What's The Most Common Band Name?

In recent years, fledgling bands have encountered an obstacle: most band names have already been taken! A quick Google search will usually cancel out any dreams of originality, and this predicament has prompted many bands to adopt surreal, long, or nonsensical titles. In 2010, Rovi Corp. identified the more common band names in its database, with Bliss topping the list. Bliss was followed by Mirage and One (which tied), then Gemini, Legacy, Paradox, and Rain.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. According to Rovi Corp., the most common band name is Bliss, followed by Mirage, One, Gemini, Legacy, Paradox, and Rain. 01:20

  2. Approximately 1 out of every 10,000 people on Earth today are famous enough to merit their own Wikipedia page. 03:43

  3. The Proteus Effect refers to when a person's behavior alters to reflect their virtual avatar or username. 08:16

Written by Curiosity Staff January 27, 2016