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Valentines Mix Tape Podcast and My Top 5 Great Bands With Silly Names. Podcasting Thursday

Download the Valentines Day Mixtape Podcast here

Valentines Mixtape Podcast

Thanks everyone for opening up and sharing your Valentines day mixtapes! We got some real cheesy ones and some alternative slow burners in. If you actually use any of the songs for a real Valentines day mixtape let us know how you get on! Anyway, next week we’re looking for your favourite bands that have silly names. They can be rude, stupid, funny or just plain don’t make sense, let us know!

Here are my five, what are yours?

5. Queens of the Stone Age
4. Architecture in Helsinki
3. Dogs Die in Hot Cars
2. Neutral Milk Hotel
1. Clap your hands say yeah


February 6, 2008 - Posted by | Architecture in Helsinki, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, Music, My Five, Neutral Milk Hotel, Podcast, Queens of the Stone Age


  1. I was just about to get some work done, but then iTunes reminded me that there was a new My Top Five podcast, which then reminded me to check out the blog. So thank you, My Top Five, for extending my dossing just a little bit longer.

    Bands I like with funny names….let’s see.

    1. Kitchen’s of Distinction

    2. The Psychedelic Furs
    Pretty in Pink, anyone?

    3. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
    First band I ever saw live, incidentally, and they opened for…

    4. Jesus Jones

    5. The Afghan Whigs

    6. Fountains of Wayne
    The thing that makes this funny is that the name comes from a store that sells fountains and other garden accessories in the town of Wayne, New Jersey. And it just so happens that when I was a kid, went there a few times with my parents to buy garden furniture. Ah, such memories.

    7. Toad the Wet Sprocket

    OK, now I can get back to work!

    Comment by Matt D | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Mister Mister
    Fountains of Wayne
    The B Sharps
    Limp Bizkit
    The The (I think that was a band name)

    Comment by Brian | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. i find this tough and have to think some more…. but for a list of all names silly go to
    has great names including ‘Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits’, ‘Bordering on Retarded’ and ‘Colostomy Grab Bag’…. Hmmmmmm

    Comment by Kate | February 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. This is a really tough one!

    My Morning Jacket
    Band Of Horses
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    The Mountain Goats
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Buck 65

    Comment by Oeoz | February 12, 2008 | Reply

  5. Counting Crows
    Clap you hands say yeah
    daft punk
    ….. the more you think about bands names the sillier they get…

    Comment by Karen | February 12, 2008 | Reply

  6. * Get cape, wear cape, fly (can’t believe no one has mentioned this already!)

    * Bat for Lashes

    * Sultans of Ping FC

    * The War Lords of Pez

    * God Speed you Black Emporor

    * They Might be Giants

    And what I think is the best name for a band ever…..

    * And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead
    (any band name that starts with ‘And’ has to be in there)

    Comment by Tis me | February 12, 2008 | Reply

  7. 5. Yazoo
    4. ABCD ( ACDC tribute band which would probably best actually fit into a stupidly brilliant category)
    3. Chubby Checker (50s artist named to draw in Fats Domino fans, which is very silly)
    2. We Smoke Cigarettes
    1. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

    This is my first post, so wahey!

    also, The The is an outstandingly silly name.

    Comment by Duke of Gowda | February 12, 2008 | Reply

  8. Hope I make it on time!

    Here’s some silly ones

    Say Hi To Your Mom
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Fountains of Wayne
    Sun Kil Moon

    Comment by Susan | February 12, 2008 | Reply

  9. -Smell like nirvana ( Surrey based cover band)
    -Powerdeath ( french trashmetal, and all the bands with death (megadeath, Napalm Death…))
    -har mar superstar
    -bullet for my valentine
    my favorite:
    -the Beatle Barker (the beatles sung with barking sampler!!! for real):

    Comment by Kamuzo | February 12, 2008 | Reply

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