Bands/Musicians The Best Bands Named After Body Parts  

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List Rules Upvote the top bands with body parts in their names. We will allow a bit of leeway as to whether the band was actually named after a body part or whether the body part piece of the name was just a coincidence.

Plenty of musicians are inspired to name their bands after famous people, animals, or even colors. You’ll also find a surprisingly high number of bands with body parts in their names. Think quick: how many can you name without scrolling through this list? Odds are you can’t name them all.

The head seems to be the most popular choice when it comes to body part bands – in addition to Talking Heads you have Radiohead, Motorhead, Machine Head, Portishead and Lemonheads. Don’t discount the power of the eyes, either. A lot of bands named after body parts specifically got their name from the eyes, like Bright Eyes and Eagle-Eye Cherry. But then there are bands named after body parts that are more surprising. Think Bad Brains, or The Flaming lips. All manner of body parts are represented in these monikers, head to toe!

Scroll through this list of bands named after a body part, and be amazed at the sheer number of them all. Vote for your favorites, and maybe commit a few of these bands to memory. You never know when this musical category might come up at trivia night.

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Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Talking Heads New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

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27 10
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Motörhead Heavy metal, Hard rock, Rock music

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26 11
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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19 8
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added Mushroomhead Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

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Heart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Machine Head Nu metal, Thrash metal

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11 6
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

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Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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The Shins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Shins Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop

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Bad Livers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bad Livers Folk music, Old-time music, Polka

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12 10
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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11 9
Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bad Brains Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

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10 8
Naked Eyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Naked Eyes Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Eyes Set to Kill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Eyes Set to Kill Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Fats Domino New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie

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The Slits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The Slits Reggae, Punk rock, Post-punk

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8 6
Glassjaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Glassjaw Neo-progressive rock, Mathcore, Emo

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White Heart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
White Heart Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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11 10
The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Tragically Hip Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

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11 10
Mother Love Bone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mother Love Bone Glam metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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10 9
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore

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10 9
The Lemonheads is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Lemonheads Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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9 8
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Soft Cell Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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9 8
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

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The Head and the Heart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Head and the Heart Indie pop, Folk rock, Indie folk

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7 6
Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Fishbone Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The Bloodhound Gang Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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The 4‐Skins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The 4‐Skins Punk rock, Oi!

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Diamond Head is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added Diamond Head New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Lil Dicky Hip hop music

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The Front Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added The Front Bottoms Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie

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Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Black Lips Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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Toe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Toe Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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The Faces is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Faces Rock music, Psychedelic music

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10 10
Captain Beefheart & His Magic ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Blues-rock, Spoken word, Garage rock

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Belly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Belly Jangle pop, Dream pop, Alternative rock

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8 8
Powderfinger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Powderfinger Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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8 8
Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

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8 8
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

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8 8
Cowboy Mouth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Cowboy Mouth Rock music, Rock and roll

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The Brains New Wave

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8 8
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Medicine Head Blues-rock

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8 8
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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8 8
Screaming Headless Torsos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Screaming Headless Torsos Jazz-funk, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bright Eyes Indie pop, Folk music, Emo