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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Dhinchak Pooja is not the only one, we all love to hate these 7 cringeworthy songs

Facebook is all about loving to hate Dhinchak Pooja right now but that didn’t stop her from getting 10 million views on her video.

music Updated: Jun 11, 2017 12:25 IST
Soumya Srivastava
Soumya Srivastava
Hindustan Times
What a song!
What a song!

Do you ever find pimple-popping videos on your Facebook timeline? Does an unexplained, irrational need to click on it take over you? You know it will be horrible, you know it will make you feel nauseous and yet you get excited as the pus-filled extravaganza buffers for your viewing pleasure. There is a weird satisfaction to it.

A similar, boil-popping, blackhead-pulling, feeling is felt when you listen to cringeworthy songs. Case in point? A particular songbird called Dhinchak Pooja.

Her song Selfie Maine Leli Aaj has raked in 10 million views, enough to put her in the league of many moderately respectable singers (don’t worry, we aren’t putting her there). And the views are only exploding everyday thanks to people’s fascination with all things weird.

Now that we know what people dig, here’s a list of 7 equally daft, equally ugly songs to caress your ears and heartstrings. Let us know if you want a listicle on pimple-popping videos too.

1. The Delhi Metro Song (Hamra Delhi Ke Metro Ghuma De)

Now we know this video only has 80,000 views but that just gives it more indie cred. The song an amazing tribute to the lifeline of Delhi (introduced by Sheila Lovely???), mentioning even important stations like Anand Vihar. The main dude is clearly more interested in the dancer on left whose stupid choice in pants and the unfortunate happening with the green screen make it look like she has no legs. But then, this whole video is unfortunate.

2. It’s My Life

But those were our ears that you battered with that song! The very good bad boy in a thousand adjective tells you what all he can be (Kids Lover???) featuring a woman with a very intriguing accent.

3. Mere Husband Mujhko Piyar Nahi Karte

Sunil Grover did his best to cash in on Rinku Bhabhi but managed to ruin ‘Mera Toh Jindagi Hi Kharab Ho Giya’.

4. Eye To Eye

I curse the moment I undertook this story.

5. Friday

108,770,776 views. UGH.

“Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?”

Well, you got a seat on this list.

6. What Does The Fox Say

The fox is telling you to never make a song again.

7. Psy-Gangnam Style

How could we forge this? The grand-daddy of them all. The one that made cringe cool. Psy’s Gangnam Style is still the world’s most watched video, inching ever so close to the 3 billion views mark. Because there are only 7 billion people on this planet and not many of them have access to YouTube, we are going to assume many of us watched Gangnam Style more than once. Why would we? Well it sure is weird but the dance moves make a great argument. Also, no Delhi baraat is complete without the dance party doing the horse move on the dance floor once.

First Published: May 30, 2017 08:25 IST

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