top 6 most popular bands in the world of all time
Bands have always been a huge part of music history, whether it's rock bands, girl bands, boy bands, rap collectives, or a musical duo. Here we've chosen the most popular band from every year since 1960. Keep scrolling to see the most popular band in the world of all time.
TOP 6 – Queen
Queen were such a uniquely talented band that genre identification is virtually impossible. Although it is definitely a more rock-heavy choice, Queen’s fast-paced hits and lead singer Freddie Mercury’s style and pure and powerful vocals reflect all the sacredness of pop music. Their innovative voices in songs such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Don't Stop Me" not only distinguished them from their contemporaries, but also expanded the popular territory.
TOP 5 – Guns N' Roses
Guns N'Roses was once known as "the most dangerous band in the world". After a career spanning more than thirty years, there is no rock or metal band on this planet that is not influenced by the pioneers of Hollywood hard rock. They were – and still are – the great leveller; a seminal force in rock and metal’s evolution over the past three decades. Ask any musician from any band in any genre, and they’ll pretty much all tell you how important Guns N’ Roses are to them. Guns N’ Roses still exist, of course, though in radically different form.
TOP 4 – Pink Floyd
In a six decade career, Pink Floyd have released 15 albums and toured to support each release. They even composed film scores for some lesser known movies. Two of their albums, The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon are both in the list of the best-selling albums of all time. Dark music like theirs won't ever be considered pop, but they have just as many fans and longer-lasting popularity.
TOP3 – Eagles
The Eagles is a rock band founded in Los Angeles, USA in the early 1970s. Has 7 albums and 29 singles. According to RIAA statistics, Eagles' 1976 collection EAGLES/THEIR GREATEST HITS was the highest-selling album in American history, exceeding 29 million. Among the 500 greatest albums in the history of the Rolling Stones, their other album "Hotel California" is at number 37. In 1998, the Eagles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The orchestra was disbanded in 1980, and reorganized in 1994, released Hell Freezes Over, and began touring concerts all over the country, and still received a large number of fans' support.
TOP 2 – The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones is a rock band from the United Kingdom, founded in 1962, has continued the traditional blues rock route since its establishment. As of 2014
The predecessor of The Rolling Stones was the "Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys" band, which was renamed "Rolling Stones" in April 1962. When the band was founded, there were 5 members, and its cover and composed singles hit charts in the United Kingdom and the United States many times. In 1989, the Rolling Stones entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
TOP1 – The Beatles
Do we even have to explain? The poster child of boy bands, the British invasion, and pop/rock music as a whole, the Beatles are one of the most popular bands of all time. From their high-tempo hits like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Help!,” to ballads like “Yesterday,” it’s hard to hear any opening chords of a Beatles song without imagining the accompaniment of hordes of screaming fans. The single "Hey Jude" released in 1968 topped the U.S. Billboard charts for 9 consecutive weeks. Regretfully, it disbanded in 1970.