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The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names

Updated April 13, 2020 9.3k votes 1.3k voters 115.2k views115 items

List RulesUpvote 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
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    Pink Floyd

    Rock music, Space rock
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    Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Black Sabbath

    Doom metal, Blues-rock
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    Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
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    Green Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Green Day

    Pop punk, Rock music
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    Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Blue Öyster Cult

    Rock music, Heavy metal
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    The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    The White Stripes

    Blues-rock, Punk blues
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    Cream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Cream

    Blues-rock, Classic rock
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    Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Pearl Jam

    Rock music, Grunge
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    The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    The Moody Blues

    Synthpop, Rock music
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    Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

    Rock music, Punk rock
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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Blondie

    Hip hop music, Pop punk
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    The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    The Black Crowes

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock
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    King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    King Crimson

    New Wave, Rock music
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    Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Whitesnake

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
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    P!nk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    P!nk

    Pop punk, R&B

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    The Blues Brothers

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
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    The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    The Black Keys

    Blues-rock, Punk blues
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    The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    The Cranberries

    Alternative Rock
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    Barry White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Barry White

    Disco, Rhythm and blues

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    James Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    James Brown

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    White Zombie

    Horror punk, Noise rock
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    Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Golden Earring

    Blues-rock, Pop music
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    Al Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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    Al Green

    Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues

    NationalityUnited States of America

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