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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 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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    Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

    ) open
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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

    ) open
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    Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

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    Rock music, World music, Dance

    ) open
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    added by HaroldKarlsson
    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

    ) open
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    Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

    ) open
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    added by fallen88zero

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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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    Cerebral Ballzy Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

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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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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

    ) open
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    added by Kosh105
    Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

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    Indie rock, Post-punk

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

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    Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Indie pop, Pop music

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    Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

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    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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    New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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    Adolf Hitler's Nipples

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    added by colormelivvy
    Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

    ) open
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