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.

To the second person who said more modern bands are already better than The Beatles more people had better taste in music back then and just because some people (including you) prefer modern bands that doesn’t mean everyone does. The Beatles are my favorite band in the world, I like them much better than any of the more modern band, so, way to assume stuff

This band is just the greatest of all time! Although they weren't the most talented group ever, they maximized the talent they did have to create something beautiful. John and Paul are one of, if not the best, songwriting duos of all time. They contrasted each other so much, but it didn't stop them from making great collaborations. They were both great as solo artists, but never reached the heights they made as a group. Also, they were the most successful band to transcend the genre of music they started off as. They went from a great "rock band" to an amazing band, period. Lastly, people of all ages enjoy their music, young and old. You can't say that about every band/artist out there. It makes them that much more lovable since more they appeal to a much wider audience.

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

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?

2 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, 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 more.

You can't even consider the Beatles as a band. They are all just pop. Queen, on the other hand, is the best band of all time.They have so many great songs. "We Are the Champions" is very inspirational, while "We Will Rock You" gets you pumped up! And don't get me started about "Bohemian Rhapsody"... That song is a masterpiece. And it is rated ON THIS WEBSITE as the best song of all time. Freddie Mercury, again, ON THIS WEBSITE, has been at first place on lists "Best Singers of All Time" and Most Unique Voices". So why aren't they at the top? I'll tell you why. The Beatles are the most OVERRATED bunch of posers ever. Queen should be at the top and no one can tell me otherwise.

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

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 .

3 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.

Easily my favourite band of all time. Not only did they release the best album of all time (the dark side of the moon) they also had the best song of all time which is comfortably numb. They are just such an amazing band.

Pink Floyd does an amazing job of letting you just sink in and imagine what is happening, trust me close your eyes and let your thought clear. The pure chaos, depression, and excitement of Pink Floyd is incredible.

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.

The fact that Linkin Park, Queen and Metallica are above Pink Floyd made me lose my faith in humanity. How do you not like Waters' lyrics combined with Gilmour's solos and Wright and Mason impeccable musicianship? In my opinion, PF can take the Beatles or Led Zeppelin any day. The depth and meaning of their songs can defeat any band in the universe and especially bands like Linkin Park and Queen.

I bet half of these voters never even listened to Shine on you Crazy Diamond yet feel that Linkin Park is better than PF. Go back you fanboys!

4 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.

The Greatest band of all time with classics like, Stairway to Heaven, Ramble On, Black Dog, Immigrant Song, Houses of the Holy, Misty Mountain Hop, Kashmir, Over the Hills and Far Away, Communication Breakdown, Whole Lotta love, etc. Great great band.

I'm voting Zeppelin above the two bands above them, Queen and The Beatles based on the fact that they proved themselves to be incredibly capable both in the studio and more importantly, live (unlike The Beatles, who were mainly a studio band), and because each member was equally important to the sound of the band, unlike Queen, who had most of the attention focused on Freddie Mercury. Zeppelin were so good because of the incredible interplay between John Bonham and John Paul Jones (just look at Dazed and Confused live), the soaring vocals of Robert Plant the the otherwordly guitar skills of Jimmy Page, who exceeded as both a rhythm player, a great 'feel' lead player and a crazy shredder. But if one of those sections was removed, the whole band would have fallen apart, as they did after Bonham's death. It is for these reasons that I vote Led Zeppelin as the greatest band ever.

It always surprises me when I hear about how great the Beatles were, after all since I could talk I was groomed to think this, and then I found Led Zeppelin. I've looked at all the supposed greatest bands of all time and I still love Zeppelin. In terms of lyrical value, Zeppelin isn't as good, same goes for vocals, at times. But lyrics aren't as important, you can feel so much more from amazing instrumental work. Listen to the the Beatle's highest praised songs and Zeppelin has multiple ones that beat them anyday. Also, I love both bands, but its very clear who takes what category.

So, Led Zeppelin is number 3? Makes no sense. Easily the best band of all time. They are the most inspirational band of all time and revolutionized rock music forever. Stairway to Heaven is the best song of all time, Led Zeppelin- Phyiscal Graffiti are some of the best albums of all time. So many timeless songs/ albums. It's a crime that they are number three.

