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20 Worst Bands & Artists Ranked By Stand By Your Band

Stand By Your Band is a comedy music podcast which invites comedians to defend a band with a six song playlist (listen to my 6 favourite Stand By Your Band episodes).

Think Coldplay. Nickelback. Creed… Or Jared’s Mount Rushmore of worst bands: 311, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Barenaked Ladies.

The hosts, Tom Thakkar (The Wolf of Dog Street) and Tommy McNamara (Prince of Snarkness) score the playlist out of six. There have been a lot of controversial moments in Stand By Your Band history like Tommy rating Hilary Duff 6 out of 6, trying to impress actor from School of Rock fame, Bryan Faldutto…

So, who are the worst bands in Stand By Your Band History (a.k.a Recine’s Ravine?). Important to note, there was no score given to what Tom suggests is the worst episode ever, Yellowcard with Ahri Findling, but this would probably be top of the list.

Click here to jump down to all the scores the boys have given over 5 years!

Justin Bieber – Score: 2.8

Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Score: 2.8

Asher Roth – Score: 2.8

Matisyahu – Score: 2.6

Amy Grant – Score: 2.5

John Mayer – Score: 2.4

Insane Clown Posse- Score: 2.4

Imagine Dragon – Score: 2.3

Kid Rock – Score: 2.3

311 – Score: 2.1

Hannah Montana – Score: 2.1

Fergie – Score: 2.1

Marilyn Manson – Score: 2

Limp Bizkit – Score: 2

This episode got controversial…

Rob Zombie – Score: 1.9

3 Doors Down – Score: 1.8

Black Eyed Peas – Score: 1.5

Cherry Poppin Daddies – Score: 1.5

Slipknot – Score: 0.8

The music scares Tom. Year of generosity, still have a zero as they would like that.

Art Garfunkel – Score: 0.5

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See all the scores the boys have given over 5 years!

