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The Best Bands with Green in the Name 

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Updated June 14, 2019 440 votes 142 voters 17.6k views 41 items

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
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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Green Jellÿ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Soilent Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Gang Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Emeralds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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The Greenhornes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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The Village Green
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Grant Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Green on Red is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Greenness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Green Apple Quick Step ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Freddie Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Green Magnet School is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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The Brilliant Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Greenwheel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Green River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Pat Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Jade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Funky Green Dogs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Lime Spiders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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Sonny Greenwich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
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