Best European Bands

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The Top Ten

1
HIM
This band represents a wide range of musical influences and genres and is in no way defined by one genre only. That's one of the most beautiful characteristics about HIM, they sing in all colors and still manage to deliver their sound beautifully with their signature romantic sense. Ville, the vocalist, is a lyrical genius and never fails to keep up with the modern dark poet lyrical style, whether drunk or sober. Together, with Mige, the funny bassist, Burton, the handsome keyboardist, Linde, the introverted cute guitarist and Gas, the adorable drummer, they put on so much effort and talent to produce pieces of arts that never die with time. Add to all that the fact that they are truly amazing with their fans, which is something that most artists miss nowadays. HIM are really underrated in a world full of posers who claim they know everything about music and call HIM 'wannabes', because HIM deliver artistic music in all its colors, which is their specialty, unlike limited bands nowadays. That's why they deserve to win.
Amazing band, amazing music, lyrics, and very warm and nice to their fans.
Go HIM, GO HIM! Best band ever!
I just love HIM and the music they put out. When someone is in love and you hear all the lyrics you have a scene Of Love for that person you are with. And you can relate to there music Much Love
Angela Marie
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2The Beatles
The Beatles should seriously be number 1. What's it doing at number 2?
You can find Beatles in every other bands, because they invented a new idea of music
The Beatles were, are and will be the best
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3Led Zeppelin
Come on! Half of these bands wouldn't exist without Led Zeppelin.
Not only the best band in Europe, but the best band in the world!
The epitome of excellence.

4Poets of the Fall
This is my favorite band ever, not just in Europe, but the entire world - and I'm American, by the way! Their music is impeccably produced, entirely by the band and their independent label. It's difficult to express how deeply their music has touched me over the years, since I first discovered them in 2009. They are all incredible musicians, but together they have created something you simply don't hear these days. Their sound incorporates elements from many different genres, but is still completely unique to anything I have ever heard before. Their music is memorable and will stay with you forever. It was a blessing to have discovered them, and I feel bad for those who will probably never have the opportunity to hear their music simply because they are not well known in the US. Hopefully we can change that though!
I hope they will get the success they deserve outside of Finland some day. It would be sweet to see them preform in person but they rarely come this side of the ocean.
Simply Amazing! Their new album temple of thought is almost like a beautiful love story wrapped in sweet words enriched by Maarko's voice to create the best blend of music you will ever hear.
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5Pink Floyd
pink floyd, black sabbath, the beatles, the who, led zeppelin are 5 knights of the round table
Influential, different, brave, heartbreaking, bold... There are some many ways to describe Pink Floyd. One of the best bands I know.
BEATLES STONES QUEEN AHA

6Nephew
A really damn good Danish band! I love them, really recommended for those who like foreign language songs. Kind of a heavy rock sound mixed with techno :D
Who r they... Don't even know em..

7Kashmir
One of the most consistently excellent Scandinavian bands of late. They have at least five really good albums. They also have a good twenty to twenty five great stand-alone songs.

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8Phoenix

9Europe
Europe is still rocking and have proven that they are one of the best bands from Europe.
The best band is Europe!
It's the final countdown

10U2

The Contenders

11Queen
In my opinion, queen is the greatest band of all time. As far as singing quality goes, they are unsurpassable. They can do opera, and they can do heavy metal. They are the best.
There the BEST band in the WORLD!

12The Pigeon Detectives

13A Toys Orchestra

14Iris
"Best heavy metal band from Roumania"

15Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are just the greatest European band of all time!

Few can match their power, awe and excellence on stage, and they are the best band when it comes to live performances.
The best Metal band of them all. Power, melodic anthems, with crafted musicianship. Speed, intensity, and at other times, complex and thoughtful and even progressive. Great live act, great stage show, great albums, great songs. May never be beaten.
For me Iron Maiden is'nt just the best European band it is the best of all... This is the most inspiring band of all time... Though heavy metal was pioneered by Black Sabbath but Iron Maiden overtook them as the best...
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16The Rolling Stones

17Muse
Hello, where is muse, u know the band that redefined bass and guitar, basically the 2nd biggest european band ever

Their song is so cool! Our time is running out~ and many more...!
Deserves to be on the top of list, they are best, especially matt, his vocals are just awesome!
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18Kaiser Chiefs

19Rammstein
Best live performance I've ever seen.
One of the most amazing bands
My favourite band for 10 years, and I still love them just as much. They put on the best concert I'v ever seen.

20Black Sabbath

21Coldplay
Cold play is the best decently in my opinion
They are so awesome ya

22Arctic Monkeys

23Keane

24Nightwish
Best songs in the symphonic metal history! Listen this music of you donÂ't know what this is!
Them songs are awesome!
Best band in like EVER!
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25Depeche Mode

26A-Ha

27ABBA
This band was amazingly popular in the 70s, and has stood the test of time very well. The broadway play, Mamma Mia! Has had huge success, as well as their greatest hits album, ABBA GOLD. In fact, ABBA GOLD has become the second best selling album in the UK, more popular there than even The Beatles. If this list is ranking popularity in Europe and not the US, than ABBA should very well be high up on it. They were not very big in the US, because they were focused primarily on countries in Europe and even Australia. ABBA is, in my opinion, the best of European music.

28Oasis

29Tokio Hotel

30The Rasmus

31Sigur Ros

32Deep Purple

33Kabát

34Epica
Cry for the moon is best song!

35Scorpions
The nearly 5 decade of carrier, and the 80-100 000 000 sold record says everything! HIM is the MOST POPULAR OF ALL TIME? Ridiculous! If HIM is the first, then the Europe should be the second... The final countdown was a bigger hit, than any song from HIM. To be honest I know a quiet few songs from HIM, but I remember only one hit... Maybe join me in death...

36Verdena

37Sunrise Avenue

38Brainstorm

39Omega

40Roxette
Best pop-rock band ever! Kicking live!
The best band in the world

41Judas Priest

42InMe

43Golden Earring

44One Direction
The best boyband of the moment

45Accept

46McFly

47Blind Guardian

48Marillion

49Los Bravos

50Hanoi Rocks

51Finntroll

52Korpiklaani

53Volbeat

54Alestorm

55Novecento

56Bush

57Krokus

58Mercyful Fate

59Apocalyptica

60Firewind

61Rhapsody of Fire

62Radiohead

63Manga

64HammerFall
They are head liners in a quiet few festival in Europe! European power metal ban is a European band too!

65Skyforger
The kickassness of Latvian folk/pagan metal!

66Snow Patrol

67Shocking Blue

68George Baker Selection

69Stratovarius

70The Who
Really one of the best bands of all times, come on The Who it's awesome

71Def Leppard
I can't believe definitely leppard are not in this list.. what! You guys are gone mad... I my opinioun definitely leppard should be in top three... I hope you understand the rock music clearly...

72The Prodigy

73Placebo

74M83

75Pet Shop Boys

76Within Temptation
76?! Should be way up there!

77Take That
One of the biggest bands in England.

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