Top Ten Most Legendary Bands of All Time

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.

I believe they should be number one, they were ahead of their time and changed the music in just ten years. They were famous all around the world. We still listen to them even after 50 years. They sell the most albums still and they began the British invasion of the 60's. Had their own company. Influence almost every bands in the world. Every famous artist does a cover of them especially MJ. They've made the best album covers of all time (Abbey road which is copied everywhere. ) All songs are a ten out of ten not one is terrible. Beatlemania man. They had to stop world touring cause they couldn't hear the music because of all the screaming fans. The Beatles did especially excellent even with old technology of the 60's. Even after they broke up, by themselves they were good. They made movies. Movies were made about them or about their music. The Beatles are THE legendary band. They couldn't go out of their hotels because of the crowds waiting for them at the bottom. They began mop top ...more

One of the first bands that come to my mind when someone says "Music band"

Won't say much who started it all but it all comes down to them the Beatles, their songs, music and performance everyone will know if they listened to it that's how they do it number 1 fan of them

Why aren't they at the top? We literally owe them all of the above bands, they opened the doors to a whole new music genre

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.

I have been listening to them since I could remember and all four of the band members where absolutely amazing together.

From the first time I heard Queen back in 1975 the Queen II album I fell in love with them. Their is no singer that had the range of Freddie Mercury. Very few lead guitar players can play with the versatility of Brian May. Rodger Taylor's unique high voice along with John Deacon's great bass playing are the icing on the cake. As a hard core Queen fan Queen II is the epitome of quality vocals and instrumental genius. However in my opinion some of their most beautiful songs came on their last albums Innuendo and Made in Heaven ( These are the days of our lives and Mother Love). I grew up with the Beatles in the 60's but matured with Queen in the 70's 80's and early 90's. Close call between the two but I give the edge to Queen based on raw talent alone. God only knows what could have been had not been for the death of Freddie Mercury.

Queen is the best band that ever was or will be on our planet, and Freddie Mercury is the best vocalist who ever was or will be on the planet! This is the best of all rock'n'roll legends!

ABBA above Queen? I have to disagree. Did ABBA write a song even close to the popularity of Bohemian Rhapsody? I don't think so. Queen is the greatest to me and always will be. Together by fate and they are immortal. They are Queen.

3 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.

If you ask the "younger" generation who ABBA is, they wouldn't know what the hell you were talking about! If you ask them who Led Zeppelin is, they would know.

Do you need explanation?

Please Don't Call Them as The Beatles They R THE Led Zeppelin

R you kidding me? Led Zeppelin only at number 11?

4 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.

Queen has been embellished with time, and whilst I love the Beatles and Zeppelin, there's nothing quite like listening to there 4 best albums, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here (My favorite), Animals, and the Wall. Their early work is great to listen to one off, though the difference in listening to an album vs a song is huge, each side of Dark Side plays like a single song, and Wish You Were Here has some of the best songs of their's, including Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here, and Welcome to the Machine. I didn't think I was going to list nearly the entire album, but I did (Have A Cigar is a good random listen too). I'll admit animals felt long though once you hear it a few times it grows on you, especially Dogs and Pigs (The Three different ones). The wall tells a great story, and much like Dark Side, each side can feel like a single song, particularly on the first disc/record. Back to Dark Side and it's allegory for life on the A Side, and problems in life on ...more

Definitely should be number 1 It doesn't need a reason it just speaks for itself

We don't need a reason to have Floyd at the top of the list. (the only psychedelic-rock band in the list, would have loved to see porcupine tree here though.. )

I hate the beegees! Inns it's surprisig to see he'd pe up here! Sure they're good but nowhere near the talent of bands Ike the Beatles, led zeppelin and pink floyd

5 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.

No one has the song resume like the Stones. Easily the best band of all time.

Under one direction what the hell

As big as beatles but still kickin

Just the best

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.

Metallica is a legendary rock band! Its music is timeless, inspiring and has the best sound. Metallica is the best heavy metal band of all time!

Master of puppets should be at top 5!

Its Metallica don't need to say anything else

Most famous metal band by far

7 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.

Best Grunge band ever, I loved Kurt's voice. Long live Kurt Cobain!

This band defined a generation, they NEED to be in the top 5

YES! I love Nirvana and Kurt Cobain is my hero.

Nirvana should be top 4! Super great lyrics and great song meanings

8 ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

An incredibly underrated band in my opinion. Some people dismiss them because of their Scandinavian origin, weird clothes and cheesy lyrics. But aside from that, ABBA is pure perfection! They've got two of the best voices I've ever heard in music, some incredible and complex harmonies and very relatable lyrics! They are not even a disco band, most of their songs are unique in style. Dancing queen, fernando, knowing me knowing you, take a chance on me, sos, eagle, the day before you came are some of the best songs I've ever heard from any band! And these are just my favourites, there are tens of others just as nice

Talk about four Swedish Vikings who invaded the Anglo-Saxon and American Pop charts.

ABBA are the best! ABBA should be number one, because the voices of ABBA are genial.
NOBODY CAN BEAT ABBA and I can say else ABBA FOREVER!

ABBA is the best band ever! Queen, The Beatles are good, but they're better separately.

9 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 Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

The Contenders

11 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.
12 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.

