With the ridiculous multitude of options for consumers, not just among the diverse crop of musical acts, but all of the different ways of discovering new music, picking the right band name is more important than ever. There are lots of requirements: For instance, the best band names have to be memorable enough for people to hear once or twice and remember. They have to be easily searchable in Google and social networks, so that new fans can find you. And the band names have to be clever or interesting without being lame, obscure, or cliche. Some artists succeed in picking just the right name, but let's be honest, many musicians still choose the most strange, funny (in a bad way), crazy, cheesy, and, unfortunately, the oddest names ever.
What are the stupidest band names in history? This list of the worst band names ever is a compilation of bands that not only failed to come up with a good name, but also stuck with the dumbest and funniest cringe-worthy names ever. Whether they're trite, stupid, weird, or just don't reflect what the bands actually sounds like, these bad band names are the Ranker community's official picks for the most poorly named musical acts ever. Vote below for the worst band names, and be sure to vote based on the names themselves rather than simply the musicians' popularity or fame.