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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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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word More
    100
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    Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk More
    98
  3. 3
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  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
    93
  6. 6
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    Rock music, World music, Dance More
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  7. 7
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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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  8. 8
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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock More
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  9. 9
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    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music More
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    added by: HaroldKarlsson
  10. 10
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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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    added by: fallen88zero
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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
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    Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore More
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    added by: Mentor_rm9
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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock More
    79
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    Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock More
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    Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues More
    76
  17. 17
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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    76
  18. 18
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    Indie pop, Indie, Rock music More
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    Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock More
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica More
    69
  23. 23
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    69
  24. 24
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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance More
    69
    added by: fallen88zero
  25. 25
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia More
    69
    added by: ChangesDownClub
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    Indie rock, Post-punk More
    69
    added by: fallen88zero
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo More
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    added by: Kosh105
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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock More
    68
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
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  30. 30
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    Rock music, Rock and roll More
    67
  31. 31
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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop More
    66
  32. 32
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    Indie rock, Post-punk revival More
    65
    added by: fallen88zero
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    added by: MadameLil
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    64
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
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    Indie pop, Pop music More
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    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
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  38. 38
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    Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo More
    63
    added by: MadameLil
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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

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    Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music More
    61
    added by: Coolza
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    61
  42. 42
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    New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    60
    added by: fallen88zero
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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal More
    60
  44. 44
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
    added by: fallen88zero
  45. 45
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    58
  46. 46
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo More
    58
  47. 47
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock More
    57
  48. 48
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge More
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  49. 49
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    Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal More
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    added by: colormelivvy
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    55
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