Top Ten Best Bands of All TimeTop 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
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.
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.
One word: Obviously.
They are the best for many reasons, 2 of the greatest songwriters and male singers, one of the greatest drummers, and another amazing songwriter and guitarist. They released so many amazing songs, Some of the best albums, and tons of billboard toppers. Not only that, they are the most influential band of all time.
I think when you look at all sorts numbers of sales and ratings of music, theoretically the beatles, led zeppelin and others are better. I can see why most people might prefer them, but come on it's HER MAJESTY QUEEN. Listening to their music has been an incredible expirience and I love their live shows. It really makes me sad that I'll never get the chance to see Freddie and Deacy perform with them. All of the members were in form and their songwriting was brilliant. From songs that have become household staples like somebody to love and Bohemian rhapsody to their lesser known work like In the lap of the gods revisited and love kills these guys really have a wide catalogue with quality material.
Freddie: very energetic and lively with smart ideas he brings to life. He sings like an angel. I'd say his songwriting is only rivaled by Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Deacy: Great bass player, inspired me to play bass. His baselines are impeccable and are often overlooked. I ...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.
QUEEN IS AMAZING.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Led zeppelin is the greatest band of all time not the beatles
Why is Queen above Led Zeppelin I mean yeah Freddie Mercury's great and everything, but no way there above Zeppelin in my opinion.
The band with the most individually talented members. It was also more than the sum of its parts.
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!
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
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.
No rolling stones is way better that Metallica I don't have a problem with Metallica, I love Metallica but not above Rolling Stones they should be #2
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.
I don't know why they get some much hate from the Metalhead community...
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
! 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.
Yes I may be a teenager but my opinion still matters. Kurt Donald cobain is one of the major influences of my life. Kurt said that people read to much in his music and try's to make it what it is not, but true nirvana fans do not have to have an explanation on what certain things in his music meant we just know that when we listen to it we are at home and have a place to fit in.
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.
Obviously Green Day is a very popular band, probably the most well known pop punk band, but as for this list I think it could be replaced with another band like Van Halen or Black Sabbath.
I hope they'll be remembered as one of the greatest bands of all time.
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
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
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.
AC/DC should be higher then Green Day and Nirvana all together no offense
What is AC/DC doing here? Last time I checked they were 5. I'd make them 1 if it was my website. There music just gets you pumped up and in the rock and roll mood. AC/DC FOREVER!
So Metallica, Green day and Linkin Park are better than Ac Dc Guns and Sabbath...must be kids voting...
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
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!
They are in 19th place? they deserve much more! Run DMC, Tenacious D, Avenged Sevenfold, Symphony X, D12 and Bee Gees before GN'R!? I'm not trying to say those bands are bad, BUT GUNS N' ROSES IS MUCH BETTER THAN THEM!
second favorite band of all time after queen but I voted for this one because queen is already at the top and I think this one should be a little higher than it already is
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.
Iron Maiden is not only the greatest metal band of all time, but the greatest band period! No other group has put out so many good albums, have so many amazing songs, and are so incredible live! If you have never experienced Maiden, do yourself a favour and listen to their incredible catalogue of music. You will not be disappointed! Up the Irons!
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.
Okay every fan of any kind of rock music (metal and alternative included) should have every rock band in front of idiotic one direction.
One of the bests,
Geddy's bass is the best
Niel's drumming is unrivaled
Lifeson's guitar is too underrated
Love them, they're amazing for Canadians 😂. Just kidding
Apparently, Linkin Park is Alternative Metal. And why Tokio Hotel is in the 1st place? They're just overrated!
Has the biggest fanbase than any of the bands here, and why not? Chester's voice was divine!
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
the combination of Hip hop with Rock is outstanding...
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!
All the list is ok, but Aerosmith needs to be higher!
Some amazing hits that get you singing passionately along
Sabbath should be number 1! Didn't matter if it was Ozzy or Dio singing, this band was consistently good.
Damn a band that brings you back to the 70s as if you are in Birmingham with them performing witchcraft. They are real hard hitter that leaves you wanting more... Ozzy's vocals, iomi's guitar, butler's bass and Bill's drums are all components which make up the iconic and explosive yet beautiful souns of Sabbath
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.
The Who should be in the Top 10 in my opinion.
A list of the greatest rock bands without The Who in it is like a trial without evidence!
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?
They are the best band ever with the hot songs Living on a orator and It's my life
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.
Was it below One Direction? I can't believe, people really hate it on this site. - Alkadikce
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.
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".
YES YES YES YES YES YES! How did stinking One Direction get higher than this awesomeness?
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.
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!
If you like Rush you should give them a listen. They have a similar vibe but at the same time feel really original and amazing!
I have to say, I'm surprised they made it to the top 40. But they deserve top 5.
Definitely underrated should be top 5
Can this be above Imagine Dragons?
Come on, they're Van Halen! They've gotta be up there on this list.
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.
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.
My favorite band that isn't rock or metal.
My #1, grew up listening to them non-stop. Funky, catchy, great riffs and baselines. The best
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...
How are these guys below 21 pilots?
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
How the hell are One Direction above them?
Radiohead are the best band with the most original music. No one else has done a 'Kid A' and I don't think they ever will. 1D is a generic pop boy band. They don't have lyrics like: "Maybe you'll be president, but know right from wrong" or "We are accidents waiting to happen"