music 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 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 Pop music, Teen pop Contemporary R&B

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Jonas Brothers Bubblegum pop, Pop music Rock music

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Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop Hardcore hip hop

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Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore Gangsta rap

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Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga Hardcore hip hop

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Nickelback Rock music, Grunge Heavy metal

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Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap Pop music

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LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop Electro

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One Direction Pop music, Teen pop Electronic music

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Kevin Federline Hip hop music

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Paris Hilton Pop music

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Kesha Hip hop music, Synthpop Pop music

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New Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock Rapcore

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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop Synthpop

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Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music Pop music

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BrokeNCYDE Crunkcore

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Hannah Montana Pop music

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Kanye West Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Pop music

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Creed Rock music, Grunge Heavy metal

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Pitbull Hip hop music, Electro hop Latin American music

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Blood on the Dance Floor Synthpop, Electronic music Alternative dance

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The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Synthpop

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Milli Vanilli Hip hop music, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Billy Ray Cyrus Country pop, Country rock Alternative rock

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Brooke Hogan Hip hop music, Pop music Dance-pop

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Vanilla Ice Hip hop music, Nu metal Rock music

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Yoko Ono Pop music, Rock music Electronic dance music

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Clay Aiken Pop music, Contemporary Christian music Pop rock

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Ashlee Simpson Pop punk, Pop music Rock music

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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music Synthpop

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Pauly D 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Pauly D Dance music

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Flo Rida Hip hop music, Synthpop Pop music

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New Kids on the Block Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop Pop music

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R. Kelly Hip hop music, Neo soul Dance-pop

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Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap Hardcore hip hop

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O-Town Pop music, Boy band

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3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Synthpop

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Crazy Town Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Nu metal

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Willow Smith Hip hop music, Pop music Dance-pop

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Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music Electronic music

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Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music Teen pop

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Aaron Carter 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Aaron Carter Hip hop music, Synthpop Pop music

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Iggy Azalea 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Iggy Azalea Hip hop music, Electronic music Hip Hop

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Baha Men Hip hop music, Pop music Rock music

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T-Pain Hip hop music, Pop music Electro hop

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David Archuleta Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Teen pop

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Crazy Frog 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Crazy Frog Electronic dance music, Dance music Trance music

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Wiz Khalifa 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Bands of All Time
Wiz Khalifa Hip hop music, Pop music

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Backstreet Boys Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop Pop music