Best bands of all time

A list of the best bands of all time that includes over 500 rock and roll bands. The list is ranked in order from best bands at the top to worst bands at the bottom according to thousands of voters.

  1. Led Zeppelin
  2. Queen
  3. The Beatles
  4. Pink Floyd
  5. The Rolling Stones
  6. Jimi Hendrix
  7. AC/DC
  8. The Who
  9. The Eagles
  10. Guns N’ Roses
  11. CCR
  12. Black Sabbath
  13. David Bowie
  14. Fleetwood Mac
  15. Elvis Presley
  16. Van Halen
  17. Nirvana
  18. Aerosmith
  19. Metallica
  20. The Doors
  21. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  22. Eric Clapton
  23. Tom Petty
  24. Rush
  25. Jimi Hendrix
  26. The Police
  27. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  28. Deep Purple
  29. Pearl Jam
  30. Chuck Berry
  31. ZZ Top
  32. Cream
  33. Dire Straits
  34. The Kinks
  35. Bob Dylan
  36. Journey
  37. Foo Fighters
  38. John Lennon
  39. Simon and Garfunkel
  40. Paul McCartney
  41. Iron Maiden
  42. Santana
  43. Boston
  44. Heart
  45. Electric Light Orchestra
  46. Def Leppard
  47. Ozzy Osbourne
  48. Neil Young
  49. Genesis
  50. R.E.M.
  51. Bon Jovi
  52. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  53. Allman Brothers Band
  54. Buddy Holly
  55. Billy Joel
  56. George Harrison
  57. Foreigner
  58. The Cars
  59. Soundgarden
  60. Steve Miller Band
  61. Bob Seger
  62. Crosby, Stills, Nash
  63. The Animals
  64. Alice Cooper
  65. The Moody Blues
  66. Chicago
  67. Alice in Chains
  68. The Doobie Brothers
  69. Paul McCartney Wings
  70. Roy Orbison
  71. Robert Plant
  72. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  73. The Pretenders
  74. Buddy Holly
  75. Jefferson Airplane
  76. Blondie
  77. Joan Jett Blackhearts
  78. Janis Joplin
  79. Joe Walsh
  80. Phil Collins
  81. Derek & Dominos
  82. George Thorogood
  83. Steppenwolf
  84. John Fogerty
  85. The Hollies
  86. Toto
  87. The Guess Who
  88. The Mamas & The Papas
  89. Steve Miller
  90. The Cranberries
  91. Bad Company
  92. Bachman Turner Overdrive
  93. Yes
  94. Steely Dan
  95. The Byrds
  96. Blue Öyster Cult
  97. David Gilmour
  98. Supertramp
  99. Joe Cocker
  100. Traveling Wilburys
  101. REO Speedwagon
  102. Scorpions
  103. Billy Idol
  104. The Beach Boys
  105. Elvis Costello & Attractions
  106. The Yardbirds
  107. Mötley Crüe
  108. Talking Heads
  109. Styx
  110. Three Dog Night
  111. The Four Seasons
  112. The Zombies
  113. Green Day
  114. Linkin Park
  115. Don Henley
  116. Peter Frampton
  117. Pat Benatar
  118. Pretenders
  119. Kansas
  120. Cat Stevens
  121. Paul Simon
  122. Thin Lizzy
  123. Buffalo Springfield
  124. Motörhead
  125. Otis Redding
  126. Pete Townshend
  127. America
  128. Sting
  129. T. Rex
  130. Debbie Harry
  131. Ramones
  132. Jethro Tull
  133. The Cure
  134. The Clash
  135. Rod Stewart
  136. Tina Turner
  137. Eric Burdon Animals
  138. Hall & Oates
  139. Cheap Trick
  140. The J. Geils Band
  141. Bruce Springsteen
  142. Grand Funk Railroad
  143. Judas Priest
  144. Joan Jett
  145. Kiss
  146. Bryan Adams
  147. INXS
  148. Jackson Browne
  149. Huey Lewis & the News
  150. The Bangles
  151. Steve Winwood
  152. Peter Gabriel
  153. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  154. John Mellencamp
  155. Mick Jagger
  156. Stone Temple Pilots
  157. Eurythmics
  158. Grateful Dead
  159. Radiohead
  160. The Smashing Pumpkins
  161. Dio
  162. Foghat
  163. Jeff Beck
  164. Men at Work
  165. Frank Zappa
  166. The Turtles
  167. Badfinger
  168. The Monkees
  169. Traffic
  170. Rage Against the Machine
  171. Eddie Money
  172. Bill Haley & His Comets
  173. Iron Butterfly
  174. The Marshall Tucker Band
  175. Iggy Pop
  176. Nazareth
  177. Tool
  178. Sweet
  179. Roger Waters
  180. Oasis
  181. Manfred Mann
  182. Meat Loaf
  183. Molly Hatchet
  184. The White Stripes
  185. The Band
  186. Procol Harum
  187. Stray Cats
  188. Them
  189. Ringo Starr
  190. The Alan Parsons Project
  191. The Jeff Beck Group
  192. Eddie Cochran
  193. Lou Reed
  194. Rainbow
  195. Blind Faith
  196. Tears for Fears
  197. The Lovin’ Spoonful
  198. The Spencer Davis Group
  199. Depeche Mode
  200. Free
  201. Jefferson Starship
  202. Ten Years After
  203. The Black Crowes
  204. Canned Heat
  205. Jerry Lee Lewis
  206. Whitesnake
  207. Michael Jackson
  208. Clash
  209. James Gang
  210. Golden Earring
  211. 38 Special
  212. Survivor
  213. Mott the Hoople
  214. Keith Richards
  215. Kool & the Gang
  216. Harry Nilsson
  217. Faces
  218. Little Feat
  219. The Knack
  220. Audioslave
  221. James Taylor
  222. Quiet Riot
  223. The Cult
  224. Billy Squier
  225. Mark Knopfler
  226. Loverboy
  227. John Mayall
  228. Robin Trower
  229. Blood, Sweat & Tears
  230. Lenny Kravitz
  231. Collective Soul
  232. Kurt Cobain
  233. Roger Daltrey
  234. Brian Wilson
  235. Albert King
  236. Leon Russell
  237. Nine Inch Nails
  238. The Offspring
  239. Edgar Winter
  240. Ike & Tina Turner
  241. Elmore James
  242. The Small Faces
  243. U2
  244. The Smiths
  245. John Mayall & Bluesbreakers
  246. Don McLean
  247. Night Ranger
  248. System of a Down
  249. Midnight Oil
  250. The Grass Roots
  251. Lita Ford
  252. Freddie King
  253. Johnny Winter
  254. The Romantics
  255. Rory Gallagher
  256. Little River Band
  257. Ritchie Valens
  258. Carl Perkins
  259. Herman’s Hermits
  260. The Squids
  261. Evanescence
  262. Warren Zevon
  263. J.J. Cale
  264. Dave Mason
  265. Edgar Winter Group
  266. Charlie Daniels
  267. The Killers
  268. Glen Miller
  269. Randy Rhoads
  270. Uriah Heep
  271. Gary Numan
  272. Waylon Jennings
  273. Lionel Richie
  274. Todd Rundgren
  275. Mothers of Invention
  276. The Ventures
  277. Megadeth
  278. Peter Green
  279. Bonnie Raitt
  280. Sheryl Crow
  281. Stephen Stills
  282. Leonard Cohen
  283. Gregg Allman
  284. Gary Moore
  285. Les Paul
  286. Ry Cooder
  287. Hot Tuna
  288. Manfred Mann
  289. Patti Smith
  290. Suzi Quatro
  291. Sammy Hagar
  292. Bill Withers
  293. Roxy Music
  294. Jan and Dean
  295. Dion
  296. Siouxsie Sioux
  297. Bread
  298. Steve Perry
  299. Joe Jackson
  300. Rick Wakeman
  301. Paul Rodgers
  302. War
  303. Kenny Loggins
  304. Echo & Bunnymen
  305. Slash
  306. Bryan Ferry
  307. Alanis Morissette
  308. Gerry Rafferty
  309. Mungo Jerry
  310. Norman Greenbaum
  311. T-Bone Walker
  312. Graham Nash
  313. Paul Revere and The Raiders
  314. The Big Bopper
  315. Muse
  316. Tommy Dorsey
  317. Dr. John
  318. Buffalo
  319. Peter Tosh
  320. Marianne Faithfull
  321. OMD
  322. Ted Nugent
  323. Slade
  324. The Tubes
  325. Sex Pistols
  326. Bill Bruford
  327. Spirit
  328. Steve Howe
  329. The Highwaymen
  330. Phil Ochs
  331. Joan Armatrading
  332. Seals and Crofts
  333. Gary Wright
  334. The Boomtown Rats
  335. Twisted Sister
  336. Elvis Costello
  337. George Benson
  338. Lindsey Buckingham
  339. Joy Division
  340. The Outfield
  341. J. J. Cale
  342. Jack White
  343. Anderson Bruford
  344. John Cafferty & Beaver Brown
  345. Rammstein
  346. The Black Keys
  347. Poison
  348. Suzanne Vega
  349. Syd Barrett
  350. Train
  351. Funkadelic
