Top 10 Most Popular Bands

Which band is known by just about all adults, teens, kids and all age groups?

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles 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 more.

They might've been the most popular band once upon a time but not anymore, and fanatical, delusional Beatles' fans are enough to turn you off the band... and they were certainly not the greatest band of all time, not by a long shot.

I'm in love with them and I feel fine

The most creative, cutting edge, brilliant, poetic and life changing band to ever, ever exist!

They may have been the most popular but they were not a good band, heard better bands in pubs! Load of tosh

2 Queen 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 more.

They are over talented for a band.
I enjoy & love Beatles, but Queen are generally better than any other bands.
Just try listening each song & album then you will know why.

In my opinion I am a big fan ad queen and they have come very far and they should be first since they are still relevant when the Beatles aren't

They're talents were ahead of any other band

Queen is the best band in the world in my opinion

3 Metallica 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". more.

An iconic band ever

Gods Of Metal

They haven’t done an album for a long time but there still very popular

Starting with the four horsemen in 1981, Metallica will outlast all bands in the history of music. When I was only 16 years of age in 1986, I stated Metallica was currently and will wind up being the greatest hard rock / heavy metal band of all time. I was laughed at.

4 Led Zeppelin 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 more.

Led Zeppelin is the father of heavy metal. The greatest music genre ever. Taking the elements of blues rock and turning it into heavy metal. And they are very popular and much better then some Beatles band.

Led Zeppelin should be two right next to the beatles they are amazing and very talented

To the ones who says Led Zeppelin is heavy metal you can go and relearn your music history

Led Zeppelin brought the revolution in hard rock and heavy metal praise the lords!

5 One Direction 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 more.

Possibly the most genuine group of 5 boys who just wanted to make music for themselves and others. Nothing compares to them.

If they were together they would be no. 1 band

The most popular and exciting band with huge of things

The speed of their fame was just incredible, a world wide phenomenon. The boys stayed so down to earth as they took over the world.

6 Linkin Park 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 more.

Just the very best

Incredible band, loved them throughout my childhood and still through to this day. RIP Chester. You will always be missed.

The best is there and the best there was...Now...Then...Forever

Best band ever

7 AC/DC 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 more.

It's not just that they're good. They are incredibly popular. You can ask any kid you see, they'll all know who AC/DC is. And most of them will have heard at least Highway to Hell, Back in Black and Thunderstruck. EVERYBODY knows who AC/DC is. - Mesel

Best band ever

1D... better than AC/DC? piss aff

Even if you have set metallica on the first place, but you all know that AC/DC is the most popular band ever. Over 50 millions Back in Black albums sold. Is not that enough?

8 Nirvana 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. more.

They are the most influential band ever.
They did all this in 3 albums and 4 years, and became one the greatest bands ever.
Imagine what they would have done if Kurt were alive

No one can beat NIRVANA in 90s

Weenie a go go

I think they should be above lp, I love lp, but this is NIRVANA!

9 Guns N Roses 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 more.

Guns N' Roses : the best performer and lead singer of all the time
the best lead guitarist of all the time
And the best songs of all the time
In love with this great band

Awesome, awesome band should be number one.

Guns N' Roses is awesome! They're the best


10 Coldplay 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 more.

Coldplay spreads love and passion through their music better than anyone else, and what they stand for as a band with kindness and togetherness is values we should let rise more than being cool and savage

I saw sparks with them

This world has many bands, not all of the bands can create music like these folks do. Their lyrics are so meaningful, you can dance to their music, and if you go back to their first few albums, they have created plenty of rock songs as well. This band has made a variety of songs, that's what makes them so brilliant. They've made pop, rock, pop rock, acoustic, indie, and alternative music. They're already legendary, and they're still growing. Disappointed to see Coldplay at the tenth position. They should at least be in the top three.

When it comes to popularity. Coldplay comes very high. - Userguy44


The Contenders

11 Pink Floyd 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 more.

One direction is in 5th my ass it is. I know so many people in this generation who don't know about pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd is way more popular than Coldplay at the very least.

Should be in top 5 at least above one direction

Pink floyd best

12 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

Should be Number #1. Dave Mustaine's Vocals and Guitar work Is just perfect for this band. One of the most influential bands out there.

1d Tut

13 Twenty One Pilots 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 more.

I basically sold my soul to this band: they mean more to me than I could've ever imagined.


Best band ever

very good

14 The Rolling Stones 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). more.

They should be at least in the top 5. One of the most influential bands of all time, they produced incredible and iconic songs and are also one of the best selling and well known bands in recent times.


They are an epic band of rock and should be number 3

They are one of the best

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15 Imagine Dragons 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.

They have the best songs

Best band in the world 4 sure!

Like it's believer, natural, demons

How do people like these guys? Their songs are annoying and repetitive! - myusernameisthis

16 Green Day 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 more.

Green Day should be number one. Every one loves Green Day

Green day will never die. They are the voice of a generation that felt bottled up and ignored.

What seriously 15!?!

Green day has inspired generations with their rock/pop punk music.

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

May 2018: After 35 years ABBA is back! Two new songs are already recorded... They will be aired in December. Let's wait then.

Perhaps the best pop music in 70's/80's/90's/00's/10' and continuing on... Once you've heard them, they'll never leave your mind! Their song Happy New Year will stay forever as a the best new years first song, it's absolutely beautiful and gives you the shivers for celebrating new years forever!

Abba is the best. The rest well... why are they not in the top 5s

Abba should be in the Top 10!

18 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Another overhyped band. And sold out too. - Userguy44

It must be on top of the 10...pull it up

How is One Direction above the greatest band of all time *cough* *cough* Maroon 5. Adam is so hot and hilarious on the Voice. Maroon 5 has the best music. They need to be higher up!

Really great and beautiful musics from this band

19 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Without Nickelback, I feel lost. They are the best band ever in my opinion, they should be number one on this list! 🤘

20 Iron Maiden 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 more.

Everyone who knows metal knows Iron Maiden. And they know that they're great! - Userguy44

They're the kings of metal, baby! The only ones left of their kind!

This band is sick, I listen to this almost all the time

The Lords of Metal and owner of the best music around. Up the irons!

21 Exo Exo Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, performing music in Korean and Mandarin, respectively.

They had a great voices and they all are great dancer as well

Exo is the best..!

Their vocals and songs have class which is hard to find in every group.

They are well know in China

22 The Eagles The 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 eagles were a fantastic band

23 KISS KISS 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.


The white face paint is probably one of the most iconic things in music, in my opinion should be after the Beatles or Queen

They are so rock!

Listen to them and you will understand why they deserve to be in the top ten

Ps: rammstein should not be on this list

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24 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative 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). more.

RIP Jimmy " The Rev " Sullivan._.

Best band ever

I love M shadows


25 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.
26 Panic! at the Disco 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.

I am frustrated that they aren't closer to the top. They are, in my opinion, number 10.

They are a very good band and I am insulted that they are not closer to the top,I chime in with a bad review.

P! atd is the best!


27 Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung.

Bts is rising stars compared to others future poper

They should be on top.They are the number 1


1D,exo and bts are nothing compared to them...Bigbang is number 1

28 U2 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 more.

They have such a good guitarists that you should like them

The best song in U2 is probably Cedarwood road. Does any one want to add on or disagree?

Such a good band

The best band of all times without any doubt

29 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

They deserve better I love you little mix. Coming to your concert in october LOVE YOU!

Little Mix, The Biggest, Strongest, The Most Talented Group Of All Time, and it is at Number 33, Really? Little Mix should be Number 1

The best band everr!

i'm a big fane

Oh why 36?!
Check out their songs.. You don't know how great they are
First group to win the xfactor! Won a Brits.. Come on guys

30 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, 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 more.

I have loved this band for 7+ years now. They are amazing! can't believe they aren't on the top ten!

They are the best how come they are not in top 10

I love them and they're actually on top 10 easily... they're all inhumanly beautiful in everyway they save lives everyday.They are inspirational this band is the reason I smile 95% of the time and showed me no matter what I'm not alone. I love you boys

They are the BEST band in the universe!

31 Oasis 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.

Love them


32 The Vamps The Vamps The Vamps are a British pop rock band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.

Please check! in my opinion the vamps are the #01...

If you don't know The Vamps, you’re missing out on a lot of great music, amazing looks, and cheerful personalities. VOTE FOR THE VAMPS!

I made this cause I love this band and I know a that they have a lot of fans so you guys should vote for them..


Yeah you're right this are the greatest!

33 OneRepublic OneRepublic 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.

For me, OneRepublic is best band on this Planet. They always bring good music. From "Apologize" to "Rich love", 1R songs always hit me hard.

They're so underrated. Should be in the top 10 for sure, come on people what's going on everybody knows their songs

One Republic is awesome band. Should be in top 5 cause of it's iconic songs.

Onerepublic should be in the top ten

34 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

It is really good

Fall Out Boy are my favourite band ever! It's an insult that the likes of 5SOS and the Vamps are ahead of them!

Yes listened to every
song they're amazing very talented

Fall ouqt boy is awesome!

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35 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

Love them so much lol

MUSE are more than a band. Their lyrics are pure medicine and pure magic. Their songs aren't banal at all: everything is good in every mood, in every day, in every occasion. In each song you find always a reason to go on, to live! And the members are perfect as they are. I'm MUSER since 5 years ago and I'm so proud to have them every day with me...they are everything to me. I LOVE MUSE. Everybody who doesn't listen their songs musthat do this! They will change your life forever...

Why not?

36 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.

This list is outrageous. Only maniacs & the truly ignorant to music would have forgotten the Who. The Who should be in the Top 5, I should not have had to add them on this list of ignorance.

Some of these other bands that are ranked higher then the who lack the qualities that the Who has

They are great... Wont get fooled again. But come on guys where are u2

37 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

They're really popular in Germany.

I love it

They are more popular outside of Germany and lets be honest.. Almost everyone knows Du Hast

38 My Chemical Romance 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.

good songs

My chemical romance are totally amazing I believe that they are all really genuine guys. I'm totally love their songs and not just welcome to the black parade, I love all of the band members for their talent. I believe that they have their own style and that any copy cats out there will never be half as good as the real thing. The fact is their not in it for the money they just do it for their fans, and are very passionate. I'm not hating on any other bands just saying that before people jusage them knowledge the amazing music they the people and the people that they help x

Their songs were inspirational, and they saved and changed loads of people's lives. Even though they're gone, we will never forget them.

They should be fourth or fifth.

39 The 1975 The 1975 The 1975 are an English pop rock band from Manchester, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew "Matty" Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.

What they deserve higher ranking!

40 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

I love their music

This band is amazing

While they may not be more popular than some of these bands above, they definitely are more talented than some. Awesome vocals. - Papergirl

So talented and amazing, my all time favourite band and Hayley is the most awesome person ever. All their songs are incredible. I really love Brick by boring brick, Pressure, Careful. I love Paramore so muchhh.

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41 Black Sabbath 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. more.

Creator of metal, simply a legend

Haven't heard of most these bands Where's All Time Low?

42 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

Nickelback is on here?

Foo fighter are higher up

43 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.


44 Super Junior Super Junior Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak.


45 Destiny's Child Destiny's Child Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.

love them, I mean they made the best songs ever like survivor, bootylicious, independent woman, emotion and girl. -

Sorry but 5 seconds of Summer is wayyy more popular than most of these bands

46 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

They are the best band

Amzing band most songs r a tad bit depressing but great

47 Yellowcard Yellowcard Yellowcard was an American rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and were based in Los Angeles beginning in 2000. The band is well known for its singles "Ocean Avenue", "Only One", and "Lights and Sounds".
48 The Script The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

This is bestie because of Danny O'Donoghue

Just one word: it's awesome

Oh the best band ever!
It should be in the top 10!


49 Bring Me the Horizon 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 more.
50 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.
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