Top Ten Forgotten Bands

There’s a rock band list so this one is for bands of all types of genres. Any bands or groups that are forgotten or on the verge of beimg forgotten

The Top Ten Forgotten Bands

1 The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer more.

The Cars were an rock band from the late 70’s. The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flourish in the early 1980s.

Genres: New Wave, Power Pop, Rock

Recommendable Songs:
Just What I Needed
All Mixed Up
Let’s Go
Good Times Roll - Undistinguished

2 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.

Buffalo Springfield is an American-Canadian folk rock band formed in the middle of 60’s. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Dewey Martin (drums, vocals), Bruce Palmer (electric bass), Richie Furay (guitar, vocals), and Neil Young (guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals).

Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Recommendable Songs:
For What It’s Worth
Mr. Soul
Out of My Mind
On the Way Home - Undistinguished

3 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

Forgotten? so many of their members went on to have amzing and famous carears

But a few remembered THIS band. They only know of the Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin or the Eric Clapton from Cream. - Undistinguished

The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in the early 60’s. The group had exceptional members like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keith Relf.

Genre: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Recommendable songs:
Heart Full of Soul
For Your Love
I’m a Man
Shapes of Things
Over Under Sideways Down - Undistinguished

4 The Bangles The Bangles are an American pop rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1981, scoring several hit singles as that decade continued.

You've reminded me why they're forgotten. - Britgirl

I don’t like their “Walk Like an Egyptian” song to be honest. - Misfire

The Bangles is an American Pop band formed in the early 80’s. The band consisted of Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson, Annette Zilinskas & Michael Steele.

Genre: Pop, Jangle Pop, Pop Rock

Recommendable Songs:
Walk Like an Egyptian
Eternal Flame
Manic Monday
Hazy Shade of Winter
In Your Room - Undistinguished

5 The Black Crowes The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles.

The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. They won several awards including the Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘‘Best New American Band’’ in 1990 and Melody Maker’s "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World".

Genres: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock

Recommendable Songs:
She Talks to Angels
Hard to Handle
Jealous Again - Undistinguished

6 The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group that recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968, reuniting briefly in 1971. The group was a defining force in the music scene of the Counterculture of the 1960s.

The Mamas & The Papas were an American folk rock vocal group of the mid 60’s. Their sound was based on vocal harmonies arranged by John Phillips, the songwriter, musician, and leader of the group who adapted folk to the new beat style of the early sixties.

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Folk Rock

Recommendable Songs:
California Dreamin’
Monday, Monday
Got a Feelin’
Dedicated to the One I Love
I Saw Her Again - Undistinguished

7 Incubus Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; more.

I hear their music on the local rock station all the time.

Incubus is an American rock band formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively.

Genre: Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Funk Metal

Recommendable Songs:
Pardon Me
Wish You Were Here
The Warmth - Undistinguished

8 The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

Whenever someone happens to mention The Band in conversation, most adults around me breathe a sigh of relief that they even know who they are. But they're rarely talked about anymore, only thing left of their legacy that people really talk about is The Last Waltz.

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group of the mid 60’s. The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Genre: Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock

Recommendable Songs:
The Weight
Life is a Carnival
I Shall Be Released
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
This Wheel’s on Fire - Undistinguished

9 Supertramp Supertramp is an english progressive rock band that was founded in 1969 in London, United Kingdom with members Roger Hodgson, Frank Farrell, Rick Davies, Kevin Currie, and Dave Winthrop. The band reached their commercial peak with 1979's "Breakfast in America" which sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide. more.

Such an underrated band that were huge back in a day.

10 Everclear

Everclear is an American band formed in 1991. The band was formed by Art Alexakis, the band's lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist; and for most of the band's height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums.

Genres: Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge, Power Pop

Recommendable Songs:
Heroine Girl
The Swing
So Much for the Afterlow
Our Lipa are Sealed - Undistinguished

The Contenders

11 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal more.
12 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

H-how? I still listen to them lmao - Misfire

13 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" more.

I shove my dick in your mum

14 The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

They’re... forgotten? I still hear their songs in the radio... - Misfire

They are hardly forgotten

15 Bad Company Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973 by singer Paul Rodgers and guitarist Mick Ralphs, later adding drummer Simon Kirke and bassist Boz Burrell.

Love these guys

16 Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Bands
17 The Kinks The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.
18 Rancid

Yes, rancid is kinda forgotten. while Green Day and many other punk bands from 90's are still remembered - zxm

19 King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), more.
20 Boney M. Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.
21 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
22 Live Live is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, composed of Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chris Shinn. Live's original lead singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band in November 2009.
23 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
24 Smokie
25 Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Everyone still knows “Stayin’ Alive” though. - Misfire

26 Chicago Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating more.

Their music is filled with advanced chords, yet it's easy to listen to. I can't wrap my head around them not being more popular nowadays. Maybe it's because it sounds so... 80s-ish?

27 Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

Everyone has heard Don't Fear Reaper, but there is so much more to this band than just that song - TheStargazer

28 Utopia
29 Good Rats
30 Love
31 ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

I know they are not that forgotten but still...

Genres: Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Hard Rock

Recommendable Songs:
La Grange
Sharp Dressed Man
Gimme All Yoir Lovin’
Rough Boy - Undistinguished

32 Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
33 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

It’s a shame that very few even know them. - Undistinguished

34 Bill Haley & His Comets
35 The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
36 Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
37 Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
38 Yes Yes is an English progressive rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music. Their best known song is their 1971 hit "Roundabout" off of their album Fragile.
39 Everlast
40 311 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.
41 Reel Big Fish
42 Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
43 The Sweet The Sweet is a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Their best known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. The group was originally called Sweetshop.
44 Foreigner Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
45 Black Oak Arkansas
46 Crack the Sky
47 The Rascals
48 Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.
49 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.
50 Roxette Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Roxette went on to achieve four US number-one hits with "The Look," "Listen to Your Heart," "It Must Have Been Love," and "Joyride", and nineteen UK Top 40 hits. Other hits include "Dangerous," more.
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