It doesn't necessarily mean you liked these artists - it only means that thanks to this site you heard of them and learned that many people like them. But it's even better if you liked some of these artists.
My original remix doesn't represent only my own experience - I knew about some artists before that. But I've read some comments by other people that helped me with the list items (ex. "I never heard of them before but this song rocks").
1 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .
I did hear about her for the first time on the top tens, which was very nice. I have enjoyed listening to her music quite a bit since then.
Unfortunately younger kids immerse themselves in screeching, pounding, discordant noise they are told is music. Jackie Evancho is one of a very few singers who can really, really, sing. Jackie is the singer you actually shut-up and listen when she sings.
I saw how much she gets #1 here so I checked her out and then saw her concert in Greensburg.! Most amazing singer in the world! So beautiful! Thank you Top Tens!
Not even a single one of my TEACHERS has heard of her. Well then! - naFrovivuS
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2 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
90% of metal bands I know I discovered them from this site - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
I first heard about them from the author. Thanks to toptens and him. - zxm
Metal_Treasure introduced me to them. And I wish I could thank him because they're a pretty kickass band!
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner. V 2 Comments
4 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. V 2 Comments
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.
These guys are SUPER popular. I knew them before joining here. - TwilightKitsune
You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about coldplay - RecklessGreed
I knew this before I joined this website... - TheFourthWorld
I knew Coldplay. - BeatlesFan1964
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Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
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.
If you haven't heard of Queen until this website, how big is that rock you're living under? Their songs are still everywhere, and I'm pretty sure every single person on earth recognizes "Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? " by now. - Zach808
Where the hell were people before joining? Lots of people have heard of Queen, if not everyone. - naFrovivuS
If somebody heard of Queen thanks to TheTopTens, you have to be very thankful because Queen are one of the best things this site can offer. - Metal_Treasure
Everyone knows Queen.
8 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.
Although many of my stories involving discovering music from TheTopTens are long and have dumb stories, this one was simple. I saw a list, it had one of their songs, I looked it up, boom, now I love three days grace. - AnonymousChick
I knew them before joining - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
I knew Three Days Grace. - BeatlesFan1964
I knew them before TTT but I didn't know they were more popular than I thought. - Metal_Treasure
9 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.
HOw has someone not heard of this band? - ProPanda
Frank iero sez "never pet a burning dog".
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
I actually knew Nightwish before I discovered TheTopTens.
Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
AND PLAY THAT BLINK 182 SONG
THAT WE BEAT TO DEATH IN TUSCON
Actually, I first heard of Blink 182 in the song Closer. - lovefrombadlands
13 Iced Earth
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
I knew them before I joined. - Aragorn98
I knew Iced Earth before I joined TTT.
14 Melanie Martinez
Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam. V 1 Comment
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
How come?! They are too popular to be on this list! - mood333
I came across them on youtube and amy is a great singer and she is really pretty - Annieshellred
I think they are a little bit overrated on this site... - somekindofaguy
I knew this band way before I came to TTT. - Catacorn
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16 Marina & The Diamonds
Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating ...read more.
Grace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
18 The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.
On the list "Most Disturbing Music Videos". They're one of my favourite bands now.
PS: Retrospectively, I should have included "Violet" on my favorite albums list. - Martin_Canine
19 Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.
Honestly, they were mediocre at once, and now they're just BoTDF and 2010 Justin Bieber mixed into each other. In simple words, they're sell outs. - Swellow
20 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.
I knew them before I joined. - Aragorn98
I was a fan of their stuff well before joining. - naFrovivuS
I knew Dream Theater before I joined TTT.
21 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
Seriously? If you didn't know who Bowie was prior to joining this site, you're living under a huge rock.
Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as ...read more.
Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
25 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.
Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.
27 Tame Impala
Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. V 1 Comment
Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.
29 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.
It was a horrible first time. I wish it never happened. - lovefrombadlands
Main reason why people want to retire. - SoldierOfFortune
Thank you, TTT. This group almost made me rip my ears off. - Zach808
30 Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.
31 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.
I loved 21 Pilots before I joined & I still do now - lovefrombadlands
32 K.S. Chithra
Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.
33 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.
I knew Iron Maiden since I was 10 (and before I joined this site).
34 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.
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
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.
I wasn't interested to them before I joined (same thing with some other bands I knew before I joined) - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
I've known them before I even joined TheTopTens.
I can see metallica's logo in many T-shirts. They are very popular. - zxm
How isolated do you have to be to never have heard of them? - SoldierOfFortune
37 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .
39 X Japan
X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
40 The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.
41 Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper.
Actually I learned about them in the web comic "nothing nice to say"
Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.
I only know of them because I accidentally voted for them instead of Shinedown. - lovefrombadlands
43 Grace VanderWaal
Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.
I knew deadmau5. - BeatlesFan1964
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.
I knew Rush before I joined.
46 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
He is such a great rapper love lose yourself, without me, stan and mockingbird.
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 . ...read more.
49 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
50 Taj Mahal