A lot of us are probably familiar with the World's Ugliest Dog Contest; are there similar contests/collections/ratings of "bad" music?

Note that this is not a subjective question asking what you think bad music is, but rather an objective question asking if any such collections exist, however the idea of "bad" may be defined.

  • It's hard to define bad... but an objective rating would be something about the lowest sales regarding invested money?
    – Bebs
    Dec 6, 2016 at 1:23
  • Good point; I've edited the question to clarify that any definition of "bad" is acceptable.
    – Richard
    Dec 6, 2016 at 1:26
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    @topomorto: The fact that Lou Reed appears on this list twice shows it to be rather worthless. Dec 6, 2016 at 14:33
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    If I were to make such a list, it would have been really huge. Almost 90% of all music would have been in that list. Dec 7, 2016 at 7:42

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While I did see the Wiki one and it is posted in the comments. I was able to see a top 100 list that that differs some.

I think while looking, that it really is a preference in what one would like to consider is indeed a list of terrible songs.

The bizarre part is most songs are in the top 10 and many in the top 5 of best selling songs.

Anyhow here is a list. http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/100-worst-songs-of-modern-pop-culture

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