The Worst Band Names Ever

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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

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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

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    added by HaroldKarlsson
    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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    Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

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    Rock music, World music, Dance

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    Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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    Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

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    Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

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    Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

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    Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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    Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

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    Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

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    + 344
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    Indie rock, Post-punk

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever


    Adolf Hitler's Nipples

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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

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

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    Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Indie pop, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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    Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    + 220
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    added by Dylan1077
    Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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