1 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English pop 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 with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. ...read more.
They are most likely the best band in history and have inspired over 6 generations.
Everybody imitates them at some point!
They are known for inspirations towards rock bands of 60s and early 70s
I love "hey jude"
2 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.
In the beginning of their career, the band was heavily associated with the emo subculture, and had strong metalcore, screamo and alternative influences, however got more metal oriented over the years. Their songs usually carry a message of acceptance, believing in yourself and being individual and different. Among their most well known songs are "Knives and Pens", "Rebel Love Song", "In the End" and "Fallen Angels".
I am proud to say that I am a member of the BVB army not because I have ever been suicidal but because I can trully see their impact in the world. I respect their music since I am a musician as well and I am grateful for what they do, for saving millions of lifes. I know that a lot of people 'hate' them. I really don't get why. They are an amazing band that has grown a lot through the years. Just check them out!
Awesome. I'm really happy they are on here even if they are #10. People always judge and hate on them because of their style and stuff, but they have such inspirational lyrics and save lives and so much more. Good job people
There words and acts against suicide are amazing they make you want to be cheerful and tough at the same time so they are the most inspirational band I know.
These guys are amazing. All of their songs have such inspirational lyrics, an important part of music a lot of people seem to forget about these days.
3 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 Rock, Hip Hop and Techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The Roots and Aphex Twin. ...read more.
I truly think this band is one of the most inspirational bands to exist. Their lyrics have actual meaning and the band mates themselves all have their own backstories. And the fact that they did music for relief was the best part, they used their music to raise money for those in need. They also sang lots of songs about said people and said things. Overall, my favorite band.
Linkin Park is an amazing band that has changed with time. Their passion and heart has inspired me as well as countless others and kept me going in rough times. I will never forget this band.
By far the best band I've ever listened to. Such relatable music, good sounding, and the members are all good people. Miss you Chester!
OMG who doesn't like linkin park? He gives a voice to youth of today-I only wish others had enough brains to see this...
4 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance is an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013, and again from 2019 to present day. 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.
They have made so many believe in themselves and that their is light at the end of the tunnel. They helped me cope with life and I am now able to help every one of my friend that needs help. They have given me so much hope and are so inspiring to others. I owe them everything. Thank you My Chemical Romance.
My Chemical Romance is a very talented band whose lyrics and songs have both saved many and made teenagers feel welcome and that they aren't alone. This band inspired me and still continues to do so. It makes me feel as if I finally fit in somewhere as a Killjoy and a member of the MCRmy.
I get really inspired when I listen to their music and I cry every time I realise that they aren't together anymore. It's really amazing that they could achieve these heights of fame, and the messages that some of their songs put across are absolutely amazing!
They should be #1, for sure. Gerard Way overcame drugs, alcohol, depression, and suicide, and encourages others to get help. My Chemical Romance has saved so many lives along their journey of 12 years, and will continue to inspire even after their breakup.
Metallica is an American Heavy/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".
With their first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning reaching underground success, their third effort, Master of Puppets has since become one of the most important heavy metal albums ever, as it became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. The title track has since become the band's most played song live. ...read more.
Metallica is so awesome with everything like guitar bass drums its all just rad as f! My mom loves them and been to 3 of there concerts
6 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd are 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 (Vocals and Bass), and Richard Wright (Vocals and Keyboard). Barrett was replaced by Gilmour in 1968. ...read more.
Honestly, just read the lyrics of the songs and you will be inspired.
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 maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.
Bono especially, but the entire band has done so many inspirational acts and helped so many charities. There music always has a deeper meaning.
No Words can describe this band in History.
Listen to the Paul Epworth remix of Ordinary Love. Enough said.
8 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 Smith, and drummer Nicko McBrain. Smith left the band in 1989 and was replaced by Janick Gers. But returned in 1999, and now the band has three guitar players. ...read more.
Indeed the most inspirational... The music.. The transition... The vocal... All in all the best... Can't get over this band... The old and the furious...
9 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English hard rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted some previous success with The [original] Yardbirds and was friendly with some big names in rock. Page states it was Keith Moon of The Who that claimed the band could only go down, like a lead balloon -- thus prompting the iconic name of Led Zeppelin. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors ...read more.
Led Zepplin had the most talented human beings that have ever lived making music together. But, not just music, more of an inspiration. This band has flipped over every other rock band. We wouldn't have had jack without these rock Gods. And for that, I salute you Led Zepllin.
This is funny! Led Zeppelin at 8? They might have been an inspiration to the Beatles themselves for their latter years (68-70)...
Linkin park at 3? U2 at 7? Are you kidding me. Led Zep is the one and only most inspirational band of all times. Period.
There is only one word to describe led... which is... Awesome!
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.
The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass). ...read more.
Their songs are amazing and its not like most rock bands... Irreplacable
11 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and percussion). Former members include Nick Thomas (guitar, bass, piano and keyboards) and Chris Salih (drums and percussions). The band was formed in 2009 with Joseph, Thomas and Salih. ...read more.
Their music has saved my life and many others. They are the reason I want to form a band.
If it wasn't for their music I wouldn't be able to get through everyday and wouldn't be here
12 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk/punk 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 of their influences include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Bad Religion. They are best known for their songs like ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Basket Case’ and their ‘American Idiot’ & ‘Dookie’ albums. American Idiot sold 6 million copies in the U.S. and won a Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album". Green Day have sold over 75 million records worldwide and have won 5 Grammy Awards. They ...read more.
Green Day only at No. 20?
Nope. Not having this. Green day deserve to be much higher.
Jesus of Suburbia, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) are probably the 5 most inspirational songs I have ever heard in my life.
Green Day may not be the best band ever to exist but they mean a lot to me and they are the biggest reason I even became a musician.
13 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Provo, Utah, and are now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their single "It's Time", followed by their award-winning debut studio album Night Visions (2012), which resulted in the chart-topping singles "Radioactive" and "Demons". Rolling Stone named "Radioactive", which holds the record for most weeks charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the "biggest rock hit of the year".
Deserve a spot greater than number 16 definitely. A lesser known band to Indians at first, their music has swung through us, touching deep down our hearts with their lyrics! Forever Inspirational "Radioactive", "Demons", "Its time", "Believer"," Thunder", "Gold", "Bleeding out"
The hell? they should be on top, most of their songs are about life unlike some bands I know, they really inspire people like me out there..
I think they are inspirational.
This is on first place
14 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 they released three successful studio albums.
15 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
Epitome of southern rock
Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, 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 was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He then joined the band in 1970, suggested "Queen" as a new band name, and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was also recruited to complete the line-up. ...read more.
Released the album 'Innuendo' when Freddie was dying of AIDS and moreover this album contains some of the greatest vocal performances of Freddie Mercury.
Are you kidding me? How are Coldplay, Green Day and Twenty One Pilots above Queen?
Queen are GODS! Seeing them on number 33 is just insulting
What? Should be on the top ten.
We will rock you!
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.
This band is so inspiring and they have so many inspirational songs!
Guys keep voting them we'll make it to #1.
18 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 in the US. The style of their early work, including their debut album Count Your Blessings, has primarily been described as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on subsequent albums. Furthermore, their latest album That's the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive rock music styles. ...read more.
They're just so inspirational, and the way that Oli writes about his problems and expresses them in his own way that is relatable is amazing. For example, Hospital For Souls is about depression and counseling and I love the way it is portrayed, also, their new album, one of the songs is about Oli's ADHD which he has only just found out about and the lyrics are just phenomenal!
This band is amazing and they are so inspirational. Everything they sing about is portrayed in the most amazing way and they can pull me out of any mood and make feel so much better with just the listen of one song.
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).
20 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 Won't Get Fooled Again. Some noted achievements were their rock operas, Tommy (album), Quadrophenia (album), and A Quick One, While He's Away (song). ...read more.
An 'influencer' band. Punk, mod whilst still being standard rock influence. Power chording, Marshall stack and discouraged screaming teen girls at gigs before many others. Townshend wrote the most honest self effacIng lyrics of all, was the most intellectual of the rock Gods without losing touch with the power of pop and pop culture which he understood better than most. Alsogot involved with charitable causes before it was popular. Boil down much of Rock music over the last 50 years and you will find the Who at the bottom of the saucepan.
Coldplay are a British pop 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 themselves "Coldplay" in 1998. Before making their debut album, they recorded and released three EPs: Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999, and The Blue Room in the same year. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. ...read more.
22 The Cure
The Cure are an English post-punk/gothic rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1978. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
23 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 after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home, Midnight Memories and Four topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", and ...read more.
I wish Bieber can be better as 1D.
Best band ever
Oasis were an English britpop 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. Noel Gallagher (Liam's Brother) served as the primary songwriter and guitarist for the band. They released a total of 7 albums. Definitely Maybe (1994), (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995), Be Here Now (1997), Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000), Heathen Chemistry (2002), Don't Believe The Truth (2005), and Dig Out Your Soul (2008). They disbanded in 2009 after Noel refused to attend their final gig. Causing Liam and Noel to have a falling ...read more.
25 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.