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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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15,290 4,062
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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2
8,438 2,922
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Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

3
10,306 5,809
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Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

4
9,586 3,284
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Jonas Brothers Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

5
9,740 3,661
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Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

6
7,702 1,775
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Paris Hilton Pop music

7
6,573 1,785
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Kevin Federline Hip hop music

8
7,124 2,744
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Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

9
6,532 1,955
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Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

10
5,875 2,749
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New Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

11
7,264 3,290
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LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

12
7,951 3,074
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One Direction Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

13
4,213 1,343
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BrokeNCYDE Crunkcore

14
5,219 3,754
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Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

15
5,071 1,750
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Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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2,515 727
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Blood on the Dance Floor Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

17
5,844 3,041
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Kesha Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

18
6,811 2,810
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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4,255 1,772
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Milli Vanilli Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

20
5,119 1,984
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Pitbull Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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6,078 2,125
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Hannah Montana Pop music

22
3,604 1,107
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Brooke Hogan Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

23
5,653 2,908
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Kanye West Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

24
1,621 371
Pauly D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Pauly D Dance music

25
4,222 1,749
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Billy Ray Cyrus Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

26
3,237 1,254
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Ashlee Simpson Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

27
3,739 2,172
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Vanilla Ice Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

28
5,635 3,709
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The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

29
2,384 1,814
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Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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4,296 1,865
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Yoko Ono Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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2,298 1,126
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David Archuleta Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

32
3,339 1,486
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Clay Aiken Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

33
1,514 429
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
sangredeargento added Iggy Azalea Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

34
2,345 1,014
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O-Town Pop music, Boy band

35
1,591 508
Aaron Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Aaron Carter Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

36
1,746 610
Crazy Frog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Crazy Frog Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music

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2,596 1,398
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3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

38
315 129
Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
DJ Terrible added Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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2,820 1,994
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2,626 1,523
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R. Kelly Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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3,135 1,470
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Flo Rida Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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1,492 1,226
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Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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2,676 1,385
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Crazy Town Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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3,450 2,745
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

45
2,477 712
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Willow Smith Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

46
2,582 1,138
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Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

47
2,801 1,810
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New Kids on the Block Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

48
2,302 1,052
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Baha Men Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

49
2,492 1,191
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Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

50
1,906 890
Psy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
HShin added Psy Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop