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The Worst Band Names Ever

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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 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.

List Criteria: Band names that are considered lame or awful

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    Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk More
    100
  2. 2
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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word More
    95
  3. 3
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    92
  4. 4
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    Rock music, World music, Dance More
    92
  5. 5
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    Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk More
    91
  6. 6
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    Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band More
    90
  7. 7
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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    89
  8. 8
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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock More
    87
  9. 9
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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    84
  10. 10
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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
    83
  11. 11
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    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music More
    82
    added by: HaroldKarlsson
  12. 12
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    No image
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    added by: fallen88zero
  13. 13
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    Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock More
    77
  14. 14
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    Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music More
    77
  15. 15
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    Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues More
    76
  16. 16
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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock More
    76
  17. 17
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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    75
  18. 18
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock More
    75
  19. 19
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    73
  20. 20
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    Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore More
    71
    added by: Mentor_rm9
  21. 21
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    71
  22. 22
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    70
  23. 23
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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance More
    70
    added by: fallen88zero
  24. 24
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    Indie pop, Indie, Rock music More
    70
  25. 25
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia More
    69
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  26. 26
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    No image
    Indie rock, Post-punk More
    66
    added by: fallen88zero
  27. 27
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
    66
  28. 28
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    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
    66
  29. 29
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    66
  30. 30
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo More
    65
    added by: Kosh105
  31. 31
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo More
    65
  32. 32
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    64
  33. 33
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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal More
    64
  34. 34
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    Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock More
    63
  35. 35
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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock More
    62
  36. 36
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    Rock music, Rock and roll More
    61
  37. 37
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    60
  38. 38
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    Indie rock, Post-punk revival More
    59
    added by: fallen88zero
  39. 39
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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

    59
  40. 40
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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop More
    59
  41. 41
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock More
    59
  42. 42
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    58
    added by: fallen88zero
  43. 43
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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica More
    58
  44. 44
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge More
    57
  45. 45
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    Indie pop, Pop music More
    57
  46. 46
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    No image
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    added by: MadameLil
  47. 47
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    New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
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    added by: fallen88zero
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    Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo More
    55
    added by: MadameLil
  49. 49
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    Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk More
    54
    added by: Countermoon
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    53
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