Best Bands from the UK

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The Top Ten

1
Keane
Wow, #1! I must say, Keane totally and completely deserve to be #1! Tim Rice-Oxley is a genius when it comes to writing beautiful lyrics and melodies and Tom Chaplin has the best voice I've ever head and needs no autotune to aid him! Not only do they contribute beautiful songs but they are so dedicated to their fans. The members of Keane have been cooped up in a studio since the end of September putting together their fourth album. Instead of shutting their fans out, they have been posting pictures and short teaser clips of the music they've been working on. So far this album sounds like it is going to be their best one yet, so watch out for the second coming of Keane.
Great quality of lyrics. Great voice quality. Great live performances. What else? They reinvented the piano-rock. If not enough, try listening to a couple of songs and then tell us what you think
Keane is simply amazing. Tim's lyrics are so deep and from the heart and they're so simple at the same time, anyone can related to them. And Tom's voice is just the most gorgeous thing ever. They're all just so amazing.
[Newest]Keane is the best band I have ever listened to... Everyone can relate to their lyrics...
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2The Beatles
You have GOT to be kidding me. The Beatles in 4th place? Queen in 5th? Led Zeppelin in 6th and Pink Floyd in 11th!? Has everyone gotten deaf? Mcfly isn't even that famous. And in no way is it even nearly as good as the Beatles yet its 2 spots above it?
Probably some 10 year old made that list.
Actually what to commit since when did mcfly, keane and coldplay become better than the Beatles. Without the Beatles they wouldn't even exist whoever voted for those three actually want to be shot. What is the world coming too. Correct Order 1. THE BEATLES 2. Rolling Stones 3. Pink Floyd 4. Led Zeppelin 5. Queen 6. The Who 7. Oasis 8. The Smiths 9. The Clash 10. The BeeGees
The Beatles are easily the best band in the world. My top 10 UK band list: 1. Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Rolling Stones 4. Who 5. Pink Floyd 6. Black Sabbath 7. Queen 8. Yardbirds 9. Cream 10. Sex Pistols
[Newest]Best band of all time more like it. And George is my favorite.
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3Queen
Freddie Mercury the BEST vocalist of all time.

Brian May one of the best guitarists of all time and the only one who could probably gel so well with mercury's voice

Roger taylor insane drumming skills

John Deacon great bassist! (listen to the bassline from under pressure)

The band responsible for Bohemian rhapsody, we will rock you, another one bites the dust, and we are the champions. People from all over the world have heard them! Even those who are from non-English speaking countries (such as me). Queen is the greatest band ever!

The only bands (from the UK) which match queen are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Who.

None of them are in the top 3. Even other amazing bands like Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, radiohead, sex pistols, and the clash are nowhere on the list!
Queen is the best band ever! Their songs have become part of everyone's life at one point or another. Their music is music for winners! If you are down and want to feel pumped up and like a champion listen to Queen. You will never tire of Queen's music because it is so diverse. Every band member contributed hit songs and every band member has a college degree (and one, Brian May is a genius! ) The original lineup stayed together for 20 years until Freddie's death and they made music up until Freddie couldn't sing anymore. This band is the best ever! If you watch their documentaries you will be blown away at their story and you will definitely get sucked in and never want to come out.
Been listening to Queen non-stop all day. You can't do that with any other band without getting sick of it. Queen had such a wide variety of songs that it never gets old!

ObsessedwFreddie

[Newest]They put on a show for their fans and delivered some of the best music ever created. All 4 wrote Number 1 selling hits and always improved their craft. They have stood the test of time and I am yet to see one person who doesn't at least enjoy one of their songs.
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4Led Zeppelin
HAHA JOKE SHOP! I'm sorry, and at the risk of music snobbery, any list regarding the best British bands who's top 10 doesn't include (in no particular order
The Beatles, Queen, Led Zep (and probably The Yardbirds), The Stones, The Kinks, Bowie (though a 1 man name) and Floyd... Is a bit of a load!

Oasis, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Roxy Music, Muse, Blur, Pulp, Manics etc are all brilliant but owe everything to the above... As for Keane and McFly... They barely even rate to clean the piss from the toilet seats of Page, Beck, Plant, Harrison etc al.

Anyway! My 5 pennies... Keane my arse!
Muse ahead of Led Zeppelin? Really? Jimmy Page one of the greatest guitarists ever. John Bonham one of the greatest drummers ever. Robert Plant one of the greatest rock voices ever. John Paul Jones one of the most underrated musicians ever. Truly inspirational music that blended many genres, including rock, heavy metal, blues, Indian, Celtic, etc. Truly a brilliant band in every way.
This is ridiculous. how is led zeppelin not at least no. 2 on this list... greatest band to ever live... changed music in the most beautiful and inspiring way ever possible. stairway to heaven and whole lotta love has truly changed my life... take a listen and try and argue that they are not one of the greatest bands to ever walk the earth
[Newest]Unbelievable! Queen ahead of led zeppelin? Led zeppelin can kick the arse of That awful band any time. Plant, page, paul jones, and bonham are amazing musicians.

5Coldplay
I think coldplay it's the best UK band, the best musicians, the best overrated band, the most popular, the best songwriters, the best song- to fall-in-love-a-girl(or boy) writers. They're simply the best
I had difficulty picking this over the Beatles and Led Zepplin, but when it comes down to it, nothing feels better than listening to coldplay. If I could only do one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it.

edtheiii

the only band that deserves to be at top is coldplay, they have done it over and over again giving the coldplaymates great music all the time, buy an ablum you would never be dissapointed. Rock on coldplymates...
[Newest]Does not deserve to be within the top 10.

6Pink Floyd
Spice girls beat pink floyd? Lmao who visits this site?

jewunit69

Pink Floyd have stood the test of time, and their music will still be loved long after people forget the names of some of these "musicians".

rachelcarr

Their music will be remembered forever especially when compared to that of the bands above. Sure Muse looks huge now, but in retrospect we will all think that they were ants when compared to the giants that The Beatles, Who, Queen, and Floyd (etc. ) were.
[Newest]Coldplay higher than Floyd? I think not

7Muse
Muse is probably the most unique British band there is right now. Each of their albums having a different style and genre (s) makes them simply amazing for everyone. Matt Bellamy honestly has the most amazing voice I have ever heard, melodic, expresses emotions perfectly, and is one of the only rock singers that can actually use falsetto amazingly. Not to mention his incredle guitar playing skills, the Plug In Baby riff was voted the best riff of the decade, and with good reason! His guitarist is always complex, and uses a wide range of guitar techniques, not to mention his frequent use of improvisation in playing guitar live. Chris Wolstenholme has been voted one of the greatest bassists of all time, this being backed up by the incredible bass riff in Hysteria, the legendary bass riff of Time Is Running Out, and so many more! Their live performances never fail to entertain their crowd, whether it be an arena concert, or yet another sold-out stadium concert. The band has multiple "best live act" award, and for good reason. Their sets consist of light shows, massive LED screen displays, the band's own absolutely incredible performing, and on their recent stadium tour, flame throwers and more incredible pyrotechnics!
Only band that could (maybe) deserve to be above Muse are the Beatles - and that's only because they changed music so much. If Muse had been around at the same time, they'd have been even bigger than the Beatles were!
This is the youngest bands amongst most of many mentioned below, they deserve to be on top, keane deserves to be somewhere 15, muse has the most dedicated fans and is most under estimated band, they will be regarded as best bands of modern times, most of american bands suck, they are famous just because they show explicit materials rather than concentrating on music, if muse were american, they would have got attention just like lp but would have fans 4 times than lp, I have heard so many rock bands none of them are a match to MUSE in terms of great music, style, vocals, MATT I SALUTE YOU!
I LOVE MUSE & ALWAYS WILL
[Newest]Versatile, unique, very competent

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8Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden, without a doubt, have proved to the entire World that they are the greatest British band of all time, as well as one of the greatest bands, full stop!

Up The Irons!
How is Maiden not in AT LEAST in the top 4. With over 2000 concerts played over their 35 year run and a more global fanbase than any band in this list they SHOULD be number 1. With that awesome voice of Bruce, the amazing bass of Steve, the best drumming by Nikko, and the incredible guitarists trio of Dave murray, Adrian Smith and Jers, iron maiden has made a everlasting impact on music and always will be the best band from the UK. Long live maiden.
This list is absolutely ridiculous. Surely bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Cream, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling stones, The Who, definitely Leppard, Motorhead, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton etc. Ought to be above the current top three, which should not even be anywhere near the top 10.
[Newest]You will always find a Maiden fan around the world, ALWAYS!

9McFly
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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10The Who
Really, the who, rolling stones, led zep, queen and pink floyd are like the greatest rock bands of all time. The Beatles are the greatest artists of all time.
I just watched a movie about the who and fell in love with the band, I have always been a fan of their music and knowing their story makes their songs even more special.
Great guitar riffs, crazy ass baselines, great drumming, and an amazing voice. All of those together make up "The Who" they are definitely the people that made rock music sound good!
[newest]
How do you define best band. If your talking live which you should be, where there is no cheating going on, then the who should be number1

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11Oasis
Amazing band!

Noel Gallagher is one of the greatest song-writers of all time and liam Gallagher has such a raw and unique voice. Their Best Album is 'What's The Story) Morning Glory! It is UK's 4th best selling album of all-time, 14 times platinum in the UK, best selling album of the 1990's which was a decade of amazing albums! :D

Best songs include -

Don't look back in anger, some might say, the Hindu times, lyla, the importance of being idle, the masterplan, little by little, wonderwall, morning glory, roll with it, songbird and champagne supernova... And more.
What is the world coming to if oasis are behind mcfly!

FOSTER69a

Oasis is the best Britpop-Band of the 90s, without any doubt. Only Beatles can reach their level. "wonderwall" was THE 90s anthem. Live forever
[Newest]Laugh out loud Coldplay keane and iron maiden ahead of oasis and stone roses, insanity

12Rolling Stones
the rolling stones along with the beatles paved the way and set the standards for those who came later
ARE YOU ALL MAD?! THE ROLLING STONES IS THE GREATEST ROCK N ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD AND GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME THE ROLLING STONES IS THE GREATEST IN UK NOT EVEN THE BEATLES ARE WORTHY OF OVERCOMING THE STONES BECAUSE THE BEATLES HAVE BEEN DUING A LOT OF WORK IN MUSIC DURING 10 YEARS.
I cannot believe how musically uneducated people can be.

The ONLY band that are ahead of The Rolling Stones are The Beatles. That's historical fact, like it or not.

13Radiohead
When You discover Radiohead, they become your favorite band...

iTunesJunky

Radiohead has such amazing lyrical power that I can't help but vote for them. Thom's angsty vocals, Jonny's insane guitar, and the band's overall creative spirit rockets them past the competition. They lent their skills to such amazing successors as Muse and Coldplay, who carry on their legacy, which lives on forever.
Sit down, slap on a bit of OK Computer and you've got the perfect day sorted out. Radiohead are seriously amazing, they change their style so frequently and it still sounds amazing and has depth. After Pablo Honey (when I started listening to them) they haven't let me down since and I own all their albums on vinyl.
[Newest]They are the greatest and most creative band of the past 25 years, they deserve to be in the top 10

14Arctic Monkeys
How is Artic Monkeys number 16?! They deserve to be above Bullet For My Valentine and Spice Girls! They are great! Much better than Iron Maiden!
#1 in europe as it stands
Uum what is this... ? I think someone forgot to erase the 6 on the end of this!
Got yo back!
[Newest]How is arctic monkeys 16th? It should be number 1! AM all the way!

15Dire Straits
One of the best guitarists of all time, one of the best albums Brothers In Arms

seasoned

I was ready to vote for The Beatles when I thought I'd scroll a bit, and I found my favorite british band.
Their song Money For Nothing is great, that Guitar intro is perfection<3
Barclay James Harvest is also a great band.
The best band of the world

16U2
They're not from the UK.
Should be somewhere between 1 - 15
Not from the UK, from Ireland.

teddybears

[Newest]Ace, my favourite band

17Electric Light Orchestra
Legendary band in every respect! From the 70s to now they have just got better and better and have some of the greatest songs ever written to their name.
These guys should be much higher than mcfly!
I liked their songs so much

18Bee Gees
The Bee Gees are the 5th best selling act of all time, wrote great songs and were not a disco group, there had hits before Saturday night fever and after. It frustrates me when people say they only did disco and people forget their work after Saturday night fever, I love songs like Too much heaven and How deep is you love, listen to many of their songs from the 90's and 2000's, The only love, For whom the bell tolls, Secret love, I could not love you more, Alone, Sacred trust, Wedding day, just to name a few, great songs, with great lyrics and melodies, written and performed fantastically, take a listen, find them on You tube
The Bee Gees my first love! One of the most succesful band from UK and the whole world. The capacity of reinventing their selves is just amazing! Decades of incredible songs, incredible success and incredible talent! They connect in a way that only brothers could connect! They are amazing! Their songs are so varied and so rich in different influences that there is a song for every day of your life!
How could anyone forget about the Bee Gees lol

seasoned


19Black Sabbath
If not the best, one of the best heavy metal bands of all time.
Surely the best english band.
OZZY ROCKS!

i-love-rock-n-roll

Ok most people would say number 1 is beatles or zeppelin but why some band I've never heard of ps one direction sucks paranoid best album ever
How is Black Sabbath this low?

20Depeche Mode
Most underrated band in music history. Their music is so far ahead of its time that most people cannot comprehend it. If after you listen to them and then disagree, you seriously need to re-evaluate your life. Better than the beatles by lightyears. Best band in the universe PERIOD.
The absolute best. When will they ever get their long, long overdue recognition? On a completely different level to anyone else. Decades before their time. Always have been. Always will be. Enough said!
Depeche Mode has always brought excitement, energy, and wonder through their music. Martin Gore belongs in the songwriter's hall of fame NOW! David Gahan is a great singer and performer. Andrew Fletcher has done a brilliant job in helping keep the band together through the years and helping the band stay focused. One of the greatest bands of all time. I hope that they are inducted in The Rock N Roll HOF soon, they definitely belong there. True synth pop kings!

21Bullet For My Valentine
This is not one my favorite bands rather only the most favorite band I ever liked. All the songs are just like a bullet to me that pinches into my heart. Specially- all this things I hate, tear's don't fall and say goodnight
This young Welsh band is unbelievably good at their genre - kind of like a nu Metallica. Not lacking talent either!
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND (Wales) and HUNDRED REASONS (England) should be on this best UK band list!
The best band ever! Who the hell is not voting for them? Just listen to "Tears Don't Fall", "Waking The Demon" and "Your Betrayal". You won't want to hear anything else after that!

22Pulp
Best band ever. Love you guys!
Jarvis is my hero.

23The Smiths
They're timeless, melancholy but uplifting, can have them playing all day

seasoned

Who made this list there on drugs! The stones are first! The smiths are 2nd duh
They inspired a generation of music artists that are still around today

24Asking Alexandria
Come on, seriously, no. 30, the deserve better than this. Its asking Alexandria of course the best scream band of all time

25The Script
What? This band is not in number 1? What happened to you guys? I mean, danny has a really great and unique voice. Their songs are really catchy and wonderfully made.. I mean. Wow! This should be at the number 1 spot. The man who can't be moved is really great. Straight from the heart. Breakeven? The best! For the first time? Wow! The best =D
Sir's you're still the number one and the best for me.. Keep it up idols.. I'm a script fan forever and ever..
I love THE SCRIPT who sings HALL OF FAME
[newest]
You gotta be kidding me. Script in 23? Bull list. They neeed to go way up. Come on guys. For the sake of humanity!

26Yes
Not the most accessible compared to Coldplay, The Beatles, etc., but Yes has the most euphoric music I've ever heard. Listening to Yes feels like flying.
Their music takes you to another world. It wasn't made for radio airplay, and it's not always easy to digest. It's just one of those things you either get or you don't. And for those who do get it, nothing is better.

27Bring Me the Horizon
This. Band. Is. Amazing. They have made it further than most of the bands here, and Oli Sykes have one of the best voices in the world. Not only are their songs written perfectly, but they save lives. These should definitely be number one, as they are one of the best known bands in the world.
This band is juat brilliant they are totally my fave band as they have helped me through a lot in my life and their lyrics have personally helped me and I was able to relate to their dark stories behind the lyrics
I love this band & I wish it could be the best Beitish Band of all time!

28Feeder
Can't believe Feeder aren't higher than this. Most underrated UK rock band ever.

29The Cure
One of the best bands in the world! Just listen to songs like 'Lullaby' or 'Pictures of you' and you see what I mean. Why is this band on place 25?! Jesus Christ...
Epic song writing which ranges from great poetry to bright pop. Bi-polar as art and brilliant to enjoy.
Best band in the world

30Sex Pistols
What the heck is mcfly and keane doing there!? They're not even the best band in their genre! R you kidding me? And where's the clash!? Where's the punk movement!? Pistols and Clash should be at least top 15! They made punk so popular (along with Ramones of course) and influence so many people!
Sex Pistols Rock The Cashbash just like the clash

silver1bolbiseur2

When I think of UK I think of Sex Pistols

31The Police
The police deserves 2nd as it makes real music and is not like some donkey eg
Justin bieber

32Kaiser Chiefs
I think this is one of the best bands ever! How come is it the 39 position?

I still get crazy when I listen to "Ruby".

I consider this bands as one of my favorites bands in addition with Van Halen.
Why is this band so low?

33Blur
Since when should Blur be this far down the list?!?! Are people insane? Blur absolutely rock!
How in the hell are blur only 44th? Underrated is an understatement here
Haha mcfly and keane ahead of blur and the Beatles go get some rest you musically destroyed people.
[Newest]Blur meant a lot to the UK, and still does

34Snow Patrol
Come on, snow patrol are awesome, at least top 15

Snow patrol should be at least 10th. They have like best songs of all - Chasing cars, called out in dark, run, open your eyes... Vote!
Keane at number 2 and Snow Patrol at 33rd, what the hell is going on? So many well known and incredible songs are Snow Patrol but for some reason no-one knows they wrote them, INJUSTICE.

35Busted
They only had two albums and I still think that those songs are better than a lot out there today sung by bands who didn't even write those songs, and can't play instruments. Their style of Pop-Punk was like nothing else and they are the 'secret' inspiration of a lot of bands who are famous today. Some of their songs trigger emotions and all of them have the most amazing lyrics and the most catchy melodies.

36Joy Division
Almost in top 20! That voice, that bass, that drums, the guitar... What an atmosphere. Unkown pleasures for your ears.

37King Crimson
The origin if prog rock right here. Like yes, they defined their genre and hove the most unique sounding songs. But I'll admit some of their songs are just noise which may turn people off.

38The Kinks
WHAT! The Kinks, one of the greatest and most quintessentially British bands of all time 64. This is ridiculous they are in the same league as The Who and The Beatles no doubt. With songs like "Waterloo Sunset" and "Sunny Afternoon" also early classics like "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of The Night".
Gotta agree with above. The kinks have more quality tracks than anybody. They're a bit off centre/quirky/unique and definitely the inspiration for so many bands even today.
Founders of heavy metal, social commentary and the most british of all british bands

39Manic Street Preachers
Best british band of last 20 years.. Absolutely and without a doubt released the singular best album ever with holy bible. give it a listen

dazter69

35?!? What? This band definitely better than that.
Definitely should be at least among ten!

40Mumford & Sons
I really like the way they use guitar in their songs. And I love the song "I Will Wait" it is going to be a classic

41Pet Shop Boys
Seriously? No 41? Over 100 million worldwide sales and 30 continuous years in the industry. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are a genius of music writing with the ability to span many genres. Long may them continue.
The pet shop boys are so underrated. Not really a band.. but definitely Best british duo. If not The worlds best duo! Timeless and catchy songs.

42Cream
COMN! HE'S CALLED ERIC CLAPTON!
AND GINGER BAKER!
BEST DRUMMER EVER

43Def 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.

ronluna

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

ronluna


44The Wanted
This band is amazing. They have a lot of swag. Its hard 2 choose between one direction and the wanted
Not so nice but a little they can never beat up till one direction
I think they are deserve to first 5. I love their all song ❤

45The Stranglers
Unique sounds in my top 3 bands of all time.
Pure class! Awesome band! So underrated...

46Deep Purple
Wow, how come they are not top 10? They are great, sold millions of albums and many famous songs! How about smoke on the water? Anyone? THEY ROCK!
They Rock, THEY SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 5!

THE ARE SPACE TRUCKIN' COME ON, COME ON, COME ON AFTER THE WAR ALL BANDS WERE GREAT! OH MAN
Simply the best UK band of all time!

47Siouxsie & the Banshees

48You Me at Six
One of the greatest bands of 2012
You Me At Six has produced an amazing album 'Sinners Never Sleep' and re-introduced uk rock music into the charts
Josh Voice always amazing altrough it in a bad song.. Almost they song amazing.. Just listen their songs and look the lyric and video.. Amazing..
You me at six has change my life for ever

49The Clash
Should be higher I can't believe keane, busted, spice girls, one direction and mcfly are higher.
Come on, obvious number one choice!

asdfalexia

Oh come on, TOP 5! This page is not realistic

50New Order
As if this super, ground breaking band was left out. Give your head a shake.
They are best of the best!

51Judas Priest
Is that a joke. They are the BEST

52Mt. Desolation
They are underrated but they're amazing, every song they had is perfect and they're great musicians, every time I listen to them I really feel the music I just love to listen to this band, they had really good lyrics N. N

53Lawson

54Status Quo
Yeah totally agree, this band is running longer than the beatles and zep were for like 2.5 times! Had more singles than anyone! 22 top ten hit singles... And led? But no status quo is no rock (sarcasm), they only play three chord (Screw that old joke! )... Hello people, rock and roll isn't more than blues, which is three chords! Jailhouse rock, how many chords are in there! People who place bands like zep and beatles on top, are just mainstream rockers, only like what reaches the top ten in lists! I have my own taste, and Quo is the best band the world has ever seen!
Why the HELL isn't this band in the top ten! One of the most successful British bands ever! More UK hit singles than any band on this list! Get a grip people!
Far to low, 50th anniversary coming up so why oh why is this band voted so low!
[Newest]Should be top 10 all the way. A band that has not and I doubt, will be bettered, for their hard work and musical integrity. Love 'em or loathe 'em, Quo have been the backbone of UK music for too long to be so low in this chart!

55Little Mix
Little Mix is the most talented group out as of right now (April 2014). Not the most famous, One Direction is, but they have extreme talent. AMAZING individual vocals. INSANE harmonies. INSPIRATIONAL and EMPOWERING songs. EXTREME talent ^^. BEAUTIFUL girls with HUGE hearts! I love these girls so much. They're songs always make me smile, make me wanna dance, and make me sing along. I know all the words to most of their songs. (Salute, Wings, Boy, Move, Change Your Life, Pretend It's OK, Turn Your Face, Towers, Good Enough, See Me Now, Different Beat, Competition, Stand Down, Love Drunk, How Ya Doing'? , Red Planet, Always Be Together, DNA) I made this longer than needed. Fack.
Little mix are the most generous, well-working yet beautiful singers in the entire universe. Although they aren't very famous they have unique potential that brings them all close together. I love little mix!
I LOVE one direction and little mix there the best I couldn't live without them. They just love what they are doing and have fun doing it.

56Beady Eye
Great band and they are alive!

57The Alarm

58Jamiroquai
The most underrated band...Jamiroquai is not just a band, it's a state of mind : Unique music style, unique voice and dancing style of Jay Kay, incredible basslines, very very diversified discography. And probably one of the best live bands, with song which are 3 times longer in live than in the studio version, a lot of different instruments and improvisations.

59Kasabian
My favorite band! One of the best in the world, actually! Listen to any of their songs and you'll be hooked. Personally, I recommend Empire. Still my favorite song, even after listening a hundred times.
DUH. OBVIOUS. They have everything a legendary band has... Please, Keane on number 1? AT LEAST put the Beatles as the number one. Or Anything else. And why is Bullet for my Valentine in here?
Kasabian is better than many bands in this list... At least should be in top 15. I love this band they have variety in everything man!

60Stereophonics
Incredible band with 5 consecutive number 1 albums and over 20 top 20 songs and 11 top 5 singles definitely should be much higher than it is.
They deserve at least top 20 spot in ALL time UK ranking and top 3 ranking in current time. They're amazing! Cheers from Slovenia!
Kelly and his Band rocks!

61Lostprophets
Amazing band, should be in top 10 without a doubt!

wazabee900

I've loved this band since I heard their song "Burn Burn" for the first time... Now I listen to all their songs every minute and I can say they're the best band ever!
Great band with great music. Should be number 1 or at least in he top 5
[Newest]Don't even bother with the rapist crap INCREDIBLE BAND ENOUGH SAID!

62Stone Roses
this is a joke listen to
stone roses debut its one of the most importaint albums ever made without this there would be no oasis. simples
Please tell me how the stone roses are 76? This is real music should be at least in the top ten! If not number one! "International Continental"
Can't believe the roses are 75. Ian brown is genius. The best debut album of all time. Inspirational to so many then and now...

63The Jam
Brilliant music, should be at least up in the top ten, amazing British sound and lyrics. Probably one of the best bands of their time.
I've known quite a few people who had them as their favourite and they're one of mine after Clash

seasoned

Should be much further up in the rankings here. Fantastic, and can I say better than the Clash?

64Westlife
Dear Westlife - Shane, Mark, Nicky, Kian...
"Tonight", I could not sleep. I'm miss you, Westlife, very very much. And I think many of your fans will "No One's Gonna Sleep Tonight" like me. But I want to close my eyes and sleep to "I Have A Dream", so that us can become "Closer" or simply "Miss You Night".
The first time I heard your voice-I can not remember that when it did-but I really moved by every melodies of you. I feel the happiness, love and sadness-everything in this world are in your songs. Thanks to you, I can find joy and hope in my life, "You Raise Me Up". You became "My Love", was the fun, was the "Queen Of My Heart", was "Mandy" by me, was all for me. Thanks to you that I find myself, so I can live true to myself and be myself, so I can "Flying Without Wings", You are the "Lighthouse" point me in the dark. I wonder that is "Have You Ever Been In Love" or not. And finally I found the answer, it is true, I realized I could not live without you, "If I Let You Go" I will take all, all, nothing.
You is not simply is you, you are "Home" our, "The Rose" of a love everlasting and eternal. You are "Angel" of my life-a beautiful angel, your "Smile" make me feel like I'm in heaven. All are able to "When You Tell Me That You Love Me".
It's "Amazing" but just the right time in my love is still strong, then you "must" go, please "Tell Me It's Love" eternal, never ends. But I knew something must will be end but for me, it's "Too Hard To Say Goodbye" but will "Nothing Gonna Change My Love For You", That love will be forever "Unbreakable" in me. "Thank You" has to do all that for me. Whether you go or what I believe you will always keep the "Safe" for me and I will be forever "Open Your Heart" to greet you.
It's "Last Mile Of The Way" and I would have to say goodbye to you but: "Goodbye Westlife... It's not goodbye forever, it is goodbye and will meet again... "!

PS: As much as these songs: "What About Now", "Uptown Girl", "What Makes A Man", "Bop Bop Baby", etc...
Wetlife is the best band ever
Nothing can ever beat you guys :)))

65Franz Ferdinand
I have to say I'm not surprise of the ranking... But still, Franz Ferdinand has a unique sound (which I'm crazy about! ), an amazing singer (okay, every British band does... ) and will have an important place in my heart, as well as in my Ipod forever!
If we're judging this poll based on acts that actually British, then Westlife has no business being on this list for obvious reasons. Franz Ferdinand on the other hand, has every right to be here simply because it is a british band.
They're amazing, and I do mean it. The drums, the guitars and the rhythm are unique! They sound like any other band, and that's hard to find nowadays

66Marillion
This band should be way more popular than they are. Amazing, emotional and beautiful music... Those who haven't heard them, listen to their song No One Can!

icepaw99


67One 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..

68Jethro Tull

69Gorillaz
73?!?! WHAT Gorillaz is by FAR one of the BEST Bands. They deserve at least top 10!
Such a unique band my favorite
The best band ever only 73?

70Moody Blues
"To our childrens, children, children" is a rock-pop masterpiece. And there's so much more. No other band on this list comes close. They should be number 1.
Look at their library! Top 10!

