Nickelback And Bon Jovi Hits Ranked Among The Most Embarrassing Songs Shared On Facebook

Rockers added to the "embarrassing shares" list with the likes of Chris Brown, Susan Boyle and U2.

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It's an online world we live in today. Everything is shared and privacy is basically reduced to null, but it seems that's just the way we want it.

Breakfast photos, places you visit, your bathroom and of course, the music you like, it's all out there.

When it comes to music, sharing can sometimes come as unintentional. Latest Spotify song listening, accidental YouTube video like or share are just some of the things that can reveal your death-metal-for-life friend's secret fondness for Celine Dion, Susan Boyle or even worse, Nickelback.

And honestly, you just have to love those moments. The very same moments Slacker Radio decided to focus on with their latest "Top 50 Most Embarrassing Songs Shared On Facebook" list. Apart from the obvious pop choices such as Chris Brown's "Strip" topping the list, "We Are The World" or "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas, the list features several big rock bands.

As you might have guessed, Nickelback comes in as the first rock group at No. 4 with their smash hit "Rockstar", closely followed by Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" at No. 6.

U2 is not too far behind either with "Vertigo" landing at No. 14. Further down the line, you'll find the likes of Simon And Garfunkel at No. 20, Bon Jovi's global hit "It's My Life" at No. 24 and "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed at No. 28.

You can check out the top 10 below, or head over to Forbes for the full list.

01. Chris Brown - "Strip" 02. Train - "Hey Soul Sister" 03. Susan Boyle - "Hallelujah" 04. Nickelback - "Rockstar" 05. Pitbull - "Don't Stop The Party" 06. Limp Bizkit - "Nookie" 07. Artists For Haiti - "We Are The World" 08. Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours" 09. Owl City - "Fireflies" 10. Bon Iver - "Holocene"

So what do you think about the list, do you agree with these picks? And which song would you add as your ultimate Facebook share fail? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    It's just a list of highly overrated songs. I checked out the article. I liked this quote: "Chris Brown was the ideal combination of two factors: its a terrible song in which he says he appreciates women in direct proportion to how much theyre like strippers and Chris Brown is a terrible human being. Hes so terrible its almost like hes in a contest to be the worst person in the world of music. I think we can all agree with that.
    "U2 is not too far behind either with "Vertigo" landing at No. 14. Further down the line, you'll find the likes of Simon And Garfunkel at No. 20, Bon Jovi's global hit "It's My Life" at No. 24 and "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed at No. 28." Ok, seriously? Am I the only person that acutally likes all of these songs? I've never met anyone that didn't like any of them, either.
    I don't understand how they can decide what's embarrassing about these songs, personally I don't enjoy practically any of these songs, but what constitutes a good song is an individual's decision. If you're proud of what you want to share, even if it's some regurgitated pop song that everyone and their mother has on their iPod. Take some pride in what you like and don't give **** about what others think about your music, accept the fact the others will disagree and you will disagree with others. The worst thing that can happen is if we feel guilty for genuinely liking something. That's why I don't believe in guilty pleasure, just pleasure.
    Sure, as long as you understand that you are vapid and have no taste in art and culture, the, yea go for it.
    Ohhh please enlighten me to why he has no taste in art. You seem to be part of that little group that doesn't understand that art is completely subjective.
    Or if you'd rather describe yourself by what you hate, rather than what you love. Go ahead and do that too. And I don't see how in any way what I said makes me "vapid," I'm simply saying that if one enjoys a piece of music or art then they shouldn't feel ashamed to do so, they can feel ashamed later on in life going, "Oh man, I can't believe I listened to that stuff," but in the moment you should enjoy it while you can.
    Who cares? One thing that people fail to understand is that artists/bands/songs become so hated (For instance: Nickelback) because they're extremely popular and loved by so many others. There wouldn't be any hate for Nickelback if no one even listened to them in the first place. But the extreme amounts of hate come with extreme amounts of popularity, too.
    I read the UG question at the bottom as "So what do you think about the list, do you agree with these pricks?"
    nonononononoonononononononono Bon Iver-Holocene is a freaking awesome song. These guys are kooks.
    Is it me or this top 50 is totally pointless ? I don't catch why listening to such songs is embarassing. If some people like those it won't make the world stop turning.
    Is it me or does every list on UG have like 50 comments on why it is totally pointless? I don't catch why making such lists is such a bad thing. If a list has been made that some people think is useless or don't agree with it won't make the world stop turning.
    People have different musical tastes, that's not an embarrassing fact... This list is utter hogwash.
    I would go so far as to say that some of these songs are embarrassing because of exactly the opposite of what you just said. Nickelback is so overexposed nowadays that it's almost like admitting you're a sheep for liking them. Not that liking them is a bad thing or anything, but I can see how some people would be embarrassed.
    It helps to not be embarrassed to like the music you like. At the same time though I can't really blame everyone with how judgmental people are about others' music tastes.
    "I like Nickelback. I also happen to enjoy Creed. But which one do I like best - there's only one way to find out...FIIGHT! (This may only make sense to people in the UK!)
    I dream of a day when people will learn that musical taste is subjective.
    I miss when Train was the Drops of Jupiter band instead of the middle aged wanna-be hip Hey Soul Sister band.
    Nothing on my iTunes playlist embarrasses me. Not even A Thousand Suns. I only listen to music I 100% believe in. Whether that's ABBA, Meshuggah, Stravinsky, Zappa, Michael Jackson, Pain Of Salvation, or Strapping Young Lad... good music is good music no matter who it comes from. Well, I'll admit a bit of insecurity about listening to The Darkness...
    How is that embarassing what I can't like something out of my usual genre? That is ridiculous
    I disagree with this list. why is it embarrassing to have Nickelback, bon jovi, Spin doctors, 3 doors down, or hinder on facebook?
    Songs that I like, purely for their nostalgia factor, tend to come with a bit of embarrassment. I'll still stand by it and not care what someones judgement may be. If you're going to genuinely like something you shouldn't have to answer to someone else for it. Like a few have said, Art content is subjective. That's what makes it Art.