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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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
235 201
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
254 94
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
200 80
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Naturally, Seven Separate Fools, Hard Labor
5
140 188
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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
167 234
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night
7
149 214
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism
8
190 80
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In
9
188 209
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
149 55
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow
11
188 199
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach
12
91 175
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
109 13
The Squids is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added
14
103 180
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Agents of Fortune, Tyranny and Mutation, Fire of Unknown Origin
15
105 13
Foxy Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Introducing Foxy Shazam, The Church of Rock and Roll, The Flamingo Trigger
16
91 172
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Over Under Sideways Down, Gold, The Very Best Of
17
110 9
Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Angel With An Attitude, Samantha Fox, Greatest Hits
18
116 28
Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
slackMFr added Anthem for a New Tomorrow, Kill the Musicians, Wiggle
19
75 169
Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Built for Speed, Stray Cats, Rock This Town
20
107 11
Nashville Pussy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Let Them Eat Pussy, Get Some!, High as Hell
21
67 171
Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc)
22
125 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
103 63
The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hooray for Boobies, Fire Water Burn, Use Your Fingers
24
128 59
The Pussycat Dolls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Buttons, PCD, Doll Domination 3.0
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104 13
Pigface is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Gub / Spoon Breakfast / Welcome to Mexico, Welcome to Mexico... Asshole, Notes from Thee Underground