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The Worst Band Names Ever

List Criteria: Band names that are considered lame or awful

List of the worst band names ever chosen. With the ridiculous multitude of options for consumers, not just among the diverse crop of musical acts but all the different ways of discovering new music, picking the right band name is more important than ever. There are lots of requirements: The name has to be memorable enough for people to hear once or twice and remember. It has to be easily searchable in Google and social networks, so new fans can find you. The band name has to be funny or clever or interesting without being lame or cliche. Some artists succeed in picking just the right name, but let's be honest, not everyone gets there. Many of those who don't end up with stupid band names. 

What are the most stupid band names ever? This is a list of the bands that failed to come up with good names. Whether they're trite or stupid or just don't reflect what the band actually sounds like, they are the Ranker community's official picks for more poorly named musical acts ever.
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  1. 1
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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word More
    100
  2. 2
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    Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk More
    95
  3. 3
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    95
  4. 4
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    Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band More
    93
  5. 5
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    Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk More
    91
  6. 6
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    Rock music, World music, Dance More
    89
  7. 7
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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    86
  8. 8
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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock More
    85
  9. 9
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    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music More
    83
    added by: HaroldKarlsson
  10. 10
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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    80
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    added by: fallen88zero
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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
    78
  13. 13
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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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  14. 14
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    Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore More
    76
    added by: Mentor_rm9
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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock More
    76
  16. 16
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    Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock More
    76
  17. 17
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    Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues More
    74
  18. 18
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    Indie pop, Indie, Rock music More
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock More
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    Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    68
  22. 22
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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance More
    68
    added by: fallen88zero
  23. 23
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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop More
    67
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    67
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    67
  26. 26
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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica More
    67
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    Indie rock, Post-punk More
    67
    added by: fallen88zero
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia More
    67
    added by: ChangesDownClub
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo More
    67
    added by: Kosh105
  30. 30
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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock More
    66
  31. 31
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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

    65
  32. 32
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    Rock music, Rock and roll More
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  33. 33
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    63
    added by: MadameLil
  34. 34
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    Indie rock, Post-punk revival More
    63
    added by: fallen88zero
  35. 35
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
    62
  37. 37
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    Indie pop, Pop music More
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    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
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    added by: fallen88zero
  40. 40
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    Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo More
    61
    added by: MadameLil
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo More
    60
  42. 42
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    60
  43. 43
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    New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    59
    added by: fallen88zero
  44. 44
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    Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music More
    59
    added by: Coolza
  45. 45
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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal More
    59
  46. 46
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    57
  47. 47
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    57
  48. 48
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock More
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  49. 49
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge More
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  50. 50
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    Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal More
    54
    added by: colormelivvy
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