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. - westofohio
Across The Universe, Here, There & Everywhere, In My Life. Guitar Gently Weeps, For No one, Sexy Sadie, come Together, Strawberry Fields, Walrus, I'll Follow the Sun, No Reply, All You Need Is Love, Flying, Dear Prudence, Sgt. Pepper's, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby, It's Only Love, Revolution, You're Gonna Lose That Girl, Rain, You're Bird Can Sing, Norwegian Wood, Not A Second Time. Happiness Is a Warm Gun, Because, Bathroom window, That covers a partial list of their amazing songs...there's at least 100 others. They are a phenomenon, never to be seen again. - Pfeifferpfan
Yes it's so cool man I love it hope you guys see this from the Beatles it's so cool love it I heard all songs love it like my favorite is all you need is love its cool just wanted to let you know I am in Oakland right now and hope you see this Beatles bye!
come onV 61 Comments
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.
I am very tired that the Beatles is number one everywhere, however they didn't have the greatest singer of all time (Freddie Mercury), and didn't have the best song of all time (Bohemian Rhapsody). The 90% of the Beatles songs are so annoying and boring and so simple, like a kid song.
The Beatles are the best band, but Queen is not far behind. Many classics have been produced by them. Including Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, The Show Must Go On, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, Somebody To Love. But out of all of those, The Show Must Go On is the best.
Number 2, this should be number 1V 54 Comments
I like this band a lot. In my opinion not the second best but very popular and most people consider it too be one of the best.
Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, Heartbreaker, Ramble On, Rock and Roll, All My Love, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Good Times Bad Times, Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, Communication Breakdown, Immigrant Song.
Zeppelin gives you a bit of everything. Jimmy Page is a guitargod, no one writes riffs like him. This is rock n roll at its best.
BEST BAND EVERV 30 Comments
These kind of songs can enter to your soul and brain. - savau015fulau015fkaratau015f
I'd always get into a band for a little bit and then forget about them the next week, I got into Pink Floyd and can not stop listening to them, I can listen to all their songs over and over and it gets even better
If this band isn't somewhere on your top ten list, regardless of where, you are clearly not an intelligent human being. no excuses - ronijohnson
Better and more inspirational than Led ZeppelinV 29 Comments
why did I have to add this item up? metallica is one of the greatest bands ever. I thank james hetfield and lars ulrich for creating a band this amazing. - munkee_linc97
awesome band! extraordinary music. guitars, drums, vocals, all combine perfectly to create the best metal band in the world with the best music. should be at least at the top 10.
As a band they have done it all, ground-breaking sound when they first came out, become the king of their genre, break into the mainstream, experimenting with their sound and facing their inner problem, and now coming out strong and kicking ass. Few band reach this far
There is no equalV 16 Comments
Under My Thumb, Gimme Shelter, Jumpin Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday.
How are these legends behind amateurs like Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold?
Mom loves this band, grandpa too, I like it, this band can be a beast in fame, and fandom.
Taking the piss 6th? should be 4th at least friendsV 6 Comments
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. - Anarchy8675309
Well, I just have always liked the band and the style, but I don't think it's the best band around, musically it's not very complex.
Nirvana's songs can become a life philosophy for somebody. All of the Nirvana songs are special. - savau015fulau015fkaratau015f
They were the Sound of 1992.V 13 Comments
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!
I love AC/DC there the top band that ever lived - rocknrollhorselover
They are the best band ever - masonkv
So Metallica, Green day and Linkin Park are better than Ac Dc Guns and Sabbath...must be kids voting...V 13 Comments
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
Green day, they are the back talking anarchy type of band. To me they are the definition of rebellious teenagers. They are also one of the most rebellious bands to have come around so far. And they are the band to turn to when you either want to cry, or just be alone and say f the world. And we all seem to love it and always will. - Anarchy8675309
Green Day is an American punk rock band. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool.
Green day is my frikin most vavorite band I frikin love them they deserve to be in top 10 but for real they must be in 1-5 like imean they're american idiot was on the top chart in 16 countries and had a broadway like YES,ahem sorry got a little happy of green day being in the top chartV 24 Comments
Apparently, Linkin Park is Alternative Metal. And why Tokio Hotel is in the 1st place? They're just overrated!
the combination of Hip hop with Rock is outstanding...
This is good band, their songs is very easy listening. - deni4
Best of best of best band,
Their live song is just awesome,
Watch live in milton kynes, live in texas etc
Chester can sing like angel and scream like devil
Definitely the best band. Iron Maiden, you opened my doorway to heavy metal. - IronSabbathPriest
Iron maiden easily kicks tokio hotel's arse. At least Beatles should be number 1 or Led Zeppelin - metallipotter
Its done well to be number 12, but should be much much higher.
Why is Green Day and AC/DC ahead of Iron Maiden, Green Day used to be decent but has changed there music so it sounds like every other damn band of this damned century. AC/DC is good but are terribly overrated and followed by fan girls nowV 11 Comments
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! - rock2metal
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!
Guns and roses, hm hard to explain. They give you a sense of what was and is to come although they are no longer together they will forever continue to enrich people's lives. - Anarchy8675309
They are the best band in the world hands downV 12 Comments
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 fathers of true metal. - Elijah_CookV 4 Comments
Okay every fan of any kind of rock music (metal and alternative included) should have every rock band in front of idiotic one direction.
Prog at its finest
Awesome, but underrated band. - IronSabbathPriest
They're are way overrated.Just because they are talented doesn't mean they are one of the best bands around.Music should come from the heart!V 6 Comments
One of my personal favorites but not better than the rest of the bands listed.
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
HOW THE HECK IS Coldplay ABOVE THE WHO? Name five Coldplay songs now. Now name five who songs. I can. Baba o Riley, my generation, behind blue eyes, pinball wizard, who are you. And that isn't even getting into the the other stuff. Coldplay had livin la vida and kind of paradise. THAT'S IT. - DJCosmicV 6 Comments
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"
I've noticed that smart people like Radiohead. The less intelligent people think they're 'too weird' 'too boring' or 'too whiny'. If you can listen to The Tourist while looking at the sky and say 'too whiny, ' you are a robot.
Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Dragonforce, guns and roses don't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Radiohead. Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, R.E.M, Muse, Cure, Elvis Costello, Hendrix Experience, Zeppelin, Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash sort of do.
Kid A is one of the best albums I've ever heardV 17 Comments
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
Coldplay should at least be in the top five. The creative, beautiful melodies that have calming qualities are now, in this darn decade, unique to Coldplay. I remember listening to Yellow as a little girl. Remebering the tune and coming back to remember it just before end of year exams. So calming and beautiful. The first time I heard Viva la Vida, the boring car trip suddenly wasn't so boring. And Paradise. I was literally in paradise when this song started playing. There are many, many more songs of theirs that I love, but these ones made my childhood so worth remembering.
I cannot fault this band. Four down to earth, creative, talented and humble guys who make amazing and diverse tracks that have beautiful lyrics and kick-ass riffs. I know every word of Viva La Vida and I can't help belting it out every time it comes on the radio. Chris, Johnny, Will and Guy, I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!
They are amazing and all their songs have different melodies, which makes every song brilliant in different ways.V 37 Comments
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...
One of today's best metal bands. - Elijah_CookV 5 Comments
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
All the list is ok, but Aerosmith needs to be higher! - rock2metal
Dream on.V 2 Comments
YES YES YES YES YES YES! How did stinking One Direction get higher than this awesomeness?
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".
No one direction can not beat this band! Imagine dragons are my life!
I love this band!V 18 Comments
I'll remember these guys for centuries!
How is One Direction above Fall Out Boy?
These guys have awesome songs with awesome videos. But still seeing very less views of their songs on youtube makes me think what is the problem of people with them.
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. - emomusicV 7 Comments
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...
My favorite band ever, flea is an amazing bassist, anthony is a great singer, josh and john are great guitarists, and chad is a pretty good drummer. how is this below one direction?
Eyyy the chilis! I love these guys!V 5 Comments
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
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...
BEST BAND EVER!
Love you Amy and Ben...
Definitely deserves to be number 1.
Best band ever in the world. Amy's voices is lika an angel.
My favorite band that isn't rock or metal.
53? You're kidding me, right? Twenty One Pilots have so many amazing songs that have deep, meaningful lyrics. How is trash like One Direction above them?!
Twenty one pilots are just... AMAZING.
I love them lots, new album though?V 20 Comments
I have to say, I'm surprised they made it to the top 40. But they deserve top 5. - IronSabbathPriest
They are gods...
I was surprised they were this high but they deserve no. 1 in my opinion.
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
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.
Why are they on here? Did someone let emos on this site? - Elijah_CookV 2 Comments
All I have to say is free bird.
What the?!? How is 1D, fifth harmony, black Veil brides, and maroon 5 above the greatest southern rock band to ever come into existence?!?
There great just great - Eg
Hell yeahV 1 Comment
I love Panic! At the disco and they should be a lot higher but not before fall out boy
I love them so much and they are one of the few bands which all the way through I have loved. - urielectric
My favorite band!
HOW IS PANIC! NOT IN THE TOP 5? HOW ARE THEY BEHIND FIFTH HARMONY OR ONE DIRECTION?! THESE GUYS REVOLUTIONIZED THE POP ROCK CULTUREV 5 Comments
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 higherV 2 Comments
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
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
Go listen to "Harder to Breathe", "Sunday Morning", "This Love", and more. Especially the Songs About Jane album. You'll be impressed.
They stink these days. I liked back when they made good songs like "This Love" and "Won't go Home Without You". Those were my childhood. - Elijah_CookV 10 Comments
My God, this band does not deserve to be on this list, let alone 21st place. Knowing how to look pretty on stage and getting a bunch of 13 year old girls' wet does not make them the best band ever. And to anyone talking about how great their personalities are, there are tapes of them signing autographs, while rating each of the girls' attractiveness from 1-10 with their butt buddies. I dislike people who are fans of bad music, but I hate people who obsess over people who take them for granted and treat them like crap.
