popular opinion The Worst Bands of All Time  

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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 or artist by making your own list and including them! Featuring 90s boy bands, crappy singers, and even people who were once considered in the top 10 artists of the year, this list has them all.

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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11,483 4,565
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Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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13,920 8,101
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Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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12,216 4,262
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Jonas Brothers Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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11,474 2,365
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Paris Hilton Pop music

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12,717 4,871
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Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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9,428 2,266
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Kevin Federline Hip hop music

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8,517 2,536
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Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

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9,291 3,921
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Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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7,603 3,598
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New Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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9,986 3,977
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One Direction Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

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8,731 4,258
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LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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5,451 1,727
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BrokeNCYDE Crunkcore

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6,818 5,164
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Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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6,706 2,312
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Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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3,694 1,146
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Blood on the Dance Floor Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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7,013 4,092
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Kesha Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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5,642 2,386
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Milli Vanilli Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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8,485 3,700
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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7,567 2,672
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Hannah Montana Pop music

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4,906 1,445
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Brooke Hogan Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

The Best Wineries in France

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6,522 2,662
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Pitbull Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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7,505 3,796
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Kanye West Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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2,971 698
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Pauly D Dance music

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4,280 1,635
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Ashlee Simpson Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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5,230 2,308
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Billy Ray Cyrus Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

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4,668 2,967
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Vanilla Ice Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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6,455 4,715
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The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

The Worst Band Names Ever

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3,528 2,821
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Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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5,670 2,328
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Yoko Ono Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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2,946 1,520
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David Archuleta Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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4,153 1,827
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Clay Aiken Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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2,460 781
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Aaron Carter Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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3,042 1,341
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O-Town Pop music, Boy band

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2,710 880
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sangredeargento added Iggy Azalea Hip hop

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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2,640 957
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Crazy Frog Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music

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3,396 1,979
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R. Kelly Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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3,541 2,574
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3,224 1,846
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3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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2,118 1,942
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Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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3,777 1,940
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Flo Rida Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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3,252 1,769
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Crazy Town Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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3,357 998
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Willow Smith Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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4,108 3,580
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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2,962 1,350
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Baha Men Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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3,194 1,525
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Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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2,192 816
David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Coolza added David Hasselhoff

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3,399 2,357
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New Kids on the Block Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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2,710 1,287
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HShin added Psy Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop

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3,012 1,468
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Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop