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
41 14
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

3
37 19
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

4
26 10
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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33 16
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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38 21
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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25 12
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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26 14
Cream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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21 11
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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9 2
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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13 7
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

12
15 9
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 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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12 7
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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14 11
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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5 2
Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 15 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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5 2
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 16 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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4 1
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 17 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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10 8
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 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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8 6
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 19 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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5 3
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 20 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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5 3
Great White is listed (or ranked) 21 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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8 7
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Keys Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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4 3
Redbone is listed (or ranked) 23 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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3 2
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 24 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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6 6
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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5 5
Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 26 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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5 5
Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 27 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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3 3
Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blackbear

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3 3
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 29 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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2 2
Peaches is listed (or ranked) 30 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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2 2
Sister Hazel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Sister Hazel Ska, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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2 2
Hazel English is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hazel English

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2 2
Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 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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6 7
Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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3 4
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 35 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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2 3
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Danny Brown Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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2 3
Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 37 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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2 3
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Ocean Colour Scene Blues-rock, Madchester, Britpop

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2 3
Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Concrete Blonde Alternative rock

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2 3
Jonas Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Jonas Blue

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2 3
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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2 3
Ariel Pink is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Ariel Pink Psychedelic folk, Outsider music, Psychedelic pop

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Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 43 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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The Average White Band is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added The Average White Band Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock

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Red Kross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Red Kross

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Red Flag is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Red Flag Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Goldfinger Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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White Lung is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added White Lung Punk rock

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Black Kids is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Black Kids Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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1 2
The Sylvers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added The Sylvers Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music