Best Bands from the UK


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101Lower Than Atlantis

Great band with awesome songs like ONE LOVE, ALL RISE, IF YOU COME BACK and many more

103The Libertines
This band was a best from the best, this band are much better than other indies band in UK.

104The Redskins

105Biffy Clyro
Come on, guys... This band has to be the best right now and it wasn't even added to the list!
The guitar riffs are so energetic, the choruses are anthemic and the vocals are fantastic. Deserve to be higher!
Such great anthemic choruses, fantastic verses, energetic guitar riffs and so great live

Expected these guys to be at least 27, oh well they're still great!
Bastille should be way up there

107The Exploited


109The Zutons

110The Yardbirds

111Deaf Havana
One of the greatest bands ever!
The best UK band of the world!
Come on guys, forgot about'The Past 6 years. '


113S Club 7
"don't stop never give up"

114Wishbone Ash

115Humble Pie


Best (and most underrated) band from UK now, their sound is very personal, orchestral and mature. If we'd live in a more intelligent world they would be at least in the top5

118Echo & the Bunnymen
Echo and the bunnymen are the best and most underrated bands ever. They should be ranked higher. How the hell did the wanted, Keane, Coldplay and muse get above them?

119The Chameleons
Under rated. Legendary. Amazingly influential and songs that are truly timeless. A top 100 band.

120Enter Shikari
Quirky and a little bit on the insane side with very politicised lyrics, these guys are surely a worthy addition.

121Savoy Brown


123Blind Faith


125The Mission

126The Pipettes


128The Twang

129Pint Shot Riot

130Sisters of Mercy

131Half Man Half Biscuit

132Black Veil Brides
Love this band! All the people in the band Andy Ashley Jinxx Jake and Christian (CC) they are all interpersonal and their music help me and everyone in the BVB Army. They help me through the tough times and I love themxx

133Roxy Music
I like very much, and the recent Brian Ferry interpret Bod Dylan songs in magnific

134Young Guns
One of the best of bands of the UK recently, Bones have a massive chorus, the vocalist voicenis just wow and they surely know how to play their instruments and rock

135The Jeff Beck Group

136The Jimi Hendrix Experience
They originated in England and 2 of the 3 musicians were English.

137Procol Harum

138Fleetwood Mac

139Mott the Hoople

140Ten Years After

141The Adicts

142Cockney Rejects

143The Damned


145M People

146Peter and the Test Tube Babies



149The La's


Why did I need to add this band? Architects are crazy good and innovative among the hardcore/post-hardcore/mathcore/whatever they are scene. They are true visionaries.

152The Courteeners
Amazing band and even better live 10/10
Courteeners forever.

153Barclay James Harvest



156Herman's Hermits

157Culture Club
How are they not on the list already?



Look out for these guys! Supurb band. Proper music.

Rixton is a band for the UK, they r amazing, you will fall in love with
Their songs as soon as you here 1😋



164Fairport Convention


166Def Leppard
one of my most favorite bands in the world from hard rock, metal, alternative, pop-rock. they are very flexible, the lyrics and music is great. all of them are amazing and rick allen who has only an arm can do fast beats without having another hand to use. def leppard is a legendary band because many artists look up to them.


Keane #1! What has this world come to...
Definitely Leppard is a much better band in the ways of talent, sales, loyalty, quality of albums and of course actually having decent music...
the drummer rick allen can surpass the other drummers in this top tens lists if he has 2 arms til today


I love jls so much why did they lose against Alexandra

McFly? McFly's the best band. I think they just created a new style than anyone can like. If you listen to some old McFly's songs you'll realize they sound like The Beatles (like a new Beatles' style). Their last albums totally changed it's style, but I think they're still unique. It's easy to identify yourself with their lyrics... Those inspirational and fabulous lyrics. Don't forget about the melody. The melody of their songs are just amazing. The way they play their instruments, the way Tom and Danny sing while they play the guitar, Dougie's style to rock with his bass, and Harry's form to play the drums is just HANDSOME. McFLY's my life and no one's gonna change that! MCFLY ROCKS.
McFLY second!? Wow! Wasn't expecting that!

McFLY Are great band who focus on keeping up to date with new styles, yet stick with meaningful and emotional lyrics. Their new songs (to be officially released in the winter) are almost electric rock, yet the lyrics recall dougies (bassist player) hard time in rehab.

Seen these guys 9 times and just seem to get better each time, and I'm a 19 year old guy.. Not a 12 year old little brat. I love bands such as coldplay, bullet for my valentine, keane, oasis, muse and queen and I'm not going to attack them.. But nothing will compare to the 6 years I've had following McFLY.
Time doesn't = quality. Yeah, it's great to have been around for a while, but that doesn't automatically make your music better! 8 years and five albums is what McFly have accomplished by the first half of their twenties. Give these guys time, and their original music and lyrics are going to earn them JUST as much longevity as some of the other bands on this list. Don't wait a couple of years to give this band the credit it deserves, appreciate them now!
[Newest]McFly is Phenomenal, MAGNIFICO and is just FABULOUS. Another great boy band to emerge from Britain. From 2004 they be dropping hits, I think they should b further up this chart though. Simply Amazing.
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169Spice Girls
This is my favorite band WHOO!


170Duran Duran
Unique and the most innovative band of all time. They are the first band to use mtv for their success. And they are the leader of the 2nd british ivasion in the U.S.A. and almost of all 30 years in the music industry and they still rock the world. There no sign of slowing down.
How is this awesome band at number 50?! This band deserves much more than that. Simon LeBon does fantastic on vocals with John Taylor pulling off crazy bass lines. My parents told me that they should be in the top 5, if not top 10.
DD rules the 80's period! 82 -86 and comeback years of 2001 - 2006. They are not the Fab Five for Nothing. They become dormant when original five are not complete. But when complete, It will be their Show!

171Green Day

172One Direction
This band deserves top 5 these boy will go somewhere wait what am I saying they already have I love then so did simon that is why he made a deal with them anyways they have been a group for 3 years now they are bigger than the Beatles than they were in the beginning. With their new movie and perfume they will be known in around 30 more years.
Love this band, is the best I recently started to listen to there always (Up all NIght) and its amazing! One Direction its like a little version of the beatles! They have a great career ahead of them! Love them xx
The most funniest and craziest band, full of fun and excitement. Always having a blast and not only have fun by themselves but also entertain people with their great music and sense of humor...
[Newest]! I am shocked not to see one direction's name in this list. there are five fantastic, hot and cool young boys in this band. their names are:
Zayn Malik
Niall Horan
Harry Styles
Louis Tomlinson
Liam Payne...
Vote them..

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