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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219 79
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
151 59
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
145 71
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
148 75
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock
5
130 67
Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal
6
105 51
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
92 59
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
58 34
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
72 50
Cream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
10
72 51
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
48 31
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
29 16
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
39 31
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music
14
32 24
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 Rock music
15
52 46
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
30 24
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
17
40 35
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music
18
29 24
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
36 32
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
20
26 22
Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music
21
24 21
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk
22
26 24
Great White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock
23
22 21
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
21 20
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal
25
25 25
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
Mike Williams Mendes added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music