Top 10 Greatest Bands of the 20th Century

Piccolo88
Please remember that this list is based on Factual Popularity, Musical Influence, and my personal opinion. but mostly my opinion.

The Top TenXW

1QueenQueen 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 the greatest rock band ever! Freddie is the greatest singer of all time and this band is very unique. Queen is the most talented and the only band that can sing different genres of music like hard rock, opera and gospel to name a few. If almost everyone in the world always say that the Beatles is the greatest, then think twice. The Beatles only sold a lot of records and influenced many because of their looks. They are definitely good looking guys but they will never have the same talent as Freddie and the boys had shown us for the last four decades. Queen is always on the top! Please bear in mind that music is a form of art and not a form of displaying good looks. And another thing, Queen is the only successful band that never split up. They remained together until Freddie died on 1991.

all these bands are amazing and still going, but be fair, queen are the best. I was brought up a queen fan but I love all these bands. they have loads of singles and even have 'we will rock you' and if you havnt seen that- you need to. queen are still on posters, telly and on the radio ga ga xx and thats my reasons

"Top 3 all time. There will never be a male performer like Freddie Mercury again."

Seriously guys, who gave this a thumbs down!? You don't have to like, but for gods sake, it's called respect. He was the greatest singer that ever lived. If you don't like it, fine, but have some respect.

Top 3 all time. There will never be a male performer like Freddie Mercury again.

V4 Comments
2The 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.

Well duh they are SUPPOSED to be number 1, because of John Lennon. The Beatles are the second most popular band in the Best Rock Bands List, after Led Zeppelin. They are one of the reasons of the 20th Century, the are so the best, WAY better than Queen. - TopTenJackson

I LOVE BEATLES.. BECAUSE THEY DON'T ACCEPT GIFTS AND TREATED FANS EQUALLY, UNLIKE JOURNEY SINGER... - ROCKYBABY

They are all great bands here. However, I cannot deny Beatles was the most amazing among all these great bands.

The biggest-selling, most popular, most successful musical act in the history of show business.

V4 Comments
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.

Who seriously believes avenge sevenfold are better than THE LED ZEPPELIN. 16th is a bloody joke

The Beatles suck ass! All of there songs sound the same. Each Led zeppelin song is different and amazing

4Black 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.

Black Sabbath: More addictive than heroin or vagina!

5AC/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.V2 Comments
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.
7NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.
8The WhoThe Who is an 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 ...read more.
9NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.V1 Comment
10The EaglesThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

The Contenders

11The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThe Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
12Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
13Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.V1 Comment
14RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
15Guns N' Roses
16RamonesThe Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.V2 Comments
17ScorpionsScorpions 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.
18Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Jimi is absolutely amazing at the electric guitar like nobody else and was the greatest influence to everyone in the 60's

19B'z
20Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

N.I.B., iron man, changes, and many more

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Rock Bands of the 20th Century Best Rock Bands Which Were Formed In the 20th Century and Still Performed In the 21st Century Best 20th Century Bands Still Around In the 2010s Best American Rock Bands of the 20th Century Top Ten Best Metal Bands of the 20th Century

List StatsUpdated 6 Dec 2016

400 votes
62 listings
7 years, 205 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. The Beatles
2. Queen
3. Black Sabbath
BeatlesFan1964
1. Led Zeppelin
2. Queen
3. Black Sabbath
WILLIAM2316
1. Queen
2. The Beatles
3. Judas Preist
Detlix85

WRemix
View All 4

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P