  352. Spooky Tooth
  353. Budgie
  354. Aphrodite’s Child
  355. The Velvet Underground
  356. Jerry Garcia
  357. The Commodores
  358. Weezer
  359. Madness
  360. Mike + The Mechanics
  361. Gary Puckett & Union Gap
  362. 10cc
  363. Nena
  364. Patti Smith Group
  365. A Flock of Seagulls
  366. Chris Isaak
  367. Stealers Wheel
  368. Ace Frehley
  369. Rick Derringer
  370. Pantera
  371. Joe Satriani
  372. Soft Cell
  373. Sha Na Na
  374. Pixies
  375. Christopher Cross
  376. David Lee Roth
  377. Thelonious Monk
  378. Humble Pie
  379. Mountain
  380. Rick James
  381. Tom Waits
  382. The Runaways
  383. Neal Schon
  384. The Jam
  385. Nick Lowe
  386. Julian Lennon
  387. Tommy Tutone
  388. Los Lobos
  389. Jerry Garcia Band
  390. Jerry Reed
  391. The Average White Band
  392. Arctic Monkeys
  393. The Clovers
  394. P!nk
  395. Strawberry Alarm Clock
  396. Randy Newman
  397. The Troggs
  398. Nick Cave
  399. Argent
  400. The Association
  401. The Chordettes
  402. The Stooges
  403. Edie Brickell New Bohemians
  404. Violent Femmes
  405. ? & the Mysterians
  406. The Smithereens
  407. ABC
  408. Simple Minds
  409. Siouxsie & the Banshees
  410. Bruce Hornsby
  411. Colosseum
  412. The Del-Vikings
  413. Wishbone Ash
  414. Richie Havens
  415. The Tremeloes
  416. Elvin Bishop
  417. Rick Springfield
  418. King Crimson
  419. Vanilla Fudge
  420. The Kingsmen
  421. Donald Fagen
  422. Alphaville
  423. Robbie Robertson
  424. Focus
  425. Talk Talk
  426. Ian Hunter
  427. We Five
  428. Gipsy Kings
  429. Redbone
  430. The Rascals
  431. David Crosby
  432. Laura Branigan
  433. Thomas Dolby
  434. Mr. Mister
  435. Blink-182
  436. Ronnie Wood
  437. Jan Hammer
  438. Hank Williams, Jr.
  439. Erasure
  440. Boz Scaggs
  441. Split Enz
  442. Bay City Rollers
  443. Davy Jones
  444. Lou Gramm
  445. Wang Chung
  446. John Cale
  447. The Ink Spots
  448. David Essex
  449. 3 Doors Down
  450. Big Brother Holding Company
  451. Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  452. Barry McGuire
  453. Air Supply
  454. Jane’s Addiction
  455. Roxette
  456. The Searchers
  457. Herbie Hancock
  458. Hot Chocolate
  459. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  460. Alicia Keys
  461. Faith No More
  462. Steve Hackett
  463. Gerry & The Pacemakers
  464. Strawbs
  465. Fine Young Cannibals
  466. Janis Ian
  467. Triumph
  468. Men Without Hats
  469. Juice Newton
  470. Louis Jordan
  471. Prefab Sprout
  472. Kate Bush
  473. The Shirelles
  474. Of Monsters and Men
  475. Florence and the Machine
  476. Barclay James Harvest
  477. Queens of the Stone Age
  478. The Pogues
  479. Be Bop Deluxe
  480. Culture Club
  481. The Buggles
  482. Richard Thompson
  483. Eddie Vedder
  484. Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  485. Disturbed
  486. Nico
  487. Duffy
  488. Scott McKenzie
  489. The Miracles
  490. Patrick Moraz
  491. Juluka
  492. Bruce Cockburn
  493. Velvet Revolver
  494. The Seeds
  495. The Firm
  496. Dixie Dregs
  497. Serge Gainsbourg
  498. Brian Eno
  499. Enigma
  500. Peter Schilling
  501. The Raspberries
  502. Sublime
  503. Chris Rea
  504. The Proclaimers
  505. The Quarrymen
  506. Starship
  507. Queensrÿche
  508. Misfits
  509. The Walker Brothers
  510. Dick Dale
  511. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  512. Jean Michel Jarre
  513. Black
  514. The Seekers
  515. Coldplay
  516. Soul Asylum
  517. The Human League
  518. The Tragically Hip
  519. Screaming Lord Sutch
  520. John Mayer
  521. UFO
  522. Edison Lighthouse
  523. Billy Corgan