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The Best Fictional Bands of All Time

These days it seems everyone on the Internet is drafting up lists left and right, so here's a super-duper fun one: the best fictional bands of all time! Based on readers' votes, Grūpthink has listed off the top 50-ish bands that don't really exist. Some of them are rather obscure, but the top 25 or so should be familiar. However, because this is based on readers' votes, the order can change at any time depending on how many new votes come in.

What do you think about this list? Agree? Disagree? Should Jem be way further up the list than No. 9? Time to weigh in, Buzz readers.

The Best Fictional Bands of All Time

  1. Gorillaz
  2. Blues Brothers
  3. Spinal Tap
  4. The Monkees
  5. Josie and the Pussycats
  6. Bleeding Gums Murphy (The Simpsons)
  7. Wyld Stallions (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  8. The Soggy Bottoms (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
  9. Jem and the Holograms
  10. The Wonders
  11. For the rest of the current top 25,

  12. Autobahn (The Big Lebowski)
  13. The Beets (Doug)
  14. The Be Sharps (The Simpsons)
  15. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (The Muppet Show)
  16. Prozzak
  17. Eddie and the Cruisers
  18. Fingerbang (South Park)
  19. GWAR
  20. The Banana Splits
  21. Three Times One Minus One (Mr. Show)
  22. Barry Jive & The Uptown Five (High Fidelity)
  23. Mitch & Mickey (A Mighty Wind)
  24. Faith Plus One (South Park)
  25. Zack Attack! (Saved By the Bell)
  26. CB4


Staceygirl Staceygirl 9 years
What about "Hey, that's my bike" - Ethan Hawke's band from Reality Bite and "The Zit Remedy" from Degrassi Junior High.
prettygirl03 prettygirl03 9 years
and YES, stillwater! they should be #1!
prettygirl03 prettygirl03 9 years
Jem and The Wonders should be Top2 :) Shades/Tom Everett Scott was the cutest drummer ever!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Stillwater should be on here, I agree, and don't know why I didn't think of it. I always thought Gwar was a real band too.
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 9 years
I say Stillwater from Almost Famous should have been on there...
amkc amkc 9 years
The Be Sharps! Definitely should be higher than #13. Who knew Barney had an incredible voice.
TASTEthiss TASTEthiss 9 years
the gorillaz arent really a fictional band... they're a real band with fictional representations lol i agree Alvin and the Chipmunks should be there but my personal fav on the list is Faith Plus One lmao
mudnessa mudnessa 9 years
Is Gwar not a real band? I guess the whole concept of the Gorillaz is a virtual band but they are more real than bands like the Wyld Stallions and all the other tv/movie mention only type bands. I know it's not as main stream type music so i guess that's why it's not on the list and it's a lot newer, but Dethklok from the cartoon network cartoon Metalocalypse, their album debuted at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 list, making it the highest charting death metal album ever. That has to count for something doesn't it.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I love this list, or the idea of it. Great fun!
MarcDom7 MarcDom7 9 years
The Gorillaz are, indeed, a fictional band. There is only one true member (the lead from Blur) and different guests for each song. There is no Gorillaz, and no set band. The cartoons tell stories as do the concerts.
juliegal juliegal 9 years
OMG caterpillar girl SO right !!! dr. teeth and the electric mayhem fo sho..... that being said, jem should have been a lil higher up on the spot...
LVC LVC 9 years
I was totally looking for Stillwater from Almost Famous to be on there too! What a great movie! It should be counted!
starladarla starladarla 9 years
Wyld Stallions HANDS DOWN!!! I am a Bill & Ted fiend, they're my number one guilty pleasure. I love when they play with the "Good Robot Us'es"! Too awesome.
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
Zack Attack! :sing: Did we ever have a chance? :sing: :sing: Friends forever... :sing: I still remember those songs, :rotfl:
jennytrauma jennytrauma 9 years
i'm just saying... wheres barbie and the rockers?!? & Doug's favorite band "The Beets"...i still know all the words to "KILLER TOFU"
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 9 years
I loved Jem! Also, I think Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem should have been in the top 25. LOL
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
I don't think the Gorillaz should be fictional. They do have live concerts, you just can't see them. They are the same as any other band except they are represented by cartoons in in their videos.
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
Jem should be #1!!!
Lavenderia Lavenderia 9 years
WHY are Spinal Tap not at number one?! One of my favourite movies of all time! They were awesome. "In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history. There lived a strange race of people...the Druids. No one knows who they were, or what they were doing... but their legacy remains...hewn into the living rock of Stonehenge..." Made of win. The Gorillaz?! Really?
liciababe liciababe 9 years
the blues brothers should soo be number 1
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Ah! I had totally forgotten about Jem. I found some clips on youtube... wow. memories.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
Where are the Lone Rangers from Airheads??? Also, Alvin & the Chipmunks and the Chipettes are big time!
psh1057 psh1057 9 years
What about the Archies and the song "Sugar, Sugar". They should be in the top 25.
angelcakesugar angelcakesugar 9 years
Yay Jem was on the list but where are the Misfits? They should've been close behind. Their songs were better!
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
rivrchild, i would DIE to see a jem movie!!! and amy adams would be a good kimber....but who would play jem...who??? and i think the gorillaz are fictional because while yes, the same people write the songs and sing them....technically, the band is cartoons. the asian guy, the little girl, and the big animal thing.
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