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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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    Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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  2. 2
    + 7,417
    - 2,561
    Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  3. 3
    + 7,285
    - 2,847
    Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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  4. 4
    + 6,284
    - 2,253
    Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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  5. 5
    + 5,305
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    Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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  6. 6
    + 7,967
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    Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  7. 7
    + 4,821
    - 1,546
    Soulja Boy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

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  8. 8
    + 5,717
    - 2,621
    LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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  9. 9
    + 5,939
    - 2,331
    One Direction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

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  10. 10
    + 4,820
    - 1,479
    Kevin Federline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music

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    + 5,318
    - 1,411
    Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music

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  12. 12
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    - 2,235
    New Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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  13. 13
    + 4,595
    - 2,325
    Kesha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  14. 14
    + 5,123
    - 2,099
    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    + 3,655
    - 1,299
    Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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    - 1,114
    BrokeNCYDE is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Crunkcore

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    - 1,705
    Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music

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    The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Creed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    - 476
    Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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    - 2,188


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    + 3,807
    - 1,468
    Pitbull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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    - 1,398
    Milli Vanilli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    + 3,166
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    Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

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    Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    - 890
    Brooke Hogan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    + 2,572
    - 1,212
    Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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    + 2,679
    - 1,905
    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  29. 29
    + 2,428
    - 977
    Ashlee Simpson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 2,979
    - 1,447
    Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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  31. 31
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    - 1,493
    Hanson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


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    New Kids on the Block is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    + 2,410
    - 1,078
    Flo Rida is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  34. 34
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    Dance music

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  35. 35
    + 1,737
    - 802
    O-Town is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Boy band

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  36. 36
    + 1,920
    - 1,136
    R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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  37. 37
    + 2,751
    - 2,353
    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  38. 38
    + 1,975
    - 1,117
    3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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  39. 39
    + 2,123
    - 1,129
    Crazy Town is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    + 1,928
    - 872
    Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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    + 1,806
    - 906
    David Archuleta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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  42. 42
    + 1,915
    - 961
    Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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  43. 43
    + 1,269
    - 587
    T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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    + 1,738
    - 844
    Baha Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 2,175
    - 1,703
    Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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  46. 46
    + 1,620
    - 527
    Willow Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  47. 47
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    - 331


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  48. 48
    + 1,086
    - 566


    Hip hop music, Pop music

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  49. 49
    + 1,499
    - 725
    98 Degrees is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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  50. 50
    + 1,885
    - 1,236
    Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

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