Best Bands from the UK


The Contenders: Page 3

41 Blur Blur Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.

Since when should Blur be this far down the list?!?! Are people insane? Blur absolutely rock!

I am furious at the fact that blur have ranked below the pet shop boys. The pet shop boys! I mean, the pet shop boys are a lot of fun, but I defy you to find one way they are better than blur. And you know what, I went into this list going "it's okay if oasis is listed above blur, that so-called battle of Britpop ended as soon as it began, they're both good, it doesn't matter"-- but honestly!? How did oasis make top ten and blur came in number forty? The mind reels!

Blur has always experimented and didn't always use the same formula. People should really look beyond "Song 2"...Songs like "The Universal" or "This Is A Low", truly underappreciated band.

Blur is an amazing band, should at least be in the top 20
So underrated

V 11 Comments
42 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.

This band is amazing. They have a lot of swag. Its hard 2 choose between one direction and the wanted

Not so nice but a little they can never beat up till one direction

This band is amazing, I hope it rises through the list to be in at least the top 20

The wanted is uk band boy name are max george... Nathan sykes... Jay mcguiness... Tom parker... Siva kaneswaran I love you the wanted

V 4 Comments
43 Moody Blues Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.

They've released 8 of the most influential rock albums ever. Very underrated overlooked band.

"To our childrens, children, children" is a rock-pop masterpiece. And there's so much more. No other band on this list comes close. They should be number 1.

V 1 Comment
44 Enter Shikari

Quirky and a little bit on the insane side with very politicised lyrics, these guys are surely a worthy addition.

45 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

How is this so far down on the list lol you people are insane lol I saw some worse bands before gorillaz

73?!?! WHAT Gorillaz is by FAR one of the BEST Bands. They deserve at least top 10!

Come the band has like its own genre


V 5 Comments
46 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.

Possibly the greatest live band ever and a huge benefactor to the rock scene entirely

47 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.

They originated in England and 2 of the 3 musicians were English.

48 Siouxsie & the Banshees Siouxsie & the Banshees
49 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.


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.

50 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

one of my most favorite bands in the world from hard rock, metal, alternative, pop-rock. they are very flexible, the lyrics and music is great. all of them are amazing and rick allen who has only an arm can do fast beats without having another hand to use. def leppard is a legendary band because many artists look up to them. - ronluna

Definitely Leppard is the type of band which you can really get into their music. They definitely should be in the top ten instead of Keane and Muse who haven't been around as long or influenced as many artists.

the drummer rick allen can surpass the other drummers in this top tens lists if he has 2 arms til today - ronluna

What?! , who on earth voted for the other bands, definitely Leppard is one of the biggest, who made this list...some of these bands that are on the top suck, such as Coldplay, blackeil birds

V 5 Comments
51 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

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".

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.

Top 3 band for me - Ray has probably written more great songs than anyone except Bowie.

V 3 Comments
52 New Order New Order

As if this super, ground breaking band was left out. Give your head a shake.

They are best of the best!

53 The Stranglers

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...

Should be number 1.

V 1 Comment
54 The Alarm
55 Roxy Music Roxy Music

One of the great british bands of the 70's, many of the higher placed bands, dream of creating music half as good as Roxy produced.

Really should be much higher, great band.

I like very much, and the recent Brian Ferry interpret Bod Dylan songs in magnific

56 Lawson Lawson V 1 Comment
57 You Me at Six

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

V 1 Comment
58 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

Should be higher I can't believe keane, busted, spice girls, one direction and mcfly are higher.

Come on, obvious number one choice! - asdfalexia

The Clash along with The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, and so many other great punk bands of the mid 70s. Created a new way of listening and understanding music. Their music can be heard today. Almost 40 years later, and be consider, today's music, with all the problems that we have.

The clash is the best band ever

V 1 Comment
59 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 more.

Yeah totally agree, this band is running longer than the beatles and zep were for like 2.5 times! Had more singles than anyone! 22 top ten hit singles... And led? But no status quo is no rock (sarcasm), they only play three chord (Screw that old joke! )... Hello people, rock and roll isn't more than blues, which is three chords! Jailhouse rock, how many chords are in there! People who place bands like zep and beatles on top, are just mainstream rockers, only like what reaches the top ten in lists! I have my own taste, and Quo is the best band the world has ever seen!

Why the HELL isn't this band in the top ten! One of the most successful British bands ever! More UK hit singles than any band on this list! Get a grip people!

Should be top 10 all the way. A band that has not and I doubt, will be bettered, for their hard work and musical integrity. Love 'em or loathe 'em, Quo have been the backbone of UK music for too long to be so low in this chart!

There is no band that has a better long term record of success than Quo. They blow the doors off the place when they perform live. I can't believe people don't want top give them their due.

V 3 Comments
60 M People
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Rock Bands of All Time Top 10 Best KPop Bands Best Metal Bands Best Alternative Bands of All Time Best Japanese Rock Bands

List StatsUpdated 20 Aug 2017

11,000 votes
199 listings
9 years, 358 days old

Top Remixes (43)

1. The Beatles
2. Bee Gees
3. Rolling Stones
1. The Beatles
2. Queen
3. Coldplay
1. Iron Maiden
2. Muse
3. Feeder

View All 43


Add Post

Error Reporting

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