Black Friday is almost here, an inevitable time of retail chaos and parking lot madness. But Black Friday is a time to celebrate some of the greatest musical groups of all-time. Previously, we counted down the Top 10 songs of all-time with “Black” in the song’s title. But who are the Top 10 bands to have the word “Black” in their group’s name? Honorable Mention: The Blackbyrds (70’s soul), Black Sheep (80’s rap), Blackberry Smoke (00’s Southern rockers), new rapper Blackbear, and Blackhawk who recorded six country albums and a #1 hit, “Goodbye Says It All”.
10. Black Stone Cherry Keeping Southern Rock alive, the Kentucky rockers have been around for over an decade. Chris Robertson is one of the most underrated rock vocalists going today.
9. Black Box Late 80’s/Early 90’s Euro-house group that packed the clubs with essential hits like “Everybody Everybody”, “Strike It Up”, and “Ride On Time”
8. Black Veil Brides Andy Biersack and his modern day take on an 80s Glam Metal meets Goth meets Metalcore band. If you’re a betting man, I’d predict BVB will rising on this list in the next few years.
7. Blackstreet No diggity, no doubt, Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing band changed the game in the 90’s with “No Diggity”, “Before I Let You Go” and “Don’t Leave Me”.
6. Black Label Society Zakk Wylde’s heavy metal band has released multiple studio albums and continues to kept the spirit of metal alive and well.
5. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts From 1981 to the present day, Joan Jett’s backing band has released 10 albums with Joan. Joan Jett would be top 3 on the list but the Blackhearts still manage to crack the Top 5.
4. Black Keys Multi-Grammy Award winners in 2013, look for the Ohio rockers to climb this list in the following years.
3. Black Crowes The Robinson brothers have sold 30 million albums worldwide. “Remedy”, “Hard To Handle”, “She Talks To Angels” are all certified classics.
2. Black Eyed Peas One of the most influential hip hop bands of the past decade. 56 million records sold and the second most downloaded band/artist of all-time puts the Black Eyed Peas on the cusp of #1 but they’re a distant second to the Metal Gods at #1.
1. Black Sabbath There would be no heavy metal genre without Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and of course, Ozzy Osbourne are the only “Black” band in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (2006) Black Sabbath influenced HEAVY METAL with their ominous blues sound, their heavy riffs, and Ozzy’s dark lyrics.