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.

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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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Motörhead Heavy metal, Hard rock, Rock music

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15 7
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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12 5
Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Talking Heads New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

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7 2
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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12 8
Heart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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9 5
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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9 5
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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5 1
Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Fishbone Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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The 4‐Skins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The 4‐Skins Punk rock, Oi!

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9 6
Buzzcocks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Buzzcocks Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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7 4
Mother Love Bone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mother Love Bone Glam metal, Rock music, Grunge

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6 3
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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5 2
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

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9 7
The Faces is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Faces Rock music, Psychedelic music

The Best Bands Named After Songs

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6 4
The Lemonheads is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Lemonheads Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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6 4
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore

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5 3
Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Badfinger Synthpop, Classic rock, Pop music

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5 3
Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

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4 2
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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4 2
Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 20 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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4 2
Powderfinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Powderfinger Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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3 1
The Slits is listed (or ranked) 22 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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6 5
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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6 5
Naked Eyes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Naked Eyes Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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5 4
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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5 4
Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bad Brains Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

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5 4
Captain Beefheart & His Magic ... is listed (or ranked) 27 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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4 3
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Machine Head Nu metal, Thrash metal

The Best Bands Named After Movies

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4 3
Belly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Belly Jangle pop, Dream pop, Alternative rock

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4 3
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

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4 3
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The Brains New Wave

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4 3
Cowboy Mouth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Cowboy Mouth Rock music, Rock and roll

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4 3
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Ghostface Killah Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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3 2
The Head and the Heart is listed (or ranked) 34 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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3 2
White Lung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
White Lung Punk rock

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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2 1
Bat for Lashes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Bat for Lashes Indie pop, Synthpop, Emo

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2 1
Cock Sparrer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Cock Sparrer Punk rock, Oi!

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2 1
The Nails is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The Nails New Wave

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2 1
Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Blood Orange

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2 1
The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 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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2 1
Dog's Eye View is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Dog's Eye View Alternative rock

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4 4
Screaming Headless Torsos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Screaming Headless Torsos Jazz-funk, Rock music, Experimental rock

The Best Bands Named After Bugs

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4 4
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Small Faces British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

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4 4
Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bright Eyes Indie pop, Folk music, Emo

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4 4
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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4 4
Eyes Set to Kill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Eyes Set to Kill Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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4 4
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

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3 3
8 Foot Sativa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
8 Foot Sativa Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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3 3
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Medicine Head Blues-rock

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3 3
Bad Livers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bad Livers Folk music, Old-time music, Polka