Top 10 Best Bands with Colorful Names

The world of music is bursting with creativity, not just in terms of lyrics, melody, and rhythm, but also when it comes to the names musicians choose for their bands. These colorful names often go beyond being just a catchy moniker. They reflect the band's identity, their musical style, their ethos, and sometimes, they're just for the fun of it. From the psychedelic rock of Pink Floyd to the bluesy undertones of Deep Purple, the bold energy of Black Sabbath to the alternative vibes of The White Stripes, bands with color in their names span genres and generations, leaving their vibrant hues on the canvas of music history.
The Top Ten
1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd are an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters... read more

The greatest band England has ever created, journeying through and incorporating many styles and genres, including blues, classical, pop, rock, and prog. They rightly sit at the top of the list. With multi-million-selling albums and fans worldwide, how can they not be at the top? It's reputed every home in Britain has a Pink Floyd album ('And quite rightly so'). Mine thankfully has a vast amount of their official and unofficial album releases.

They have touched on many aspects of man's and the world's hopes and fears, such as war, alienation, greed, and love, not just in the Dark Side of the Moon album but in albums before and after this milestone. This album was a benchmark for all those around (and also those to follow) to try to emulate and better. Many tried and succeeded, many others fell short, but in doing so, it enriches us all. So I say, Shine on you crazy diamonds, Let there be more light on an Interstellar Overdrive, and let's Set the controls for the heart of the Sun, because it's a trip I'll continue taking and making with you as long as you keep producing albums of this caliber.

2 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983.

The band's members are Anthony Kiedis (Vocals), Michael "Flea" Balzary (Bass), Chad Smith (Drums) and numerous guitarists, most well-known being John Frusciante.

The band is among the... read more

I love the Chili Peppers. They have the most original music ever. They are awesomely crazy!

3 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward... read more
4 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk/punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar). Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some of their... read more

Green Day is amazing on its own, and it just happens to have a color in the name. As a bonus.

I love the name "Green Day." It just says something, and their songs are great.

Their early, older grungy stuff is great, but their recent music is not as good.

5 Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple,... read more

The best band ever with the best colorful name. Purple is the color most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery, and piety. It is the imperial color, worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman magistrates and Roman Catholic bishops. The name of a key band member is also a color - Ritchie Blackmore, aka The Man in Black. They also have many songs with colorful names: Black Night, Black & White, Rat Rat Blue. And albums like Deep Purple in Rock, The House of Blue Light, Shades of Deep Purple. A band can't get more epic and colorful than that.

6 King Crimson King Crimson were a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums),... read more

You know a band is too low on this list when The Black Eyed Peas are above them.

7 Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

Honestly, I don't think anyone can surpass this band's greatness.

8 Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.

One of the best psychedelic rock bands!

9 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

How is the band who made everyone's favorite stadium chant, Seven Nation Army, below a band who makes annoying hip-hop beats with speech and calling it music? This is almost as bad as saying Lil' Wayne is a good guitarist.

10 The White Stripes The White Stripes were an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they... read more
The Contenders
11 Moody Blues The Moody Blues were an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive... read more
12 Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

I listened to "Here I Go Again" four times in a row yesterday! Say no more.

13 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop/pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Maroon 5 is better than Green Day, in my opinion. They have more #1 Billboard songs, better songs (sorry to all the fans of Green Day), etc.

14 Black Label Society Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.
15 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
16 Yellowcard Yellowcard was an American pop-punk band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and were based in Los Angeles beginning in 2000. The band is well known for its singles "Ocean Avenue", "Only One", and "Lights and Sounds".
17 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a grunge/alternative rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament... read more
18 White Zombie White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.
19 The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001 by Dan Auerbach (vocals, guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums).

The band has often been compared to The White Stripes as they are also an indie rock duo, that works with low fidelity equipment... read more

The Black Keys know how to create a good sound and keep it. Plus, their band name is legit, The Black Keys, and most of their songs are in a minor key, meaning they use more of the black keys. Makes sense, right? Awesome band! Put them in the top ten!

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21 Dir en Grey Dir En Grey is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
22 Golden Earring Golden Earring were a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as The Golden Earrings. They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs "Radar Love" in 1973.
23 Orange Range
24 Crimson Glory Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow.
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