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U2 is one of the best bands ever! With or Without You, One, Where the Streets Have No Name... Really guys. Lots of the higher-ranked bands are mildly painful to listen to. U2 has way more good songs than some of those bands. Bono is the best, the Edge is fabulous on guitar. If you really listen to some of their songs, not just their most recent album, you would agree with me.
You have got to be kidding me. Boston is higher than U2? At least U2 did something different to music! Boston made 5 hits. U2 made 15! Name a Boston song more successful than I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Plus, U2 was in the rock hall their first year of eligibility. Boston isn't even it it!
U2 shaped classic rock they deserve to me much higher than 35. They have and continue to create dozens of hits when these other bands have created 2-3 good songs.
My top favorite band.V 1 Comment
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are my favorite band since the moment I first saw them. They are GREAT!
This is my favorite band of all time
Ozzy NEEDS to be in the top 5! He is one of the Gods of Rock and he has AWESOME music. He deserves way more credit. And he's not called the Prince of Darkness for nothing. OZZY OSBOURNE FOREVER!
Randy Rhodes and Ozzy Osbourne together was an amazing combination. We miss you Randy!V 4 Comments
Just listen to Sharp dressed man, trust me it might even be the greatest Song ever put to paper, let alone the greatest rock song. Add to that Billy Gibbons was Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitarist, his sound is utterly epic and his vocal range immense! Dusty Hill is a great bassist and Frank Beard's drumwork is masterful. Add to that the sheer longevity and range of their music, they formed in 1969 and are still going! Every album is an evolution and a masterpiece! Enough said...
The hardest working band and still has all of its original members.V 1 Comment
He should be on top ten. 46 is really too low for a man who recorded Born to Run, The River and The Ghost of Tom Joad.
Springsteen isn't a band? He is a solo artist! Remember that many of his albums/songs were created without the E Street Band. The E Street Band however should be in the top 50 bands. Springsteen alone should bein the top ten artists of all time. As far as money made of the classic rock artists he 4th only below Paul, John, and Elton. His longevity makes him worthy of that alone.V 1 Comment
Listen to their self titled album and Brothers in Arms album. Great collections of music and the best work from Dire Straits in my opinion.
Selling in excess of 120 million albums Dire Straits should be very high up on the rankings.
Have you ever listen dire stairts songs money for nothing sultans of swing
If you listen it you can understand what is better
Their hits are timeless and harmonies are one of the best. Still touring and sound better than ever!
The Doobies hold more great memories for me than any other band, and I have followed them from their beginning.
Wonderful 1970's rock, soul and country; Tom Johnstone's wonderful vocals gave the Doobies their unique sound. They lost it a bit when Johnstone left in 1976 and was replaced as vocalist by Michael MacDonald, a great singer, but he just didn't fit the sound.V 2 Comments
My favorite band until 75' (phil collins time)
Dennis DeYoung is for me personally one of the greatest singers of all time. Plus they had so many remembered hits. Greatest Rock Band of all time!
Deyoung + Shaw = one of the most underrated vocal/guitar duos ever
I have seen them forgotten for the most part in the new generation. They are a great band to listen to because they can rock hard like led zepplin or play soft relaxing songs like pink floyd based on which of they'r 3 singers is singing. They are a top 25 band and hope they won't be forgotten in this generation
They could put on a show.
Cheap Trick is amazing, but they are so underrated. Surrender should be rated one of the top songs ever!
At one time they were the best in the world. They still are great.
Forever kings of power pop. Place these gentlemen in a much loftier position to align the forces of the rock and roll universe.
Greatest band of all time and don't you forget it!V 4 Comments
There is more to these guys than the supernatural theme song. They have real talent while not Queen level they are very good musicians and a joy to listen to.
When you listened to their lyrics, you never thought they were dumb.
When you listened to their lyrics, you knew you were.
Should be up there with Deep Purple. The albums with Dio on them are timeless. - surgeonsanic
Rainbow's first three albums are great.
Rainbow's first three albums are great. - Rambles
Steely Dan number 51, your list is giving me a headache.
Steely Dan is my all time favorite...have the deepest songbook, DF has three stellar solo works. Royal Scam, AJA and Gaucho is probably the best three albums back to back as anyone has put together. Becareful, they're addictingV 1 Comment
I've been a fan of Uriah Heep since 1972 when I bought the Demons and Wizards album, which is still my favorite album. Their early stuff (1970-1975) was amazing. For whatever reason they never got the recognition they deserved in North America. I did get the chance to see them live in 1986 just before their current singer Bernie Shaw joined the band. Their latest album Outsider is one of their best, not bad for a band that been around for over 45 years.
One of the greatest yet underrated rock bands ever. A hard hitting sound with the vocals to match. Stealing and Easy Livin, two of the best songs of that era. Only wish I would have had the opportunity to see them.
A band that has stood the test of time, albeit with several changes. Mick Box being the one constant factor.
Seen them live 3 times, superb experience.
Wings ROCKED for sure! Some of the most melodic rock of all time! McCartney's voice was NEVER better! Band On The Run, Venus and Mars / Rock Show, Jet, Beware My Love, Big Barn Bed, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Junior's Farm, Helen Wheels, Spin It On, Rockestra Theme, Hi Hi Hi, Maybe I'm Amazed, Girl's School, Morse Moose and the Grey Goose! Rocking' tunes with Paul's strokes of genius! Wings Over America affords a snapshot of how hard the band could rock behind Paul's amazing voice! NEVER underestimate Paul McCartney... He is a rock MASTER! - frank
Wings should be in the top 15!
Paul McCartney is pure genius, and with them he wrote some of his best songs.
The only band that matters. From making extremely influential reggae and punk crossovers, to revolutionizing the way we write lyrics with their highly political lyrics. All of them were very innovative on their respected instruments. They made one of the greatest albums of all time, London CALLING. And Joe Strummer and Mick Jones have a songwriting partnership that challenges Lennon/Mccartney and Jagger/Richards.V 1 Comment
Although The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, etc. have been long remembered (for good reason) The Kinks deserve this status just as much. "You Really Got Me" was one of the catalysts for punk, "A Well Respected Man" and "Waterloo Sunset" are wonderful views into British culture, and "Lola" and "Apeman" are both great acoustic rockers that will be stuck in your head for days. Even their revival in the late '70s and early '80s was full of quality material, such as "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" and "Catch Me Now I'm Falling."
An amazing band that should be in the Top 10.
This is one of the most under rated bands of all time. They deserve to be in the top 10.V 1 Comment
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