Most Annoying 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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22,007 6,510
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Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

2
16,044 9,654
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Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

3
13,605 5,492
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Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

4
13,894 4,977
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Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

5
13,674 2,768
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Pop music

6
11,144 2,605
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Hip hop music

7
14,400 5,715
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Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

8
9,797 3,044
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Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

9
10,456 4,796
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Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

10
8,797 4,171
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Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

11
11,351 4,603
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Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

12
6,389 2,045
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Crunkcore

13
7,854 6,072
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Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

14
9,684 4,896
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Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

15
7,755 2,775
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

16
4,523 1,465
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Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

17
6,595 2,828
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

18
7,761 4,796
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Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

19
9,452 4,331
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Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

20
8,568 3,097
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Pop music

21
7,408 3,137
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Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

22
3,849 957
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Dance music

23
5,823 1,690
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

24
8,686 4,442
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

25
5,072 1,925
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Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

26
5,915 2,748
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Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

27
5,322 3,509
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Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

28
4,225 3,544
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

29
6,629 2,641
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

30
3,415 1,811
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Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

31
7,020 5,335
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

32
4,746 2,093
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Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

33
3,088 990
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Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

34
3,487 1,559
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Pop music, Boy band

35
3,679 2,147
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

36
3,248 1,235
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Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music

37
3,381 1,154
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sangredeargento added Hip hop

38
2,516 2,423
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Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

39
3,894 2,289
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Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

40
4,039 2,933
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4,199 2,283
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Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

42
3,681 2,037
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

43
3,945 1,200
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

44
3,434 1,575
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

45
2,807 1,080
David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Coolza added

46
3,207 1,526
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HShin added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop

47
4,462 4,167
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

48
3,582 1,808
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Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

49
3,368 1,665
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Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

50
3,812 2,727
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Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music