Best European Bands

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21 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

The nearly 5 decade of carrier, and the 80-100 000 000 sold record says everything! HIM is the MOST POPULAR OF ALL TIME? Ridiculous! If HIM is the first, then the Europe should be the second... The final countdown was a bigger hit, than any song from HIM. To be honest I know a quiet few songs from HIM, but I remember only one hit... Maybe join me in death...

22 Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.
23 Ghost Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.
24 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.

Cold play is the best decently in my opinion
They are so awesome ya

25 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more. V 1 Comment
26 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

Hardcore Nightwish fan. I start listen them when I was 8. My dad bought their album and me and my dad are still NIghtwish fans - Disturbedpotato

Them songs are awesome!

Best band in like EVER!

There are many awesome songs by them... Best symphone metal band in history... Nightwish rocks!

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27 A-Ha A-Ha A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.
28 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.

This band was amazingly popular in the 70s, and has stood the test of time very well. The broadway play, Mamma Mia! Has had huge success, as well as their greatest hits album, ABBA GOLD. In fact, ABBA GOLD has become the second best selling album in the UK, more popular there than even The Beatles. If this list is ranking popularity in Europe and not the US, than ABBA should very well be high up on it. They were not very big in the US, because they were focused primarily on countries in Europe and even Australia. ABBA is, in my opinion, the best of European music.

They are my favourite music group ever! Their songs are well made and combination of the Agnetha and Frida's voice is just amazing! They should be in the top 10! - ivylee

I went out with two Swedish chicks and I couldn't remember their names so I just called them ABBA - Acropolis Now. - ParasN2000

Should definitely be higher than coldplay

29 The Prodigy The Prodigy The Prodigy are an English electronic music group from Braintree, Essex, formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The members were originally Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), Maxim (MC and vocalist), Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist), and a female ...read more.
30 Ayreon
31 Dope D.O.D.
32 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
33 Keane Keane Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.
34 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are 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.

32? lol! What is Black Sabbath doing behind Progidy! - Disturbedpotato

35 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.
36 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. V 1 Comment
37 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.

I love Tokio Hotel! The music is good and the guys are cute.

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39 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

I can't believe definitely leppard are not in this list.. what! You guys are gone mad... I my opinioun definitely leppard should be in top three... I hope you understand the rock music clearly...

40 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.
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