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.

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list ordered by

1
7,525 4,730
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

2
6,355 2,083
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
5,149 3,535
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
5,740 3,376
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

5
5,383 3,514
Creed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

6
3,953 2,847
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
3,595 1,536
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
3,378 935
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
4,264 3,176
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

10
3,562 3,675
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

11
2,622 1,959
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KatyaDjirkinov added Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

12
2,594 1,852
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

13
2,835 2,246
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

14
3,950 3,606
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

15
2,758 3,460
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
2,587 1,011
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
2,597 1,338
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

18
2,962 2,943
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

19
2,731 3,344
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
2,242 1,972
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

21
1,809 662
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Crunkcore

22
2,675 2,706
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
2,464 3,764
Korn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

24
2,762 3,474
U2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

25
2,164 2,397
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music