Top Ten Best Bands of All Time

Top ten bands of all time. Ok, it can be anything as long as it's a group of people not a solo singer.

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Why isn't the worlds best at #1. They pretty much have 90% of the worlds popular music records that nobody will ever break. Not to mention they have held these records for almost 50 years, and they have written almost 80% of they're songs, except for the occasionally a 50's remakes that sounded pretty cool to me, and all 4 members went off and got as many number one hits combined as they did in The Beatles. - westofohio

Beatles? number 1? What? Come on, people. They might be the first on the cradle but, they lack of swinging and they drink milk of grinned rice. They might be the first to create different genre of music but, they are already surpassed by the new generations bands. Even you listen to their songs and compared it to the songs of the 1980's and 1990's, I guess, you will prefer the songs of the new bands than the beatles. The beatles is a legend band. The source of most of the band musicality but, they are already no longer the best band because, their songs are less appreciated, nowadays, than the songs of the new bands. How many songs of the beatles, nowadays, are still being played? I guess, none. Do they still have any revival of their songs played by the new bands? Let me guess, none. So what if they are creative in their musical aspects? Is it enough to prove that they are the best band? They just got lucky at the time because, the people at that time love music and it is the past ...more

Just look up the best recording selling artists! The Beatles are on top far from any current band! The closest is Led Zeppelin! Same with #1 Hits they are the lead in #1 hits! - AliBab

The Beatles and Queen, they were, are, and will forever be no doubt the greatest bands ever. They are way better than Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Although I like both bands the same, The Beatles is more influential and they are the best selling music artist. Sure, I agree that Freddie is the best vocalist, rock singer, and frontman of all time, Brian is a better guitarist, Roger is a better drummer, Queen didn't make that much influence than The Beatles. Also, The Beatles is a little more popular. Some of you said that how is The Beatles higher than Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, well, this is the answer. I saw a guy said that some modern bands are way better than The Beatles. Who? No other bands or singers can change music and influence other music artists as much as what The Beatles did. The Beatles change music forever.

To those who kept saying how stupid it is that The Beatles is above Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Stones, I suggest you to listen to the interviews of Freddie Mercury, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, and Mick Jagger and how they looked up to The Beatles. Remember, Stones became famous because of the song given to them by The Beatles 'I Wanna Be Your Man'. They were the reason Stones became number one. Someone I read here said that a lot of new bands surpassed The Beatles, which ones did? I never heard any band as progressive as they were, nor as versatile as they were in the kinds of genre that they played. Queen and Led Zeppelin were truly progressive too, and experimental, but they're nowhere near The Beatles. Often, they reuse the sound of Beatles. Besides that, I cannot disagree that Bohemian Rhapsody is incomparable to any song written by all these bands, but in terms to how much amazing songs were made in a short amount of time: A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky, ...more

2 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

All of the bands on this list are amazing but I think Queen is a little better. All the band members were so different but they all went together. Queen always has music to offer for every one of your moods and they never disappoint. I can't think of one song of theirs that was even just a little bit bad. Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May, and John Deacon felt so connected with the audience. I've never been to one of their concerts and I wasn't even alive when they performed but even when I watch videos of their concerts it feels as if I'm there. I haven't watched Bohemian Rhapsody and I'm still in love with Queen. This just goes to show that people nowadays don't only love Queen because of the movies. Again, all the bands on this list are amazing and have so much to offer but in my opinion, Queen has just a bit more.

Obviously the Beatles is at number 1. I'm not going to try and change that, they deserve all of the hype they get, they are probably 1 of if not the most talented and original songwriters of all time.

But Queen... Oh MAN.


They are so unpredictable, so iconic, so recognizable and just so strangely addictive that it hurts.

Queen is a band that makes you feel how a bend should make you feel: whatever you want. Their songs can be happy, sad, angry, really whatever you want them to be.

Queen is, in my opinion, the greatest band that will ever exist.

Just watches bohemian rhapsody and became a greater fan of it as it has faced so many obstacles to become a band that is really the queen and the king of all other bands. It tells the amount of perseverance and tenacity the band has shown specially Freddie Mercury as he still made songs till his last breath suffering from such a terrible disease. It tells their life of making one of the biggest (in all terms) songs in history of music making songs that made a revolution.
Salute! to this band and specially Freddie Mercury .

I love their alternative rock sound. Freddie's vocals are incredible but I think that the background vocals from the rest of the band are a bit underrated. Definitely one of my favorite bands

3 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 more.

Led Zeppelin is better than Queen. The reason Queen is showing up higher is because of their new movie, and people just love to follow the crowd love.

Why is Queen above Led Zeppelin I mean yeah Freddie Mercury's great and everything, but no way there above Zeppelin in my opinion.

Led zeppelin is the greatest band of all time not the beatles

The band with the most individually talented members. It was also more than the sum of its parts.

4 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

Grew up with their music. Some of their best is bluesy, although we all know they can rock.

All time top three band without any doubt, just because of having the finest songbook (except for the beatles? )

Get these guys to #5, that way we can have the five greats in the top 5 and get stupid metallica out

Explain to me why Metallica is higher then Rolling Stones, these guys are second best, other then the Beatles, the stones are awesome, Queen wasnt even even that popular for its time, suck it up. Street fighting man, sympathy for the devil, gimme shelter, ruby Tuesday, those are some of the best ever songs, suck it up the stones are great, and if you think they are bad, then YOU ARE CRAZY. The Rolling Stones are awesome

5 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

This has to be at #1. They delivered emotions through music. From the dark side of the Moon to Division Bell. Almost all of The albums were concept albums. This band transformed music into sheer emotions!

This is the worlds best band. This should be number 1. Talk about talent people!

I think Pink Floyd is the best rock band in the world. In addition to the amazing soundscapes that are on all of Pinks Floyd's albums, it is also because they create the most coherent concept albums.
I confess that my opinion is colored by the fact that I listen most to symphonic and progressive rock music. I love music where you are emotionally dragged around the mane, first by quiet passages where you get choked on the cheek- then suddenly you are knocked to the ground by hard hitting passages. it's typically Pink Floyd. - stillwater

The perfect combination of haunting soundscapes, conceptual and intellectual engagement, transcendent concerts, studio wizardry, beautiful solos, inventive structures, iconic album artwork, yet accessibility. The Beatles were the first, Floyd were the masters
It says a lot that DSOTM can be considered the greatest album of all time but the jury's out on whether it's even the greatest Pink Floyd album

6 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.

Metallica is just the most well rounded and toughest band out there. They have great melodies and intense power chord usage

Metallica are the best band ever. Just listen to their discography. Even their weakest albums like St. Anger or Reload are great to me, they are a big inspiration and they got me into Heavy Metal music. When I first heard Master Of Puppets I was blown away by their sound. They are not the fastest band, heaviest or even most complex, but their songs are so well structured that they albums are very memorable and iconic, specially their first 5. To me, Ride The Lightning or Justice are their best, and one of the greatest Metal records of all time. Amazing band. - HeavyRaiden

I don't know why they get some much hate from the Metalhead community...

Metallica is the best band ever period.
Their songs are so well written, full of emotions and faces real problems.
The riffs they wrote are the most iconic riffs in rock history: Master of puppets, one, fade to black, for whom the bell tolls, battery and the list goes on and on...
Heavy iconic riffs, fast melodic solos, best song writing, james legendary vocals, you can't find it anywhere else.
They are so talented, technically sound, creative and have no boundaries.
Not to mention that they are still playing live and kicking ass after 38 years and counting...
long live METALLICA

7 Nirvana 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. more.

! Nirvana on 7th spot. I can't believe it. It should be definitely above Metallica.

