Top 10 Greatest Bands of the 20th Century

Please remember that this list is based on Factual Popularity, Musical Influence, and my personal opinion. but mostly my opinion.

The Top Ten

1 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Queen is the greatest rock band ever! Freddie is the greatest singer of all time and this band is very unique. Queen is the most talented and the only band that can sing different genres of music like hard rock, opera and gospel to name a few. If almost everyone in the world always say that the Beatles is the greatest, then think twice. The Beatles only sold a lot of records and influenced many because of their looks. They are definitely good looking guys but they will never have the same talent as Freddie and the boys had shown us for the last four decades. Queen is always on the top! Please bear in mind that music is a form of art and not a form of displaying good looks. And another thing, Queen is the only successful band that never split up. They remained together until Freddie died on 1991.

all these bands are amazing and still going, but be fair, queen are the best. I was brought up a queen fan but I love all these bands. they have loads of singles and even have 'we will rock you' and if you havnt seen that- you need to. queen are still on posters, telly and on the radio ga ga xx and thats my reasons

"Top 3 all time. There will never be a male performer like Freddie Mercury again."

Seriously guys, who gave this a thumbs down!? You don't have to like, but for gods sake, it's called respect. He was the greatest singer that ever lived. If you don't like it, fine, but have some respect.

Queen is the best rock band of all time, much better, than the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. They are/were talented musicians (Ringo can't play drums, McCartney can't play bass guitar), and the Queen had the greatest lead singer of all time.

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2 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Well duh they are SUPPOSED to be number 1, because of John Lennon. The Beatles are the second most popular band in the Best Rock Bands List, after Led Zeppelin. They are one of the reasons of the 20th Century, the are so the best, WAY better than Queen. - TopTenJackson


They are all great bands here. However, I cannot deny Beatles was the most amazing among all these great bands.

They made countless unique top hits that's why..

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3 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Who seriously believes avenge sevenfold are better than THE LED ZEPPELIN. 16th is a bloody joke

The Beatles suck ass! All of there songs sound the same. Each Led zeppelin song is different and amazing

4 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were 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, more.

Black Sabbath: More addictive than heroin or vagina!

5 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.

I love ACDC because of their music. Not their songs

Beast band I've listened to
For rock

6 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). more.
7 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled more.
8 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. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.
9 The Eagles The Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
10 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.

The Contenders

11 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Nirvana close and north

12 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
13 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.
14 Ramones Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound. V 2 Comments
15 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

RHCP is the best!

16 Guns N' Roses
17 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.
18 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Jimi is absolutely amazing at the electric guitar like nobody else and was the greatest influence to everyone in the 60's

19 B'z B'z B'z is a Japanese rock duo, consisting of guitarist, composer and producer Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto and vocalist and lyricist Koshi Inaba, known for their energetic hard-rock tracks and pop ballads.
20 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
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