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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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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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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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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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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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Cream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Rock music

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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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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The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Keys Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Blue Phantom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
kosycat1 added Blue Phantom

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

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Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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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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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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Redbone is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Concrete Blonde Alternative rock

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

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Great White is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Karyn White is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Karyn White Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blood Orange

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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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Black box is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Black box Pop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Thee Silver Mt. Zion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
JamesButko added Thee Silver Mt. Zion Experimental rock, Post-rock

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
JamesButko added Godspeed You! Black Emperor Dark ambient, Space rock, Experimental rock

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Yellow Swans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
JamesButko added Yellow Swans Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

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Silversun Pickups is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blackbear

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Sister Hazel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Sister Hazel Ska, Folk rock, Acoustic music