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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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list ordered by
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
9
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
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge
11
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
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
undeadundead34 added Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock
13
Purple Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rue Gio Vin added
14
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
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave
16
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal
17
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop
18
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Ranker#100 added Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music
19
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music
20
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
21
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Ranker#100 added Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk
22
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
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music
24
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
NANAN_KPOP added K-pop, Electropop, R&B
25
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk