Top 10 Worst Bands of All Time

The Top Ten
1 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records... read more

Another cocky product of the music industry, the only reason One Direction ever got a record deal was to line Simon Cowell's pockets. He knew that impressionable pre-teen girls would buy anything and everything branded with One Direction on it. This is because all their fans care about are their good looks, not the music.

Don't even get me started on the fact that they've sampled numerous tracks in their songs, such as Summer Lovin', Should I Stay or Should I Go, We Will Rock You, and Baba O'Riley. Additionally, their fan base is delusional and completely insane.

Oh, and something else. Listen to What Makes You Beautiful from the start to the end of the first chorus. Then do the same with Live While We're Young. You'll see that they both follow this pattern: acoustic guitar riff. First verse with guitar riff, basic drums, and singing. Pre-chorus with guitar riff, bass, more drums, and singing. Musical breakdown (drum roll in this case). Four-line chorus. The progression in both songs is nearly identical.

To even call them a band is diabolical.

2 Blood On the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor was an American electronic music group from Orlando, Florida, originally consisting of Dahvie Vanity and several other members over time. The group formed in 2006, with former members including Jayy Von Monroe (2009–2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009), all of whom provided vocals... read more

Imagine if someone took Soft Cell, put them through a Color Run, stripped them of their musical talent, replaced the singer's vocal cords with those of a 13-year-old girl, converted them to Satanism, and gave them 30,000 estrogen pills. The result would still sound better than this band. Dahvie can't sing (and that girly rap thing is nowhere near a decent substitute), they put no innovation or creativity into their lyrics, and they can't get over the fact that people hate them. Sure, their early stuff was at least somewhat listenable, even if the lyrics made you feel a bit violated. But now, and even then, they're utterly awful. There's a reason why bands have to audition for record labels and have producers to make it big. This band is what happens when you somehow have enough money to bypass the system and create your own. Don't try it, kids.

3 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

One Direction is bad, but these guys are way worse. Their music is so cheesy and awful! They are actually worse than my second least favorite band (who, surprisingly, aren't here), and that's really saying something. Good bands like OneRepublic, Coldplay, The Script, Fall Out Boy, and a few others shouldn't be on this list because they don't make stupid songs like "Pom-Poms." They actually have meaningful songs like "Preacher," "Fix You," "Nothing," etc. Anyway, the Jonas Brothers suck and should be number one.

Seriously, sigh, who thought having these brothers record songs and produce a terrible TV show would be either aurally or visually sane - much less tolerable? There are so many better and more talented artists out there. That said, I respect everyone's musical opinions, even if they are totally unfounded, ridiculous, or outright ignorant. To each their own.

4 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian post-grunge band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Let's face it, pretty much every Nickelback song is awful, but the worst one is the one where they sing about how they "wanna be a Rockstar." It literally feels like an hour has gone by after you hear it. It drags on so long.

This is bland corporate rock designed to be listened to by moronic rednecks and their wives who think dressing up to go to some cheap bar and getting drunk with this as the soundtrack is "classy." Quite possibly, this is the worst music Canada has ever produced, and that's saying something considering we have a lot of crap that has come out of this country.

5 Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.

Before voting for the mediocre-at-best One Direction, look up this band and listen to a few of their songs. Brokencyde makes One Direction seem like the Beatles, and One Direction is a bad band.

Imagine taking a One Direction song, adding in some terrible screaming and rapping, way more autotune, mediocre electronics, and juvenile lyrics about sex and partying such as "you make my pee pee hard". That's what every Brokencyde song is like. Believe it or not, there are bands like Brokencyde that make music this bad (crunkcore).

I really think Dot Dot Curve and Broken Dye should be in the top ten. The only people that like this type of music are annoying "scene kidz" that ruin their hair with random colors and can often be really ignorant.

For most of the fans of this "band", if you don't like Brokencyde or think they suck with valid reasons backing your opinion, they will just throw swear words at you without thinking of proper grammar, vocabulary, spelling or valid reasoning. It is clear that the juvenile lyrics of Brokencyde influenced the behavior of these kids/teens and it's really sad.

I suggest that you go on YouTube and see Gineriella's rant on Brokencyde, she makes some really good points. This band is three times as bad as One Direction will ever be, so they deserve a spot in the top five.

6 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit... read more

They sound even stupider than they look. Composed of two trailer-trash types who wear face paint, pretend to be a street gang, and drench cult devotees in cheap soda called Faygo, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are more notorious for their beef with Eminem than for their ham-fisted rap-rock music. They claim that a "dark carnival" visited them one night, prophesied an impending apocalypse, and made them its messengers. Between preaching this circus gospel, they find plenty of time to rap about 40-ouncers and venereal disease.

7 Kidz Bop

I HATE KIDZ BOP!!! They ruin every song in history. I am a Swiftie and I was listening to KIDZ Bop versions of Taylor Swift and it was trash. They also change the lyrics just because they want to make it "kid friendly". They say "hell" is a bad word. NO IT'S NOT!!!

Also, I was listening to Anti-Hero by them and they changed the lyrics. It goes like this:

Taylor Swift version
Sometimes I feel like everybody is a sexy baby and I'm a monster on a hill. Too big to hang out, slowly inching towards your favorite city. Pierce through the heart but never kill.

KIDZ Bop version
Sometimes I feel like everybody is a little baby and I'm a monster on a hill. Too big to hang out, slowly inching towards your favorite city. Straight through the heart but never thrilled.


8 Big Time Rush Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows (also the creator of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Johnny Test and the head writer of The Fairly OddParents)

Big Time Rush is terrible. Their music is just bubblegum auto-tuned pop nonsense. All they do is whine about relationships and breakups. They are only around for the money and aim to be as promiscuous as possible. They've brainwashed my sister and brother.

Let me tell you what true music is: Pink Floyd, Rush, Nirvana, Queen, AC/DC, Genesis, Deep Purple, Coldplay, Muse, Green Day, Linkin Park, Motörhead, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica. Your BTR will fade away in time.

9 LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.

How are these guys not #1? They were the first people to sing songs about wiggling your butts! If not for them, stars like Bonnie McKee, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, Patrick Stump, and the Wanted would gain more fame than artists like Fifth Harmony, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Shawn Mendes, Skrillex, and worst of all, Justin Bieber. Here are some things that, in my opinion, ruined the rap industry:

1. Rap music was expected to be a style of art, but we did not expect it to contain excessive profanity and references to weapons.
2. After the shocking deaths of hip-hop legends like Eazy-E, Tupac Shakur, and Notorious B.I.G., we got a bunch of terrible rappers like Young Money, Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Rae Sremmurd.

10 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu-metal/rap metal/rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a... read more

What? You call their music art? It's more like a pile of crap. They don't even deserve the title of the best metal band. I would rather listen to Linkin Park, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Three Days Grace, and Dead by Sunrise. These bands create REAL music, which I call "ART."

This is one of those bands where I don't know if I should hate it intensely or like it immensely. I don't like hip-hop. I like rock. I don't believe the two should mix. But this is the byproduct. Break Stuff is your average rap-rock song. It's not music I care for, but to each their own. Most nu-metal bands are way better than this.

The Contenders
11 Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band is an American children's television series created by Polly Draper for Nickelodeon.

I thought the show was disgusting from the start. Putting children out into a rough industry full of sex and drugs and trying to market them as legitimate? I was horrified to see some refined old woman in the show asking these clueless kids for autographs. It's total fantasy. And seeing a seven-year-old in rocker clothes is scary.

Yeah, thanks for pioneering this whole concept of "kids singing in the big music business instead of staying in the Disney realm where they belong." And why is Slipknot (ranked 23) only six bands behind you guys? I usually respect people's opinions, but really? I don't get it. They're great.

12 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio... read more

Andy definitely has talent, but he ultimately loses any credibility he had by developing his music around a fan base of complete mouth-breathers. You know what I'm talking about: the emo kids who listen to this. As for their music, it's generic metalcore/glam metal. They take influence from Kiss and Mötley Crüe, and that's obvious. I don't think they're the worst thing ever created in music, but their music isn't all that great. Andy has a nice voice, but that's about it.

13 R5 R5 is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. The band consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Rydel Lynch, and Ellington Ratliff.

