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
196 118
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
128 76
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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

4
140 103
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism

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159 124
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night

6
139 89
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
168 97
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
175 87
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

9
87 60
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Over Under Sideways Down, Gold, The Very Best Of

10
86 64
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Mr. Tambourine Man, Younger Than Yesterday

11
93 71
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Naturally, Seven Separate Fools, Hard Labor

12
98 68
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
70 58
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
86 66
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In

15
91 42
T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Electric Warrior, The Slider, 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection

16
64 61
Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc)

17
87 55
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
At Your Birthday Party, Steppenwolf 7, The Second

18
79 42
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
63 43
The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
20 Golden Greats, The "Chirping" Crickets, That'll Be The Day

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66 61
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

21
78 54
Neil Young & Crazy Horse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust

22
45 25
Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 22 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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64 47
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Tea for the Tillerman, The Very Best Of, Teaser and the Firecat

24
69 68
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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46 42
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow