Best British Rock Bands
The Top Ten
Bohemian Rhapsody, The March of the Black Queen, Innuendo, The Millionaire Waltz, It's Late, The Prophet's Song, Was It all Worth It... Greatest Masterpieces!
Roger Taylor. Brian May. Freddie mercury. John Deacon. Do I need to say more?
Queen were always different, no question about that. The fact that they produced songs from so many different genres just shows that these guys were geniuses, both musically and in other aspects.
Also, most of their best songs have stood the test of time (and I don't just mean Bohemian Rhapsody), more than can be said for many other bands.
I do think that The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd deserve their fame; I love all these bands and their music (though in my humble opinion, I prefer Queen over Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd).
P.S. Freddie was probably (actually, most likely) the most impressive rock vocalist of all time. This is justified by other lists, other websites, and all viewpoints of people I know (and myself, of course).
Powerhouse band of four ingenious writers with different styles, songs covering every topic from time difference when travelling at near light speed to heart breaking songs about their lead singer's death, Queen is one of the most influential and long-lasting rock bands in history.
Is this a joke? Who placed Queen on the first place? by the way I Want To Hold Your Hand is a pop song but many of the post Rubber Soul era songs are one of the greatest songs ever created!
I was fortunate to grow up in the 60's and 70's and love approximately 80% of bands on this list. Our bands pushed boundaries in creativity, entertained big time, and penned thought provoking songs, giving us a huge legacy of avenues to follow. Should The Beatles be number 1 on this? Yes (in my personal opinion), but who cares! A massive thanks to all of our bands for your brilliant gift!
The Beatles were a POP BAND, not a rock band. I Want To Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do, Please Please Me & many others are POP songs! It ain't rocket science!
Listen. I don't understand how anyone can listen to Elanore Rigby, Paint it Black or Black Dog and not completely understand why Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin are now and always will be the top three Greatest British Bands Ever. PERIOD. End Topic.
That said, four through ten are seriously up for debate but number 4 is Queen. 'enough Said. The rest of you can fight over 5...
They were so good at their craft, that honestly I just have to listen to all the subtleties, in almost every song, they've ever put out to consider them the best rock n' roll/blues-rock/hard-rock band ever.
My brother hates led zeppelin, but I love Them! I'm a big led zeppelin fan, and wish my brother would be as well!
Amazing where the hell would I be with out these beautifully brilliant people
I put every band on this list in a playlist EXCEPT Judas Priest and Iron Maiden... My favorite playlist EVER!
By far the best in my opinion. Great Songs, great story tellers.
This band always made people ask questions. I think that's what is really important.
Should be number 1 or 2 after the Beatles. Totally original, one of a kind, & avant garde. They paved the way for everything that's followed without ever blatantly stealing from others like Zeppelin, who in my opinion shouldn't even be in the top 10!
Not my favourite but still amazing! They are unique and their guitar solos are amazing!
PLEASE! All you Stones haters who say they're old and dried up, Please for your fathers' sake, read early Stephen King and listen to young Stones. Master King will teach you what it means to be a Stones fan.
The only rock n roll band with the most inspiring music of all time.. they have over 20 songs that I can say all of them are simply PERFECT than whole Beatles and the rest bands ever
I'm not a massive fan, but they are still great!
The greatest rock n roll band of all time should be higher than sixth. I would rate above the who to be honest.
Two rock operas on the silver screen, tore theatres apart with a mixture merlin could not concoct!
The Who are way underrated and deserve much more respect. Anyone who hasn't listened to Quadrophenia cannot call themselves a music fan.
Best with led zeppelin and rolling stones and iron maiden
Home to some of the greatest guitar riffs!
I overrated the beatles and stones because I knew there would be a riot in England if I didn't have them in the top 5. I came later so in my opinion Motorhead, Judas Priest, Saxon, and especially Iron Maiden are all way better than the Beatles, Stones, Led Zep, and Queen. I couldn't cheat Iron Maiden outta the number one spot, they've earned it.
They are my favorite band, but they are metal not rock.
Nah not maiden at 5
Hallowed be thy name
Listen to it and youll understand why it deserves top spot
The best heavy metal band ever
Supremely Instrumental, masters of their art
Masters who continue to pioneer and top their past work to this day, Radiohead are unbeatable and the definitive alternative rock legends.
Listen to Paranoid Android, Creep, Karma Police, The Bends, Bones etc etc etc and you'll understand why Radiohead need to be higher in this list!
I'd give my left ball to write something as good as Okay Computer!
Vote more please Radiohead deserve more higher rank
Longevity, live capability, working class roots, triumph over adversity. The band that has it all - the British Rock Gods.
How can Def Leppard be 13? Hysteria sold over 25 million copies world wide and still continues to sell on a daily basis.
They should be 9th, behind the elite 8. In their time, they were way better than Oasis, Radiohead and Muse. Those bands have a dull style of rock.
Should be in the top 5, definitely underrated!
They went for there debut album in 94 to playing 2 nights to 150,000 people at Knebworth 2 years later, where about 2.6 million people applied for tickets. In terms of which british band is actually the best, it's obviously The Beatles. But Oasis are my favourite band
How on earth are Iron Maiden ahead of Oasis? Makes no sense to me. In my opinion Oasis are greatest band of all time.
One of the most underrated bands in history, all their songs are meaningful for all kind of people
Not the best, but deserves to be way higher than the bad rock band called Queen
They are radiohead's heir.
their music is powerful, innovative and great to listen to
I think that Muse is the best band in the 21st Century. Matt is one of the best guitarists and especially one of the best singers in rock history, no doubt. Chris is one of the best bassists and what can I say about Dom, along with John Bonham they dominate the world of music... They are the Best!
They are similar and they are different at the same time. Great combination of classic music and hard rock in together with Matt's voice will leave no one indifferent.
I love Muse, but I do like a lot of the other bands on this list. Muse are my number 1 band
The best ever I LOVE IT
The Kinks influenced more bands and their music will be listened to and studied for generations,!...No one could pen lyrics like Ray Davies.
Such a great band!
Ray Davies is among the best of the best in songwriting
Innovation between each records, good double guitar, excellent vocalist, big influence other for metal bands.
First of acid rock bands, then they were gone, well, not Clapton, he is still rocking. Maybe I just like almost everything Clapton ever did. Cream was really special for the time, and a great start for what followed. Here at 16 is OK, I guess because most of what followed with Clapton was done in the US with American artist or groups considered American.
Cream were innovators of hard rock. The greatest blues rock band ever.should be top 5.
Come people get with it!
As a newer band, I really think they have proved themselves to be one of the best British Rock groups just like the old rocks groups I grew up listening too. I know there are different types of rock music. But if you keep rocking, we will keep listening.
They are truly amazing.They are so creative with Jonny's guitar solos, Chris plays piano so well, Guy is amazingly awesome at bass, and I like how Will sings a lot. Their album Mylo Xyloto is just WAY OVER THE TOP AWESOME!
They are very creative artists. They put a nice touch towards their songs. Both Clocks and Speed of Sound are one of my many favorite singles.
After Oasis, they are probably the best band of the last 15 years
Todays people don't know what real music is.
Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, and Young Guns are higher than Yes. Welp, I've seen everything.
Is there any thing more complimentary than stummer's vocals and jones's riffs? They are more than just a punk band and tried things that no other band had ever done before. I grew up with this band and I they wont get old
The Clash is an amazing band and their music has held up very well today!
With The Clash at 17 I'm not sure whether I should stay or should I go
Best punk band ever, and where are the Pistols?
Rumors, what an album that was!
COME ON PEOPLE
Dude psychedelic is all I should have to say to get this band about Coldplay. Way better.
They're only partially British.