Names The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names  

Ranker Music
3.3k votes 580 voters 42.9k views 103 items

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.

list ordered by

1
155 60
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
105 45
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
95 48
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
92 48
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
102 60
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
73 39
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
68 45
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
51 34
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

9
37 25
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
39 31
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
48 41
Cream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

12
13 5
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
31 26
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

14
30 27
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
38 36
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

16
19 16
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music

17
11 8
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
NANAN_KPOP added K-pop, Electropop, R&B

18
24 23
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

19
16 15
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

20
18 18
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

21
23 24
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

22
16 16
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

23
27 31
The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

24
15 17
Great White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

25
14 17
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

26
14 17
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
16 20
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Indie, Emo

28
11 14
Redbone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk

29
14 18
Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Rock music, Soft rock

30
13 17
Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

31
13 17
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

32
16 21
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

33
14 19
Blue October is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock

34
13 18
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

35
13 18
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

36
9 13
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

37
9 13
Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

38
12 17
Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

39
8 12
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

40
10 15
Blood Orange is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

41
9 14
Blackbear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added

42
9 14
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

43
5 9
Yello is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

44
11 17
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

45
3 7
Red Crayola is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Grant Balfour added Red Crayola

Psychedelic rock, experimental, noise rock

46
3 7
Yellow Swans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
JamesButko added Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

47
6 11
Shocking Blue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Blues-rock, Nederpop, Rock music

48
6 11
The Blues Magoos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Garage rock, Psychedelic rock

49
6 11
The Average White Band is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock

50
5 10
Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
egghead added Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave