These are the band names that we feel are just plain stupid. Bands pick the most absurd names, who wants to be known as a member of the "Butthole Surfers"? We only accept entries for this page that make fun of a band name. Just saying a band is lame (no matter how lame they might be) isn't a good reason for entry.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 2139 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|I Don't Know How But They Found Me||Yes, this is an actual band's name, no lie. The problem is that it has too many words, and it's a declarative statement. Such criteria don't work well for a band name IMHO.||Mr. Critic|
|The Normals||Yet another name that pertains to two different bands. (One was an early punk band from New Orleans that didn't go far; the other was a Christian band named after its home city: Normal, Illinois.) What complicates matters further is that there was also a one-man band called The Normal (singular of this name), active briefly in the late 1970s. Confused yet?||Cassandra|
|Say We Can Fly||It has been noted before that band names that are commands are questionable in general. But this case is especially stupid, as the band seems to be telling its listeners (or SOMEBODY) to tell the band something which is a falsehood (at least if the band is made up of humans).||Diana Jasper|
|Howling Bells||What? Are the trying to reference a lot of those "Howling" blues musicians that were hiding in juke joints of the old south before rock 'n' roll?||The Skuz|
|Vanity 6||The number 6 in the name presents a misnomer since this band was a trio, not a sextet as implied. They didn't have any additional members in the history of the band, either.||C.J.|
|Baby Boy Da Prince||It sounds rather immature.||Mr. Critic|
|Eric Carmen||Sounds too much like Eric Cartman, even though this guy was active LONG before "South Park" was even created.||Heyitsgalaxycreeper|
|Eddie from Ohio||This is a misnomer in more ways than one. First off, it suggests a solo male performer from the state of Ohio. But it's a band. However, one of its members is named Eddie. Secondly, they're not from Ohio; they're from Virginia.||Cassandra|
|Chalk Circle||The name itself isn't really stupid per se, but the problem is that there are TWO bands with this name.||Chris|
|Cats Can Fly||A cat can't fly whatsoever, which makes their name flat out stupid.||sundog|
|The Bullitts||The name sounds like it should be a band, but it's really one person instead.||Joe Cool|
|Nashville Teens||They were not from Nashville, and they did not even play country music; they were a beat/rock group from England.||Robert Jon Brown|
|West Indian Girl||The name suggests an individual female performer, but this music act is actually a band, with people of both genders.||Gigi|
|Ninja Sex Party||Oh, please. Yet another repulsive name. What on earth is up with such names being chosen by bands?!?!||Quyjibo|
|The Heartbreakers||Yes, there was a band simply known as The Heartbreakers. However, they might easily get confused with the late Tom Petty's band (which was actually formed a year after this band was)... especially since Tom's band was much more popular.||Mr. Critic|
|All Saints||By any reckoning of saints, they don't all belong to this band.||Mary Ellen Jasper|
|N II U||A 90's one-hit-wonder R&B band. The name is supposed to be a play on "into you" (with the roman numeral for two), but some people could look at this name and pronounce it something like "Nee-oo", even though it has spaces in it. No wonder these guys didn't go far.||Ed|
|Klymaxx||The spelling is atrocious and while their big hit 'I Miss You' is a good song, there was also an elevator Muzak pop band in the 70's called Climax with their hit 'Precious and Few'. Then there's the Climax Blues Band from the UK and they scored some good hits in their own right. Are you confused yet?||Johnny Kant Spell|
|Kitchens Of Distinction||Can a band name get any tackier than this? Seems like yet another name composed of randomly chosen words.||Fuller|
|Lil Pump||Sounds like a shoe that a very short lady might wear.||Harlow Goobley|
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Much like the stupid song lyrics page, I get a lot of submissions for this page. More than I can really handle. The problem is that I get a lot of "Blink 182 is stupid 'cuz I said so" submissions, which I have to waste time deleting (though not much). I also get a lot of submissions that just aren't funny. I guess the real problem is that the word stupid can mean so many things, and hence every band name could be considered stupid.
So in short, don't bother sending me stupid email about this stupid page, or you're stupid.
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