The Worst Bands of All Time

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List Criteria: 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 by making your own list and including them! (Please, don't include individual musical artists who aren't in bands. You may hate Sting, but unless you also hate The Police, save it for another list!)

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 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Jonas Brothers 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Nicki Minaj 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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    - 2,462
    Insane Clown Posse 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Lil Wayne 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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    Nickelback 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    + 5,345
    - 1,687
    Soulja Boy 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music

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    + 6,243
    - 2,821
    LMFAO 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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    One Direction 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music

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    - 1,579
    Kevin Federline 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music

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    - 1,540
    Paris Hilton 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music

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    Kesha 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    New Limp Bizkit 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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    Miley Cyrus 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    - 1,467
    Chris Brown 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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    - 1,192
    BrokeNCYDE 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Crunkcore

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    - 1,859
    Hannah Montana 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music

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    - 2,423


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    - 3,095
    Creed 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    - 1,622
    Pitbull 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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    Blood on the Dance Floor 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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    - 3,134
    The Black Eyed Peas 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    + 3,431
    - 1,520
    Milli Vanilli 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Billy Ray Cyrus 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Country pop, Country rock, Alternative rock

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    Brooke Hogan 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    + 3,138
    - 1,782
    Vanilla Ice 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    + 3,368
    - 1,583
    Yoko Ono 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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    - 1,301
    Clay Aiken 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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    + 2,652
    - 1,063
    Ashlee Simpson 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 2,334
    - 1,629
    Hanson 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


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    Rihanna 
	is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    + 902
    - 249


    Dance music

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    - 1,196
    Flo Rida 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    - 1,501
    New Kids on the Block 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    + 2,115
    - 1,260
    R. Kelly 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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    - 964
    Lil' Kim 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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    - 878
    O-Town 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Boy band

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    - 1,206
    3OH!3 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    + 2,284
    - 1,209
    Crazy Town 
	is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    Willow Smith 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    - 2,657
    Lady Gaga 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    + 2,103
    - 1,032
    Tokio Hotel 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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    - 387


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

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    - 911
    Baha Men 
	is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 1,431
    - 667
    T-Pain 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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    - 981
    David Archuleta 
	is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop

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    + 1,249
    - 469


    Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music

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    + 1,276
    - 661


    Hip hop music, Pop music

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    + 2,375
    - 1,871
    Backstreet Boys 
	is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time


    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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