As someone who works at a radio station that plays music, just about every artist, band, or singer has some redeeming quality.

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Even those artists that I personally am not a huge fan of I can at least say something positive about.

Long story short, there's no one in music that I would classify as someone that "I can't stand" or worse yet "hate."

Some of these folks on the other hand, not so much.

Here's the story, earlier this week the 97ZOK Facebook asked this simple question:

Name a band or singer most people love but you can't stand.

Nearly 200 responses later, and I'm not gonna lie, some of the comments surprised the heck out of me.

Then there were some artists that are just so divisive that you can just tell there's more than just the music at play when deciding who they dislike despite the universal love.

Photo by BRUNO EMMANUELLE on Unsplash
Photo by BRUNO EMMANUELLE on Unsplash

I'm not going to name names, I'm just going to let you figure it out for yourself.

A few housekeeping items first, this is completely and totally UN-scientific. Also, I disagree with every entrant.

These 10 artists are or were some of the biggest on the planet. So it makes sense that there's always going to be a hater or two.

Also, a shout out to the person who commented with "My Mom" as one of the bands or singers most people love but you can't stand. Clever, but you really have no idea, she was a great singer.

Anyway, here's the list:

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