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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1
171 62
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

2
114 49
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

3
105 57
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

4
101 55
Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

5
109 64
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

6
78 41
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

7
71 49
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

8
54 37
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

9
40 27
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
55 43
Cream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

11
17 7
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
undeadundead34 added Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

12
41 35
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

13
34 28
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

14
35 30
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

15
15 11
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
NANAN_KPOP added K-pop, Electropop, R&B

16
21 19
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music

17
26 25
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

18
26 25
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

19
40 42
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

20
20 20
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

21
18 18
Great White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

22
17 17
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

23
17 19
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

24
17 19
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

25
29 34
The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

26
17 21
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Indie, Emo

27
15 19
Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
14 18
Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

29
15 20
Blue October is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock

30
14 19
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

31
14 19
Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Rock music, Soft rock

32
14 19
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

33
14 19
Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

34
16 22
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

35
11 16
Redbone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk

36
11 16
Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

37
9 14
Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

38
8 13
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

39
11 17
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

40
7 12
The Average White Band is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock

41
7 12
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Madchester, Britpop

42
10 16
Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

43
13 20
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

44
3 7
Red Crayola is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Grant Balfour added Red Crayola

Psychedelic rock, experimental, noise rock

45
3 7
Yellow Swans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
JamesButko added Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

46
6 11
Shocking Blue is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Blues-rock, Nederpop, Rock music

47
6 11
Black box is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

48
6 11
The Blues Magoos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Garage rock, Psychedelic rock

49
9 15
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

50
9 15
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo