By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What’s the most annoying song you’ve ever heard?

Karl Merritt 
Age: 21
Hometown: Kailua, Hawai’i
Major: Mechanical Engineering

 “Mariah Carey, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’ … It skips all the way to Christmas. … It’s overused to the point it’s annoying even though it’s a good song. And it’s catchy and it just gets stuck in your head because the rhythm is good and the singing is good.”

Panha Sok 
Age: 19
Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Major: Culinary Arts

“Mostly TikTok songs. You just hear so much of it that you get tired of it. One example would be ‘In My Feelings’ by Drake cause you hear it [for] like weeks and weeks.”

Iain Bowie 
Age: 19
Hometown: Kailua, Hawai’i
Major: Culinary Arts

“I find the song ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ annoying because everyone sang it in middle school and no one would shut up about it until high school. And it got old very quickly.”

Bryan Miller
Age: 44
Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
Major: Physical Therapy Assisting 

“I often have trouble with pop music, because of the repitition, not just in the songs but of the songs. One really good example is ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams. Yeah, it just bugs the hell out of me.”

Jandalen Pascua
Age: 31
Hometown: Makiki, Hawai’i
Major: Liberal Arts

“‘Body’ by Megan Thee Stallion. The reason being, I cannot listen to more than five seconds of it. The hook is so annoying that I would rather listen to silence than listen to that song.”