The Worst Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
Ultimate List
101  reranks 269,213 votes 15,756 voters 419,227 views more info

The Worst Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Include all singers, rappers, pop stars, and bands that suck

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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 101 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 6518
    Down 1736
    Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3923
    Down 1269
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    92
  3. 3
    Up 3624
    Down 1285
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 3326
    Down 1171
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 4659
    Down 2502
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 3079
    Down 1485
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 2805
    Down 803
    Hip hop music More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 2513
    Down 896
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 2874
    Down 1029
    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 2419
    Down 749
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music More
    82
  11. 11
    Up 2487
    Down 658
    Pop music More
    80
  12. 12
    Up 2494
    Down 1369
    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
    79
  13. 13
    Up 2616
    Down 1206
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    78
  14. 14
    Up 2796
    Down 1125
    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    78
  15. 15
    Up 2954
    Down 1664
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    76
  16. 16
    Up 1613
    Down 534
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
    76
  17. 17
    Up 2615
    Down 918
    Pop music More
    75
  18. 18
    Up 2576
    Down 1037
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
    75
  19. 19
    Up 1695
    Down 584
    Crunkcore More
    73
  20. 20
    Up 2430
    Down 1641
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 1785
    Down 708
    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music More
    72
  22. 22
    Up 1520
    Down 813
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 1617
    Down 788
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    70
  24. 24
    Up 1527
    Down 718
    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock More
    70
  25. 25
    Up 1447
    Down 462
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 1650
    Down 709
    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 1454
    Down 1004
    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 1224
    Down 483
    67
  29. 29
    Up 1567
    Down 902
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 1418
    Down 874
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    66
  31. 31
    Up 1153
    Down 395
    66
  32. 32
    Up 1585
    Down 742
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music More
    66
  33. 33
    Up 1292
    Down 522
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    66
  34. 34
    Up 1214
    Down 745
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    65
  35. 35
    Up 1216
    Down 514
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    65
  36. 36
    Up 1017
    Down 555
    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 1563
    Down 1240
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 1289
    Down 667
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 1028
    Down 436
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    63
  40. 40
    Up 993
    Down 449
    Pop music, Boy band More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 1058
    Down 519
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 1100
    Down 583
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 1260
    Down 895
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    62
  44. 44
    Up 1250
    Down 775
    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop More
    61
  45. 45
    Up 1064
    Down 506
    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop More
    61
  46. 46
    Up 812
    Down 366
    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 975
    Down 462
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
  48. 48
    Up 1001
    Down 602
    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
    60
  49. 49
    Up 1430
    Down 1145
    Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 476
    Down 180
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop More
    59
  51. 555 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 57 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 554

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists