Greatest Music Artists of All Time

A list explaining the greatest artists placed in order from 10-1 (1 being the greatest).

The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

The greatest artists/band of all time. There will never be a group half as good as them. Every single song they made was great. It's actually quite unbelievable. They were the greatest songwriters and incredibly versatile musicians. They transitioned from pop rock in the early to mid 60s and went more experimental and psychedelic. Then, their later music was more bluesy. Their medley on Abbey Road is incredible. I could go on and on, but I'll stop here lol.

John, Paul, George and Ringo, they are known as The Fab Four for one good reason. With a career together spanning less than decade they revolutionized music forever and it will be hard to beat their influence, they tried everything that was popular at the time, classic rock, pop, psychedelic rock and got even time to make some powerful ballads. Their influence is irrefutable and in my opinion the only other artists that could come hand-in-hand with them is Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, but I prefer The Beatles work as a whole.

Indescribable. So amazing whether you like them or not. They can't be beat. They were the greatest band who ever lived. John and George were no Hendrix at guitar. Paul wasn't any John Enwistle. And Ringo was no Neil Peart! But none of that mattered. At all. They just wrote incredible songs. They didn't need insane guitar solos. They were insane songwriters. The songs this band wrote can not be explained. If you haven't, take a listen to a couple albums by the Beatles. Even if you HATE the Beatles cause your a stubborn baby who likes only rap or like heavy metal, you'll find at least one song that you love by this band. You will be amazed at the talent of each one of these four lads from Liverpool.

I wouldn't call them the greatest, but I think you did a good job explaining what makes them great.
They weren't 'legendary musicians' by any means. They were just a group of guys that liked music, and wanted to share it to help others like music too.

Putting them atop this list almost seems like a cliche, but a heave emphasis on the word "almost". Does always labeling them as the best musicians of the post-jazz era make them overrated? Absolutely not, because without them, you may very well also have to live in a world without Aerosmith, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Metallica, Nirvana, Oasis (Duh! ), Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Who, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Deep Purple, Eminem, Genesis, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Prince, The Police, R.E.M., The Talking Heads, Yes, and so on! Along the lines of the songs themselves, you can The Beatles have written everything from what could be considered early heavy metal songs, such as "Helter Skelter" and "I Want You (She's so Heavy)", to more gentle beauties, such as "In My Life" and "Here Comes the Sun", to psychedelic trips such as "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds", (which Paul finally confirmed was about LSD in 2004, though also inspired by ...more

So what? Overrated doesn't mean bad, it means that it gets higher praise than it deserves. It is an important band, I agree, but is it the most talented band ever?

2 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 ...read more.

There is no element of music and musical performance in which Queen did not excel and best its competitors. Incredible song writing, glorious instrumental aptitude, and sheer theatrics are defined by this group in a way that no individual or band has been capable of before or since. Weaving effortlessly through genres and styles, oftentimes within the course of a single song, Queen made the creation of generation-defining music seem like another day at the office. This group is the Prometheus of music, delivering fire to the masses and altering the course of human history.

The Beatles are understandable at number one, they were a phenomenon. I don't agree with Michael Jackson at 2, but he was unique. What really kills me are the Zeppelin fans. Cover bands shouldn't be on any list, especially the ones who steal music and songs and claim them as their own originals. Zeppelin is the MOST overrated band in history. I know it was cool to listen to them in high school to impress your friends, but adults should do a little research to see everything they stole. Queen on the other hand is the whole package; originality, talent, showmanship...they never needed to steal the work of others. RIP Freddie, I hope you and Bowie and send down some heavenly music ASAP!

So many people on hear, saying the Beatles sold way more than Queen, so that makes them better? How stupid! Queen are by a long way the best, it's so frigging obvious. The Beatles were pioneers, Led Zep good for blues Rock, Pink Floyd good for psycodellic Rock, Metallica for thrash metal and so on and on.
Queen did all these genres and many more. THEY ARE THE MASTERS OF ALL MUSIC PUT TOGETHER, so many genres and styles often in one song!
Also they were the greatest live as well.
There is no comparison.

OVERRATED! the main reason they are this high is because of those dumbass new queen fans! since that movie they all claim they are the best band even better than the Beatles! Any of its member would laugh at or slap you for claiming such utter nonsenses!

3 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

I'm a Turkhis. And I can tell you, the most famous and talented person in the world is Michael Jackson. I don't think there's even 1 Beatles fan in Turkey. Because they don't have the skills to shake this place up. Queen has recently become popular. But doesn't deserve number 1 next to Michael Jackson at Queen or Beatles. Michael can do some great rock songs like Dirty Diana, Beat It, Give In To Me. But Queen or BEATLES can't make pop music. Michael the king of music. Queen and Beatles are just fine in their own kind. Get Michael back to number 1.

The greatest dancer and singer of all time. He is an inspiration to millions and the most famous singer in the world. I don't understand why people hate him. He has amazing music, stage rocking dance moves and a terrific voice. No matter what you think about this man, Michael Jackson is the KING and no artist will ever top him.

No doubt the Beatles were great musicians but Michael Jackson was the greatest musical artist of all time. No one on the Beatles has the vocal talent and range of Michael Jackson. No one on the Beatles has the mastery of dancing like Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson also wrote and composed most of his hits like biliie jean. Beat it and Smooth Criminal. He also created the greatest music videos of all time. No solo artist on the Beatles could do that. Worldwide mj is the most loved and respected artist. I think he should be number 1

Michael Jackson is definitely the King of pop, soul, rnb. These titles were not just given to him because of his fame, it was given to him because of the impact he has through generations. If there is any music artist, it should be Michael Jackson

4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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 ...read more.

The fact that Led Zeppelin is below Queen is a disgrace. They were the Kings of rock and roll. Don't get me wrong, Queen were very good, but Led Zeppelin were EASILY better. The have more overall talent than any band ever. Jimmy Page is the greatest guitarist ever! John Bonham is the greatest drummer ever! John Paul Jones is one of the greatest bassists ever and Robert Plant is the greatest rock and roll singer ever. And they had way more great songs than Queen ever had.

Seeing Zeppelin below Queen is a tragedy. Yes, Queen wrote hit songs, but Led Zeppelin wrote HIT ALBUMS.

EXACTLY. Led Zeppelin are miles better than Queen. Listening to Queen is like listening to a Broadway soundtrack. Listening to Led Zeppelin is like listening to all the greatest albums ever made.

Will never be topped. Timeless music that still captured the sound of the rock era, while pushing the boundaries of various genres in their decade long run of sold out concerts and globally acclaimed records, right from the very first album. Basically Led Zeppelin was the once in a millennium meeting of fortune of the four best rock musicians in their respective instruments of sound into one unbelievable band. Whether you listen to Led Zeppelin, whether you listen to rock even, hell if you don't listen to music full stop, you have heard the heartpulsing emotional vocals of Plant, or the ripping tone of Page. Without a doubt, the best there was and most likely ever be.

Zep, during their first recordings, sounded like a garage band but with a great rhythm section. Jimmy Page was a better composer than a guitar player which helps Zep stand out from the crowd.

Black Dog is, right now, my favorite rock song; rhythm, lyrics, guitar work especially the leads, are pure Rock 'n Roll; it still feels raw and complete.

5 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

The Kings of psychedelic rock! Their music is absolutely beautiful to listen to. Richard Wright's keyboard skills were incredible. He created so many great sounds. David Gilmour is one of the top 5 guitarists of all time. Listen to his solo on Comfortably Numb and try to convince me otherwise. Roger Waters is one of the greatest songwriters and bassists of all time. Dark Side Of The Moon is the greatest album of all time.

There a great artist there one of the most famous artist and should be in the 10 ten of most famous artist and it is one of the top 10 most famous artist. They have great songs like all the songs from the albums The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here If you listen to the albums the albums would sound good. The Dark Side of the Moon, and The Wall what a classic those albums were even Wish You Were Here were but not as the other 2. The Dark Side of the Moon has all the best Pink Floyd songs in it for me but there are 2 other of the best Pink Floyd songs that is not on the album witch are Wish You Were Here and High Hops. I like all those songs the same. The album is a classic from begging to end that is like a greatest hits album. That is how good the album is. The Wall album was like that for me too.

The single greatest music artist ever. With most songs I can't remember the words too well but with EVERY Pink Floyd song not only can I remember the words but I can sing along to the guitar. Their music takes you on a journey from start to finsh, from Astronomy Domine (their first song) to High Hopes (their last). Before I heard Pink Floyd I didn't know the meaning of life. But after hearing songs like Echoes, Time, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here, Money, Comfortably Numb (I could easily go on... and on) I found the meaning of life to be listening to Pink Floyd. I will forever be in debt to David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett.

They should be at #1. Each song is it's own story. Just listen to the albums dark side of the moon, meddle, the wall, and wish you were here. It is unlike anything I have ever heard. You can just sit there doing nothing with their albums playing and just sit there pondering about everything. The songwriting is incredible, and even some of their songs have no vocals, yet it is the best thing I have ever heard. Their album Dark Side Of The Moon stayed on the charts for 741 WEEKS! That is the longest any album has ever been on there. Pink Floyd deserve to be at the top.

6 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

I never rate musicians by my liking.. I have seen a lot of people put Eminem's song writing down? I do admit although I do like some of his music, I am definitely not a huge M fan! But I give credit where credit is due! He is extremely talented! But with that being said, he is not as diverse with his topics and doesn't write with the intellectual ability that Hatfield and crew do! I am a huge Metallica fan,but its not the reason I say Metallica is a definite top 3! It's based solely on talent and ability! Metallica will be releasing billboard #1 albums long after most on this list have completely faded away! Metallica 4 EVER!

This band is the band that got me into metal. I'm really young, so it was only 2015 when I got into this band, but still, this band is awesome. Enough said.

Same. Metallica got me into more of the rock/metal stuff. But Dying Fetus, Decapitation, Kataklysm, Slipknot, Suffocation, all that stuff got me into metal

Metallica=The Best band ever, and this is said by a metalhead, but not a metal fanboy, I also love The Beatles and Michael Jackson, but Metallica is great, I love ALL their albums, and while many people say they've sold out, ok, maybe their first five albums were better than the rest of them, but come on, isn't it nice to find a band that doesn't always have a repetitive sound, one of the few awesome bands to be repetitive is AC/DC. But Metallica is just SO AWESOME! They're my favourite band ever!

My everything in music, the band that started it all for me, no one will replace them in the number 1 spot in my soul, long live thrash, AND LONG LIVE THE FAB FOUR (plus a few extra) OF METAL!

7 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He's just the best. Has the best lyrics, flow, wordplay, and he actually raps from the heart. I'm listening to him right now.

He's not my absolute favorite rapper, but without a doubt, the greatest rapper of all time. He's so passionate in all of his songs. Stan is an absolute masterpiece.

Doesn't deserve to be above the Rolling Stones, Green Day, ACDC, Nirvana, or Jimi Hendrix

Has the greatest rap lyrics of all time and is a total genius at putting words together. He is truly the greatest of all time. Other people rap about anything they do he raps about the truth and nothing but the truth

8 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.

In my opinion this is one of the best bands in the history of music. Billie Joe rocks out on guitar and piano, Tre plays the drums hard and smooth with Mike Dirnt playing some sick bass!

How is Eminem above Green Day? They are one of the best bands ever and were super influential and revived punk rock!

Eminem was also super influential and revived Hardcore Hip Hop

They have many solid solos and you can always count on them to give you a show

Green Day solely kept punk rock going in an era of drought after bands such as the Ramones retired. Billie has the ability to create great guitar parts that play with the song, and has an amazon range, eg listen to dookie and then listen to some songs such as 21 guns or goo riddance. Tre is an amazing drummer and Mile is an amazing bassist. You don't have to play the most flashy possible to be a good band, Green Day knows that an plays for the music, add that, Billie's voice and their innovative ideas towards music and you have one of the greatest bands of all time, and I haven even started on how amazon they are live..

9 Elvis Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

This isn't even contestable. Elvis started in the 50's and is still a household name today in 2019, The King paved the way for so many other artist and gave inspiration to the likes of not only Michael Jackson but Bruno Mars as well. Ever wonder where Bruno's moves come from.- "Elvis the pelvis."
There were his earlier hits like "Jailhouse Rock," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," and "Hound Dog". Then there is one of the most beautiful performances of any song ever with "Can't Help Falling".
My Top 10 greatest musicians or musical groups of all time is as follows:
1. Elvis Presley
2. The Beatles (side note: they have the most #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits of any other band or artist)
3. Bruno Mars (Bruno is only in his 30's and he already has so many hit songs that everybody knows. I always say that he is today's Elvis.

Elvis should be no. 1 on this list not te beatles. They wouldn't have existed if elvis had not been there. That's what john lennon said. Elvis had a fantastic beautiful voice, gorgeous looks and amazing stage presence. Read what all the big stars have said about him, he was the greatest entertainer who has ever lived! He was also a great humanitarian giving large sums to charity and indviduals. Known all around the world by his first name and loved by millions of fans. Artist of the century, and as leonard berstain said 'elvis was the greatest cultural force of the 20h century.' He was a rebel and a pioneer, a giant in music, he stands alone in music history. Rest in peace, darling man.

All those artists ranked above him wouldn't be there if Elvis would never have existed. He started more than only Rock and Roll worldwide. He opened the doors for black music to all people ( he made it popular when this was called " race music " ), he invented a attitude for teenagers ( before him there was not really a music or a teen-culture ). The Beatles were rockers when they started, Michael Jackson would never had a chance as a popular musician if there would still a segegration of black / white music, Led Zeppelin and Queen would never had the oppurtinity to take Rock further... Elvis started it all! I'm not saying that all those artists ranked above him had no talent, I'm just saying that all those artists wouldn't be on this list without Elvis.

THE greatest music artist of all time. Elvis the man with the voice of liquid gold, every song he sang was absolutely amazing. He led the world in changing culture and he will always be with us. He stands alone in the history of music.

10 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.

You can see why I am having then at number 4 because there is the most rock artist. There a great rock artist they made great songs like Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Angie, Jumping jack flash, Wild Horses, There truly are better than The Beatles because there harder. I know there are a lot of other bands harder than The Beatles but The Rolling Stones and happen to be better. The Rolling Stones are just very good. This is the best I can get to explained why I think The Rolling Stones are better than The Beatles. The reason I did not explained why the first 2 I think was better than the Beatles because Alice in Chains are my favorite and people has a different favorite artist and people should not be saying mean things to me why the Beatles are better or completing why there better and keep going on. It is not like there a bad artist there a good artist. I am fine people saying to why they think the Beatles are better than Alice in Chains. ...more

I love THE ROLLING STONES music I bought up to 36 of their albums compilation albums and studio albums and live albums and I have 2 concert dvds. As for one direction the boy band I think they are not worthless the only thing that almost bugged me was their lack of producing in their albums I liked that MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICHARDS put much effort both songwriting and production at least they wont let anyone order them to let others do production at least I think so but maybe its just me saying this. The reason I dislike justin bieber is because he shared way too much on production on his solo albums and he didn't even produce any 1 of his singles with only 1 or measly 2 co-producers that's almost the reason I feel like disrespecting him so much. About Jay-z and beyonce and lady gaga I only do not listen to their music because they possibly being part of the global elite a.k.a illuminati. My overall favorite artists goes like this MICHAEL JACKSON, number 1 THE ROLLING STONES number ...more

One of the best bands to ever live and defintely better then Green Day they should be at least number 5 but I guess not they wrote so many great songs

Any list that has the Rolling stones lower than 3 is ludicrous!

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The Contenders

11 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Just read the damn lyrics, you haters.
And no, they didn't become famous because of Chester's Death. They became famous because of Hybrid Theory and Meteora, which were great albums. Sure, they might have made a few "pop" songs, but every song had excellent lyrics. Not liking Linkin Park because of the music is fine, but not liking Linkin Park because of the lyrics is not understandable. Calling them idiots is stupid too. They have 1-2 overrated songs, but they have a million underrated songs.

Why wouldn't linkin park be on #1 I mean yea it hasn't really had any reputation since Chester died but they actually mean the music in their hearts.

This is the best band ever. The lyrics and the vocals are amazing and unique in the history of music

I would vote for Eminem, but this seriously deserves a higher spot.

12 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 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

SERIOUSLY?!?!? , 14th place isn't an acceptable position for these absolute legends. Need I say more? , they've appealed to all generations of people for 4 decades now and are the best rockers out there. With over 200 million album sales and over 50 million on back in black alone (the best selling rock album of all time). With Hits that never have/will get old like Thunderstruck, You shook me all night long, Highway to hell, Hells bells, Back in black AND THE LIST GOES ON. The best of the best and always will be. For those about to rock, we salute you

I love AC/DC but I think 14, it is now 12th, was a very acceptable ranking. It isn't far from the top.

Best rock band of all time. no way in hell Green Day and My Chemical Romance should be above them. love both those bands, but neither compares to the legend that is AC/DC

This should be ahead of imagine dragons and many others, one of the best rock bands

Why is a rapper higher on the list

13 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.

Though I have loved Metal/Hard Rock music all my life, even some Death Metal... but Iron Maiden well... I was around 14 I think living in Helena, MT at the time. Walking home from school I always stopped into the local record store to see if anything good has come out. I had just recently got into albums from Judas Priest, Scorpions, Rush, Van Halen...and man I really like this stuff, but why in the heck ya never heard it on the radio always puzzled me!? Anyhow, guy at the counter said check this out it's "Where Eagles Dare" from Iron Maiden, the album is called Piece of Mind... and wow what a cover, check it out... he handed it to me and well...(you fill in the rest). Just turned 50 this year. Up The Irons!

Ok, I can live with them not being at the top, but out of top 10? Just no. And to the guy who compared them to The Beatles: if having the highest charting songs is a measure of how good an artist is, then Justin Bieber is the best artist ever. Iron Maiden built their success with barely any airplay, yet they're still regarded as one of the best bands of all time.

Greatest band of all time!

Awesome songs!
Awesome albums!
Awesome lyrics!
Awesome cover artwork!
Awesome members!
Awesome fans!

Whats not to like?

PLEASE PLEASE REPLACE the CURRENT RANK OF METALLICA and in its place,put IRON MAIDEN and in I'm's place,put metallica.IRON MAIDEN is better than beatles to tell the truth,and I'm can easily rank 1 In this list.Please STOP being partial

14 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

One of my favorite bands. They were so interesting. I'm glad they didn't continue on the path of grunge rock and became more progressive. Ok Computer is one of the greatest albums of all time.

The most inventive band of all time. Thom Yorke is an incredible singer, but he’s an even better songwriter. OK Computer is the greatest album of all time, and had such great insight on the time then and the future (now) with songs like Paranoid Android and The Tourist

I got heavily interested into Radiohead very late. The first time I've ever heard of this band was when their 2016 album "A Moon Shaped Pool" was released, and I was mesmerized with my first time hearing it. It was unlike any other rock music I've ever heard. It's extremely experimental, softcore, and minimalist in nature and I loved every bit of it. I began to dig deeper into this band's discography and I must say that it's been a while since I've found a band that's had such consistency. Radiohead's lyrics are fantastic and their style is always unique and hypnotic, and I also may be a sucker for Thom Yorke's voice. I got hooked on this band so hard and so fast that I must say that they need to have my #1 spot.

Are you actually kidding me?

Coldplay, who said themselves 'we are a version of Radiohead' are higher? Let alone all the other rubbish like My Chemical Romance and OneRepublic... I usually respect the people of this website but... come on. OK Computer, Kid A, The Bends and In Rainbows, all some of the most critically acclaimed and best albums of all time, and their other albums like Amnesiac and A Moon Shaped Pool are alone better than half the artists above this.

15 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Whatever cuxks voted for this have small brain. There are actually so many good bands. Yes, this band is was on the better ones today, since they are the only thing that is really keeping rock alive as all the old ones are close to death. But they should not be in top 30. There are so many that should be higher than them, Jimi Hendrix, guns n roses, Bob Dylan, the who and more. The only other band that is keeping rock alive besides them really old bands is green day, not counting 80s green day because not many people remember that. And they are really good, not having full pop rock, still more hard rock, punk. Father of all may not be good so far, however it is still actual rock

People are allowed to like whatever they like for the most part. I'm not a fan of ID but calling someone stupid for liking a band is rude.

Beatles + Queen + Cold play+ Eminem + David bowie + Navania + Radiohead + Metallica + 21 pillot + Beach boys+ Green Day + U2 = Imagine dragon

Seriously, anyone who made bad comments or underrate them, does not really know them, probably they have only listened to radioactive and thunder out of their songs. Believe me I love must of the artist from the, 70s, 80s and 90s but the Dragons are my favorite and the they're the Best Artist of all time, I can say it anywhere.

One of the best bands out there. Dan's vocals are awesome. But, nothing will beat the beatles.

beatles are are mediocre band with good melodies beaten on many occasions by the Queen itself. Queen has beaten beatles in the poll of best english group BBC2. A recent poll also confirmed that Queen is more known than beatles.

There awesomeness one of my favorite singers shame on those who waste their time write things about how there bad, wait it not a waste of time for them they have no life

16 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. ...read more.

One of the most influential bands ever. Kurt Cobain will be missed forever. If Nirvana were still alive today, punk rock wouldn't be "emo and loser" music.

They were Great there's no denying that but we're they that influential? Grunge Died The same day Kurt died.

YES Nirvana deserve more credit than they deserve even paul McCartney said kurt was a musical genius and when a musical genius calls someone a musical genius that means something and I agree. dave grohl and krist novoselic continued to make music after kurt was mysteriously murdered by someone kurt could have but he had too much heroin in his system to pull the trigger and it couldn't of been courtney or his bandmates so his killer remains anonymous and so as I was saying krist and dave continued to make music but they know in they're hearts that kurt never died.

Nirvana's Nevermind is a great album that tuned alternative into grunge rock.

This band revolutionized grunge and 90s alternative music. Kurt Cobain had people's jaws dropping.

17 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

This guy had the ability to keep switching planes and still be incredible.

When Roger Daltrey introduced David Bowie on BBC's Top Of The Pops back in the 70s, he said, " and now, here is... the Guv'ner! " Need I say more.

Bowie was a chameleon, constantly changing his image and music to stay relevant. Glam rock, blue-eyed soul, funk, experimental, David did it all. He never made a dull record.

If Space Oddity, Changes, Starman, Rebel Rebel, and "Heroes" don't appeal to you, get your hearing checked.

One of the best, if not the best, music artist of all time. I just love his songs. Also, and forgive me for my use of caps, WHY ARE DEMI LOVATO, TAYLOR SWIFT, Linkin Park AND ARIANA GRANDE HIGHER IN THIS LIST. Bowie should at least be in the top 3.

RIP David Bowie. You will be sorely missed.

18 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

Should be top ten. Also why is linkin park and Eminem in top ten. I love linking park and I'm fine with th em being tip twenty. Eminem, I personly hate rap. But he is good so also top twenty. But why imagi me dragons, kendrick lamar, tupac shakur, and Kanye West in the top fifty. Rap sucks. Imagine dragons is very good but should be lower than the likes of the who, Elton john, Billy joel, and black sabbath. Also maroon five is good, should not be in top 50

I'm shocked why Guns N' Roses is not in top ten. I think it's the best band ever. They were so proffesional anx artistic and really ver very different. They broughg out a different type of rock/metal and even rock n' rock. Its sure the line up with axl, slash, duff, izzy and steven is the best. Their song sweet child o mine has given the most importance but I think that there's no more song like nov rain its really different and obvously made by Guns N' Roses. Thank you for reading this hope you all will agree with it...

Are you kidding me?! Why the hell is Nirvana higher than Guns N Roses? Don't get me wrong, I love Nirvana but Guns N Roses are better than them and more musical. In my opinion, November Rain and Sweet Child O Mine are better than Smells like Teen Spirit. Kurt Cobain is a great singer, but Axl is even better! I grew up with this band and I'm only 14.

There a great artist. There album Appetite for Destruction is great. I remember listen to the album when I was younger. It sound so cool and was good. The songs on the album are great. The album is hard. There are songs on the album like Sweet Child o' Mine and Rocket Queen Sound nice not very hard but have a nice beat to it.

19 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

His lyrics were genius, He led movements, he was a poet and extremely talented. There was a reason why many during his time thought he was some kind of prophet. Even though technically his vocals weren't the best, He knew how to take advantage of it and use his vocals to perfectly match his music. He sang about racism and many other important issues. He inspired the Beatles to write more deep music. He is one of the greatest lyricists of all time.

The Movie made so many BANDWAGON QUEEN fans. I mean they are great but have become overrated.

Deserves to be much higher on this list. Played numerous instruments most occasions at the same time. the voice of a generation. Most influential solo artist of all time. Countless artists have done versions of his songs. Hendrix, byrds, Clapton, stones, Springsteen, Cash, Stevie Wonder, and more. Stirred up the world and changed it by going electric at the new port folk festival. He is defined as what a MUSIC artist should be. Brilliant songwriter and poet. Earning numerous grammy's the presidential medal of freedom, and even PEFORMING FOR THE POPE! Influenced the biggest names in music, Beatles, Stones, Nirvana, Hendrix, and so much more! His importance to music is to that of the Beatles and maybe more.

One of the most influential music artists ever, if not the most

20 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.

"Coldplay, we don't care whatever rubbish other people say but you have a whole army behind you ." The point is that Coldplay is generally a brittle rock band and its instrumental composition is divine that it fills people heart with joy. For me it all started with the song "Paradise " from the album Mylo Xyloto. I think that's when entered the world of Coldplay out of inspire and curiosity. Seriously this band deserves be at least top 15

Coldplay will forever be the best artist, Period. All their material is hauntingly good. Their 'new stuff' is still amazing compared to the 1st few albums and it still has that Coldplay vibe. They can make anything sound their own. Coldplay have a song for every emotion that our bodies can physically and psychologically feel. The chemistry within in the band is one of the main attributes that puts them head and shoulders above the likes of The Beetles, Queen, MJ, The Rolling Stones... Coldplay will forever be the epitome of music.

Coldplay are already too high. It's a joke that people think they should be higher. They have made a few decent pop songs but there's a reason they have never been anywhere near as high on any music critic's lists.

I think this bands music is awesome my personal favorite is viva la vida

21 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

This is my favorite band of all time. Twenty One Pilots is my second and Fall Out Boy is my third. I feel bad for Brendon Urie because his former band members left him, but he is doing so much better on his own. No one right now persuade me to love a different band. This is my favorite and it will always be.

My favorite vocalist and second favorite band, after God's Favorite Band

Early Panic! material is absolutely perfect, pretty much it was all great until it became DOAB.

So amazing every song is different but still good beebo pours his sol into all of his songs

22 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

Tøp is literally a band that has the most introspective lyrics ever. I was so shocked when I saw they weren't on this list.

All of their songs have a really deep meaning behind them, even if it's about one of their mothers. Even then, you can relate to it.

Everyone I met that hadn't ever listened to them fell in love with them immediately, all because of maybe one song.

They may change their genre a lot, but every single type suits them. I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that they saved me, and I'm so grateful and glad that I'm alive at the same time as them.

If you haven't listened to them yet, I recommend that you do.

To all twenty one pilots haters, I have five words for you.
Regional. At. Best. And. Trench.
All 28 songs from both albums are absolutely heavenly.
Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.

One of my favorites but I think it is good at 58 because there are better bands

Twenty one pilots is overrated as shown by my username

23 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 ...read more.

Bellow Linkin Park, nirvana, Metallica and Green Day?

I like some of those bands and think nirvana (and to a certain extent Green Day) deserve to be on this list but would any of them exist without Hendrix? I doubt it.

I also love Pink Floyd but he should be higher than them... Maybe behind the Beatles, Dylan, whoever the best blues guys were and either one of Johnny cash or hank Williams he should be in probably 6th place but all lists like this are completely subjective as there can never be a best artist. Even the Beatles can't be undisputed leaders because there were people who influenced them and without those guys the Beatles wouldn't exist.

I also think on lists like this people say ' best of all time' but leave out early blues, bluegrass, folk and country guys ( I think there may be some overlap there but I'm no music expert) who probably made it all possible for everyone on this list. And what about classical music? Just because its not popular nowadays ...more

Jimi Hendrix, shouldn't be below top 10. His combination of Blues, Jazz and his psychedelic rock touch completely transformed rock and music today. Not only is he considered to be the man who changed rock and music, he is considered to be the one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His technical ability with the guitar transformed the guitar and is the standard which everyone tries reach, but yet no one can apart from him. a lot bands have the Hendrix DNA in there songs, its unfair to place him at this level because half of the bands have been so heavily influenced by him. Not only is he so underrated on this list but what he did for modern day music is still underrated to this day.

I do not have a top 10 favorite artist if I had to pick. So to make it fear I top the most famous artist that is not one of my favorite artists on list besides the artist Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan. Why one of them are not on 10 but he is when those artist are more famous then him because I like him more than Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. I like him more because he is harder and he is more of my typ. I like Bob Dylan just as much as jimi Hendrix. I put him over Bob Dylan when he is more famous then jimi Hendrix and when I like them the same because jimi Hendrix has more of my type of music. If I put jimi Hendrix over Bob Dylan people would may say why do you not like Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson much as other artist or/and have one of them on the list instead of him when you do with Bob Dylan when he other artist has more of your type of music. So Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson should be on the list instead of jimi Hendrix. Or people may say he should be ...more

One of the greatest guitarists of all time, People literally strummed only before Hendrix hit the stage. His performances were beautiful, he was revolutionary and he had so much passion when playing live. Seeing him perform live is a unique experience, He destroyed Clapton when playing live with Cream for the first time and did his own version of Killing Floor.

His way of thinking was definitely ahead of his time.

24 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Even if you're not into the type of the music that is the Beatles (like me) you still have to respect them for being pioneers that made bands like Avenged Sevenfold the possibility of having a career. I guess I'd grudgingly put Elvis above A7X also, but I have no respect for The Rolling Stones. A7X should be number 3 (maybe 4) but only below their influences. Though I wonder why no one's added the founder of the best genre of all time. Carcass who founded melodic death metal. Not top ten, but certainly should be close.

You've got to be kidding me. Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Ariana Grande are all higher than Avenged Sevenfold?! What is this world coming to?!

What is that. No 25. What the hell is going on? They should be in Higher.

Avenged Sevenfold is amazing

25 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

For Elton not to be at the top 5 goes to show that some people don't truly know his music or history. He has sold more than 30 albums and 250 million records with no concert that goes with an empty seat is absolutely ridiculous. Nonetheless he is one of the greatest musical artists of all time, with more than 45 years beyond his prime he still is on fire and is loved by generations of both past and present time. Truly one of the most phenomenal artists in music to walk the Earth.

Not at top 10? Nonsense, He has been an icon for 40 years, still making records in 2013, he shall be in top 5. Not to mention he is one of the most prolific artist in music history

Billboard has named Elton John as the Top Male Solo Artist of All Time (November 2019).

So many lost tracks this guy has made. I encourage you to find some "Indian Sunset" and "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" are good places to start, as well as the " Tumbleweed Connection" album.

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