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50 best fake musicians of all time

50 best fake musicians of all time
Artwork by Tatiana Craine

Movies, TV shows, comics, and even music-makers are constantly coming up with story lines that involve artists who do not exist. That is, until they exist as "real" fictional musicians in some form. Some, like the Monkees and Miley Cyrus, go on to behave exactly like actual performers. Others could never hope to live up to the hype of their imaginary worlds.

April Fool's Day has become the holiday of sorts when everything on the internet is even more suspect than usual. With all the fake news clogging our social media, Gimme Noise decided to focus on some of the realest fakes around. Here are our top 50 fictional musicians and bands.

50. Tie: Robin Sparkles (How I Met Your Mother) and Hannah Montana (Hannah Montana)

49. Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld (South Park)

48. Echo Echo (Portlandia)

47. Wyld Stallyns (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

46. Steel Dragon (Rock Star)

45. Otis "Bad" Blake (Crazy Heart)

44. The Wonders (That Thing You Do)

43. Marvin Berry and the Starlighters (Back to the Future)

42. Brian Slade (Velvet Goldmine)

41. N.W.H. (Fear of a Black Hat)

 

40. MC Skat Kat (Paula Abdul)

39. Robbie Hart (The Wedding Singer)

38. Stillwater (Almost Famous)

37. Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution (Arrested Development)

36. Autobahn (The Big Lebowski)

35. The New Main Street Singers (A Mighty Wind)

34. Citizen Dick (Singles)

33. Jesse and the Rippers (Full House)

32. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Yellow Submarine)

31. The Partridge Family (The Partridge Family)

 

30. Bob Roberts (Bob Roberts)

29. Tenacious D (Tenacious D)

28. Crucial Taunt (Wayne's World)

27. Otis Day and the Knights (Animal House)

26. Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate (Coming to America)

26. Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)

24. The Culps (Saturday Night Live)

23. Dorothy Vallens (Blue Velvet)

22. The Soggy Bottom Boys (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

21. The Monkees (The Monkees)

 

20. Schroeder (Peanuts)

19. Lili Von Shtupp (Blazing Saddles)

18. Deloris Van Cartier (Sister Act)

17. CB4 (CB4)

16. The Be Sharps (The Simpsons)

15. The Lonely Island (Saturday Night Live)

14. Dethklok (Metalocalypse)

13. Jem and the Holograms (Jem!)

12. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

11. The Kid (Purple Rain)

 

10. Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars (David Bowie)

9. Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes (Star Wars)

8. DJay (Hustle and Flow)

7. Josie & the Pussycats (Josie & the Pussycats)

6. Spinal Tap (This is Spinal Tap)

 

5. The Archies (The Archies)

4. The Dreamettes (Dreamgirls)

3. The Blues Brothers (The Blues Brothers)

2. Ivan Martin (The Harder They Come)

1. Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem (The Muppet Show)

Special thanks to Pat O'Brien, who helped research for this list, and FakeBands.com.

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