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The Best Bands Named After Body Parts 

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Updated February 22, 2019 2.1k votes 378 voters 41k views 74 items

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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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Heart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Five Finger Death Punch ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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The Shins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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The Lemonheads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Captain Beefheart & ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Elbow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Mother Love Bone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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The Head and the Heart ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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The Faces is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
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Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts