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The Worst Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up all of the worst singers, rappers, and bands of all time.

The worst bands in music history, ranked by music fans (and haters.) This list contains the most awful bands to listen to from throughout the history of recorded music, suggested and voted on based on a variety of metrics, including popular bands least deserving of their fame and fortune, artists who shamelessly ripped off other, superior acts and just bands that don't know how to play their instruments or write songs. Obviously, the majority of choices will be rock bands, but any "musical group" or bands are technically eligible. Think the worst band of all time is a jazz band? Hate polka bands as much (or more) than Nickelback? Suggest your least favorite group by making your own list and including them! (Please, don't include individual musical artists who aren't in bands. You may hate Sting, but unless you also hate The Police, save it for another list!)

What makes a band go from just being terrible to epically earning "Worst Band of All Time" status? For some, there's an original inkling of a good sound in there that just gets weighed down by poor decisions, excessive drug use and bad production. For others, it's a total lack of songwriting ability that renders the band - as a whole - incapable of producing quality music. Some bands just have no business being together in the first place, so incapable are they of playing in sync and producing pleasant music. And then some bands may have limited talent but waste it by producing songs and albums that are overblown, slickly commercial and hollow.

This list collects all these examples of terrible bands with no business recording music, and more. It will be a great guide for keeping track of musicians and artists to avoid next time you are on iTunes or Amazon.

The Worst Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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    + 6708
    - 2337


    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 6563
    - 2562


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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  4. 4
    + 5651
    - 2054


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    + 7298
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    + 4723
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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    + 4320
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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    Hip hop music

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    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

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    Pop music

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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    + 4605
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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  15. 15
    + 2946
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    Crunkcore

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    + 3227
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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    + 4352
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    Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  20. 20
    + 3404
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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    + 2801
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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  22. 22
    + 1202
    - 395


    Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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    + 3180
    - 1932


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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  24. 24
    + 2864
    - 1235


    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

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  25. 25
    + 2610
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    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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  26. 26
    + 2422
    - 830


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  27. 27
    + 2367
    - 1139


    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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  28. 28
    + 2441
    - 1703


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  29. 29
    + 2675
    - 1328


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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  30. 30
    + 2192
    - 913


    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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  31. 32
    + 1980
    - 1257


    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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  32. 33
    + 2170
    - 989


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  33. 34
    + 1949
    - 1054


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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  34. 35
    + 1581
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    Pop music, Boy band

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  35. 36
    + 1747
    - 1050


    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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  36. 37
    + 1801
    - 1036


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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  37. 38
    + 2554
    - 2117


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  38. 39
    + 1756
    - 804


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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    + 409
    - 140


    Dance music

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  40. 41
    + 1662
    - 857


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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  41. 42
    + 1738
    - 901


    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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  42. 43
    + 1114
    - 528


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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  43. 44
    + 1996
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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  44. 45
    + 1586
    - 790


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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  45. 46
    + 1369
    - 669


    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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  46. 47
    + 1400
    - 474


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  47. 48
    + 1762
    - 1179


    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

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  48. 49
    + 1519
    - 1093


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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  49. 50
    + 908
    - 488


    Hip hop music, Pop music

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