5 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 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.

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

Lmao Metallica sucks. They haven't released anything good in decades. They're music is completely overrated and their off-stage antics (Lars Ulrich in particular) are annoying. There are so many bands listed below them who are infinitely more talented than Metallica. Metallica doesn't even belong anywhere near the top ten list. They're not even the best metal band of all time.

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

6 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.

This list is a joke! Even Paul McCartney has that The Stones are the best! These other groups wouldn’t exist if not for the stones! Only Elvis had more influence on rock n roll than the stones! 4 of the top 5 selling music tours of all time including numbers 1 and 2! Enough said they really don’t need defending I just wish people would quit making ridiculous, uneducated, childish lists like this it’s very insulting to the legends even though they’ll never pay attention to stuff like this it’s a disgrace!

I'd say the Rolling Stones are the best band of all time, not my favourite. but the best. They have been around forever. These guys have made some of the best songs in music history [Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter, Paint It Black, Angie, You
Can't Always Get What You Want] Almost every song from these guys are musical masterpieces.

Rival the Beatles in their influence in shaping Rock and Roll. Raunchy, self-absorbed musicians that demand you pay attention. And we do.

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

7 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.

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

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.

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.

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

8 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, I think is the best band of all time in my opinion, they successfully changed the music, ended hair metal band's influence.

You could say The Beatles and Led Zeppelin are true figures in Rock. but Nirvana not only showed people the good in this rebellion of Music, but it really showed heart realism and passion yes Queen and Zeppelin shows powerful and loud music, but Nirvana was one of the first bands to deal with personal problems and sadness depression, it's not for everyone, but everyone should at least know and respect this band

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.

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.

9 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.

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

ACDC is by far the best do you wanna know why well theywere a good band and then they started cracking with the high voltage album and TNT and the they became humoungously famous with highway to hell but their amazing singer bonn schott died because of over drinking but then bryan johnson came and he made the back in black album he f n cracked it it became the 2nd best selling album of all time then he makes the razors edge black ice and a bunch of other great albums that don't need to be mentioned the only band recoverd from a huge drop and becoming this legendary they are still making albums after 40 bloody years wait a sec I gotta escort angus young across the road cya!

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.

They managed to climb back to nr 1 band after their lead singer died, it's 2000's and people still listen to it and use it commercials. AC/DC are the beatles counterpart in hard rock. in my oppinion 1. beatles 2 sc/dc 3 queen/led zepplin 4 rollingstones 5 pink floyd. Let's be real which bands will people continue to listen and how many iconic songs have they made. Having a spot at nr 9 is a joke. You're telling me the nr 1 hard rock band isn't higher? come on guys are you for real voting Green Day above AC/DC?

10 Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. The band has had an iconic lineup since 1975, which included Neil Peart (Drums, Percussion), Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards), and the guitarist, Alex Lifeson. Peart passed away after a 3 year battle with brain cancer in January of more.

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.

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

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

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

The Contenders
11 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.

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!

How is it possible to Tokio Hotel to be in 2nd Place? For God's Sake, Guns N' Roses are without any doubt the best band ever! Everyone knows Sweet Child O'Mine and November Rain, not to mention Welcome To The Jungle. Every time I hear Slash's solos, I go to heaven.

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.

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

12 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.

This is the band that got me into metal... By far the best metal band out there... U wanna listen to this ...the lyrics are great...Steve Harris and his galloping bass playing style is great... Also he's a good captain for team Maiden... Bruce Dickinson is great on vocals... Adrian Smith has his melodic guitar playing style... Dave Murray's Solos are great... Janick Gers has a good heavy guitaring...and is great live to dancing and kicking around... Nicko Mc Brain is also a great drummer... On other words its very difficult too find a band that had been making sings since the past 45 years and can match Maiden's Calibre... Up The Irons

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.

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!

Best heavy metal vocalist, drummer, lead and bass guitarist. Their songs are so diverse in its sound and lyrics and themes while still keeping iron maiden's style. The trooper, run to the Hills, number of the beast etc are some of the best songs of all time and have u seen their live shows?! Even in old age they still nail it on stage.

13 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.

