Top 10 Best English Bands
The Top Ten Best English Bands
Even though The Beatles were more successful, Queen deserves to be number 1! They were more versatile, experimental, daring and talented. I also love The Beatles and am a big fan of theirs, but Queen takes the cake! Their music has changed my life! I also think their less popular songs are very underrated! I mean: everyone knows Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, We Are The Champions,... etc and they're of course good songs. But Great King Rat, Dead On Time and The Millionaire Waltz, for example, are so fantastic! QUEEN IS SIMPLY THE BEST BAND EVER
Queen is number one on my list. They created amazing songs that people will remember for a long time, I don't think they will ever be missed. Freddie had a beautiful four octave voice, and was a one of the best front men that ever lived. Roger has great drumming skills, and a nice high voice. Brian's guitar skills will never match anybody else's. John was one of the quiet, and most relaxed bass players I've ever seen. Their concerts will never bore you, Freddie always kept the crowd going along with him, with his amazing, strong voice, and his strutting on stage. He would make jokes sometimes laugh out loud. Anyway Queen is truly an amazing band! They truly 'took my breath away'.
Beatles' fans are NUTS. They were never the best English band. The most popular band when they were actually a band but the novelty wore off when they parted ways and went on their individual ways. Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote much better songs together than they wrote apart.
Innovative, versatile, unique. Four highly proficient, gifted, skilled musicians and songwriters who worked wonders in the studio and dropped jaws as one of the best live acts ever. In other words, the guys COULD play. Their musical delivery on stage frequently outdid their already astonishing studio performance, and that's something that can't be said of many bands. Never limiting themselves to reproduce the studio versions on stage, they totally recreated them for the live audience, putting in evidence their acute sense of show and entertainment, and respect for the audience. Loyal to themselves and to their legions of equally loyal fans. A clash of four highly egocentric, stubborn, arrogant musicians who were however intelligent enough to understand that no matter how good they invidually felt (and were! ), they would always be better as Queen.
I have to agree the Beatles are the most successful english band of all time I love some of their songs and they are from Liverpool which in my opinion is the best part of the country they are also probably the most iconic group of english people and to top this list so long after they was in their prime is remarkable
I'm a big fan of Queen but I have to say that The Beatles should be the best English band.
It kills me when people trash them. I was born in the wrong time period.
The Beatles changed the music industry forever. One direction, however, who think they are 'better' will never have such a legacy. Teens today wear The Beatles t-shirts, can you really imagine teens wearing one direction t-shirts in 50 years? Nope, I didn't think so.
They are an awesome band with meaningful songs
They have composed some of the most sentimental songs I have ever heard. they should be in top three.
They should be N.1! They are the best
WHY IS ONE DIRECTION ABOVE Coldplay?! That is so messed up. Coldplay should be much higher than that.
If you really don't like one direction just don't hear to their music. But please don't insult them by writing rubbish comments cause their are many one direction fans around the world who really like them. Seriously you guys are writing like they are your enemy. I r
What an insult to music. all they do is make teenage girls feel beautiful and take advantage of their insecurities. Sorry 1D fans, but maybe you should try listening to actual music.
It's not One Direction themselves that make these girls feel beautiful either - it's all the Swedes and Americans who write and produce many of the songs for them. - Entranced98
Peoples opinions on this band seem to be based on 2011/2 one direction-5 teenage boys who have no idea about the music industry and care more about their hair than their records and of course their fans who everyone still seems to think are 12 years old? We age too people. Maybe if you updated yourself and listened to their more recent albums and took a look at how much they do for people and mean to people you would see how genuine these boys are and how much they care about what they are producing and about their fans. They create great music which fair enough may not be to your taste but isn't all simply 'girly pop music'. So please stop insulting them and their fans for no reason.
This is the best band I have ever heard to. Those who thinks this is not real music should not insult them. There are millions of fans reading this and they love one direction. And don't even insult niall, he is an amazing person and the other boys are also brilliant. You haters are just jealous of their success at such a young age.
It's a good band. I like to listen the songs of this band.
The fact that One Direction is ahead of The Rolling Stones makes me want to puke
Simply the best! What a magic band! Best combination ever: powerful guitars, magic bass and drums, and... Mick Jagger!
One Direction and Coldplay above The Stones, your having a laugh aren't you.
WHY IN THE ACTUAL HELL IS ONE DIRECTION AND A CRAPPY BOY BAND NO-ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF OR LIKES ABOVE Led Zeppelin, QUEEN, Pink Floyd IRON MAIDEN AND ROLLING STONES!?! Yes I was actually screaming that at my computer because it is so stupid to see morons who have never heard of a guitar or talent won't allow talent within five mili-metres (Small distance, for those idiot who don't know music) of their bubble of idiocy, I love Led Zeppelin because they had talent, so much talent, Jimmy page, Robert plant, John paul jones, and of course the beast John bonham are all amazing at what they do, please let them get above those pretty boy hacks.
Better than Beatles! Why? Guitar solos are excellent, Drum beats too... Bass is very good in most songs, and Plant's voice is actually 10/10
The Gods of Rock music. Excellent Guitar and music. Robert Plant is incredible. Stairway to Heaven is the ultimate rock song ever. But then who can forget Kashmir?
It can be argued that Zeppelin is still influencing more bands today than even The Beatles.
BY far the absolute best band in the world due to the amazing songwriting of N Gallagher and the beautiful voice of L Gallagher. The best and most talented band in the history of the world.
The reason they are one of the greatest british bands ever is because they dominated the 90s with 2 of the greatest albums ever made. Morning Glory and definitely maybe defined the decade and even if they didn't really break america that wasnt due to them not being a great band, it was mostly because whenever they went on tour there they more or less broke up. Even their worse albums are still good, just can't live up to their first two, they also have incredible b sides
The best band in the world
Amazing group sadly the Gallagher brothers always had conflicts otherwise a truly influential and memorable group OASIS lives forever
Rock gods like none other, Keith is the best drummer, John is the best bassist, Roger is a fantastic singer and Pete is the greatest songwriter, plus a fantastic guitarist.
Their sound endures more than anyone else and some of the songs are the most exciting pieces of music ever written.
This band is really incredible. Instead of 1D put the who in top ten... -_-
How is one of the greatest rock bands under one direction
Every time the boys tour I think that was the best, then they something else that tops that, loved their music and them for 25 years, and will continue to love them for the next 25, there is a take that song for every moment of my life, meeting Mark Owen was the best day, the boys are so lovely to every one of their fans, and they are so grateful for every opportunity. Great music, great concerts great British band, need I say any more,?
They just deserve to win, the amount of effort they put into their fans in amazing I had waited 5.5 hours to meet Gary and Mark and as they were leaving Mark said "Gaz this poor girls been here ages" and they spent at least ten minutes with me just chatting and asking about life.
Their concerts have always been amazing! Never once fail to wow the audiences, if you've never been to their show, try to come, I'll guarantee, even if you don't fancy them, they'll entertain you fully and you'll go back home with a huge smile on your face! And yes, I agree how much they respect their fans, no matter how tired they are, they always put a big effort to make us all happy, they always try to take as many pic together as possible. Do you know how much that means for the fans? Fans will remember that 2-3 mins moment for a lifetime!
Take That are the most amazing group, they are all down to earth & care so much about their fans. They interact with their audience and at album signings or any other time they meet fans they take time to chat to you as if they had known you for ages. Each song written by them has a meaning. I was in my late 30's when they began and am now 62 but still sang and danced the night away at two of their concerts this year. They really care about others and do so much for charity, not only in public but behind the scenes too. Their music brings out every emotion in me. What they have achieved over 25 years is incredible. They absolutely deserve to win #TakeThatForever I'm so proud of them xx
How you gonna put one direction and cold play over pjnk floyd one of the most important bands in rock none of the bands on this list are even in the same league as pf
go listen to dark side, the wall, and meddle. you'll see why pink floyd pwns and deserves to be #1. there will probably never gonna be a better band than them. - russian
Yo what the hell is going on here? One Direction is better than Pink Floyd? Go back to junior high or listen to Floyd ASAP! Incredibly powerful lyrics and concepts, some of the most impressive instrumentalists in music history, and the never-ending influence on music they have. #9 is disgraceful for them. They are considered by some to be even better than the Beatles. Idiots. All of you. - DoctorDigiorno
The fact that Led Zeppelin, The Stones, The Beatles and even Queen are above Pink Floyd on this list is just an insult to the 70's music. Pink Floyd will never be beaten. - MaxPap
Pop-rock at its best
They are so cool and their music is amazing. I'm a teenager and would rather listen to them any day compared to the crappiness of 1D.
So creative, so clever in their music,what an inspiration to others in the music industry..just awesome never get tired of listening to their songs!
Duran Duran changed the face of music in the 80s and took the UK, America, the whole world by storm. Every song is a classic. Not just Duran Duran, but Spandau, Coldplay, etc are all better than One Direction. Fact! DD beats 1D!
Absolutely splendid band. I love them so much. it should be above one direction though because that is teenage rubbish
What is actually wrong with this list?! Take That 2nd? Oasis 8th? The Smiths 11th? Who puts One Direction and Take That above The Smiths and Oasis?! The Smiths is my favourite English band and you cannot beat Morrissey's lyrical genius and Marr's extraordinary musical talent, listen to How Soon Is Now or There Is A Light That Never Goes Out or I Know It's Over before you dare press one direction.
Blissful music, no idea why they're lower than Take That or Coldplay...
Greatest band of all time... let alone in England. The Smiths created some of the most unique, inspiring, influential, emotional and interesting music of all time. There will never ever again be anything like Morrissey's quintessentially English, yearning voice or Johnny Marr's symphony of glittery, jangly guitars. The Smiths are/will always be number 1 in my book.
Truly the band with the most variations in sound. Don't believe me? Listen to Kid A and The Bends. Note the difference. - U2FAN101
I do love Radiohead, but please do your homework before posting, the Beatles revolutionized the recording methods, just listen to Sgt. Pepper's and compare it to the music of the 60's. They changed music.
Radiohead deserves to be in the top 5 though.
Radiohead bellow One Direction (not the worst band ever, but is still kind of trash pop crap) and Linkin Park (A band that isn't Brittish, they're God damn American). This list is crap Radiohead should be at least two spots higher, at least. - Quart
I am gonna puke. Radiohead below One Direction? Who are at three?!? Radiohead should be on top 10 AT LEAST!
I love Mumford and Sons. What I don't understand is why they are 32! They are way better than a 32!
Come On! How could these guys no be on the list?! Some of the greatest rockers of the 80's!
Best band in the world. The Beatles r great, but definitely leppard kicks ass
Their rock of ages is amazing..
They themselves are amazing
The best british band of all times.
The best band in 21st century in my opinion. Fully talented member, meaningful deep lyric, able to put all musical element: rock, classical, electronic, etc.
One direction above than MUSE. They don't even write their own music
They do real music! Simply the best
Keane has some of the best lyrics and catchy tunes. While some bands provide me with just a few songs to listen to, there are easily ten or more that I can think of for Keane.
They are much better than one direction, who shouldn't even be on this list. keane are the best why aren't they number 1!
Keane is incredible. Deep lyrics and magical voices.
By far the best. If you just compare it to, let's say Coldplay,. They are so much better...
There is no group like Black Sabbath. Paranoid - ha, ha. What great times we had in college listening to Sabbath. Unforgettable.
Xdd top 20? the band who created metal Godfathers on top 20? it should be first for me though
#9? What? Is this a joke? -_-
The greatest Rock Band of all time. Those who have not heard their songs do not really know what is hard rock. Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Hush, Soldier of Fortune...the list goes on.
The best band ever
TOP 5 BAND
Ritchie Blackmore approves
Deep purple no1 ok
Their singer Bruce Dickinson is a polymath. A pilot, fenceman, Radio DJ and various other things he is amazing at. Steve Harris plays the bass with his fingers, and not may people can do that. Their drummer Nicko Mcbrain is one of the best drummers on this planet. Their guitarists Adrian, Dave and Janick are amazing. Every song the band has put out on all of their 15 albums are amazing. And best of all, they're British!
Bruce Dickinson is the most talented vocalist of all time in my opinion and the guitar is incredible, they have 6 DVD's made about them 5 of which were chart topping, and to top it off they even have their own beer, they cannot be beat by 5 boys with voice correction and 1d
Iron Maiden should be in 6th place, not some kids called 1D -. -
Maiden should be on the top10
Awesome psycho atmosphere
Easily top 10!
Tony Wilson always thought Joy Divsion and New Order as the same band.
If you listen to that catalogue of work then it's obvious this lot should be much higher in the list.
In Asia, westlife is still number one.
Westlife are Irish, they are not British!
They r just unique
Yeah its really one of the best bands
Yall need to "snap out of it" cause I bet "you look good on the dance floor" and I "don't wanna know" whether you like any other band but AM.
One Direction should not be on this list...
How are they not in the top 10? And who put one direction on this list
Amazing band. Should be way higher on this list.
These guys have such a wide variety of music and some people only listen to the popular ones like anyone can listen to The 1975 if you want
Rock music: People
Indie music: Sex or Medicine
Pop music: (basically most of there songs
Or even relaxing music like: falling for you, I always wanna die (sometimes), be my mistake or robbers
They have music for all different people who like different styles and there music is also written by the band themselves and have such powerful lyrics
I’m really shocked that this is just in the top 30 they should definitely be higher maybe top 10?
