Top 10 Best English Bands

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1The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

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.

There is nobody have achieved what the Beatles have done. They were the first British band to break America, a lot of British bands are still not known in America. And there music still stands the test of time. Please, please never compare one direction. With the Beatles. X

Why are they 1st 1direction should be

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2One 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.

If you really don't like one direction just don't hear to their music. But please don't insult them by writing rubbish comments cause their are many one direction fans around the world who really like them. Seriously you guys are writing like they are your enemy. I r

This is the best band I have ever heard to. Those who thinks this is not real music should not insult them. There are millions of fans reading this and they love one direction. And don't even insult niall, he is an amazing person and the other boys are also brilliant. You haters are just jealous of their success at such a young age.

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.

Best band according to me I know all of their songs

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3Take ThatTake That are an English pop group from Manchester, formed in 1989. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen.

Every time the boys tour I think that was the best, then they something else that tops that, loved their music and them for 25 years, and will continue to love them for the next 25, there is a take that song for every moment of my life, meeting Mark Owen was the best day, the boys are so lovely to every one of their fans, and they are so grateful for every opportunity. Great music, great concerts great British band, need I say any more,?

They just deserve to win, the amount of effort they put into their fans in amazing I had waited 5.5 hours to meet Gary and Mark and as they were leaving Mark said "Gaz this poor girls been here ages" and they spent at least ten minutes with me just chatting and asking about life.

Their concerts have always been amazing! Never once fail to wow the audiences, if you've never been to their show, try to come, I'll guarantee, even if you don't fancy them, they'll entertain you fully and you'll go back home with a huge smile on your face! And yes, I agree how much they respect their fans, no matter how tired they are, they always put a big effort to make us all happy, they always try to take as many pic together as possible. Do you know how much that means for the fans? Fans will remember that 2-3 mins moment for a lifetime!

Beautiful singing, beautiful songs they write themselves, beautiful albums, beautiful smiles, beautiful eyes, beautiful bodies, beautiful humour, beautiful charisma, beautiful all-round kindness, beautiful modesty and gratitude... to sum it up they are simply BEAUTIFUL!

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4Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

WHY IN THE ACTUAL HELL IS ONE DIRECTION AND A CRAPPY BOY BAND NO-ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF OR LIKES ABOVE Led Zeppelin, QUEEN, Pink Floyd IRON MAIDEN AND ROLLING STONES!?! Yes I was actually screaming that at my computer because it is so stupid to see morons who have never heard of a guitar or talent won't allow talent within five mili-metres (Small distance, for those idiot who don't know music) of their bubble of idiocy, I love Led Zeppelin because they had talent, so much talent, Jimmy page, Robert plant, John paul jones, and of course the beast John bonham are all amazing at what they do, please let them get above those pretty boy hacks.

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

The Gods of Rock music. Excellent Guitar and music. Robert Plant is incredible. Stairway to Heaven is the ultimate rock song ever. But then who can forget Kashmir?

Why is One Direction and Take That (who ever take that is), a head of one of (if not the best) bands of all time?

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5QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

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 is immortal. They are eternal. And everyone knows and (most likely) loves them!

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 amazing band! How come One Direction is number 2 and Queen is number 5?!

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6The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

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

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7ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

They are an awesome band with meaningful songs

They should be N.1! They are the best

They have composed some of the most sentimental songs I have ever heard. they should be in top three.

They have the perfect combination. The greatest lyrics and melodies.

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8OasisOasis 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.

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

Amazing group sadly the Gallagher brothers always had conflicts otherwise a truly influential and memorable group OASIS lives forever

The best band of the 90s by a country mile, and still the best british act since the Beatles.

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9Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

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. - russian

Yo what the hell is going on here? One Direction is better than Pink Floyd? Go back to junior high or listen to Floyd ASAP! Incredibly powerful lyrics and concepts, some of the most impressive instrumentalists in music history, and the never-ending influence on music they have. #9 is disgraceful for them. They are considered by some to be even better than the Beatles. Idiots. All of you. - DoctorDigiorno

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

You wanna know how jesus, god, moses and abraham sound when they play in a rock band? Well they sound just like Pink Floyd

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10The WhoThe Who is English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). The genres they were associated with happened to be rock, soft rock, hard rock, and soul rock. They are best ...read more.

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.

Their sound endures more than anyone else and some of the songs are the most exciting pieces of music ever written.

This band is really incredible. Instead of 1D put the who in top ten... -_-

How is one of the greatest rock bands under one direction

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11The 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.

What is actually wrong with this list?! Take That 2nd? Oasis 8th? The Smiths 11th? Who puts One Direction and Take That above The Smiths and Oasis?! The Smiths is my favourite English band and you cannot beat Morrissey's lyrical genius and Marr's extraordinary musical talent, listen to How Soon Is Now or There Is A Light That Never Goes Out or I Know It's Over before you dare press one direction.

This list is whack the smiths were amazing no boy band should be in the top 20

Mix is awesome. His quotes are the best, especially the Jamie Oliver ones - Jiorl

How is one direction is front of these guys?

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12MuseMuse 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.

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

Best band to attack the illuminati, you should be agree!

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13Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

There is no group like Black Sabbath. Paranoid - ha, ha. What great times we had in college listening to Sabbath. Unforgettable.

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14Duran DuranDuran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

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!

15Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

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

awful racket not music just screaming

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16Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

The greatest Rock Band of all time. Those who have not heard their songs do not really know what is hard rock. Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Hush, Soldier of Fortune...the list goes on.

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17WestlifeWestlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.

Westlife are Irish, they are not British!

In Asia, westlife is still number one.

In Italy are famous a little bit

Westlife has melodious songs

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18RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

I do love Radiohead, but please do your homework before posting, the Beatles revolutionized the recording methods, just listen to Sgt. Pepper's and compare it to the music of the 60's. They changed music.

Radiohead deserves to be in the top 5 though.

Truly the band with the most variations in sound. Don't believe me? Listen to Kid A and The Bends. Note the difference. - U2FAN101

Radiohead bellow One Direction (not the worst band ever, but is still kind of trash pop crap) and Linkin Park (A band that isn't Brittish, they're God damn American). This list is crap Radiohead should be at least two spots higher, at least. - Quart

I am gonna puke. Radiohead below One Direction? Who are at three?!? Radiohead should be on top 10 AT LEAST!

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19Arctic MonkeysThe Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

One Direction should not be on this list...

How are they not in the top 10? And who put one direction on this list

Amazing band. Should be way higher on this list.

The best band ever

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20The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

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.

Worst band rubbish foolish

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