colors The Best Bands with Blue in the Name  

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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.

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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Blues Brothers Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Blue Cheer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue Cheer Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Shocking Blue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Shocking Blue Blues-rock, Nederpop, Rock music

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Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blues Traveler Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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John Mayall & the Bluesbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
jonathanbarnard added John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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Blue October is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue October Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock

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The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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Cobalt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Cobalt Progressive metal, Black metal, Extreme metal

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Climax Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Climax Blues Band Blues-rock, Rock music, Soft rock

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The Blue Moon Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Blue Moon Boys Rock music, Rockabilly, Folk music

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Blue Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue Rodeo Country rock

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The Aqua Velvets is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Aqua Velvets Surf rock

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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Blues Creation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blues Creation Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The King Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The King Blues Ska punk, Ska, Folk rock

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Blue Merle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue Merle Adult album alternative

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The Screaming Blue Messiahs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Screaming Blue Messiahs Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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The Blue Nile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Blue Nile Adult album alternative, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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The Blues Project is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Blues Project Rock music, Psychedelic rock, Blues

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Aqua is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Aqua Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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Deep Blue Something is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Deep Blue Something Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosio... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Alternative rock, Garage rock, Blues rock

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Blue Sky Black Death is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
Blue Sky Black Death Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Shoegazing

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The Aquabats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Blue in the Name
The Aquabats Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave