Top Ten Worst Band Names


The Top Ten

1 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

They sound like rapists - TwilightKitsune

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2 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

I can't believe this band exists

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

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

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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.

I never knew! Thank you for telling me! - Catacorn

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6 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop 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

They're an OK band, but their name is just so cringey.

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7 The Naked Brothers Band The 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

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

8 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

9 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 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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10 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.

After Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy got diabetes. - Catacorn

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The Contenders

11 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

12 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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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.

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

Their! Name has a random exclaiamtion point. - Hajj

The name was taken from "Panic" by The Smiths

Great band, but the name's a little strange. It came from The Smiths. - Catacorn

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14 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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15 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 more.

What's wrong with their band name?

But there's only two of them. - Sop

Fitting a terrible name for a terrible band. Also whoever posted this forgot the most obnoxious part of their name, replacing the letter O with Zero (what a brilliant and idea).

It's a meh band, but the name is questionable. - Catacorn

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16 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?

17 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

18 The "Really Heavy Metal Band"

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

19 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

20 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.

21 Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Well that sounds cruel.

22 Feed Her to the Sharks

Why? What did she ever do to y'all?

23 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

24 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 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.

Id walk another direction

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25 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.

26 Limp Bizkit 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

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

27 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

28 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?

29 Alt-J
30 Yeah Yeah Yeahs

What is wrong with these peoples - N64Dude

31 Blink 182 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

32 Faster Pussycat
33 Attack Attack!

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

34 Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop

There people are joking with us now.

35 We Are Going to Eat You

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

36 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?

37 $wagCh0de

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

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38 Mike Litoris Complot
39 Computer Jesus Refrigerator

What the- forget it I'm not even gonna ask... - StayAlive

40 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
41 All Time Low All Time Low more.
42 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. more.

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)

43 Better Than Ezra

Poor Ezra. - Catacorn

44 Grandpa's Cough Medicine
45 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more. V 2 Comments
46 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

This is a awesome band name - Sabbath

The weirdest band Name. Why did they call themselves this? - funnyuser

47 The String Cheese Incident

Did they choke on string cheese? - funnyuser

I wonder why this happened... - Wolftail

48 Gaye Bykers on Acid

Are they actual gay bikers on acid? Because if so, I'm in. - BeatlesFan1964

49 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, more.

What a shame that such a great band has a dumb name

Their name is kinda funny. And I like it. - Undistinguished

50 Cigarettes After Sex
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1. Twenty One Pilots
2. Hoobastank
3. Panic! At the Disco
1. Imagine Dragons
2. We Butter the Bread With Butter
3. Oingo Boingo
1. The Naked Brothers Band
2. Jimmy Eat World
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