20. LFO, "Every Other Time"
"Sometimes we swim around / like two dolphins in the oceans of our hearts"
Uh oh, looks like a member of LFO was late to rehearsal and grabbed his 8 year-old niece's diary by mistake.
19. Duck Sauce, "Barbra Streisand
"Barbra Streisand. Do-do-do do-do-do, do-do-do, do-do."
It was a given that a band named "Duck Sauce" releasing a song named "Barbra Streisand" was going to be unforgivably obnoxious. What took everyone by surprise, though, was just how obnoxious they could possibly make it.
18. Nickelback, "Figured You Out"
"I love your lack of self-respect/while you're passed out on the deck/ I love my hands around your neck"
This is not only blatantly misogynistic but incredibly threatening. For all we know Nickelback could have taken this from a direct quote of Lenny's to a bunny in "Of Mice and Men."
17. Rihanna, Rude Boy
"Come here rude boy, boy. Can you get it up? Come here rude boy, boy. Is you big enough? Take it, take it, baby, baby, take it, take it, love me, love me."
The key to good lyrics lies in the art of suggestion. Rihanna fails to insert the slightest hint of subtlety into this moment of sexual aggression that would make Nicki Minaj blush, or at the very least make some kind of stupid face.
16. Spice Girls, "Wannabe"
"I really really really wanna zig a zig aaaaaaah"
This nonsense as a standalone line is enough to make even the most ardent supporter of cheesy 90's pop furious, but when you remember that all the previous lines have been leading up to the big reveal of "what they really really want", it's somehow even worse.