1 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 ...read more.
I doubt these guys are gonna be forgotten, thanks to the fangirls. - Mumbizz01
It would be good if they will be... - Ananya
Yup...it seems like it will only be remembered by the directioners... - 0744rose
they suck - catwalk
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 ...read more.
Okay so you're telling me that the greatest band ever is the most forgettable band ever?
Coldplay could be bad but they are better than one direction by thousands miles - zxm
Green Day "will be remembered" in twenty years? The only thing that will be remembered is how badly they stank.
Right... - 0744rose
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
4 The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.
Only 15-20% music fans know them.And teenagers like me about less than 5% music fans know them.They know Jonas Brothers but not Allman Brothers - zxm
5 Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.
I doubt anyone from my school even know them - zxm
Yes is an English progressive rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music. Their best known song is their 1971 hit "Roundabout" off of their album Fragile.
In the mid-1970's, Steve Howe said, "I think in 20 years our music will still be remembered." That music is remembered 40 years later. Don't try to predict the future.
7 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
The Doors are not losing popularity. Young kids don't hear them on their favorite station, because they have not put out any new music in 45 years. However, once those kids start to want to branch out from the vapid wasteland of current music, they inevitably find the Doors. Their popularity has remained steady for over 40 years now.
Nope, as long as there is rock music and swaggering frontmen in leather pants, Jim Morrison will always be the standard by which others are measured.
Look guys,I didn't say it in negative sense.I am just saying that these bands are fading away.Bands like these haven't got that kind of popularity that they had before.Barely some people know him. Especially teenagers.You can check it.You can ask but you'll know that only few people know them.If they keep losing their popularity at this rate then I doubt they'll be remembered after 20 years.Already bands like ramones or kinks are already forgotten - zxm
Hahaahaha you said GREEN F'ing DAY would be remembered, but the DOORS won't. [drops mic]
8 The Kinks
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.
I think the author of this list wants to say that these bands are great but unfortunately most of the young people don't know them. - Metal_Treasure
Look around you. there's pop or rap everywhere.people barely listen classic rock songs - zxm
9 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
HAVE YOU EVAHHH SEEN THE RAIN? Comin down... on a sunny day! Haha this band was amazing it's just too bad they're older and kids today or in 20 years won't know a thing about em. You get my vote CCR. - peaceswagtv
11 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
Their band name is me with literally almost everybody on this list. - 0w0uwu
*Talking in 20 years' time* The...Who...? - Britgirl
About 50 of my friends only 2 of them (including me) know them - zxm
The 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.
I don't understand this list. Why are all these good, classic bands here? This is quality music. If anything, Coldplay, Oasis, One Direction, and pretty much every new current band will be gone from everyone's memories before these guys all go. Except for the Ramones. They're forgettable, indeed. - BKAllmighty
Ramones are very good but they are barely remembered. - zxm
I watched them when I was young.Their names also were use in cartoons.But I don't think someone knows him that much. - zxm
13 The Smiths
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
15 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
What?! Free bird will never be forgotten! EVER. This doesn't make any sense
The sooner it's forgotten, the better. The most dragging, never-ending, off-key, make-you-wanna-rip-your ears off, beer-swillin' redneck anthem ever to linger on and on and on and...
16 Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.
17 The Beatles
The 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.
No thell never be forgotten.
I’m voting for them just so I can say HELL NO
18 Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
They might already be forgotten. - DarkBoi-X
Should be forgotten - Ananya
They are legends!
19 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 ...read more.
Since when they are remembered. - zxm
They were never remembered - Ananya
Shame. They weren't a bad band. - growlbunny
20 Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
21 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
22 The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
"Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go" have always been classics.
23 Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, and Paul De Lisle.
They've tried, and failed epically, to stay relevant. Remember the bread incident? Their song "Justin Bieber"? Or the time they made an EDM song? - thomwim
Magic!, originally stylized as MAGIC!, is a Canadian reggae fusion band based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
One of the most underrated bands. - growlbunny
Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, Wales formed in 1997. Founded by lead vocalist and lyricist Ian Watkins, bassist Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance.
27 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was 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.
You're kidding me, right? I'm not their biggest fan of them, but I doubt anyone will forget about them until another few years. - Swellow
I know only two or three friends of mine who know them.Among them they only listened one or two songs of them.And one friend of mine only knows them but never heard their song.But everybody knows Justin Bieber or One Direction.Rock N Roll is dying.And if it dies then the classic rock bands will be forgotten first - zxm
28 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
29 King Crimson
King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), ...read more.
Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
Depends who will...not me at least - Ananya
32 Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
33 The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
34 ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
36 Boney M
Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.
Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.
If they're forgotten, it will be great considering how awful they are. - Swellow
38 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 ...read more.
Bon Jovi is a LEGEND. He will always be remembered. - growlbunny
With songs like "Livin on a Prayer","It's My Life", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Always" They're amazing! We need to listen to it in schools! Nah jk - peaceswagtv
Nirvana 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.
Weren't the best...but did write a couple of songs I love like "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come as You Are", and "Heart-Shaped Box". They will be forgotten...but then again They're already forgotten today. - peaceswagtv
Echosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Echosmith started first as "Ready Set Go!" until they signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012.They are best known for their hit song ...read more.
Who remembers them now anyway? - growlbunny
41 X Ambassadors
X Ambassadors is an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. It currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin.
42 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.