Guns n' Roses wrote such songs that can never die... Such thoughts which are true forever... Such melodies which come directly from the core of heart that will surely give one "rock on". So, that's why they are immortal... They are legendary.

Guns and Roses is the best band ever all of the member were legendary too!

This band make all people rock forever.. Immortal band

Yes I agree those members were legendary rock on - michaelwalton

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.

There are very few people calling it overrated compared to its overall fame (the same is true for Pink Floyd) - Alkadikce

IRON MAIDEN ROCKS AND IT'S COOL!

Way better then AC/DC

Their contribution to metal genre and making it a mainstream phenomenon is unparalled.
Combined that with their story telling lyrics and progressive compositions, they have become iconic.

14 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.

For me! This is the most Rock&Roll Band in the World! Roll Off! And Rock!

Catchiest of all bands

Brilliant singers and great gituarists - Elvisjackson

What? Is AC/DC is doing here. Suppose to be at the top 5
Are we forgetting that they have the best selling album of all times and they have the majestic THUNDERSTRUCK

15 Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as The Jacksons, are an American family music group. Formed in 1964, the founding members were elder brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger brothers Marlon and Michael would join after.

Excuse me!, in this list? , aré you kidding?

Legends

They are so good better the queen

16 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.

Their first 3 Albums will go down as the prime of that generation's music, absolutely legendary!

To me this is the best band. And I also think that this band is much more better than The Beatles

Love 'em or hate 'em. Their massive legacy is conspicuous. A spot on the list is well deserved,

Linkin park is one

17 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.

Green Day should be much farther up the list

Come on top ten they are the best band EVER!

Billie Joe Armstrong is amazing

Linkin Park above green day...good joke

18 Bob Marley & The Wailers
19 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.

I love the Ramones there songs are amazing there voices are amazing there guitar is amazing they're amazing

How is it that the band that has arguably STARTED the punk rock movement ended up below one direction?

Father of punk genre...no body can beat their legacy...sheena is a punk rocker..and Ramones is punks who rocked world once upon a time and also now rocks

20 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.

Van Halen has both amazing music and a larger than life thing going on. Legendary.

21 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.

Love their lucrative style. their songs relaxes the mind...

22 Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.

Linkin Park above Motorhead? Clearly some kids don't know without Motorhead there would be no Linkin Park!

The bee gees are in the top ten and Iron Maiden aren't even on the list? I have officially lost all hope.

23 The Bee Gees

Barry gib has the highest voice ever - Elvisjackson

24 Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

The godfathers of Nu Metal.

25 The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances ...read more.
26 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.

You give love a bad name, bad medicine, wanted dead or alive, Livin on A prayer. Some of the best songs
I have listen so far. They are simply the best.

Are you kidding,living on a prayer..and other great song
shot to the heart,and you're too blame
darling you give this band and bad rating
should be on top 10

27 U2 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.

Amazing band! They need to get more recognition and are way better than the likes of Coldplay and Thirty Seconds to Mars, in my humble opinion.

I do believe that this legendary band should be in top 10!

28 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.
29 The Red Hot Chili Peppers

get funky

30 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

They've done more drugs than an entire rehab physicality

They even have there own rollercoaster about them - Elvisjackson

Best screamer ever steven tyler

Dream on..yes that's right others dream on being above this band cause it a damn lie..they are the best at least in top 5

31 Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.
32 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.

My Chemical Romance "Teenagers" enough said.

Why the hell are we under BIG TIME RUSH?!

Why is 'Big Time Rush' more legendary than My Chemical Romance?!

33 The Crickets
34 Hed PE Hed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as p.e., is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California.
35 Oasis 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.

They litterally gonna Live Forever like their songs

36 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).
37 The Sex Pistols
38 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
39 Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

Influenced me, that much I'm now a Death Metal fan. - GREYBOYY

Just great..leader and father of death metal

Rest In Peace Chuck

40 Slipknot Slipknot is an American Alternative/ Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired ...read more.

This is greater than korn and this is the one who influenzed the metal lovers to listening them

41 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Why nobody has voted for this great band? Maybe it's because they have their own style and people liked the most famous only?

Amazing

42 Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

Journey has made a big impact in the music world, and it's a great band in general, should be higher in the list. - ChrissyLA

43 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

What are people dumb this band does not belong to this list since they are emo

Are you SERIOS?!?!? Does no one even know them? I'll admit Gontier leaving was bad and walst replacing him wasn't something good, but seriously!

Misspelled serious, but I agree with you. I think they should get a lot more attention. If any of you are going through a hard time in your life right now, check these guys out. I promise their music will make you feel better. Trust me.

44 Rush Rush was 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.

Few other bands have survived for 40+ years with the same members and still continue to deliver amazing music.

45 Wali
46 Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Godly musicians producing godly songs

No other bands can match the Technicality that DT has. These people have popularized Progressive Rock/Metal. Though I am a huge fan of MEGADETH, ZEPPELIN, SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, QUEEN, QUEENSRYCHE etc.(the list goes on..) I will give these guys my vote, because they are so damn awesome..!

DREAM THEATER should be in Top 10 at least...!

47 Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

Really really amazing band

48 Attack Attack!

The first electronicore band

49 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.

I love your songs

50 The Amity Affliction The Amity Affliction is an Australian metalcore band from Gympie, Queensland, formed in 2003. The band's current line-up consists of Ahren Stringer, Joel Birch, and Dan Brown.
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