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Irksome and Insufferable: The Ten Most Annoying Singers

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Last week, the attention of LAist's family of contributors was directed to Yahoo Music blog List of the Day, and an entry called The Ten Most Annoying Singers. Now normally, we love lists like this. Not only do we get to vent our seething jealousy of the success of idiots, but much needed schadenfreude washes over us like an embittered baptism.

Now, no disrespect to Rob O'Connor (who frankly has a job we'd love), but this particular list is crap. Not his fault mind you - lists like this are problematic because there's a tendency to fill 'em with easy targets. Inoffensive has-beens (Celine Dion, Michael Bolton), played out references (Scott Stapp, Bright Eyes), or dodgy WTFs that seem awfully calculated to avoid insulting someone with greater popularity (Lily Allen? Really? I'm sure cough*Amy Winehouse*cough there's someone more annoying. Right.) But even though there's justification, the list could have been far more accurate. Well, knowing, as they say, is half the battle and LAist, being fully knowledgeable about how NOT to go about insulting famous strangers, cannot let this pass.

Here then, based on sturdy, scientific calculations, is our List of the Ten Most Annoying Singers. Enjoy, and if curious, read on to learn how we arrived at our decisions...