Top Ten Worst Band Names

These are the weirdest and silliest names for a band.

The Top Ten Worst Band Names

1 The The The The are an English post-punk band. They have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer/songwriter Matt Johnson being the only constant band member.

This is one of the worst band names I've ever heard of in my life. I mean who would call their band that? What kind of person would call their band "The 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

It's creative! It's just so awful saying it in a sentence. - logblobo

The way I see it is that one of the member's name starts with a T, Another starts with an H, then there's one that starts with an E.
So it spells T.H.E

2 Chumbawamba

What in gods name is this name?

Is this a rejected Dr. Seuss character? - Catacorn

What does it mean?

3 Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis

This name would take months too remember.

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

Can anyone help me pronounce this thing? :/

What even is this name

4 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

WHAT THE FLIPPING FISH FINGERS AND CUSTARD? NO ONE WILL INSULT MY BAND. I KNOW WORSE NAMES FOR BANDS. Queen is the greatest band of all time, besides the Beatles. They are recognized all over the world. Every Queen song is a story. The way all the songs flow is... Well, no pun a intended, a kind of magic. - ImAKillerQueen

Our friend ImAKillerQueen is half right: Queen are indeed a kind of magic, and a damned good magic at that. they are second only to The Beatles at the art of music. Freddie Mercury remains, more than 20 years after shuffling his mortal coil, the gold standard of rock frontmen.
however, the issue here is another one entirely. it has to be admitted that, kickass as their music is, Queen isn't the greatest name a band ever had. they certainly take a lot more abuse over Freddie's homosexuality than they would've of they'd called themselves King or Kaiser or Monarch.
(note to fellow fans: yes, I'm aware that the name has nothing to do with sexuality, that Freddie came up with it before he knew himself. the name was meant to reflect a certain regal, aristocratic quality they wanted to have some fun with and/or at the expense of. we know that, but does the proverbial man in the street? )

THiS Is A gReaT nAme hoW DarE yoU - Misfire

It sounds good. - RiverVibeZ

5 We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread with Butter is a German metalcore band from Lübben, noted for their heavy use of electronic music characteristics.

All toasters toast toast! - Harri666

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 one is so ridiculous.

6 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

I think they get a nickel back for every song they sell. - Pony

Nickelback is an excellent band name. It's not stupid, and neither are they cliche. People just don't like Nickelback. Also contrary to popular opinion, all of their albums DON'T sound the same. People who don't like them are simply biased and ignorant of the truth. Either that, or they've only ever heard their more salacious singles. Disliking them for this is simply stupid. Many other popular (and more well liked) bands have songs with sexual themes. If you hate Nickelback, then you're just a biased hypocrite.

Is the name a play on heads or tails? Like flipping a nickel up and down on it's back?

Nickelback what sucks, just a commercial cliche hard rock band. Why is Nirvana on this list? What is so bad about their name? One of the best bands of all time. And toad the wet sprocket is my personal favorite band. I was able to look past the funny name.

7 The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band are an American pop rock duo from New York, New York, consisting of brothers Nat and Alex Wolff. The siblings are known for their work on the Nickelodeon television series The Naked Brothers Band, which was created and produced by their mother, actress Polly Draper. It was adapted more.

They're kids. Do you really expect them to come up with a good band name? - RiverVibeZ

How did they get away with a name like this?

Basically a non-band created for a kid's T.V. show and this is the name they (or the producers) chose? What?

The name says it all, THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND, what is the first thing that comes into your head when you think of THE NAKED BROTHER BAND, and why is 30 second to mars on this list, they are awesome and have an awesome name, THE NAKED BROTHER BAND, anyone could be shocked that they are not one.

8 Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

Sounds like the name of that movie that plays on Cartoon Network occasionally. - ethanmeinster

Sounds like a new show on TLC. - Catacorn

It also sounds like something on the Playboy Channel.

9 Goo Goo Dolls The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska.

I like their music but I always thought the name was a bit odd - Unnamed Google User Remade

Did some child make this up?

That's the point, it's supposed to make it seem like a child made it up but it's really a rock band. - Songsta41

I'm Pretty sure the marketing idea is "Lets have the most ridicolus name possable, so everyone knows that the clowns are coming when we show off our tour posters".

10 Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts

The name = "Russell Crowe's Band"'s (a F. )= the name of a song by Frenzal Rhomb which pours dirt on Russell's fairly vain attempt to reign as the frontman of a real band on a Friday night @ your local.

Did thirty people come up with this one?

The Newcomers

? The Used The Used is an American rock band formed in Orem, Utah, in 2001. The group consists of vocalist Bert McCracken, bassist Jeph Howard, drummer Dan Whitesides, and guitarist Joey Bradford.

The Contenders

11 Bowling for Soup Bowling 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.

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

I'm going to name my future band "Golfing For Salad" - Catacorn

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

12 Toad the Wet Sprocket

Apparently it is a decent band. Still won't listen because I hate that name.

Didn't they steal this from the band Frog the Wet Sprocket?

Just hearing this band name made my day.

13 Nearly Died Laughing While Shaving My Butt

1) ahh too long
2) sounds like it was made by Sanjay and Craig - Harri666

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

Yes, that's a name of a band.

Nearly died laughing while reading this band name that can't possibly exist - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

14 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

It's strange, because Nirvana is also on the list of the BEST band names. But seriously, Nirvana is a genius name! I wish I came up with that!

Another name for heaven but ironically, those people who wants to die because they think that there is a better place called nirvana. (but actually dying internationally will make it worse) - ronluna

There was already a a psychedelic band with this name. - thomwim

Nah, this one's cool. - RiverVibeZ

15 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.

I guess they couldn't use KKK

We. Are. Sexual. Perverts. - RiverVibeZ


16 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Remember kids don't limp with a bizkit like fred durst did

I can't believe queen is number 2 this should be 2
screw all those nu metal fans! slayer should not be here the idiots here think that bullet for my valentine is better name than slayer! screw you posers! thats right you are all posers if you vote for slayer! slayer is great name for a metal band! limb bizkit should be on here not slayer!

So many people don't know what a Limp Bizkit is it's so gross. Still kinda like the band though.

If you actually knew the meaning behind the name you'd know how gross the band name is

17 Hootie and the Blowfish

What's with the blowfish?

For all I know, their music could be utterly fantastic. I'm just wondering what drugs they were high on when they thought up "Hootie and the Blowfish". - argon8

Should be Hottie and the Blowjob - RogerMcBaloney

wow thats just weird name - Okami

18 Oingo Boingo

You mean from Jojo: part 3? I don't think so. - MSA33

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

At least their lead singer is a movie composer.

19 Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988 in Newton, Massachusetts. 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 more.

I thought this was a list for worst band names, not best band names. - RiverVibeZ

Lol what in the name of hell inspired this name?

Sounds like a song title - spiderskull98

Sounds like a songs title - spiderskull98

20 Panic! At the Disco Panic! 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.

Their! Name has a random exclaiamtion point. - Hajj

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

I ain't panicking, this name sucks! Plus, why is Linkin Park doing here, their name's not that bad?

The name was taken from "Panic" by The Smiths

21 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.

Is he talking about eating planets and stuff?

Jimmy eat world and I don't care.

I should seriously say this unexpectedly. - Wolftail

There is a thing called grammar jimmy.
I think you should use it - Harri666

22 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.

Epic band. They live up to their name. - RiverVibeZ

This is a great name


23 Rancid
24 Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

No self respecting man would be in this band named Heart.

25 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 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

Most original band name ever - yungstirjoey666

Oh so the band that ripped off Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan has "The Band" as it's name... not surprised. - MSA33

26 Linkin Park

This is a misspelling of Lincoln Park.

I always thought the name was a city park that abraham lincoln owned.

NO, Linkin Park are my favorite bands of all time! Whoever put this on this list should get punch in a face and give them a "blackout"!

Apparently a misspelling of Lincoln Park, copyright? - Catacorn

27 Yeah Yeah Yeahs

What is wrong with these peoples - N64Dude

28 Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum
29 Iwrestledabearonce

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?

30 Albino Toilet Boys

What is this for a band name. This one is so stupid it's not even funny.

I guess they really like toilets

I'm guessing they sing about toilets - Harri666

Yes. there's a band called that.

31 Diarrhea Planet

What the heck?! Why are some of the horrible ones at the bottom? Like THIS!

A planet that people can't stop taking a poo.

32 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

If we took the name literally, there would be 21 pilots in the band. - JoeBoi

What's wrong with their band name?

It was named after 21 pilots who died in plane crashes from a book he read - 0w0uwu

Totally does not belong here. Their name has deep meaning, they're an awesome band, and it sounds cool to say.

But there's only two of them. - Sop

33 Faster Pussycat
34 !!!

very bad. - beb

35 blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

I have blinked 182 times - spiderskull98


36 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

Not only is this band name boring as, also does it ignore the fact that there are boys out there who don't like girls. Or, wait, do they mean that they are like girls?

Except for the boys in this band who appear to like boys who like other boys who like boys. - awesomenessdefined

37 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop 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

Haha, worst band name, worst songs, worst band, worst of whenever this stupid so-called "band" became popular. The songs are unoriginal and very generic, the same stupid drum beat is used over and over, I don't hear any guitar, just singing and drums, which is very disappointing (maybe it's a good thing though, because that would just make any guitar player feel ashamed of what crappy, talentless people are playing it). This band makes music look bad. Anyone with even the slightest bit of good music taste would realize what an overrated mess this band is. Hopefully this modern pop-rock crap will die off soon. I don't understand how anyone can enjoy listening to this. It is autotuned and fake. They are all talentless and they sure are lucky that some idiots made them famous, because they aren't smart enough to get a job. - rufuscat705

You know for a band with "Imagine" in their name, their name sure isn't that creative like at all. - MetalWorldOrder

Oh yeah sure let’s imagine dragons so we can DIE lolololololollololol - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

38 The Child Molesters

This name is just no

And they got away with this name?

What's their album called? The Pedophiles? - Catacorn

Well I know what I'm gonna name my band. - BeatlesFan1964

39 Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae, and Jason McGerr.

Every time I go to download music looking for the band "Death" this pathetic band comes up. It makes no sense at all - Sabbath

40 Attack Attack!

Attack what? Whoever made this must be a little kid dressed as a superhero.

41 Dananananaykroyd
42 Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right BA Start

Their album name says it all...

:| - SachiyoHasegawa

43 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop 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.

Why would this band named it Fall out Boy after all?
Do they want to disband
And there are more than 1 of them
So the name doesn't fit - ronluna

44 Test Icicles
45 Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop

There people are joking with us now.

It's a legitimate band name.

46 Jedi Mind Tricks

Just like the Jedi mind tricks of the films their music only works on the slow minded - Johnnyt800

47 Texas is the Reason

The reason... for what?!

"Texas is an outrage when your husband is dead!
Texas is an outrage when they pickup his head!
Texas is the reason that the president's dead! "
- the misfits (Danzig era)
They got their name from the lyrics to a song by the punk band the Misfits

48 Alt-J Alt-J is an English indie rock band formed in 2007 in Leeds, by Joe Newman, Thom Sonny Green, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Gwil Sainsbury.
49 All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. more.
50 The Really Heavy Metal Band

Person: Have you heard of The Really Heavy Metal Band?
Person 2: What Really Heavy Metal Band? - spiderskull98

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