I`m surprised how this list wasn't done already. These bands are the best that soft rock had to offer. However for this list I`m excluding hard rock bands like AC/DC.
1 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.
Both a soft rock band a classic rock band.
Some songs are pretty heavy " Dizzy miss Lizzy ", " Helter Skelter ", " Good morning ", " Taxman " etc... but yes, mostly a soft rock band.
Undoubtedly the best!
Agree with jeff - EliHbk
2 Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
Soft music but hard feelings and drugs. Love Fleetwood Mac
Rumours is a timeless, perfect soft rock album.
Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
I think they're more hard rock? - MaxPap
Almost as good as Journey.
Boston is pretty good. Songs like Foreplay/Long Time are always enjoyable to listen to. - Element119
Not complaining but I don't think Soft Rock is an actual genre. I think it's more of a clarification to seperate the vast variety of Rock music. Most of the bands can fit under Rock N' Roll which is the accurate genre. Before AC/DC and other Hard Rock bands these bands were known as just that. - cjWriter1997
4 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.
Their soft to a extant
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Journey is an awesome band, especially with their early albums with Steve Perry-Infinity, Evolution, and Departure. - Element119
The best soft rock band out there.
6 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.
Theyr'e mostly soft but some songs are somewhat rough, like Won't get fooled again.
7 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.
Just as soft as The Beatles.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
In terms of country and soft rock, these guys were definitely some of the best. Why on earth are they so low?
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".
80's and above. 70's Kansas is prog. - MaxPap
Their pretty soft to be honest.
ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
ABBA was a POP band, NOT a soft rock band. Obviously, some people don't know the difference!
No explanation needed.
12 Blind Pilot
Blind Pilot is an American indie folk band based in Portland, Oregon, United States. They have released three albums and one EP since 2008.
They are a folk/indie band. But there songs could be classified as soft rock too. - zxm
Great sound. Good listening.
13 Reo Speedwagon
True soft rock
The term "soft rock" was invented for them.
#1 soft rock band ever
16 The Carpenters
17 Air Supply
Songs are cheesy but I love them! underrated!
18 Bon Iver
Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The name "Bon Iver" derives from the French phrase bon hiver, taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.
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 ...read more.
Soft alternative rock band. - zxm
20 Bee Gees
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
21 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards.
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.
They are awesome
23 Steely Dan
Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972.
One of the best soft rock bands blends jazz, funk and RnB into their music!
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating ...read more.
Great band from 70s and 80s
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.
26 England Dan & John Ford Coley
27 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.
Kodaline is an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, in 2012 the band changed its name to Kodaline.
Soft music with some pop elements in it. - zxm
29 Bowling for Soup
Bowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.
Pretty good stuff
Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
31 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.
34 Seals and Crofts
35 Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, with their cousin Matthew Followill.
36 Little River Band
One of the very best. Should be in top ten.
37 The Alan Parsons Project
The Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, ...read more.