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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
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock
2
Green Jellÿ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative metal
3
Al Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
4
Soilent Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
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Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music
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Gang Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Crossover thrash, Skate punk, Punk rock
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Emeralds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Emeralds Electronic music, Ambient music
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Green Magnet School is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Noise rock, Industrial music, Punk rock
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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music
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The Village Green Indie rock
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Greenness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Greenness added Greenness Alternative folk, psychedelic, electro-acoustic
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Greenwheel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Milko added Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
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Sonny Greenwich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Milko added Avant-garde jazz
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Green on Red is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Jangle pop, Rock music, Country rock
15
Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues
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Freddie Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Jazz music, Swing music
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Green Apple Quick Step is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock
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Jade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
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The Greenhornes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
bezy4th added Blues-rock, Garage rock, Indie rock
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The Brilliant Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Pop music, J-pop, Pop rock
21
Evergreen Terrace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk
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The Essex Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Indie pop, Indie rock
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Grant Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz
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The Green Children is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Synthpop, Ethereal Pop, Post-Modern Dance
25
Lime Spiders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with Green in the Name
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock