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The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names

Updated April 13, 2020 9.4k votes 1.3k voters 118.8k views115 items

List RulesUpvote 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
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    Pink Floyd

    Rock music, Space rock
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    Black Sabbath
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock
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  • 3
    Deep Purple
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    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock
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  • 4
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
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  • 5
    Green Day
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    157

    Green Day

    Pop punk, Rock music
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  • 6
    Blue Öyster Cult
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    Rock music, Heavy metal
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  • 7
    The White Stripes
    166
    104

    The White Stripes

    Blues-rock, Punk blues
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    Cream
    142
    89

    Cream

    Blues-rock, Classic rock
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  • 9
    Pearl Jam
    136
    103

    Pearl Jam

    Rock music, Grunge
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  • 10
    The Moody Blues
    98
    70

    The Moody Blues

    Synthpop, Rock music
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    Whitesnake
    102
    87

    Whitesnake

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
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  • 12
    Blondie
    103
    88

    Blondie

    Hip hop music, Pop punk
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  • 13
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
    72
    55

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

    Rock music, Punk rock
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  • 14
    P!nk
    62
    44

    P!nk

    Pop punk, R&B

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 15
    Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
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    The Blues Brothers
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    66

    The Blues Brothers

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
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  • 17
    King Crimson
    94
    80

    King Crimson

    New Wave, Rock music
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  • 18
    The Black Crowes
    71
    57

    The Black Crowes

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock
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  • 19
    The Cranberries
    31
    15

    The Cranberries

    Alternative Rock
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  • 20
    The Black Keys
    84
    78

    The Black Keys

    Blues-rock, Punk blues
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  • 21
    Barry White
    56
    46

    Barry White

    Disco, Rhythm and blues

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  • 22
    James Brown
    45
    34

    James Brown

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 23
    White Zombie
    53
    50

    White Zombie

    Horror punk, Noise rock
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    Golden Earring
    59
    58

    Golden Earring

    Blues-rock, Pop music
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  • 25
    Al Green
    53
    52

    Al Green

    Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues

    NationalityUnited States of America

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