10 Best Rock Bands of All Time | List By Topcount


Music has always been one of the finest escapes for anyone and everyone. When it comes to rock music, there is a lot that can be said about its glorious history and evolution. Throughout the ages, there have been ample bands that have been making their appearances with some of the best rock music. Yet, there have been a handful of bands that have left their mark with the extraordinary music that they have created and performed. The music presented by these bands have forced people to move, swing and go mad with the tunes and also fall in love with these terrific bands. Here is a list of the most loved rock bands of all time.Best Rock Bands

10 best rock bands of all time:

There are a number of bands that could have made their place on this list. Yet, only the most incredible and evergreen lot has found their place here in the top 10 Best Rock Bands List-

The Beatles:

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When speaking of rock bands that brought about a revolution in the field of rock music, one name that deserves to sits on the top of the list, is the Beatles. The band came into existence in the year 1960 in Liverpool, England and had ever since made its place in the many pages of the History of Rock. This is was one of the few bands ever incepted that remained unchallenged and furiously celebrated throughout their reign. The band members, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, came to be recognised as the biggest star that rock music had ever come across. Though the band remained united in America for a short span of time, it had made its massive effect felt throughout the country and came to be christened as the best rock band of all times.

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The Rolling Stones:

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The list of top 10 best rock bands of all time is absolutely incomplete without the mention of The Rolling Stones. Similar to the Beatles, The Rolling Stones too are an English Rock band that was incepted in the early 1960s. The band has seen a number of legendary artists joining and leaving, yet it has been able to maintain its charm on its lovers across the world. This is one of the longest active bands in the world and has contributed some of the most legendary work in terms of rock to the rock music lovers. It is the Rolling Stones that collaborated, Blues with Rock and made it a dominant part of it. Some of their greatest works comprised of Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars’ Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St, etc. For a band that was introduced as “The Wold’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, there is no surprise in the fact that it soon turned into one.

The Who:

There is no doubt that the 60s are when the rock took over the world and it is this very time that The Who made its music heard to the people. This English band was incepted in the year 1964, with a line-up of some of the best rock musicians of that era, which constituted of Pete Townshend the guitarist, Roger Daltrey the singer, John Entwistle the bassist, and Keith Moon, the drummer. The Who came to be recognised as one of the most influential rock bands in the 1960s and for good enough reasons too. One of the proofs to their fame lies with the total 100 million records sold by them worldwide.

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E Street Band:


While the English were taking over the generation of rock, the American youths were not lagging behind either. When speaking of some of the best rock bands across the world, one American band that deserves a must mention on this list, is the E Street band.

Pink Floyd:


Another name that could have in no way missed this list is Pink Floyd. The band still stays in our hearts, like it was only yesterday that it was releasing hit after hit. They had their last record released in the November of 2014, which was originally recorded in 1994. The piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish you were here, and Animals were some of the many chartbuster hits released by the band.



The rock and roll scene grew many folds over the next many decades following the 1960s. One of the most famous bands in the UK, during the 1960s and the early 70s that kept the flag of Rock flying high and reaching an all new level, is Nirvana, with hits like Rainbow Chaser, Itchycoo Park, etc.



R.E.M was the founders of the new generation of rock. These artists entered the scene from the states of Atlanta and Georgia in the US and revolutionised the whole format of the modern rock music. Their unique style was termed as an off-beat indie ensemble with folk leanings and teamed with cryptic lyrics, they created magic on stage.

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If you were looking for this name until now, well here is it. How can a list of 10 best rock bands of all time be complete without the mention of Metallica in it! The American band was formed in Los Angeles, California and concentrated in the sphere of heavy metal.  The band came to be formed in 1981 with some of the most gifted artists that the rock and roll ever saw and ever will.

Guns And Roses:


If one band gave new definition to hard rock, then it is Guns and Roses. The music they created has revolutionised the way people conceived Hard Rock. Some of their most famous work has been, Appetite for Destruction, Sweet Child O Mine, Use Your Illusion, etc.

Green Day:


Green Day is the best when it comes to Punk Rock. This American Band came into existence in 1986 and ever since have been belting out some of the best music. Some of their best hits include- Insomniac, Nimrod, Warning, American Idiot, etc.

These are without a doubt the 10 best rock bands of all time. Do you have any other in your mind, comment down under.