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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 3321
    Down 1054
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 2983
    Down 1069
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 2879
    Down 1002
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
    89
  5. 5
    Up 4149
    Down 2133
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 2674
    Down 1265
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 2437
    Down 686
    Hip hop music More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 2434
    Down 879
    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    82
  9. 9
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    Down 745
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 2054
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music More
    82
  11. 11
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    Down 1227
    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
    80
  12. 12
    Up 2255
    Down 992
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    79
  13. 13
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    Pop music More
    79
  14. 14
    Up 2277
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    78
  15. 15
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    76
  16. 16
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    76
  17. 17
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    Pop music More
    75
  18. 18
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
    75
  19. 19
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    Crunkcore More
    74
  20. 20
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
    74
  21. 21
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music More
    72
  22. 22
    Up 1339
    Down 621
    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock More
    71
  23. 23
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    70
  24. 24
    Up 1229
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    70
  25. 25
    Up 1388
    Down 603
    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock More
    69
  26. 26
    Up 1179
    Down 652
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 1337
    Down 768
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 1262
    Down 882
    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 1033
    Down 631
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 930
    Down 332
    66
  31. 31
    Up 1150
    Down 582
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    66
  32. 32
    Up 973
    Down 389
    65
  33. 33
    Up 836
    Down 444
    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
    65
  34. 34
    Up 991
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    65
  35. 35
    Up 1086
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    65
  36. 36
    Up 1314
    Down 610
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 858
    Down 381
    Pop music, Boy band More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 1329
    Down 1029
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 1093
    Down 677
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 1084
    Down 742
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 849
    Down 360
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 1123
    Down 690
    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 1294
    Down 998
    Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk More
    62
  44. 44
    Up 680
    Down 301
    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    61
  45. 45
    Up 897
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop More
    61
  46. 46
    Up 894
    Down 423
    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop More
    61
  47. 47
    Up 824
    Down 407
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
  48. 48
    Up 937
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    60
  49. 49
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
    60
  50. 50
    Up 1475
    Down 867
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    59
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