Easily my favorite band. Very iconic group. The 90's and the grunge genre wouldn't be the way they were without Kurt, Krist, and Dave. It's incredible how much they influenced in such a short amount of time. - Thevideogameboy

I'd say that nirvana should be higher because of their skill to make so many hit songs with unfortunately such short time. Although some of their songs are not complex, the music is terrific, plus they basically jump started grunge. The most impactful point is how ever since they've come out, people of all ages know and listen to them. Lastly they created the best rock song of all time, Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Nirvana was and still one of the most influential bands of all time. They changed the direction of music and shaped the entire 90'. It (in my opinion of course) should be above the band "Mettalica", since I think Nirvana was a more "defying" band. It not only influenced grunge, metal, punk etc. but music in general.

8 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 more.

Anyone who says The Who are an overrated and horrible band is at the same level of intelligence as a dead rat!

All had amamazin solo careers after they split, the live performances were to die for and they made great movies as well.

How is Green Day above The Who?

Linkin Park, Coldplay, and Green Day are not better than the band with the best bassist, drummer, and songwriter ever

9 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

I hope they'll be remembered as one of the greatest bands of all time.

They are the best band ever. They have changed the world with their music. Just listen to basket case, when I come around, good riddance and holiday and then you will see how amazing they are. vote for green day so they can be at number 1 which is where they deserve to be

Green Day should be in the top ten. They have songs of many different genres, such as Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Garage Rock, Acoustic, Ska and even Screamo. Tre Cool is probably one of the best drummers on Earth, and Mike Dirnt is probably one of the best bassists ever. Billie Joe's lyrics were good at first, but they just keep getting better and better. His vocals are also improving over time. Some of his guitar solos (especially from the early albums) are absolutley insane. They have sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best selling artists of all time. 'Dookie' is certified as diamond in the USA, and it is the best selling punk album and also the 57th best selling album of all time. They have stood the test of time, as they have been together for 30 years. They are also one of the most influential bands ever, inspiring many other artists such as Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Lady Gaga, Busted, McFly, Steve Rushton, ...more - Legendary_Green_Day

Beatles are definitely #1, but Green Day is also a great band. Very powerful music, influential, good sound, I could go on and on. They're still making good music today, though I do think their older stuff (1000 hours - American Idiot) was better.

10 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.

Probably the best harmonies in songs, they might be at the level of The Beatles. In fact, Pet Sounds did influenced on the recording of Sgt. Pepper's. - LukasAntoine

I hate to see how bad their music has aged. These guys and The Beatles were influencing each other back and forth all the time. Without Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper's wouldn't have happened. Paul McCartney called Brian Wilson the greatest genius in pop music, his favorite song is 'God only knows'. Now these days, even though The Beatles and The Beach Boys had a similar style and were at times competing for best band in the world, nowadays even the biggest idiot in the world will tell you The Beatles made timeless music of a quality never to be reached again, while The Beach Boys are only that weird group that sang about surfing and cars, not to be taken seriously. While The Beatles take the top position on this list, The Beach Boys are just 54th, not even shown on the front page.

The Beach Boys were an American version of The Beatles. Thought they started out as just a small pop band with simple sounds, they soon became creators of some the most iconic songs ever like "Good vibrations" or "god only knows". I belive that peapole will listen to the psychedelic masterpice like Pet sounds for a long time.

Why, why, why are they so underrated? They are not even too well known nowadays. Their music was just as perfect as any other band. I think Guns N' Roses gets more praise than this fantastic band, but, Guns N' Roses only had one amazing album, and a couple of great songs. The Beach Boys at least had a hit or three on every album. Even their filler songs are great! There's Pet Sounds, Today!, Summer Days and Summer Nights, All Summer Long, Surfin' U.S.A, true rock albums. I am proud to be a Beach Boys fan, just to know their story and their music makes me such a genius in music. They would be second or third for me.

The Contenders

11 AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

There are some albums where every song sounds exactly the same. Apart from Thunderstruck, I think they've hyped them too much.
A very repetitive band, shouldn't be compared to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Rolling Stones and least of all The Beatles. - ClereforSede

They are good but where is goo goo dolls on this list?! Seriously People!

For me, AC/DC is the best band. Pure energy and very exciting kind of band. They wont make you cry or feel lonely. They will make you feel wild and increase your energy like you want to jump and shout. Even though they are very repetitive kind of band, their songs will always remain played either on radio, T.V., or movies like iron man. I don't focus much on the technicality of a song or how much complicated the style of the song is but, I only focus on what feelings do I feel when I hear the songs being played by the band. Less creative but, their lead guitarist(Angus Young) is very energetic and really expresses his guitar playing like he own the stage. Mixing it with Malcom Young's Riff, they were like a monster team. I don't know if there is still a band like them, nowadays.
My own list of band ranking(Top 10):
1.) AC/DC
2.) Guns N' Roses
3.) Eagles
4.) Journey
5.) Fire House
6.) Queen
7.) U2
8.) The Script
9.) Red Hot Chili Peppers
10.) The Beatles

AC/DC should be higher then Green Day and Nirvana all together no offense

12 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.

They should be on top 5
You can't deny that every song of this band are just fantastic

They should be on top five and of course GN'R is better than green day and nirvana
They have axl's voice and slash's awesome solos

It’s infuriating to see the who, nirvana and the beach boys ahead of gnr. They should be in first. - MrSnuffleupagus

Something is wrong with the people that have been voting here so far... Chester is undoubtedly the greatest. I mean, who else can do a full 17-seconds-scream AND cover an Adele-song in such an absolutely breathtaking way? Check out the outro of Faint @ Rock am Ring 2007 and come back to the voting afterwards!

13 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm more.

It is so sad to see Iron Maiden on 13 place. what is wrong with people, rank it under The Beach Boys, Green Day, Nirvana... Overrating is such a thing nowdays. I'm should be definitely top 10!

These kings are amazing and my third favorite band of all time. Their songs are amazing and few (like two people) are better singers than Bruce Dickinson! I also want to fly in their plane because Bruce is also a licensed pilot. - PhoenixAura81

For me Iron Maiden must stay before Green Day.
I like Green Day but I think that they mustn't stay in top 10 because they aren't a storic band.

Iron Maiden rules! My favorite band of all time ever since I discovered them at age 16. I needed tp find something that sounded like Dio, especially from the album Heaven and Hell by Black although I was also super into Holy Diver and other DIo albums of that time period. I found Iron Maiden and was even more impressed and found myself loving them more than any other band.

14 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

U2 consistently has the highest grossing and largest sold out arena world tours every time the put out an album. Their zooropa tour in the 90's was massive and was the third largest behind the rolling stones just based on gross receipts. To say that they are not in the top 5 biggest bands of all time (yes this includes the 80's and 90's) is just ridiculous.

In my opinion this should be #1. The rest of them you can get bored with, but not u2 band.

What can I say about U2 except Bono is a LEGEND!

U2 is not top 5. You obviously have no idea what your talking about - jake_m1575

They are not my favorite band but I'm routing for them because I see crap ahead of them!

15 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Has the biggest fanbase than any of the bands here, and why not? Chester's voice was divine!

Apparently, Linkin Park is Alternative Metal. And why Tokio Hotel is in the 1st place? They're just overrated!

Maybe not the best, but for me, nothing is better than linkin park, nobody can sing like chester, and rap like mike, R. I. P Chester Bennington

Looks like every generation has its own top band, meanwhile I do not know what is this so inspiring and motivating in Beatles songs...more bands - harder competition, in old times there were only the ones that are in top 5 now and hold there thanks to 60s and 70s, who are still alive

16 Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

Neil Perat one of the best drummers and Geddy Lee one of the best bass players... Should be higher on the list.

It's not just Neil Peart that gets all the credit: the amazing solos by Lifeson, and the incredible talents by Lee. - DKartWoomy

Okay every fan of any kind of rock music (metal and alternative included) should have every rock band in front of idiotic one direction.

Easily the most influential prog band, neil peart is insane, geddy lee is insane, alex lifeson is extremely underrated and incredibly talented, none of these other bands aside from led zep can merely comprehend and capture the skill and heart that goes into each of their songs. one of very few bands to keep the same lineup for over 40 years.

17 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

Thought only 10,000 peapole had bought TVU debut album, all of them started a band.

One of and arguably the most important rock band of all time. In the span of four albums they created some amazing tracks and classic albums. They certainly have a specific sound though which is why this band is so low on the list. Sadly they don't get the praise and love bands like The Beatles get.

FAVORITE BAND OF ALL TIME (for now, of course)

18 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Best band ever. they have 2 of my favorite songs and should be at least top 10

One of the greatest rock bands ever. They're talented and they have good songs and great live performances. - Userguy44

Aerosmith needs to be higher. They are the "Bad Boys from Boston" and they rule! They got so many great albums/hits and they are a rock legend! Definitely one of the best and most influential bands in the world! Aerosmith forever!

AEROSMITH IS THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME! Why is Tokio Hotel in front of them, I don't even know who they are! - SuperCharged

19 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 more.

What! Some of these bands above this isn't even that good? Rush only had Tom Sawyer. Iron Maiden only had The trooper. This makes no sense. This band should at least be in the top 10. By the way, Nirvana is so overrated.

If you think iron maiden and rush only had one good song you NEED to listen to some other songs by them. - XxembermasterxX

One of the best rock bands of the 80-90 era...Their earlier albums sound so fresh even today.

Impossible! How is this at 31st place, below One Direction and Twenty One Pilots! Outrageous. - DennisLai290

Was it below One Direction? I can't believe, people really hate it on this site. - Alkadikce

One of the best band and my 4th favorate band
1: Beatles
2: Queen
3: Green day
4: Bon jovi
5: Guns N' Roses

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

This is really an amazing band. I love their music and Dan's raspy voice is so good to listen too. I love their songs especially the most rock ones.

I love Imagine Dragons, they've been my favorite band for over a year. Their lyrics are relatively deep and the music is catchy. However, I don't think they deserve to be in this list, not even if they kept the same sound and meaningful lyrics of their first two albums.

Maybe not the best... but I'm huge fan. So I have to vote for the Dragons. And by the way, WHERE ARE THE EAGLES?

They're not as great as The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, or Nirvana but they deserve the spot they have. They're one of today's best bands. Way better than than garbage that some people refer to as "One Direction".

21 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Black Sabbath is one of the most influential bands in rock history and one of the bands that inspired many of the bands that we have today. And the original singer (Ozzy Osbourne) is not called the "Prince of Darkness" or the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" for nothing. They should be much higher. They rock and they are the Godfather of Metal! Long Live Black Sabbath!

Thank you Sabbath for bringing us metal. - IronSabbathPriest

First metal band ever. And one of the best ever as well. - Caleb9000

The days with Dio for the band are better. Fight me! - PhoenixAura81

22 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I don't know much about them but I like them. Much like some other bands though, they don't deserve to be in this list.

I'll remember these guys for centuries!

How is One Direction above Fall Out Boy?

My Favorite Band of ALL TIME. Their vocals are amazing and they are so meaningful. Patrick's vocals are unbelievable, and the easily deserve top tens. Fall Out Boy is amazing. - emomusic

23 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.

I have to say, I'm surprised they made it to the top 40. But they deserve top 5. - IronSabbathPriest

Definitely underrated should be top 5

Can this be above Imagine Dragons? - Userguy44

Dream Theater should be at the first place

24 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

My #1, grew up listening to them non-stop. Funky, catchy, great riffs and baselines. The best

Only if all RHCP fans they could've been a lot higher.
RHCP forever love.

Basically the only good band that hasn't broken up and is still good to this day.

How is this so low? One of the top bands in the world...

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

The Clash might not have created punk but they for sure made it great. With "London Calling" they have made a new sound to the genre of punk and RHCP (who are above them) would not have existed without The Clash.


26 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 more.

