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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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18,890 5,288
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

2
13,416 7,822
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Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

3
11,106 4,395
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Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

4
11,914 4,130
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Jonas Brothers Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

5
12,349 4,690
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Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

6
11,062 2,265
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Paris Hilton Pop music

7
9,138 2,192
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Kevin Federline Hip hop music

8
8,242 2,445
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Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

9
9,038 3,778
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Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

10
7,343 3,494
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New Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

11
8,509 4,137
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LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

12
9,696 3,822
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One Direction Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

13
5,291 1,667
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BrokeNCYDE Crunkcore

14
6,477 2,217
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Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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

15
6,598 4,972
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Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

16
3,515 1,090
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Blood on the Dance Floor Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

17
6,835 3,944
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Kesha Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

18
8,252 3,568
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

19
5,469 2,292
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Milli Vanilli Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

20
7,356 2,595
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Hannah Montana Pop music

21
7,263 3,597
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Kanye West Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

The Best Looking Car Brands

22
6,321 2,565
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Pitbull Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

23
4,749 1,393
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Brooke Hogan Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

24
2,813 645
Pauly D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Pauly D Dance music

25
4,126 1,586
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Ashlee Simpson Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

26
5,082 2,235
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Billy Ray Cyrus Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

27
4,520 2,871
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Vanilla Ice Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

28
6,305 4,586
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The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

The Worst Band Names Ever

29
3,350 2,692
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Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

30
5,469 2,246
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Yoko Ono Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

31
2,861 1,457
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David Archuleta Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

32
4,050 1,774
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Clay Aiken Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

33
2,340 743
Aaron Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Aaron Carter Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

34
2,947 1,293
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O-Town Pop music, Boy band

35
2,525 827
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
sangredeargento added Iggy Azalea Hip hop

The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians

36
2,498 907
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

37
3,264 1,909
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R. Kelly Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

38
3,436 2,489
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39
3,133 1,791
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3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

40
2,026 1,855
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Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

41
3,673 1,870
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Flo Rida Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

42
3,163 1,720
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Crazy Town Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

43
3,242 953
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Willow Smith Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

44
4,008 3,443
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

45
2,861 1,297
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Baha Men Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

46
3,104 1,471
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Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

47
2,066 749
David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Coolza added David Hasselhoff

48
3,315 2,277
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New Kids on the Block Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

49
1,879 565
Cody Simpson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
isuckatusernames added Cody Simpson Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

50
2,584 1,225
Psy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
HShin added Psy Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop