Colors The Best Bands with White in the Name  

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When it comes to bands with the color white in the name, the list is long and impressive. Of course, if you really want to get technical, white isn’t actually a color – but for the purposes of this list, it’s part of the wonderful kaleidoscope of colorful bands in music history.

Scroll through this list of white band names, and you'll probably be surprised. Why? Because some of music’s most popular and successful bands have included white in their monikers. For some, like The White Stripes, the decision was obvious: Jack and Meg’s last name is White. But what about Whitesnake? That’s a trickier one. In an interview, Whitesnake founder David Coverdale told a reporter initially that he named the band after a certain, ahem, portion of his anatomy. Some ran with that story, but Coverdale eventually admitted he named his band after a song he wrote while he was with Deep Purple.

Other notable bands with white in the name include The Average White Band, White Zombie, Great White, White Lion, and Plain White T’s. And yes, if you’ve noticed a trend, a few highly successful 80s rock bands used “white” in their names.

Which of these white band names is your favorite? Vote them to the top of the list, and add any great acts that are missing.

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45 26
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

2
37 23
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

3
29 17
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

4
30 21
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

5
30 22
Great White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

6
22 15
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

7
17 13
The Average White Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Soul rock

8
11 7
White Lies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
New Wave, Alternative rock, Indie rock

9
4 5
White Trash Debutantes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Pop punk, Rock music, Punk rock

10
3 4
Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Industrial music, Noise music

11
10 12
White Wizzard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

12
6 8
White Lung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Punk rock

13
4 6
Thin White Rope is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

14
11 14
Plain White T's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Pop punk, Anti-folk, Pop music

15
3 5
White Rose Movement is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Electro, Electronic music, Post-punk

16
5 8
White Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Rock music, Progressive rock, Glam rock

17
5 8
White Elephant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Swamp rock, Rock music

18
2 5
China White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
China White Punk rock

19
6 10
White Rabbits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Indie pop, Psychedelic pop, Indie rock

20
6 10
The White Mice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Industrial music, Noise music, Sludge metal

21
4 8
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Pop music

22
3 7
White Denim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Garage rock, New Prog, Experimental rock

23
3 7
Stardeath and White Dwarfs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

24
3 7
The White Tie Affair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
The White Tie Affair Rock music, Electronic dance music, Pop rock

25
5 10
White Heart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock