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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19 6
Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Talking Heads New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

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21 10
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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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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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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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bad Brains Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

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The Faces is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Faces Rock music, Psychedelic music

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

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

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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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Naked Eyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Naked Eyes Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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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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Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

The Best Bands Named After Songs

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Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Fishbone Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Badfinger Synthpop, Classic rock, Pop music

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7 5
Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bright Eyes Indie pop, Folk music, Emo

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The Head and the Heart is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The 4‐Skins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The 4‐Skins Punk rock, Oi!

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Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

The Best Opening Act You've Ever Seen

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The Brains New Wave

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Glassjaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Glassjaw Neo-progressive rock, Mathcore, Emo

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5 4
Bad Livers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Bad Livers Folk music, Old-time music, Polka

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5 4
Eagle-Eye Cherry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Eagle-Eye Cherry Pop music, Rock music, Acoustic music

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White Heart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
White Heart Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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The Shins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Shins Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop

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The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The Bloodhound Gang Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

The Best Bands Named After Movies

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Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added Mushroomhead Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

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Pussy Riot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Pussy Riot Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
The Tragically Hip Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic ... is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Eyes Set to Kill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Eyes Set to Kill Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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Powderfinger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Powderfinger Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Soft Cell Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Medicine Head Blues-rock

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Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Machine Head Nu metal, Thrash metal

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Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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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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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

The Best Bands Named After Bugs

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Cowboy Mouth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Cowboy Mouth Rock music, Rock and roll

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Screaming Headless Torsos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Screaming Headless Torsos Jazz-funk, Rock music, Experimental rock

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The Slits is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 46 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 Nails is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added The Nails New Wave

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Cock Sparrer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Cock Sparrer Punk rock, Oi!

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Dog's Eye View is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
Mike Williams Mendes added Dog's Eye View Alternative rock

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Germs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands Named After Body Parts
DEMONSBootlegs added Germs Punk rock, Hardcore punk