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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
    Up 3307
    Down 1050
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 2962
    Down 1062
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 2867
    Down 999
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
    89
  5. 5
    Up 4130
    Down 2122
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 2658
    Down 1260
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 2424
    Down 682
    Hip hop music More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 2423
    Down 874
    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 2015
    Down 740
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 2040
    Down 632
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 2168
    Down 1223
    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
    80
  12. 12
    Up 2239
    Down 985
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    79
  13. 13
    Up 1954
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    Pop music More
    78
  14. 14
    Up 2263
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    77
  15. 15
    Up 2630
    Down 1426
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    77
  16. 16
    Up 2131
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    77
  17. 17
    Up 2210
    Down 779
    Pop music More
    75
  18. 18
    Up 1231
    Down 414
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
    74
  19. 19
    Up 2099
    Down 838
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 1453
    Down 482
    Crunkcore More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1446
    Down 570
    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 1331
    Down 617
    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 1377
    Down 683
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    70
  24. 24
    Up 1218
    Down 399
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    69
  25. 25
    Up 1378
    Down 600
    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock More
    69
  26. 26
    Up 1166
    Down 644
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    68
  27. 27
    Up 1253
    Down 878
    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 1328
    Down 765
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 1024
    Down 628
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    66
  30. 30
    Up 922
    Down 330
    65
  31. 31
    Up 1138
    Down 581
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 962
    Down 388
    65
  33. 33
    Up 825
    Down 443
    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 1306
    Down 603
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music More
    64
  35. 35
    Up 983
    Down 422
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 1077
    Down 444
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    64
  37. 37
    Up 1082
    Down 676
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 1317
    Down 1023
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 849
    Down 381
    Pop music, Boy band More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 1074
    Down 739
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    62
  41. 41
    Up 1117
    Down 689
    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 1289
    Down 993
    Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 839
    Down 357
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    62
  44. 44
    Up 891
    Down 446
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 672
    Down 301
    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 887
    Down 421
    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 930
    Down 495
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    60
  48. 48
    Up 786
    Down 477
    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
    60
  49. 49
    Up 816
    Down 407
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
  50. 50
    Up 1466
    Down 861
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    59
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