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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30 11
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Motörhead Heavy metal, Hard rock, Rock music

2
27 9
Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

3
29 12
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

4
20 9
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
15 7
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

6
13 6
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

7
21 14
Heart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

8
12 6
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nu metal, Thrash metal

9
13 8
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

10
7 2
Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

11
15 11
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

12
14 10
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

13
9 5
The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

14
11 8
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

15
9 6
The Shins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop

16
3 0
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Hip hop music

17
12 10
Mother Love Bone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Glam metal, Rock music, Grunge

18
12 10
The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

19
10 8
Powderfinger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

20
10 8
Naked Eyes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

21
9 7
Eyes Set to Kill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

22
8 6
Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie

23
8 6
The Slits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Reggae, Punk rock, Post-punk

24
8 6
Eagle-Eye Cherry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Pop music, Rock music, Acoustic music

25
8 6
Glassjaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Neo-progressive rock, Mathcore, Emo

26
7 5
Bad Livers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Folk music, Old-time music, Polka

27
7 5
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

28
2 0
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Grimm-e added Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

29
2 0
The Front Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added The Front Bottoms Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie

30
13 12
The Faces is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Rock music, Psychedelic music

31
11 10
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore

32
11 10
Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

33
11 10
Captain Beefheart & His Magic ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Blues-rock, Spoken word, Garage rock

34
10 9
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

35
10 9
The Lemonheads is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

36
9 8
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

37
9 8
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

38
8 7
Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Synthpop, Classic rock, Pop music

39
7 6
The Head and the Heart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Indie pop, Folk rock, Indie folk

40
7 6
Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

41
6 5
The 4‐Skins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Punk rock, Oi!

42
5 4
Diamond Head is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

43
3 2
Elbow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Clark Benson added New Prog, Post-Britpop, Dream pop

44
1 0
Toe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

45
1 0
Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
IsabellaScott added Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

46
9 9
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

47
8 8
Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

48
8 8
Screaming Headless Torsos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Jazz-funk, Rock music, Experimental rock

49
8 8
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

50
8 8
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