names The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names  

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List Rules Upvote the top bands named after colors.

Quick: someone has just asked you to rattle off the best bands named after a color! What do you say? Drawing a blank? This list of bands named after colors should help. And it will likely surprise you, too, because so many of the most iconic bands in music history have colors in their names.

Plenty of these color bands include “black” in their names. Even though black isn’t technically a color, it counts for this list. Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, and The Black Eyed Peas are a few examples. There are also plenty of blues and reds among color band names, with groups like Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Moody Blues listed. You’ll find a few notable purples (New Riders of the Purple Sage and Deep Purple), plenty of whites (White Zombie, The White Stripes) and at least one “Cream.”

While black, blue, red and white do seem to dominate this list of bands with colors in their name, a few outliers exist. Think Green Day or Yellowcard. And Sawyer Brown, one of the only country entries on this list, is, well, brown.

Which one of these color bands is your favorite? Vote for all the ones you like the most, and please add any colorful groups that are missing.

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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

2
56 28
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

3
57 29
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

4
62 33
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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54 28
Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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40 23
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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34 27
Cream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

10
24 19
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

12
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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Al Green Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Blues Brothers Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Pop punk, Indie, Emo

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Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Golden Earring Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

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Barry White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Barry White Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Rock music

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Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Bobby Brown Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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13 12
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Keys Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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9 8
Great White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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9 8
Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Climax Blues Band Blues-rock, Rock music, Soft rock

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4 3
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Silverstein Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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9 9
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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8 8
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Cee Lo Green Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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6 6
Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blackbear

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Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues Traveler Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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8 9
Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Hazel English is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hazel English

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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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7 9
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

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Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Macy Gray Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Blue Cheer Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Redbone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Redbone Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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4 6
Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Silversun Pickups Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing

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2 4
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rose Royce Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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2 4
Yello is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Yello Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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2 4
Pink Lady is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pink Lady Disco, Pop music, Kayōkyoku

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Peaches Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk

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The Sylvers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added The Sylvers Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Goldie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Goldie Oldschool jungle, Electronic music, Dance music

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Redman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Redman Hip hop music

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
egghead added Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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6 9
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Agent Orange Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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3 6
Jonas Blue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Jonas Blue