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

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30 11
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

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27 11
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

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28 12
Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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31 16
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Cream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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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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16 9
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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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15 9
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

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

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9 5
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Redbone is listed (or ranked) 18 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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11 9
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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6 4
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Keys Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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5 3
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Ariel Pink is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Jonas Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Jonas Blue

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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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Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blackbear

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Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 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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4 3
Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 29 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 2
Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 30 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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2 1
Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blood Orange

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2 1
Ocean Blue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Ocean Blue

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

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Pink Martini is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pink Martini Lounge music, Latin American music, Classical music

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Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Red Kross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Red Kross

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White Town is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added White Town Indie pop, Indie, Pop music

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White Lung is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added White Lung Punk rock

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Hazel English is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hazel English

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Black Kids is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Sister Hazel is listed (or ranked) 41 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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1 0
Red Flag is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Brownstone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Brownstone Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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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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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 45 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 Lion is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Pink Lady is listed (or ranked) 47 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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1 0
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 49 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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1 0
Frank Black and the Catholics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Frank Black and the Catholics