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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
1,224 489
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

2
1,122 356
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

3
1,340 382
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

4
1,201 526
The The is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

5
1,092 262
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added

6
1,022 335
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

7
829 264
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
843 410
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

9
949 439
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, World music, Dance

10
829 329
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
800 288
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

12
729 254
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

13
640 218
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

14
654 238
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

15
992 438
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

16
642 437
...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
723 559
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

18
540 221
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
507 114
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

20
538 190
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
564 330
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
466 166
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Rock and roll

23
423 143
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
423 174
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

25
736 406
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

26
312 71
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

27
351 93
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
VanessaHawelu added Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

28
552 325
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

29
424 190
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Indie rock, Post-punk

30
471 248
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
417 163
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added

32
552 272
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

33
380 178
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

34
354 107
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
392 206
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

36
480 176
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

37
259 100
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
559 319
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

39
214 46
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

40
473 432
Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

41
226 31
Xstabxyouxinxthexheadxandxeatx... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
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42
396 196
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

43
355 186
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Pop music

44
205 58
The Child Molesters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

45
310 159
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
547 390
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

47
314 195
Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

48
412 276
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
182 51
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
slumerican added

50
302 191
Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo