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List Rules 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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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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Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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

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

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

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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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Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dogs Die in Hot Cars Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

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Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Cerebral Ballzy Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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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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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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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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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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G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
G. Love & Special Sauce Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

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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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Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Showaddywaddy Rock music, Rock and roll

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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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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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Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

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Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Slightly Stoopid Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

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

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Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
I'm From Barcelona Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

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Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rapeman Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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

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Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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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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Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop Will Eat Itself Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

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'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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

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The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The Pigeon Detectives New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bowling for Soup Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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

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Umphrey’s McGee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Umphrey’s McGee Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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The Music is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The Music Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock