Top Ten Most Legendary Bands of All Time

The Top Ten

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

Queen... Unbelievable. Abba... Phenomenal.
Beatles... Incomparable.
They are the best simply because without them, Queen, Abba etc. Wouldn't exist.
They were Queen's inspiration.
They were pioneers... In flight, are the inventers of the Boeing legends or the Wright Brothers? The Wright Brothers... Because they were the pioneers.
Beatles forever.

The Beatles don't belong on the 7th place they always belong on the first place when it comes to music #period the other music artists can battle for the second place like led zeppelin, the rolling stones, queen etc. But the 1st absolutely belong to the Beatles only

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

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.

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.

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.

Greatest singer of all time, Freddie Mercury. Many of the greatest songs of all time. Greatest basslines of all time. Hands down the greatest rock band of all time.

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!

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.

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

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

Jimmy Page: Greatest Guitarist EVER!
Robert Plant: Best Rock Vocalist EVER!
John Bonham: Best Drummer EVER!
John Paul Jones: One of the best Bassists EVER! (Sorry Jonesy :P)

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

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

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

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

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!

Metallica will be here long after we are all dead and headbanging in hell, they will probably be playing the music there too.

Its Metallica don't need to say anything else

Master of puppets should be at top 5!

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.

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

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

I just love how their voices blend together, they are amazing

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

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

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!

There music is timeless! It will never die! They have a clean cut image with the greatest songs never! Number 1!

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

Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
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

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.
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

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.

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

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

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)

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.

IRON MAIDEN ROCKS AND IT'S COOL!

Way better then AC/DC

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.

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

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

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

They were, they are and they will be at our hearts. They are legendary.

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

Green Day Should Be At least over Linkin Park

Come on top ten they are the best band EVER!

Linkin Park above green day...good joke

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.

They are so good better the queen

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

Legends

Bob Marley & The Wailers
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.

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

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?

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.

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...

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.

The Bee Gees

Their music is beautiful and so well known

Barry gib has the highest voice ever

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.

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.
8Load More
PSearch List