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The best bands with animals in their names criss-cross the music world with offerings from music genres like indie rock, classic rock, and even a little hip-hop. The only rule here is that these famous bands must have some kind of animal affiliation. For instance: Jeff Buckley has an animal in his name (buck) but not intentionally, so he doesn't count. Young Buck, however, has an animalistic bent to his name and attitude, so he's in. FYI- the Beatles were a toughie, but they're in.
 
This votable list of band names with an animal in them is your chance to choose the best animal related artist or band. Do you worship at the Temple of the Dog? Do you feel lithe with Cat Power? Does a little bit of Arctic Monkeys make you shiver with anticipation? Whether you're a fan of a good band with a funny animal name or just a fan of animal names and weird bands, this list of famous bands with animal names is the place to be for all the most ferocious band names.

This band names list exists solely to highlight animal bands, but if you're curious to see where some of the best weird band names came from, check out the greatest band name origin stories. Also, don't be surprised when you see some of these funny band names on the list of great bands with the worst names.
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Beatles Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Eagles Trying to Get to You / Please, Please, Kiss Them for Me / Ladies in the Sky

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Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Def Leppard Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Scorpions Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism

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Animals The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals, House of the Rising Sun, The Best of The Animals

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The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Mr. Tambourine Man, Younger Than Yesterday

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Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Three Dog Night Naturally, Seven Separate Fools, Hard Labor

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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Monkees Then & Now...The Best of the Monkees, Headquarters, Daydream Believer / Goin' Down

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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down, Gold, The Very Best Of

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Gorillaz Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare

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Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Stray Cats Built for Speed, Stray Cats, Rock This Town

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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune, Tyranny and Mutation, Fire of Unknown Origin

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Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Steppenwolf At Your Birthday Party, Steppenwolf 7, The Second

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Whitesnake 1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In

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T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
T. Rex Electric Warrior, The Slider, 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection

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Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Echo & the Bunnymen People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc)

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Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Adam and The Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier, Dirk Wears White Sox, Prince Charming

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The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Turtles Happy Together, Happy Together: The Very Best of the Turtles, You Baby

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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Counting Crows August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

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The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Crickets 20 Golden Greats, The "Chirping" Crickets, That'll Be The Day

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust

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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow

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Yusuf Islam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman, The Very Best Of, Teaser and the Firecat

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Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

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Them Crooked Vultures is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures, Mind Eraser, No Chaser

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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Pet Shop Boys Actually, Very, Behaviour

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Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish, Fairweather Johnson

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Buffalo Springfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around, Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again

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The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Boomtown Rats A Tonic for the Troops, Great Songs of Indifference: The Best of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Mondo Bongo

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Snoop Dogg/Lion Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica

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Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog, Hunger Strike, Say Hello 2 Heaven

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Adam Ant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Adam Ant Manners & Physique, Goody Two Shoes, Vive le Rock

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Seal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Seal Seal, Seal, Killer

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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Owl City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Owl City Ocean Eyes, Maybe I'm Dreaming, Of June

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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
A Flock of Seagulls A Flock of Seagulls, Listen, The Light at the End of the World

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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Ratt Invasion of Your Privacy, Out of the Cellar, Detonator

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Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Alien Ant Farm Movies, ANThology, Up in the Attic

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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Cage the Elephant Thank You, Happy Birthday, Cage the Elephant

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Country Joe and the Fish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Country Joe and the Fish Together, C.J. Fish, Electric Music for Mind and Body

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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Papa Roach Potatoes for Christmas, Infest, Lovehatetragedy

The Best Songs About Cats The Best British Crime Movies

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Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Fillmore East 1968, Scorching Beauty

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, United, Bankrupt!

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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power, Cowboys From Hell, Far Beyond Driven

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Hawkwind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness and Charm, Yule Ritual

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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Wolfmother Wolfmother, Wolfmother EP, Cosmic Egg

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Pussycat Kill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Pussycat Kill Punk Rock, Hardcore Punk

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Toad the Wet Sprocket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Toad the Wet Sprocket Dulcinea, Coil, In Light Syrup