Colors The Best Bands with Green in the Name  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest bands that have the word "green" in their band name. Can include variations of other shades of green.

When it comes to bands in the musical rainbow, plenty of them have green or shades of green in their names. This list of green band names is proof. From rock to hip hop to techno, blues and heavy metal, you’ll find bands with green in the name from virtually all music genres. As a wise frog once sang, “It’s not easy being green” – but sometimes, it is, particularly if you’re a popular band or artist with a loyal following.

What’s the first green band name that comes to mind? There’s a fairly good chance it’s Green Day, the punk rock band formed by Billie Joe Armstrong in 1986. Green Day has enjoyed decades of musical success. But what’s with the name? A song Armstrong wrote about his first experience with – you guessed it – marijuana inspired the band’s name.  

Not all bands with the color green in their name have such “colorful” stories, but they certainly deserve a spot on this list. The comedy rock band Green Jelly was originally named Green Jello – but the group changed its name because Kraft Foods (the owners of Jell-O) claimed trademark infringement. Oops. Still, the green part of the name stuck!

What is the best musical group with green in its name? Time to vote for your personal picks!

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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Al Green Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Soilent Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Soilent Green Doom metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Greenness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Greenness added Greenness Alternative folk, psychedelic, electro-acoustic

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Green Jellÿ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green Jellÿ Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative metal

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Green on Red is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green on Red Jangle pop, Rock music, Country rock

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Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Peter Green Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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Gang Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Gang Green Crossover thrash, Skate punk, Punk rock

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Emeralds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Emeralds Electronic music, Ambient music

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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Cee Lo Green Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green Velvet Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music

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Freddie Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Freddie Green Jazz music, Swing music

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Little Green Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Little Green Cars Folk rock, Indie rock

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Green Apple Quick Step is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green Apple Quick Step Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock

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The Green Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
The Green Children Synthpop, Ethereal Pop, Post-Modern Dance

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The Village Green Indie rock

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The Greenhornes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
1501401428525 added The Greenhornes Blues-rock, Garage rock, Indie rock

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Grant Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Grant Green Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz

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Greenthink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Greenthink Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Green Magnet School is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green Magnet School Noise rock, Industrial music, Punk rock

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Evergreen Terrace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Evergreen Terrace Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk

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Pat Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Pat Green Country

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Funky Green Dogs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Funky Green Dogs House Music

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Jade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Jade Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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The Brilliant Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
The Brilliant Green Pop music, J-pop, Pop rock

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Johnny Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Johnny Green Film score

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The Jades is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
The Jades Rock music, Instrumental rock, Folk rock

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Lime Spiders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Lime Spiders Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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The Essex Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
The Essex Green Indie pop, Indie rock

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Legion of Green Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Legion of Green Men Shoegazing, Pop music, Electronic music

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Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Fiddler's Green Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk

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The Echoing Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
The Echoing Green Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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Vivian Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Vivian Green Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Toryn Green is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Toryn Green Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Green River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green River Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge

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The Emerald Express Pop music, New wave, Celtic folk

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Green River Ordinance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Green River Ordinance Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Matt Solario added R. Kelly Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop