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 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!

Gotta love John, Paul, George and Ringo

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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 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.


They are so unpredictable, so iconic, so recognizable and just so strangely addictive that it hurts.

Queen is a band that makes you feel how a bend should make you feel: whatever you want. Their songs can be happy, sad, angry, really whatever you want them to be.

Queen is, in my opinion, the greatest band that will ever exist.

I am very tired that the Beatles is number one everywhere, however they didn't have the greatest singer of all time (Freddie Mercury), and didn't have the best song of all time (Bohemian Rhapsody). The 90% of the Beatles songs are so annoying and boring and so simple, like a kid song.

The Beatles are the best band, but Queen is not far behind. Many classics have been produced by them. Including Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, The Show Must Go On, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, Somebody To Love. But out of all of those, The Show Must Go On is the best.

Queen is a band even better than The Beatles and they had one of the 5 best vocalists of all time, Freddie Mercury!
Queen is awesome and people who think Queen is crap should go eat some rocks and drink poison!

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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 more.

I like this band a lot. In my opinion not the second best but very popular and most people consider it too be one of the best.

Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, Heartbreaker, Ramble On, Rock and Roll, All My Love, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Good Times Bad Times, Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, Communication Breakdown, Immigrant Song.

Zeppelin gives you a bit of everything. Jimmy Page is a guitargod, no one writes riffs like him. This is rock n roll at its best.

Great band

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4 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), 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

Queen second? Come on its got to floyd

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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". 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

There is no equal

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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). more.

Under My Thumb, Gimme Shelter, Jumpin Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday.

How are these legends behind amateurs like Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold?

Mom loves this band, grandpa too, I like it, this band can be a beast in fame, and fandom.

Taking the piss 6th? should be 4th at least friends

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7 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. 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.

Nirvana's songs can become a life philosophy for somebody. All of the Nirvana songs are special. - savau015fulau015fkaratau015f

They show us that you don't need to be a genius if you want to be become famous!

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8 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 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.

Green Day is love. I don't know how these guys have produced so many songs that just cling to the heart. I can just listen to Green Day for the rest of my life. And let's face it, we all will have at least one of theirs in our 'best of all time' playlist. Seriously man, their music is dope...

People compare the new Green Day with the old one but the thing is that they have just widened their arena. This new Green Day knows no limits. It isn't confined to punk rock. So many reasons to love those sons of bitches.

And why doesn't BJA age?

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9 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

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

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

This is good band, their songs is very easy listening. - deni4

Best of best of best band,
Their live song is just awesome,
Watch live in milton kynes, live in texas etc
Chester can sing like angel and scream like devil

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10 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.

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

I love AC/DC there the top band that ever lived - rocknrollhorselover

They are the best band ever - masonkv

Out For All That I Can Get, "If You Know What I Mean"

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The Newcomers

? Dead By Sunrise Dead By Sunrise
? The Cranberries The Cranberries The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who formed in Limerick in 1989. The band consists of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler.

I'm very devastated that the 'Singer' is now gone so sudden. R.I.P to such a 'Brill Vocalist' who won't be forgot.

The Contenders

11 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 more.

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

Iron maiden easily kicks tokio hotel's arse. At least Beatles should be number 1 or Led Zeppelin - metallipotter

Its done well to be number 12, but should be much much higher.

Best band ever best vocal best guitar this band is higher than other.

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12 Guns N' Roses

They are in 19th place? they deserve much more! Run DMC, Tenacious D, Avenged Sevenfold, Symphony X, D12 and Bee Gees before GN'R!? I'm not trying to say those bands are bad, BUT GUNS N' ROSES IS MUCH BETTER THAN THEM! - rock2metal

Something is wrong with the people that have been voting here so far... Chester is undoubtedly the greatest. I mean, who else can do a full 17-seconds-scream AND cover an Adele-song in such an absolutely breathtaking way? Check out the outro of Faint @ Rock am Ring 2007 and come back to the voting afterwards!

Guns and roses, hm hard to explain. They give you a sense of what was and is to come although they are no longer together they will forever continue to enrich people's lives. - Anarchy8675309

They are the best band in the world hands down

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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 is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). 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 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, 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


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15 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.

Kid A is one of the best albums I've ever heard

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16 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled more.

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

How is Green Day above The Who?

Linkin Park, Coldplay, and Green Day are not better than the band with the best bassist, drummer, and songwriter ever

HOW THE HECK IS Coldplay ABOVE THE WHO? Name five Coldplay songs now. Now name five who songs. I can. Baba o Riley, my generation, behind blue eyes, pinball wizard, who are you. And that isn't even getting into the the other stuff. Coldplay had livin la vida and kind of paradise. THAT'S IT. - DJCosmic

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17 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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). 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...

Avenged sevenfold is the best band ever! it has amazing metal put into it and also has the most electrical hermonics I have ever heard honestly may be a little better than eddie van halen it also has a extremely great guitarist sinister gates and defidently my favorite drummer who died and extremely sad about the rev the voice of matte shadows is amazing and can use words knowone could ever use there A7X (avenged sevenfold album) is by far the best there afterlife, gunslinger, and critical acclaim is my favorite from that album here are my favorite songs by them 1. gunslinger 2. critical acclaim 3. nightmare KEEP MAKING ALBUMS AVENGED SEVENFOLD I BELIEVE YOU WILL BE THE GREATEST!

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18 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 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!

They are amazing and all their songs have different melodies, which makes every song brilliant in different ways.

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19 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 more.

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

20 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

Dream on.

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