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 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 ...read more.

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

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!

Best band ever

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

Everything you said is completely subjective. In my opinion, Queen didn't have the best singer of all time the best song of all time. And as for the Beatles having "kid" songs, have have you only heard "Yellow Submarine" and "Octopus's Garden" or something? Most Beatles songs are at least good yet basic songs and most are complex works of music that no one else would have dared try at that point in time. - Aweso

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.

Queen is good

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3 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were 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 ...read more.

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.

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.

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.

It has a backwards song which is awful that has the word "Satan" "666" and "toolshed".
No. - judeboy87

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4 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were 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 ...read more.

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

Their music is very special. - Userguy44

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5 Metallica 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". ...read more.

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

'Lords Of Metal' they are. If you don't like them, you have some Issues...

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6 The Rolling Stones 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). ...read more.

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

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?

metallica?

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7 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some ...read 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 - 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.

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

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8 Nirvana 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. ...read more.

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.

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 am not going to state their influence, but I will say that Nevermind and In-Utero are both albums I can listen to front to back without skipping any tracks, no filler whatsoever.

Bleach is a great straight forward grunge album, filled with punky/thrash three chord songs, while not as well structured as their major label LP's it's still worth a listen.

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9 AC/DC 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 ...read more.

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

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

What is AC/DC doing here? Last time I checked they were 5. I'd make them 1 if it was my website. There music just gets you pumped up and in the rock and roll mood. AC/DC FOREVER!

I love them I listen to them everyday they are true talent

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10 Linkin Park 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 ...read more.

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

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

the combination of Hip hop with Rock is outstanding...

One of the best bands of all time(my opinion),LP forever

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The Newcomers

? Death from Above 1979 Death from Above 1979
? T. Rex T. Rex T. Rex were an English glam rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four folk albums under this banner.

The Contenders

11 Guns N' Roses 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 ...read 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!

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

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

Everyone knows this bands songs. No matter who you are, youve heard at least one even if you are only 14

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12 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal 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 guitarist Adrian ...read more.

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!

I'm so glad they're in the top twenty because believe me, they are amazing. Unlike Metallica, they don't have any songs that are bad. The lead singer; Bruce Dickinson is really good and has a great voice. The lyrics to their songs are great too and have a meaning of you look closely enough. Their album art looks cool as well (monster Eddie lol). Vote for Iron Maiden, guys! - CharismaticKat

Definitely the best band. Iron Maiden, you opened my doorway to heavy metal. - IronSabbathPriest

Should be number 1. - XxembermasterxX

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13 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

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!

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14 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

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!

Amsterdam, magic, swallowed in the sea, life in technicolour II, violet hill, fix you, amazing day, paradise, trouble, hypnotized, the hardest part, atlas, twisted logic, everything's not lost, another's arms, ink, midnight, see you soon, prospekt's march, square one, talk, always in my head, spies, all I can think about is you, in my place, up&up, a head full of dreams, the scientist, things I don't understand.

These are all incredibly well thought out songs with so much effort and charisma in them. Notice how I didn't include viva la vida? Or hymn for the weekend? One song by them they I think is incredibly underrated is twisted logic. It makes you think so much and it is so clever. Some other bands I would point out if you like Coldplay are bastille, kodaline, Keane, snow patrol, arcade fire, U2 and blossoms.

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15 Aerosmith 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!

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

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

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16 Bon Jovi 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 ...read more.

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

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

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

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

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

SHOT THROUGH THE HEART AND YOU'RE TO BLAME, YOU GIVE LOO-OOOVE A BAD NAME! - CharismaticKat

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17 The Who 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 ...read more.

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

One of my personal favorites but not better than the rest of the bands listed.

A list without The Who in the Top 10 is incomplete!

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

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

YES YES YES YES YES YES! How did stinking One Direction get higher than this awesomeness?

They are my favorite band. I love all of their songs, especially from the smoke and mirrors album. They have such deep and emotional songs. The only bands that come close to them (modern bands) are FOB, and probably Twenty-One Pilots.

