Top 10 Most Popular Bands

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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 ...read more.

This list is stupid. I don't think any band could ever surpass the image of the Beatles. It just can't be done. They are just too prevalent and influential to ever really NOT be the most popular band. Regardless of musical quality, the Beatles win hands down.

It's kinda nauseating; the Beatles being so dominant in the popular music scene but they do deserve it. Easy winners here.

This list is about the most POPULAR bands, not the BEST bands. The Beatles have sold around half a billion albums while Metallica has only sold 110 million albums.

Best and greatest band ever

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2 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". ...read more.

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.

If you're talking about popularity, then Metallica is currently the most popular band. I have seen one or two people don't know about Beatles but seen none who don't know Metallica. - zxm

While the Beatles have sold more albums, Metallica is certainly more popular. Michael Jackson sold a hell of a lot of albums, but he's not really popular.

One of the most amazing bands my ear holes have ever heard.

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3 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 ...read more.

I think Queen is most popular band. They music is perfect. And after Freddie Mercury died AIDS stayed very important theme.

Not even the most popular band of their own late-70's era. Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and The Rolling Stones were all much more popular, along with Elton John.

Queens rule. Other bands don't. Queens are well known, and powerful, along with kings.

The best band, they weren't really pop or rock band, they were QUEEN, nothing like them!

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4 Led Zeppelin 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 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.

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!

No arguments music talks...

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5 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an 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.

One direction is definitely the most popular band right now. Nice voices, very cute, good kids, and girls love them! Several awards for their style, looks, and music. 1directioner!

They are talented singers, good looking and have broken many records and won a ton of awards. Most popular band on the planet right now

They've got that british thing going for them ;P and they're good looking which helps

They have inspired me from my 1st grade year

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6 Linkin Park 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.

Right now Linkin Park is the most popular band m/ despite that I'm a LP fan I admit that the other bands here are much more better but my musical taste is Linkin Park and I love em m/

Linkin Park is the greatest band I've ever seen. Its really amazing.

Black eyed peas above linkin park this list seriously need to be altered
I think most people who voted don't even know much songs of linkin park

Linkin Park is 10/10. Amazing music. - lovefrombadlands

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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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

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?

Pure power and energy...rocking for 40 years already, who else could take their place? I mean... If AC/DC isn't the best...no one would be.

Should be top spot no problem!

It is such a sick band... Also love back in black

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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. ...read more.

Band of the generation X. All time greats!

Linkin Park above Nirvana? What a joke. - Unrealism

They are the best band ever

Linkin park above these bands.WHAT!

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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 ...read more.

Awesome, awesome band should be number one.

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

The voice of Axl Rose with the guitar of Slash. Guns N' Roses is all round awesome. With Amazing lyrics and catchy tunes.

My favorite band of all time

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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 ...read more.

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.

Almost everyone has heard and actually likes a Coldplay song, but doesn't even realize it. Their songs, including a lot of their early ones, are extremely inspiring and send amazing messages.

My favorite band... I love most of their music, and there are LOTS of people who know them. Especially after Viva La Vida.

Music is incomplete without coldplay

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The Contenders

11 Pink Floyd 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.

Everyone who speaks English has heard of the Floyd

Pink Floyd member are the music philosophers of 20 and 21 century.

They should be in the top 5... they are the BEST

Unfair to be at 10...should be at 2...best band after the beatles

12 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

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13 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). ...read more.

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

They are one of the best

Should be at no 3...after the Beatles n Pink Floyd

14 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 ...read more.

This duo band is slowly become one of the most heard, either by word of mouth, or by radio, right now. Lyrics are profound that can be interpreted in many different ways while creating this sound that intrigues many listeners. The duo has an incredible chemistry that is felt in the music and most importantly in their live shows. Their sound ranges from reggae, rock, alt, rap, pop, and many others that one cannot help but feel the music and once the music brings you in, one cannot help but to listen to the lyrics and understand its meaning.

One direction is slowly rising to fame as they have a fresh and refreshing genre of music which is very awesome to hear. Their lyrics are not so complex but the meaning of the songs is something we can all relate to. Who knows after some time when people start recognizing them they might as well be on top.

They are great, amazing, love them! Do you have any idea how many people they have saved/inspired/helped/etc with their music?

BEST BAND EVER

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15 Green Day 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.

Definitely a modern band with an old school feel that I really like. Every song is unique with sound and lyrics and can be applied to anything. Green Day has pretty good vocals, and it's a classic. - Papergirl

Green Day has been around since 1986, and they're still huge. Green Day is always changing, yet when you hear by them you can still always identify it as Green Day. Should be in top 5.

The leaders of modern rock... Still kicking today with the youth after many others have died

Green day has such great tone in their music. Its fun and exiting to listen to! Definitely my favorite band!

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16 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 ...read more.

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!

That Metallica guy is askin for better songs!
Well here are your WAY BETTER SONGS! Hallowed be thy name (the daddy of all metal songs), the trooper, fear of the dark, the rime of the ancient mariner, number of the beast, run to hills, aces high, the talisman, dance of the death, n many more!. Iron Maiden owns Metallica any day! Up the irons!

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17 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.

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

The "BEST BAND IN THE WORLD" they should be at FIRST

I don't know why one direction is above m5 cause m5 is the best band which writes all its songs just to match different feelings and we really love adam levine

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18 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

RIP Jimmy " The Rev " Sullivan._.

Best band ever

I love M shadows

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 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. V 1 Comment
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