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

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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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28 16
Earth, Wind & Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Disco, Rock music, Black metal

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26 15
Jefferson Starship is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

3
26 19
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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23 17
Mazzy Star is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Indie, Psychedelic folk, Shoegazing

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23 18
Walk the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Power pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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15 13
Iced Earth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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15 14
Manfred Mann's Earth Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Blues-rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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15 14
Bill Haley & His Comets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Rockabilly, Heavy metal

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10 9
Midnight Star is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Hip hop music, Disco, Pop music

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11 11
Earth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Experimental music

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7 8
Total Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Psybient, Psychedelic trance, Ambient music

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11 13
Spacemen 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Space rock, Drone music

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8 10
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Alternative rock, Rock and roll

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6 8
Dead Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge

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10 13
Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing

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14 18
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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5 8
Dark Star Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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12 17
Big Star is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Power pop, Alternative rock

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7 11
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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5 10
Neptune is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Noise rock, Noise music, Avant-garde music

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8 14
Space is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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5 11
Strfkr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Strfkr Rock music, Indie rock, Indie pop

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7 14
Sun Kil Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Folk rock, Slowcore

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6 13
The Neptunes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Dancehall

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4 11
Arctic Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Electronic music, Trance

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3 10
DJ Neptune is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
DJ Neptune Hip hop, Afro pop

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3 11
The Blue Moon Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Rockabilly, Folk music

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5 14
Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

29
5 14
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

30
4 13
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Alternative rock

31
4 13
Comets on Fire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Noise rock, Punk blues, New Weird America

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4 13
The Orion Experience is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
The Orion Experience Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

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2 10
Moon Dog Mane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Moon Dog Mane Post-grunge, Southern rock

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2 10
Brave Saint Saturn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock