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
    Up 3309
    Down 1051
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 2965
    Down 1063
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 2868
    Down 1000
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
    89
  5. 5
    Up 4132
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 2660
    Down 1260
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 2425
    Down 682
    Hip hop music More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 2424
    Down 875
    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 2017
    Down 741
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 2041
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 2169
    Down 1223
    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
    80
  12. 12
    Up 2241
    Down 986
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    79
  13. 13
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    Pop music More
    78
  14. 14
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    77
  15. 15
    Up 2631
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    77
  16. 16
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    77
  17. 17
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    Pop music More
    75
  18. 18
    Up 1232
    Down 415
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
    74
  19. 19
    Up 2100
    Down 839
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 1454
    Down 482
    Crunkcore More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1448
    Down 571
    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 1332
    Down 618
    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 1219
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    69
  25. 25
    Up 1379
    Down 601
    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock More
    69
  26. 26
    Up 1167
    Down 648
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    68
  27. 27
    Up 1254
    Down 879
    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 1329
    Down 766
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 1025
    Down 629
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    66
  30. 30
    Up 923
    Down 330
    65
  31. 31
    Up 1139
    Down 582
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 964
    Down 388
    65
  33. 33
    Up 826
    Down 444
    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 984
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    64
  35. 35
    Up 1306
    Down 606
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music More
    64
  36. 36
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    Down 445
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    64
  37. 37
    Up 1083
    Down 676
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 850
    Down 381
    Pop music, Boy band More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 1318
    Down 1025
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 1075
    Down 741
    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    62
  41. 41
    Up 1118
    Down 689
    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 1290
    Down 994
    Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 840
    Down 359
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    62
  44. 44
    Up 892
    Down 446
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 673
    Down 301
    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 931
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 888
    Down 422
    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop More
    60
  48. 48
    Up 787
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
    60
  49. 49
    Up 817
    Down 407
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
  50. 50
    Up 1467
    Down 862
    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    59
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