Best Bands of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

YES. I came this list just to see if they got were at the top. And of course! Their lyric song are amazing and each song has its own vibe. They're great people and I've never loved any musicians like I do them. The lyrics are very relatable to me.

Best. Lyrics. Ever. " Its all about my forehead, and how it is a door that holds back contents that make Pandora's box contents look nonviolent." Migraine, Vessel, 2013. "Sometimes quiet is violent." Car Radio, Vessel, 2013. " There's an infestation in my mind's imagination." "Death inspires me like a dog inspires a rabbit." Heavydirtysoul, Blurryface, 2015. "We're driving toward the morning sun, where all your blood is washed away, and all you did will be undone." Taxi Cab, Twenty One Pilots, 2009. I could go on, and on, and on, but I won't. So good.

This is the best band in the world! My friends say they're a mental depression (witch is kind of true), but I just love these guys!

What are they even doing on this list? Terrible, just terrible. - benhos

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

I don't usually stray out of Hip Hop, but I when I do, I listen to this band, they deserve number 1 - KrazzyMadd

Qmazing and perfect and is so out there.

Always! - SamuiNeko

3 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 are awesome and I love them so much

I like them and their songs so much

Their music is so good


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4 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
5 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.

I love 1d the are just awesome

When will the next song be released?

Good but big time rush is best

love them

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6 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

Their latest album The Astonishing was their first album to reach number one on the US Billboard Rock Chart. Epic win!

7 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.

Fifth harmony are the best. No more words needed

Fifth harmony is the best more than the rest when you want to listen to pop songs this is the band you should listen to, they definitely deserves number 1 /o/ ;^)

yes,it is

8 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.
9 The Saturdays The Saturdays The Saturdays are a British girl group who had a massive number 1 single called "What About Us". The group's members are Una, Mollie, Rochelle, Frankie & Vanessa. They have released more than 20 singles and are one of the most popular girl bands on the planet.
10 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten more.

The Contenders

11 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire
12 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.

This isn't just the band of 2016, they've been amazing since I first heard them in the 90s. - Britgirl

Vivacious bands forever

13 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.

Better than all of these - EliHbk

Most talentented, most popular. These guys and Avenged Sevenfold are the best bands still around if you ask me.

14 Wintersun Wintersun Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum for whom he was lead singer and guitarist.
15 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.

Should be #1, Jade's my favorite but Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy are amazing as well - Btd

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17 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.
18 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney 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 on the Take more.
19 Paradise Lost Paradise Lost Paradise Lost are a gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax, England and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death/doom genre and of the gothic metal genre.
20 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
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1. Blind Guardian
2. Meshuggah
3. Iced Earth
1. The Saturdays
2. Fifth Harmony
3. One Direction
1. Imagine Dragons
2. Rhapsody of Fire
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