BandTomTommyAVG ScoreNotes
Matchbox Twenty4.554.8
ABBA5.565.8
Incubus4.514.54.5
YellowcardNo score!
Steely Dan4.93.74.3
Marilyn Manson222
Bob Segar5.14.54.8
Red Hot Chili Peppers6.866.4Out of 7
Limp Bizkit4.523.3
Barenaked Ladies433.5
3113.212.1
Eagles4.54.54.5
Paris Hilton/Ashlee Simpson1/
2.25
0.25/
3.25
1.7Out of 4
Journey4.934
Soulja Boy43.53.8
Counting Crows5.565.8
Evanescence433.5
They Might Be Giants4.7554.9
Rancid3.7543.9
Audioslave44.44.2
Coldplay6Tommy not present
Tony Keith333
Umphrees Mcgee43.53.8
Pink4.754.54.6
Maroon 54.623.3
Foo Fighters4.84.754.8
Hilary Duff2.564.3
Macklemore3.753.753.8
Third Eye Blind5.534.3
Fun333
Good Charlotte2.7532.9
Kid Rock2.522.3
The Killers4.544.3
Sublime Live3.864.9
Vampire Weekend5.94.35.1
Justin Bieber3.522.8
Mighty Mighty Bosstones32.52.8
Fall Out Boy4.75.14.90.1 Year of generosity
Chumbawumba544.5
Kings Of Leon2.93.130.1 Year of generosity
Panic At The Disco3.94.64.3
Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame2.753.2530. 25 year of generosity
Creed43.253.60. 25 year of generosity
Blues Traveler2.753.2530. 25 year of generosity
Weezer3.755.254.5
Garth Brooks54.754.90. 25 year of generosity
Slipknot1.500.8Year of generosity, still have a zero as they would like that
Taylor Swift (Anniversary)3.664.80. 15 year of generosity
Reggae Covers352630.5Out of 40 (inches dick hardness)
Billy Joel56.255.60. 25 year of generosity
3 Doors Down1.751.751.80. 25 year of generosity
Oasis45.54.80. 25 year of generosity
Will Smith444
Tom Waits3.533.33 puddings, year of puddings/year of jellos
Rush3.53.753.6Year of banana pudding but scored stayed the same
Black Eyed Peas211.5
Pitbull45.74.9Year of smoothies, 2 points
Taking Back Sunday4.365.2Year of smoothies, 2 points. Tom year of juice so -0. 5
Blink 182565.5Summer of wisdom, stays the same wise to choose them, year of stupidy for Tom +0. 3
Sugar Ray4.7544.4
Toto4.234.234.2
Henry Rollins3.2533.1
TrainNo score!
UB40534
Britney Spears4.9523.5
My Chemical Romance5.2555.1
Spin Doctors3.822.9
Everclear4.2533.6
Jessica Simpson4.53.54
N.E.R.D55.55.3
Nsync4.52.53.5
Rob Zombie1.7521.9Year of spookaucity, score unaffected
AFI4.2544.1
Chainsmokers46 out of 7 form Tim McLaughlin, no Tommy
Dave Matthews Band5.7544.9
Bobby Condin555
Ja Rule4.53.54
Katy Perry3.53.63.6
The Feelers3.7533.4
The Feelers Again666
Mumford And Sons4.2544.1
Asher Roth3.522.8
Cher666
Matisyahu4.2512.6Year of sangria
The Offspring3.433.2
Alkaline Trio565.5Honour our lord satin 6 out of 6 out of 6
Hannah Montana2.2522.1
Sheryl Crow4.255.254.8
Aerosmith454.5
Staind3.2522.6
Sammy Hagar5.53.754.6
Cherry Poppin Daddies11.9981.5The most 1998 shit Tommy’s ever heard
Spice Girls4.7533.9
All American Rejects5.2544.6
Summer JamsNo score!
Jack Johnson544.5
Ben Folds65.55.8
Shaggy54.4874.7
Jimmy Buffet43.53.8
John Mayer3.7512.4
Kenny Chesney454.5
It’s My Life, Jon Bon Jovi0.750.80.8Out of 1
Lindsay Lohan2.564.3
Cake4.554.8
Peter Frampton4.53.54
Taylor Swift45.54.8
Coldplay
Lou Bega555
MC Hammer
Stan Rogers666
The Lumineers
BTS676.5Scared of the army, Tommy one for each member
Smashing Pumpkins666
Counting Crows Part 24.7565.4
Art Garfunkel100.5Out of 10
Cats
Ariana Grande5.2555.1
Alan JacksonNo score!
Humphrey Mcgee
Eve 6544.5
Ozzy Osbourne5.5666335.8
Jewel5.544.8
Chicago4.5
Sum 413.333.53.4
New Kids On The Block3
Smash Mouth4.554.8
DMX5.2555.1
Father John Misty666
Diddy5.25.25.2
Future3.533.3
Fifth Harmony4.533.8Rated out of harmonies, i.e how many band members they like
Jason Mraz3.7533.4
New Found Glory444
Dashboard Confessional4.57.86.2
Moonstruck Soundtrack6
Courtney Love/Hole5.55.255.4
Jimmy Eat World5.7555.4
Insane Clown Posse3.7512.4
Franz Ferdinand5.754.755.3
Bobby Wilson Pickett66535.5
Meatloaf343.5
Imagine Dragons2.522.3
Less Than Jake4.2544.1
Creed 2
U23.754.54.1
Gin Blossoms55.55.3
Sublime
Wrestling Album
Amy Grant232.5Tommy – father son and holy spirit
Screaming Music43.53.8
Milli Vanilli3.753.53.6
Raffi4.2544.1
JawbreakerAppreciation episode, no score!
The Hold Steady666
Kraftwerk4.754.54.6
Rap Sidekicks7777 songs
Jim Croce666
G Love And Special Sauce433.5
Stereolab666
Leonard Cohen666
Tool54.64.8
Squeeze
Misfits4.244.1In spirit of holiday
Grateful Dead4.733.9
Linkin Park5.54.55
Rent3.75
Hall And Oates5.255.255.3
Faith No More4.253.754
Warren Zevon666
B2K4.644.3
Sarah Mclaughlin4.854.9
Phish4.533.8
D122.753.1523Tribute to the film the fanatic
Josie And The Pussycats4.64.754.7
Drive By Truckers
Kelly Rowland4.24.54.4
Dave Matthew Band544.5
T-Pain454.5
Drake5.555.3
Donde – Kanye WestNo score
Fergie2.751.52.1
Kiss3.753.53.6
Michael BublรฉNo score
Tom PettyAppreciation episode, no score!
Chopin4.955
Janet JacksonAppreciation episode, no score!
E Street BandAppreciation episode, no score!
Civil War Songs777
Joni MitchellAppreciation episode, no score!
Mickey Avalon433.5Tom bumped up 4.5 because they lost the first recording
LFO2.7543.4
Celine Dion4.554.8Taking a point off for the r Kelly song
NOFX555
POD3.7533.4
Towne Van ZandtAppreciation episode, no score!
The Darkness4.84.64.7
Bob Dylan555
Rod Stewart4.944.5
The Doors444
The Fray433.5
The Weeknd666
Cinderella3.83.753.8
Nickelback2.75Tommy didn’t rate
Tuesday Night Music ClubNo score!
Something Corporate3.554.3
Disney SongsNo score!

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