mockery The Worst Band Names Ever  

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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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1,120 416
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

2
995 305
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

3
1,192 327
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

4
1,096 452
The The is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The The Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

5
980 225
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Anal Vomit

6
942 296
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Test Icicles Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

7
783 355
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

8
736 229
We Butter the Bread With Butte... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mentor_rm9 added We Butter the Bread With Butter Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

9
877 398
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

10
758 288
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
!!! Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
716 250
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Gay Dad Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

12
600 215
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Cerebral Ballzy Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

13
646 228
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dogs Die in Hot Cars Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

14
580 198
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dananananaykroyd Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

The Worst Place to Get a Tattoo

15
899 399
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

16
601 393
...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

17
677 508
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

18
482 199
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Mac... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

19
493 171
Gaye Bykers on Acid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Kosh105 added Gaye Bykers on Acid Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

20
428 148
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Showaddywaddy Rock music, Rock and roll

21
525 307
G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
G. Love & Special Sauce Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

The Best Dogs for City Living

22
393 88
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

23
666 361
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

24
389 132
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jon... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong Indie rock, Post-punk revival

25
390 160
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

26
512 297
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Slightly Stoopid Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

27
285 70
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
VanessaHawelu added Rapeman Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

28
395 172
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Crispy Ambulance Indie rock, Post-punk

The Worst Bands of All Time

29
255 60
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bathtub Shitter Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

30
442 234
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
381 146
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added We Are Going to Eat You

32
511 247
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

33
356 157
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
I'm From Barcelona Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

34
371 180
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

35
319 91
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
colormelivvy added Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
240 85
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Coolza added Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

37
425 149
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

38
519 291
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

39
445 403
Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mr. Mister Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

40
373 180
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

41
333 168
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Saturday Looks Good to Me Indie pop, Pop music

42
159 28
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

50 People Having Worse Days Than You

43
513 351
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

44
384 247
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Bowling for Soup Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

45
289 163
Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added Pop Will Eat Itself Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

46
298 179
Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

47
287 145
The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added The Pigeon Detectives New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

48
153 17
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49
445 434
The Band is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

50
235 55
Disco Tits is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever