10 Cringeworthy Songs by Respected Artists

This is a list that’s probably going to inspire lots of arguments. Music is a very subjective art form – while one artist or listener might adore a certain song, another person might think that it’s the worst piece of trash ever written. Then, there are these songs, which probably took mountains of nerve to release to the public. It’s been the general consensus for years that these are the worst songs ever to be written by people with actual talent.

1. “Dancing in the Street” by David Bowie and Mick Jagger

It’s not so much the song itself that was bad, but the video for this famous duet between legends Mick Jagger and David Bowie is straight up insane. Producers now sheepishly admit that neither man had been told what the video was going to be about, and they just cobbled it together using footage of the two men jumping around on a green screen set. It’s charming, but considering the level of talent onscreen, the song itself is pretty forgettable.