nature 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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402 109
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
234 187
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
241 93
The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Then & Now...The Best of the Monkees, Headquarters, Daydream Believer / Goin' Down
4
187 79
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Naturally, Seven Separate Fools, Hard Labor
5
139 174
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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
6
165 221
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night
7
147 201
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism
8
177 78
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In
9
186 195
Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare
10
136 53
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow
11
186 185
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach
12
90 162
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Mr. Tambourine Man, Younger Than Yesterday
13
103 167
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Agents of Fortune, Tyranny and Mutation, Fire of Unknown Origin
14
91 159
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Over Under Sideways Down, Gold, The Very Best Of
15
96 13
The Squids is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added
16
92 13
Foxy Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Introducing Foxy Shazam, The Church of Rock and Roll, The Flamingo Trigger
17
74 155
Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Built for Speed, Stray Cats, Rock This Town
18
97 9
Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Angel With An Attitude, Samantha Fox, Greatest Hits
19
103 28
Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
slackMFr added Anthem for a New Tomorrow, Kill the Musicians, Wiggle
20
67 158
Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc)
21
95 10
Nashville Pussy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Let Them Eat Pussy, Get Some!, High as Hell
22
111 17
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill, Check Your Head
23
115 59
The Pussycat Dolls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Buttons, PCD, Doll Domination 3.0
24
90 62
The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hooray for Boobies, Fire Water Burn, Use Your Fingers
25
73 158
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy