There are hip hop songs that are so good you can’t help but turn them up full volume as soon as the first beat hits. Then there are other songs that you turn up, but not too loud because you don’t want anyone else hearing you listen to such a ridiculous song. Here are 12 of the worst ones we all secretly love.
1. 50 Cent – Candy Shop
There has never been a less subtle song than Candy Shop. The video should have just been 50 Cent pointing to his crotch and winking for five minutes.
2. Sean Paul – Temperature
The only part of this song I know is “I’ve got the right temperature adflkjv vwsh gdsljffeu..” I still love it, but singing along isn’t really an option.
3. Ja Rule – Mesmerize
Look, I know Ja Rule isn’t good, but if this song comes on the radio, you’re not changing the station. That is a fact.
4. Fabolous – Throw It In The Bag
I’m always confused by this song because Fabolous will be talking about shopping then he starts calling out guys for staring at his numerous girlfriends and then immediately goes back to the shopping story.
5. Juvenile – Slow Motion
I know you thought I was going to pick Back That Thang Up for Juvenile, but you might actually be tired of that one. No way you’re not digging Slow Motion for the whole song.
6. Chingy – Holidae Inn
You’re a liar if you say you can drive past a Holiday Inn and not sing the chorus. Don’t be a liar.
7. Kelis – Milkshake
Let me clarify this one. Everyone loves the chorus of this song. Once those verses start you abandon it quicker than Titanic passengers.
8. Nelly – Air Force Ones
It’s an entire song about all the different colored shoes Nelly and Paul Wall own. Paul Wall isn’t in this, but he might as well be. Why did we, as a world, make this a hit?
9. D4L – Laffy Taffy
Play this song right now and if you don’t immediately start bouncing your shoulders you are completely dead inside.
10. Jibbs – Chain Hang Low
It’s hard to be gangers with a bunch of children singing your hook and while I can’t say Jibbs has a lot of street cred, he did make a song we all secretly love.
11. Mystikal – Shake It Fast
Was anyone else really scared of Mystikal? I felt like he was mad at me personally while he was rapping. Please don’t hit me, Mystikal.
12. Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
You think you hate this song because it’s played out at every stupid wedding reception, but you’re going to yell, “OOOOHHHH!” as soon as it comes on.