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The Top Ten
You have GOT to be kidding me. The Beatles in 4th place? Queen in 5th? Led Zeppelin in 6th and Pink Floyd in 11th!? Has everyone gotten deaf? Mcfly isn't even that famous. And in no way is it even nearly as good as the Beatles yet its 2 spots above it?
Probably some 10 year old made that list.
Actually what to commit since when did mcfly, keane and coldplay become better than the Beatles. Without the Beatles they wouldn't even exist whoever voted for those three actually want to be shot. What is the world coming too. Correct Order 1. THE BEATLES 2. Rolling Stones 3. Pink Floyd 4. Led Zeppelin 5. Queen 6. The Who 7. Oasis 8. The Smiths 9. The Clash 10. The BeeGees
The Beatles are easily the best band in the world. My top 10 UK band list: 1. Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Rolling Stones 4. Who 5. Pink Floyd 6. Black Sabbath 7. Queen 8. Yardbirds 9. Cream 10. Sex Pistols
The Beatles is the greatest band in the world!V 78 Comments
Best of the best in so many ways, as a song writers, composers, musicians and performes. They made incredible music that will last through out the ages. You do not have to love them but you have to respect them. They had such a impact on modern music that most people do not even know about. Everywhere I travel around the world, on every continent everybody knows Freddie and Queen and everybody feels this music and the emotion and power in that music. Even 10 year old kids in year 2017. That is the proof of greatness. It lasts with time. Never gets old. Why? Because it is art. Pure art. Queen changed music styles so often and in every style they made some legendary songs and quality music. Incredible. That is the characteristic that only first class musicians posses. Only band in history which all four members composed charts number 1 hit song. Freddie was larger than life. He had this incredible charisma that you find in one in a billion. As a live band they were incredible, giving ...more
Freddie Mercury the BEST vocalist of all time.
Brian May one of the best guitarists of all time and the only one who could probably gel so well with mercury's voice
Roger taylor insane drumming skills
John Deacon great bassist! (listen to the bassline from under pressure)
The band responsible for Bohemian rhapsody, we will rock you, another one bites the dust, and we are the champions. People from all over the world have heard them! Even those who are from non-English speaking countries (such as me). Queen is the greatest band ever!
The only bands (from the UK) which match queen are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Who.
None of them are in the top 3. Even other amazing bands like Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, radiohead, sex pistols, and the clash are nowhere on the list!
Trashy, overrated, boring and make me want to tear out my ear drums - daisyypx
Best band everV 74 Comments
HAHA JOKE SHOP! I'm sorry, and at the risk of music snobbery, any list regarding the best British bands who's top 10 doesn't include (in no particular order
The Beatles, Queen, Led Zep (and probably The Yardbirds), The Stones, The Kinks, Bowie (though a 1 man name) and Floyd... Is a bit of a load!
Oasis, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Roxy Music, Muse, Blur, Pulp, Manics etc are all brilliant but owe everything to the above... As for Keane and McFly... They barely even rate to clean the piss from the toilet seats of Page, Beck, Plant, Harrison etc al.
Anyway! My 5 pennies... Keane my arse!
After the Beatles, unequivocally the most influential British rock band
Muse ahead of Led Zeppelin? Really? Jimmy Page one of the greatest guitarists ever. John Bonham one of the greatest drummers ever. Robert Plant one of the greatest rock voices ever. John Paul Jones one of the most underrated musicians ever. Truly inspirational music that blended many genres, including rock, heavy metal, blues, Indian, Celtic, etc. Truly a brilliant band in every way.
This is ridiculous. how is Led Zeppelin not at least no. 2 on this list... greatest band to ever live... changed music in the most beautiful and inspiring way ever possible. stairway to heaven and whole lotta love has truly changed my life... take a listen and try and argue that they are not one of the greatest bands to ever walk the earthV 26 Comments
Spice girls beat Pink Floyd? Lmao who visits this site? - jewunit69
I actually would put Pink Floyd ahead of Led Zeppelin but the Beatles under Queen, PF and LZ.
Pink Floyd have stood the test of time, and their music will still be loved long after people forget the names of some of these "musicians". - rachelcarr
Their music will be remembered forever especially when compared to that of the bands above. Sure Muse looks huge now, but in retrospect we will all think that they were ants when compared to the giants that The Beatles, Who, Queen, and Floyd (etc. ) were.V 20 Comments
Energentic, consistent, enduring, fantastic live and made some masterpieces!
Go! - esambuu
How is Coldplay higher than the Rolling stones - KillerQueen1774
Anybody who hasn't voted for this should go slap themselves. I think that this is the best band from anywhere on the globe. I'm sure that I don't need to list the numerous masterpieces that they have created because I am sure other people have done that for me. Vote Coldplay.V 82 Comments
The Who were some of the leaders in a rebellious revolution against common culture. They created two concept albums to my knowledge (tommy and quadrophenia) that influences later concept albums, and pioneered the rock opera. So yeah, they were influential
Really, the who, rolling stones, led zep, queen and pink floyd are like the greatest rock bands of all time. The Beatles are the greatest artists of all time.
The who are the greatest band ever for me. They had a real angry edge about them that made them something different from Beatles and stones. The true sound of British working class and Sabbath zep Nazareth deep purple even motorhead the specials the jam oasis and and so many proper urban British bands across different genres would not have exacted without the who. They are the missing link. Just listen to live at Leeds and you will know they are the boss of British rock
I just watched a movie about the who and fell in love with the band, I have always been a fan of their music and knowing their story makes their songs even more special.V 17 Comments
When this get's above coldplay I shall be happy - Stalin
The RS...they‘re the real thing!
How is Rolling Stones below Coldplay. They are one of the greatest rock bands in history.
The who was the first band to ever wreck instruments on stage. The first band to ever right rock opera. The who is the bar there is nothing to stones did to change the face of music but played recycled blue songs. And having some great hits as well. The Beatles did nothing to change music but open a door for a lot of great bands to go to America. The stones and the Beatles both made good recording in studio but they who could definitely blow them both off the stage. We are talking about rock and roll right? It's more than just listening to music and albums. it's an energy a total loss of control definition of rock 'n roll is The Who.V 18 Comments
How is coldplay above iron maiden?
Eddie the head
This very good band yes
Iron Maiden, without a doubt, have proved to the entire World that they are the greatest British band of all time, as well as one of the greatest bands, full stop!
Up The Irons!
Noel Gallagher is one of the greatest song-writers of all time and liam Gallagher has such a raw and unique voice. Their Best Album is 'What's The Story) Morning Glory! It is UK's 4th best selling album of all-time, 14 times platinum in the UK, best selling album of the 1990's which was a decade of amazing albums! :D
Best songs include -
Don't look back in anger, some might say, the Hindu times, lyla, the importance of being idle, the masterplan, little by little, wonderwall, morning glory, roll with it, songbird and champagne supernova... And more.
Oasis at #9? Easily on Top 3. - esambuu
What is the world coming to if oasis are behind mcfly! - FOSTER69aV 42 Comments
Think you will find 2 out of the 4 members in the Band are English, (bourn in England) so it's a British Isles band all day long. - collen01
They should be up but recently music is not as good as the first songs...
They're not from the UK.
One I greatest bands of all time, their style is unequal and progress thru generations they make hit by hitV 6 Comments
Muse is probably the most unique British band there is right now. Each of their albums having a different style and genre (s) makes them simply amazing for everyone. Matt Bellamy honestly has the most amazing voice I have ever heard, melodic, expresses emotions perfectly, and is one of the only rock singers that can actually use falsetto amazingly. Not to mention his incredle guitar playing skills, the Plug In Baby riff was voted the best riff of the decade, and with good reason! His guitarist is always complex, and uses a wide range of guitar techniques, not to mention his frequent use of improvisation in playing guitar live. Chris Wolstenholme has been voted one of the greatest bassists of all time, this being backed up by the incredible bass riff in Hysteria, the legendary bass riff of Time Is Running Out, and so many more! Their live performances never fail to entertain their crowd, whether it be an arena concert, or yet another sold-out stadium concert. The band has multiple ...more
BEST ROCK BANDS SINCE 2000, For almost 20 years Muse has carried the Rock torch like no band since the turn of the millennium, their style is a perfect fusion of what makes Rock so legendary...
Only band that could (maybe) deserve to be above Muse are the Beatles - and that's only because they changed music so much. If Muse had been around at the same time, they'd have been even bigger than the Beatles were!V 49 Comments
Weren't they Australian? - galaxyfox
Fantastic all round group whose music spanned many different genres and made a massive contribution to British music and worldwide.
'Barry Gibb' sure has one of the most 'Recognisable Voices' out there.
The Bee Gees are the 5th best selling act of all time, wrote great songs and were not a disco group, there had hits before Saturday night fever and after. It frustrates me when people say they only did disco and people forget their work after Saturday night fever, I love songs like Too much heaven and How deep is you love, listen to many of their songs from the 90's and 2000's, The only love, For whom the bell tolls, Secret love, I could not love you more, Alone, Sacred trust, Wedding day, just to name a few, great songs, with great lyrics and melodies, written and performed fantastically, take a listen, find them on You tubeV 7 Comments
Only bands that should be any higher are maybe Pink Floyd and Queen
How the hell are Coldplay, the f-ing bees gees, iron maiden, and MUSE ahead of Radiohead. Jesus Christ. The only ones that can be arguably better than Radiohead are the Beatles and Led Zeppelin only because they are icons.
When You discover Radiohead, they become your favorite band... - iTunesJunky
Sit down, slap on a bit of OK Computer and you've got the perfect day sorted out. Radiohead are seriously amazing, they change their style so frequently and it still sounds amazing and has depth. After Pablo Honey (when I started listening to them) they haven't let me down since and I own all their albums on vinyl.V 19 Comments
This should be higher than every single band on this list! - InsanityJoe
You currently have Black Sabbath listed below Oasis and Coldplay. I am embarrassed for you, and may our Dark Lord Satan take great glee in your eternal punishment, which will hopefully involve a pineapple, some rock salt, and a jack hammer.
If not the best, one of the best heavy metal bands of all time.
Surely the best English band.
OZZY ROCKS! - i-love-rock-n-roll
Ok most people would say number 1 is beatles or zeppelin but why some band I've never heard of ps one direction sucks paranoid best album everV 7 Comments
'Alan Wilder' is one of the Best when he was in them. What a Player he is...
Deserve to be in the Top 10 due to the fact they are still blasting out 'Wicked Electronic Beats' these days.
'Synth Pioneers' they are, who deserve Respect.
Should be higher up. They are 'Gods Of Electronica' so they are. Idolized by Millions...V 17 Comments
This is not one my favorite bands rather only the most favorite band I ever liked. All the songs are just like a bullet to me that pinches into my heart. Specially- all this things I hate, tear's don't fall and say goodnight
This young Welsh band is unbelievably good at their genre - kind of like a nu Metallica. Not lacking talent either!
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND (Wales) and HUNDRED REASONS (England) should be on this best UK band list!
The best band ever! Who the hell is not voting for them? Just listen to "Tears Don't Fall", "Waking The Demon" and "Your Betrayal". You won't want to hear anything else after that!
Bullet for my valentine are amazing! They have changed my life, There's so many amazing songs by them, and 'Tears don't Fall' is my ultimate favourite song out of all the songs I listen to (even matalica). I will forever be a proud Bullet fan! And if you're not a bullet fan then shame on you!V 4 Comments
Jill brill wowww
I'd feel like I was cheating on common sense and good music taste if I'd written a list like this, The Smiths, 15th?! There is no combo better than Morrissey and Marr in the whole of British music! If you have ever been truly miserable then you will find yourself listening to the Smiths and really understanding the deepness and humour of Morrissey and the musical genius of Marr. First came across There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Listening to 7 Worlds Collide and I've never turned back. Anyone who does not appreciate The Smiths is missing 99% of their emotions, this list is truly a disgrace.
Easily the greatest band of all time, the chemistry of the band (especially between Morrissey and Marr) led to 4 excellent studio albums, commending all different styles of indie which were all original in their own right, truly fabulous. Relatable, meaningful lyrics which are so cleverly written, and written on such matters such as education, murderers and true emotion.
They're timeless, melancholy but uplifting, can have them playing all day - seasonedV 6 Comments
Some of the best music their is. There are obvious songs like Mr. Blue Sky and Don't Bring Me Down, but there is also some really underrated song like:
Wild West Hero
On The Run
Sweet Is The Night
Wishing. - BradStickings
On the eighth day, god said "Let there be Jeff Lynne! "
Legendary band in every respect! From the 70s to now they have just got better and better and have some of the greatest songs ever written to their name.
These guys should be much higher than mcfly!V 4 Comments
Should be way higher up, at least top 10
A band like no other thanks to Mark Knopfler's amazing song writing and guitar playing style.
The BestV 6 Comments
Best band in the world
This. Band. Is. Amazing. They have made it further than most of the bands here, and Oli Sykes have one of the best voices in the world. Not only are their songs written perfectly, but they save lives. These should definitely be number one, as they are one of the best known bands in the world.
Probably one of the best group ever, if a superhero had band this would be its name, as they save countless teens from suicidal depression, the way Oliver writes lyrics almost like he can tell what you've been through. The instrumental are never seen before
This band is juat brilliant they are totally my fave band as they have helped me through a lot in my life and their lyrics have personally helped me and I was able to relate to their dark stories behind the lyricsV 2 Comments
Some of these Bands listed are a joke, and that is an under statement.
. I think YES is a great band, they are extremely talented musicians, don't like their music, fine. That does not make them a poor choice only poor listeners.
Their music takes you to another world. It wasn't made for radio airplay, and it's not always easy to digest. It's just one of those things you either get or you don't. And for those who do get it, nothing is better.
Not the most accessible compared to Coldplay, The Beatles, etc., but Yes has the most euphoric music I've ever heard. Listening to Yes feels like flying.
Most bands don't give a damn about playing something of beauty; they're too concerned with being "cool." Yes has always understood the importance of beauty.V 1 Comment
They deserve to be Higher. I mean, come on' the likes of 'Electric Eye' and 'Breaking The Law' are Iconic...
Is that a joke. They are the BEST
How is Priest this low?
How is Artic Monkeys number 16?! They deserve to be above Bullet For My Valentine and Spice Girls! They are great! Much better than Iron Maiden!
#1 in europe as it stands
As a whole they're one of the best names in the industry currently. All their albums have gone to number one, lyrically exceptional and they've recently finished a world tour (need I go on? ) Like it or not, the Monkeys' are one of the best bands to come out of the UK, and totally deserve to be higher on this list.V 34 Comments
This is disgusting. How is Fleetwood Mac below this band. I love metalcore/post-hardcore music and have enjoyed bands like this for over 5 years but this just leaves a bitter taste. Like, Sex Pistols? The Clash? Judas Priest? Deep Purple? And if we are talking just bands in the same genre of Asking Alexandria. Bring Me The Horizon? Architects? Enter Shikari? Oceans Ate Alaska?
Come on, seriously, no. 30, the deserve better than this. Its asking Alexandria of course the best scream band of all time
The only reason I like the UK is because of Asking Alexandria!
The Sex Pistols, put PUNK on the front pages. The Sex Pistols influenced a vast number of bands to this day. Not only in music but fashion as we'll, that you can see today.
What the heck is mcfly and keane doing there!? They're not even the best band in their genre! R you kidding me? And where's the clash!? Where's the punk movement!? Pistols and Clash should be at least top 15! They made punk so popular (along with Ramones of course) and influence so many people!
Sex Pistols Rock The Cashbash just like the clash - silver1bolbiseur2
Revolutionary punk rockers... My favorite band too - shawnwalkerV 1 Comment
I think this is one of the best bands ever! How come is it the 39 position?
I still get crazy when I listen to "Ruby".
I consider this bands as one of my favorites bands in addition with Van Halen.
Why is this band so low?
Come on, snow patrol are awesome, at least top 15 -
Snow patrol should be at least 10th. They have like best songs of all - Chasing cars, called out in dark, run, open your eyes... Vote!
Your KIDDING! They are MUCH better than this rating!
Keane at number 2 and Snow Patrol at 33rd, what the hell is going on? So many well known and incredible songs are Snow Patrol but for some reason no-one knows they wrote them, INJUSTICE.V 1 Comment
They are by far one of the 'Greatest Synthesizer Duos' out there.
Seriously? No 41? Over 100 million worldwide sales and 30 continuous years in the industry. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are a genius of music writing with the ability to span many genres. Long may them continue.
The pet shop boys are so underrated. Not really a band.. but definitely Best british duo. If not The worlds best duo! Timeless and catchy songs.
Why is this not higher?
Wow, how come they are not top 10? They are great, sold millions of albums and many famous songs! How about smoke on the water? Anyone? THEY ROCK!
Simply the best UK band of all time!
They Rock, THEY SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 5!
THE ARE SPACE TRUCKIN' COME ON, COME ON, COME ON AFTER THE WAR ALL BANDS WERE GREAT! OH MAN
They only had two albums and I still think that those songs are better than a lot out there today sung by bands who didn't even write those songs, and can't play instruments. Their style of Pop-Punk was like nothing else and they are the 'secret' inspiration of a lot of bands who are famous today. Some of their songs trigger emotions and all of them have the most amazing lyrics and the most catchy melodies.
Quirky and a little bit on the insane side with very politicised lyrics, these guys are surely a worthy addition.
Best band ever. Love you guys!
Jarvis is my hero.
What? This band is not in number 1? What happened to you guys? I mean, danny has a really great and unique voice. Their songs are really catchy and wonderfully made.. I mean. Wow! This should be at the number 1 spot. The man who can't be moved is really great. Straight from the heart. Breakeven? The best! For the first time? Wow! The best =D
Amazing band. Songs are so well written, very emotionally charged. Listen to their first 2 albums in particular to realise how great they are.
Sir's you're still the number one and the best for me.. Keep it up idols.. I'm a script fan forever and ever..
Why 25th they should be the BEST!V 3 Comments
Better than most
Possibly the greatest live band ever and a huge benefactor to the rock scene entirely
WHAT! The Kinks, one of the greatest and most quintessentially British bands of all time 64. This is ridiculous they are in the same league as The Who and The Beatles no doubt. With songs like "Waterloo Sunset" and "Sunny Afternoon" also early classics like "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of The Night".
Britain has produced more great bands than all other countries combined, so it is HARD to choose which ones are the greatest. For me, The Kinks rank with Beatles/Stones/Who et al as one of the absolute best. Time and distance have shown me the incredible quality of their output and the prolonged length of that quality. I think Ray is my favorite songwriter of all time and there's a lot of competition for that crown.
Top four easily. Ray Davies' quality writing, combined with perhaps the first hard-rock guitar sound of brother Dave (and his little green amp) and you have memorable sounds and songs that spanned the '60's through the '80's. Listen to "Tired of Waiting" and then "Destroyer". Amazing repertoire.
Gotta agree with above. The kinks have more quality tracks than anybody. They're a bit off centre/quirky/unique and definitely the inspiration for so many bands even today.V 6 Comments
Record sales should count
As if this super, ground breaking band was left out. Give your head a shake.
They are best of the best!
COMN! HE'S CALLED ERIC CLAPTON!
AND GINGER BAKER!
BEST DRUMMER EVER
Cream should be way higher than this! They had way more influence on other artists than some of the other artists in higher positions. (And better material too! ).
47? Bunch of wankers voting.
You have Cream currently below "Gorillaz" and "Mumford and Sons."
I really don't know what to say to people like you. Unngg, ummpph, urrg, maybe, as I drop deuce on your foreheads, you ignorant millennial cretins.
This band is amazing!
They originated in England and 2 of the 3 musicians were English.
You me at six has change my life for ever
Josh Voice always amazing altrough it in a bad song.. Almost they song amazing.. Just listen their songs and look the lyric and video.. Amazing..
One of the greatest bands of 2012
You Me At Six has produced an amazing album 'Sinners Never Sleep' and re-introduced uk rock music into the charts
They finally got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Now we just need other legendary British bands such as the Smiths, Oasis and Blur and that would do it!
Easily should have made the top ten.
One of the best bands in the world! Just listen to songs like 'Lullaby' or 'Pictures of you' and you see what I mean. Why is this band on place 25?! Jesus Christ...
Epic song writing which ranges from great poetry to bright pop. Bi-polar as art and brilliant to enjoy.V 4 Comments
Beyond brilliant.. We in the US are jealous we do not get to see them anymore.. A heartbreaker
Unique sounds in my top 3 bands of all time.
Pure class! Awesome band! So underrated...
Unbelievable band, very difficult to pigeon hole, class actV 1 Comment
Dear Westlife - Shane, Mark, Nicky, Kian...
"Tonight", I could not sleep. I'm miss you, Westlife, very very much. And I think many of your fans will "No One's Gonna Sleep Tonight" like me. But I want to close my eyes and sleep to "I Have A Dream", so that us can become "Closer" or simply "Miss You Night".
The first time I heard your voice-I can not remember that when it did-but I really moved by every melodies of you. I feel the happiness, love and sadness-everything in this world are in your songs. Thanks to you, I can find joy and hope in my life, "You Raise Me Up". You became "My Love", was the fun, was the "Queen Of My Heart", was "Mandy" by me, was all for me. Thanks to you that I find myself, so I can live true to myself and be myself, so I can "Flying Without Wings", You are the "Lighthouse" point me in the dark. I wonder that is "Have You Ever Been In ...more
Westlife is simply amazing.. They'll always be my favourite.. Love you Mark, Shane, Kian and Nicky
Nothing can ever beat you guys :)))
Westlife've made me feel better each time I was sad. Their music just... Heal my soul...!V 2 Comments
They are a seriously have to be behind little mix who are only famous because they were on the X factor which isn't talent these 4 piece band payed out of there own money to have there first album released and that itself ain't easy they have a ton of fans who are well and truely devoted like me and seeing this at 45 just ain't right please vote for them and there songs are just amazing my fave has to be not with haste or whispers in the dark
I really like the way they use guitar in their songs. And I love the song "I Will Wait" it is going to be a classic
Incredible band with 5 consecutive number 1 albums and over 20 top 20 songs and 11 top 5 singles definitely should be much higher than it is.
They deserve at least top 20 spot in ALL time UK ranking and top 3 ranking in current time. They're amazing! Cheers from Slovenia!
Kelly and his Band rocks!
See them once you need to keep seeing them
It deserves to be in top ten
The police deserves 2nd as it makes real music and is not like some donkey eg
I actually prefer the Phil era. "Duke" is particularly excellent! Phil was simply a better, stronger singer. Gabriel actually "went pop" before Genesis did. (They were doing "Wind & Wuthering" while he had switched to a pop sound.) So stop yer fussin', all you Phil-haters!
It's so sad that genesis never get any reward for their talent. Gabriel was a mad genius. don't bother listening to phil's era though.
Please do us real Genesis fans a favour and jump into a freezing cold lake and drown. Phil's era was top-notch stuff, especially A Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering. - PlanetDeadwing
Smashing band, never cracked the US, so they're less recognizable, but their debut album is one of the most impressive debuts ever created. Second Coming is pretty good too, if you don't compare it to their first album. Listen to Fool's Gold and you'll see why they're so acclaimed.
this is a joke listen to
stone roses debut its one of the most importaint albums ever made without this there would be no oasis. simples
Please tell me how the stone roses are 76? This is real music should be at least in the top ten! If not number one! "International Continental"
Can't believe the roses are 75. Ian brown is genius. The best debut album of all time. Inspirational to so many then and now...V 5 Comments
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