71Motörhead
Possibly the greatest live band ever and a huge benefactor to the rock scene entirely

72Take That
The most successful of boy bands. Wrote their own songs, danced like no other. Great-looking lads, great inter-relationships, no ego-trippers.
Should be in the top 5 :D

73The Kooks
I Love The Kooks
BEST OF THE BEST.
There songs are limitless song for every mood

74Travis
What! Travis should be in the top 10! Post Brit-Pop, They paved a way for bands like Coldplay, Keane and many others. Proper musicians. I like their honesty. Fran Healy has a supurb voice and is a truly great songwriter.

75Sugababes

76Five

77The Verve
One of the best songs ever "Bitter Sweet Symphony"
Because of: Bittersweet Symphony, Lucky Man and some other trully great ones

78Bad Company

79DragonForce
Dragonforce should be at least number 25. they are one of the best british metal bands. they have outstanding musicians and some of the fastest songs on th planet.

80The Wombats

81Placebo
These guys are one of the most talented bands around, and should be ranked in the top twenty at least!

82Celtic Woman
Every member past or present has top-10 potential, whether by quality and power of vocals or being the best concert violinist ever. Together they make the best sound and visual performance I've ever known.

83Cradle of Filth
Probably the most unique band to come out of the UK. An acquired taste that, once tried, won't go away! You just want more! Extreme but not pretentious, a must for true metal fans.

84The Housemartins

85Suede
How is rubbish like Busted, McFly and Coldplay higher than this group of more talented people who can write meaningful songs and who kicked off one of the most important music movements in British history? How?
Suede are no doubt the coolest band around today. I love Brett's Sweet voice. And Richard Oakes is one of Britains best ever guitarists. He is masterful and is great at songwriting too. Suede also do the best live performances around. You can see the passion they put into their music and the enjoyment they have on stage. Suede!
Unique voice and sound, very nice tunes

seasoned


86The Prodigy
Keane, McFly and coldplay in the first 3 positions! Is this a joke?

Led Zep at no6? This must be rigged. The Beatles at number 4 is a surprise, as this overrated boring band always gets voted number 1 as predictably as Jimi Hendrix gets voted number 1 as a guitarist (Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck are far superior)

No rolling stones, Deep Purple, The Who, Black Sabbath, Free, Pink Floyd, definitely Leppard and many many more.

So for all you young hipsters who think bands who dress like accountants and have no guitar solos and are void of any soul, are boring to listen to and and are devoid of any originality, Here a list of some British bands ( well English really) that have to be heard if you want to be able to judge what real music is all about.

Bad Company
Judus Priest
Atomic rooster
Barcley James Harvest
Cream
Blind Faith
Brian Auger and The Trinity with Julie Driscoll
Brinsley Schwarz
The Clash
Fairport Convention
Foghat
Genesis (with peter Gabriel
Gental Giant
Hawkwind
Moterhead
Humble pie
The Small Faces
The Faces
Jethro tull
Mott the Hoople
Nazereth

And many more I can't think of off the top of my head.

People need to go back to the beginning and search out bands from the 60's, 70's and 80's to get a real picture of what a really great band is; and Keane, McFly and Coldplay are not it!

Led Zep should be number 1 followed directly by The Rolling stones!

And by the bloody Albums and not those damned compilations that leave out some brilliant songs of any band.

87The Cult

88Paradise Lost

89The Animals

90Wings
Its a referente Band, not to be compared with most of the mencioned ones! The list is ridícoulus if is not starting with The Beatles! '

91Steps
This is my favourite band ever, I am from the Philippines I mwish their come back again to our country
Just like they come here on eat bulaga and sing 5678

92The Darkness
Come on! Sure they're no Led Zeppelin, but how could you forget this band? Permission to Land is the best debut album of the 2000's. The perfect combination of Queen, AC/DC an a touch of Van Halen.
I love The Darkness! I can't wait for them to come in my Country!

93Bush
Not big in britain
But were a real hit in the usa
I love everything about gavin rossdale with his powerful and unique voice
Please big up bush

94Badfinger

95Ocean Colour Scene

96Wi-Fi Band

97Bananarama
A truly underrated and brilliant band. They had some great songs many of them quite serious in their and of continue to make some great album.
A Trick of the Night FTW

98Funeral for a Friend

99Missing Andy

100Saxon

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