Best British Rock Bands
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!
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...
No love for The Beatles, they are never put at the top of these lists but they should undoubtedly be at the top.
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).
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!
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.
Definitely top 3, no questions asked. Why? I don't know...Bohemian Rhapsody? We will Rock You? Another One Bites The Dust? The fact that each member has written a number 1 song is ridiculous enough. Queen truly are one of the best rock bands of all time..let alone one of the best out of the UK
Page was a mind blowing master on the guitar, blues, classical, bluegrass, heavy metal.
Jones played bass and organ and added the hypnotic psychedelic vibs.
And Plant would bring you back to life with his unique and amizingly loud bellows!
The most versatile band beside the Beatles of which I'm also a huge fan.
Stones, Zep or latter Beatles. You can't go wrong.
But Zepp was my personal favorite, listening to them at night on a dark country road with Page's guitar echoing was a major trip.
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.
Stairway to Heaven (of course), Rock n' Roll, Kashmir - all brilliant! Listen to Led Zeppelin! Any one who says they are terrible are 102% Justin Bieber fans...
My brother hates led zeppelin, but I love Them! I'm a big led zeppelin fan, and wish my brother would be as well!
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!
The absolute best; better than the Beatles, no matter what any Beatles fan or Beatle says. They are unbeatable.
This band always made people ask questions. I think that's what is really important.
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
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 greatest rock n roll band of all time should be higher than sixth. I would rate above the who to be honest.
Once the Beatles disbanded they really came into their own. Just great rock'n roll.
The Who are way underrated and deserve much more respect. Anyone who hasn't listened to Quadrophenia cannot call themselves a music fan.
Two rock operas on the silver screen, tore theatres apart with a mixture merlin could not concoct!
Their top stuff was excellent, but not deep enough in quality production.
Best with led zeppelin and rolling stones and iron maiden
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.
The Bridge between Heavy Metal & Prog Metal; passing the torch to Dream Theater
Hallowed be thy name
Listen to it and youll understand why it deserves top spot
They are my favorite band, but they are metal not rock.
Supremely Instrumental, masters of their art
The best heavy metal band ever
A band consagrated with an everlating "critical acclaim". 9 albums, each different than the last one yet with outstanding songs and protrayimg different and versatile landscapes and moods that simply blow your brains off of you let them. For the respect of music itself. Put them at least in the top ten (they're better than muse and oasis for starters)
Masters who continue to pioneer and top their past work to this day, Radiohead are unbeatable and the definitive alternative rock legends.
Radiohead's probably the only perfect band in existence. They make phenomenal music that is timeless.
Ok computer one of the best album of all time. in rainbows is the first album to have an anything you can pay of payment
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.
Longevity, live capability, working class roots, triumph over adversity. The band that has it all - the British Rock Gods.
How on earth is oasis, Blur & Coldplay on the list. Not one of them is a rock band, 1st two are indie and the last one is pop
How can Def Leppard be 13? Hysteria sold over 25 million copies world wide and still continues to sell on a daily basis.
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
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!
I couldn't believe that. Muse is oone of the best bands, their style are amazing and spectacular, they have very good songs, Time is Running Out, Starlight, Hysteria, Black Star, United States of Eurasia etc...
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.
Muse over Radiohead. You have got to be kidding me. The substatiation of the votes found in the comments read like a high school yearbook. You gotta get out more!
The Kinks influenced more bands and their music will be listened to and studied for generations,!...No one could pen lyrics like Ray Davies.
One of my favorites. Was "You Really Got Me" one of the first heavy metal sounds? Maybe. Yet they could be funny as well.
Ray Davies is among the best of the best in songwriting
Such a great band!
The best ever I LOVE IT
Innovation between each records, good double guitar, excellent vocalist, big influence other for metal bands.
They took you into another world.
Come people get with it!
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.
Best musician on each instrument at the time, and then some.
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.
They are unique, they are not afraid to try new music, they are b far the best rock band nowadays!
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?
Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, and Young Guns are higher than Yes. Welp, I've seen everything.
Todays people don't know what real music is.
Rumors, what an album that was!
Dude psychedelic is all I should have to say to get this band about Coldplay. Way better.
They're only partially British.
Number 25? I must be seeing things.