If there’s a genre which has witnessed ups and downs, then it has got to be the genre of rock. For a style which arrived into the music industry way back in the 1960s or ’70s rock has seen it all. Throughout this journey, numerous bands and artists have come into the scene and created history, by witnessing success and failure. Considering the quality and impact here are some of the top rock bands of all time.
There is not a single person who hasn’t even remotely come across an iconic group like the Beatles. Through hit albums which brought about hit songs like ‘Hey Jude,’ ‘Let It Be,’ the Beatles went more than just creating a mark for themselves. With songs which were released way back in the 1960s and even heard during the 21st century, it is quite hard to say that a band like the Beatles will be forgotten.
2. Led Zeppelin
A rock fan who hasn’t heard of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is no rock fan at all. This is a popular opinion among rock fans even during the 21st century, and that was the sheer talent of Led Zeppelin. Formed in London during the 1960s, Led Zeppelin is considered and appreciated by many for their influential tunes and genre-defining abilities. With a teary tribute that witnessed the likes of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Jack Black among few, Led Zeppelin just kept proving to the world of how an impact they are.
Freddie Mercury was no ordinary man. He was an individual with a set of unique vocal skills that eventually can’t be compared to anyone else in the music industry. And that was just the start for a phenomenon like Queen. A band so unique and hell-bent on making hits after hits that people almost forgot all the controversies associated with its lead singer. Queen not only gave us music, but they also gave us evergreen hits that our parents will never stop bragging about.
4. Pink Floyd
Apart from being the pioneers in progressive and psychedelic rock, Pink Floyd is the 7th best-selling music artists around the world. With record-breaking hits like ‘Comfortably Numb,’ ‘Breath In The Air’ Pink Floyd amazed everyone with their top-notch lyrics, electrifying performances and compelling approach to music. Being rooted and established in a genre of their own, Pink Floyd achieved a feat which probably no one will ever meet again.
Hard hitting vocals, pumped up music, and sold out venues, AC/DC stood true to their name from the very beginning. From experimenting between genres like hard rock, blues, and rock and roll, AC/DC made their fans go crazy. Even though people may never witness the impact of their performances anymore, AC/DC is well rooted in this genre.