Oh, fangirls, just stop. We're allowed to dislike any band we want. You said One Direction is untalented, and people like them (I don't know why), but we feel the same way about R5. Everyone has different perceptions of what talent is. To me, talent involves writing music about subjects other than just love songs and actually singing without relying so much on autotune. I know you like R5, and I respect that, but stop telling us that WE have to like R5 when we don't.

I did give them a chance. I listened to an entire album by them and I hated it. Please, like R5 if you want, but stop being so arrogant and uptight when people say they don't. It's closed-minded people like you that make me fear for the next generation. Are you going to verbally lambast people for their political and religious views? You probably would if you make this big of a deal out of musical taste.

14 Creed Creed is an American post-grunge band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

This band's song Higher was used in the trailer for the Don Bluth movie Titan AE. For your information, Don Bluth was the John Lasseter of the 1980s. He was famous for directing animated movies in competition with Disney, his most successful being The Land Before Time. After Higher was used in the Titan AE trailer, the movie became a box office flop. It was the last movie Don Bluth would ever make.

Are you wondering why you haven't heard of your childhood hero, the director of classics such as The Land Before Time, An American Tail, and The Secret of NIMH, in a long time? It's because Creed was so terrible that they singlehandedly ended a legendary animator's career. Let that sink in.

15 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura:... read more

Cannibal Corpse is the most shameful band to have ever existed. Their album art is disgracefully wrong on every level. Their lyrics are borderline tasteless and explore subjects that are way out of line. They can't even play instruments properly, the production is massively rushed, and the vocals are incomprehensible screeches. They produce nothing but noise. The people who like them seem to have no ability to understand all of this, which is concerning.

Green Day is at number 20, and Cannibal Corpse is at 60. That's not right. I will say that Green Day's older stuff was better than their new material, but Green Day can make listenable and catchy songs with decent lyrics. Cannibal Corpse can't make listenable songs and has the same type of juvenile lyrics about torture in each song. Because they are so "brutal," they have to have album covers that match their horrible lyrics. At least Green Day knows how to make a proper song, unlike Cannibal Corpse, who think that "brutal" growling, repetitive and fast instruments, and juvenile lyrics about torture (which can't even be understood in the song) make a good song. Cannibal Corpse is terrible and should be ranked higher. Also, it seems many fans listen to this band more for their "brutality" rather than the quality of their music. If you are a fan of Cannibal Corpse, feel free to criticize my comment, but I'm only stating the truth.

16 Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988 in Newton, Massachusetts. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has... read more

This is the worst rock band ever. You think Nickelback, One Direction, and the Jonas Brothers suck? Well, listen to these guys. They're ten times worse. They're so bad that you can't even call them a band. Also, why are Black Sabbath, Metallica, Queen, Slipknot, and other good bands on this list?

They're made to be bad anyway, being a grindcore band. But that's why I love them. Not for the art of music, but because they're funny. What's even funnier are the bashers. They get so mad about the band while sitting back and eating popcorn, ranting about them.

17 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop/pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

I loved this band. I really did. Their songs brought back so many memories of my childhood, and it was unbearable to see what they've become. I still love songs like "Makes Me Wonder," "She Will Be Loved," "Harder to Breathe," "I Won't Go Home Without You," "Wake Up Call," and of course, the first Maroon 5 song I ever heard, "Sunday Morning." I even liked a couple of songs off "Hands All Over," such as "I'm Never Gonna Leave This Bed" and "Give a Little More." "Misery" was alright but was really poppy.

Then "Moves Like Jagger" came out. It was a good song initially, but it was so overplayed to the point where it annoyed me. Then came "Overexposed." This album sucks! Starting with this album, they were less of a "band" and more of a tool for Adam Levine's "solo" career. They were the biggest sellout for me because they were so good but then declined. Then came "V." It had some of the most unbearable songs like "Maps," "Sugar," "This Summer's Gonna Hurt," and, God, "Animals." I'm done with this band, until Levine quits "The Voice" and takes control for once.

18 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian pop rock/pop-punk band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released six albums.

