Top 10 Most Popular Bands


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The Top Ten

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 should be on the top, honestly.
They are the metal god!
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2Iron Maiden
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

Pure power and energy...rocking for 40 years already, who else could take their place? I mean... If AC/DC isn't the one would be.
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?
Should be top spot no problem!
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5Pink Floyd
Everyone who speaks English has heard of the Floyd


7Black Sabbath

8The Rolling Stones
They are an epic band of rock and should be number 3
They are one of the best
They are the best

9Guns N Roses
Awesome, awesome band should be number one.
Guns N' Roses is awesome! They're the best
Compose more rock songs
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10Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin brought the revolution in hard rock and heavy metal praise the lords!
Should be number 1 without a shadow.

The Contenders

11Green Day
Always feeling the youth inside.

I think Queen is most popular band. They music is perfect. And after Freddie Mercury died AIDS stayed very important theme.


14Black Eyed Peas

15Linkin Park
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
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16Avenged Sevenfold
RIP Jimmy " The Rev " Sullivan._.

17Destiny's Child

love them, I mean they made the best songs ever like survivor, bootylicious, independent woman, emotion and girl.

18Maroon 5
The "BEST BAND IN THE WORLD" they should be at FIRST

My favorite band... I love most of their music, and there are LOTS of people who know them. Especially after Viva La Vida.
I think Coldplay is a Band WHO inspired people and the Songs are good to think about your Life
They are the best! 1 my favourite song is Yellow

20The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Love there music! Exspecially "CrushCrushCrush"(favorite song by paramour) and "Still Into you"(2nd favorite! )!

22Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush is the best band ever and deserve to be in number one. They have three music albums with best songs ever, their serie with four seasons yet, a movie and four big tours and they can act, dance and sing. Are so better than all anything else bands in the universe.
Big Time Rush is always the best band ever and should be first in this list.

23Bullet for My Valentine

24Blink 182

25Super Junior

26Fall Out Boy

27Asking Alexandria
This band has built a solid wall of legendary music they should be in the top 20

28The Smiths
Great sounds, great music which brings out surreal and deep thinking at times. They may have been a band from the 80's but they match the sound of any modern day indie/alternative band, definitely worthy of a spot on the top 50 and definitely worth listening to!
Probably the best band of the 80s.

29Breaking Benjamin
How is this not even in the list yet?

30The Script
Just one word: it's awesome
Oh the best band ever!
It should be in the top 10!



33Three Days Grace
Their songs express so much emotions..
3DG is just awesome.

34Good With Grenades
Wow. Good With Grenades is one of my favorite bands. At least it's on this list.
Their most popular song bruises and bitemarks really puts that band on this list

35Imagine Dragons

36Florence and the Machine

Techno Titans, Germany's most successful band of all time, over 30 million records sold and over 80 gold and platinum awards, 20 years strong!



40Foo Fighters

41Dir En Grey

42Simple Plan

43Rage Against the Machine

44The Seekers

45Panic! at the Disco
Fabbiest band in the world

46Papa Roach

47Crush 40


49New Found Glory

50The Click Five

51Savage Garden

52Honor Society


54Fleetwood Mac


The worst band on earth

57Sum 41

58The Beatles
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.
It's kinda nauseating; the Beatles being so dominant in the popular music scene but they do deserve it. Easy winners here.
No band could outmatch the Beetles
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59One Direction
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!
ONE Direction is just awesome I guess it should be n top 5 even. This list stupid.
They've got that british thing going for them ;P and they're good looking which helps
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Updated Friday, April 18, 2014

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