Top Ten Bands of 2014

Who do you think? One direction? Little Mix? Or 5 seconds if summer? You decide!

The Top Ten

1 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.

I don't understand how people find this music amusing. It seems like the only people that do are complete idiots (not saying all of them, but many). The positive comments on here have some of the worst grammar I have ever seen. These guys are just another boy band, and they'll be forgotten within the decade. It happened to every other boy band, and it's gonna happen to this one. And don't reply saying "They're not a boy band, they play instruments". Some boy bands play them. 5 Seconds Of Summer is the second worst pop rock band of all time (worst being the Jonas Brothers). - Caleb9000

They totally deserve all they got in 2014. They're such a good band and their music is so good. Whoever said that they couldn't make it where they are now because of One Direction seriously needs mental check up because all One Direction did was take 5SOS on tour with them as their opening act. OPENING ACT, it's not like they wrote and sang and promoted 5SOS, is it?

Seeing my all-time favourite band being the #1 best band of 2014 just made my entire day. I love how much they've accomplished, and seeing this just makes me want to cry, because it reminds me of everything they've done for music history and their fans.

I don't like all of the attention they're getting and people are saying that they're better the One Direction, but if it wasn't for One Direction then they wouldn't have been here.

2 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Directioners! We are the most crazy, loved, hated, rude, but popular fan base right now most of us have been with these boys from the moment they were put in the group. Now I have nothing against Little Mix but I honestly didn't know who they were until Zayn was like listen to them. And now I love them. But I still think 1D deserve the top crown more than LM. Sorry. - DivaDirectioner

A band plays their own instruments, I love 1D but they are more of a group

One direction is totally awesome they made me feel loved and cared for.. I truly love the

One Direction are the best band in history! They worked so hard to get to we they are and the deserve it.

3 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction SUCK! OneRepublic are so talented and infinity times better than the two crappy bands above them. Please, people, get them to number 1! They deserve it!

They are amazing they should be number one

I actually like those bands and one republic there very good

Love their music such great talent

4 The Vamps The Vamps The Vamps are a British pop rock band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.

The vamps is good, because sometime brad look like bruno mars (just for me) and he has very lovely hair, tristan is very cool drummer, james is very sexy boy, and connor is very shy boy and he has very lovely smile

They are really good but I am confused how r5 is not in the list

Their music is awesome but it would be better if they didn't ALWAYS sing about girls

They are really good and their songs are heart touching

5 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

ALL of their songs are good and so upbeat. Clear standout for me.

Love ❤ them so much

6 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.
7 The Fray The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and more.

Crazy man

8 The Script The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

The Script is my all time favorite band! Sure, I also love OneRepublic, American Authors, and Maroon 5, but after hearing them all live, Danny O'Donoghue (the lead singer) is by far the best. Each and every one of their songs are amazing and the lyrics are all meaningful. No matter how you're feeling, the Script has a song for you. The band members are all nice, funny, and most importantly, genuine (not to mention incredibly talented). I think that my top 20 songs (which is hard to choose, considering that I love all their songs) are:
1. If You Could See Me Now
2. We Cry
3. Good Ol' Days
4. Flares
5. Breakeven
6. Paint the Town Green
7. For the First Time
8. Nothing
9. Dead Man Walking
10. Before the Worst
11. Superheroes
12. It's Not Right For You
13. The Man Who Can't Be Moved
14. Talk You Down
15. Walk Away
16. Six Degrees of Separation
17. Man on a Wire
18. If You See Kay
19. Hall of Fame
20. Fall for Anything
If ...more

9 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

Why isn't fall out boy on there

Their songs are so good how the hell are they behind bands like union j

Best group ever

Well, I did choose this band because I think this band was very motivating me.
Although, I'm also the superfans overall - JDavis

10 R5 R5 R5 is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. The band consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Rydel Lynch, and Ellington Ratliff.

Good sound, cute kids, fun name. Just they sound like every other band out there. Like Can't let you pass me by. It sounds like every other band out there but they are still a good band - DivaDirectioner

Bars are in that groupI personly lovethem❤

The Contenders

11 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Why the hell is One Direction on here? They suck. Fall Out Boy rules!

