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The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names 

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Updated April 13, 2020 7.2k votes 1.2k voters 109.6k views 115 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.

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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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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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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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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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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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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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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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Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Bob Seger & the Silv... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Joan Jett and the Blackh... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Barry White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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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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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names
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White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Colors in Their Names