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What is the best band in your opinion?

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2009-11-09 00:12:10

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  • The Beatles

Because of how many records they have sold, how many top hits they

had, everyone loves them, and because they have some of the best


It has got to be the Beatles. Everything thing they did, was

innovative and done for the first time by them. They wrote and

recorded their own songs with harmonies and new and different

"strange" instruments and included new effects like controlled

feedback and double tracking. They revolutionized how contemporary

popular music was written, played, recorded and presented.

They covered a lot of musical ground including Rock and Roll, Rock,

Hard Rock, Country, Blues, Ballads, Psychedelia, Instrumentals,

Soul, Folk, Indian, ie. not stuck in the rut of just one musical

genre. The Beatles' music influenced their contemporaries and those

who came after them; Oasis is probably the most popular Beatles

tribute band. Beatle music appealed to all age groups and to people

all over the world and is still being covered by major


Nearly 40 years after the Beatles disbanded, they are still selling

millions of the Beatles recorded work. There has never been a band

like the Beatles and I doubt there ever will be again. The Beatles

were and still are, the top of the heap, not just because I like

them, but because they were truly a great band.

Perhaps in another 100 years, when people are still buying Beatles

music, they might be elevated to Classical Masters, such as we

remember Bach, Mozart and Beethoven now.

The Beatles are the best band ever. There is no contest, really.

The Beatles changed the world. Led Zeppelin had great music, but

they just didn't affect that world the same way the Beatles did. It

is not just a matter of opinion. It is a fact. Look at what

they've done. They added a whole other aspect to the world of

music. They have influenced so many contemporary bands, and they

will continue to influence bands.

Beatles had influence on pop, Led Zeppelin had influence in rock.

Both bands had their huge popularity and influence on music.

Who is your favorite?; that's the best band for you. But for

popularity, most people from the 1960 era would agree, the BEATLES.

But there were so many that were right there close together in

terms of exciting fresh and new innovative music with different

instruments. Everybody has a favorite; John Lennon's favorite

American singing artist was Harry Nillsson, "Everybody's Talkin'".

Paul McCartney I heard, really dug the Beachboys; his favorite band

though, The Beatles. John used to say "Where are we goin' boys?",

and the band would say something like to the "To the Toppermost!",

and he admitted they were the best band ever. Paul used to complain

that they never got to renew their contract to give the producers,

and management of the record label less money, once they got their

huge success. The Beatles were made Members of the British Empire

(MBE) by the Queen of England, Paul McCartney and George Martin

(producer) were knighted nearly 30 years after the Beatles split

up; testament to their longevity in the industry. The Beatles got

to play in front of her Majesty, probably the biggest honor given

to rock band, when John famously invited those in the cheap seats

tho clap their hands and invited everyone else (looking, with a

cheeky grin, directly at the Queen to rattle their jewelery.

  • Led Zeppelin

I think Led Zeppelin. Their songs make it on top 100 lists a lot

more than the Beatles. Stairway to Heaven is considered by some to

be the worlds best song. Shouldn't it make sense that the band with

the best song is the worlds best band?

  • ABBA, a tour de force since 1974.

If that were true ABBA would be there too; their catalog gets

played a whole lot more than Led Zep.

  • Paramore

Paramore is a good band, but you can't compare them with bands like

the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Maybe in a few years, who


  • Tool

Tool should definitely be on this! One they have incredibly amazing

music. Two they've influenced many other musicians. All of which

the Beatles and Led Zeppelin have done. I think the correct way to

measure the success of these artists is not by their record sales

or the number of songs in the top spots on the charts. It should be

measured by how long their music can stand the test of time.

Undoubtedly the Beatles and Led Zeppelin have both stood the test

of time and by the way things are looking I believe that Tool will

do the same. Tool has out lasted every band from that came out the

same time they did and those who came out after them, just like the

Beatles and Led Zeppelin did. You seeing any patterns here. They

helped music to progress, and are not copying anyone one in any way

and have stayed true to their sound and yet have changed it.

As for the greatest song in the world EVER it would have to be No

Quarter by Tool! How could it not? I mean it was created by Led

Zeppelin and perfected by Tool two of the greatest bands on


  • It is a three-way tie between the Beatles, The Rolling Stones,

    and Led Zep. (also, who ever put Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, the

    question says the best BAND, not musician; although their music has

    been sampled or used by most bands in one form or another)

  • Seriously, Bon Jovi and Hollywood Undead do not need to be on

    this list at all. If this goes to anyone it should be a band that

    makes amazing music that appeals to everyone. I would say that this

    would apply to Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. And

    although metal is not recognized as much as it should, not everyone

    wants to listen to Metallica or Slipknot.

  • Metallica
  • Guns n Roses
  • Rev Theory
  • Queen
  • Slipknot
  • Slayer
  • Aerosmith
  • Def Leppard
  • AC/DC
  • Kiss
  • Green Day
  • Dragonforce
  • Pink Floyd
  • System of a Down
  • POD
  • Audioslave
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Yellow crad
  • Hollywood undead
  • Escape the fate
  • Bon Jovi
  • Heart

New Rock

  • All American Rejects
  • Simple Plan
  • Boys Like Girls


  • My Chemical Romance
  • Paramore

    Marrianas Trench

  • Hollywood Undead
  • The Veronicas
  • All Time Low
  • Nickelback
  • Linkin Park
  • Goo Goo Dolls

Old Rock

  • Metallica
  • Aerosmith
  • Nirvana
  • Guns n Roses
  • Black Sabbath
  • White Snake
  • Boston
  • Def Leppard
  • Poison
  • Night Ranger

Jazz-Rock Fusion

  • Mahavishnu Orchestra (Check some of the members: John

    McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, Jean-Luc

    Ponty, Rick Laird) Best Album: Birds of Fire

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