Worst Years for Music

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21 1999

I'm sorry? Red Hot Chili Peppers released Californication this year and so many great bands got their start this year, such as Coldplay, the White Stripes, Muse, and My Morning Jacket. - Songsta41

Slim Shady was born GUYS, REALLY?!?!

What? The Slim Shady LP was released. - cachu

PaRtY lIkE iT’s 1999 BiTcHeS!

22 1990

I don't really know how good 1990 was for other genres' but it was really good for metal.

My favourite album from this year is mike old field's amarok, which isn't even his 5th best album. That just shows you how much good music there was during this year. - SammySpore

1990 had good music

The year sandwiched between Guns N Roses and Nirvana eras was a dark time. Only about 10 of the hit songs from that year were decent.

23 1996
24 1989

Chicago, in full-on crap mode, CHEATS up the number-one hit of the year, "Milli Vanilli" releases all "four" of their "hit singles", corny hair metal ballads were EVERYWHERE, no one bought the soundtrack to Weird Al's cult classic UHF, the only aspect of "Like a Prayer" that the press cares about is THE STINKING VIDEO, and future CONGLOMERATE SELL-OUT Taylor Swift is born. Oh, and Jefferson Airplane reforms for a final album DESPITE THEIR THIRD INCARNATION FORMING SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER AND CORRUPTING AMERICA WITH THEIR BRAND OF CORPORATE ROCK! Save us, very obscure rock band from Seattle! Save us from the awful storm that is 1989!

Where do I even start? How about the fact that Milli Vanilli had four hits on the year-end Hot 100? How about the fact that most of the biggest hits of the year were extremely boring love songs? How about the fact that hair metal found a way of getting worse by performing love songs? How about the fact that a Will to Power song ranked higher than Listen to Your Heart, Toy Soliders, Like a Prayer, Love Shack, and Lovesong? How about the fact that post-Peter Cetera Chicago had the biggest hit song of the year?

Tom biggins Was born I hate him He's not my teacher he's my enemy Tom never shave his stupid Beard He begin the Bossy teacher he's make me apologize to the teacher and stupid Obama tom the jerk he's Justin BIEBER'S teacher Tom the mean teacher I hate him He was never Born Tom say Justin Bieber didn't do it he liar I hate tom the fat ass teacher saying tell the truth

I think cult of personality came out this year

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25 2002

Not that was very bad for mainstream music, per se, but one must note that American Idol debuted, and pretty much accelerated any annoyance that is persistent in the music industry. All the singers that come from the show are pathetic if you ask me

This was a good year, the Gorillaz came out

Meh not really. I mean The Eminem Show was awesome - AlphaQ

26 1985

Are you kidding?! 1985 had some of the most awesome music ever!

What is this doing in the top ten worst? 85 was a good year.

This time of the decade metal was on full blast. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and all the great thrash metal bands. Disappointed that 1985 is in the list.

This was a pretty decent year with some of the best music and the formation of respectable bands if you got past the MV look era. - Swellow

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27 1976

This year was the best for rock and hard rock music but the worst part that deep purple disbanded because dave goverdale decided to leave the band form his band whitesnake. But led zeppelin released presence and sold poor copies less than the previous successful records and still this album had commercial success for topping the number one charts on billboard 200. By the way this year wasn't so bad, there is nothing to admit about 1976's music, it had some great songs like superstition by stevie wonder, dirty deeds done dirt cheap by AC/DC and other great songs.

The year Chicago released "If You Leave Me Now". Enough said.

28 1959

The Day the Music Died and Elvis getting drafted are reason enough for 1959 to be here.

29 2001

Mariah Carey had her breakdown, and George Harrison and Aaliyah died. That is many bad things that had happened in a single year. Enough Said.

It was a bad year we lost george harrison

9/11 occurred - DPS501

Worst year ever for music. There was no good songs released on that year. All the good songs were released in 1999. 2001 is a really dissapointing year for music and will always be one of the worst.

30 1980

John Lennon and John Bonham died, ending the (albeit broken-up) Beatles, and the most influential rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin.

High amounts of death (John Lennon, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Bon Scott, Ian Curtis), not to mention Blondie's "Call Me" stopping disco from dying like it should have earlier that year and the release of some of the worst music videos of all time (example: "I Will Follow" by U2).

This is the year when Led Zeppelin ended, John Bonham, John Lenon, Bon Scott, Keith moon died

31 1998

The year nu metal first got popular...

Mase was raps hottest star that just says something

32 1066

By far my least favorite year. That Angelo-Saxon miltary band constructed some terrible pieces. - ProPanda

All you did was catch some litems player at an inn and watch him play 4 songs smh

What in the name of…recorded music wasn't invented yet

33 1993

Last year the Stanley cup went back to Canada.

34 1977

Not when many amazing albums are released in this year alone.

This was the time disco went full-blast and they rigged the UK charts the week "God Save the Queen" went #1 so that Rod Stewart, ONE YEAR before he released his worst to date, reigned again.

35 1988
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37 1979
38 1987
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40 1970

The Beatles broke up and we lost Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

Janis and Jimi died, The Beatles broke up and Aerosmith debut :(

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