The Worst Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Worst Bands of All Time

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

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    1. 1
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      Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B More
      100
    2. 2
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      Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
      93
    3. 3
      Up 3143
      Down 1115
      Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
      88
    4. 4
      Up 3393
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      Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
      88
    5. 5
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      Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
      86
    6. 6
      Up 2661
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      Hip hop music More
      84
    7. 7
      Up 2948
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      Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro More
      84
    8. 8
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      Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop More
      83
    9. 9
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      Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music More
      81
    10. 10
      Up 2706
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      Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
      81
    11. 11
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      Pop music More
      79
    12. 12
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      Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
      79
    13. 13
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      Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
      78
    14. 14
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      Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
      77
    15. 15
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
      76
    16. 16
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      Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
      76
    17. 17
      Up 2468
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      Pop music More
      75
    18. 18
      Up 2413
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      Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
      74
    19. 19
      Up 2322
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      Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
      73
    20. 20
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      Crunkcore More
      73
    21. 21
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      Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music More
      72
    22. 22
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      Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock More
      70
    23. 23
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      Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
      70
    24. 24
      Up 1390
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
      70
    25. 25
      Up 1539
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      Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
      70
    26. 26
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      Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock More
      69
    27. 27
      Up 1383
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      Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
      67
    28. 28
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      Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
      67
    29. 29
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      Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
      67
    30. 30
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      66
    31. 31
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      Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music More
      66
    32. 32
      Up 1151
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      Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
      65
    33. 33
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      Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
      65
    34. 34
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      Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
      65
    35. 35
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      Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
      65
    36. 36
      Up 1132
      Down 447
      65
    37. 37
      Up 1248
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
      64
    38. 38
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      Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music More
      63
    39. 39
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      Pop music, Boy band More
      63
    40. 40
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      Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
      63
    41. 41
      Up 1195
      Down 848
      Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
      62
    42. 42
      Up 1045
      Down 554
      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
      61
    43. 43
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      Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop More
      61
    44. 44
      Up 1004
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      Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop More
      61
    45. 45
      Up 1207
      Down 742
      Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop More
      60
    46. 46
      Up 769
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      Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
      60
    47. 47
      Up 925
      Down 443
      Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
      60
    48. 48
      Up 935
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      Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
      60
    49. 49
      Up 1384
      Down 1096
      Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk More
      59
    50. 50
      Up 421
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      Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop More
      59
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