on a 13-year-old girl’s track, and B. rapping about a school bus. So then I re-opened the link, saw the 37 million views, skipped to the middle, listened to dude drop his 16, and then said, “Holy crap, THIS is terrible!” All the rumors are true: Friday is intolerably bad.
But just because a song is “terrible” does not necessarily make it intolerable. In fact, there are some terrible pop songs that I, and probably you, secretly enjoy. And so, for Six Songs for a Wednesday here at Lists That Actually Matter, here are Six Terrible Pop Songs You Secretly Enjoy.