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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

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    Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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    Rock music, World music, Dance

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    Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

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    Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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    added by HaroldKarlsson Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    added by fallen88zero

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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    added by Mentor_rm9 Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

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    Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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  17. 17
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    Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

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    Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

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    Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by fallen88zero Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

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    added by fallen88zero Indie rock, Post-punk

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    added by Kosh105 Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

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    added by ChangesDownClub Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

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    Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

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    added by fallen88zero Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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    added by MadameLil

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    added by MadameLil Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

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    Indie pop, Pop music

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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

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    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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    added by Coolza Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

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    added by fallen88zero New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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  43. 43
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    added by fallen88zero Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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  44. 44
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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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  45. 45
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    added by colormelivvy Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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