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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    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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    LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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    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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    Kevin Federline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music

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    Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music

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    BrokeNCYDE is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Crunkcore

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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


    Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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    Pitbull is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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    Creed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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    Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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    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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    Dance music

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    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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


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    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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    R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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    New Kids on the Block is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    O-Town is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Boy band

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    Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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    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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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Crazy Town is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    Willow Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

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    Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop

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    Baha Men is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music

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    - 698
    T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music

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    David Archuleta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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