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]Beatles will be heard for forever! Nobody can take their crown

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]This band still makes me shiver

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!

5One Direction
What an insult to music. all they do is make teenage girls feel beautiful and take advantage of their insecurities. Sorry 1D fans, but maybe you should try listening to actual music.
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]And also its about time I should stop following the top tens

6The Rolling Stones
It's a good band. I like to listen the songs of this band.
The fact that One Direction is ahead of The Rolling Stones makes me want to puke

7Linkin Park
Aren't Linkin Park American?
Linkin park is best in the world
Awesome Band. Never Realized Any Band Better.
[Newest]Linkin Park has an unique style. One of a kind. Should be at first.

8Black Sabbath
#9? What? Is this a joke? -_-

9Iron 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 -. -

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 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
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

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

12The 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... -_-

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.
WHY IS ONE DIRECTION ABOVE Coldplay?! That is so messed up. Coldplay should be much higher than that.

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

16The 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.

The best british band of all times.
One direction above than MUSE. They don't even write their own music
They do real music! Simply the best
[Newest]Best band to attack the illuminati, you should be agree!

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.

In Asia, westlife is still number one.
They r just unique
Westlife are Irish, they are not British!
[Newest]Good band, from Ireland not Britain!

20Deep Purple

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