List Of Top 120 Pop Group Names Both Past & Present

Have you been searching for a list of Pop Group Names? Or maybe you just want a list of the top 120 famous pop group names both past and present?

If your answer is yes, then you’ve just arrived at the right place. We will be providing you with not just the names, but also with a brief history of each pop group. You can check out our Kpop Girl Group Names Ideas.

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#1. ABBA

ABBA a pop group from Sweden, created in 1972 (Stockholm) by Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The band name was gotten from the acronym of each member’s name.

#2. Sly and the Family Stone

Formed in 1966 and was among those who helped define the 1960s and early 1970s Pop music with a fusion of funk, soul, and psychedelia.

#3. Art of Noise

They were named after A Manifesto (The Art of Noises” 1913) presented by an Italian Futurist, Luigi Russolo “.

#4. Alien Ant Farm

The Alien Ant Farm was formed in Riverside, California, United States, in 1996. They have been able to release five studio albums with over a million units sold worldwide.

#5. 48May

This group was named after their residential address where they all lived together during their university days. No. 48 May Street, Hamilton, New Zealand.

#6. Bad Company

Named after a movie starring Jeff Bridges in 1972. The movie was also starring Barry Brown and was directed by Robert Benton.

#7. 10,000 Maniacs

This band was named after a horror movie released in 1964 (Two Thousand Maniacs!”). 10,000 Maniacs is an American alternative rock band and they were founded in 1981.

#8. Bauhaus

Another famous band group in the past that was named after a German Art movement in “Staatliches Bauhaus school”. The group was created by Walter Gropius and operated from 1919 to 1933.

#9. Aswad

Famous reggae group well known for adding soul and R& B influences to the reggae sound. They released a total of 21 albums and have been performing since the mid-1970s.

#10. Black Flag

The Black Flag which was formerly known as Panic is an American band founded in 1976 in  California (Hermosa Beach). It was created by Greg Ginn, the primary songwriter, guitarist, and sole continuous member.

#11. Buffalo Springfield

The Buffalo Springfield is the group with the shortest existence. The North American rock band was only active from 1966 to 1968. Some of their prominent members include Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young.

#12. Blood, Sweat & Tears

Another American band group noted for their combination of a rock band and brass instrumentation.

#13. Pink Floyd

The former bandleader was Syd Barrett: vocals, guitar born on the 6th of January, 1946and died in 2006 at age 60 from pancreatic cancer.

# 14. Led Zeppelin

Popular British band well known for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal as well as their iconic “Stairway to Heaven” track.

#15. Clannad

Notable Japanese band group named after the Gaelic word which means ‘family’.

#16. The Clash

Formed in 1976 in London and played a major role in the original wave of British punk rock. They also contributed during the post-punk era and involved in movements that emerged in the wake of punk and added elements of various genres which include dub, reggae, etc.

#17. U2

One of the biggest music act the world has produced. They started during the late 1980s, using their songs as a medium to tackle human rights issues which they expressed through their public statements, lyrics, and actions.

#18. The Band

A band group of five people; one American and four Canadians. They are namely Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, and Levon Helm.

#19. The Velvet Underground

An American rock band created in 1964 in New York City by Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Angus MacLise, and John Cale.

#20. The Communards

The Communards were a British pop duo who were active from 1985 to 1988. The due became very prominent as a result of their own cover of “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Don’t Leave Me This Way”.

#21. Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie was formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997 and serves as an American alternative rock band. It’s made up of Nick Harmer, Ben Gibbard, Zac Rae, Jason McGerr, and Dave Depper.

#22. Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Formerly known as CSN (Crosby, Stills, & Nash) before Young joined the group and the name was then changed to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY).

#23. Deep Purple

The English band was created in 1968 in Hertford, Hertfordshire. Deep Purple was also one of the pioneers of modern hard rock and heavy metal. Nevertheless, their musical approach has changed over time.

#24. AC/DC

AC/DC is an Australian music band created by Scottish-born brothers Angus Young and Malcolm in 1973. The group describes their music as “rock and roll” even though people perceive it as heavy metal, hard rock, and blues-rock.

#25. Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is an English electronic music band created in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. They are currently a trio made up of Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Dave Gahan.

#26. Down By Law

Down By Law is a trio of pop singers who named the group after the famous movie with the same name, directed by Jim Jarmusch.

#27. Erasure

Erasure was formed in 1985 in London. It comprises of English synth-pop duo; Andy Bell and Vince Clarke. Their debut single includes “Who Needs Love Like That”.

#28. Everclear

Everclear is another pop group that got their name from Everclear, a rectified spirit produced by Luxco, an  American company.

#29. Genesis

Mike Rutherford, Anthony Phillips, and Tony Banks, the founding members of Genesis pop group all met in a public school in Godalming, Surreyat; Charterhouse School where they all came together to form the group.

#30. Fischerspooner

Fischerspooner is an electroclash duo, though the group later formed a troupe in 1998 in New York City. The name of the group was gotten from the two founder’s last names; Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner.

Other Real Pop Group Names

Below is a list of other real-life Pop Group names that you can either adopt or draw inspiration from when creating your own group name.

808 StateThe DoorsDuran DuranEverything but the GirlFoo Fighters
Green DayHeaven 17Iron MaidenKraftwerkThe Human League
Jethro TullThe LemonheadsMarillionJupiter OneLevel 42
The Mock TurtlesNirvanaNerfherderMe First and the Gimme GimmesOperation Ivy
The KillersNed's Atomic DustbinPink FloydNOFXRamones
Sigue Sigue SputnikSquirrel Nut ZippersThe SearchersStyxSisters of Mercy
REO SpeedwagonThey Might Be GiantsSteppenwolfToad the Wet SprocketThe Rolling Stones
T'PauModest MouseMolokoUB40The Thompson Twins
WeezerLed ZeppelinVeruca SaltThe WhoSimon & Garfunkel
EaglesFunkadelicThe JamLynyrd SkynyrdThe Temptations
The Bee GeesChicagoThe PlattersThe SupremesBuffalo Springfield
The DriftersThe StoogesRoxy MusicThe Mamas and the PapasThe Flying Burrito Brothers

Fantasy Pop Group Names

In this section, we will be providing you with extra Pop group names, though not real names. The names were created out of our imagination. You can also decide to use them as your group name for your Pop team.

Singing BeesSupreme VoicesSoloful MindsTalented Voices
Cereal SingersThe Over comersLoud NotesSinging 5
Magic CureThe HeadiesVan HalenThe Yardbirds
HotplayStarfishPeter Pan CrewStella Plus
Beastie GirlsRed Chili PeppersWonder BrothersLiquid Fire Voices


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