The Worst Bands of All Time

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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.


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    + 11461
    - 3127
    Justin Bieber


    Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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  2. 2
    + 7217
    - 2510
    Jonas Brothers


    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  3. 3
    + 7092
    - 2774
    Nicki Minaj


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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  4. 4
    + 6114
    - 2217
    Insane Clown Posse


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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  5. 5
    + 7806
    - 4277
    Nickelback


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  6. 6
    + 5144
    - 1948
    Lil Wayne


    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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  7. 7
    + 4690
    - 1515
    Soulja Boy


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

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  8. 8
    + 5574
    - 2573
    LMFAO


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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  9. 9
    + 5766
    - 2280
    One Direction


    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

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  10. 10
    + 4709
    - 1452
    Kevin Federline


    Hip hop music

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  11. 11
    + 5155
    - 1379
    Paris Hilton


    Pop music

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  12. 12
    + 4315
    - 2200
    New Limp Bizkit


    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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  13. 13
    + 4480
    - 2274
    Kesha


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  14. 14
    + 4979
    - 2050
    Miley Cyrus


    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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  15. 15
    + 3533
    - 1262
    Chris Brown


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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  16. 16
    + 3164
    - 1100
    BrokeNCYDE


    Crunkcore

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  17. 17
    + 4621
    - 1679
    Hannah Montana


    Pop music

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  18. 18
    + 4602
    - 2818
    The Black Eyed Peas


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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  19. 19
    + 3969
    - 2735
    Creed


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  20. 20
    + 3521
    - 2133


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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  21. 21
    + 3701
    - 1439
    Pitbull


    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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  22. 22
    + 1438
    - 458
    Blood on the Dance Floor


    Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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  23. 23
    + 3015
    - 1374
    Milli Vanilli


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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  24. 24
    + 3082
    - 1311
    Billy Ray Cyrus


    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

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  25. 25
    + 2790
    - 1569
    Vanilla Ice


    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

    ;
  26. 26
    + 2570
    - 875
    Brooke Hogan


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  27. 27
    + 2518
    - 1195
    Clay Aiken


    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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  28. 28
    + 2610
    - 1859
    Rihanna


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  29. 29
    + 2892
    - 1418
    Yoko Ono


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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  30. 30
    + 2363
    - 963
    Ashlee Simpson


    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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  31. 31
    + 2083
    - 1466
    Hanson


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  32. 32
    + 2125
    - 1330
    New Kids on the Block


    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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  33. 33
    + 2345
    - 1052
    Flo Rida


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  34. 34
    + 2078
    - 1114
    Crazy Town


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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  35. 35
    + 1695
    - 791
    O-Town


    Pop music, Boy band

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  36. 36
    + 556
    - 176


    Dance music

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  37. 37
    + 2698
    - 2297
    Lady Gaga


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  38. 38
    + 1931
    - 1095
    3OH!3


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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  39. 39
    + 1871
    - 1119
    R. Kelly


    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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  40. 40
    + 1875
    - 858
    Lil' Kim


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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  41. 41
    + 1766
    - 895
    David Archuleta


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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  42. 42
    + 1872
    - 947
    Tokio Hotel


    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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  43. 43
    + 1224
    - 573
    T-Pain


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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  44. 44
    + 2142
    - 1660
    Backstreet Boys


    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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  45. 45
    + 1696
    - 831
    Baha Men


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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  46. 46
    + 1567
    - 516
    Willow Smith


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  47. 47
    + 841
    - 319


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  48. 48
    + 1467
    - 713
    98 Degrees


    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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  49. 49
    + 1044
    - 548


    Hip hop music, Pop music

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  50. 50
    + 1854
    - 1225
    Cobra Starship


    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

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