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    Updated on Apr 27, 2020. Posted on Apr 26, 2020

    18 Cringey Pop Songs That People Love No Matter What

    "Fergalicious. It's a modern classic."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the cringey pop songs that they think are bangers. Here are some of their answers:

    1. "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People

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    "I grew up loving my parents’ records, and 'Y.M.C.A.' by the Village People is one of my favourites. It’s so joyous and great to dance to."


    2. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

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    "It's my go-to shower song, but everyone hates it."


    3. "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter

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    "'I don’t get why everyone hates it!"


    4. "Crashed the Wedding" by Busted

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    "It’s just so catchy."


    5. "Chloe (You're the One I Want)" by Emblem3

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    "It's a work of ART. So catchy. Stuck in my head 24/7."


    6. "Fergalicious" by Fergie

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    "It's a modern classic."


    7. "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7

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    "It is most definitely an utter masterpiece."


    8. "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

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    "It’s so cute!"


    9. "Me!" by Taylor Swift Feat. Brendon Urie

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    "It gets a lot of hate because it’s not lyrically her best work, but it’s fun, cute, and lighthearted. People just need to enjoy it as a mood-boosting bop!"


    10. "Baby" by Justin Bieber

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    "You're lying if you say you never sang along to or danced to 'Baby'. It's arguably the most iconic pop song of the 2000s."


    11. "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

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    "People who don't think it is a pop classic clearly haven't listened to the words."


    12. "Sweatshirt" by Jacob Sartorius

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    "I’m 20 years old, but I think 'Sweatshirt' is actually a great song. I jam out to it occasionally; it’s a bop. I know it’s cringey AF, but I can’t help but like it."


    13. "Potential Breakup Song" by Aly & AJ

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    "It's so cheesy and cringey, and yet I absolutely love it. It's such a bop!"


    14. "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith

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    "At such a young age, that girl had the confidence I wish I had, and whenever that song comes on, I enter hype mode."


    15. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" by Vengaboys

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    "Kid me loved it in the '90s, and adult me still has the platinum album in the car. I remember once taking my car to the mechanic, and when he switched the ignition on, the stereo came on and blasted some Vengaboys at an indecent volume. I wish I could say I was ashamed."


    16. "He Said She Said" by Ashley Tisdale

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    "She will always be THAT bitch."


    17. "Closer" by the Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey

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    "I literally bop each and every time it comes on. It just never gets old for me!"


    18. "Nothing in This World" by Paris Hilton

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    "Been on my gym playlist for YEARS."

    Mark Roland

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

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