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    16 Songs People Loved Until The Chorus Ruined It

    They started off so well!

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what songs they thought were good...until the chorus. Here are some of the worst!

    1. "Problem" by Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea

    UMG (on behalf of Cássio Cipriano)

    "It could've had a soaring pop chorus but dropped out to a whisper for hip-hop cred. Major disappointment."


    2. "Dancing With Our Hands Tied" by Taylor Swift

    Universal Music Group

    "The song has perfect verses, and in the pre-chorus you can actually feel her emotions. You can truly feel that she’s scared, and then the chorus hits and it’s this overproduced bass drop that just ruins the rawness of the whole song. It would’ve been a 10/10 song if only it weren’t for the chorus. But even with everything, it’s still my favorite from that album."


    3. "Fuck It I Love You" by Lana del Rey

    Polydor Records

    "I love the lines before the chorus — 'Dream a little dream of me, make me into something sweet, turn the radio on, dancing to a pop song' — SO much! But I'm not a big fan of the tune of the chorus, and I just hate the way she actually says, 'Fuck it, I love you.' It's like the stereotypical way people mock ~indie singer voices~, except that's actually how she's singing!!! I love her so much, though, and the rest of the song is great."


    4. "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "It just seems to be so lackluster."


    "The verses are really deep, and the melody is reflective, and then the chorus is just a mess."


    5. "Look at Her Now" by Selena Gomez

    Interscope Records

    "The first time I listened to it, I was going to add it to my favorites, but then she started with the whole 'mmm mm mm' thing."


    6. "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor

    Epic Records

    "That Meghan Trainor song where the chorus is like, 'If I were you, I'd wanna be me too' sounds really annoying, which is a shame because her singing during the verses is nice enough."


    7. "Animals" by Maroon 5

    Interscope Records

    "'Just like animals-mals'...awful."


    8. "The Abyss" by Three Days Grace

    RCA Records Label

    "The verses are amazing. Chorus is lame. :/"


    9. "Meet Virginia" by Train

    EMI Music Publishing

    "I love the verses. They're so catchy and singable. But they could have done so much better for the chorus than those weird lyrics about her being a queen."


    10. "Your Love's a Drug" by Leighton Meester

    Universal Records

    "It has a cool vintage pop feel, and the verses show her unique voice, and then the chorus pretty much ruins the song."


    11. "Listen" by David Guetta Feat. John Legend


    "The verses are so amazing and catchy, but the chorus is not as exciting or unique."


    12. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco

    WMG; Solar Music Rights Management

    "Both verses are really well written and meaningful, and the chorus just distracts from the otherwise well-thought-out lyrics of the song."


    13. "Goodnight & Go" by Ariana Grande

    Republic Records

    "The first verse is so much better than the rest of the song."


    14. "What Now" by Rihanna

    The Island Def Jam Music Group

    "The song is so powerful, but the chorus just felt off for me. The melody, lyrics, and obviously her voice work so well until she starts screaming 'WHATTTTTT NOWWWWWW'! For the longest time, I'd play the beginning and skip when the chorus started."


    15. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by the Police

    A&M Records Ltd.

    "The chorus is in a different key than the rest of the song, and it changes the whole mood! The verses are so edgy and moody, and then the chorus is upbeat and takes away from that!"


    16. And Finally, "Yummy" by Justin Bieber

    Def Jam Recordings

    "I’m not a big pop fan, but the song is actually really good and catchy until he starts singing the chorus: 'You got that yummy yum yummy yum.' Justin, stop!"


    Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!

    Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.