It’s often noted that the Kardashian clan has managed to rise to stardom despite their inability to act, dance, or sing. Yet, rather than embracing this fact, the family keeps trying to make music. On April 2, they released a cover of “Lady Marmalade” that was shot during their last Christmas photo shoot. Yes, as if it isn’t mortifying enough that the family dons coordinated ensembles and poses for a Dynasty-esque holiday cards, this year there was lip-syncing involved. However, this is far from their worst melodic offense. Here’s a countdown of the family’s most embarrassing musical moments:
5) Kylie and Kendall Jenner — Katy Perry’s “Firework”
While this video, which was shot while Kylie and Kendall were on vacation in Wyoming, does feature cowboy hats and horses running in slow motion — the girls get a pass. We too were once teenagers, but since YouTube didn’t exist back then, our Britney Spears cover videos may be lost forever.
4) Kardashian/Jenner Family — “Lady Marmalade” by Pink, Mya, Christina Aguilera, and Lil Kim
Singing “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir” with your 14-year-old sister might make some people uncomfortable — but that thought probably doesn’t enter your head if you’ve attempted to wax a family member’s bikini area like the Kardashian sisters have.
3) Kardashian/Jenner Family — Katy Perry’s “E.T.”
It looks like the family had a lot of fun filming this one, but the resulting video blurs the line between adorable and obnoxious. Thankfully, they didn’t attempt to rap the Kanye West bit at the end.
2) Kim Kardashian — “Jam (Turn It Up)”
If you don’t recall Kim Kardashian’s short-lived singing career, that’s because the single was so poorly received she tried to pretend she only did it for charity. But then when a clip of the ridiculously bad music video leaked, Kim’s rep claimed it was “something she wanted to do for herself and for fun, so the video she made just for herself.”
1) Kris Jenner — “I Love My Friends”
Still, nothing can compete with the video Kris Jenner made for her 30th birthday. From the treadmill dance to mentioning the Cheescake Factory, bible study, and Judith Leiber in the same breath, it encapsulates everything wrong with the ’80s. And to top it all off: A cameo from Kardashian friend, O.J. Simpson!