Top Ten "Dad Rock" Bands of the 70s

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"Dad rock" is just for adult men and make teenagers who likes to listen to classic rock and metal and say that "pop is just for young teens who have a crappy taste in music", "true rock is dead nowadays", and "Jacob Sartorius' songs has no meaningful lyrics and they rather drink bleach". Looks like they're in the wrong generation!

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1Black 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.

Just google Bobby Sherman, Shaun Cassidy, The Bay City Rollers, Lisa-Lisa, Marky-Mark, 98-Degrees, and about a thousand more. That's just a sample of mega popular "pop" acts that are totally forgotten today, all of which have been outlasted by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin etc. Every 2-4 years, the pop scene completely turns over, but the greatest rock endures forever.

2Iron 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.

Definitely yes. Although I prefer their 80s songs. - Metal_Treasure

3Led 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.

Even Stairway to Heaven is such an "overrated" and "boring" "dad rock" song. How is it so popular? - Fandomstuck

4AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
5Angel WitchAngel Witch are a British heavy metal band which formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
6Judas PriestJudas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date.
7MotörheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.V1 Comment
8Deep 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.
9Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
10ScorpionsScorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

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11RainbowRainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.

I prefer Rainbow to Jacob Sartorius, Justin Bieber and all of this kind. Rainbow's got good music with very meaningful lyrics - Gates of Babylon, Temple of the King, Stargazer, Man On The Silver Mountain.
"Come down with fire, lift my spirit higher, someone's screaming my name, come and make me holy again" (Man On The Silver Mountain). - Metal_Treasure

12WhitesnakeWhitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
13Dire StraitsDire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
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