I agree. Fall out boy is one of the best bands today!

Fall out boy is consider a band one direction is not a band I don't see none of them playing istruments in stage they all run around singing but fall out boy ever one of them plays a instrument

12 Owl City Owl City Owl City is an American Synthpop/Electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is the most successful of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.
13 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

They should be more popular because they're AMAZING! They would've been more popular if Simon Cowell was judging the X Factor when they were on. They should be #2 at the list behind 1D

Why is this at #13?!? Lower than One Direction? 1D sucks..Lower than 5SOS? Who really finds them amusing? Lower than The Vamps? I really want to commit suicide. This should be at least #1. They DESERVE it. All they need is, a bit more recognition. Have you ever even heard them really?

They represent the girl power, and they are four absolutly talented girls, they can sing, they can dance, they are nice with the fans, and their music is so good and inspiring like change your life, salute, boy, or little me.

No offense but I don't think their that good

14 McBusted

They are amazing and deserve so much less slack than they get. If I say I like them, people laugh, like how is it funny!

15 Union J Union J Union J are an English boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Casey Johnson and previously George Shelley.

I like this boys they look so best

I wouldn't say I like them, but they r good

16 All Time Low All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. more.

It’s sad that they’re not even in the top 10

I don't know about them

17 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.

Amazing! One direction isn't a band!

Best Hard Rock Band

Very good 😊

18 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, with their cousin Matthew Followill.

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).

19 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

An amazing return after the best singer in the world died

This band has accomplished so much more this year than any other band on this list. Mitch died only two years ago, and they're already back together (with Eddie Hermida! ). They released a solid album - You Can't Stop Me - with an altered style, but it still sounds like them. I saw them live in Cleveland in October, and they totally destroyed. But 5sos and 1D are above them... Ugh, I can't stand it. Especially considering how rude Directioners have been to SS fans since the accident. Oh well.R.I.P. Mitch Lucker, legends never die. Thank you, Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, for inheriting the crown! - ThatStrangeKid42

Love ❤

20 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.
21 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

Although not number one, they deserve to be in the top 5.

Deserves to be in the top 5, but not number one.

22 The Wanted The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

Awesome band... Love it

23 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
24 Paradise Fears

Check them out on YouTube

25 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
26 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.
27 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

Pretty good better than the top 2 right know

I'm actually dead inside 😂

28 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

I listened to them this morning ��� - 😜

29 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.
30 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.
31 Bastille Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.
32 Chelsea Grin
33 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

2 things:
1. They formed years ago, which makes me think it's not a good choice for this list.
2. While they still exist, 2014 was their WORST YEAR. Maroon 5 is now one of my least favorite bands due to the abomination of music they have created this year.

L like their new but l don't like them they are just not that good

34 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.
35 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
36 The Main Level
37 Take That Take That Take That are an English pop group from Manchester, formed in 1989. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen.
38 Kongos
39 Beartooth Beartooth Beartooth is an American metalcore band formed by Caleb Shomo in Columbus, Ohio in 2012. They are signed to Red Bull Records since 2013 along with Shomo's electronic act Class.

For god's sake, I don't think they meant "Bands Who have Existed for a Long Time but Still Exist Now". They mean bands who were very relevant in 2014! Like Beartooth! And Beartooth is an awesome band. Definitely one of the best bands ever.

40 Nothing More
41 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.
42 Royal Blood Royal Blood Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock.

Lmao 5 seconds of summer is at the top when they can't even make there own songs (that isn't whiny bull crap)

43 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

They should have been first

BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Best Bands On Vans Warped Tour 2014 Top Ten Bands We Want to Make a Comeback In 2014 Best Christian Rock Bands of 2014 Best Upcoming Metal Bands of 2014 Best Male Singers or Boy Bands of 2014

List Stats

100 votes
43 listings
5 years, 211 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. The Vamps
2. R5
3. Owl City
1. 5 Seconds of Summer
2. The Script
3. Bon Jovi
1. 5 Seconds of Summer
2. Bon Jovi
3. Imagine Dragons

View All 4

Error Reporting

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