Rock Band With Best Lyrics

Which Rock Band do you think has most number of songs with better lyrics?With which you can relate yourself and get lost in them...................

The Top Ten

1 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.

Their albums are nothing like I've heard before. While there are better songs out there musically, the lyrics are unmatched with this band. The albums are like well thought out and vivid images being portrayed through music. It's pure genius. Whether the albums/songs being about the former Syd Barrett, war, etc. I heard the album The Final Cut recently and it completely blew me away. The stuff they write are genius. Definitely number 1!

I grew up at the end of the era where teachers would physically hit children. Brick in the Wall was our anthem. The abuse we received at the hands of teachers was something I hope no child experiences.

I vote Pink Floyd for a better world. Wake up you people. Read the animals, read the wall, read the wish you here, read all. Read and then listen what you read because all you see and you feel in the end is dark.

All masterpieces. Recently I started to listen to The Final Cut, man I'm telling you, you will forget everything after listening to this album. The whole album is based on war. Lyrically very sound album.

2 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.

Umm. Umm. Linkin Park? I just quietly died inside... Sure they have some lyrical meaning but its mostly emo crap, bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Green Day, even the Rolling Stones have much more creative and meaningful lyrics. Beatles lyrics were treated like gospel back when they were in their prime.

Their lyrics have Always a beautiful meaning... you can dislike their sound, but if you read the lyrics I'm sure you would fall in love with them!

Who said that "LP's good albums are only about getting pissed off at their parents" is an ignorant who speaks without knowing! Before speaking you must be informed and know their past!

'Beautiful meaning? ' Seriously? This band has some good songs with some good lyrics, but I don't believe that all their songs are like that. When I was smaller, I was totally into this band. But only later was I able to see that their lyrics looked like a mighty river, but when you step into it, it's surprisingly shallow. I'm not condemning you or cursing you or anything, I'm just expressing my opinion. And in my opinion, bands like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Zeppelin and Moody Blues have deeper and better lyrics. That's all.

Definitely cast my vote for these guys. All of their songs have meanings that most people can relate to. I especially prefer their song Iridescent which tells us not to get occupied by sadness and frustration, just let it go and live on in life.

Just take a look at "somewhere I belong" lyrics... it's like you're reading philosophy of life! Also "in the End" or "What I've done" they're appropriate for this position! The best!

3 Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

I love t his song, it always states my feelings.

Red's lyrics are like Poetry!

4 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

Best thing about their lyrics is that there are always multiple ways to perceive it! You think they are singing about a girl, but they are singing to your soul and once you notice that, it's hard to not like Breaking benjamin

Their lyrics get so meaningful that they get all emotional when they play some of their songs.

Okay, but not as good as Twenty One Pilots, Poets Of The Fall, or most of the other top 50 bands here.

Their lyrics are really amazing and meaningful... Such as Dear Agony song.

5 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Good lyrics, shouldn't be ahead of red hot chili peppers though.

Not a bad place. Maybe could be a little higher, but not bad.

One of the best songs

6 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.

Youe don't have to be an expert to judge this legendary band by their lyrics. Well, in their early days, they usually sang about love between a boy and a girl. In their last days, the sang about love between people with different opinions. Just "A Day in the Life" is a masterpiece, because of John's lyrics, for example: "I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade." And I'm not even mentioning "The Long And The Winding Road", which is a brilliant song as for the lyrics, for the music, too.

Let It Be, In My Life, Blackbird, All You Need Is Love, Revolution, Back In The USSR, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Paperback Writer, Eleanor Rigby, Fool On The Hill, I am The Walrus, A Day In The Life, Across The Universe, Tomorrow Never Knows, Golden Slumbers, Hey Jude, Taxman, Fixing A Hole, She's Leaving Home, For No One, Penny Lane, Within You And Without You, Mother Nature's Son, Strawberry Fields Forever, Girl, Here Comes The Sun, Getting Better, Help!, Rocky Raccoon, Dear Prudence, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Yesterday, The Long And Winding Road, Something, I've Got A Feeling, Cry Baby Cry, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds... Need I continue? The Beatles are number 1.

All the Beatles members are very good with lyrics, especially John Lennon and (sometimes) Paul McCartney.

Lennon and McCartney are both top 10 lyricsts. Just to mention Across the Universe and For No One.

7 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

"do you feel the same,
For what once remained,
Yesterday is gone we can't go back again,
And do you ever cry,
For the ghost of days gone by"

8 Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe, and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk. Some of their most well-known ...read more.

I personally can't stand punk for the most part. But rise against is an exception. While the instrumental aspect of their music is rather simplistic the lyrical content is nothing less than pure genius. The only other artist out there that I can think can possibly compare would be eminem, a product of another genre I'm no particular find of

Their lyrics are so deep, bands as Green Day and Linkin Park would drown in them... No seriously, Tim McIlrath is a punk poet and in combination with his band's mighty sound a force to be reckoned with

Rise against's lyrics are so beautiful and well constructed. It's powerful and thought provoking, yet poetic. Just give them a listen and you'll understand.

All of their songs are pure poetry. Everything about them is standing up for what you believe in and that's all they do. Should be #1.

9 Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
10 Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

Yes! (*fin) has amazing lyrics!

The Contenders

11 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I got into this band bcos the boy I've had a crush on for like 8 months has them on his Facebook likes and I listened to them and I cried.. a lot

12 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.

The lyrics are far from straightforward and annoyingly repetitive. Just listen to Nothing Else Matters. Or even Fade to Black. Beautiful lyrics, great lyrics, awesome lyrics.

Who said Metallica doesn't deserve to be on the list? ARE you insane? What about nothing else matters, fade to black, unforgiven, sad but true?

Enter Sandman, One, Nothing Else Matters, and even Until It Sleeps represent Metallica's excellent lyricism.

Metallica has the most straightforward lyrics of any band

13 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.

Lyrics on Appetite for Destruction may revolve around "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll", and they are very efficient in doing so. But Illusions and Chinese Democracy have very profound and interesting lyrics. Axl has really matured as a lyricist and songwriter, and got better as a person through the years.

Strong lyrics would imply multiple interpretations for the same song. Gn'R is able to achieve that with their interesting lyrics and also beautiful chorus that goes with their songs.

NO! This band is awful! Their lyrics are ridiculously bad! Who is voting on these polls?!

Guns n roses are amazing I mean they wrote the song sweet child o mine in 5 mins and it's a serenade to axls girlfriend at thetime not to mention don't cry being partky about izzys departure of the band, talk about great lyricaklmeaning in their songs!

14 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 ...read more.
15 The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and ...read more.

Amazing! never say never is so good!

16 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Of all the other names on this list, Pink Floyd is the only band whos lyrics even come close to hosting the same amount of depth, intelligence and insightfulness. Before discovering tool, I was a huge Rush fan, and I was absolutely blown away by what I read when I researched the lyrics to one of their songs. Literally pick any one, read the lyrics, then come back to this list and try and convince yourself that the 26 bands listed above have higher quality in lyrical content

How this band is at 27th is beyond me, for their lyrics are far beyond any of these hypothetical competitors. Not much needs to be said besides go and listen for yourself, and if you absolutely hate metal, just look up the lyrics to almost any one of their songs and the depth and complexity of the lyrics will be far more advanced than any other songs you could name. Even RUSH songs pale in comparison

Tool offers the deepest lyrics of any band in my opinion, it offers lyrics that delve into so many different subjects. The diversity between their songs in terms of the lyrics is asstonishing, listen to H. and then listen to Vicarious, there is just such a difference. Tool easily belongs in the top 3, the only reason it's not there is because not many people have listened to Tool. If you haven't listen to them I highly recommend you do.

Tool has the best lyrics I have ever heard. The reason why it is so low is because whoever is voting for the other bands have not heard a single tool songs. "I will choke until I swallow. Choke this infant here before me. What is this but my reflection? Who am I to judge or strike you down... Rest your trigger on my finger. Bang my head upon the fault line." Genius!

17 Alice in Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Really Linkin Park first, our society ladies and gentleman

18 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

Only them and My Chemical Romance

19 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Their is a Pearl Jam song for everyone and all of their songs have truly amazing lyrics.
"I know I was born I know that I'll die the I between is mine."
"I know someday you'll have a beautiful life under somebody else sky but why can't it be mine."
If once I could feel loved, oh stare back at me."
"All the advantages this life's got on me picture a cup in the middle of the sea."

I mean, like, seriously? Pearl Jam not in the top 5?
Is this list trolling us all?
World wide suicide, Black, Just breathe, Marker in the sand. I could go on forever.
For me, they are the best. Hands down.

20 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 at least be in the top three, if not, number 1.
Their songs have are so meaningful.
Just Listen to 'Jesus of Suburbia', 'Holiday', '21 Guns', 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' and 'Wake Me Up When September Ends'.

I don't understand why on earth Linkin Park is 1#! It's obvious that GD must be 1#! M/

Lyrics on the songs of 21st cb and American idiot are enough

Green Day IS LIFE! THANK THE JESUS OF SUBURBIA. Listen closely to their lyrics, there are hidden meanings. And they're a great story as an album. American Idiot and Dookie have the best lyrics by far.

21 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.

All these lists are blinded by the main stream. Smashing Pumpkins should be much higher if this list were accurate.

Why the hell where they not on here earlier, Corgan is a poetic genius

SP is absolutely fantastic! Bill Corgan is genius!

22 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
23 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 ...read more.

Townshend's lyrics manage to be both extremely catchy as well as deceptively incisive. The Who blow away Zeppelin and many other groups in this department.

24 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.

Well to be true in my opinion Except for some songs like stairway to Heaven their lyrics are not good. They use the word baby like in so many songs and those songs end with no proper meaning. It seems as if some forlorn teenager is writing those lyrics and someone is just screaming them. That's just ans opinion so, don't start with fan of they are greatest they are revolution. Just because they were popular doesn't mean they will be liked by everyone. And just because they produced a few good songs doesn't mean all of their songs shoukd be called gold. Get over with bind fan stuff. Enjoy music don't claim it or get annoyed with criticism.

Some stupids think that Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has a subliminal diabolic message... they are jealous of the song because they realized that the lyrics of the song are just great and amazing... they wanted to hide these awesome lyrics with a supposed "message"
Led Zeppelin is a perfect band, these four guys are great in their work!
I think Led Zeppelin has really great lyrics, and if you don't think so... you like commercial music like hip hop and pop!

Kashmir and stairway to heaven, up to the mark. I can't even think this list is complete without Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Lyrics must be match with the music. And this band is maestro for this quality. Its right now on 8th because its not easy to digest this band too easily.. :D

This band has the absolute what lyrics of all time! Their references to Lord Of The Rings and Ancient Greek Allegories are so on point!

25 System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

They should be top ten. Darron and Serj make sure that the songs have true meaning most of the time. The rest of the time they just wanna have fun and really don't care about opinions. They do what they think is right, but get pushed to the side as hippies.

At first it may seem as if there lyrics don't have much meaning, eg."Banana, banana,terracotta, pie", but if you listen for a while you notice that there is more to their lyrics than meets the eye (or ear).
Their lyrics can be dark and silly at the same time and are free for interpretation.

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