Top Ten Worst Band Names

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The Top Ten

1 The Butthole Surfers The 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

Queen, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Iron Maiden, AC⚡DC, Pink Floyd, Metallica. What about The Butthole Surfers. Heard of them before? - LightningStrike

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2 Bowling for Soup 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

It's A Cleaned Up Steve Martin Reference - BeatlesFan1964

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3 Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis

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

What even is this name

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4 Oingo Boingo

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

At least their lead singer is a movie composer.

5 We Butter the Bread With Butter 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.

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

All toasters toast toast! - Harri666

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.

Nice to know

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6 Imagine Dragons 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

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

Their music sucks.

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7 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.

Is he talking about eating planets and stuff?

I should seriously say this unexpectedly. - Wolftail

Jimmy eat world and I don't care.

Jimmy:I hate the world,I'm going to eat it.

*Eats the world*

Jimmy:Now I have diabetes. - DarkBoi-X

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8 The Naked Brothers Band 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 ...read more.

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

Extremely innoroprite for a bad band and bad nick T.V. show! - Artattack

9 Mew Mew Mew 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

Pokemon having bands? GENIUS! - RiverClanRocks

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.

As much as a Pokémon fan I am, reminder that the sound "mew" existed even before Pokémon's creation. - Swellow

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10 Hoobastank 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

The Newcomers

? Stoned Jesus Stoned Jesus
? W.A.S.P. 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.

The Contenders

11 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

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12 The The 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

But it's a great parody that in most cases, the is unnecessary before the name. - Alkadikce

13 Panic! At the Disco 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.

The name was taken from "Panic" by The Smiths

I believe that it came from The Smiths. - Catacorn

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14 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.

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.

Person 1:what is your favorite band?
Person 2:the band
Person 1:yes the band name
Person 2:the band is the name
Person 1:why is there a band called the band? also that's not creative at all

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15 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?

16 A*** C***

Sounds like a song title - spiderskull98

AxCx is the disgrace to all music. - Catacorn

AxCx are the best band in the world, who would vote for this?

17 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty 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 ...read more.

What's wrong with their band name?

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

Their 'horrible' band name is from the All My Sons play by Arthur Miller. A man must decide if he should sell false play parts to an airplane company in order to make money for his family. He does, and because of his wrong actions twenty one pilots die. The man later commits suicide because of his wrong actions. The band name reminds them that you must always do the right action, even if you don't get what you want or need, etc.
the 'ø' is a reference to Søren Kierkegaard, the first existentialist philosopher.
People should do their research before they hate on a band that has done nothing wrong.

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18 Yeah Yeah Yeahs

What is wrong with these peoples - N64Dude

19 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.

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

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

More like “One Erection”

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20 Fall Out Boy 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.

I'm pretty sure it was inspired after Fallout Boy from The Simpsons. - Catacorn

21 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

22 Godspeed, 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?

This band is good though - ryanrimmel

*Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Never heard of the band but it sounds like an anime power.-DarkBoi-X

23 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.

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25 Albino Toilet Boys

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

I'm guessing they sing about toilets - Harri666

Yes. there's a band called that.

I guess they really like toilets

26 Faster Pussycat
27 Neutral Milk Hotel

The purple monkey dishwasher band is far better, - Harri666

Great band, and the name does somehow seem sort of fitting... But then it just conjures images of milky vomit for some reason.

28 Attack Attack!

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

29 $wagCh0de

Is this a thing?

This is a parody band. It's not even a real band. It was created by Jarrod Alonge with a bunch of other "bands".

30 !!! (Chk Chk Chk) !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
31 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

I have blinked 182 times - spiderskull98

32 Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop

There people are joking with us now.

It's a legitimate band name.

33 Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie

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

34 Dananananaykroyd
35 Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Their album name says it all...

:| - SachiyoHasegawa

36 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

What about 'Green Veil Grooms' - Catacorn

Black veil brides are probably the best band in this world! If you had a name that didn't actually represent the fact you are a male/female, you wouldn't want people saying you sucked! They are great, and unless you side with suicide, you'd take their advice. (P.S. listen to 'Savior' to learn more)

37 Boys Like Girls 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?

38 Jedi Mind Tricks

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

39 All Time Low 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. ...read more.
40 Test Icicles Test Icicles
41 Alt-J Alt-J
42 The Child Molestors

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

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43 Mike Litoris Complot
44 30 Odd Foot of Grunts 30 Odd Foot of Grunts
45 Bush Bush Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. V 1 Comment
46 The "Really Heavy Metal Band"

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

47 We Are Going to Eat You

Please don't. I'm way too salty.

48 Better Than Ezra

Poor Ezra. - Catacorn

49 Cigarettes After Sex
50 The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza

It was a joke. And a good one too. I like the band name, and I like the band. Come on guys.

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