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.

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

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

Day Tripper, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Let It Be, Twist and Shout, You're Going to Lose That Girl, I Am the Walrus, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Get Back, A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, Eight Days a Week, Help!, All My Loving, Lovely Rita, Within You Without You, If I Needed Someone, If I Fell, Back in the U.S.S.R., Here Comes the Sun, All You Need Is Love, Please Please Me, Dear Prudence, I'm a Loser, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, Ticket to Ride, I Want You (She's So Heavy), For No One, Taxman, The Long and Winding Road, Sexy Sadie, The Night Before, Lady Madonna, The End, Tomorrow Never Knows, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), The Fool on the Hill, I've Just Seen a Face, And Your Bird Can Sing, A Day in the Life, Drive My Car, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Across the Universe, Hey Jude, Girl, Something, I Should Have Known Better

And I'm missing many more.

Is there even a debate about it? - ClereforSede

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.

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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.

This is such a tough decision between Queen and the Beatles. The reason I say queen is because they had Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, We will rock you, and Somebody to love, all of which were bigger than the Beatles's biggest song. They were also more dynamic and long-lasting than the Beatles. - Dandeman7

That is completely false. Those 4 queen songs you listed never even reached #1 on the billboard or even came close to the sales of beatles top hits. Beatles - 20 #1 hits, Queen - 2 #1 hits (another one bites the dust, crazy little thing called love) - themajorman1

I'm voting for Queen over The Beatles purely on the basis of live performances, as musically they are both brilliant. The Beatles were not great as a live band, only playing for about half an hour. Queen on the other hand played for about two hours and interacted and engaged the crowd like no other band ever has. They are also one of the few bands where all four members wrote number one hit singles.

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.

Honestly, I completely agree with the first four, but Queen needs to first, then Zeppelin, then Beatles, then Pink Floyd.

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3 Led Zeppelin 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 ...read more.

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.

Queen's greatest album is Greatest Hits, but Zeppelin's best album is every album.

Why is QUEEN above Led Zeppelin? (At the moment). Seriously! I mean, Queen have some amazing songs, and I love their albums; but Led Zeppelin can do everything better.

I agree Queen had very few small songs that were good, and only Freddie did anything even though brian may and deacon were great, they only focused on freddie - Sultan_of_Swing

I can jam to Zeppelin and they also have some songs that have pulled me though some tough times

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4 Pink Floyd 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 ...read more.

My top 3 bands are:

1. Pink Floyd
2. The Beatles
3. Queen - OmegaRanker

Pink Floyd should be #1. David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason are the most genius musicians. Their music has changed LIVES. You may not understand their music because the intricate detail that is in their music can not be compared. Their music was ahead of their time.

Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, High Hopes, Another Brick in the Wall, Learning to Fly... The list goes on, why Pink Floyd is simply the best that ever existed. - jimmy12lee

No question Floyd #2 next to the beatles and am hardcore Floyd man

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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.

Metallica are the best band ever. Just listen to their discography. Even their weakest albums like St. Anger or Reload are great to me, they are a big inspiration and they got me into Heavy Metal music. When I first heard Master Of Puppets I was blown away by their sound. They are not the fastest band, heaviest or even most complex, but their songs are so well structured that they albums are very memorable and iconic, specially their first 5. To me, Ride The Lightning or Justice are their best, and one of the greatest Metal records of all time. Amazing band. - HeavyRaiden

Metallica is the best band ever period.
Their songs are so well written, full of emotions and faces real problems.
The riffs they wrote are the most iconic riffs in rock history: Master of puppets, one, fade to black, for whom the bell tolls, battery and the list goes on and on...
Heavy iconic riffs, fast melodic solos, best song writing, james legendary vocals, you can't find it anywhere else.
They are so talented, technically sound, creative and have no boundaries.
Not to mention that they are still playing live and kicking ass after 38 years and counting...
long live METALLICA

I agree that Metallica is overrated, but nowhere near bad. - Userguy44

Bad - PinkHeno

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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.

Get these guys to #5, that way we can have the five greats in the top 5 and get stupid metallica out

Metallica sucks!

The Stones are great - Anybody that knows about anything

The Stones stayed together and kept to a standard.

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7 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

They are good but where is goo goo dolls on this list?! Seriously People!

Aaahh, the GREAT Australian rock band... THUNDER!

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

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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.

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.

Change the GENERATION and the best band in 90s

Only seven years of nirvana and still an all time great 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 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, 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 ...read more.

One of the best bands of all time, if you haven't seen them in concert then you are for sure missing out.

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.

Here's where I belong: GREEN DAY! - randomguy2005

hell no

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10 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.

These kings are amazing and my third favorite band of all time. Their songs are amazing and few (like two people) are better singers than Bruce Dickinson! I also want to fly in their plane because Bruce is also a licensed pilot. - PhoenixAura81

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

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.

They can put any other band to shame regardless of who they are. - XxembermasterxX

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The Newcomers

? Keane Keane Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.

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.

yes

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

Better than green day

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!

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12 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.

Has the biggest fanbase than any of the bands here, and why not? Chester's voice was divine!

Linkin Park is without a doubt the greatest! - Peppapigsucks

Maybe not the best, but for me, nothing is better than linkin park, nobody can sing like chester, and rap like mike, R. I. P Chester Bennington

Yeah, not great but pretty good - PinkHeno

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13 Rush Rush Rush was 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). ...read more.

Brilliance

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

Awesome, but underrated band. - IronSabbathPriest

Prog at its finest

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14 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".

Best band ever. they have 2 of my favorite songs and should be at least top 10

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

I'm surprised that Aerosmith is so low. I thought they'd be in the top ten. - CharismaticKat

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!

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15 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 band and my 4th favorate band
1: Beatles
2: Queen
3: Green day
4: Bon jovi
5: Guns N' Roses

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

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16 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.

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

The who should be #2! (behind the Beatles) They are so much better than so many people on this list!

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

How is Green Day above The Who?

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17 Black Sabbath 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. ...read more.

The days with Dio for the band are better. Fight me! - PhoenixAura81

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

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!

They should be number 1 tf

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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 ...read more.

The best band 21st century can have, heavily down to earth and with outstanding lyrics.

This band is SO BORING! I only like Sail and Viva La Vida (even though I heard it rips off a Joe Satriani song). - PhoenixAura81

Very overrated, but yes they have talent and make good music. They wouldn't exist without blur or oasis or Radiohead though - PinkHeno

A different ear for music and sound. Changed the alternative genre in the last 10 years.

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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.

My personal number 1

Unbelievable... deserves to be #1

Should be number 1

Definitely underrated should be top 5

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20 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.

100% Funky they are.

This band is truly awesome.

Best bad no question

Lmao Coldplay is above chilli peppers what a joke

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21 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 are really amazing and the songs? THEY ROCK!

Maybe not the best... but I'm huge fan. So I have to vote for the Dragons. And by the way, WHERE ARE THE EAGLES?

They're amazing

THEY ARE MY favorites! One dirction is okay... I think this should be way, way, way higher

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22 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.

Twenty One Pilots is the BEST band in the world because their lyrics actually HAVE A MEANING and I just want to thank them for taking me through hard times. To our haters- you know you like Stressed Out.

The fact that they are rated above Radiohead shows how far we have fallen.

Seriously, how are they good? Okay their music is decent but it's nowhere near outstanding and some of their lyrics don't make sense (Jumpsuit). They also act stupidly in front of the camera. I don't get why their music gets so much praise. - CharismaticKat

Best ever lyrics are hard to understand

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23 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.

BVB on a positive list... prepare for the haters. - XxembermasterxX

I really like their song In The End, but that’s the only song by them that I know and listened to. - PhoenixAura81

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

The music touches your heart and you can't help but love Andy Biersack, Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts, CC, and Jinxx - BandsandAnime

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24 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal 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.

A7X for life mfs

Best ever

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

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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25 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.

Just love this band, should be at least 10

I'll remember these guys for centuries!

My Favorite Band of ALL TIME. Their vocals are amazing and they are so meaningful. Patrick's vocals are unbelievable, and the easily deserve top tens. Fall Out Boy is amazing. - emomusic

How is One Direction above Fall Out Boy?

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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.

The massive influence that is Eddie Van Halen is why this band is remembered. Van Halen emerged from a time of disco and funk to make rock great again.

Great band. - Userguy44

Sammy Hagar will always be remembered as the real Van Halen

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" .

Sweet home Alabama and free bird are some of the best songs ever. - MrSnuffleupagus

Should be top 5

simple man

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

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

Incredible songs

My vote goes for Evanescence.

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

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29 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.

Lol how can anyone still like them after the halftime show - PinkHeno

They SUCK! Listen to Girls Like You or Cold and you'll know what I mean. - CharismaticKat

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

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

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30 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.

More like TheOneBestBand! - neehawgamer

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

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

The best pop rock band ever, they are genreless, they made a lot of great songs.
Songs that are good: Good Life, I Lived, The Less I Know, Secrets, Heaven, All This Time, Burning Bridges, What You Wanted, Passenger, All We Are. - RichardSSG

31 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).

The most expansive repertoire of sound from a single artist. Listening to their music and how it has developed over the years is an Amazing experience

Ridiculous. Radiohead is top 5 and this list is insane.

Every album of theirs is at least a 9, eight of those being a 10. - ListerBlister

Easily one of the greatest bands of all time, if not the best

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32 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.

Not even top 10! Wow

That's kinda funny - PinkHeno

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

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.

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33 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.

This one should be no. 1 in my opinion

That Facelift album cover scared the crap out of me when I was young - oofoff

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

Bad - PinkHeno

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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.

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

How are they 34 they’re the best, period.

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

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35 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.

They have great music, clever lyrics, and the best directed music videos ever.

Best band ever

I think the only reason people aren't voting P! ATD is because they aren't precisely a band...

Why arnt they higher up?

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36 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.

They suck. - MrSnuffleupagus

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

They’re an awesome band. I love their songs. - PhoenixAura81

Headbanging music each song with different twists - BandsandAnime

37 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.

Wait, WHY ARE THEY EVEN THIS HIGH? Their voices are annoying, their music is 1/6. At least Little Mix and One Direction sometimes write their own songs, but these girls, PRACTICALLY NEVER. Their only good song was probably "Miss Movin' On". - iloveit

No they're a terrible girl group. - CharismaticKat

Can you not - PinkHeno

Um no get this off the list

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38 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.

Pretty good

Foo fighters should be way higher

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!

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39 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.

Why are they so underrated? I am ok if it is top 20. Not all people like metal. But not only not being in the top 20, but also behind of One Direction?! And behind of Avenged Sevenfold?! That's just sacrilege!

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

HOLY... 43 IS DISRESPECTFUL - cloverman

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40 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.

Why the hell is Fifth Harmony higher than My Chemical Romance? And like all these other crappy bands, what the heck, My Chemical Romance needs to be way higher. - killjoysmakesomenoise

I'm a big fan of lost of the top ten but my chemical romance deserves to be above most of them

Can't believe that My Chemical Romance's ranking on this list is TWICE AS LOW as it is on the list of worst bands. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

This has dropped down to #40?! For shame. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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

Every song of Tool is on different level.

Tool forever.

21 Pilots and Imagine Dragons ahead of Tool?!?!?! What are y'all on. Tool is one of the best and most innovative bands ever.

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.

42 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.
43 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.