God, One Direction!? Above ALL the good bands is no one but ONE DIRECTION...
I hope their tour bus gets stuck at a dead end because they can only go one direction so they'll be stuck there for forever.
They're only going one direction, and that's down.
Take them off of this list NOW! - Caleb9000
Lol suck it 1d forever bitches - WildhollyV 32 Comments
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 so happy to see them this high up. My Chemical Romance were the first band I remember hearing as a young child, and through my pre-teen years, and it broke my heart when they broke up. Their music is inspirational, meaningful and powerful, and they're still my favourite band to this day.
My Chemical Romance is an American alternative rock band from New Jersey. The band consists of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and bassist Mikey Way.
The BestV 19 Comments
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!
U2 is so awesome! Definitely
Gotta be a little higher, I mean, there's no denying they dominated the 80's
Sammy Hagar will always be remembered as the real Van HalenV 2 Comments
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, The band consists of school friends Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesizers, sampling, harmtar).
As a person who listens to One Direction, I must say that Muse deserve to be WAY ABOVE them on this list. I might get hate for this, but their music is revolutionary and could even be on the top tens, if not top twenties, in my opinion.
Muse and Radiohead below One Direction?! That's ridiculous! - Rorywilbren
One of the best modern rock bands, if not THE best modern rock band. - Elijah_CookV 4 Comments
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 darkest of the grunge groups.
I'm in complete shock that Alice In Chains is this far back... such a shame. AiC is the best band of all time, no argument. in my book, they belong at the top. words can't describe the music that was churned out by Layne, Jerry, Sean and Mike (Starr and Inez). nothing beats alice in chains.V 2 Comments
I love this band, one of the best British rock band ever. Their songs like Don't Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall and Stand By Me are stunning, I can't get bored listen to their songs. Noel Gallagher is a genius, no doubt.
Not the best, but my favorites
A brilliant band. The front two may be arrogant idiots, but their songs... wow.
HOW ARE THEY NOT TOP 20 IN THE VERY LEAST!V 1 Comment
WHY IS IT ON 295? I expected it would be at least in the 150 range, but nope.
Amazing band, but panned by many. They need more appreciation. From their debut EP, This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For, to their newest album, That's The Spirit, they have created an amazing band. And if you listen to the first ep and their newest album, you'll see they have came a long way. Originally a deathcore band, BMTH is now what you could consider a pretty expiremental alternative band.
I was very disturbed to see this band on number 58. I am thirteen and know that this band should be in top 20. Purple Haze, Hey Joe, All Along The Watch Tower, does this mean anything to anybody?
So, Coldplay and 21 Pilots are better than Jimi Hendrix Experience! Haha, nice joke!
This list is a joke.
Should be wayyy higher
Megadeth deserves better than 52. They're a great metal band. - Metarock
Love Her Madly, Love Me Two Times, Light My Fire, Riders on the Storm, The End, Roadhouse Blues, Touch Me, Hello I Love You.
The Doors should be higher on this list.
Wait...The Doors are fiftieth on the list
How is this even possible? - Rocker00
They should be higher up in my opinion, their songs are so amazing!
What's this the only song I'm like this band is Do I wanna know - Santi12
Arctic Monkey's is good bat. Gorillaz is the best - Santi12
Should be one of the top 3. way better than most bands that are higher up on here.V 1 Comment
Never heard of these people in my life
Up Around the Bend, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Travelin Band, Looking Out My Back Door, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Hello Mary Lou, Suzie Q.
It just goes to show that this vote is meaningless when you have CCR at 76 and have bands like Blink 182 and Coldplay ahead. CCR is a definite top 10 and anyone who says otherwise has never heard them.
This band is good bat. is not amazing Gorillaz is amazing - Santi12
The best pop rock band ever, they are genreless, they made a lot of great songs.
Songs that are good: Good Life, I Lived, The Less I Know, Secrets, Heaven, All This Time, Burning Bridges, What You Wanted, Passenger, All We Are. - RichardSSG
I don't know why people hate Nickelback. They're the best, and here's why:
The music. Burn It To Ground, Follow You Home, Animals, This Afternoon, and more are all awesome.
Them. Unlike most musicians, they can make fun of themselves. In their This Afternoon music video, the premise was that this dude wants to throw an awesome party. He has a friend kidnap a band, and when he sees that Nickelback was taken, he's like:
"Nickelback? Seriously? You got me Nickelback? "
They acknowledged the fact that they aren't very liked! Unlike musicians like Justin Bieber, they can laugh at themselves! Who can hate a band that has that capability? - Grayson
I don't know why people hate you... wait I do, because you like Nickelback. - Powerfultekin
Definitely not my favorite, not a favorite band at all to me, but I'll have to say they get way too much hate. I realize that they are pretty unoriginal, but so do most rap and pop artists. And rock always beats rap and pop.
They're not horrible, but don't deserve the top 50. - Elijah_Cook
Definety one of the greatest rock bands
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