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The Best Bands with Blue in the Name 

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Updated March 5, 2020 653 votes 270 voters 41.1k views 31 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest bands that have the word "blue" in their name.

Plenty of bands have colors in their names, and blue seems to be a popular choice. Need proof? Just look this list of bands with the color blue in the name, many of whom have been around for decades. Bands with blue in the name come from all genres of music and all eras of music history. From the disco and R&B stylings of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes to alternative bands like Blue Merle and The Blue Nile to straight-up pop bands like Aqua, these bands may be different, but they have one big thing in common: their name.

What blue band springs into your head first? Chances are Blue Öyster Cult immediately comes to mind, especially if you’re a classic rock fan. If you’re wondering how the band got its blue name, it wasn’t because they liked the color. Actually, Blue Öyster Cult's manager wrote a poem, and the musicians got their moniker from it.

Just for fun, this list also includes groups with “blues” in the blue band names – so yes, Blues Traveler, The Moody Blues and The Blues Brothers absolutely count. Would they be your top choices?

Who is your favorite band with blue in the name? Vote them up to number one, and please add any great groups that are missing. You will also find some of these band names on our list of great blue car names.

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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue October is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Shocking Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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John Mayall & the Bl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Harold Melvin & The ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue Foundation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Blue Nile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Screaming Blue Messi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blues Image is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Deep Blue Something is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue Monday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Blues Brothers Reviv... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Cobalt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Blue Moon Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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The Blue Disco Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blue Merle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Blues Creation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
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Aqua is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name