Best Bands from the UK


The Contenders: Page 7

121 Wishbone Ash
122 Humble Pie Humble Pie
123 Faces
124 The Chameleons

Under rated. Legendary. Amazingly influential and songs that are truly timeless. A top 100 band.

125 Madness
126 The 1975


oh boy... - gauriuniyal

127 Florence + the Machine
128 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
129 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

Three professors of their instruments having more of a musical argument than a collaboration. I liked that fierce weirdness. Amazing energy!

130 Foals
131 The Vaccines
132 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

Seriously Porcupine tree at 193! Is this a joke.? Steven Wilson is top class. Should be under top 20 easily

133 Spice Girls Spice Girls The Spice Girls were an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, née Adams.

This is my favorite band WHOO! - fudgebar

134 Sugababes Sugababes The Sugababes are an English girl group, formed in 1998 with founding members Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan.
135 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.

I have to say I'm not surprise of the ranking... But still, Franz Ferdinand has a unique sound (which I'm crazy about! ), an amazing singer (okay, every British band does... ) and will have an important place in my heart, as well as in my Ipod forever!

If we're judging this poll based on acts that actually British, then Westlife has no business being on this list for obvious reasons. Franz Ferdinand on the other hand, has every right to be here simply because it is a british band.

They're amazing, and I do mean it. The drums, the guitars and the rhythm are unique! They sound like any other band, and that's hard to find nowadays

I love them! They are awesome! They deserve to get more votes! C'mon ppl! Vote for them its Franz Ferdinand duh! Every song is a hit c:

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136 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

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137 McFly

McFly? McFly's the best band. I think they just created a new style than anyone can like. If you listen to some old McFly's songs you'll realize they sound like The Beatles (like a new Beatles' style). Their last albums totally changed it's style, but I think they're still unique. It's easy to identify yourself with their lyrics... Those inspirational and fabulous lyrics. Don't forget about the melody. The melody of their songs are just amazing. The way they play their instruments, the way Tom and Danny sing while they play the guitar, Dougie's style to rock with his bass, and Harry's form to play the drums is just HANDSOME. McFLY's my life and no one's gonna change that! MCFLY ROCKS.

They sound like the Beatles, because there was something called 'the Beatles'; without the Beatles there would be no McFly. Also, copying is technically bad in music, no originality. Also, "The way they play their instruments". You're saying you prefer these guys to the way Pink Floyd 'play their instruments' or how Lennon 'sings while he plays guitar' or Entwistle's 'style to rock with his bass'. Finally, how do you even play drums 'HANDSOMELY'? - paak17

McFLY second!? Wow! Wasn't expecting that!

McFLY Are great band who focus on keeping up to date with new styles, yet stick with meaningful and emotional lyrics. Their new songs (to be officially released in the winter) are almost electric rock, yet the lyrics recall dougies (bassist player) hard time in rehab.

Seen these guys 9 times and just seem to get better each time, and I'm a 19 year old guy.. Not a 12 year old little brat. I love bands such as coldplay, bullet for my valentine, keane, oasis, muse and queen and I'm not going to attack them.. But nothing will compare to the 6 years I've had following McFLY.

Time doesn't = quality. Yeah, it's great to have been around for a while, but that doesn't automatically make your music better! 8 years and five albums is what McFly have accomplished by the first half of their twenties. Give these guys time, and their original music and lyrics are going to earn them JUST as much longevity as some of the other bands on this list. Don't wait a couple of years to give this band the credit it deserves, appreciate them now!

Busted is 3, isn't it, yeah ok mcfly should be number 1 - lizard302

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138 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

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139 Stone Roses

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...

One of the best bands of all time! How so far down the list?

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140 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

Unique and the most innovative band of all time. They are the first band to use mtv for their success. And they are the leader of the 2nd british ivasion in the U.S.A. and almost of all 30 years in the music industry and they still rock the world. There no sign of slowing down.

How is this awesome band at number 50?! This band deserves much more than that. Simon LeBon does fantastic on vocals with John Taylor pulling off crazy bass lines. My parents told me that they should be in the top 5, if not top 10.

DD rules the 80's period! 82 -86 and comeback years of 2001 - 2006. They are not the Fab Five for Nothing. They become dormant when original five are not complete. But when complete, It will be their Show!


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