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
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
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
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
Day Tripper, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Let It Be, Twist and Shout, You're Going to Lose That Girl, I Am the Walrus, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Get Back, A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, Eight Days a Week, Help!, All My Loving, Lovely Rita, Within You Without You, If I Needed Someone, If I Fell, Back in the U.S.S.R., Here Comes the Sun, All You Need Is Love, Please Please Me, Dear Prudence, I'm a Loser, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, Ticket to Ride, I Want You (She's So Heavy), For No One, Taxman, The Long and Winding Road, Sexy Sadie, The Night Before, Lady Madonna, The End, Tomorrow Never Knows, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), The Fool on the Hill, I've Just Seen a Face, And Your Bird Can Sing, A Day in the Life, Drive My Car, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Across the Universe, Hey Jude, Girl, Something, I Should Have Known Better
And I'm missing many more.
Is there even a debate about it? - ClereforSede
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.
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 really love their songs and Freddie, Freddie is just AMAZING literally the best vocalist ever! And their songs really mix up with different emotions and no matter who sings their songs, whether it be professional or amateur, it still brings joy and happiness and still sounds nice
Their music is not great, it is perfection. It is everlasting and just gets better as time goes on. The quality is difficult to appreciate as each time one listens to their music one discovers more. The depth and berth have no competition. No frills here, just perfection.176 Comments
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.
The band with the most individually talented members. It was also more than the sum of its parts.
Better than Queen
Led Zeppelin are just the best band ever, no one can argue with that66 Comments
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
Pink Floyd are far superior to all the bands above them in this list in terms of songwriting ability, actual musical talent and literally everything else. They deserve #1.
The Floyd don't belong here any more than Tchaikovsky.
They are not a 'band'. At least 3 of their albums need to be in a leaugue that includes Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' (check it out) or Bethoventh 9th. Seminal concert experiences. The fact they appear here at all is testament to magnitude of their impact. The Beatles and Queen wrote better pop and better songs, but Pink Floyd produced Symphonies, experiences. Not one song as good as the Beatles (for example) but at least 3 albums that eclipse Sgt Pepper.
To be honest, they should be above Led Zeppelin. - Userguy4473 Comments
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
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
It's the most relevant band... And has hugh numbers of songs which are great... Unlike other top 4 bands on list, which are there only because nostalgia.
They write ballads not songs and they introduced me to story's only songs can tell32 Comments
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? )
How are they not in the top three let alone top 5!
Stones > Metallica and Pink Floyd24 Comments
! 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.32 Comments
Modern generation must Green Day
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
Change my life
1 the beatles
2 green day
3 def leppard
No way that Nirvana and Green Day are better than ac/dc
I like AC/DC. But their peak was with Bon.
You can't beet AC/DC25 Comments
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
What!?! How is Nirvana and Green day above the mighty Maiden?!?!?
One of the greatest bands of all time.
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
Iron Maiden very god, Much Variety - ViviWithTrashOpinions28 Comments
Should be in top five
Best band of all time for me.
Linkin park is a fantastic band. Deserve top five
Underrated band. They make amazing music!64 Comments
It's not just Neil Peart that gets all the credit: the amazing solos by Lifeson, and the incredible talents by Lee. - DKartWoomy
Best Canadian band of all time.
Okay every fan of any kind of rock music (metal and alternative included) should have every rock band in front of idiotic one direction.9 Comments
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.
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.
How these guys aren't in the top 5 blows my mind. They are the reason the Beatles music got even better and it took all 4 Beatles to match the genius of Brian Wilson! Not to mention that SO many hits were done in such a short time until Brian had his breakdown because people weren't ready for his genius. Pet sounds #2 best album ever...in my opinion #1. Just imagine if Brian made more albums...8 Comments
I don't know why this band is so hated.
They're really amazing!
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.
They kicked ass live!16 Comments
Second to only the beatles
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.
U2 is easily one of the greatest to any unbiased mind.
How are they 34 they’re the best, period.8 Comments
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! - SuperCharged4 Comments
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
Why aren’t they the BEST
One of the best rock bands of the 80-90 era...Their earlier albums sound so fresh even today.
One of the best band and my 4th favorate band
3: Green day
4: Bon jovi
5: Guns N' Roses
The best music in the universe
Imagine dragons is the best
Imagine dragons are the best
They are the best band in the world47 Comments
I love this band. Why aren't they number 1?
Just love this band, should be at least 10
I'll remember these guys for centuries!13 Comments
The days with Dio for the band are better. Fight me! - PhoenixAura81
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. - Caleb90007 Comments
Can this be above Imagine Dragons? - Userguy44
That's unbelievabl, Must be in top 5
My personal number 1
Unbelievable... deserves to be #18 Comments
My #1, grew up listening to them non-stop. Funky, catchy, great riffs and baselines. The best
As 90's as you'll get.
This band is truly awesome.
100% Funky they are.15 Comments
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.
People: Twenty one pilots Rocks!
Stevie T: Twenty one pilots friend sucks! *kicks water bottle*
Best ever lyrics are hard to understand45 Comments
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)
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.
They should be 1. No question
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 other34 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
A7X for life mfs
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 #16 Comments
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
They aren't the best band but surely they are worthy of top 20.
Can't believe that My Chemical Romance's ranking on this list is TWICE AS LOW as it is on the list of worst bands. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
I'm a big fan of lost of the top ten but my chemical romance deserves to be above most of them29 Comments
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
The best other than Beatles and rolling stones
How this band isn't first baffles me...
The best band ever, so much emotion in their music should be top 3 for sure.51 Comments
Best band ever
BVB on a positive list... prepare for the haters. - XxembermasterxX
I really like their song In The End, but that’s the only song by them that I know and listened to. - PhoenixAura81
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 though4 Comments
The first 6 albums is what defines rock in my book. - DKartWoomy
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
Edie - Eg
Why are we at 28? Best music ever, Adam Levine has an awesome voice, and the songs are SUPER catchy.
Lol how can anyone still like them after the halftime show - PinkHeno
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.12 Comments
Green day ruined music
THIS LEGENDARY DESERVE MORE
Sweet home Alabama and free bird are some of the best songs ever. - MrSnuffleupagus
Should be top 5
I listen to a lot of metal, but something always brings me back to Lynyrd Skynyrd6 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 grohl4 Comments
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.15 Comments
I looove them so much my favorite song is counting stars
More like TheOneBestBand! - neehawgamer
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
This band is good bat. is not amazing Gorillaz is amazing - Santi121 Comment
My favourite band of all time.!
WAKE ME UP WAKE ME UP INSIDE
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.5 Comments
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!
Best band in my llife
Not even top 10! Wow13 Comments
This one should be no. 1 in my opinion
That Facelift album cover scared the crap out of me when I was young - oofoff
The best grunge band! Get them higher please. - Userguy44
Bad - PinkHeno6 Comments
How are linkin park, green day, maroon 5, higher than system? Only 65th? what at least top 30-20
While you listencto them, wake up, and grab a brush and put a little makeup. Seriously! - PhoenixAura81
Not only that their every song is so original you think every song is completely different genre, but every song of theirs is about important things. They actually try to tell you something, to make you think. They spread message. Not usual band.
I will dare to compare System of a Down with bands like Pink Floyd, Metallica, Led Zeppelin any day. They write masterpieces and Serj vocals are godlike. Period.3 Comments
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!
They get my vote, Dave inspired me to pick up the guitar.
HOLY... 43 IS DISRESPECTFUL - cloverman2 Comments
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
Can you not - PinkHeno
Um no get this off the list
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. - Soulstealer2 Comments
Should be in top five
The fact that Tool is below Maroon 5 and Fifth Harmony makes me lose faith in humanity.
YES! ONE OF THE GREATEST PUNK BANDS EVER!
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).
Really Should be Number 1
What? 43. Are you serious?8 Comments
My favourite band easily
Commercially overrated, critically underrated.
They are in my opinion the best band. Who else can scat in metal and make it sound that badass. Plus Jonathan Davis is super entertaining on stage. Head and kinky do great guitar work together and fieldy also bass always sounds catchy and pumps me up. I prefer Luzier over silveria also2 Comments
What HOW IS JOY DIVISION SO LOW IN THE LIST? HOW? - JIM_M0RRIS0N
What the smiths after 5th harmonies
Best band to ever grace this planet
Marr changed the face of music forever with intricate guitar playing underneath vocal lines, and Morrissey's lyrics are the perfect description of teen life, but it is the combination of two geniuses that creates one of the most influential bands of all time
Top Ten Material - XEROEARTH
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