Linkin Parks sound and lyrics are very powerful. It reflects the genuineness of not only their own experiences, but their audiences as well. The combined talent of men in different genres, created one of the most beautiful diversities in music that I have ever witnessed. I believe they should EASILY be in the top 3.

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

What! You gotta be kidding... Linkin Park ON 7TH! This band deserves to be on the top... It's the best rock band the world has seen or will ever see... Their music is awesome, and their lyrics are always so realistic and wonderful!

Should deserve to Be in top3... greatest band...pack of highly skilled musicians.. Chester Bennington is most humble frontman..Mike is one of best rapper alive...and they sold more than 100 million records

14 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.

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!

Baba o reily, my generation, I can see for miles, pinball wizard. These songs are all legendary rock songs and are made by one of the best bands in the world. The who. They even Inspired back mason, drummer of Pink Floyd to start learning drums. That's how good they are.

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.

15 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 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?

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.

Seriously, down here? They rock the scene for 31 years with great music and 26 hit songs! god damn

16 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.

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

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

They are the best band ever with the hot songs Living on a orator and It's my life

17 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.

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!

Sabbath should be number 1! Didn't matter if it was Ozzy or Dio singing, this band was consistently good.

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

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".

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!

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

Some amazing hits that get you singing passionately along

Dream On, Sweet Emotion, Walk this way, What more can I say.

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

I'm an apostrophe. I'm just a symbol to remind you that there's more to see. I'm just a product of the system, a catastrophe, and yet a masterpiece, and yet I'm half deceased. And when I am deceased, at least I'll go down to the grave and die happily, and leave my body so my soul can be a part of me. I do what it takes.

For me, the only bands worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as ID are FOB, The 1975, Bastille and alt-J. These guys are just amazing! P.S. today (9th March 2017) they released a new song: Whatever It Takes, along with an album announcement, album tracklist announcement and a world tour announcement. The album is only eleven tracks long but is probably stunning. You can pre-order it on iTunes now.

These guys should be #1, followed by alt-J at #2, The 1975 #3 + Bastille #4. Ooh, and FOB #5. Then DMA's at #6.

IDGAF about The Beatles, they're bs, IDGAF about The Who, they're bs,
IDGAF about Coldplay and Radiohead, even though they're quite good, ID are infinitely better.
IDGAF about that bs people refer to as 1D, they're just some gayboy teen f-ers who cannot f-ing sing!
IDGAF about Blur, WGAF how long anyone has been around, ID have been going non-stop for 6 years, whereas other bands have been on hiatus for ages (1D, if u can call em a band)

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.

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.

20 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.

Rarely does a group combine artistry and politics as gracefully as U2. Certainly not all 50+ groups that are ahead of this one. U2 will always be listened to and always respected.

Last of the iconic rock bands.

Seriously, Imagine Dragons is ahead of U2? Are all these voters in middle school?

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

21 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

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

Foo fighters should be way higher

Why are they not on number one

22 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.

Are you serious. Radiohead is THIS far back?! They could be in the top 5. OK Computer, Kid A, In Rainbows. OK Computer defined music for a decade forward, Kid A was genius from start to finish and there was nothing like it. In Rainbows was practically perfect and still so unique. Their music is genius and timeless, and hardly any other bands are so well critically received for over 20 years! You can't go wrong with any album.

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"

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.

23 Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

Rivers Cuomo could be one of the greatest vocalists I've ever heard. There weird music is awesome!

How did the Bee Gees, a bunch of girly voiced singers beat this amazing band?

The best band that's never been acknowledged as the best band of all time.

Weezer at #49? How blasphemous. They're still one of my favorites for sure.

24 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.

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.

Bands like coldplay, imagine dragons, linkin park, 21pilots, fob, even 1D above DT! Is this a joke!

Dream Theater should be at the first place

25 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.

Twenty One pilots popular songs are not their best, sadly. I wish people knew that. Songs like Migraine, Ode to sleep, Holding onto you, House of gold, The run and go ( I know, weird choice that one ) and sooo much more are better than their popular stuff like Stressed Out and Heathens. Ride is still good so I wont bash on it. This is MY OPINION by the way. But, I wished these songs would be heard by more people.

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.

They're the best. The music is awesome and the drums are the best! There lyrics are so meaningful and can get you through hard times. They're my favourite band and I love listening and playing my Drums to there music

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