Top Ten Worst Band Names


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1The Butthole Surfers

Why is Coldplay on this list I don't see anything wrong with there name or is that just me. The butthole surfers lolcano

This sounds to me like a pedophile band. - RockFashionista

I have never heard a more disturbing name

I think this is a great name! Yes, it's disturbing and maybe shocking, but isn't that the point? I think a "bad name" is something stupid, like the name Imagine Dragons

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2Bowling for SoupBowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.

I always thought it was a bunch of guys who bet how many pins they could bowl down just for a bowl of tomato soup.

I think too that's the worts band name ever... But It changes nothing on that they're awesome band

This band is only knowledge because them made the phineas and ferb's theme

It's A Cleaned Up Steve Martin Reference - BeatlesFan1964

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3Oingo Boingo

I don't even know them, but "Oingo Boingo" IS a foolish name!

At least their lead singer is a movie composer.


This is unpronounceable. What moron came up with the idea for this name?

Can anyone help me pronounce this thing? :/

Is a goregrind band from Mexico

Will anyone form a tribute band for this band? I recommend you make a band with name. - exo_politik

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5We Butter the Bread With Butter

I dare you all reading this to sing this. We butter the bread with butter! - Wolftail

What else would you butter the bread with? You said you're gonna butter it so you're scrapping butter on it and not any other food item.

This name rocks! How is it so high? - Donut

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6MewMew is one of the fictional species of creatures from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri.

lmao thats a pokemon name XDXDXD

Ha ha. The band Mew has been around since 1994. BEFORE POKÉMON. Don't get me wrong, I love both, but get this band off this list.

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7Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

Is he talking about eating planets and stuff?

I should seriously say this unexpectedly. - Wolftail

I think there is a thing called 'grammar'
I think you should use it. - Harri666

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8The Naked Brothers Band

How did they get away with a name like this?

This name is extremely stupid. Seriously! Who THE HECK would name their band this and who THE HECK would make a T.V. show about them? - Dawscr

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9Imagine DragonsImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

I hate the name. "Make something that's fictional and make it real."
It's not like we're saying imagine dragons to someone, ya'know? - spiderskull98

I don't care what it means, or what it's secretly an anagram for, I still can't get over how stupid the name sounds. - Raa396

Imagine Dragons isn't a bad name you just have to understand the meaning behind the name. Which means Imagine something completely fictional and make it real

Terrible band name for a really terrible band - Johnnyt800

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10Panic! At the DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Wait- their name came from The Smiths. Don't know whether to be pleased or not, since I'm a Smiths fan.

The name was taken from "Panic" by The Smiths

No! Why is it on the list? I love them

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11Nearly Died Laughing While Shaving My Butt

This name makes me cringe. I mean, why would you shave your own butt and why would you laugh while doing it? - Donut

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12One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Well they have the most appropriate name for a pop band. Because in the future there is only one direction that they will be going. Downhill

I don't like this band at all, but there's nothing wrong with the name. I feel like this is high on the list only because their music is so bad. - Raa396

I hate them so much. And the name is weird.

The band is bad, but there's nothing really wrong with the name.

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13Godspeed, you Black Emperor!

This sounds like a title for harry potter, and why isn't One Direction on this list, it should be all the way on the top of this list, who agrees?

I should point out that the name came from a 70s documentary about a biker gang called Black Emperor. Doesn't make it any less weird, but you could do worse. - ArchAces

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15Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I love fall out boy, but their name is meaningless. They got it from asking people at a bar they we're playing at, and stuck with it.


I really hate it when words are joined together and not spaced. I mean, does it really make it any better? But that's just me.

The band is actually pretty good. - IronSabbathPriest

Exactly! What is wrong with the band members of this so-called band? Like, what?

17The BandThe Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

I remember when I played an android game "guess the band name" (or something) which you're given pictures of the bands and you must guess what band is on the pics. There were lots of bands I've never known, including this band. When I got picture of this band I tried so hard to guess name of this band but finally I gave up and I revealed the name instead. It was "The Band". I was like "what! The Band? You've gotta be kidding me! " - exo_politik

When they got this name, were they thinking about their fans sounding retarded?
Person: Have you heard of The Band?
Person 2: What Band? - spiderskull98

All the disparaging comments about this group come from people far too stupid to actually check to see where the name came from, and why they used it. Either that or they are like 14 years old oh wait.

The cheapest name idea for a band.

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19Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

What's wrong with their band name?

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20The The

The The? Maybe in the future people gonna give a band name An An, Of Of, In In, At At, My My, Your Your, His His, etc... Run out of idea to give name for a band, huh? - exo_politik

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