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The Best Satire Bands/Artists

Updated June 14, 2019 216 votes 65 voters 8.3k views13 items

Satire artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good satire bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top satire bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Satire groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all satire bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest satire bands of all time, since the most famous satire artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best satire music.

You can click on the satire band names to see more information about that particular notable satire group. If they're near the top of the best satire artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top satire bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the satire band names themselves.

A factual list, featuring artists like Vivian Stanshall and Tom and Doug. Make this one count by downvoting the worst artists on this list. Thumbs up artists you like -- Neil Innes and Brendon Small for example.

All important, significant and iconic names in satire music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new satire bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of satire, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into satire music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good satire bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent satire bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best satire bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest satire musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular satire bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  • Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker, director and poet. He began his performance career as a YouTuber in March 2006, and his videos have been viewed over 250 million times as of December 2018. Burnham signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, Bo fo Sho, in 2008. His first full-length album, Bo Burnham, was released the following year. In 2010, Burnham's second album was released, and Words Words Words, his first live comedy special, aired on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, what., was released in 2013 on his YouTube channel and Netflix. Burnham finished... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Satire, Comedy
    • Albums: Bo Burnham, Bo Fo Sho, Words Words Words, What.
    • Nationality: United States of America

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  • Rucka Rucka Ali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Satire Bands/Artists
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    Rucka Rucka Ali (born January 27, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, radio personality, comedian, YouTuber, parodist and satirist. He is best known for his dark comedy political and topical song parodies on YouTube. Much of his content employs ethnic and racial stereotypes. He has received over 200 million views on YouTube with parodies such as "Go Cops!", "Justin's Beaver", "Ima Korean", "Ching Chang Chong", and "Ebola (La La)". He has released seven independent studio albums, four of which charted in the Billboard Top Comedy Albums.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Satire, Rhythm and blues, Comedy music, Parody music, Comedy hip hop
    • Albums: Rucka's World, Straight Outta West B, I'm Black, You're White & These Are Clearly Parodies, What the Black Says
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  • Fascinating Aïda is a British comedy singing group and satirical cabaret act.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Cabaret, Satire, Comedy
    • Albums: It, Wit, Don't Give A Shit Girls, One Last Flutter, Cheap Flights
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  • Gamma Ray is a heavy metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween. Hansen is the current lead vocalist, guitarist as well as the chief songwriter of Gamma Ray. The band is known as one of the most prominent bands of the German heavy metal scene.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Satire, Power metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal, Speed metal
    • Albums: Heaven Can Wait, Land of the Free, No World Order, Somewhere Out in Space, Heading for Tomorrow

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