Musicians The Worst Rock Bands of All Time  

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List Rules This is a worst of list, so upvote the bands you think are the worst, and downvote the ones you like a little more.

Here they are: the absolute worst rock bands in history, ranked from the most awful bands to the kind of okay but still pretty bad by the Ranker community and real rock purists (probably like you!). This list has the absolute worst rock bands of all time (but some of them are still on the best rock songs of 2018) and includes related corresponding album information and pictures when available.

While many of these bands may have had (or currently be having) wildly successful careers, that doesn't mean they're any good at what they do. These bands are notorious for their crumb-dumb lyrics, ear-splitting melodies, and downright annoying image and persona. What's the worst rock band of all time? That's for you to decide. Look through and vote up the rock and rollers you think are the worst. Know of a rock group that deserves a spot on this list but don't see them here? Feel free to add them, and let the bashing begin.

list ordered by

1
6,478 4,120
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

2
5,334 1,720
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

3
4,325 3,021
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

4
4,643 3,068
Creed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

5
4,990 2,847
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

6
3,361 2,392
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

7
3,055 1,284
Color Me Badd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
slackMFr added Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

8
2,757 744
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

9
3,054 3,022
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

10
3,499 2,676
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

11
2,204 1,653
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KatyaDjirkinov added Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

12
2,108 1,511
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

13
2,347 1,827
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

14
2,489 2,359
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

15
2,322 2,875
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

16
2,166 820
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

17
3,319 3,104
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

18
1,860 1,635
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

19
2,194 2,773
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
1,476 540
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Crunkcore

21
2,145 3,158
Korn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

22
2,330 2,312
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

23
2,135 1,066
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

24
1,840 2,055
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

25
2,267 2,948
U2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

26
1,467 800
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

27
1,845 649
30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

28
1,935 1,534
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore

29
1,851 1,171
Phish is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

30
2,384 1,310
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, World music, Dance

31
1,241 493
Blue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
robin-powell added Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

32
956 649
Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

33
1,911 1,493
Hole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

34
1,288 1,610
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

35
666 315
Emmure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

36
1,465 712
The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Punk rock

37
1,395 1,440
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
JosefMueller added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

38
866 507
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

39
1,075 906
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

40
1,279 479
The Cockroaches is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
thecollo67 added Pub rock, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

41
1,090 1,318
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

42
953 1,114
Staind is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

43
1,868 2,305
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

44
1,126 1,130
311 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
muzziac added Rock music, Rap metal, Reggae fusion

45
1,425 989
Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

46
1,226 476
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KatyaDjirkinov added

47
1,242 478
Anorexia Nervosa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

48
1,747 1,595
WHAM! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

49
688 294
Design the Skyline is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Deathcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

50
915 967
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal