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!

Greatest band and artists 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 have never been accused of plagiarism like the Beatles and most other big groups. Their live shows were spectacular, their music original and Freddie Mercury can out sing any Beatles.

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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.

Consistency

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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

Best

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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

This band is so overrated, if any metal band deserves this spot, it should go to iron maiden and maybe black sabbath. - lntxp01

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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?

Of the bands on this list, the Stones and Zeppelin are the best. The Beatles were too poppy, then too psycodelic. Queen was a very good band but got bigger after Mercury’s death, same goes with Nirvana with cobain. Neither are worthy of top 5 status.

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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. ...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 think this band can hit top1 if kurt still live now :"(, I like song smeel like teen spirits,sappy, Heart shaped box, and more!

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8 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.

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

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

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9 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.

Cool

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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 Nu-metal ...read 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...

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

Chester Bennington is a legend..linkin park is 'the greatest band' no: 10 is not enough they deserves more nobody can make songs like numb,in the end,breaking the habit

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The Newcomers

? Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.
? Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

The Contenders

11 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

Meaning of muzik - highest_iq

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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.

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

Best heavy metal vocalist, drummer, lead and bass guitarist. Their songs are so diverse in its sound and lyrics and themes while still keeping iron maiden's style. The trooper, run to the hulls, number of the beast etc are some of the best songs of all time and have u seen their live shows?! Even in old age they still nail it on stage. - lntxp01

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

Why is Green Day and AC/DC ahead of Iron Maiden, Green Day used to be decent but has changed there music so it sounds like every other damn band of this damned century. AC/DC is good but are terribly overrated and followed by fan girls now

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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 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 ...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.

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

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15 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

They should be number 1 tf

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16 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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17 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!

They should be a lot lower. Just another stupid band who tries to be rock, but their songs end up getting played on mainstream pop radio stations. They aren’t anything compared to the classic rock legends that are thankfully higher than them. Besides, their singer sucks, he sounds like an old Mexican man. And if I ever hear Something Just Like This on the radio again... I swear to god...

Their old albums are extremely good, but I respect your opinion. No need to be rude though. - aieesa

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18 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.

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

19 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.

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

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".

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.

I think this band should go to the top five.

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20 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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21 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...

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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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.

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.

Should at least be above imagine dragons.

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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.

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.

Favorite band ever. Very talented, amazing lyrics and amazing voices. They're hilarious and sweet and have an attitude towards assholes. Their lyrics feels like poetry. Andy's deep voice is my New Religion see what I did there? . They're just awesome in general and deserve more recognition.

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24 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.

This band should not be here.they suck

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25 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

They are gods...

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

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26 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...

My favorite band ever, flea is an amazing bassist, anthony is a great singer, josh and john are great guitarists, and chad is a pretty good drummer. how is this below one direction?

Eyyy the chilis! I love these guys!

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27 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.

Great band and I'm a big fan of them and they inspired me to pick up a couple instruments but sometimes I can't stand the fan base and annoying fangirls saying OH MY GOD My Chemical Romance SAVED MY LIFE I wouldn't BE ALIVE WITHOUT THEM

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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.

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.

My vote goes for Evanescence.

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29 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!

Panic! At The Disco is the best band ever! This should be 1st!

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30 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

All I have to say is free bird.

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

Hell yeah

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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.

Greatest band of all times, best of the best. I am long ago tired of all the other popular bands of the seventies but ABBA lives on. The music is still as refreshing as it was back then.

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32 Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

WHY IS IT ON 295? I expected it would be at least in the 150 range, but nope.
Amazing band, but panned by many. They need more appreciation. From their debut EP, This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For, to their newest album, That's The Spirit, they have created an amazing band. And if you listen to the first ep and their newest album, you'll see they have came a long way. Originally a deathcore band, BMTH is now what you could consider a pretty expiremental alternative band.

33 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

Songs about jane is a masterpiece that's all I'm gonna say

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34 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

It’s lower then one direction
Think about that

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35 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.

36 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

37 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

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

38 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.

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

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

I’m not an u2 fan.But they make awesome music and they should be above 1 direction and stupid noisy dream theatre - wriddhak

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39 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.

I love this band, one of the best British rock band ever. Their songs like Don't Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall and Stand By Me are stunning, I can't get bored listen to their songs. Noel Gallagher is a genius, no doubt.

Not the best, but my favorites

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

EASITLY THE BEST ABAGN EVER I AM FUMING. - Nebulous

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40 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

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41 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

My God, this band does not deserve to be on this list, let alone 21st place. Knowing how to look pretty on stage and getting a bunch of 13 year old girls' wet does not make them the best band ever. And to anyone talking about how great their personalities are, there are tapes of them signing autographs, while rating each of the girls' attractiveness from 1-10 with their butt buddies. I dislike people who are fans of bad music, but I hate people who obsess over people who take them for granted and treat them like crap.

Take them off of this list NOW! - Caleb9000

God, One Direction!? Above ALL the good bands is no one but ONE DIRECTION...

I hope their tour bus gets stuck at a dead end because they can only go one direction so they'll be stuck there for forever.

They're only going one direction, and that's down.

This band deserves in top ten.

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42 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.

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

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

Megadeth Should at least be top 20

43 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

As a person who listens to One Direction, I must say that Muse deserve to be WAY ABOVE them on this list. I might get hate for this, but their music is revolutionary and could even be on the top tens, if not top twenties, in my opinion.

Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, The band consists of school friends Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesizers, sampling, harmtar).

Muse and Radiohead below One Direction?! That's ridiculous! - Rorywilbren

Listen to madness,Knights Of Cydonia,Uprising,Panic Station,Feeling Good and come to the list again.

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44 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.

I'm in complete shock that Alice In Chains is this far back... such a shame. AiC is the best band of all time, no argument. in my book, they belong at the top. words can't describe the music that was churned out by Layne, Jerry, Sean and Mike (Starr and Inez). nothing beats alice in chains.

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45 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

I was very disturbed to see this band on number 58. I am thirteen and know that this band should be in top 20. Purple Haze, Hey Joe, All Along The Watch Tower, does this mean anything to anybody?

So, Coldplay and 21 Pilots are better than Jimi Hendrix Experience! Haha, nice joke!

This list is a joke.

Should be wayyy higher

46 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.

Top Ten Material - XEROEARTH

47 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.

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

48 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.
49 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

50 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.
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