Top Ten Best Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 2

21 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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22 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.

Best band ever in the world. Amy's voices is lika an angel.

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

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

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

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?

Best modern rock band.

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24 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an 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.

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.

Take them off of this list NOW! - Caleb9000

They aren't even a band they just sing - bubbleteaknj

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25 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had 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

I was surprised they were this high but they deserve no. 1 in my opinion.

26 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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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" .

All I have to say is free bird.

There great just great - Eg

Should be higher

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

28 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...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

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.

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

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

I admit, Maroon 5 used to be good.
They are far from good now.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, go and listen to "Harder To Breathe", then listen to "Sugar" (Listen to sugar at your own risk, it is a terrible song). Maroon 5 has went downhill on a 90 degrees angle.

Hey seriously I disagree with you. If you think that they are getting bad because of the song sugar you're wrong. Because just because you don't like the song doesn't mean other people won't. I personally love the song sugar and have it downloaded on my Samsung phone. It is a pop and I love pop songs because they are catchy and upbeat and my favourite kind of songs! So just because you don't like the song doesn't me we won't and it also doesn't mean that they are getting bad because lots of people like me love that song! - LuLup

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

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30 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.

Why in the hell are they one this list whenever they are on the radio it makes kick their ass holes through the radio

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31 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
32 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.

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

33 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

Probably deserve to be in the top ten, maybe even the top 5 - Jiorl

U2 is so awesome! Definitely
Gotta be a little higher, I mean, there's no denying they dominated the 80's

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34 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!

HOW IS PANIC! NOT IN THE TOP 5? HOW ARE THEY BEHIND FIFTH HARMONY OR ONE DIRECTION?! THESE GUYS REVOLUTIONIZED THE POP ROCK CULTURE

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35 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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36 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

My chemical romance to me is more of the emotional band. Not in a sappy cry my eyes out band but the band that with their melody and lyrics seem to express the Words that your heart can't. In an emo don't know what to do or say way. - Anarchy8675309

I'm so happy to see them this high up. My Chemical Romance were the first band I remember hearing as a young child, and through my pre-teen years, and it broke my heart when they broke up. Their music is inspirational, meaningful and powerful, and they're still my favourite band to this day.

My Chemical Romance is an American alternative rock band from New Jersey. The band consists of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and bassist Mikey Way.

The best.

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37 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!

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.

Surely the greatest pop band ever. Their music has stood the test of time and will continue to do so. They are as popular now as they were in their heyday.

Yep, they are my favourite band, I know quite a few users would know that. Yeah their songs are great. - ivylee

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38 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.

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).

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

Da best

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39 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
40 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.

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