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.
list ordered by

1
1,206 478
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

2
1,100 348
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

3
1,311 377
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

4
1,072 258
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added

5
1,183 519
The The is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

6
1,010 330
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

7
836 401
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

8
816 259
We Butter the Bread With Butte... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mentor_rm9 added Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

9
942 427
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, World music, Dance

10
818 323
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
784 282
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

12
713 250
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

13
978 431
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

14
630 216
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

15
646 237
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

16
635 432
...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
716 550
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

18
531 217
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
487 111
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

20
529 187
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
559 328
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
459 163
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Rock and roll

23
418 141
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
726 400
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

25
418 172
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

26
340 90
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
VanessaHawelu added Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

27
302 70
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

28
549 321
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

29
420 189
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Indie rock, Post-punk

30
468 247
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
413 161
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added

32
545 269
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

33
377 178
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

34
390 204
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

35
348 104
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
colormelivvy added Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

36
472 171
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

37
556 317
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

38
256 99
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Coolza added Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

39
468 430
Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

40
208 45
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

41
392 195
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

42
216 29
Xstabxyouxinxthexheadxandxeatx... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
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43
351 184
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Pop music

44
193 54
The Child Molesters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

45
308 157
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
541 385
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

47
408 272
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

48
311 194
Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

49
175 50
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
slumerican added

50
301 189
Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo