Top 10 Best English Bands


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1The 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.

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

Simply the best!

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2Take That

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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3One 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.

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 absolutely ridiculous. Those who voted this band have no right to listen to music anymore. Even I sing better than them. Even nursery rhymes have better meaning than their lyrics. This an absolute insult to music.

This is the best band in planet... I love the direction

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4Led 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

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?

Better than the Beatles, Roberts voice is just incredible and Jimmie well you know!

Not better than the Beatles, but maybe the second best of all time.

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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

Class apart! they deserve to be number 1 in the list

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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

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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

Awesome piece of ****

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8Pink 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. - russian

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

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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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.

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

The best band ever!

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10The 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... -_-

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Best band ever love them should be number one

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11The Smiths

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

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.

How is one direction is front of these guys?

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One direction above than MUSE. They don't even write their own music

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13Black Sabbath

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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14Iron 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

This is the worst toptens list ever it makes no sense if iron maiden are on #2 #3 #14 this is #1 Beatles sucks just compare their songs with iron maiden

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15Deep Purple

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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Westlife are Irish, they are not British!

In Asia, westlife is still number one.

They r just unique

In Italy are famous a little bit

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17Duran 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!


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

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

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19Arctic Monkeys

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

How are One dickerotion infront of Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park, Coldplay, Oasis, The Smiths, Muse,... My brain hurts..

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20The 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.

This list is a joke if the Kinks are not top ten

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