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The Best Bands With Animal Names

Updated June 19, 2020 37.1k votes 1.7k voters 103.1k views254 items

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
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    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music
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    The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    The Monkees

    Bubblegum pop, Pop music
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    Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Whitesnake

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
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    John Cougar Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    John Cougar Mellencamp

    Americana, Heartland rock
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    Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Three Dog Night

    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
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    Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Howlin' Wolf

    Chicago blues, Electric blues
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    The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    The Eagles

    Rhythm and blues
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    Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Skinny Puppy

    Dark ambient, Synthpop
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    The Bloodhound Gang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    The Bloodhound Gang

    Pop punk, Alternative hip hop
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    Foxygen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Foxygen

    Indie pop, Pop music
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    Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Modest Mouse

    Indie pop, Garage rock
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    A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    A Flock of Seagulls

    Synthpop, New Wave
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    Eagle-Eye Cherry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Eagle-Eye Cherry

    Pop music, Rock music
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    Eagles of Death Metal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Eagles of Death Metal

    Blues-rock, Rock music
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    Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Iron Butterfly

    Blues-rock, Rock music
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    The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    The Boomtown Rats

    New Wave, Pop music
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    Buffalo Springfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Buffalo Springfield

    Pop music, Rock music
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    Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Blue Öyster Cult

    Rock music, Heavy metal
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    Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Gorillaz

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
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    Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Arctic Monkeys

    Trip hop, Dance-punk
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    The Aquabats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    The Aquabats

    Pop punk, Synthpop
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    Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Def Leppard

    Glam metal, Rock music
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    The Squids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    The Squids

    Comedy, Punk rock
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    Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Samantha Fox

    Eurobeat, Pop music
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    Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands With Animal Names
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    Screeching Weasel

    Pop punk, Skate punk
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