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
147 57
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
99 43
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
89 44
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
88 45
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
97 55
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
69 38
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
62 42
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
49 32
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
36 22
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
45 39
Cream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

11
30 24
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

12
35 30
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
9 4
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
undeadundead34 added Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

14
28 25
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
34 32
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

16
17 14
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
15 13
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

18
23 23
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

19
16 15
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

20
22 22
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

21
7 6
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
NANAN_KPOP added K-pop, Electropop, R&B

22
16 17
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

23
25 28
The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

24
14 15
Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

25
14 16
Great White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

26
13 15
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

27
13 15
Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

28
15 18
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Indie, Emo

29
10 12
Redbone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk

30
14 17
Blue October is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock

31
11 14
Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

32
9 12
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

33
13 17
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

34
9 13
Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

35
9 13
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

36
9 13
Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

37
12 17
Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Rock music, Soft rock

38
11 16
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

39
7 11
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

40
14 20
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

41
5 9
Goldie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Oldschool jungle, Electronic music, Dance music

42
8 13
Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

43
11 17
Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

44
11 17
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

45
10 16
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

46
10 16
Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

47
3 7
Blue Phantom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
kosycat1 added Blue Phantom

48
6 11
Savoy Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Jeff Becker added Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock

49
5 10
Redman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music

50
5 10
Karyn White is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B