The Doors were and still are incredible. I discovered The Doors when I first heard Light my Fire. I remember for the next 3 - 4 hours I listened to only Doors. They had instantly become one of my favorite bands thanks to Densmore unique drumming (Break On Through), to Krieger's amazing guitar playing (Roadhouse Blues) to Manzarek's incredible keyboard playing (pretty much every song, especially Riders of the Storm - he is playing the bass line and the organ), to Morrison's mesmerizing voice (every song).

What? 43. Are you serious?

I mean they are not even my favourite band but I can't see them lower than Fifth Harmony.

Top 10 are you kidding

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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.

Best band to ever grace this planet

Marr changed the face of music forever with intricate guitar playing underneath vocal lines, and Morrissey's lyrics are the perfect description of teen life, but it is the combination of two geniuses that creates one of the most influential bands of all time

Top Ten Material - XEROEARTH

45 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

46 The Script The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

The Script definitely deserve to be higher than this! 113?! They write beautifully crafted songs, that come from the heart. They pretty much write their lives into their songs. They are still so grounded and humble, and so connected to their fans, and their live shows are AMAZING! Truly life-enhancing, their shows are just one long party, guaranteed to leave you on a high!

Breakeven, Nothing, and If You Ever Come Back

Best song ever hall of fame

For the first time,Hall of fame,If you could see me now, superheroes etc are purely masterpieces! Love this band.

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47 Yes Yes Yes are an English progressive 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. Their best known song is their 1971 hit "Roundabout" off of their album Fragile.

HI I'm A LITTLE 5 YEAR OLD I WILL RANT ABOU- *almost punches kid* <—— to be continued - oofoff

Fragile might be the greatest prog album ever.

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

No one is as good as Yes

48 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

I hate to see how bad their music has aged. These guys and The Beatles were influencing each other back and forth all the time. Without Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper's wouldn't have happened. Paul McCartney called Brian Wilson the greatest genius in pop music, his favorite song is 'God only knows'. Now these days, even though The Beatles and The Beach Boys had a similar style and were at times competing for best band in the world, nowadays even the biggest idiot in the world will tell you The Beatles made timeless music of a quality never to be reached again, while The Beach Boys are only that weird group that sang about surfing and cars, not to be taken seriously. While The Beatles take the top position on this list, The Beach Boys are just 54th, not even shown on the front page.

Why, why, why are they so underrated? They are not even too well known nowadays. Their music was just as perfect as any other band. I think Guns N' Roses gets more praise than this fantastic band, but, Guns N' Roses only had one amazing album, and a couple of great songs. The Beach Boys at least had a hit or three on every album. Even their filler songs are great! There's Pet Sounds, Today!, Summer Days and Summer Nights, All Summer Long, Surfin' U.S.A, true rock albums. I am proud to be a Beach Boys fan, just to know their story and their music makes me such a genius in music. They would be second or third for me.

so fire

How these guys aren't in the top 5 blows my mind. They are the reason the Beatles music got even better and it took all 4 Beatles to match the genius of Brian Wilson! Not to mention that SO many hits were done in such a short time until Brian had his breakdown because people weren't ready for his genius. Pet sounds #2 best album ever...in my opinion #1. Just imagine if Brian made more albums...

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49 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Very underrated in terms of musical ability and songwriting. From Supersonic to Wonderwall to Gas Panic and Stop Crying Your Heart Out, they never once got outright terrible. Even when Liam's voice started to go, they adapted to it in their later albums, making some thrilling tunes! Check out their first two albums for some of the best music of the past 30 years. Definitely one of the most important rock and roll bands in history!

Pretty Much every song became a single in their origianl 3 albums, they are the best and always will be

best

How the hell are they not number 1 let alone 40th

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50 Jackson 5 Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, later known as the Jacksons, were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family.

How are they above Def Leppard, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pantera!? Their songs suck. Seriously, why is a band of kids that literally wrote a song about the ABCs in the top 50? Is this some kind of joke? - MrSnuffleupagus

The greatest band ever without a doubt. This band should be in the top 5

With Michael Jackson this band is un stoppable

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

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