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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 best band names have 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 in history? This is a list of bands that not only failed to come up with a good name, they actually came up with the stupidest names ever. Whether they're trite or stupid or just don't reflect what the band actually sounds like, these bad band names are the Ranker community's official picks for more poorly named musical acts ever.
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Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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+ - 910 278
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 1,069 294
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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The The is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The The Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

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+ - 892 205
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 872 272
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Test Icicles Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

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+ - 733 324
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The String Cheese Incident Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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+ - 671 208
We Butter the Bread With Butte... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
We Butter the Bread With Butter Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

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+ - 828 372
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

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+ - 706 271
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
!!! Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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+ - 662 226
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Gay Dad Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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+ - 557 202
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Cerebral Ballzy Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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+ - 594 212
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dogs Die in Hot Cars Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

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+ - 837 373
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dananananaykroyd Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

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...And You Will Know Us by the... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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+ - 634 484
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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+ - 435 188
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Mac... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

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+ - 457 160
Gaye Bykers on Acid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Gaye Bykers on Acid Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

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+ - 392 136
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Showaddywaddy Rock music, Rock and roll

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+ - 364 118
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jon... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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+ - 497 290
G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
G. Love & Special Sauce Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

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+ - 610 334
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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+ - 360 151
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

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Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Slightly Stoopid Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

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+ - 326 77
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

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+ - 372 160
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Crispy Ambulance Indie rock, Post-punk

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+ - 357 133
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 230 54
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rapeman Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 335 145
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
I'm From Barcelona Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

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+ - 217 48
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bathtub Shitter Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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+ - 473 234
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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+ - 345 170
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Archers of Loaf Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

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+ - 221 75
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

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+ - 381 133
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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+ - 353 164
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 281 87
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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+ - 476 277
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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+ - 316 157
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Saturday Looks Good to Me Indie pop, Pop music

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Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mr. Mister Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

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+ - 483 333
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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+ - 269 149
Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop Will Eat Itself Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

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Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 356 232
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bowling for Soup Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 268 137
The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The Pigeon Detectives New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 423 408
The Band is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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+ - 114 21
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 201 48
Disco Tits is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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+ - 234 102
Umphrey’s McGee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Umphrey’s McGee Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock