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    May 8, 2020

    25 "Trashy" Songs That Are Honestly Straight-Up Masterpieces

    "Fergalicious" by Fergie is a certified bop.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which "trashy" songs they actually think are really freaking good. Here are the iconic results.

    1. "Timber" by Pitbull and Kesha

    Polo Grounds / RCA / Mr. 305

    "It’s an objectively terrible song that’s catchy as hell, and I want to dance every single time I hear it."

    jennr4ab11fa64

    2. "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.

    XL / Interscope

    "My family thinks it’s trashy, but I love it."

    lynxthehybrid

    3. "Pretty Girls" by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea

    RCA

    "It debuted at No. 29 on the Hot 100 with 100,000 sales, yet everyone called it a flop when it’s actually a good song!"

    thearinbear93

    4. "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas

    A&M / http://will.i.am

    "I remember 5-year-old me singing along to this song on the radio. And yes, my mother let me listen to that song when I was that young. She just told me it was about a camel and I was so stupid back then I believed her."

    alisiakrieg

    5. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

    Big Machine

    "It was once so hated, but now so iconic. Taylor Swift will always be, and has always been, the queen of hated stuff that's actually good."

    tigresssss13

    6. "Get Low" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

    TVT

    "The need for speed song!"

    theironbunny

    7. "S&M" by Rihanna

    Def Jam / SRP

    "'S&M' by Rihanna has been my jam since I was in 6th grade. I can’t help but belt it every time I hear it. I know the lyrics are awful, but that song is just such a bop."

    alisiakrieg

    8. "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback

    Roadrunner

    "Like, WHY DO PEOPLE HATE THEM SO MUCH?"

    soledadmendez86

    9. "Friday" by Rebecca Black

    ARK Music Factory

    "Yeah, it's literally called 'the worst song ever,' but it's so fun and it always makes me smile. I blast it every Friday!"

    lil_beanie

    10. "Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton

    Warner Bros.

    "God bless those producers."

    dawsonjo

    11. "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction

    Syco / Columbia

    "'What Makes You Beautiful' will forever be iconic."

    hollyeliza13

    12. "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings

    Columbia

    "I get so carried away singing this song, probably because I know everyone else hates it?"

    ambalouise

    13. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

    Universal Pictures

    "I actually had to look up songs that people hate and this was on the list. I love this song."

    misschanandler_bong

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

    RCA

    "I thoroughly enjoy a good rick-roll. Any time I’m rick-rolled, I catch myself watching most of the music video!"

    xmeechy

    15. "Hotline Bling" by Drake

    OVO Sound / Cash Money / Young Money / Republic

    "I can’t get over how catchy it is."

    misstinye

    16. "Every Time We Touch" by Cascada

    Robbins

    "It's such a banger and such a high-quality song. I will be playing it for my grandchildren!"

    juliao4ce0f3852

    17. "Never Say Never" by Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith

    Island / RBMG

    "Sure it's cheesy, but it lifts my spirits like nothing else when I’m feeling down and defeated."

    delainasa

    18. "Thong Song" by Sisqó

    Def Soul

    A true "trashy" classic.

    somethingcleverhere

    19. "Rumors" by Lindsay Lohan

    Casablanca / Universal

    Lindsay Lohan actually made some pretty solid songs!

    dawsonjo

    20. "Forget You" by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Glee cast

    Fox

    "Most (not all) Glee covers are actually amazing, despite the hate they get."

    leti_06

    21. "Cotton-Eye Joe" by Rednex

    Internal Affairs

    "It’s just pure joy and ridiculousness. I play it on every jukebox I can find, and joke about walking down the aisle to it. At this point, my friends and family have just accepted it as a permanent character flaw."

    madelinel493771b68

    22. "Juliet" by LMNT

    Atlantic

    "'Juliet' by LMNT is a BOP. The perfect dated-ness of the lyrics ('I’ve tried to page you twice') is amazing, and possibly the catchiest chorus of all time??? Iconic."

    lianartsy

    23. "Supalonely" by BENEE and Gus Dapperton

    Republic

    "I guess it's not trashy, but it's a Tik Tok song, so it obviously gets a decent amount of hate."

    bellaeilish

    24. "Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Honestly a cringeworthy song, but any time someone plays it, we can't help but scream along to the lyrics!

    jessical4fde3b024

    25. And "Fergalicious" by Fergie

    A&M / Interscope

    "Sure, she's talking about seducing countless men and how much ‘the boys wanna eat it,' but it's what the kids these days call a 'bop.'"

    wow_epic

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