Much better than 21P. - Userguy44

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19 Dream Theater 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. ...read more.

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

Dream Theater should be at the first place

Definitely underrated should be top 5

Unbelievable... deserves to be #1

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

I'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.

They're ok. - Userguy44

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21 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.

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

Thank you Sabbath for bringing us metal. - IronSabbathPriest

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

Weren't they like one of the first metal bands or something? - CharismaticKat

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

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

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

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

A7X for life mfs

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

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

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

How are these guys below 21 pilots?

Lmao Coldplay is above chilli peppers what a joke

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24 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

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.

My opinion is not welilion

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

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

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

Evanescence:
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.

They are one of my favorite bands. I’m 14 and I’m the only person I know of who likes them (or even knows them for any song other than Bring Me to Life, for that matter.)

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

Sammy Hagar will always be remembered as the real Van Halen

Great band. - Userguy44

Edie - Eg

27 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

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

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

All I have to say is free bird.

Hell yeah

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

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

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.

I like the song in the end - judeboy87

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

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.

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

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30 Radiohead 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).

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.

Voting won't determine much, not many people can truly understand music. But let's just say #27 is a true shame for the band title it's fallowed by.

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

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

First off, ABBA is definitely the best band ever. Not only is there harmony but with Agnetha and Frida as vocals and Benny and Bjorn on instruments, but their music is catchy. Every one of their songs is strung together and musically, are one of the best bands. They have an amazing way of making songs with dad meanings sound very upbeat. Statistically, they are one of the best, for they've sold over 300 million units.

Other than the Beatles, no band on this list is close to selling as many records as ABBA. They will go down in history as the best pop group ever.

Best pop group ever! I love their songs! - Userguy44

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

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

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

More like TheOneBestBand! - neehawgamer

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

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

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!

Best band ever

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34 U2 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 ...read more.

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

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

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

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

U2 is easily one of the greatest to any unbiased mind.

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35 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

Should be higher than Twenty One Pilots and Maroon 5. - CharismaticKat

Headbanging music each song with different twists - BandsandAnime

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

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.

The best band/idea that ever existed, inspiring the troubled youth to fight through their depression and keep on living. Their music was catchy, yet had a message one could translate into their own life.

Emo music made for emos. - CharismaticKat

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

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

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

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

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!

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38 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.

Um no get this off the list

No they're a terrible girl group. - CharismaticKat

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.

Camila SUCKS - lilrocketman

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39 Foo Fighters 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 ...read more.

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

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

Lets go grohl

Pretty good

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

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

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

Soulful songs with great lyrics.

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

Cringy band. - Userguy44

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

The best band ever

42 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Tool is probably the only band that didn't make one bad song, but instead timeless materpieces like Aenima, Schism, Lateralus, The Pot or 10000 Days.

43 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.
44 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

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

45 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

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.

47 WHAT?

Wait...The Doors are fiftieth on the list
How is this even possible? - Rocker00

46 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Greatest Punk/Pop/Rock/Alternative band ever! This band DESERVES! To be above One Direction..

They are amazing, not better then those other bands but there still amazing.

Why are we underneath one direction?!?!

One Direction before blink. Are you kidding me?

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47 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.

Re! Spect! Walk!

48 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

I Don't really like Skillet they are kinda Generic and Boring all there songs sound identical and there Vocals are cheap same with there Song writing and Instrumental they are alright but not Amazing

Just one word awesome! - paasadani

Whenever I feel nothing is going well in life I just listen to them

There songs really affects the person who here them and there kind of singing is very nice and exciting they are talanted

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49 Yes Yes Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

Fragile might be the greatest prog album ever.

Heart of the Sunrise, Roundabout, Changes, so much more

No one is as good as Yes

50 Jackson 5 Jackson 5

Your joking... The Jackson 5 Are legends! - FlakyCuddles43

Should be in top five like really Michael jackson is in here...

They are awesome

With Michael Jackson this band is un stoppable

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