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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.
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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
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music More
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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
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    Pop music More
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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
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    Pop music More
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
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    Crunkcore More
    73
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
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    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock More
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
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    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock More
    69
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    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
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    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music More
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    63
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop More
    62
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    62
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    62
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    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop More
    61
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop More
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    60
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
    60
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk More
    59
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    58
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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    58
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