Popular Opinion 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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1,255 509
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

2
1,390 395
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

3
1,156 370
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

4
1,125 274
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added

5
1,052 344
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

6
1,233 544
The The is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

7
858 270
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
862 422
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

9
967 450
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, World music, Dance

10
825 297
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
752 261
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

12
844 343
!!! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

13
657 226
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

14
1,018 449
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

15
675 246
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

16
657 448
...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
738 572
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

18
557 229
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
542 125
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

20
338 77
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

21
758 420
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

22
436 183
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

23
555 197
Gaye Bykers on Acid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Kosh105 added Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

24
565 330
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

25
572 336
G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues