Top Ten Worst Band Names

These are the weirdest and silliest names for a band.

The Top Ten

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.

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

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?

Where is garbage? Don't you think that if it is insulting itself it should be up here.

2 Chumbawamba

What in gods name is this name?

Is this a rejected Dr. Seuss character?

What does it mean?

3 Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis

Isn't that too Long? ?
Really some people think that trying to do something stupid in the name of unique will make them invincible! !

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

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

Can anyone help me pronounce this thing? :/

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 ...read more.

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? )

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.

It sounds good.

Hehe sounds like a girl I used to date

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.

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.

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

WHAT?! No one would ever buy a record from these.. Ehm.. People who butter their bread with butter..

All toasters toast toast!

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.

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.

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.

I can't remember how they picked that name up for their band but I remember that the back of a 25 cent thing is not even symbolic, just purely exists for the sake of having a mindelessly marketable name...

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

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 ...read more.

It's a pretty bad name, I agree. but you do have to excuse them because nat and alex were kids when they thought of this name. what do you expect two kids below ten years old to name their band? The well-dressed brothers band?

Led Zeppelin doesn't deserve to be in this list, but the people in this group aren't naked, definitely the worst name for a band.

Well, I know that some people name their band after them selves like the Jonas brothers did. But naked brothers? Ew!
And wasn't this a kids show on Nick? Gah!

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

8 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.

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

How is that even possible? Bowling for soup, psycho babble!

9 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. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a Look Around. They ...read more.

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! that's 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!
POSERS!

The origins behind the name of this band are more horrifying than their horrifyingly bad music.

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

I heard that their band name is inappropriate so I looked it up. Do NOT look it up! Oh my god.

10 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.

It also sounds like something on the Playboy Channel.

Sounds like a new show on TLC.

The Contenders

11 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'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".

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

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

I understand that it's a stupid name, but they're a very good band.

12 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?

13 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.

14 Nearly 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?

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

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

I puked and nearly died from laughing at this list item..

15 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. ...read more.

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)

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!

There was already a a psychedelic band with this name.

Nah, this one's cool.

16 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.

Does it stand for WAS. A. STUPID. PERSON.?

17 Hootie and 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".

Remember the black guy is not Hootie then he is Blowfish?

I guess its kinda weird but there awesome

Should be Hottie and the Blowjob

18 Oingo Boingo

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

At least their lead singer is a movie composer.

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

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 ...read more.

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

Lol what in the name of hell inspired this name?

Sounds like a song title

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

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.

Why are they so high on this list or even on it atall? Also some of these names are really creative but yeah butthole surfers does deserve to be at the top.

They Actually Have an excalmation mark in their name DUMBASS! Look it up! That's the only reason why I Voted for them- to tell you off! By the way:
P! ATD are Awesome!

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?

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.

I love Jimmy eat world but the name makes me feel bad for Jimmy's stomach.

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

Is he talking about eating planets and stuff?

I should seriously say this unexpectedly.

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. ...read more.

Epic band. They live up to their name.

This is a great name

SLAYER IS AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC BAND AND HOW IN THE HELL IS "SLAYER" A BAD NAME FOR A METAL BAND?!?!?!

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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 ...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! "

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

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

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