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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 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.
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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word More
    100
  2. 2
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    Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk More
    98
  3. 3
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  4. 4
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    Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk More
    93
  5. 5
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    Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band More
    93
  6. 6
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    Rock music, World music, Dance More
    92
  7. 7
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    Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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  8. 8
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    Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock More
    88
  9. 9
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    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music More
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    added by: HaroldKarlsson
  10. 10
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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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  11. 11
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    added by: fallen88zero
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    Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore More
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    Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore More
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    added by: Mentor_rm9
  14. 14
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    Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock More
    79
  15. 15
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    Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock More
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    Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues More
    77
  17. 17
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    Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
    76
  18. 18
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    Indie pop, Indie, Rock music More
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    Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock More
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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance More
    70
    added by: fallen88zero
  22. 22
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    70
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    69
  24. 24
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo More
    69
    added by: Kosh105
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    Indie rock, Post-punk More
    69
    added by: fallen88zero
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia More
    69
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  27. 27
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    Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica More
    69
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    Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
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  30. 30
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    Rock music, Rock and roll More
    67
  31. 31
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    Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop More
    66
  32. 32
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    66
    added by: MadameLil
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    Indie rock, Post-punk revival More
    65
    added by: fallen88zero
  34. 34
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    65
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    Indie pop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap More
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    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

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  39. 39
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    Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo More
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    added by: MadameLil
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    62
  41. 41
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    New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    61
    added by: fallen88zero
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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal More
    61
  43. 43
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    Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music More
    61
    added by: Coolza
  44. 44
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
    added by: fallen88zero
  45. 45
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo More
    59
  46. 46
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    58
  47. 47
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock More
    58
  48. 48
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge More
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  49. 49
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    Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal More
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    added by: colormelivvy
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
    55
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