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.
What can you say except they covered everything and did it really really well... innovation and a ton of talent throughout the band.
Everybody imitates them at some point! - moose4life19
I love "hey jude"
They are known for inspirations towards rock bands of 60s and early 70s - zxm
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2 Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
Awesome. I'm really happy they are on here even if they are #10. People always judge and hate on them because of their style and stuff, but they have such inspirational lyrics and save lives and so much more. Good job people
There words and acts against suicide are amazing they make you want to be cheerful and tough at the same time so they are the most inspirational band I know.
These guys are amazing. All of their songs have such inspirational lyrics, an important part of music a lot of people seem to forget about these days.
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3 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
I'am From INDIA.. and I Truly Believe that this band Changed the Whole Generation of POP/soft music loving kids into Rock/Metal Lovers..! I am into Deathcore/Metalcore typ.. bt my starting was from this band..! their 1st album was ULTIMATE..! - vishnulphb
Linkin Park is an amazing band that has changed with time. Their passion and heart has inspired me as well as countless others and kept me going in rough times. I will never forget this band.
Omg Linkin Park all the way! They are my favorite band ever! I love hard core music like Five Finger Death Punch, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, HIM, and Three Days Grace! LOVE IT ALL!
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4 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
They have made so many believe in themselves and that their is light at the end of the tunnel. They helped me cope with life and I am now able to help every one of my friend that needs help. They have given me so much hope and are so inspiring to others. I owe them everything. Thank you My Chemical Romance.
They should be #1, for sure. Gerard Way overcame drugs, alcohol, depression, and suicide, and encourages others to get help. My Chemical Romance has saved so many lives along their journey of 12 years, and will continue to inspire even after their breakup.
I think they should be Number One as they are extremely inspirational and has saved millions of teenage lives.
Amazing band that saves lives
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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.
Overrated. but inspired a lot of modern rock musicians. -
Metallica is so awesome with everything like guitar bass drums its all just rad as f! My mom loves them and been to 3 of there concerts
6 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.
Honestly, just read the lyrics of the songs and you will be inspired.
Hats Off!... David Gilmour m/ - hereisHorizon
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
u2 is one of the Best Bands out there in all time heh, besides the Beatles lol, but when it coes to Inspirational, well u2 just about hacks that one lol;)
Bono especially, but the entire band has done so many inspirational acts and helped so many charities. There music always has a deeper meaning.
simply the best and still going strong after 30 years!
Listen to the Paul Epworth remix of Ordinary Love. Enough said.
8 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal 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 guitarist Adrian ...read more.
Indeed the most inspirational... The music.. The transition... The vocal... All in all the best... Can't get over this band... The old and the furious...
Best songs its like stories of your fight with your dark self
Totally deserves the number one spot...
My first Metal Band
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9 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 ...read more.
Led Zepplin had the most talented human beings that have ever lived making music together. But, not just music, more of an inspiration. This band has flipped over every other rock band. We wouldn't have had jack without these rock Gods. And for that, I salute you Led Zepllin.
This is funny! Led Zeppelin at 8? They might have been an inspiration to the Beatles themselves for their latter years (68-70)...
Band band of all time. Greatest singer and guitarist in rock and roll history
There is only one word to describe led... which is... Awesome!
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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.
Nirvana should be on the Top... kurt cobain was so captivating n inspiring.
Nirvana was the last great rock band! HELLO!
They are generally AWESOME
Their songs are amazing and its not like most rock bands... Irreplacable
11 Jimi Hendrix Experience
He inspired songs such as under the bridge yellowledbetter and much much more
12 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.
If it wasn't for their music I wouldn't be able to get through everyday and wouldn't be here
Their song have a big meaning that can really change a person
13 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some ...read more.
Green Day may not be the best band ever to exist but they mean a lot to me and they are the biggest reason I even became a musician.
THEY ARE THE BEST BAND EVER TO EXIST!
Green Day only at No. 20?
Nope. Not having this. Green day deserve to be much higher.
Jesus of Suburbia, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) are probably the 5 most inspirational songs I have ever heard in my life.
14 Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.
They're just so inspirational, and the way that Oli writes about his problems and expresses them in his own way that is relatable is amazing. For example, Hospital For Souls is about depression and counseling and I love the way it is portrayed, also, their new album, one of the songs is about Oli's ADHD which he has only just found out about and the lyrics are just phenomenal!
This band is amazing and they are so inspirational. Everything they sing about is portrayed in the most amazing way and they can pull me out of any mood and make feel so much better with just the listen of one song.
15 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" . V 1 Comment
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). V 1 Comment
OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.
This band is so inspiring and they have so many inspirational songs!
These guys ar amazing they deserve #1.love them to bits
Guys keep voting them we'll make it to #1.
Good life-Why you should be glad thet you live
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Apology-Guys ex girlfriends
Counting stars-You shouldent be all about money and its shows every one that strugles to make a money for living
18 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
Most of their songs are uplifting and inspiring
I think they are inspirational.
They made me believe in music
This is on first place
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19 The Cure
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
They are really good recommend them
20 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 ...read more.
An 'influencer' band. Punk, mod whilst still being standard rock influence. Power chording, Marshall stack and discouraged screaming teen girls at gigs before many others. Townshend wrote the most honest self effacIng lyrics of all, was the most intellectual of the rock Gods without losing touch with the power of pop and pop culture which he understood better than most. Alsogot involved with charitable causes before it was popular. Boil down much of Rock music over the last 50 years and you will find the Who at the bottom of the saucepan.
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
22 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
23 Jackson 5
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.
25 One Direction
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.
Best band ever
I wish Bieber can be better as 1D.
1D is even better than beatles
One Direction is gettingn better day-by-day.Beliebers should know that.
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.
What? Should be on the top ten.
We will rock you!
Released the album 'Innuendo' when Freddie was dying of AIDS and moreover this album contains some of the greatest vocal performances of Freddie Mercury.
Are you kidding me? How are Coldplay, Green Day and Twenty One Pilots above Queen?
Queen are GODS! Seeing them on number 33 is just insulting
27 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.
Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.
All Modern rock/metal musicians have been inspired by dime! -
29 Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers were a Jamaican reggae band and, earlier, a ska vocalist group created by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
30 The Sex Pistols
31 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.
32 Stick to Your Guns
I know this band is hardly popular, but they are definitely one of the most inspirational I know. I saw them in concert for the first time on December 15, 2012 and I was absolutely touched by their music. Most people will probably just think 'Oh, another metalcore band, nothing entertaining here. ', but I swear to you these guys are different. I was almost in tears when the lead singer, Jesse, gave a speech on how we are the young people that need to better this world. A lot of the time, we're told we're naive and we have no input, but the truth is, we're the future of this planet, and we have to change it to make it great. This band lets everyone know they aren't alone and that's what every song is about. Not to mention they have their own style and aren't like every other band in the book. Stick To Your Guns definitely deserves a spot on this list; they make me proud of what I listen to.
"I know that what's in front of me is a reflection of what is inside of me,
I see I need to be myself because it's so lonely in the eyes of someone else,
Oh yeah I feel,
Yeah I feel and I always will,
I starve to live free from fear,
To free myself before I disappear, I am forever more than just surviving,
This is my life and this life is my Diamond"
This band is simply awesome, the lyrics are relevant and inspiring to all who listen. A real band with a free mind and an open heart.
33 Rise Against
Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
Each one of their songs contains pure emotion. Their lyrics connect to people that are going through troubles and tells them to keep on living. They have spirit, power, emotion and the strength to fight so that people can keep on living.
Their songs mean something. You know they're not just throwing out these songs to make money. They have a cause, and they're willing to fight for it.
WHat?!? Why are they 26th? They should be in the top 10.
They're powerful af ;-;
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). ...read more.
35 Blood On the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
Their music helped me out of my dark times and made me a much happier person. They inspired me to want to help people when I grow up, to make a difference in people's lives. Whenever I was depressed and felt the urge to harm myself, I put the headphones in and ignored those dark feelings and let those songs lull me into happiness. I owe them my life.
Why Davieh Vanity raps fans
36 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
37 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Trent inspired nearly all of the bands on this list including Linkin Park. His music is so inspirational and emotional that even Johnny Cash covered him. He also released one of the most iconic albums of the nineties "The downward spiral". If you haven't listened to it or any of Trent's songs then you should now!
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.
Because in most of their songs are inspiring
39 Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.
They are amazing. They make me laugh so much. Some of their songs are so emotional that you have no choice but to cry. Their lyrics are so clever and intelligent. They make you want to do something with your life. You don't want to let them down. They are my absolute favorite!
They talk about self harm and that you should be loved
40 All Time Low
All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. ...read more.
I love all time low
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
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 ...read more.
43 Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.
44 Memphis May Fire
46 Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
Seriously? I hate how this band wasn't on the list. Not even, the Top 10. Listen to Closer To The Edge, Attack, Kings and Queens, and Do or Die. Those are my favorite songs and I feel like they are the most inspiring but all their songs are amazing.
47 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, ...read more.
48 5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.
49 Sleeping With Sirens
Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn
They are awesome and they are the people that saved me
50 Van Halen
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.