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Updated on April 16, 2013



I'm not talking about a solo artist (lucky for you, Vanilla ice) or a duo. The band had to have had 3 or more members.

I'm also not talking about your brother's garage band.. we all know that band sucks.

Candidates under consideration here have had to have sold millions of albums. In other words, they are (or have been) very popular... but still still suck.

This is all in good fun (please, no death threats.. I now how some of you get when your favorite group is attacked).

Have a look at the candidates below and let us know if you think they should be on the "Music Bands That Suck" list... and tell which missing band should be added.


The B52s "Rock Lobster" tune has led many people to give up shellfish altogether

THE B52s

Whenever I hear a song by the B52s, I lament that someone in the Pentagon didn't have the foresight to send a military plane of the same name to strike the studio where the band recorded its first album. Sadly, that opportunity is has long since passed... and humanity now has to suffer.

Listen to the B52s' historic hit "Rock Lobster" (if you dare)

The Village People.. or a Halloween party gone very wrong??


Medical researchers recently released a study that proved a direct correlation between increased levels of obesity, and the disinclination of people to hit the gym after listening to the Village People song "Y.M.C.A."

This little guy can't sing either


"Burmese pythons" and "Corn snakes" are at times born with a lack of pigmentation that causes them to be white in color. Odd in appearance, these creatures have no musical talent whatsoever. The same can be said for Whitesnake


For the longest time, I thought Duran Duran's song "The Reflex" referred to the natural impulse to vomit when one of their songs came on the radio.  Duran  Duran was one of the most successful bands in the 1980s... which just goes to show you how bad that decade was musically.


The loyal fans of this band are collectively known as "Dead Heads". This moniker no doubt has something to do with the vast amount of drugs one must smoke before being able to appreciate their music.


Most religious scholars believe that one sure sign the world is coming to an end is the fact that SHA NA NA actually got to perform at Woodstock.

Think of it... you had Hendrix, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who, and SHA NA NA!

Capitalizing on the nostalgia of 1950s Rock n Roll, this group, staring 'Bowser" actually had a hit TV show from 1977 to 1981.



This boy band sold over 80 million albums worldwide.  The band was the brainchild of record producer Maurice Starr.. who will no doubt one day face a UN tribunal for crimes against humanity for his leading role in the group's formation







Have YOUR say! Which group should be added to, or taken off, this Worst Band Ever list?

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      4 years ago

      Sha na na? How old are you? I don't think they were ever an actual band. I think they just showed up on every other 70s rerun as a running joke.

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      6 years ago

      Duran Duran make me vomit at the very mention of them, they are that bad. Worst British band, except for Take That. Some people think its cool to like the B-52's, but anyone who likes music (or even knows what music is) knows they're a joke. Good choice. Village people, of course. Shanana, never heard of, wish I never had. New Kids + every single boyband on the planet. Whitesnake, don't like 'em, but harsh. Grateful Dead aren't a bad band, overated perhaps, but still good. I would definitely add Take That, Travis, Nickelback, Limp Bizkit, Sum 41, Spice Girls and Bananarama. Good post.

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      Kelley Marks 

      6 years ago from California

      Hey, all boy bands belong on this list! The Grateful Dead definitely doesn't, but what the hell let's have some fun. I also produced a similar list and Kiss was the worst ever. Later!

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      Dave Summersill 

      6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      I have a theory that the songs that we hear in our head years later are usually a lot different then how you thought of the original. This entails memory loss as well as a "colorization" of the aural memory that has evolved over time just as our tastes and popular culture have. The way we hear things and the way we process the information changes over time.

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      6 years ago

      Duran Duran, check.

      Other deserving mentions: Pet Shop Boys (there are three members if you count the button that chris lowe pushes on the synth), Styereophonics, System Of A Down, the Cure...

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      7 years ago

      Add Billy Squier! Every time I hear "The Stroke" I wanna go out and shoot someone. Preferably Billy himself.

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      7 years ago

      pff, whitesnake??

      and no nirvana?


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      Stacie L 

      7 years ago

      well that's a good list to start with; I think most of the 80's bands sucked..;-)

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      7 years ago

      Take the Grateful Dead off the list.

      Put the Clash on the list

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      8 years ago

      I like Duran Duran...the one I don't like is....ok well, never mind

      I would add, Anvil, Metallica,

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      Audrey Selig 

      8 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Absolutely hysterical. You have a great sense of humor. and I needed a few laughs. Your hubs are so original and may get lots of traffic. Good job, and great writing. I am following you.

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      Elsie Nelson 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Okay, gonna have to agree with a few of those. The Grateful Dead would not have been on my list, however. Loverboy would have been on there, for sure. The Village People is at the TOP of my "no no" list. But, may I say I feel physically sick when I hear Boy George. His music is just so wrong in so many, many ways. Great work!

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      Daniel Carter 

      8 years ago from Western US

      Add Bums and Hosers (aka: Guns and Roses) to your list. I think Stryper (rockers for Jesus) might be a trendy collector's piece, but not to listen to...

      Fun stuff!

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      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Ohhh, please release Duran Duran from this list!!! Maybe you didn't hear "Hungry Like the Wolf"??? PURE POETRY!

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      I am DB Cooper 

      8 years ago from Whereabouts unknown at this time

      I thought this was going to be a hub dedicated to Nickelback. I've got to agree on The B52s and the Village People though, those bands were terrible.

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      8 years ago

      You haven't listen to my band Mister.

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      Greek One 

      8 years ago

      I was close to added Twisted Sister and Poison.. but Kiss has a number of great rock anthems. I'll never the attachment to the Dead..

      and I believe that Love Shack is the name of a brothel outside of Reno?? :)

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      8 years ago

      I would eliminate Whitesnake because they were very good musicians even though their music is very dated now. I would also eliminate Grateful Dead - they wee a good band and trust me... I don't do drugs. I would definitely include Poison, Cinderella, Kiss and Twisted Sister. Oh, I almost forgot! Flock of Seagulls and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. That's what you call baaaaaaaaaaaad!

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      What? You don't like "Love Shack"?? Also, I can't believe the Grateful Dead is on this list.

      Fun hub. Rated up!

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      Greek One 

      8 years ago

      Cally 2- I was THIS close to putting ABBA on the list.. THIS close

      Paradise... If you like it, then I like it too !

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      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      You aren't going to believe this. I actually like the song "YMCA"! (just kidding!)

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      Paul Callaghan 

      8 years ago from Paraparaumu, New Zealand

      What about ABBA? Super Trooper and Waterloo still make me vomit. And that reflection thing in their logo? They should have been shot for that alone. And Brotherhood of Man - Save all your Kisses for Me, not bloody likely. Boney M were pretty awful. The Spice Girls, 'nuff said there. And just about everything my teenage daughter listens to. Just turn that noise DOWN!

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      8 years ago

      Boys II Men. I was going to say NKOB but you beat me to it. Great hub, thanks for the laugh. ;)

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      8 years ago from uk

      lol... excellent review of some of the crappiest bands ever! (Must have been mind numbing just composing the hub though ;) Duran Duran and New kids definitely top my list too. Still laughing at some of your comments...! Hope you're doing well, take care x

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      8 years ago

      Ha ha nice hub. It's hard to pick best band because even the worse famous bands have their moments. I guess they have to have some talent to get up there. Usually it's the lyrics that really make a band suck!


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