Worst Music 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
1,230 489
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

2
1,126 356
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

3
1,346 383
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

4
1,206 527
The The is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

5
1,097 262
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added

6
1,027 335
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

7
834 264
We Butter the Bread With Butte... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mentor_rm9 added Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

8
846 410
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

9
951 439
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, World music, Dance

10
832 329
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
806 288
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

12
733 254
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

13
659 238
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

14
644 218
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

15
997 439
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

16
645 437
...And You Will Know Us by the... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

17
724 561
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

18
543 221
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Mac... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

19
512 114
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

20
542 190
Gaye Bykers on Acid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Kosh105 added Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

21
566 330
G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

22
469 166
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Rock and roll

23
427 143
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jon... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Indie rock, Post-punk revival

24
426 174
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

25
741 408
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

26
317 71
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

27
355 94
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
VanessaHawelu added Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

28
554 325
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

29
427 190
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Indie rock, Post-punk

30
473 248
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
420 163
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added

32
554 272
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

33
383 178
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

34
357 107
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
colormelivvy added Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

35
395 206
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

36
262 100
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Coolza added Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

37
482 179
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

38
560 321
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

39
219 46
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

40
475 432
Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

41
231 31
Xstabxyouxinxthexheadxandxeatx... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
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42
400 196
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

43
357 187
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Pop music

44
209 58
The Child Molesters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

45
311 159
The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

46
316 195
Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

47
547 392
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

48
415 278
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

49
187 51
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
slumerican added

50
148 38
Begging for Incest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever