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
1,188 469
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

2
1,074 342
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

3
1,288 366
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

4
1,163 508
The The is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

5
1,051 254
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added

6
995 325
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

7
825 393
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

8
799 255
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
931 421
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, World music, Dance

10
805 318
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
768 275
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

12
701 247
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

13
963 424
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

14
620 212
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

15
639 234
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

16
628 423
...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
705 541
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

18
524 213
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
469 107
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

20
521 186
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
552 326
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
453 162
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Rock and roll

23
413 139
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
717 392
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

25
414 170
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

26
331 85
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
VanessaHawelu added Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

27
544 320
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

28
293 69
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

29
416 187
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Indie rock, Post-punk

30
465 245
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
407 159
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added

32
539 267
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

33
390 199
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

34
374 176
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

35
344 102
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
466 168
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

37
254 97
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Coolza added Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

38
550 312
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

39
464 424
Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

40
201 43
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

41
390 192
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

42
349 180
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Pop music

43
201 28
Xstabxyouxinxthexheadxandxeatx... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
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44
305 154
The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

45
406 267
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

46
181 50
The Child Molesters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

47
536 383
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

48
309 192
Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

49
299 186
Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

50
167 47
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
slumerican added