Bands Names With Repeated Words

I’ve noticed a trend of bands using repeated words in their name.  It seems particularly prevalent here in Canada, but perhaps it’s a world-wide phenomenon.  I started a list, and my Facebook friends added a few more that I had missed.  Am I missing anybody?

Mother Mother
Radio Radio
Shout Out Out Out
Hot Hot Heat
Duran Duran
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The The
Rah Rah
Still Life Still
Duran Duran (perhaps the originator of this phenomenon)
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Talk Talk
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Wet Wet Wet
The Ting Tings
Tom Tom Club

All of which reminds me of my favourite birthday card. On the front, Yo Yo Ma and Boutros Boutros-Ghali are having dinner together.

Boutros Boutros: “I’ll have the mahi mahi.”

Yo Yo: “How’s the couscous?”

Waiter: “So-so.”

One thought on “Bands Names With Repeated Words

  1. Where did you get that birthday card? My dad is turning 60 this year and he loves double words – I think he would get a real kick out of the card.

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