Names 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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48 20
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
2
44 18
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Heavy metal, Hard rock, Rock music
3
41 19
Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk
4
35 21
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music
5
25 13
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
6
29 18
Heart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock
7
25 16
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia
8
17 9
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nu metal, Thrash metal
9
13 6
The Head and the Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Indie pop, Folk rock, Indie folk
10
17 10
Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae
11
17 10
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal
12
12 6
Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial
13
15 10
The Shins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop
14
18 13
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop
15
15 10
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism
16
10 5
The 4‐Skins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Punk rock, Oi!
17
16 11
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
18
12 7
Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Indie pop, Folk music, Emo
19
13 8
Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Synthpop, Classic rock, Pop music
20
21 17
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
21
14 10
The Lemonheads is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock
22
13 9
The Slits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Reggae, Punk rock, Post-punk
23
12 8
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge
24
6 2
The Front Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie
25
4 0
Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk