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This list is stupid. I don't think any band could ever surpass the image of the Beatles. It just can't be done. They are just too prevalent and influential to ever really NOT be the most popular band. Regardless of musical quality, the Beatles win hands down.
The Beatles is undeniable the most popular band ever, but yet not the best. I agree that Beatles is very, VERY influential band, and music won't be the same without them. But for the best band, I can't say because there are countless bands spread over this world even after the Beatles, and each person has different opinion about their best.
This list is about the most POPULAR bands, not the BEST bands. The Beatles have sold around half a billion albums while Metallica has only sold 110 million albums.
Pretty much every age group knows this band, from 6 year olds to 90 year olds. That's proof that The Beatles is the greatest band of all time.V 20 Comments
If you're talking about popularity, then Metallica is currently the most popular band. I have seen one or two people don't know about Beatles but seen none who don't know Metallica. - zxm
One, the unforgiven, enter sandman, lord of summers, master of puppets, nothing else matters, fade to black, sad but true AND MANY MORE IF you FOUND BETTER SONGS TELL ME because you WONT
Only Metallica name is enough...
I'm akshat Sharma of India and here people don't know what is real music... I want to suggest all people of India to listen Metallica they are really guitar heroes...
Metallica forever.V 14 Comments
Led Zeppelin is the father of heavy metal. The greatest music genre ever. Taking the elements of blues rock and turning it into heavy metal. And they are very popular and much better then some Beatles band.
Led Zeppelin brought the revolution in hard rock and heavy metal praise the lords!
Should be number 1 without a shadow.V 2 Comments
I think Queen is most popular band. They music is perfect. And after Freddie Mercury died AIDS stayed very important theme.
Not even the most popular band of their own late-70's era. Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and The Rolling Stones were all much more popular, along with Elton John.
Queens rule. Other bands don't. Queens are well known, and powerful, along with kings.V 1 Comment
One direction is definitely the most popular band right now. Nice voices, very cute, good kids, and girls love them! Several awards for their style, looks, and music. 1directioner!
They are talented singers, good looking and have broken many records and won a ton of awards. Most popular band on the planet right now
They've got that british thing going for them ;P and they're good looking which helps
One direction are the most loyal band and most lovelyV 70 Comments
Even if you have set metallica on the first place, but you all know that AC/DC is the most popular band ever. Over 50 millions Back in Black albums sold. Is not that enough?
Pure power and energy...rocking for 40 years already, who else could take their place? I mean... If AC/DC isn't the best...no one would be.
It is such a sick band... Also love back in blackV 5 Comments
Band of the generation X. All time greats!
Linkin Park above Nirvana? What a joke. - Unrealism
Because they are better than one directionV 3 Comments
Right now Linkin Park is the most popular band m/ despite that I'm a LP fan I admit that the other bands here are much more better but my musical taste is Linkin Park and I love em m/
Linkin Park is the greatest band I've ever seen. Its really amazing.
Black eyed peas above linkin park this list seriously need to be altered
I think most people who voted don't even know much songs of linkin park
It's very amazing band ever that I've seenV 22 Comments
Awesome, awesome band should be number one.
Guns N' Roses is awesome! They're the best
BEST BAND EVER! They are so talented, Guns N' Roses foreverV 3 Comments
Everyone who speaks English has heard of the Floyd
Pink Floyd member are the music philosophers of 20 and 21 century.
They should be in the top 5... they are the BESTV 1 Comment
Pentatonix is a fabulous band that only started in 2011 the member's are: Scott Hoying, Kevin Olusola, Kristin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and the youngest member of the band Mitch Grassi. Those five people have excellent voices, and they have a chance to be popular.
Almost everyone has heard and actually likes a Coldplay song, but doesn't even realize it. Their songs, including a lot of their early ones, are extremely inspiring and send amazing messages.
My favorite band... I love most of their music, and there are LOTS of people who know them. Especially after Viva La Vida.
COLDPLAY FOR THE WIN! They are incredible musicians and people inside and out. I love what they have to give to the world! I went to their concert a few months ago- best night of my life!
It has a few most meaningful songs out there and if you hear them repeatedly, you will absolutely love them (songs like; Magic, Yellow and speed of sound).V 7 Comments
Definitely a modern band with an old school feel that I really like. Every song is unique with sound and lyrics and can be applied to anything. Green Day has pretty good vocals, and it's a classic. - Papergirl
Green Day has been around since 1986, and they're still huge. Green Day is always changing, yet when you hear by them you can still always identify it as Green Day. Should be in top 5.
The leaders of modern rock... Still kicking today with the youth after many others have died
Should definitely be in the top 10.V 5 Comments
They are an epic band of rock and should be number 3V 2 Comments
They're the kings of metal, baby! The only ones left of their kind!
This band is sick, I listen to this almost all the time
The Lords of Metal and owner of the best music around. Up the irons!V 2 Comments
This duo band is slowly become one of the most heard, either by word of mouth, or by radio, right now. Lyrics are profound that can be interpreted in many different ways while creating this sound that intrigues many listeners. The duo has an incredible chemistry that is felt in the music and most importantly in their live shows. Their sound ranges from reggae, rock, alt, rap, pop, and many others that one cannot help but feel the music and once the music brings you in, one cannot help but to listen to the lyrics and understand its meaning.
One direction is slowly rising to fame as they have a fresh and refreshing genre of music which is very awesome to hear. Their lyrics are not so complex but the meaning of the songs is something we can all relate to. Who knows after some time when people start recognizing them they might as well be on top.
Just amazing. Hear their songs and you'll fall in love with them in no time.
Best band ever alongside with school of rockV 10 Comments
The "BEST BAND IN THE WORLD" they should be at FIRST
Listening to one of their songs now!
They deserve to be lower than the twin towersV 7 Comments
Haven't heard of most these bands Where's All Time Low?
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