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Some bands have strange pronunciations of their names, that aren't immediately obvious from their spelling.

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Entries Beginning with S

SDN48 pronounced as S.D.N. Forty-eight
Like AKB48
Lefty Lucy
Saxon pronounced as Sack-son
GlamRockNinjaLord
Samhain pronounced as Sahm-highn
GlamRockNinjaLord
Salt-N-Pepa pronounced as Salt 'n' PEP-uh
Mallory
Sarcofago pronounced as sar-cof-a-go
weirdkid106
Sara Bareilles pronounced as Sarah ba-RELL-iss
I've heard some people say "ba-RAY", which would be French, but that's not how Sara herself says it.
Jeffrey
Sarah McLachlan pronounced as Sarah Mc-LOCK-lin
So many people misspell her last name because they often hear it without first seeing it in print. Look on the album covers, guys!
Jeffrey
Saosin pronounced as Say-O-Sin
This is the correct pronunciation, NOT "Say Ocean"
Rhiannon
Sebadoh pronounced as Seh-ba-dough
Rocky
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 pronounced as Ser-jee-oh Men-dez and Bra-zil sixty-six
Odie Garfield
Sade pronounced as SHAD-EY
Totally doesn't look that way.
ChuckyG
Cher pronounced as Share
It looks like it should be pronounced like "Chair" (or to some wiseacres, "Churr"). But it's not. It starts with the "SH" sound.
Evan Shortoria
Sade pronounced as Shaw-DAY
ChuckyG
Chantal Kreviazuk pronounced as shawn-TALL krev-ee-OTS-suke
Mark Richardson
Chic pronounced as Sheek
I used to think that it was pronounced as chick because 'chic' is the first four letters of the word 'chicken' and I thought 'chic' was short was short for 'chicken.'
Lisa Cohead
Shelley Fabares pronounced as Shell-lee Fab-bray
Her aunt was popular Broadway musical actress Nanette Fabray.
Rob
Sinead O'Connor pronounced as Shin-AID oh-CONN-er
Alex
Xiu Xiu pronounced as Shoo-shoo
Even this is only a close approximation; the "sh" should sound hollower than an English "sh."
retrofit81
Sportfreunde Stiller pronounced as Shport-froyn-duh Shtiller
Lefty Lucy
Suge Knight pronounced as Shug Nite
Rod
Shabutie pronounced as shuh-Boo-tee
Hehe, Shabutie.
Katy
SheDaisy pronounced as shuh-day-zee
Shane
Shania Twain pronounced as shuh-NYE-uh twain
When I first saw her name, I thought it was pronounced SHON-ya!
crazydon
Siobhan Fahey, Siobhán Donaghy, Siobhan (band) pronounced as Shvaughn
Thanks Gaels, thanks a lot.
SteveAsat
Chi Coltrane pronounced as Shy COAL-train
Alex
Ciara pronounced as Sierra, but I think it should be see-AH-ra
Just because of the way it's spelled.
Quyjibo
Cyndi Lauper pronounced as Sin-dee Law-per
Eric
Skunk Anansie pronounced as Skunk Uh-nancy
British Bullcrap
Sleater-Kinney pronounced as Slayter-Kinney
not Sleeter-Kinney
narcolepsy
Soul II Soul pronounced as SOL to SOL
They use the Roman numeral for 2, which can be unstressed (like the word "to" often is).
Orville Beddenrocker
Pseudo Echo pronounced as SOOdoh ECKo
Mark Richardson
Spandau Ballet pronounced as Span-dow Bal-LAY
Spandau is a borough of Berlin, Germany and home of the notorious Spandau Prison.
Paul Bunions
Spyro Gyra pronounced as Spi-row Ji-ruh
Jazzmin
Sportfreunde Stiller pronounced as Sport-froyn-duh Still-ur
The "eu" is pronounced "oy" in German. Stiller rhymes with Miller
Alice Spoonerism
Styx pronounced as sticks
As in sticks and stones.
Obie Lame Kenobi
Sunn O))) pronounced as Sun
Travis
SunnO)))) pronounced as Sun (with an emphasis on the 'n' sound)
The name graphically and aurally depicts the droning, feedback-drenched guitar sound that this band is known for.
Agrimorfee
Sunn O))) pronounced as sunn
like sun
Grillzforlife
Sonny Bono pronounced as Sunny BONE-o
Not BAWN-o like Bono of U2.
Alex
Serj Tankian pronounced as Surge Tahn-key-in
He's Armenian.
GlamRockNinjaLord
Swen Galli pronounced as Swun-Gal-y
It was the name of a Canadian rock band.
Celeste

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