Strangest Band Names

MoldySock

The Top Ten

1 Naked Brothers Band
2 A Cat Born In An Oven Isn't a Cake

Haha! Love this. How do bands arrive at these names? The mind boggles. Great stuff! - Britgirl

That's a pretty weird name. Well, I can give you plenty of those like "Crappy the Clown and the Punch Drunk Monkies", "Gee That's A Large Beetle I Wonder If It's Poisonous" or "A box of fish with tarter sauce". At least there is no lack of art in this field. - Kiteretsunu

Truly #1, if I may say so. - PositronWildhawk

What the...

3 Sick Puppies Sick Puppies Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube.

This IS a truly strange band name. Just so random and...well..weird! - Britgirl

If you thought this was weird then check out Skinny Puppy.

4 Iwrestledabearonce

It looks like someone by accident put his head on the keyboard - RocknRollJoanOfArc

5 The Used

The used what? Tampon? - MoldySock

Should've been specific... - Ananya

6 All-American Rejects
7 Styx

No, they didn't misspell "sticks" - it's the river Styx from the Greek mythology - a river that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead. Styx it is said winds around Hades (hell or the underworld are other names) nine times. Its name comes from the Greek word 'stugein' which means hate, Styx, the river of hate.
Styx is also the goddess of the River Styx. - Metal_Treasure

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8 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a 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 ...read more.

AS much as I hate adding main stream bands to lists, this really is...And odd name. - MoldySock

9 Oh S*** They’re Going to Kill Us

why?

10 Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. V 1 Comment

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The Contenders

11 Green Day

I love this name. I think it's a great way to encourage people to not liter.

I think the band names is about the singer and his experience with Marijuana - spiderskull98

12 The Rainbow Butt Monkeys

This one is just too cute for words! Adorable. - Britgirl

This was the original name for finger eleven.

13 The Buzzcocks
14 Horse The Band
15 Half Man Half Biscuit
16 The Offspring
17 LikeAfro
18 The Vatican Commandos
19 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.
20 Bralalalala
21 The Project Hate MCMXCIX
22 Squeeze
23 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
24 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.
25 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
26 Chicken Charmers
27 Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
28 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has been received negatively ...read more.
29 The Bronx Casket Co.
30 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.
31 Woozles
32 Ylvis
33 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
34 The Propellerheads

It's English slang for "nerds". Really good, Propellerheads. And nerds. - PositronWildhawk

35 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
36 The Zutons
37 Creedence Clearwater Revival
38 Limp Bizkit
39 Mud
40 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
41 Primal Scream
42 Butt Trumpet
43 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.
44 I Set My Friends on Fire I Set My Friends on Fire I Set My Friends on Fire is a post-hardcore group from Miami, Florida. The band was formed in 2007 by Matt Mehana and former member Nabil Moo.
45 Cage The Elephant
46 Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World Jimmy 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.
47 The Band The Band The 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 ...read more.
48 The The The The
49 Chumbawamba
50 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
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Top Remixes

1. Sick Puppies
2. Naked Brothers Band
3. The Used
MoldySock
1. A Cat Born In An Oven Isn't a Cake
2. Naked Brothers Band
3. The Buzzcocks
PositronWildhawk
1. Oh S*** They’re Going to Kill Us
2. Iwrestledabearonce
3. Barenaked Ladies
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