Top Ten Best Bands of All Time

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21Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.V2 Comments
22ABBAABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

ABBA is my favourite music group! I listen to their songs everyday and never get bored. Bjorn and Benny composing and writing amazing songs with Agnetha and Frida singing is just the best! Although they had split up, their music is timeless and never forgotten! I always love ABBA and will forever! It will be the best to travel back in time and go to one of their concerts or even better, getting autographs and meeting them in person! Indeed, they are one of the greatest bands ever and should be higher on this list!

Other than the Beatles, no band on this list is close to selling as many records as ABBA. They will go down in history as the best pop group ever.

Surely the greatest pop band ever. Their music has stood the test of time and will continue to do so. They are as popular now as they were in their heyday.

My favourite music group ever! Their music is timeless and I still listen to them almost everyday! I just love them! - ivylee

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23Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

This shouldn't even be on the list no offense but they are to depressing boring bland and your average boring metal band Made to influence the Youth into thinking they are cool By Listening to people screaming with Crappy Guitar riffs and music Awful choice I can see why they are 34 though

The music touches your heart and you can't help but love Andy Biersack, Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts, CC, and Jinxx - BandsandAnime

While not my pick for the best band, and probably not that close to my pick, I love BVB. They are an amazing band, who should really get more appreciation for what they do. They have matured over the years, and they have always been awesome. Keep rocking.

They scream! They shout! They are the Fallen Angels!

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24MuseMuse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, The band consists of school friends Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesizers, sampling, harmtar).

As a person who listens to One Direction, I must say that Muse deserve to be WAY ABOVE them on this list. I might get hate for this, but their music is revolutionary and could even be on the top tens, if not top twenties, in my opinion.

Muse and Radiohead below One Direction?! That's ridiculous! - Rorywilbren

Muse are the greatest band ever!

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25EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Amy Lee has such a powerful voice, and the band makes absolutely stunning music. I'm the only person in the new generation I know who knows who Evanescence is.

Amazing female vocalist... Strong voice that I could never pull off - BandsandAnime

Evanescence:
Founded by Amy Lee and Ben Moody.
Best Alternative band,
Best female-fronted band
Best Gothic band,
Best Nu-metal band
Best rock band and...

BEST BAND EVER!

Love you Amy and Ben...

Definitely deserves to be number 1.

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26One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

My God, this band does not deserve to be on this list, let alone 21st place. Knowing how to look pretty on stage and getting a bunch of 13 year old girls' wet does not make them the best band ever. And to anyone talking about how great their personalities are, there are tapes of them signing autographs, while rating each of the girls' attractiveness from 1-10 with their butt buddies. I dislike people who are fans of bad music, but I hate people who obsess over people who take them for granted and treat them like crap.

God, One Direction!? Above ALL the good bands is no one but ONE DIRECTION...

I hope their tour bus gets stuck at a dead end because they can only go one direction so they'll be stuck there for forever.

They're only going one direction, and that's down.

Mediocre, oh wait a second, they feel like acid and lava combined! Just a bunch of bragging guys. You don't know you- NO I AM UGLY, LOOK AT MY FACE. I am the weirdest person around. You'll expect 10 year olds that think like me enjoy one direction, I hate this band HATE HATE HATE!

I wonder how could this boy band above band like OneRepublic, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Script, American Authors, Daughtry, Simple Plan and Train. - RichardSSG

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27Imagine DragonsImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

YES YES YES YES YES YES! How did stinking One Direction get higher than this awesomeness?

They're not as great as The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, or Nirvana but they deserve the spot they have. They're one of today's best bands. Way better than than garbage that some people refer to as "One Direction".

No one direction can not beat this band! Imagine dragons are my life!

Welcome to the new age.

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28My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

My chemical romance to me is more of the emotional band. Not in a sappy cry my eyes out band but the band that with their melody and lyrics seem to express the Words that your heart can't. In an emo don't know what to do or say way. - Anarchy8675309

I'm so happy to see them this high up. My Chemical Romance were the first band I remember hearing as a young child, and through my pre-teen years, and it broke my heart when they broke up. Their music is inspirational, meaningful and powerful, and they're still my favourite band to this day.

My Chemical Romance is an American alternative rock band from New Jersey. The band consists of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and bassist Mikey Way.

My Chemical Romance is the best. Enough said.

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29Tokio HotelTokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album ...read more.

This is Japan Kpop crap. Led Zeppelin and the Beatles are Gods. - TheAlterPlace

They're actually a German rock band, learn your facts before commenting. - SammySpore

To be honest, I love Tokio Hotel So Much, But I Think The Beatles Should Win This. There Amazing And So Inspirational. Although I Still Love Tokio Hotel

Not a band for dudes. but if there's a chick that doesn't like them, I haven't found her - ronijohnson

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30Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

One of the best rock bands of the 80-90 era...Their earlier albums sound so fresh even today.

31Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American 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.

The only Maroon 5's song I like is Daylight, the rest is junk. I wonder how could this above band like OneRepublic, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Script, American Authors, Daughtry, Simple Plan, Train and Imagine Dragons. - RichardSSG

Soulful songs with great lyrics.

How are they behind One Direction? This is complete crap. Maroon 5 is the best pop band of all time. The only pop bands that compare are the Bee Gees, Coldplay, and OneRepublic - jake_m1575

I admit, Maroon 5 used to be good.
They are far from good now.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, go and listen to "Harder To Breathe", then listen to "Sugar" (Listen to sugar at your own risk, it is a terrible song). Maroon 5 has went downhill on a 90 degrees angle.

Hey seriously I disagree with you. If you think that they are getting bad because of the song sugar you're wrong. Because just because you don't like the song doesn't mean other people won't. I personally love the song sugar and have it downloaded on my Samsung phone. It is a pop and I love pop songs because they are catchy and upbeat and my favourite kind of songs! So just because you don't like the song doesn't me we won't and it also doesn't mean that they are getting bad because lots of people like me love that song! - LuLup

Maroon 5 is just awesome

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32ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
33U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

In my opinion this should be #1. The rest of them you can get bored with, but not u2 band.

What can I say about U2 except Bono is a LEGEND!

U2 is not top 5. You obviously have no idea what your talking about - jake_m1575

Probably deserve to be in the top ten, maybe even the top 5 - Jiorl

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34PanteraPantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power" . ...read more.
35Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I'll remember these guys for centuries!

How is One Direction above Fall Out Boy?

What the heck I thought I just missed them on the list but they are just really low

This band is amazing they already have 100 songs can't wait to hear there next album

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36OasisOasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.V2 Comments
37Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

Seriously, down here? They rock the scene for 31 years with great music and 26 hit songs! god damn

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38Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Sammy Hagar will always be remembered as the real Van Halen

39Panic! at the DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

I love Panic! At the disco and they should be a lot higher but not before fall out boy

They suck. Write an original song once in a while bohemian rhapsody stealers

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40The SmithsThe Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
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