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The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space 

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Updated January 31, 2020 1.1k votes 216 voters 22.2k views 38 items

List Rules Upvote the top bands with planets, stars, or other references to space things in their names.

What do Earth, Wind & Fire, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Silversun Pickups all have in common? Aside from the fact that they are all musical groups, they are all bands named after space in some way. This list covers planet bands, bands named after stars, and even moon band names – in short, any name that would make a NASA engineer or astronaut proud. Can’t think of many? Grab your telescope, feast your eyes on this list, and be amazed!

Virtually every aspect of space is covered in these band names. In terms of bands named after a planet, you have the aforementioned bands with Earth and Mars in their names, respectively. There are many more – and they represent many different genres of music. Among the planet band names: The Mars Volta, The Neptunes, DJ Neptune, and Brave Saint Saturn. You’ll also find a lot of star bands, including Big Star, Mazzy Star, Jefferson Starship, and Midnight Star.

Why the overload of great bands named after planets and other celestial bodies? It just sounds cool, and space is always that great mystery. Whether they're named for a notable constellation or one of the mysteries of the cosmos, these groups know how to get earthlings dancing.

Vote for your favorite bands with space in their name and the greatest planet band names!

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Earth, Wind & Fire ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Jefferson Starship is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Bill Haley & His Com... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Mazzy Star is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Walk the Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Manfred Mann's Earth Ban... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Iced Earth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Earth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Rare Earth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Midnight Star is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Dark Star Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Big Star is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Dead Moon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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M83 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Total Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Spacemen 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Nebula is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Neptune is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
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Arctic Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space