The WORST episodes of Behind the Music

Every episode of Behind the Music ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Behind the Music!

Behind the Music details the rise and fall of many of the most popular musical acts of the last 25 years. The show was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series for four consecutive years.

Last Updated: 2/7/2024Network: Paramount+Status: Continuing
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Megadeth
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#1 - Megadeth

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/22/2001

The popular metal band, formed in the 1980s, which continued to sell despite a lack of radio airplay.

Sinead O'Connor
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#2 - Sinead O'Connor

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/21/2001

The controversial Irish singer who landed a number one hit with ""Nothing Compares 2 U.""

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Aaliyah - The Life and Death
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#3 - Aaliyah - The Life and Death

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/14/2001

The young R&B superstar who died in a plane crash in 2001.

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Sean P. Diddy Combs
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#4 - Sean P. Diddy Combs

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/7/2001

The successful rapper/producer, known for his solo hits as well as his work with artists such as Mase and The Notorious B.I.G., who battled gun charges following a shootout at a nightclub.

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Blind Melon
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#5 - Blind Melon

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/9/2001

The alternative rock group, known for the hit ""No Rain,"" that soon lost lead singer Shannon Hoon to a drug overdose.

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Hair
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#6 - Hair

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/26/2001

The controversial musical about the hippie movement.

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The Notorious B.I.G
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#7 - The Notorious B.I.G

Season 4 - Episode 33 - Aired 7/8/2001

The famed New York rapper who was slain in 1997 in a case that has yet to be solved.

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Rick Nelson
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#8 - Rick Nelson

Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired 6/24/2001

The white R&B/pop singer and actor who got his start as a teen singing on his family's series The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.

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Blues Traveler
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#9 - Blues Traveler

Season 4 - Episode 28 - Aired 5/27/2001

The blues-rock group that lost one member to a drug overdose and had another undergo gastric bypass surgery to save his life.

Lindsey Buckingham
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#10 - Lindsey Buckingham

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/11/2001

The singer/guitarist and member of Fleetwood Mac, who had a tumultuous relationship with bandmate Stevie Nicks.

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Saturday Night Fever
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#11 - Saturday Night Fever

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/1/2001

The 1977 disco film that spawned one of the biggest-selling soundtracks of all time.

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Flashdance
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#12 - Flashdance

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/11/2001

A look at the hit 1983 film in which Jennifer Beals starred as a welder with professional dance aspirations.

Rod Stewart
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#13 - Rod Stewart

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/4/2001

The English-born singer who remained a chart presence for nearly three decades, with hits in genres ranging from rock to disco to adult contemporary.

Grease
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#14 - Grease

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/21/2001

The popular 1978 movie musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

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2000
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#15 - 2000

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/17/2000

A look at the battle over the Napster file-sharing service, popular artists licensing their songs for commercials, and other issues that dominated the music industry in 2000.

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Everclear
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#16 - Everclear

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/10/2000

The Portland, Oregon-based rock trio, whose songs mostly dealt with issues of familial strife.

John Lennon: The Last Years
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#17 - John Lennon: The Last Years

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/3/2000

The final years of the life of the rock legend, which he mainly spent caring for youngest son Sean.

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Bob Marley
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#18 - Bob Marley

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/30/2002

The legendary reggae star.

Hootie & the Blowfish
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#19 - Hootie & the Blowfish

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/22/2002

The pop-rock band that went multi-platinum with its 1994 album, Cracked Rear View.

Cyndi Lauper
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#20 - Cyndi Lauper

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/8/2002

The fun-loving singer who began her career as an eccentric pop star and later evolved into a mature adult contemporary singer.

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BTM 5th Anniversary: Heartbreaks & Break-ups
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#21 - BTM 5th Anniversary: Heartbreaks & Break-ups

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired 8/31/2002

A look at relationships gone bad.

BTM 5th Anniversary: Raunchy Revelations
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#22 - BTM 5th Anniversary: Raunchy Revelations

Season 5 - Episode 27 - Aired 8/30/2002

Some of the more surprising (and disgusting) confessions from previous episodes are recalled.

BTM 5th Anniversary: Near Death Experiences
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#23 - BTM 5th Anniversary: Near Death Experiences

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 8/29/2002

A review of episodes involving stars who faced death and lived to tell about it.

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BTM 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments
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#24 - BTM 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/28/2002

A look back at some of the more surprising events described in previous episodes.

BTM 5th Anniversary: Riches to Rags
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#25 - BTM 5th Anniversary: Riches to Rags

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 8/27/2002

A look at stars who lost their fortunes.