Music is love of everyone’s life. Looking back into the history, we see many legendary artists and bands that have given the audience one of the world class music. Such music has been not only a tradition for many generations; it has inspired them with hope, love, life and reality. There are different genres of music like pop, rock, contemporary, jazz etc. There are further categories of these genres. Talking about rock genre, it has inspired many generations since its invention. There are many 80s and 90s bands whose songs are still famous among people. The top ten most popular rock bands of all time are:
Most popular rock bands U2 is one of the leading hard rock bands of all times founded back in 1976 in Ireland. It is said that the band’s early days weren’t good as they didn’t gain much popularity and praise. In 1985 at a live aid concert, the band got much attention. It was the same place where the famous band Queen was performing. After two years, U2 received a huge breakthrough when they released their first album “The Joshua Tree”. In all these years, U2 has released 12 albums and has sold over 15 million records worldwide.
Most popular rock bands Nirvana is another very popular American hard rock band that was founded by Kurt Cobain and KristNovoselic in Washington, 1987. Nirvana released its first album in 1989 under the name “Bleach”. The band received mainstream popularity after the release if their famous album named Nevermind. This album contained one of the all-time famous songs Smells Like Teen Spirit. Nirvana has received many awards like Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album etc. Nirvana’s famous albums include In Utero, Nevermind, Bleach and MTV Unplugged in New York.
Most popular rock bands Queen is another one of the top ten most popular rock bands of all time. It was founded in 1970. From 1970 to 1991, Freddie Mercury was the lead singer. The members of the band include Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Mike Grose, Roger Meddows Taylor, Barry Mitchell, John Deacon and Doug Bogie. One of the most famous songs by The Queen include We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me now and I Want to Break Free. The band received many awards, including MTV Europe Music Award for Global Icon, Grammy Hall of Fame, and American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Singer etc.
Aerosmith is an American hard rock band also known as the Bad Boys of Boston. The band was founded in 1970 in Boston. This is one of the only bands left that is still active and releases albums. Aerosmith usually performs on the genres that include hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal and blues rock. The members of the band include Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Aerosmith also included Ray Tabano, Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. Its famous albums include Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, Draw the Line, Live! Bootleg, Done with Mirrors, Vacation and Pump, Just Hush Push Plau, O, Yeah!
5. Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd is an English rock band that specializes in psychedelic and progressive forms of music. Pink Floyd gained popularity in the mid 70s and 80s, especially when its album Wish You Were Here was released in 1975. The members of the band include Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Bob Klose, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The lead singers were usually Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Richard Wright in different periods of time. The band also received Grammy Hall of Fame Award and many others. Its most famous albums include The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Division Bell, The Wall, Meddle, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Animals and A Saucerful of Secrets.
4. Guns N Roses
Guns N Roses were founded in 1985 as a hard rock American band in Los Angeles, California. Guns N Roses is one of the most influential bands of all times, which have been popular throughout the world in mid 80s and 90s. The lead singer of the band was Axl Rose, who was more like a legend. The most popular albums by the band include Appetite for Destruction, Chinese Democracy, Use Your Illusion, interview with the Vampire and G N’ R Lies. The most famous and all-time favorite songs by Guns N Roes is November Rain, Sweet Child o’ Mine and Paradise City.
3. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone is one of the top ten most popular rock bands of all times formed in 1962 in London. Rolling Stone was once considered the greatest rock and roll band of all times when it was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone released a total of twenty four studio albums, among which eight went straight at number in the top charts. Its 1971 classic album called Sticky Fingers is one of the most popular of all times. The bands famous albums include Let It Bleed, Some Girls, and Sticky Fingers etc. The lead singers were Keith Richards and Much Jigger.
2. Led Zeppelin
The early name of this band was The New Yard birds before they changed to Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin is one of the most influential and hard rock bands which have thrilled people throughout the world. The popularity of Led Zeppelin and its members can be anticipated from the fact that it sold more than 300 million albums all round the world. Led Zeppelin released a total of nine studio albums, all of which were on the list of top ten. Not only that, six of them went straight at number one. This band was famous in 70s and is considered most inspiring and influential in the history of rock genre music. Is famous song “The Stairway to Heaven” is still considered a very symbolic song with deep meanings.
1. The Beatles
The Beatles is a worldwide most popular English rock band founded in 1960 in Liverpool, England. The Beatles represented counterculture generation ideas. There songs contained sophistication of different genres including pop ballad, punk rock and psychedelic rock. The Beatles members, Paul McCartney, Jon Lennon, Stuart Sutcliffe and George Harrison are great legends who have inspired people throughout the world. The Beatles received many awards like MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and many more. The famous rock songs of all times include Let It Be, Hey Jude, Drive My Car, All You Need Is Love, Love Me Do and many more.