Looking around on the internet earlier, I came across a video of WatchMojo.com's Top 10 fictional bands. Bands from movies and tv that don't actually exist. Some of their pics really had me scratching my head. Before I go any further, check out their video
#9 – Marvin Berry and the Starlighters: “Back to the Future” (1985)
#8 – Robbie Hart: “The Wedding Singer” (1998)
#7 – Sex Bob-omb: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010)
#6 – Barry Jive and the Uptown Five: “High Fidelity” (2000)
#5 – The Blues Brothers: “The Blues Brothers” (1980)
#4 – The Wonders: “That Thing You Do!” (1996)
#3 – Stillwater: “Almost Famous” (2000)
#2 – The Wyld Stallyns: “Bill & Ted franchise” (1989-1991)
#1 – Spinal Tap: “This Is Spinal Tap” (1984)
Okay, I have no problem with Spinal Tap at #1, but for the Blues Brothers to be all the way at #5 when Bill & Ted are at #2?! Wow, there's such a disparity of the talent of both fake bands. As least the Blues Brothers fake band had some of the most amazing artists alive be guests in their band in the movie.
Here's what my Top 10 would be like:
#10 Dingoes Ate My Baby: "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003) I'm a big fan of the TV show and while the band was instrumental in rocking out and keeping Sunnydale safe.
#9 Sexual Chocolate: "Coming To America" (1988) How did this one get left off of WatchMojo.com's list? Randy Watson's rendition of "The Greatest Love Of All" still brings tears to my eyes.
#8 Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem: "The Muppets" (1979-present) Animal may just be the greatest drummer on this list.
#7 The Soggy Bottom Boys: "O' Brother Where Art Thou"" (2000) A fake band had a song written in 1913 that went to #35 on the Billboard Country Charts in 2000.
#6 Infant Sorrow: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Get Him To The Greek" (2008 & 2010) I'm not a Russell Brand fan, but I love his portrayal of Aldus Snow in this movies. The music is good and the lyrics are dirty without being TOO tacky ha.
#5 The Wonders: "That Thing You Do" (1996) This movie has been out almost 20 years and I still haven't gotten sick of the song, even though it plays about a dozen times throughout the movie.
#4 Bad Blake: "Crazy Heart" (2009) Any fake band that sings Ryan Bingham had got to be top 5!
#3 Spinal Tap: "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984) If they had a consistent drummer, I might have kept them at #1.
#2 Blues Brothers: "The The Blues Brothers" (1980) They can do it all! Blues (obviously), funk, country, rock, bluegrass! Plus, let's not forget how dedicated they are to get to their shows!
#1 Stillwater: "Almost Famous" (2000) Easily the band I'd most want to hang out with. I love the 70's southern rock sound. It's actually neck and neck with me loving good old traditional country music!
These are all just kind of off the top of my head. I'm sure I missed some great ones. What are your thoughts? What great fake bands did I miss out on? Are you as upset with my picks as I was at WatchMojo.com's choices? Let me know, Tweet or Facebook me!