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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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1,074 382
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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2
952 287
Let's Get Out of This Terrible... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

3
1,122 306
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
HaroldKarlsson added Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

4
1,054 427
The The is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The The Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

5
931 211
Anal Vomit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Anal Vomit

6
904 279
Test Icicles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Test Icicles Alternative hip hop, Noise rock, Dance-punk

7
753 335
The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The String Cheese Incident Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

8
696 213
We Butter the Bread With Butte... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mentor_rm9 added We Butter the Bread With Butter Deathcore, Electronic music, Metalcore

9
852 385
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

10
728 277
!!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
!!! Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

11
688 233
Gay Dad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Gay Dad Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

12
579 206
Cerebral Ballzy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Cerebral Ballzy Street punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

13
621 218
Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dogs Die in Hot Cars Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock

14
861 384
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

15
552 190
Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Dananananaykroyd Indie pop, Indie, Rock music

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587 375
...And You Will Know Us by the... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Noise rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

17
654 493
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

18
455 191
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Mac... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine Electronic music, Dance-pop, Alternative dance

19
474 164
Gaye Bykers on Acid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Kosh105 added Gaye Bykers on Acid Hip hop music, Rock music, Grebo

20
413 138
Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Showaddywaddy Rock music, Rock and roll

21
513 296
G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
G. Love & Special Sauce Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues

22
376 123
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jon... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong Indie rock, Post-punk revival

23
639 345
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

24
372 153
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinos... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Indie pop, Electro, Indietronica

25
353 81
Adolf Hitler's Nipples is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Adolf Hitler's Nipples

26
496 287
Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Slightly Stoopid Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

27
380 167
Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Crispy Ambulance Indie rock, Post-punk

28
250 59
Rapeman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
VanessaHawelu added Rapeman Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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371 137
We Are Going to Eat You is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added We Are Going to Eat You

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235 53
Bathtub Shitter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Bathtub Shitter Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

31
427 226
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

32
491 238
3OH!3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
3OH!3 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

33
343 151
I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
I'm From Barcelona Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop

34
358 175
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Archers of Loaf Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

35
231 78
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Coolza added Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

36
401 140
LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
ChangesDownClub added LMFAO Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro

37
298 89
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
colormelivvy added Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pop punk, Metalcore, Heavy metal

38
496 283
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

39
366 171
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

40
325 158
Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Saturday Looks Good to Me Indie pop, Pop music

41
428 393
Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
Mr. Mister Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

42
499 339
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

43
276 155
Pop Will Eat Itself is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
MadameLil added Pop Will Eat Itself Electronic music, Industrial rock, Grebo

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275 138
The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added The Pigeon Detectives New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock

45
288 173
Lovely Forts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

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133 23
Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever

47
367 239
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
fallen88zero added Bowling for Soup Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

48
431 418
The Band is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

49
126 14
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50
212 99
The Music is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Band Names Ever
kuzronk added The Music Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock