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.

list ordered by

1
200 73
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
138 54
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
131 68
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
124 65
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
97 47
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

6
130 72
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

7
83 55
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
53 30
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

9
64 44
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mark Lanzarotta added Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

10
67 47
Cream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

11
42 30
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
24 13
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
28 21
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Rock music

14
38 32
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
47 43
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
34 29
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
33 28
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
27 22
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

19
25 21
Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

20
24 20
Great White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

21
23 20
Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

22
20 20
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

23
20 20
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

24
22 23
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

25
18 19
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
NANAN_KPOP added K-pop, Electropop, R&B