This is a band that truly deserves a spot on this list. The lyrics are the deepest I've ever heard ever and their sound is different. For anyone saying they're just another band whining about how bad their lives are, just listen to Guns For Hands (in my opinion their best song ever). It's not even about them, but about the fans. Other than the controversial themes of their songs, Tyler is a talented artist that not only speaks about things that really need to be heard, but also makes them sound good. He can also use words and letters to make the rap pop more.
As for their music, they invented their own genre. Enough said.

My favorite band. They can switch from a genre to another so easily and their creativity and singularity is awesome. Tyler's vocal range is incredible.

The fact that they are rated above Radiohead shows how far we have fallen.

Twenty One Pilots is the BEST band in the world because their lyrics actually HAVE A MEANING and I just want to thank them for taking me through hard times. To our haters- you know you like Stressed Out.

27 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

22? How is this so far down? Radiohead isn't for this world. The human species doesn't deserve Radiohead's music. It's too good for us. Radiohead conveys emotions you had no idea existed, do things you had no idea could be done, and can make anything and everything work with their genius talent. Also, look at how well the band members aged! In A Moon Shaped-Pool, you can't even tell that the members of the band are almost 50 years old. They haven't lost any skill or talent over the years, and if anything, they've learned. If I had to pick my Desert Island Disc, it would no doubt be a Radiohead album. Even Pablo Honey has songs like Blow Out that are better and more unique than pretty much anything musicians are doing today. Radiohead is definitely one of the most unique bands in the world, and they're easily the best at it.

If I had to choose only one band to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be Radiohead.

Stupid far back considering bands like green day, coldplay, 21 pilots etc. are above. I mean radiohead is up there with bands like led zeppelin and in my opinion should be replacing queen which best of-band while radiohead has made album on top of album, one better than the other

The most expansive repertoire of sound from a single artist. Listening to their music and how it has developed over the years is an Amazing experience

28 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

Avenged sevenfold gives you a will to be weird. You may have different styles and things to say than others but that's normal. Don't be afraid to be yourself and avenged sevenfold along with nirvana gives you that. I mean he'll where do you think artists these days got their inspiration. - Anarchy8675309

These guys don't care what other people think about them or their music. It is addicting. My favorite band personally. They should be at #1

Best ever band... I love this band because they guys are best friends first...

Yes my life is complete

29 R.E.M

I can't name many other bands with so many great songs over such a long period of time. Should be top 10 on this list.

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.

My favourite band.

great band

30 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

I love them, but I'm not an emo. I don't think they're an emo band either.

Why the hell is Fifth Harmony higher than My Chemical Romance? And like all these other crappy bands, what the heck, My Chemical Romance needs to be way higher. - killjoysmakesomenoise

My chemical romance to me is more of the emotional band. Not in a sappy cry my eyes out band but the band that with their melody and lyrics seem to express the Words that your heart can't. In an emo don't know what to do or say way. - Anarchy8675309

I'm a big fan of lost of the top ten but my chemical romance deserves to be above most of them

31 Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

The massive influence that is Eddie Van Halen is why this band is remembered. Van Halen emerged from a time of disco and funk to make rock great again.

Sammy Hagar will always be remembered as the real Van Halen

You mean Van Hagar? David Lee Roth was the one who created the band. - DKartWoomy

The first 6 albums is what defines rock in my book. - DKartWoomy

Edie - Eg

32 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Why are we at 28? Best music ever, Adam Levine has an awesome voice, and the songs are SUPER catchy.

The only Maroon 5's song I like is Daylight, the rest are junk. I wonder how could this above band like OneRepublic, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Script, American Authors, Daughtry, Simple Plan, Train and Imagine Dragons. - RichardSSG

Go listen to "Harder to Breathe", "Sunday Morning", "This Love", and more. Especially the Songs About Jane album. You'll be impressed.

Soulful songs with great lyrics.

How are they behind One Direction? This is complete crap. Maroon 5 is the best pop band of all time. The only pop bands that compare are the Bee Gees, Coldplay, and OneRepublic - jake_m1575

33 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 is one of the first I listened to so they have a special place in my heart. Their lyrics and and instrumentals are so good and Chris Martin's voice is really soothing.

Their sound has diluted a lot in recent years which is why they are not as highly regarded as they should be. Their earlier work is some of the best music ever written (yellow, sparks, the scientist etc.) and it baffles me how this amazing band isn't higher on the list

OH, Are they? Could they make a 20 minutes long song like Yes, who are under them? Could they make a good guitar solo like Van Halen, that is under them, or just any solo like The Who, who can also describe the feelings of a whole generation (and is under them)? Do they play their Instruments as good as the musicians from Deep Purple? Did they make a music genre better, like Black Sabbath? Did they make Experiments like King Crimson? Did they experiment anything at all? No, I don't think so. They can't even play the Blues! Or can they, like The Doors...

Here Some who deserve the spot, or even higher: The Doors, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Can, Cream, ELP, King Crimson, Deep Purple, The Who, Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Asia, Yes, Tin Machine, Manfred Manns Earth Band (Yeah, they play pretty awesome Moog-solos, specially live, the still tour being in the 70's of age), Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Grateful Dead, System of a Down, Alice In Chains, Lynyrd ...more - waldo

Can just one band achieve the achievements of multiple bands and singers, some of which are considered the best music artists of all time? - GimmeABetterUsernameplzguys

The best band ever, so much emotion in their music should be top 3 for sure.

34 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

This shouldn't even be on the list no offense but they are to depressing boring bland and your average boring metal band Made to influence the Youth into thinking they are cool By Listening to people screaming with Crappy Guitar riffs and music Awful choice I can see why they are 34 though

I really like their song In The End, but that’s the only song by them that I know and listened to. - PhoenixAura81

The music touches your heart and you can't help but love Andy Biersack, Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts, CC, and Jinxx - BandsandAnime

While not my pick for the best band, and probably not that close to my pick, I love BVB. They are an amazing band, who should really get more appreciation for what they do. They have matured over the years, and they have always been awesome. Keep rocking.

35 Ramones 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.

Green day ruined music


36 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" .

Sweet home Alabama and free bird are some of the best songs ever. - MrSnuffleupagus

I listen to a lot of metal, but something always brings me back to Lynyrd Skynyrd

What the?!? How is 1D, fifth harmony, black Veil brides, and maroon 5 above the greatest southern rock band to ever come into existence?!?

All I have to say is free bird.

37 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Why is Fifth Harmony ranked higher than this band? Panic is way better than Fifth Harmony in every way possible!

I love poanic at the disco so much and I've only heard 2 songs from it

These guys, five finger, bad omens, and BMTH are the best bands in the world!

They have great music, clever lyrics, and the best directed music videos ever.

38 OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

They only have one good song they do not deserve to be on this list the only good song they have is counting stars I mean all the others are all poo

I looove them so much my favorite song is counting stars

This band is good bat. is not amazing Gorillaz is amazing - Santi12

More like TheOneBestBand! - neehawgamer

39 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Amy Lee has such a powerful voice, and the band makes absolutely stunning music. I'm the only person in the new generation I know who knows who Evanescence is.

Amazing female vocalist... Strong voice that I could never pull off - BandsandAnime

Founded by Amy Lee and Ben Moody.
Best Alternative band,
Best female-fronted band
Best Gothic band,
Best Nu-metal band
Best rock band and...


Love you Amy and Ben...

Definitely deserves to be number 1.

My favourite band of all time.!

40 Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

That Facelift album cover scared the crap out of me when I was young - oofoff

One of the most influential bands to come out of Seattle in the late 80's. The music they put out then is just as popular today.

They caught the real grunge soul. - savau015fulau015fkaratau015f

The best grunge band! Get them higher please. - Userguy44

41 ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Epic. Deep. Emotional. Beautiful vocals. Anyone who says they are bad has probably got no taste in music. Listening as 'I type. They are way better than bands like Twenty One Pilots.

Are you kidding me? 35? ABBA should be in the top 5! I love rock and metal so I agree with the top ten but squeeze ABBA in there! They've got to be better than Maroon 5.

What this is not even on the top 20s! ABBA is the most catchy, awesome band out there (that I know of) this band is on 32!?!? I believe is should be on 3-10! Even the actor who played me bean and Johnny English (I forgot his name) loved ABBA and same with a bunch more popular people like John McCain!
come on people let's make this band great again!

ABBA is my favourite music group! I listen to their songs everyday and never get bored. Bjorn and Benny composing and writing amazing songs with Agnetha and Frida singing is just the best! Although they had split up, their music is timeless and never forgotten! I always love ABBA and will forever! It will be the best to travel back in time and go to one of their concerts or even better, getting autographs and meeting them in person! Indeed, they are one of the greatest bands ever and should be higher on this list!

42 The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", more.

The best band ever

Greatest band

43 Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

More consistent than Metallica, these guys would easily be top 10 if not for Mustaine's sneery vocals. The technical prowess of Megadeth's songwriting is stratospheric at times and classic albums such as "Peace Sells...", "Rust In Peace" and "Youthanasia" still sound fresh 30 years on.

Why are they so underrated? I am ok if it is top 20. Not all people like metal. But not only not being in the top 20, but also behind of One Direction?! And behind of Avenged Sevenfold?! That's just sacrilege!

Megadeth deserves better than 52. They're a great metal band. - Metarock

They get my vote, Dave inspired me to pick up the guitar.

44 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

Foo fighters is a continue action of the former band nirvana. It is a modern version of the band. David grohl is also a role model of mine - Anarchy8675309

Oh come on! Foo Fighters are way too low here!

Lets go grohl

Foo fighters should be way higher

45 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.

Wait, WHY ARE THEY EVEN THIS HIGH? Their voices are annoying, their music is 1/6. At least Little Mix and One Direction sometimes write their own songs, but these girls, PRACTICALLY NEVER. Their only good song was probably "Miss Movin' On". - iloveit

Um no get this off the list

Can you not - PinkHeno

Fifth Harmony is truly one of the best bands ever. They represent various aspects to make a good pop group: vocals, lyrics, quality, choreography, beats and videos. They are the embodiment of top-notch pop music.
Camila, Lauren, Ally, Normani and Dinah all cover the entire vocal spectrum from Lauren's alto to Camila's soprano. Their music is relatable for every mood and covers the entire emotional spectrum. The choreography is amazing, the lyrics are empowering and the music videos, while a bit sexual, are artful and not pornographic. Lastly their image is clean and positive and they are amazing role models.

First Fifth Harmony is Pop, Second it's a girl group, Third I dislike them. - Soulstealer

46 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.

The best good looking band in existence

47 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

4 of the greatest musicians of all time. Only to be compared with Led Zeppelin and Rush in that sense

The fact that Tool is below Maroon 5 and Fifth Harmony makes me lose faith in humanity.

21 Pilots and Imagine Dragons ahead of Tool?!?!?! What are y'all on. Tool is one of the best and most innovative bands ever.

Every song of Tool is on different level.

48 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.

42? For real? These guys where the transition between classic and psychedelic rock and the late sixties... shame...

The Doors were and still are incredible. I discovered The Doors when I first heard Light my Fire. I remember for the next 3 - 4 hours I listened to only Doors. They had instantly become one of my favorite bands thanks to Densmore unique drumming (Break On Through), to Krieger's amazing guitar playing (Roadhouse Blues) to Manzarek's incredible keyboard playing (pretty much every song, especially Riders of the Storm - he is playing the bass line and the organ), to Morrison's mesmerizing voice (every song).

I mean they are not even my favourite band but I can't see them lower than Fifth Harmony.

Love Her Madly, Love Me Two Times, Light My Fire, Riders on the Storm, The End, Roadhouse Blues, Touch Me, Hello I Love You.

49 Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.
50 Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

one of the best bands of all time, the flame burnt so bright so quick


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