A look at some of the worst collaboration songs in rock. Whether it’s a duet, a band featuring a guest musician, or two bands working together, this list covers ten of the worst over different generations.
“Leck mich im Arsch” is a song by Insane Clown Posse and Jack White. The lyrics are inspired by Leck mich im Arsch, a scatological canon by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K. 231/382c), while the music is based on a canon called Leck mir den Arsch fein recht schön sauber (K. 233/382d).
“Hero” is a song recorded by Chad Kroeger (lead vocalist of Nickelback) and Josey Scott (then lead vocalist of Saliva) for the soundtrack to the 2002 film Spider-Man. It was written by Kroeger and recorded specifically for the film.
“Still Not a Player” is the second single from Big Pun’s debut album Capital Punishment. The song is produced by Knobody and featured R&B singer Joe. The song was also remixed by Incubus, the song featured Big Pun’s vocals on the 2000 rap rock album Loud Rocks, released 7 months after his death.
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. A cover version by the Flaming Lips was included on their album With a Little Help from My Fwends, released on Warner Bros. The song, featuring vocals from Miley Cyrus and Moby, was released as official single on 18 May 2014.
“Sober Up” is the third single from AJR‘s second studio album The Click and features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, although some radio stations play a version with AJR’s Ryan singing Cuomo’s part. “Sober Up” became the first number one song for AJR when it peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in March 2018. Similarly, Cuomo had his first number one on the alternative Billboard chart as a solo artist.
“I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” is a song by Canadian rock band Simple Plan featuring American rapper Nelly. The song serves as the lead single for fifth studio album Taking One for the Team and was released to digital retailers on October 15, 2015 through Atlantic Records and WEA International.
“Can’t Stop Partying” is a song featured on Raditude, is the seventh studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on November 3, 2009 and is their final album on DGC Records, Geffen Records and Interscope Records.
“Crazy B****” is the sixth single by Los Angeles hard rock band Buckcherry, and first from their third album, 15, and first to hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, debuting at No. 99 on May 6, 2006 and peaking at No. 59. It’s awful. Wifisfuneral collaborated with Buckcherry in 2020 and somehow it’s worse than the original.
Angelic 2 the Core is the fifth studio album by American actor and singer Corey Feldman, released on June 22, 2016. Feldman asked fans to help raise $105,000 to fund the album through Indiegogo, but fell short and only raised $14,982. The album was universally panned and has been regarded as one of the worst albums of all time.