Animals The Best Bands With Animal Names  

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The best bands with animals in their names criss-cross the music world with offerings from music genres like indie rock, classic rock, and even a little hip-hop. The only rule here is that these famous bands must have some kind of animal affiliation. For instance: Jeff Buckley has an animal in his name (buck) but not intentionally, so he doesn't count. Young Buck, however, has an animalistic bent to his name and attitude, so he's in. FYI- the Beatles were a toughie, but they're in.

This votable list of band names with an animal in them is your chance to choose the best animal related artist or band. Do you worship at the Temple of the Dog? Do you feel lithe with Cat Power? Does a little bit of Arctic Monkeys make you shiver with anticipation? Whether you're a fan of a good band with a funny animal name or just a fan of animal names and weird bands, this list of famous bands with animal names is the place to be for all the most ferocious band names.

This band names list exists solely to highlight animal bands, but if you're curious to see where some of the best weird band names came from, check out the greatest band name origin stories. Also, don't be surprised when you see some of these funny band names on the list of great bands with the worst names.
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2
150 96
The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Trying to Get to You / Please, Please, Kiss Them for Me / Ladies in the Sky

3
90 59
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urmetaldj666 added The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals, House of the Rising Sun, The Best of The Animals

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115 81
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism

5
135 103
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night

6
118 77
The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Then & Now...The Best of the Monkees, Headquarters, Daydream Believer / Goin' Down

7
136 80
Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare

8
142 68
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

9
84 58
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Naturally, Seven Separate Fools, Hard Labor

10
73 52
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Over Under Sideways Down, Gold, The Very Best Of

11
70 56
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Mr. Tambourine Man, Younger Than Yesterday

12
82 56
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Agents of Fortune, Tyranny and Mutation, Fire of Unknown Origin

13
62 46
Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Built for Speed, Stray Cats, Rock This Town

14
54 49
Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc)

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72 54
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In

16
77 34
T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Electric Warrior, The Slider, 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection

17
73 47
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
At Your Birthday Party, Steppenwolf 7, The Second

18
67 35
The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Happy Together, Happy Together: The Very Best of the Turtles, You Baby

19
54 51
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

20
50 36
The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
20 Golden Greats, The "Chirping" Crickets, That'll Be The Day

21
37 17
Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Kings of the Wild Frontier, Dirk Wears White Sox, Prince Charming

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67 47
Neil Young & Crazy Horse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust

23
62 55
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
The Moon & Antarctica, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

24
39 33
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow

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55 38
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Tea for the Tillerman, The Very Best Of, Teaser and the Firecat

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37 46
Owl City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Ocean Eyes, Maybe I'm Dreaming, Of June

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30 40
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish, Fairweather Johnson

28
39 53
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

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41 44
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Actually, Very, Behaviour

30
51 24
Buffalo Springfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Last Time Around, Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again

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47 41
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica

32
18 42
Them Crooked Vultures is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Them Crooked Vultures, Mind Eraser, No Chaser

33
46 56
Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Temple of the Dog, Hunger Strike, Say Hello 2 Heaven

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33 31
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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16 21
The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added A Tonic for the Troops, Great Songs of Indifference: The Best of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Mondo Bongo

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29 39
Seal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Seal, Seal, Killer

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43 44
Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Thank You, Happy Birthday, Cage the Elephant

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36 36
A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
A Flock of Seagulls, Listen, The Light at the End of the World

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40 41
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Invasion of Your Privacy, Out of the Cellar, Detonator

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38 39
Adam Ant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Manners & Physique, Goody Two Shoes, Vive le Rock

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23 5
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live

42
38 41
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
dca1983 added Vulgar Display of Power, Cowboys From Hell, Far Beyond Driven

43
33 37
Dinosaur Jr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Farm, Beyond, You're Living All Over Me

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23 41
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Movies, ANThology, Up in the Attic

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40 30
Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Fillmore East 1968, Scorching Beauty

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19 36
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, United, Bankrupt!

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13 15
Hawkwind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Quark, Strangeness and Charm, Yule Ritual

48
14 18
Country Joe and the Fish is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Together, C.J. Fish, Electric Music for Mind and Body

49
27 36
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes (EP), Fleet Foxes

50
29 39
Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Wolfmother, Wolfmother EP, Cosmic Egg