Top 10 Best English Bands


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The Top Ten

The Beatles
I have to agree the Beatles are the most successful english band of all time I love some of their songs and they are from Liverpool which in my opinion is the best part of the country they are also probably the most iconic group of english people and to top this list so long after they was in their prime is remarkable
It kills me when people trash them. I was born in the wrong time period.
The Beatles changed the music industry forever. One direction, however, who think they are 'better' will never have such a legacy. Teens today wear The Beatles t-shirts, can you really imagine teens wearing one direction t-shirts in 50 years? Nope, I didn't think so.
[Newest]I vote for the Beatles because they rock

2Led Zeppelin
Better than Beatles! Why? Guitar solos are excellent, Drum beats too... Bass is very good in most songs, and Plant's voice is actually 10/10
Better than the Beatles, Roberts voice is just incredible and Jimmie well you know!
It has made the toughest song stairway to heaven and lo! It's the best
[Newest]No explanations... Just that they are the best

3Pink Floyd
go listen to dark side, the wall, and meddle. you'll see why pink floyd pwns and deserves to be #1. there will probably never gonna be a better band than them.


I'm with the Floyd. One Direction may one day be classed as a great band, but to be truly great you have to stand the test of time
Best band of all time, but out of any band I'm glad Beatles are up there
[Newest]I don't think any other band can create thing like Pink Floyd. Salute piper Syd Barret to establish such an outstanding music band.

Queen is number one on my list. They created amazing songs that people will remember for a long time, I don't think they will ever be missed. Freddie had a beautiful four octave voice, and was a one of the best front men that ever lived. Roger has great drumming skills, and a nice high voice. Brian's guitar skills will never match anybody else's. John was one of the quiet, and most relaxed bass players I've ever seen. Their concerts will never bore you, Freddie always kept the crowd going along with him, with his amazing, strong voice, and his strutting on stage. He would make jokes sometimes laugh out loud. Anyway Queen is truly an amazing band! They truly 'took my breath away'.
Queen are truly amazing band love listening to them! I think they should be higher up on the table you had some off the best musicians in the band like Freddie mercy, insane singer one of the best singers of all time
Queen is immortal. They are eternal. And everyone knows and (most likely) loves them!
[Newest]Nothing to do, the best band ever.

5The Rolling Stones
It's a good band. I like to listen the songs of this band.

6One Direction
One direction is the best band I've ever seen. I am not the big, bigger, but I'm the biggest fan of one direction and I have a wish to meet them. They sing in such a way that the one hearing the song's jaws can't get up! ❤️ One direction
~sara adnan from Pakistan
Technically one direction should not be on this list because one of the members is Irish
You shouldn't compare it to Queen, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
They are immortal bands, they wrote the story of the music.
One Direction are really good, but by far not the best English or World band.
[Newest]I love you One Direction team... You guys are the best..

7Linkin Park
Aren't Linkin Park American?
Linkin park is best in the world
Awesome Band. Never Realized Any Band Better.
[Newest]Best in the world

8Iron Maiden
Their singer Bruce Dickinson is a polymath. A pilot, fenceman, Radio DJ and various other things he is amazing at. Steve Harris plays the bass with his fingers, and not may people can do that. Their drummer Nicko Mcbrain is one of the best drummers on this planet. Their guitarists Adrian, Dave and Janick are amazing. Every song the band has put out on all of their 15 albums are amazing. And best of all, they're British!
Bruce Dickinson is the most talented vocalist of all time in my opinion and the guitar is incredible, they have 6 DVD's made about them 5 of which were chart topping, and to top it off they even have their own beer, they cannot be beat by 5 boys with voice correction and 1d
Iron Maiden should be in 6th place, not some kids called 1D -. -

9Black Sabbath

The reason they are one of the greatest british bands ever is because they dominated the 90s with 2 of the greatest albums ever made. Morning Glory and definitely maybe defined the decade and even if they didn't really break america that wasnt due to them not being a great band, it was mostly because whenever they went on tour there they more or less broke up. Even their worse albums are still good, just can't live up to their first two, they also have incredible b sides
BY far the absolute best band in the world due to the amazing songwriting of N Gallagher and the beautiful voice of L Gallagher. The best and most talented band in the history of the world.
The best band in the world
[Newest]Amazing group sadly the Gallagher brothers always had conflicts otherwise a truly influential and memorable group OASIS lives forever

The Contenders

11The Who
Rock gods like none other, Keith is the best drummer, John is the best bassist, Roger is a fantastic singer and Pete is the greatest songwriter, plus a fantastic guitarist.
This band is really incredible. Instead of 1D put the who in top ten... -_-

Truly the band with the most variations in sound. Don't believe me? Listen to Kid A and The Bends. Note the difference.


They deserve to be at the top, unlike the Beatles they are daring and creative. They the greatest ever
The sounds is art

13Judas Priest

They are an awesome band with meaningful songs
They have composed some of the most sentimental songs I have ever heard. they should be in top three.
They should be N.1! They are the best

15Arctic Monkeys
One Direction should not be on this list...
How are they not in the top 10? And who put one direction on this list
Should be #1 because 1d need to be killed

16Deep Purple

17The Kinks
One of the best singer/songwriters, one of the best guitarists, add together and you get the hugely talented Davies brothers. Like with Oasis' Gallagher brothers having one of the best singers and one of the best songwriter/guitarists, the Kinks are a genius band that must be in the top 10. Kick out one direction and Linkin park, and put the kinks and the who there
Beatles and Pink Floyd are hard to go past. Only the Kinks can do that. So many great songs - their albums are filled with hidden gems that people have never heard. Try songs like Some Mother's Son, Death of A clown, Celluloid Heroes, David Watts, Do you Remember Walter, Missing Person, Dead End Street, Tin Soldier Man and of course Waterloo Sunset.
The Kinks have written more great songs than any other English band: end of argument.

18The Smiths
This list is whack the smiths were amazing no boy band should be in the top 20
How is one direction is front of these guys?
Mozzer! Moz! Morrissey! This is why this band needs to be number one! The pope of mopes lyrics along with marrs guitar riffs are just perfection.

The best british band of all times.
They do real music! Simply the best
Under One Direction? What the hell is going on?

In Asia, westlife is still number one.
They r just unique

They are the legend of music

22David Bowie
...really? Not in the list?

23The Clash
#21?! No critical mass around.

Brit-Pop stars, from the Psychedelic sound of UK No1 hit 'Country House' to Hard Rock 'Song 2' and the mellow, beautiful 2012 single 'Under The Westway'.

25Sex Pistols
If people knew Punk Rock...



28Uriah Heep

29Fleetwood Mac

30Mumford & Sons
I love Mumford and Sons. What I don't understand is why they are 32! They are way better than a 32!

31The Redskins

32Dire Straits
Such an underrated band. They have great songs, and Mark Knopfler is an absolute genius when it comes to playing the guitar and composing.
Amazing band! They have the best songs and perhaps the best guitarist in history! This has to be in the top ten! A truly remarkable band. Not enough credit goes to them.

33Take That

34The Jam
An inspirational band! The only band to have ever had so many songs in the charts in a week. Absolutely amazing band! Have to be in the top ten to be honest. Come on!
Their song prove how British they are therefore I think they get a spot in the top 10


35Half Man Half Biscuit

36Def Leppard
Come On! How could these guys no be on the list?! Some of the greatest rockers of the 80's!
Their rock of ages is amazing..
They themselves are amazing
Best band in the world. The Beatles r great, but definitely leppard kicks ass

37Depeche Mode
Should be on that list too

38The Stone Roses

39Duran Duran
They are so cool and their music is amazing. I'm a teenager and would rather listen to them any day compared to the crappiness of 1D.
Duran Duran changed the face of music in the 80s and took the UK, America, the whole world by storm. Every song is a classic. Not just Duran Duran, but Spandau, Coldplay, etc are all better than One Direction. Fact! DD beats 1D!

Keane has some of the best lyrics and catchy tunes. While some bands provide me with just a few songs to listen to, there are easily ten or more that I can think of for Keane.
Keane is incredible. Deep lyrics and magical voices.

Man inside me I'M really getting pissed off but I'll like to control my anger but no matter what let me be clear at something, whenever there's talk of the legends SKILLET must be there.
Man I don't understand how can one forget them. To me whenever there is talk of the the best in the world. Skillet must be there, they are legends

42Electric Light Orchestra
One of the best bands in history! This band has the best producer in history and perhaps singer too, Jeff Lynne. An amazing band! How Can they be this low. VOTE them up. Top 5 band in the world!
Elo the best band ever. Should be number 1. People who were around in the mid to late 70 s would agree how great they were. Jeff Lynn is a genius.

43Porcupine Tree
Music, lyrics, riffs ; everything in their music pulls me into the sadness

44The 1975
They need to be in that list, they're definitely the best band of this year.

45Joy Division

46Tears for Fears

47The Housemartins

48Power Quest

49The Levellers
Listen to "carry me" and vote!

50The Verve

51The Cure


53Spandau Ballet
They are so underrated - a seriously cool band

54Culture Club


Best proggresive rock band of all time best musicianship you can posible come across (How the Hell did One direction get on this list there $#! *

57Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

58Poets of the Fall
Their lyrics are one of the best..

59Revelation Theory
Love them they are great with far from over voices hell ya and all please vote them

60The Fall

61Angel Witch




65Grim Reaper


67Emerson, Lake & Palmer

68The Prodigy
Really? Really? Why were these not on the list?
They kick ass.

Don't agree? Listen to their songs "omen, breathe, voodoo people, invaders must die, fire starter and smack my b**** up.



71The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Amazing music and beautiful compositions. Guitar, drum, saxophone, I mean everything... They are amazing... Refreshing songs...

72Beady Eye


74The Psychedelic Furs

75Biffy Clyro



78The Zombies



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Updated Saturday, April 18, 2015

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