This "band" produces irritating and whiny songs! The lyrics are immature and unbearable, and their voices are auto-tuned. They constantly sing about being rejected by a crush and have weird song titles. Although they're in their forties, they still produce the same whiny material. They just sound boring and childish. Just look at their song titles.

This is pop punk that you know is terrible. The lead singer is annoying, and I can't stand their borderline emo songs. I hate this band, but I've moved on.

19 Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for... read more

I've never listened to this band, but I won't because I can't stand death metal and any music that is satanic, as it offends me as a Christian.

The singing sounds like a toilet to me, and their songs are headache-inducing.

20 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction... read more

I find it annoying that some people who listen to 5SOS think they are so "punk rock" for listening to this band. Some of the fans claim that calling them punk is just a joke among themselves, but many fans legitimately think they are punk pop or punk rock. Just because 5SOS plays instruments, and one member has a piercing while another has colored hair, doesn't mean they are punk. They are basically your average boy band with instruments. They are power pop, not rock.

Punk is represented by bands like The Clash, the Sex Pistols, and Bad Religion, not 5 Seconds of Summer. Like I said before, this band is just a boy band with instruments, so they are not a good band at all.

21 The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

This band has songs that I've heard on the radio, but they seem to have no fan base. It appears that no one really cares about them. Also, Walks Like Rihanna is a really stupid song. They are much worse than Black Veil Brides and might be as bad as One Direction.

They can't sing, they can't dance, and they have a terrible fan base. Their songs have no meaning. Who likes a girl because of how she walks? No one, exactly. They are very annoying and not good-looking. Nathan is okay, but I can't stand looking at the rest of them.

22 3OH!3 3OH!3 (pronounced "three oh three") is an American electronic music duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They are best known for their single "DONTTRUSTME" from their album Want, which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, a remix of... read more

I'm just going to flat out say this: I hate 3OH!3. They try to be emo and appeal to teens, but as an emo teen, this band makes me want to vomit. They are explicit with their lyrics, which makes them seem inappropriate for their teenage demographic. All their music sounds the same, and it's honestly a disgrace to even call this emo music.

Deep lyrics, interesting sounds, and talent: you will not find any of these three things with this musical group.

They're idiots that only dumb "scene" kids, who probably also listen to BOTDF and Brokencyde, like. They're in their 30s and still haven't realized that no one cares about them anymore.

23 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

The Black Eyed Peas honestly weren't too bad until Fergie joined the group. Pump It and Where Is the Love? are great, and I Gotta Feeling and Don't Phunk with My Heart were okay. But beyond those four, they really weren't that good of a group. Most of their later stuff is bad, and their earlier work has long been forgotten.

Boom Boom Pow, My Humps, The Time, Rock That Body, and a few others are some of the worst songs I've ever heard. They weren't that bad at first, but they ended up being terrible. Fergie utterly aggravates me every time I see her, and had a solo career that was so bad he actually made artists like Britney Spears, Kesha, and Justin Bieber look good in comparison.

24 Girls' Generation Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD, was formed in South Korea, in 2007. The current members are Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Jessica left in 2014. They are known as the second best selling girl group of all time, Korea’s National Girl Group, and one of... read more

Their music isn't THAT bad, but it always seems to relate to boys. Watch their music videos and see for yourself: pretending to be high school girls fawning over hot boys is not impressive. They seriously need to grow up.

They're not even a band. They're just a girl group. I used to like them a little, but now I find them really annoying. Even back then, I thought they were annoying. The high-pitched, girly voices are not my thing. Additionally, they sing really cheesy songs about high school boys. They're not as bad as BOTDF or Brokencyde, but they're still kind of bad.

25 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk/punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar). Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some of their... read more

Green Day, Blink-182, Sum 41, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Bowling for Soup, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and all those bands that fall under the music genre known as "pop-punk" are all terrible and should have all of the records they have put out be crushed, burned, and then be buried under the Sahara Desert.

I remember it was only last year when Green Day was one of my favorite rock bands. I used to listen to their music quite a lot. That's when I realized how mainstream and pathetic their work really is. Songs like Longview and Geek Stink Breath are some of the most insufferable, mindless, and idiotic rock songs I've ever heard. Wake Me Up When September Ends is the only song by them that I like now, but everything else is just uninteresting garbage.

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