A lot of people hate on this band because of their own sound and because they do not focus just on Rock n Roll but every element of music. They've been around since 2002 and only started releasing music in 2012. All three albums are number 1. Really unique band that tries out every possible sound.
They need to be in that list, they're definitely the best band of this year.
Best band ever, why not?
Should be on that list too
Should be higher on this list
Most innovating catchy sounds of all bands in UK
27#?!?! Seriously?!?! -.-
Amazing band! They have the best songs and perhaps the best guitarist in history! This has to be in the top ten! A truly remarkable band. Not enough credit goes to them.
Such an underrated band. They have great songs, and Mark Knopfler is an absolute genius when it comes to playing the guitar and composing.
The best band ever, no other band can compare.
Why they are only 31#?
Waterloo Sunset, Dead End Street. Till The End Of The Day, The Village Green Preservation Society, Days, Lola, Victoria, David Watts, Sunny Afternoon, Mindless Child Of Motherhood, All Day And All Of The Night, Denemark Street, See My Friends... I could go on and name all of their songs, but you get the point.
They deserve to be 1#
There's no songwriter like Ray Davies, No guitarist like dave-Just listen to the solo in You Really Got Me, He was 14. 14 years old when they recorded this song.
There's no drummer like mick avory and no bassit like pete quaife/ John dalton.
There is no band like The Kinks
They are not like everybody else. They are simply The Best!
One of the best singer/songwriters, one of the best guitarists, add together and you get the hugely talented Davies brothers. Like with Oasis' Gallagher brothers having one of the best singers and one of the best songwriter/guitarists, the Kinks are a genius band that must be in the top 10. Kick out one direction and Linkin park, and put the kinks and the who there
Beatles and Pink Floyd are hard to go past. Only the Kinks can do that. So many great songs - their albums are filled with hidden gems that people have never heard. Try songs like Some Mother's Son, Death of A clown, Celluloid Heroes, David Watts, Do you Remember Walter, Missing Person, Dead End Street, Tin Soldier Man and of course Waterloo Sunset.
The Kinks have written more great songs than any other English band: end of argument.
How the hell are they BEHIND Biffy? They should be in the RnR hall of shame instead of Jon Bovi!
Not only outstanding songs,but The videos tell a are amazing as well. Damon and the rest of the makers just brought thus virtual band to life. It has a story. Damon has not only created a band, but an entire world. One of my favorites and I love them now and always. - Gbs21
I love Gorillaz is amazing! Blur is good But Gorillaz is the best - Santi12
Damon Albarn is a genius in Gorillaz, as well as in his solo projects and blur
The band that changes a generation. Not many can say that
The roses should be top best band by far and definitely beat oasis
Their lyrics are one of the best..
Poets of the Fall - 59? Seriously
They are on number 72? :O :O come on guys! They deserve much better position.
If people knew Punk Rock...
One of the best bands in history! This band has the best producer in history and perhaps singer too, Jeff Lynne. An amazing band! How Can they be this low. VOTE them up. Top 5 band in the world!
Elo the best band ever. Should be number 1. People who were around in the mid to late 70 s would agree how great they were. Jeff Lynn is a genius.
They are one of the best metal bands of the 2000s
Best english deathcore band
17 seconds. Alone with phones at night. And close your eyes
Their name is enough.
An inspirational band! The only band to have ever had so many songs in the charts in a week. Absolutely amazing band! Have to be in the top ten to be honest. Come on!
Their song prove how British they are therefore I think they get a spot in the top 10 - pennylagwaberurier
The greatest British band ever,fire and skill
33 place too low - the public gets what the public wants.
Brit-Pop stars, from the Psychedelic sound of UK No1 hit 'Country House' to Hard Rock 'Song 2' and the mellow, beautiful 2012 single 'Under The Westway'.
Cup of tea... listening to Blur... just bliss!
They are the legend of music
#21?! No critical mass around.
They are so underrated - a seriously cool band
#48 I believe whomever voted on this are as deaf as nfl referees are blind YES should be in the top ten if not number one.
The classic 70's version of Yes has no equal. They made music that will last centuries. This IS the #1 British Band.
Best proggresive rock band of all time best musicianship you can posible come across (How the Hell did One direction get on this list there $#! *
Can't be possible...should be among first ten...
It's the best singer ever. His music is great.
There new album is the best in this year.
So amazingly amazing its unreal
The voice from Dan is so amazing!