"The Worst Song You've Ever Heard Comes On": A New Music Meme That Helps Us Understand Awkward Fandoms

'The Worst Song You've Ever Heard Comes On': A New Music Meme That Helps Us Understand Awkward Fandoms
Like all internet content, music memes are constantly evolving (and quickly becoming stale within minutes of overuse). The latest group thought on sharing tunes is particularly memorable, however, in that it allows listeners to roast themselves for their unapproachable tastes.

This week, people are sharing variations on "when the worst song you've ever heard comes on," a sentence that applies to a variety of niche interests. In particular, this meme featuring Patrick Bateman from American Psycho has perfectly captured what it's like to know someone that loves Talking Heads or Oingo Boingo but not quite understand why:
 

As a brief aside, this David Byrne-esque shrunken head edit of the meme is particularly delightful:
 

The meme was actually born in January with a RuPaul reaction post that has since been deleted (and even spawned a Spotify playlist):
 
Still, it's taken on a new life as people apply it to their favourite niche artists and subgenres. Find some more variants of the meme below.