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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238 81
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
163 103
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
101 62
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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
125 88
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Blackout, Love at First Sting, Animal Magnetism

5
142 110
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night

6
124 80
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
148 84
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
152 72
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

9
87 61
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Naturally, Seven Separate Fools, Hard Labor

10
78 54
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
76 57
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
88 57
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
64 48
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
57 51
Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc)

15
74 57
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In

16
79 36
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
77 49
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
At Your Birthday Party, Steppenwolf 7, The Second

18
73 36
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
56 37
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

20
59 55
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
70 48
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
38 18
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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65 57
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
41 49
Owl City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Ocean Eyes, Maybe I'm Dreaming, Of June

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41 36
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Uh-huh, American Fool, Scarecrow

26
56 41
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Tea for the Tillerman, The Very Best Of, Teaser and the Firecat

27
42 57
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

28
42 46
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Actually, Very, Behaviour

29
54 25
Buffalo Springfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Last Time Around, Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again

30
51 57
Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Temple of the Dog, Hunger Strike, Say Hello 2 Heaven

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21 44
Them Crooked Vultures is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Them Crooked Vultures, Mind Eraser, No Chaser

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30 44
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish, Fairweather Johnson

33
48 43
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica

34
46 47
Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Thank You, Happy Birthday, Cage the Elephant

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37 37
A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 35 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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41 42
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Invasion of Your Privacy, Out of the Cellar, Detonator

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17 23
The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 37 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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39 40
Adam Ant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Manners & Physique, Goody Two Shoes, Vive le Rock

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33 33
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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40 41
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
dca1983 added Vulgar Display of Power, Cowboys From Hell, Far Beyond Driven

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29 42
Seal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Seal, Seal, Killer

42
24 8
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live

43
34 39
Dinosaur Jr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Farm, Beyond, You're Living All Over Me

44
15 16
Hawkwind is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Quark, Strangeness and Charm, Yule Ritual

45
16 19
Country Joe and the Fish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
punksnotdead added Together, C.J. Fish, Electric Music for Mind and Body

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23 43
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Movies, ANThology, Up in the Attic

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19 37
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, United, Bankrupt!

48
40 31
Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Fillmore East 1968, Scorching Beauty

49
28 38
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes (EP), Fleet Foxes

50
24 33
Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
Crack the Skye, Leviathan, Blood Mountain