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List Rules 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 Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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+ - 10,140 5,711
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Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 9,448 3,238
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Jonas Brothers Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 9,595 3,605
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Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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+ - 7,512 1,755
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Paris Hilton Pop music

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+ - 6,453 1,764
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Kevin Federline Hip hop music

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+ - 7,015 2,684
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Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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+ - 6,414 1,934
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Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

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+ - 5,766 2,715
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New Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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+ - 7,160 3,252
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LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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+ - 7,832 3,017
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One Direction Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

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+ - 4,135 1,332
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BrokeNCYDE Crunkcore

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+ - 4,978 1,719
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Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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+ - 5,139 3,681
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Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 5,768 2,993
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Kesha Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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Blood on the Dance Floor Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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+ - 6,698 2,764
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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+ - 4,170 1,746
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Milli Vanilli Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 5,031 1,949
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Pitbull Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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+ - 5,976 2,105
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Hannah Montana Pop music

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+ - 3,522 1,096
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Brooke Hogan Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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+ - 5,542 2,866
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Kanye West Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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+ - 1,538 362
Pauly D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Pauly D Dance music

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Billy Ray Cyrus Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

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Ashlee Simpson Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 5,579 3,639
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The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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+ - 3,667 2,134
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Vanilla Ice Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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+ - 4,210 1,835
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Yoko Ono Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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+ - 2,311 1,761
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Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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+ - 3,285 1,470
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Clay Aiken Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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+ - 2,254 1,115
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David Archuleta Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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O-Town Pop music, Boy band

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+ - 1,437 412
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Iggy Azalea Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

35
+ - 1,685 597
Crazy Frog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Crazy Frog Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music

36
+ - 1,535 496
Aaron Carter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Aaron Carter Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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+ - 2,552 1,382
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3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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+ - 2,772 1,961
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+ - 2,570 1,496
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R. Kelly Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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+ - 3,083 1,451
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Flo Rida Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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+ - 3,391 2,628
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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+ - 2,635 1,363
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Crazy Town Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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+ - 211 78
Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Willow Smith Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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+ - 2,533 1,119
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Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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+ - 2,756 1,782
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New Kids on the Block Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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+ - 1,397 1,203
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Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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+ - 2,261 1,037
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Baha Men Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 2,452 1,176
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Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

50
+ - 1,852 870
Psy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Psy Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop