The fuckboy playlist you didn’t know you needed, and maybe still don’t need.
Hoobastank, “The Reason”
This is probably the definitive go-to fuckboy song of its generation. It’s whiny and excuse-ridden to the point of hilariousness. Something about the tone and a few choice lyrics nullify the original sincere intent. The contender for most laughable argument made here is “I never meant to do those things to you,” because it both implies that this dude had no control over his own actions, and also that the person he’s trying to appease should feel better simply because he did something bad…but didn’t mean it.
Most cringeworthy lyric: “I’m not a perfect person / There’s many things I wish I didn’t do / But I continue learning / I never meant to do those things to you”
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Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”
I mean, everyone knows how sexist and awful this song is. It probably even transcends fuckboy-ism, honestly.
Most cringeworthy lyric: “I hate these blurred lines / I know you want it”
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The Weeknd, “The Hills”
This dude is hoping to keep his hookups with the subject of this song in complete secrecy. Judging from the lyrics, you kind of get the sense personality-wise that he doesn’t give a single fuck, and that he’s got some issues.
Most cringeworthy lyric: “I only fuck you when it’s half past five / The only time I’d ever call you mine / I only love it when you touch me, not feel me / When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me”
“I just fucked two bitches ‘fore I saw you”
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