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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136 53
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
92 39
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
83 39
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
82 39
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
93 48
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
60 36
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
47 26
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

8
58 38
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

9
33 18
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
34 24
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

11
28 21
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
41 35
Cream is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

13
32 27
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

14
13 9
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

15
25 22
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

16
21 18
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

17
21 19
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
15 13
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

19
5 2
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
undeadundead34 added Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

20
13 11
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music

21
23 23
The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

22
14 13
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Indie, Emo

23
3 1
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
NANAN_KPOP added K-pop, Electropop, R&B

24
15 15
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

25
14 14
Blue October is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock

26
13 13
Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

27
9 10
Redbone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk

28
12 14
Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Rock music, Soft rock

29
11 13
Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

30
11 13
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

31
10 12
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
10 12
Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

33
3 4
Blue Phantom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
kosycat1 added Blue Phantom

34
8 10
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

35
12 15
Great White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

36
12 15
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

37
10 13
Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

38
5 7
Redman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music

39
13 17
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

40
8 11
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

41
8 11
Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

42
11 15
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

43
4 7
Goldie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Oldschool jungle, Electronic music, Dance music

44
4 7
Black Kids is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

45
7 11
Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Alternative rock

46
7 11
Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

47
2 5
Yellow Swans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
JamesButko added Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

48
6 10
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

49
9 14
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

50
9 14
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock