Here's a list of the top 10 bank failures of all time from Reuters. WaMu is No. 1.
1. Washington Mutual of Henderson, Nev., and Park City, Utah: Seized September 25 with $307 billion in assets as of June 30.
2. Continental Illinois of Chicago: Collapsed in 1984 with $40.0 billion in assets.
3. First RepublicBank Corp. of Dallas: Failed in 1988 with $32.5 billion in assets.
4. IndyMac Bank FSB of Pasadena, Calif.: Collapsed in July with assets of $32 billion.
5. The American Savings & Loan Association of Stockton, Calif.: Failed in 1988 with assets of $30.2 billion.
6. Bank of New England Corp.: Collapsed in 1991 with assets of $21.7 billion.
7. MCorp of Dallas: Failed in 1989 with assets of $15.6 billion.
8. Gilbraltar Savings of Simi Valley, Calif.: Collapsed in 1989 with assets of $15.1 billion.
9. First City Bancorp of Houston: Failed in 1988 with assets of $13.0 billion.
10. Homefed Bank FA of San Diego: Failed in 1992 with assets of $12.2 billion.
Note: Information taken from FDIC database and Office of Thrift Supervision.